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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.
Aconitum napellus 'Album' (White Monkshood)
Aconitum napellus 'Album' (White Monkshood): White hooded flowers over finely divided frondy foliage. [Collect Only]
Actaea pachypoda (Doll's eye bugbane)
Actaea pachypoda (Doll's eye bugbane): Grown mainly for its pure white berries in autumn, each with a black 'eye' on a red stalk.
Actaea rubra (Red baneberry)
Actaea rubra (Red baneberry): Clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by shiny red berries in autumn - its chief attraction.
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 [Collect Only]
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (PBR) (Bugle)
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (PBR) (Bugle): Shiny, darkest purple-red leaves look near black. Short spikes of blue flowers in summer.
Ajuga reptans 'Rosea' (Bugle, pink flowered)
Ajuga reptans 'Rosea' (Bugle, pink flowered): Superb ground cover plant with bright green leaves and pink flower spikes in summer. Very attractive to bees
Anemone leveillei
Anemone leveillei: Delicate white daisy-like flowers with lovely purple anthers and lilac backed. Foliage forms a mound of divided green leaves. Up to 45cm.
Anthemis 'Susanna Mitchell'
Anthemis 'Susanna Mitchell': Creamy yellow flowers over silvery-green foliage. Can be in flower from late spring onwards. [Collect Only]
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley)
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley): A dark leaved form of the common cow parsley [Collect Only]
Armeria maritima 'Alba' (White flowered Thrift)
Armeria maritima 'Alba' (White flowered Thrift): A white form of this old fashioned cottage garden favourite. Makes a neat clump of evergreen foliage with white pom-pom flowers.
Aster alpinus 'Dunkle Schone' (Alpine Aster)
Aster alpinus 'Dunkle Schone' (Alpine Aster): A short variety of Aster with purple daisy flowers and yellow centre, flowering early summer. Hardy. Up to 25cm. Prefers sunny, dry sites.
Aster alpinus var. albus (Alpine Aster)
Aster alpinus var. albus (Alpine Aster): A short variety of Aster with white daisy flowers and yellow centre, flowering early summer. Hardy. Up to 25cm. Prefers sunny, dry sites.
Campanula latifolia var. alba
Campanula latifolia var. alba: Easy to grow perennial with tall spikes of white bell flowers in early summer. Unfussy for soil type can cope with some shade.
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. [Collect Only]
Chaerophyllum hirsuitum var. roseum (Greater burnet)
Chaerophyllum hirsuitum var. roseum (Greater burnet): Flat heads of tiny pink flowers over finely cut green foliage. Long flowering from early summer. Informal and soft [Collect Only]
Chelonopsis moschata
Chelonopsis moschata: A new introduction from Japan with tubular pink flowers. A shade lover.
Crambe cordifolia
Crambe cordifolia: Huge sprays of white flowers over large, rhubarb-like leaves in early to mid-summer [Collect Only]
Delphinium 'Black Knight'
Delphinium 'Black Knight': Tall, dark-blue-purple semi-double flowers with a black centre. Flowers in early summer but often repeat flowers.
Dianthus 'Passion'
Dianthus 'Passion': Richest crimson, highly scented flowers over slender grey foliage.
Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot' (Foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot')
Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot' (Foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot'): Spires of soft apricot flowers in early to mid summer.
Erigeron 'Adria' (Fleabane)
Erigeron 'Adria' (Fleabane): Mound forming perennial forming masses of semi-double purple flowers with central yellow disc. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Erigeron 'Dignity' (Fleabane)
Erigeron 'Dignity' (Fleabane): Mound forming perennial with purple flowers with central yellow disc. Long-flowering. Prefers a sunny spot. [Collect Only]
Erodium x variabile 'Bishop's Form'
Erodium x variabile 'Bishop's Form': Pink flowers, with dark veins and a white centre. Dark-green, hairy leaves. Good in alpine troughs or rock gardens. Up to 10cm.
Euphorbia 'Baby Charm' (Euphorbia 'Baby Charm')
Euphorbia 'Baby Charm' (Euphorbia 'Baby Charm'): Compact form of Euphobia 'Martinii', very neat and tidy. Apple green flowers with red capsules. [Collect Only]
Euphorbia 'Blackbird' (PBR) (Spurge (Proper name is Euphorbia 'Nothowlee'))
Euphorbia 'Blackbird' (PBR) (Spurge (Proper name is Euphorbia 'Nothowlee')): Dark green leaves which darken in full sun, perfectly offset with lime green flowers in early summer. [Collect Only]
Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' (Spurge)
Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' (Spurge): Bold stems carrying green flowers with a distinctive black 'eye' in early summer. [Collect Only]
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' (Spurge)
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' (Spurge): Bright orange/red flower bracts in early summer. Vibrant red late summer foliage. [Collect Only]
Festuca amethystina
Festuca amethystina: Evergreen grass with elegant, dusky purple arching flower stalks very early in season, for a grass.
Filipendula 'Red Umbrellas' (Meadowsweet)
Filipendula 'Red Umbrellas' (Meadowsweet): Green leaves, deeply veined with crimson, with clouds of fluffy pink flowers. Compact variety. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 70cm.
Fragaria x ananassa 'Pink Panda' (PBR) (Pink flowered strawberry)
Fragaria x ananassa 'Pink Panda' (PBR) (Pink flowered strawberry): Exactly like a small strawberry plant, except that the flowers are pink. Very attractive ground cover, berries are edible [Collect Only]
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 [Collect Only]
Geranium 'Brookside' (Cranesbill 'Brookside')
Geranium 'Brookside' (Cranesbill 'Brookside'): A reliable, robust variety with large rich blue flowers over a mound of deeply divided leaves. [Collect Only]
Geranium 'Gerwat' (ROZANNE) (PBR) (Geranium 'Rozanne')
Geranium 'Gerwat' (ROZANNE) (PBR) (Geranium 'Rozanne'): Noted for its large blue, white centred flowers and very long flowering period. A fine border geranium. Doesn't run.
Geranium 'Joy' (Geranium)
Geranium 'Joy' (Geranium): Large pink silky flowers over more or less evergreen slightly silvery green leaves. [Collect Only]
Geranium 'Orion' (Cranesbill 'Orion')
Geranium 'Orion' (Cranesbill 'Orion'): A dome of deeply divided foliage, smothered in large blue flowers from early summer onwards [Collect Only]
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 'Album'
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album': Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. White flowers with definite hint of pink. Aromatic foliage. [Collect Only]
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety': Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. Bright pink over a dense mound of aromatic foliage.
Geranium maculatum 'Beth Chatto'
Geranium maculatum 'Beth Chatto': Very pretty palest purple flowers held above attractive green foliage.
Geranium nodosum
Geranium nodosum: Fast spreading hardyGeranium with purplish pink flowers over a long season in summer. A great gap filler.
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky cranesbill)
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky cranesbill): Large, rich purple flowers with white centre. Petals swept back
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis': Masses of tiny purple flowers, good for ground cover
Geranium sylvaticum 'Album' (Wood cranesbill)
Geranium sylvaticum 'Album' (Wood cranesbill): Upright stems of white saucer-shaped flowers above deeply divided leaves. Prefers moist shadier spots. Hardy. Up to 70cm. AGM.
Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' (Wood cranesbill)
Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' (Wood cranesbill): Tall variety of geranium with erect stems of violet-purple flowers with a white centre, above deeply divided leaves. Hardy. Up to 75cm. AGM [Collect Only]
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Cranesbill)
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Cranesbill): Pale pink flowers with deep pink stamens above a low growing mat of small, aromatic, near-evergreen leaves. Hardy. Up to 20cm.
Geranium x magnificum (Purple cranesbill)
Geranium x magnificum (Purple cranesbill): Covered in a mass of rich, violet-blue flowers in early summer. Large, slightly felty leaves. Vigorous but a short flowering season. Up to 70cm.
Geranium x magnificum 'Rosemoor' (Geranium 'Rosemoor')
Geranium x magnificum 'Rosemoor' (Geranium 'Rosemoor'): A mass of large purple flowers in early summer. Large, slightly felty leaves with good autumn colour. [Collect Only]
Geum 'Flames of Passion' (PBR) (Avens 'Flames of Passion')
Geum 'Flames of Passion' (PBR) (Avens 'Flames of Passion'): Arching stems of double warm red flowers in summer
Geum 'Georgenberg' (Avens 'Georgenburg')
Geum 'Georgenberg' (Avens 'Georgenburg'): Gold flowers held atop reddish stems in early to mid-summer.
Geum 'Karlskaer' (Avens 'Karlskaer')
Geum 'Karlskaer' (Avens 'Karlskaer'): Warm, apricot-orange cupped flowers over softly hairy green foliage.
Geum 'Lemon Drops' (Avens 'Lemon Drops')
Geum 'Lemon Drops' (Avens 'Lemon Drops'): Primrose yellow flowers, semi-evergreen foliage. [Collect Only]
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 [Collect Only]
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 'Scarlet Tempest' PBR (Avens 'Scarlet Tempest')
Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' PBR (Avens 'Scarlet Tempest'): Scarlet, semi-double flowers held on tall stems above rosettes of rounded hairy leaves. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
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
Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue oat grass)
Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue oat grass): Very elegant blue-green grass which flowers early in the season, usually in late May.
Hemerocallis 'Custard Candy' (Daylily 'Custard Candy')
Hemerocallis 'Custard Candy' (Daylily 'Custard Candy'): Large, creamy flowers with maroon and lime green throat.
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. AGM.
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose' PBR
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose' PBR: Darkest purple leaves, splashed with bright pink. Excellent for all year round foliage colour [Collect Only]
Heuchera 'Obsidian'
Heuchera 'Obsidian': Darkest purple leaves, almost black and glossy. Superb in pots - imagine it in a silver one!.
Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls' (Coral bells)
Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls' (Coral bells): Maroon leaves heavily overlaid with silver. [Collect Only]
Heuchera 'Venus' (Coral bells)
Heuchera 'Venus' (Coral bells): HIghly silvered leaves with pleasing green and pink veins. [Collect Only]
Iris 'Langport Wren'
Iris 'Langport Wren': Sword-shaped glaucous green leaves and stems of up to 4 flowers, with rich reddish-purple and deep maroon almost brown flowers. [Collect Only]
Lamium orvala
Lamium orvala: A woodland perennial with large, crushed strawberry colour, lipped flowers in early summer.
Leptinella squalida (Brass Buttons)
Leptinella squalida (Brass Buttons): Low-growing perennial with attractive feathery, bright green, fern-like foliage. Flowers are small, button-like in summer. Hardy. Up to 10cm.
Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' (Brass Buttons)
Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' (Brass Buttons): Low-growing perennial with attractive feathery, bronzy-black foliage with green tips. Flowers are small, button-like. Hardy. Up to 10cm.
Ligusticum lucidum
Ligusticum lucidum: Rarely seen clump forming perennial with frothy green leaves and umbels of white cow-parsley-like flowers in early summer. [Collect Only]
Lychnis alpina 'Rosea'
Lychnis alpina 'Rosea': Alpine plant forming mounds of green grass-like leaves and clusters of tiny pink flowers. Prefers full sun. Hardy. Up to 15cm.
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint)
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint): 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' (Catmint)
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (Catmint): A more compact, upright growing variety of Catmint with aromatic grey foliage and spikes of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 35cm.
Nepeta x faasenii 'Junior Walker' (Catmint)
Nepeta x faasenii 'Junior Walker' (Catmint): A more compact variety of catmint with mounds of aromatic silvery green foliage and lavender blue flowers.Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Paeonia mlokosewitschii (Peony 'Molly The Witch')
Paeonia mlokosewitschii (Peony 'Molly The Witch'): A truly lovely herbaceous peony with pale lemon yellow bowl-shaped flowers, with golden yellow stamens. Hardy. To 60cm.
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' (Oriental poppy 'Patty's Plum')
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' (Oriental poppy 'Patty's Plum'): Huge sultry, antique bronzey purple flowers held above green hairy leaves [Collect Only]
Papaver orientale 'Queen Alexandra' (Oriental poppy)
Papaver orientale 'Queen Alexandra' (Oriental poppy): Large, papery, pale pink flowers with black blotch at the base of each petal over bright green hairy foliage. Height to 80cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red'
Persicaria affinis '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 bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' (Bistort. Was known as Polygonum bistortum)
Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' (Bistort. Was known as Polygonum bistortum): Upright orchid-like pink spikes make a bold show from May to July [Collect Only]
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort. Was known as Polygonum bistortum 'Superbum')
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort. Was known as Polygonum bistortum 'Superbum'): Upright fluffy pink spikes make a bold show in early summer. Great for filling larger spaces. [Collect Only]
Phlomis cashmeriana (Kashmir sage)
Phlomis cashmeriana (Kashmir sage): Tall architectural flower spikes with whorls of lilac purple flowers, above robust, rough green foliage. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Phlox subulata 'Lilacina' (Moss phlox)
Phlox subulata 'Lilacina' (Moss phlox): Pale blue star-like flowers above a cushion of hairy narrow leaves. Good for alpine beds or rockeries. Hardy. Up to 15cm.
Pimpinella tripartita
Pimpinella tripartita: White, small cow-parsley-like flowers above dark green lobed leaves. May self-seed. Said to cope with dry shade. 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)
Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' (PBR) (Jacob's Ladder): Superb variety with attractive variegated foliage and lavender blue flowers.
Polemonium reptans 'Touch of Class' (PBR) (Jacob's Ladder)
Polemonium reptans 'Touch of Class' (PBR) (Jacob's Ladder): Attractive, low-growing form with variegated ferny foliage and pale-blue bell-like flowers. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel' (Cinquefoil)
Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel' (Cinquefoil): Double, rich red flowers flecked with yellow at the petal edges. Easy and trouble-free plant, ideal for well drained borders in sun or part shade
Potentilla 'Blazeaway' (Cinquefoil)
Potentilla 'Blazeaway' (Cinquefoil): Zingy orange flowers, flecked with yellow and red in summer over clumps of dark green foliage. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
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)
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Balkan Clary): Rich purple spikes in early summer - just in time for Chelsea Flower Show at which is widely used [Collect Only]
Salvia nemorosa 'Serenade'
Salvia nemorosa 'Serenade': Dark stemmed flower spikes with lighter purple flowers above sage-like grey-green leaves. Prefers a sunny spot. Hardy. Up to 70cm. [Collect Only]
Sedum kamtschaticum (Russia stonecrop)
Sedum kamtschaticum (Russia stonecrop): Creeping groundcover with glossy, green succulent leaves and starry yellow flowers in summer. Hardy.
Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum' (Purple stonecrop)
Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum' (Purple stonecrop): Mat forming, fleshy purple rosettes with an attractive grey cast when young. Yellow flowers in summer.
Symphytum orientale (White comfrey)
Symphytum orientale (White comfrey): Pure white flowers in early summer. Not a spreading comfrey, it self-seeds around gently instead.
Tellima grandiflora (Fringecups)
Tellima grandiflora (Fringecups): Mounds of tinted foliage topped with arching sprays of green, pink-lipped flowers. A great shade plant. [Collect Only]
Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' (Fringecups)
Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' (Fringecups): Slender spikes of pinkish flowers late spring to mid-summer. Semi-evergreen reddish foliage. Great in shade. Height to 30cm. Hardy
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. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Purplelicious'
Thalictrum 'Purplelicious': A new variety which is a more compact plant. Fluffy heads of lilac purple flowers on dark stems in early summer. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium: Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early summer [Collect Only]
Thalictrum isopyroides (Dwarf meadow rue)
Thalictrum isopyroides (Dwarf meadow rue): Dainty froth of finely divided fern like flowers topped with sprays of tiny green flowers in summer. A shade lover.
Thalictrum minus 'Adiantifolium' (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum minus 'Adiantifolium' (Meadow rue): Grown largely for its delicate, glaucous ferny foliage with branching, panicles of tiny, yellow-green flowers. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Thermopsis rhombifolia var. montana
Thermopsis rhombifolia var. montana: Lupin-like with sunny yellow pea-like flowers and bright green foliage. Flowers followed by velvety-brown seed pods. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Tiarella 'Pink Bouquet' (Foam flower)
Tiarella 'Pink Bouquet' (Foam flower): A constant supply of palest pink flower spikes from spring to mid-summer. Soft maple shaped green leaves with slim dark central markings
Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket' (PBR) (Foam flower)
Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket' (PBR) (Foam flower): A vigorous variety with deeply divided, elegant foliage and dainty pink flower spikes. Very long flowering
Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify, 'Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon')
Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify, 'Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon'): Large, open blue/purple flowers, which close in the afternoon. [Collect Only]
Trollius x cultorum 'Alabaster' (Globeflower)
Trollius x cultorum 'Alabaster' (Globeflower): Translucent pale yellow cup shaped flowers from early to late summer. [Collect Only]
Veronica gentianoides (Gentian Speedwell)
Veronica gentianoides (Gentian Speedwell): Short spikes of pale-blue flowers above rosettes of evergreen glossy leaves. Good for the edge of a border. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Veronica spicata 'Rotfuchs'
Veronica spicata 'Rotfuchs': Spikes of deep pink flowers over a mound of shiny green leaves. Long-flowering and excellent as a cut flower. Hardy. Up to 40cm. [Collect Only]
Veronica spicata 'Ulster Dwarf Blue'
Veronica spicata 'Ulster Dwarf Blue': Compact variety with spires of blue flowers above bright green lance shaped foliage. Prefers a sunny spot. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
x Heucherella 'Kimono' (PBR)
x Heucherella 'Kimono' (PBR): Mounds of attractive, evergreen, slightly silvery leaves with darker veins
x Heucherella 'Tapestry' (PBR) (Coral Flower)
x Heucherella 'Tapestry' (PBR) (Coral Flower): Two-tone green/bronze leaves dusky pink flowers June-July. Semi-evergreen. Max Height 20cm. Shade/partial shade. Hardy.