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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
Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone)
Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone): Large pure white flowers over a mound of green ferny foliage.
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.
Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' (Japanese Anemone or Wind Flower)
Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' (Japanese Anemone or Wind Flower): Two-tone dark rose and shell pink flowers on tall stems in late summer.
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley)
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley): A dark leaved form of the common cow parsley
Aubrieta 'Blue Cascade' (Aubrieta)
Aubrieta 'Blue Cascade' (Aubrieta): A carpet of blue-purple flowers in spring. Great for smothering walls and gravel areas
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky bellflower)
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' (Milky bellflower): Tall stems topped with palest pink flowers in mid-summer.
Campanula lactiflora 'Prichards Variety' (Milky bellflower)
Campanula lactiflora 'Prichards Variety' (Milky bellflower): Clusters of warm blue flowers on tall stems in mid-summer.
Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leaved bellflower)
Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leaved bellflower): Tall spikes of large, cup-shaped blue flowers over slender foliage in mid-summer.
Campanula persicifolia var. alba (Peach-leaved bellflower)
Campanula persicifolia var. alba (Peach-leaved bellflower): Pure white large rounded cups on upright stems
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholt Variety' (Resholt's bellflower)
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholt Variety' (Resholt's bellflower): Carpeting alpine with brilliant blue flowers over a long flowering period in summer.
Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth' (Korean Bellflower)
Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth' (Korean Bellflower): Upright stems with dark pink drooping large bells. Can be vigorous on good soil. May need some support. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 70cm.
Cardamine quinquefolia
Cardamine quinquefolia: Light purple flowers emerge very early in spring, with attractive deeply divided leaves. Foliage dies down in summer.
Cenolophium denudatum (Seseli libanotis, Baltic parsley)
Cenolophium denudatum (Seseli libanotis, Baltic parsley): Flat umbels of pretty white flowers in summer. Fine, filigree foliage
Centaurea dealbata (Persian cornflower)
Centaurea dealbata (Persian cornflower): Large, showy pink flowers over deeply divided foliage. Makes a good-sized clump in a couple of years [Collect Only]
Centaurea macrocephala (Giant knapweed)
Centaurea macrocephala (Giant knapweed): Huge, bright yellow almost fluffy flowers in mid-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.
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White 'Valerian')
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White 'Valerian'): White panicles of white flowers in mid-late summer. Very easy, self-seeds.
Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' (Valerian)
Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' (Valerian): 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 flowerss [Collect Only]
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley): Scented white bells in spring, Great for spreading around in shade. [Collect Only]
Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux' (Lily of the Valley)
Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux' (Lily of the Valley): Double the height and more flower stems than the usual variety. Deliciously scented white flowers in spring. Hardy. Up to 30cm
Convallaria majalis 'Hardwick Hall' (Lily of the Valley)
Convallaria majalis 'Hardwick Hall' (Lily of the Valley): A form of lily of the valley with green leaves edged in yellow. Deliciously scented white flowers in spring. Hardy. Up to 25cm
Crocosmia 'Orange Pekoe' (PBR)
Crocosmia 'Orange Pekoe' (PBR): Vibrant orange trumpet shaped flowers in late summer with sword shaped green foliage. A compact variety. Hardy. Up to 70cm. [Collect Only]
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon): Dramatic, tall silver leaved plant topped with large purple thistle flowers in mid-summer.
Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant)
Darmera peltata (Umbrella plant): Arching sprays of pretty pink flowers in early spring above large ornamental leaves. [Collect Only]
Darmera peltata 'Nana' (Umbrella plant 'Nana')
Darmera peltata 'Nana' (Umbrella plant 'Nana'): A compact form with rounded glossy leaves and pale pink flowers which appear before the leaves in the spring. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
Delosperma 'Hybrid Mix' (Hardy Ice Plant, Jewel of the Desert)
Delosperma 'Hybrid Mix' (Hardy Ice Plant, Jewel of the Desert): Brightly coloured, open flowers, small fleshy leaves.
Doronicum orientale (Leopard's bane)
Doronicum orientale (Leopard's bane): Bright yellow daisy flowers above fresh green foliage. A good early flower for the bees. Prefers partial shade. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Epilobium angustifolium 'Stahl Rose' (Rosebay Willowherb.)
Epilobium angustifolium 'Stahl Rose' (Rosebay Willowherb.): Slender spires of pale pink flowers in late summer. Spreads rapidly through underground runners. To 1m. Hardy.
Erigeron karvinskianus (Fleabane)
Erigeron karvinskianus (Fleabane): That pretty little daisy you see growing in the cracks in paving and walls in late summer....
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.
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' (Spurge)
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' (Spurge): Bright orange/red flower bracts in early summer. Vibrant red late summer foliage. [Collect Only]
Fragaria x ananassa 'Pink Panda' (PBR) (Pink flowered strawberry)
Fragaria x ananassa 'Pink Panda' (PBR) (Pink flowered strawberry): Exactly like a small strawberry plant, except that the flowers are pink. Very attractive ground cover, berries are edible [Collect Only]
Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby' (PBR) (Deep pink flowered strawberry)
Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby' (PBR) (Deep pink flowered strawberry): An ornamental strawberry plant with dark pink flowers from spring to autumn. Good ground cover [Collect Only]
Geranium 'Bob's Blunder' (Cranesbill 'Bob's Blunder')
Geranium 'Bob's Blunder' (Cranesbill 'Bob's Blunder'): Bright pink, small flowers over a spreading mat of soft, bronzy flowers.
Geranium himalayense 'Derrick Cook' (Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook')
Geranium himalayense 'Derrick Cook' (Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook'): Large white flowers with delicate purple veining above a clump of bright green leaves. Foliage turns red in autumn. To 35cm. Hardy.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album': Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. White flowers with definite hint of pink. Aromatic foliage.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety': Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. Bright pink over a dense mound of aromatic foliage.
Geranium maculatum 'Album'
Geranium maculatum 'Album': Clean white flowers over neat foliage. Great for establishing under trees and in shady areas.
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood'
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood': Pure white form of the more common pink species.
Geranium phaeum (Mourning widow Geranium)
Geranium phaeum (Mourning widow Geranium): Purple flowers with swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Early to flower, reliable and easy.
Geranium phaeum pale purple (Mourning widow Geranium)
Geranium phaeum pale purple (Mourning widow Geranium): Pale purple flowers with swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Early to flower, reliable and easy. [Collect Only]
Inula hookeri
Inula hookeri: Bold heads of golden yellow flowers with hundreds of long petals. A good border filler.
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' (Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy')
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' (Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy'): A low ground cover plant with silvery heart-shaped leaves and short stems of white. Brightens up a shady area. Hardy. Up to 20cm.
Leptinella squalida (Brass Buttons)
Leptinella squalida (Brass Buttons): Low-growing perennial with attractive feathery, bright green, fern-like foliage. Flowers are small, button-like in summer. Hardy. Up to 10cm.
Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' (Brass Buttons)
Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' (Brass Buttons): Low-growing perennial with attractive feathery, bronzy-black foliage with green tips. Flowers are small, button-like. Hardy. Up to 10cm.
Ligularia 'The Rocket'
Ligularia 'The Rocket': Dramatic spikes of yellow flowers on black stems over very large green toothed leaves [Collect Only]
Ligularia przewalskii
Ligularia przewalskii: Elegant spikes of golden yellow flowers on black stems above very deeply divided green foliage. [Collect Only]
Lysimachia barystachys (White Loosestrife)
Lysimachia barystachys (White Loosestrife): Upright spikes of white flowers in late summer. Vigorous and very attractive to bees and butterflies. [Collect Only]
Maianthemum bifolium (False lily of the valley)
Maianthemum bifolium (False lily of the valley): Shade-loving spreading perennial. Pairs of glossy oval leaves. Like a mini-hosta. Spikes of white star-shaped flowers. [Collect Only]
Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' (PBR) (Bee Balm/Bergamot)
Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' (PBR) (Bee Balm/Bergamot): A more compact variety with whorls of bright pink flowers over bright green aromatic foliage. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 40cm. [Collect Only]
Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' (Bee Balm/Bergamot)
Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' (Bee Balm/Bergamot): Whorls of bright red flowers held above aromatic foliage.
Monarda 'Jacob Cline' (PBR) (Bee Balm/Bergamot)
Monarda 'Jacob Cline' (PBR) (Bee Balm/Bergamot): Whorls of the brightest imaginable red flowers over bright green aromatic foliage
Monarda 'Pink Supreme' (PBR) (Bee Balm/Bergamot)
Monarda 'Pink Supreme' (PBR) (Bee Balm/Bergamot): Whorls of bright pink flowers over bright green aromatic foliage. Compact variety. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Monarda 'Saxon Purple' (Bee Balm/Bergamot)
Monarda 'Saxon Purple' (Bee Balm/Bergamot): Whorls of deep purple flowers over bright green aromatic foliage. Good mildew resistance. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 90cm
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint)
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint): A vigorous sun lover which will soon make a generous clump. Spikes of tiny purple flowers over aromatic grey/green foliage.
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (Catmint)
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (Catmint): A more compact, upright growing variety of Catmint with aromatic grey foliage and spikes of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 35cm.
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint)
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint): A compact variety of catmint making a neat mound of aromatic green foliage and clusters of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino' (Bistort 'Fat Domino')
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino' (Bistort 'Fat Domino'): A cracking new variety with plump, dark rose-red flower spikes which last for ages. [Collect Only]
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow': Striking golden-green arrow-shaped foliage with spikes of reddish pink flowers. Will brighten up dark corners. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea': Spikes of pale pink flowers in late summer. Large oval pointed leaves. Grows in most situations as long as not too dry. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' (Bistort. Was known as Polygonum bistortum)
Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' (Bistort. Was known as Polygonum bistortum): Upright orchid-like pink spikes make a bold show from May to July [Collect Only]
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort. Was known as Polygonum bistortum 'Superbum')
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort. Was known as Polygonum bistortum 'Superbum'): Upright fluffy pink spikes make a bold show in early summer. Great for filling larger spaces. [Collect Only]
Persicaria microcephala Red Dragon' (PBR)
Persicaria microcephala Red Dragon' (PBR): Stunning foliage with upright stems of lance-shaped purple-green leaves, with delicate chevron markings in white. Best leaf colour in full sun. Hardy. Up to 90cm. [Collect Only]
Petasites paradoxus (Alpine butterburr)
Petasites paradoxus (Alpine butterburr): Silvery, wide but pointed leaves in summer. Flowers resembling white studded tennis balls in February. Excellent foliage plant
Pratia angulata (Lawn Lobelia)
Pratia angulata (Lawn Lobelia): Starry white flowers above a creeping, evergreen foliage, followed by berries in the autumn. Good ground cover. Hardy. Up to 10cm. [Collect Only]
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry' (PBR) (Sweet black-eyed susan)
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry' (PBR) (Sweet black-eyed susan): Yellow quilled flowers with chocolate brown centres in late summer. Compact variety with a delightful vanilla scent. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Saxifraga stolonifera ' Kinki Purple'
Saxifraga stolonifera ' Kinki Purple': Rounded, hairy leaves with green above and red below. Wiry stems topped with white flowers in early autumn. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Sedum 'Vera Jameson' (Stonecrop 'Vera Jameson)
Sedum 'Vera Jameson' (Stonecrop 'Vera Jameson): Creeping stems of powdery red leaves topped with reddish pink flowers in late summer
Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'
Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May': Open fans of strappy variegated iris-like leaves topped with lemon yellow flowers in summer. Up to 60cm.
Stachys byzantina 'Primrose Heron' (Lamb's ears)
Stachys byzantina 'Primrose Heron' (Lamb's ears): A fascinating colour - silvery/lemony/green furry leaves form spreading mats. Great for ground cover in sun.
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Lamb's ears)
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Lamb's ears): Silver, furry leaves form spreading mats. A few spikes of silver flowers with the faintest hint of pink in summer.
Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' (Spiderwort (Andersoniana Group) 'Bilberry Ice')
Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' (Spiderwort (Andersoniana Group) 'Bilberry Ice'): Three-petalled icy purple flowers above strappy foliage. [Collect Only]
Tradescantia 'Euridice' (Spiderwort)
Tradescantia 'Euridice' (Spiderwort): Three-petalled delicate pale blue flowers above strappy foliage. Great as a ground clump former in sun or part shade. [Collect Only]
Tradescantia 'Innocence' (Spiderwort (Andersoniana Group))
Tradescantia 'Innocence' (Spiderwort (Andersoniana Group)): Three-petalled pure white flowers with purple tinged anthers. Strappy bright green foliage.
Tradescantia 'Leonara' (Spiderwort)
Tradescantia 'Leonara' (Spiderwort): Three-petalled vibrant violet-blue flowers above strappy foliage. Great as a ground clump former in sun or part shade [Collect Only]
Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify, 'Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon')
Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify, 'Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon'): Large, open blue/purple flowers, which close in the afternoon. [Collect Only]
Trollius x cultorum 'Alabaster' (Globeflower)
Trollius x cultorum 'Alabaster' (Globeflower): Translucent pale yellow cup shaped flowers from early to late summer.