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Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone)
Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone): Large pure white flowers over a mound of green ferny foliage. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Anemonella thalictroides (Mayflower)
Anemonella thalictroides (Mayflower): Gorgeous little white flowers over dainty foliage. Hardy. To 20cm.
Aquilegia 'Dragonfly Hybrids' (Granny's bonnet. Columbine 'Dragonfly Hybrids')
Aquilegia 'Dragonfly Hybrids' (Granny's bonnet. Columbine 'Dragonfly Hybrids'): Large trumpet flowers with long spurs in mixed colours and bicolours in late spring. Attractive to bees/insects. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
Aquilegia 'Red Hobbit (Granny's bonnet. Columbine 'Red Hobbit)
Aquilegia 'Red Hobbit (Granny's bonnet. Columbine 'Red Hobbit): Large two-tone cherry red flowers with white corolla in spring. A shorter variety. Hardy. Height to 30cm.
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' (Granny's bonnet. Columbine 'Yellow Queen')
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' (Granny's bonnet. Columbine 'Yellow Queen'): Bright yellow, fragrant flowers with long spurs on tall stems above ferny foliage. Prefers some shade. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Aquilegia McKana group (Granny's bonnet. Columbine)
Aquilegia McKana group (Granny's bonnet. Columbine): Large trumpet flowers with long spurs in lemon yellow and other pastel colours in late spring. Attractive to bees. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears 'Baby Doll')
Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears 'Baby Doll'): A compact form with rounded evergreen leaves and short sprays of pale pink flowers in spring.
Bergenia 'Overture' (Elephant's ears 'Overture')
Bergenia 'Overture' (Elephant's ears 'Overture'): Vibrant magenta flowers over deep green leaves that turn claret in winter. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Bergenia cordifolia 'Vinterglod' (Elephant's ears 'Vinterglod' (Winterglow))
Bergenia cordifolia 'Vinterglod' (Elephant's ears 'Vinterglod' (Winterglow)): Dark, glossy green leaves, turning red in the winter. Dark red stems with dark pink bell-shaped flowers in Spring. Great ground-cover. [Collect Only]
Bletilla striata (Hyacinth orchid)
Bletilla striata (Hyacinth orchid): Pink orchid flowers on arching stems and sword-like leaves in late spring. Frost-hardy, so needs a sheltered spot. Up to 20cm.
Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss)
Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss): Heart shaped green leaves, with sprays of palest blue flowers in spring. Good in shade. [Collect Only]
Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Alexander's Great')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Alexander's Great'): Statement foliage plant for shade. Large, heart-shaped, silver leaves. Light-blue forget-me-not-like flowers in Spring. Hardy. Up to 40cm. [Collect Only]
Brunnera macrophylla 'Emerald Mist' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Emerald Mist')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Emerald Mist' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Emerald Mist'): Large heart shaped leaves with silver banding. Long stems of pale blue forget-me-not flowers. Hardy. Up to 40cm. [Collect Only]
Brunnera macrophylla 'Hadspen Cream' (Siberian bugloss 'Hadspen Cream')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Hadspen Cream' (Siberian bugloss 'Hadspen Cream'): Large, heartshaped green leaves with wide cream margin. Sprays of forget-me-not blue flowers in spring. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Brunnera macrophylla 'Sea Heart' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Sea Heart')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Sea Heart' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Sea Heart'): Large heart-shaped leaves with strong silver colouration with green veins. Sprays of forget-me-not blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata' (Siberian bugloss 'Variegata')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata' (Siberian bugloss 'Variegata'): Large, heartshaped leaves with bold variegation. Sprays of forget-me-not blue flowers in spring. Superb shade plant. Hardy. Up to 45cm. [Collect Only]
Cardamine quinquefolia
Cardamine quinquefolia: Light purple flowers emerge very early in spring, with attractive deeply divided leaves. Foliage dies down in summer.
Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue cahosh)
Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue cahosh): Shade-loving with yellow-brown flowers in spring, followed by blue berry-like seeds in autumn. Attractive, divided blue-grey foliage. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Cornus canadensis (creeping dogwood)
Cornus canadensis (creeping dogwood): Ground cover plant with white four petalled flowers in spring. Leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. Ideal under deciduous trees
Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' (White foxglove)
Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' (White foxglove): Pure white flowers on tall spires in late spring. Biennial so keep and re-sow the seed
Disporum longistylum 'Green Giant'
Disporum longistylum 'Green Giant': Elegant woodlander with white-green, pendant flowers and glossy dark evergreen leaves. Bamboo-like form, prefers a shady spot. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting stars, American cowslip)
Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting stars, American cowslip): Bright pink flowers in spring, swept back to reveal a yellow 'nose'. Hardy, but best grown in a sheltered spot. Up to 20cm.
Epimedium 'Amber Queen' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Amber Queen')
Epimedium 'Amber Queen' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Amber Queen'): Amber is the perfect description for the flower colour, held well about the leaves in mid-spring. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium 'Spine Tingler' (Barrenwort 'Spine Tingler')
Epimedium 'Spine Tingler' (Barrenwort 'Spine Tingler'): Very distinctive variety with long, tooth-edged leaves, rather like a holly and lemon yellow flowers. Hardy. To 30cm.
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty' (Barrenwort 'Red Beauty')
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty' (Barrenwort 'Red Beauty'): Large purple-pink flowers with white tips to the spurs, held on wiry stems above the heart-shaped leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium grandiflorum 'White Queen' (Barrenwort 'White Queen')
Epimedium grandiflorum 'White Queen' (Barrenwort 'White Queen'): Among the largest and showiest of white flowered Epimediums. To 30cm. Hardy.
Epimedium pinnatum subsp colchicum (Barrenwort)
Epimedium pinnatum subsp colchicum (Barrenwort): Attractive, evergreen, spiny, green leaves with yellow flowers held above the foliage. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' (Barrenwort 'Frohnleiten')
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' (Barrenwort 'Frohnleiten'): Heart-shaped leaves are bronze-tinted, wiry stems of yellow, star-like flowers in spring. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium x rubrum (red barrenwort)
Epimedium x rubrum (red barrenwort): Green heart shaped leaves tinged with red around the edges in spring. Small red flowers with yellow undersides. To 30cm. Hardy
Epimedium x warleyense (Barrenwort)
Epimedium x warleyense (Barrenwort): Dainty orange flowers in spring with yellow centres. Great for shady areas. To 30cm. Hardy.
Epimedium x warleyense 'Orangekonigin' (Barrenwort 'Orangekonigin')
Epimedium x warleyense 'Orangekonigin' (Barrenwort 'Orangekonigin'): New variety with orange flowers in the spring. Flowers held above heart-shaped leaves. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' (Purple spurge)
Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' (Purple spurge): Evergreen maroon foliage contrasts sharply with lime green flowers in spring. Height to 30cm. Hardy
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Mrs Robb's bonnet)
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Mrs Robb's bonnet): Great plant for difficult dry, shady areas. Evergreen dark-green leaves and vibrant lime-green flowers in spring. Suckers and can spread.
Euphorbia palustris (Marsh spurge)
Euphorbia palustris (Marsh spurge): Bright acid green bracts in spring. Height to 90cm. Hardy.
Euphorbia polychroma (Many-coloured spurge, Syn. Euphorbia epithymoides)
Euphorbia polychroma (Many-coloured spurge, Syn. Euphorbia epithymoides): Bright, acid-green bracts in spring. Forms neat mound at front of border. To 30cm. Hardy
Geranium phaeum (Dusky cranesbill)
Geranium phaeum (Dusky cranesbill): Purple flowers with swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Early to flower, reliable and easy. To 60cm. Hardy.
Geranium phaeum 'Raven' (Dusky cranesbill 'Raven')
Geranium phaeum 'Raven' (Dusky cranesbill 'Raven'): Dark purple flowers with long stamens and swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Great for shady areas. To 60cm. Hardy.
Geranium phaeum pale purple (Dusky cranesbill pale purple)
Geranium phaeum pale purple (Dusky cranesbill pale purple): Pale purple flowers with swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Early to flower, reliable and easy.
Geum 'Nonna' (PBR) (Avens 'Nonna')
Geum 'Nonna' (PBR) (Avens 'Nonna'): New variety with warm apricot semi-double flowers edged in orange, above hairy green foliage. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Spotted deadnettle 'Pink Pewter')
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Spotted deadnettle 'Pink Pewter'): A low ground cover plant with silvery heart-shaped leaves and short stems of pink flowers. Brightens up a shady area. Hardy. Up to 20cm.
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' (Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy')
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' (Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy'): A low ground cover plant with silvery heart-shaped leaves and short stems of white flowers. Brightens up a shady area. Hardy. Up to 20cm.
Lamium orvala 'Album'
Lamium orvala 'Album': A woodland perennial with large, white, lipped flowers in late spring. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra)
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra): Arching stems with hanging, heart shaped pink flowers. A spring classic. [Collect Only]
Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Valentine' (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra)
Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Valentine' (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra): Superb warm red flowered version of this familiar spring flowerer. Hardy. Up to 80cm. [Collect Only]
Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea)
Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea): Two-tone purple and pink pea-like flowers in early spring. Thrives in shade, even quite dry shade. To 30cm. Hardy.
Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus' (Spring pea)
Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus' (Spring pea): Two-tone pink/white pea-like flowers in early spring. Very pretty perennial which forms neat clumps. Thrives in shade.
Maianthemum racemosum (False solomon's seal. Syn. Smilacena racemosa)
Maianthemum racemosum (False solomon's seal. Syn. Smilacena racemosa): Arching sprays of white flowers with bold, oval green foliage. A fine woodland plant, especially if soil is not too dry. To 90cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Mukdenia rossii
Mukdenia rossii: Short plump spikes of white flowers in spring, but mainly grown for its foliage which turns brilliant red in autumn. Up to 30cm.
Paeonia 'Flame' (Paeony 'Flame')
Paeonia 'Flame' (Paeony 'Flame'): Rich and shiny scarlet red single flowers with a yellow centre. Glossy dark green leaves. Hardy. Up to 80cm. [Collect Only]
Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima' (Paeony 'Festiva Maxima')
Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima' (Paeony 'Festiva Maxima'): A strongly scented form with large double frilly white flowers with tints of pink in the centre. Glossy dark green leaves. Hardy. Up to 90cm. [Collect Only]
Paeonia lactiflora 'Moon of Nippon' (Paeony 'Moon of Nippon')
Paeonia lactiflora 'Moon of Nippon' (Paeony 'Moon of Nippon'): Large single white flowers with a mass of frilly central bright yellow petaloids. Highly scented. Glossy dark green leaves. Hardy. Up to 90cm. [Collect Only]
Paeonia officinalis 'Alba Plena' (Peony 'Alba Plena')
Paeonia officinalis 'Alba Plena' (Peony 'Alba Plena'): Sumptuous, large double white flowers above green foliage in May. A traditional cottage garden plant. May need support. [Collect Only]
Podophyllum peltatum (May apple)
Podophyllum peltatum (May apple): Large umbrella like leaves, with white waxy flowers beneath. A fine woodland plant. Height to 30cm. Hardy.
Podophyllum versipelle 'Spotty Dotty' (Himalayan May apple 'Spotty Dotty')
Podophyllum versipelle 'Spotty Dotty' (Himalayan May apple 'Spotty Dotty'): A stunning foliage plant with large umbrella-like leaves with dark bronze spots and red flowers which hang below the leaves. Hardy Up to 40cm.
Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca')
Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca'): Really unusual variety with green/acid yellow flowers. To 20cm. Hardy.
Primula denticulata 'Rubin' (Drumstick primula 'Rubin')
Primula denticulata 'Rubin' (Drumstick primula 'Rubin'): Dark pink/magenta balls of flowers on sturdy stems. To 25cm. Hardy
Primula elatior (Oxslip)
Primula elatior (Oxslip): Pale yellow, primrose colour flowers in clusters on gently arching stems.
Primula sieboldii
Primula sieboldii: Mixed colour range of pink, purples and white flowers above a rosette of crinkled green leaves. Best grown in moist shade. Hardy. To 30cm.
Primula vulgaris (Primrose)
Primula vulgaris (Primrose): The much loved wild primrose which self-seeds merrily here at the nursery. To 20cm. Hardy.
Primula vulgaris 'Dunbeg' (Primrose 'Dunbeg')
Primula vulgaris 'Dunbeg' (Primrose 'Dunbeg'): Soft apricot primrose flowers which perfectly tone with the dark purplish foliage. Hardy. Height to 20cm.
Pulmonaria 'Cotton Cool' (Lungwort 'Cotton Cool')
Pulmonaria 'Cotton Cool' (Lungwort 'Cotton Cool'): Slender leaves, so heavily spotted that they're almost completely silver. Classic pulmonaria purple/blue/pink flowers. To 30cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Lungwort 'Sissinghurst White')
Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Lungwort 'Sissinghurst White'): Clusters of pure white flowers in spring over white spotted green leaves. To 20cm. Hardy.
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Leopard' (Lungwort 'Leopard')
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Leopard' (Lungwort 'Leopard'): Rich pink flowers in mid-spring with green foliage heavily spotted with silver. Good in shade. To 30cm. Hardy
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Album' (French meadow rue 'Album')
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Album' (French meadow rue 'Album'): Clouds of fluffy white flowers in spring, foliage looks like an aquilegia, but much taller. To 1.5m Hardy
Thalictrum Nimbus Pink = 'Tntnp' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus Pink')
Thalictrum Nimbus Pink = 'Tntnp' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus Pink'): A new variety with dense clouds of fluffy lavender pink flowers on dark stems above grey-green ferny foliage like an aquilegia. Hardy. Up to 70cm.
Thalictrum Nimbus White = 'Tntnw' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus White')
Thalictrum Nimbus White = 'Tntnw' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus White'): A new variety with dense clouds of fluffy white flowers on dark stems above grey-green ferny foliage like an aquilegia. Hardy. Up to 70cm.
Trillium grandiflorum (American wake-robin)
Trillium grandiflorum (American wake-robin): Pure white, three petalled flowers over three-leaved foliage.
Tulipa sprengeri
Tulipa sprengeri: Gorgeous late flowering species tulip. Red with gold tones.