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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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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

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  • Hardy down to -5c in the UK
Are Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for you? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! Blechnum brasiliensis 'Volcano' is an exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but sure to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselves well to growing in patio pots; and throw up huge fronds up to 70cm (28") tall. The young fronds unfurl in a bronze volcanic hue turning a shiny green as they open. Over time, this fern will form a small trunk, growing to around 30cm tall in 10 years. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving an exotic touch to your home and garden. Despite its tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F) but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted blechnum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
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    • £19.99

Campanula lactiflora 'Dwarf Pink' (Large Plant)

The Milky Bellflower has long been a cottage garden favourite. This pretty cultivar bears a profusion of rose-pink, star shaped flowers from May to August which provide a valuable source of nectar for bees and other pollinators. Although not as small as its name might suggest, Campanula lactiflora 'Dwarf Pink' is certainly more compact than the rest of its species, maintaining a neat habit in garden borders. This hardy perennial is quick to flower and perfect for filling gaps in herbaceous borders. The blooms make an attractive cut flower too. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted campanula plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted campanula plants

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    • £14.99

Iris 'Re-Blooming Collection'

Bearded Iris

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A beautiful selection of hardy, drought tolerant bearded iris with exceptional disease and insect resistance. With the first flowers appearing in spring, and a second flush in autumn, these really are outstanding hardy perennials; perfect for summer borders. These majestic, tall bearded iris flowers have a delicate scent and make impressive cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Orange Harvest' - Rust orange flowers.
  • Iris 'Victoria Falls' - Light blue iris flowers.
  • Iris 'Cantina' - Violet blooms.
  • Iris 'Buckwheat' - Golden yellow petals.
  • Iris 'Pass the Wine' - Wine red flowers.

 

4 for 3 on autumn planting bulbs
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    • 5 Iris rhizomes - 1 of each variety

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    • £14.99
    • 10 Iris rhizomes - 2 of each variety

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    • £89.90 £24.99

Acanthus spinosus (Large Plant)

Acanthus spinosus is robust, architectural plant with exotic-looking foliage and erect spikes of equally exotic blooms. They may look tropical, but Acanthus is fully hardy in the UK, and enjoys sun or shade on a well-drained soil, is very drought tolerant and can tolerate exposed conditions.

Acanthus are also known as Bear's Breech, they make an excellent herbaceous perennial for mixed borders, growing up to 1.2m (3.9') and filling gaps easily. The spiny, purple-tinged flowers appear from late spring to summer. An easy to maintain border plant that comes back year after year. Height: 1.2m (3.9'). Spread: 1m (39").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted acanthus plant

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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted acanthus plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £19.99

Campanula lactifolia Violet (Large Plant)

 

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Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Primula

  • 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.

We've sniffed all the polyanthus we could find to be able to make up this exclusive mix for you! Each fresh colour has a lovely, strong fragrance, to bring you a true scent of spring. From late winter, these vigorous perennials produce plenty of flowers on short, stocky stems, above neat rosettes of lush foliage. Fill all your pots and borders with Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix' for a riot of scent and colour even on the dreariest winter days! Height and spread: 25cm (10").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 polyanthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99

Polyanthus 'Firecracker' (Garden Ready)

Primula

  • 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 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. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 polyanthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99

Cyclamen hederifolium (Large Plant)

A delightful little plant producing delicate pink flowers with reflexed petals in the autumn. Often emerging after the flowers, the heart-shaped deep green leaves are patterned with silver, creating a striking marbled effect. Cyclamen hederifolium is a superb ground-cover plant in rock gardens and woodland gardens where it will self-seed freely to create carpets of foliage and flowers from autumn to spring, before the foliage dies back in summer. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 15cm (6").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted cyclamen plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted cyclamen plants

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    • £16.99

Hosta 'Francee' (Large Plant)

Hosta fortunei

Hosta 'Francee' is a tough, weatherproof variety with foliage that is deeply ribbed and edged in jagged, cream margins. When protected from slugs, this vigorous hardy plant will quickly form clumps of foliage that can light up a shady spot.

In mid summer, this RHS Award of Garden Merit variety produces attractive flower spikes that stand above the foliage. Hostas are recommended for borders, woodland gardens and patio pots, thriving in shade. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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    • £16.99

Polygonatum biflorum (Large Plant)

Here's something to liven up a dark, shady corner in your garden! Solomon's Seal is a beautiful, spring-flowering perennial, which is often much admired. The arching stems look exotic, and feature pairs of droplet blooms in cream. Polygonatum biflorum plants are quick-growing and a low-maintenance choice for mixed borders. Plant Solomon's Seal amongst ferns and hellebores in a shady border for a real treat! Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted polygonatum plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted polygonatum plants

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    • £16.99

Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia

The Red Hot Poker is instantly recognisable. This reliable perennial is an old favourite for mixed herbaceous borders. Kniphofia 'Fire Dance' is a particularly useful selection, as it's extremely cold hardy. The scarlet and yellow blooms rise above dense clumps of evergreen foliage in summer.Plants also prove remarkably rabbit proof and these robust plants are loved by bees and butterflies too. Height: 50cm (20") Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £19.99