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.
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.
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.
Hardy herbaceous perennial suitable for a semi shaded position. Strong upright grower with branching spikes of steel blue hooded flowers from July-August. Deeply divided foliage. All parts poisonous if eaten. H:1m.
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