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Short Perennial Mix

Perennials will fill your borders with colour, grace and elegance for many years with the minimum of maintenance. Some will even flower in their first year. To help you make the most of your borders, we have grouped together varieties that can be sown in June or…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Meconopsis 'Union Jack' Collection

We've put together a collection of these wonderful perennial poppy plants for you for a patriotic display in your summer border: Meconopsis Napaulensis, Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Alba' and Meconopsis betonicifolia.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Perennial Flower Border Seed Collection (Short)

Perennials will fill your borders with colour, grace and elegance for many years with the minimum of maintenance. Some will even flower in their first year. To help you make the most of your borders, we have grouped together varieties by height to help you…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Nicotiana sylvestris

This imposing half hardy annual has stout spikes bearing a cascading head of fragrant 3.5in long white blooms. It grows to a height of 90-120cm (36-48in) making it an excellent subject for the border. Occasionally a short lived perennial in a warm…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

Showy and glorious, the scarlet flowers of Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' bring a fabulous splash of colour to the garden in late summer. The dark maroon leaves are almost as eye catching as the flowers. Known as the Cardinal Flower, this short lived   More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica

Scores of tall stems bearing many pink to white bracts and soft blue and white tiny flowers. Remaining spectacular, even in early autumn. Although biennial, this salvia may be treated as a short lived perennial if flowers are removed in second and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Biennial

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Meconopsis 'Lingholm'

This captivating short lived perennial is a 'must have'! From basal rosettes of hairy leaves rise tall stems bearing spectacular, single clear blue poppy flowers, up to 10cm (4) across. Meconopsis 'Lingholm' makes a stunning feature planted en masse in…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Foxglove 'Dalmation White'

The upright stems of Foxglove 'Dalmation White' are crowded with elegant white trumpets with pretty spotted throats. The sturdy, uniform habit of this statuesque Foxglove looks magnificent in cottage gardens and wildlife borders. A short-lived perennial,  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Biennial

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Echinacea purpurea 'Little Magnus'

Echinacea 'Little Magnus' is such as easy plant to grow and care for. This particular cultivar is perfect for cottage garden borders as it's short, compact and clothed in flowers and because it's a hardy perennial you can look forward to the same display…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Shasta Daisy 'Fair Lady'

The large, daisy-like flowers of Shasta Daisy 'Fair Lady' are delightfully frilly with a buttery yellow centre surrounded by a close ruff of short white petals and a fringe of longer ones. The flowers grow on tall stems and flower for several months, lasting well…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Calceolaria 'Sunset Mixed'

Usually grown in the greenhouse or on a bright sunny windowsill. Three stunning colours including copper-orange and red, rich-red, yellow and scarlet. Bushy habit with lots of short stemmed flowers over a long period. Early sowing recommendedHeight: 15-20cm (6…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lupin 'Avalune Mixed'

An easy to grow annual lupin that flowers just 12 weeks after sowing. Short flower spikes have a sweet pea-like fragrance. Perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders in large patio containers.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Annual

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Lupin 'Avalune Lilac'

An easy to grow annual lupin that flowers just 12 weeks after sowing, continuing through to September if deadheaded. Short flower spikes have a sweet pea like fragrance. Ideal for sowing in large drifts.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Annual

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Pachysandra terminalis

Japanese Spurge is the perfect groundcover shrub, and is also ideal for growing in areas between trees and shrubs to stop the spread of weeds. This mat-forming evergreen perennial has interesting rosettes of green-toothed, glossy leaves which cluster at the tips…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Poppy 'Victoria Louise'

With luscious apricot coloured frills like a little girl's party frock, the petals form sumptuous large flowers with distinctive black markings that surround the dark central eye of oriental poppy 'Prinzessin Victoria Louise'. Although the flowers are short lived…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Hemerocallis Collection

This colourful Hemerocallis Collection is a fabulous re-blooming variety that will begin to flower early in the season and produce further flushes throughout next summer. Like all Daylilies, the individual flowers are short lived, but the blooms of daylilies can…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Poppy 'Pacino'

Poppies come in all styles from the bold as brass types to the shy, delicate looking varieties like this perennial Japanese poppy 'Pacino'. The flowers are lemon yellow with an open cup shape that encourages bees and other nectar loving insects to the garden…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Nicotiana Duo

Collection comprises one packet each of: Sylvestris - this imposing half hardy annual has stout spikes bearing a cascading head of fragrant 3 1/2in long white blooms. It grows to a height of 90-120cm (36-48in) making it an excellent subject for the border. Occasionally…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Annual

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Summer Bulb Collection

Our Summer Bulb Collection has something for every area of the garden! Low growing Allium and Oxalis make a lovely display in alpine troughs and rockeries. Taller perennials, such as Crocosmia and Liatris are perfect for adding height to the back of borders. We…  More Info




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Lupin hartwegii 'Avalune Red-white'

Unlike larger perennial varieties this dwarf, hardy annual lupin has a more relaxed habit that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders and in large patio containers.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Foxglove 'Dalmatian Mixed'

Imagine a foxglove you can use as a bedding annual! 'Dalmatianis long-flowering and multi-branching and will fill the garden with colour all summer - AND this stunning foxglove will flower again next year too!  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Biennial

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Foxglove 'Illumination Collection'

Exotic-looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Gunnera magellanica

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Alstroemeria 'Everest Canary Yellow'

You won't believe how easily you can create a tower of colour on your patio with this brand new way of growing Peruvian lilies. We've selected the very best, longstemmed cut flower varieties which 'knit' together to create a tall column of fabulous colour, and they just…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Alstroemeria 'Everest Blue Diamond'

You won't believe how easily you can create a tower of colour on your patio with this brand new way of growing Peruvian lilies. We've selected the very best, longstemmed cut flower varieties which 'knit' together to create a tall column of fabulous colour, and they just…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Alstroemeria 'Everest Pink Punch'

You won't believe how easily you can create a tower of colour on your patio with this brand new way of growing Peruvian lilies. We've selected the very best, longstemmed cut flower varieties which 'knit' together to create a tall column of fabulous colour, and they just…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Verbascum phlomoides 'Banana Custard'

Verbascum 'Banana Custard' is perfect for the back of the border where it strives to outshine other plants with it's height and presence. The foliage is grey-green and makes a fitting backdrop to the tall spikes of summer flowering vibrant yellow blooms which flower…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' (Marginal Aquatic)

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Verbascum 'Dark Eyes'




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Dianthus barbatus 'Excelsior Mixed'

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Foxglove 'Illumination Flame'

Exotic-looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

A highly ornate border plant with heart-shaped basal foliage from which rise stems of many decorative steel-blue cones surrounded by a collar of prickly, scalloped leaves. During the summer the foliage transforms from mid green to silvery-grey. Wonderful for dried…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Verbascum phlomoides 'Snow Maiden'

This tall, elegant Mullein makes an unmissable architectural statement at the back of borders. The pristine white flowers with their pale yellow centres tower over the planting scheme bringing height and movement to borders. The impressive flower spikes of Verbascum…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Houttuynia cordata 'Flame' (Marginal Aquatic)

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve'

Wallflower 'Bowles Mauve' flowers from February right through to midsummer, and well deserves its RHS AGM. A relatively short-lived hardy perennial, 'Bowles Mauve' is unbeatable for flower power, producing masses of mauve blooms above clumps of grey-green,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Mixed'

Here's an innovation; a Sweet William that will flower in the same summer as it's planted! Easy to grow and quick to flower, blooms are richly fragrant and spectacularly colourful too!  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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