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
Vigorous clump forming perennial with spectacular arching spiny dark green leaves. Flowering stem up to 1.5m - purple flower bracts and white inner corolla. Well drained soil. Full sun or partial shade. Hardy.
Vigorous hardy herbaceous perennial suitable for a freely draining site in sun. Flowerheads light yellow cream in bud opening to creamy white. Soft grey tinged leaves. H:80cm. Cut back after flowering for repeat flowering.
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.
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.
Hardy perennial from north American woodlands, with delicate, deeply dissected purple-green foliage, and tall spires of pink flowers in mid-late summer. Best in reliably moist, humus-rich soil in semi-shade. Hardy. H: about 1.2m
Stately plant best suited to a lightly shaded moist spot, especially in soils rich in organic matter. Large deeply cut light green leaves and long spires of white flowers in summer which will attract butterflies. Native to Siberia and China. Fully hardy and easy to grow. H: 80cm
Actaea pachypoda. A hardy, rhizomatous, woodland perennial from woodlands in E. North America. Attractive, deeply incised leaves, delicate white flowers in late spring, white berries on red stems. Prefers shade and moister soils. H: 60-90cm