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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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Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • The most rewarding plant for the least effort

Buttery yellow blooms with a contrasting blue eye smother this stocky little African Daisy from June to September. This early flowering variety has a compact, branching habit that is perfect for filling beds and containers, or edging sunny borders. Like all Cape Daisies, Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty' thrives in hot and sunny conditions, performing beautifully, even in difficult dry soils. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

 Customer Rating
  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia 'Snappy' makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £25.98 £19.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Collection'

Digitalis

Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove 'Illumination Duo' won't set seed, making them incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, these hardy semi-evergreen varieties are true perennials so you can enjoy them year after year. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £29.98 £19.99

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' (Garden Ready)

Blanket Flower

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

A blaze of summertime colour that thrives, whatever the weather! The glorious daisy flowers of Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' produce a constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. The cheery blooms persist well into autumn, and make spectacular cut flowers for an indoor display. This low maintenance, hardy perennial is trouble-free and even copes well on poor, dry soils. Perfect for containers or filling gaps at the front of sunny borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 gaillardia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

 Customer Rating
  • 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 subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99
    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • SAVE £30.97  
    • £55.96 £24.99
    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £99.91  
    • £139.90 £39.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Ruby Slippers'

Digitalis x valinii

  • New colour break
  • Multi-flowering Foxgloves
  • Prennial habit

The Digitalis Illumination Series, from our very own breeding programme, has changed the world of Foxgloves; taking them from a wiry, brief-blooming biennial wildflower to a handsome, tidy yet shrubby perennial with true garden performance.

Following several outstanding colour developments, our breeding team has done it again with the creation of a brand new colour break. Digitalis 'Illumination Ruby Slippers' is the latest addition to our award winning series. This beautiful foxglove produces multiple spires of open-mouthed blooms on short stocky plants that are just as at home in a patio pot as a cottage garden border scheme. Being completely sterile, this stunning Foxglove won't set seed, making it incredibly long flowering. As the main flower spike fades, multiple sideshoots spring up to offer five months of vivid floral colour. Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous colouring and perennial habit. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18")

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Foxglove 'Dalmation Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis 'Dalmatian Mixed' looks magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders - but thanks to their uniform branching habit, these statuesque foxgloves make fabulous annual bedding too! These short lived perennials will happily seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to their nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Useful links:

Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 48 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

With its compact habit and dark purple flower spikes, this must be one of the nation's best known varieties of English lavender. The fragrant stems of Lavandula 'Hidcote' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 75cm (30").

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

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    • 6 lavander plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £5.99

Foxglove 'Sugar Plum'

Digitalis

A reworking of a cottage garden classic. Foxglove 'Sugar Plum' is an improved form of old-time favourite 'Pam's Choice'. Careful selection work has led to foxglove plants with a stronger border habit and impressive flower spikes. Each bloom now carries deeper speckling and all sit closer together on the stem for a fuller display. This biennial foxglove makes an eye-catching addition to mixed borders and formal woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 48 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

Blanket Flower

A blaze of summertime colour that thrives, whatever the weather! The glorious daisy flowers of Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' produce a constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. The cheery blooms persist well into autumn, and make spectacular cut flowers for an indoor display. This low maintenance, hardy perennial is trouble-free and even copes well on poor, dry soils. Perfect for containers or filling gaps at the front of sunny borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 24 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 48 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7  
    • £25.98 £17.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £2.99  
    • £19.98 £16.99