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
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.
Sun-loving hardy perennial with finely cut, aromatic almost 'fern-like' foliage and a very extended display of creamy-lemon flowers each with a golden yellow centre throughout summer. Once establsihed Anthemis is notably drought resistant. Very appealing to bees, butterflies and hover flies. H: 45cm
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
A very compact from of columbine, bearing delightful soft pink flowers above fern-like foliage from srping and into early summer. Ideal for rockeries or for a small pot, fully hardy and happy in full sun or dappled shade in moist but well drained soils. Fully hardy. Final height will be no more than about 10cm
Lovely spring flowering hardy perennial, perfect for dappled shade or full sn in moist but well drained soils. Pink, nodding flowers in spring and early summer. Responds well to being cut for flowers which will stimulate futher flowering shoots. Fully hardy. H: up to 70cm when established.
Columbine. Early-summer flowering perennial happy in full sun or dappled shade. Dark ruby red double flowers. Very hardy and quite likely to self seed which could well produce some delightful new hybrids. H: 70cm
Rhizomatous herbaceous perennial found in moist shaded woodland. Grow in humus rich moisture retentive soil. White tubed purple striped spathes occur in early spring appearing underneath little arrow-head shaped leaves. the spathes have an elongated tip which forms the 'mouse tail'. Hardy. H: 10cm.
Sun-loving hardy perennial, valued for its silvery-green foliage and ability to thrive in hot, well drained conditions. Lance-shaped, usually coarsely toothed leaves, vividly white when young. Small, yellowish flowerheads are insignificant. Cut back from time to encourage fresh growth. H: 60cm