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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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Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Large Plant)

Montbretia

Tall arching stems drip with fiery red trumpets above crimped, sword-like foliage. Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is well loved for its late summer display that erupts in a blaze of colour as other border perennials begin to fade. This RHS AGM variety is renowned for its vigour and resilience, adding structure and height to sunny herbaceous borders. The tall stems make eye-catching cut flowers too.Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 10cm (4").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted crocosmia plant

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted crocosmia plant

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Penstemon 'Pensham Wedding Day' (Large Plant)

Ivory white bells crowd the upright stems of Penstemon 'Pensham Wedding Day’ above a neat clump of narrow semi-evergreen foliage. Brimming with understated elegance, this hardy perennial blends effortlessly into herbaceous borders. Like all of the Pensham Penstemons, this cultivar has been bred to withstand lower temperatures and inclement weather, making it perfect for UK summers. It has staying power too - flowering continuously from early summer through to October. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 2 x 2 litre potted penstemon plants

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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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Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire' (Large Plant)

Euphorbia epithymoides, Milkweed, Spurge

An effervescent little Euphorbia for the garden border. The short, compact plants has amazing evergreen foliage, which turns green and burgundy in the summer, then deeps to bright red by autumn.The spring flowers are sulphur yellow, and create a striking contrast.

Euphorbia are easy to grow in most sites and soils, and the plants of Euphorbia ‘Fireglow’ appear to glow! Excellent for the front of the border, rockeries or pots. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread 45cm (18").

 

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Primrose 'Palazzo Pink'

Primula

  • The all new pom-pom primrose
Treat yourself to some luxury at every day prices with our latest fancy primrose. We've selected 'Palazzo Pink' F1 for its sumptuous crested blooms and sheer flower power. The pink ruffled blooms are complimented by an elegant silver-laced edging and are produced in profusion, creating what we are calling a one plant posie. These hardy vigorous plants make perfect colourful border fillers, adding real impact to spring displays, but 'Palazzo Pink' really comes into its own in patio containers, where you can really appreciate the opulent blooms From February right through to May. Why not set a single plant in a small pot for occasional use as a table centre piece? Height: 25cm (10in) Spread 20cm: (8in).,

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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    • 3 primrose jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 6 primrose jumbo plug plants

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Pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle' Mixed

Viola x wittrockiana

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Plant a rainbow of colours and frills that bring your garden to life during late winter and spring. Cheery blooms on compact plants with a hint of pansy scent and incredible flowering performance. Pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle' is ideal for brightening up your beds, containers, Flower Pouches® and window boxes. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

 

Culinary note: Pansy flowers are edible.

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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    • 36 pansy plug plants

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    • 72 pansy plug plants

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Wallflower 'Winter Joy'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

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Wallflower 'Winter Joy' is a striking fragrant variety with cheery mauve blooms. This evergreen erysimum hybrid has a neat, compact habit making it perfect for beds, borders and containers. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 4 wallflower jumbo plug plants

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Iris 'Victoria Falls' (Re-Blooming)

Bearded Iris

The soft blue blooms of Iris 'Victoria Falls' make a beautiful addition to summer borders. With the first flowers appearing in late spring and continuing into summer, these really are outstanding hardy perennials. These majestic bearded iris flowers have a delicate scent and make impressive cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
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Geranium 'Custard Cream'

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

  • The world's first true yellow geranium
For many years the elusive yellow geranium has been the holy grail of the plant world. There are plenty of dark cream varieties but few have captured that true yellow colour. Pelargonium enthusiasts will love Geranium 'Custard Cream' for its buttery yellow blooms and fabulous vigour. Created by the world's leading geranium breeder, this superb zonal pelargonium deserves a prominent place in your patio containers and borders this summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted geranium plant

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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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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' (Large Plant)

Beard Tongue

Sophisticated elegance, coupled with real staying power! These bushy, hardy perennials form neat semi evergreen clumps, with long summer displays of trumpet-like florets. Penstemon ‘Husker Red’ is distinctly different, with ruby-red foliage, and blush-white flowers.

Penstemon plants are known for being tough, reliable perennials, which will flower all summer long and into autumn. Penstemon ‘Husker Red’ also battles through rain and drought, and is remarkably slug resistant too. A classic cottage garden plant. Height and Spread: 50cm (20").

 

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Agapanthus africanus 'Albus' (Large Plant)

African Lily

Exotic, hardy plants with globes made up of many small, trumpet-like blooms in pure white, coming up from robust, grassy foliage. Agapanthus africanus ‘Albus’ makes an outstanding border perennial for a sunny position in the garden.

African Lilies also make attractive patio container plants; especially in aged terracotta containers. They are easy maintenance plants, and only need re-potting every few years. For something new, try cutting a few blooms of your African Lilies and display them in a vase indoors. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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