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.
Early summer flowering anemone. Herbaceous and perennial and will form clumps in moist and lightly shaded positions. Kidney-shaped basal leaves and very attractive delicate white flowers with green centres and purple anthers. Hardy. H:50cm. .
Very colourful addition to the late summer and early autumn garden, with semi-double and quite ruffled pink flowers on tall stems, with prominent yellow stamens. Very hardy, robust and easy to grow, thriving in full sun or even quite dull conditions in reasonably moist and fertile soil - definitely not a picky plant. Fully hardy. H: 75cm
Floriferous, hardy perennial for front-mid of the border. Lovely creamy-white daisy-like flowers with primrose yellow centres throughout the summer. Finely cut green foliage provides a nice dark foil for the light coloured flowers. Cut back after flowering for a second, or more, flush of flowers and to keep the plant tidy. Very much prefers full sun and reasonably well drained soils. Fully hardy and easy to grow. H:50cm.
A fully hardy herbaceous perennial which will thrive in dappled shade and soil rich in organic matter - typical of woodland marginal plants. 'Kristall' will bear beautiful, pure white flowers with long spurs on tall stems in early summer. Cutting back can often a encourage second flush of flowers later in the season. Will set seed readily and hybridise with neighbouring plants; good for bees. H:about 30cm
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