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
Rhizomatous herbaceous perennial found in moist shaded woodland. Grow in humus rich moisture retentive soil. White tubed purple striped spathes occur in early spring appearing underneath little arrow-head shaped leaves. the spathes have an elongated tip which forms the 'mouse tail'. Hardy. H: 10cm.
Sun-loving hardy perennial, valued for its silvery-green foliage and ability to thrive in hot, well drained conditions. Lance-shaped, usually coarsely toothed leaves, vividly white when young. Small, yellowish flowerheads are insignificant. Cut back from time to encourage fresh growth. H: 60cm
Late summer flowering hardy perennial, with unusually high resistance to mildew, and a long lasting and splendid display of yellow-centred white flowers. Plant in full sun or light shade in rich and moist soil (dig in well rotted manure or garden compost if in doubt).
Hardy rhizomatous perennial from eastern USA. Noted for dark purple stems and clusters of white/yellow flowers in late summer. Fully hardy. Happy in any decent soil in full sun to partial shade. H:60cm
Late summer flowering hardy perennial, best grown in full sun and reliably moist soils - mulch well in spring if in doubt. Will form a loose and delicate mound of branching stems generously covered with very pretty pale lilac-blue flowers, with golden centres. Fully hardy. H: 50cm
Hardy perennial grown for its very large leaves, held horizontally. Plumes of white flowers on tall stems in summer. Prefers moist, and /or shady conditions. Fantastic woodland plant that will lend an exotic air to the garden.. Fully hardy. H: up to about 75cm
The false indigo is a lovely thing to behold. 'Lemon Meringue' bears sturdy lupin-like racemes of bright yellow flowers in late spring. It is an upright and densely branching plant with oval leaves and strong stems. Wonderful in a herbaceous border. Hardy. H: 60cm. Full sun and moist but well drained soil preferred.
Wonderful perennial suitable for back of a sunny border. Heavily divided ferny foliage supports numerous lemon yellow flowers with a white drop at the end of each petal. Highly floriferous. A hardier version of Bidens. H: 1.5m. Full sun and well drained soil required.
A versatile hardy perennial, attractive for its pure white flowers in spring and beautiful silver and green foliage in summer. Ideal in light shade or on moister soils, full sun. Will form large clumps over 2-years. Fully hardy. H:35cm
Large, erect bulbous perennial, with pale blue to white flowers growing along the upper length of the stems. Ideal for dappled shade or full sun, plant to mid- or rear of border. Native to N. America. Fully hardy. H: up to 1.2m
Fully hardy perennial with a compact and upright habit and which will spreads to form a clump of foliage. Large (5cm) lavender-mauve bell-shaped .flowers are produced in profusion throughout summer. Campanulas enjoy quite moist soils and perhaps a little light shade as well, so plant accordingly for the very best results. H:35cm
Repeat flowering from mid-summer until the first frosts, with rich purple-blue flowers. Delightful 'cottage garden'; subject or even in a pot. Fully hardy, and enjoying fertile soils that are moist and reasonably well drained. Full sun, if the soil does not dry out, otherwise dappled shade for best results. H: 20cm
A new and very compact form of bell flower. Grows into clumps of erect, stiff stems with mid-green leaves and dense clusters of white bell-shaped flowers in early summer. Cut back for second flowering. Fully hardy. Prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade. H: 50cm
Lovely 'cottage garden' hardy perennial, forming neat rosettes of bright green leaves and in summer tall spires carrying unusually large powder blue 'bell flowers'. Best in full sun and moist, well drained soils. Full height of the flower stems will be about 90cm