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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.



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Geranium 'Double Flowered Collection'

Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Enjoy our selection of the very best double-flowered cranesbills. Every bloom is a pretty posy of vibrant colour and unlike their single flowered relations, these hardy geraniums won't self seed, so the flowers last even longer. These cottage garden favourites will quickly blend with other herbaceous perennials to create colourful groundcover, and look equally attractive in borders or containers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Collection comprises 1 plant each of:
  • Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' (left) - Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade.
  • Geranium pratense 'Laura' (bottom right) - Long lasting, weather resistant, double white flowers are produced from June onwards on upright, downy stems.
  • Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' (top right) - The double blooms of Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding.
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    • 3 bareroot plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
    • SAVE £19.98  
    • £38.97 £18.99
    • 6 bareroot plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £77.94 £28.99

Geranium pratense 'Laura'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

Long lasting, weather resistant, double white flowers are produced from June onwards on upright, downy stems. The serrated leaves quickly create a mound of fresh green foliage that makes excellent groundcover for a cottage garden or perennial border. Unlike its single flowered relations, Geranium pratense 'Laura' does not self seed, making it easier to control. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £12.99

Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

Plant swathes of this gorgeous mauve-pink geranium in your cottage garden borders and enjoy dreamy summer skies all summer long. The double blooms of Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding. Unlike its single flowered relations, this meadow cranesbill does not self seed, so the flowers last even longer. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £12.99

Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double'

Geranium himalayense 'Plenum', Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade. A mass of double purple-pink blooms stand above the delicately serrated foliage which turns to shades of burnt red and orange in autumn. Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' will quickly blend with other herbaceous perennials to create colourful groundcover and looks equally attractive in herbaceous borders and shady woodland gardens. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 60cm (24”). More info
    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £12.99

Golden Lysimachia

Lysimachia punctata, Dotted Loosestrife

  • A towering, elegant plant for the border
Bring some sunshine to your borders with this resilient cottage-garden favourite. Neat clumps of tall, elegant stems with striking yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer through until early autumn. Golden Lysimachia is great for difficult clay soils and shadier parts of the garden, thriving in damp borders, bog gardens or at the margins of a pond. Grow dotted loosestrife in woodland gardens or informal areas for a burst of late summer colour! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

SPECIAL OFFER - To get your plants at the reduced price, simply add your chosen pack size to your order and use order code TNS293Z in your shopping basket.
Please note that this offer is limited to one pack per order at this special price. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or with promotional vouchers. Hurry, offer ends midnight Thursday 20th November or whilst stock lasts. P&P charges will apply.

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £1.99 with order code TNS293Z  
    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £2.99 with order code TNS293Z  
    • £14.99

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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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 20 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99

Aubrieta 'Royal Mixed'

Aubretia

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These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage. Aubretia 'Royal Mixed' produces masses of colourful flowers in spring that will brighten rockeries, spill from containers and creep through cracks in walls and paving. Height: 10cm (4”); spread 60cm (24”).
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up from 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £21.98 £15.99

Alstroemeria 'Butterfly Hybrids'

Peruvian Lily

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An old strain of Peruvian lilies called the 'Ligtu Hybrids' included some great purples, but over the years these got lost. Now only the pinks and purples have been selected to create this eye-catching mix. One of the easiest cut flowers to grow and definitely one of the most impressive. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat'

  • 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 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £24.99

Geranium 'Skyrocket® Mixed'

Pelargonium

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  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE

Wow - a new climbing geranium, growing 1.8m (6') in a season! Five of the brightest colours you've ever seen, set against fresh-green foliage. The extra long stems are smothered with rainbows of colour that make a surprisingly good cut flower! Geranium 'Skyrocket®' Mixed also makes a superb trailing specimen too – just perfect for window boxes and patio pots.

Precise German breeding has developed these top quality plants, so they are guaranteed to give a superb performance. Colours include: white, scarlet, dark red, orange and pink. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 60cm (24”).


Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.

To make the most of your displays, try our exclusive Supportive Climbing Frame, specially designed to enable plants to climb easily. Or try our great value Acrylic Vase - perfect for displaying your cut blooms.

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 5 jumbo plug plants + 1 tower pot pack

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £34.98 £24.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99

Chrysanthemum 'Hardy Patio Mixed'

  • NEW for 2012

As the days shorten, these shimmering chrysanthemums come into their own. Bright colours and long-lasting blooms give a real boost to the autumn garden when many things are looking tired. This collection of hardy perennial patio Mums will reward you with rounded domes of colour from September right through until the first frosts. Superb for growing in borders and containers, and the sturdy stems make excellent cut flowers too. Our young plants are supplied as a mix of 4 named varieties. Height: 100cm (39”). Spread: 60cm (24”).


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 Postiplug plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99

Alstroemeria 'Planet Mixed'

Peruvian Lily

  • Non-stop flowering from June to November
  • Best in class for alstroemeria
  • Order early for best results
Gain months of pleasure year after year with the astounding lily-like blooms of Alstroemeria 'Planet Mixed'. These hardy, compact perennials are so easy to grow; just perfect for adding a bright splash of late summer colour to cottage garden borders and patio containers. Alstroemeria flowers are excellent for cutting, so you can enjoy a few stems in a vase indoors too. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 5 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 10 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £21.99