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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 'Illumination Ruby Slippers'

Digitalis x valinii

  • New colour break
  • Multi-flowering Foxgloves
  • Prennial habit

The Digitalis Illumination Series, from our very own breeding programme, has changed the world of Foxgloves; taking them from a wiry, brief-blooming biennial wildflower to a handsome, tidy yet shrubby perennial with true garden performance.

Following several outstanding colour developments, our breeding team has done it again with the creation of a brand new colour break. Digitalis 'Illumination Ruby Slippers' is the latest addition to our award winning series. This beautiful foxglove produces multiple spires of open-mouthed blooms on short stocky plants that are just as at home in a patio pot as a cottage garden border scheme. Being completely sterile, this stunning Foxglove won't set seed, making it incredibly long flowering. As the main flower spike fades, multiple sideshoots spring up to offer five months of vivid floral colour. Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous colouring and perennial habit. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18")

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

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    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99

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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Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

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

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    • 48 foxglove plug plants

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Dianthus 'Doris'

Carnation, Pink

This well known RHS AGM variety is one of the longest flowering Pinks you'll find. An abundance of double pink flowers with deep pink centres are produced all summer long, above mats of silvery green foliage. With a rich, sweet fragrance, Dianthus 'Doris makes a delightful cut flower that will fill your home with fragrance. This compact hardy perennial is perfect for alpine gardens and rockeries or planted through the front of beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10").


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

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Delphinium 'Pacific Giants'

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A distinguished delphinium producing strong spikes of semi-double blooms in a dreamy blend of pink, lilac, purple, violet-blue, sky-blue and white. Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' are excellent for cutting and add structure and presence to the back of cottage garden perennial borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 6 delphinium plug plants

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    • £5.99

Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'

Peruvian Lily

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  • Flowering for 6 months
You'll love the beautifully coloured flowers of Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' set against unique rich, bronze foliage. These hardy Peruvian Lilies are compact with an upright habit, ensuring that stems are still a good length for cutting. The perfect perennial for borders and patio containers where it will flower continuously from June to November. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 jumbo alstroemeria plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • 3 jumbo alstroemeria plug plants

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Alstroemeria 'Summer Breeze'

Peruvian Lily

If you loved the beautifully coloured flowers of Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer', then you will absolutely adore this new sister variety, Alstroemeria 'Summer Breeze'! Shimmering bronze foliage sets off the glorious oranges and yellows of the blooms above. A fine border plant which will flower for about 5 months of the year, these hardy Peruvian Lilies are compact with an upright habit, ensuring that stems are still a good length for cutting. The perfect perennial for borders and patio containers where it will flower continuously from June to November. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 alstroemeria jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
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    • £11.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
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    • £19.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • Unique mini Verbena for your patio
Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 verbena jumbo plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 6 verbena jumbo plug plants

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Pansy 'Ballerina'

Viola x wittrockiana

Unusual frilly tutu-like flowers of Pansy 'Ballerina' create a bright carnival of colour throughout the summer. The delicately ruffled petals make a stunning display in containers, beds and borders. Perfect for planting in window boxes where you can enjoy their pretty blooms close up. 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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Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' (Garden Ready)

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  • 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 impressive debut for beds and borders, this unique new plant was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal. The unusual blooms with central green cones and bright orange petals radiating back to lemon yellow, make dazzling cut flowers.

 

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    • 30 rudbeckia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherokee Sunset' (Garden Ready)

  • Enjoy the hot colours of rudbeckia, even when it's cool in your garden!
  • 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.

As a result of over 10 years breeding and selection by T&Ms flower breeders, Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset® was born. Never before has there been such a spectacular range of colours of fully double to semi-double Rudbeckia, with large 3-4in blooms. Shades of golden yellow, orange, bronze and mahogany make up this stunning blend that resembles the attractive colour spectrum of an Indian Sunset. Vigorous, free branching plants, with strong stems, which flower over a long period from mid summer to early autumn. Cherokee Sunset® is outstanding for adding height, colour and interest to beds, borders and large containers. Also makes an impressive cut flower. T&M are proud to be the first UK packet seed company to have an All American Selection Winning variety from its own breeding programme. This prestigious award is presented to varieties that have outstanding garden performance, quality blooms, a unique colour range and that show a significant improvement over existing varieties of the species.

 

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    • 30 rudbeckia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy' (Garden Ready)

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  • Best in class for rudbeckias
  • Cut flowers last 2 weeks
  • 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.

Thompson & Morgan's plant breeders are proud to present the first-ever red rudbeckia! These robust plants have outstanding garden performance, producing a mass of attractive, cherry-coloured blooms all summer long. Triumphing over heat and poor soils, these versatile coneflowers look stunning when planted beds, large patio containers, or as sweeping drifts in herbaceous borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

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    • 30 rudbeckia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99