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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]
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
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]
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
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.
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]
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. [Collect Only]
Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern)
Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern): Majestic deciduous fern growing up to 2.5m with impressive fronds which change to red-brown in autumn. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy.
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 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 '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.
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue): Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early summer
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 '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]