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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.



We have found 30 products.
 

Giant Fragrant Cowslip

Primula florindae, Tibetan Cowslip

Stiff stems carry whorls of sulphur yellow, tubular, flowers with a delicate, sweet fragrance. Once established, Giant Cowslips will naturalise to form swathes of lush, mid green foliage that makes ideal groundcover for natural planting schemes. With an RHS AGM, Primula florindae makes a superb choice for a damp, shady corner where other plants won't grow. Height: 90cm (35?). Spread: 50cm (20?).
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99

Iris 'Re-Blooming Collection'

Bearded Iris

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A beautiful selection of hardy, drought tolerant bearded iris with exceptional disease and insect resistance. With the first flowers appearing in spring, and a second flush in autumn, these really are outstanding hardy perennials; perfect for summer borders. These majestic, tall bearded iris flowers have a delicate scent and make impressive cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Orange Harvest' - Rust orange flowers.
  • Iris 'Victoria Falls' - Light blue iris flowers.
  • Iris 'Cantina' - Violet blooms.
  • Iris 'Buckwheat' - Golden yellow petals.
  • Iris 'Pass the Wine' - Wine red flowers.
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    • 5 rhizomes (1 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £44.95 £15.99
    • 10 rhizomes (2 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £89.90 £19.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

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  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £29.97 £19.98

Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 9 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99
    • Out of stock

Golden Lysimachia

Lysimachia punctata, Dotted Loosestrife

  • A towering, elegant plant for the border
Bring some sunshine to your borders with this resilient cottage-garden favourite. Neat clumps of tall, elegant stems with striking yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer through until early autumn. Golden Lysimachia is great for difficult clay soils and shadier parts of the garden, thriving in damp borders, bog gardens or at the margins of a pond. Grow dotted loosestrife in woodland gardens or informal areas for a burst of late summer colour! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Anemone 'Queen Charlotte'

Japanese Anemone, Anemone x hybrida 'Konigin Charlotte'

It's easy to overlook the late show in your garden, as you scramble to fill it with summer colour. But, these superb Japanese anemones will take the blooming relay torch from summer bedding and carry it well into the autumn. Anemone 'Queen Charlotte' is the pick of the bunch, with an extra layer of pure pink petals. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Chrysanthemum 'Bumper Pack'

Subtle autumnal shades harmonise with striking, bold colours in this outstanding chrysanthemum collection. A bold combination of tall, half hardy varieties with reflexed and incurved petals, mixed with lower growing, hardy chrysanthemums that form neat mounds of colour. Savour the colourful shades of these magnificent perennials in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. Their vibrant blooms also make excellent and long lasting cut flowers. Height: Up to 90cm (36?). Spread: 45cm (18?).


Chrysanthemum collection contains 5 plants each of:
Incurved Mixed ? Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals.
Hardy Patio Mixed ? Well branched plants produce rounded domes of colour.
Decorative Mixed ? Backward facing petals create colourful flower heads on strong stems.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 15 Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • SAVE £10.98  
    • £29.97 £18.99

Chrysanthemum 'Incurved Mixed'

Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals that are perfect for long-lasting flower arrangements. Savour the colour of these magnificent half hardy chrysanthemums in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. This vibrant collection will reward you with flamboyant blooms right through until the frosts. Disbudding the stems will produce fewer, but larger blooms, or let them grow naturally for a mass of smaller flowers. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

Penstemon 'Pensham Trio'

Phenomenal stamina and indifference to rain and drought means that this trio of penstemon will flower each year for an incredible five months. Mesmerising bells with satiny white throats are carried above semi evergreen foliage. These popular hardy perennials deserve prime spots in the garden or on the patio where they can really show off. Pensham penstemons also boast slug resistance and semi-evergreen foliage, giving an all round winning performance for many years. Height: 90cm (36?). Spread: 45cm (18?). Collection comprises 3 each of Penstemon Laura (bottom left), Penstemon Czar (top) and Penstemon Amelia Jayne (bottom right).
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    • 9 Postiplug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £29.97 £19.99

Foxglove 'Sugar Plum'

Digitalis

  • New in 2015

A reworking of a cottage garden classic. Foxglove ‘Sugar Plum’ is an improved form of old-time favourite ‘Pam’s Choice’. Careful selection work has led to foxglove plants with a stronger border habit and impressive flower spikes. Each bloom now carries deeper speckling and all sit closer together on the stem for a fuller display. This biennial foxglove makes an eye-catching addition to mixed borders and formal woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

Sage

Spice up your summer patio pots with Salvia ‘Hot Lips’. Naturally bushy plants boast eye-catching flower spikes with open-mouthed, bicolour blooms. In particularly hot weather look out for individual flowers in solid red or solid white. The aromatic foliage has a fine blackcurrant fragrance that only adds to its charm. This showy ornamental sage is perfect for cottage garden borders and containers, or incorporated into bedding schemes for a vibrant summer display. Although perennial, this half hardy Salvia will appreciate some protection from winter weather. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Lupin 'Russell Hybrids Mixed'

Lupinus

Tall spires of tightly packed flowers rise above clumps of palmate foliage in a magical array of colours. This wonderful mix of the ever popular 'Russell Hybrids' is ideal for adding height and structure to the back of perennial borders and woodland edges. A distinctive hardy perennial that remains a cottage garden favourite. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 3 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • SAVE £6.99  
    • £19.98 £12.99