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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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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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Geranium 'GeRainbow™ Mixed'

Pelargonium

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  • Best in class for trailing geraniums

The ever popular 'Super Balcons', are now available with brighter colours, bigger flowers, and even more vigour, for superb cascades of colour! These trailing ivy-leaf geraniums look incredible spilling from window boxes and hanging baskets. Low maintenance and incredibly long flowering, Geranium 'GeRainbow™ Mixed' is set to become the no. 1 trailing pelargonium. Trails to: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


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.

To make the most of your displays, try our exclusive Tower Pot™, specially designed to enable plants to climb easily.

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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants + 1 tower pot pack

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    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • 20 geranium jumbo plug plants

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Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

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This exceptional variety, Geranium F1 'Best Red' outperformed all others in our trials. The uniform, well branched plants become smothered in large, shapely scarlet flowers that retain their form, without shattering as they fade. These vigorous pelargonium plants are guaranteed to create a top performance in beds, borders and containers. Height: 45cm (18"). 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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    • 36 geranium plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 36 geranium plug plants + 100g of geranium fertiliser

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    • 72 geranium plug plants

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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

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    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

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Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted verbena plant

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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

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Geranium 'Summer Sunrise'

Pelargonium

  • Plant these unique climbing geraniums and grow your plants upwards!
Create a pillar of colour on your patio with this fabulous climbing geranium! Train the long stems onto an obelisk to enjoy a fervent display of double pelargonium flowers as they reach towards the sky. Ivy leaf Geranium 'Summer Sunrise' is perfect for creating a spectacular focal point, particularly in smaller gardens where space is at a premium. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants + 1 Tower Pot pack

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    • £34.98 £24.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99

Fuchsia 'Beauty Queen'

  • The largest flowered-hardy fuchsia

Fuchsia 'Beauty Queen' has some of the largest fuchsia flowers we've seen! The dazzling white blooms have brilliant pink sepals that make a dramatic contrast. This compact hardy fuchsia is smothered with enormous blooms all summer long making it ideal for bringing a bright splash of colour to patio pots and borders. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


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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    • 3 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 9 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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Alstroemeria 'Inca Smile'

Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria 'Koncasmile'

The exotic, orchid-like blooms of Alstroemeria 'Inca Smile' have a resilience and longevity that belies their delicate appearance. This stunning Peruvian Lily blooms for up to 5 months with the largest Alstroemeria flowers that we have ever seen - almost twice the size of other varieties. With a neat semi dwarf habit, 'Inca Smile' is perfectly proportioned for containers or borders, and makes a superb cut flower too. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 7cm alstroemeria potted plant

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    • £14.99
    • 3 x 7cm alstroemeria potted plant

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    • £24.99

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Large Plant)

Sea Holly, Blue Eryngo

Eryngium are handy little plants for the border, as they’ll grow in many different types of soil, and the flower power of Eryngium ‘Little Hobbit’ is second to none!

Eryngium ‘Blue Hobbit’ is a unique, dwarf Eryngium, which can be grown in a patio pot. The 30cm (12") plants become top-heavy in midsummer, with sprays of nearly 100 inky-blue flowers. Height and Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted eryngium plant

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

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Foxglove 'Dalmation Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis 'Dalmatian Mixed' looks magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders - but thanks to their uniform branching habit, these statuesque foxgloves make fabulous annual bedding too! These short lived perennials will happily seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to their nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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Dianthus 'Doris'

Carnation, Pink

This well known RHS AGM variety is one of the longest flowering Pinks you'll find. An abundance of double pink flowers with deep pink centres are produced all summer long, above mats of silvery green foliage. With a rich, sweet fragrance, Dianthus 'Doris makes a delightful cut flower that will fill your home with fragrance. This compact hardy perennial is perfect for alpine gardens and rockeries or planted through the front of beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10").


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 Postiplug plants

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    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

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Delphinium 'Pacific Giants'

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A distinguished delphinium producing strong spikes of semi-double blooms in a dreamy blend of pink, lilac, purple, violet-blue, sky-blue and white. Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' are excellent for cutting and add structure and presence to the back of cottage garden perennial borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 6 delphinium plug plants

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    • £5.99