Plants for a Formal Garden

Formal gardens have lots of geometric shapes and hard lines, with the framework of the garden often being clipped into neat topiary. To soften the overall effect, you also need to include a layer of plants that help add colour and seasonal variation.

Quick growing
Pot material
Ground cover
Dahlia Dark Spirit

60% off selected

Dahlia 'Dark Spirit'

£5.49 £2.20
1 × tuber In stock (shipped within 1-2 working days)
Antirrhinum majus Night and Day

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Antirrhinum majus 'Night and Day'

£1.89 £1.42
approx 500 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Calendula officinalis Orange King

New

25% off selected

Calendula officinalis 'Orange King'

£2.49 £1.87
approx 150 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Calendula officinalis Sherbet Fizz

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Calendula officinalis 'Sherbet Fizz'

£2.29 £1.72
approx 100 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Callistephus chinensis King Size Apricot

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Callistephus chinensis 'King Size Apricot'

£2.49 £1.87
approx 50 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Nepeta cataria

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catnip / Nepeta cataria

£2.24 - £11.98
approx 150 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot available to order from late spring
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots available to order from late spring
Delphinium Pacific Hybrids

25% off selected

Delphinium Pacific hybrids

£3.49 £2.62
approx 70 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis purpurea

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Digitalis purpurea

£1.42 - £34.99
approx 1000 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis purpurea Pam's Choice

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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

£3.49 £2.62
approx 200 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis purpurea Sutton's Apricot

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Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'

£1.42 - £36.00
approx 150 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis purpurea Excelsior Group

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Digitalis purpurea Excelsior Group

£2.62 - £24.00
approx 1000 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora

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Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora

£1.42 - £23.00
approx 250 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis × mertonensis

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Digitalis × mertonensis

£2.62 - £24.00
approx 1000 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Johnsons quick lawn seed

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Johnsons quick lawn seed

£16.99 - £127.49
425g pack | covers 20m² In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
10kg pack | covers 400m² shipped within 1 Week
20kg pack | covers 800m² shipped within 1 Week
Myosotis sylvatica Ultramarine

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Myosotis sylvatica 'Ultramarine'

£2.99 £2.24
approx 175 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Viola × wittrockiana Frizzle Sizzle Blue (Frizzle Sizzle Series)

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25% off selected

pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle Blue' (Frizzle Sizzle Series)

£2.47 - £13.98
approx 25 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot available to order from late spring
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots available to order from late spring
Viola × wittrockiana Frizzle Sizzle Burgundy F1 (Frizzle Sizzle Series)

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pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle Burgundy' (Frizzle Sizzle Series) F1

£2.99 - £24.99
approx 25 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot available to order from late spring
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots available to order from late spring
40 + 20 FREE seedlings available to order from late spring
Viola × wittrockiana Frizzle Sizzle Yellow Blue Swirl (Frizzle Sizzle Series)

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pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle Yellow Blue Swirl' (Frizzle Sizzle Series)

£2.47 - £24.99
approx 25 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot available to order from late spring
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots available to order from late spring
40 + 20 FREE seedlings available to order from late spring
Rosmarinus officinalis

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rosemary

£1.87 - £17.99
approx 60 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 litre pot available to order from late spring
Thymus Thyme of Provence

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Thymus 'Thyme of Provence'

£3.19 £2.39
approx 6000 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Zinnia elegans Envy

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Zinnia elegans 'Envy'

£2.99 £2.24
approx 100 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Zinnia elegans Purple Prince

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Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince'

£1.89 £1.42
approx 100 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Acer rubrum Red Sunset ('Franksred')

Acer rubrum Red Sunset ('Franksred')

£179.99
12 litre pot | 1.2m tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Alchemilla mollis

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Alchemilla mollis

£1.72 - £39.99
approx 75 seeds In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot shipped within 4 weeks
3 × 9cm pots shipped within 4 weeks
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots shipped within 4 weeks
9 × 9cm pots shipped within 4 weeks
3 × 2 litre pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Amelanchier canadensis Glenn Form

Amelanchier canadensis 'Glenn Form'

£179.99
12 litre pot | 1.2m tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Laurus nobilis

bay - kitchen laurel

£14.99 - £99.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
15cm pot | 50cm tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 litre pot | 60 - 80cm tall shipped within 2 weeks
9 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens

£6.99 - £69.99
9cm pot | 10 - 15cm tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
1 litre pot | 15 - 20cm tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots | 10 - 15cm tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
5 × 1 litre pots | 15 - 20cm tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
10 × bare root | 30 - 40cm tall available to order from autumn 2024
Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens

£49.99 - £59.99
3 litre pot | 40cm cone In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
5 litre pot | 40 - 50cm cone In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens

£39.99 - £189.99
3 litre pot | 20cm ball In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
5 litre pot | 30 - 40cm ball In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 × 3 litre pots | 20cm balls In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
10 litre pot | 45 - 50cm ball In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Camellia Snow Flurry

Camellia 'Snow Flurry'

£19.99
1.5 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Camellia 'Winter's Toughie'

Camellia 'Winter's Toughie'

£19.99
1.5 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Camellia × williamsii 'Les Jury'

Camellia × williamsii 'Les Jury'

£19.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Carex morrowii Boott Everglow (PBR) (EverColor Series)

Carex morrowii Boott 'Everglow' (PBR) (EverColor Series)

£9.99 - £27.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Carex morrowii Vanilla Ice ('Vanice') (PBR)

Carex morrowii Vanilla Ice ('Vanice') (PBR)

£8.99 - £39.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Carex oshimensis Everillo (PBR) (EverColor Series)

Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' (PBR) (EverColor Series)

£9.99 - £27.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Carex oshimensis Everest ('Fiwhite') (PBR)

Carex oshimensis Everest ('Fiwhite') (PBR)

£7.99 - £49.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 litre pot available to order from late spring
3 × 2 litre pots available to order from late spring
Ceanothus Concha

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25% off

Ceanothus 'Concha'

£18.74 - £119.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
10 litre pot | 80 - 100cm tall trellis available to order from late spring
Cephalotaxus harringtonia Fastigiata

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata'

£37.99
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Cercis siliquastrum Bodnant

Cercis siliquastrum 'Bodnant'

£269.99
12 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ivonne

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ivonne'

£19.99
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Snow White

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White'

£22.99
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwood's Pillar ('Flolar')

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwood's Pillar ('Flolar')

£19.99
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Gracilis

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'

£19.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
cherry plum Gypsy

cherry plum 'Gypsy'

£164.99
12 litre pot | SJA root stock | 1.5m In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Cineraria Silver Dust

Cineraria 'Silver Dust'

£6.99 - £13.98
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
cosmos gift set

New

25% off selected

cosmos gift set

£14.99 £11.24
gift set In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Cryptomeria japonica Vilmoriniana

Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana'

£19.99
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Cupressus macrocarpa Wilma

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma'

£19.99
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Dahlia Dreamy Fantasy (Dreamy Series)

Dahlia 'Dreamy Fantasy' (Dreamy Series) (PBR)

£17.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Delphinium Astolat Group

Delphinium 'Astolat Group'

£6.99 - £24.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Delphinium Black Knight Group

Delphinium 'Black Knight Group'

£5.99 - £25.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Delphinium Galahad (Pacific Hybrid Series)

Delphinium 'Galahad' (Pacific Hybrid Series)

£6.99 - £24.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Delphinium King Arthur Group

Delphinium 'King Arthur Group'

£6.99 - £24.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Delphinium Summer Skies Group

Delphinium 'Summer Skies Group'

£6.99 - £24.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Dietes bicolor

New

Dietes bicolor

£22.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis Pink Panther

Digitalis 'Pink Panther'

£7.99 - £19.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis Spice Island

Digitalis 'Spice Island'

£8.99 - £36.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis grandiflora

Digitalis grandiflora

£6.99 - £27.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis lutea

Digitalis lutea

£6.99 - £29.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis parviflora Jacq.

Digitalis parviflora Jacq.

£6.99 - £29.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis purpurea Dalmatian Peach (Dalmatian Series)

Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Peach' (Dalmatian Series)

£5.99 - £24.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis purpurea Dalmatian Purple (Dalmatian Series)

Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple' (Dalmatian Series)

£5.99 - £24.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Digitalis purpurea Dalmatian White (Dalmatian Series)

Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian White' (Dalmatian Series)

£5.99 - £24.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Escallonia Iveyi

Escallonia 'Iveyi'

£23.99 - £69.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
7.5 litre pot | 40 - 60cm tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Euonymus japonicus White Spire (PBR)

Euonymus japonicus 'White Spire' (PBR)

£24.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica - Beech hedging

£12.99 - £89.99
25 × bare root plants | 60 - 80cm tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 litre pot | bush available to order from late spring
25 × bare root plants | 40 - 60cm tall available to order from autumn 2024
10 × bare root plants | 1 - 1.25m tall available to order from autumn 2024
gage Reine-Claude Vraie

greengage 'Reine-claude Vraie'

£34.99 - £169.99
12 litre pot | SJA root stock | 1.5m In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
12 litre pot | VVA-1 root stock | 1.5m In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
bare root | SJA root stock | 1.2m available to order from autumn 2024
Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle

25% off

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

£7.49 - £63.74
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
10 litre pot | 80 - 100cm tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot available to order from late spring
Hydrangea arborescens Ruby Annabelle ('Ncha3') (PBR)

25% off

Hydrangea arborescens Ruby Annabelle ('Ncha3') (PBR)

£29.99 - £82.49
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
12 litre pot | 60 - 100cm tall available to order from summer
Hydrangea arborescens Sweet Annabelle ('Ncha4') (PBR)

25% off

Hydrangea arborescens Sweet Annabelle ('Ncha4') (PBR)

£37.99 £28.49
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Ilex Nellie R. Stevens

Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'

£134.99
7 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Ilex aquifolium Alaska

Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

£34.99 - £119.99
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
7 litre pot | 1.0 - 1.2m tall In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
10 litre pot | 1.0 - 1.2m tall available to order from late spring
Ilex aquifolium J.C. van Tol

Ilex aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol'

£32.99 - £119.99
3 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
10 litre pot | 1.0 - 1.2m tall available to order from late spring
Ilex crenata Convexa

Ilex crenata 'Convexa'

£8.99 - £34.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Ilex crenata Golden Gem

Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'

£8.99 - £29.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Ilex crenata Dark Green ('Icoprins11') (PBR)

Ilex crenata Dark Green ('Icoprins11') (PBR)

£8.99 - £42.99
2 litre pot | bush In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 litre pot | 20cm ball In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot | bush available to order from late spring
6 × 9cm pots | bush available to order from late spring
Ilex crenata Luxus ('Annys5') (PBR)

Ilex crenata Luxus ('Annys5') (PBR)

£7.99 - £39.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
6 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Ilex × altaclerensis Golden King

Ilex × altaclerensis 'Golden King'

£34.99 - £119.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 2 litre pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
10 litre pot | 1.0 - 1.2m tall available to order from late spring
Iris Benton Apollo

New

Iris 'Benton Apollo'

£29.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Benton Caramel

New

Iris 'Benton Caramel'

£29.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Benton Diedre

New

Iris 'Benton Diedre'

£29.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Benton Menace

New

Iris 'Benton Menace'

£29.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Benton Nigel

New

Iris 'Benton Nigel'

£29.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Benton Susan

New

Iris 'Benton Susan'

£29.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Bishop's Robe

Iris 'Bishop's Robe'

£19.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Black Gamecock

Iris 'Black Gamecock'

£11.99 - £39.99
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
1 litre aquatic pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 litre aquatic pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 1 litre aquatic pots shipped within 1 Week
5 litre aquatic pot available to order from late spring
Iris Black Swan

Iris 'Black Swan'

£22.99 - £40.00
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 × 2 litre In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Cliffs of Dover

Iris 'Cliffs of Dover'

£19.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Jane Phillips

Iris 'Jane Phillips'

£9.99 - £49.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 × 2 litre In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 2 litre pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot available to order from late spring
3 × 9cm pots available to order from late spring
Iris Kent Pride

Iris 'Kent Pride'

£19.99 - £35.00
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 × 2 litre In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Mer du Sud

Iris 'Mer du Sud'

£22.99 - £40.00
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 × 2 litre In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Natchez Trace

Iris 'Natchez Trace'

£19.99 - £35.00
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 × 2 litre In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Sultan's Palace

Iris 'Sultan's Palace'

£22.99 - £35.00
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 × 2 litre In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris Tropic Night

Iris 'Tropic Night'

£9.99 - £40.00
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 × 2 litre In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot available to order from late spring
3 × 9cm pots available to order from late spring
Iris chrysographes black-flowered

Iris chrysographes 'black-flowered'

£9.99 - £27.00
9cm pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
3 × 9cm pots In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Iris foetidissima

Iris foetidissima

£18.99
2 litre pot In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Jasminum nudiflorum

25% off

Jasminum nudiflorum

£11.24 - £67.49
3 litre pot | 60cm cane In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
9cm pot available to order from late spring
12 litre pot | 1.5 - 1.75m tall available to order from summer
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