Exceptionally large-flowered coneflower with deep pink petals and rusty-orange 'cone', with a long flowering period through summer. Much loved by bees . Useful for mid to rear border. Fully hardy. H:1m
Hardy herbaceous perennial, ideal for a shady spot where it will form a dense ground cover. Young foliage flushed red-bronze maturing to fresh green. Clusters of delicate while flowers flushed pink in spring open from pink buds. Best in leaf-litter rich soil. Fully hardy. H: 25cm
Hardy rhizomatous perennial suitable for a cool shady spot preferably with a layer of leaf litter. Evergreen. Heart shaped leaves. Spring flowering. Orange flowers opening to amber with lemon spurs. H:30cm.
Very pretty evergreen hardy perennial with elongated, spiny-margined leaves and clusters of white flowers with distinctive pink centres in spring. Potentially very floriferous once established, in cool woodland-type conditions, preferring organic matter-rich soil that stays reasonably moist. Height: 50cm for the flowering stems
Fully hardy woodland plant, forming clumps of deciduous, glossy green foliage, which emerges with at russetty-red flush over green, matures to green and then fades to coppery-bronze in the autumn. Stiff and wiry stems hold clusters of very pretty small yellow flowers in spring, contrasting with the young foliage. Highly recommended for the woodland garden or other shady position. Fully hardy. H: about 20cm
A new cultivar, with distinctive green and russet foliage, and tiny purple-pink spurred flowers in spring and through to early summer. Best in dappled shade and soils rich in organic matter. Fully hardy. H: about 25cm
Very pretty woodland specialist, from the Far East. Dense heart shaped leaves, tinged with copper when young. Wiry stems bear clusters of bi-coloured pink and white flowers over an extended spring display. Best in humus rich and moist soil although once established it will cope in dry shade- water regularly to get established under those circumstance. Fully hardy. Height and spread: about 30cm
A rare variety of evergreen hardy perennial, growing best in dappled shade and moist cool conditions. Relatively dwarf compared to many other forms of E. grandiflorum, and producing the typical sprays of pure white star-shaped flowers in early spring from pinkish buds. 'Bandit' has a notably boad purple-red margin to the young foliage, that will fade to green as summer draws on. Great ground cover plants. Fully hardy and clump-forming. H: perhaps 20cms or so.
Fully hardy perennial well-suited to dappled shade and reasonably moist conditions: beneath deciduous trees, for example. Delicate pale yellow flowers in spring, equally attractive foliage. H: about 30cm
Fully hardy herbaceous perennial, ideal for cool and shady positions. 'Galadriel' is an improved selection of the parent Epimedium x rubrum, with larger and more deeply coloured red flowers and white flowers. Spring foliage is nicely coloured reddish-russet. Effective as ground cover, especiallly in moister soils where quite large clumps will form after a few seasons. Height will be about 25cm.
Clump-forming and fully hardy perennial; delicate yellow flowers in mid to late spring. Evergreen, heart shaped mid green leaves that turn to a deep burnished red in winter. Excellent ground cover in shade and tolerant of moderately dry conditions. H: 50cm
Hardy perennial suitable for a woodland garden or shady border, forming lovely ground cover with its evergreen heart shaped leaves. Wiry stems bear clusters of pure white flowers in spring. Hybrid between the two Japanese species E.diphyllum x E.grandiflorum. 20cm. Fully hardy.
Hardy perennial suitable for a woodland garden or shady border, forming lovely ground cover with its evergreen heart shaped leaves. Wiry stems bear clusters of light lavender flowers with somewhat darker colouring towards the petal tips above the foliage in spring. Young foliage emerges purple in spring, matures to green and then becomes intensely red in the autumn. 'Tamobotan' is a hybrid between the two Japanese species E.diphyllum x E.grandiflorum. Height will be about 20cm. Grow in cool and reasonably moist conditions. Fully hardy.
Clump forming perennial grass with mid-green leaves. Arching habit and very graceful nodding flower panicles to 1m in height. Plant in full sun in any good fertile soil that does bot get extremely dry. In spring gently rake out old and dead leaves with a gloved hand. Hardy.
Fully hardy, bulbous perennial with nodding, mauve to pink star-shaped flowers with recurved petals with yellow and red-brown zones at the base of each petal. The leaves are green, heavily mottled with brown, A woodland specialist Erythronium dens-canis is best grown in dappled shade in soil that is rich in organic matter and reasonably moist and well drained. Improve the soil with garden compost or leaf litter. Fully hardy. H: 10cm
Great choice for a bold foliage statement, with its dark-green leaves edged in creamy yellow. Will form strong clumps after 2-3 seasons, and in summer will produce large heads of tiny pink flowers, attractive to bees and butterflies. Fully hardy, and enjoying moister soils and full sun. H: 1m
Imposing plant for rear of border. Full sun or partial shade and moisture-retentive soil. Strong purple stems. Mid-green leaves and dense purple-pink blooms in summer to early autumn. Fully hardy. H:2m
This is an interesting variegated variety of spurge with attractive white edging to the leaves. The flower bracts are also white, giving a striking appearance. Euphorbias prefer a well drained soil in either full sun or partial shade. The variegation can be more marked in full sun. H: 50cm. Well drained soil. Hardy.