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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 'Munstead' - This neat, compact variety of English lavender bears masses of dark purple-blue flower spikes. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Echinacea 'Primadonna' - Beautiful pink daisy flowers with petals that radiate outwards instead of downwards. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Coreopsis 'Presto' - Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • 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").
  • Leucanthemum x superbum 'White Knight' - Pure white single flowers are produced in constant supply throughout summer.
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    • 72 perennial plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • SAVE £51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • New in 2015

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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted verbena plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Perennial Ground Cover Collection

  • New in 2015

Our ground cover collection of hardy herbaceous perennials brings so many benefits, which all lead to one thing: low maintenance gardening. We've selected some of our best low-growing perennials to offer a range of planting solutions. Use them as front of border plants in large sunny borders or set them in dappled shade as underplanting to trees and shrubs. You can even try them in pots and use your new perennial containers alongside seasonal pots. Every plant in the mix offers a controlled spreading habit, helping to quickly fill borders, cover soils and prevent weeds taking hold. And less weeding leads to more time spent enjoying your garden!


  • Perennial Ground Cover Collection comprises:
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - A spring flowering, cushion-like perennial.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Dense cushions of bright green foliage produce spherical flower heads set atop sturdy upright stems.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage that makes stunning ground cover.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - Cushion-like plants, which are smothered in violet-blue flowers through the summer months.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
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    • 6 Powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

Aubrieta 'Royal Mixed'

Aubretia

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These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage. Aubretia 'Royal Mixed' produces masses of colourful flowers in spring that will brighten rockeries, spill from containers and creep through cracks in walls and paving. Height: 10cm (4"); spread 60cm (24").
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    • 36 aubretia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 72 aubretia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Delphinium 'New Millennium Dwarf Mixed'

  • New in 2015
We source our delphinium stocks from the best breeder in the world to guarantee top performance from our plants in your garden. WThe towering flower spires that make delphiniums a must-have garden perennial, can require sturdy staking to prevent them flopping under wind and rain. We're looking to change that with Delphinium 'New Millennium Juniors Mixed'. The sturdy upright stems don't need any staking or support, but give the same cottage garden feel as traditional varieties. From the world famous breeding of Terry Dowdeswell in New Zealand, these shorter, sturdier plants have been bred to perfection, with clear colours, evenly spaced florets, long flowering and high disease resistance. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 12 verbena plug plants

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    • £7.99
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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 2015
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    • £5.99

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisies. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' - A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye.
  • Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' - Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun.
  • Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum - Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage.
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    • 9 osteospermum jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Lewisia 'Safira Collection'

  • New in 2015
This collection of hardy lewisia plants offers a unique colour mix and the longest flowering season we've seen - continuous colour from March to November! We've saved the stripes and picotees for other mixes in our range, to bring you a classy colour collection for use in sunny borders, rock gardens and patio containers. This low growing hardy perennial is covered in masses of starry blooms as soon as spring gets going, and continues to perform right through to late autumn. This sun-loving perennial copes well with our cooler temperatures, but benefits being sheltered from winter rains. Lewisia Safira Collection offer superb performance for very little effort! Height and spread 30cm (12").
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £24.99

Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

These tough little rock roses are hardy, drought tolerant and trouble-free, producing glorious colour from late spring to midsummer. If pruned after flowering, they'll even reward you with a second flush of blooms in late summer! The nectar-rich flowers, set against a backdrop of silvery, semi-evergreen foliage, are loved by bees and other insects. This helianthemum collection makes excellent groundcover or a versatile addition to rockeries or hot, dry borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Mohr' - Orange, saucer shaped flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'Pink Angel' - An abundance of delicate double, pink flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'The Bride' - A pretty, white rock rose with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' - Bright, primrose yellow blooms with golden egg-yolk centres.
  • Helianthemum 'Peachy Keen' - New peach bloomed variety 'Peachy Keen' has an overwhelming amount of petals, further boosting the effect in your garden!
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    • 5 helianthemum jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 10 helianthemum jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Shasta Daisy 'White Knight'

Leucanthemum x superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum 'White Knight'

Perfect in their simplicity, the pure white single flowers of this compact Shasta daisy are produced in constant supply throughout summer. Closely related to the chrysanthemum, Leucanthemum x superbum 'White Knight' is at its best when planted in drifts for a big impact. This beautiful perennial blends effortlessly with almost any planting scheme, and its brilliant white daisies are excellent for cutting for an elegant display indoors. Height: 55cm (22") Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 Shasta Daisy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99

Iris sibirica Collection

  • New in 2015

The breeding behind our unique iris collection brings more grace and beauty to this cottage garden favourite than ever before. Four exclusive varieties, all enhanced with crested double iris flowers for extra elegance and a frenzy of summer colour in your borders. Each flower has in excess of 20 petals, bringing a rose-like appearance to the luxuriant blooms. Iris sibirica Collection are tough performers, equally at home in moist, boggy soils and dry areas, and will enhance any garden border, especially mixed with other flower hardy perennials. Lush grass-like foliage makes for a good seasonal border filler. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 35cm (14").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Imperial Opal' - Translucent lavender-pink blooms with light edging and white throat.
  • Iris 'Pink Parfait' - Soft lavender-pink blooms with lighter edging. A yellow centre with white halo can be seen as flowers open fully.
  • Iris 'Concord Crush' - Rich violet-blue blooms with gold and white central blaze.
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    • 3 bare root iris plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £12.99