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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.



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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

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  • Hardy down to -5c in the UK
Are Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for you? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! Blechnum brasiliensis 'Volcano' is an exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but sure to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselves well to growing in patio pots; and throw up huge fronds up to 70cm (28") tall. The young fronds unfurl in a bronze volcanic hue turning a shiny green as they open. Over time, this fern will form a small trunk, growing to around 30cm tall in 10 years. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving an exotic touch to your home and garden. Despite its tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F) but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted blechnum plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £19.99

Gunnera manicata (Large Plant)

Gunnera is the 'big daddy' of the gardening world. The giant evergreen leaves can reach 1-2 metres across, and will add the wow factor to any garden, although isn't necessarily suitable for smaller gardens!

Also affectionately known as Giant Rhubarb, Gunnera is robust, spectacular and architectural. They make great specimen plants bog gardens and waterlogged spots, the reflection in water is especially beautiful. Gunnera manicata holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit too. Height: 2.5m (8') Spread: 4m (13').

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted gunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 18 litre potted gunnera plants

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    • £79.99
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    • 1 x 5 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £35.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £16.99

Rose Lily Grass

Rhodohypoxis

Dainty, jasmine-like flowers in two shades of pink erupt in profusion above short clumps of lance-shaped foliage in late spring, followed by flushes of flowers throughout the summer. Giving a long-lasting display throughout the summer months, these starry gems also have a delicate sweet fragrance. Each Rose Lily Grass plug plant contains more than one bulblet for prolific flowering in borders, rock gardens and containers. Although fully hardy, Rhodohypoxis will need protection from winter wet. Height and spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 3 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £19.99

Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia elata, Rehmannia angulata

  • Blooms from May to November
This colourful Chinese Foxglove is named for its foxglove-like flowers, and it will repeat bloom all through the summer - unlike digitalis - and with a much showier flower! Rehmannia makes a superb choice for sunny borders, containers or a cool greenhouse, adding a touch of the exotic to your garden from late spring through until autumn. Chinese foxgloves are best over-wintered in a protected position with a minimum temperature of 5°C. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 3 Chinese foxglove Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 Chinese foxglove Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £17.99

Cardiocrinum giganteum

Giant Lily, Lilium giganteum

This astonishing hardy perennial makes a fascinating talking point. The tall stems of the Giant Himalayan Lily tower to 2.5m (98") or more in an awe-inspiring display. With maturity Cardicrinum giganteum is topped with a crown of white Lily-like blooms from June the July. The trumpet shaped flowers have a powerful fragrance, attracting plenty of pollinating insects, before they are replaced by interesting oblong seedpods in late summer. The Giant Himalayan Lily may take 3 or more years to flower but is well worth the wait.

This fascinating plant is monocarpic, meaning that it dies after flowering - but don't be put off, it leaves behind offsets that will flower in 3 to 5 years time. Cardiocrinum giganteum is a most unusual plant that will add a real focal point to lightly shaded exotic gardens and woodland borders. Height: 250 cm (98"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 13cm cardiocrinum potted plant

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    • £14.99
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    • 2 x 13cm cardiocrinum potted plants

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    • £24.99
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