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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.



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Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch' (Large Plant)

Leucanthemum × superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Shasta Daisy

This exciting modern cultivar is the most yellow Leucanthemum to date. The semi double blooms of Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch' open a bright lemon colour that slowly fades to pale ivory as the blooms age. This compact variety is well branched and bushy, flowering for weeks from late spring onwards and attracting bees and butterflies to its nectar rich blooms. This reliable hardy perennial is undemanding and easy to grow in borders and wildlife areas. It also makes a lovely cut flower. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted leucanthemum plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted leucanthemum plants

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    • £19.99

Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate' (Large Plant)

Digitalis parviflora

Rich chocolate coloured flowers tightly fill the slender flower spikes of this superb Foxglove. Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' is a rarely seen variety with glossy foliage that complements the unusual blooms. Native to Spain, this Foxglove is surprising hardy and enjoys a lightly shaded position in the garden. The nectar rich blooms prove particularly attractive to bees, making this a useful addition to wildlife areas. Pair it with white flowered Digitalis for a particularly elegant contrast. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted digitalis plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted digitalis plants

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    • £14.99

Agapanthus africanus (Large Plant)

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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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted agapanthus plants

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    • £16.99

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 2017
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
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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.

 

4 for 3 on autumn planting bulbs
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    • 5 Iris rhizomes - 1 of each variety

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    • £14.99
    • 10 Iris rhizomes - 2 of each variety

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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").

 

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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted polemonium plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted polemonium plants

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Agapanthus 'Twister'

African Blue Lily

  • Stunning Bicolour flowers
  • Perfect for striking patio displays
  • Mid to Late Summer Flowering
Here's a plant that will stand out from the crowd in your garden - the first ever deciduous bicolour Agapanthus. This African lily is robust, and truly hardy in the UK meaning it's perfect in the garden border as well as in a patio container. The flowers of Agapanthus 'Twister' are absolutely glorious, with crystal white flutes turning inky blue at the tips. The huge globes of colour appear from mid to late summer, hosted on strong, sturdy stems that need no staking. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Why not add a patio pot to your order? - perfect for planting up your Agapanthus plants!
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    • 1 x 9cm potted agapanthus plant

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    • 2 x 9cm potted agapanthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

Phlox paniculata 'Laura' (Large Plant)

Phlox paniculata 'Laura' is a particularly fine variety with a long flowering period and good resistance to mildew. This magnificent perennial produces panicles of lilac purple flowers with starry white centres all summer long. The tall stems make superb cut flowers that will fragrance bouquets with their rich, heady scent. This clump forming perennial Phlox is perfect for cottage garden borders where its blooms will attract attention from pollinating insects. Height and spread: 90cm (36").,

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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    • £19.99

Meconopsis 'Union Jack' Collection

Meconopsis

  • Luxurious designer poppies - a must have for your perennial borders
  • Ideal for damp, shady corders of the garden
  • Long-lasting silky, satin blooms

We've put together a collection of these wonderful perennial poppy plants for you for a patriotic display in your summer border:

Meconopsis Napaulensis will bring the deep red hues to the display, a rich shade on tall stems, flowering from late spring through to early summer. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread 100cm (39").

Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Alba', 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. This captivating short-lived perennial is 99% true to type; very occasionally the odd blue flower may appear. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Meconopsis betonicifolia - a stunning blue Himilayan Poppy that will certainly make an impact on its own, let alone as part of this collection. The large bowl shaped blooms will have a dramtic effect and are certainly worth a place in your garden. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread 45cm (18").

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    • 3 x 7cm potted meconopsis plants

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    • £19.99 £14.99
    • 6 x 7cm potted meconopsis plants

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Bergenia 'Dragonfly Sakura' (Large Plant)

Reliable evergreen ground cover with astonishing winter colour! The glossy, rounded foliage of Bergenia 'Dragonfly Sakura' turns from lush green to rich purple-black throughout the coldest months. From March, the dark foliage is the perfect backdrop for the candy pink flowers that rise above it. The pretty blooms provide invaluable food for pollinating insects early in the year, and make dainty cut flowers too. Elephant Ears is a reliable, no maintenance hardy perennial - perfect for the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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Perennial Ground Cover Collection

Our ground cover collection of hardy herbaceous perennials brings so many benefits, which all lead to one thing: low maintenance gardening. We've selected some of our best low-growing perennials to offer a range of planting solutions. Use them as front of border plants in large sunny borders or set them in dappled shade as underplanting to trees and shrubs. You can even try them in pots and use your new perennial containers alongside seasonal pots. Every plant in the mix offers a controlled spreading habit, helping to quickly fill borders, cover soils and prevent weeds taking hold. And less weeding leads to more time spent enjoying your garden!


  • Perennial Ground Cover Collection comprises:
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - A spring flowering, cushion-like perennial.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Dense cushions of bright green foliage produce spherical flower heads set atop sturdy upright stems.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage that makes stunning ground cover.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - Cushion-like plants, which are smothered in violet-blue flowers through the summer months.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
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    • 6 Powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

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    • £12.99

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Large Plant)

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is a highly attractive variety of Bugle. The violet blue flower-spikes appear from late spring against a dense matt of glossy, liquorice-black foliage. This dark leaved perennial is more sun tolerant than many cultivars, with the foliage becoming blacker when grown in full sun. A superb groundcover plant, Bugle is a tough and reliable evergreen that copes in almost any soil conditions. Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is particularly effective at the front of borders, creeping through rockeries or as groundcover in wildlife gardens where it will attract pollinating insects. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

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    • £12.99