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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.



We have found 43 products.
 

Wallflower 'Dwarf Scented Mixed'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

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 plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 40 bare root plants

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

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 jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

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  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. 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").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 3 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

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    • £19.98
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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 September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £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 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 12 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder'

Hardy Ice Plant

  • Giant-flowered hardy ice plants
  • Bigger blooms for extra ground cover
A marked improvement on standard Ice Plants! Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder' has flowers twice the normal size, and boasts some psychedelic colour combinations too. These hardy, low maintenance plants make fabulous ground cover for sunny banks and poor stony soils. Perfect for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Wallflower 'Perfect Perfume Mixed'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Deeply perfumed Erysimum flowers in a vibrant range of colours! With a neat, branching habit, Wallflower ‘Perfect Perfume Mixed’ are ideal for filling your spring 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"). More info
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 12 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £29.98 £19.99

Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • The most rewarding plant for the least effort

Buttery yellow blooms with a contrasting blue eye smother this stocky little African Daisy from June to September. This early flowering variety has a compact, branching habit that is perfect for filling beds and containers, or edging sunny borders. Like all Cape Daisies, Osteospermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’ thrives in hot and sunny conditions, performing beautifully, even in difficult dry soils. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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

Buddleja Buzz™ Indigo'

Buddleja davidii, Buddleia, Butterfly Bush

  • Order early - limited stocks
Our sensational patio Buddlejas are taking the gardening world by storm - and here’s a brand new colour to add to the range! Dusky, deep blue flowers smother the short, bushy stems of Dwarf Buddleja Buzz™ Indigo', attracting clouds of butterflies to its nectar rich blooms. This lovely compact shrub is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47").

Useful links:

How to grow Buddleja Buzz™

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    • 1 buddleja jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £7.99 £6.99
    • 2 buddleja jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £35.97 £16.99
    • 4 buddleja jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.98 £17.99

Wallflower 'Most Scented' Mix

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

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  • The most scented wallflower
Don't overlook wallflowers! This popular cottage garden favourite is currently enjoying a revival. Wallflower 'Most Scented Mix' is a wonderful blend of specially selected Erysimum, chosen for their fabulous fragrance. 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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    • 36 wallflower plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 wallflower plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • New in 2015
  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia ‘Snappy’ makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99

Buddleja 'Buzz'™ Collection

Buddleja davidii

  • World's first patio buddleja
  • Loved by butterflies and bees

A new twist on a much-loved garden favourite, 'Buzz'™ is the world's first patio buddleja! These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Buddleja 'Buzz'™ is easy to grow and problem-free with a super long-flowering period. Perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47”).
Collection comprises the following varieties. Please click on the product name to view the individual variety:
Buddleja 'Buzz™ Indigo'
Buddleja 'Buzz™ Sky Blue'
Buddleja 'Buzz™ Magenta'
Buddleja 'Buzz™ Ivory'

Useful links:

How to grow Buddleja Buzz™

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    • 4 buddleja jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £5  
    • £19.99 £14.99
    • 8 buddleja jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £5  
    • £29.99 £24.99