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Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl' (Baneberry 'White Pearl' (Previously known as Cimicifuga))
Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl' (Baneberry 'White Pearl' (Previously known as Cimicifuga)): Ferny, light green foliage all summer, arching spires of scented white flowers in autumn. Great in some shade. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (Baneberry 'Brunette' (Previously known as Cimicifuga))
Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (Baneberry 'Brunette' (Previously known as Cimicifuga)): Spires of scented white flowers in late summer over very attractive ferny dark foliage. A superb plant in part shade. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
Althaea cannabina (Hemp leaved Hollyhock)
Althaea cannabina (Hemp leaved Hollyhock): Very tall, slender, wandy stems with shell pink flowers in late summer
Angelica gigas
Angelica gigas: Magnificent plant with huge domes of purple flowers in summer, and attractive seed heads. Biennial/short-lived perennial. Up to 2m.
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley)
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley): A dark leaved form of the common cow parsley. To 1.5m. Hardy. Tends to be biennial.
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky bellflower 'Loddon Anna')
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky bellflower 'Loddon Anna'): Tall stems topped with clusters of palest pink flowers in mid-summer. Excellent for filling out a border and adding height. To 1.5m. Hardy.
Campanula lactiflora 'Prichards Variety' (Milky bellflower 'Prichards Variety')
Campanula lactiflora 'Prichards Variety' (Milky bellflower 'Prichards Variety'): Clusters of warm blue flowers on tall stems in mid-summer. To 1.5m. Hardy.
Centaurea macrocephala (Giant knapweed)
Centaurea macrocephala (Giant knapweed): Huge, bright yellow almost fluffy flowers in mid-summer follow attractive papery buds. Attractive to bees. Height to 1.5m. Hardy.
Cichorium intybus f. album (Chicory- white form)
Cichorium intybus f. album (Chicory- white form): White flowered form of wild chicory. Tall stems, flat white flowers in late summer. Needs a bit of support. Hardy. Up to 2m.
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (Brook thistle)
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (Brook thistle): Deep red thistle flowers held above typical thistley foliage. Very attractive to bees. Very good garden plant. To 1.2m. Hardy
Crambe cordifolia
Crambe cordifolia: Huge sprays of white flowers over large, rhubarb-like leaves in early to mid-summer. Up to 1.5m. Hardy.
Cynara cardunculus 'Cardy'
Cynara cardunculus 'Cardy': New form of Cynara, larger flowers good as a cut-flower. Tall silver leaved plant topped with large purple thistle flowers. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
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
Eryngium ebracteatum var. poterioides
Eryngium ebracteatum var. poterioides: Tall and evergreen with attractive blue-green foliage and wiry stems of red-brown bobble-like flowers, Sanguisorba-like. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. [Collect Only]
Eupatorium maculatum 'Riesenschirm' (Joe Pye Weed 'Riesenschirm')
Eupatorium maculatum 'Riesenschirm' (Joe Pye Weed 'Riesenschirm'): Even taller than the species and a dramatic plant with huge heads of purplish pink flowers in late summer. Hardy. To 2.5m.
Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpureum Group (Joe Pye-weed)
Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpureum Group (Joe Pye-weed): Tall, dramatic plant with domes of purplish pink flowers in late summer. Very attractive to bees. Hardy. To 2m. [Collect Only]
Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' (Meadowsweet 'Venusta')
Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' (Meadowsweet 'Venusta'): Cultivated form of Meadowsweet with large heads of deep pink flowers like candyfloss.Tall plant up to 2.5m. Prefers moist but well-drained soil
Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'
Fuchsia 'Riccartonii': Frost-hardy but prefers a sheltered spot. Deciduous shrub with small single, scarlet and purple flowers. Long-flowering. Up to 2.5m. [Collect Only]
Helianthus salicifolius (Willow-leaved sunflower)
Helianthus salicifolius (Willow-leaved sunflower): Tall, mobile stems with fine, willow-like leaves - makes a fine foliage feature. Yellow flowers in autumn
Kniphofia 'Nobilis' (Red hot poker 'Nobilis')
Kniphofia 'Nobilis' (Red hot poker 'Nobilis'): Tall, heavy spikes of orange flowers on stiff stems in late summer. A bold statement in open, dry, sunny areas
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Wirral Supreme'
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Wirral Supreme': Tall form of Shasta daisy with white flowers and multiple shorter petals around the golden centre, making an attractive frilly effect. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Ligularia przewalskii
Ligularia przewalskii: Elegant spikes of golden yellow flowers on black stems above very deeply divided green foliage.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo': Clumps of narrow arching leaves and tall stems of dark pink plume-like flowers in summer. Fading to silvery grey in winter. Hardy. Up to 1.8m. [Collect Only]
Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder': Reliable flowering grass with tall, upright silvery flowers in late summer. Arching dark green foliage. Height to 2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Miscanthus sinensis 'Undine'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Undine': Clumps of narrow arching leaves and tall stems of plume-like flowers in summer. Fading to an oaty yellow colour in the winter. Hardy. Up to 2m. [Collect Only]
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass 'Heidebraut')
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass 'Heidebraut'): Elegant flower stalks with slender purple flower heads in late summer. Makes an upright, vase shape. To 1.2m. Hardy
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen')
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen'): Very handsome grass, much beloved by modern garden designers. Makes an upright, vase shape of burnished gold in autumn.
Nepeta parnassica (Catmint)
Nepeta parnassica (Catmint): Very tall catmint with stout stems up to 1.8m and aromatic blue flowers
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switch grass 'Heavy Metal')
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switch grass 'Heavy Metal'): Deciduous clump-forming grass with strappy blue-green leaves which turn a to purple/red, with clouds of airy flowers flushed purple. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
Perovskia 'Filigran' (Russian Sage 'Filigran')
Perovskia 'Filigran' (Russian Sage 'Filigran'): Silvery foliage & spikes of purple flowers in mid-summer. More upright than other cultivars. Lovely winter stem effect. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. [Collect Only]
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Ornamental rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum')
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Ornamental rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum'): Very large, deeply dissected green leaves with plum-coloured undersides. Sprays of rich pink flowers in summer. [Collect Only]
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne'
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne': Very tall form adding impact to borders. Dark stems with vibrant yellow flowers with a green central cone. Hardy. Up to 2m.
Rudbeckia maxima (Great Coneflower)
Rudbeckia maxima (Great Coneflower): Very tall, upright Rudbeckia with large, bright yellow cones with black eyes in late summer
Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage)
Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage): Branched stems of clear blue flowers and lance-shaped leaves. Needs a sunny spot but with moist soil. Hardy. Up to 2m. AGM.
Sanguisorba 'Cangshan Cranberry' (Burnet 'Cangshan Cranberry')
Sanguisorba 'Cangshan Cranberry' (Burnet 'Cangshan Cranberry'): Very tall reddish stems of burgundy-red bobbly flowers in late summer over blue-green leaves. Prefers moist soil. Hardy. Up to 2m.
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Crimson Queen'
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Crimson Queen': Tall form of Sanguisorba with airy stems and deep red-pink bobble-like flowers. Hardy. Up to 1.4m [Collect Only]
Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley)
Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley): Stately umbellifer with large white heads atop large lacy leaves. Hardy. To 1.5m
Stipa gigantea (Golden oats)
Stipa gigantea (Golden oats): Evergreen grass with tall stems and panicles of oat-like purple-green flowers which ripen to gold. Up to 2m.
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Meadow rue 'Black Stockings')
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Meadow rue 'Black Stockings'): Fluffy flowerheads, darker purple than T. aquilegiifolium and with dark, near black stems. Hence the saucy name. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin')
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin'): Tallest of the Thalictrums we grow with huge heads of lavender and yellow flowers in mid-late summer. To 2m. Hardy.
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue): Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early summer
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 rochebruneanum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum rochebruneanum (Meadow rue): Airy sprays of lavender flowers with yellow stamens on tall purple-tinged stems. To 1.4m. Hardy
Valeriana officinalis (Common valerian)
Valeriana officinalis (Common valerian): Tall perennial with branched stems of tiny, soft white/pale pink flowers in early summer. Ferny, foliage. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Verbena hastata 'Alba' (American blue vervain 'Alba')
Verbena hastata 'Alba' (American blue vervain 'Alba'): Tall, branched stems like a candelabra with spikes of small white flowers loved by bees. Needs a sheltered spot & full sun. Up to 1.2m.
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' (Culver's Root 'Album')
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' (Culver's Root 'Album'): Slender spikes of white flowers above rising whorls of slender green leaves. To 1.5m. Hardy