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Achillea chrysocoma 'Grandiflora'
Achillea chrysocoma 'Grandiflora': A real statuesque perennial with tall stems of huge creamy white flowers. Finely divided leaves. Prefers a sunny spot. Hardy. Up to 1.8m.
Agastache rugosa f.albiflora 'Liquorice White' (Korean mint 'Liquorice White')
Agastache rugosa f.albiflora 'Liquorice White' (Korean mint 'Liquorice White'): Tall, aromatic perennial with spires of tiny white flowers. Aromatic foliage. To 1.5m. Fully hardy in light soils. May self-seed.
Angelica gigas
Angelica gigas: Magnificent plant with huge domes of purple flowers in summer, and attractive seed heads. Biennial/short-lived perennial. Up to 2m.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather-reed grass 'Karl Foerster')
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather-reed grass 'Karl Foerster'): Deciduous grass which forms upright clumps, flowering purplish in June/July, fading to gold then blond through winter. Hardy. Up to 1.8m. [Collect Only]
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky bellflower 'Loddon Anna')
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky bellflower 'Loddon Anna'): Tall stems topped with clusters of palest pink flowers in mid-summer. Excellent for filling out a border and adding height. To 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Centaurea macrocephala (Giant knapweed)
Centaurea macrocephala (Giant knapweed): Huge, bright yellow almost fluffy flowers in mid-summer follow attractive papery buds. Attractive to bees. Height to 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious)
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious): Very tall wavy stems topped with large lemon yellow scabious-like flowers.Easy to grow. May need staking or support. Hardy. Up to 2m.
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (Brook thistle)
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (Brook thistle): Deep red thistle flowers held above typical thistley foliage. Very attractive to bees. Very good garden plant. To 1.2m. Hardy
Cirsium rivulare 'Frosted Magic' (Brook thistle 'Frosted Magic')
Cirsium rivulare 'Frosted Magic' (Brook thistle 'Frosted Magic'): A brand new variety for 2016. White thistle flowers held above typical thistley foliage.To 1.2m. Hardy
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Brook thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder')
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Brook thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'): Not blue at all, I'm afraid, but a more purplish hued form of the more familiar deepest pink Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'. Hardy. To 1.5m [Collect Only]
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Crocosmia 'Lucifer': Swathes of brilliant scarlet flowers over bold strappy green foliage. Easy and trouble free as long as soil is not too wet. To 1.2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon): Dramatic, tall silver leaved plant topped with large purple thistle flowers in mid-summer. Hardy. Up to 2.5m. [Collect Only]
Dierama pulcherrimum (Angel's Fishing Rod)
Dierama pulcherrimum (Angel's Fishing Rod): Tall, wiry, arching stems with soft pink nodding bells. Lovely near water or over paths. To 1.5m.
Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue' (Globe thistle)
Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue' (Globe thistle): Tall stems of pale blue globe flowers, clumps of spiny, grey-green leaves with silver undersides. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. [Collect Only]
Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)
Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle): Blue globes held above stout grey green foliage. Attractive to bees. Likes well drained soil and plenty of sun. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Eryngium ebracteatum var. poterioides
Eryngium ebracteatum var. poterioides: Tall and evergreen with attractive blue-green foliage and wiry stems of red-brown bobble-like flowers, Sanguisorba-like. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. [Collect Only]
Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'
Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink': A lovely airy perennial with long spikes of pink flowers. Long flowering. Best in full sun, in well drained soil and a sheltered spot. [Collect Only]
Helianthus 'Capenoch Star' (Perennial sunflower 'Capenoch Star')
Helianthus 'Capenoch Star' (Perennial sunflower 'Capenoch Star'): A superb form of perennial sunflower with tall stems of cheery yellow flowers with pompom-like centres. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Perovskia 'Filigran' (Russian Sage 'Filigran')
Perovskia 'Filigran' (Russian Sage 'Filigran'): Silvery foliage & spikes of purple flowers in mid-summer. More upright than other cultivars. Lovely winter stem effect. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone'
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone': Tall spikes bearing whorls of pink spikes in mid-summer. Hardy. To 1.5m [Collect Only]
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Ornamental rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum')
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Ornamental rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum'): Very large, deeply dissected green leaves with plum-coloured undersides. Sprays of rich pink flowers in summer. [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba: Soft arching white bottle-brush flowers over fine, frondy foliage. To 1.5m Hardy.
Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley)
Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley): Stately umbellifer with large white heads atop large lacy leaves. Hardy. To 1.5m [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Anne' (PBR) (Rue 'Anne')
Thalictrum 'Anne' (PBR) (Rue 'Anne'): Tall, stately plant with a froth of pinkish-white flowers in mid-summer. To 2m. Hardy [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin')
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin'): Tallest of the Thalictrums we grow with huge heads of lavender and yellow flowers in mid-late summer. To 2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue): Dainty lilac-mauve flowers 2cm in width, with prominent creamy yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Thalictrum delavayi var. acuminatum (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. acuminatum (Chinese meadow rue): Sprays of lilac flowers, soft ferny foliage. May need a little support. Lovely in dappled shade. To 1.5m.
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum (Chinese meadow rue): Sprays of small hanging pinkish purple flowers above soft filigree foliage
Thalictrum delavayi var. mucronatum (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. mucronatum (Chinese meadow rue): Sprays of small hanging pinkish purple flowers above soft filigree foliage. To 1.5m. Hardy.
Thalictrum rochebruneanum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum rochebruneanum (Meadow rue): Airy sprays of lavender flowers with yellow stamens on tall purple-tinged stems. To 1.4m. Hardy
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis: Tall, airy but strong slender stems with flat heads of purple flowers in mid to late summer. To 1.8m. Frost-hardy. [Collect Only]
Verbena hastata 'Rosea' (American blue vervain 'Rosea')
Verbena hastata 'Rosea' (American blue vervain 'Rosea'): Tall, branched stems like a candelabra with spikes of small pink flowers loved by bees. Needs a sheltered spot in full sun. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Veronica longifolia (Long-leaved speedwell)
Veronica longifolia (Long-leaved speedwell): Tall spires of blue flowers above long, slender foliage. To 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum 'Adoration' (Culver's Root 'Adoration')
Veronicastrum 'Adoration' (Culver's Root 'Adoration'): Slender spikes of lilac-pink flowers above rising whorls of slender green leaves. To 1.2m. Hardy [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root 'Fascination')
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root 'Fascination'): One of the best cultivars with tall tapering spires of warm purple/blue flowers in mid-summer. To 1.8m. Hardy. [Collect Only]