A very pretty, large clump forming, hardy and erect perennial that is often unjustifiably overlooked. Tall stems carying lance-shaped soft leaves are topped by spires of pale rose-pink flowers from summer to early autumn. Prefers moist soil and full sun. H:1.2m.
Rare hardy perennial, native to rocky slopes and ravines in China and Korea, Forms a compact mound of large, maple-shaped leaves. Tall stems hold panicles of 20-30 small white star-shaped flowers in spring. Will thrive in cool, moist, soil in light shade. Fully hardy. H:25cm
Hardy perennial suitable for ground cover in a dry sunny bed. This nepeta is more unusual as the foliage is lemon-scented and consequently doesn't seem to attract cats. Strong purple-blue flowers, flowering throughout summer. H: 30cm.
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
Delightful, compact form of evening primrose, forming clumps of narrow green leaves marked red, and throughout high summer producing large, lightly scented pink bowl-shaped flowers nicley marked withmauve- pink veins. Drought tolerant once established and fully hardy, and great for bees and butterflies. H: about 40cm
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.
Clump forming perennial grass. Lovely delicate flowerheads in summer which look fantastic with rain droplets. The plant has a narrow upright habit bearing narrow leaves. In the autumn the leaves turn a lovely purple-red. The flowers, emerging in late summer, are a rich brown and float above the foliage giving the plant an airy feel. H: 1.2m. Full sun preferred. Hardy.
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