Low growing herbaceous perennial with delicately lobed dark green leaves. Throughout late spring and summer pale pink cup shaped flowers occur above the attractive foliage. Spreads rather well in light shade or sun and a moist but freely draining soil. Hardy. H: 20cm.
Hardy perennial, probably doing best in partial shade. Violet-blue flowers with white centres in early summer, characteristically deeply cut, mid-green leaves. Cut back a little after flowering .H+S: 60cm
Compact evergreen perennial spreading slowly by runners. Pink tinged white flowers in summer. H: 30cm. Hardy. Sun or partial shade, well drained soil. Very robust and easy to grow, making effective ground cover in even quite poor conditions.
Extremely versatile, robust plant, ideal for forming dense, weed-suppressing ground cover. Compact neats mounds of aromatic mid-green foliage, and masses of soft mauve to pink flowers with pink anthers - very popular with bees. Foliage is nicely coloured in the autumn and in sheltered positions may be evergreen. Tolerates pretty much all soils in full sun to quite deep shade. Fully hardy. H: about 40cm
Hardy perennial, forming a rosette of glossy light greens leaves. In spring to early summer produces a succesion of semi-double orange-red flowers. Best in full sun or light shade in rich and reliably mopist soils - mulch well if in doubt. Fully hardy. Height:30cm
Geum 'Dark and Stormy' produces literally dozens of semi double orange to red flowers once established, producing an eye-catching bi-colour effect from late spring to early summer. Best in rich and fertile soils that remain reasonably moist, Fully hardy and clump-forming, this is a robust and colourful addition to any garden. Height: about 45cm
An herbaceous perennial native to the prairies of North America. This avens is a pretty plant with grey, ferny, divided foliage, bearing three-flowered heads (triflorum) of red, single and double blooms in summer. Attractive feathery seed heads then follow and remain showy all summer. H:45cm. Moist soil. Hardy
Erect hardy perennial from woodlands in the eastern USA. Handsome toothed leaves and small star-like white flowers throughout summer. Prefers moist shade but is pretty tolerant. H:50cm when young but reaching 1m when mature
A beautiful bulbous perennial from eastern Africa, from Ethiopia to Malawi, with very fragrant funnel shaped white flowers with purple throat from late summer-autumn. Best in full sun and well-drained soils. Lift the bulb in frost prone areas in autumn, or otherwise dry-mulch heavily. Half-hardy. H:1m
Clump forming, slowly spreading ground hugging perennial with a height of about 10cm and a spread of about 25cm. Rounded deep green leaves, masses of small white flowers throughout the summer. Fully hardy and doing best in full sun and well drained soils - perfect for a rockery, or example.