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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.
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' (Monkshood 'Arendsii')
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' (Monkshood 'Arendsii'): Tall spires of hooded rich blue flowers in late summer. Attractive foliage spring to autumn. To 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Aconitum napellus (Monkshood)
Aconitum napellus (Monkshood): Dark blue hooded flowers over finely divided foliage. This Aconitum flowers early, in late spring/early summer. Height to 1.5m. Hardy.
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 [Collect Only]
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 [Collect Only]
Agastache rugosa 'Liquorice Blue' (Korean mint 'Liquorice Blue')
Agastache rugosa 'Liquorice Blue' (Korean mint 'Liquorice Blue'): Spikes of warm blue lipped flowers from late June onwards. Very attractive to bees. Aromatic foliage. To 1.5m. Hardy in light soils. [Collect Only]
Agastache rugosa f.albiflora 'Liquorice White' (Korean mint 'Liquorice White')
Agastache rugosa f.albiflora 'Liquorice White' (Korean mint 'Liquorice White'): Tall, aromatic perennial with spires of tiny white flowers. Aromatic foliage. To 1.5m. Fully hardy in light soils. May self-seed.
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. [Collect Only]
Asphodelus aestivus (Summer asphodel)
Asphodelus aestivus (Summer asphodel): Tall, strong spikes of white flowers in early summer. Hardy but dislikes heavy soils in winter. Up to 1.5m
Aster 'Andenken an Alma Potschke' (Syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Potschke')
Aster 'Andenken an Alma Potschke' (Syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Potschke'): Large sprays of bright pink flowers in autumn. Very reliable, easy to grow perennial. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Aster laevis 'Arcturus' (Syn. Symphyotrichum laeve 'Arcturus')
Aster laevis 'Arcturus' (Syn. Symphyotrichum laeve 'Arcturus'): Clouds of lilac/purple flowers over almost black stems. Hardy and reliable late summer/autumn flowerer. Hardy. Up to 1.3m. [Collect Only]
Aster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink' (Syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink')
Aster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink' (Syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink'): Fully double, almost fluffy pink flowers in late summer/early autumn. [Collect Only]
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather-reed grass 'Karl Foerster')
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather-reed grass 'Karl Foerster'): Deciduous grass which 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 '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. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
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.
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious)
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious): Very tall wavy stems topped with large lemon yellow scabious-like flowers.Easy to grow. May need staking or support. Hardy. Up to 2m.
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.
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. Up to 2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
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
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.To 1.2m. Hardy
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Brook thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder')
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Brook thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'): Not blue at all, I'm afraid, but a more purplish hued form of the more familiar deepest pink Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'. Hardy. To 1.5m
Crambe cordifolia
Crambe cordifolia: Huge sprays of white flowers over large, rhubarb-like leaves in early to mid-summer. Up to 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon): Dramatic, tall silver leaved plant topped with large purple thistle flowers in mid-summer. Hardy. Up to 2.5m. [Collect Only]
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
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. 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
Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower): Large rosy-purple daisy-like flowers with a large brown central cone. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Long flowering season
Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue' (Globe thistle)
Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue' (Globe thistle): Tall stems of pale blue globe flowers, clumps of spiny, grey-green leaves with silver undersides. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. [Collect Only]
Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle)
Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle): Blue globes held above stout grey green foliage. Attractive to bees. Likes well drained soil and plenty of sun. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Epilobium angustifolium 'Album' (White Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Album')
Epilobium angustifolium 'Album' (White Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Album'): Slender spires of white flowers in late summer. To 1.8m. Hardy.
Eryngium agavifolium (Agave-leaved sea holly)
Eryngium agavifolium (Agave-leaved sea holly): A statement foliage plant with an agave-like rosette from which arises tall spikes with cone-like grey-green flowers. Loved by bees. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. [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 double flowered)
Eupatorium cannabinum 'Flore Pleno' (Hemp agrimony double flowered): Large domes of double, warm pink flowers on tall stems. Stands well through winter and looks lovely in a hard frost. Hardy. Up to 1.8m. [Collect Only]
Eupatorium fistulosum 'Bartered Bride' (Joe Pye Weed 'Bartered Bride')
Eupatorium fistulosum 'Bartered Bride' (Joe Pye Weed '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.
Eupatorium maculatum 'Red Dwarf' (Joe Pye-weed 'Red Dwarf')
Eupatorium maculatum 'Red Dwarf' (Joe Pye-weed 'Red Dwarf'): A shorter form of the more common variety, with domes of purplish red flowers in late summer. To 2m. Hardy
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.
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 [Collect Only]
Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'
Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink': A lovely airy perennial with long spikes of pink flowers. Long flowering. Best in full sun, in well drained soil and a sheltered spot. [Collect Only]
Helenium 'Sahins Early Flowerer' (Sneezeweed 'Sahins Early Flowerer')
Helenium 'Sahins Early Flowerer' (Sneezeweed 'Sahins Early Flowerer'): Orange and gold streaked flowers with swept back petals and central bronze boss in late summer. To 1.4m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Helianthus 'Capenoch Star' (Perennial sunflower 'Capenoch Star')
Helianthus 'Capenoch Star' (Perennial sunflower 'Capenoch Star'): A superb form of perennial sunflower with tall stems of cheery yellow flowers with pompom-like centres. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Helianthus 'Loddon Gold' (Perennial sunflower 'Loddon Gold')
Helianthus 'Loddon Gold' (Perennial sunflower 'Loddon Gold'): Tall, vibrant fully double, yellow flowers. Large flower heads up to 12cm width. Prefers a sunny spot. [Collect Only]
Leucanthemella serotina
Leucanthemella serotina: Very late flowering perennial, tall white flowers with ochre centres in October. Hardy. Up to 1.4m. [Collect Only]
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 'The Rocket' (Leopard plant 'The Rocket')
Ligularia 'The Rocket' (Leopard plant '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 'Ferner Osten'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten': Clumps of narrow arching leaves and tall stems of plume-like flowers in summer. Start a rich red colour, fading to pink and grey. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. [Collect Only]
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 'Malepartus'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus': Flowering grass with tall, pink tinged flowers in late summer into autumn. Arching dark green foliage with prominent white midrib. Height to 2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light': Elegant grass sporting fine green leaves with silvery-white central stripee. Flowers in late summer. Height to 1.3m. Hardy. [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
Petasites japonicus var. giganteus (Giant butterbur)
Petasites japonicus var. giganteus (Giant butterbur): Huge round leaves, perfect for bold foliage statement by a large pond or in damp soil. Hardy. To 1.5m. [Collect Only]
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone'
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone': Tall spikes bearing whorls of pink spikes in mid-summer. Hardy. To 1.5m [Collect Only]
Rudbeckia maxima (Great Coneflower)
Rudbeckia maxima (Great Coneflower): Very tall, upright Rudbeckia with large, bright yellow cones with black eyes in late summer
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' (Anise-scented sage 'Black and Blue')
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' (Anise-scented sage 'Black and Blue'): A subshrubby perennial with mid-green leaves. Spikes of rich blue and purple-blue flowers from late summer to late autumn. [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba 'Blackthorn' (Burnet 'Blackthorn')
Sanguisorba 'Blackthorn' (Burnet 'Blackthorn'): Upright spikes of soft pink flowers in late summer and autumn. Hardy. 1-2-1.5m. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
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
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 var. alba
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba: Soft arching white bottle-brush flowers over fine, frondy foliage. To 1.5m Hardy. [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 [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Anne' (PBR) (Rue 'Anne')
Thalictrum 'Anne' (PBR) (Rue 'Anne'): Tall, stately plant with a froth of pinkish-white flowers in mid-summer. To 2m. Hardy [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' (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. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Rue 'Splendide')
Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Rue 'Splendide'): Superb Thalictrum with clouds of purple flowers open for a very long time in late summer. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue): Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early summer [Collect Only]
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 [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue): Dainty lilac-mauve flowers 2cm in width, with prominent creamy yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hinkley' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hinkley')
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hinkley' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hinkley'): Dainty lilac-mauve flowers, with prominent long yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.5m. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi var. acuminatum (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. acuminatum (Chinese meadow rue): Sprays of lilac flowers, soft ferny foliage. May need a little support. Lovely in dappled shade. To 1.5m. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum (Chinese meadow rue): Sprays of small hanging pinkish purple flowers above soft filigree foliage [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi var. mucronatum (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. mucronatum (Chinese meadow rue): Sprays of small hanging pinkish purple flowers above soft filigree foliage. To 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
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 [Collect Only]
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis: Tall, airy but strong slender stems with flat heads of purple flowers in mid to late summer. To 1.8m. Frost-hardy. [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.
Verbena hastata 'Rosea' (American blue vervain 'Rosea')
Verbena hastata 'Rosea' (American blue vervain '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. To 1.5m. Hardy.
Veronicastrum 'Adoration' (Culver's Root 'Adoration')
Veronicastrum 'Adoration' (Culver's Root 'Adoration'): Slender spikes of lilac-pink flowers above rising whorls of slender green leaves. To 1.2m. Hardy [Collect Only]
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 [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root 'Fascination')
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root 'Fascination'): One of the best cultivars with tall tapering spires of warm purple/blue flowers in mid-summer. To 1.8m. Hardy.
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root 'Lavendelturm')
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root 'Lavendelturm'): Long, narrow spires of tiny, pale lavender-blue flowers above whorls of narrow, dark green, serrated leaves. Tall to up to 2m. [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum f. roseum 'Pink Glow' (Culver's Root 'Pink Glow')
Veronicastrum virginicum f. roseum 'Pink Glow' (Culver's Root 'Pink Glow'): Slender spikes of pale pink flowers above rising whorls of slender green leaves. To 1.5m. Hardy [Collect Only]