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.
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
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
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
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.