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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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Foxglove 'Sugar Plum'

Digitalis

A reworking of a cottage garden classic. Foxglove 'Sugar Plum' is an improved form of old-time favourite 'Pam's Choice'. Careful selection work has led to foxglove plants with a stronger border habit and impressive flower spikes. Each bloom now carries deeper speckling and all sit closer together on the stem for a fuller display. This half-hardy foxglove makes an eye-catching addition to mixed borders and formal woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 48 foxglove plug plants

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    • £27.98 £19.99

Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

A lovely mix of colourful columbines, producing an abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems. Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed' are longer flowering than many aquilegias, and left to naturalise, they will quickly fill your garden with drifts of spring colour. Perfect for cottage gardens, perennial borders and woodland gardens. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 6 aquilegia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99

Chrysanthemum 'Bumper Pack'

Subtle autumnal shades harmonise with striking, bold colours in this outstanding chrysanthemum collection. A bold combination of tall, half hardy varieties with reflexed and incurved petals, mixed with lower growing, hardy chrysanthemums that form neat mounds of colour. Savour the colourful shades of these magnificent perennials in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. Their vibrant blooms also make excellent and long lasting cut flowers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Chrysanthemum collection contains 5 plants each of:
Incurved Mixed - Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals.
Hardy Patio Mixed - Well branched plants produce rounded domes of colour.
Decorative Mixed - Backward facing petals create colourful flower heads on strong stems.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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    • 15 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

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    • £14.99
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Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' (Large Plant)

Perennial Phlox

Delightfully dwarf, this perennial Phlox reaches just 45cm (18") tall! Charming pink and white pinwheel blooms will fill the air with the most exquisite fragrance. With its neat, bushy habit, Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' is perfect for patio containers - plant it next to a doorway where you can really appreciate their fragrance. Highly attractive to pollinating insects, this pretty variety will brighten up the front of borders, and also makes a pleasing cut flower. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). ,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Add the small flowers to fruit salads or crystallise them for decorating desserts. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted phlox plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted phlox plants

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    • £25.98 £19.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Pincushion Mixed'

Floss Flower

  • Compact plants ideal for front of border
  • 3 distinctive colours
  • More flowers than foliage!
Here we have the ideal planting solution for the front of bedding schemes, pathway edging or paving crack filler. Ageratum plants are unsung heroes of the bedding world, producing more flower than leaf. The dwarf habit of Ageratum 'Pincushion Mixed' makes this colour collection a useful garden addition where you want to fill left over space or contain other plants in a defined border of colour. The fluffy, weather-resistant flowers, in shades of blue, pink and white are particularly attractive to butterflies. Add these long flowering bedding plants in between larger container plants for pots of colour all summer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 24 ageratum plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 48 ageratum plug plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99
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Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes'

  • Unique striped blooms
You'll be familiar with blue flowering gentian plants and you've likely seen white flowered forms, but you'll be blown away by the blue and white striped flowers of Gentiana 'Royal Stripes'. This rare new variety really brings a wow factor to the genus. Look closer at the impressive blooms and you'll also see vibrant green freckling standing out on a white canvas. Whether you use these compact herbaceous perennial plants in patio pots, borders or rockery displays, the carpet of colour is sure to attract attention from friends and family as well as bees and other pollinators. In return of a little deadheading, flowers will just keep on coming from early June through to October. Ideal for dappled shade, try Gentiana 'Royal Stripes' under trees and shrubs for a vibrant lift to your beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10")
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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plant

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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plants

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    • £29.98 £24.99

Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll'

Peruvian Lily

  • Flowers until November
Ten years of breeding by Australia's leading specialists have produced this unusual new Alstromeria with amazing variegated foliage. This fantastic Peruvian Lily grows just as well in sun as in shade, with no burning of the creamy foliage. Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll' is super hardy, withstanding temperatures down to -10°C (14F). Perfect for borders and patios where it will flower continuously throughout summer, producing beautiful stems that are ideal for cutting. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 alstroemeria jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

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    • £44.97 £24.99

Chrysanthemum 'Hardy Patio Mixed'

As the days shorten, these shimmering chrysanthemums come into their own. Bright colours and long-lasting blooms give a real boost to the autumn garden when many things are looking tired. This collection of hardy perennial patio Mums will reward you with rounded domes of colour from September right through until the first frosts. Superb for growing in borders and containers, and the sturdy stems make excellent cut flowers too. Our young plants are supplied as a mix of 4 named varieties. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 60cm (24").


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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    • 5 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

Blanket Flower

A blaze of summertime colour that thrives, whatever the weather! The glorious daisy flowers of Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' produce a constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. The cheery blooms persist well into autumn, and make spectacular cut flowers for an indoor display. This low maintenance, hardy perennial is trouble-free and even copes well on poor, dry soils. Perfect for containers or filling gaps at the front of sunny borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 24 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 48 gaillardia plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Monarda didyma 'Cranberry Lace' (Large Plant)

Bergamot

Bergamot are unusual-looking perennials that have aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms made up of tubular petals. Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' is a compact, short Bergamot with bright pink, and a built-in resistance to powdery mildew problems.

Bergamot is perfect for cottage garden borders where it can quickly form dense, easy to grow clumps. Bergamot flowers are great for the wildlife garden, as they are loved by bees. Height: 90 cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Culinary note: Use the dried leaves to make Bergamot tea or use the sweet, spicy flavoured petals to enhance salads, jellies, rice or pasta dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants

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    • £16.99

Scabious 'Blue Jeans'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

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An abundance of blue pincushion scabious flowers will attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. The tall, wiry stems can also be cut to create a pretty display indoors. Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' blends well among cottage garden borders, where they look particularly effective planted in large drifts. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 scabious plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99

Dianthus 'Ever-blooming Mixed' (Hardy)

Carnation

Strong upright stems carry large ruffled blooms in a vibrant mix of red, orange, yellow and pink carnations. These hardy perennial dianthus are cottage garden essentials. The fragrant carnation flowers are excellent for cutting for a bright display indoors. Perfectly proportioned for the front of sunny borders where their mounds of silvery green foliage remain evergreen throughout the year. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

Culinary note: Dianthus flowers are edible.

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 72 dianthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £15.99