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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



We have found 28 products.
 

Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'

Brunnera macrophylla

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 September 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 4 brunnera jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £24.99

Astilbe x arendsii 'Look at Me'

False Goatsbeard

Turn any dark, damp corner of the garden into a focal point with this stunning Astilbe. The bubble-gum pink flower plumes and vivid ruby-red stems of Astilbe 'Look At me' virtually shout for your attention. This easy-grow perennial will thrive in soil too wet for many garden plants, but you don't have to tuck it out of site. This star perennial is also a top performer in patio pots when kept shaded and well watered. Voted Best New Plant when launched to the industry at the 2013 European Plantarium trade fair - we now have stock to meet consumer demand for this sought after perennial plant. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 3 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 6 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £16.99

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

 Customer Rating
  • Hardy down to -5c in the UK
Are Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for you? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! Blechnum brasiliensis 'Volcano' is an exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but sure to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselves well to growing in patio pots; and throw up huge fronds up to 70cm (28") tall. The young fronds unfurl in a bronze volcanic hue turning a shiny green as they open. Over time, this fern will form a small trunk, growing to around 30cm tall in 10 years. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving an exotic touch to your home and garden. Despite its tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F) but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted blechnum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Mukdenia 'Karasuba'

Mukdenia 'karasuba'

Here's a hardy perennial you've likely never seen before! The palmate, rounded, green leaves of Mukdenia karasuba acquire a pronounced crimson red colour in the leaf tips throughout summer. But, whilst you're waiting for that fabulous summer foliage display you'll enjoy white, bell-shaped flowers on naked stems in early spring. Definitely something different for the garden! This low growing hardy perennial makes the ideal ground cover option for shady spots in the garden, where the flowers will really stand out in the gloom. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 bare root mukdenia plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 bare root mukdenia plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £16.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

Grown for it's large, heart shaped, silver leaves with a sparkling metallic sheen that will brighten the shadiest borders. In Spring, the neat clumps of foliage are complimented by delicate sprays of sky blue flowers. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is a resilient, quick growing hardy perennial, making 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: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted brunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Lesser Periwinkle

Deep plum-purple flowers appear in spring above the evergreen foliage of Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'. This attractive Lesser Periwinkle is less vigorous than its larger cousin Vinca major, making it easier to confine to its allotted space. Vinca are perfect for filling tricky spots where little else grows. Ideal for creating weed suppressing ground cover in almost any position, from sunny banks to dark, shady corners. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19"). More info
    • 1 x 8cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Astilbe japonica 'Elisabeth van Veen' (Large Plant)

False Goatsbeard

Astilbe can be the perfect choice for damp, shady corners on soil that may be waterlogged from time to time. Plants are bushy and easy to maintain. 'Elisabeth van Veen' has beautiful, raspberry-purple plumes from early summer.

Astilbe can grow in sun as well as dappled shade, and make an excellent addition to mixed cottage garden borders, or can be grown as a patio plant for summer colour. Height: and Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Lesser Periwinkle

The spreading stems of Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll' provide glossy, evergreen foliage that makes useful, weed-beating ground cover. This lovely Lesser Periwinkle flowers relentlessly from spring to autumn. The pure white blooms will brighten even the shadiest position in the garden. Vinca is ideal for tricky areas where nothing else will grow. This low growing, creeping plant will thrive in the most inhospitable of places and requires little attention or maintenance. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Large Plant)

Pulmonaria officinalis, Lungwort

Despite its unattractive common name of Lungwort, Pulmonaria is a very pretty hardy perennial for ground cover in shady corners, or beneath trees and shrubs. The foliage of Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' is felted, and mottled in white, and accompanied by striking white flowers throughout the summer. Bees love the nectar-rich blooms of Pulmonaria, and this variety is such a reliable plant that it has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Excellent for cottage gardens and woodland plantings. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Vinca major

Greater Periwinkle

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants money can buy, producing plants that flower relentlessly throughout the summer. Periwinkle is a vigorous, low growing shrub, which thrives in almost any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners.

The ground-covering stems of Vinca major provide evergreen, dark green foliage that can help to beat the weeds, with inky blue flowers from April to September! Vinca are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows. Height: 45cm (18") Spread: 75cm (30").

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    • 1 x 9cm potted vinca major plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted vinca major plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

Silvery heart-shaped leaves form dense clumps of foliage with a beautiful moonlight shimmer. Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' bears delicate sprays of bright blue flowers in late spring that make a particularly eye-catching display. This choice variety has thicker leaves than many traditional cultivars making it less prone to scorch when grown in a sunny position. For decorative ground cover, Siberian Bugloss is hard to beat, particularly in those dull, shaded corners of the garden. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted brunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £20.99

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Large Plant)

Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' is a tough and resilient hardy perennial, thriving in shade on almost any soil. This vigorous dead nettle will form a carpet of sparkling silver foliage with deep green margins. From April through to midsummer the clusters of salmon pink flowers provide a rich supply of nectar for pollinating insects. A first-class ground cover plant for a shaded spot - perfect for creeping through woodlands, wildlife gardens, rockeries or borders. Height: 10cm (8"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lamium plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lamium plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99