Vigorous low growing woody based perennial. From spring to early summer produces very pretty lavender-blue flowers with creamy-grey backs that are larger than the flowers borne by the parent wild species . Plant in humus rich soil that remains cool and moist throughout the year, for example in partial shade under deciduous trees or shrubs or in a woodland garden. . Hardy. H:15cm.
Large, architechtural herb. Thick lush stems and fleshy leaves. Impressive green/yellowish flowerheads in summer. Will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Prefers semi shade or moister soils in the sun. H:1.5m
Hardy herbaceous perennial, native to Siberia. Purplish-green stem. First year plants have basal divided leaves. Second or third year plants have a sturdy, hollow one-inch diameter stalk to 2m height with greenish-white flowers on umbels up to 12 inches in diameter in summer. Will thrive in rich moist soil in sun or partial shade. Fully hardy
Floriferous, hardy perennial for front-mid of the border. Lovely soft, buttery yellow daisy-like flowers throughout the summer. Cut back after flowering for a second flush of flowers and to keep the plant tidy. Very much prefers full sun and reasonably well drained soils. 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
Dear little dwarf perennial suitable for the semi shaded garden. This columbine, with its beautiful nodding sulfur yellow flowers in spring, forms dense mounds and never exceeds 20cm in height. Fully hardy. Semi shade preferred