Lovely boost to the late summer cloud when 'Blue Wonder' will produce delicate clouds of small light blue daisy-like flowers' Very forgiving and easy to grow, enjoys moister soil and a reasonable dose of ull sun. Fully hardy. Height: 1m (formerly Aster ericoides 'Blue Wonder')
Nice mounds of purplish-black foliage and in late summer clouds of pink-centered tiny white daisies on tall stems. Thirives in any decent garden soil, in full sun or light shade - much loved by bees and butterflies. Fully hardy and very robust, a welcome addition to the late summer garden. H: up to 1.3m
(Synonym: Aster novi-belgii) Late-flowering, fully hardy perennial, with rich magenta-red flowers with yellow centres.Very attractive to bees and butterflies and will add a vivid splash of colour to the late summer garden. Enjoys full sun but will equally flourish in dappled shade. Pinch back growing tips in spring and early summer to create a compact and very floriferous plant, and divide clumps every thrdr year if desired. H:80cm
Formerly know as Aster foliaceum. Late summer flowering hardy perennial, with rosettes of deep green foliage and tall stems carrying clusters of lilac blue flowers in high to late summer. Attracts bees and butterflies. Enjoys full sun and mpist and well drained soil. Fully hardy. H: about 50cm
(Synonym: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii) Hardy herbaceous perennial for a sunny position and in soils that are reasonably rich and not prone to getting very dry in summer. Pale lavender, semi-double flowers emerge in mid-September. Attracts butterflies and bees. Height :60cm
Tall, airy and understated form of tansy, bearing corymbs of white daisy-like flowers in summer. Much enjoyed by bees and butterflies. Delicate feathery mid-green foliage. Very hardy and easy to grow; enjoys full sun and moist but well drained soils. Fully hardy. H: about 1m to top of flowering stems.
Clump forming perennial perfect for the shady patch. Lobed mid green basal leaves. Very fragrant tiny bell shaped greenish flowers along a long flower stem in early summer. Full of partial shade. Hardy. H:50cm.
Striking form of meadow rue, with very dark purple, almost black stems. Feathery foliage somewhat similar to that of Aquilegia, and fluffy purple-mauve flowers that will attract pollinating insects such as hoverflies. Plant in full sun in moist soils that do not get too dry in high summer - mulch well if in doubt and keep watered during the first season. H:up 2m