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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
Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone)
Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone): Large pure white flowers over a mound of green ferny foliage. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
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.
Astilbe 'Sprite' (simplicifolia hybrid)
Astilbe 'Sprite' (simplicifolia hybrid): A shorter form of this popular perennial with panicles of pale pink flowers & dark green ferny leaves. Good for damp or shady spots. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
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]
Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'
Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud': Spikes of small, soft blue flowers above mounds of minty scented green leaves. Loved by bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'
Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud': Spikes of small white flowers above mounds of minty scented green leaves. Loved by bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Campanula glomerata 'Alba' (White clustered bellflower)
Campanula glomerata 'Alba' (White clustered bellflower): Tight clusters of white flowers on short stems above neat, mat-forming foliage. Height about 30cm. Hardy.
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Japanese sedge 'Evergold')
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Japanese sedge 'Evergold'): Evergreen, strappy leaves with a vibrant yellow centre and bright green edges. Hardy, easy and trouble-free. Up to 30cm.
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 '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
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago, Hardy plumbago, dwarf plumbago)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago, Hardy plumbago, dwarf plumbago): Brilliant blue flowers in later summer over foliage which turns redder as winter approaches.
Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
Dicentra 'King of Hearts': Bright rose pendent flowers held above blue-green ferny foliage. Likes a sheltered spot in dappled shade, not too dry. Hardy. Up to 25cm.
Erigeron 'Foerster's Liebling' (Fleabane 'Foerster's Liebling')
Erigeron 'Foerster's Liebling' (Fleabane 'Foerster's Liebling'): Large semi-double deep pink flowers with a bright yellow eye. Great for sunny, well-drained spots. Easy and reliable. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
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.
Erigeron karvinskianus 'Lavender Lady' (Fleabane 'Lavender Lady')
Erigeron karvinskianus 'Lavender Lady' (Fleabane 'Lavender Lady'): A lavender flowered form of this delicate but robust daisy. Self-seeds around where happy. To 20cm. Hardy.
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.
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 myrsinites (Spurge)
Euphorbia myrsinites (Spurge): Sprawling stems of glaucous leaves and acid green flowers in spring. Prefers full sun and good drainage. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
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
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue')
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue'): Forms an evergreen mound of fine, blue-green grass with sprays of blond flowers in mid-summer. Height to 30cm. Hardy.
Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby' (PBR) (Deep pink flowered strawberry)
Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby' (PBR) (Deep pink flowered strawberry): An ornamental strawberry plant with dark pink flowers from spring to autumn. Good ground cover
Geranium 'Dusky Crug' (Cranesbill 'Dusky Crug')
Geranium 'Dusky Crug' (Cranesbill 'Dusky Crug'): Neat mounds of chocolatey brown foliage with sugar pink flowers in mid-summer. Needs good drainage. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Geranium 'Elke' (Cranesbill 'Elke')
Geranium 'Elke' (Cranesbill 'Elke'): Compact, long flowering with pink, white centred, white edged flowers.
Geranium himalayense 'Baby Blue' (Cranesbill 'Baby Blue')
Geranium himalayense 'Baby Blue' (Cranesbill 'Baby Blue'): Large blue cup shaped flowers with purple veining. Spreading habit, forming a carpet of deeply divided leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye' (Cranesbill 'Gravetye')
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye' (Cranesbill 'Gravetye'): Purplish blue cup shaped flowers with purple veining. Pink tinged early foliage, spreading habit
Geranium maculatum 'Album' (white spotted cranesbill)
Geranium maculatum 'Album' (white spotted cranesbill): Clean white flowers over neat foliage. Great for establishing under trees and in shady areas.
Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann' (Spotted cranesbill 'Elizabeth Ann')
Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann' (Spotted cranesbill 'Elizabeth Ann'): Pink flowers over dark, almost wine red leaves. Fully hardy. Height to 40cm.
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood' (Knotted cranesbill 'Silverwood')
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood' (Knotted cranesbill 'Silverwood'): Pure white form of the more common pink species. Soft, shiny green leaves. Ideal for dappled shade. Hardy. To 30cm.
Geranium Orkney Cherry = 'Bremerry' (PBR) (Cranesbill 'Orkney Cherry')
Geranium Orkney Cherry = 'Bremerry' (PBR) (Cranesbill 'Orkney Cherry'): Masses of small vivid pink flowers over a neat mound of bronzy green foliage. Height to 25cm. Hardy
Geranium Patricia = 'Brempat' (Cranesbill 'Patricia')
Geranium Patricia = 'Brempat' (Cranesbill 'Patricia'): Masses of magenta flowers over fresh green foliage. Height to 30cm. Fully hardy.
Geranium Rozanne = 'Gerwat' (PBR) (Geranium 'Rozanne')
Geranium Rozanne = 'Gerwat' (PBR) (Geranium 'Rozanne'): Noted for its large blue, white centred flowers and very long flowering period. A fine border geranium. Doesn't run. To 30cm. Hardy
Geranium sanguineum (Bloody cranesbill)
Geranium sanguineum (Bloody cranesbill): Neat, mat forming hardy geranium with bright pink flowers throughout the summer. Good for edging and pots.
Geranium sanguineum 'Album' (Bloody cranesbill 'Album')
Geranium sanguineum 'Album' (Bloody cranesbill 'Album'): Pure white flowers over a mat of dark green leaves. Height to 20cm. Fully hardy.
Geranium sanguineum 'Ankum's Pride' (Bloody cranesbill 'Ankum's Pride')
Geranium sanguineum 'Ankum's Pride' (Bloody cranesbill 'Ankum's Pride'): A low-growing geranium with rose pink flowers with darker veins, above a mat of divided foliage. Hardy. Up to 15cm.
Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei' (Bloody cranesbill 'Max Frei')
Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei' (Bloody cranesbill 'Max Frei'): Neat mounds of bright pink flowers over dense, semi-evergreen foliage. [Collect Only]
Geranium sanguineum 'Tiny Monster' (Bloody cranesbill 'Tiny Monster')
Geranium sanguineum 'Tiny Monster' (Bloody cranesbill 'Tiny Monster'): A low-growing geranium with vibrant pink flowers with dark veins, with deeply divided foliage. Good ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Geranium sanguineum var. striatum (Striped bloody cranesbill)
Geranium sanguineum var. striatum (Striped bloody cranesbill): Really pretty palest pink flowers with darker pink veins. Forms low growing mats or mounds.
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Cranesbill 'Biokovo')
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Cranesbill 'Biokovo'): Pale pink flowers with deep pink stamens above a low growing mat of small, aromatic, near-evergreen leaves. Hardy. Up to 20cm.
Geum 'Lemon Drops' (Avens 'Lemon Drops')
Geum 'Lemon Drops' (Avens 'Lemon Drops'): Primrose yellow flowers, semi-evergreen foliage. To 50cm. Hardy and reliable.
Geum 'Rusty Young' (Avens 'Rusty Young')
Geum 'Rusty Young' (Avens 'Rusty Young'): Warm golden yellow flowers splashed with coppery red.
Geum 'Stacey's Sunrise' (Avens 'Stacey's Sunrise')
Geum 'Stacey's Sunrise' (Avens 'Stacey's Sunrise'): Pale yellow flowers on compact stems above rosettes of rounded hairy leaves. Semi-evergreen. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose': Darkest purple leaves, splashed with bright pink. Excellent for all year round foliage colour. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Heuchera 'Obsidian' (PBR)
Heuchera 'Obsidian' (PBR): Darkest purple leaves, almost black and glossy. Superb in pots - imagine it in a silver one!.
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat')
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat'): A compact variety of catmint making a neat mound of aromatic green foliage and clusters of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Mist' (Mondo Grass 'Silver Mist')
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Mist' (Mondo Grass 'Silver Mist'): Grass-like evergreen perennial with variegated strappy leaves. Lavender flower spikes in the summer followed by black berries. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Ophiopogon planescapus 'Nigrescens' (Black lilyturf)
Ophiopogon planescapus 'Nigrescens' (Black lilyturf): Jet back strappy leaves and purplish flowers in mid-summer. Widely and rightly used in modern planting schemes against silvery plants and paving.
Origanum 'Kent Beauty' (Marjoram 'Kent Beauty')
Origanum 'Kent Beauty' (Marjoram 'Kent Beauty'): Largely grown for it's attractive flowers which hang from this low growing plant like pink hops.
Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red' (Knotweed 'Darjeeling Red')
Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red' (Knotweed 'Darjeeling Red'): Semi-evergreen mat-forming perennial with green narrow leaves that turn bronze over winter. Spikes of pink poker-like flowers which darken with age.
Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes' (Knotweed 'Donald Lowndes')
Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes' (Knotweed 'Donald Lowndes'): Low-growing mat-forming perennial of narrow dark-green leaves and spikes of small pink flowers which darken with age. Hardy. Up to 30cm
Phlox subulata 'Lilacina' (Moss phlox 'Lilacina')
Phlox subulata 'Lilacina' (Moss phlox 'Lilacina'): Pale blue star-like flowers above a cushion of hairy narrow leaves. Good for alpine beds or rockeries. Hardy. Up to 15cm.
Polemonium 'Northern Lights' (Jacob's Ladder 'Northern Lights')
Polemonium 'Northern Lights' (Jacob's Ladder 'Northern Lights'): Heavenly scented, compact form of Jacob's Ladder, with warm blue flowers
Potentilla atrosanguinea (Cinquefoil)
Potentilla atrosanguinea (Cinquefoil): Bright scarlet flowers over silvery foliage. Great for stony or poor soils in full sun.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 denticulata var. alba (Drumstick primula - white)
Primula denticulata var. alba (Drumstick primula - white): Pure white 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.
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno' (Pasque flower 'Papageno')
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno' (Pasque flower 'Papageno'): The petals are deeply dissected, giving a frilled, double effect. Usually purple but can be pink, reddish or white. Hardy. To 30cm
Pulsatilla vulgaris Heiler hybrids
Pulsatilla vulgaris Heiler hybrids: Mixed colour range, purple, pink, red or white. Lovely ornamental seed heads. Prefers a well drained, sunny site. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Sisyrinchium idahoense 'Album'
Sisyrinchium idahoense 'Album': White star-like flowers with a yellow centre, grass-like strappy foliage. Prefers a sunny spot with good drainage. Hardy. Up to 15cm.
Thalictrum isopyroides
Thalictrum isopyroides: Dainty froth of finely divided fern like flowers topped with sprays of tiny green flowers in summer. A shade lover. To 30cm. Hardy.