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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 26 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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Acanthus spinosus (Large Plant)

Acanthus spinosus is robust, architectural plant with exotic-looking foliage and erect spikes of equally exotic blooms. They may look tropical, but Acanthus is fully hardy in the UK, and enjoys sun or shade on a well-drained soil, is very drought tolerant and can tolerate exposed conditions.

Acanthus are also known as Bear's Breech, they make an excellent herbaceous perennial for mixed borders, growing up to 1.2m (3.9') and filling gaps easily. The spiny, purple-tinged flowers appear from late spring to summer. An easy to maintain border plant that comes back year after year. Height: 1.2m (3.9'). Spread: 1m (39").

 

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    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted acanthus plants

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    • £19.99

Cyclamen hederifolium (Large Plant)

A delightful little plant producing delicate pink flowers with reflexed petals in the autumn. Often emerging after the flowers, the heart-shaped deep green leaves are patterned with silver, creating a striking marbled effect. Cyclamen hederifolium is a superb ground-cover plant in rock gardens and woodland gardens where it will self-seed freely to create carpets of foliage and flowers from autumn to spring, before the foliage dies back in summer. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 15cm (6").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted cyclamen plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted cyclamen plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Wallflower 'Perfect Perfume Mixed'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Deeply perfumed Erysimum flowers in a vibrant range of colours! With a neat, branching habit, Wallflower 'Perfect Perfume Mixed' are ideal for filling your spring borders and containers. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 6 wallflower jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 12 wallflower jumbo plug plants

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Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia uvaria

The playful colours of this dwarf red-hot poker are sure to stop you on your tracks! Unusual red, amber and green torch-like flower spikes are carried on sturdy stems above evergreen strappy foliage. This tough and reliable perennial is perfect for low maintenance borders and makes an impressive cut flower too! Height and Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted kniphofia plants

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Poppy 'Beauty of Livermere' (Large Plant)

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

Bright red blooms with black centre markings create a boisterous display that will certainly grab the limelight! The solitary papery blooms of Poppy 'Beauty of Livermere' perch on slender, hairy stems that sway above neat clumps of downy foliage. Although the flowers are relatively short-lived, this hardy Oriental Poppy brings late summer interest to borders with its large pepper pot seedheads. This well known variety is a must have for cottage garden borders and wildlife areas where it will attract plenty of pollinating insects. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted papaver plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted papaver plants

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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 July 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 6 x 9cm potted dierama plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £29.99

Poppy 'Royal Wedding'

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 September 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted poppy plants

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    • £19.99

Delphinium 'Black Knight' (Large Plant)

Pacific Hybrid

An absolute cottage garden classic. Plant Delphiniums in bold clumps for back-of-the-border impact. Delphinium 'Black Knight' is an extra special variety with some of the deepest indigo-blue flowers, each with a black eye.

The sight of Delphiniums in a garden is simply divine. They flower from early summer, and will often flower twice. The plants are architectural and handsome, you certainly won't regret planting these handsome perennials! Height: 1.7m (5.5'). Spread: 75cm (29").

 

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted delphinium plants

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    • £17.99

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

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted astrantia plants

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    • £24.99

Poppy 'Fruit Punch' (Large Plant)

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

This T&M bred mix of Oriental Poppy bears enchanting, silky, ruffled blooms which stand above dark green clumps of foliage. A captivating blend of red, hot pink, bright orange and plum, with each bloom hosting a distinctive deep black centre. The fading blooms give way to an attractive display of large pepper pot seedheads which prolong its season of interest. Poppy 'Fruit Punch' makes a memorable display in borders, attracting attention from pollinating insects and florists in equal measure! Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted papaver plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted papaver plants

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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 August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted vinca minor plants

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    • £16.99