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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. Use the selections in the left menu to select the right plants for your garden.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



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Agapanthus africanus (Large Plant)

Agapanthus are spectacular border plants, which look exotic, but are fully hardy in the UK, and will last for many years in the right position. The strap-like leaves create a robust, space-filling clump in the border, and play host to 80cm (31") stems topped with deep blue, trumpet-shaped blooms in late summer.

Agapanthus is evergreen and will excel in Mediterranean-style plantings. Plants will appreciate a sheltered corner, and can be grown in the border or patio containers. The late summer flower displays of the African Lily are a sight to behold. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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Heuchera 'Obsidian' (Large Plant)

This striking Coral Flower makes a bold statement. Fine sprays of creamy white flowers stand out against the glossy, deep maroon-black foliage. The nectar rich flowers of Heuchera 'Obsidian' attract pollinating insects and bring a light, airy feel to cut flower arrangements. This hardy evergreen perennial retains its elegant looks all year round, making it particularly useful for ground cover when planted en-masse. Perfect for individual patio pots or creating a sophisticated 'Black-tie' look in borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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Vinca 'Collection'

Periwinkle 'Collection'

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants you'll find, flowering relentlessly throughout the summer months in lovely shades of purple, pink and white. This vigorous low growing shrub thrives in virtually any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners. The clump forming stems provide evergreen dark green and variegated foliage that makes useful, weed suppressing ground cover. This colourful collection of Vinca major are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows.
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  • Vinca major 'Variegata' - Sky blue flowers set against variegated foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' - Deep plummy purple flowers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
  • Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' - Profuse white flowers, carried on compact plants. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
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    • 6 vinca jumbo plug plants

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    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99

Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia uvaria

The playful colours of this dwarf red-hot poker are sure to stop you on your tracks! Unusual red, amber and green torch-like flower spikes are carried on sturdy stems above evergreen strappy foliage. This tough and reliable perennial is perfect for low maintenance borders and makes an impressive cut flower too! Height and Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted kniphofia plants

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Scabious 'Blue Jeans'

Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower

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An abundance of blue pincushion scabious flowers will attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. The tall, wiry stems can also be cut to create a pretty display indoors. Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' blends well among cottage garden borders, where they look particularly effective planted in large drifts. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' (Large Plant)

Perennial Phlox

Delightfully dwarf, this perennial Phlox reaches just 45cm (18") tall! Charming pink and white pinwheel blooms will fill the air with the most exquisite fragrance. With its neat, bushy habit, Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' is perfect for patio containers - plant it next to a doorway where you can really appreciate their fragrance. Highly attractive to pollinating insects, this pretty variety will brighten up the front of borders, and also makes a pleasing cut flower. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). ,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Add the small flowers to fruit salads or crystallise them for decorating desserts. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto'

Tickseed

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Coreopsis 'Presto' is so long-flowering and colourful that you can mix it up with summer bedding annuals to achieve a truly amazing, long lasting display. Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. This versatile tickseed plant will grow almost anywhere, even in dry soil! Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

Grown for it's large, heart shaped, silver leaves with a sparkling metallic sheen that will brighten the shadiest borders. In Spring, the neat clumps of foliage are complemented by delicate sprays of sky blue flowers. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is a resilient, quick growing hardy perennial, making useful ground cover in those tricky shady areas. Try planting this Siberian Bugloss among hardy ferns for a woodland feel or throughout the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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Poppy 'Ladybird' (Large Plant)

Papaver commutatum, Causican Scarlet Poppy

Hardy annual Poppy 'Ladybird' was developed from a species introduced from Russia in 1876 by our founder, William Thompson - and is still as popular as ever! Brilliant scarlet red petals are set off beautifully by the contrasting black spots at the base of each petal. Although each bloom last only a few days, more fat, hairy buds are constantly rising from among the clumps of finely cut foliage. This fabulous Caucasian Scarlet Poppy is so easy to grow and holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted papaver plant

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Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie' (Large Plant)

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

Claret red veins pattern the pink foliage of Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie', which slowly ages to a deep burgundy by autumn. This new introduction is another eye-catching variety of this popular evergreen perennial. The creamy white flowers add extra interest in summer and prove particularly attractive to pollinating insects. A lovely choice for providing year round interest in patio containers and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 50cm (20").

 

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Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' (Cocktails series) (Large Plant)

Avens

The refreshing, lemon yellow flowers of Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' are borne above neat clumps of semi evergreen foliage in late spring. Carried on fuzzy stems, each bloom is semi double with a whirl of yellow anthers at its centre. This neat little Avens makes a useful hardy perennial for the front of borders. Take a few of the blooms for a late spring posy - they make great cut flowers! Height: 45cm (18").Spread: 35cm (14").

 

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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow' (Large Plant)

Milkweed, Spurge

This handsome evergreen perennial produces vivid bright green flower bracts that seemingly glow above ruby-red foliage. As the foliage ages it becomes near black throughout the cold winter months before producing a new flush of vibrant red leaves in spring. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow' has a neat compact habit producing rounded, well branched plants that look magnificent grown in large swathes. A colourful choice for moist borders. Although this Spurge will happily tolerate light shade, it is best grown in full sun for the strongest colour. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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