Clump-forming and fully hardy perennial; delicate yellow flowers in mid to late spring. Evergreen, heart shaped mid green leaves that turn to a deep burnished red in winter. Excellent ground cover in shade and tolerant of moderately dry conditions. H: 50cm
Hardy perennial suitable for a woodland garden or shady border, forming lovely ground cover with its evergreen heart shaped leaves. Wiry stems bear clusters of pure white flowers in spring. Hybrid between the two Japanese species E.diphyllum x E.grandiflorum. 20cm. Fully hardy.
Clump forming perennial grass with mid-green leaves. Arching habit and very graceful nodding flower panicles to 1m in height. Plant in full sun in any good fertile soil that does bot get extremely dry. In spring gently rake out old and dead leaves with a gloved hand. Hardy.
A clump-forming hardy perennial that, in common with other Erodium, will flower over a very long period, bearing veined pale lilac -white flowers with lilac blotch, about 2.5cm across. Plant in full sun and in well drained soil. H: 10cm.
Fully hardy, bulbous perennial with nodding, mauve to pink star-shaped flowers with recurved petals with yellow and red-brown zones at the base of each petal. The leaves are green, heavily mottled with brown, A woodland specialist Erythronium dens-canis is best grown in dappled shade in soil that is rich in organic matter and reasonably moist and well drained. Improve the soil with garden compost or leaf litter. Fully hardy. H: 10cm
This clump forming perennial is a lovely more dwarf variety of Eupatorium, or Joe-Pye Weed. Being smaller, it forms a bushy upright mound of dark-green leaves, ideal for a smaller garden or restricted space. Large flat flower heads of purplish-pink form in late summer. Great for butterflies. Eupatorium prefer moist or even wet conditions. Fully hardy. H:70cm.
Great choice for a bold foliage statement, with its dark-green leaves edged in creamy yellow. Will form strong clumps after 2-3 seasons, and in summer will produce large heads of tiny pink flowers, attractive to bees and butterflies. Fully hardy, and enjoying moister soils and full sun. H: 1m
A tall, architectural plant, ideal for the back of the border, where its summer time heads of massed fluffy pink flowers will gently waft in the breeze, no doubt with a small squadron of happy bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects in attendance. Enjoys moister soils and full sun or light shade. Fully hardy, vigorous and trouble free. Height 15. to 2.5 (!) metres