A lovely little hardy perennial forming an attractive mound of silvery-green divided leaves. Beautiful dusky pink shaggy flowers with a paler centre form on the plants throughout the summer. H: 20cm Dry soil preferred in full sun.
Hardy plumbago. Fully hardy, woody perennial. Bright blue flowers in late summer and intense red foliage in autumn. Best in full sun and reasonably well drained soil. Cut back hard each spring to encourage new growth and lots of flowers. H: about 30cm
Low-growing hardy perennial for a sunny and well drained position - good for tumbling over low walls for example. This gorgeous little alpine perennial is very long flowering. The attractive lilac-blue flowers with dark veins and a small yellow lip emerge in mid summer and carry on flowering into the autumn. Hardy. H: 20cm
Late summer flowering hardy perennial, bearing masses of bright 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 flowers as well. 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
A so-called 'Dinner Plate Dahlia' on account of the size of the very large salmon rose flowers that will be produced all summer. Plant in full sun in deep, rich soil that has been well-manured; feed and water generously and keep cutting flowers for the house which will encourage further blooms. Dry mulch heavily in autumn, or lift, dry and store tubers somewhere frost-free.. Half-hardy. H: 1m
Compact, hardy evergreen perennial that produces small, delightful red flowers throughout summer. Plant in very well drained soil in full and you will be rewarded with flowers throughout summer. Would do well in a pot, especially if kept pretty dry and frost free during winter and then given lots of sun during summer. Drought resistant. H:10cm
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