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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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Foxglove 'Dalmatian Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis 'Dalmatian Mixed' looks magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders - but thanks to their uniform branching habit, these statuesque foxgloves make fabulous annual bedding too! These short lived perennials will happily seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to their nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 48 foxglove plug plants

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    • £19.99
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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 September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Heuchera 'Stormy Seas' (Large Plant)

Heuchera are an excellent choice for easy to grow ground cover in difficult spots in the garden; plants are super tough and easy to grow. Heuchera 'Stormy Seas' has maroon-red foliage, with green undersides, with creamy-white bell flowers, on tall spikes during the summer.

Heuchera can be grown in perennial borders, bedding schemes, or in mixed summer and autumn containers and baskets. Heuchera are versatile evergreens for growing in either sun or part shade. Height and Spread: 40cm (16").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted heuchera plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted heuchera plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Bergenia 'Dragonfly Sakura' (Large Plant)

Reliable evergreen ground cover with astonishing winter colour! The glossy, rounded foliage of Bergenia 'Dragonfly Sakura' turns from lush green to rich purple-black throughout the coldest months. From March, the dark foliage is the perfect backdrop for the candy pink flowers that rise above it. The pretty blooms provide invaluable food for pollinating insects early in the year, and make dainty cut flowers too. Elephant Ears is a reliable, no maintenance hardy perennial - perfect for the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted bergenia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted bergenia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Perennial Ground Cover Collection

Our ground cover collection of hardy herbaceous perennials brings so many benefits, which all lead to one thing: low maintenance gardening. We've selected some of our best low-growing perennials to offer a range of planting solutions. Use them as front of border plants in large sunny borders or set them in dappled shade as underplanting to trees and shrubs. You can even try them in pots and use your new perennial containers alongside seasonal pots. Every plant in the mix offers a controlled spreading habit, helping to quickly fill borders, cover soils and prevent weeds taking hold. And less weeding leads to more time spent enjoying your garden!


  • Perennial Ground Cover Collection comprises:
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - A spring flowering, cushion-like perennial.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Dense cushions of bright green foliage produce spherical flower heads set atop sturdy upright stems.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage that makes stunning ground cover.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - Cushion-like plants, which are smothered in violet-blue flowers through the summer months.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.

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 October 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £12.99

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' (Large Plant)

Tall spikes of deep maroon foliage topped by glowing scarlet blooms bring a welcome splash of late summer colour, when many flowers have already faded. This exotic looking, short lived perennial is ideal for filling gaps in damp borders, and looks spectacular planted beside ponds and streams. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lobelia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 3 litre potted lobelia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Nepeta racemosa Walker's Low (Large Plant)

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted nepeta plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted nepeta plants

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    • £14.99
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Pansy 'Matrix™ Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Viola x wittrockiana

  • 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.

This vibrant blend has been specially bred for their excellent branching habit and super size flowers; and the results speak for themselves! The compact sturdy stems hold their vibrant flower heads high, whatever the weather brings to ensure your garden is filled with colour. Easy to grow, Pansy 'Matrix Mixed' is the perfect plant for all your containers and bedding displays. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 pansy garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Polyanthus 'Firecracker' (Garden Ready)

Primula

  • 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.


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. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 polyanthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Clematis 'Picotee Kiss'

  • Large blooms for big impact
  • Each petal like a lipstick kiss!
  • Flowers in spring and again in summer

One of the finest hardy clematis introductions in recent years, expect Clematis ‘Picotee Kiss’ to be a future classic. The dazzling pink picotee-edged blooms, each up to 15cm (6in) across, have amazed us on the trial ground, adorning the plants in abundance - once in spring and again in summer! Enjoy the first flush of blooms through May-June, then watch the plants flush into colour again though July-September. Each petal looks like a lipstick kiss! Be one of the first UK gardeners to cover walls, fences and trellis with the stand-out flowers of Clematis ‘Picotee Kiss’. Height: 210cm (83"). Spread 100cm (39"). Pruning Group 2.
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    • 1 x 7cm potted clematis plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £13.99 £9.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted clematis plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99 £14.99

Stock 'Most Scented Mix' (Garden Ready)

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

  • 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.

Specially selected for their strong and spicy fragrance and fabulous colours! Start growing Stock 'Most Scented Mix' in autumn for spring borders that will look and smell incredible. These pretty Gillyflowers make superb bedding plants and don't forget to cut some for a vase indoors too. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (8").

 

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    • 30 stock garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

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").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 2 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99