American Vervain. Large and fully hardy perennial from North America. Produces a mass of little spires each crammed with pale pink flowers, each wih a dark pink eye throughout summer. Great for bees and butterflies. Plant in full sun (six hours of sun or more each day in summer) in soil that is moist but well drained. Fully hardy. Height: about 1m
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.
Very pretty and compact hardy perennial, with fragrant pink flowers highlighted with purple rays in spring and into summer. Dead head to encourage sustained flowering. Good for bees and butterflies. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions so will do well in full sun but preferably light shade. Fully hardy. H: 20cm
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