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
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
Clump forming perennial. Very robust plant, ideal for difficult situations and almost any soil in full sun through to really quite seep shade. Bold green foliage and elegant pink flower spires throughout the summer. Fully hardy. H: flowers up to 90cm
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
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