Erect, clump-forming herbaceous perennial spreading to perhaps 45cm with about 60 cm height. White saucer-shaped flowers in early summer. Best in reasonably moist soils in sun or semi-shade. Full hardy.
Clump forming herbaceous perennial with pendant white flowers, native to sub-alpine meadows from the Pyrenees east to W. Russia. Prefers moist reasonably well drained soil in sun or partial shade. Hardy. H:80cm.
An extremely easy-going plant, tolerant of a wide range of conditions, with a long flowering period. Mid green dissected leaves turning red in the autumn. Pure white flowers throughout late spring-summer. H: 30cm
Fully hardy, clump-forming perennial, happy in full sun or light shade, with neat, dense domes of finely cut foliage, topped by masses of deep magenta-purple flowers in early summer. Makes great ground cover. H: 70cm
Low growing herbaceous perennial with delicately lobed dark green leaves. Throughout late spring and summer pale pink cup shaped flowers occur above the attractive foliage. Spreads rather well in light shade or sun and a moist but freely draining soil. Hardy. H: 20cm.
Compact evergreen perennial spreading slowly by runners. Pink tinged white flowers in summer. H: 30cm. Hardy. Sun or partial shade, well drained soil. Very robust and easy to grow, making effective ground cover in even quite poor conditions.
Extremely versatile, robust plant, ideal for forming dense, weed-suppressing ground cover. Compact neats mounds of aromatic mid-green foliage, and masses of soft mauve to pink flowers with pink anthers - very popular with bees. Foliage is nicely coloured in the autumn and in sheltered positions may be evergreen. Tolerates pretty much all soils in full sun to quite deep shade. Fully hardy. H: about 40cm
Hardy perennial, forming a rosette of glossy light greens leaves. In spring to early summer produces a succesion of semi-double orange-red flowers. Best in full sun or light shade in rich and reliably mopist soils - mulch well if in doubt. Fully hardy. Height:30cm
Geum 'Dark and Stormy' produces literally dozens of semi double orange to red flowers once established, producing an eye-catching bi-colour effect from late spring to early summer. Best in rich and fertile soils that remain reasonably moist, Fully hardy and clump-forming, this is a robust and colourful addition to any garden. Height: about 45cm
An herbaceous perennial native to the prairies of North America. This avens is a pretty plant with grey, ferny, divided foliage, bearing three-flowered heads (triflorum) of red, single and double blooms in summer. Attractive feathery seed heads then follow and remain showy all summer. H:45cm. Moist soil. Hardy
Erect hardy perennial from woodlands in the eastern USA. Handsome toothed leaves and small star-like white flowers throughout summer. Prefers moist shade but is pretty tolerant. H:50cm when young but reaching 1m when mature
A beautiful bulbous perennial from eastern Africa, from Ethiopia to Malawi, with very fragrant funnel shaped white flowers with purple throat from late summer-autumn. Best in full sun and well-drained soils. Lift the bulb in frost prone areas in autumn, or otherwise dry-mulch heavily. Half-hardy. H:1m
Clump forming, slowly spreading ground hugging perennial with a height of about 10cm and a spread of about 25cm. Rounded deep green leaves, masses of small white flowers throughout the summer. Fully hardy and doing best in full sun and well drained soils - perfect for a rockery, or example.
Low, spreading semi-evergreen perennial with small grey-green pewter coloured leaves. Numerous small pale pink flowers throughout summer. Forms matts of ground cover. Native to the Alps and Pyrenees. Best in full sun. H20cm W: 50cm
A new and compact form of Helenium, thriving in full sun and in fertile soils that do not get aggressively dry. Masses of small, clear, deep ruby red flowers from July through to September. Fully hardy. Final height: about 50cm
An upright, clump-forming herbaceous perennial with simple leaves and masses of showy golden daisy-like flower-heads from mid to late summer on tall, erect stems. Fully hardy and best in full sun in fertile soil that does not get too dry - mulch well if in doubt. Great for bees and butterflies. H: about 75cm
Evergreen ornamental grass, with blue-grey leaves forming a neat mound and upright, light and airy golden flower spikes in summer. Prefers a moist but well drained spot in full sun. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. H:60cm
Summer flowering hardy perennial, tall and stately. Lovely dark foliage contrasts with fire red flowers that turn , orange-red and then fade to bronze from July to October. Plant in full sun and moist, fertile soils, very easy going and trouble-free. Fully hardy. H: up to 1.2m
Evergreen clump forming herbaceous perennial suitable for a partially shady site, woodland or border. Very dark purple, almost black, double flowers emerge in late winter and early spring. Hardy. H:50cm
Very robust and easy to grow evergreen perennial. Produces large lemon-yellow lily-like flowers over a long summer season, each individual flower lasts just one day, hence the common name. Tolerates a wide range of conditions but will thrive in moister soils that are deep and fertile in full sun or light shade. Fully hardy. H:about 70cm
Day lily. AGM. Free flowering evergreen perennial. Throughout the summer, star shaped deep yellow flowers with brown stripe on the back of the flower petal. Will tolerate shade but prefers sun. H:70cm. Fully hardy.