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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.



We have found 9 products.
 

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Phlox douglasii, Moss Phlox

  • 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 August 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £16.99

Polyanthus 'Firecracker'

Primula

An eye-catching new Polyanthus bearing yellow blooms with a fiery orange-red edge. These long-lasting flowers are borne on strong, stout stems above rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage. Versatile and easy to grow, Polyanthus 'Firecracker' is perfect for edging borders and brightening up spring patio containers. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

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

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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £8.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £12.99

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit Mixed'

Coneflower

  • New in 2014
  • The first cone flower for bedding plants
This colourful coneflower has a super branching habit that produces many more flowers per plant than other varieties. Its free flowering habit makes Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit Mixed' ideal as an unusual bedding plant. This vibrant mix contains a range of sought after colours for a really dazzling display. Like all coneflowers, these Echinacea are also ideal for growing in wildlife gardens and coastal positions. The flowers are great for cutting too! Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Save £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £39.96 £19.99

Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

  • New in 2014
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 May 2014
    • HALF PRICE  
    • £12.99 £6.49
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • HALF PRICE  
    • £16.99 £8.49

Scabious 'Blue Jeans'

Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower

An abundance of blue pincushion scabious flowers will attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. The tall, wiry stems can also be cut to create a pretty display indoors. Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' blends well among cottage garden borders, where they look particularly effective planted in large drifts. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 6 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £5.99
    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £8.99

Giant Fragrant Cowslip

Primula florindae, Tibetan Cowslip

Stiff stems carry whorls of sulphur yellow, tubular, flowers with a delicate, sweet fragrance. Once established, Giant Cowslips will naturalise to form swathes of lush, mid green foliage that makes ideal groundcover for natural planting schemes. With an RHS AGM, Primula florindae makes a superb choice for a damp, shady corner where other plants won't grow. Height: 90cm (35”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 3 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 6 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Hyacinth Orchid

Bletilla striata, Bletilla hyacinthina

Beautiful, magenta pink blooms hang from the tips of slender stems. The lovely colours, distinctive fragrance and architectural elegance of the Hyacinth Orchid add a touch of class to damp woodland borders. Although quite slow to spread, once established Bletilla striata is surprisingly easy to grow. Ideal for planting in reliably moist or boggy soils, and you can even try it in containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 2 bareroot plants

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    • £29.98 £19.99
    • Out of stock

Clematis 'Fascination'

Old Man's Beard

  • Try a different type of clematis this season
A superb non climbing, herbaceous clematis that is perfect for scrambling through shrubs, over banks and tumbling down walls. The gently scented violet purple flowers are followed by decorative seed heads for a long lasting display. Clematis 'Fascination' is particularly easy to maintain as it can be cut back to almost ground level each year. Height: 150cm (60”). Spread: 75cm (30”). Pruning group: 3.

Useful links:

How to prune a clematis

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    • 1 x 9cm potted clematis plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted clematis plants

    • Despatch:
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    • £19.98
    • Out of stock

Sunflower maximiliani

Helianthus maximiliani, Maximilian Sunflower

  • NEW for 2012

Often known as the Maximilian Sunflower, this attractive species produces masses of golden yellow, 7cm (3”) wide blooms all the way up the tall stems, which have a sweet chocolate fragrance. Perennial sunflower Helianthus maximiliani makes a stunning addition to the back of borders and a good late summer food source for both birds and butterflies. Height: 250cm (98”). Spread: 100cm (39”).


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • SAVE £3.00  
    • £11.99 £8.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • SAVE £5.00  
    • £16.99 £11.99