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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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Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • £12.99
    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' (Large Plant)

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' is an excellent plant for creating a carpet of green beneath trees and shrubs. Plants are mat-forming, and excellent at stopping weeds from taking hold. The evergreen foliage is textured, decorative and plays host to spikes of misty white flowers from early summer.

Easy to grow ground cover for awkward, shady borders, Pachysandra is the perfect choice for low-maintenance gardening. Plants stay low at just 15cm (6") and are ideal for small, oddly-shaped areas, edgings or patio containers. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: up to 1m (39").

 

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Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' (Large Plant)

The striking black bonnets of Aquilegia 'William Guiness' make a superb contrast with the white corolla. The exquisite blooms of this classic cottage garden perennial are carried on wiry stems, set above pretty ferny foliage. This hardy Columbine is perfect for en masse in borders and shady woodland edges, and makes an attractive cut flower for a vase indoors. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch' (Large Plant)

Leucanthemum × superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Shasta Daisy

This exciting modern cultivar is the most yellow Leucanthemum to date. The semi double blooms of Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch' open a bright lemon colour that slowly fades to pale ivory as the blooms age. This compact variety is well branched and bushy, flowering for weeks from late spring onwards and attracting bees and butterflies to its nectar rich blooms. This reliable hardy perennial is undemanding and easy to grow in borders and wildlife areas. It also makes a lovely cut flower. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 2 x 2 litre potted leucanthemum plants

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Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

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Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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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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    • 2 x 1 litre potted digitalis 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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    • 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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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

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Campanula lactiflora 'Dwarf Pink' (Large Plant)

The Milky Bellflower has long been a cottage garden favourite. This pretty cultivar bears a profusion of rose-pink, star shaped flowers from May to August which provide a valuable source of nectar for bees and other pollinators. Although not as small as its name might suggest, Campanula lactiflora 'Dwarf Pink' is certainly more compact than the rest of its species, maintaining a neat habit in garden borders. This hardy perennial is quick to flower and perfect for filling gaps in herbaceous borders. The blooms make an attractive cut flower too. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted campanula plants

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Acanthus spinosus (Large Plant)

Acanthus spinosus is robust, architectural plant with exotic-looking foliage and erect spikes of equally exotic blooms. They may look tropical, but Acanthus is fully hardy in the UK, and enjoys sun or shade on a well-drained soil, is very drought tolerant and can tolerate exposed conditions.

Acanthus are also known as Bear's Breech, they make an excellent herbaceous perennial for mixed borders, growing up to 1.2m (3.9') and filling gaps easily. The spiny, purple-tinged flowers appear from late spring to summer. An easy to maintain border plant that comes back year after year. Height: 1.2m (3.9'). Spread: 1m (39").

 

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Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Sweet William

  • 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.


Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus 'Mixed' carries its large clusters of flowers upon short, compact plants that make superb bedding. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 25cm (10").


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 dianthus garden ready plants

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    • £14.99