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Aconitum napellus (Monkshood)
Aconitum napellus (Monkshood): Dark blue hooded flowers over finely divided foliage. This Aconitum flowers early, in late spring/early summer. Height to 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Aconitum napellus 'Album' (White Monkshood)
Aconitum napellus 'Album' (White Monkshood): White hooded flowers over finely divided frondy foliage. A great plant for shade, even quite dry shade. Flowers at about 1.2m Hardy.
Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry)
Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry): Grown mainly for its pure white berries in autumn, each with a black 'eye' on a red stalk. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Agastache 'Blue Boa' (PBR) (giant hyssop 'Blue Boa')
Agastache 'Blue Boa' (PBR) (giant hyssop 'Blue Boa'): Excellent new form of Agastache with much fatter spikes of vibrant purple-blue flowers, with aromatic foliage. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
Ajuga reptans (Bugle)
Ajuga reptans (Bugle): Superb ground cover plant with purplish green leaves and blue flower spikes in summer. Very attractive to bees
Ajuga reptans 'Alba' (Bugle, white flowered)
Ajuga reptans 'Alba' (Bugle, white flowered): Superb ground cover plant with bright green leaves and white flower spikes in summer. Very attractive to bees
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Bugle 'Caitlin's Giant')
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Bugle 'Caitlin's Giant'): Superb ground cover plant with bronze-purple leaves and blue flower spikes in summer. Semi-evergreen. Very attractive to bees.Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Ajuga reptans 'Variegata' (Bugle 'Variegata')
Ajuga reptans 'Variegata' (Bugle 'Variegata'): Superb ground cover plant with green and white variegated leaves and blue flower spikes in summer. Very attractive to bees.
Ajuga reptans Black Scallop = 'Binblasca' (PBR) (Bugle 'Black Scallop')
Ajuga reptans Black Scallop = 'Binblasca' (PBR) (Bugle 'Black Scallop'): Shiny, darkest purple-red leaves look near black. Short spikes of blue flowers in summer.
Anemone Wild Swan 'Macane001' (PBR)
Anemone Wild Swan 'Macane001' (PBR): Pure white flowers with a blueish purple reverse. Flowers on and off all summer. Needs good moist soil. Hardy. To 50cm.
Aruncus aethusifolius (Goat's beard)
Aruncus aethusifolius (Goat's beard): Lovely fresh ferny foliage which turn golden in the autumn. Spikes of creamy white flowers in early summer. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Asarum europaeum (Wild ginger)
Asarum europaeum (Wild ginger): Glossy, deep green round leaves make the perfect carpet in shady areas.To 10cm. Hardy
Astrantia major subsp. involucrata (Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort)
Astrantia major subsp. involucrata (Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort): Longer than normal white bracts with green tips. Seed raised from the lovely plant by our nursery gate. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo weed 'Indigo Spires')
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo weed 'Indigo Spires'): Spikes of violet-blue pea-like flowers with a yellow edge above a mound of grey-green foliage. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 1.2m
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke')
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke'): Tall spikes of violet pea-like flowers on almost black stems, attractive grey-green foliage. Dark-grey seed pods. Hardy. Up to 1.2m
Baptisia 'Solar Flare' (Indigo weed 'Solar Flare')
Baptisia 'Solar Flare' (Indigo weed 'Solar Flare'): New Baptisia with unusual golden yellow pea-like flowers which deepen in colour as they age producing a multicoloured effect. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Baptisia australis (Indigo weed)
Baptisia australis (Indigo weed): Spires of lipped indigo flowers over olive-green foliage. Flowering height 1.2m.
Briza media (Lesser quaking grass)
Briza media (Lesser quaking grass): Semi-evergreen grass with beautiful delicate dangling flower heads. Short lived perennial but it will self-seed around. Up to 70cm.
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety' (Wall bellflower 'Resholdt's Variety')
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety' (Wall bellflower 'Resholdt's Variety'): Carpeting alpine with brilliant blue flowers over a long flowering period in summer.
Centaurea 'John Coutts' (Knapweed 'John Coutts')
Centaurea 'John Coutts' (Knapweed 'John Coutts'): Large almost fluffy soft pink flowers over green, slightly felty foliage with white undersides. To 40cm. Hardy.
Centaurea montana (Perennial cornflower)
Centaurea montana (Perennial cornflower): Large blue flowers in early summer, repeated later in year if cut back. Very attractive to bees. To 50cm. Hardy
Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum' (Hairy chervil 'Roseum')
Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum' (Hairy chervil 'Roseum'): Flat heads of tiny pink flowers over finely cut green foliage. Long flowering from early summer. Informal and soft. Up to 50cm. Hardy.
Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
Dicentra 'King of Hearts': Bright rose pendent flowers held above blue-green ferny foliage. Likes a sheltered spot in dappled shade, not too dry. Hardy. Up to 25cm.
Echium vulgare (Viper's bugloss)
Echium vulgare (Viper's bugloss): Hardy biennial with spikes of bright blue flowers in early summer. Full sun. Good for a wildlife garden attracting lots of pollinators. Up to 75cm.
Erigeron 'Adria' (Fleabane 'Adria')
Erigeron 'Adria' (Fleabane 'Adria'): Mound forming perennial forming masses of semi-double purple flowers with central yellow disc. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Erigeron 'Foerster's Liebling' (Fleabane 'Foerster's Liebling')
Erigeron 'Foerster's Liebling' (Fleabane 'Foerster's Liebling'): Large semi-double deep pink flowers with a bright yellow eye. Great for sunny, well-drained spots. Easy and reliable. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Erigeron 'Quakeress' (Fleabane 'Quakeress')
Erigeron 'Quakeress' (Fleabane 'Quakeress'): Large pale pink daisy flowers with a yellow eye over strappy, grey green foliage. To 60cm. Hardy.
Euphorbia characias (Spurge)
Euphorbia characias (Spurge): Evergreen perennial with blue-green leaves and lime-green flowers in early summer. Long-flowering. May self-seed. Prefers a sunny spot. [Collect Only]
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean spurge)
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean spurge): Evergreen perennial with blue-green leaves and vibrant lime-green flowers in early summer. Prefers full sun. Hardy to about -10C, but not for long periods. Up to 1.2m.
Euphorbia x martini 'Baby Charm' (Martin's spurge 'Baby Charm')
Euphorbia x martini 'Baby Charm' (Martin's spurge 'Baby Charm'): Compact form of Euphorbia x martini, very neat and tidy. Apple green flowers with red capsules. Hardy in free-draining soil. To 50cm.
Festuca amethystina
Festuca amethystina: Evergreen grass with elegant, dusky purple arching flower stalks very early in season, for a grass.
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry): Semi-evergreen spreading perennial, small white flowers in spring followed by small sweet fruit. Spreads by runners. Hardy. Up to 25cm
Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby' (PBR) (Deep pink flowered strawberry)
Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby' (PBR) (Deep pink flowered strawberry): An ornamental strawberry plant with dark pink flowers from spring to autumn. Good ground cover
Francoa sonchifolia (Bridal wreath)
Francoa sonchifolia (Bridal wreath): Spires of pale pink flowers over semi-evergreen, pinkish-green foliage.
Geranium 'Alan Mayes' (Cranesbill 'Alan Mayes')
Geranium 'Alan Mayes' (Cranesbill 'Alan Mayes'): Long flowering geranium with bright blue flowers with purple veining. Clumps of hairy green leaves, turning red in autumn. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Geranium 'Bob's Blunder' (Cranesbill 'Bob's Blunder')
Geranium 'Bob's Blunder' (Cranesbill 'Bob's Blunder'): Bright pink, small flowers over a spreading mat of soft, bronzy flowers.
Geranium 'Brookside' (Cranesbill 'Brookside')
Geranium 'Brookside' (Cranesbill 'Brookside'): A reliable, robust variety with large rich blue flowers over a mound of deeply divided leaves. Height to 45cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Geranium 'Ivan' (Cranesbill 'Ivan')
Geranium 'Ivan' (Cranesbill 'Ivan'): Vibrant magenta-pink flowers with a dark black centre above yellow green leaves. Leaves turn red in autumn. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Geranium 'Orion' (Cranesbill 'Orion')
Geranium 'Orion' (Cranesbill 'Orion'): A dome of deeply divided foliage, smothered in large blue flowers from early summer onwards
Geranium Dreamland = 'Bremdream' (PBR) (Geranium 'Dreamland')
Geranium Dreamland = 'Bremdream' (PBR) (Geranium 'Dreamland'): Pale pink flowers with darker pink veins above attractive bright green foliage. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Geranium himalayense 'Baby Blue' (Cranesbill 'Baby Blue')
Geranium himalayense 'Baby Blue' (Cranesbill 'Baby Blue'): Large blue cup shaped flowers with purple veining. Spreading habit, forming a carpet of deeply divided leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Geranium himalayense 'Derrick Cook' (Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook')
Geranium himalayense 'Derrick Cook' (Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook'): Large white flowers with delicate purple veining above a clump of bright green leaves. Foliage turns red in autumn. To 35cm. Hardy.
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye' (Cranesbill 'Gravetye')
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye' (Cranesbill 'Gravetye'): Purplish blue cup shaped flowers with purple veining. Pink tinged early foliage, spreading habit
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Bevan's Variety')
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Bevan's Variety'): Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. Bright pink over a dense mound of aromatic foliage. Hardy. To 30cm.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Ingwersen's Variety')
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Ingwersen's Variety'): A very useful ground cover Geranium with rounded, aromatic foliage. pale pink flowers in early summer. Good in shade. Hardy. To 40cm.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'White Ness' (Cranesbill 'White Ness')
Geranium macrorrhizum 'White Ness' (Cranesbill 'White Ness'): Pure white flowers over aromatic, bright green, evergreen foliage. Good groundcover in shade. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Geranium maculatum 'Beth Chatto' (Spotted cranesbill 'Beth Chatto')
Geranium maculatum 'Beth Chatto' (Spotted cranesbill 'Beth Chatto'): Very pretty palest purple flowers held above attractive green foliage. To 50cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Geranium maculatum 'Vickie Lynn' (Spotted cranesbill 'Vickie Lynn')
Geranium maculatum 'Vickie Lynn' (Spotted cranesbill 'Vickie Lynn'): Pale lavender flowers above a clump of fresh green divided leaves. Prefers soil that doesn't dry out in summer. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Geranium nodosum (Knotted cranesbill)
Geranium nodosum (Knotted cranesbill): Fast spreading hardy geranium with purplish pink flowers over a long season in summer. A great gap filler. Up to 50cm.
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood' (Knotted cranesbill 'Silverwood')
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood' (Knotted cranesbill 'Silverwood'): Pure white form of the more common pink species. Soft, shiny green leaves. Ideal for dappled shade. Hardy. To 30cm.
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lily Lovell')
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lily Lovell'): Large, rich purple flowers with white centre. Petals swept back. Hardy. Flowers early in the season. To 80cm.
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' (Mountain cranesbill 'Bill Wallis')
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' (Mountain cranesbill 'Bill Wallis'): Masses of tiny purple flowers, good for ground cover
Geranium Rozanne = 'Gerwat' (PBR) (Geranium 'Rozanne')
Geranium Rozanne = 'Gerwat' (PBR) (Geranium 'Rozanne'): Noted for its large blue, white centred flowers and very long flowering period. A fine border geranium. Doesn't run. To 30cm. Hardy
Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei' (Bloody cranesbill 'Max Frei')
Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei' (Bloody cranesbill 'Max Frei'): Neat mounds of bright pink flowers over dense, semi-evergreen foliage. [Collect Only]
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Cranesbill 'Biokovo')
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Cranesbill 'Biokovo'): Pale pink flowers with deep pink stamens above a low growing mat of small, aromatic, near-evergreen leaves. Hardy. Up to 20cm.
Geum 'Bell Bank' (Avens 'Bell Bank')
Geum 'Bell Bank' (Avens 'Bell Bank'): Large coral pink flowers over a rosette of crinkled leaves.
Geum 'Fire Storm' (PBR) (Avens 'Fire Storm')
Geum 'Fire Storm' (PBR) (Avens 'Fire Storm'): A great new compact Geum with rich orange double flowers above mounds of rounded foliage. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Geum 'Lemon Drops' (Avens 'Lemon Drops')
Geum 'Lemon Drops' (Avens 'Lemon Drops'): Primrose yellow flowers, semi-evergreen foliage. To 50cm. Hardy and reliable.
Geum 'Mai Tai' (PBR) (Avens 'Mai Tai')
Geum 'Mai Tai' (PBR) (Avens 'Mai Tai'): Semi-double, pale apricot flowers above green foliage. Long-flowering. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Geum 'Mrs Bradshaw' (Avens 'Mrs Bradshaw')
Geum 'Mrs Bradshaw' (Avens 'Mrs Bradshaw'): Large double crimson-orange flowers in early-summer - a very eye-catching plant. Height to 70cm. Hardy
Geum 'Prinses Juliana' (Avens 'Prinses Juliana')
Geum 'Prinses Juliana' (Avens 'Prinses Juliana'): Bright orange flowers held on tall stems above mounds of rounded foliage. Flowers for ages and reflowers when cut back.
Geum 'Rijnstroom'
Geum 'Rijnstroom': A bright orange semi-double flower in late spring. Prefers a moist soil and sunny spot but can tolerate light shade. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Geum 'Rusty Young' (Avens 'Rusty Young')
Geum 'Rusty Young' (Avens 'Rusty Young'): Warm golden yellow flowers splashed with coppery red.
Geum 'Savannah Sunset' (Avens 'Savannah Sunset')
Geum 'Savannah Sunset' (Avens 'Savannah Sunset'): Apricot, semi-double flowers with red buds held on red stems above rosettes of rounded hairy leaves. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 35cm.
Geum 'Stacey's Sunrise' (Avens 'Stacey's Sunrise')
Geum 'Stacey's Sunrise' (Avens 'Stacey's Sunrise'): Pale yellow flowers on compact stems above rosettes of rounded hairy leaves. Semi-evergreen. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Geum 'Totally Tangerine' (PBR) (Avens 'Totally Tangerine')
Geum 'Totally Tangerine' (PBR) (Avens 'Totally Tangerine'): Lovely single-flowered bright orange flowers held on erect stems above mounds of green foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Geum rivale 'Leonards Variety' (Avens 'Leonards Variety')
Geum rivale 'Leonards Variety' (Avens 'Leonards Variety'): Coppery- rose flowers held above rosettes of rounded, softly hairy foliage. To 40cm. Hardy
Geum Scarlet Tempest = 'Macgeu001' (PBR) (Avens 'Scarlet Tempest')
Geum Scarlet Tempest = 'Macgeu001' (PBR) (Avens 'Scarlet Tempest'): Scarlet, semi-double flowers held on tall stems above rosettes of rounded hairy leaves. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' (Day Lily 'Stella de Oro')
Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' (Day Lily 'Stella de Oro'): Pale yellow fragrant flowers with a darker yellow throat. Grass-like green foliage. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
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. [Collect Only]
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (yellow daylily)
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (yellow daylily): Fragrant lemon yellow lily flowers above green strappy foliage. Semi-evergreen. Flowers typically open in the evening. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose': Darkest purple leaves, splashed with bright pink. Excellent for all year round foliage colour. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Heuchera 'Obsidian' (PBR)
Heuchera 'Obsidian' (PBR): Darkest purple leaves, almost black and glossy. Superb in pots - imagine it in a silver one!.
Lamium orvala
Lamium orvala: A woodland perennial with large, crushed strawberry colour, lipped flowers in early summer. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Goldfinch' (PBR) (Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch')
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Goldfinch' (PBR) (Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch'): Semi-double creamy yellow flowers which fade slowly to ivory white
Libertia grandiflora (Libertia)
Libertia grandiflora (Libertia): Starry white flowers above stiff, slender strappy green foliage. To 90cm.
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin' (White Ragged Robin)
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin' (White Ragged Robin): A pretty white form of our native Ragged Robin. Starry white flowers in early summer. Thrives in damp, part-shaded spots.
Melica altissmima 'Alba'
Melica altissmima 'Alba': Deciduous grass with green strappy leaves and delicate sprays of white flowers. Very tactile plant. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint 'Six Hills Giant')
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint 'Six Hills Giant'): A vigorous sun lover which will soon make a generous clump. Spikes of tiny purple flowers over aromatic grey/green foliage.
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (PBR) (Catmint 'Summer Magic')
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (PBR) (Catmint 'Summer Magic'): A more compact, upright growing variety of Catmint with aromatic grey foliage and spikes of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 35cm.
Nepeta racemosa 'Snowflake' (Catmint 'Snowflake')
Nepeta racemosa 'Snowflake' (Catmint 'Snowflake'): Compact variety of catmint forming mounds of silvery-green foliage and masses of clear white flowers. Loved by bees. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' (Catmint 'Walker's Low')
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' (Catmint 'Walker's Low'): Forms neat mounds of silvery green foliage, topped with masses of lavender blue flowers in early summer. Up to 60cm. Hardy.
Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron' (Catmint 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron')
Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron' (Catmint 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron'): One of the largest flowers and more upright growth than other catmints. Aromatic lance shaped leaves. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat')
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat'): A compact variety of catmint making a neat mound of aromatic green foliage and clusters of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Paeonia wittmanniana
Paeonia wittmanniana: A delightful herbaceous peony with pale pink almost white bowl-shaped flowers with a yellow centre and attractive foliage. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere' (Oriental poppy 'Beauty of Livermere')
Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere' (Oriental poppy 'Beauty of Livermere'): Brilliant red papery flowers with black central splash, softly hairy bright green leaves. Flowers in early summer. To 50cm. Hardy.
Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'
Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding': Clear white flowers with a dark centre above hairy foliage. Prefers a well-drained sunny site Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red' (Knotweed 'Darjeeling Red')
Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red' (Knotweed 'Darjeeling Red'): Semi-evergreen mat-forming perennial with green narrow leaves that turn bronze over winter. Spikes of pink poker-like flowers which darken with age.
Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes' (Knotweed 'Donald Lowndes')
Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes' (Knotweed 'Donald Lowndes'): Low-growing mat-forming perennial of narrow dark-green leaves and spikes of small pink flowers which darken with age. Hardy. Up to 30cm
Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' (Bistort 'Hohe Tatra')
Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' (Bistort 'Hohe Tatra'): Upright pink spikes from May to July. Flowers slightly smaller and later than 'Superba'. Hardy. Height to 45cm. [Collect Only]
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort 'Superba'. Syn. Polygonum bistorta 'Superbum')
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort 'Superba'. Syn. Polygonum bistorta 'Superbum'): Upright fluffy pink spikes make a bold show in early summer. Great for filling larger spaces. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume'
Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume': Deliciously scented and delicate pale blue flowers which are long-lasting. Prefers some partial shade. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Phlox divaricata 'White Perfume'
Phlox divaricata 'White Perfume': Deliciously scented and delicate pure white flowers which are long-lasting. Prefers some partial shade. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Phlox subulata 'Lilacina' (Moss phlox 'Lilacina')
Phlox subulata 'Lilacina' (Moss phlox 'Lilacina'): Pale blue star-like flowers above a cushion of hairy narrow leaves. Good for alpine beds or rockeries. Hardy. Up to 15cm.
Polemonium 'Lambrook Mauve'
Polemonium 'Lambrook Mauve': Sprays of light purple-pink bell-shaped flowers with a yellow centre above fresh green ferny foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Polemonium 'Northern Lights' (Jacob's Ladder 'Northern Lights')
Polemonium 'Northern Lights' (Jacob's Ladder 'Northern Lights'): Heavenly scented, compact form of Jacob's Ladder, with warm blue flowers
Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' (PBR) (Jacob's Ladder 'Stairway to Heaven')
Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' (PBR) (Jacob's Ladder 'Stairway to Heaven'): Superb variety with attractive variegated foliage and lavender blue flowers. To 50cm. Hardy
Primula beesiana (Candelabra primula)
Primula beesiana (Candelabra primula): Whorls of pink flowers on tall stems. Ideal for naturalising in damp ground near ponds.
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Balkan Clary 'Caradonna')
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Balkan Clary 'Caradonna'): Rich purple spikes in early summer - just in time for Chelsea Flower Show at which is widely used.To 50cm. Hardy
Salvia nemorosa Caradonna Pink Inspiration ('Tuitsalv') (PBR) (Balkan Clary 'Pink Inspiration')
Salvia nemorosa Caradonna Pink Inspiration ('Tuitsalv') (PBR) (Balkan Clary 'Pink Inspiration'): A new form with pink flower spikes on dark stems in early summer. Keep deadheading for a repeat show. Loved by bees. To 50cm. Hardy
Saruma henryi (upright wild ginger)
Saruma henryi (upright wild ginger): An unusual shade loving perennial with pale green, hairy, heart shaped leaves and bright yellow three-petalled flowers. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride)
Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride): Wiry stems topped with dainty pale pink flowers over ground evergreen rosettes of green leaves with creamy yellow markings.
Sisyrinchium idahoense 'Album'
Sisyrinchium idahoense 'Album': White star-like flowers with a yellow centre, grass-like strappy foliage. Prefers a sunny spot with good drainage. Hardy. Up to 15cm.
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Meadow rue 'Black Stockings')
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Meadow rue 'Black Stockings'): Fluffy flowerheads, darker purple than T. aquilegiifolium and with dark, near black stems. Hence the saucy name.
Valeriana officinalis (Common valerian)
Valeriana officinalis (Common valerian): Tall perennial with branched stems of tiny, soft white/pale pink flowers in early summer. Ferny, foliage. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.