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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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Penstemon 'Wedding Bells' Mixed

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Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' (also known as Orchestra Mixed) combines some of the best penstemons from T&M's own breeding programme. Satin, bell-shaped flowers in a variety of bright colours and patterns are carried over a particularly long flowering period, above glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. A fantastic alternative to Antirrhinums (snapdragons) in annual bedding schemes, these compact penstemon plants boast large flowers and superb weather resistance. Easy to maintain, these hardy perennials are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

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

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    • 24 penstemon plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

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  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 3 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.98 £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 June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Phlox douglasii, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
Delicate in appearance but tough in character, these spreading evergreen perennials soften the edges of paths and grow in dry rockeries or on sunny banks and slopes. Perfect for creating colourful, weed smothering, ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox douglassi 'Red Admiral'
  • Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill'
  • Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

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 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.99

Wallflower 'Winter Party'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

The richly fragrant blooms of Wallflower ‘Winter Party’ create a tapestry of colour in shades of burnt orange and mauve. 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: 30cm (12").
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    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 12 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Dierama Collection

Angel's Fishing Rod

Clusters of delicate bell shaped flowers dangle from impossibly slender stems that arch and tremble in the breeze. From July, the elegant blooms rise above clumps of slender, semi-evergreen, grass like foliage before giving way to attractive seedheads in late summer. Dierama is a truly graceful hardy perennial and makes a most beautiful addition to cottage garden borders, adding movement and fluidity to planting schemes. Often referred to as Angel’s Fishing Rod, it looks particularly attractive when overhanging water. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Dierama argyruem - Dazzling white bell shaped flowers that dangle from arching stems.
  • Dierama ‘Blackberry Bells’ - Deep purple pink blooms on wiry stems.
  • Dierama erectum - Stiffer stems filled with outward facing blooms, rather than pendulous flowers.
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    • 3 x 9cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 6 x 9cm potted dierama plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £29.99

Polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo® Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Primula, Oxlip


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  • T&M Recommends
  • Polyanthus are a majestic spring container choice

Give your garden a dose of springtime magic and banish the winter gloom. Polyanthus 'Crescendo®' paints a rainbow of colour with its large blooms in bright colours making bold splashes in pots, window boxes and borders.The flowers are long-lasting, fragrant and produced in abundance upon strong stems which are held above neat rosettes of foliage. With excellent winter hardiness and superior disease resistance, you can expect repeat performances year after year. By far the best bedding polyanthus available.

 

Culinary note: Primula 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 polyanthus plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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Sprays of delicate, tiny flowers float on wiry stems above neat mounds of vibrant foliage. Prized for their colourful leaves, these versatile semi-evergreen perennials make excellent drifts of ground cover, adding a distinctive splash of colour to the front of borders, or even brightening winter containers. Their airy blooms attract bees and are also useful as cut flowers. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 3 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £12.99

Hellebore 'Slate'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, red-black blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Slate’ is the essential low maintenance plant for any difficult, shady border where they will form clumps of leathery evergreen foliage for a year round garden presence. These resilient hardy perennials are vigorous and long lived, lasting for 20 years or more. Height and spread: 45cm (18").



Thompson & Morgan inherited the highly-commended hellebore breeding programme of Elizabeth Strangman when she retired and we are immensely proud to carry on her legacy, perfecting the amazing colours and forms of this wonderful perennial.
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    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £13.99

Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder'

Hardy Ice Plant

  • Giant-flowered hardy ice plants
  • Bigger blooms for extra ground cover
A marked improvement on standard Ice Plants! Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder' has flowers twice the normal size, and boasts some psychedelic colour combinations too. These hardy, low maintenance plants make fabulous ground cover for sunny banks and poor stony soils. Perfect for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Rose Lily Grass

Rhodohypoxis

Dainty, jasmine-like flowers in two shades of pink erupt in profusion above short clumps of lance-shaped foliage in late spring, followed by flushes of flowers throughout the summer. Giving a long-lasting display throughout the summer months, these starry gems also have a delicate sweet fragrance. Each Rose Lily Grass plug plant contains more than one bulblet for prolific flowering in borders, rock gardens and containers. Although fully hardy, Rhodohypoxis will need protection from winter wet. Height and spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 3 Rose Lily Grass jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99