Rarely seen white form of the familiar autumn-flowering bulb from Southern Africa, bearing attractive flowers, with characteristically recurved pure white petals, on tall stems. Full sun, well drained soil preferred, and in a few seasons capable of forming bold clumps which can be split Fully hardy. H:60cm
A vigorous hybrid between Paeonia lactiflora and Paeonia officinalis, producing large, glossy bright red flowers in early summer, held upright on stocky stems. Enjoys deep and fertile soils in full sun or light shade. Fully hardy. H: about 90cm
Very impressive hardy perennial, with large, fragrant, single white anemone-like flowers with a deep yellow centrer of petaloid stamens. Easy to grow in good, rich soil in full sun or light shade. Feed each spring a general purpose fertiliser. Fully hardy. H: 75cm
Attractive perennial clump forming grass. Prairie Sky is deciduous with flat, narrow lance-shaped, blue-green leaves from spring to summer. The leaves turn a wonderful orange-yellow in the autumn. Panicles of small blue-green spikelets are borne in early autumn. H: 1.5m Full sun moist by well drained soil preferred.
Very floriferous hardy perennial, bearing masses of large mauve-lilac and white flowers from mid to late summer. Recently introduced and noted for its vigour, sturdiness and relatively compact habit. Best in full sun and moist, fertile and well drained soils. hardy. H: about 75 cm
Long-flowering hardy perennial, with spires of pink and white flowers contrasting well with the deep maroon/burgundy foliage. Ideal for bees and butterflies. Best in full sun and moist but well drained soil. Drought Tolerant when established. Cut back spemt flowering stems to encourage further flowering. Hardy. H: 50cm
Sun-loving perennial for a position in moist but well drained soil. Dainty foliage and spires of brightly coloured pinky-red flowers with white throats strongly striped in red. Cut back spent flower stems to encourage summer-long blooms. Hardy. H: 30-40cm
Extremely robust hardy perennial, ideal choice for difficult sites with poor soil or on limited sun light. Clumps of mid-green foliage act as a great foil for the pink flowers held on tall stems in mid to late summer. Fully hardy. H: up to 45cm
Very pretty form of knotweed, forming slowly spreading carpets of apple green foliage, punctuated with small spires of pink and white flowers over a very extended season. Extremely robust and tolerant and not at all badly behaved, so ideal for ground cover in what might otherwise be a tricky part of the garden - dry shade springs to mind. Much enjoyed by bees and other insects. Fully hardy. Height: about 20cms to the tip of the flower stems.
Extremely robust hardy perennial, ideal choice for difficult sites with poor soil or on limited sun light. Clumps of mid-green foliage act as a great foil for the very dark, slender red flowers held on tall stems in mid to late summer. Fully hardy. H: up to 1.2m
A very robust, evergreen hardy perennial, perfect for almost any position in the garden including dry shade, once established. Unusually 'fat' deep red flowers on tall stems through out summer, mid green foliage. Fully hardy and capable of forming very good ground cover. Flower height: about 65cm above the foliage.
Vigorous, clump-forming perennial. Pointed heart-shaped deep green leaves. Spikes of pale pink flowers on long flower stalks from late spring to autumn flowering. Happy in shade or sun and although it will grow very well on moister soils it is extremely hardy and tolerant of poorer conditions. Fully hardy. H: 60cm
A low-growing alpine or rock garden plant, forming a mound of almost grass-like leaves, covered in masses of very small white or pale pink flowers in early summer. Will do best in full and well drained soil, and if happy will seed itself around. Fully hardy. Native to the Mediterranean region. H: 10-15cm
Lovely herbaceous perennial Relatively large mauve-pink flowers with pale central eye in the height of summer - makes an outstanding cut flower. Will appeal to bees and butterflies. Full sun or partial shade and richer, moister soils for best reults. Fully hardy. H:60-70cm.
Very charming high-summer flowering perennial, with strongly striped pink and white flowers in abundance. Best in full sun and in soils that do not get too dry - mulch if necessary. Fully hardy. H: 60cm
Woody perennial with semi-evergreen lance shaped dark green leaves. Produces large spays of pendant tubular mauven-purple flowers throughout the summer. Plant in full sun in rich, moist but well drained soil; drought tolerant once established. Hardy, but best planted in a sheltered position with a dry mulch in the autumn to give winter protection. Feed periodically to sustain maximum flowering. H:50-80cm.
Erect, deciduous rhizomatous perennial. Lance shaped leaves. Bears tall spires of white flowers from midsummer to early autumn. Plant in moist and well drained soil in full sun or light shade. Fully hardy. H:90cm