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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.



We have found 15 products.
 

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 jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99

SunDiascia 'Eternal Flames'

Twinspur

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  • T&M exclusive
  • Brand new hardy diascia
This lovely South African plant produces slender spires, packed with pretty tubular blooms, over a remarkably long flowering period. Diascia 'Eternal Flames' will fill borders, beds and containers with vibrant shades of orange and pink from June to October. Although Twinspur is generally grown as an annual, it is actually perennial and hardy to -8C (18F), so it can be easily overwintered with some protection from winter weather. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 9 Postiplug plants

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha'

Chocolate Cosmos, Bidens atrosanguineus

A ‘must have’ plant for gardening chocoholics! You’ll be amazed by the luxurious, velvety blooms in rich cocoa shades that even smell of chocolate. Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha' is particularly compact and much shorter than other cultivars, so the red-brown stems won’t require staking. Chocolate Plants make as fabulous container plant and associate beautifully with fiery shades in hot coloured perennial borders. Although often grown as an annual, this lovely Cosmos can easily be over-wintered as a perennial when grown in containers and kept in frost free conditions. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £25.98 £17.99

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

  • New in 2015
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 tender exotic fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving a tropical touch to your home and garden. With tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense requires a minimum temperature of 18C (64F) so it is best grown in a container in a heated conservatory and only moved outdoors during the warmest summer months. 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

Mimulus x hybridus 'Magic Rainbow'

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

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These low growing, bushy mimulus plants produce masses of tubular blooms, looking much like exotic, wide snapdragon flowers. Although monkey flowers are tender perennials, they are best treated as an annual for beds, containers and baskets, except in the mildest parts of the country. Mimulus 'Magic Rainbow' is ideal to add a bright splash of summer colour from June to August in lightly shaded, moist beds in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12?).
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

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 plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Fuchsia 'Buds of May - White Gold'

  • New in 2015
'Buds of May - White Gold' - cascading. The earliest flowering fuchsias! Flowers 5 weeks earlier than older varieties. A ground-breaking collection of early season fuchsias guaranteed to bloom in May when most others are still only putting on stem growth! New breeding from the UK brings a rainbow of summer colour to late spring with a mix of glorious, flamboyant flowers, and a variety of growth habits, so you'll have a fuchsia for all situations!
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99

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 rhizomes

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

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

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 plant

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted 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 – 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 1 litre potted cosmos plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted cosmos plant

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant)

Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

Charming rose-pink, heart shaped flowers dangle enticingly from elegant arching stems, giving this plant its common name of Bleeding Heart. This beautiful spring flowering perennial is one of the earliest to bloom each year, often continuing into early summer. The finely-cut foliage forms attractive clumps that increase year after year, at a slow but steady rate. This graceful hardy perennial enjoys a reliably moist soil, making it ideal for damp woodland areas as well as cottage garden borders. Dicentra spectabilis holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance and makes a worthy addition to any Spring garden. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted dicentra plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted dicentra plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

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 June 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 3 litre potted polemonium plant

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99