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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.



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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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted kniphofia plant

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted kniphofia plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £14.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted papaver plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £14.99

Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor' (Large Plant)

Stonecrop

A particularly stylish Sedum with succulent burgundy-black foliage that adds a touch of drama to the front of borders. In late summer, Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor' produces wide panicles of ruby-red flowers that persist well into autumn. The striking blooms are loved by butterflies and provide a useful source of late season nectar for pollinating insects. This superb hardy perennial holds an RHS AGM for its garden performance. An excellent choice for hot, sunny borders and exotic planting schemes. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted sedum plant

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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted sedum plants

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    • £18.99

Geranium 'Black Rose'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Black Rose' resemble dainty roses when they first break open, then cluster together to form a pretty posy. This vigorous, trailing variety has the exceptional garden performance of other ivy-leaf geraniums, but their unique flower form truly sets them apart. With regular deadheading, they will spill from windowboxes, containers, and hanging baskets, blooming profusely throughout the summer. Trails to: 45cm (18").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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Geranium 'Red Sybil'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Red Sybil' resemble dainty roses when they first break open, then cluster together to form a pretty posy. This vigorous, trailing variety has the exceptional garden performance of other ivy-leaf geraniums, but their unique flower form truly sets them apart. With regular deadheading, they will spill from windowboxes, containers, and hanging baskets, blooming profusely throughout the summer. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Geranium 'Red Sybil' is protected by Plant Breeder's Rights - propagation prohibited.
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

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Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium

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This exceptional variety, Geranium F1 'Best Red' outperformed all others in our trials. The uniform, well branched plants become smothered in large, shapely scarlet flowers that retain their form, without shattering as they fade. These vigorous pelargonium plants are guaranteed to create a top performance in beds, borders and containers. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").


Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.

 

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    • 36 geranium plug plants

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    • 36 geranium plug plants + 100g of geranium fertiliser

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Geum 'Flames of Passion'

Avens

Soft red, semi-double blooms with contrasting yellow anthers are borne above neat clumps of bright green foliage. From early summer through until early autumn Geum 'Flames of Passion' produces a profusion of fruity blooms on elegant, burgundy stems, which are ideal for cutting and adding to posies and vase arrangements indoors. Compact and easy-to-grow, this Geum is a fantastic addition to the front of perennial borders where it will produce a prolific and reliable display every year. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 bare root geum plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £10.99

Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

  • 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.

This exceptional variety, Geranium F1 'Best Red' outperformed all others in our trials. The uniform, well branched plants become smothered in large, shapely scarlet flowers that retain their form, without shattering as they fade. These vigorous pelargonium plants are guaranteed to create a top performance in beds, borders and containers. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.

 

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    • 30 geranium garden ready plants

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Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess' (Hardy)

Fuchsia 'Dollar Prinzessin'

This bushy variety bears a profusion of double purple blooms with contrasting cerise pink sepals over a particularly long period. The ruffled blooms of Fuchsia 'Dollar Princess' appear early in the season on vigorous, upright stems. This popular hardy fuchsia is well loved for its showy blooms and holds an RHS AGM for its excellent garden performance. A lovely compact specimen for a patio container or planted at the front of mixed borders. Height and spread: 45cm (18").


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How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 3 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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    • £6.99
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Fuchsia 'Marinka'

The scarlet sepals and deep red petals of Fuchsia 'Marinka' make a bold colour combination. This free flowering trailing fuchsia has cascading stems that drip with flowers throughout the summer. Perfect for brightening up hanging baskets and containers whether you grow them on their own or as part of a mixed display. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
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Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' (Large Plant)

Salvia are effortless, hardy plants for mixed borders. Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' is a particularly special selection, with deep indigo flower spikes above clumps of aromatic foliage, the blooms coming in such density that they create a solid block of colour.

Salvia plants are deer resistant, rabbit resistant, and will attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Salvia 'Marcus' is short, neat and will make a strong feature towards the front of cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Trimming the plants in midsummer will encourage even more flowers! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
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    • £19.99

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Eclipse'

Bidens atrosanguinea, Chocolate Plant

We've topped our chocolate cosmos offering with the richest scent and colour. Cosmos 'Eclipse' surpasses all previous introductions with a scent that is utterly divine, emanating from deeply rich maroon flowers that are so dark and sensual they appear almost black – certainly the darkest cosmos you'll find on the market. Cosmos 'Eclipse' is the must-have garden plant for all chocaholics out there, the rich scent will fill the garden on a calm sunny day - you'll think someone has unwrapped your favourite chocolate bar! These sturdy cosmos plants add luxury and scent to summer containers and seasonal bedding displays. If you are looking to get 'beach fit' for you summer holiday this year, Cosmos 'Eclipse' might not be for you - you'll be heading for the snack cupboard every time you walk past your plants! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread 30cm (12"). More info
    • 4 cosmos Postiplug plants

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    • 8 cosmos Postiplug plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99
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