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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.
Gunnera manicata (Large Plant)
Gunnera is the ‘big daddy’ of the gardening world. The giant evergreen leaves can reach 1-2 metres across, and will add the wow factor to any garden, although isn’t necessarily suitable for smaller gardens!
Also affectionately known as Giant Rhubarb, Gunnera is robust, spectacular and architectural. They make great specimen plants bog gardens and waterlogged spots, the reflection in water is especially beautiful. Gunnera manicata holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit too. Height: 2.5m (8’) Spread: 4m (13’).More info
Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Large Plant)
Pulmonaria officinalis, LungwortDespite its unattractive common name of Lungwort, Pulmonaria is a very pretty hardy perennial for ground cover in shady corners, or beneath trees and shrubs. The foliage of Pulmonaria ‘Sissinghurst White’ is felted, and mottled in white, and accompanied by striking white flowers throughout the summer. Bees love the nectar-rich blooms of Pulmonaria, and this variety is such a reliable plant that it has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Excellent for cottage gardens and woodland plantings. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
This astonishing hardy perennial makes a fascinating talking point. The tall stems of the Giant Himalayan Lily tower to 2.5m (98") or more in an awe-inspiring display. With maturity Cardicrinum giganteum is topped with a crown of white Lily-like blooms from June the July. The trumpet shaped flowers have a powerful fragrance, attracting plenty of pollinating insects, before they are replaced by interesting oblong seedpods in late summer. The Giant Himalayan Lily may take 3 or more years to flower but is well worth the wait.
This fascinating plant is monocarpic, meaning that it dies after flowering - but don’t be put off, it leaves behind offsets that will flower in 3 to 5 years time. Cardiocrinum giganteum is a most unusual plant that will add a real focal point to lightly shaded exotic gardens and woodland borders. Height: 250 cm (98"). Spread: 45cm (18").More info
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