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
A new and very compact form of bell flower. Grows into clumps of erect, stiff stems with mid-green leaves and dense clusters of white bell-shaped flowers in early summer. Cut back for second flowering. Fully hardy. Prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade. H: 50cm
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.