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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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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

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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

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Polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo® Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Primula, Oxlip

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  • Best In Class for polyanthus click here for details
  • Polyanthus are a majestic spring container choice
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

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 plug 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"). Please note: Plants are selected at random from a wide colour range.

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

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    • £18.99

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

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    • £19.99

Penstemon 'Wedding Bells' Mixed

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  • World Exclusive
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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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
  • World Exclusive
  • 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 jumbo plug plant

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Polyanthus 'Firecracker'

Primula

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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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    • 12 plug plants

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    • 48 plug plants

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Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

Hardy Ice Plant

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  • Vigorous ground cover, even in the driest of soils

Unique, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers of Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed' create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades that will stop you in your tracks. Fantastic for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

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Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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  • Mail Order Exclusive
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 Postiplugs

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    • 6 Postiplugs

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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

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    • 72 plug plants

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Hellebore Collection

Grow one of the UK's favourite winter-flowering plants; each flower bursting with glorious colour; easy to grow and fully hardy! This Hellebore Collection produces intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles which are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring. Their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. Plants are vigorous, low-maintenance and long-lasting in sunny or difficult shady spots, representing excellent value for money. Height and spread: 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises 5 plants each of:
  • Hellebore 'Hybridizers Singles' - Elegant, single-flowered Hellebores from our hand-pollinated breeding program, with a whole range of patterns and colours including whites, creams, pinks, greens, yellows, purples and black.
  • Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles' - Breathtaking, double-flowered Hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour rangeincluding yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades.

Plants are taken from selection, and we are unable to label colours upon despatch.

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    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 5 of each variety

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    • £18.99

Aubrieta 'Royal Mixed'

Aubretia

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These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage. Aubretia 'Royal Mixed' produces masses of colourful flowers in spring that will brighten rockeries, spill from containers and creep through cracks in walls and paving. Height: 10cm (4”); spread 60cm (24”).
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up from 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £21.98 £15.99