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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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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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    • 3 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

Echinacea 'Papallo Collection'

Instantly recognisable, Echinacea’s have always been a firm favourite for summertime perennial borders. The bright and cheerful colours of coneflowers not only look spectacular in drifts, they are also a great attraction for bees and butterflies, making them perfect for a wildlife garden too! Height 50cm (20").

Your Echinacea 'Papallo Collection' will be made of several varieties from those listed below and can be planted out or potted up immediately on delivery for strong establishment in the garden ahead of winter.

  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Compact White’ - purest white petals perfectly surround the central cone on this compact growing variety, ideal for beds and containers alike.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Compact Pink’ - The classic colour, deep pink blooms produced on compact plants that are perfect for growing in containers as well as flower beds and borders.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Semi-Double Pink’ - a gorgeous variety that combines the features of Echinacea but with a lovely semi double flower, the centres being deeper pink frills with surrounding paler, larger petals to accent them.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Semi-Double White’ - a really stunning variety; feathery outer petals of pristine white form a delicate frame for the masses of creamy-yellow central blooms that cover the central cone, an eye catching addition to any collection.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Classic Rose’ - Delicately pale pink petals and an almost golden central cone add a touch of elegance to your summer borders. A delight to behold as a cut flower too!

  • Varieties included may differ from those illustrated.

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    • 5 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 20 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £24.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
  • Flowers late spring
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
Groundcover needn't be dull! Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses – underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. If you're tired of your lawn, why not replace it with a sea of seasonal colour. This collection comes into its own in March to May, bridging the colour gap between winter and summer bedding. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99
    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE *£30.97  
    • £55.96 £24.99
    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE *£99.91  
    • £139.90 £39.99

Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

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Fill your beds and borders with this bargain collection of herbaceous perennials. Perennial plants bloom year after year, and many can also be cut and brought into the house for beautiful flower arrangements. Height: Up to 1m (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Please note, when you receive your plants, the green plastic tray is embossed with letters underneath each row of plants - these letters correspond to the list supplied with your plants so that you can identify them.


  • Collection includes;

  • Lavender 'Hidcote' - This classic English lavender plant has an attractive grey-green fragrant foliage and will display stunning violet-blue compact spikes.
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.
  • Echinacea 'Pink Parasol' - Pink Parasol has stunning, large, deep purplish-pink blooms, with contrasting orange cones standing proudly above strong stems.
  • Verbena Bonariensis - Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' - Blue pincushion flowers attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Aquilegia 'Swan' Mixed - An abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, large scarlet blooms are borne over a long period in summer. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
  • Carnation 'Ever-blooming Mixed' (Hardy) - Richly fragrant blooms that are ideal for cutting. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
  • Armeria 'Mixed' - Long flowering plants with unusual ball shaped flower heads on thin wiry stems. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' - Excellent for adding structure and presence to the back of borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise' - Golden yellow, semi double flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Height: 45cm.
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    • 72 perennial plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE *£51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

Iberis sempervirens (Large Plant)

Sprays of white, fragrant blooms smother the evergreen foliage of this Candytuft. Iberis sempervirens thrives in poor soils making this RHS AGM variety particularly useful for ground cover in rockeries and on top of walls. This shrubby perennial is equally at home in the front of borders where it will attract beneficial insects to its scented flowers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted iberis plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted iberis plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £14.99

Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea

Hollyhocks are classic cottage garden perennials. They provide spires of ruffled, pompom blooms, which are excellent for adding colour and height to summer borders. Plant Hollyhock 'Pleniflora' at the back of borders where their striking blooms will tower over lower growing plants. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £16.99

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").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £14.99

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").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 2 litre potted leucanthemum plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted leucanthemum plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £19.99

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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted verbena plant

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    • £7.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

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    • SAVE *£2.99  
    • £15.98 £12.99
    • Out of stock

Dianthus 'Perfumed Pinks' Collection

Carnation, Pink

Enjoy a garden filled with fragrance and colour this summer with this wonderful Perfumed Pinks Collection . Mounds of silver-green foliage produce an abundance of perfumed dianthus flowers. Perfect for borders and containers, or for cutting for a vase indoors. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Supplied as jumbo plugs.

  • Collection comprises:
  • Dianthus 'Cosmic Pink Swirl' - Pink and white petals with an almost shimmering effect.
  • Dianthus 'Cranmere Pool' - Palest pink petals with a touch of red deep within the ruffled centres.
  • Dianthus 'Doris' - Soft pastel pink blooms with a lovely fragrance.
  • Dianthus 'Letitia Wyatt'- Delicate baby pink blooms.
  • Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite' (x 5) - A popular and well known variety with pretty picotee edges.
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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 dianthus postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 20 dianthus postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

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: 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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £16.99

Daylily 'Stella in Red' (Large Plant)

Hemerocallis

They always say daylilies are un-killable, and we think that's quite accurate; plants are hardy, very tough, will grow in most positions, producing lily-like flowers. Daylily 'Stella in Red' has ruby-red, gently fragrant flowers, which last a day each, but are borne on compact, grassy plants all through the summer. Plant up Hemerocallis plants into mixed garden borders or large pots. Daylilies are ideal for beginners and smaller gardens, are rabbit resistant, and last many years. Height: 30cm (12") and Spread: 45cm (18").

Culinary note: Try day lily petals in salads, soups or cooked and served as a vegetable. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted Daylily plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted Daylily plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £16.99