A rare and glorious woodland specialist, thriving in cool and moist soils rich in organic matter and in dappled shade. Pure white and sweetly fragrant flowers appears towards the end of summer as small 'bottlebrushes' atop very tall stems, up to 1.5m or more in height! Will attract butterflies. Fully hardy and much sought after.
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
Charming, compact sun-loving hardy sub-shrub perennial, ideal for tumbling over low walls or creeping over paving slabs or a gravel garden. Masses of tiny lilac pink flowers in early summer; blue-green foliage. A true alpine it will enjoy sharp drainage and lots of sunlight. Native to limestone mountains in Europe and western Asia. H:10cm
A beautiful hardy perennial, bearing magnificient umbels of bright blue flowers in summer. Best in rich soils and quite a warm and sheltered spot, or kept in a pot and over-wintered in a cold glasshouse. Fully hardy. H: 80cm
Herbaceous perennial with large mid blue flower umbels in mid-late 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
Lovely hardy perennial, this variety of Agapanthus is probably the best of all for rich deep-blue flowers, on blue-black stems. Does best in a sunny position in richer soils, or kept in a pot and over-wintered in a cold glasshouse. Attracts bees. H: 90cm
Clump-forming hardy perennial, with tall stems each bearing a large umbel of nodding, deep violet-blue flowers in mid and late summer The buds are deep purple. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered site full sun and mulch well in autumn in colder areas. H: 0.5 to1m Hardy.
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
Clump-forming and hardy perennial, forming a basal rosette of broad mid-green leaves and with large clusters of white flowers on tall stems in summer. Evergreen. Prefers a sunny site. It is best to keep agapanthus watered after flowering so that flower buds form for the following year. H: 90cm
Tall agapanthus, ideal for a hot, dry sunny border. Rounded umbels of pale blue flowers occur on strong stems in late summer. One of the latest flowering agapanthus. Attractive narrow grey-green leaves. Deciduous. H:60-120cm.