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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
Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches)
Acanthus mollis (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.
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
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]
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert')
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'): Large white flowers flowering from late summer to autumn. Good in almost any soil, except wet. Fully hardy. To 1.2m
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. [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.
Astrantia maxima (Largest masterwort)
Astrantia maxima (Largest masterwort): Two-tone pink/green, long-lasting, starry flowers. Best in a bit of shade and moist soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass)
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass): Arching, plump spikes of silvery purplish flowerheads turning golden brown in winter.
Calamagrostis emodensis
Calamagrostis emodensis: Stunning grass with fluffy arching flowerheads mid-summer with pinkish tones maturing to gold then creamy white by autumn. Full sun, well drained soil. Ht 60-120cm Sp 30-60cm [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 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
Centaurea atropurpurea
Centaurea atropurpurea: Attractive deep-red, almost black thistle like flowers above silvery foliage. Good for bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
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. [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 [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. [Collect Only]
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
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.
Echinacea pallida (Pale purple coneflower)
Echinacea pallida (Pale purple coneflower): Long slender pale purple petals hang from a central cone. Very attractive to bees/butterflies. To 1.2m. Hardy.
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.
Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow' (Globe thistle 'Arctic Glow')
Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow' (Globe thistle 'Arctic Glow'): Tall upright stems of white globe flowers above clumps of spiny, grey-green leaves. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 1m.
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.
Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'
Fuchsia 'Hawkshead': One of the hardier Fuchsias. Dark green foliage and dainty white flowers, tinged with green. Need a sheltered spot. 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 'Kanaria' (Sneezeweed 'Kanaria')
Helenium 'Kanaria' (Sneezeweed 'Kanaria'): Masses of clear lemon yellow flowers with swept back petals and central mustardy-gold dome. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
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.
Iris sibirica 'Gull's Wing' (Siberian Iris 'Gull's Wing')
Iris sibirica 'Gull's Wing' (Siberian Iris 'Gull's Wing'): Pure white flowers with a greeny yellow throat, over strappy green foliage. Prefers moist soil. Makes a bold clump. Hardy. Up to 1m. [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]
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. [Collect Only]
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.
Lupinus 'Chandelier' (Lupin 'Chandelier' (Band of Nobles Series))
Lupinus 'Chandelier' (Lupin 'Chandelier' (Band of Nobles Series)): Tightly packed spires of creamy yellow flowers in midsummer. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Lupinus 'The Page' (Lupin 'The Page' (Band of Nobles Series))
Lupinus 'The Page' (Lupin 'The Page' (Band of Nobles Series)): Tall spires of bright red flowers in midsummer. Cottage garden favourite. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
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
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]
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 virgatum 'Dropmore Purple' (Wand loosestrife 'Dropmore Purple')
Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple' (Wand loosestrife 'Dropmore Purple'): Upright spikes of purple-pink flowers in the mid-summer with lance-like foliage. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Miscanthus transmorissonensis
Miscanthus transmorissonensis: Tall elegant, evergreen grass with arching stems of silvery grey flower heads. Flowers held well above the foliage. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Molinia caerulea 'Dauerstrahl' (Purple moor grass 'Dauerstrahl')
Molinia caerulea 'Dauerstrahl' (Purple moor grass 'Dauerstrahl'): Upright, purple, flower stalks with slender purple flower heads in late summer. Mounds of mid-green foliage from spring. 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. [Collect Only]
Morina longifolia
Morina longifolia: Whorls of white tubular flowers which age to pink, above prickly rosettes of glossy dark green aromatic leaves. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
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 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. [Collect Only]
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba' (white flowered red bistort)
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba' (white flowered red bistort): Spikes of white flowers in late summer. Large oval pointed leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Phlox paniculata 'David' (Phlox 'David')
Phlox paniculata 'David' (Phlox 'David'): An excellent phlox with clean white flowers and a delightful scent. To 1.2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Phlox paniculata 'Miss Pepper'
Phlox paniculata 'Miss Pepper': Tall phlox variety with dark stems and pink flowers with a deep pink eye. Lovely fragrance. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Poa labillardierei (Blue tussock grass)
Poa labillardierei (Blue tussock grass): Elegant, upright grass with slender blue-green leaves. Arching, open biscuity-coloured panicles in mid-summer. Evergreen.To 1.2m Hardy [Collect Only]
Salvia 'Amethyst Lips' (PBR) (Sage 'Amethyst Lips)
Salvia 'Amethyst Lips' (PBR) (Sage 'Amethyst Lips): Bicolour flowers in white and deep purple and delicious scented foliage. Half-hardy, copes with -5C in a sheltered spot. To 1m.
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 guaranitica 'Blue Enigma' (Anise-scented sage 'Blue Enigma')
Salvia guaranitica 'Blue Enigma' (Anise-scented sage 'Blue Enigma'): Tall spikes of deep blue, flowers. Frost-hardy. Up to 1.2m. Prefers full sun and a sheltered spot. Late summer. Attractive to bees. [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 '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.