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Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches)
Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches): Architectural spires of purple/white flowers over large, dark green deeply divided leaves. Best in sun or light shade. Height to 1.2m.
Acanthus mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Rue Ledan (Bear's Breeches 'Rue Ledan')
Acanthus mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Rue Ledan (Bear's Breeches 'Rue Ledan'): Architectural spikes of hooded pure white spiny flowers over large, soft, bright green leaves. Best in sun or part shade. Height to 1.2m [Collect Only]
Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' (Yarrow 'Gold Plate')
Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' (Yarrow 'Gold Plate'): Statuesque achillea with huge, flat gold flower heads above upright ferny foliage. A statement plant for dry, sunny borders. Hardy. To 1m.
Aruncus 'Horatio' (Goat's beard 'Horatio')
Aruncus 'Horatio' (Goat's beard 'Horatio'): A very elegant form of the familiar goat's beard, with fine sprays of creamy flowers in summer. To 1.2m. Hardy [Collect Only]
Aruncus dioicus (Goat's beard)
Aruncus dioicus (Goat's beard): Stately plant for larger borders or feature plant. Deeply divided foliage, frothy panicles of creamy white flowers in summer. Hardy. Up to 2m.
Aster 'Little Carlow' (Syn. Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' (cordifolium hybrid))
Aster 'Little Carlow' (Syn. Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' (cordifolium hybrid)): Large sprays of small purplish blue flowers in autumn. Very reliable, easy to grow perennial. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight' (Syn. Eurybia x herveyi)
Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight' (Syn. Eurybia x herveyi): Lavender-blue flowers with a yellow centre in late summer. Mildew-resistant foliage. An earlier flowering variety. Height to 1m.
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass)
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass): Arching, plump spikes of silvery purplish flowerheads turning golden brown in winter.
Calamagrostis emodensis
Calamagrostis emodensis: Stunning grass with fluffy arching flowerheads mid-summer with pinkish tones maturing to gold then creamy white by autumn. Full sun, well drained soil. Ht 60-120cm Sp 30-60cm [Collect Only]
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Feather-reed grass 'Overdam')
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Feather-reed grass 'Overdam'): Deciduous grass with upright clumps of narrow cream-striped leaves with stems of purplish flowers, which fade to blond through winter. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Centaurea atropurpurea
Centaurea atropurpurea: Attractive deep-red, almost black thistle like flowers above silvery foliage. Good for bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Chasmanthium latifolium (Spangle grass)
Chasmanthium latifolium (Spangle grass): Deciduous perennial grass, with arching stems of flattened spikes. Bronze tints in Autumn. Moist, well-drained soil. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Digitalis grandiflora (Yellow foxglove)
Digitalis grandiflora (Yellow foxglove): Perennial foxglove with yellow bell-shaped flowers above clumps of evergreen lance-shaped leaves. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 1m. AGM
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King'
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King': Tall, semi-evergreen fern with arching fronds,each leaflet is divided (Crested). Best in moist semi-shade. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' (Globe thistle)
Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' (Globe thistle): Tall upright stems of bright blue globe flowers above clumps of spiny, grey-green leaves. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'
Fuchsia 'Hawkshead': One of the hardier Fuchsias. Dark green foliage and dainty white flowers, tinged with green. Need a sheltered spot. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba'
Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba': Hardy fuchsia with white flowers tinged with pink. Deciduous shrub with lance shaped deep green leaves. Prefers a sheltered spot. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Geranium psilostemon (Armenian cranesbill)
Geranium psilostemon (Armenian cranesbill): Big magenta flowers with shiny black eye. Tall and vigorous. To 1.2m. Hardy.
Helenium 'Mardi Gras' (Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras')
Helenium 'Mardi Gras' (Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras'): Bright orange petals, splashed with yellow and brown central cone in late summer. Long flowering if cut back flowered stems.
Hemerocallis citrina (Long yellow day lily)
Hemerocallis citrina (Long yellow day lily): Fragrant lemon, yellow lily flowers on long stems above green strappy foliage. Flowers open in evening. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian Iris 'Silver Edge')
Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian Iris 'Silver Edge'): Rich purple flowers with a fine silver picotee petal edge. [Collect Only]
Kniphofia 'Alcazar' (Red hot poker 'Alcazar')
Kniphofia 'Alcazar' (Red hot poker 'Alcazar'): Tall spikes of vibrant red-orange flowers opening to a paler yellow to give a two-tone effect. Strappy green foliage. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Sonnenschein' (Shasta daisy 'Sonnenschein')
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Sonnenschein' (Shasta daisy 'Sonnenschein'): Shasta daisy with pale yellow flowers with golden centre. Excellent for cutting. Long flowering season. Hardy. Up to 90cm
Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese cross)
Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese cross): Domes of bright scarlet flowers with four petals, hence its common name. Excellent for adding height and bright colour in summer borders
Miscanthus transmorissonensis
Miscanthus transmorissonensis: Tall elegant, evergreen grass with arching stems of silvery grey flower heads. Flowers held well above the foliage. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass 'Transparent')
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass 'Transparent'): Deciduous grass with long feathery purple flower spikes. Likes moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Monarda 'Schneewittchen' (Bergamot 'Schneewittchen')
Monarda 'Schneewittchen' (Bergamot 'Schneewittchen'): Whorls of pure white flowers held high above aromatic foliage. Does well in sun or part shade and in moist soil. Attractive to bees. To 90cm. Hardy.
Morina longifolia
Morina longifolia: Whorls of white tubular flowers which age to pink, above prickly rosettes of glossy dark green aromatic leaves. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (Switch grass 'Northwind')
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (Switch grass 'Northwind'): Deciduous clump-forming grass, strappy green leaves which turn a yellow/ orange in autumn, airy panicles of flowers flushed pink. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' (Switch grass 'Shenandoah')
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' (Switch grass 'Shenandoah'): Deciduous clump-forming grass with strappy green leaves turning purple/red in autumn, airy panicles of flowers flushed purple. Hardy. Up to 1.1m. [Collect Only]
Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' (Switch grass 'Squaw')
Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' (Switch grass 'Squaw'): Deciduous grass with strappy green leaves which turn a purple red in autumn, with airy panicles of flowers flushed pink. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage 'Blue Spire')
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage 'Blue Spire'): Fine spikes of purple flowers on silver stems. Lovely winter stem effect. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Salvia x sylvestris 'Dear Anja' (Wood sage 'Dear Anja')
Salvia x sylvestris 'Dear Anja' (Wood sage 'Dear Anja'): Spikes of lilac-purple flowers tipped with white. Aromatic foliage. Prefers a sunny spot with good drainage. Bees love it. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tip'
Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tip': Spikes of burgundy-red bobble-like flowers appear in late summer over green leaves tinged with brown. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba 'Pink Tanna' (Burnet 'Pink Tanna')
Sanguisorba 'Pink Tanna' (Burnet 'Pink Tanna'): Fluffy Pink flower bobbles mid-late summer over attractive fern-like foliage. Good in damp soil, sun or shade. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Stipa calamagrostis (Pheasant grass)
Stipa calamagrostis (Pheasant grass): Deciduous grass with narrow arching leaves and attractive feather-like flowers in summer. Can cope with dry soil. Hardy. Up to 1m.