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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.
Chrysanthemum 'Hardy Patio Mixed'
As the days shorten, these shimmering chrysanthemums come into their own. Bright colours and long-lasting blooms give a real boost to the autumn garden when many things are looking tired. This collection of hardy perennial patio Mums will reward you with rounded domes of colour from September right through until the first frosts. Superb for growing in borders and containers, and the sturdy stems make excellent cut flowers too. Our young plants are supplied as a mix of 4 named varieties. Height: 100cm (39?). Spread: 60cm (24?).
Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.
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Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (Large Plant)
If you're looking for a hardy perennial that can cope with poor soils, then Valerian is the plant for you. Centranthus ruber 'Albus' will thrive when growing from the base of walls or in coastal gardens, they are very drought resistant and flower almost non-stop through the summer.
The flowering performance of Valerian is incredible, with clusters of clean white blooms from spring through to autumn. Height and spread: 100cm (39").More info
Achillea filipendulina 'Coronation Gold' (Large Plant)
One of the very best herbaceous perennials for a mixed border, Achillea is easy to grow and a low maintenance plant. 'Coronation Gold' is a popular variety, which has flat heads of golden-yellow flowers over a long summer period.
Achillea loves a hot, sunny border and will add colour to your summer garden for a minimum of effort. The flower heads are incredibly eye-catching and plants are quick to establish, filling a gap in the border. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").More info
Liatris spicata (Large Plant)
Liatris callilepis, Gayfeather
A showy, yet easy to grow plant, Liatris spicata offers plumes of mauve florets, which make a colourful display in late summer. Plants are excellent for attracting clouds of bees and butterflies to the nectar rich flowers.
Gayfeather as it is commonly known, is a resilient and undemanding perennial for almost any part of the garden. The blooms also make a bold cut flower for vases indoors. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 45cm (18").More info
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