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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.



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Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder Series'

Hardy Ice Plant

  • New in 2014
  • World Exclusive
  • Giant-flowered hardy ice plants
  • Bigger blooms for extra ground cover

A marked improvement on standard Ice Plants! Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder Series' has flowers twice the normal size, and boasts some psychedelic colour combinations too. These hardy, low maintenance plants make fabulous ground cover for sunny banks and poor stony soils. Perfect for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99

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").

  • Collection includes;

  • Lavender 'Munstead' - This neat, compact variety of English lavender bears masses of dark purple-blue flower spikes. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Echinacea 'Primadonna' - Beautiful pink daisy flowers with petals that radiate outwards instead of downwards. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Coreopsis 'Presto' - Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • 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").
  • Leucanthemum x superbum 'White Knight' - Pure white single flowers are produced in constant supply throughout summer.
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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • SAVE £39.89  
    • £59.88 £19.99

Iris 'Re-Blooming Collection'

Bearded Iris

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A beautiful selection of hardy, drought tolerant bearded iris with exceptional disease and insect resistance. With the first flowers appearing in spring, and a second flush in autumn, these really are outstanding hardy perennials; perfect for summer borders. These majestic, tall bearded iris flowers have a delicate scent and make impressive cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Orange Harvest' - Rust orange flowers.
  • Iris 'Victoria Falls' - Light blue iris flowers.
  • Iris 'Cantina' - Violet blooms.
  • Iris 'Buckwheat' - Golden yellow petals.
  • Iris 'Pass the Wine' - Wine red flowers.
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    • 5 rhizomes (1 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £28.96  
    • £44.95 £15.99
    • 10 rhizomes (2 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £69.91  
    • £89.90 £19.99

Wallflower 'Dwarf Scented Mixed'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Sometimes the old methods are the best, and that’s exactly why we’ve added good, old fashioned bareroot wallflower plants to our range. Wallflower ‘Dwarf scented Mixed’ can be planted straight out into beds, containers and borders to create a fantastic tapestry of scented colour in the following spring. Tough, compact and reliable - this short lived perennial is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 20 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 40 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisies. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' - A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye.
  • Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' - Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun.
  • Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum - Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage.
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    • 9 jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

These tough little rock roses are hardy, drought tolerant and trouble-free, producing glorious colour from late spring to midsummer. If pruned after flowering, they'll even reward you with a second flush of blooms in late summer! The nectar-rich flowers, set against a backdrop of silvery, semi-evergreen foliage, are loved by bees and other insects. This helianthemum collection makes excellent groundcover or a versatile addition to rockeries or hot, dry borders. Height: 20cm (8?). Spread: 30cm (12?).
  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Mohr' ? Orange, saucer shaped flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'Pink Angel' ? An abundance of delicate double, pink flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'The Bride' ? A pretty, white rock rose with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' ? Bright, primrose yellow blooms with golden egg-yolk centres.
  • Helianthemum 'Peachy Keen' ? New peach bloomed variety 'Peachy Keen' has an overwhelming amount of petals, further boosting the effect in your garden!
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Phlox douglasii, Moss Phlox

 Customer Rating
  • Fragrant ground cover
Delicate in appearance but tough in character, these spreading evergreen perennials soften the edges of paths and grow in dry rockeries or on sunny banks and slopes. Perfect for creating colourful, weed smothering, ground cover. Height: 15cm (6?). Spread: 50cm (20?).
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox douglassi 'Red Admiral'
  • Phlox subulata 'Calvides White'
  • Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue'
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

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 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 9 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99
    • Out of stock

Wallflower 'Winter Party'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

The richly fragrant blooms of Wallflower ‘Winter Party’ create a tapestry of colour in shades of burnt orange and mauve. This evergreen erysimum hybrid has a neat, compact habit making it perfect for beds, borders and containers. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 12 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

Dierama Collection

Angel's Fishing Rod

Clusters of delicate bell shaped flowers dangle from impossibly slender stems that arch and tremble in the breeze. From July, the elegant blooms rise above clumps of slender, semi-evergreen, grass like foliage before giving way to attractive seedheads in late summer. Dierama is a truly graceful hardy perennial and makes a most beautiful addition to cottage garden borders, adding movement and fluidity to planting schemes. Often referred to as Angel’s Fishing Rod, it looks particularly attractive when overhanging water. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Dierama argyruem - Dazzling white bell shaped flowers that dangle from arching stems.
  • Dierama ‘Blackberry Bells’ - Deep purple pink blooms on wiry stems.
  • Dierama erectum - Stiffer stems filled with outward facing blooms, rather than pendulous flowers.
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    • 3 x 9cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 6 x 9cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £33.98 £24.99

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 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £18.98  
    • £35.97 £16.99

Wallflower 'Perfect Perfume Mixed'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Deeply perfumed Erysimum flowers in a vibrant range of colours! With a neat, branching habit, Wallflower ‘Perfect Perfume Mixed’ are ideal for filling your spring borders and containers. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 12 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99