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
Lovely 'cottage garden' hardy perennial, forming neat rosettes of bright grren leaves and in summer tall spires carrying unusually large poweder blue 'bell flowers'. Best in fulll 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.
Centaurea macrocephala has many common names, including bighead knapweed, lemon fluff, or yellow bachelor's button. It is native to the Caucasus and enjoys growing in full sun and in any decent garden soil, being remarkably resilient and tolerant of poor conditions. In summer it will produce large, yellow flowerheads, atop tall stems, that will be very popular with bees and butterflies. Fully hardy, Height: 1.75m