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PERENNIALS

 

 

 

A selection of hardy perennials all trialled and grown at the nursery.

 

 

 

Many available by mail order
7cm pot
9cm pot
1ltr pot
Price Code
P7 = £2.00
P9 = £3.00
PL = £4.00

 

Acaena microphylla - New Zealand Burr
Creeping mat-forming plant bearing tiny leaves and small globular brown flowers. Height to 4cm. Price code P7

Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'
Double white flowers on tidy plants. Height to 60 cm. Spread 40 cm plus. Price Code P9

Achillea millefolium 'Cassis'
Lovely cultivated form of yarrow with deep blackcurrant coloured flowers. Height to 80cm, spreading. Price code P9.

Aconitum napellus. Poisonous
Erect, tough perennial with deeply divided, glossy, dark green leaves. Dark blue flowers in abundance from early summer. Good in sun. Height 1m plus. Spread 60cm. Price Code PL

Althaea rosea var. nigra - Hollyhock
A short lived perennial with tall stems bearing dark, nearly black, open flowers. Good in sun and shelter from strong winds. Height to 1.8m. Price Code P9

Amsonia tabernaemontana
Upright bushy plant with fine narrow leaves. Plentiful light blue starry flowers. Slow to establish. Leaves colour in autumn. Height to 60cm. Spread 30cm.

Anacyclus depressus - 'Spring Carpet'
White daisy flowers spring from red buds on attractive ferny foliage. Height to 15cm. Price Code P7

Anaphalis margaritacea 'New Snow'
Soft silver foliage and white everlasting flowers. Best in full sun and free draining soil. Height to 40cm. Price code P7

Anemone multifidia var. major
Pretty divided leaves and large creamy flowers. Happy in semi-shade. Height to 20cm. Price code P7

Anemone hupehensis 'September Charm'
Attractive leaves and large, deep pink flowers with prominent stamens, in late summer. Enjoys humus rich but well drained soils in semi shade. Height to 80cm.

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
As above, with large white open flowers. Height to 1.2m.

Aquilegia
Various varieties are offered during spring and early summer.

Arenaria montana 'Avalanche'
Lovely plant for sunny sites. Mounds of small leaved foliage smothered in open white flowers. Good drainage preferred. Height 15cm, spread up to 30cm. Price code P7

Armeria maritime 'Ministick'
Low tuft forming sea pink with numerous white flowers. Height to 20cm. Price Code P7

Armeria pseudoarmeria
Large thrift, strong grower with pom-pom flowers in various shades of pink. Well drained soil in sun. Height 60cm, spread 40cm. Price code PL

Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum'
Grown for its glossy green, veined white, leaves which emerge in early spring. Will spread slowly once established. Height to 12cm.

Aster alpinus var. superbus
Deep blue daisies on low clump forming plant. Free draining soil in sun. Height and spread to 30cm.

Aster amellus 'Rudolf Goethe'
A Michaelmas daisy with large violet blue flowers. Reasonable soils in sun or part shade. Height to 50 cm spread to 25cm.

Aster frikartii 'Monch'
Strong Aster for late summer colour. Light violet flowers on sturdy stems. Height and spread to 40cm

Aster novie-angliae (flowering Sept to Oct)
'Andenken an Alma Potschke' - cerise-pink to 90
cms.
'Quinton Menzies' - purple-pink to 140 cms.

Aster novi-belgii (can get mildew in dry, hot weather - keep air flow)
'Faith' - deep lavender-blue to 75 cms.
'Jenny' - purple-red to 40 cms.
'Marie Ann Niel' - deep violet-blue to 100 cms
'Marie Ballard' - double, lavender-blue to 100 cms.
'Mistress Quickly' - violet to 90 cms.
'Priory Blush' - double white, fading pink to 100 cms.
'Sheena' - double pink to 100 cms.
'Thundercloud' - dusky purple to 90 cms.

Astrantia major - Masterwort
Pretty lobed leaves forming a dense clump and masses of pincushion flowers. White flushed wine red. Height 70cm. Spread 50cm. Price Code PL

Astrantia major - 'Claret'
Lovely form of astrantia with deep red bracts and dark stems

Bellis perennis
Cultivated daisy with double flowers in red, pink, peach and white. Height 15cm. Price Code P7

Bergenia purpurescens
Small bergenia with shiny leaves, colouring red in autumn, and small purple flowers in spring. Height to 15cm. Price code P9

Brunnera macrophylla 'Langtrees'
Strong growing perennial for semi-shade. Producing large heartshaped leaves flecked with white, and masses of forget-me-not flowers in spring. Height to 35cm, spread 50cm. Price code P9

Campanula garganica
Dwarf Campanula with clusters of blue bell flowers with white centers. Height and spread to 10cms. Price code P7

Campanula glomerata - clustered bell flower
Strong growing bell flower producing a pyramid of dark blue flowers. Height to 60cm slowly spreading. Price code P9

Campanula lactiflora 'Pritchard's variety'
Large, strong growing campanula producing many stems bearing masses of flowers in violet blue. Height to 1.2m. Spread 75cm.

Campanula makaschvilii
Arching stems bear small heart shaped leaves and bell flowers in pink. Likes sun. Height and spread 50cm

Campanula persicifolia - 'White Bell'
Tidy mat forming perennial producing slender spikes of large white bell flowers through mid-summer. Height to 60cm. Price code P9

Campanula persicifolia - 'Telham Beauty'
A blue form of the above. Price code P9

Campanula portenschlagiana
Delicate but tough! Tiny leaves on mat forming campanula covered in many starry lilac blue flowers. Height to 10cm. Price code P7

Campanula poscharskyana
Reliable perennial bearing trailing sprays of open bell flowers in violet. Height 15cm. Price Code P7

Campanula punctata var. rubiflora
Large flowered bell flower. White or rose with red flecks. Height to 70cm. Spread 50cm.

Campanula takesimana
A large campanula with glossy leaves and large tubular bells of lilac-white with maroon spotting inside. Height to 50cm.

Carlina acaulis var. caulescens
Low rosette of spiny, lobed leaves and a large decorative silvery white bloom, which can be dried. Likes sun and poor free draining soil. Height to 30cm spread 20cm.

Catananche caerulea - 'Cupid's Dart'
Lovely blue flowers on branching stems from a basal rosette of grey green leaves. Height to 80cm spread 40cm. Price code P9

Celmisia semicordata- New Zealand Mountain daisy
Striking evergreen. Rosettes of silver sword shaped leaves and large daisy flowers in summer. Likes sun and well drained soil. Height and spread 30cm.

Centaurea macrocephala
Large yellow, thistle like flowers during summer. Height to 1.4m. Price code PL

Centaurea montana
Perennial blue cornflower. Vigorous clump forming plant with grey leaves and large deep blue thistle-like flowers. Height to 45cm. Price code P9

Centaurea montana - 'Lady Flora Hastings'
White flowered form of the above.

Centaurea orientalis
Light yellow flowers freely borne on delicate foliage. Height to 1 m. Price code P9

Centaurea uniflora nervosa
Clump forming perennial with cornflower like pink-purple flowers and silvery foliage. Height to 45 cms.

Centranthus ruber - Red valerian
Loose clumps of glossy leaves. Many branching heads of red flowers, loved by butterflies, throughout summer. Best in poor, well drained soil in full sun. Height and spread 75 cm plus. May seed. Price Code P9

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
Deep red thistle-like flowers on strong stems from large clumps of deeply indented leaves. Height to 1m.

Cortusa matthioli 'Pekinensis'
Lovely relative of the primula family with soft leaves and sprays of bell-like flowers in pink. Likes moist soil. Height to 20cm.

Delphinium elatum
A wild form of our familiar Delphinium, producing slender, branching stems bearing deep blue flowers. These stems require no staking. Height to 1.5m. Price Code PL

Delphinium 'Pacific Giants'
Strong growing delphinium with strong stems bearing large open flowers. Height to 1.5m. Price Code P9.

Dianthus x allwoodii - Fragrant village pinks
Scented old fashioned pinks with a long flowering period. Best in sun and poor well drained soil. Cut back hard after flowering to maintain compact plants. Height to 45cm. Price code P9

Dianthus carthusianorum - 'Carthusian Pink'
Unusual pink with fine foliage and small intensely pink flowers on thin stems which daintily catch the breeze. Height to 40cm. Price code P9

Dianthus deltoids ' Artic Fire'
White with red centre. Height to 25cm. Price Code P7

Dianthus deltoids 'Flashing Light'
Dark foliage and deep red flowers. Height to 25cm. Price Code P7

Dicentra formosa
Pretty ferny foliage and heart shaped pink flowers. Running rootstock allows this charming plant to wander. Likes semi-shade. Height to 25cm. Price code P9

Digitalis ferruginea - Rusty foxglove
Enjoying moisture retaining soil, this foxglove produces a rosette of glossy dark green leaves and, in its second year, a tall sturdy spike of rusty yellow flowers. Can be a short lived perennial. Height to 1.5m.

Dodecatheon meadia - Shooting Star
Clump forming plant with oval leaves and strong stems carrying clusters of flowers in pink with reflexed petals. Will become dormant after flowering. Height to 25cm.

Doronicum caucasicum
Mound forming plant with heart shaped glossy leaves and many yellow daisy flowers in spring. Prefers shade and moisture retaining soil. Height to 45cm. Price code PL

Doronicum pardalianches - Leopard's bane
Not the usual form, this species carries yellow daisies on tall stems throughout the summer. Forming gently creeping mounds of soft foliage, it enjoys part shade. Height 1m. Spreading, but not aggressively! Price Code P9

Dracocephalum grandiflorum - Dragon flower
Scalloped leaves and hooded blue flowers. Likes sun and free-draining soil. Height to 15cm. Price code P9

Echinacea purpurea - Coneflower
Glossy dark green leaves, stems flushed purple and large, daisy like, purple-red flowers with a dark conical centre in summer. Happiest in sun and prefers humus rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Height to 80 cms.

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Large, strong growing Echinacea with striking purple-pink flowers on strong stems. Height to 1 m.

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
A white flower form of the above, with down swept petals and a honey fragrance. Height to 75cm.

Echinops ritro - Globe thistle
Tall, sturdy stems, from a clump
of glossy deeply divided thistle leaves, are topped with a globe of tiny blue flowers. Enjoyed by bees and butterflies. Height 1.5m.

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
Strong barrenwort with yellow flowers in spring and attractive glossy leaves which persist well into late winter. Height to 25cm. Price code P9.

Erigeron multiradiatus - Himalayan fleabane
Purple-blue daisy flowers. Likes free-draining sunny sites. Height to 25 cms.

Erigeron speciosus 'Azure Fairy'
A double daisy, with lavender blue flowers on strong stems. Height 40cm. Price code P9

Erigeron speciosus 'Pink Jewel'
A pink form of the above. Price code P9

Erodium manescavii
Pretty, ferny leaves of deep green and clusters of open bright pink flowers throughout summer. Height to 45cm.

Erodium pelargoniiflorum
Soft mounds of scalloped leaves and clusters of open white, blotched red, flowers throughout summer. Needs sun and poor well-drained soil. When happy will self seed. Height to 30cm.

Eryngium agavifolium - Sea holly
Evergreen rosette of strap-like leaves, edged with fine spines. Tall, sturdy stems carryi greenish thistle-like flowers. Protect from extreme cold and wet. Position carefully due to spines. Height 1.5m. Spread 60cm.

Eryngium planum 'Blue Glitter' - Sea holly
A rosette of shiny oval leaves produces branching stems bearing numerous small blue thistle flowers.

Eryngium planum 'Silver Salantino'
Silver headed form of the above.

Eupatorium purpureum
Tall, sturdy perennial with pink tiny flowers in large clusters attractive to butterflies. Height 1.5m plus.

Euphorbia cyparissias. Can cause skin irritation.
Creeping euphorbia with whorls of small leaves on arching stems and small heads of acid yellow flowers. Colours well in autumn. Height to 25cm. Price code P7

Euphorbia amygdaloide purpurea. Can cause skin irritation
Whorls of soft purple-red foliage and bright yellow-green flowers in early summer. Enjoys part-shade. Height and spread 60cm.

Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon' Can cause skin irritation.
Short arching stems of soft purple leaves in this easy clump forming Euphorbia. Happy in part shade. Height to 25 cms.

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' Can cause skin irritation.
Not for the faint-hearted, this strong growing Euphorbia will romp around displaying glowing bracts of a rich orange. Height to 1 m.

Euphorbia polychroma. Can cause skin irritation.
Soft foliage, green with a slight purple flush and sulphur yellow flowers in late spring. Height and spread 40cm. Price code PL

Francoa sonchifolia - Maiden's wreath
Bold evergreen clumps of glossy, lobed leaves, flushed purple, and racemes of small white, marked pink, flowers throughout summer. Best in sun and well-drained soil. Height 60cm plus. Price Code P7

Geranium x cantabrigiense
Evergreen creeping geranium with glossy leaves turning shades of red in autumn. Large pink flowers held erect during early summer. Height to 30cm. Price code P7

Geranium endressii 'Wargrave Pink'
Good ground covering geranium with bright pale pink flowers throughout summer. Height to 45cm. Price code P9

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'
Good strong ground covering geranium bearing clusters of pale pink flowers. Height 30cm, spreading.

Geranium nervosum
Neat, evergreen mound forming plant with sprays of small silvery-pink flowers borne freely above the foliage during summer. Height 30cm. Price code P7

Geranium nodosum
Glossy foliage with dainty pale purple-pink flowers make this a charming geranium for a partly shaded site. Height to 40cm.

Geranium orientalitibeticum 'Orkney Pink'
Low lying bronze-green foliage with numerous vivid pink flowers. Likes sun and free draining soil. Height 12cm, spreading.

Geranium phaeum - Mourning widow geranium
Clump forming perennial with upright stems bearing open dark purple-black flowers. Prefers shade. Height 75cm. Price Code P9

Geranium psilostemon
Vigorous, large clump forming magenta flowered geranium. Height to 75cm. Price Code P9

Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Inclined to sprawl and self-seed but forgiven for its bright violet-blue flowers which are at their best in shade. Evergreen foliage which hugs the ground. Height 15cm. Price code P7

Geranium sanguineum 'Elsbeth'
Deep purple-red single cup flowers and deeply divided leaves on this low sprawling Geranium. Height to 25 cms.

Geranium sanguineum var. striatum
Deeply cut leaves on spreading geranium sporting attractive pale pink flowers with dark veins. Height 15cm. Price code P9

Geum x borisii
Neat plant with vivid orange flowers during the summer. Likes sun and good moisture retaining soil. Height to 30cm.

Geum chiloense 'Lady Stratheden'
Rosettes of lobed, mid-green leaves and strong stems bearing double yellow open flowers. Height 75cm, spread 40cm. Price Code P9

Geum chiloense 'Mrs Bradshaw'
A scarlet flowered strain of the above. Price Code P9

Geum coccineum 'Koi'
Compact geum with vivid orange single flowers borne throughout summer. Height to 25 cms. Price Code P7

Geum magellanicum
Glossy leaved geum bearing small intense yellow flowers on strong upright stems. Height to 40cm.

Glaucium flavum - Yellow horned poppy
Deeply cut silver leaves and brilliant yellow flowers make this a striking plant for sunny dry soils. May prove shortlived, but will produce lots of seed! Height to 45cm.

Gypsophila repens var rosea
Sprawling mat with clusters of tiny pink flowers in summer. Height 10cm.

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'
Large perennial sunflower with multiple bright lemon-yellow single flowers on strong stems. Height to 1.6 m.

Hemerocallis 'Anzac'
Strong growing clump forming perennial with abundant strap-like leaves bearing many trumpet-like deep red flowers, each only lasting a day. Height to 70cm.

Hemerocallis 'Lemon Bells'
As above, with yellow flowers. Height to 75cm.

Hemerocallis 'Stella D'Or'
Smaller growing version of the above, with golden yellow flowers. Height to 35cm.

Hieracium aurantiacum 'Orange Hawkweed'
Tawny orange flowers ensure this plant is noticed. Likely to self-seed. Height 20cm. Price code P7

Hosta 'Devon Green'
Beautiful deep green glossy leaves make a neat clump, lilac flowers, very slug resistant. Height 40cm.

Hosta 'Patriot'
Strong clump forming hosta with striking white varigation. Attractive lilac flowers in summer. Height 50cm.

Hosta plantaginea
Lovely hosta with soft green leaves. Height to 25cm.

Hosta 'Thumb Nail'
Tiny hosta with simple green leaves and lilac flowers. Charming in a pot or rockery. Height 15cm.

Hypericum cerastoides 'Silvana'
Soft silvery leaves and lemon-yellow flowers on a carpeting plant. Best in full sun. Height to 12cm.

Inula hookeri
A slowly spreading perennial of stout stems bearing mid-green leaves and yellow narrow-petalled flowers in late summer. Height 75cm.

Inula magnifica
Dark stems, dark green leaves, and bold bright yellow flowers. This is not a plant for the faint hearted! Needs room, sun and average soil. Height 2m. Spread 75cm - 1m.

Iris chyrsographes
Vigorous Siberian iris with deep purple black flowers. Height 40cm. Price code P9

Iris sibirica
A number of Siberian irises are available. All enjoy damp soil in sun.

Jasione perennis 'Blue Light'
Blue flowers in a globular formation on strong stems make this a striking plant in summer. Likes free draining soil in sun. Height to 40cm. Price code P7

Knautia macedonica (syn Scabiosa rumelica)
Soft grey-green leaves form a mound of foliage above which lax, branching stems carry bright port coloured flowers throughout summer. Height and spread to 75cm.

Lathyrus latifolius - Everlasting sweetpea
'White Pearl' and 'Red Pearl' offered. Vigorous perennial sweetpea bearing masses of strong stemmed flowers. Height 1.5m, rambles. Price Code P9

Lathyrus vernus - Spring Pea
Clump forming perennial with deep purple and blue flowers borne in spring. Height and spread to 30cm. Price code P9

Lathyrus vernus - 'Albus Rosea'
A pink form of the above.

Leucanthemum superbum 'Aglaia'
Fully double white flowers to 1 m.

Leucanthemum superbum 'Sonnenschein'
Pale yellow single flowers to 75 cms.

Leucanthemum superbum - 'White Knight'
Fast growing perennial Shasta Daisy with large single daisy flowers. Good container plant. Height to 60cm.

Linaria dalmatica
Unusual toadflax with strong stems cloaked in small leaves and bearing large yellow flowers. Best in sun and poor soil. Height to 75cm.

Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went'
Beautiful pink toadflax. Enjoys sun. Height to 75cm. Price code P7

Lobelia siphilitica
A perennial Lobelia. Sturdy stems bearing long spikes of sky-blue flowers from a basal clump of green leaves. Happiest in sun on moisture retaining soil. Height to 60cm. Price Code P9

Lychnis viscaria: Red German Catchfly
Low growing evergreen mound of narrow leaves producing many spikes of dark purple-red flowers in late spring. Height 40cm spread 25cm. Price Code P9

Lysimachia punctata
Large yellow loosestrife. Pale green foliage and open yellow flowers borne on strong stems. Can be slightly invasive. Height 80cm. Price code P9

Lythrum salicaria 'Robin'
Bushy plants of mid-green foliage produce long spikes of rose coloured flowers. Loved by butterflies and bees. Height to 80 cms. Price Code PL

Lythrum salicaria 'Rosy Gem'
Taller form of the above with paler flowers. Price Code PL

Mitella diphylla
Clump-forming perennial with attractive leaves, turning russet in autumn, and abundant narrow spikes of small flowers. Good ground cover in part-shade. May seed. Height to 40cm. Price code P9

Ophipogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Evergreen clump-forming plant with black strap like leaves. Popular with designers! Spreads. Has undistinguished lilac flowers. Best seen against a contrasting ground covering material e.g. fine gravel or shell. Height to 25 cm.

Papaver bracteatum
A bold red perennial poppy. Likes sun and well-drained soil. Height 1.2m plus, spread 60cm.

Papaver rupifragum - Spanish poppy
Super perennial poppy bearing many double, terracotta red flowers throughout summer on strong stems. Price code P9

Patrina scabiosifolia
Clump forming perennial with many stems bearing vivid yellow flowers in a slim flat head throughout summer. Height to 1.2m. Price code P9

Phlomis russeliana
Large heart-shaped leaves and strong stems bearing yellow hooded flowers. Good ground cover once established. Height 1m. Slowly spreading. Price Code PL

Phlomis tuberosa
Pink, hooded flowers on a clump forming perennial with attractive heart shaped leaves, likes a sunny site in rich soil. Height to 50cm.

Phuopsis stylosa
Low spreading evergreen mat of stems bearing whirls of small leaves and showy pink flowers in spring. Height to 10cm. Price code P7

Phyteuma balbisii
Pretty heart-shaped leaves and clusters of blue flowers on this alpine. Sun and good drainage. Height to 20cm. Price code P7

Phlox paniculata 'White Admiral'
White flowers on strong stems in late summer/autumn. Vigorous. Height to 1.2m. Price Code PL

Polemonium caeruleum - Jacob's ladder
A clump of finely divided leaves gives rise to upright flower spikes of open, scented, lavender blue flowers in summer. Likely to self-seed. Height and spread 60cm. Price Code P9

Polemonium caeruleum 'Album'
White flowered form of the above. Price Code P9

Polemonium carneum
Mound-forming variety, with creamy pink flowers. Height to 40cm, spread 45cm.

Potentilla 'Etna'
Sumptuous blood-red double flowers held high above silvered strawberry-like leaves. Position at front of the border! Height and spread 50cm.

Primula bulleyana
A rosette of mid-green leaves bearing apricot candelabra flowers. Likes an open moisture retaining soil, in sun to part shade. Height to 45cm. Spread 35cm.

Primula florindae
A bold clump of broad, green, spoon-shaped leaves with large heads of yellow, sometimes pale orange, fragrant flowers. Enjoys moisture retaining soil. Height 80cm -1m. Spread 40cm.

Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'
Robust primula with large bright magenta red flowers on strong stems. Height and spread to 45cm.

Primula pulverulenta
As for P. bulleyana, but with bright pink flowers.

Pulmonaria angustifolia ' Blue Ensign'
Strong clumps of dark leaves and stout stems crowned with small blue flowers in spring. Prefers semi shade. Height 35cm. Price Code P9

Rudbekia fulgida "Goldsturm" - Coneflower
Masses of daisy-like golden flowers with conical black centres on strong stems throughout summer. Happy in sun or semi shade and tolerant of damp soils. Height to 75 cm. Spread 50 cm plus. Price code P9

Rudbekia occidentalis
Large. Tall stems produce striking black cones lacking the ray florets of usual daisies. Unusual and imposing. Height 1.2m plus. Spread 60cm.

Saponaria ocymoides - Rock soapwort
Good trailing plant bearing bright pink flowers during summer. Likes sun and poor, freely draining soils. Height to 10cm. Price code P7

Sanguisorba hakusanensis
Attractive grey-green foliage and tall spikes of dark pink fluffy tassle flowers. Height to 65 cms.

Sanguisorba officinalis - Great burnet
A mass of pretty leaves divided into oval leaflets bearing spikes of dark red brown flowers. Happiest on moist ground. Height 1.7m, spread 60cm plus.

Sanguisorba tenuifolia
Ferny foliage and spikes of white bottlebrush flower heads. Height 1m, spread 50cm.

Scabious columbaria 'Misty Butterflies'
A dwarf scabious with large pale blue-mauve flowers in summer. Height to 12cm.

Scabiosa drakensbergensis
Unusual large scabious with white flowers. Likes sun. Height 1.2m, spread 50cm.

Scabiosa ochroleuca
Tall, airy, with pale yellow flowers held on sturdy stems. Happy on well-drained soils in sun. Height to 45 cm spread 25cm.

Schizostylis coccinea - Kaffir lily
Iris-like foliage and red cuplike flowers in autumn. Likes sun and rich soil in a sheltered position. Height 60cm, spread 30cm. Price Code P9

Scuttelaria woronowii. Skullcap
A loose clump of soft foliage producing, throughout summer, spikes of small, violet blue flowers. May seed where happy. Height to 75 cm. Spread 50 cm plus. Price Code P9

Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'
Succulent leaved plant bearing flat heads of many tiny pink flowers. Height to 30cm. Price code P7

Sedum telephium 'Matrona'
As above, but leaves flushed purple and the flowers are a deeper red. Height 40cm. Price code P7

Sidalcea candida 'Bianca' - White prairie mallow
Attractive glossy foliage and strong stems bearing many large white flowers. Tolerates most soils and open positions. Height to 90cm, spreading.

Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Slim iris-like foliage in short tight clumps bearing open sky-blue flowers. Seeds. Height to 15cm. Price code P7

Sisyrinchium striatum
Broad, iris-like foliage and strong stems bearing many pale yellow flowers. Enjoys sun and free draining soil. Can be short-lived, likely to self-seed. Height 50cm spread 30cm. Price code P9

Stachys macrantha
Whorls of large purple-blue flowers on strong stems above wrinkled leaves. Height to 50cm.

Stokesia laevis - 'Alba'
Large, white cornflower-like flowers on sturdy stems throughout summer. Height to 50 cm.

Stokesia laevis - Stokes' Aster
Blue-purple form of the above.

Symphyandra wanneri
Enjoying open sites and free-draining soil this clump forming perennial bears many large bell flowers in blue. Height to 25cm. Price code P7

Telekia speciosa (syn Bupthalmum speciosum)
From spring striking heart-shaped bright green leaves later give rise to tall, branching stems bearing large rich-gold daisy like flowers. Liked by butterflies. Will form large clumps. Height to 1.5 m. Price Code PL

Tellima grandiflora var. purpuraea
A rosette of purple foliage and racemes of pink-cream flowers on this dainty woodland plant. Height to 50 cms.

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
A basal clump of pretty divided leaves and tall stems of mauve fluffy flowerheads in summer. Height to 1.5m.

Thalictrum delavayi
Very pretty thalictrum with blue-green divided leaves and large open panicles of mauve flowers with prominent dangling yellow stamens. Best in a sheltered site, in sun and well-drained soil. Height 1m. Spread 60cm.

Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum (syn. T. speciosissimum) - Meadow rue
Similar to T. aquilegiifolium, bearing clusters of pale yellow fluffy flowers. Height to 2m.

Tiarella wherryi
A lovely plant for dappled shade with heart shaped pale green leaves turning pink and red in autumn. Numerous stems of small starry flowers in summer. Height to 30 cms.

Trifolium rubens - Red trefoil
A large flowered clover. Very ornamental. Enjoys sun. Height and spread 60cm. Price Code P7

Verbascum phoeniceum 'Flush of White'
Low rosette of mid-green leaves and a strong stem sporting many open white flowers. Height to 60cm. Spread 40cm.

Verbascum phoeniceum 'Rosetta'
As above with rosy purple flowers.

Veronica longifolia
Strong stems carry spires of blue flowers throughout summer. Good for cutting. Enjoys damp soil in full sun. Height 1m. Spread 60cm. Price Code P9

Veronica longifolia 'Rosa Tone'
Deep purple-red leaves and spires of tiny pink flowers. Height to 60cm. Price code P9

Veronica teucrium 'Royal Blue'
Long flowering with gentian blue spires. Height to 30cm. Price code P7

Viola cornuta 'Alba'
Small bright green heart-shaped leaves and creeping stems bearing many pure white flowers. Excellent for a lightly shaded area where the flowers really shine. Height 12cm, spreading. Price code P7

Waldsteinia ternata
Strawberry like foliage and yellow flowers, in early summer, on this good ground cover plant. Height to 10cm. Price code P7


Last updated: 21 March, 2014