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.
Elegant sprays of pure white single and double, pom-pom flowers are borne over a long period above finely toothed, dark green leaves. It spreads to form a natural mound and is equally happy as a bedding plant annual or as a hardy perennial for the herbaceous border.
Colour: White Habit: Loose form Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 60cm
One of the most attractive grassy textured plants available. Fine evergreen soft golden yellow foliage that will make a superb edging plant. Easily grown in all soil conditions taking sun shade and extreme wet. Ideal for those trouble spots.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 10cm
Gorgeous shrub with lacy dark foliage. New foliage emerges green and darkens to a dark purple/black colour. Upward curving spikes of white bottlebrush flowers, which are beautifully scented appear in summer. Prefers moist humus-rich soil conditions and requires a lot of water to grow. Plant in sun to part shade.
This ground cover has good contrast of erect, deep blue flowers with burnished purple foliage in Spring. It spreads by surface runners in the same way as a strawberry plant and can spread indefinitely. Excellent for moist areas. Wonderful for a shady border. Frost hardy trouble-free plant. Perennial.
Colour: Purple Habit: Ground cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 30cm
If you want a carpet of blue then this is the plant for you! A great groundcover that is quick and easy to grow. Lush rosettes of bronze-green foliage and sturdy stems of bright blue flowers in early spring. Prefers a semi-shaded spot with protection from hot afternoon sun. Evergreen.
Colour: Blue Habit: Groundcover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x spreadscm
A quick growing and rewarding perennial ground-cover that forms bold rosettes of foliage and spreads by under-ground runners. In early spring spikes of beautiful bright blue flowers appear en masse. Prefers a semi-shaded spot with protection from hot afternoon sun. Evergreen.
It is important that Ajuga does not completely dry out in hot dry summer conditions.
Colour: Blue Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x spreads
A low carpet of medium-sized leaves in an attractive bronze-purple shade. Foliage takes on metallic overtones on mature summer leaves especially if planted in full sun. Short spikes of blue flowers are an added bonus in mid to late spring. Prefers filtered light. Performs well in containers. Evergreen in warm climates.
Colour: Blue Habit: Ground cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 30cm
Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller' is larger and more robust than the species, forming mounds of lobed, grayish-green fuzzy leaves topped by airy yellow flowers in spring. It is best in moist soil in part shade. Great as a groundcover or for cutting.
The common name for this perennial is Lady's Mantle. The wavy edged leaves are meant to represent the cloak or mantle that covered Mary as she travelled to Bethlehem.
Colour: Green / Yellow Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 30cm
Peruvian Lily - Inca Series. Bright and cheerful blooms appear from summer to autumn. Hardy and dwarf, with sturdy stems that require no staking. Long flowering and can be used as cut flowers. Spread by rhizomes and so will form large clumps.Bred to remain compact for maximum flower power. Plant in sun or part shade in well drained acid soil for best results. Perennial.
Colour: Red Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 40cm
Peruvian Lily. Paradise border Series. Bred to be compact and uniform in habit while still providing maximum flower power. Bright orange-yellow blooms that will put on a show from summer to autumn. Plant in sun or part shade in well drained acid soil for best results. Perennial. PVR.
Colour: Orange / Yellow Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.3m x 0.3m