A most elegant woodland specialist from North America and Asia. Very large, palmate leaves are specatacular and in addition to the white summer flowers add to the show. Grow in moist woodland-like conditions in soil that is rich in organic matter and in part shade. Fully hardy. H:1m
A rare form of toad lily, carrying large white flowers marked with dark purple spots over a period of several weeks. Plant in light shade and reasonably moist soil, rich in organic matter. Fully hardy. H: 70cm
Fully hardy woodland perennial from woodlands in Japan. Tall stems to about 60cm bear unusually broad, mid-green leaves. In mid to later summer very pretty yellow flowers marked with chocolate brown spots are produced- much appreciated by bees seeking nectar. Plant in cool, shady conditions.
A lovely sun-loving hardy perennial for mid-border, especially where a 'natural meadow' feel is sought. Large fluffy yellowy-light cream flowers in mid-summer, very popular with bees. Fully hardy. H: 40cm
Robust and easy to grow fully hardy clump-forming perennial. Produces large pure white feathery clover flowers in summer. Green characteristic clover-like leaves. Cut back after flowering to encourage repeat blooms. Once established becomes pretty drought tolerant. Great for bees and other nectar-seeking insects. Plant in full sun. H: 60cm
Sun-loving hardy perennial, with clusters of mauve flowers accented with yellow coronas over a long summer flowering period. Plant in full sun in moist but well drained soils. Works well in a pot as well - but observe scrupulous watering and feed, please! Fully hardy. Height: about 30cm
American Vervain. Large and fully hardy perennial from North America. Produces a mass of little spires each crammed with pale pink flowers, each wih a dark pink eye throughout summer. Great for bees and butterflies. Plant in full sun (six hours of sun or more each day in summer) in soil that is moist but well drained. Fully hardy. Height: about 1m
Wonderful short lived perennial which seeds around rather nicely so has a persistent presence in the garden . Bampton is bushy and upright with deep purple foliage and fine, wiry stems bearing small spikes of deep purplish-pink flowers in mid-late summer. Full sun. H: 60cm. Well drained soil. Choice plant.