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Pet Friendly Perennials

Pets love gardens: all that space to run, play, hide and sleep (we’re looking at you, cats!) To help you keep your best friends safe out there, we’ve curated a collection of pet-friendly perennials. These non-toxic, hardy plants and flowers are safe for dogs and cats as well as looking fantastic year after year, so you can be confident that your best friend will enjoy their outdoor space as much as you do. Keep reading for more inspiration, as well as plants to avoid.
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Plants that pets love

Pets love the soothing scent of Nepeta and Lavender, which are both sturdy enough to withstand the odd pup or kitty falling asleep in them! Trees are great for shade and scratching (protect the trunks when newly planted) and ornamental grasses provide sensory fun as well as a hiding place. Tough perennials like Astilbe and Heuchera will stand up to any accidental damage, while tall plants like Echinacea and Rudbeckia offer privacy and a place to hide. Check out herb plants too - Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Sage, Chamomile and Dill are all safe and appealing for pets.

Plants that are safe for pets

Some plants can make animals ill or worse, so for your peace of mind, plant perennials that are 100% safe and non-toxic. Some popular perennials that are suitable include Astilbe, Aquilegia, Campanula, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Echinops, Fuchsia, Geranium (but avoid Pelargoniums), Heuchera, Hollyhocks, Jasmine, Lavender, Nepeta, Rudbeckia, Scabious, Sedum and Veronica - you’ll find them all in our Pet Friendly Collection. A mixture of heights, colours and scents will stimulate your pet’s senses and provide an enjoyable environment for them to explore. To keep your more delicate plants away from enthusiastic paws, use raised beds or grow low hedges as a barrier.

Plants that are poisonous to pets

Some plants are poisonous for pets: although in practice cats tend to avoid them, dogs are not so cautious and it’s best not to take any risks. Plants on the ‘avoid’ list include Daffodils, Chrysanthemums, Foxgloves, Hydrangeas and Wisteria for dogs and Cyclamen, Poinsettia, Rhododendrons and Lillies for cats. If you have a plant that’s not on our lists and you’re not sure, research it thoroughly before planting within your pet’s reach - and if your pet does appear ill after eating a plant, see your vet immediately.

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3 Organic British Basil Plants

Classic Italian herb bred to grow in Britain

1 option from £9.00
  • Especially adapted to grow great in the UK
  • Classic Italian herb flavour–essential for pasta
  • Perfect herb to grow on the window sill or patio
  • Incredibly easy to grow
3 Organic Rosemary Plants

Classic herb with a wonderful flavour and intense fragrance

1 option from £5.00
  • Classic lemon-pine, peppery, rich herby flavour
  • Fills your garden with a warm, soothing scent
  • Beautiful on bread, vegetables, and in sauces
  • Very easy to grow
3 Organic Thyme Plants

An essential herb, fresh all year-round

1 option from £9.00
  • Intense, almost mint-like, herby scent and flavour
  • A great herb to grow on your window sill
  • Ready to harvest all year round indoors!
  • A delicious seasoning for chicken, potatoes, and soups
3 Organic Fernleaf Dill Plants

The ultimate herb to compliment fish

1 option from £9.00
  • Strong taste–a mix of fennel, celery and anise
  • Perfect to season and garnish fish dishes
  • Beautiful yellow flowers during the summer
  • Dwarf variety–only grows to 45cm high
3 Organic Greek Basil Plants

A compact Basil plant with a soft, sweet flavour

1 option from £9.00
  • Compact growth–only grows to 45cm tall
  • Softer, sweeter basil flavour
  • Perfect for Italian dishes
  • Cut what you need and the plant grows more
3 Organic Bronze Fennel Plants

Exquisite Fennel flavour with beautiful bronze foliage

1 option from £9.00
  • Typical sweet, licorice and anise like fennel flavour
  • Beautiful bronze, feathery foliage and yellow flowers
  • All parts of the plant are edible, including the foliage and flowers which are ready to harvest throughout the growing period and also the seeds, once they've turned brown in the Autumn.
  • Perfect for herb gardens or rustic borders
Red Jasmine | Jasminum 'Beesianum' | On a 90cm Cane in a 3L Pot

A flower as beautiful as its scent

1 option from £18.00
  • Unique and vibrant fuchsia pink flowers in abundance
  • The unmistakable sweet scent of Jasmine
  • Flowers from June through July
  • Evergreen perennial that stays virbant throught the year
Marsh Marigold

Heart shaped leaves, loved by bees

5 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Grows best in full sun to partial shade
  • Flowers during March and April
  • A native plant which is highly attractive to pollinators
Catmint 'Purrsian Blue' | Nepeta

Months of masses of violet and indigo

2 options from from £8.00
  • Profusions of violet and indigo flowers all summer
  • A brilliant plant for the front of borders
  • Flowers from May to September!
  • Low-growing–perfect for ground cover
Geranium 'Dreamland'

Sweet blush pink blooms year after year

1 option from from £15.00
  • Delicate, blush-pink flowers
  • Fully Hardy in the UK–flowers year after year
  • Excellent ground-cover for borders and beds
  • Flowers from May-September
Watercress | Rorippa nasturtium aquaticum

Attractive and delicious!

1 option from £12.00
  • Zone 2 - Pond Edges
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade
  • Blooms from June to August
  • Can be eaten if grown in clean water
20cm Petunia 'Queen of Hearts' | 1L Pot

The Queen of Hearts for a royal display of colour

1 option from £6.00
  • Beautiful soft yellow and hot pink striped flowers
  • Semi-trailing, perfect habit for pots and baskets
  • Annual bedding flowers from June all the way to October
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Geranium 'Vision Pink' 1L Pot

Blush Pink blooms all Summer

1 option from £8.00
  • Blush Pink blooms in abundance
  • Flowering from June to September
  • Perfect ground cover for borders
  • Long flowering, easy care perennial
20cm Petunia 'Miss Marvelous' | 1L Pot

Fill a basket with some truly marvellous petunias

1 option from £6.00
  • Stunning deep purple flowers with white fringes
  • Semi-trailing, perfect habit for pots and baskets
  • Annual bedding flowers from June to October
  • Order now to secure spring delivery
20cm Petunia Sweetunia 'Suzie Storm' | 1L Pot

A storm of vibrant pink and red flowers all summer long

1 option from £6.00
  • Vibrant Hot Pink and Crimson Red flowers
  • Semi-trailing, perfect habit for pots and baskets
  • Annual bedding flowers from June to October
  • Order now to secure spring delivery
Astilbe Pink

Candy pink clusters

2 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 1 - Pondside
  • Thrives in partial shade
  • Late summer flowering in July and August
  • Brightens up a damp, shady border
20cm Petunia Sweetunia 'Fiona Flash' | 1L Pot

Two tones–both powerfully red

1 option from £6.00
  • Deep crimson and scarlet red bell-shaped flowers
  • Ideal for patio pots
  • Annual bedding flowering from June to October
  • Order now to secure spring delivery
Astilbe White

Plumes of snowy white

2 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 1 - Pondside
  • Loves a slightly shadier spot
  • Summer flowering in July and August
  • Perfect for woodland gardens
Astilbe Red

Fluffy red flower spires

2 options from from £12.00
  • Zone 1 - Pondside
  • Grows best in partial shade
  • Flowers throughout July and August
  • Ideal for damp ground and pond edges
40 Mixed Petunia 'Pirouette' Plug Plants
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40 Mixed Petunia 'Pirouette' Plug Plants

The perfect petunia mix for any patio pot

0 options from £14.00
  • A beautiful blend of pinks, purples and whites
  • Compact bushy habit makes them perfect for pots
  • Annual bedding flowers from May to September
  • Order now to secure spring delivery
40 Geranium 'Show Stopper' Collection Plug Plants
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40 Geranium 'Show Stopper' Collection Plug Plants

Bright summer display that will make your garden come alive

0 options from £12.00
  • Fantastic blend of Whites, Purples, Pinks and Reds
  • Perfect for borders, pots and baskets
  • Annual bedding flowers from May to September
  • Order now to secure spring delivery
40 Geranium Palladium 'Candy Floss' Collection Plug Plants
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40 Geranium Palladium 'Candy Floss' Collection Plug Plants

Little summer sticks of candy floss growing toward the sun

0 options from £12.00
  • A fantastic blend of pinks, purples and whites
  • Ideal for a pot on the patio or in the garden
  • Annual bedding that flowers from May all the way to September
  • Order now to secure spring delivery
40 Mixed Marigold 'French Fancy' Plug Plants
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40 Mixed Marigold 'French Fancy' Plug Plants

A fiery mix of summer sunshine

0 options from £5.00
  • Double flowers of bright orange, red and yellow
  • Fill a bed or pot with all the colours of sunshine
  • Annual bedding with flowers from May to September
  • Order now to secure spring delivery
Petunia Surfinia 'Purple Variegated' Jumbo Plug Plants
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Petunia Surfinia 'Purple Variegated' Jumbo Plug Plants

A rare, variegated Petunia. Glowing, golden foliage set off by a shock of purple. Exquisite.

0 options from £8.00
  • Magenta purple flowers with variegated foliage
  • A magnificent feature in hanging baskets
  • Annual bedding flowers from May to September
  • Order now to secure spring delivery

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