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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]
Acanthus mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Rue Ledan (Bear's Breeches 'Rue Ledan')
Acanthus mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Rue Ledan (Bear's Breeches 'Rue Ledan'): Architectural spikes of hooded pure white spiny flowers over large, soft, bright green leaves. Best in sun or part shade. Height to 1.2m [Collect Only]
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 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 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 alpina (Lady's mantle)
Alchemilla alpina (Lady's mantle): A miniature Alchemilla with dainty, 5 lobed leaves and a froth of tiny green flowers in spring. Height to 10cm. Hardy
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
Anthyllis vulneraria var. coccinea
Anthyllis vulneraria var. coccinea: Forms low mounds of frondy foliage with masses of scarlet, pea-like flowers.
Armeria maritima 'Armada White' (Thrift 'Armada White')
Armeria maritima 'Armada White' (Thrift 'Armada White'): An old fashioned cottage garden favourite. Makes a neat clump of evergreen foliage with white pom-pom flowers suffused with pink. Hardy. Height to 20cm.
Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia' (Thrift 'Rubrifolia'. Syn. Armeria maritima 'In the Red')
Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia' (Thrift 'Rubrifolia'. Syn. Armeria maritima 'In the Red'): Clumps of narrow bronze foliage topped with spheres of bright pink flowers. An old-fashioned cottage garden favourite
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. [Collect Only]
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.
Cenolophium denudatum (Seseli libanotis, Baltic parsley)
Cenolophium denudatum (Seseli libanotis, Baltic parsley): Flat umbels of pretty white flowers in summer. Fine, filigree foliage. Great in borders, sun or part shade. Hardy. To 90cm [Collect Only]
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy')
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy'): Beautiful maroon-purple flowers over felty silvery-green foliage. [Collect Only]
Centaurea dealbata (Persian cornflower)
Centaurea dealbata (Persian cornflower): Large, showy pink flowers over deeply divided foliage. Makes a good-sized clump in a couple of years. To 60cm. Hardy.
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 'Carnea' (Perennial cornflower 'Carnea')
Centaurea montana 'Carnea' (Perennial cornflower 'Carnea'): A lovely soft pink form of the perennial cornflower. Mounds of silvery soft green foliage. Prefers a sunny spot and good drainage. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
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
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian)
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian): White panicles of white flowers in mid-late summer. Very easy, self-seeds. Perennial and hardy. To 60cm. [Collect Only]
Centranthus ruber var. coccineus (Valerian dark red)
Centranthus ruber var. coccineus (Valerian dark red): Panicles of dark-red flowers in mid-summer, loved especially by butterflies. Classic cottage garden plant. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [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. [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]
Dianthus carthusianorum (German pink)
Dianthus carthusianorum (German pink): Tall stems ending in clusters of bright pink flowers above mounds of green, grassy foliage. Prefers sunshine. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
Dianthus cruentus (Blood pink)
Dianthus cruentus (Blood pink): Deepest red flowers held on airy stems above grassy foliage.
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 'Picos Amethyst''
Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'': Stunning steely blue flowers on stiff stems with a gorgeous purple tint.
Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' (PBR) (Sea Holly 'Picos Blue')
Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' (PBR) (Sea Holly 'Picos Blue'): Stunning steely blue flowers on blue stems. Spiny glaucous foliage. Loves sunshine and very well-drained gritty soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
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. [Collect Only]
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.
Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride'
Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride': Beautiful airy stems of white flowers in mid to late summer [Collect Only]
Kniphofia 'Alcazar' (Red hot poker 'Alcazar')
Kniphofia 'Alcazar' (Red hot poker 'Alcazar'): Tall spikes of vibrant red-orange flowers opening to a paler yellow to give a two-tone effect. Strappy green foliage. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [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. [Collect Only]
Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' (Syn. Stapleford Gem)
Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' (Syn. Stapleford Gem): Purple-blue tubular flowers with a metallic sheen and patches of white in the throat. Protect from hard frosts. To 60cm. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
Verbena officinalis 'Bampton' (Vervain 'Bampton')
Verbena officinalis 'Bampton' (Vervain 'Bampton'): Attractive plant with dark purple foliage and upright, wiry stems with delicate purple flowers. Long flowering. Up to 90cm. Hardy.