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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.
Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill
Helianthus maximiliani, Maximilian Sunflower
Often known as the Maximilian Sunflower, this attractive species produces masses of golden yellow, 7cm (3”) wide blooms all the way up the tall stems, which have a sweet chocolate fragrance. Perennial sunflower Helianthus maximiliani makes a stunning addition to the back of borders and a good late summer food source for both birds and butterflies. Height: 250cm (98”). Spread: 100cm (39”).
Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.
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Hollyhock 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant)
Alcea roseaHollyhocks are classic cottage garden perennials. They provide spires of ruffled, pompom blooms, which are excellent for adding colour and height to summer borders. Plant Hollyhock ‘Pleniflora’ at the back of borders for where their striking blooms will tower over lower growing plants. The nectar rich blooms will also attract bees and butterflies to the garden. Height: 2m (6.5’). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
Aster ericoides 'Schneetanne' (Large Plant)
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").More info
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