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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 20 products.
 

Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

A lovely mix of colourful columbines, producing an abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems. Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed' are longer flowering than many aquilegias, and left to naturalise, they will quickly fill your garden with drifts of spring colour. Perfect for cottage gardens, perennial borders and woodland gardens. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 6 aquilegia 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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    • SAVE *£4.99  
    • £29.98 £24.99

Ptilotus 'Joey'

  • Major wow factor for minimum effort!
  • Exotic plumes on compact plants
  • Attractive bottlebrush flower spikes
Looking for a plant that will look after itself, and maybe even stand some neglect? Then 'Joey' is the plant for you! Originating from Australia, Ptilotus 'Joey' is perfect for those looking for exceptional heat and drought tolerance. The feathery blooms are produced in abundance and give off a neon pink glow, creating a definite talking point no matter where or how you plant them!
Excellent as a standalone container specimen or as an accent in mixed pots, Ptilotus 'Joey' also acts as the perfect compliment plant or block display in annual flower beds - 'Joey' is a natural in any sunny garden location. Pair 'Joey' with Eucalyptus gunnii, Salvia 'Amistad' or your favourite lavender for a show stopping combination. This sturdy annual will perform with some shade, but for the best display make sure to give this unusual flowering plant a prime position in the sunniest part of your garden. Height 40cm (16"). Spread 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Stock 'Most Scented Mix' (Garden Ready)

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

Specially selected for their strong and spicy fragrance and fabulous colours! Start growing Stock 'Most Scented Mix' in autumn for spring borders that will look and smell incredible. These pretty Gillyflowers make superb bedding plants and don't forget to cut some for a vase indoors too. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (8").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 stock garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Sweet William

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.


Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus 'Mixed' carries its large clusters of flowers upon short, compact plants that make superb bedding. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 25cm (10").


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 dianthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Verbena 'Union Jack Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Join in the fun and help celebrate the Queen's Birthday with a spectacular display of trailing stems filled with red, white and blue flowers. The patriotic colours of Verbena 'Union Jack' mix are perfect for creating living party decorations this summer! Fill your hanging baskets and patio containers, or let them trail from a window box for a cascade of colour. Height and spread: 25cm (10").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 verbena garden ready plants

    • Despatch:
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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Primula

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

We've sniffed all the polyanthus we could find to be able to make up this exclusive mix for you! Each fresh colour has a lovely, strong fragrance, to bring you a true scent of spring. From late winter, these vigorous perennials produce plenty of flowers on short, stocky stems, above neat rosettes of lush foliage. Fill all your pots and borders with Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix' for a riot of scent and colour even on the dreariest winter days! Height and spread: 25cm (10").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 polyanthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Primrose 'Scirocco Duo'

Primula

  • A real spring show off
  • The ultimate in flamboyant blooms
  • Perfect for borders and containers

This has to be the ultimate Primrose! ‘Scirocco’ is set to be a future customer favourite thanks to its luxuriant swirled blooms. We don’t think there is a prettier primrose available on the market. The colour-splashed blooms are a sight to behold on a dull spring day and are guaranteed to lift your garden display as well as your spirits. Primrose ‘Scirocco’ makes an excellent spring border filler as well as a show-off specimen in spring containers. Plant out with your favourite spring bulbs this autumn for an elegant early season display in 2017. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 4 x 7cm potted primrose plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 8 x 7cm potted primrose plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

Pansy 'Autumn Blaze Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Viola x wittrockiana

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.


We've sourced this quick to flower collection to offer you the longest autumn pansy display we've ever seen! Pansy 'Autumn Blaze Mixed' will flower in as little as 9 weeks after we've sown them for you, bringing you vibrant seasonal colour and soft fragrance soon after planting out. The fiery blend offers a combination of red wing, red blotch and yellow blotch blooms to set your garden ablaze this autumn.

Superior branching and uniform habit across the mix, ensure the very best in garden performance. The large 7cm (3") blooms sit on short, sturdy stems, ensuring they bounce back even after the heaviest of autumn rain showers. This hardy mix will overwinter safely in most gardens to offer a second flush of colour the following spring. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread 25cm (10").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 pansy garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Saxifraga 'Peter Pan' (Large Plant)

Saxifrage

 Customer Rating

A useful little Saxifrage which holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants are cushion-like, and are perfect for rock gardens, gravel gardens or for growing in wall crevices. Unusually for a rock garden plant, Saxifraga 'Peter Pan' will also tolerate some shade.During the spring, Saxifrage plants produce plenty of small, starry flowers, above the mossy mounds of green foliage. Saxifraga 'Peter Pan' stays small, compact and is excellent for beginners. Height and Spread: 25cm (10").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted saxifraga plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix'

Primula

  • The most scented polyanthus
We've sniffed all the polyanthus we could find to be able to make up this exclusive mix for you! Each fresh colour has a lovely, strong fragrance, to bring you a true scent of spring. From late winter, these vigorous perennials produce plenty of flowers on short, stocky stems, above neat rosettes of lush foliage. Fill all your pots and borders with Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix' for a riot of scent and colour even on the dreariest winter days! Height and spread: 25cm (10")..

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

More info
    • 36 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £17.99

Alstroemeria 'Inca Smile'

Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria 'Koncasmile'

The exotic, orchid-like blooms of Alstroemeria 'Inca Smile' have a resilience and longevity that belies their delicate appearance. This stunning Peruvian Lily blooms for up to 5 months with the largest Alstroemeria flowers that we have ever seen - almost twice the size of other varieties. With a neat semi dwarf habit, 'Inca Smile' is perfectly proportioned for containers or borders, and makes a superb cut flower too. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 7cm alstroemeria potted plant

    • Despatch:
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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock