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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.
Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (Baneberry 'Brunette' (Previously known as Cimicifuga))
Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (Baneberry 'Brunette' (Previously known as Cimicifuga)): Spires of scented white flowers in late summer over very attractive ferny dark foliage. A superb plant in part shade. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
Althaea cannabina (Hemp leaved Hollyhock)
Althaea cannabina (Hemp leaved Hollyhock): Very tall, slender, wandy stems with shell pink flowers in late summer
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.
Aster trifoliatus subsp. ageratoides 'Ashvi'
Aster trifoliatus subsp. ageratoides 'Ashvi': White flowers in a neat mound over a very long season - July to November. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
Baptisia australis 'Alba' (Indigo weed - white form)
Baptisia australis 'Alba' (Indigo weed - white form): Spires of lipped white flowers over olive-green foliage. Hardy. Flowering height 1.2m.
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass)
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass): Arching, plump spikes of silvery purplish flowerheads turning golden brown in winter.
Cichorium intybus f. album (Chicory- white form)
Cichorium intybus f. album (Chicory- white form): White flowered form of wild chicory. Tall stems, flat white flowers in late summer. Needs a bit of support. Hardy. Up to 2m.
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Citronella'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Citronella': Bright sunny yellow funnel shaped flowers in late summer with sword shaped green foliage. A compact variety. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album'
Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album': A tuberous perennial with variable gree or patterned leaves. Delicate pure white flowers produced before the leaves. Self-seeds freely. [Collect Only]
Cynara cardunculus 'Cardy'
Cynara cardunculus 'Cardy': New form of Cynara, larger flowers good as a cut-flower. Tall silver leaved plant topped with large purple thistle flowers. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
Echinacea 'Hope' (Coneflower 'Hope')
Echinacea 'Hope' (Coneflower 'Hope'): Pastel pink daisy-like flowers with large orange central cone. Large blooms. Attractive to bees and butterflies. [Collect Only]
Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' (Coneflower 'Green Twister')
Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' (Coneflower 'Green Twister'): A new variety with a unusual mix of purple and lime green flowers with upturned petals and a central dark cone. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior' (Coneflower 'Magnus Superior')
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior' (Coneflower 'Magnus Superior'): Superb form with tall stems of pink daisy flowers with a central brown cone. Prefers full sun and good drainage. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern' (Coneflower 'Rubinstern')
Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern' (Coneflower 'Rubinstern'): Large pink flowers with a big golden central cone in late summer
Echinacea purpurea 'Virgin' (Coneflower 'Virgin')
Echinacea purpurea 'Virgin' (Coneflower 'Virgin'): A very good pure white form with central golden cone.
Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue (Sea Holly 'Big Blue)
Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue (Sea Holly 'Big Blue): Large electric-blue thimble-shaped flowers with a spiky collar and silver-green foliage. Long flowering and bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 75cm [Collect Only]
Eupatorium maculatum 'Riesenschirm' (Joe Pye Weed 'Riesenschirm')
Eupatorium maculatum 'Riesenschirm' (Joe Pye Weed 'Riesenschirm'): Even taller than the species and a dramatic plant with huge heads of purplish pink flowers in late summer. Hardy. To 2.5m.
Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpureum Group (Joe Pye-weed)
Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpureum Group (Joe Pye-weed): Tall, dramatic plant with domes of purplish pink flowers in late summer. Very attractive to bees. Hardy. To 2m. [Collect Only]
Gaura lindheimeri Rosyjane = 'Harrosy' (PBR) (Gaura 'Rosyjane')
Gaura lindheimeri Rosyjane = 'Harrosy' (PBR) (Gaura 'Rosyjane'): Airy sprays of pink flowers with a white petal centre. Perennial, but dislikes winter wet and doesn't thrive outdoors in cold areas. To 80cm.
Geranium wlassovianum
Geranium wlassovianum: Warm purple flowers over attractive velvety foliage. Excellent autumn foliage colour. [Collect Only]
Helenium 'Kanaria' (Sneezeweed 'Kanaria')
Helenium 'Kanaria' (Sneezeweed 'Kanaria'): Masses of clear lemon yellow flowers with swept back petals and central mustardy-gold dome. [Collect Only]
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.
Helianthus salicifolius (Willow-leaved sunflower)
Helianthus salicifolius (Willow-leaved sunflower): Tall, mobile stems with fine, willow-like leaves - makes a fine foliage feature. Yellow flowers in autumn
Kniphofia 'Bees Sunset' (Red hot poker 'Bees Sunset. Syn. Kniphofia 'Shining Sceptre')
Kniphofia 'Bees Sunset' (Red hot poker 'Bees Sunset. Syn. Kniphofia 'Shining Sceptre'): Sturdy golden spikes over strappy green foliage in late summer.
Kniphofia 'Drummore Apricot' (Red Hot Poker 'Drummore Apricot')
Kniphofia 'Drummore Apricot' (Red Hot Poker 'Drummore Apricot'): Tall spikes of apricot flowers fading to yellow. Strappy green foliage. Strong vertical statement in the summer border. Hardy. Up to 75cm.
Kniphofia 'Nobilis' (Red hot poker 'Nobilis')
Kniphofia 'Nobilis' (Red hot poker 'Nobilis'): Tall, heavy spikes of orange flowers on stiff stems in late summer. A bold statement in open, dry, sunny areas
Kniphofia 'Timothy' (Red hot poker 'Timothy')
Kniphofia 'Timothy' (Red hot poker 'Timothy'): Tall spikes of creamy orange flowers on bronze stems in mid-late summer. Superb in sunny, dry borders. To 1.2m. Hardy
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta Daisy 'Aglaia')
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' (Shasta Daisy 'Aglaia'): Double, frilly white flowers in late summer and autumn. Glossy green foliage. Fully hardy, dislikes soggy soils. Height to 50cm
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Banana Cream' (Shasta Daisy 'Banana Cream')
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Banana Cream' (Shasta Daisy 'Banana Cream'): A more compact form of the Shasta daisy, with pale yellow daisy flowers, fading to cream. Dark green foliage. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Liatris spicata 'Alba'
Liatris spicata 'Alba': Spikes of white flowers in mid to late summer. Very useful vertical accent. Bees adore it. To 80cm. Hardy
Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' (Leopard plant 'Desdemona')
Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' (Leopard plant 'Desdemona'): Large orange daisy-like flowers over rounded greeny-bronze foliage with purple undersides. To 1m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Ligularia przewalskii
Ligularia przewalskii: Elegant spikes of golden yellow flowers on black stems above very deeply divided green foliage.
Lobelia x speciosa 'Hadspen Purple' (PBR)
Lobelia x speciosa 'Hadspen Purple' (PBR): Dramatic spikes of purple flowers in late summer, above lance-shaped purple flushed leaves. Needs damp soil in summer. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania': Dramatic spikes of brightest pink flowers in late summer.
Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife)
Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife): Spikes of white flowers arch over and tip up again, like a goose or swan neck. To 1m. Hardy
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass 'Heidebraut')
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass 'Heidebraut'): Elegant flower stalks with slender purple flower heads in late summer. Makes an upright, vase shape. To 1.2m. Hardy
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen')
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen'): Very handsome grass, much beloved by modern garden designers. Makes an upright, vase shape of burnished gold in autumn.
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.
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switch grass 'Heavy Metal')
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switch grass 'Heavy Metal'): Deciduous clump-forming grass with strappy blue-green leaves which turn a to purple/red, with clouds of airy flowers flushed purple. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
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.
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.
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (Fountain grass 'Hameln')
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (Fountain grass 'Hameln'): A deciduous clump-forming grass with spectacular feathery flowers tinged purple. Full sun. May need some protection in cold areas. Up to 1m.
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea' (Red bistort 'Rosea')
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea' (Red bistort 'Rosea'): Spikes of pale pink flowers in late summer. Large oval pointed leaves. Grows in most situations as long as not too dry. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant)
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant): Spires of light pinkish purple flowers on slowly spiralling stems. [Collect Only]
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne'
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne': Very tall form adding impact to borders. Dark stems with vibrant yellow flowers with a green central cone. Hardy. Up to 2m.
Rudbeckia maxima (Great Coneflower)
Rudbeckia maxima (Great Coneflower): Very tall, upright Rudbeckia with large, bright yellow cones with black eyes in late summer
Salvia 'Hot Lips' (Sage 'Hot Lips')
Salvia 'Hot Lips' (Sage 'Hot Lips'): Bicolour flowers in white and lipstick red and delicious scented foliage. Half-hardy, copes with -5C in a sheltered spot. To 1m.
Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage)
Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage): Branched stems of clear blue flowers and lance-shaped leaves. Needs a sunny spot but with moist soil. Hardy. Up to 2m. AGM.
Sanguisorba 'Cangshan Cranberry' (Burnet 'Cangshan Cranberry')
Sanguisorba 'Cangshan Cranberry' (Burnet 'Cangshan Cranberry'): Very tall reddish stems of burgundy-red bobbly flowers in late summer over blue-green leaves. Prefers moist soil. Hardy. Up to 2m.
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.
Sanguisorba 'Proud Mary' (Burnet 'Proud Mary')
Sanguisorba 'Proud Mary' (Burnet 'Proud Mary'): Burgundy-red bobbly flowers appear in late summer over crinkled blue-green leaves. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba 'Tanna' (Burnet 'Tanna')
Sanguisorba 'Tanna' (Burnet 'Tanna'): Spikes of burgundy-red bobbly flowers appear in late summer over crinkled blue-green leaves. Height to 50cm. Hardy.
Sanguisorba obtusa (Japanese burnet)
Sanguisorba obtusa (Japanese burnet): Arching fluffy pink flower spikes in mid to late summer over crinkled grey green foliage. To 60cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Solidago x luteus 'Lemore' (Goldenrod 'Lemore')
Solidago x luteus 'Lemore' (Goldenrod 'Lemore'): A shorter form of Goldenrod with panicles of bright lemon yellow daisy-like flowers. Great as a cutflower. Prefers a sunny spot. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Sporobolus heterolepsis (prairie dropseed)
Sporobolus heterolepsis (prairie dropseed): Fine deciduous grass with green foliage in summer turning golden. Graceful flower heads in late summer. Needs sunny spot in well-drained soil. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Thalictrum 'Splendide White' (PBR) (Rue 'Splendide White')
Thalictrum 'Splendide White' (PBR) (Rue 'Splendide White'): Pure white flowers open from spherical buds. Spectacular in dappled shade
Tricyrtis formosana 'Seiryu' (Toadlily 'Seiryu')
Tricyrtis formosana 'Seiryu' (Toadlily 'Seiryu'): Upright stems of blue star-like flowers, often speckled with lilac and a paler centre. Above dark green spotted foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]