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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.



We have found 33 products.
 

Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles'

Helleborus x hybridus

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Breathtaking, double-flowered hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. Intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring, while their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour range including yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades. Height and spread: 40cm (16"). Please note: Plants are selected at random from a wide colour range.

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £18.99

Hellebore Collection

Grow one of the UK's favourite winter-flowering plants; each flower bursting with glorious colour; easy to grow and fully hardy! This Hellebore Collection produces intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles which are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring. Their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. Plants are vigorous, low-maintenance and long-lasting in sunny or difficult shady spots, representing excellent value for money. Height and spread: 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises 5 plants each of:
  • Hellebore 'Hybridizers Singles' - Elegant, single-flowered Hellebores from our hand-pollinated breeding program, with a whole range of patterns and colours including whites, creams, pinks, greens, yellows, purples and black.
  • Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles' - Breathtaking, double-flowered Hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour rangeincluding yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades.

Plants are taken from selection, and we are unable to label colours upon despatch.

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    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £18.99

Hellebore 'Hybridizers Singles'

  • Easy to grow, problem-free and will last for years
  • Fabulous early colour when the garden is dull and drab
  • Plants quickly establish and form clumps in any shady spot
Thompson & Morgan inherited the breeding successes of world renowned hellebore expert Elizabeth Strangman a few years ago. Since then, we've raised a superb range of Washfield hybrids, each with carefully perfected forms and colours. Now we're giving our customers the chance to get their hands on these elegant, single-flowered hellebores from our hand-pollinated breeding program. Helleborus 'Hybridizers Singles' are superb garden plants - and you might even get a surprise colour or two! Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £18.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Starry Eyes'

Siberian Bugloss

  • New in 2014
  • Brighten up shady areas with this super perennial
Sprays of exquisite starry white blooms with intense blue edges appear in spring, above heart shaped, green foliage. Brunnera macrophylla 'Starry Eyes' loves a moist, shady spot, but can cope well with drier conditions once established. This superb hardy perennial is resilient and quick growing, forming dense clumps that are perfect for creating useful ground cover in those tricky shady areas. Try planting this Siberian Bugloss among hardy ferns for a woodland feel or throughout the front of cottage garden borders Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 3 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • Save £24.98  
    • £44.97 £19.99

Foxglove 'Dalmation Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

  • New in 2014
Digitalis ‘Dalmation 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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £5.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Himalayan Poppy, Tibetan Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • New in 2014
  • Glorious white Himalayan poppy
Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Pure white, silky petals surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' thrives in cool, moist, shady borders and woodland gardens, making a stunning feature when planted en masse. This captivating short-lived perennial is a 'must have' in the garden! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 jumbo plug plants

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    • £12.99
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Meconopsis Duo

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Poppy

These stunning Himalayan poppies are a 'must have' in the garden! Silky petals in shades of white or blue surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis makes a captivating feature planted en masse in woodland gardens and moist, shady borders.


  • Collection comprises 4 jumbo plugs each of:
  • Meconopsis 'Lingholm' – A captivating short-lived perennial bearing spectacular, single clear blue poppy flowers, up to 10cm (4") across. Incredibly popular, this Himalayan blue poppy is ideal for moist shady borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' - Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Although often short-lived, this Meconopsis makes a stunning feature when planted en masse. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 8 jumbo plugs - 4 of each variety

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    • £31.98 £19.99
    • Out of stock

Lamium 'Mega Purple'

Dead-nettle

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  • New in 2014
The glistening silvery foliage of Lamium ‘Mega Purple’ contrasts beautifully its mauve, open mouthed blooms. This resilient Dead Nettle loves a shady spot, where it will quickly form a carpet of shimmering leaves. Flowering throughout the summer, its nectar rich blooms are a magnet for pollinating insects making it ideal for wildlife gardens, cottage garden borders and woodland areas. This easy to grow hardy perennial is practically indestructible – the perfect choice for ‘no-fuss’ ground cover. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Giant Fragrant Cowslip

Primula florindae, Tibetan Cowslip

Stiff stems carry whorls of sulphur yellow, tubular, flowers with a delicate, sweet fragrance. Once established, Giant Cowslips will naturalise to form swathes of lush, mid green foliage that makes ideal groundcover for natural planting schemes. With an RHS AGM, Primula florindae makes a superb choice for a damp, shady corner where other plants won't grow. Height: 90cm (35”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 3 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 6 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Rainbow Orchid

Epipactis 'Sabine', Helleborine

  • Hardy and easy to establish

Epipactis 'Sabine' is breathtakingly beautiful. The Rainbow Orchid's exotic blooms are reminiscent of brightly coloured birds. This hybrid form is hardier than other varieties and easy to establish, spreading freely in favourable conditions. Also known as, Helleborine, this exquisite hardy orchid is perfect for shady, moist borders and woodland planting schemes. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 25cm (10”).

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    • 2 bareroot plants

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    • £25.98 £18.99
    • Out of stock

Foxglove 'Dalmatian 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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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £15.99