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
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.
Clump forming perennial with bright green leathery divided foliage unlike other achilleas. Flat topped heads of soft pink flowers with pale yellow stamens. H:65cm. Hardy. Full sun. Well drained soil. Origin-Kamchatka peninsula Russia.
Very attractive woodland perennial from the far east. Compact clumps of foliage, flushed purple when young, but maturing to dark green. In mid summer produces elegant spires of white flowers, perhaps 1m tall which are very attractive to late season butterflies. Fully hardy and best in cool, shady conditions.
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.
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 dwarf, evergreen perennial bearing short spikes of rich blue flowers in spring. Suitable for ground cover the plant forms evergreen mounds, spreading fairly quickly. Grow preferably in partial shade. The early dark green leaves have a bronze colouration which contrasts well with the bright blue flowers in mid spring. Plant in moist but well drained soil. H:15cm. Fully hardy
Compact, low growing herbaceous perennial. pendent clusters of purple flowers on short stems in spring and early summer held daintily above neat clumps of mid-green grass-like foliage. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Native to Gansu in northern China. Fully hardy. H: about 20cm in full sun.
A very compact from of columbine, bearing delightful soft pink flowers above fern-like foliage from spring and into early summer. Ideal for rockeries or for a small pot, fully hardy and happy in full sun or dappled shade in moist but well drained soils. Fully hardy. Final height will be no more than about 10cm
Lovely spring flowering hardy perennial, perfect for dappled shade or full sun in moist but well drained soils. Pink, nodding flowers in spring and early summer. Responds well to being cut for flowers which will stimulate further flowering shoots. Fully hardy. H: up to 70cm when established.
Columbine. Early-summer flowering perennial happy in full sun or dappled shade. Dark ruby red double flowers. Very hardy and quite likely to self seed which could well produce some delightful new hybrids. H: 70cm
Low growing, sun-loving hardy perennial, producing a long lasting display of white or pink daisy-like flowers throughout much of the summer. Prefers a sunny and well drained location. Full hardy. H:about 20cm