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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.



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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

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' (Large Plant)

Tall spikes of deep maroon foliage topped by glowing scarlet blooms bring a welcome splash of late summer colour, when many flowers have already faded. This exotic looking, short lived perennial is ideal for filling gaps in damp borders, and looks spectacular planted beside ponds and streams. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lobelia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 3 litre potted lobelia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Gunnera manicata (Large Plant)

Chilean Rhubarb

Gunnera is the 'big daddy' of the gardening world. The giant evergreen leaves can reach 1-2 metres across, and will add the wow factor to any garden, although isn't necessarily suitable for smaller gardens!

Also affectionately known as Giant Rhubarb, Gunnera is robust, spectacular and architectural. They make great specimen plants bog gardens and waterlogged spots, the reflection in water is especially beautiful. Gunnera manicata holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit too. Height: 2.5m (8') Spread: 4m (13').

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted gunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 18 litre potted gunnera plant

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    • £52.99
    • Out of stock
    • 1 x 5 litre potted gunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £23.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 18 litre potted gunnera plants

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    • £79.99
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    • 2 x 5 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £35.99

Viola 'Teardrops' (Pre-Planted Basket)

viola

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted baskets for easy seasonal colour. We're always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier 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 colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

Viola 'Teardrops' is one of our top performing hanging basket varieties, producing cascading trails of colourful blooms to brighten up the winter garden. Flowers just keep on coming and will continue to perform well into May – Four months of colour and all you need to do is hang the baskets in place and keep them watered. Height 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready pre-planted baskets
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    • 1 viola pre-planted basket with 6 plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £14.99

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").,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 3 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £25.98 £17.99

Lysimachia punctata (Large Plant)

Loosestrife

Bring some sunshine to your borders with this resilient cottage-garden favourite. Neat clumps of tall, elegant stems with striking yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer through until early autumn. Golden Lysimachia punctata is great for difficult clay soils and shadier parts of the garden, thriving in damp borders, bog gardens or at the margins of a pond. Grow dotted loosestrife in woodland gardens or informal areas for a burst of late summer colour! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lysimachia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lysimachia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' (Large Plant)

Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolor'

Houttuynia is a robust and versatile perennial. Plants are both moisture and drought tolerant, and will thrive in almost any position from sun to dappled shade.

The heart-shaped leaves of Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' are completely unique, with splashes of green, gold and red. When crushed, the foliage emits a pungent orange fragrance. Throughout mid-summer, the spreading stems are covered in pure white flowers. Houttuynia makes excellent ground cover through borders or around boggy pond margins. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 100cm (39").

 

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted houttuynia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted houttuynia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Mimulus x cultorum 'Major Bees' (Large Plant)

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

Mimulus are low growing, bushy plants, which are easy to grow, producing many orchid-like flowers from early summer. They love a moist soil, and can cope with waterlogging and growing at the edge of ponds.

Monkey Flowers can be grown in borders or in patio containers, and will flower for longer in a shady corner. Mimulus 'Major Bees' is a distinctive cultivar with golden-yellow, spotted flowers. Height and spread: 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted mimulus plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted mimulus plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Scarlet' (Large Plant)

Lobelia x gerardii

A particularly handsome colour selection from the 'Fan' series. The narrow-petalled, scarlet flower spikes are borne on well branched plants from late summer into autumn. Dark bronze-green foliage contrasts perfectly with the vibrant blooms and provides a rather exotic feel. Generally grown as a biennial, Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Scarlet' enjoys a moist, somewhat boggy soil and looks superb planted at the edge of ponds and streams. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 23cm (9").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lobelia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Astilbe japonica 'Washington' (Large Plant)

False Goatsbeard

Astilbe are long-lived perennials, which are excellent for moist, shady corners in sun or dappled shade. 'Washington' is a particularly choice Astilbe, with pure white plumes, which appear from early summer. Plants are very rabbit resistant, and attractive to a range of different butterflies.

Astilbe are an excellent plant for cottage garden borders, or can be grown in containers for summer colour. Ensure soil is moist at all times. Height: and Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted astilbe plant

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted astilbe plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Lythrum salicaria 'Robin' (Large Plant)

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife is an easy to grow, hardy perennial for moist borders in full sun. Lythrum salicaria 'Robin' can be extremely long-flowering, with upright flower spikes from late spring to late summer.

Lythrum plants are showy and robust, with magenta pink flowers and are excellent for cottage garden borders. They offer unrivalled summer colour. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lythrum plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lythrum plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Waldsteinia ternata (Large Plant)

Siberian Waldsteinia

A groundcover semi-evergreen perennial that forms a dense mat of shiny purple-green leaves that somewhat resemble those of a strawberry. Waldsteinia ternate are shade loving plants and from early spring until late summer, small yellow saucer-shaped flowers appear. Uses vary from covering large or small areas as these plants spread steadily but are not considered invasive. Once established, Waldsteinia become drought tolerant and, if a mild winter is forecast, may remain evergreen too. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 100cm (39").

 

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    • 1 x 9cm potted waldsteinia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted waldsteinia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £11.99