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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.



We have found 24 products.
 

Fuchsia 'White King'

The purest white blooms of any double-flowered variety, Fuchsia 'White King' is ideal for brightening shady corners where the pale blooms will seemingly glow in the dark! The huge 12cm (5") blooms on these trailing fuchsia plants are the perfect showy addition for hanging baskets and tall containers. Easy-care fuchsias thrive in sun or shade. Height and spread: 50cm (20in).

Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 fuchsia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £14.99

Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' Mixed (Garden Ready)

  • 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.

Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' (also known as Orchestra Mixed) combines some of the best penstemons from T&M's own breeding programme. Satin, bell-shaped flowers in a variety of bright colours and patterns are carried over a particularly long flowering period, above glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. A fantastic alternative to Antirrhinums (snapdragons) in annual bedding schemes, these compact penstemon plants boast large flowers and superb weather resistance. Easy to maintain, these hardy perennials are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 penstemon garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Foxglove 'Dalmation Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis 'Dalmatian Mixed' looks magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders - but thanks to their uniform branching habit, these statuesque foxgloves make fabulous annual bedding too! These short lived perennials will happily seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to their nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Useful links:

Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 48 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Dianthus 'Blackjack'

Carnation

New modern cut-flower quality carnation plants packing the heavenly scent of antique varieties! Modern breeding work has seen the unmistakable scent of carnations all but disappear in the search for longer, cut flower-quality stems. Fortunately Carnation 'Blackjack' bucks that trend. Not only does it offer a unique colour combination, the near black blooms also bring punchy clove-like fragrance to the garden. A perfect border carnation, it also performs well in containers. Originally planned for the commercial cut flower market, you won't be disappointed by the endless supply of fresh stems either! Keep the colour and scent in the garden or use Dianthus 'Blackjack' as your very own cut flower carnation. Height and spread: 50cm (20").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 dianthus pencil plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 dianthus pencil plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit Mixed'

Coneflower

  • The first cone flower for bedding plants
This colourful coneflower has a super branching habit that produces many more flowers per plant than other varieties. Its free flowering habit makes Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit Mixed' ideal as an unusual bedding plant. This vibrant mix contains a range of sought after colours for a really dazzling display. Like all coneflowers, these Echinacea are also ideal for growing in wildlife gardens and coastal positions. The flowers are great for cutting too! Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 echinacea plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 24 echinacea plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £23.98 £17.99
    • 48 echinacea plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £22.97  
    • £47.96 £24.99

Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

The Red Hot Poker is instantly recognisable. This reliable perennial is an old favourite for mixed herbaceous borders. Kniphofia ‘Fire Dance’ is a particularly useful selection, as it’s extremely cold hardy. The scarlet and yellow blooms rise above dense clumps of evergreen foliage in summer.Plants also prove remarkably rabbit proof and these robust plants are loved by bees and butterflies too. Height: 50cm (20") Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Foxglove 'Dalmatian Cream' F1 Hybrid

Digitalis purpurea

Elegant cream trumpets with pretty spotted throats crowd the vertical stems of Foxglove 'Dalmation Cream'. This statuesque foxglove has a sturdy, uniform habit forming well branched plants that look magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders. Let this short lived perennial seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to its nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £7.99

Geranium 'Evka'

Pelargonium, Pelargonium 'Penevro', Ivy-leaved Geranium, Ivy-leaved Pelargonium

  • The 'stand out' geranium from our trials
Masses of tiny, cream edged leaves contrast beautifully with the spectacular scarlet blooms of Geranium 'Evka'. The long, cascading stems of this trailing Ivy leaf geranium are perfect for a dramatic display in hanging baskets and window boxes. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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 April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • Save £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

This is a particularly eye-catching variety with chalky-blue foliage that retains its colour throughout the season. From July to August, the delicately scented, mauve pink flowers offer the perfect complement to the heart shaped foliage. In moist soils, this low growing hardy perennial forms dense ground cover. Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' is perfect for the front of borders, woodland planting schemes, or in the damp soil at the edge of ponds. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 100cm (39").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £21.99

Eryngium 'Neptune's Gold'

Sea Holly

The plant everyone's talking about! Eryingium 'Neptune's Gold' is the kind of breeding breakthrough that doesn't come along every day; a true colour break - the world's first golden Sea Holly! Selected in Wales from a batch of seedlings, this unique specimen still retains the iconic blue flower tones of Eryngium, but also takes on a stunning golden sheen - just like Neptune's crown! This superb perennial was Voted Best New Product at the recent Grower of the Year awards 2015. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted eryngium plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted eryngium plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.99

Veronica longifolia 'Candied Candle' (Large Plant)

Speedwell

Veronica ‘Candied Candle’ bears detailed flower spikes in candy pink. Plants are strong, weatherproof and untroubled by pest and disease. This late-flowering perennial will establish easily into any border, and flower it’s heart out from late summer, attracting hosts of butterflies and beneficial insects. Veronica plants are very low-maintenance, super hardy and flower for a long period. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted veronica plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted Veronica plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted veronica plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99

Geum 'Fruit Punch' Collection

Avens

A fruity collection of Geums which are ideal for adding to the front of perennial borders for summer-long colour. The pretty, bowl-shaped blooms are held high above the foliage on elegant, wiry stems, which are ideal for cutting for a vase indoors. Easy to grow, reliable and with a long flowering period, Geum 'Fruit Punch Collection' is an essential addition to your summer garden.


  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Geum 'Mai Tai' - A compact Geum with beautiful, ruffled apricot-orange blooms emerging from contrasting burgundy buds. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Geum 'Double Sunrise' - A cheerful new Geum with gorgeous, double yellow blooms. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Geum 'Flames of Passion' - Soft red, semi-double blooms with contrasting yellow anthers are borne on burgundy stems. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 3 bare root geum plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £18.99
    • 6 bare root geum plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £26.99