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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 37 products.
 

Foxglove 'Illumination Collection'

Digitalis

Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove 'Illumination Duo' won't set seed, making them incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, these hardy semi-evergreen varieties are true perennials so you can enjoy them year after year. 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").

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    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Peony 'Eden's Perfume'

Paeonia, Herbaceous Peony

  • Large blooms scented like damask roses
Said to be the most fragrant peony ever! Large pink, layered blooms with a powerful scent of roses, and layer upon layer of sublime, shell pink petals. Herbaceous peonies are a real feature of the border producing exotic, elegant blooms from early summer onwards which are superb for cutting. Peonies are hardy, long lived and cope well on heavier soils, provided that they are well drained. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 bare root peony plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 bare root peony plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £29.98 £24.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Ruby Slippers'

Digitalis x valinii

  • New colour break
  • Multi-flowering Foxgloves
  • Prennial habit

The Digitalis Illumination Series, from our very own breeding programme, has changed the world of Foxgloves; taking them from a wiry, brief-blooming biennial wildflower to a handsome, tidy yet shrubby perennial with true garden performance.

Following several outstanding colour developments, our breeding team has done it again with the creation of a brand new colour break. Digitalis 'Illumination Ruby Slippers' is the latest addition to our award winning series. This beautiful foxglove produces multiple spires of open-mouthed blooms on short stocky plants that are just as at home in a patio pot as a cottage garden border scheme. Being completely sterile, this stunning Foxglove won't set seed, making it incredibly long flowering. As the main flower spike fades, multiple sideshoots spring up to offer five months of vivid floral colour. Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous colouring and perennial habit. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18")

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Monarda didyma 'Cranberry Lace' (Large Plant)

Bergamot

Bergamot are unusual-looking perennials that have aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms made up of tubular petals. Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' is a compact, short Bergamot with bright pink, and a built-in resistance to powdery mildew problems.

Bergamot is perfect for cottage garden borders where it can quickly form dense, easy to grow clumps. Bergamot flowers are great for the wildlife garden, as they are loved by bees. Height: 90 cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


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

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99

Geranium 'Double Flowered Collection'

Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Enjoy our selection of the very best double-flowered cranesbills. Every bloom is a pretty posy of vibrant colour and unlike their single flowered relations, these hardy geraniums won't self seed, so the flowers last even longer. These cottage garden favourites will quickly blend with other herbaceous perennials to create colourful groundcover, and look equally attractive in borders or containers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Collection comprises 1 plant each of:
  • Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' (left) - Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade.
  • Geranium pratense 'Laura' (bottom right) - Long lasting, weather resistant, double white flowers are produced from June onwards on upright, downy stems.
  • Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' (top right) - The double blooms of Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding.
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    • 3 bare root geranium plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £19.98  
    • £38.97 £18.99
    • 6 bare root geranium plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £48.95  
    • £77.94 £28.99

Iris sibirica Collection

The breeding behind our unique iris collection brings more grace and beauty to this cottage garden favourite than ever before. Four exclusive varieties, all enhanced with crested double iris flowers for extra elegance and a frenzy of summer colour in your borders. Each flower has in excess of 20 petals, bringing a rose-like appearance to the luxuriant blooms. Iris sibirica Collection are tough performers, equally at home in moist, boggy soils and dry areas, and will enhance any garden border, especially mixed with other flower hardy perennials. Lush grass-like foliage makes for a good seasonal border filler. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 35cm (14").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Imperial Opal' - Translucent lavender-pink blooms with light edging and white throat.
  • Iris 'Pink Parfait' - Soft lavender-pink blooms with lighter edging. A yellow centre with white halo can be seen as flowers open fully.
  • Iris 'Concord Crush' - Rich violet-blue blooms with gold and white central blaze.
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    • 3 bare root iris plants - 1 of each variety

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    • £12.99
    • Out of stock

Delphinium 'Flamenco'

Delphinium 'Flamenco' is a huge improvement on previous double flowering varieties. Double delphiniums have been around for years, but older forms often produce weak, disease-prone plants. Modern breeding has changed all that! Delphinium 'Flamenco' has been developed with garden performance and disease resistance high on the agenda. Compact plants produce sturdy flower spikes, covered in fully double frilly rosettes. The elegant blooms are the perfect summer border filler and also perform well in container displays. The stocky stems require no staking and make a welcome addition to home grown cut flower bouquets. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12in). More info
    • 1 delphinium jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 3 delphinium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £14.99

Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern' (Large Plant)

Coneflower

Cone Flowers are much loved by bees and butterflies when grown in the garden, so are a common choice for wildlife gardening. The clump-forming plants work well in cottage garden borders, and will flower for a long period. Echincea 'Rubinstern' is particularly recommended, thanks to its rich pink, daisy-like flowers, which can be up to 12cm (5") wide. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted echinacea plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted echinacea plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99

Aster novi-belgii 'Karminkuppel' (Large Plant)

Michaelmas Daisy, New York Aster, Symphyotrichum

The Michaelmas Daisy is a classic late summer and autumn hardy perennial. Blooms of Aster novi-belgii 'Karminkuppel' are richly double, in the most glorious magenta pink, and produced in a flurry, extending the summer party in your garden.

Michaelmas Daisies are perfect for the cottage garden; they're such a quintessentially English plant. Easy to establish and lasting for many years in the garden. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aster plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aster plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99

Lupin 'Noble Maiden' (Large Plant)

Lupinus

No cottage garden would be complete without the well loved Lupin, and this one is stunning in its simplicity. Tall spires of snow white blooms rise above clumps of palmate foliage in early summer. Lupin 'Noble Maiden' makes a particularly effective choice for brightening dappled shade in woodlands, where its pale flowers appear luminescent. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 75cm (30"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted lupinus plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted lupinus plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Sidalcea hybrida 'Party Girl' (Large Plant)

Prairie Mallow

Upright flower spikes carrying rose-pink and white blooms make a colourful display in midsummer. Sidalcea hybrida 'Party Girl' is a showy variety of this classic cottage garden perennial, forming neat, clumps of rounded foliage. Prairie Mallows are superb for filling gaps in borders and make pleasing cut flowers for summer bouquets. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted sidalcea plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted sidalcea plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £14.99

Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' (Large Plant)

Japanese Anemone

Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' is a cottage garden classic. Rose-pink blooms, with outer petals softly tinted in purple, will revive fading borders right through to early autumn. Each solitary flower is held aloft on slender upright stems that make wonderful cut flowers. This well known variety of Japanese Anemone is particularly free flowering, giving a reliable display year after year. The dark green foliage forms an attractive clump that will easily fill a gap in your herbaceous border. A quintessential cottage garden plant which is always popular with pollinating insects. This cultivar also holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 40cm (39"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted anemone plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted anemone plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99