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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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Hosta 'Francee' (Large Plant)

Hosta fortunei

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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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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    • £16.99

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

Hosta undulata var. undulata (Large Plant)

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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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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    • £16.99

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' (Large Plant)

Cardinal Flower, Lobelia fulgens, Lobelia splendens

Tall spikes of deep maroon foliage topped by glowing scarlet blooms bring a welcome splash of late summer colour, when many flowers have already faded. This exotic looking, short lived perennial is ideal for filling gaps in damp borders, and looks spectacular planted beside ponds and streams. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lobelia plant

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted lobelia plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted lobelia plants

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    • £19.99

Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady' (Large Plant)

Are you looking for a statement plant for your border? Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady' is the perfect choice. Giant, architectural foliage in deep bronze, with golden-orange daisy flowers on dark stems.

Ligularia plants can be grown in reliably moist soil, making them ideal for those damp, shady corners and spectacular waterside plants. Ligularia are deer and rabbit resistant, yet adored by bees and butterflies. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 75cm (30").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ligularia plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ligularia plants

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    • £16.99

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 March 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 18 litre potted gunnera plant

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    • £52.99
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    • 1 x 5 litre potted gunnera plant

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    • £23.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 18 litre potted gunnera plants

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    • £79.99
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    • 2 x 5 litre potted gunnera plants

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    • £35.99

Hosta 'Fire and Ice' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

A spectacular Hosta with superb reverse variegation. Each leaf of Hosta 'Fire and Ice' has a pristine white centre with a deep green, wavy margin that creates a fabulous colour contrast. Lilac coloured blooms enhance the display throughout July. This striking variety holds an RHS AGM for its garden performance, and is particularly effective at brightening shaded borders. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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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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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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    • £21.99

Lysimachia punctata (Large Plant)

Loosestrife

Bring some sunshine to your borders with this resilient cottage-garden favourite. Neat clumps of tall, elegant stems with striking yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer through until early autumn. Golden Lysimachia punctata is great for difficult clay soils and shadier parts of the garden, thriving in damp borders, bog gardens or at the margins of a pond. Grow dotted loosestrife in woodland gardens or informal areas for a burst of late summer colour! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lysimachia plant

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lysimachia plants

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    • £14.99

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

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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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    • £21.99

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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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted mimulus plants

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    • £16.99

Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Scarlet' (Large Plant)

Lobelia x gerardii

A particularly handsome colour selection from the 'Fan' series. The narrow-petalled, scarlet flower spikes are borne on well branched plants from late summer into autumn. Dark bronze-green foliage contrasts perfectly with the vibrant blooms and provides a rather exotic feel. Generally grown as a biennial, Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Scarlet' enjoys a moist, somewhat boggy soil and looks superb planted at the edge of ponds and streams. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 23cm (9").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lobelia plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £14.99