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Perennial Collection

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Perfect for filling gaps in summer borders

Hardy perennials for every part of the garden

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Spruce up your summer borders with our dazzling perennial collection! With something for every location, these hardy garden favourites will bring interest to the garden from late spring to late summer. Perfect for filling gaps or squeezing into established borders for an extra splash of colour, where they will return year after year.

Choose our standard collection for 3 bare root plants of each variety, or upgrade your order and receive 3 bare root Lily of the Valley plants too!

Perennial Collection comprises 15 bare root plants, 3 each of:

  • Aquilegia alpina – Nodding purple blooms in early summer rise above an airy clump of ferny foliage. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
  • Chrysanthemum x superbum ‘Silver Princess’ – A showy Shasta Daisy with large white blooms in late summer. Height: 40cm (16”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
  • Heliopsis ‘Burning Hearts’ – Golden Daisy blooms with dark orange centres contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. Height: 120cm (48”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
  • Lupin Mixed – Stately flower spikes in a lovely mix of colours provide height and structure at the back of borders. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
  • Kniphofia uvaria – Dramatic blooms bring a fiery display to borders throughout the summer. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Upgrade Option - 18 bare roots as above PLUS:

Convallaria majalis - 3 bare root plants – The dainty, fragrant blooms make Lily of the Valley a popular choice for spring borders and containers. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Flowering Months

3 Lily of the Valley pips (KB3511)
3 bare root aquilegia plants (KC0866)
3 bare root chrysanthemum plants (KC0867)
3 bare root heliopsis plants (KC0868)
3 bare root lupin plants (KC0869)
3 Kniphofia bare root plants (KC0870)
15 bare root perennial plants (3 of each variety) (KC0886)
18 bare root perennial plants (3 of each variety) (KC0887)

On delivery, please plant bareroot perennials at the earliest opportunity. Should soil conditions prevent planting directly into borders (if soil is frozen or waterlogged), pot up bareroots, water sparingly and grow on in a cool position. Choose a sunny position in well drained soil. Work some compost or general fertiliser into the top 20cm of the soil. Dig a hole wide enough to accommodate the bareroot with its roots spread out and deep enough that the crown of the plant is just a few cm below soil level. Backfill the hole with soil and firm plant in gently. Leave a slight depression around the plant - this will help to direct water towards the roots. Water well to settle the soil.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. The growth points of most bare root perennials should be set about an inch below the soil surface. New growth will appear in spring.

In autumn, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure to the base of the plant. Lift and divide hardy perennials in autumn every third year to maintain their vigour.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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