Lovely 'cottage garden' hardy perennial, forming neat rosettes of bright green leaves and in summer tall spires carrying unusually large powder blue 'bell flowers'. Best in full sun and moist, well drained soils. Full height of the flower stems will be about 90cm
Clump forming, upright, hardy perennial flowering in mid summer. Slender tall stems, up to 60cm, carry mid-blue flowers, with outward curling petals revealing a further inner set of petals inside the flower. Hardy. H:60cm. Full sun and moist but well drained soil preferred.
Ornamental thistle, native to the Balkans. Produces brilliant red flowers on tall stems in summer and will continue flowering if dead-headed. Silvery-leaves, intriguing bristly bronze-coloured flower buds and last well as a cut flower. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Best in full sun and moist but well drained soils.
A lovely little hardy perennial forming an attractive mound of silvery-green divided leaves. Beautiful dusky pink shaggy flowers with a paler centre form on the plants throughout the summer. H: 20cm Dry soil preferred in full sun.
Hardy plumbago. Fully hardy, woody perennial. Bright blue flowers in late summer and intense red foliage in autumn. Best in full sun and reasonably well drained soil. Cut back hard each spring to encourage new growth and lots of flowers. H: about 30cm
Late summer flowering hardy perennial, bearing masses of bright pink flowers with a golden yellow centre. Loves lots of sunshine and moist, fertile soil. Much loved by bees and butterflies and very good as a cut flowers as well. H:60cm
Very striking sumer flowering hardy perennial producing 'spidery ' flowers in deep red throughout summer - also makes a great cut flower. Feed well and cut back spent flowering stems to ensure sustained production of blooms, probably until the end of September in fertile, moist soil. H: about 90 cm
Mid season. Very attractive purple-blue flowerheads in summer. Suitable for growing in a herbaceous border for scrambling amongst other plants. Length 60cm. Hardy. Sun or partial shade. Humus rich soil.
Autumn crocus. Beautiful large goblet-shaped snowy white flowers with emerald green tube throughout late summer into the autumn. Fleshy leaves early on in the year. H:30cm. Hardy. Well drained moisture retentive soil.