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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 34 products.
 

Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double'

Geranium himalayense 'Plenum', Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade. A mass of double purple-pink blooms stand above the delicately serrated foliage which turns to shades of burnt red and orange in autumn. Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' will quickly blend with other herbaceous perennials to create colourful groundcover and looks equally attractive in herbaceous borders and shady woodland gardens. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 bare root geranium plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £12.99

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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Sprays of delicate, tiny flowers float on wiry stems above neat mounds of vibrant foliage. Prized for their colourful leaves, these versatile semi-evergreen perennials make excellent drifts of ground cover, adding a distinctive splash of colour to the front of borders, or even brightening winter containers. Their airy blooms attract bees and are also useful as cut flowers. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 3 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99 £6.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99 £11.99

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 September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £24.99

Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

Hardy Ice Plant

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  • Vigorous ground cover, even in the driest of soils

Unique, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers of Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed' create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades that will stop you in your tracks. Fantastic for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 5 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delosperma jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99 £11.99
    • 20 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99 £16.99

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
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    • £17.98 £12.99

Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant)

Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

  • New in 2015
Charming rose-pink, heart shaped flowers dangle enticingly from elegant arching stems, giving this plant its common name of Bleeding Heart. This beautiful spring flowering perennial is one of the earliest to bloom each year, often continuing into early summer. The finely-cut foliage forms attractive clumps that increase year after year, at a slow but steady rate. This graceful hardy perennial enjoys a reliably moist soil, making it ideal for damp woodland areas as well as cottage garden borders. Dicentra spectabilis holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance and makes a worthy addition to any Spring garden. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted dicentra plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted dicentra plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

Rose Lily Grass

Rhodohypoxis

Dainty, jasmine-like flowers in two shades of pink erupt in profusion above short clumps of lance-shaped foliage in late spring, followed by flushes of flowers throughout the summer. Giving a long-lasting display throughout the summer months, these starry gems also have a delicate sweet fragrance. Each Rose Lily Grass plug plant contains more than one bulblet for prolific flowering in borders, rock gardens and containers. Although fully hardy, Rhodohypoxis will need protection from winter wet. Height and spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99 £11.99
    • 3 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99 £16.99

Iris 'Edith Wolford'

  • New in 2015
This German-bred Bearded Iris has proven bullet proof in our UK growing trials, we can't sing its praises enough. Not only does it produce a unique harmonious combination of bicolour blue and yellow blooms, you'll enjoy up to nine buds per stem on this hardy perennial. And just when you think this stunning iris has done its thing for the season it will reward you with a second wave of blooms later in the summer. Stem numbers increase year on year as the plants fill out. Great for getting that cottage garden look in your borders. Height 75cm (30"). Spread 40cm (16").
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    • 3 bare root iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 bare root iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

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").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted salvia plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted salvia plants

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    • £16.99
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Delphinium 'Black Knight' (Large Plant)

Pacific Hybrid

An absolute cottage garden classic. Plant Delphiniums in bold clumps for back-of-the-border impact. Delphinium 'Black Knight' is an extra special variety with some of the deepest indigo-blue flowers, each with a black eye.

The sight of Delphiniums in a garden is simply divine. They flower from early summer, and will often flower twice. The plants are architectural and handsome, you certainly won't regret planting these handsome perennials! Height: 1.7m (5.5'). Spread: 75cm (29").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted delphinium plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted delphinium plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Agapanthus 'Arctic Star' (Large Plant)

African Lily

Large umbels of white, trumpet shaped flowers make an elegant display in summer borders and patio containers. Agapanthus 'Arctic Star' blooms from July to September above clumps of linear grey-green, semi evergreen foliage. The sturdy, upright stems of this African Lily are ideal for cutting for summer bouquets. This hardy perennial is tough and resilient, forming superb, low maintenance ground cover when planted en masse. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted agapanthus plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted agapanthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £27.99

Campanula 'Mixed'

Bellflower

  • Exclusive collection
A robust mix of Campanula plants bearing semi-double, cup-shaped blooms in shades of white, purple and blue. These pretty flowers are borne in abundance on tall, slender stems from May to July, making a wonderful addition to the middle of perennial borders. Campanula 'Mixed' is ideal for creating drifts of summer colour in cottage garden borders where it will return year after year. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 x 7cm potted campanula plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 6 x 7cm potted campanula plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £39.98 £24.99