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Achillea chrysocoma 'Grandiflora'
Achillea chrysocoma 'Grandiflora': A real statuesque perennial with tall stems of huge creamy white flowers. Finely divided leaves. Prefers a sunny spot. Hardy. Up to 1.8m. [Collect Only]
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' (Monkshood)
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' (Monkshood): Tall spires of hooded rich blue flowers in late summer. Attractive foliage spring to autumn. To 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Cloudy' (PBR)
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Cloudy' (PBR): Tall spires of hooded white flowers with smudges of pale purple in late summer. Attractive foliage spring to autumn. To 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Actaea simplex 'Brunette'
Actaea simplex 'Brunette': Spires of scented white flowers in late summer over very attractive ferny dark foliage. A superb plant in part shade. to 1.5m [Collect Only]
Angelica gigas
Angelica gigas: Magnificent plant with huge domes of purple flowers in mid summer, turning to attractive seed heads [Collect Only]
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley)
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley): A dark leaved form of the common cow parsley
Asphodelus aestivus (Summer asphodel)
Asphodelus aestivus (Summer asphodel): Tall, strong spikes of white flowers in early summer.
Aster 'Andenken an Alma Potschke'
Aster 'Andenken an Alma Potschke': Large sprays of bright pink double flowers in autumn. Very reliable, easy to grow perennial.
Aster 'Little Carlow' (Also Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow')
Aster 'Little Carlow' (Also Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow'): Large sprays of small purplish blue flowers in autumn. Very reliable, easy to grow perennial.
Aster laevis 'Arcturus'
Aster laevis 'Arcturus': Clouds of lilac/purple flowers over almost black stems. Hardy and reliable late summer/autumn flowerer.
Aster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink' (Michaelmas Daisy)
Aster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink' (Michaelmas Daisy): Fully double, almost fluffy pink flowers in late summer/early autumn.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather-reed grass)
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather-reed grass): Forms upright clumps, flowering purplish in June/July, fading to gold then blond through winter. Hardy. Up to 1.8m. [Collect Only]
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky bellflower)
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky bellflower): Tall stems topped with palest pink flowers in mid-summer.
Campanula lactiflora 'Prichards Variety' (Milky bellflower)
Campanula lactiflora 'Prichards Variety' (Milky bellflower): Clusters of warm blue flowers on tall stems in mid-summer.
Centaurea macrocephala (Giant knapweed)
Centaurea macrocephala (Giant knapweed): Huge, bright yellow almost fluffy flowers in mid-summer.
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious)
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious): Very tall wavy stems topped with large lemon yellow scabious-like flowerss [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
Cichorium intybus f. roseum (Chicory- pink form)
Cichorium intybus f. roseum (Chicory- pink form): Pink flowered form of wild chicory. Tall stems, flat pink flowers in late summer. [Collect Only]
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (Brook thistle)
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (Brook thistle): Deep red thistle flowers held above typical thistley foliage.
Cirsium rivulare 'Frosted Magic' (Brook thistle 'Frosted Magic')
Cirsium rivulare 'Frosted Magic' (Brook thistle 'Frosted Magic'): A brand new variety for 2016. White thistle flowers held above typical thistley foliage.
Cirsium rivule 'Trevor's Blue Wonder (Brook thistle)
Cirsium rivule 'Trevor's Blue Wonder (Brook thistle): Not blue at all, I'm afraid, but a more purplish hued form of the more familiar deepest pink Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' [Collect Only]
Crambe cordifolia
Crambe cordifolia: Huge sprays of white flowers over large, rhubarb-like leaves in early to mid-summer [Collect Only]
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon): Dramatic, tall silver leaved plant topped with large purple thistle flowers in mid-summer.
Delphinium 'Black Knight'
Delphinium 'Black Knight': Tall, dark-blue-purple semi-double flowers with a black centre. Flowers in early summer but often repeat flowers.
Dierama pulcherrimum (Angel's Fishing Rod)
Dierama pulcherrimum (Angel's Fishing Rod): Tall, wiry, arching stems with soft pink nodding bells. Lovely near water or over paths
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 [Collect Only]
Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)
Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle): Blue globes held above stout grey green foliage.
Epilobium angustifolium 'Album' (White Rosebay Willowherb. Also Chamerion angustifolium 'Album')
Epilobium angustifolium 'Album' (White Rosebay Willowherb. Also Chamerion angustifolium 'Album'): Slender spires of white flowers in late summer. [Collect Only]
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 cannabinum 'Flore Pleno' (Hemp agrimony)
Eupatorium cannabinum 'Flore Pleno' (Hemp agrimony): Large domes of double, warm pink flowers on tall stems. [Collect Only]
Eupatorium capillifolium (Dog Fennel)
Eupatorium capillifolium (Dog Fennel): Upright stems of bright green foliage. Insignificant white flowers, grown for foliage effect. Frost-hardy. Up to 2.5m. [Collect Only]
Eupatorium fistulosum 'Bartered Bride'
Eupatorium fistulosum 'Bartered Bride': Tall, dramatic plant with large creamy white flowerheads in late summer. Good for back of borders. Attractive to bees. Hardy. Up to 2m. [Collect Only]
Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' (Joe Pye Weed)
Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' (Joe Pye Weed): Slightly smaller than the species but still a dramatic plant with domes of purplish pink flowers in late summer. Hardy. To 1.8m. [Collect Only]
Eupatorium maculatum 'Riesenschirm' (Joe Pye Weed)
Eupatorium maculatum 'Riesenschirm' (Joe Pye Weed): Even taller than the species and a dramatic plant with huge heads of purplish pink flowers in late summer. Hardy. To 2.5m. AGM. [Collect Only]
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 [Collect Only]
Helianthus 'Capenoch Star'
Helianthus 'Capenoch Star': A superb form of perennial sunflower with tall stems of cheery yellow flowers with pompom-like centres. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. AGM. [Collect Only]
Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' (Perennial sunflower)
Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' (Perennial sunflower): Strong and tall perennial sunflower with pale yellow flowers. Good for cut-flowers. Late summer colour. Hardy. Up to 2m.
Lathyrus latifolius (Everlasting pea, perennial pea)
Lathyrus latifolius (Everlasting pea, perennial pea): Pink pea-like flowers on tall stems in late summer. Almost a climber, but not quite.
Ligularia 'The Rocket'
Ligularia 'The Rocket': Dramatic spikes of yellow flowers on black stems over very large green toothed leaves [Collect Only]
Ligularia przewalskii
Ligularia przewalskii: Elegant spikes of golden yellow flowers on black stems above very deeply divided green foliage. [Collect Only]
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' (Miscanthus 'Morning Light')
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' (Miscanthus 'Morning Light'): Elegant grass sporting fine green leaves with silvery-white central stripee. Flowers in late summer. [Collect Only]
Molinia caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' (Purple moor grass)
Molinia caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' (Purple moor grass): Purple, almost black wnd-like flower stalks with slender purple flower heads in late summer.
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass)
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass): Elegant flower stalks with slender purple flower heads in late summer. Makes an upright, vase shape.
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass)
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass): Very handsome grass, much beloved by modern garden designers. Makes an upright, vase shape of burnished gold in autumn. [Collect Only]
Perovskia 'Filigran' (Russian Sage)
Perovskia 'Filigran' (Russian Sage): 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]
Peucedanum verticillare (Giant Hog Fennel/Giant Milk Weed)
Peucedanum verticillare (Giant Hog Fennel/Giant Milk Weed): Huge and stately umbellifer with unfolding pinkish stems ultimately opening to a flat, open head of tiny greenish-white flowers
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Ornamental rhubarb)
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Ornamental rhubarb): Very large, deeply dissected green leaves with plum-coloured undersides. Sprays of rich pink flowers in summer. [Collect Only]
Rudbeckia maxima (Coneflower)
Rudbeckia maxima (Coneflower): Very tall, upright Rudbeckia with large, bright yellow cones with black eyes in late summer
Sanguisorba 'Blackthorn' (Burnet 'Blackthorn')
Sanguisorba 'Blackthorn' (Burnet 'Blackthorn'): Upright spikes of soft pink flowers in late summer and autumn [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba hakusanensis 'Pink Brushes'
Sanguisorba hakusanensis 'Pink Brushes': Tactile, long pinky/purplish tassels in late summer. Thought to be more drought tolerant than other forms. Hardy. Up to 1.4m [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Shiro-fukurin' (Burnet 'Shiro-fukurin')
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Shiro-fukurin' (Burnet 'Shiro-fukurin'): Nicely variegated green and white leaves, maroon bobble flowers in late summer.
Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Alba'
Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Alba': Soft arching white bottle-brush flowers over fine, frondy foliage. [Collect Only]
Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley)
Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley): Stately umbellifer with large white heads atop large lacy leaves
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. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Anne' (Meadow rue 'Anne')
Thalictrum 'Anne' (Meadow rue 'Anne'): Tall, stately plant with a froth of pinkish-white flowers in mid-summer [Collect Only]
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' (Meadow rue 'Elin')
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Meadow rue 'Elin'): Tallest of the Thalictrums we grow with huge heads of lavender and yellow flowers in mid-late summer. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Splendide'
Thalictrum 'Splendide': Superb Thalictrum with clouds of purple flowers open for a very long time in late summer
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium: Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early summer [Collect Only]
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Album' (Meadow rue, white)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Album' (Meadow rue, white): Clouds of fluffy white flowers in spring, foliage looks like an aquilegia, but much taller. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi AGM
Thalictrum delavayi AGM: Dainty lilac-mauve flowers 2cm in width, with prominent creamy yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi f. acuminatum (Meadow rue, Lavender meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi f. acuminatum (Meadow rue, Lavender meadow rue): Sprays of lilac flowers, soft ferny foliage.
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum (Meadow rue): Sprays of small hanging pinkish purple flowers above soft filigree foliage
Thalictrum delavayi var. mucronatum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. mucronatum (Meadow rue): Sprays of small hanging pinkish purple flowers above soft filigree foliage
Thalictrum rochebrunianum (Meadow rue, Lavender meadow rue)
Thalictrum rochebrunianum (Meadow rue, Lavender meadow rue): Airy sprays of lavender flowers with yellow stamens on tall purple-tinged stems
Verbena bonariensis (Verbena)
Verbena bonariensis (Verbena): Tall, airy but strong slender stems with flat heads of purple flowers in mid to late summer.
Verbena hastata
Verbena hastata: Tall, branched stems like a candelabra with spikes of purple flowers loved by bees. Needs a sheltered spot and full sun. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Verbena hastata 'Rosea'
Verbena hastata 'Rosea': Tall, branched stems like a candelabra with spikes of small pink flowers loved by bees. Needs a sheltered spot in full sun. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Veronica longifolia (Long-leaved speedwell)
Veronica longifolia (Long-leaved speedwell): Tall spires of blue flowers above long, slender foliage.
Veronicastrum virginicum ' Adoration' (Culver's Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum ' Adoration' (Culver's Root): Slender spikes of lilac-pink flowers above rising whorls of slender green leaves. [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' (Culver's Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' (Culver's Root): Slender spikes of white flowers above rising whorls of slender green leaves. [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root): One of the best cultivars with tall tapering spires of warm purple/blue flowers in mid-summer [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root): Long, narrow spires of tiny, pale lavender-blue flowers above whorls of narrow, dark green, serrated leaves. Tall to up to 2m.
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Pink Glow' (Culver's Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Pink Glow' (Culver's Root): Slender spikes of pale pink flowers above rising whorls of slender green leaves. [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Red Arrows' (Culver's Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Red Arrows' (Culver's Root): Reddish-pink flower spikes open to lilac, over rising whorls of pointed green leaves. [Collect Only]