Very easy to grow hardy prennial for a sunny spot. Produces upright flowering stems about 25cm long, with a spire of yellow buds which open to cream flowers, with the characteristic form of the pea family. Drought tolerant once established. Do not pinch out growing tips to encourage bushiness; over 2-3 seasons a naturally full plant will develop. Fully hardy. H: up to 1m
An upright, clump forming perennial with attractive blue-green leaves. In mid summer the plant produces tall stems carrying white lupin-like flowers. The lupin-like plant is fairly drought resistant and forms a handsome clump once mature. Hardy. Full sun and well drained soil. H:1m. Hardy..
(Synonym: Muscari paradoxa). Native from Turkey through the Caucasus, and noted for large broad spikes of deep blue flowers, tinged green inside. Grow in well drained soil in full sun Flowers April-May. Fully hardy. H:20cm
Wonderful perennial suitable for back of a sunny border. Heavily divided ferny foliage supports numerous lemon yellow flowers with a white drop at the end of each petal. Highly floriferous. A hardier version of Bidens. H: 1.5m. Full sun and well drained soil required.
Large, erect bulbous perennial, with pale blue to white flowers growing along the upper length of the stems. Ideal for dappled shade or full sun, plant to mid- or rear of border. Native to N. America. Fully hardy. H: up to 1.2m
Fully hardy perennial with a compact and upright habit and which will spreads to form a clump of foliage. Large (5cm) lavender-mauve bell-shaped .flowers are produced in profusion throughout summer. Campanulas enjoy quite moist soils and perhaps a little light shade as well, so plant accordingly for the very best results. H:35cm
Repeat flowering from mid-summer until the first frosts, with rich purple-blue flowers. Delightful 'cottage garden'; subject or even in a pot. Fully hardy, and enjoying fertile soils that are moist and reasonably well drained. Full sun, if the soil does not dry out, otherwise dappled shade for best results. H: 20cm