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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 138 products.
 

Lewisia cotyledon 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 lewisia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 48 lewisia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £10.99  
    • £33.98 £22.99

Meconopsis grandis 'Lingholm'

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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A perennial wow factor for a difficult, damp shady corner. I just love the indescribable blue colour of Meconopsis blooms; once seen, never forgotten! This specially selected strain acts as a perennial too, lasting in the garden for many years. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Giant Fragrant Cowslip

Primula florindae, Tibetan Cowslip

Stiff stems carry whorls of sulphur yellow, tubular, flowers with a delicate, sweet fragrance. Once established, Giant Cowslips will naturalise to form swathes of lush, mid green foliage that makes ideal groundcover for natural planting schemes. With an RHS AGM, Primula florindae makes a superb choice for a damp, shady corner where other plants won't grow. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 3 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' (Large Plant)

Perennial Phlox

Delightfully dwarf, this perennial Phlox reaches just 45cm (18") tall! Charming pink and white pinwheel blooms will fill the air with the most exquisite fragrance. With its neat, bushy habit, Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' is perfect for patio containers - plant it next to a doorway where you can really appreciate their fragrance. Highly attractive to pollinating insects, this pretty variety will brighten up the front of borders, and also makes a pleasing cut flower. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted phlox plant

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

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

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Eclipse'

Bidens atrosanguinea, Chocolate Plant

We've topped our chocolate cosmos offering with the richest scent and colour. Cosmos 'Eclipse' surpasses all previous introductions with a scent that is utterly divine, emanating from deeply rich maroon flowers that are so dark and sensual they appear almost black – certainly the darkest cosmos you'll find on the market. Cosmos 'Eclipse' is the must-have garden plant for all chocaholics out there, the rich scent will fill the garden on a calm sunny day - you'll think someone has unwrapped your favourite chocolate bar! These sturdy cosmos plants add luxury and scent to summer containers and seasonal bedding displays. If you are looking to get 'beach fit' for you summer holiday this year, Cosmos 'Eclipse' might not be for you - you'll be heading for the snack cupboard every time you walk past your plants! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread 30cm (12"). More info
    • 4 cosmos Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 cosmos Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Himalayan Poppy, Tibetan Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • Glorious white Himalayan poppy
Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Pure white, silky petals surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' thrives in cool, moist, shady borders and woodland gardens, making a stunning feature when planted en masse. This captivating short-lived perennial is a 'must have' in the garden! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Lupin 'Russell Hybrids Mixed' (Large Plant)

Lupinus

Tall spires of tightly packed flowers rise above clumps of palmate foliage in a magical array of colours. This wonderful mix of the ever popular ‘Russell Hybrids’ is ideal for adding height and structure to the back of perennial borders and woodland edges. A distinctive hardy perennial that remains a cottage garden favourite. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted lupin plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted lupin plants

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

Geum 'Totally Tangerine' (Large Plant)

Avens

Gorgeous pale orange blooms rise above clumps of foliage on thin, wiry stems. This free-flowering Geum is a tough and reliable addition to perennial borders where it will bloom non-stop from early summer right through until early autumn. The warm orange blooms of Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ also make fantastic cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted geum plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted geum plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Red Hot Poker 'Lemon Popsicle' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

From the new ‘Popsicle series’, this lovely little perennial bears upright spikes of bright yellow flowers from June right through to October. Red Hot Poker 'Lemon Popsicle' is specially bred for a dwarf habit, attractive grassy foliage and high impact colour. This compact evergreen has a long flowering period making it a worthy choice for year round interest in even the smallest of gardens. Like all kniphofia, it is resilient, low maintenance and easy to grow. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 3 litre potted kniphofia plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Meconopsis Duo

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Poppy

These stunning Himalayan poppies are a 'must have' in the garden! Silky petals in shades of white or blue surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis makes a captivating feature planted en masse in woodland gardens and moist, shady borders.


  • Collection comprises 4 jumbo plugs each of:
  • Meconopsis 'Lingholm' - A captivating short-lived perennial bearing spectacular, single clear blue poppy flowers, up to 10cm (4") across. Incredibly popular, this Himalayan blue poppy is ideal for moist shady borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' - Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Although often short-lived, this Meconopsis makes a stunning feature when planted en masse. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 8 meconopsis jumbo plugs - 4 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £33.98 £24.99

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

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  • 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. Over time, this fern will form a small trunk, growing to around 30cm tall in 10 years. 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 July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Iris 'Re-Blooming Collection'

Bearded Iris

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A beautiful selection of hardy, drought tolerant bearded iris with exceptional disease and insect resistance. With the first flowers appearing in spring, and a second flush in autumn, these really are outstanding hardy perennials; perfect for summer borders. These majestic, tall bearded iris flowers have a delicate scent and make impressive cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Orange Harvest' - Rust orange flowers.
  • Iris 'Victoria Falls' - Light blue iris flowers.
  • Iris 'Cantina' - Violet blooms.
  • Iris 'Buckwheat' - Golden yellow petals.
  • Iris 'Pass the Wine' - Wine red flowers.
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    • 5 Iris rhizomes - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 Iris rhizomes - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £24.99