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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 17 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

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

Heteropappus meyendorfii

Blue Chrysanthemum

  • Hundreds of electric blue blooms
Like a little blue Chrysanthemum, this fabulous plant produces an abundance of blooms from late summer, and continues throughout autumn. Heteropappus meyendorfii is a colourful, late flowering half hardy perennial with a lovely spreading habit. This pretty little daisy is perfect for filling gaps in containers and late summer borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 10 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.98 £12.99

Actaea cordifolia (Large Plant)

Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia, Bugbane, Cohosh

Cimicifuga is an attractive border perennial with an exotic appearance. Actaea has a robust habit, and can fill a gap in the border with its fancy foliage and summer flower spikes, which are tall and imposing.

The flower spikes of Actaea are made up of many tiny florets, and these have a spicy fragrance. Cimicifuga is a long-lasting plant, surviving for many years, and is very useful for difficult situations, such as cold, wet corners of the garden. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted actaea plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted actaea plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Campanula 'Iridescent Bells'

Bellflower

  • New in 2015
Bellflowers can sometimes flower and fade all too quickly, but Campanula 'Iridescent Bells' really is quite different! This new, repeat-flowering variety will bring four months of colour to the garden from June through September - a constant mix of silky deep purple buds and mature blooms of silvery-white bells, flushed with palest purple. Don't miss the opportunity to be among the first to grow this unique perennial which will make a focal point in a container display or border planting. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 campanula jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Salvia 'Amistad' (Large Plant)

Sage

Salvia 'Amistad' is an exceptionally beautiful new variety. Exquisite rich purple flowers are carried on tall, near-black stems above a mound of lush green foliage. With regular deadheading, this magnificent hardy perennial can bloom almost continuously from May right through to October, attracting a host of bees and butterflies throughout the season. Ornamental Sage has long been a stalwart of cottage garden borders, and this one is no exception. Perfect for exotic planting schemes and wildlife gardens too. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £18.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • Unique mini Verbena for your patio
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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    • 3 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane' (Large Plant)

Gaura is a welcome addition to a mixed perennial border. The wiry, informal plants will fill gaps quickly and easily, with flowers from May to September, that's 5 months of summer colour!

Gaura ‘Rosyjane' is a breeding breakthrough, with large flowers, pure white and edged in candy pink. A star of the Chelsea Flower Show, and a real treat for your cottage garden border! Quick to establish and form clumps. Height and Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted gaura plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted gaura plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' (Large Plant)

Jacobs Ladder

An attractive cultivar of a cottage garden favourite. Clumps of delicate variegated foliage play host to stems of pretty light blue flowers in April and May. The cream edged leaves of Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' are heat tolerant and develop a lovely pink tinge when grown in full sun. Jacobs Ladder is a versatile hardy perennial that needs little maintenance and makes a pleasing companion for Hostas in shadier positions. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted polemonium plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 3 litre potted polemonium plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted polemonium plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted polemonium plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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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 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

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Spellbound' (Large Plant)

Bidens atrosanguinea, Chocolate Plant

A particularly striking Chocolate Cosmos with rich maroon daisy-like flowers and a seductive chocolate fragrance. Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Spellbound' is a choice half-hardy perennial for a sunny border, and well loved by pollinating insects. Plant it among other perennials to support its stems Ð it associates beautifully with hot fiery colours. Although perennial, the Chocolate plant is often grown as an annual in the UK, but can easily be over-wintered if grown in containers and kept in frost free conditions. Height and Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted cosmos plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted cosmos plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 2 x 2 litre potted cosmos plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Arum Lily 'Spectrum Mixed'

Zantedeschia, Calla Lily

Bring some glamour and elegance into your garden with this beautiful collection of half-hardy Calla Lilies! The brightly coloured spathes are set against a backdrop of sumptuous, silver-spotted, heart shaped leaves. These exotic looking Arum Lillies are ideal for long lasting cut flower arrangements. Over-winter the rhizhomes in a warm, dry place and you can enjoy them year after year. Bulb size 12/14. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 20cm (8"). More info
    • 5 arum lily rhizomes

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 10 arum lily rhizomes

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £25.98 £16.99