Hardy herbaceous perennial from north American woodlands. Particularly grown for its fern-like, deeply divided blue-green foliage. In sping 'Misty Blue' will bear spikes of fluffy, fragrant creamy-white flowers which subsequently develop white berries held on bright red stalks, a very striking combination. Prefers partial shade and the equivalent of cool, woodland conditions with a soil rich in organic matter. Height: about 75cm
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 withinflorescenses 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
Extremely useful plant for front of border or rockery. Grey green twisted prostrate leaves and umbels of mauve flower in late summer to early autumn. Fully hardy. Grow in full sun and well drained soil. H:20cm
Clump forming hardy perennial. Upright shape. Lance shaped mid green leaves. Dense rounded panicles of pale blue star shaped flowers from spring-summer. Plant in well drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant when established. H: 60cm..