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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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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 '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 April 2016
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    • £71.88 £19.99

Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • The most rewarding plant for the least effort

Buttery yellow blooms with a contrasting blue eye smother this stocky little African Daisy from June to September. This early flowering variety has a compact, branching habit that is perfect for filling beds and containers, or edging sunny borders. Like all Cape Daisies, Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty' thrives in hot and sunny conditions, performing beautifully, even in difficult dry soils. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia 'Snappy' makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 gaillardia Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 10 gaillardia Postiplug plants

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    • £25.98 £19.99

Giant Geranium Collection

Pelargonium

  • The biggest geraniums you'll ever find

Enormous heads of bloom with exceptional weather resistance make these giant geraniums stand out from the rest! Raised from cuttings, these plants have increased vigour and abundant flowers that persist throughout summer if deadheaded regularly. Fantastic for creating dramatic patio displays or filling gaps in borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").


Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Geranium 'Octavia Hill' - Bold scarlet
  • Geranium 'Salmon Princess' - Delicate candy pink.
  • Geranium 'Sassa' - Dark pink.
  • Geranium 'Flower Fairy Berry' - Rich cerise pink.
  • Geranium 'Maestro Salmon' - Dark pink.
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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 15 geranium jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

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    • £19.99
    • 30 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £83.94 £29.99
    • 100 geranium jumbo plug plants - 20 of each variety

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    • £199.80 £69.99

Gerbera 'Sweet Collection' (Hardy)

Barberton Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

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  • Bigger and better winter hardy gerberas
  • Three seasons of stunning colour
Growing Gerberas outdoors was virtually inconceivable ten years ago. Now these 2nd generation hardy Gerberas can be grown year round in the border! Gerbera 'Sweet Collection' produces plenty of classic daisy blooms that are twice the size of other hardy Gerberas, and make fabulous cut flowers. Blooming reliably from June to October, these wonderful clump forming hardy perennials make a big impact in borders and patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 x 7cm potted gerbera plants (1 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £29.97 £19.99

Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Pink Peony'

Pink, Carnation

  • T&M Exclusive
  • We've put the scent back into garden carnations!

Part of the 'Scents of Summer' series, Dianthus 'Pink Peony' is the pick of the bunch. The crested magenta blooms have a deep, rich fragrance, just like the old fashioned varieties, but with modern vigour and strong garden performance which continues throughout the season. Look forward to an abundance of strong stemmed blooms from this hardy garden pink, which make superb cut flowers. Perfect for edging pathways and borders or brightening up patio containers with long lasting colour. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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

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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' (Garden Ready)

Blanket Flower

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

A blaze of summertime colour that thrives, whatever the weather! The glorious daisy flowers of Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' produce a constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. The cheery blooms persist well into autumn, and make spectacular cut flowers for an indoor display. This low maintenance, hardy perennial is trouble-free and even copes well on poor, dry soils. Perfect for containers or filling gaps at the front of sunny borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 gaillardia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

SunDiascia 'Eternal Flames'

Twinspur

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  • T&M exclusive
  • Brand new hardy diascia
This lovely South African plant produces slender spires, packed with pretty tubular blooms, over a remarkably long flowering period. Diascia 'Eternal Flames' will fill borders, beds and containers with vibrant shades of orange and pink from June to October. Although Twinspur is generally grown as an annual, it is actually perennial and hardy to -8C (18F), so it can be easily overwintered with some protection from winter weather. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 sundiascia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 9 sundiascia Postiplug plants

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    • £29.97 £14.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

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  • 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 subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • £27.98 £19.99
    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • £55.96 £24.99
    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • £139.90 £39.99

Dianthus 'Crimson Rim'

Carnation

  • At last - a new carnation with a traditional fragrance

This stunning hardy Carnation bucks the modern trend for flashy flower colours at the expense of their fragrance. Dianthus 'Crimson Rim' combines elegant pristine white blooms with a stylish raspberry edge and a wonderful rich clove fragrance. This clump forming perennial is undemanding and well behaved making it perfect for the front of borders. And with a such a free flowering habit you'll have plenty of stems to spare for a vase indoors. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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

 

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    • 5 dianthus jumbo plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 10 dianthus jumbo plug plants

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    • £17.99
    • 20 dianthus jumbo plug plants

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    • £47.96 £24.99

Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 verbena plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 12 verbena plug plants

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    • £7.99
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Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Collection'

Pink, Carnation

  • T&M Exclusive

Immerse your senses in Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Mixed'! We've hand selected a range of modern dianthus plants to offer bright colours, strong garden performance and multi-flowering stems, while retaining the vintage spicy fragrance of garden pinks. The extreme flower power of these hardy perennials means you'll enjoy 100s of cut flower blooms through the summer, every year, with plenty left on the plants to keep them looking good in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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

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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 20 dianthus Postiplug plants

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    • SAVE £14.97  
    • £39.96 £24.99