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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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Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Sweet William

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.


Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus 'Mixed' carries its large clusters of flowers upon short, compact plants that make superb bedding. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 25cm (10").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 dianthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

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 'Little 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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted eryngium plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Polyanthus 'Firecracker'

Primula

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An eye-catching new Polyanthus bearing yellow blooms with a fiery orange-red edge. These long-lasting flowers are borne on strong, stout stems above rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage. Versatile and easy to grow, Polyanthus 'Firecracker' is perfect for edging borders and brightening up spring patio containers. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 12 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 24 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 48 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Wallflower 'Sugar Rush'

Erysimum

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  • 'Best New Bedding Plant' at the Grower of the Year Awards
  • Autumn and spring flowering
  • Super-vigorous
Winner in the 'Best New Bedding Plant' category at the Grower of the Year Awards 2013, this is one of the most exciting wallflowers to emerge in recent years. Dense, fragrant flower spikes in shades of cream, yellow, red and purple appear not only in the spring, but throughout the autumn too, blooming in just 6 weeks from an August planting! With a delightful sweet fragrance and compact, multi-branching habit, Wallflower 'Sugar Rush' is perfect for beds, borders, containers and window boxes, creating a mass of colour and scent when much of the garden is dormant. Versatile and undemanding, wallflowers are tough enough to cope in even the poorest soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 wallflower plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 wallflower plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99 £11.99
    • 20 delosperma jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99 £16.99

Wallflower 'Dwarf Scented Mixed'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Sometimes the old methods are the best, and that's exactly why we've added good, old fashioned bareroot wallflower plants to our range. Wallflower 'Dwarf scented Mixed' can be planted straight out into beds, containers and borders to create a fantastic tapestry of scented colour in the following spring. Tough, compact and reliable - this short lived perennial is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 20 bare root wallflower plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 40 bare root wallflower plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Penstemon 'Wedding Bells' Mixed

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Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' (also known as Orchestra Mixed) combines some of the best penstemons from T&M's own breeding programme. Satin, bell-shaped flowers in a variety of bright colours and patterns are carried over a particularly long flowering period, above glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. A fantastic alternative to Antirrhinums (snapdragons) in annual bedding schemes, these compact penstemon plants boast large flowers and superb weather resistance. Easy to maintain, these hardy perennials are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 penstemon plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 48 penstemon plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £14.99

Heteropappus meyendorfii

Blue Chrysanthemum

  • Hundreds of electric blue blooms
Like a little blue Chrysanthemum, this fabulous plant produces an abundance of blooms from late summer, and continues throughout autumn. Heteropappus meyendorfii is a colourful, late flowering half hardy perennial with a lovely spreading habit. This pretty little daisy is perfect for filling gaps in containers and late summer borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 10 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.98 £12.99

Trollius 'Dancing Flame'

Globeflower

  • New in 2015
Add some heat to your border this autumn with Trollius 'Dancing Flame'. This Globeflower has everything you'd want from a border perennial; contained vigour, long flowering habit, care-free attitude, and years of garden performance! The glorious orange blooms just keep on coming right though early summer for 8 weeks of vibrant colour. This hardy herbaceous perennial thrives in moist soils but will cope with drought conditions once established. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted trollius plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted trollius plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

Perennial Fragrant Collection

  • New in 2015

A colourful mix of hardy perennials, all chosen for their fragrance and flower power. Drop them into gaps in the border or fill a whole new bed with this autumn planting perennial collection. There's something for every part of the garden in this elegant mix, which has been hand selected to guarantee colour and scent in the garden from June right though to the end of September. These hardy garden plants return each year to give a bigger and better display than the last - the perfect low maintenance option for high-end results.


  • Perennial Fragrant Collection includes:
  • Agastache foeniculum - Silvery-green foliage which is scented unmistakenly of aniseed.
  • Monarda 'Bergamo' - Deliciously aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery pink blooms.
  • Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' - Tightly scrolled buds open in palest lemon, maturing to yellow, apricot and finally salmon-pink.
  • Nepeta 'Hot Pink' - Pink flowered Catmint with pungent, aromatic foliage.
  • Dianthus 'Bananaberry Fizz' - Rich, clove-scented, double blooms in lemaon and magenta.
  • Salvia 'New Dimension Blue' - Intense violet blue flower spikes above aromatic foliage.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
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    • 6 Powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix'

Primula

  • The most scented polyanthus
We've sniffed all the polyanthus we could find to be able to make up this exclusive mix for you! Each fresh colour has a lovely, strong fragrance, to bring you a true scent of spring. From late winter, these vigorous perennials produce plenty of flowers on short, stocky stems, above neat rosettes of lush foliage. Fill all your pots and borders with Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix' for a riot of scent and colour even on the dreariest winter days! Height and spread: 25cm (10")..

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

1st Year Flowering Perennial Collection

  • New in 2015
An essential mix of hardy herbaceous perennials, all selected to bring big impact to your garden in their first year, and many more to come. This classic combination of cottage garden staples offers four months of continual floral colour from early summer into autumn, which gets better and bolder as the years go by - just perfect for adding shape and structure to your planting displays. There's something for every part of the border too. Set the towering spires of Digitalis 'Dalmatian' and Hollyhock 'Halo' at the back of your designs behind Poppy 'Fruit Punch' and Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'. Front the display with Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' and Geum 'Blazing Sunset' for a tiered show of lasting shape and colour.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
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    • 6 Powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99