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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
  • Flowers late spring
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
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 October 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

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

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

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

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: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted corydalis plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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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").
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    • 5 phlox jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99

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 October 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").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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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").
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    • 1 x parahebe jumbo plug plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of November 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: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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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 October 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 72 Viola plug plants

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

Rose Lily Grass

Rhodohypoxis

Dainty, jasmine-like flowers in two shades of pink erupt in profusion above short clumps of lance-shaped foliage in late spring, followed by flushes of flowers throughout the summer. Giving a long-lasting display throughout the summer months, these starry gems also have a delicate sweet fragrance. Each Rose Lily Grass plug plant contains more than one bulblet for prolific flowering in borders, rock gardens and containers. Although fully hardy, Rhodohypoxis will need protection from winter wet. Height and spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plant

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    • £14.99
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    • 3 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99
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Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remains one of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisy. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").
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    • 3 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £11.99

Primrose 'Cupid Lemon'

Primula

Loosely double primrose flowers in a zingy citrus shade that will brighten up even the dullest borders. Primrose 'Cupid Lemon' is perfect for filling spring containers, beds and borders with colour and rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage. The soft honey fragrance of the flowers only adds to the charm of this cheery Primula. Once established these easy to grow perennials will virtually look after themselves. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE* £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remains one of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisy. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").
More info
    • 3 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £11.99