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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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Astilbe x arendsii 'Look at Me'

False Goatsbeard

Turn any dark, damp corner of the garden into a focal point with this stunning Astilbe. The bubble-gum pink flower plumes and vivid ruby-red stems of Astilbe 'Look At me' virtually shout for your attention. This easy-grow perennial will thrive in soil too wet for many garden plants, but you don't have to tuck it out of site. This star perennial is also a top performer in patio pots when kept shaded and well watered. Voted Best New Plant when launched to the industry at the 2013 European Plantarium trade fair - we now have stock to meet consumer demand for this sought after perennial plant. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 3 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 6 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £16.99

Trollius 'Dancing Flame'

Add some heat to your border this autumn with Trollius 'Dancing Flame'. This Globeflower has everything you'd want from a border perennial; contained vigour, long flowering habit, care-free attitude, and years of garden performance! The glorious orange blooms just keep on coming right though early summer for 8 weeks of vibrant colour. This hardy herbaceous perennial thrives in moist soils but will cope with drought conditions once established. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted trollius plant

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 9cm potted trollius plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock

Astilbe japonica 'Elisabeth van Veen' (Large Plant)

False Goatsbeard

Astilbe can be the perfect choice for damp, shady corners on soil that may be waterlogged from time to time. Plants are bushy and easy to maintain. 'Elisabeth van Veen' has beautiful, raspberry-purple plumes from early summer.

Astilbe can grow in sun as well as dappled shade, and make an excellent addition to mixed cottage garden borders, or can be grown as a patio plant for summer colour. Height: and Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Gunnera manicata (Large Plant)

Chilean Rhubarb

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 July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 18 litre potted gunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £52.99
    • 1 x 5 litre potted gunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £23.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Hosta 'Wide Brim' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

A well known variety that holds an RHS AGM for its garden performance. Hosta 'Wide brim' has heavily puckered, variegated foliage with deep green centres and pale gold margins. Lilac blue, funnel shaped flowers appear on tall stems throughout July. This clump forming perennial has an attractive mounding habit that creates a dense, rounded plant over time. A popular choice for a shaded position. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 100cm (39").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £21.99

Hosta 'Great Expectations' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

A lovely cultivar with thick, variegated leaves that have a naturally stiff habit. The heart shaped foliage is yellow, fading to white towards the centre of each leaf, with irregular blue green margins. From June to July, Hosta 'Great Expectations' produces white, bell shaped flowers above the foliage. Although slow growing, this superb variety is well worth the wait and proves to be reasonably slug resistant. Height: 70cm (27"). Spread: 120cm (48").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £21.99

Hosta 'Francee' (Large Plant)

Hosta fortunei, Plantain Lily

Hosta 'Francee' is a tough, weatherproof variety with foliage that is deeply ribbed and edged in jagged, cream margins. When protected from slugs, this vigorous hardy plant will quickly form clumps of foliage that can light up a shady spot.

In mid summer, this RHS Award of Garden Merit variety produces attractive flower spikes that stand above the foliage. Hostas are recommended for borders, woodland gardens and patio pots, thriving in shade. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Hosta undulata var. undulata (Large Plant)

Hosta 'Mediovariegata', Hosta 'Argentea Variegata', Plantain Lily

Hosta undulata var. undulata gives funnel shaped, lavender blue flowers on tall spikes, which are held above the neat, weatherproof clumps of foliage. The bright green leaves have a curious, twisted growth habit which gives them a fascinating appearance.

Hosta undulata var. undulata is an RHS AGM variety, which makes a fabulous addition to borders, woodland gardens and patio containers, producing the best colour in a shady position. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hostas are easy to grow ground cover for shady borders or for growing on pots on shaded patios. Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans is an RHS Award of Garden Merit holder, which is strong-growing, clump-forming. Hosta plants will thrive in moist, damp, dark borders, or difficult, dry shady borders.

The Giant Blue Hosta has architectural, blue-green foliage, which is great for the shaded end of cottage garden borders. In the summer, the robust growth plays host to pale lilac, bell-shaped flowers appear on stems held above the foliage. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 120cm (48").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Lythrum salicaria 'Robin' (Large Plant)

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife is an easy to grow, hardy perennial for moist borders in full sun. Lythrum salicaria 'Robin' can be extremely long-flowering, with upright flower spikes from late spring to late summer.

Lythrum plants are showy and robust, with magenta pink flowers and are excellent for cottage garden borders. They offer unrivalled summer colour. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lythrum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lythrum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Mimulus x cultorum 'Major Bees' (Large Plant)

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

Mimulus are low growing, bushy plants, which are easy to grow, producing many orchid-like flowers from early summer. They love a moist soil, and can cope with waterlogging and growing at the edge of ponds.

Monkey Flowers can be grown in borders or in patio containers, and will flower for longer in a shady corner. Mimulus 'Major Bees' is a distinctive cultivar with golden-yellow, spotted flowers. Height and spread: 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted mimulus plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted mimulus plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Astilbe japonica 'Washington' (Large Plant)

False Goatsbeard

Astilbe are long-lived perennials, which are excellent for moist, shady corners in sun or dappled shade. 'Washington' is a particularly choice Astilbe, with pure white plumes, which appear from early summer. Plants are very rabbit resistant, and attractive to a range of different butterflies.

Astilbe are an excellent plant for cottage garden borders, or can be grown in containers for summer colour. Ensure soil is moist at all times. Height: and Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted astilbe plant

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted astilbe plants

    • Despatch:
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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99