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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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Polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo® Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Primula, Oxlip

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  • T&M Recommends
  • Polyanthus are a majestic spring container choice

Give your garden a dose of springtime magic and banish the winter gloom. Polyanthus 'Crescendo®' paints a rainbow of colour with its large blooms in bright colours making bold splashes in pots, window boxes and borders.The flowers are long-lasting, fragrant and produced in abundance upon strong stems which are held above neat rosettes of foliage. With excellent winter hardiness and superior disease resistance, you can expect repeat performances year after year. By far the best bedding polyanthus available.

 

Culinary note: Primula flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £9.99 £6.99
    • 72 polyanthus plug plants

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Primrose 'Planets Mixed'

Primula

  • Distinctive new colours
Freshen up tired spring borders with these exciting new Primulas! Each shapely flower of Primrose 'Planets Mixed' has a contrasting inner ring of colour that makes them really stand out from crowd. This unique feature has never been seen before in Primroses - so it's sure to attract attention. Grow them along path edges or in prominent patio containers where they can really be appreciated. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 12 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 24 primrose plug plants

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    • £17.98 £12.99
    • 48 primrose plug plants

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    • £35.96 £18.99

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' (Large Plant)

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' is an unusual garden plant, which is often admired. Plants may look delicate, but they're quite robust, and enjoy our cool English summers. Flowering can often persist from late spring into the middle of summer.

Corydalis plants will effortlessly form clumps in borders, rockeries and shady corners. The foliage is ferny and purple, tinged with red. The accompanying flowers are tubular and in a dashing shade of bottle blue. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted corydalis plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted corydalis plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate' (Large Plant)

Digitalis parviflora

Rich chocolate coloured flowers tightly fill the slender flower spikes of this superb Foxglove. Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' is a rarely seen variety with glossy foliage that complements the unusual blooms. Native to Spain, this Foxglove is surprising hardy and enjoys a lightly shaded position in the garden. The nectar rich blooms prove particularly attractive to bees, making this a useful addition to wildlife areas. Pair it with white flowered Digitalis for a particularly elegant contrast. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted digitalis plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted digitalis plants

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    • £14.99

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.

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Pachysandra terminalis (Large Plant)

Forming a dense mat of glossy evergreen leaves, Japanese Spurge is an ideal groundcover plant for growing in areas between shrubs and trees to prevent weeds from getting the chance to grow. The interesting foliage grows in rosettes of green toothed leaves which each produce a spike of small white flowers in early summer. Requiring virtually no aftercare once planted, this perennial plant can be allowed to spread wherever you let it, leaving you to enjoy your garden without having to worry about it. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 150cm (59").

 

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    • 1 x 9cm potted pachysandra plant

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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted pachysandra plants

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    • £11.99

Cyclamen hederifolium (Large Plant)

A delightful little plant producing delicate pink flowers with reflexed petals in the autumn. Often emerging after the flowers, the heart-shaped deep green leaves are patterned with silver, creating a striking marbled effect. Cyclamen hederifolium is a superb ground-cover plant in rock gardens and woodland gardens where it will self-seed freely to create carpets of foliage and flowers from autumn to spring, before the foliage dies back in summer. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 15cm (6").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted cyclamen plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted cyclamen plants

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    • £16.99

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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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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    • £16.99

Polygonatum biflorum (Large Plant)

Here's something to liven up a dark, shady corner in your garden! Solomon's Seal is a beautiful, spring-flowering perennial, which is often much admired. The arching stems look exotic, and feature pairs of droplet blooms in cream. Polygonatum biflorum plants are quick-growing and a low-maintenance choice for mixed borders. Plant Solomon's Seal amongst ferns and hellebores in a shady border for a real treat! Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted polygonatum plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted polygonatum plants

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    • £16.99

Polyanthus 'Firecracker'

Primula

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An eye-catching new Polyanthus bearing yellow blooms with a fiery orange-red edge. These long-lasting flowers are borne on strong, stout stems above rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage. Versatile and easy to grow, Polyanthus 'Firecracker' is perfect for edging borders and brightening up spring patio containers. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 12 polyanthus plug plants

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    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 24 polyanthus plug plants

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    • 48 polyanthus plug 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

Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Primula

  • 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.

We've sniffed all the polyanthus we could find to be able to make up this exclusive mix for you! Each fresh colour has a lovely, strong fragrance, to bring you a true scent of spring. From late winter, these vigorous perennials produce plenty of flowers on short, stocky stems, above neat rosettes of lush foliage. Fill all your pots and borders with Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix' for a riot of scent and colour even on the dreariest winter days! Height and spread: 25cm (10").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 polyanthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99