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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.



We have found 16 products.
 

Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Large Plant)

Russian Sage

Perovskia ‘Blue Spire' is an easy maintenance plant, which is particularly at home in a bright, sunny border. Plants of Russian Sage are drought resistant, and will establish quickly and easily, and are ideal for beginners and first time gardeners. They can also be grown in coastal areas quite successfully.

The foliage of Perovskia is silvery and aromatic, and plants will look fantastic when planted en masse. The blue flowers combine well, and are useful for colour later in the summer. Plants of Russian Sage are loved by bees and butterflies, and ‘Blue Spire' also holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 1m (39").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted perovskia plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted perovskia plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.99

Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hostas are very useful shade-loving plants, which can thrive in moist, damp, dark borders, or difficult, dry shady borders. Plants are quick-growing, clump-forming and the bold leaves are colourful, robust and weatherproof.

Hosta fortunei ‘Aureomarginata' has ribbed leaves, in pure green and edged in golden-yellow. During the summer, purple, bell-shaped flowers appear on showy, 90cm (36") stems. Excellent ground cover for shady borders. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Hosta 'Fire and Ice' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

A spectacular Hosta with superb reverse variegation. Each leaf of Hosta 'Fire and Ice' has a pristine white centre with a deep green, wavy margin that creates a fabulous colour contrast. Lilac coloured blooms enhance the display throughout July. This striking variety holds an RHS AGM for its garden performance, and is particularly effective at brightening shaded borders. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £21.99

Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

This is a particularly eye-catching variety with chalky-blue foliage that retains its colour throughout the season. From July to August, the delicately scented, mauve pink flowers offer the perfect complement to the heart shaped foliage. In moist soils, this low growing hardy perennial forms dense ground cover. Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' is perfect for the front of borders, woodland planting schemes, or in the damp soil at the edge of ponds. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 100cm (39"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £21.99

Geranium maderense

Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • The palm tree geranium
Geranium maderense is a magnificent tender perennial. The Madeira Cranesbill is the largest of the Geranium species, and certainly one of the most impressive, reaching a height of 1.5m (4',9"). Although perennial, it often acts as a biennial, producing pretty magenta pink blooms in its second year. But you won't mind the wait - it will give you time to appreciate the exotic-looking, dissected, evergreen foliage that radiates from a stout central trunk. This spectacular RHS AGM species will need some winter protection so it is best grown in the conservatory or a large patio container which can be moved to a frost free position in winter. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (39").
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    • 1 x 12cm potted geranium plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted geranium plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £29.99

Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (Large Plant)

Valerian

If you're looking for a hardy perennial that can cope with poor soils, then Valerian is the plant for you. Centranthus ruber 'Albus' will thrive when growing from the base of walls or in coastal gardens, they are very drought resistant and flower almost non-stop through the summer.

The flowering performance of Valerian is incredible, with clusters of clean white blooms from spring through to autumn. Height and spread: 100cm (39").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted centranthus plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted centranthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Hosta 'Francee' (Large Plant)

Hosta fortunei, Plantain Lily

Hosta ‘Francee' is a tough, weatherproof variety with foliage that is deeply ribbed and edged in jagged, cream margins. When protected from slugs, this vigorous hardy plant will quickly form clumps of foliage that can light up a shady spot.

In mid summer, this RHS Award of Garden Merit variety produces attractive flower spikes that stand above the foliage. Hostas are recommended for borders, woodland gardens and patio pots, thriving in shade. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady' (Large Plant)

Are you looking for a statement plant for your border? Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady' is the perfect choice. Giant, architectural foliage in deep bronze, with golden-orange daisy flowers on dark stems.

Ligularia plants can be grown in reliably moist soil, making them ideal for those damp, shady corners and spectacular waterside plants. Ligularia are deer and rabbit resistant, yet adored by bees and butterflies. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 75cm (30").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ligularia plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ligularia plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' (Large Plant)

Pachysandra terminalis ‘Green Carpet' is an excellent plant for creating a carpet of green beneath trees and shrubs. Plants are mat-forming, and excellent at stopping weeds from taking hold. The evergreen foliage is textured, decorative and plays host to spikes of misty white flowers from early summer.

Easy to grow ground cover for awkward, shady borders, Pachysandra is the perfect choice for low-maintenance gardening. Plants stay low at just 15cm (6") and are ideal for small, oddly-shaped areas, edgings or patio containers. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: up to 1m (39").

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    • 1 x 9cm potted pachysandra plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted pachysandra plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Aster ericoides 'Schneetanne' (Large Plant)

Crinitaria, Microglossa

Heath Aster is a pretty little plant, which is hugely attractive to butterflies, and perfect for the wildlife garden. The prostrate, semi-trailing habit of Aster ericoides 'Schneetanne' is great for ground cover on banks and in borders.

Asters are perfect for keeping the garden colourful and interesting, as they provide welcome autumn colour, when all the summer bedding has faded. Height: 50cm (19"). Spread: 1m (39").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aster plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aster plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Hosta 'Minuteman' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hosta 'Minuteman' forms a dense clump of gently cup-shaped, variegated foliage, with very dark green centres and wavy cream margins. The lilac flowers appear throughout July, adding further interest to this striking hardy perennial, which also holds an RHS AGM. This well loved variety is ideal for moist, shaded borders, woodland areas and pond edges. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £21.99

Hosta fortunei 'Albomarginata' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hosta are one of the best shade-loving plants, thriving in moist, damp, dark areas, but also coping well with dry shade. The bold, colourful foliage is robust and weatherproof. Plants are quick-growing, clump-forming and are maintenance-free.

Hosta fortunei ‘Albomarginata' has particularly eye-catching leaves, which are ribbed, puckered and in edged in creamy-white. During the height of summer, a surprise display of showy, sometimes fragrant, flowers. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    •  
    • £16.99