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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 29 products.
 

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Large Plant)

Sea Holly, Blue Eryngo

Eryngium are handy little plants for the border, as they'll grow in many different types of soil, and the flower power of Eryngium 'Little Hobbit' is second to none!

Eryngium 'Blue Hobbit' is a unique, dwarf Eryngium, which can be grown in a patio pot. The 30cm (12") plants become top-heavy in midsummer, with sprays of nearly 100 inky-blue flowers. Height and Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted eryngium plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

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

Astrantia major 'Roma' (Large Plant)

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

Pretty pincushion flowers in a delicate shade of pink, rise above loose clumps of attractive glossy foliage. Often seen in cottage garden borders, Astrantia major 'Roma' also thrives in the moist soil at a woodland edge or beside a pond or stream. The understated blooms, surrounded by papery outer bracts, are ideal for cutting for a delicate fresh or dried flower arrangement. Astrantia 'Roma' is one of the best varieties, and comes with an RHS AGM. The flowers persist from June to September and won't self seed as this variety is completely sterile. For almost instant gardening, choose Masterwort. Plants are quick-growing, easy to establish and long-lasting. Height: 90cm (35") and Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted astrantia plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted astrantia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £24.99

Poppy 'Royal Wedding' (Large Plant)

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

The Oriental Poppy is perfect for cottage gardens, and are best planted together in clumps for the full effect. Poppy 'Royal Wedding' is the pick of the bunch, with glistening white petals and a dark centre to each bloom. Bees and butterflies love the nectar-rich flowers. Oriental Poppies are easy to grow, hardy perennial plants for a sunny border in the garden. Plants are clump-forming, tough and produce over-sized flowers in early summer each year, followed by attractive seedheads. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 8cm potted poppy plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted poppy plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Ptilotus 'Joey'

  • Major wow factor for minimum effort!
  • Exotic plumes on compact plants
  • Attractive bottlebrush flower spikes
Looking for a plant that will look after itself, and maybe even stand some neglect? Then 'Joey' is the plant for you! Originating from Australia, Ptilotus 'Joey' is perfect for those looking for exceptional heat and drought tolerance. The feathery blooms are produced in abundance and give off a neon pink glow, creating a definite talking point no matter where or how you plant them!
Excellent as a standalone container specimen or as an accent in mixed pots, Ptilotus 'Joey' also acts as the perfect compliment plant or block display in annual flower beds - 'Joey' is a natural in any sunny garden location. Pair 'Joey' with Eucalyptus gunnii, Salvia 'Amistad' or your favourite lavender for a show stopping combination. This sturdy annual will perform with some shade, but for the best display make sure to give this unusual flowering plant a prime position in the sunniest part of your garden. Height 40cm (16"). Spread 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.99

Pennisetum 'Blackjack'

Fountain Grass

  • Add texture and movement to your garden
  • A real designer's plant

Ornamental grasses add an architectural element to planting schemes, while their airy foliage adds movement as it catches the breeze. Pennisetum 'Blackjack' went down a storm in our summer trial garden! The shimmering, deep purple stems go on to produce black feathery plumes throughout the summer. The fluffy seedheads can be cut to make elegant dried flowers or left on the plants to give garden birds a seasonal treat. Add these pennisetum plants to beds, borders and containers to get the designer’s look in your garden this season. Height: 1.2m (4'). Spread: 45cm (18")
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Sanguinaria canadensis f.multiplex

Bloodroot, Red Puccoon

Although rarely seen in the garden centres, Sanguinaria canadensis f.multiplex is a beautiful plant for a damp shady spot in the garden. Small white blooms that resemble tiny waterlilies emerge from between the blue-green leaves in spring. The elegant flowers are delicately scented with a light, spicy fragrance. Interestingly the rhizomes of this hardy perennial exude red sap when cut, giving the plant it's common name of Bloodroot. Perfect for woodland gardens, shaded borders and rockeries. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 bare root sanguinaria plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 2 bare root sanguinaria plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £39.98 £29.99

Dierama Collection

Angel's Fishing Rod

Clusters of delicate bell shaped flowers dangle from impossibly slender stems that arch and tremble in the breeze. From July, the elegant blooms rise above clumps of slender, semi-evergreen, grass like foliage before giving way to attractive seedheads in late summer. Dierama is a truly graceful hardy perennial and makes a most beautiful addition to cottage garden borders, adding movement and fluidity to planting schemes. Often referred to as Angel's Fishing Rod, it looks particularly attractive when overhanging water. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Dierama argyruem - Dazzling white bell shaped flowers that dangle from arching stems.
  • Dierama 'Blackberry Bells' - Deep purple pink blooms on wiry stems.
  • Dierama erectum - Stiffer stems filled with outward facing blooms, rather than pendulous flowers.
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    • 3 x 9cm potted dierama plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 6 x 9cm potted dierama plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £29.99

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Lesser Periwinkle

Deep plum-purple flowers appear in spring above the evergreen foliage of Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'. This attractive Lesser Periwinkle is less vigorous than its larger cousin Vinca major, making it easier to confine to its allotted space. Vinca are perfect for filling tricky spots where little else grows. Ideal for creating weed suppressing ground cover in almost any position, from sunny banks to dark, shady corners. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19"). More info
    • 1 x 8cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99

Iris 'Orange Harvest' (Re-Blooming)

Bearded Iris

Vibrant orange blooms with a delicate fragrance make Iris 'Orange Harvest' a worthy addition summer borders. With the first flowers appearing in late spring and continuing into summer, these really are outstanding hardy perennials. These majestic bearded iris flowers also make impressive cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 Iris rhizome

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £7.99

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 February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted melittis plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted melittis plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Large Plant)

Montbretia

Tall arching stems drip with fiery red trumpets above crimped, sword-like foliage. Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is well loved for its late summer display that erupts in a blaze of colour as other border perennials begin to fade. This RHS AGM variety is renowned for its vigour and resilience, adding structure and height to sunny herbaceous borders. The tall stems make eye-catching cut flowers too.Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 10cm (4"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted crocosmia plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted crocosmia plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted crocosmia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted crocosmia plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £16.99

Astilbe japonica 'Elisabeth van Veen' (Large Plant)

False Goatsbeard

Astilbe can be the perfect choice for damp, shady corners on soil that may be waterlogged from time to time. Plants are bushy and easy to maintain. 'Elisabeth van Veen' has beautiful, raspberry-purple plumes from early summer.

Astilbe can grow in sun as well as dappled shade, and make an excellent addition to mixed cottage garden borders, or can be grown as a patio plant for summer colour. Height: and Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99