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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.



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Geranium maderense

Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • The palm tree geranium
Geranium maderense is a magnificent tender perennial. The Madeira Cranesbill is the largest of the Geranium species, and certainly one of the most impressive, reaching a height of 1.5m (4',9"). Although perennial, it often acts as a biennial, producing pretty magenta pink blooms in its second year. But you won't mind the wait - it will give you time to appreciate the exotic-looking, dissected, evergreen foliage that radiates from a stout central trunk. This spectacular RHS AGM species will need some winter protection so it is best grown in the conservatory or a large patio container which can be moved to a frost free position in winter. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (39").
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    • 1 x 12cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £29.99

Summerina Collection

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • New perennial rudbeckia for borders

Finally, plant breeders have achieved the almost impossible - crossing annual rudbeckias with perennial echinaceas! The result: tough, hardy plants with the stronger and longer flowering habit of annual rudbeckias that come back year after year. A collection of three autumnal colour shades and seemingly endless blooms, our Summerina Collection is ideal for extending the colour in your borders and container displays right into autumn. Supplied in three colours.

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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99

Morning Glory 'Fragrant Sky'

Ipomoea lindheimeri

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A hardy perennial morning glory with a sweet fragrance too! Scrambling Ipomoea lindheimeri looks just like its annual cousins but you can look forward to it returning year after year. Morning Glory 'Fragrant Sky' produces beautiful lavender blue trumpet blooms against a backdrop of attractive lobed foliage that makes a lovely informal display. Perfect for growing over obelisks, adding height and structure to cottage garden borders. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 x 10cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 10cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £15.99

Mimulus x hybridus 'Magic Rainbow'

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

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These low growing, bushy mimulus plants produce masses of tubular blooms, looking much like exotic, wide snapdragon flowers. Although monkey flowers are tender perennials, they are best treated as an annual for beds, containers and baskets, except in the mildest parts of the country. Mimulus 'Magic Rainbow' is ideal to add a bright splash of summer colour from June to August in lightly shaded, moist beds in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Exotic, spurred blooms in bright, vermillion red appear throughout summer in a rich explosion of colour. The vibrant blooms are followed by spherical blue fruits set against a backdrop of attractive dark green foliage. Tropaeolum speciosum is an intriguing climbing perennial that prefers a cool, sheltered position. This sought after plant creates a spectacular sight when grown through mature shrubs or scrambling over low walls. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.2m (4').
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    • 2 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 4 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £19.99

Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia elata, Rehmannia angulata

  • Blooms from May to November
This colourful Chinese Foxglove is named for its foxglove-like flowers, and it will repeat bloom all through the summer - unlike digitalis - and with a much showier flower! Rehmannia makes a superb choice for sunny borders, containers or a cool greenhouse, adding a touch of the exotic to your garden from late spring through until autumn. Chinese foxgloves are best over-wintered in a protected position with a minimum temperature of 5°C. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 3 postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99

Arum Lily 'Spectrum Mixed'

Zantedeschia, Calla Lily

  • New in 2014
Bring some glamour and elegance into your garden with this beautiful collection of half-hardy Calla Lilies! The brightly coloured spathes are set against a backdrop of sumptuous, silver-spotted, heart shaped leaves. These exotic looking Arum Lillies are ideal for long lasting cut flower arrangements. Over-winter the rhizhomes in a warm, dry place and you can enjoy them year after year. Bulb size 12/14. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 5 rhizomes

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 10 rhizomes

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £25.98 £16.99

Daylily 'Super Summer Mixed'

Hemerocallis

  • New in 2014
  • The spectacular Day Lily

The magnificent, showy trumpets of Daylily 'Super Summer Mixed' are carried on stiff stems above clumps of decorative, strappy foliage. The colourful lily-like blooms, each lasting only a day, are produced so freely that you will be able to spare a few stems for a short-lived arrangement of daylily flowers indoors. Daylilies are reliable hardy perennials, equally at home in cottage gardens or exotic borders where they are quick to establish and easy to maintain. Height and spread: 45cm (18").


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

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    • 3 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 6 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £16.99

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

Sage

  • New in 2014
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").
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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

Jasminum beesianum

Jasmine

  • New in 2014
Delicate pink trumpets with a heavenly scent erupt into bloom from midsummer. The twining stems are clothed in glossy, semi evergreen foliage that makes the perfect backdrop for its shiny, black winter berries. Jasmine beesianum flowers have a lighter, more delicate perfume than common Jasmine making it perfect for growing over a doorway or seating area where it can be fully appreciated. A quick growing climber for a long season of interest! Height and spread: 200cm (79").
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £21.98  
    • £41.97 £19.99

Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' (Atropurpurea Group)

Bugbane, Cimicifuga

  • New in 2014
Dramatic, finely cut, jet black foliage contrasts beautifully with the architectural plumes of fragrant, creamy white flowers. The bottlebrush blooms of Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' are gently scented, appearing late in the season from September, just as other plants are fading. Bugbane is a particularly useful hardy perennial, adding stature and impact to damp, shady spots. Perfect for cottage garden borders and woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (47"). Width: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

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

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

Hyacinth Orchid

Bletilla striata, Bletilla hyacinthina

Beautiful, magenta pink blooms hang from the tips of slender stems. The lovely colours, distinctive fragrance and architectural elegance of the Hyacinth Orchid add a touch of class to damp woodland borders. Although quite slow to spread, once established Bletilla striata is surprisingly easy to grow. Ideal for planting in reliably moist or boggy soils, and you can even try it in containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 2 bareroot plants

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    • £29.98 £19.99
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