Vigorous deciduous shrub with glossy leaves and large panicles of creamy sterile flowers and pinkish fertile flowers in late summer; best in moist soil and partial shade. Cut back in early spring. H: 2-3m
Much improved form of paniculate hydrangea, producing very large panicles of pure-white flowers from mid-summer to early autumn on strong and upright stems. Produces a succession of long-lived flower heads. Easy to grow, prefering cool and lightly shaded conditions. Fully hardy. Height: 3m and spread: 2m, depending on pruning regime.
Very attractive late flowering deciduous shrub. Large greeny- white flower panicles in late summer-autumn, later changing to pink. Prune old wood hard early in the season to grow a more comapct plant, or leave alone to establish a larger specimen. Prefers partial shade. Hardy. H:90cm to 1.5m depending on pruning regime.
Compact, deciduous shrub, ideal for cool and slightly moist positions. Beautiful, large and very full white flower panicles in late summer through to autumn. Cut back in spring to encourage bushiness. RHS Award of Garden Merit (2008) Fully hardy. H:1-2m
Medium-sized shrub, ideal for a cool and lighty shaded spot, preferably on reasonably moist soil. Very pretty lace-cap flower-heads with blue central fertile florets surrounded by white sterile 'honey guides' aging in late summer to pink and red. Fully hardy. H:1m+
Robust shrub or small, slow growing evergreen tree. Dense, dark purple stems, deep green leaves with creamy margins. Bright red berries in autumn. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun for best colour but actually grows very in the shade as well. Fully hardy. H:2-6m
Deep yellow single flowers fading to cream flowering upright, deciduous shrub. Bright green leaves turning yellowish in the Autumn. Flowers are c. 6cm wide in April-May. Very eye catching. Hardy. Full sun. H:2m
Deciduous shrub from Hubei, China, bearing masses of deep pink flowers in late spring and early summer on elegantly archinbg branches. Trouble-free and easy to gow especially in eell drained soil and full sun preferred. Cut old wood hard after flowering to encourage new growth that will then bear flowers the following year Fully hardy. H:3m
One of the classics of the English garden. Floriferous, compact lavander with greyish foliage and dark purple vibrant flowers. Superb for bees and wonderful lavender fragrance. Cut back, a third into the foliage, after flowering in September. Trim lightly in early spring if reguired. Full sun required. Well drained soil H: 30cm. Hardy