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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.



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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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted digitalis plants

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    • £14.99

Daylily 'Stella in Red' (Large Plant)

Hemerocallis

They always say daylilies are un-killable, and we think that's quite accurate; plants are hardy, very tough, will grow in most positions, producing lily-like flowers. Daylily 'Stella in Red' has ruby-red, gently fragrant flowers, which last a day each, but are borne on compact, grassy plants all through the summer. Plant up Hemerocallis plants into mixed garden borders or large pots. Daylilies are ideal for beginners and smaller gardens, are rabbit resistant, and last many years. Height: 30cm (12") and Spread: 45cm (18").

Culinary note: Try day lily petals in salads, soups or cooked and served as a vegetable. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted Daylily plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted Daylily plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Vinca 'Collection'

Periwinkle 'Collection'

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants you'll find, flowering relentlessly throughout the summer months in lovely shades of purple, pink and white. This vigorous low growing shrub thrives in virtually any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners. The clump forming stems provide evergreen dark green and variegated foliage that makes useful, weed suppressing ground cover. This colourful collection of Vinca major are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows.
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  • Vinca major 'Variegata' - Sky blue flowers set against variegated foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' - Deep plummy purple flowers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
  • Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' - Profuse white flowers, carried on compact plants. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
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    • 6 vinca jumbo plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

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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    • 1 x 2 litre potted bergenia plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted bergenia plants

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    • £19.99

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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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

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    • £12.99

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' (Large Plant)

This cottage garden favourite is regaining popularity for its glossy evergreen foliage and bright-pink spring blooms. Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' flowers mostly in spring, but also produces extra flushes into midsummer. The narrow foliage of this variety remains green throughout the growing season before taking on tones of plum-red during the winter months. A superb perennial for the front of borders, and a useful addition to wildlife gardens where its nectar rich blooms will attract pollinating insects. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted bergenia plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted bergenia plants

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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Single Clear White' (Large Plant)

Helleborus

Hellebores are one of the first flowers to welcome a New Year in the garden, and sometimes even begin flowering in December. The Christmas Rose is ideal for shady borders, and makes useful ground cover underneath trees and shrubs.

Hellebores have colourful, nodding, cup-shaped flowers, which are long-lasting. Hellebore 'Single Clear White' produces some of the most beautiful, white flowers, and will give unmissable colour in the winter garden. Grow evergreen Hellebores in long, sweeping borders or large patio pots, they establish easily and quickly form neat clumps of growth. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £19.99

Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Large Plant)

The black, shimmering stems of Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' carry plenty of fluffy mauve flowers during the height of summer. This tall, willowy perennial is ideal for filling gaps in shaded borders and woodland gardens, where the delicate foliage is a useful backdrop for shorter perennials.

Thalictrum plants combines well with almost any other plant in your shady border; from ferns to hostas or even larger-leaved plants such as Rodgersia. The foliage can also be useful to add a light airy feel to summer bouquets. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 75cm (30").

 

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    • 2 x 3 litre potted thalictrum plants

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    • £19.99

Erodium manescavii (Large Plant)

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted erodium plant

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Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'

Brunnera macrophylla, Siberian Bugloss

A statement large-leaved foliage plant for borders and large containers. This hardy perennial returns bigger and better each spring producing neat clumps of heavily silver-veined leaves for dramatic effect in the garden. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' as an underplanting to trees and shrubs or add in with your favourite border perennials for a winning mixed display. Sprays of airy sky-blue flowers on wirey stems also appear in spring to create extra seasonal interest. This low maintenance perennial plant thrives in shade but will happily perform in sunny locations too. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' in containers on the patio to add contrast to your favourite seasonal bedding plants. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36"). More info
    • 2 brunnera jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 4 brunnera jumbo plug plants

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    • £24.99

Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles'

Helleborus x hybridus

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Breathtaking, double-flowered hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. Intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring, while their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour range including yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

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    • £18.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

Grown for it's large, heart shaped, silver leaves with a sparkling metallic sheen that will brighten the shadiest borders. In Spring, the neat clumps of foliage are complimented by delicate sprays of sky blue flowers. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is a resilient, quick growing hardy perennial, making useful ground cover in those tricky shady areas. Try planting this Siberian Bugloss among hardy ferns for a woodland feel or throughout the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted brunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99