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Acaena microphylla
Acaena microphylla: Tiny leaved ground cover plant with little copper ball-shaped flowers. Will spread very effectively.
Acanthus hungaricus (Long-leaved bear's breeches)
Acanthus hungaricus (Long-leaved bear's breeches): Architectural spires of purple/white flowers over large, dark green deeply divided leaves. Best in sun or light shade. Height to 1.2m
Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches)
Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches): Architectural spires of purple/white flowers over large, dark green deeply divided leaves. Best in sun or light shade. Height to 1.2m.
Acanthus mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Rue Ledan (Bear's Breeches 'Rue Ledan')
Acanthus mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Rue Ledan (Bear's Breeches 'Rue Ledan'): Architectural spikes of hooded pure white spiny flowers over large, soft, bright green leaves. Best in sun or part shade. Height to 1.2m
Achillea 'Moonshine' (Yarrow 'Moonshine')
Achillea 'Moonshine' (Yarrow 'Moonshine'): Very popular variety with large bright yellow/gold flowerheads above silvery green ferny foliage. Height to 80cm
Achillea 'Paprika' (Yarrow 'Paprika')
Achillea 'Paprika' (Yarrow 'Paprika'): As its name suggests, rich, dark orange flowerheads above ferny green foliage. Great in full sun and light soils. Height to 75cm
Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' (Yarrow 'Pretty Belinda')
Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' (Yarrow 'Pretty Belinda'): Bright pink, flat flowerheads over ferny green foliage. Shorter than most other Achilleas at about 50cm. Best in full sun, light soil. [Collect Only]
Achillea 'Summerwine' (Yarrow 'Summerwine')
Achillea 'Summerwine' (Yarrow 'Summerwine'): Bright, beaujolais wine red flat flowerheads over ferny foliage. Perfect for pollinators. Thrives in full sun and dry soil. Up to 90cm.
Achillea 'Terracotta' (Yarrow 'Terracotta')
Achillea 'Terracotta' (Yarrow 'Terracotta'): A lovely, multi-hued variety opening warm orange and fading slowly to a rich cream. Full sun and light soil. Hardy. To 80cm
Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' (Yarrow 'Gold Plate')
Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' (Yarrow 'Gold Plate'): Statuesque achillea with huge, flat gold flower heads above upright ferny foliage. A statement plant for dry, sunny borders. Hardy. To 1m. [Collect Only]
Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen' (Yarrow 'Cerise Queen')
Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen' (Yarrow 'Cerise Queen'): Flat umbels of tightly clustered deep pink flowers in summer and autumn. Height 60cm
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' (Yarrow 'Red Velvet')
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' (Yarrow 'Red Velvet'): Superb ruby red flowers over ferny green foliage. Doesn't fade with age. In flower late June to Sept. Height to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' (Yarrow 'The Pearl)
Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' (Yarrow 'The Pearl): Tight buttons of white flowers, ferny grey/green foliage. Prefers full sun and light well-drained soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Agastache 'Blackadder' (Giant hyssop 'Blackadder')
Agastache 'Blackadder' (Giant hyssop 'Blackadder'): Bright blue flower spikes and aromatic foliage - very attractive to bees. To 1.2m. Hardy [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.
Alchemilla alpina (Lady's mantle)
Alchemilla alpina (Lady's mantle): A miniature Alchemilla with dainty, 5 lobed leaves and a froth of tiny green flowers in spring. Height to 10cm. Hardy
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle): Bright green soft leaves and a froth of acid yellow/green flowers in summer. Very easy for ground cover
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue dogbane)
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue dogbane): Starry blue flowers on strong stems with willowy green leaves. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' (Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist')
Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' (Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'): Dark blue flowers over green hairy leaves in early summer. Hardy. To 90cm. [Collect Only]
Anemanthele lessoniana (Pheasant Tail Grass. Syn Stipa arundinacea)
Anemanthele lessoniana (Pheasant Tail Grass. Syn Stipa arundinacea): A really beautiful evergreen grass with hues of green, red, bronze and gold. Lovely in borders or pots
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert')
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'): Large white flowers flowering from late summer to autumn. Good in almost any soil, except wet. Fully hardy. To 1.2m
Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C. Buxton' (Dyer's chamomile 'E.C. Buxton')
Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C. Buxton' (Dyer's chamomile 'E.C. Buxton'): Masses of creamy lemon yellow flowers with gold eye over finely divided foliage. To 50cm. Hardy.
Anthemis tinctoria 'Lemon Ice' (Dyer's chamomile 'Lemon Ice')
Anthemis tinctoria 'Lemon Ice' (Dyer's chamomile 'Lemon Ice'): Creamy daisy flowers with a deep yellow centre. Ferny greyish green foliage. Excellent in sunny, dryish spots. Up to 45cm
Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' (Dyer's chamomile 'Sauce Hollandaise')
Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' (Dyer's chamomile 'Sauce Hollandaise'): Lemon daisy flowers with a deep yellow centre. Excellent in sunny, dryish spots. Doesn't like wet soils. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Armeria maritima 'Splendens' (Thrift 'Splendens')
Armeria maritima 'Splendens' (Thrift 'Splendens'): Cushion-forming with linear dark green leaves, bright carmine pink flowerheads. Max Height 25cm. Flowers May to June. Full sun. Hardy.
Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight' (Syn. Eurybia x herveyi)
Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight' (Syn. Eurybia x herveyi): Lavender-blue flowers with a yellow centre in late summer. Mildew-resistant foliage. An earlier flowering variety. Height to 1m.
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo weed 'Indigo Spires')
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo weed 'Indigo Spires'): Spikes of violet-blue pea-like flowers with a yellow edge above a mound of grey-green foliage. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 1.2m [Collect Only]
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke')
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke'): Tall spikes of violet pea-like flowers on almost black stems, attractive grey-green foliage. Dark-grey seed pods. Hardy. Up to 1.2m [Collect Only]
Baptisia australis (Indigo weed)
Baptisia australis (Indigo weed): Spires of lipped indigo flowers over olive-green foliage. Flowering height 1.2m.
Cardamine quinquefolia
Cardamine quinquefolia: Light purple flowers emerge very early in spring, with attractive deeply divided leaves. Foliage dies down in summer. [Collect Only]
Cenolophium denudatum (Seseli libanotis, Baltic parsley)
Cenolophium denudatum (Seseli libanotis, Baltic parsley): Flat umbels of pretty white flowers in summer. Fine, filigree foliage. Great in borders, sun or part shade. Hardy. To 90cm [Collect Only]
Centaurea 'John Coutts' (Knapweed 'John Coutts')
Centaurea 'John Coutts' (Knapweed 'John Coutts'): Large almost fluffy soft pink flowers over green, slightly felty foliage with white undersides. To 40cm. Hardy.
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy')
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy'): Beautiful maroon-purple flowers over felty silvery-green foliage.
Centaurea montana (Perennial cornflower)
Centaurea montana (Perennial cornflower): Large blue flowers in early summer, repeated later in year if cut back. Very attractive to bees. To 50cm. 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.
Collection for dry/sunny (Collection for dry/sunny)
Collection for dry/sunny (Collection for dry/sunny): Four perfect ground cover perennials for dry, sunny borders.
Dianthus 'Devon Wizard' (PBR) (Pink 'Devon Wizard')
Dianthus 'Devon Wizard' (PBR) (Pink 'Devon Wizard'): Fragrant, bright deep pink, double flowers and evergreen grey-green foliage. Classic cottage garden plant. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Dianthus carthusianorum (German pink)
Dianthus carthusianorum (German pink): Tall stems ending in clusters of bright pink flowers above mounds of green, grassy foliage. Prefers sunshine. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
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
Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry foxglove)
Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry foxglove): Large, dusky pink flowers on sturdy spikes in mid-summer. Hardy. To 90cm.
Diplarrena moraea (Butterfly flag)
Diplarrena moraea (Butterfly flag): Pretty white flowers held above short, strappy evergreen foliage. To 30cm. Hardy.
Dryopteris wallichiana (Alpine wood fern)
Dryopteris wallichiana (Alpine wood fern): A deciduous fern with hairy stems and green upright shuttlecock-like foliage. Shade-loving. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Epilobium angustifolium 'Stahl Rose' (Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Stahl Rose'')
Epilobium angustifolium 'Stahl Rose' (Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Stahl Rose''): Slender spires of pale pink flowers in late summer. Spreads rapidly through underground runners. To 1m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Epimedium 'Amber Queen' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Amber Queen')
Epimedium 'Amber Queen' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Amber Queen'): Amber is the perfect description for the flower colour, held well about the leaves in mid-spring. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium 'Spine Tingler' (Barrenwort 'Spine Tingler')
Epimedium 'Spine Tingler' (Barrenwort 'Spine Tingler'): Very distinctive variety with long, tooth-edged leaves, rather like a holly and lemon yellow flowers. Hardy. To 30cm.
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Purple Pixie')
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Purple Pixie'): Unusual reddish-purple flowers with prominent white spurs, held on wiry stems above the heart-shaped leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty' (Barrenwort 'Red Beauty')
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty' (Barrenwort 'Red Beauty'): Large purple-pink flowers with white tips to the spurs, held on wiry stems above the heart-shaped leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium perralderianum (Barrenwort)
Epimedium perralderianum (Barrenwort): Tiny lemon yellow flowers held on fine wires above attractive, marbled foliage. Very good in shade, even dry shade [Collect Only]
Epimedium pinnatum subsp colchicum (Barrenwort)
Epimedium pinnatum subsp colchicum (Barrenwort): Attractive, evergreen, spiny, green leaves with yellow flowers held above the foliage. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm. AGM.
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' (Barrenwort 'Frohnleiten')
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' (Barrenwort 'Frohnleiten'): Heart-shaped leaves are bronze-tinted, wiry stems of yellow, star-like flowers in spring. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium x rubrum (red barrenwort)
Epimedium x rubrum (red barrenwort): Green heart shaped leaves tinged with red around the edges in spring. Small red flowers with yellow undersides. To 30cm. Hardy
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' (Fleabane 'Sea Breeze')
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' (Fleabane 'Sea Breeze'): Sun loving, pink daisy with fleshy evergreen leaves. Great for naturalising in rock walls, and dry border edges. To 20cm. 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 bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst''
Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'': Stunning steely blue flowers on stiff stems with a gorgeous purple tint.
Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Sea Holly 'Blue Hobbit')
Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Sea Holly 'Blue Hobbit'): A more compact form with steely blue flowers on dark stems. Spiny glaucous foliage. Loves sunshine and very well-drained gritty soil. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue (Sea Holly 'Big Blue)
Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue (Sea Holly 'Big Blue): Large electric-blue thimble-shaped flowers with a spiky collar and silver-green foliage. Long flowering and bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 75cm
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean spurge)
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean spurge): Evergreen perennial with blue-green leaves and vibrant lime-green flowers in early summer. Prefers full sun. Hardy to about -10C, but not for long periods. Up to 1.2m.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Bevan's Variety')
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Bevan's Variety'): Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. Bright pink over a dense mound of aromatic foliage. Hardy. To 30cm.
Geranium wlassovianum
Geranium wlassovianum: Warm purple flowers over attractive velvety foliage. Excellent autumn foliage colour.
Hakonechloa macra (Japanese Flowing Grass)
Hakonechloa macra (Japanese Flowing Grass): Mounds of arching green leaves that just touch the ground. A wonderful shade lover grown for its elegant flowing form.
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden Japanese Flowing Grass)
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden Japanese Flowing Grass): Superb grass with subtle gold/green strips which forms a neat mound.
Kniphofia 'Alcazar' (Red hot poker 'Alcazar')
Kniphofia 'Alcazar' (Red hot poker 'Alcazar'): Tall spikes of vibrant red-orange flowers opening to a paler yellow to give a two-tone effect. Strappy green foliage. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Kniphofia 'Dorset Sentry' (Red hot poker 'Dorset Sentry')
Kniphofia 'Dorset Sentry' (Red hot poker 'Dorset Sentry'): Bold spikes of yellow flowers from green beds on sturdy bronze stems. To 1.2m Hardy. [Collect Only]
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily 'Big Blue')
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily 'Big Blue'): Spikes of vibrant purple flowers in autumn, larger than the usual form, evergreen strappy foliage. Good for dry shade. Hardy. Up to 50cm
Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' (Blue turf lily 'Monroe White')
Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' (Blue turf lily 'Monroe White'): Spikes of pure white flowers in autumn, evergreen strappy grass-like foliage. Prefers a shady spot. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' (Blue turf lily 'Royal Purple')
Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' (Blue turf lily 'Royal Purple'): Spikes of deep purple flowers in autumn above dark-green evergreen strappy foliage. Can tolerate dry shade. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (PBR) (Catmint 'Summer Magic')
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (PBR) (Catmint 'Summer Magic'): A more compact, upright growing variety of Catmint with aromatic grey foliage and spikes of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 35cm. [Collect Only]
Nepeta racemosa 'Snowflake' (Catmint 'Snowflake')
Nepeta racemosa 'Snowflake' (Catmint 'Snowflake'): Compact variety of catmint forming mounds of silvery-green foliage and masses of clear white flowers. Loved by bees. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' (Catmint 'Walker's Low')
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' (Catmint 'Walker's Low'): Forms neat mounds of silvery green foliage, topped with masses of lavender blue flowers in early summer. Up to 40cm. Hardy.
Oenothera macrocarpa (Missouri evening primrose)
Oenothera macrocarpa (Missouri evening primrose): Huge trumpet shaped yellow flowers through mid-summer on a low, spreading plant. [Collect Only]
Paeonia tenuifolia (Fern leaf Paeony)
Paeonia tenuifolia (Fern leaf Paeony): Sumptuous single deep red flowers, feathery foliage. Stunning plant for a sunny, well-drained spot [Collect Only]
Papaver atlanticum (Atlas poppy)
Papaver atlanticum (Atlas poppy): Orange single flowers held on a wiry stem above a rosette of blue-green leaves. Short lived perennial, but may set seed. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Penstemon 'White Bedder'
Penstemon 'White Bedder': Pure white tubular flowers over semi-evergreen foliage. Frost-hardy perennial. Up to 60cm.
Potentilla atrosanguinea (Cinquefoil)
Potentilla atrosanguinea (Cinquefoil): Bright scarlet flowers over silvery foliage. Great for stony or poor soils in full sun.To 20cm. Hardy.
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno' (Pasque flower 'Papageno')
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno' (Pasque flower 'Papageno'): The petals are deeply dissected, giving a frilled, double effect. Usually purple but can be pink, reddish or white. Hardy. To 30cm
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rote Glocke' (Pasque flower 'Red Clock')
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rote Glocke' (Pasque flower 'Red Clock'): Large dark red flowers with yellow stamens flowers over soft ferny foliage. Thrives in sunny, well drained spots. To 40cm. Hardy.
Pulsatilla vulgaris Heiler hybrids
Pulsatilla vulgaris Heiler hybrids: Mixed colour range, purple, pink, red or white. Lovely ornamental seed heads. Prefers a well drained, sunny site. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Salvia 'Amethyst Lips' (PBR) (Sage 'Amethyst Lips)
Salvia 'Amethyst Lips' (PBR) (Sage 'Amethyst Lips): Bicolour flowers in white and deep purple and delicious scented foliage. Half-hardy, copes with -5C in a sheltered spot. To 1m.
Salvia 'Hot Lips' (Sage 'Hot Lips')
Salvia 'Hot Lips' (Sage 'Hot Lips'): Bicolour flowers in white and lipstick red and delicious scented foliage. Half-hardy, copes with -5C in a sheltered spot. To 1m.
Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride)
Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride): Wiry stems topped with dainty pale pink flowers over ground evergreen rosettes of green leaves with creamy yellow markings.
Scented Salvia collection (3 fabulous scented Salvias plus Verbena bonariensis)
Scented Salvia collection (3 fabulous scented Salvias plus Verbena bonariensis): Inspired by a combination in our borders, this collection of 3 scented greggii-type Salvias and Verbena will flower for months
Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum' (Purple stonecrop)
Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum' (Purple stonecrop): Mat forming, fleshy purple rosettes with an attractive grey cast when young. Yellow flowers in summer.
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Lamb's ears 'Silver Carpet')
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Lamb's ears 'Silver Carpet'): Silver, furry leaves form spreading mats. A few spikes of silver flowers with the faintest hint of pink in 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. [Collect Only]
Verbena officinalis 'Bampton' (Vervain 'Bampton')
Verbena officinalis 'Bampton' (Vervain 'Bampton'): Attractive plant with dark purple foliage and upright, wiry stems with delicate purple flowers. Long flowering. Up to 90cm. Hardy.
Veronica austriaca 'Crater Lake Blue' (Speedwell 'Crater Lake Blue')
Veronica austriaca 'Crater Lake Blue' (Speedwell 'Crater Lake Blue'): Vivid blue spikes above a mound of green foliage.To 30cm. Hardy.