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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.


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 March 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 6 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Trollius 'Dancing Flame'

Globeflower

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted trollius plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £17.99

Iris ensata 'Collection'

Japanese Iris, Iris kaempferi

Spectacular, exotic blooms are carried above narrow, strap-like foliage in summer. Iris ensata enjoy a reliably moist soil and positively thrive in bog gardens or at the margins of a pond or stream. The long stems of these low maintenance perennials also make them ideal for cutting for an eye-catching vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 4 bare root Iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 8 bare root Iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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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

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    • £12.99
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    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plants

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    • £19.99
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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 February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ligularia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99

Rodgersia aesculifolia (Large Plant)

Chestnut-leaved rodgersia

A robust plant for growing in the edge of ponds, or for moist, waterlogged borders. Rodgersia plants are highly exotic-looking, and carry large leaves that look very similar to the foliage of the horse chestnut tree! Rodgersia aesculifolia is clump-forming, and the large leaves joined by spikes of pink-flushed blooms on 2 foot stems. A border full of Rodgersia, Hosta and Ferns is a joy to behold! Height: 2m (6.6’) Spread: 1m (39").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rodgersia aesculifolia plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rodgersia aesculifolia plants

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £21.99

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
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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plant

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

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    • £16.99
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    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

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

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    • £9.99
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    • 1 x 3 litre potted lobelia plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lobelia plants

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    • £14.99
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    • 2 x 3 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Lysimachia punctata

Loosestrife

  • A towering, elegant plant for the border
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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    • 5 golden lysimachia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 10 golden lysimachia Postiplug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
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