Hardy Perennial Plants

Plants are not available to order online. Plants can be bought at the nursery any time or they can be delivered by mail order between Sept and March.

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These plants are mostly available mail order Sept-March, £15 delivery charge. Otherwise available at the nursery year round when in stock. Please contact us for availability.

Many are also available as seeds in our online shop.

See also Shrubs and Grasses.

 = good for cut flowers
AGM = Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit
* = needs cold to germinate

Acaena ‘Purple Haze’

-New Zealand Burr-tight mat of fine purple leaves 3″

Achillea millefolium ‘Cassis’  

Darkest wine red flat-topped flowerheads. Hardy, needs sun & drainage 24″

(also available as seed)

Achillea ptarmica ‘Nana Compacta’  

heads of fat white single flowers, very un-Achillea-like, short 10″

Aconitum x cammarum ‘Bicolor’  AGM

purple-edged white helmets in July Monkshood. hooded flowers, poisonous, good in shade 40″

Aconitum carmichaeli ‘Arendsii’  AGM

deep purple-blue Monkshood, hooded flowers, poisonous, good in shade Sept-Oct 50″

Aconitum napellus 

deep blue Monkshood, hooded flowers, poisonous, good in shade July 50″

Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’ 

deep blue Monkshood, hooded flowers, poisonous, good in shade Aug 5ft

Aconitum ‘Stainless Steel’ 

metallic grey-blue Monkshood, hooded flowers, poisonous, good in shade July-Aug 40″

Agapanthus ex dark blue Headbourne hybrids

Agapanthus ex dark blue Headbourne hybrids 

HARDY LILY OF THE NILE

Seed of dark blue shorter Headbourne hybrid plants (20″). Needs sun and good drainage. Herbaceous.

(also available as seed)

 

Agapanthus inapertus  

Big cluster of deep purple to navy blue drooping narrow bells on stout stem, blooms July-Aug, full sun, mulch in winter. Hardy 40″

Agapanthus inapertus ssp pendulus ‘Graskop’  

deepest blue hanging narrow bells, blooms July-Aug, full sun, mulch in winter 30″

Agapanthus short dark blue Headbourne Hybrids  *

mostly dark blue, blooms July-Aug, full sun, mulch in winter, hardy 20″

Agapanthus ‘Lilliput’

very dwarf, dark blue flowers, blooms July-Aug, full sun, mulch in winter 10″

Agapanthus ‘Midnight Star’  (= A. ‘Navy Blue’) NEW

very dark blue flowers, blooms July-Aug, full sun, mulch in winter 24″

Agapanthus ‘Snow Pixie’

short, white flowers, blooms July-Aug, full sun, mulch in winter 10″

Agapanthus ‘White Heaven’ NEW

very large heads of big white flowers, blooms July-Aug, full sun, mulch in winter 36″

Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’ 

pale grey flowers, subtle but beautifulflowers, blooms July-Aug, full sun, mulch in winter 36″

Agastache ‘Black Adder’  

violet-blue flowers from darker buds, aromatic leaves: liquorice & mint & spice, likes sun & drainage, attracts bees sterile BH 36″

Agastache ‘Golden Jubilee’  

Blue spikes of flowers, compact bright gold sweetly scented foliage, borderline hardy, sun & drainage 18″

Agastache ex 'Painted Lady'

Agastache ex ‘Painted Lady’  

Tall spikes of large pinky-coral flowers. Seedlings various but nice, all have fragrant mint/ liquorice leaves. Tender, likes sun and drainage 20″

(also available as seed)

 

Agastache ‘Rose Mint’  

soft pinkflowers, aromatic leaves: liquorice & mint & spice, likes sun & drainage, attracts bees BH 24″

(also available as seed)

Alcea ‘Parkfrieden’  

soft pink double flowers, like a shrubby hollyhock with no rust 5ft

Allium caeruleum AGM

(syn. A. azureum)

Sky blue 1-2″ spheres on stiff 20″ stems in June. Hardy, likes sun and drainage.

(also available as seed)

 

Allium christophii

Allium christophii

(syn. Allium albopilosum) 

Perfect sphere of shining lavender stars, 8″ across on 15″ stem. Long-lasting wonderful seedhead. Sun & drainage.

(also available as seed)

Allium ‘Purple Sensation’  AGM

3″ deep violet-purple spheres in May, good seedheads, sun & drainage 30″

Allium schubertii  

Astonishing flowers like exploding fireworks of pale purple stars. Long-lasting magnificent 12″ sphere of seedhead on 20″stem. Sun and drainage.

(also available as seed)

 

Allium senescens montanum var. glaucum

Twisted grey-green leaves spiral round pale pink flower heads. Rockery plant, hardy, likes sun & drainage 6″

(also available as seed)

Allium sphaerocephalon  

Dense shiny red-purple egg-shaped flowerheads July, last Allium to bloom,likes sun 30″

(also available as seed)

Althaea cannabina

Tall willowy stems of small pale pink mallow flowers with dark eyes in late summer and autumn. A sight to behold in October. Best grown through other shrubs. 7ft.

 

Amicia zygomeris  

weird folded leaves large purple stipules, yellow pea flowers, tall & unearthly, sun, drainage BH 6ft

Amsonia hubrichtii  

Pale blue stars in late spring, thread-like leaves bright gold in autumn, clump-forming, sun or light shade 24″

(also available as seed)

Amsonia tabernaemontana  

Pale blue stars on graceful stems in early summer. Yellow autumn colour. Likes sun 24″

(also available as seed)

Androsace lanuginosa

prostrate mat of evergreen silvery leaves, pale pink round flowerheads tight on leaves

Anemone hupehensis ssp. hupehensis alba

Most beautiful Japanese Anemone I know, originally wild collected. Pure white with purple flushed reverse. 36″

(also available as seed)

 

Anemone japonica ‘Andrea Atkinson’  

-Japanese Anemone-

single white flowers Aug-Oct

Anemone lesseri (=A. multifida ‘Rubra’)

small up-facing pink-red flowers May 12″

(also available as seed)

Anemone leveillei

Anemone leveillei

Elegant white flowers with blue reverse. Hardy. 18″

(also available as seed)

 

Anemone lipsiensis ‘Pallida’  AGM NEW

clear pale yellow wood anemone 4″

Anemone multifida ‘Major’

Pale buttermilk yellow flowers above neat rounded clump of dark foliage, early blooming, 15″, hardy herbaceous perennial, likes shade.

(also available as seed)

 

Anemone narcissiflora *

Elegant white flowers, blue reverse, spray from 12″ stem. Hardy. 20″.

Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’  AGM

grey-blue-lavender wood anemone, blooms very early, summer dormant, likes shade, spreads 5″

Anemone pavonina

Deep purply pink flowers over finely divided foliage. in early spring, 18″. Hardy, sun or light shade

(also available as seed)

 

Anemone sylvestris

– Snowdrop Anemone –

nodding white flowers April-May, likes shade, spreads 15″

(also available as seed)

Anemone sylvestris ‘Elise Fellmann’  NEW

very double white flowers May 10″

Angelica gigas

Angelica gigas

Amazing deep purple domed flower heads, statuesque purple stems & leaf sheaths. Architectural biennial, 5ft.

Angelica sylvestris 'Purpurea'

Angelica sylvestris ‘Purpurea’

Black-purple leaves, grey-pink flower heads. Architectural biennial, 4ft. Likes sun & rich soil.

Anomotheca laxa (= Lapeirousia) laxa*  AGM

Easy-going iris relative. Sprays of little red flowers with dark blotch, shiny seeds. Fans of 5″ leaves. Self sows in sunny well-drained site

(also available as seed)

 

Anomotheca laxa ‘Joan Evans’

Easy-going iris relative. Sprays of white flowers with red blotch. Fans of 5″ leaves. Self sows in sunny well-drained site.

Anthericum ramosum

Slender stems of white stars in June. Narrow leaves. Hardy, likes sun. 30″

(also available as seed)

 

Anthyllis vulneraria Clear Red

Anthriscus ‘Ravens Wing’

Black Cow Parsley

Fine white flowers above lacy dark leaves 24″

(also available as seed)

Anthyllis barba-jovis

Fine very silver leaves on small shrub. White clover flowers in spring. Needs sun and very good drainage. 30″

(also available as seed)

 

Anthyllis vulneraria Darkest Red

-Kidney Vetch-

dark red clover, mat of fine leaves, long blooming, sun & drainage 4″x 10″

(also available as seed)

Antirrhinum molle

creamy white flowers, velvety grey leaves, pale pink buds BH 8″

(also available as seed)

Aquilegia ‘Black Barlow’

Very double purple-black granny’s bonnets (like ‘Nora Barlow’ but all one colour). Seeds true if isolated. 24″

(also available as seed)

Aquilegia ‘Blue Barlow’

Very double deep blue granny’s bonnets (like Nora Barlow but all one colour). Seeds true if isolated. 24″

(also available as seed)

Aquilegia canadensis

Scarlet and yellow long-spurred granny’s bonnets. Seeds true if isolated. 20″

(also available as seed)

Aquilegia clematiflora ‘Alba’

Large pure white granny’s bonnets with no spurs. Flowers look like Clematis. Easy in sun or shade. Seeds true if isolated. 30″

(also available as seed)

 

Aquilegia ‘Magpie’

(syn. A. ‘William Guiness’)

Black and white granny’s bonnets. Seeds true if isolated. 30″

(also available as seed)

Aquilegia ‘Munstead White’ (=A. vulgaris Nivea)

Wide-petalled short-spurred white flowers tipped with green. Seeds true. 18″

(also available as seed)

 

Aquilegia ‘Red Hobbit’

Large deep red flowers with white corolla on compact plants. Seeds true if isolated. 12″

(also available as seed)

Aquilegia skinneri ‘Tequila Sunrise’

Big coral red flower with gold corolla. Seeds true if isolated. 30″

(also available as seed)

Aquilegia viridiflora

CHOCOLATE SOLDIERS

Fragrant, subtle green and brown flowers, elegant 12″

(also available as seed)

 

Arabis alpina ssp caucasica ‘Flore Pleno’

double white flowers like tiny roses 6″

Arisarum proboscideus  NEW

-Mouse Plant-

Long tailed brown and white hooded flower like a mouse disappearing into the leaves at ground level. Hardy, shade, not too dry, spreads, 2″ in flower, 6″ in leaf

Arisaema candidissima

Pink and white striped Cobra Lily, then big 3-lobed leaves. Light shade.

Aristea major

Dense spikes of deep blue flowers above evergreen sword-like leaves. Borderline hardy, likes sun 4-5ft

(also available as seed)

Armeria maritima rubrifolia

-Purple-Leaved Thrift-

dark purple tight foliage, deep pink flowers, sun & drainage 4″

Arum creticum  

fragrant (“freesias and lemons”) pale yellow spathes in spring, summer dormant, sun BH 15″

Arum italicum italicum

Arum italicum italicum

White-veined dark green leaves in winter. White spathes in spring, red berries in autumn. Summer dormant. Bigger leaves in shade, more berries in sun 12″

 

Asarum europaeum  NEW 

slowly spreading evergreen groundcover for dry shade, round shiny leaves 4″

Asperula aristata ssp scabra

Fine mist of white flowers on low mound of tiny leaves in July and August, like miniature Gypsophila 3″ x 9″

(also available as seed)

Asphodelus albus

Asphodelus albus

Narrow leaves. Tall stems of white stars with pinky brown veins. Seeds like green, then black, marbles. Likes sun & drainage. Unusual. 3ft

(also available as seed)

 

Astelia banksii (or A. nervosa?)

silvery green leaves, smaller than A.fragrans or A. chathamica about halfway between in looks

Astelia chathamica ‘Silver Spear’

long silver leaves, likes shade 40″

Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’  AGM

big lavender blue daisies most of summer 24″

Aster ‘Prince’  

fine near black leaves covered in tiny white daisies Sept-Oct 24″

Astrantia major ‘Buckland’  

pale pink flowerheads like Victorian posies, shade or moist sun, reblooms if cut back 24″

Astrantia major ‘Celtic Star’  

white flowerheads bwith green tips, like Victorian posies, shade or moist sun, reblooms if cut back 24″

Astrantia major ‘Hadspen Blood’*  

dark red flowerheads like Victorian posies, shade or moist sun, reblooms if cut back 24″

Astrantia major deep red form

Astrantia major deep red form  

dark red flowerheads like Victorian posies, shade or moist sun, reblooms if cut back 24″

 

Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’  

dark red flowerheads like Victorian posies, shade or moist sun, reblooms if cut back 24″

Astrantia major ‘Shaggy’  AGM

large green-tipped white flowerheads like Victorian posies, shade or moist sun, reblooms if cut back 24″

Astrantia maxima AGM  

Large pale pink flowers surrounded by star-shaped pink bracts. Sun or light shade 36″.

 

Astrantia maxima ‘Roma’  NEW

deep pink flowerheads like Victorian posies, shade or moist sun, reblooms if cut back, sterile, very long-blooming 24″

Baptisia australis

deep blue pea flowers, green leaves, likes sun and drainage 30″

(also available as seed)

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’  NEW

grey-purple flowers, dark grey stems and grey green leaves, likes sun and drainage 30″

Begonia emeiensis

luscious pink flowers late summer, big shiny leaves, shade, not too dry, easy BH 15″?

Begonia grandis ssp evansiana  AGM

a hardy Begonia! bright pink flowers, shade 24″

Begonia cucullata var. arenosicola

was Begonia sp from Argentina

Pale pink flowers all summer, juicy pale green leaves, likes shade. Supposed to be hardy 36″

(also available as seed)

Bergenia ‘Eroica’

-Elephant Ears-

bright pink flowers on strong orange stems, flowers all spring, big shiny leaves reddish in winter, easy sun or shade, leaf colour better in sun 15″

Bergenia ‘Overture’

-Elephant Ears-

big magenta flowers on scarlet stems, flowers all spring, big shiny leaves reddish in winter, easy sun or shade, leaf colour better in sun 15″

Beschorneria albiflora  NEW

4ft red stem with cream flowers turning red, from rosette of leaves on sturdy trunk (up to 6ft!)

Beschorneria septentrionalis

evergreen yucca-like leaves in rosette eventually erupt with 5ft shocking pink stem decked with pink and green flowers, amazing! BH

Borago pygmaea (syn. B. laxiflora)

Sky blue little bells all summer on prickly foliage. Hardy, sun or light shade, self sows. 12″

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’

silver leaves, blue forget-me-not flowers, good soil, shade 15″

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’  AGM

green veined silver leaves, blue forget-me-not flowers, good soil, shade 15″

Bunium bulbocastanum

EARTH CHESTNUT

Sweet crunchy little tubers good raw or cooked, taste of chetnuts. Fine parsley-like foliage is also edible, pretty white umbels of flowers 18″

(also available as seed)

Bupleurum angulosum*

round grey-green flowers, narrow glaucous leaves 8″

Bupleurum fruticosum*

yellow flowers, evergreen shrub, wonderful cut foliage 8ft

(also available as seed)

Bupleurum longifolium

Subtle shades of purple, brown and gold, like clusters of little Astrantias. Hardy perennial, likes sun & dry. Self sows gently. 20″

(also available as seed)

 

Calceolaria integrifolia  AGM

yellow pouched flowers all summer BH 30″

Callicarpa ‘Profusion’  AGM

Bright purple small berries last through the winter, deciduous shrub 8ft

Camassia leichtlinii ‘Caerulea’  AGM

tall spires of blue stars in May, easy, spreads 36″

Campanula cochleariifolia (= C. pusilla) AGM

-Fairy Thimbles-

tiny blue bells, creeps 3″

Campanula cochlearifolia ‘Alba’

-white Fairy Thimbles-

tiny white bells, creeps 3″

Campanula glomerata ‘Caroline’  

round heads of pale pink flowers tipped deep pink 24″

Campanula ‘Kent Belle’  AGM

big shiny bright purple pendant trumpets 30″

Campanula lactiflora deep blue  

Seedlings from deep blue C.l. ‘Favourite’, should be shades of blue. Blooms prolifically in July, reblooms if deadheaded 4ft

(also available as seed)

Campanula latiloba ‘Azure Beauty’  

double deep blue flowers 24″

Campanula latiloba ‘Hidcote Amethyst’  AGM

pale purple flower shading deeper purple 36″

Campanula punctata

Large drooping white bells spotted red inside hung in profusion. Hardy perennial, blooms June, sun or light shade. 30″

(also available as seed)

Campanula ‘Purple Sensation’  

deep purple hanging bells, almost black buds 15″

Campanula pyramidalis  

BLUE CHIMNEY BELLFLOWER

Spectacular biennial. Many stems up to 10ft tall of open light blue flowers. Likes sun and good soil.

(also available as seed)

Campanula pyramidalis Alba  

WHITE CHIMNEY BELLFLOWER

Spectacular biennial. Many stems up to 10ft tall of open white flowers. Likes sun and good soil.

(also available as seed)

 

Campanula ‘Samantha’  

white-centred violet-blue upturned flowers, fragrant 6″

Campanula ‘Sarastro’  

like a darker C. ‘Kent Belle’

Campanula takesimana

Hung with large drooping white bells spotted red inside. Hardy perennial, blooms July, sun or light shade. 30″

(also available as seed)

 

Campanula takesimana ‘Elizabeth’  

big white dark red speckled hanging bells 30″

Cardamine pentaphylla  AGM

pink flowers in late Feb, good in shade, summer dormant, spreads 6″

Cardamine pratensis ‘Flora Plena’

-Double Lady’s Smock-

pale pink double flowers May, good in shade, summer dormant, spreads 12″

Cardamine quinquefolia  NEW 

Pink flowers March, summer dormant, ok in dry shade 10″

Cardoon

Cardoon

(Cynara cardunculus)

7ft ornamental artichoke. Big grey leaves, purple thistle flowers, edible young shoots. Hardy perennial, easy, likes sun

(also available as seed)

Cautleya spicata

Ginger relative. Dramatic yellow flowers from dark red bracts Aug-Sept on upright leafy stems, surprizingly hardy, light shade 40″

(also available as seed)

Cenoloophium denudatum

(was misnamed Seseli libanotis)

White umbels above fine dark green foliage. Hardy perennial. 36″

(also available as seed)

Centaurea atropurpurea

dark red knapweed flowers from intricate shiny buds, sun 24″

(also available as seed)

 

Centaurea benoistii (not =C. atropurpurea)

Dark wine red knapweed flowers from beautiful intricate shiny buds, sun 24″

Centaurea cineraria ssp cineraria

Pale purple knapweed flowers, very good fine cut grey-white foliage. Likes sun & drainage, 30″

Centaurea montana ‘Gold Bullion’

gold-leaved cornflower, blue flowers 15″

Centaurea montana ‘Lady Flora Hastings’

elegant white cornflower with black stamens 15″

Centaurea orientalis

Clear yellow knapweed flowers from beautiful intricate shiny buds. Easy, likes sun, 24″

(also available as seed)

 

Ceratostigma plumbagnoides  AGM

bright blue flowers, autumn colour, sun, herbacous, spreads 9″

Chaenorrhinum origanifolium

Chaenorrhinum origanifolium

Low mound of tiny leaves covered in pale violet tiny snapdragon flowers for months. Hardy, likes sun, self sows gently. 5″ x 12″

(also available as seed)

 

Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum'

Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’

Like pink Cow Parsley. Graceful, easy, blooms late spring, light shade. 30″

(also available as seed)

Chionochloa rubra

Shimmering ever-bronze fountain. Catches the light. My favourite year round grass 3ft x 3ft glittering mound, needs room to move

(also available as seed)

Cimicifuga simplex ‘Pink Spike’

palest pink spires on very dark leaves in Aug, good soil, not too dry 4ft

Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ 

crimson thistle flowers June-Aug 36″

Clematis recta ‘Purpurea’

Herbaceous Clematis.

Young growth purple. Fine white flowers on sprawling stems. 4ft.   (also available as seed)

Clematis recta ‘Velvet Night’

Herbaceous Clematis.

Dark purple leaves. Fine white flowers on sprawling stems. 4ft.

Codonopsis clematidea

Codonopsis clematidea

Large pale greenish-blue bell flowers beautifully marked inside. Tuberous root. Hardy, needs sun and good drainage. 18″

(also available as seed)

 

Coleonema pulchellum

BREATH OF HEAVEN

Fine fragrant foliage, good clipped, spangled with tiny pink flowers. Borderline hardy. Likes sun & drainage 24″

(also available as seed)

Commelina coelestis

Brightest blue 3-petalled flowers on upright stems. Borderline hardy perennial 24″.

(also available as seed)

Convolvulus althaeoides elegantissimus

trailing/climbing, fine silver leaves, large pink flowers, can be invasive BH 10″x30″

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ AGM

pale lemon daisies, very fine dark leaves, sun & drainage 20″

Coronilla glauca ‘Citrina’  AGM

fragrant pale yellow pea flowers in winter, glaucous leaves, sun & drainage BH shrub 24″

Corydalis cheilanthifolia

yellow flowers, fine leaves, bronze in sun, self sows 10″

Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’  NEW

Biggest Corydalis I know. Fabulous crinkle-edged rust-coloured foliage in winter gradually paling to olive as the lavender flowers emerge in early spring. Plain green all summer. Seems to grow equally well in sun or shade 24-30″

(also available as seed)

Corydalis elata

like C. flexuosa but deeper blue, blooms later and is taller, like humus and light shade 20″

Corydalis flexuosa ‘Pere David’

brilliant blue flowers over fine ferny green foliage blooms Mar-June, like humus and light shade, summer dormant 12″

Corydalis flexuosa ‘Tory MP’

a little later, a little taller, more vigorous than C. ‘Pere David’ like humus and light shade 15″

Corydalis ochroleuca

Froth of creamy white flowers for months, fine leaves. Sun or shade. Self sows but not aggressively 12″.

(also available as seed)

Corydalis ophiocarpa

Pale yellow flowers, grey/russet leaves. Hardy, easy, fast-growing, self seeds. Sun or light shade, reasonable drainage. 20″.

(also available as seed)

Cosmos peucedanifolius*  

tuberous hardy perennial pink-flowered Cosmos, likes sun and good drainage 30″

(also available as seed)

Crambe cordifolia  AGM

6ft cloud of tiny white flowers in June, big leaves

Crambe maritima  AGM

-Sea Kale-

wavy grey leaves often purple-flushed when young, leaves and buds delicious when young, white flowers 18″

Crocosmia ‘Custard Cream’  

rich golden yellow with warmer highlights, blooms Aug, likes sun & drainage, not too dry 30″

Crocosmia ‘Gerbe d’Or’  

(= C. ‘Coleton Fishacre’)

bronze leaves, orange yellow flowers, blooms Aug, likes sun & drainage, not too dry 30″”

Crocosmia ‘Hellfire’  

large dark red flowers, dark stems, blooms Aug, 36″

Sold out, should have again in June

Crocosmia ‘His Majesty’  

large brilliant red-orange flowers late August, likes sun & drainage, not too dry 36″

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’  AGM

sprays of brilliant deep red flowers in July, big plant, spreads 40″

Crocosmia ‘Severn Sunrise’  AGM

pinky orange flowers, blooms Aug, 24″

Crocosmia ‘Solfaterre’  AGM

soft yellow flowers, bronze leaves, a bit less hardy 18″

Crocosmia ‘Star of the East’  AGM

large glowing orange flowers with pale centres, blooms Sept 36″

Cryptotaenia japonica 'Atropurpureum'

Cryptotaenia japonica ‘Atropurpureum’

JAPANESE PARSLEY

Purple-black satiny maple-like leaves, small pale flowers late summer, 18″

(also available as seed)

Dahlia merckii

Dahlia merckii  

HARDY DAHLIA

Smallish single rosy-lavender flowers on long stems, graceful. Likes sun and good drainage. 36″

(also available as seed)

Dahlia merckii alba*  

white HARDY DAHLIA

coveted white form, more starry shape 36″

Dahlia ‘Dark Desire’

small very dark flowers, pointed petals, hardy 18″

Dahlia ‘Ragged Robin’

twisted petals, deep red small flowers, hardy 36″

Delphinium 'Blue Butterfly'

Delphinium ‘Blue Butterfly’

MINIATURE DELPHINIUM

Brilliant deep blue flowers on airy 10″ stems. Short-lived perennial, can treat as annual. Protect from slugs.

(also available as seed)

Dianthus 'Darkest of All'

Dianthus barbatus ‘Darkest of All’

Very dark red Sweet William with very dark leaves. Short-lived perennial, can treat as biennial. Sow summer to bloom following June. 12″

(also available as seed)

Dianthus ‘Bouquet Purple’

Intense deep magenta flowers, very vigorous, bred for cut flowers, slight fragrance 36″

(also available as seed)

Dianthus ‘Dainty Dame’  AGM

-Pinks-

single, black-centred white flowers, grey leaves, compact habit, likes sun & dry chalky soil 5″

Dianthus ‘Elizabethan’  AGM

-Pinks-

(I was calling it ‘Domino’) single, red-edged, black-centred white flowers, grey leaves, likes sun & dry chalky soil 8″

Dianthus ‘Pike’s Pink’  AGM

-Pinks-

very fragrant, double deep pink flowers, likes sun & dry chalky soil 7″

Dianthus ‘Starry Eyes’

-Pinks-

NEW like ‘Dainty Dame’ but stronger grower, likes sun & dry chalky soil 6″

Diascia integerrima ‘Blush’

white flowers age pale pink, long stems 18″

Diascia personata

amazing upright Diascia, stiff woody self-supporting stems, pink flowers all summer BH 36″

Diascia rigescens  AGM

long stems tipped with shell pink flowers, showy BH 15″

Dicentra ‘Bacchanal’  AGM

dwarf Bleeding Heart

red-purple hearts, likes some shade, lovely foliage 12″

Dierama igneum

Short salmon-coloured Angel’s Fishing Rod. Likes sun, not too dry in summer. Hardy perennial.18″

Antirrhinum 'Black Prince'

Dierama pulcherrimum

Angel’s Fishing Rods

Arching stems dangle elegant pink flowers in midsummer. Likes sun, not too dry in summer. Hardy perennial. 4ft(also available as seed)

Allium senescens montanum

Dierama ‘Merlin’

Angel’s Fishing Rods

deep purple flowers from silver bracts. Likes sun, not too dry in summer. Hardy perennial 40″

 

Digitalis x mertonensis

Digitalis x mertonensis

PERENNIAL FOXGLOVE

Fat flared bells the colour of crushed strawberries. hardy, usually lives 3-4 years, self seeds some 36″

(also available as seed)

Digitalis parviflora ‘Milk Chocolate’

Tall narrow spires of small rusty-brown tightly packed flowers above shiny leaves. Hardy perennial, self sowsl 30″

(also available as seed)

Digitalis purpurea 'Pams Choice'

Digitalis purpurea ‘Pams Choice’

GIANT FOXGLOVE

8 foot! spires of white bells with dark purple throats. Hardy biennial, likes shade. Seeds true if no other Digitalis purpureas.

(also available as seed)

Dryopteris erythrosora  AGM / NEW

shiny coppery young leaves, moist, some shade 24″

Eccremocarpus ‘Tresco Cream’*

myriad creamy white tubular flowers, fine leaves, fast-growing short-lived climber (2-3 years), easy from seed, likes sun 12ft

(also available as seed)

Echium russicum

Deep burgundy vertical spikes bristle with stamens midsummer. Biennial or 3-4 years. Likes sun and drainage. 30″

(also available as seed)

Eomecon chionantha

-Snow Poppy-

white flowers, fleshy grey-green leaves, groundcover, easy, spreads 15″

Epilobium angustifolium ‘Album’*

White Rose Bay Willowherb

white spires, spreads, but not terribly, blooms July-Sept, attractive seedheads 5ft

(also available as seed)

Epilobium angustifolium ‘Isobel’

Pale pink Rose Bay Willowherb

pale pink spires, spreads, but not terribly, blooms July-Sept, attractive seedheads 3ft

Epimedium ‘Black Sea’  

coral flowers, big leaves, evergreen groundcover for shade, even dry shade, doesn’t need cutting back 18″

Epimedium x rubrum  AGM

new leaves red & red autumn colour, red flowers Mar, evergreen groundcover for shade, even dry shade, cut back in Feb 15″

Epimedium x sulphureum’

AGM

pale yellow flowers, red tracery on young leaves, evergreen groundcover for shade, even dry shade, cut back in Feb 15″

Erigeron annuus

Amazing new plant. Five foot cloud of tiny white daisies from end of June to end of October. (as Mary Keen says, “an aureole”, think thats a cross between a halo and an aura)

(also available as seed)

Erigeron karvinskianus AGM

Profusion of tiny pink and white daisies. Likes sunny dry position, spreads 6″. Hardy perennial

(also available as seed)

Erodium chrysanthum Pink form

(=E. amanum?)

pale pink flowers, fine greyish leaves in tight mound 4″

Erodium pelargoniflorum

Erodium pelargoniflorum

Pretty little hardy Erodium, blooms April-Sept, white flowers with purple blotches. Self sows, likes sun, delightful 6″

(also available as seed)

Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’

Sea Holly

Big soft lacy blue ruffs around thistle like flowers,likes sun and poor, free-draining soil 24″

(also available as seed)

Eryngium bourgatii

Eryngium bourgatii ex GST

Sea Holly

Graham Stuart Thomas’s selection of this Sea Holly. Wonderful lacy green-edged white leaves, steely-blue thistle flowers on purple stems. Likes sun & drainage. 10″

Eryngium bourgatii ‘Picos Blue’

Sea Holly

large dark blue flowers, strong stems, less variegated,

Likes sun & drainage.

18″

Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost’

Larger, more silvery MISS WILlMOTT’S GHOST, biennial Sea Holly. Pale leaves & flowers in large silvery bracts. Likes sun & drainage, sows itself. 36″

(also available as seed)

Eryngium x zabellii ‘Jos Eijking’  NEW

Sea Holly

lavender-blue flower heads and stems July-Sep.

Likes sun & drainage. 24″

Erysimum ‘Apricot Twist’

Perennial Wallflower

tawny orange flowers, very long-blooming (wants to flower itserlf to death, take some cuttings when young, and try cutting the plant back hard in July to force vegetative growth) 12″ x 15″

Erysimum ‘Bowle’s Mauve’  AGM

Perennial Wallflower

greyish leaves, purple flowers in spring, upright30″ x 30″

Erysimum ‘Butterscotch’  

Perennial Wallflower

NEW toffee-coloured flowers 15″

Erysimum ‘Parrish’s’  

Perennial Wallflower

rich red-purple flowers for nine months! lax stems 24″x36″

Erysimum ‘Pastel Patchwork’  

Perennial Wallflower

purple flowers fading to pink and cream 18″

Erysimum ‘Poppet’  

Perennial Wallflower

unusual, small tawny pink flowers in clusters, bushy 20″

Erysimum ‘Winter Orchid ‘  

Perennial Wallflower

purple and red, extra large flowers 18″

Eschscholtzia 'Jersey Cream'

Eschscholtzia californica ‘Alba’

CALIFORNIA POPPY

Deeply creamy shining poppies on fine grey-green foliage. Perennial, self sows true if don’t grow others. Easy, likes sun & drainage 12″

(also available as seed)

Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’  

dark red-purple leaves, weird pineapple-like purple flowerheads, sun & drainage 18″

Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Winter Glow’  

purple winter foliage, red young leaves and reddish flowers 24″

Euphorbia ceratocarpa  NEW

greeny yellow flowers, then greeny yellow bracts most of year 40″

Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan’

pale-edged blue-grey leaves, creamy flowers 30″

Euphorbia ‘Copton Ash’  

fine grey green leaves, acid yellow flowers 18″

Euphorbia myrsinites AGM

Prostrate stems of blue-grey semi-succulent leaves tipped with gold flowers in spring. Hardy, likes sun 5″ x 30″

(also available as seed)

Euphorbia stygiana

Handsome prostrate evergreen shrub, waxy dark leaves with pale midrib, some leaves coral red in winter. Sunny sheltered site 2ft x 4ft

Francoa ramosa Alba

Francoa ramosa Alba

3 ft wands of substantial white flowers above scalloped leaves July-Sept. Needs sun & good drainage. A few may be pink

 

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Big deep red daisies all summer. Hardy perennial 15″

(also available as seed)

Gallium odoratum

-Sweet Woodruff-

tiny white stars May used to flavour May Wine, near evergreen pretty leaves, groundcover for dry shade 8″

Gaura lindheimeri

Gaura lindheimeri

Graceful wands of pinky-white flowers June-Oct. 36″ Sometimes overwinters outdoors. Can grow as annual or protect. Sun & drainage. Ravishing

(also available as seed)

Geranium cinereum ‘Purple Pillow’

deep purple flowers in tight mound 5″

Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’

rose pink flowers June-Oct, grey-brown leaves, prostrate 5″x40″

Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’

see Geranium ‘Rozanne’ – it is the same plant!

Geranium maculatum ‘Beth Chatto’

round clear lilac-pink flowers fade pale pink, May 20″

Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’

brown leaves, round pink flowers in May 15″

Geranium magnificum ‘Sabani Blue’  AGM

deep blue-purple flowers May-June 24″

Geranium ‘Mavis Simpson’  AGM

sheets of silvery pink flowers June-Oct, prostrate 5″ x 48″

Geranium orientalitibiticum

deep pink flowers, spotted leaves, groundcover for shade 6″

Geranium palmatum

Geranium palmatum

Big bold leaves from central rosette, glorious in winter. Pink flowers May, 36″, likes sun. Borderline hardy. Self sows. keep a few seedlings inside.

 

Geranium ‘Patricia’  AGM

dark-eyed purple-pink flowers June-Sept, vigorous, trailing 30″

Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’

dark blotched leaves, dark purple flowers 30″

Geranium pratense ‘Plenum Violaceum’  AGM

double violet-blue flowers July 30″

Geranium 'Victor Reiter Jr'

Geranium pratense ‘Victor Reiter Jr’

PURPLE-LEAVED CRANESBILL

Hardy perennial,15-30″, purply-blue flower. Darkest leaved are smallest and called ‘Midnight Reiter’ .

(also available as seed)

Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'

Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis’

Small vivid violet flowers over low mound of leaves Self sows, likes some sun, 12″.

(also available as seed)

Geranium richardsonii*  NEW

white flowers with faint purple veins 15″

Geranium ‘Rozanne’  AGM

(identical to ‘Jolly Bee’)

outstanding, bright blue white-eyed flowers June-Oct 9″x 36″

Geranium rubescens

A Canary Island Herb Robert. Big bold leaves from central rosette, red stems, dark pink flowers May. Hardy, shade tolerant. Self sows. 36″.

(also available as seed)

Geranium ‘Sandrine’  NEW

big deep purple-magenta flowers with black eye, improved ‘Ann Folkard’ 15″ x 40″

Geranium ‘Sheilah Hannay’

fine silver leaves, pink flowers, hardy, vigorous, trails 8″x 4ft!

Geranium ‘Storm Chaser’  NEW

dark-eyed palest lavender flowers with fine streaks 12″

Geranium subcaulescens Splendens  AGM

tight mound of brightest magenta-purple 5″

Geranium traversii ‘Elegans’

silvery leaf pale pink flower, sun, drainage BH 6″x12″

Geranium wallichianum ‘Buxtons Blue’*  AGM

late-blooming, bright blue with white eye 10″

Geum ‘Bell Bank’  NEW

semi-double rose-pink flowers with frilly edges 15″

Geum ‘Blazing Sunset’*

Big double brilliant deep red flowers most of summer. Likes sun, not too dry 24″

(also available as seed)

Geum ‘Eos’  NEW

bright gold leaves, red-orange flowers, shocking 12″

Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’

bright orange semi-double flowers, lime green leaves 15″

Gillenia trifoliata

Perhaps the most beautiful of all woodland plants. Starry white flowers from red calyxes. Elegant, graceful

36″

(also available as seed)

Glaucium flavum

Yellow HORNED POPPY

Blue-grey crinkled leaves, deep red shining flowers and 8″ long very narrow seedpods. Needs sun and good drainage, 24″

(also available as seed)

Glaucium conrniculatum

RED HORNED POPPY

Blue-grey crinkled leaves, deep red shining flowers and 8″ long very narrow seedpods. Needs sun and good drainage, 24″

(also available as seed)

Hedysarum coronarium

Hedysarum coronarium

FRENCH HONEYSUCKLE

Big bright red clover-like flowers, handsome leaves. Needs sun & good drainage. Short-lived, but easy.

(also available as seed)

Helianthemum ‘Henfield Brilliant’  NEW

deep burnt orange flower on grey leaves, smothered in flowers in June, prune hard after flowering, likes sun & drainage 12″ x 30″

Helichrysum ‘Korma’  NEW

-Curry Plant-

grey-white leaves with spicy scent, hardy, compact, needs sun & drainage 20″

Helichrysum stoechas ‘White Barn’

narrow white felted leaves, yellow flower, shrubby evergreen, drainage 20″

Helleborus corsicus ‘Silver Lace’*

silver leaves, pale green flowers, some sun 18″

Helleborus ericsmithii (= H. x nigristern)

big pink-flushed white flowers, the most beautiful in leaf and flower, likes sun BH 20″

Helleborus foetidus ‘Gold Bullion’*

narrow golden leaves, half shade best, self sows true if no other H. foetidus 24″

Helleborus lividus*  AGM

beautifully veined leaves, purple-flushed stems and flowers, gorgeous BH 10″

Helleborus nigercors  AGM

fabulous big white flowers slightly flushed green, broad dark grey-green leaves, likes sun 12″

Helleborus orientalis dark form

Lenten Rose

seedlings of my best black flowered forms, likes shade and humus 18″

Helleborus orientalis ‘Double Queen’

Lenten Rose

white, pink or purple double flowers, likes shade and humus 18″

Helleborus x sternii Pewter form

Bruised purple-grey flowers and stems, pewter leaves. Hardy evergreen perennial. Unlike other Hellebores likes sun and good drainage. Blooms Feb-May, always handsome

(also available as seed)

Hemerocallis ‘Grape Velvet’

Day Lily

dwarf deep purple 20″

Hesperis matronalis

DAME’S VIOLET or SWEET ROCKET

Sweet-scented purple flowers, attractive to bees etc. Self sows, easy, sun or shade 30″

(also available as seed)

Hesperis matronalis Alba

DAME’S VIOLET or SWEET ROCKET

Sweet-scented white flowers, attractive to bees etc. Self sows, easy, sun or shade, 30″.

(also available as seed)

Heuchera ‘Blackberry Jam’  NEW

dark-veined silver and purple leaves 15″

Heuchera ‘Caramel’

matte gold leaves 12″

Heuchera ‘Marmalade’

gold, orange 15″

Heuchera ‘Obsidian’

shiny purple-black 15″

Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’

reddish gold

Heucherella ‘Stoplight’

dark red central cross on lime yellow leaves 15″

Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’  NEW

coppery orange with burgundy centre 18″

Hunnemannia fumariifolia

MEXICAN TULIP POPPY

Clear lemon shining poppy on finely cut blue-grey leaves. Annual, likes sun & drainage 30″

(also available as seed)

Hypericum ‘Golden Beacon’

bright gold leaves, yellow flowers, red berries turn black, spectacular 15″

Hypericum olympicum ‘Citrinum’  AGM / NEW

lemon yellow flowers, glaucous leaves, dwarf deciduous shrub 10″

Impatiens arguta big form

dark red stems, biggish violet flowers on arching stems, hardy, likes shade 18″

Impatiens sp. from China

pale yellow, hardy, likes shade 5″

Impatiens scabrida

Rare wild yellow Buzy Lizzie. Big pale yellow flowers. Tender perennial, but self sows outside 24″

(also available as seed)

Impatiens tinctoria

big fragrant white flowers with dark blotch, on 6ft stems! BH

Iris chrysographes Black  

velvet black flowers with gold markings in June, not too dry 18″

Iris x robusta ‘Gerald Darby’  AGM

purple-flushed young leaves & flower stems, blue flower June, easy in sun or shade, damp or dry, vigorous 36″

Knautia macedonica

Small dark red scabious. Very long- blooming, weaves in among other plants. hardy, likes sun and drainage. 24″

(also available as seed)

Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’

Small dark red scabious. Very long- blooming, weaves in among other plants. hardy, likes sun and drainage. 15″

(also available as seed)

Lamium orvala

purplish hooded flowers, jagged leaves, non-invasive deadnettle, likes shade 18″

Lamium orvala Pink form

pale pink hooded flowers, jagged leaves, non-invasive deadnettle, likes shade 18″

Lathyrus aureus *

Apricot flowers in early spring. Hardy herbaceous 12″

(also available as seed)

Lathyrus niger

Shiny black seedpods. Small flowers spring. Hardy herbaceous 20″

(also available as seed)

Lathyrus vernus filicifolius

Early blooming herbaceous pea, deep purply-blue with hair-fine leaves and dark red seedpods (not sure if it will come true, but should be a good strong blue) 10″

(also available as seed)

Lepechinia chaemaedryoides

Pale blue salvia-like flowers, small crinkled aromatic leaves. Borderline hardy evergreen, upright shrub, sun and good drainage 4ft(also available as seed)

Lepechinia hastata

Tall spikes of large maroon flowers from summer on, handsome very aromatic foliage. Borderline hardy, well-drained soil, sun, 36″

(also available as seed)

Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’

summer snowflake

like a giant snowdrop, blooms May, clumps up well, likes heavy soil 20″

Libertia grandiflora

3-petalled white flowers above evergreen grassy leaves 30″

(also available as seed)

Libertia peregrinans

Orange flushed evergreen leaves, little white flowers in summer. Likes sun, books say dry, but I think damp. Spreads slowly 15″

(also available as seed)

Libertia peregrinans ‘Gold Leaf’

brighter gold leaves 15″

Libertia procera

3-petalled white flowers (bigger than L. grandiflora) on long arching stems above evergreen grassy leaves 36″

(also available as seed)

Linaria 'Canon Went'

Linaria purpurea ‘Canon Went’

Slender spires of tiny pale pink flowers, small leaves, 36″. Self sows, some purple. Crosses with L. triornithophora to make L. ‘Tony Aldiss’ – raspberry pink

(also available as seed)

Linaria purpurea deep rose

Slender spires of tiny deep pink flowers, small leaves. Self sows, some may be purple, some pale pink. Hardy 36″

(also available as seed)

Linaria purpurea ‘Peachy’*

slender spires of pale coral, does not self sow 30″

Linaria triornithophora Pink form

Buds like three parakeets sitting on a branch. Quite large pale pink flowers on airy 36″ stems. Borderline hardy, can grow as annual, likes sun & drainage.

(also available as seed)

Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum

(= Buglossoides purpureocaerulea)

bright blue flowers, narrow evergreen leaves, roots as it goes, dry shade 8″ x 30″

Lobelia ‘Hadspen Purple’  

brilliant purple flowers in August, likes moist rich soil, winter mulch 36″

Lobelia siphilitica*  

bright blue, blooms Aug-Sept, self sows, likes moist rich soil, winter mulch 30″

(also available as seed)

Lobelia ‘Tania’  

pink young foliage, deep red-purple flowers, dark leaves, likes moist rich soil, winter mulch, likes moist rich soil, winter mulch 36″

Lunaria annua 'Alba Variegata'

Lunaria annua ‘Alba Variegata’

WHITE-FLOWERED WHITE- VARIEGATED HONESTY

Hardy biennial, spectacular in shade, easy, 36″. Self sows a bit

 

Lunaria annua ‘Corfu Blue’  NEW

blue-purple flowers, lovely. Should be hardy biennial but is actually perennial!, short suckers appear from base, self sows as well, easy 36″

(also available as seed)

Lunaria annua ‘Munstead Purple’

Deep red-purple flowers, purple flushed stems after flowering. Hardy biennial, easy, 36″. Self sows

(also available as seed)

Lunaria rediviva*  

-Perennial Honesty-

fragrant lilac flowers, oval seedpods 24″

(also available as seed)

Lupinus arboreus ‘Alba’

WHITE TREE LUPIN

Spires of white (or occasionally pale blue) pea flowers June & July. Silky grey-green leaves. Short-lived, fast-growing, hardy. Sun 3-5ft

(also available as seed)

Lupinus chamissonis

Silver-leaved shrubby Lupin. Purply-blue pea flowers May-June. Needs sun and good drainage. 30″ x 30″

(also available as seed)

Lupinus from Kashmir

Hardy floriferous strong-growing Lupin with pointed spikes of blue, pink or white (mostly blue) flowers 36″

(also available as seed)

Lychnis coronaria ‘Blood Red’  

New dark red form, grey felted leaves, Easy hardy short-lived perennial, self sows 30″

(also available as seed)

Lychnis coronaria 'Oculata'

Lychnis coronaria ‘Oculata’  

Easy hardy perennial. 30″ Grey felted leaves, white flowers which develop pink centres.

(also available as seed)

Lychnis coronaria ‘Gardeners World’  

double deep red flowers like roses, grey leaves, sterile 30″

(also available as seed)

Lysimachia atropurpurea

Lysimachia atropurpurea

Silvery rippled narrow leaves with spires of small red-purple flowers on serpentine stems. Hardy biennial, likes sun, 30″

(also available as seed)

Lysimachia ephemerum  NEW

narrow white spires above pewter leaves 36″

Malva moschata 'Alba'

Malva moschata ‘Alba’

Large clear white flowers on lacey leaves. Easy, hardy, will self sow 20″

(also available as seed)

Malvastrum lateritium

simple pale peach flowers blotched strawberry pink in the centre, sprawls or climbs BH 3ft

Mandevilla laxa

Beautiful fragrant white 3″ flowers, evergreen climber for S wall or conservatory. Borderline hardy 12ft

Mathiasella bupleuroides  

apple green hellebore-like flowers age to rose, evergreen, likes sun & drainage 30″

Matthiola perenne 'Alba'

Matthiola perenne ‘Alba’

PERENNIAL WHITE STOCK

Very fragrant white flowers on mound of grey leaves. Fast growing, hardy, start again every 3 years. Easy, sun, 30″

 

Melianthus major

Fabulous architectural glaucous foliage, jaggedly cut. Herbaceous outdoors, likes sun & drainage, Protect roots when young(also available as seed)

Melittis melisophyllum

pink & white hooded flowers in whorls, good in shade 18″

Melittis ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’  NEW

white flowers with darker purple blotch, good in shade 20″

Mertensia maritima*

Oyster Plant

prostrate waves of blue foliage studded with bright blue small bells. Exquisite slug fodder, for sunny gravel only 3″ x 18″

(also available as seed)

Mertensia siberica (= M. pterocarpa)*

hosta-like glaucous leaves, clear blue flowers 10″

(also available as seed)

Meum athamanticum*

fragrant, fine filigree foliage, white umbels 30″

(also available as seed)

Michauxia campanuloides

Stupendously beautiful biennial. Very reflexed 3″ white petals fly back from exerted 2″ white stamens. Hardy but hard to grow. Likes sun & drainage, dislikes root disturbance 4-5 ft

(also available as seed)

Mitraria coccinea ‘Lake Caburgua’

brilliant red-orange fat flowers, evergreen shrublet, likes shade 24″

Molopospermum peloponnesiacum

Big beautiful finely cut leaves, platters of pale creamy green flowers, handsome umbel. Hardy perennial. Likes good soil and light shade. 40″

(also available as seed)

Moraea huttonii

Elegant yellow-flowered iris-like plant. Hardy, likes sun & drainage. 24″

(also available as seed)

Morina longifolia

Morina longifolia

Thistle-like plant with amazing whorls of white flowers which turn pink when fertilized. Long-lived & hardy, 36″. Likes sun, drainage & poor soil.

(also available as seed)

Musa basjoo  AGM

hardy Bamboo, huge leaves, no fruit, mulch BH 10ft

Myosotidium hortensia

Chatham Island Forgetmenot.

6″ heads of blue flowers on big glossy ribbed leaves. Cool damp shade, protect from slugs, Borderline hardy 20″

(also available as seed)

Myrrrhis odorata

SWEET CICELY

Like a larger later Cow Parsley. Aniseed flavoured leaves and stems used to sweeten fruit dishes. Hardy herbaceous, survives even in dry shade, self sows 4ft

(also available as seed)

Nepeta faasenii

Catmint

long-blooming clouds of greyish blue, aromatic, cut back for reblooming and tidier growht. likes sun and good drainage

Nepeta nervosa ‘Blue Carpet’

Bluest of all Catmints. Dwarf form. Aromatic leaves. Likes sun and good drainage. Hardy perennial. 9″

(also available as seed)

Nepeta prattii

Small pink flowers from fat furry grey whorls like Phlomis. Subtle, blooms all summer, likes sun, hardy 12″ x 20″

Nepeta tuberosa

Solid spikes of tiny pink/blue/purple flowers, greyish furry basal leaves. Needs sun and good drainage. 18″

(also available as seed)

Oenothera acaulis

Oenothera acaulis

STEMLESS EVENING PRIMROSE

Big white fragrant flowers turn pink next day. Perennial. Likes sun & good drainage. Prostrate 6″x 36″

(also available as seed)

Oenothera macrocarpa incana

Fantastic silver leaves. Huge lemon yellow flowers. Prostrate, needs sun & good drainage 5″ x 30″

(also available as seed)

Oenothera fragrans (?)

Oenothera odorata

Like Oenothera stricta, but fragrant. Large fragrant cream, ageing to apricot, flowers on upright stems midsummer, Likes sun and drainage, 30″

(also available as seed)

Oenothera ‘Siskiyou’

large pink-veined fragrant white flowers, long-blooming, spreads 12″

Oenothera ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Brilliant salmon-pink / orange round flowers atop upright stems, greyish leaves. Likes sun and drainage, short-lived, self sows 20″

(also available as seed)

Omphalodes ‘Cherry Ingram’  AGM

bright blue forgetmenots in early spring, good in shade 10″

Omphalodes nitida

cloud of bright blue little flowers in May, narrow shiny leaves, shade, self sows some 12″

Onopordum nervosum

Onopordum nervosum

SCOTCH THISTLE

Architectural biennial. Nine foot of white stems and leaves like silver ghosts, purple thistle flowers in Aug. Full sun, may self sow 9ft

(also available as seed)

Origanum ‘Kent Beauty’

large pink bracts, lovelyin gravel in July, fragrant, sun, drainage BH 4″x 12″

Orthrosanthus multiflorus*

wide open purple-blue flowers, arching narrow leaves, sun BH 24″

(also available as seed)

Orthrosanthus polystachyus*

milky blue open flowers, fairly hardy, sun 15″

Osteospermum ‘Snow Pixie’

dwarf white hardy daisy 7″

Othonna cheirifolia

Paddle Plant

flat overlapping blue-grey leaves, yellow daisies, needs sun and drainage 10″ x 24″

Oxalis magellanica

single white flowers nestle among the tiny bronze leaves, creeps in damp shade 1″

Oxalis magellanica ‘Flore Plena’ (=O.m. ‘Nelson)

double white flowers like tiny roses 1″

Paeonia cambessedesii  AGM

silvery leaves red beneath, pink flowers BH 16″

Paeonia delavayii lutea

Yellow Tree Paeony

pink leaf stalks, jagged leaves 6ft

Paeonia delavayii ‘Mrs Sarson’s hybrids’

Tree Paeony

dark red, bronze or yellow flowers, fine cut silvery red-flushed leaves, compact 4ft

Paeonia delavayii ‘Tapestry’

Tree Paeony

leaves purple-flushed when young, smallish dark red & burnt orange flowers, long-lasting red bracts, suckers 5ft

Paeonia rockii hybrids

Tree Paeony

seedlings of most beautiful of all Tree Paeonies, huge white (or pink) flowers, dark blotches 5ft

Papaver orientale ‘Manhattan’

Oriental Poppies

very big but subtle lavender-rose tissue paper flowers in June, likes sun & drainage, perennial, summer dormant 40″

Papaver orientale ‘Patty’s Plum’

Oriental Poppies

big muddy grey/purple flowers, extraordinary colour, likes sun & drainage, perennial, summer dormant 36″

Papaver orientale ‘Royal Chocolate Distinction’

Oriental Poppies

enormous luscious deep maroon tissue paper flowers in June, likes sun & drainage, perennial, summer dormant 24″

Papaver rupifragum

Papaver rupifragum

Semi-double apricot /orange perennial poppy. Blue-green leaves, Blooms June-Oct. Self sows gently. Needs sun & drainage. 18″.

(also available as seed)

Papaver spicatum*

furry leaves and stems, large pale apricot single flowers, needs sun & drainage 30″

(also available as seed)

Antirrhinum 'Black Prince'

Paradisea lusitanicum

ST BRUNO’S LILY

Fragrant 1″ wide starry flowers with bright yellow anthers on tall slender stems. Sun or light shade, not very dry. 36″

(leaves 12″)

(also available as seed)

Parahebe catarractae

white frothy mound of small white flowers spring 6″

Parahebe perfoliata

Diggers Speedwell

Round glaucous evergreen leaves threaded on trailing stems tipped with sprays of blue flowers in June. Likes sun 10″ x 30″

Patrinia gibbosa

Fine lacy, fragrant, bright yellow flowers above jagged cut leaves July-Sept. Likes some shade 24″

(also available as seed)

Patrinia scabiosifolia

Fine lacy bright yellow flowers on tall airy stems July-Sept. Likes some shade 4ft

(also available as seed)

Patrinia triloba

Fine lacy bright yellow flowers above jagged cut leaves July-Sept. Likes some shade 6″

(also available as seed)

Peltaria alliaceae  

Hardy Perennial Brassica.

Eat young leaves all winter, or buds in spring. Grey-purple new leaves, cloud of fine white flowers in spring. 30″

(also available as seed)

Peltoboykinia watanabei

small cream flowers in spring, palmate leaves, reddish when young, damp shade 24″

(also available as seed)

Pennisetum orientale

Pennisetum orientale

Very attractive deciduous long-flowering grass. Bottle brush like spikes of pale pink soft bristles. Likes sun & drainage 24″

(also available as seed)

Pennisetum villosum

Long white open feathery panicles July-Sept. Fairly hardy perennial, can grow as an annual, likes sun & drainage 24″

(also available as seed)

Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’  AGM

light blue-purple, very long-blooming, cut back hard in April, easy from cuttings, best renewed every 3 or 4 years, likes sun & drainage 30″

Penstemon ‘Blackbird’

dark purple, very long-blooming, cut back hard in April, easy from cuttings, best renewed every 3 or 4 years, likes sun & drainage 30″

Penstemon digitalis ‘Huskers Red’*  

deep red leaf, pink/white small flower 36″

(also available as seed)

Penstemon fruticosus scouleri albus  AGM

narrow white flowers, evergreen narrow leaves, long-blooming, starts in April ! needs sun and good drainage 12″ x 15″

Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Blue Springs’

Brilliant blue flowers in June, narrow leaves. Hardy, likes sun. Replace every 3 or 4 years. 24″

(also available as seed)

Penstemon ‘Jean Grace’

brightest electric blue flowers June-Sept, low-growing, very long-blooming, cut back hard in April, easy from cuttings, best renewed every few years, likes sun & drainage BH 18″

Penstemon ‘Snowstorm’ (= ‘White Bedder’)  AGM

white flowers, very long-blooming, cut back hard in April, easy from cuttings, best renewed every 3 or 4 years, likes sun & drainage 18″

Penstemon ‘Sour Grapes’  AGM

greenish blue-purple, very long-blooming, cut back hard in April, easy from cuttings, best renewed every 3 or 4 years, likes sun & drainage 30″

Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’

aromatic grey-green leaves on grey-white stems, violet flowers, sun & drainage 4ft

Perovskia ‘Little Spire’

aromatic grey-green leaves on grey-white stems, violet flowers, sun & drainage 30″

Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’  AGM

intense pinky red narrow flower-spikes July-Oct, easy 30″

Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Blacktail’  AGM

deep red narrow flower-spikes Aug-Oct, easy 30″

Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’

dark purple leaf with grey chevron, fine pale flowers, vigorous but not invasive, trailing 36″

Persicaria polymorpha

Big creamy-white panicles of flower Jun-Oct, turning pink in autumn. Does not run or seed. Herbaceous, 6ft.

(also available as seed)

Persicaria virginiana ‘Filiformis’

Very thin wiry stems of tiny deep pink/red flowers above handsome foliage marked with bold chocolate chevrons. Sun or shade, easy 30″

Petrorhagia saxifraga

(syn. Tunica)

A haze of small pale pink flowers on very fine leaves June-July (like a small Gypsophila). Easy, likes sun & drainage & poor soil. Self sows some 4″

(also available as seed)

Peucedanum ostruthium ‘Daphnis’

like a more delicate variegated Ground Elder, lacy white flowers, likes shade, spreads 6″

Phlomis italica*

pale yellow-green velvet leaf, grey-pink flower, sun, drainage 36″

(also available as seed)

Phlomis samia

grey-pink flowers in whorls, crinkled grey-green leaves, architectural, likes sun & drainage 36″

Phlox carolina ‘Bill Baker’  AGM

deep pink flowers, low-growing 15″

Phlox ‘Chatahoochee’  AGM

exquisite pale blue flowers, dark red eye, trailing 8″

Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’  

fragrant blue violet flowers glow at dusk, dark stems, likes moist rich soil and sun, divide and replant every 3 or 4 years 36″

Phlox paniculata ‘David’  

fragrant white flowers, mildew resistant, likes moist rich soil and sun, divide and replant every 3 or 4 years 36″

Phlox paniculata ‘Prospero’  AGM

lavender-pink with pale eye, fragrant, likes moist rich soil and sun, divide and replant every 3 or 4 years 36″

Phlox paniculata ‘Rosa Pastell’  NEW

pale salmon flowers from dark buds, likes moist rich soil and sun, divide and replant every 3 or 4 years 36″

Pimpinella major ‘Rosea’

Deep pink umbels of small flowers. Easy, blooms June, sun or light shade, not too dry 40″

(also available as seed)

Dianthus 'Darkest of All'

Plantago major ‘Rosularis’

ROSE PLANTAIN

Long-lasting seedheads like very double green flowers. Deadhead if you don’t want lots, very easy 10″

(also available as seed)

Plantago major 'Rubrifolia'

Plantago major ‘Rubrifolia’

PURPLE LEAF PLANTAIN

Wonderful ever-purple foliage. Easy, grows anywhere, but colors better in sun. Deadhead if you don’t want lots. 10″

(also available as seed)

Polemonium caeruleum ssp himalayanum

big light blue flowers, compact 15″

Polemonium ‘Purple Rain’

purplish leaves & flowers 18″

(also available as seed)

Polemonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’

pink-flushed variegated leaf, soft blue flower 18″

Polygonatum verticillarum

Whorled Solomon’s Seal

Narrow leaves in whorls, small greeny-white pendant flowers, bright red fruits. Sow autumn, keep cold 20″

Polystichum setiferum ‘Plumosum Densum’  

Evergreen Soft Shield Fern

divided fronds, attractive year round, easy-going, likes shade, lime tolerant 15″

Potentilla ‘Emilie’

big semi-double dark red flowers kissed with gold 16″

Potentilla hopwoodiana

flowers like strawberries crushed with Jersey cream, sprawling, likes sun & drainage 15″ x 36″

Potentilla thurberii ‘Monarch’s Velvet’

Herbaceous potentilla. Dark red flowers with black blotches in airy sprays above strawberry like leaves, July. Likes sun. 30″

(also available as seed)

Pratia pedunculata ‘County Park’

dark blue tiny star flowers on creeping mat of tiny leaves, not too dry, sun or shade 1″

Primula florindae

Primula florindae

GIANT HIMALAYAN COWSLIP

Fragrant pale yellow bells May-July. Needs damp shade, sun ok if very wet, hardy, vigorous Nice seed heads 40″

 

Primula florindae Apricot

GIANT HIMALAYAN COWSLIP

Fragrant peachy bells May-July. Needs damp shade, sun ok if very wet, hardy, vigorous Nice seed heads 40″

(also available as seed)

Primula ‘Hemswell Blush’

compact pink 5″

Primula sieboldii ‘Geisha Girl’

flirty ruffled pink flowers white eye June, like shade, sun ok if moist 12″

Primula viallii

Deep red buds in tight cone above lavender flowers. Likes light shade, not too dry. 18″

(also available as seed)

Primula vulgaris ‘Garryarde Guinevere’  NEW

Primrose

grey-pink flowers on dark purple leaf

Primula vulgaris ‘Gold Lace’

Primrose

single nearly black flowers with bright yellow eye and thin yellow rim 5″

Primula ‘Welsh Blue’

Primrose

deep purple-blue flowers in May, vigorous, easy 6″

Prunella grandiflora ‘Pagoda’

Spikes of hooded flowers in violet, blue, rose or white above neat spreading foliage. 8″

(also available as seed)

Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’

Lungwort

deep blue flowers early spring, plain leaves, groundcover for shade 10″ x 20″

Pulmonaria ‘Blueberry Muffin’

Lungwort

blue flowers early spring, compact rounded habit, shade 10″ x 20″

Pulmonaria ‘Redstart’

Lungwort

aoft red flowers early spring, plain leaves, groundcover for shade 10″ x 20″

Dianthus 'Darkest of All'

Pulsatilla ‘Papageno’

PASQUE FLOWER

Some double, some feathered, pink, white, purple or red flowers. 6″. Likes sun and drainage.

(also available as seed)

Ranunculus aconitifolius ‘Flora Plena’

Fair Maids of France or Fair Maids of Kent

elegant flattened white pompoms in June, likes damp, sun or shade 18″

Ranunculus gramineus  AGM

shining yellow flowers May-June above grassy leaves, sun 12″

Ratibida columnifera f. pulcherrima*

Mexican Hat or Prairie Cone Flower

reflexed red-brown twisted petals around dark brown cone, sun & drainage 18″

Ratibida columnifera ‘Red Midget’  NEW

Mexican Hat or Prairie Cone Flower

yellow-edged dark red petals 15″

(also available as seed)

Ratibida pinnata

Bright yellow petals droop gracefully round central dark cone atop slender stems July-Oct, Hardy, likes sun 4ft

(also available as seed)

Rehmannia elata

Rehmannia elata

CHINESE FOXGLOVE

Deep pink large flared flowers all summer. Hardy if protected from winter wet, needs sun. Easy from seed. 36″

(also available as seed)

Romneya coulteri AGM

Tree Poppy

enormous (5″) white flower with gold boss, blue-grey leaves, sun, drainage 5ft

Rosmarinus ‘Fota Blue’  NEW

bright blue 4″

Rosmarinus ‘Iden Blue Boy’  NEW

very prostrate, deep blue 4″

Rosmarinus ‘Majorca Pink'(was called ‘Green Ginger’)  

amazing fresh ginger scent, pink flowers 18″

Rubus lineatus

ribbed maple-like leaves, silvery below, edible red berries, shelter from cold winds BH 5ft

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherokee Sunset’*  

very double 3-4″ flowers in intense shades of red, yellow, bronze, sun, short-lived 30″

(also available as seed)

Rudbeckia laciniata

Cone Flower

Yellow daisies on slender stems above cutleaf green leaves. July-Sept, good long-lasting conical seedheads. Hardy, sun, 6ft

(also available as seed)

Rudbeckia maxima

Bold slender stems above big blue-grey leaves. Yellow daisies July-Sept, good long-lasting conical seedheads. Hardy, sun, 6ft

(also available as seed)

Rumex flexuosus

Looks like fine curly brown seaweed. Easy, hardy, may self sow 8″ x 15″

(also available as seed)

Salvia argentea

Salvia argentea

Big silvery white furry leaves in flat rosette 1st year, small white flowers to 36″ 2nd year. Biennial/ short-lived perennial. Sun & drainage

(also available as seed)

Salvia atrocyanea

blue flowers from dark over-lapping calyxes in fat cat’s paw, lime- green leaves BH (herbaceous for me) 4ft

Salvia candelabrum

long sprays of dark violet flowers from big lobed grey leaves, needs sun and drainage 36″

Salvia ‘Cerro Potosi’

deep magenta 20″

Salvia ‘Dyson’s Orangy Pink’

salmon pink fading to pale orange BH 24″

Salvia forsskaolii

blue-purple flower 30″

(also available as seed)

Salvia glutinosa*

Jupiters Distaff

yellow flowers, speckled in throat, good in shade, easy 30″

(also available as seed)

Salvia guaranitica ‘Blue Enigma’  AGM

bright blue flowers, shiny leaves, hardy 30″

Salvia involucrata ‘Hadspen’

fat pink flowers at tips of arching shoots BH 4ft

Salvia ‘Hot Lips’

white flowers develop scarlet lip in hot weather 24″

Salvia ‘Los Lirios’

pale rose pink BH 36″

Salvia ‘Maroon’  NEW

deep burgundy flowers (from Robin Middleton) 30″

Salvia muellerii

narrow leaves, small deep purple flowers, compact 15″

Salvia nemerosa ‘Caradonna’

narrow spikes of rose purple flowers 18″

Salvia patens

Large deep blue flowers. Can grow as annual, or mulch tuber well if well- drained, or dig up & treat as dahlia. Likes sun 30″

(also available as seed)

Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’

Large clear blue flowers. Can grow as annual, or mulch tuber if well- drained, or dig up & treat as Dahlia. Likes sun. 30″

(also available as seed)

Salvia patens, Dot’s Delight

Large deep blue and white flowers. Can grow as annual, or mulch tuber well if well- drained, or dig up & treat as dahlia. Likes sun. 40″

(also available as seed)

Salvia patens ‘Giant form’

Enormous deep blue flowers. Likes sun. Protect tuber in winter 45″

(also available as seed)

Salvia stolonifera  NEW

narrow dark orange flowers, furry leaves, spreads 20″

Salvia ‘Stormy Pink’

creamy pink flower, dark calyx & stem 36″

Salvia ‘Trebah Lilac White’

lavender-flushed white flowers BH 24″

Salvia ‘Trenance’  NEW

lilac pink flowers all summer 30″

Salvia turkestanica

Spectacular biennial, 4ft. Big pale pink bracts, lavender flowers. Easy. likes sun 4ft

(also available as seed)

Salvia uliginosa  AGM

Bog Sage

clear blue flowers Aug-Sept, hardy, does not mind damp soil 48″

Salvia uliginosa ‘Ballon Azur’

dwarf form of uliginosa, flops less 36″

Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

mound of furry purple spikes all summer 15″ x 30″

Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Plena’

very double pure white flowers Mar, shade 5″

Sanguisorba menzeisii

Fluffy maroon bottle-brush flowers on 24″ stems, blueish pinnate foliage, sun, not too dry 12″

(also available as seed)

Sanguisorba officinalis CDC 282  NEW

deep red tight flowerheads, tall, elegant 4ft

Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Red Thunder’

“like a swarm of raspberries” Aug-Sept, self-supporting, good seedheads 36″

Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Tanna’

small dark red flowers, blue-green pinnate leaves, spreads 12″

Saxifraga ‘Dentata’ (= Saxifraga x Geum)

great groundcover, leathery evergreen toothed leaves, little white flowers 6″

Saxifraga fortunei ‘Black Ruby’

bright pink flowers in Oct, almost black leaves 4″

Saxifraga fortunei ‘Rubrifolia’

18″ sprays of fine white flowers Aug, brownish shiny leaves 5″

Saxifraga stolonifera  AGM

Mother of Thousands

airy white flowers on dark stripy leaves, fine in dry shade BH 3″

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Deep Waters’*  

deep blue pincushion flowers, very long blooming, short-lived, likes sun & chalk 20″

(also available as seed)

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Derry’s Black’*  

purple-black pincushion flowers, very long blooming, short-lived, likes sun & chalk 24″

(also available as seed)

 

Scabiosa columbaria ssp ochroleuca  

Myriad small pale yellow scabious flowers on thin stems. Elegant, very long blooming, short-lived, likes sun & chalk 18″

(also available as seed)

Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’  AGM

Kaffir Lily

large clear red flowers, likes moist or even wet soil & sun, blooms Sept-Nov! 20″

Schizostylis coccinea ‘Pink Princess’  

Kaffir Lily

pale silvery pink flowers, likes moist or even wet soil & sun, blooms Sept-Nov! 20″

Schizostylis coccinea ‘Prof Barnard’  

Kaffir Lily

pinky-red flowers, likes moist or even wet soil & sun, blooms Sept-Nov! 20″

Scutellaria ‘Seoul Sapphire’

deep blue little snapdragon flowers, small dark leaves 6″

Scutellaria ‘Texas Rose’

deep pink snapdragons all summer, tiny leaves 5″

Sedum cauticola  AGM

purple-flushed bluish leaves, pink/purple star flowers tight on leaves, likes sun & drainage 3″x 15″

Sedum cauticola

in seed

Sedum ‘Hab Gray’  

prostrate stems of big tawny grey leaves, creamy flowers, tends to bloom along the stem as well as at ends, likes sun & drainage 24″

Sedum ‘Hab Gray

in flower

Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’  AGM

dark purple leaves, dark red seedheads, likes sun & drainage 18″

Sedum ‘Red Cauli’  NEW

bright red head of flowers, blue-green leaves, likes sun & drainage 24″

Selinum wallichianum  

Stately umbel, very attractive fine foliage, big white lacy platters of tiny flowers late summer, sun or shade, 4-5ft

(also available as seed)

Senecio polyodon

Masses of bright purple small daisies above narrow shiny leaves mid to late summer. Likes sun, easy, 15″

(also available as seed)

Seseli gummiferum

THE QUEEN OF UMBELS

Stiff intricate grey foliage topped by dense white umbels sometims flushed pink. Hardy biennial, likes sun and drainage. 36″

(also available as seed)

Seseli libanotis

see

Cenolophium denudatum

Seseli montanum

Small white umbels above very fine foliage. Ethereal. Hardy perennial. 36″.

(also available as seed)

Silene fimbriata (syn. S. multifida)

Fringed white flowers in June, 40″. Good in amongst later large herbaceous plants. Hardy, easy

(also available as seed)

Sisyrinchium ‘Pole Star’

Rock Iris

white flowers, small fans of iris-like leaves, likes sun & good drainage 3″

Sisyrinchium ‘Rocky Point’

Rock Iris

purple flowers, likes sun & good drainage 4″

Sisyrinchium junceum (syn. Olsynium junceum)

Pretty shell pink flowers, narrow leaves, likes sun and drainage 5″

Smyrnium perfoliatum

Bright yellow leaves surround flowering stems, tiny yellow flowers, Sun or light shade 24″. Hardy biennial, self sows. Good cut flower.

(also available as seed)

Solanum linearifolium*

Mountain Kangaroo Apple

purple flowers, narrow dark green leaves, yellow fruits, hardier than S. laciniatum borderline hardy shrub 5ft (also available as seed)

Sphaeralcea incana

orange flowers all summer, grey-green leaf, borderline hardy 30″

Sphaeralcea munroana ‘Childerley’

peach flowers all summer, trailing vigorous, borderline hardy 20″ x 40″

Stachys coccinea ‘Hidalgo’

THE 7-UP PLANT

Furry grey foliage smells of 7-Up! Salvia-like bright coral flowers June-Oct. Likes sun & drainage. Borderline hardy. 15″

(also available as seed)

Salvia patens

Stachys macrantha ‘Superba’

Showy spikes of rosy lilac flowers June-Aug, above crinkled basal leaves. Likes sun, hardy, easy, 18″. Bees like it .

 

Stylophorum lasiocarpum*

Blood Poppy

(sap is red)a poppy for shade! yellow flowers May-July 15″

(also available as seed)

Succisa pratensis ‘Derby Purple’

Good purple form of Devil’s Bit Scabious. Very long-blooming if dead headed. Likes sun & drainage. 20″

(also available as seed)

Teucrium hyrcanicum ‘Purple Tails’

Graceful purple spikes all summer. Hardy perennial, likes sun 24″

(also available as seed)

Thalictrum aquilegifolium  

frothy purple flowers June, fine leaves 36″

Thalictrum aquilegifolium ‘Album’  

Cloud of tiny white flowers in June amid delicate ferny foliage 4 ft, likes good soil, sun or shade. Hardy herbaceous 3-4ft

Thalictrum delavayii  

(= T. dipterocarpum)

In July is a cloud of tiny purple flowers amid delicate ferny foliage. Likes good soil & sun or shade. Hardy herbaceous, 4-5 ft.

(also available as seed)

Thalictrum delavayii ‘Album’  

(= T. dipterocarpum Album)

In July is a cloud of tiny elegant white flowers amid delicate ferny foliage. Likes good soil & sun or shade. Hardy herbaceous, 4-5 ft.

(also available as seed)

Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitts Double’   AGM

small, dense purple flowers 4ft

Thalictrum ‘Elin’  

giant, blue-green leaves, pale flowers most of summer 7-8ft!

Thalictrum ‘Elin’

young growth

Thalictrum rochebrunianum

Thalictrum rochebrunianum  

Delicate light purple flowers dangle above fine leaves in June, followed by purple seedheads. Hardy, sun or light shade, not too dry. 3-5ft

(also available as seed)

Thalictrum ‘Splendide’  

like T. delavayii on steroids, fabulous, dark stems, bigger flowers, blooms longer 5ft

Tiarella ‘Neon Lights’  NEW

Foam Flower

nearly black palmate leaves, green edged, pink flowers 12″

Tiarella ‘Pink Bouquet’

Foam Flower

pale pink fragrant spires April-July, maple-like light green leaves with maroon markings, not too dry 12″

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Very fragrant cream pinwheel flowers on shiny substantial evergreen leaves flushed red in autumn. Climber, likes sun. Slow to start, eventually 20ft

Trifolium rubens ‘Peach Pink’

dusky pink 3″ long clover flowers 24″

Tritonia crocata ‘Pink Sensation’

clear pink crocosmia-like flowers, sun 24″

Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic

Clusters of light purple star-shaped flowers. Narrow leaves, hardy bulb, clumps up well 18″

(also available as seed)

Umbel, Ferula species?

Umbel, Ferula species?

Collected in the mountains of Spain. Hardy for me. 36″ hemisphere of white Cow Parsley flowers on very fine leaves. Monocarpic.

(also available as seed)

Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Polar Summer’

Very white hairy leaves, round sulphur yellow flowers on towering spires, Hardy biennial or short-lived perennial. Wonderful white rosette 1st year, then staggering 8ft

(also available as seed)

Verbascum chaixii ‘Album’  AGM

Spires of small white flowers with furry purple centres. Short-lived (2-3 years) but easy from seed. Likes sun. 36″

(also available as seed)

Verbascum 'Cotswold King'

Verbascum ‘Cotswold King’

(probably = V. creticum)

Extra large shining pale yellow flowers, white in middle, with large dark anthers. 3ft hardy biennial. Fragrant, likes sun.

(also available as seed)

Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’

Big spires of simple deep purple flowers in June. Basal rosette of shining leaves. Fairly perennial, may seed itself 36″

(also available as seed)

Verbena ‘Blue Prince’

dark-eyed pale blue flowers, vigorous BH (hardy here) 20″

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

(= V. patagonica)

Bold architectural plant. Narrow stems, fine purple flowers. Loved by bees. 6ft Sows itself Needs cold to germinate.

(also available as seed)

Verbena ‘Claret’  AGM

deep burgundy, trailing like tender ones, but hardier BH 8″

Verbena hastata

Stiff upright clusters of 4″ purple fingers, attractive seedheads. Upright clump-forming hardy perennial 40″

(also available as seed)

Verbena hastata Rosea

Stiff upright clusters of 4″ rose-pink fingers, attractive seedheads. Upright clump-forming hardy perennial 40″

(also available as seed)

Veronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’

blue flowers, winter leaves bronze 5″x14″

Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Album’*slender white spires July, sun or shade 5ft(also available as seed)

Viola cornuta ‘Alba’

WHITE HORNED VIOLET

Crisp white flowers in flushes. Cut back whenever messy, reblooms in a few weeks. Easy hardy perennial, self sows. 6″

(also available as seed)

Viola cornuta ‘Victoria’s Blush’

HORNED VIOLET

Pale lavender flowers.

Cut back whenever messy, reblooms in a few weeks. Easy hardy perennial, self sows. 6″

Viola corsica

CORSICAN VIOLET

Bright purple flowers from spring till frost. Hardy and drought tolerant, self sows. 8″

(also available as seed)

Viola ‘Irish Molly’

glowing copper/yellow/ bronze pansy, can flower itself to death 5″

Viola ‘Molly Sanderson’  AGM

small coal black flowers 5″

Ypsilandra thibetica

fragrant white flowers March turning lavender by May, evergreen glossy leaves, moist shade 5″

Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’  AGM

gold edged leaves, cream flowers 30″

Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’  AGM

thin cream edges flush pink in cold, white flowers 40″

Zantedeschia ‘Kiwi Blush’  

Arum Lily

creamy white flowers pink in base, big leaves, moist soil and sun 30″

Zauschneria ‘Western Hills’  AGM

red-orange flowers, grey-green leaves, sun 12″

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