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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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Monarda didyma 'Cranberry Lace' (Large Plant)

Bergamot

Bergamot are unusual-looking perennials that have aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms made up of tubular petals. Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' is a compact, short Bergamot with bright pink, and a built-in resistance to powdery mildew problems.

Bergamot is perfect for cottage garden borders where it can quickly form dense, easy to grow clumps. Bergamot flowers are great for the wildlife garden, as they are loved by bees. Height: 90 cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Culinary note: Use the dried leaves to make Bergamot tea or use the sweet, spicy flavoured petals to enhance salads, jellies, rice or pasta dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants

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Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat', Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

  • Winner of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary'
  • Unique long-flowering period for a Hardy Geranium

A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").


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Geranium 'Rozanne gets our vote for RHS 'Plant of the Centenary'

 

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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

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Foxglove 'Dalmatian Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis 'Dalmatian Mixed' looks magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders - but thanks to their uniform branching habit, these statuesque foxgloves make fabulous annual bedding too! These short lived perennials will happily seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to their nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' (Large Plant)

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 3 litre potted lobelia plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lobelia plants

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    • 2 x 3 litre potted lobelia plants

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Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow' (Large Plant)

Grown for its extraordinary foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow' forms a dense mat of multicoloured groundcover. The rounded leaves are streaked and spotted with bronze, yellow, pink and cream, brightening even the shadiest corner of the garden. In early summer, the blue flower spikes of Bugle attract bees and pollinating insects. This low growing evergreen perennial has a reputation for being tough and resilient, spreading through the front of borders, rockeries and woodland areas with ease. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 9cm potted ajuga plant

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    • 2 x 9cm potted ajuga plants

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    • £11.99

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Large Plant)

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Spice up your summer patio pots with Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Naturally bushy plants boast eye-catching flower spikes with open-mouthed, bicolour blooms. In particularly hot weather look out for individual flowers in solid red or solid white. The aromatic foliage has a fine blackcurrant fragrance that only adds to its charm. This showy ornamental sage is perfect for cottage garden borders and containers, or incorporated into bedding schemes for a vibrant summer display. Although perennial, this half hardy Salvia will appreciate some protection from winter weather. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 2 x 2 litre potted salvia plants

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    • £16.99

Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' (Large Plant)

Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' is a cottage garden classic. Rose-pink blooms, with outer petals softly tinted in purple, will revive fading borders right through to early autumn. Each solitary flower is held aloft on slender upright stems that make wonderful cut flowers. This well known variety of Japanese Anemone is particularly free flowering, giving a reliable display year after year. The dark green foliage forms an attractive clump that will easily fill a gap in your herbaceous border. A quintessential cottage garden plant which is always popular with pollinating insects. This cultivar also holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 40cm (39").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted anemone plant

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    • 2 x 2 litre potted anemone plants

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    • £19.99

Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 verbena plug plants

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Agastache 'Summer Glow' (Large Plant)

This fantastic perennial is one of the best slug-proof plants for your garden. Slugs and snails dislike the felted, minty-fragranced foliage, so plants are left completely untouched.

Agastache are compact, evergreen plants, with colour-changing flowers, which are loved by bees and butterflies. Agastache plants are also very drought tolerant, and are can be grown in the border or patio pots. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Culinary note: Add both flowers and leaves to cakes or whipping cream for a hint of anise flavour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted agastache plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted agastache plants

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    • £16.99

Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane' (Large Plant)

Gaura is a welcome addition to a mixed perennial border. The wiry, informal plants will fill gaps quickly and easily, with flowers from May to September, that's 5 months of summer colour!

Gaura 'Rosyjane' is a breeding breakthrough, with large flowers, pure white and edged in candy pink. A star of the Chelsea Flower Show, and a real treat for your cottage garden border! Quick to establish and form clumps. Height and Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted gaura plant

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    • 2 x 2 litre potted gaura plants

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    • £16.99

Sedum 'Matrona' (Large Plant)

Sedum telephium

Sedum will attract butterflies to the garden in their droves. Sedum plants are long-lasting, hardy and drought tolerant. Sedum 'Matrona' forms a clump of foliage, with a unique bronze tinge, contrasting beautifully with its pink autumn blooms.

Sedum will thrive in hot, sunny borders, and are ideal for beginners. Their autumn flowering period is welcomed, bringing new colour to the garden as summer bedding dipslays fade away! Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted sedum plant

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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted sedum plants

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    • £19.99

Ajuga reptans 'Party Colour' (Large Plant)

Bugle is an easy to grow, evergreen carpeting plant, which can be grown in awkward, shady corners. Plants are entirely maintenance-free, and have pretty foliage and spikes of electric-blue flowers in summer.

Ajuga 'Party Colors' has distinctive, multi-coloured foliage, which gives all year round interest in the garden. Bugle plants are the perfect choice for shady corners of the garden, whether moist or dry, and the thick carpet of growth will help to stop weeds coming through. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread up to 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99