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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 156 products.
 

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

  • New in 2015
  • Hardy down to -5c in the UK
Are Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for you? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! Blechnum brasiliensis 'Volcano' is an exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but sure to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselves well to growing in patio pots; and throw up huge fronds up to 70cm (28") tall. The young fronds unfurl in a bronze volcanic hue turning a shiny green as they open. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving an exotic touch to your home and garden. Despite its tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F) but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted blechnum plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £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
    • SAVE £2.99  
    • £12.99

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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Sprays of delicate, tiny flowers float on wiry stems above neat mounds of vibrant foliage. Prized for their colourful leaves, these versatile semi-evergreen perennials make excellent drifts of ground cover, adding a distinctive splash of colour to the front of borders, or even brightening winter containers. Their airy blooms attract bees and are also useful as cut flowers. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 3 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £8.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £12.99

Primrose 'Palazzo Wine'

Primula

  • New in 2015
Treat yourself to some luxury at every day prices with our latest fancy primrose. We've selected Primrose 'Palazzo Wine' F1 for its sumptuous crested blooms and sheer flower power. The burgundy ruffled blooms are complimented by an elegant silver-laced edging and are produced in profusion, creating what we are calling a one plant posie. These hardy vigorous plants make perfect colourful border fillers, adding real impact to spring displays, but this hardy Primrose comes into its own in patio containers, where you can really appreciate the opulent blooms from February right through to May. Why not set a single plant in a small pot for occasional use as a table centre piece? Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 3 primula jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 6 primula jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

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

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

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
    • Out of stock

Primrose 'Autumn Colours Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Primula

  • 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.

Winter primroses so quick to flower, you'll get a show this autumn! This quick flowering colour collection offers the longest flowering window we've ever seen among primroses. Confuse the seasons in your garden with vibrant colour from as early as September, right through to spring. Primrose 'Autumn Colours Mixed' are perfect for long lasting patio containers, hanging baskets and border edging. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 20cm (8").

 

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    • 30 primrose garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

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

Perennial Bumper Collection

  • New in 2015
Fill your beds and borders with this generous 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.

  • Collection contains one each of the following varieties:
  • Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' - Bright, golden-yellow, daisy flowers with dark button eyes.
  • Verbascum 'Banana Custard' - Strong, erect spikes packed with dazzling two-tone yellow flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet' - Ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes.
  • Achillea 'Red Berries' - Panicles of red flowers above aromatic, fern like foliage.
  • Verbena 'Buenos Aires' - A drought resistant perennial with glowing clusters of purple flowers.
  • Erigeron 'Blue Beauty' - Showy lavender blue daisies throughout the summer.
  • Hollyhock 'Halo' - A stunning cottage garden perennial for the back of the border.
  • Poppy 'Fruit Punch' - Enchanting weather resistant silky, ruffled blooms.
  • Digitalis 'Dalmatian' - Well branched, compact plants for the back of the border.
  • Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets' - Rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens.
  • Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' - Bright gold and peach tones bring instant sunshine to the front of borders.
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, scarlet red flowers rise above clumps of foliage on thin, wiry stems.
  • Agastache foeniculum - Blue flower spikes appear above silvery-green, aniseed scented foliage.
  • Monarda 'Bergamo' - Aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms that attract insects to your garden borders.
  • Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' - A beautifully scented Evening Primrose with colour-changing blooms.
  • Nepeta 'Hot Pink' - Catmint is well loved by gardeners and their cats for its sweet, pungent aroma and pretty flowers.
  • Dianthus 'Bananaberry Fizz' - Double magenta and yellow flowers on sturdy plants.
  • Salvia 'New Dimension Blue' - Violet blue flower spikes attract bees and butterflies.
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - Uniform, well-branched plants with a neat compact habit are covered with pink blooms.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - Fast growing, carefree plants with two tone daisy flowers.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage host plenty of small red flowers.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - A proliferation of soft blue flowers on compact dwarf plants.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - Tough little plants that will thrive in the poorest of soils.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Globe shaped blooms above cushions of grassy foliage.

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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    • 24 powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £24.99

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 2015
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    • £5.99

Primrose 'Alaska Improved Mixed'

Primula

  • Exclusive extra-hardy primrose mix
  • Up to 20 colours
  • Best In Class for widest primrose colour mix - click here for details
Plant a rainbow of primroses with up to 20 different colours. Primrose 'Alaska Improved Mixed' are super hardy, blooming from winter all the way through to late spring. Once established in beds, borders and containers, these easy to grow perennials will virtually look after themselves. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

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

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    • 36 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99