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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.



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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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Foxglove 'Illumination Collection'

Digitalis

Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove 'Illumination Duo' won't set seed, making them incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, these hardy semi-evergreen varieties are true perennials so you can enjoy them year after year. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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  • click here - Awarded 'Best New Plant' at the Chelsea Flower Show 2012.
  • click here - This beautiful Digitalis produces spires of open-mouthed blooms in a juicy shade of raspberry pink with contrasting apricot lips.
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    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants - 1 of each colour

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Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Pink Peony'

Pink, Carnation

  • T&M Exclusive
  • We've put the scent back into garden carnations!

Part of the 'Scents of Summer' series, Dianthus 'Pink Peony' is the pick of the bunch. The crested magenta blooms have a deep, rich fragrance, just like the old fashioned varieties, but with modern vigour and strong garden performance which continues throughout the season. Look forward to an abundance of strong stemmed blooms from this hardy garden pink, which make superb cut flowers. Perfect for edging pathways and borders or brightening up patio containers with long lasting colour. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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.

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SunDiascia 'Eternal Flames'

Twinspur

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  • T&M exclusive
  • Brand new hardy diascia
This lovely South African plant produces slender spires, packed with pretty tubular blooms, over a remarkably long flowering period. Diascia 'Eternal Flames' will fill borders, beds and containers with vibrant shades of orange and pink from June to October. Although Twinspur is generally grown as an annual, it is actually perennial and hardy to -8C (18F), so it can be easily overwintered with some protection from winter weather. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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Fuchsia 'Pink Elephant'

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The double flowers of Fuchsia 'Pink Elephant' unfurl from long, rose-like buds to reveal layer upon layer of sumptuous pale pink ruffles. With a gentle cascading habit, this lovely half-hardy fuchsia makes a spectacular summer display in hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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Dianthus 'Crimson Rim'

Carnation

  • At last - a new carnation with a traditional fragrance

This stunning hardy Carnation bucks the modern trend for flashy flower colours at the expense of their fragrance. Dianthus 'Crimson Rim' combines elegant pristine white blooms with a stylish raspberry edge and a wonderful rich clove fragrance. This clump forming perennial is undemanding and well behaved making it perfect for the front of borders. And with a such a free flowering habit you'll have plenty of stems to spare for a vase indoors. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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.

 

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Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Collection'

Pink, Carnation

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Immerse your senses in Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Mixed'! We've hand selected a range of modern dianthus plants to offer bright colours, strong garden performance and multi-flowering stems, while retaining the vintage spicy fragrance of garden pinks. The extreme flower power of these hardy perennials means you'll enjoy 100s of cut flower blooms through the summer, every year, with plenty left on the plants to keep them looking good in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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.

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Foxglove 'Illumination Ruby Slippers'

Digitalis x valinii

  • New colour break
  • Multi-flowering Foxgloves
  • Prennial habit

The Digitalis Illumination Series, from our very own breeding programme, has changed the world of Foxgloves; taking them from a wiry, brief-blooming biennial wildflower to a handsome, tidy yet shrubby perennial with true garden performance.

Following several outstanding colour developments, our breeding team has done it again with the creation of a brand new colour break. Digitalis 'Illumination Ruby Slippers' is the latest addition to our award winning series. This beautiful foxglove produces multiple spires of open-mouthed blooms on short stocky plants that are just as at home in a patio pot as a cottage garden border scheme. Being completely sterile, this stunning Foxglove won't set seed, making it incredibly long flowering. As the main flower spike fades, multiple sideshoots spring up to offer five months of vivid floral colour. Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous colouring and perennial habit. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18")

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Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

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Pansy 'Ballerina'

Viola x wittrockiana

Unusual frilly tutu-like flowers of Pansy 'Ballerina' create a bright carnival of colour throughout the summer. The delicately ruffled petals make a stunning display in containers, beds and borders. Perfect for planting in window boxes where you can enjoy their pretty blooms close up. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

 

Culinary note: Pansy flowers are edible.

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.

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Lewisia cotyledon 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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Fuchsia 'Marble Orange King'

Marvel at the extraordinary-coloured, 10cm (4") wide flowers of trailing Fuchsia 'Orange King'. Layer upon layer of lavish double orange-pink ruffles form these giant, sculpted flowers. With a vigorous and free flowering habit, Fuchsia 'Orange King' will create a cascade of colour in your baskets, window boxes, Flower Pouches™ and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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