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Acaena microphylla
Acaena microphylla: Tiny leaved ground cover plant with little copper ball-shaped flowers. Will spread very effectively.
Acanthus hungaricus (Long-leaved bear's breeches)
Acanthus hungaricus (Long-leaved 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 [Collect Only]
Achillea 'Paprika' (Yarrow 'Paprika')
Achillea 'Paprika' (Yarrow 'Paprika'): As its name suggests, rich, dark orange flowerheads above ferny green foliage. Great in full sun and light soils. Height to 75cm
Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' (Yarrow 'Pretty Belinda')
Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' (Yarrow 'Pretty Belinda'): Bright pink, flat flowerheads over ferny green foliage. Shorter than most other Achilleas at about 50cm. Best in full sun, light soil.
Achillea 'Summerwine' (Yarrow 'Summerwine')
Achillea 'Summerwine' (Yarrow 'Summerwine'): Bright, beaujolais wine red flat flowerheads over ferny foliage. Perfect for pollinators. Thrives in full sun and dry soil. Up to 90cm.
Achillea 'Terracotta' (Yarrow 'Terracotta')
Achillea 'Terracotta' (Yarrow 'Terracotta'): A lovely, multi-hued variety opening warm orange and fading slowly to a rich cream. Full sun and light soil. Hardy. To 80cm
Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen' (Yarrow 'Cerise Queen')
Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen' (Yarrow 'Cerise Queen'): Flat umbels of tightly clustered deep pink flowers in summer and autumn. Height 60cm
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' (Yarrow 'Red Velvet')
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' (Yarrow 'Red Velvet'): Superb ruby red flowers over ferny green foliage. Doesn't fade with age. In flower late June to Sept. Height to 60cm.
Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' (Yarrow 'The Pearl)
Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' (Yarrow 'The Pearl): Tight buttons of white flowers, ferny grey/green foliage. Prefers full sun and light well-drained soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle): Bright green soft leaves and a froth of acid yellow/green flowers in summer. Very easy for ground cover
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue dogbane)
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue dogbane): Starry blue flowers on strong stems with willowy green leaves. Hardy. Up to 90cm. [Collect Only]
Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C. Buxton' (Dyer's chamomile 'E.C. Buxton')
Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C. Buxton' (Dyer's chamomile 'E.C. Buxton'): Masses of creamy lemon yellow flowers with gold eye over finely divided foliage. To 50cm. Hardy.
Anthemis tinctoria 'Lemon Ice' (Dyer's chamomile 'Lemon Ice')
Anthemis tinctoria 'Lemon Ice' (Dyer's chamomile 'Lemon Ice'): Creamy daisy flowers with a deep yellow centre. Ferny greyish green foliage. Excellent in sunny, dryish spots. Up to 45cm
Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' (Dyer's chamomile 'Sauce Hollandaise')
Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' (Dyer's chamomile 'Sauce Hollandaise'): Lemon daisy flowers with a deep yellow centre. Excellent in sunny, dryish spots. Doesn't like wet soils. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Anthyllis vulneraria var. coccinea
Anthyllis vulneraria var. coccinea: Forms low mounds of frondy foliage with masses of scarlet, pea-like flowers.
Armeria maritima 'Splendens' (Thrift 'Splendens')
Armeria maritima 'Splendens' (Thrift 'Splendens'): Cushion-forming with linear dark green leaves, bright carmine pink flowerheads. Max Height 25cm. Flowers May to June. Full sun. Hardy.
Catananche caerulea (Cupid's dart)
Catananche caerulea (Cupid's dart): Masses of papery lavender blue flowers held on wiry stems all summer. Seed heads turn silver in late summer. Good dried flower. Up to 60cm.
Catananche caerulea 'Alba' (Cupid's Dart (White))
Catananche caerulea 'Alba' (Cupid's Dart (White)): Papery white flowers above slender grey-green foliage. Flower heads retains attractive form through winter. To 60cm. Hardy
Catananche caerulea 'Major' (Cupid's dart 'Major')
Catananche caerulea 'Major' (Cupid's dart 'Major'): Masses of papery blue flowers held on wiry stems all summer. Seed heads turn silver in late summer. [Collect Only]
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy')
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy'): Beautiful maroon-purple flowers over felty silvery-green foliage.
Centaurea montana 'Alba' (Perennial cornflower - white)
Centaurea montana 'Alba' (Perennial cornflower - white): Large white cornflower-like flowers over grey-green foliage. To 30cm. Hardy.
Centaurea montana 'Parham' (Perennial cornflower 'Parham')
Centaurea montana 'Parham' (Perennial cornflower 'Parham'): Large lavender purple fluffy flowers over silvery-green foliage. To 40cm. Hardy
Centaurea montana 'Purple Heart' (Perennial cornflower 'Purple Heart')
Centaurea montana 'Purple Heart' (Perennial cornflower 'Purple Heart'): Large white cornflower-like flowers with violet central markings. To 30cm. Hardy
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.
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' (Fleabane 'Sea Breeze')
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' (Fleabane 'Sea Breeze'): Sun loving, pink daisy with fleshy evergreen leaves. Great for naturalising in rock walls, and dry border edges. To 20cm. Hardy.
Eryngium bourgatii Graham Stuart Thomas's selection (Sea Holly Graham Stuart Thomas's selection)
Eryngium bourgatii Graham Stuart Thomas's selection (Sea Holly Graham Stuart Thomas's selection): Spiny, violet blue flowers in summer of even spinier blue-green leaves with white mid-ribs.
Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Sea Holly 'Blue Hobbit')
Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Sea Holly 'Blue Hobbit'): A more compact form with steely blue flowers on dark stems. Spiny glaucous foliage. Loves sunshine and very well-drained gritty soil. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Eryngium x zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (Sea Holly 'Jos Eijking')
Eryngium x zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (Sea Holly 'Jos Eijking'): Large steely blue bracts surround a dome of tiny blue flowers in summer. Long-lasting flowers.Thrives in a sunny,dry spot. To 70cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride'
Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride': Beautiful airy stems of white flowers in mid to late summer
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies': Airy stems of white flowers from pink buds, flowering in midsummer. Best in full sun, in well drained soil and a sheltered spot. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Ligusticum scoticum (Scottish Lovage)
Ligusticum scoticum (Scottish Lovage): Native plant with white umbels above mound of green leaves. Celery like leaves. Up to 60cm. Hardy
Lychnis coronaria Atrosanguinea Group (Rose campion (dark red))
Lychnis coronaria Atrosanguinea Group (Rose campion (dark red)): Bright magenta flowers over felty, silver foliage. Great for sunny, dry areas can be short lived in a wet, cold winter. To 1.2m Hardy.
Lychnis coronaria Gardeners' World = 'Blych' (Rose campion 'Gardeners' World')
Lychnis coronaria Gardeners' World = 'Blych' (Rose campion 'Gardeners' World'): A lovely double form of the more common single flowered plant. Stunning darkest pink flowers over silver leaves
Penstemon 'White Bedder'
Penstemon 'White Bedder': Pure white tubular flowers over semi-evergreen foliage. Frost-hardy perennial. Up to 60cm.
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.
Phlomis russeliana (Turkish sage)
Phlomis russeliana (Turkish sage): Whorls of lemon yellow flowers rise above mats of grey-green rough leaves. Hardy. To 50cm.
Potentilla atrosanguinea (Cinquefoil)
Potentilla atrosanguinea (Cinquefoil): Bright scarlet flowers over silvery foliage. Great for stony or poor soils in full sun.To 20cm. Hardy.
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Lamb's ears 'Silver Carpet')
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Lamb's ears 'Silver Carpet'): Silver, furry leaves form spreading mats. A few spikes of silver flowers with the faintest hint of pink in summer.
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.
Verbena hastata 'Alba' (American blue vervain 'Alba')
Verbena hastata 'Alba' (American blue vervain 'Alba'): Tall, branched stems like a candelabra with spikes of small white flowers loved by bees. Needs a sheltered spot & full sun. Up to 1.2m. [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.