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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



We have found 143 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

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    • 48 lewisia plug plants

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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 June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 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").,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 3 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

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

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    • £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"). ,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Add the small flowers to fruit salads or crystallise them for decorating desserts. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted phlox plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted phlox plants

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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 June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 cosmos Postiplug plants

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    • £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 June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

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

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Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

The Red Hot Poker is instantly recognisable. This reliable perennial is an old favourite for mixed herbaceous borders. Kniphofia 'Fire Dance' is a particularly useful selection, as it's extremely cold hardy. The scarlet and yellow blooms rise above dense clumps of evergreen foliage in summer.Plants also prove remarkably rabbit proof and these robust plants are loved by bees and butterflies too. Height: 50cm (20") Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

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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 June 2016
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    • £33.98 £24.99

Agapanthus africanus (Large Plant)

African Blue Lily

Agapanthus are spectacular border plants, which look exotic, but are fully hardy in the UK, and will last for many years in the right position. The strap-like leaves create a robust, space-filling clump in the border, and play host to 80cm (31") stems topped with deep blue, trumpet-shaped blooms in late summer.

Agapanthus is evergreen and will excel in Mediterranean-style plantings. Plants will appreciate a sheltered corner, and can be grown in the border or patio containers. The late summer flower displays of the African Lily are a sight to behold. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 12cm potted agapanthus plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted agapanthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £16.99

Geranium 'Brookside' (Large Plant)

Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Intensely blue, saucer shaped flowers with prominent maroon veins make a captivating display throughout summer. Although a relatively new introduction, hardy Geranium ‘Brookside’ has already become a garden favourite for it exquisite colour. Awarded a coveted RHS AGM, this superb hardy perennial produces finely cut foliage with a spreading habit for weed suppressing ground cover. Cranesbills are cottage garden classics - easy to grow and perfect for beginner gardeners. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted geranium plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted geranium plants

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    • £14.99

Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' (Cocktails series) (Large Plant)

Avens

The refreshing, lemon yellow flowers of Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' are borne above neat clumps of semi evergreen foliage in late spring. Carried on fuzzy stems, each bloom is semi double with a whirl of yellow anthers at its centre. This neat little Avens makes a useful hardy perennial for the front of borders. Take a few of the blooms for a late spring posy - they make great cut flowers! Height: 45cm (18").Spread: 35cm (14").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted geum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted geum plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted geum plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99