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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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Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea

Hollyhocks 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 where their striking blooms will tower over lower growing plants. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

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Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch' (Large Plant)

Leucanthemum × superbum

This exciting modern cultivar is the most yellow Leucanthemum to date. The semi double blooms of Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch' open a bright lemon colour that slowly fades to pale ivory as the blooms age. This compact variety is well branched and bushy, flowering for weeks from late spring onwards and attracting bees and butterflies to its nectar rich blooms. This reliable hardy perennial is undemanding and easy to grow in borders and wildlife areas. It also makes a lovely cut flower. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted leucanthemum plant

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    • 2 x 3 litre potted leucanthemum plants

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    • £19.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

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Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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Agapanthus africanus (Large Plant)

Agapanthus are spectacular border plants, which look exotic, but are fully hardy in the UK, and will last for many years in the right position. The strap-like leaves create a robust, space-filling clump in the border, and play host to 80cm (31") stems topped with deep blue, trumpet-shaped blooms in late summer.

Agapanthus is evergreen and will excel in Mediterranean-style plantings. Plants will appreciate a sheltered corner, and can be grown in the border or patio containers. The late summer flower displays of the African Lily are a sight to behold. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 12cm potted agapanthus plant

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Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat', Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

  • Winner of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary'
  • Unique long-flowering period for a Hardy Geranium

A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").


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Geranium 'Rozanne gets our vote for RHS 'Plant of the Centenary'

 

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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

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    • £9.99
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Polygonatum biflorum (Large Plant)

Here's something to liven up a dark, shady corner in your garden! Solomon's Seal is a beautiful, spring-flowering perennial, which is often much admired. The arching stems look exotic, and feature pairs of droplet blooms in cream. Polygonatum biflorum plants are quick-growing and a low-maintenance choice for mixed borders. Plant Solomon's Seal amongst ferns and hellebores in a shady border for a real treat! Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia

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

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Hollyhock 'Nigra' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea

Superbly dramatic; the tall spires of Hollyhock 'Nigra' bear dark maroon-black flowers with pale contrasting eyes. This impressive variety of an old garden favourite is sure to draw attention for its stature and colour. Try growing it alongside paler varieties for a really striking contrast. These hardy perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors too. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 60cm (24").,

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

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    • £14.99

Delphinium 'New Millennium Dwarf Mixed'

We source our delphinium stocks from the best breeder in the world to guarantee top performance from our plants in your garden. The towering flower spires that make delphiniums a must-have garden perennial, can require sturdy staking to prevent them flopping under wind and rain. We're looking to change that with Delphinium 'New Millennium Juniors Mixed'. The sturdy upright stems don't need any staking or support, but give the same cottage garden feel as traditional varieties. From the world famous breeding of Terry Dowdeswell in New Zealand, these shorter, sturdier plants have been bred to perfection, with clear colours, evenly spaced florets, long flowering and high disease resistance. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 delphinium postiplug plants

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Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Large Plant)

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Spice up your summer patio pots with Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Naturally bushy plants boast eye-catching flower spikes with open-mouthed, bicolour blooms. In particularly hot weather look out for individual flowers in solid red or solid white. The aromatic foliage has a fine blackcurrant fragrance that only adds to its charm. This showy ornamental sage is perfect for cottage garden borders and containers, or incorporated into bedding schemes for a vibrant summer display. Although perennial, this half hardy Salvia will appreciate some protection from winter weather. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted salvia plant

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Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

Hardy Ice Plant

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  • Vigorous ground cover, even in the driest of soils

Unique, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers of Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed' create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades that will stop you in your tracks. Fantastic for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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