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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 filipendulina 'Gold Plate' (Yarrow 'Gold Plate')
Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' (Yarrow 'Gold Plate'): Statuesque achillea with huge, flat gold flower heads above upright ferny foliage. A statement plant for dry, sunny borders. Hardy. To 1m.
Aconitum 'Stainless Steel' (Monkshood 'Stainless Steel')
Aconitum 'Stainless Steel' (Monkshood 'Stainless Steel'): Elegant, light steely grey hooded flowers over finely divided ferny foliage. Good in shade if not too dry. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Aconitum napellus 'Album' (White Monkshood)
Aconitum napellus 'Album' (White Monkshood): White hooded flowers over finely divided frondy foliage. A great plant for shade, even quite dry shade. Flowers at about 1.2m Hardy. [Collect Only]
Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' (Baneberry 'Pink Spike' (Previously known as Cimicifuga))
Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' (Baneberry 'Pink Spike' (Previously known as Cimicifuga)): Spires of scented pale pink flowers from pink buds in late summer. Reddish-brown foliage.
Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate' (Snakeroot 'Chocolate')
Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate' (Snakeroot 'Chocolate'): An attractive perennial with leaves tinged with chocolate brown and delicate white flowers, much loved by bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Aruncus 'Horatio' (Goat's beard 'Horatio')
Aruncus 'Horatio' (Goat's beard 'Horatio'): A very elegant form of the familiar goat's beard, with fine sprays of creamy flowers in summer. To 1.2m. Hardy [Collect Only]
Aster 'Little Carlow' (Syn. Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' (cordifolium hybrid))
Aster 'Little Carlow' (Syn. Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' (cordifolium hybrid)): Large sprays of small purplish blue flowers in autumn. Very reliable, easy to grow perennial. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight' (Syn. Eurybia x herveyi)
Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight' (Syn. Eurybia x herveyi): Lavender-blue flowers with a yellow centre in late summer. Mildew-resistant foliage. An earlier flowering variety. Height to 1m.
Aster novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin' (Syn. Symphyotrichum 'Septemberrubin')
Aster novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin' (Syn. Symphyotrichum 'Septemberrubin'): Tall sprays of bright purple-red flowers with bright yellow centre in autumn. Very reliable. Great late season colour. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze'
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze': A very tall form with statuesque fluffy purple flowers above fresh green ferny foliage. Excellent for damp or shady spots. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo weed 'Indigo Spires')
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo weed 'Indigo Spires'): Spikes of violet-blue pea-like flowers with a yellow edge above a mound of grey-green foliage. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 1.2m [Collect Only]
Baptisia 'Solar Flare' (Indigo weed 'Solar Flare')
Baptisia 'Solar Flare' (Indigo weed 'Solar Flare'): New Baptisia with unusual golden yellow pea-like flowers which deepen in colour as they age producing a multicoloured effect. Hardy. Up to 90cm. [Collect Only]
Baptisia australis (Indigo weed)
Baptisia australis (Indigo weed): Spires of lipped indigo flowers over olive-green foliage. Flowering height 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass)
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass): Arching, plump spikes of silvery purplish flowerheads turning golden brown in winter. [Collect Only]
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Feather-reed grass 'Overdam')
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Feather-reed grass 'Overdam'): Deciduous grass with upright clumps of narrow cream-striped leaves with stems of purplish flowers, which fade to blond through winter. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Campanula 'Kent Belle' (Bellflower 'Kent Belle')
Campanula 'Kent Belle' (Bellflower 'Kent Belle'): Tall upright stems with deep violet, narrow drooping bell shaped flowers above dark green foliage. May need some support. Hardy. To 1.2m.
Campanula lactiflora 'Alba' (Milky bellflower 'Alba')
Campanula lactiflora 'Alba' (Milky bellflower 'Alba'): Tall stems with clusters of pure white flowers in mid-summer. Ideal for filling out borders and adding height. Hardy. Up to 1.2m
Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leaved bellflower)
Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leaved bellflower): Tall spikes of large, cup-shaped blue flowers over slender foliage in mid-summer. To 1.2m. Hardy
Chasmanthium latifolium (Spangle grass)
Chasmanthium latifolium (Spangle grass): Deciduous perennial grass, with arching stems of flattened spikes. Bronze tints in Autumn. Moist, well-drained soil. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Clematis integrifolia
Clematis integrifolia: Non-climbing form of Clematis with small blue bell shaped flowers. Flowers on current seasons wood in late summer. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow'
Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow': Arching sprays of golden yellow flowers in late summer. A vigorous grower. Fully hardy in well drained soils. To 1m
Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant)
Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant): Arching sprays of pretty pink flowers in early spring above large ornamental leaves. [Collect Only]
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted hair grass)
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted hair grass): Summer flowering grass with airy silvery purple flower heads which keep their structure long into winter. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldschleier' (Tufted hair grass 'Goldschleier')
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldschleier' (Tufted hair grass 'Goldschleier'): Summer flowering grass. Airy golden flower heads keep their structure long into winter. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland'
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland': Summer flowering grass with dark green leaves and airy silvery purple flower heads, keep their structure long into winter. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Digitalis grandiflora (Yellow foxglove)
Digitalis grandiflora (Yellow foxglove): Perennial foxglove with yellow bell-shaped flowers above clumps of evergreen lance-shaped leaves. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 1m. AGM
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]
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King'
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King': Tall, semi-evergreen fern with arching fronds,each leaflet is divided (Crested). Best in moist semi-shade. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Dryopteris filix-mas (male fern)
Dryopteris filix-mas (male fern): The native deciduous fern with tall fronds in a shuttlecock shape. Leaves turn copper brown in the autumn. Prefers moist shade. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior' (Coneflower 'Magnus Superior')
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior' (Coneflower 'Magnus Superior'): Superb form with tall stems of pink daisy flowers with a central brown cone. Prefers full sun and good drainage. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' (Globe thistle)
Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' (Globe thistle): Tall upright stems of bright blue globe flowers above clumps of spiny, grey-green leaves. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' (Globe thistle)
Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' (Globe thistle): Dark blue spherical flower heads above attractive grey-green foliage. Loved by bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 1m [Collect Only]
Euphorbia characias (Spurge)
Euphorbia characias (Spurge): Evergreen perennial with blue-green leaves and lime-green flowers in early summer. Long-flowering. May self-seed. Prefers a sunny spot. [Collect Only]
Euphorbia characias Silver Swan = 'Wilcott' (PBR) (Spurge 'Silver Swan')
Euphorbia characias Silver Swan = 'Wilcott' (PBR) (Spurge 'Silver Swan'): A striking, variegated form with blue-green leaves edged in white. Green and white flowering bracts in late Spring.
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean spurge)
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean spurge): Evergreen perennial with blue-green leaves and vibrant lime-green flowers in early summer. Prefers full sun. Hardy to about -10C, but not for long periods. Up to 1.2m.
Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter' (Spurge 'Dixter')
Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter' (Spurge 'Dixter'): An upright perennial with bright orange bracts which brighten the early spring garden. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Euphorbia palustris 'Walenburg's Glorie' (Marsh spurge 'Walenburg's Glorie')
Euphorbia palustris 'Walenburg's Glorie' (Marsh spurge 'Walenburg's Glorie'): Bright acid green bracts in spring, creating vibrant clumps of flowers. A warmer yellow than the species. Good on moist soils. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Geranium psilostemon (Armenian cranesbill)
Geranium psilostemon (Armenian cranesbill): Big magenta flowers with shiny black eye. Tall and vigorous. To 1.2m. Hardy.
Helenium 'Mardi Gras' (Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras')
Helenium 'Mardi Gras' (Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras'): Bright orange petals, splashed with yellow and brown central cone in late summer. Long flowering if cut back flowered stems. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed 'Moerheim Beauty')
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed 'Moerheim Beauty'): Brilliant coppery-red flowers with swept back petals and a central chocolate boss in late summer. To 1.2m.
Helenium 'Rauchtopas' (Sneezeweed 'Rauchtopas')
Helenium 'Rauchtopas' (Sneezeweed 'Rauchtopas'): Gorgeous variety with petals that are a rich gold on top and coppery-red beneath. [Collect Only]
Hemerocallis 'Stafford' (Day lily 'Stafford')
Hemerocallis 'Stafford' (Day lily 'Stafford'): Large, velvety red flowers with a gold throat in mid-late summer. Height to 70cm. Hardy.
Hemerocallis citrina (Long yellow day lily)
Hemerocallis citrina (Long yellow day lily): Fragrant lemon, yellow lily flowers on long stems above green strappy foliage. Flowers open in evening. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (yellow daylily)
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (yellow daylily): Fragrant lemon yellow lily flowers above green strappy foliage. Semi-evergreen. Flowers typically open in the evening. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian Iris 'Silver Edge')
Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian Iris 'Silver Edge'): Rich purple flowers with a fine silver picotee petal edge. [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.
Kniphofia 'Bees Sunset' (Red hot poker 'Bees Sunset. Syn. Kniphofia 'Shining Sceptre')
Kniphofia 'Bees Sunset' (Red hot poker 'Bees Sunset. Syn. Kniphofia 'Shining Sceptre'): Sturdy golden spikes over strappy green foliage in late summer.
Kniphofia 'Timothy' (Red hot poker 'Timothy')
Kniphofia 'Timothy' (Red hot poker 'Timothy'): Tall spikes of creamy orange flowers on bronze stems in mid-late summer. Superb in sunny, dry borders. To 1.2m. Hardy
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky' (Shasta daisy 'Becky')
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky' (Shasta daisy 'Becky'): Shasta daisy with clean white flowers with golden centre. Long flowering season. Ideal for sunny border. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Sonnenschein' (Shasta daisy 'Sonnenschein')
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Sonnenschein' (Shasta daisy 'Sonnenschein'): Shasta daisy with pale yellow flowers with golden centre. Excellent for cutting. Long flowering season. Hardy. Up to 90cm
Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' (Leopard plant 'Desdemona')
Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' (Leopard plant 'Desdemona'): Large orange daisy-like flowers over rounded greeny-bronze foliage with purple undersides. To 1m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania': Dramatic spikes of brightest pink flowers in late summer.
Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis': Dramatic spikes of royal purple flowers in late summer. Needs damp soil in summer so is ideal for bog gardens. Height to 1.2m. Hardy
Lychnis Chalcedonica (Maltese cross)
Lychnis Chalcedonica (Maltese cross): Domes of bright scarlet flowers with four petals, hence its common name. Excellent for adding height and bright colour in summer borders
Lychnis chalcedonica 'Carnea' (Maltese Cross 'Carnea')
Lychnis chalcedonica 'Carnea' (Maltese Cross 'Carnea'): A more subtle form of the Maltese Cross with domes of pale peach pink flowers with four petals, hence its common name. Hardy. Up to 100cm.
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.
Lysimachia barystachys (White Loosestrife)
Lysimachia barystachys (White Loosestrife): Upright spikes of white flowers in late summer. Vigorous and very attractive to bees and butterflies. To 1m. Hardy
Lythrum salicaria 'Blush' (Loosestrife 'Blush')
Lythrum salicaria 'Blush' (Loosestrife 'Blush'): Tapering, sturdy spikes of soft pink flowers in mid to late summer. To 1.2m. Hardy
Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze' (Loosestrife 'Firecandle')
Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze' (Loosestrife 'Firecandle'): Tapering, sturdy spikes of bright pink flowers in mid to late summer. To 1.2m. Hardy
Lythrum salicaria 'Swirl' (Loosestrife 'Swirl')
Lythrum salicaria 'Swirl' (Loosestrife 'Swirl'): Slender upright spires of bright pink flowers from early to late summer. Does well in damp borders but generally unfussy. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass 'Transparent')
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass 'Transparent'): Deciduous grass with long feathery purple flower spikes. Likes moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Monarda 'Prarienacht' (Bergamot 'Prarienacht')
Monarda 'Prarienacht' (Bergamot 'Prarienacht'): Whorls of zingy purple flowers over bright green aromatic foliage. Very attractive to bees. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink muhly grass)
Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink muhly grass): Clump-forming grass with dramatic billowing pink flowers in summer into autumn. Semi-evergreen. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings' (Peony 'White Wings')
Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings' (Peony 'White Wings'): Single, lightly fragrant white flowers with gold centre. Full sun or light shade, rich but open soil best. To 1m. Fully hardy. [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]
Paeonia wittmanniana
Paeonia wittmanniana: A delightful herbaceous peony with pale pink almost white bowl-shaped flowers with a yellow centre and attractive foliage. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' (Switch grass 'Shenandoah')
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' (Switch grass 'Shenandoah'): Deciduous clump-forming grass with strappy green leaves turning purple/red in autumn, airy panicles of flowers flushed purple. Hardy. Up to 1.1m. [Collect Only]
Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' (Switch grass 'Squaw')
Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' (Switch grass 'Squaw'): Deciduous grass with strappy green leaves which turn a purple red in autumn, with airy panicles of flowers flushed pink. Hardy. Up to 1m.
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.
Persicaria amplexicaulis (Red bistort)
Persicaria amplexicaulis (Red bistort): Spikes of reddish pink flowers from July to November. Robust plant ideal for filling awkward corners. Easy and reliable. [Collect Only]
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' (Red Bistort 'Firetail')
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' (Red Bistort 'Firetail'): Tall perennial with spikes of bright pink flowers in late summer. Large oval pointed leaves. A robust plant. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Phlox paniculata 'Norah Leigh'
Phlox paniculata 'Norah Leigh': A bold variegated phlox with pale pink almost white flowers with dark pink eye. Lovely fragrance. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant)
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant): Spires of light pinkish purple flowers on slowly spiralling stems. [Collect Only]
Salvia 'Hot Lips' (Sage 'Hot Lips')
Salvia 'Hot Lips' (Sage 'Hot Lips'): Bicolour flowers in white and lipstick red and delicious scented foliage. Half-hardy, copes with -5C in a sheltered spot. To 1m.
Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue'
Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue': Frost tender perennial with tall vibrant purple flowers in late summer and contrasting dark green foliage. Long flowering. Up to 1m.
Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tip'
Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tip': Spikes of burgundy-red bobble-like flowers appear in late summer over green leaves tinged with brown. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba 'Pink Tanna' (Burnet 'Pink Tanna')
Sanguisorba 'Pink Tanna' (Burnet 'Pink Tanna'): Fluffy Pink flower bobbles mid-late summer over attractive fern-like foliage. Good in damp soil, sun or shade. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder' (Burnet 'Red Thunder')
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Red Thunder' (Burnet 'Red Thunder'): Stems of dark-red bobble-like flowers above attractive divided foliage. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Sporobolus heterolepsis (prairie dropseed)
Sporobolus heterolepsis (prairie dropseed): Fine deciduous grass with green foliage in summer turning golden. Graceful flower heads in late summer. Needs sunny spot in well-drained soil. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Stipa calamagrostis (Pheasant grass)
Stipa calamagrostis (Pheasant grass): Deciduous grass with narrow arching leaves and attractive feather-like flowers in summer. Can cope with dry soil. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Thalictrum 'Splendide White' (PBR) (Rue 'Splendide White')
Thalictrum 'Splendide White' (PBR) (Rue 'Splendide White'): Pure white flowers open from spherical buds. Spectacular in dappled shade
Thalictrum delavayi 'Album' (Chinese meadow rue 'Album')
Thalictrum delavayi 'Album' (Chinese meadow rue 'Album'): Dainty cup-shaped white flowers held high above fern-like greyish green leaves. To 1.2m. Hardy [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hewitt's Double')
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hewitt's Double'): Tiny purple pom-pom flowers dance airily above ferny grey-green foliage. Height to 1.2m. Hardy