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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



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Euphorbia 'Rudolph'

A striking Euphorbia x martini cultivar which forms a mound of evergreen, dark-green foliage, topped with chartreuse green flowers in spring. Euphorbia 'Rudolph' earns its name from the bright red shoot tips that develop as winter takes hold, making this perennial stand out among winter borders. This attractive Spurge makes a lovely addition to sunny borders, and once established, is particularly drought tolerant. Height and spread: 60cm (24”). More info
    • 3 euphorbia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 euphorbia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

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 bare root geranium plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £12.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • New in 2015

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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted verbena plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

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 aubretia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 72 aubretia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

Delphinium 'New Millennium Dwarf Mixed'

  • New in 2015
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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 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 geranium jumbo plug plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £24.99

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 delosperma jumbo plug plants

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

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    • 20 delosperma jumbo plug plants

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

  • New in 2015

Grown for it's large, heart shaped, silver leaves with a sparkling metallic sheen that will brighten the shadiest borders. In Spring, the neat clumps of foliage are complimented by delicate sprays of sky blue flowers. Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost' is a resilient, quick growing hardy perennial, making useful ground cover in those tricky shady areas. Try planting this Siberian Bugloss among hardy ferns for a woodland feel or throughout the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted brunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll'

Peruvian Lily

  • Flowers until November
Ten years of breeding by Australia's leading specialists have produced this unusual new Alstromeria with amazing variegated foliage. This fantastic Peruvian Lily grows just as well in sun as in shade, with no burning of the creamy foliage. Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll' is super hardy, withstanding temperatures down to -10°C (14F). Perfect for borders and patios where it will flower continuously throughout summer, producing beautiful stems that are ideal for cutting. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 alstroemeria jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Rudbeckia 'Summerina Collection'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • New perennial rudbeckia for borders

Rudbeckia 'Summerina' Collection is exclusive to Thompson & Morgan, a near impossible breeding breakthrough - the crossing of an annual rudbeckia and a perennial echinacea! The result: tough, hardy perennial rudbeckias that return year on year to offer the stronger and longer flowering habit of annual varieties. This three colour mix is ideal for extending the life of your summer border - the plants go on to provide much needed autumn colour right up to the first hard frosts. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 3 rudbeckia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 rudbeckia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Large Plant)

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

Don't get caught out with a colour-less, late summer garden - Helenium actually flower much later in the summer, so are excellent for extending the season of colour! Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty' is a choice variety, with copper-red flowers.

This hardy perennial is loved by bees and butterflies, and is the proud holder of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, so comes highly recommended as a reliable garden plant. Sneezeweed is tall, and is great for filling gaps in borders and adding height. It looks particularly good with grasses. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted helenium plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted helenium plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Actaea cordifolia (Large Plant)

Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia, Bugbane, Cohosh

Cimicifuga is an attractive border perennial with an exotic appearance. Actaea has a robust habit, and can fill a gap in the border with its fancy foliage and summer flower spikes, which are tall and imposing.

The flower spikes of Actaea are made up of many tiny florets, and these have a spicy fragrance. Cimicifuga is a long-lasting plant, surviving for many years, and is very useful for difficult situations, such as cold, wet corners of the garden. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted actaea plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted actaea plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99