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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



We have found 32 products.
 

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
Groundcover needn't be dull! Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses – underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. If you're tired of your lawn, why not replace it with a sea of seasonal colour. This collection comes into its own in March to May, bridging the colour gap between winter and summer bedding. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20")..
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99
    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE *£30.97  
    • £55.96 £24.99
    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE *£99.91  
    • £139.90 £39.99

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisies. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' - A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye.
  • Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' - Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun.
  • Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum - Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage.
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    • 9 osteospermum jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' (Large Plant)

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' is an unusual garden plant, which is often admired. Plants may look delicate, but they're quite robust, and enjoy our cool English summers. Flowering can often persist from late spring into the middle of summer.

Corydalis plants will effortlessly form clumps in borders, rockeries and shady corners. The foliage is ferny and purple, tinged with red. The accompanying flowers are tubular and in a dashing shade of bottle blue. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted corydalis plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted corydalis plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £16.99

Veronica prostrata 'Aztec Gold' (Large Plant)

Veronica 'Aztec Gold' is a vibrant, spreading perennial, with brilliant gold leaves, and contrasting blue flowers from early summer. This hardy Veronica is rabbit resistant, and can cope with almost any weather conditions. Usually used in perennial borders, Veronica 'Aztec Gold' would also work well in summer mixed planters, rockeries, gravel gardens and hot, dry sunny banks and borders. Height: 15ccm (6"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted Veronica plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted Veronica plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £16.99

Phlox 'Bavaria'

Creeping Phlox are useful for dry, sunny spots and parched ground where other plants just won't grow! Once established, Phlox 'Bavaria' will thrive in the driest of soils, producing an impenetrable mat of fragrant flowers, suppressing weeds and resisting drought! The detailed eye on each gleaming white flower sets this stunning, evergreen drought tolerant perennial apart from the crowd. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 5 phlox jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 phlox jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £14.99

Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow' (Large Plant)

Grown for its extraordinary foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow' forms a dense mat of multicoloured groundcover. The rounded leaves are streaked and spotted with bronze, yellow, pink and cream, brightening even the shadiest corner of the garden. In early summer, the blue flower spikes of Bugle attract bees and pollinating insects. This low growing evergreen perennial has a reputation for being tough and resilient, spreading through the front of borders, rockeries and woodland areas with ease. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 9cm potted ajuga plant

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    • £7.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 9cm potted ajuga plants

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock

Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Sweet William

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.


Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus 'Mixed' carries its large clusters of flowers upon short, compact plants that make superb bedding. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 25cm (10").


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 dianthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Large Plant)

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is a highly attractive variety of Bugle. The violet blue flower-spikes appear from late spring against a dense matt of glossy, liquorice-black foliage. This dark leaved perennial is more sun tolerant than many cultivars, with the foliage becoming blacker when grown in full sun. A superb groundcover plant, Bugle is a tough and reliable evergreen that copes in almost any soil conditions. Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is particularly effective at the front of borders, creeping through rockeries or as groundcover in wildlife gardens where it will attract pollinating insects. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99

Parahebe 'Snow Clouds'

  • Spring displays just got more interesting
  • New hardy perennial for early season containers
  • Mix with your favourite spring bedding or other early perennials

Seasonal flower colour is what we do best! We're pleased to add this hardy late spring perennial to our books so you can bridge the gap between spring and summer displays. This relatively unknown perennial plant offers a low-growing habit and clouds of white blooms, each with a striking central 'pheasant's eye'. Use Parahebe 'Snow Cloud' as floral groundcover around larger perennials, or grow it tumbling out of walls and rockeries. In containers, mix with other spring perennials or seasonal bedding plants and bulbs. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 35cm (14").
More info
    • 1 x parahebe jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 3 x parahebe jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £14.99

Ajuga reptans 'Party Colour' (Large Plant)

Bugle is an easy to grow, evergreen carpeting plant, which can be grown in awkward, shady corners. Plants are entirely maintenance-free, and have pretty foliage and spikes of electric-blue flowers in summer.

Ajuga 'Party Colors' has distinctive, multi-coloured foliage, which gives all year round interest in the garden. Bugle plants are the perfect choice for shady corners of the garden, whether moist or dry, and the thick carpet of growth will help to stop weeds coming through. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread up to 50cm (20").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £16.99

Viola 'Most Scented' Mix

Viola x wittrockiana, Pansy

  • The most scented violas
Experience the unforgettable fragrance of Viola 'Most Scented Mix'. This exclusive mix exudes a spring-like perfume even on the coolest of winter days. With a cheery bright colour mix, their pretty faces bring a bright splash of colour that will continue well into late spring. Plant them in hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches™ and position them by a front door or kitchen window where you can really appreciate them. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 72 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE* £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Viola 'Volante' Collection

Pansy

The spreading habit of this new series of miniture trailing violas make them perfect for summer hanging baskets and containers, where they will cover themselves in blooms and repeat flower for months on end.

Collection includes the following varieties:
Yellow Red Wing
Purple
Purple Face
White,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

More info
    • 20 Viola plug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99