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
Late summer flowering hardy perennial, with unusually high resistance to mildew, and a long lasting and splendid display of yellow-centred white flowers. Plant in full sun or light shade in rich and moist soil (dig in well rotted manure or garden compost if in doubt).
Compact, sun-loving hardy perennial. Late flowering, bearing sprays of clear pink daisy-like flowers from August to October. Nice strong upright habit. Full sun and moisr but well drained soil. Fully hardy. H: 30cm
Formerly known as Aster divaricatus. Hardy rhizomatous perennial from eastern USA. Noted for dark purple stems and clusters of white/yellow flowers in late summer. Fully hardy. Happy in any decent soil in full sun ot partial shade. H:60cm
Late summer flowering hardy perennial, best grown in full sun and reliably moist soils - mulch well in spring if in doubt. Will form a loose and delicate mound of branching stems generously covered with very pretty pale lilac-blue flowers, with golden centres. Fully hardy. H: 50cm
Exceptionally floriferous late summer flowering hardy perennial; lavender blue daisy-like flowers in late summer. Grow in full sun and in moist but well drained soil. Fully hardy.. Approximate height: 70cm
Vigorous clump forming perennial suitable for moister soils in either full sun or partial shade. Attractive red-brown leaves, and large, delicate, plumes of tiny pink flowers in mid-summer. Fully hardy. H:80cm.
Hardy perennial grown for its very large leaves, held horizontally. Plumes of white flowers on tall stems in summer. Prefers moist, and /or shady conditions. Fantastic woodland plant that will lend an exotic air to the garden.. Fully hardy. H: up to about 75cm
Lovely, fully hardy herbaceous perennial. Mounds of rich green foliage provide the perfect background for the pure white 'pin cushion' flowers that will be produced over a long summer season. Great for bees and other pollinating insects. Plant in moist but well drained soil in full sun or light shade. Fully hardy. H: about 40cm