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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 243 products.
 

Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' (Large Plant)

Fleabane

A low-growing, carpeting plant for coastal locations, or any difficult, exposed position in the garden. The lilac blooms come easily, and the Beach Aster or Fleabane as it is commonly known, looks great tumbling over a rock wall, or growing between cracks in paving.

Erigeron plants are tough and easy to establish, some may even refer to them as 'foolproof'. The Beach Aster is long-lived too, will flower right through the summer, and self-seed if you'd like it to! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted erigeron plant

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

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    • £16.99

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Large Plant)

Sea Holly, Blue Eryngo

Eryngium are handy little plants for the border, as they'll grow in many different types of soil, and the flower power of Eryngium 'Little Hobbit' is second to none!

Eryngium 'Blue Hobbit' is a unique, dwarf Eryngium, which can be grown in a patio pot. The 30cm (12") plants become top-heavy in midsummer, with sprays of nearly 100 inky-blue flowers. Height and Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted eryngium plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

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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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99

Delphinium 'Pacific Giants'

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A distinguished delphinium producing strong spikes of semi-double blooms in a dreamy blend of pink, lilac, purple, violet-blue, sky-blue and white. Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' are excellent for cutting and add structure and presence to the back of cottage garden perennial borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 6 delphinium plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • Unique mini Verbena for your patio
Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 verbena jumbo plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 6 verbena jumbo plug plants

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    • £23.98 £17.99

Geranium 'Supreme Mixed' (Pre-Planted Basket)

Pelargonium, Ivy-leaved Geranium, Ivy-leaved Pelargonium

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted baskets for easy summer-long colour. We're always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than hanging baskets which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted baskets of your favourite varieties and position them where you'll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

A kaleidoscope of vibrant pelargonium flowers fill the trailing stems of Geranium 'Supreme Mixed'. These stunning Ivy Leaf geraniums are perfect for creating long lasting hanging basket displays that won't disappoint. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Hanging basket diameter: 27cm (11in). 7.6 Litres.
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.

 

Garden ready pre-planted baskets
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    • 1 x geranium pre-planted basket

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99

Lewisia cotyledon 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 lewisia plug plants

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    • 48 lewisia plug plants

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Delphinium 'Rising Stars Mixed'

  • Best in class for delphiniums
We've given our customers the chance to get their hands on some very new, very different delphiniums from the world-famous 'New Zealand Hybrids' programme. There are far too many hybrids produced for our supplier to sell, so we've grouped our favourites into an exclusive 'Breeders Mixture', aptly named 'Rising Stars'! This exciting mix of delphinium flowers blends picotees, pastels, singles, doubles and frosted hybrids for a spectacular, towering display. You can even cut some blooms for a striking flower arrangement indoors. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 4 delphinium Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 8 delphinium Postiplug plants

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    • £23.98 £17.99

Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

A lovely mix of colourful columbines, producing an abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems. Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed' are longer flowering than many aquilegias, and left to naturalise, they will quickly fill your garden with drifts of spring colour. Perfect for cottage gardens, perennial borders and woodland gardens. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 6 aquilegia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99

Chrysanthemum 'Bumper Pack'

Subtle autumnal shades harmonise with striking, bold colours in this outstanding chrysanthemum collection. A bold combination of tall, half hardy varieties with reflexed and incurved petals, mixed with lower growing, hardy chrysanthemums that form neat mounds of colour. Savour the colourful shades of these magnificent perennials in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. Their vibrant blooms also make excellent and long lasting cut flowers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Chrysanthemum collection contains 5 plants each of:
Incurved Mixed - Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals.
Hardy Patio Mixed - Well branched plants produce rounded domes of colour.
Decorative Mixed - Backward facing petals create colourful flower heads on strong stems.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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    • 15 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

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    • £14.99
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Ageratum houstonianum 'Pincushion Mixed'

Floss Flower

  • Compact plants ideal for front of border
  • 3 distinctive colours
  • More flowers than foliage!
Here we have the ideal planting solution for the front of bedding schemes, pathway edging or paving crack filler. Ageratum plants are unsung heroes of the bedding world, producing more flower than leaf. The dwarf habit of Ageratum 'Pincushion Mixed' makes this colour collection a useful garden addition where you want to fill left over space or contain other plants in a defined border of colour. The fluffy, weather-resistant flowers, in shades of blue, pink and white are particularly attractive to butterflies. Add these long flowering bedding plants in between larger container plants for pots of colour all summer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 24 ageratum plug plants

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    • 48 ageratum plug plants

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Chrysanthemum 'Hardy Patio Mixed'

As the days shorten, these shimmering chrysanthemums come into their own. Bright colours and long-lasting blooms give a real boost to the autumn garden when many things are looking tired. This collection of hardy perennial patio Mums will reward you with rounded domes of colour from September right through until the first frosts. Superb for growing in borders and containers, and the sturdy stems make excellent cut flowers too. Our young plants are supplied as a mix of 4 named varieties. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 60cm (24").


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99