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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. [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.
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.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' (Feather-reed grass 'Avalanche')
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' (Feather-reed grass 'Avalanche'): Deciduous grass that forms upright clumps of narrow leaves with green margin and white stripe with stems of purplish flowers. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
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 (Milky bellflower)
Campanula lactiflora (Milky bellflower): Clusters of blue flowers on tall stems in mid-summer. Ideal for filling out borders and adding height. Fills out quite quickly too. To 1.5m. Hardy. [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.
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.
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 (Wild chicory)
Cichorium intybus (Wild chicory): Beautiful cornflower-blue flowers held on tall stems in late summer. May need 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
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Crocosmia 'Lucifer': Swathes of brilliant scarlet flowers over bold strappy green foliage. Easy and trouble free as long as soil is not too wet. To 1.2m. 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.
Dierama pulcherrimum 'Alba' (Angel's Fishing Rod)
Dierama pulcherrimum 'Alba' (Angel's Fishing Rod): Tall, wiry, arching stems with white nodding bells. Lovely near water or over paths. To 1.5m. [Collect Only]
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
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]
Fagopyrum dibotrys
Fagopyrum dibotrys: Tall statement plant for the back of a border. Airy white flowers in late summer. Heart-shaped leaves. Stems red in autumn. Vigorous. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
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]
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (Bronze fennel)
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (Bronze fennel): Finely divided, aniseed scented, bronze-purple foliage, followed by tall yellow umbel flower heads. Attractive to bees. Hardy. Up to 1.8m.
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 '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. [Collect Only]
Helianthus 'Monarch'
Helianthus 'Monarch': A perennial sunflower with tall, semi-double bright yellow flowers. Prefers a sunny spot. Flowering late summer. Hardy. Up to 2.5m.
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 [Collect Only]
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 [Collect Only]
Kniphofia 'Tawny King' (Red hot poker 'Tawny King')
Kniphofia 'Tawny King' (Red hot poker 'Tawny King'): Tall, hefty spikes of creamy orange flowers on bronze stems in mid-late summer. Superb in sunny, dry borders. [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. [Collect Only]
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
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone'
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone': Tall spikes bearing whorls of pink spikes in mid-summer. Hardy. To 1.5m [Collect Only]
Romneya coulteri (Californian tree poppy.)
Romneya coulteri (Californian tree poppy.): Tall, impressive plant with large, crepe-paper white flowers with central yellow 'boss'.
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 '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 canadensis (White burnet)
Sanguisorba canadensis (White burnet): Bottle-brush white flowers in late-summer above green pinnate foliage. Very tactile plant. Long flowering. 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]
Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Purpurea'
Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Purpurea': Tall dark-red purple bottle-brush flowers over fine, frondy foliage. Likes sun or dappled shade, not too dry. To 1.5m Hardy. [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba: Soft arching white bottle-brush flowers over fine, frondy foliage. To 1.5m Hardy. [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba 'Korean Snow'
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba 'Korean Snow': A very tall form with white fluffy tassel-like flowers above attractive ferny green foliage. Prefers full sun, will tolerate some shade. Hardy. Up to 1.8m. [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 '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
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.
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.
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 'Apollo' (Culver's Root 'Apollo')
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo' (Culver's Root 'Apollo'): Very long, narrow spires of pale purple blue flowers above whorls of narrow, dark green, serrated leaves. To 1.5m. Hardy. [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]