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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 23 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 September 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £8.99 £6.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £12.99 £11.99

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

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 September 2015
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    • £11.99 £9.99
    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99 £17.99

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 September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Phlox 'Bavaria'

  • New in 2015
Creeping Phlox are useful for dry, sunny spots and parched ground where other plants just won't grow! Once established, Phlox 'Bavaria' will thrive in the driest of soils, producing an impenetrable mat of fragrant flowers, suppressing weeds and resisting drought! The detailed eye on each gleaming white flower sets this stunning drought tolerant perennial apart from the crowd. Height 15cm (6"). Spread 50cm (20").
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    • 5 phlox jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99 £4.99
    • 10 phlox jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99 £8.99

Oxalis 'Sunny' (Large Plant)

Shamrock, Sorrel

The Burgundy Shamrock is versatile, and can be used in summer patio pots, bedding, borders, rockeries, or beneath trees and shrubs. Oxalis 'Sunny' is particuarly handsome, with leaves carrying in burgundy and ruby colourings.

The rich foliage is accompanied by tubular pink flowers from spring to summer. In very mild areas, Oxalis can be grown in sheltered borders or patio pots. The spring foliage looks especially pretty against spring bulbs. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted oxalis plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted oxalis plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Vinca minor 'Illumination' (Large Plant)

Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Illumination' is particularly striking, with gold-splashed foliage, paired with cobalt-blue flowers. This vigorous, carpeting shrub will thrive in virtually any garden position, from sun to deep shade. Its colourful foliage makes it especially useful for brightening dark corners.

Vinca minor is less vigorous than its larger cousin Vinca major, making it easier to confine to its allotted space. Periwinkle plants are easy to grow, flowering relentlessly from spring to autumn. A popular choice for landscaping and low-maintenance gardens. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted vinca minor plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 10.5cm potted vinca minor plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £24.99

Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Large Plant)

Lesser Periwinkle

The spreading stems of Vinca minor ‘Gertrude Jekyll' provide glossy, evergreen foliage that makes useful, weed-beating ground cover. This lovely Lesser Periwinkle flowers relentlessly from spring to autumn. The pure white blooms will brighten even the shadiest position in the garden. Vinca is ideal for tricky areas where nothing else will grow. This low growing, creeping plant will thrive in the most inhospitable of places and requires little attention or maintenance. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Cyclamen hederifolium (Large Plant)

Cyclamen neapolitanium, Ivy-leaved Cyclamen, Sowbread

A delightful little plant producing delicate pink flowers with reflexed petals in the autumn. Often emerging after the flowers, the heart-shaped deep green leaves are patterned with silver, creating a striking marbled effect. Cyclamen hederifolium is a superb ground-cover plant in rock gardens and woodland gardens where it will self-seed freely to create carpets of foliage and flowers from autumn to spring, before the foliage dies back in summer. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted cyclamen plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Large Plant)

Pulmonaria officinalis, Lungwort

Despite its unattractive common name of Lungwort, Pulmonaria is a very pretty hardy perennial for ground cover in shady corners, or beneath trees and shrubs. The foliage of Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' is felted, and mottled in white, and accompanied by striking white flowers throughout the summer. Bees love the nectar-rich blooms of Pulmonaria, and this variety is such a reliable plant that it has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Excellent for cottage gardens and woodland plantings. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor' (Large Plant)

Stonecrop

A particularly stylish Sedum with succulent burgundy-black foliage that adds a touch of drama to the front of borders. In late summer, Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor' produces wide panicles of ruby-red flowers that persist well into autumn. The striking blooms are loved by butterflies and provide a useful source of late season nectar for pollinating insects. This superb hardy perennial holds an RHS AGM for its garden performance. An excellent choice for hot, sunny borders and exotic planting schemes. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted sedum plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted sedum plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £18.99