Herbaceous plants have non-woody stems that flower and reach their optimal height within a year, before dying back during the winter months. Perennial is a term which indicates that the plant will flower for a minimum of two seasons, as its underground plant parts can survive in cold temperatures. This enables herbaceous perennials to start growing and flowering again in the spring for several years to come.
Unlike commercial garden centres that buy in the majority of their stock, at Bellfield Nursery, we cultivate most of the 200+ varieties of herbaceous perennials and shrubs we offer. With over 72 years of shared experience, our expert staff deliver quality products and a personal service to domestic and commercial customers throughout the Bognor Regis, Chichester and West Sussex areas.
We believe that no garden should be without herbaceous perennials, as you only need to plant these low-maintenance specimens once, to add a colourful display to your outdoor space year upon year.
Some of the varieties of herbaceous perennials we cultivate at our nursery include:
Matching even the largest commercial garden centre in the region, we also sell a huge range of other unusual perennials, shrubs, succulents and climbers for customers in Bognor Regis, Chichester and the West Sussex area.
At our plant nursery in Birdham, we grow herbaceous perennials in 9cm square pots or 2 litre pots, as well as cultivate a wide selection of larger shrubs, suitable for hedging or standalone specimens, which we sell in 3 litre pots.
Compared to other types of bedding and basket plants, you only need to plant herbaceous perennials once, so they are perfect for creating low-maintenance gardens around Bognor Regis, Chichester and the surrounding regions. However, as they die back in the autumn and winter months, we recommend combining herbaceous perennials with shrubs, grasses and evergreens, to avoid bare and uninspiring flowerbeds.
For a truly spectacular explosion of colours, scents and textures in the summer months, we suggest implementing herbaceous borders into your garden.
While it may be tempting to head to your nearest garden centre and purchase a range of individual specimens to give your border some variety, this can result in an uncoordinated and bitty display. Instead, our experts advise limiting your choice of herbaceous perennials and purchasing each specimen in groups of threes, fives, sevens or nines.
Bunching flowering plants together creates a much more pleasing visual aesthetic, and really delivers that ‘wow!’ factor to gardens around Bognor Regis, Chichester and West Sussex.
Herbaceous perennials are also perfect for planters under a kitchen window, adding a pop of colour and intrigue to your view as you wash the dishes.
For expert advice on what variety of herbaceous perennials to buy, as well as when and how to plant them, get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Offering quality products and unrivalled customer service, once you visit Bellfield Nursery, you’ll never go back to your old garden centre again.
We are always delighted to discuss gardening projects with our customers.