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Perennial & Biennial Plants


In this range you'll find an impressive selection of perennial plants and biennial plants, which are perfect for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Also known as herbaceous plants, perennial plants live for 2 or more years and flower every year. Biennial plants live for up to 2 years, flowering profusely in their second year before setting seed and dying. Both are great for beds and spring displays and there are many delightful plants to choose from. Use the selections in the left menu to select the right plants for your garden.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



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Geranium 'Rosebud Collection'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium, Ivy-leaved Geranium, Ivy-leaved Pelargonium

Captivating rosebud blooms open to reveal large clusters of fully double flowers on vigorous, trailing plants. Geranium 'Rosebud Collection' includes 5 varieties - 'Red Sybil', 'Pink Sybil', 'Black Rose', Blue Sybil' and 'White Rose'. These varieties have been specially selected because the blooms never open fully, but remain in a truly elegant rosebud formation. Their long flowering period and drought tolerance make these trailing Pelargoniums ideal for creating an enchanting display in window boxes, patio containers and hanging baskets that will last well into autumn. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

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    • £19.98 £16.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet'

Sweet William

  • Summer-flowering Sweet Williams!

Enjoy these delightfully fragrant Sweet Williams all summer long! Clusters of sweetly scented flowers in shades of red, white and purple are borne atop stiff upright stems from June through to September. Superb for cutting for a vase indoors, the vibrant flowers of Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet' are also attractive to bees. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 6 dianthus plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 24 dianthus plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 48 dianthus plug plants

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Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

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This exceptional variety, Geranium F1 'Best Red' outperformed all others in our trials. The uniform, well branched plants become smothered in large, shapely scarlet flowers that retain their form, without shattering as they fade. These vigorous pelargonium plants are guaranteed to create a top performance in beds, borders and containers. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").


Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 36 geranium plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 72 geranium plug plants

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Pansy 'Ballerina'

Viola x wittrockiana

Unusual frilly tutu-like flowers of Pansy 'Ballerina' create a bright carnival of colour throughout the summer. The delicately ruffled petals make a stunning display in containers, beds and borders. Perfect for planting in window boxes where you can enjoy their pretty blooms close up. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

 

Culinary note: Pansy flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

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Heucherella 'Trailing Collection'

  • New hanging basket plant!

A cross between Heuchera and Tiarella, these trailing hardy perennials look fabulous billowing out of hanging baskets, window boxes and patio containers, where the broad-lobed, evergreen leaves provide all-year-round interest! Grow them alone for a fountain of foliage, or in mixed baskets to add texture and contrast. Vigorous and easy to grow, Heucherella 'Trailing Collection' also makes a fantastic groundcover plant for sun or part shade. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 60cm (24").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Heucherella 'Crimson Cascade' - Wonderful green to copper-red foliage with contrasting dark veins.
  • Heucherella 'Yellowstone Falls' - Striking lime green leaves with crimson markings.
  • Heucherella 'Redstone Falls' - Vibrant green and ruby red leaves creating a mixture of autumnal colours which change with the seasons.
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    • 3 heucherella jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 6 heucherella jumbo plug plants

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    • £29.98 £19.99

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat'

  • Winner of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary'
  • Unique long-flowering period for a Hardy Geranium

A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").


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Geranium 'Rozanne gets our vote for RHS 'Plant of the Centenary'

 

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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

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Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White'

This stunning hardy perennial makes a fabulous border plant! Its graceful, slender stems are topped with a flurry of dazzling white, starry blooms that still look fresh and airy at the end of summer. This bushy, clump forming variety has a neat, compact habit that makes it perfect for the front of sunny borders or edging paths as a mini hedge. Once established, Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White' even copes well during periods of drought. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 24 gaura plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 48 gaura plug plants

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    • £27.99 £19.99

Monarda didyma 'Cranberry Lace' (Large Plant)

Bergamot

Bergamot are unusual-looking perennials that have aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms made up of tubular petals. Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' is a compact, short Bergamot with bright pink, and a built-in resistance to powdery mildew problems.

Bergamot is perfect for cottage garden borders where it can quickly form dense, easy to grow clumps. Bergamot flowers are great for the wildlife garden, as they are loved by bees. Height: 90 cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants

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    • £16.99

Geranium 'Black Rose'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Black Rose' resemble dainty roses when they first break open, then cluster together to form a pretty posy. This vigorous, trailing variety has the exceptional garden performance of other ivy-leaf geraniums, but their unique flower form truly sets them apart. With regular deadheading, they will spill from windowboxes, containers, and hanging baskets, blooming profusely throughout the summer. Trails to: 45cm (18").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98 £16.99

Penstemon 'Strawberries & Cream'

This popular hardy perennial deserves a prime spot in the garden. White trumpet shaped flowers with delicately speckled throats appear in summer above a flush of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. The long-lasting blooms of Penstemon 'Strawberries and Cream' continue well into autumn, long after other plants have run out of steam. Undemanding and easy to grow, Penstemons tolerate almost any position in the garden, regardless of rain or drought, and even resist slug damage. What more could you ask of a plant? Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 penstemon Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99

Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

Plant swathes of this gorgeous mauve-pink geranium in your cottage garden borders and enjoy dreamy summer skies all summer long. The double blooms of Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding. Unlike its single flowered relations, this meadow cranesbill does not self seed, so the flowers last even longer. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 bare root geranium plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99

Polyanthus 'Firecracker'

Primula

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An eye-catching new Polyanthus bearing yellow blooms with a fiery orange-red edge. These long-lasting flowers are borne on strong, stout stems above rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage. Versatile and easy to grow, Polyanthus 'Firecracker' is perfect for edging borders and brightening up spring patio containers. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 24 polyanthus plug plants

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    • 48 polyanthus plug plants

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