British gardens are renowned throughout the World for the "cottage garden" style, with stunning bright displays all Summer long. The sheer range of colours and styles is almost entirely derived from perennials.

Perennials mean plants that come back year after year, usually dying back underground each year, only to emerge next season stronger and better. They represent tremendous value for money, as they cover space well, and over a few years can be chopped up or split to create new "free" plants for you to grow or swap with friends, family and neighbours.They are one of the easiest categories of plants to grow, and best value for money for their years of pleasure.

We have chosen some of the most popular perennial plants, such as Hollyhock, Poppy, Agapanthus and Echinacea, to give seasons of long flower. From Hellebores flowering in February, to Rudbeckia in October, there is something for everyone, all year round. And our new hardy Gerbera "Garvinea" series is a real breeding breakthrough with its amazing neon bright colours through 3 whole seasons - almost unique!

Top Tip for longer flowering perennials is what is called the "Chelsea Chop". For taller types, at about the time of the renowned Chelsea Flower Show, cut them back by half, which encourages more, and longer season flowers.

There are an infinite number of ways of splitting up the huge and diverse range of hardy perennial plants - we have divided them into Single Variety Perennials where you get several plants of the one colour, and Perennial Collections - where you will get a mix and range of colours from related types.

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