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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 89 products.
 

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 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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    • £17.99

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 January 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 Iris rhizomes (2 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £24.99

Rose Lily Grass

Rhodohypoxis

Dainty, jasmine-like flowers in two shades of pink erupt in profusion above short clumps of lance-shaped foliage in late spring, followed by flushes of flowers throughout the summer. Giving a long-lasting display throughout the summer months, these starry gems also have a delicate sweet fragrance. Each Rose Lily Grass plug plant contains more than one bulblet for prolific flowering in borders, rock gardens and containers. Although fully hardy, Rhodohypoxis will need protection from winter wet. Height and spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 3 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Lewisia '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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £21.99

Meconopsis '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 jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £17.99

Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Exotic, spurred blooms in bright, vermillion red appear throughout summer in a rich explosion of colour. The vibrant blooms are followed by spherical blue fruits set against a backdrop of attractive dark green foliage. Tropaeolum speciosum is an intriguing climbing perennial that prefers a cool, sheltered position. This sought after plant creates a spectacular sight when grown through mature shrubs or scrambling over low walls. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.2m (4').
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    • 2 bare root plants

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    • £12.99
    • Out of stock
    • 4 bare root plants

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    • £19.99
    • Out of stock

1st Year Flowering Perennial Collection

  • New in 2015
An essential mix of hardy herbaceous perennials, all selected to bring big impact to your garden in their first year, and many more to come. This classic combination of cottage garden staples offers four months of continual floral colour from early summer into autumn, which gets better and bolder as the years go by - just perfect for adding shape and structure to your planting displays. There's something for every part of the border too. Set the towering spires of Digitalis 'Dalmatian' and Hollyhock 'Halo' at the back of your designs behind Poppy 'Fruit Punch' and Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'. Front the display with Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' and Geum 'Blazing Sunset' for a tiered show of lasting shape and colour.

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 September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

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

Lupin 'Russell Hybrids Mixed'

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"). More info
    • 3 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £6.99  
    • £19.98 £12.99

Iris ensata 'Collection'

Japanese Iris, Iris kaempferi

Spectacular, exotic blooms are carried above narrow, strap-like foliage in summer. Iris ensata enjoy a reliably moist soil and positively thrive in bog gardens or at the margins of a pond or stream. The long stems of these low maintenance perennials also make them ideal for cutting for an eye-catching vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 4 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 8 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £27.98 £18.99

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 jumbo plugs - 4 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £33.98 £24.99

Iris siberica Collection

  • New in 2015

The breeding behind our unique iris collection brings more grace and beauty to this cottage garden favourite than ever before. Four exclusive varieties, all enhanced with crested double iris flowers for extra elegance and a frenzy of summer colour in your borders. Each flower has in excess of 20 petals, bringing a rose-like appearance to the luxuriant blooms. Iris sibirica Collection are tough performers, equally at home in moist, boggy soils and dry areas, and will enhance any garden border, especially mixed with other flower hardy perennials. Lush grass-like foliage makes for a good seasonal border filler. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 35cm (14").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Imperial Opal' - Translucent lavender-pink blooms with light edging and white throat.
  • Iris 'Pink Parfait' - Soft lavender-pink blooms with lighter edging. A yellow centre with white halo can be seen as flowers open fully.
  • Iris 'Concord Crush' - Rich violet-blue blooms with gold and white central blaze.
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    • 3 bare root iris plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99