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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



We have found 40 products.
 

Foxglove 'Illumination Collection'

Digitalis

Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove 'Illumination Duo' won't set seed, making them incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, these hardy semi-evergreen varieties are true perennials so you can enjoy them year after year. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Foxglove 'Illumination Pink' - Awarded 'Best New Plant' at the Chelsea Flower Show 2012.
  • Foxglove 'Ruby Slippers' - This beautiful Digitalis produces spires of open-mouthed blooms in a juicy shade of raspberry pink with contrasting apricot lips.
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    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    • SAVE *£9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

 Customer Rating
  • Fragrant ground cover
Groundcover needn't be dull! Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses – underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. If you're tired of your lawn, why not replace it with a sea of seasonal colour. This collection comes into its own in March to May, bridging the colour gap between winter and summer bedding. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20")..
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99
    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE *£30.97  
    • £55.96 £24.99
    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£99.91  
    • £139.90 £39.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Ruby Slippers'

Digitalis x valinii

  • New colour break
  • Multi-flowering Foxgloves
  • Prennial habit

The Digitalis Illumination Series, from our very own breeding programme, has changed the world of Foxgloves; taking them from a wiry, brief-blooming biennial wildflower to a handsome, tidy yet shrubby perennial with true garden performance.

Following several outstanding colour developments, our breeding team has done it again with the creation of a brand new colour break. Digitalis 'Illumination Ruby Slippers' is the latest addition to our award winning series. This beautiful foxglove produces multiple spires of open-mouthed blooms on short stocky plants that are just as at home in a patio pot as a cottage garden border scheme. Being completely sterile, this stunning Foxglove won't set seed, making it incredibly long flowering. As the main flower spike fades, multiple sideshoots spring up to offer five months of vivid floral colour. Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous colouring and perennial habit. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18")

More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    • SAVE *£9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Foxglove 'Sugar Plum'

Digitalis

A reworking of a cottage garden classic. Foxglove 'Sugar Plum' is an improved form of old-time favourite 'Pam's Choice'. Careful selection work has led to foxglove plants with a stronger border habit and impressive flower spikes. Each bloom now carries deeper speckling and all sit closer together on the stem for a fuller display. This half-hardy foxglove makes an eye-catching addition to mixed borders and formal woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 48 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99

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").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 24 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 48 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Wallflower 'Winter Party'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

The richly fragrant blooms of Wallflower 'Winter Party' create a tapestry of colour in shades of burnt orange and mauve. This evergreen erysimum hybrid has a neat, compact habit making it perfect for beds, borders and containers. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 6 wallflower jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 12 wallflower jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

 Customer Rating

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 2016
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    • £14.99

Wallflower 'Dwarf Scented Mixed'

Erysimum

Sometimes the old methods are the best, and that's exactly why we've added good, old fashioned bareroot wallflower plants to our range. Wallflower 'Dwarf scented Mixed' can be planted straight out into beds, containers and borders to create a fantastic tapestry of scented colour in the following spring. Tough, compact and reliable - this short lived perennial is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 20 bare root wallflower plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 40 bare root wallflower plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £12.99

Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

Hardy Ice Plant

 Customer Rating
  • 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 August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE £3  
    • £14.99 £11.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Raspberry'

Digitalis

The next colour in our Foxglove 'Illumination' range and this one is simply stunning! This beautiful Digitalis produces spires of open-mouthed blooms in a juicy shade of raspberry pink with contrasting apricot lips. Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile, this stunning Foxglove won't set seed, making it incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this hardy semi-evergreen variety is a true perennial so you can enjoy it year after year. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 3 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

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    • £19.98
    • Out of stock

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Large Plant)

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

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").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 2 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Foxglove x mertonensis

Digitalis

Towering spikes of dusky, strawberry-pink blooms rise from neat rosettes of glossy, dark green foliage. Commonly known as the Strawberry Foxglove, this beautiful hybrid combines the bell shaped flowers of D. grandiflora with the pretty colouring of D. purpurea. Foxglove x mertonensis will add plenty of cottage garden charm to the back of borders. Grow it in groups to bring structure and vertical interest to your summer planting schemes. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 10 foxglove plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 20 foxglove plug plants

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    • £17.99
    • Out of stock
    • 40 foxglove plug plants

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    • £29.99
    • Out of stock