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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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Nepeta 'Patchwork Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Catmint

  • 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.

A new twist on a classic cottage garden plant! Nepeta 'Patchwork Mixed' has neat, compact growth that makes it perfect for summer bedding and patio pots. Catmint is well loved by gardeners and their cats for its sweet, pungent aroma and hazy pink and blue flowers. This hardy little perennial has a loose, relaxed habit that makes it perfect for creating soft, informal displays. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 nepeta garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata

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  • Fragrant ground cover
Groundcover needn’t be dull! Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses – underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. If you’re tired of your lawn, why not replace it with a sea of seasonal colour. This collection comes into its own in March to May, bridging the colour gap between winter and summer bedding. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20")..
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

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Fuchsia 'Pink Elephant'

  • T&M Exclusive
The double flowers of Fuchsia 'Pink Elephant' unfurl from long, rose-like buds to reveal layer upon layer of sumptuous pale pink ruffles. With a gentle cascading habit, this lovely half-hardy fuchsia makes a spectacular summer display in hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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Dianthus 'Crimson Rim'

Carnation

  • At last - a new carnation with a traditional fragrance

This stunning hardy Carnation bucks the modern trend for flashy flower colours at the expense of their fragrance. Dianthus 'Crimson Rim' combines elegant pristine white blooms with a stylish raspberry edge and a wonderful rich clove fragrance. This clump forming perennial is undemanding and well behaved making it perfect for the front of borders. And with a such a free flowering habit you'll have plenty of stems to spare for a vase indoors. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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 jumbo plug plants

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    • 10 dianthus jumbo plug plants

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    • 20 dianthus jumbo plug plants

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Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 verbena plug plants

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    • £5.99

Campanula 'Pink Octopus'

Bellflower

Japanese lantern buds swell out to burst forth as striking pink-tentacled flowers on this truly unusual variety. Campanula 'Pink Octopus' produces up to 50 of these amazing blooms on each upright branch, fluttering above strong, deeply cut foliage to give two months of summer colour. A unique and interesting low growing perennial for the front of a sunny border. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
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Fuchsia arborescens

Lilac Fuchsia

This tender species fuchsia bears large panicles of delicately scented cerise pink flowers in summer, followed by decorative spherical purple fruits. Fuchsia arborescens is an elegant evergreen fuchsia for a large patio container or conservatory specimen. Take a trip back in time and discover some of the original species, from which the plethora of today's new varieties are derived. Height: 180cm (72"). Spread: 150cm (59").

Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 fuchsia jumbo plug plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 fuchsia jumbo plug plants

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Peony 'Eden's Perfume'

Paeonia, Herbaceous Peony

  • Large blooms scented like damask roses
Said to be the most fragrant peony ever! Large pink, layered blooms with a powerful scent of roses, and layer upon layer of sublime, shell pink petals. Herbaceous peonies are a real feature of the border producing exotic, elegant blooms from early summer onwards which are superb for cutting. Peonies are hardy, long lived and cope well on heavier soils, provided that they are well drained. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 bare root peony plant

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    • 2 bare root peony plants

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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

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    • £8.99
    • 5 heuchera Postiplug plants

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    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

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    • 10 heuchera Postiplug plants

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Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet'

Sweet William

  • Summer-flowering Sweet Williams!

Enjoy these delightfully fragrant Sweet Williams all summer long! Clusters of sweetly scented flowers in shades of red, white and purple are borne atop stiff upright stems from June through to September. Superb for cutting for a vase indoors, the vibrant flowers of Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet' are also attractive to bees. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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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    • 6 dianthus plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 24 dianthus plug plants

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    • 48 dianthus plug plants

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Rudbeckia Collection (Garden Ready)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • Enjoy the hot colours of rudbeckia, even when it's cool in your garden!
A Collection of the finest Rudbeckia plants around, we've put together our three best varieties in one collection, not only that, they are all in our Garden Ready range so we've done all the hard work for you! With 90 plants - 30 each of Rudbeckia 'Cherokee Sunset', 'Cherry Brandy' and 'Prarie Sun' - your garden will be awash with a spectacular display of coneflowers from midsummer through to late autumn. Ideal for bees and just as good cut and taken indoors, these fantastic plants are a surefire hit this year! Height: 90cm (37"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 90 rudbeckia garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

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    • £44.97 £35.00

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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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

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    • £29.98 £19.99