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.
Clump forming perennial flowering in May into summer. Particluarly attractive tall flower spikes of the palest blue. Bright green basal rosette of leaves. H:60cm. Full sun or partial shade. Moist but well drained soil. Hardy,
Hardy perennial for full sun or light shade in any decent garden soil. Lightly variegated foliage with the mid-green offest by a delicate cream margin. Slender spires of tiny white flowers summer. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush, especially if given some fertiliser and the occaisonal drink. Bees love it!. Fully hardy and easy to grow. H: 90cm
Hardy perennial for full sun or light shade in any decent garden soil. Slender spires of deep blue flowers summer. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush, especially if given some fertiliser and the occaisonal drink. Bees love it!. Fully hardy and easy to grow. H: 90cm
Clump forming erect perennial with lance shaped pointed dark green leaves in whorls up the stem. From midsummer-autumn slender dense spires of white flowers are borne. Will perform best in rich soil and full sun. H:1.2m.
Vigorous, evergreen, low growing perennial suitable for moist or dry shade. Spreading branches bearing pale pink flowers from early spring and summer. Self-rooting so very helpful for covering the ground, expecially in difficult areas, e.g. for example on a dry bank. Height: about 40cm, spread is pretty much unlimited.
Great plant for ground cover in cool and shady positions, with triangular leaves with dark purple centres and purple veins. Fragrant lavender-coloured flowers in spring will be sought after by bees and other pollinating insects. Plant in partial to full shade in a moist, organic matter- soil. Fully hardy. H:about 15cm
Compact, spring flowering hardy perennial, ideal for a cool spot in fertile and moisture-retentive soil. Rich purple flowers en masses in spring - dead head from time to time to encourage futher blooms. Lovely subject for a pot as well. Fully hardy. H:20cm
Long-flowering sweet violet, carrying a succession of sweetly fragrant white flowers in spring. Earliest flowers to emerge have a lovely pale blue tint which stand out nicely. Fully hardy and easy to grow. Semi shade preferred. H: 20cm