Late summer to autumn lowering hardy perennial, bearing masses of deep cerise pink flowers with a golden yellow centre. Loves lots of sunshine and moist, fertile soil. Much loved by bees and butterflies and very good as a cut flower as well. H:60cm
Hardy perennial suitable for mid border. Flowering very late in the seasn. Great for late autumn colour, especially this great deep wine red. Flowers late October-November. Spikey sea urchin like flowers on erect stems. Great for cutting.Hardy. Full sun. Well drained soil. H: 60cm
Very striking sumer flowering hardy perennial producing 'spidery ' flowers in deep red throughout summer - also makes a great cut flower. Feed well and cut back spent flowering stems to ensure sustained production of blooms, probably until the end of September in fertile, moist soil. H: about 90 cm
Mid season. Very attractive purple-blue flowerheads in summer. Suitable for growing in a herbaceous border for scrambling amongst other plants. Length 60cm. Hardy. Sun or partial shade. Humus rich soil.
Autumn crocus. Beautiful large goblet-shaped snowy white flowers with emerald green tube throughout late summer into the autumn. Fleshy leaves early on in the year. H:30cm. Hardy. Well drained moisture retentive soil.
Extremely elegant and refined hardy perennial, for a sunny position in moist but reasonably well drained soil - the more fertile the better as Crinum has the potential to form a large bold clump in 2-3 years, bearing multiple flowering stems. A long bulb neck bears arching leaves and umbels of up to ten large sweetly fragrant flared white flowers in late summer. H:1m. Hardy
Herbaaceous perennial, froming clumps of stiffley upright mid-green strap like leaves. Large bright orange flowers with darker red centres in late summer on tall stems. H:60cm. Thrives in full sun or semi shade, preferring moister soils over very dry. Fully hardy.
Semi-double flowers in vivid pink, making a great contrast against the deep, very dark green foliage. Plant in deep fertile soils, preferably mulched with well rotted manure the previous winter, and dead-head, or cut for the house, regularly. Protect tubers from winter cold with a dry mulch, or lift, dry and store tubers in a frost-free place. Just about frost hardy. H: about 90cm
Compact, hardy evergreen perennial that produces small, delightful and brightly coloured orange flowers with pink to white inner halo and a golden yellow centre. Plant in very well drained soil in full and you will be reward with flowers throughout summer. H:10cm
This lovely, little hardy perennial is ideal for hot dry gardens. In the right conditions, it is a vigorous, mat-forming, evergreen succulent sporting deep purplish-pink, daisy-like flowers throughout the summer. Full sun required for the flowers to open and the plant to thrive. Hardy. H:5-10cm
Recently introduced, high-performance F1 hybrid hardy perennial. Magnificent spires of double, deep purple flowers on strong stems. Vigorous and hardy these plants will grow into an stunning and eye-catching centrepiece within 2-3 years of planting. Spectacular as a cut flower. Fully hardy. H: up to 1.6m, possibly more on rich ground.
Old variety which flowers from June onwards with clove-scented, white flowers, laced and marked deep red-mauve. The date of origin is unknown but is though to be relatively modern, despite its resemblance to plants that would have been familiar to the Tudors. Best in full and sun and well drained soil. Fully hardy. H: 25cm
Delightful old-fashioned pink, although actually found as a chance seedling in recent decades. White flowers blushed with salmon with a lovely sweet clove fragrance on tall stems in summer. Enjoys full sun and well drained soil. Clip back lightly from time to time to keep tidy. Fully hardy. H: 25cm
Charming, sun-loving hardy perennial, forming neat mounds of evergreen grass-like foliage and producing a steady succession of flowering stems topped with lightly frilled white flowers with magenta blotches at the petal bases, with a sweet clove scent. Cut back spent flower stems to encourage more blooms. Best in full sun and moist but well drained soil. H:10-15cm
Striking evergreen perennial with grey-green grass like basal leaves, forming rounded clump. Very tall slender flower stalks with deep pink flowers throughout summer. Full sun. Well drained soil. Hardy. H:50cm.
Densely tufted hardy perennial for a sunny and very well drained spot. Pale pink flowers in summer. Grows wild in the mountains of SW Europe and would be suitable for an alpine garden, Fully hardy. H: 15cm
Burning bush. Striking perennial for late spring and early summer interest. Forms upright clumps of foliage, topped with spires of white, lemon scented flowers in early summer. Prefers full sun and well drained soil and is noticeably drought-resistant Fully hardy. H:60cm.
Seed raised variant of this increasingly favoured north American prairie plant. Vigorous and sturdy, with beautiful cream, lemon and dark yellow flowers. Established plants will continue to flower for a sustained period , and will be much enjoyed by bees and butterflies. Plant in full sun in moist but well drained soils. Great as a cut flower. Fully hardy. H: 80cm