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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.



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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").

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    • 5 hellebore jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 hellebore jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £18.99

Foxglove 'Dalmation 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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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 48 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Black Swan'

Helleborus × hybridus

  • T&M Exclusive
  • Grow the most prestigious Christmas Rose in your garden
Winter-flowering hellebores are true garden gems, producing luxuriant blooms when little else is in growth, let alone flower! Fresh from our unique hellebore breeding programme we have hit on the perfect form and habit with Hellebore 'Black Swan'. The sumptuously dark velvety petals, starkly contrasted by pure white stamens, are a vast improvement on older black-flowered hellebore plants. Where older types tend to face their blooms to the soil below, 'Black Swan' holds its jet-black blooms up for all to see. This classy performer deserves a place in every garden as the star attraction through winter. Height and spread: 60cm (2').
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    • 1 x 7cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £38.97 £19.99

Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'

Brunnera macrophylla, Siberian Bugloss

A statement large-leaved foliage plant for borders and large containers. This hardy perennial returns bigger and better each spring producing neat clumps of heavily silver-veined leaves for dramatic effect in the garden. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' as an underplanting to trees and shrubs or add in with your favourite border perennials for a winning mixed display. Sprays of airy sky-blue flowers on wirey stems also appear in spring to create extra seasonal interest. This low maintenance perennial plant thrives in shade but will happily perform in sunny locations too. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' in containers on the patio to add contrast to your favourite seasonal bedding plants. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36"). More info
    • 2 brunnera jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 4 brunnera jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £29.98 £24.99

Meconopsis grandis 'Lingholm'

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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A perennial wow factor for a difficult, damp shady corner. I just love the indescribable blue colour of Meconopsis blooms; once seen, never forgotten! This specially selected strain acts as a perennial too, lasting in the garden for many years. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

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 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes'

  • Unique striped blooms
You'll be familiar with blue flowering gentian plants and you've likely seen white flowered forms, but you'll be blown away by the blue and white striped flowers of Gentiana 'Royal Stripes'. This rare new variety really brings a wow factor to the genus. Look closer at the impressive blooms and you'll also see vibrant green freckling standing out on a white canvas. Whether you use these compact herbaceous perennial plants in patio pots, borders or rockery displays, the carpet of colour is sure to attract attention from friends and family as well as bees and other pollinators. In return of a little deadheading, flowers will just keep on coming from early June through to October. Ideal for dappled shade, try Gentiana ‘Royal Stripes’ under trees and shrubs for a vibrant lift to your beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10")
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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £29.98 £24.99

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: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99

Anemone hybrida 'Queen Charlotte'

Japanese Anemone, Anemone x hybrida 'Konigin Charlotte'

It's easy to overlook the late show in your garden, as you scramble to fill it with summer colour. But, these superb Japanese anemones will take the blooming relay torch from summer bedding and carry it well into the autumn. Anemone 'Queen Charlotte' is the pick of the bunch, with an extra layer of pure pink petals. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 anemone jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 anemone jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £29.96 £19.99

Actaea cordifolia (Large Plant)

Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia, Bugbane, Cohosh

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Cimicifuga is an attractive border perennial with an exotic appearance. Actaea has a robust habit, and can fill a gap in the border with its fancy foliage and summer flower spikes, which are tall and imposing.

The flower spikes of Actaea are made up of many tiny florets, and these have a spicy fragrance. Cimicifuga is a long-lasting plant, surviving for many years, and is very useful for difficult situations, such as cold, wet corners of the garden. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted actaea plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted actaea plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Large Plant)

Japanese Anemone

A classic Anemone, which is incredibly easy to grow, and gives impressive displays from late summer to autumn, coming back every year. Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'will perform best in a shady garden, and will spread quickly and easily.

Japanese Anemones are reliable garden plants, which are ideal for first time gardeners. Plants will last for years in the garden, and are very rabbit resistant. Height and Spread: 90cm (35").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted anemone plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted anemone plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted anemone plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted anemone plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Himalayan Poppy, Tibetan Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • 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 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99