Unusual form of 'bear's breeches' with spires of pure white flowers over large, dark green and glossy foliage in early summer. Will grow into a stately plant that will readily provide a focal point in any sunny or lightly shaded part of the garden. Easy to grow, robust and fully hardy. H: up to 120cm
One of the best of the new Achiilea introductions, recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Tall, at around 120cm, with richly creamy-yellow flowers in early summer. Best in full sun; cut back to encourage repeat flowering. Will attract butterflies and bees. Fully hardy.
Sun-loving hardy perennial, producing masses of flattened deep reddish rose-pink flowers throughout summer, much loved by bees and butterflies. Cut back after the fist flush to encourage futher flowering. Plant in well drained soils. Fully hardy. H: 60cm
Sun-loving hardy perennial, producing a steady succession of flat flowerheads, crammed with tiny pure white flowers, much loved by pollinating insects including bees, butterflies and hover flies. Grow in full sun or light shade in any reasonably fertile, moist but well drained soil. Fully hardy. H: 75cm
Robust and easy to grow hardy herbaceous perennial suitable for a freely draining site in a sunny spot. The flowerheads comprise a flattened mass of tiny flowers in a combination of yellow, orange and pinky-red. Foliage is soft grey-green. Fully hardy. H:80cm. Cut back after flowering for repeat flowering.
Sun-loving hardy perennial, with large flattened heads of white flowers - much appreciated by both bees and butterflies. Enjoys any decent garden soil and will form quite substantial clumps after 2-3 years. Fully hardy. H:50-60cm
Tall and strong herbaceous perennial for mid to rear border. Deeply lobed bright green leaves and spires of white flowers in summer. Very tolerant but prefers moister soils in partial shade. Fully hardy. H:1m. All parts poisonous if eaten.