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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 92 products.
 

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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Sprays of delicate, tiny flowers float on wiry stems above neat mounds of vibrant foliage. Prized for their colourful leaves, these versatile semi-evergreen perennials make excellent drifts of ground cover, adding a distinctive splash of colour to the front of borders, or even brightening winter containers. Their airy blooms attract bees and are also useful as cut flowers. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 3 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £8.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £12.99

Perennial Ground Cover Collection

  • New in 2015

Our ground cover collection of hardy herbaceous perennials brings so many benefits, which all lead to one thing: low maintenance gardening. We've selected some of our best low-growing perennials to offer a range of planting solutions. Use them as front of border plants in large sunny borders or set them in dappled shade as underplanting to trees and shrubs. You can even try them in pots and use your new perennial containers alongside seasonal pots. Every plant in the mix offers a controlled spreading habit, helping to quickly fill borders, cover soils and prevent weeds taking hold. And less weeding leads to more time spent enjoying your garden!


  • Perennial Ground Cover Collection comprises:
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - A spring flowering, cushion-like perennial.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Dense cushions of bright green foliage produce spherical flower heads set atop sturdy upright stems.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage that makes stunning ground cover.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - Cushion-like plants, which are smothered in violet-blue flowers through the summer months.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
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    • 6 Powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

Aubrieta 'Royal Mixed'

Aubretia

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These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage. Aubretia 'Royal Mixed' produces masses of colourful flowers in spring that will brighten rockeries, spill from containers and creep through cracks in walls and paving. Height: 10cm (4"); spread 60cm (24").
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    • 36 aubretia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 72 aubretia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisies. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' - A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye.
  • Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' - Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun.
  • Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum - Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage.
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    • 9 osteospermum jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

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

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Phlox douglasii, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
Delicate in appearance but tough in character, these spreading evergreen perennials soften the edges of paths and grow in dry rockeries or on sunny banks and slopes. Perfect for creating colourful, weed smothering, ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox douglassi 'Red Admiral'
  • Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill'
  • Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £23.98 £17.99

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat'

  • Winner of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary'
  • Unique long-flowering period for a Hardy Geranium

A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").


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Geranium 'Rozanne gets our vote for RHS 'Plant of the Centenary'

 

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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £24.99

Vinca 'Collection'

Periwinkle 'Collection'

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants you'll find, flowering relentlessly throughout the summer months in lovely shades of purple, pink and white. This vigorous low growing shrub thrives in virtually any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners. The clump forming stems provide evergreen dark green and variegated foliage that makes useful, weed suppressing ground cover. This colourful collection of Vinca major are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Vinca major 'Variegata' - Sky blue flowers set against variegated foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' - Deep plummy purple flowers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
  • Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' - Profuse white flowers, carried on compact plants. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
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    • 6 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

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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    • £14.99 £11.99
    • 20 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99 £16.99

Heteropappus meyendorfii

Blue Chrysanthemum

  • Hundreds of electric blue blooms
Like a little blue Chrysanthemum, this fabulous plant produces an abundance of blooms from late summer, and continues throughout autumn. Heteropappus meyendorfii is a colourful, late flowering half hardy perennial with a lovely spreading habit. This pretty little daisy is perfect for filling gaps in containers and late summer borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 10 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.98 £12.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

  • New in 2015

Grown for it's large, heart shaped, silver leaves with a sparkling metallic sheen that will brighten the shadiest borders. In Spring, the neat clumps of foliage are complimented by delicate sprays of sky blue flowers. Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost' is a resilient, quick growing hardy perennial, making useful ground cover in those tricky shady areas. Try planting this Siberian Bugloss among hardy ferns for a woodland feel or throughout the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted brunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' (Hardy)

Osteospermum 'Nairobi Purple', African Daisy, Cape Daisy

Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions and yet is one of the longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisy. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36").
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    • 3 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99