Perennial (n) - existing for a long or indefinite time, continually recurring
Perennials, also known as herbaceous perennials or Herbaceous plants, live for a minimum of 2 years, often for many seasons. Perennials, grow and bloom over the spring and summer, and generally die back every autumn and winter, reappearing on the same rootstock the following spring. Some perennials keep their leaves all year round and offer attractive borders and ground-covers.
A dainty little mat forming ground-cover with tiny green leaves that get smothered with bright blue, star shaped flowers all summer long. Easy to grow and quite hardy but it is important that it does not completely dry out in summer. Sun or part shade. Evergreen.
Colour: Blue Habit: Ground cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 40cm
A mix of double Primulas give great winter colour and are ideal for decorative containers or mass planting in the garden. These easy to grow perennials perform best in full sun or part shade, in moist well drained soil. Remove finished flowers to encourage further bloom.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 18cm x 15cm
Fast growing reed like perennial from South Africa, with arching stems and fine foliage. It produces brown grass like flower spikes in autumn. It grows to a height of 2m and looks stunning in the back of boarders as all-round evergreen colour. It prefers well drained moisture retentive acidic soil in full sun. Evergreen
Habit: Arching Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.8m
A Salvia that features spikes of exquisite rich coloured tubular flowers appearing above the almost tropical foliage creating a stunning flowering focal point. Continuously flowering from Spring through to the first frosts.
Perfect for at the back of the border to show of their height and spectacular flowering colour to best effect. Plant en masse for a real wow factor.
Colour: Purple Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm
Stachys byzantina Bella Grigio.... such a fancy name for Lambs ears but this is not just any lambs ear but a gorgeous lambs ear. Slim, tapered silvery leaves to about 50 cm tall culminating in spires covered in pink florets. Put this one on your must have list, we have. Perennial
Colour: Pink Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 100cm
A versatile perennial bulb that has a mild sweet taste compared to its close relative the Onion. When planting do not bury the bulb too deep - 1 bulb should multiply to 6-12 bulbs which are harvested when the green tops wilt and turn brown usually in autumn. Dry in the sun prior to storage.
The green tops of your Shallots can be used like chives for salads etc if you wish. Shallots are shallow rooted so it is important that they get even moisture for good yields i.e. do not let them dry out. They will store for up to 12 months after drying.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x Multiplies
Shallot French Red Pkt 6
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Makes a nice grassy foliage clump which is smothered in mauve-blue flowers in spring and into Summer. An easy and robust edging plant for a sunny well drained spot. Suitable for planting between pavers, or in rockeries or containers. Evergreen and hardy.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x multiplies
A dainty member of the iris family with blue green grass like foliage. The small clear white single blooms appear in late spring and summer. This perennial is clump forming and is widely used in landscaping. Plant in a sunny well drained position away from harsh frost.
Colour: White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x 50cm