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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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Hellebore 'Black Swan'

Helleborus × hybridus

  • T&M Exclusive
  • Grow the most prestigious Christmas Rose in your garden
Winter-flowering hellebores are true garden gems, producing luxuriant blooms when little else is in growth, let alone flower! Fresh from our unique hellebore breeding programme we have hit on the perfect form and habit with Hellebore 'Black Swan'. The sumptuously dark velvety petals, starkly contrasted by pure white stamens, are a vast improvement on older black-flowered hellebore plants. Where older types tend to face their blooms to the soil below, 'Black Swan' holds its jet-black blooms up for all to see. This classy performer deserves a place in every garden as the star attraction through winter. Height and spread: 60cm (2').
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    • 1 x 7cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
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    • £19.99

Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

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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    • £12.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

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    • £19.99
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Sedum 'Herbstfreude' (Large Plant)

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy', Stonecrop

Sedum are a magnet for butterflies in the garden; and are reliable, hardy and always colourful! Sedum 'Herbstfreude' forms a clump, with drought tolerant, fleshy foliage, and pink autumn blooms.

Sedum are most at home in hot, sunny borders, and require zero maintenance, so are ideal for beginners. Their autumn flowering period is useful for extending the season of interest in the garden. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted sedum plant

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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted sedum plants

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    • £19.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

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 May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99

Lupin 'Noble Maiden' (Large Plant)

Lupinus

No cottage garden would be complete without the well loved Lupin, and this one is stunning in its simplicity. Tall spires of snow white blooms rise above clumps of palmate foliage in early summer. Lupin ‘Noble Maiden’ makes a particularly effective choice for brightening dappled shade in woodlands, where its pale flowers appear luminescent. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 75cm (30").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted lupinus plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted lupinus plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99

Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea, Althaea 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
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

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    • £16.99
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Starry Eyes'

Siberian Bugloss

  • Brighten up shady areas with this super perennial
Sprays of exquisite starry white blooms with intense blue edges appear in spring, above heart shaped, green foliage. Brunnera macrophylla 'Starry Eyes' loves a moist, shady spot, but can cope well with drier conditions once established. This superb hardy perennial is resilient and quick growing, forming dense clumps that are perfect for creating 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: 35cm (14"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 bare root brunnera plant

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    • £14.99
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    • 3 bare root brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £24.99

Polygonatum biflorum (Large Plant)

Solomon's Seal

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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted polygonatum plant

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted polygonatum plants

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    • £16.99
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Coreopsis 'Full Moon' (Large Plant)

Tickseed

Large, buttery-yellow daisy flowers appear above a low mound of finely cut foliage from July to September. Instead of setting seed, Coreopsis ‘Full Moon’ puts all of its energy into flowering over a long period, so you can be sure of a great display throughout the summer. This easy to grow, hardy perennial forms well branched plants that will happily fill gaps in sunny borders or patio containers. A good cut flower and a great addition to wildlife areas for its nectar rich blooms. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted coreopsis plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted coreopsis plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99

Lupin 'The Page' (Large Plant)

Lupinus

Lupins are cottage garden favourites with colourful, often two-toned, strong flower spikes. Plants are undemanding, and give a long flowering period and excellent garden performance in sun or shade.

Lupin 'The Page' is a particular favourite, with blooms in 2 distinct shades of red. Those flower spikes are invaluable in the early season herbaceous border, as the display begins in June each year. Height: 1.2m (3.9') Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted lupin plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted lupin plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' (Large Plant)

Milkweed, Spurge

A unique plant which gives all year round interest! Euphorbia are fully hardy, and will tolerate dry, sunny borders and periods of drought. Plants are evergreen and architectural, and possibly offer the longest flowering period of any garden plant. The unique black and green flowers of Euphorbia characias ‘Black Pearl’ are full of sweet nectar, and open in spring, and stay in place until the first frosts. Euphorbia will thrive in dry gardens, Mediterranean-style plantings and large patio pots. Height and Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted euphorbia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted euphorbia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99