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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.
For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.
Rock Rose, Sun Rose
Red Hot Poker 'Lemon Popsicle' (Large Plant)
KniphofiaFrom the new 'Popsicle series', this lovely little perennial bears upright spikes of bright yellow flowers from June right through to October. Red Hot Poker 'Lemon Popsicle' is specially bred for a dwarf habit, attractive grassy foliage and high impact colour. This compact evergreen has a long flowering period making it a worthy choice for year round interest in even the smallest of gardens. Like all kniphofia, it is resilient, low maintenance and easy to grow. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
Dianthus 'Crimson Rim'
This stunning hardy Carnation bucks the modern trend for flashy flower colours at the expense of their fragrance. Dianthus 'Crimson Rim' combines elegant pristine white blooms with a stylish raspberry edge and a wonderful rich clove fragrance. This clump forming perennial is undemanding and well behaved making it perfect for the front of borders. And with a such a free flowering habit you'll have plenty of stems to spare for a vase indoors. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Michael Perry says
"I absolutely love this new carnation; It has the antique fragrance of carnations from times gone by; BUT with a vigour and flowering performance equal to modern varieties. The perfect marriage!"
Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple' (Large Plant)
Aubrieta is an excellent evergreen ground cover plant, which can bridge the brief gap between spring bulbs fading and summer perennials coming into bloom. Plants are tight, mat-forming and will act as a natural weed suppressant in sunny borders, rockeries or on banks and awkward slopes.
The deep purple blooms of Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple' are loved by bees and butterflies, and plants are incredibly versatile, enjoying any well-drained soil in a baking hot, sunny position. Height: 10cm (4").Spread: 60cm (24").More info
Bergenia cordifolia (Large Plant)
Elephant's EarsThis vigorous evergreen perennial is an old fashioned garden favourite. Its large glossy leaves have wavy edges, forming neat clumps of foliage, often tinged purple in winter. From early spring, Bergenia cordifolia carries bell shaped flowers that vary from pale pink to dark rose. Commonly known as Elephant Ears, this hardy perennial is undemanding, thriving in most garden conditions with virtually no maintenance. Bergenia is ideal for creating dense ground cover, and planting in large clumps at the front of borders. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
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