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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.



We have found 28 products.
 

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' (Large Plant)

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' is an excellent plant for creating a carpet of green beneath trees and shrubs. Plants are mat-forming, and excellent at stopping weeds from taking hold. The evergreen foliage is textured, decorative and plays host to spikes of misty white flowers from early summer.

Easy to grow ground cover for awkward, shady borders, Pachysandra is the perfect choice for low-maintenance gardening. Plants stay low at just 15cm (6") and are ideal for small, oddly-shaped areas, edgings or patio containers. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: up to 1m (39").

 

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    • 1 x 9cm potted pachysandra plant

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    • 2 x 9cm potted pachysandra plants

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    • £16.99
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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

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  • 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 2017
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

Polygonatum biflorum (Large Plant)

Here's something to liven up a dark, shady corner in your garden! Solomon's Seal is a beautiful, spring-flowering perennial, which is often much admired. The arching stems look exotic, and feature pairs of droplet blooms in cream. Polygonatum biflorum plants are quick-growing and a low-maintenance choice for mixed borders. Plant Solomon's Seal amongst ferns and hellebores in a shady border for a real treat! Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted polygonatum plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted polygonatum plants

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    • £16.99

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

Vinca 'Collection'

Periwinkle 'Collection'

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants you'll find, flowering relentlessly throughout the summer months in lovely shades of purple, pink and white. This vigorous low growing shrub thrives in virtually any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners. The clump forming stems provide evergreen dark green and variegated foliage that makes useful, weed suppressing ground cover. This colourful collection of Vinca major are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows.
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  • Vinca major 'Variegata' - Sky blue flowers set against variegated foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' - Deep plummy purple flowers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
  • Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' - Profuse white flowers, carried on compact plants. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
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    • 6 vinca jumbo plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £24.99

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 complemented 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 2 litre potted brunnera plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted brunnera plants

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    • £19.99

Hypericum calycinum (Large Plant)

St. John's Wort, Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon is a well-known shrub up and down the UK, thanks to its low-growing, ground covering habit, needing virtually no maintenance. Once established, Hypericum calycinum will grow almost anywhere from fertile, moist soil to poor, dry conditions, plants will even thrive in deep shade! The large, daffodil-yellow flowers of Rose of Sharon carry a central powder-puff of anthers from summer to autumn. Hypericum is a versatile shrub, which makes excellent spreading, landscape-style ground cover for borders and woodland areas. Plants can also be trimmed into an attractive low hedge. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 150cm (59").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hypericum plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hypericum plants

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    • £14.99

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

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted vinca minor plants

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    • £16.99

Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' (Large Plant)

Lungwort

Lungwort is a low growing hardy perennial which has long been a favourite in cottage gardens. Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' is a delightful variety with slender, silver spotted foliage. From March to May, clusters of raspberry pink blooms appear above the leaves, and slowly mature through purple to light mauve creating an intriguing tricolour effect. A superb choice for attracting pollinating insects to wildlife areas and creating spreading clumps of groundcover in the shade of trees and shrubs. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted pulmonaria plant

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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted pulmonaria plants

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    • £18.99

Geranium himalayense (Large Plant)

Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Cranesbills are well known as superb ground cover plants, but this one is especially useful, tolerating shady spots particularly well. The lobed foliage forms a pretty backdrop to its purple-blue flowers, which are borne in a main flush during early summer, and then sporadically right through to autumn. As autumn approaches Geranium himalayense gives a final display of vibrant red foliage. This hardy perennial is a stalwart of cottage gardens and perfect for filling out gaps in the front of herbaceuous borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted geranium plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted geranium plants

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    • £14.99