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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 'Washfield Doubles'

Helleborus x hybridus

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Breathtaking, double-flowered hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. Intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring, while their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour range including yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 hellebore jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 hellebore jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £18.99

Primrose 'Irish Beauties Collection'

Primula vulgaris, Kennedy Primroses

  • The World's Hardiest Primrose
Often referred to as Kennedy Primroses, these striking Primulas are the products of 35 years of breeding. The results speak for themselves! These eye catching perennials are particularly tough, tolerating temperatures down to -15C (5F), resisting frost, snow and extreme wet conditions to make them the world's hardiest Primrose. Each of Primrose 'Irish Beauties Collection' has darkly coloured green and purple-bronze foliage that contrasts with the shapely blooms. Once established they will virtually look after themselves, flowering twice as long as other varieties for an extended spring display. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

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


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    • 6 primrose jumbo plug plants

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    • 9 primrose jumbo plug plants

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Hellebore 'Black Swan'

Helleborus × hybridus

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  • 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 March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'

Brunnera macrophylla, Siberian Bugloss

A statement large-leaved foliage plant for borders and large containers. This hardy perennial returns bigger and better each spring producing neat clumps of heavily silver-veined leaves for dramatic effect in the garden. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' as an underplanting to trees and shrubs or add in with your favourite border perennials for a winning mixed display. Sprays of airy sky-blue flowers on wirey stems also appear in spring to create extra seasonal interest. This low maintenance perennial plant thrives in shade but will happily perform in sunny locations too. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' in containers on the patio to add contrast to your favourite seasonal bedding plants. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36"). More info
    • 2 brunnera jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 4 brunnera jumbo plug plants

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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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 polyanthus garden ready plants

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Viola 'Teardrops' (Pre-Planted Basket)

viola

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy seasonal colour. We're always on the lookout for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots of your favourite varieties and position them where you'll most enjoy their colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait! Viola 'Teardrops' is one of our top performing hanging basket varieties, producing cascading trails of colourful blooms to brighten up the winter garden. Flowers just keep on coming and will continue to perform well into May – Four months of colour and all you need to do is hang the baskets in place and keep them watered. Height 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8"). More info
    • 1 viola pre-planted basket with 6 plants

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Polyanthus 'Stella' (Pre-Planted Pot)

Primula

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy seasonal colour. We're always on the lookout for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots of your favourite varieties and position them where you'll most enjoy their colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait! Our pre-planted Primula 'Stella' pot brings an easy option for spring colour on the patio this season. The six plants in each pot, produce multiple flowers spikes, setting their colour well above the foliage. Flowering over an exceptionally long period from January to May, the showy flower stems may reach up to 30cm (12") for a truly spectacular winter and spring display. The perfect pick-me-up on a bleak winter day. More info
    • 1 polyanthus pre-planted pot with 6 plants

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Primrose 'Husky Mixed' (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.

A vibrant rainbow of primrose flowers that will brighten the gloomiest of winter days - even through cold, wet and snow! The delicately fragranced blooms of Primrose 'Husky Mixed' burst open in a frenzy of colour that will see you through until late spring. Once established in beds, borders and containers, these easy to grow perennials will virtually look after themselves. Height and spread: 20cm (8").


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

 

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    • 30 primrose garden ready plants

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    • £14.99
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Lucky Dip Winter Bedding Mix

If our selection of winter bedding planting options leaves you spoilt for choice, let us do the design work for you! Quickly pick our Lucky Dip Mix instead of agonising over all the individual options and we guarantee to send you a winning selection of winter performers for a wide range of uses. Set the mix in containers and baskets or beds and borders and you can be sure of a bright and cheery display to warm up the garden this winter and spring. Height and spread varies. More info
    • 24 lucky dip plug plants

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    • 60 lucky dip garden ready plants

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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

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  • Hardy down to -5c in the UK
Are Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for you? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! Blechnum brasiliensis 'Volcano' is an exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but sure to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselves well to growing in patio pots; and throw up huge fronds up to 70cm (28") tall. The young fronds unfurl in a bronze volcanic hue turning a shiny green as they open. Over time, this fern will form a small trunk, growing to around 30cm tall in 10 years. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving an exotic touch to your home and garden. Despite its tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F) but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted blechnum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Cyclamen 'Miracle Mixed'

Sowbread

We've selected the very best cyclamen to brighten your garden this autumn - so when the weather is cool, your planting scheme doesn't have to be! The vibrant pink, purple and rose shades of 'Miracle Mixed' will brighten the dullest autumn days.


This strong colour mix is ideal for border and container displays and is the perfect choice for lifting the shade under trees and shrubs - adding a natural winter woodland feel to the garden. The silver and green foliage adds extra interest. To really enjoy the display why not add Cyclamen 'Miracle Mixed' to window boxes or hanging baskets, where you'll also get to appreciate the subtle sweet scent of these mini cyclamen plants. Height: 20cm (8in). Spread: 20cm (8in).

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    • 3 x 9cm potted cyclamen plants

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    • 6 x 9cm potted cyclamen plants

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Primrose 'Palazzo Collection'

Primula

  • The all new pom-pom primrose
Our lastest primrose introduction are already causing a big stir. To make ordering both 'Palazzo Wine' and 'Palazzo Pink' easier and more economical, we're now offering them as a duo collection. Treat yourself to some winter luxury. Both velvety shades are topped off with a rich silver-laced edge and sumptuous ruffled petals, making the perfect centrepiece plant for winter and spring containers, baskets and bedding displays. Height: 25cm (10in). Spread: 20cm (8in).
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    • 6 primrose jumbo plug plants - 3 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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