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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.
Acanthus spinosus (Large Plant)
Acanthus spinosus is robust, architectural plant with exotic-looking foliage and erect spikes of equally exotic blooms. They may look tropical, but Acanthus is fully hardy in the UK, and enjoys sun or shade on a well-drained soil, is very drought tolerant and can tolerate exposed conditions.
Acanthus are also known as Bear's Breech, they make an excellent herbaceous perennial for mixed borders, growing up to 1.2m (3.9') and filling gaps easily. The spiny, purple-tinged flowers appear from late spring to summer. An easy to maintain border plant that comes back year after year. Height: 1.2m (3.9'). Spread: 1m (39").More info
Actaea cordifolia (Large Plant)
Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia, Bugbane, Cohosh
Cimicifuga is an attractive border perennial with an exotic appearance. Actaea has a robust habit, and can fill a gap in the border with its fancy foliage and summer flower spikes, which are tall and imposing.
The flower spikes of Actaea are made up of many tiny florets, and these have a spicy fragrance. Cimicifuga is a long-lasting plant, surviving for many years, and is very useful for difficult situations, such as cold, wet corners of the garden. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").More info
Eremurus x isabellinus 'Cleopatra' (Large Plant)
Desert Candle, Foxtail Lily
Make a bold statement in your garden with these big specimen plants. The Foxtail Lily is ideal for growing through perennials and shrubs, and for filling borders. The metre-high flower spikes are quite spectacular.
Eremurus 'Cleopatra' gives unmiussable summer colour and is sure to impress the neighbours. It may look exotic, but the plants are actually really quite hardy in the garden, and will form clumps well once established. Height: 1.2m (3.9'). Spread: 1m (39").More info
Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill
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