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.
Sun-loving hardy perennial, with large flattened heads of warm apricot flowers that fade to cream to give a charming two-tone look. Enjoys any decent garden soil and will form quite substantial clumps after 2-3 years. H:50-60cm
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
Stunning woodland specialist, with very dark, purple-black leaves and stems, and, in late summer, slender spires of sweetly scented, small, white flowers carried aloft on very tall stems which will attract late-season butterflies. Will thrive in organic-rich, moister soils, preferably in light shade. Fully hardy. H 1.8 m.
Herbaceous perennial with large mid blue flower umbels in early summer. Lovely upright variety with stiff stems. The flower buds are darker than the blue flowers, offering a lovely contrast. Prefers full sun and a rich, well drained soil. Hardy. H:80cm
A lovely clump forming perennial flowering in mid summer. This is a bicolor agapanthus with inflorescences of white flowers with blue bases. Flowering in July-August and reaching a height of 1.2m, the plant makes a lovely contribution to a mid border or can be kept in a container. Full sun. Moist but well drained soil. Semi-evergreen and hardy in less severe winters.
Eye-catching, deciduous form of this well loved perennial, with silvery grey blue- white flowers in mid-summer. Will do best in rich, reliably moist soil. Appeals to butterflies. Will also do well in a pot, especially if overwintered in a cold glasshouse or conservatory, and allowed to become pot-bound. Fully hardy. H: 90cm
A compact form of Ladies Mantle, with prettily frilled leaf margins. Bright acid green flower panicles throughout summer. Cut back from time to time for fresh foliage and further flowering. Fully hardy. H:40cm.