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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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Lewisia cotyledon 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 lewisia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 48 lewisia plug plants

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    • £33.98 £22.99

Alstroemeria 'Everest Collection'

Peruvian Tree Lily

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 (55"). 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 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £24.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants + 1 Tower Pot pack

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    • 6 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

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    • £49.98 £39.99

Dianthus 'Blackjack'

Carnation

New modern cut-flower quality carnation plants packing the heavenly scent of antique varieties! Modern breeding work has seen the unmistakable scent of carnations all but disappear in the search for longer, cut flower-quality stems. Fortunately Carnation 'Blackjack' bucks that trend. Not only does it offer a unique colour combination, the near black blooms also bring punchy clove-like fragrance to the garden. A perfect border carnation, it also performs well in containers. Originally planned for the commercial cut flower market, you won't be disappointed by the endless supply of fresh stems either! Keep the colour and scent in the garden or use Dianthus 'Blackjack' as your very own cut flower carnation. Height and spread: 50cm (20").


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 pencil plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 dianthus pencil plug plants

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    • £27.98 £19.99

Phlox 'Pop Stars Mixed'

Annual Phlox

  • Masses of blooms, free flowering for up to 5 months
  • British bred to give the very best UK performance
  • Always look fresh and colourful - no need to deadhead!
  • Perfect gap filler
Despite their small stature, these star performers have been bred to take centre stage in the garden, bringing the X Factor to your summer borders. Phlox 'Popstars Mixed' is one of the most talked about plants in the growing industry, and is sure to be a talking point among home gardeners too! The blooms may be less than the size of a penny, but their serrated edging, star shape and marbled colouring make each one a mini work of art! Free-flowering in a wonderful array of colours, these easy to grow hardy annual plants are a must for borders and cottage gardens. Their small size and heavy blooming make them ideal for containers too, where you can really show off the vibrant colours and intriguing flower shapes. Weather tolerant, bushy and compact, Phlox 'Popstars Mixed' is self cleaning, requiring no deadheading - faded blooms are simply replaced by fresh new buds to bring up to five months of colour to the garden. Height and spread: 25cm (10").

 

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    • 24 phlox plug plants

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    • £8.99
    • 48 phlox plug plants

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    • £17.98 £14.99

Penstemon 'Ice Cream Collection'

Including three fantastic varieties, these popular hardy perennials deserve a prime spot in the garden. Eyecatching tubular flowers appear in summer above a flush of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. The long-lasting blooms of Penstemon 'Ice Cream Collection' continue well into autumn, long after other plants have run out of steam. Undemanding and easy to grow, Penstemons tolerate almost any position in the garden, regardless of rain or drought, and even resist slug damage. What more could you ask of a plant? Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Penstemon 'Blackberry' - Luxurious, rich purple, tubular blooms.
  • Penstemon 'Juicy Grape' - Wide trumpet shaped flowers in a fruity shade of purple.
  • Penstemon 'Strawberries & Cream' - White trumpet shaped flowers with delicately speckled pink throats.
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    • 9 penstemon jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £27.97 £16.99

Rudbeckia 'All Sorts Mixed'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

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  • T&M's own breeding
All your favourite rudbeckias in one spectacular mix, including the bestselling Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy', as well as many other doubles, singles, quilled types and more. These robust coneflowers have outstanding garden performance, and the long-lasting blooms make excellent cut flowers. A lovely addition to beds, borders and large patio containers. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

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    • 6 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 36 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

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 May 2016
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    • £14.99 £9.99
    • 6 heucherella jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99 £12.99

Geranium 'Black Velvet Mix' F1 (Pre-Planted Pot)

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

  • Rarely available
For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy summer-long colour. We’re always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We’ve taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots and baskets of your favourite varieties and position them where you’ll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

Dark, enigmatic foliage makes a startling foil for the beguiling bright blooms of Geranium 'Black Velvet Mix' in four striking colours. The unique black leaves, produced on upright bushy plants, are edged with just a hint of green. This boldly coloured zonal geranium makes a striking addition to pots, beds and borders for long lasting summer colour. Height: 40cm (14"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Patio pot diameter: 33cm (13in). 12.7 litres.
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.

 

Garden ready pre-planted pots
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    • 1 x geranium pre-planted pot

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Fuchsia 'Marble Orange King'

Marvel at the extraordinary-coloured, 10cm (4") wide flowers of trailing Fuchsia 'Orange King'. Layer upon layer of lavish double orange-pink ruffles form these giant, sculpted flowers. With a vigorous and free flowering habit, Fuchsia 'Orange King' will create a cascade of colour in your baskets, window boxes, Flower Pouches™ and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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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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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 fuchsia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

With its compact habit and dark purple flower spikes, this must be one of the nation's best known varieties of English lavender. The fragrant stems of Lavandula 'Hidcote' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 75cm (30").

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

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    • 6 lavander plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £5.99

Pansy 'Tea Party'

Viola x wittrockiana

These cheery little pansies will certainly brighten up the garden. Pansy 'Tea Party' Mixed is a vibrant blend of solid colours and bicolours with plenty of personality. Low maintenance and easy to grow, this free-flowering mix is ideal for filling beds, borders and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Meconopsis grandis 'Lingholm'

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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A perennial wow factor for a difficult, damp shady corner. I just love the indescribable blue colour of Meconopsis blooms; once seen, never forgotten! This specially selected strain acts as a perennial too, lasting in the garden for many years. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

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    • £17.99