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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]
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.
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 '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.
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 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
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. [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
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 [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. [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. [Collect Only]
Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' (Joe Pye Weed 'Gateway')
Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' (Joe Pye Weed 'Gateway'): 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 '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. [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 [Collect Only]
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.
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.
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 '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.
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]
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
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.
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 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 '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 [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 'Pink Elephant'
Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Pink Elephant': Tall plant with arching pink bottle-brush flowers over fine, frondy foliage. 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.
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 '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
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 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.
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.
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
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. [Collect Only]
Vernonia arkansana 'Mammuth' (Ironweed 'Mammuth')
Vernonia arkansana 'Mammuth' (Ironweed 'Mammuth'): Very tall with purple flowers. Good for growing amongst tall grasses and other classic prairie plants. Loved by bees. Hardy. Up to 1.8m.
Veronica longifolia (Long-leaved speedwell)
Veronica longifolia (Long-leaved speedwell): Tall spires of blue flowers above long, slender foliage. To 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
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 'Red Arrows' (Culver's Root 'Red Arrows')
Veronicastrum 'Red Arrows' (Culver's Root 'Red Arrows'): Reddish-pink flower spikes open to lilac, over rising whorls of pointed green leaves. To 1.4m. 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. [Collect Only]
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.
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]