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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 19 products.
 

Heteropappus meyendorfii

Blue Chrysanthemum

  • Hundreds of electric blue blooms
Like a little blue Chrysanthemum, this fabulous plant produces an abundance of blooms from late summer, and continues throughout autumn. Heteropappus meyendorfii is a colourful, late flowering half hardy perennial with a lovely spreading habit. This pretty little daisy is perfect for filling gaps in containers and late summer borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 10 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £17.98 £12.99

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"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £21.99

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Large Plant)

Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' is a tough and resilient hardy perennial, thriving in shade on almost any soil. This vigorous dead nettle will form a carpet of sparkling silver foliage with deep green margins. From April through to midsummer the clusters of salmon pink flowers provide a rich supply of nectar for pollinating insects. A first-class ground cover plant for a shaded spot - perfect for creeping through woodlands, wildlife gardens, rockeries or borders. Height: 10cm (8"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted lamium plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lamium plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

Hosta fortunei 'Albomarginata' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hosta are one of the best shade-loving plants, thriving in moist, damp, dark areas, but also coping well with dry shade. The bold, colourful foliage is robust and weatherproof. Plants are quick-growing, clump-forming and are maintenance-free.

Hosta fortunei ‘Albomarginata' has particularly eye-catching leaves, which are ribbed, puckered and in edged in creamy-white. During the height of summer, a surprise display of showy, sometimes fragrant, flowers. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hostas are very useful shade-loving plants, which can thrive in moist, damp, dark borders, or difficult, dry shady borders. Plants are quick-growing, clump-forming and the bold leaves are colourful, robust and weatherproof.

Hosta fortunei ‘Aureomarginata' has ribbed leaves, in pure green and edged in golden-yellow. During the summer, purple, bell-shaped flowers appear on showy, 90cm (36") stems. Excellent ground cover for shady borders. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

This is a particularly eye-catching variety with chalky-blue foliage that retains its colour throughout the season. From July to August, the delicately scented, mauve pink flowers offer the perfect complement to the heart shaped foliage. In moist soils, this low growing hardy perennial forms dense ground cover. Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' is perfect for the front of borders, woodland planting schemes, or in the damp soil at the edge of ponds. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 100cm (39"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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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"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £21.99

Hosta 'Francee' (Large Plant)

Hosta fortunei, Plantain Lily

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Hosta undulata var. undulata (Large Plant)

Hosta 'Mediovariegata', Hosta 'Argentea Variegata', Plantain Lily

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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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Hosta 'Carnival' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hosta 'Carnival' sports dark grey-green foliage with wide pale gold margins and a rugged, furrowed texture. From June to July, stems of pale lavender flowers rise above the foliage. In time, this attractive hardy perennial will form a large spreading clump that looks superb at the front of a shaded border. Unlike some variegated forms, Hosta 'Carnival' is also sun tolerant. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 100cm (39"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £21.99

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"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £21.99

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hostas are easy to grow ground cover for shady borders or for growing on pots on shaded patios. Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans is an RHS Award of Garden Merit holder, which is strong-growing, clump-forming. Hosta plants will thrive in moist, damp, dark borders, or difficult, dry shady borders.

The Giant Blue Hosta has architectural, blue-green foliage, which is great for the shaded end of cottage garden borders. In the summer, the robust growth plays host to pale lilac, bell-shaped flowers appear on stems held above the foliage. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 120cm (48").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99