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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.



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Golden Lysimachia

Lysimachia punctata, Dotted Loosestrife

  • A towering, elegant plant for the border
Bring some sunshine to your borders with this resilient cottage-garden favourite. Neat clumps of tall, elegant stems with striking yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer through until early autumn. Golden Lysimachia is great for difficult clay soils and shadier parts of the garden, thriving in damp borders, bog gardens or at the margins of a pond. Grow dotted loosestrife in woodland gardens or informal areas for a burst of late summer colour! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99

Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

These tough little rock roses are hardy, drought tolerant and trouble-free, producing glorious colour from late spring to midsummer. If pruned after flowering, they'll even reward you with a second flush of blooms in late summer! The nectar-rich flowers, set against a backdrop of silvery, semi-evergreen foliage, are loved by bees and other insects. This helianthemum collection makes excellent groundcover or a versatile addition to rockeries or hot, dry borders. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Mohr' – Orange, saucer shaped flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'Pink Angel' – An abundance of delicate double, pink flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'The Bride' – A pretty, white rock rose with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' – Bright, primrose yellow blooms with golden egg-yolk centres.
  • Helianthemum 'Peachy Keen' – New peach bloomed variety 'Peachy Keen' has an overwhelming amount of petals, further boosting the effect in your garden!
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisies. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' - A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye.
  • Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' - Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun.
  • Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum - Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage.
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    • 9 jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

Mazus reptans

  • Try a new ground cover idea
This low growing, matt-forming perennial is perfect for filling gaps between stepping stones or at the front of sheltered borders and rockeries. The spreading foliage of Mazus reptans forms a dense carpet that is covered in pretty lilac-blue flowers with a yellow-spotted lower lip. This hardy, ground cover alpine has a long flowering period from late spring to July. Height: 5cm (2"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Geranium maderense

Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • The palm tree geranium
Geranium maderense is a magnificent tender perennial. The Madeira Cranesbill is the largest of the Geranium species, and certainly one of the most impressive, reaching a height of 1.5m (4',9"). Although perennial, it often acts as a biennial, producing pretty magenta pink blooms in its second year. But you won't mind the wait - it will give you time to appreciate the exotic-looking, dissected, evergreen foliage that radiates from a stout central trunk. This spectacular RHS AGM species will need some winter protection so it is best grown in the conservatory or a large patio container which can be moved to a frost free position in winter. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (39").
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    • 1 x 12cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £29.99

Geranium 'Jackpot Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden-Ready)

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

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  • New in 2014
  • Stunning blooms will last all summer

Our garden-ready plants are now even bigger and better! You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!


These weather tolerant, F1 hybrid pelargoniums have more than enough vigour to ensure a spectacular, free flowering display throughout summer. Geranium 'Jackpot Mixed' produce masses of colourful single blooms on neat compact plants. Perfect for filling beds, borders and patio containers. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14").


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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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Geranium 'Supreme Mixed'

Pelargonium, Ivy-leaved Geranium, Ivy-leaved Pelargonium

  • New in 2014
For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted baskets for easy summer-long colour. We’re always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than hanging baskets which are already planted up? We’ve taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted baskets of your favourite varieties and position them where you’ll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

A kaleidoscope of vibrant pelargonium flowers fill the trailing stems of Geranium ‘Supreme Mixed’. These stunning Ivy Leaf geraniums are perfect for creating long lasting hanging basket displays that won’t disappoint. Each basket has 5 plants. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18"). Hanging Basket: 27cm diameter.
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 garden-ready basket with 5 plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Add a 2nd basket for just £5.00  
    • £14.99

Primrose 'Planets Mixed'

Primula

  • New in 2014
  • Distinctive new colours
Freshen up tired spring borders with these exciting new Primulas! Each shapely flower of Primrose ‘Planets Mixed’ has a contrasting inner ring of colour that makes them really stand out from crowd. This unique feature has never been seen before in Primroses - so it’s sure to attract attention. Grow them along path edges or in prominent patio containers where they can really be appreciated. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £15.98 £10.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • SAVE £14.97  
    • £31.96 £16.99

Geranium 'Appleblossom Rosebud'

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

Captivating rosebud blooms open to reveal large, bicoloured clusters of fully double, pink and white flowers. This delightful zonal geranium has retained its popularity since the Victorian age and remains admired and sought after today. The long flowering period and drought tolerance of Geranium ‘Appleblossom’ make it ideal for creating an enchanting display in borders and patio containers that will last well into autumn. Height: 40cm (16”). Spread: 25cm (10”). More info
    • 1 x 10.5cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 3 x 10.5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Bellis perennis 'Pomponette'

Daisy

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A refreshing change to pansies and primroses that will brighten up the garden in spring, just when it needs it most. This hardy perennial daisy bear tightly double, quilled blooms in pretty shades of pink and white. Bellis perennis 'Pomponette' is perfect for filling beds, edging borders, and adding a splash of colour to window boxes and patio containers. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

 

Culinary note: Bellis flowers are edible.

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

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Double up from 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £21.98 £15.99

Most Scented Bumper Pack

Treat yourself to this fantastic bumper pack of the most scented bedding and border plants, and save yourself £££s! These great value perennials will fill your garden with fragrance and colour in a fabulous springtime display. You'll receive 12 plug plants of each of the following varieties - that's 72 plug plants in total! Height and spread: Up to 30cm (12").

  • Most Scented Bumper Pack comprises 12 plug plants each of:
  • Primrose 'World's Most Scented Mix' - Let the sweet citrus scent and the fresh colour mix of these reliable perennials transport you into spring.
  • Viola 'Most Scented' Mix - This exclusive blend exudes a spring-like perfume even on the coolest of winter days.
  • Stocks 'Most Scented' Mix - Specially selected for their strong and spicy fragrance and fabulous colours!
  • Pansy 'Most Scented' Mix - Larger than violas, with a cheery bright colour mix that will continue well into late spring.
  • Polyanthus 'Most Scented' Mix - Plenty of scented flowers on short, stocky stems, above neat rosettes of lush foliage.
  • Wallflower 'Most Scented' Mix - Versatile and undemanding, this tough perennial can cope in even the poorest of soils.
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    • 72 plug plants - 12 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99

Primrose 'Romance'

Primula

  • New in 2014
Each ruffled bloom of Primrose ‘Romance’ is individually patterned and marbled for a unique appearance. This flamboyant little primrose will brighten even the dullest winter day with their exuberant frills and colours. Grow them in beds, borders and containers or cheer up a springtime windowbox. Once established these easy to grow perennials will virtually look after themselves. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 24 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99