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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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Primrose 'Palazzo Wine'

Primula

  • New in 2015
Treat yourself to some luxury at every day prices with our latest fancy primrose. We've selected Primrose 'Palazzo Wine' F1 for its sumptuous crested blooms and sheer flower power. The burgundy ruffled blooms are complimented by an elegant silver-laced edging and are produced in profusion, creating what we are calling a one plant posie. These hardy vigorous plants make perfect colourful border fillers, adding real impact to spring displays, but this hardy Primrose comes into its own in patio containers, where you can really appreciate the opulent blooms from February right through to May. Why not set a single plant in a small pot for occasional use as a table centre piece? Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 3 primula jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 6 primuls jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

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 August 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant)

Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

  • New in 2015
Charming rose-pink, heart shaped flowers dangle enticingly from elegant arching stems, giving this plant its common name of Bleeding Heart. This beautiful spring flowering perennial is one of the earliest to bloom each year, often continuing into early summer. The finely-cut foliage forms attractive clumps that increase year after year, at a slow but steady rate. This graceful hardy perennial enjoys a reliably moist soil, making it ideal for damp woodland areas as well as cottage garden borders. Dicentra spectabilis holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance and makes a worthy addition to any Spring garden. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted dicentra plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted dicentra plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Phlox douglasii, Moss Phlox

 Customer Rating
  • Fragrant ground cover
Delicate in appearance but tough in character, these spreading evergreen perennials soften the edges of paths and grow in dry rockeries or on sunny banks and slopes. Perfect for creating colourful, weed smothering, ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox douglassi 'Red Admiral'
  • Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill'
  • Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Large Plant)

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

Don't get caught out with a colour-less, late summer garden - Helenium actually flower much later in the summer, so are excellent for extending the season of colour! Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty' is a choice variety, with copper-red flowers.

This hardy perennial is loved by bees and butterflies, and is the proud holder of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, so comes highly recommended as a reliable garden plant. Sneezeweed is tall, and is great for filling gaps in borders and adding height. It looks particularly good with grasses. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted helenium plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted helenium plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Dianthus Lucky Dip

Carnation, Pink

Buy our great value 'surprise' packs of 'pinks'. For just £4.99 you can receive a pack of pinks 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!


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.

 

Culinary note: Dianthus flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click hereOther Lucky Dip Products

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    • 1 dianthus lucky dip

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99 £4.99

Gerbera 'Sweet Collection' (Hardy)

Barberton Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

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  • Bigger and better winter hardy gerberas
  • Three seasons of stunning colour
Growing Gerberas outdoors was virtually inconceivable ten years ago. Now these 2nd generation hardy Gerberas can be grown year round in the border! Gerbera 'Sweet Collection' produces plenty of classic daisy blooms that are twice the size of other hardy Gerberas, and make fabulous cut flowers. Blooming reliably from June to October, these wonderful clump forming hardy perennials make a big impact in borders and patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 x 7cm potted gerbera plants (1 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Heucherella 'Trailing Collection'

  • New hanging basket plant!

A cross between Heuchera and Tiarella, these trailing hardy perennials look fabulous billowing out of hanging baskets, window boxes and patio containers, where the broad-lobed, evergreen leaves provide all-year-round interest! Grow them alone for a fountain of foliage, or in mixed baskets to add texture and contrast. Vigorous and easy to grow, Heucherella 'Trailing Collection' also makes a fantastic groundcover plant for sun or part shade. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 60cm (24").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Heucherella 'Crimson Cascade' ? Wonderful green to copper-red foliage with contrasting dark veins.
  • Heucherella 'Yellowstone Falls' ? Striking lime green leaves with crimson markings.
  • Heucherella 'Redstone Falls' ? Vibrant green and ruby red leaves creating a mixture of autumnal colours which change with the seasons.
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    • 3 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 6 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • Save œ9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Geranium 'Black Rose'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Black Rose' resemble dainty roses when they first break open, then cluster together to form a pretty posy. This vigorous, trailing variety has the exceptional garden performance of other ivy-leaf geraniums, but their unique flower form truly sets them apart. With regular deadheading, they will spill from windowboxes, containers, and hanging baskets, blooming profusely throughout the summer. Trails to: 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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99

Viola 'Volante' Collection

Pansy

The spreading habit of this new series of miniture trailing violas make them perfect for summer hanging baskets and containers, where they will cover themselves in blooms and repeat flower for months on end.

Collection includes the following varieties:
Yellow Red Wing
Purple
Purple Face
White
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    • 20 Viola plug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.96

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £10.98  
    • £29.97 £18.99

Geranium 'Octavia Hill'

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99