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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 42 products.
 

Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

These tough little rock roses are hardy, drought tolerant and trouble-free, producing glorious colour from late spring to midsummer. If pruned after flowering, they'll even reward you with a second flush of blooms in late summer! The nectar-rich flowers, set against a backdrop of silvery, semi-evergreen foliage, are loved by bees and other insects. This helianthemum collection makes excellent groundcover or a versatile addition to rockeries or hot, dry borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Mohr' - Orange, saucer shaped flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'Pink Angel' - An abundance of delicate double, pink flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'The Bride' - A pretty, white rock rose with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' - Bright, primrose yellow blooms with golden egg-yolk centres.
  • Helianthemum 'Peachy Keen' - New peach bloomed variety 'Peachy Keen' has an overwhelming amount of petals, further boosting the effect in your garden!
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    • 5 helianthemum jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 10 helianthemum jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • New in 2015
  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia ‘Snappy' makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 gaillardia Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna'

Coneflower

An improved strain of this popular American wildflower! These superb coneflowers form low growing clumps of leaves from which the sturdy flower stems launch upwards with their large, rose-pink daisies. Unlike many varieties, the petals of Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna' radiate outwards instead of downwards from a deep orange-brown central cone. With a compact, branching habit, this fabulous variety makes a lovely addition to borders and wildlife gardens where it will attract butterflies and other pollinating insects. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 6 echinacea plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £5.99

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Large Plant)

Sea Holly, Blue Eryngo

Eryngium are handy little plants for the border, as they'll grow in many different types of soil, and the flower power of Eryngium 'Little Hobbit' is second to none!

Eryngium 'Little Hobbit' is a unique, dwarf Eryngium, which can be grown in a patio pot. The 30cm (12") plants become top-heavy in midsummer, with sprays of nearly 100 inky-blue flowers. Height and Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted eryngium plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

Hardy Ice Plant

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  • Vigorous ground cover, even in the driest of soils

Unique, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers of Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed' create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades that will stop you in your tracks. Fantastic for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 5 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • 20 delosperma jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99 £16.99

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

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    • £10.99
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    • 24 echinacea plug plants

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    • £16.99
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    • 48 echinacea plug plants

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    • £21.99
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Eryngium 'Neptune's Gold'

Sea Holly

  • New in 2015
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 September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted eryngium plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder'

Hardy Ice Plant

  • Giant-flowered hardy ice plants
  • Bigger blooms for extra ground cover
A marked improvement on standard Ice Plants! Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder' has flowers twice the normal size, and boasts some psychedelic colour combinations too. These hardy, low maintenance plants make fabulous ground cover for sunny banks and poor stony soils. Perfect for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 Delosperma jumbo plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 10 Delosperma jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99
    • Out of stock

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

Blanket Flower

A blaze of summertime colour that thrives, whatever the weather! The glorious daisy flowers of Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' produce a constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. The cheery blooms persist well into autumn, and make spectacular cut flowers for an indoor display. This low maintenance, hardy perennial is trouble-free and even copes well on poor, dry soils. Perfect for containers or filling gaps at the front of sunny borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 24 gaillardia plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

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 September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted echinacea plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Echinacea purpurea 'Little Magnus' (Large Plant)

Coneflower

Cone Flowers are an easy to grow hardy plant, which look fantastic in cottage garden borders. Echincea 'Little Magnus' is particularly special, as the plants are short, compact and smothered in flowers!

Echincea are excellent for wildlife planting, as bees and butterflies enjoy the sweet nectar coming from the blooms. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted echinacea plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted echinacea plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' (Large Plant)

Fleabane

A low-growing, carpeting plant for coastal locations, or any difficult, exposed position in the garden. The lilac blooms come easily, and the Beach Aster or Fleabane as it is commonly known, looks great tumbling over a rock wall, or growing between cracks in paving.

Erigeron plants are tough and easy to establish, some may even refer to them as 'foolproof'. The Beach Aster is long-lived too, will flower right through the summer, and self-seed if you'd like it to! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted erigeron plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted erigeron plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99