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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.



We have found 597 products.
 

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 x 7cm alstroemeria potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Iris sibirica Collection

  • New in 2015

The breeding behind our unique iris collection brings more grace and beauty to this cottage garden favourite than ever before. Four exclusive varieties, all enhanced with crested double iris flowers for extra elegance and a frenzy of summer colour in your borders. Each flower has in excess of 20 petals, bringing a rose-like appearance to the luxuriant blooms. Iris sibirica Collection are tough performers, equally at home in moist, boggy soils and dry areas, and will enhance any garden border, especially mixed with other flower hardy perennials. Lush grass-like foliage makes for a good seasonal border filler. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 35cm (14").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Imperial Opal' - Translucent lavender-pink blooms with light edging and white throat.
  • Iris 'Pink Parfait' - Soft lavender-pink blooms with lighter edging. A yellow centre with white halo can be seen as flowers open fully.
  • Iris 'Concord Crush' - Rich violet-blue blooms with gold and white central blaze.
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    • 3 bare root iris plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £12.99

Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • New in 2015
  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia ‘Snappy' makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

Delphinium 'Pink Blushes'

  • New in 2015
This Pink Blush is anything but embarrassing! Glorious, tall spikes of evenly spaced, perfectly formed florets in shades of pink, from pastel to magenta! The result of many years of breeding from Terry Dowdeswell, our world-class Delphinium expert in New Zealand, Delphinium 'Pink Blushes' are strong plants with disease resistance and unrivalled garden performance. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 5 delphinium Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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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.
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    • 5 Iris rhizomes - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 Iris rhizomes - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £24.99

Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna'

Coneflower

An improved strain of this popular American wildflower! These superb coneflowers form low growing clumps of leaves from which the sturdy flower stems launch upwards with their large, rose-pink daisies. Unlike many varieties, the petals of Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna' radiate outwards instead of downwards from a deep orange-brown central cone. With a compact, branching habit, this fabulous variety makes a lovely addition to borders and wildlife gardens where it will attract butterflies and other pollinating insects. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 6 echinacea plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99

Viola 'Autumn Jewels Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Pansy

  • 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.

If fragrance is your thing then Viola 'Autumn Jewels Mixed' is just for you. Despite their size, these mini pansies pack a real punch both in terms of scent and colour. We've included pretty much every shade in the rainbow into this special mix of top-performing violas to guarantee a glorious autumn show in just weeks after planting. Add our garden ready plants direct to pots, baskets and borders for quick results this autumn. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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    • 30 viola garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

Perennial Bumper Collection

  • New in 2015
Fill your beds and borders with this generous collection of herbaceous perennials. Perennial plants bloom year after year, and many can also be cut and brought into the house for beautiful flower arrangements.

  • Collection contains one each of the following varieties:
  • Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' - Bright, golden-yellow, daisy flowers with dark button eyes.
  • Verbascum 'Banana Custard' - Strong, erect spikes packed with dazzling two-tone yellow flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet' - Ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes.
  • Achillea 'Red Berries' - Panicles of red flowers above aromatic, fern like foliage.
  • Verbena 'Buenos Aires' - A drought resistant perennial with glowing clusters of purple flowers.
  • Erigeron 'Blue Beauty' - Showy lavender blue daisies throughout the summer.
  • Hollyhock 'Halo' - A stunning cottage garden perennial for the back of the border.
  • Poppy 'Fruit Punch' - Enchanting weather resistant silky, ruffled blooms.
  • Digitalis 'Dalmatian' - Well branched, compact plants for the back of the border.
  • Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets' - Rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens.
  • Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' - Bright gold and peach tones bring instant sunshine to the front of borders.
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, scarlet red flowers rise above clumps of foliage on thin, wiry stems.
  • Agastache foeniculum - Blue flower spikes appear above silvery-green, aniseed scented foliage.
  • Monarda 'Bergamo' - Aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms that attract insects to your garden borders.
  • Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' - A beautifully scented Evening Primrose with colour-changing blooms.
  • Nepeta 'Hot Pink' - Catmint is well loved by gardeners and their cats for its sweet, pungent aroma and pretty flowers.
  • Dianthus 'Bananaberry Fizz' - Double magenta and yellow flowers on sturdy plants.
  • Salvia 'New Dimension Blue' - Violet blue flower spikes attract bees and butterflies.
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - Uniform, well-branched plants with a neat compact habit are covered with pink blooms.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - Fast growing, carefree plants with two tone daisy flowers.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage host plenty of small red flowers.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - A proliferation of soft blue flowers on compact dwarf plants.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - Tough little plants that will thrive in the poorest of soils.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Globe shaped blooms above cushions of grassy foliage.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
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    • 24 powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £24.99

Thompson & Morgan's Best Perennial Mix

 Customer Rating

Buy our great value 'best mix' packs of perennial plants. For just £4.99 you can receive a pack of perennial plants worth £9.99. To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed!


What to do ... Each customer can order up to 5 'Lucky Dip' packs. If you order more than 1 pack, we'll do our best to send a different variety for each pack ordered, subject to availability. A pack represents a single variety and not a mixture of several varieties. We will also endeavour to send a different variety from any standard products you may have ordered, but this cannot be guaranteed.


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    • 1 lucky dip

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Worth £9.99  
    • £4.99

Foxglove 'Dalmatian 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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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch:
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    • £12.99
    • Out of stock

Pansy 'Autumn Blaze Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Viola x wittrockiana

  • 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 sourced this quick to flower collection to offer you the longest autumn pansy display we've ever seen! Pansy 'Autumn Blaze Mixed' will flower in as little as 9 weeks after we've sown them for you, bringing you vibrant seasonal colour and soft fragrance soon after planting out. The fiery blend offers a combination of red wing, red blotch and yellow blotch blooms to set your garden ablaze this autumn.

Superior branching and uniform habit across the mix, ensure the very best in garden performance. The large 7cm (3") blooms sit on short, sturdy stems, ensuring they bounce back even after the heaviest of autumn rain showers. This hardy mix will overwinter safely in most gardens to offer a second flush of colour the following spring. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread 25cm (10").

 

More info
    • 30 pansy garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

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 2015
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    • £5.99