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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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Wallflower 'Sugar Rush'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

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  • 'Best New Bedding Plant' at the Grower of the Year Awards
  • Autumn and spring flowering
  • Super-vigorous
Winner in the 'Best New Bedding Plant' category at the Grower of the Year Awards 2013, this is one of the most exciting wallflowers to emerge in recent years. Dense, fragrant flower spikes in shades of cream, yellow, red and purple appear not only in the spring, but throughout the autumn too, blooming in just 6 weeks from an August planting! With a delightful sweet fragrance and compact, multi-branching habit, Wallflower 'Sugar Rush' is perfect for beds, borders, containers and window boxes, creating a mass of colour and scent when much of the garden is dormant. Versatile and undemanding, wallflowers are tough enough to cope in even the poorest soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £23.98 £16.99

Bellis perennis 'Pomponette'

Daisy

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A refreshing change to pansies and primroses that will brighten up the garden in spring, just when it needs it most. This hardy perennial daisy bear tightly double, quilled blooms in pretty shades of pink and white. Bellis perennis 'Pomponette' is perfect for filling beds, edging borders, and adding a splash of colour to window boxes and patio containers. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

 

Culinary note: Bellis flowers are edible.

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

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Double up from 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £21.98 £15.99

Primrose 'Romance'

Primula

Each ruffled bloom of Primrose ‘Romance’ is individually patterned and marbled for a unique appearance. This flamboyant little primrose will brighten even the dullest winter day with their exuberant frills and colours. Grow them in beds, borders and containers or cheer up a springtime windowbox. Once established these easy to grow perennials will virtually look after themselves. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

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

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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 48 plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

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  • Vigorous ground cover, even in the driest of soils

Unique, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers of Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed' create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades that will stop you in your tracks. Fantastic for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 5 delosperma jumbo plug plants

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    • 10 delosperma jumbo plug plants

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    • 20 delosperma jumbo plug plants

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Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' (Atropurpurea Group)

Bugbane, Cimicifuga

Dramatic, finely cut, jet black foliage contrasts beautifully with the architectural plumes of fragrant, creamy white flowers. The bottlebrush blooms of Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' are gently scented, appearing late in the season from September, just as other plants are fading. Bugbane is a particularly useful hardy perennial, adding stature and impact to damp, shady spots. Perfect for cottage garden borders and woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (47"). Width: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Gerbera 'Sweet Collection' (Hardy)

  • 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 May 2015
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    • £19.99 £16.99

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'

Dark bronze semi-evergreen foliage makes the perfect backdrop for the tubular, bright pink flowers of Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’. Blooming from midsummer until the first frosts, the long lasting flowers are irresistible to pollinating insects, adding colour to borders long after other summer flowering perennials have faded. This resilient, carefree hardy perennial is undemanding and easy to grow, tolerating almost any position in the garden, regardless of rain or drought, and even resisting slug damage! Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

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Comfrey 'Bocking 14'

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Bocking 14', Russian Comfrey

Grow your own soil conditioner! Comfrey 'Bocking 14' contains high levels of basic NPK nutrients and because it is a sterile hybrid, it won't self seed all over your garden.


The nutrient rich foliage of comfrey can be used as a compost activator, mulch, or soaked in barrels of water for 3 to 5 weeks to make a useful liquid feed for tomatoes and beans. Scatter the wilted leaves throughout potato trenches just before planting, to fertilise the crop and improve their flavour! Once established, this quick growing plant can be cut 3 or 4 times throughout the growing season, for a constant supply of nutrient rich, organic, comfrey fertiliser. Height: 100cm (40”). Spread: 75cm (30”).


Useful links:

How to grow herbs

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    • 5 root cuttings

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £11.99

Peony 'Eden's Perfume'

Paeonia

  • Best in Class for border peonies
Said to be the most fragrant peony ever! Large pink, layered blooms with a powerful scent of roses, and layer upon layer of sublime, shell pink petals. Herbaceous peonies are a real feature of the border producing exotic, elegant blooms from early summer onwards which are superb for cutting. Peonies are hardy, long lived and cope well on heavier soils, provided that they are well drained. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Useful links:

How to plant peonies

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    • 1 bare root plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £14.99

Pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle' Mixed

Viola x wittrockiana

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Plant a rainbow of colours and frills that bring your garden to life during late winter and spring. Cheery blooms on compact plants with a hint of pansy scent and incredible flowering performance. Pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle' is ideal for brightening up your beds, containers, Flower Pouches® and window boxes. Height and spread: 23cm (9?).

 

Culinary note: Pansy flowers are edible.

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

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £17.99

Sanguinaria canadensis f.multiplex

Bloodroot, Red Puccoon

Although rarely seen in the garden centres, Sanguinaria canadensis f.multiplex is a beautiful plant for a damp shady spot in the garden. Small white blooms that resemble tiny waterlilies emerge from between the blue-green leaves in spring. The elegant flowers are delicately scented with a light, spicy fragrance. Interestingly the rhizomes of this hardy perennial exude red sap when cut, giving the plant it’s common name of Bloodroot. Perfect for woodland gardens, shaded borders and rockeries. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 barer oot plant

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    • £19.99
    • 2 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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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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Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 6 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £17.99