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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 21 products.
 

Astilbe x arendsii 'Look at Me'

False Goatsbeard

  • New in 2015
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").
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    • 3 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 6 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £14.99

Trollius 'Dancing Flame'

Globeflower

  • New in 2015
Add some heat to your border this autumn with Trollius 'Dancing Flame'. This Globeflower has everything you'd want from a border perennial; contained vigour, long flowering habit, care-free attitude, and years of garden performance! The glorious orange blooms just keep on coming right though early summer for 8 weeks of vibrant colour. This hardy herbaceous perennial thrives in moist soils but will cope with drought conditions once established. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted trollius plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted trollius plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

Golden Lysimachia

Lysimachia punctata, Dotted Loosestrife

  • A towering, elegant plant for the border
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 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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    • 5 golden lysimachia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 golden lysimachia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.98 £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").
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    • 3 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

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 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted mimulus plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Iris ensata 'Collection'

Japanese Iris, Iris kaempferi

Spectacular, exotic blooms are carried above narrow, strap-like foliage in summer. Iris ensata enjoy a reliably moist soil and positively thrive in bog gardens or at the margins of a pond or stream. The long stems of these low maintenance perennials also make them ideal for cutting for an eye-catching vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 4 bare root Iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 8 bare root Iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £27.98 £18.99

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 October 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £16.99

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 2015
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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 2015
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    • £19.99

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

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    • £10.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted houttuynia plants

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    • £19.99
    • Out of stock

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 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lythrum plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted pachysandra plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Astilbe japonica 'Elisabeth van Veen' (Large Plant)

False Goatsbeard

Astilbe can be the perfect choice for damp, shady corners on soil that may be waterlogged from time to time. Plants are bushy and easy to maintain. ‘Elisabeth van Veen' has beautiful, raspberry-purple plumes from early summer.

Astilbe can grow in sun as well as dappled shade, and make an excellent addition to mixed cottage garden borders, or can be grown as a patio plant for summer colour. Height: and Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99