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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
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety' (Wall bellflower 'Resholdt's Variety')
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety' (Wall bellflower 'Resholdt's Variety'): Carpeting alpine with brilliant blue flowers over a long flowering period in summer.
Cardamine quinquefolia
Cardamine quinquefolia: Light purple flowers emerge very early in spring, with attractive deeply divided leaves. Foliage dies down in summer.
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
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian)
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian): White panicles of white flowers in mid-late summer. Very easy, self-seeds. Perennial and hardy. To 60cm.
Centranthus ruber var. coccineus (Valerian dark red)
Centranthus ruber var. coccineus (Valerian dark red): Panicles of dark-red flowers in mid-summer, loved especially by butterflies. Classic cottage garden plant. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
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.
Erigeron karvinskianus (Fleabane)
Erigeron karvinskianus (Fleabane): That pretty little daisy you see growing in the cracks in paving and walls in late summer....
Erigeron karvinskianus 'Lavender Lady' (Fleabane 'Lavender Lady')
Erigeron karvinskianus 'Lavender Lady' (Fleabane 'Lavender Lady'): A lavender flowered form of this delicate but robust daisy. Self-seeds around where happy. To 20cm. Hardy.
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Mrs Robb's bonnet)
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Mrs Robb's bonnet): Great plant for difficult dry, shady areas. Evergreen dark-green leaves and vibrant lime-green flowers in spring. Suckers and can spread.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' (Rock cranesbill 'Album')
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' (Rock cranesbill 'Album'): Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. White flowers with definite hint of pink. Aromatic foliage. Hardy. To 30cm.
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 phaeum 'Album' (Dusky cranesbill 'Album')
Geranium phaeum 'Album' (Dusky cranesbill 'Album'): Clean white flowers held above bright green foliage. Excellent in shade. Spreading habit. Hardy. Height to 60cm.
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat')
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat'): A compact variety of catmint making a neat mound of aromatic green foliage and clusters of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Silene fimbriata (Fringed Campion)
Silene fimbriata (Fringed Campion): Greeny white fringed bell-shaped flowers, loved by bees. Can spread quite vigorously, though will be less so in a dry spot. Hardy. Up to 75cm.
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.
Viola cornuta Alba Group (Viola white flowered)
Viola cornuta Alba Group (Viola white flowered): Pure white flowers, bright green foliage. Excellent for ground cover in shade