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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.



We have found 49 products.
 

Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia 'Snappy' makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £8.99 £6.99
    • 10 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99 £9.99

Nepeta 'Patchwork Mixed' (Garden Ready)

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

A new twist on a classic cottage garden plant! Nepeta 'Patchwork Mixed' has neat, compact growth that makes it perfect for summer bedding and patio pots. Catmint is well loved by gardeners and their cats for its sweet, pungent aroma and hazy pink and blue flowers. This hardy little perennial has a loose, relaxed habit that makes it perfect for creating soft, informal displays. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 nepeta garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £5.99

Foxglove 'Dalmation 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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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 48 foxglove plug plants

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    • £19.99
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Penstemon 'Ice Cream Collection'

Including three fantastic varieties, these popular hardy perennials deserve a prime spot in the garden. Eyecatching tubular flowers appear in summer above a flush of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. The long-lasting blooms of Penstemon 'Ice Cream Collection' continue well into autumn, long after other plants have run out of steam. Undemanding and easy to grow, Penstemons tolerate almost any position in the garden, regardless of rain or drought, and even resist slug damage. What more could you ask of a plant? Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Penstemon 'Blackberry' - Luxurious, rich purple, tubular blooms.
  • Penstemon 'Juicy Grape' - Wide trumpet shaped flowers in a fruity shade of purple.
  • Penstemon 'Strawberries & Cream' - White trumpet shaped flowers with delicately speckled pink throats.
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    • 9 penstemon jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £12.98  
    • £27.97 £16.99

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat'

  • 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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £9.98  
    • £19.99

Nepeta 'Patchwork Mixed'

Catmint

  • Splashes of colour, perennial too!
A new twist on a classic cottage garden plant! Nepeta 'Patchwork Mixed' has neat, compact growth that makes it perfect for summer bedding and patio pots. Catmint is well loved by gardeners and their cats for its sweet, pungent aroma and hazy pink and blue flowers. This hardy little perennial has a loose, relaxed habit that makes it perfect for creating soft, informal displays. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 24 nepeta plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 48 nepeta plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £17.99

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

Blanket Flower

A blaze of summertime colour that thrives, whatever the weather! The glorious daisy flowers of Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' produce a constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. The cheery blooms persist well into autumn, and make spectacular cut flowers for an indoor display. This low maintenance, hardy perennial is trouble-free and even copes well on poor, dry soils. Perfect for containers or filling gaps at the front of sunny borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 24 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 48 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

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.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Poppy 'Royal Wedding' (Large Plant)

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

The Oriental Poppy is perfect for cottage gardens, and are best planted together in clumps for the full effect. Poppy 'Royal Wedding' is the pick of the bunch, with glistening white petals and a dark centre to each bloom. Bees and butterflies love the nectar-rich flowers. Oriental Poppies are easy to grow, hardy perennial plants for a sunny border in the garden. Plants are clump-forming, tough and produce over-sized flowers in early summer each year, followed by attractive seedheads. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 8cm potted poppy plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted poppy plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99

Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' (Large Plant)

Salvia are effortless, hardy plants for mixed borders. Salvia nemorosa ‘Marcus’ is a particularly special selection, with deep indigo flower spikes above clumps of aromatic foliage, the blooms coming in such density that they create a solid block of colour.

Salvia plants are deer resistant, rabbit resistant, and will attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Salvia ‘Marcus’ is short, neat and will make a strong feature towards the front of cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Trimming the plants in midsummer will encourage even more flowers! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

The 'must-have' Himalayan Blue Poppy' has a rival in this exquisite cultivated form. Bright violet-purple, almost shimmering flowers, with the merest hint of red, make a stunning addition planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual perennial before. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Hensol Violet' is so named for its origins from Hensol House, Scotland, where it was discovered by Lady Henderson. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted meconopsis plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted meconopsis plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £17.98