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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 28 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

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

Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant)

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

  • New in 2015
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").
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted dicentra plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Primrose 'Scentsation Raspberry Ripple'

Primula

  • New in 2015
Richly fragrant raspberry and lemon flowers make a wonderful Spring display. The semi evergreen foliage is the perfect backdrop, forming tight rosettes of dark green foliage. Primrose 'Scentsation Raspberry Ripple' is tough and resilient - the perfect choice for brightening up spring beds and containers, or edging paths with a splash of colour early in the year. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 36 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 72 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £19.99

Myosotis sylvatica 'Sylva'

Forget-me-not

  • Brilliant with spring bulbs
The perfect partner for spring bulb displays. Frothy plants with not just the traditional blue flowers, but also new pinks and whites. So easy to grow, 'Sylva' will create a carpet of colour that will keep your garden looking fabulous until your summer plants kick in. A simple yet effective bed filler.
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    • 36 myosotis plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Astrantia major 'Roma' (Large Plant)

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

Astrantia is a vigorous, hardy perennial with flowers like small pincushions. 'Roma' is one of the best varieties, and comes with an RHS AGM. The delicate, soft pink flowers persist from June to September.

For almost instant gardening, choose Masterwort. Plants are quick-growing, easy to establish and long-lasting. Plants will grow in sun or part shade. Height: 90cm (35in) and Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted astrantia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted astrantia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Primrose 'Romance'

Primula

Each ruffled bloom of Primrose 'Romance' is individually patterned and marbled for a unique appearance. This flamboyant little primrose will brighten even the dullest winter day with their exuberant frills and colours. Grow them in beds, borders and containers or cheer up a springtime windowbox. Once established 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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    • 24 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 48 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

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

Anemone 'Queen Charlotte'

Japanese Anemone, Anemone x hybrida 'Konigin Charlotte'

It's easy to overlook the late show in your garden, as you scramble to fill it with summer colour. But, these superb Japanese anemones will take the blooming relay torch from summer bedding and carry it well into the autumn. Anemone 'Queen Charlotte' is the pick of the bunch, with an extra layer of pure pink petals. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 anemone jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 anemone jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Large Plant)

Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' is a tough and resilient hardy perennial, thriving in shade on almost any soil. This vigorous dead nettle will form a carpet of sparkling silver foliage with deep green margins. From April through to midsummer the clusters of salmon pink flowers provide a rich supply of nectar for pollinating insects. A first-class ground cover plant for a shaded spot - perfect for creeping through woodlands, wildlife gardens, rockeries or borders. Height: 10cm (8"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted lamium plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lamium plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' (Large Plant)

Bastard Balm

Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' is an easy to grow, hardy plant for those damp shady corners of the garden. The aromatic foliage is honey-scented and, along with the orchid-like pink and white flowers, attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Melittis is very easy to establish, and makes robust ground cover for woodland gardens and shaded borders. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted melittis plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted melittis plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock

Hellebore 'Red'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, mauve-red blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Red' is the essential low maintenance plant for any difficult, shady border where they will form clumps of leathery evergreen foliage for a year round garden presence. These resilient hardy perennials are vigorous and long lived, lasting for 20 years or more. Height and spread: 45cm (18").



Thompson & Morgan inherited the highly-commended hellebore breeding programme of Elizabeth Strangman when she retired and we are immensely proud to carry on her legacy, perfecting the amazing colours and forms of this wonderful perennial.
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    • 1 x 9cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £13.99