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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. [Collect Only]
Agastache 'Blackadder' (Giant hyssop 'Blackadder')
Agastache 'Blackadder' (Giant hyssop 'Blackadder'): Bright blue flower spikes and aromatic foliage - very attractive to bees. To 1.2m. Hardy [Collect Only]
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]
Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese Anemone 'Whirlwind')
Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese Anemone 'Whirlwind'): Large, almost fully double white flowers flowering from late summer to autumn. Good in almost any soil, except wet. Fully hardy. To 1.2m [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]
Aruncus dioicus (Goat's beard)
Aruncus dioicus (Goat's beard): Stately plant for larger borders or feature plant. Deeply divided foliage, frothy panicles of creamy white flowers in summer. Hardy. Up to 2m.
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.
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 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke')
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke'): Tall spikes of violet pea-like flowers on almost black stems, attractive grey-green foliage. Dark-grey seed pods. Hardy. Up to 1.2m
Baptisia australis (Indigo weed)
Baptisia australis (Indigo weed): Spires of lipped indigo flowers over olive-green foliage. Flowering height 1.2m.
Baptisia australis 'Alba' (Indigo weed - white form)
Baptisia australis 'Alba' (Indigo weed - white form): Spires of lipped white flowers over olive-green foliage. Hardy. Flowering height 1.2m.
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.
Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant)
Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant): Arching sprays of pretty pink flowers in early spring above large ornamental leaves.
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. [Collect Only]
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]
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. [Collect Only]
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.
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 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. [Collect Only]
Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba'
Fuchsia magellanica 'Alba': Hardy fuchsia with white flowers tinged with pink. Deciduous shrub with lance shaped deep green leaves. Prefers a sheltered spot. Up to 1.2m. [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]
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. [Collect Only]
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 '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
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.
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.
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
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 [Collect Only]
Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife)
Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife): Spikes of white flowers arch over and tip up again, like a goose or swan neck. To 1m. Hardy [Collect Only]
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 'Schneewittchen' (Bergamot 'Schneewittchen')
Monarda 'Schneewittchen' (Bergamot 'Schneewittchen'): Whorls of pure white flowers held high above aromatic foliage. Does well in sun or part shade and in moist soil. Attractive to bees. To 90cm. 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.
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. [Collect Only]
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (Fountain grass 'Hameln')
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (Fountain grass 'Hameln'): A deciduous clump-forming grass with spectacular feathery flowers tinged purple. Full sun. May need some protection in cold areas. 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]
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant)
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant): Spires of light pinkish purple flowers on slowly spiralling stems. [Collect Only]
Polygonatum verticillatum 'Rubrum'
Polygonatum verticillatum 'Rubrum': Tall upright dark-red stems with whorls of narrow leaves and bell shaped flowers flushed red. Good in shade. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
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 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.
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
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 [Collect Only]