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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 'Trevor's Felley Find' (PBR) (Syn. C. rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder')
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Felley Find' (PBR) (Syn. C. rivulare '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 [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.
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.
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
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 '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.
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.
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 '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
Nepeta parnassica (Catmint)
Nepeta parnassica (Catmint): Very tall catmint with stout stems up to 1.8m and aromatic blue flowers
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]
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Ornamental rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum')
Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' (Ornamental rhubarb 'Atrosanguineum'): Very large, deeply dissected green leaves with plum-coloured undersides. Sprays of rich pink flowers in summer. [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 '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 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 '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.
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 rochebruneanum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum rochebruneanum (Meadow rue): Airy sprays of lavender flowers with yellow stamens on tall purple-tinged stems. To 1.4m. Hardy
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.