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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.



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Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • The most rewarding plant for the least effort

Buttery yellow blooms with a contrasting blue eye smother this stocky little African Daisy from June to September. This early flowering variety has a compact, branching habit that is perfect for filling beds and containers, or edging sunny borders. Like all Cape Daisies, Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty' thrives in hot and sunny conditions, performing beautifully, even in difficult dry soils. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99 £6.99
    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99 £9.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata

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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 July 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

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

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 May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

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

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 June 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 May 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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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

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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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99

Geum 'Totally Tangerine' (Large Plant)

Avens

Gorgeous pale orange blooms rise above clumps of foliage on thin, wiry stems. This free-flowering Geum is a tough and reliable addition to perennial borders where it will bloom non-stop from early summer right through until early autumn. The warm orange blooms of Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ also make fantastic cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted geum plant

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted geum plants

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    • £19.99
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Red Hot Poker 'Lemon Popsicle' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

From the new ‘Popsicle series’, this lovely little perennial bears upright spikes of bright yellow flowers from June right through to October. Red Hot Poker 'Lemon Popsicle' is specially bred for a dwarf habit, attractive grassy foliage and high impact colour. This compact evergreen has a long flowering period making it a worthy choice for year round interest in even the smallest of gardens. Like all kniphofia, it is resilient, low maintenance and easy to grow. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted kniphofia plant

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    • £12.99
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    • 2 x 3 litre potted kniphofia plants

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    • £19.99
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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 May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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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 June 2016
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    • £19.99

Phlox 'Bavaria'

Creeping Phlox are useful for dry, sunny spots and parched ground where other plants just won't grow! Once established, Phlox 'Bavaria' will thrive in the driest of soils, producing an impenetrable mat of fragrant flowers, suppressing weeds and resisting drought! The detailed eye on each gleaming white flower sets this stunning, evergreen drought tolerant perennial apart from the crowd. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 5 phlox jumbo plug plants

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    • 10 phlox jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
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