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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 105 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 July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.98 £16.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
Groundcover needn't be dull! Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses – underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. If you're tired of your lawn, why not replace it with a sea of seasonal colour. This collection comes into its own in March to May, bridging the colour gap between winter and summer bedding. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20")..
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £27.98 £19.99
    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • £55.96 £24.99
    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £139.90 £39.99

Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

With its compact habit and dark purple flower spikes, this must be one of the nation's best known varieties of English lavender. The fragrant stems of Lavandula 'Hidcote' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 75cm (30").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 6 lavander plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99

Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes'

  • Unique striped blooms
You'll be familiar with blue flowering gentian plants and you've likely seen white flowered forms, but you'll be blown away by the blue and white striped flowers of Gentiana 'Royal Stripes'. This rare new variety really brings a wow factor to the genus. Look closer at the impressive blooms and you'll also see vibrant green freckling standing out on a white canvas. Whether you use these compact herbaceous perennial plants in patio pots, borders or rockery displays, the carpet of colour is sure to attract attention from friends and family as well as bees and other pollinators. In return of a little deadheading, flowers will just keep on coming from early June through to October. Ideal for dappled shade, try Gentiana 'Royal Stripes' under trees and shrubs for a vibrant lift to your beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10")
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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plants

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    • £29.98 £24.99

Lupin 'Russell Hybrids Mixed' (Large Plant)

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").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted lupin plant

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

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    • £19.98 £16.99

Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

The Red Hot Poker is instantly recognisable. This reliable perennial is an old favourite for mixed herbaceous borders. Kniphofia 'Fire Dance' is a particularly useful selection, as it's extremely cold hardy. The scarlet and yellow blooms rise above dense clumps of evergreen foliage in summer.Plants also prove remarkably rabbit proof and these robust plants are loved by bees and butterflies too. Height: 50cm (20") Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

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    • £19.99
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Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'

Euphorbia x martini, Spurge

  • Ideal for difficult dry gardens
  • Year-round interest
  • Vivid spring flowerheads

It’s hard to convey the myriad of colour changes this showy foliage plant goes through each season. Here goes! The strap-like stripy leaves emerge with an intense pink flush, maturing to grey-green with yellow margins and red markings. The plants also take on a pink tinge during the coldest parts of winter. This is all topped off in spring with a display of billowing flowerheads in vivid shades of green, yellow, cream and red. Height and spread: 90cm (36").
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    • 1 euphorbia jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 euphorbia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £16.99

Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' (Cocktails series) (Large Plant)

Avens

The refreshing, lemon yellow flowers of Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' are borne above neat clumps of semi evergreen foliage in late spring. Carried on fuzzy stems, each bloom is semi double with a whirl of yellow anthers at its centre. This neat little Avens makes a useful hardy perennial for the front of borders. Take a few of the blooms for a late spring posy - they make great cut flowers! Height: 45cm (18").Spread: 35cm (14").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted geum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted geum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted geum plants

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted geum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

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Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisies. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' - A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye.
  • Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' - Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun.
  • Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum - Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage.
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    • 9 osteospermum jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Freesia 'Premium Collection'

Fabulous double Freesia flowers packed with that unmistakeable fresh fragrance! Freesia 'Premium Collection' combines some of the largest flowered varieties in a rainbow of summery colours. Grow Freesias in patio containers, sheltered borders and greenhouses for a perfumed display that will really tantalize the senses. Their strong arching stems make them perfect for adding to home-grown bouquets too! Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 20 freesia corms

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 40 freesia corms

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

Sempervivum 'Mixed' (Large Plant)

Houseleek

Superb evergreen succulents form dense rosettes of foliage which meld together to create a living carpet. Sempervivum come in a fabulous range of forms and colours, with some even covered in spidery webbing. In summer, mature rosettes may produce panicles of star-shaped flowers. Although individual rosettes die after flowering, they are swiftly replaced by small offsets which quickly fill the gap. Commonly known as Houseleeks, these hardy perennials are extremely drought tolerant once established - perfect for planting in wall crevices, rockeries and alpine troughs. Height: 8cm (3"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted sempervivum plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99

Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

Hardy Ice Plant

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  • Vigorous ground cover, even in the driest of soils

Unique, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers of Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed' create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades that will stop you in your tracks. Fantastic for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 5 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99 £11.99