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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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Hellebore 'Red'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, mauve-red blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Red’ is the essential low maintenance plant for any difficult, shady border where they will form clumps of leathery evergreen foliage for a year round garden presence. These resilient hardy perennials are vigorous and long lived, lasting for 20 years or more. Height and spread: 45cm (18").



Thompson & Morgan inherited the highly-commended hellebore breeding programme of Elizabeth Strangman when she retired and we are immensely proud to carry on her legacy, perfecting the amazing colours and forms of this wonderful perennial.
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    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £13.99

Hellebore 'Burgundy'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, claret coloured blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Burgundy’ is the essential low maintenance plant for any difficult, shady border where they will form clumps of leathery evergreen foliage for a year round garden presence. These resilient hardy perennials are vigorous and long lived, lasting for 20 years or more. Height and spread: 45cm (18").



Thompson & Morgan inherited the highly-commended hellebore breeding programme of Elizabeth Strangman when she retired and we are immensely proud to carry on her legacy, perfecting the amazing colours and forms of this wonderful perennial.
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    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £13.99

Rudbeckia 'Summerina Collection'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • New perennial rudbeckia for borders

Rudbeckia ‘Summerina’ Collection is exclusive to Thompson & Morgan, a near impossible breeding breakthrough - the crossing of an annual rudbeckia and a perennial echinacea! The result: tough, hardy perennial rudbeckias that return year on year to offer the stronger and longer flowering habit of annual varieties. This three colour mix is ideal for extending the life of your summer border - the plants go on to provide much needed autumn colour right up to the first hard frosts. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 6 jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99
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Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!

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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    • 30 geranium garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99

Alstroemeria 'Planet Mixed'

Peruvian Lily

  • Non-stop flowering from June to November
  • Best in class for alstroemeria
  • Order early for best results
Gain months of pleasure year after year with the astounding lily-like blooms of Alstroemeria 'Planet Mixed'. These hardy, compact perennials are so easy to grow; just perfect for adding a bright splash of late summer colour to cottage garden borders and patio containers. Alstroemeria flowers are excellent for cutting, so you can enjoy a few stems in a vase indoors too. Height: 75cm (30?). Spread: 60cm (24?).
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    • 5 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 10 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £21.99

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 aubretia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 72 aubretia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Alstroemeria 'Everest Collection'

Create a floral sculpture on your patio with these incredible Peruvian Lilies. Our Alstroemeria ‘Everest Collection’ combines the best tall varieties that will knit together and keep growing skywards. Support them with our Tower Pot™ for the most impressive display. With so many long-stemmed blooms, you will never be short of cut flowers to add to magnificent bouquets. Height: 140cm (71"). Spread: 75cm (30"). The collection includes one each of the following - 'Canary Yellow', 'Blue Diamond' and 'Pink Punch'.

Useful links:

Press Release: Pick a bouquet a week - and the flowers still keep coming!

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    • 3 x 5cm alstroemeria potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99 £14.99
    • 3 x 5cm potted plants + 1 Tower Pot pack

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £39.98 £29.99
    • 6 x 5cm alstroemeria potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £7  
    • £34.99 £27.99

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: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 20 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £24.99

Fuchsia 'Beauty Queen'

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  • 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").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 9 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99

Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'

Peruvian Lily

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  • Flowering for 6 months
You'll love the beautifully coloured flowers of Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' set against unique rich, bronze foliage. These hardy Peruvian Lilies are compact with an upright habit, ensuring that stems are still a good length for cutting. The perfect perennial for borders and patio containers where it will flower continuously from June to November. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 60cm (24”).

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 3

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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

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    • £41.97 £19.99
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Giant Geranium Collection

Pelargonium

  • The biggest geraniums you'll ever find

Enormous heads of bloom with exceptional weather resistance make these giant geraniums stand out from the rest! Raised from cuttings, these plants have increased vigour and abundant flowers that persist throughout summer if deadheaded regularly. Fantastic for creating dramatic patio displays or filling gaps in borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").


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.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Geranium 'Octavia Hill' - Bold scarlet
  • Geranium 'Salmon Princess' - Delicate candy pink.
  • Geranium 'Sassa' - Dark pink.
  • Geranium 'Flower Fairy Berry' - Rich cerise pink.
  • Geranium 'Maestro Salmon' - Dark pink.
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 15 jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 30 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £53.95  
    • £83.94 £29.99
    • 100 jumbo plug plants - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £129.81  
    • £199.80 £69.99

Hellebore 'Black Swan'

Helleborus × hybridus

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • Grow the most prestigious Christmas Rose in your garden
Winter-flowering hellebores are true garden gems, producing luxuriant blooms when little else is in growth, let alone flower! Fresh from our unique hellebore breeding programme we have hit on the perfect form and habit with Hellebore ‘Black Swan’. The sumptuously dark velvety petals, starkly contrasted by pure white stamens, are a vast improvement on older black-flowered hellebore plants. Where older types tend to face their blooms to the soil below, ‘Black Swan’ holds its jet-black blooms up for all to see. This classy performer deserves a place in every garden as the star attraction through winter. Height and spread: 60cm (2’).
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    • 1 x 9cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 x 9cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99