Quick View Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' £3.50
AGM One of the best blue flowered forms with the rich, royal blue flowers shown off to good effect by the clumps of deep green leaves. Usually deciduous. 20cm. Good soil in part shade or shade.
More details... Quick View Lychnis coronaria wild form £3.50
Brilliant reddish magenta flowers on this form from Graham Gough. Silvery grey foliage and strong flower stems to 90cm. Self seeds in dry soil in full sun.
More details... Quick View Melica uniflora f. albida £4.00
Neat clumps of semi-evergreen leaves and arching stems of ivory coloured flowers and seeds from mid spring. Decent soil in shade for the best effect. Typically to 30cm.
More details... Quick View Amsonia ex. 'Ernst Pagels' £3.50
Seedlings from the excellent Amsonia 'Ernst Pagels'. It has proved very fertile and produces strong seedlings. Hopefully tall, willowy plants topped with large light blue flowers and good autumn colour.
More details... Quick View Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Brockamin' £3.50
From National Collection holder Margaret Stone this form has intense reddish pink flowers on a strong plant to 1.2m. August-October. Average soil in sun.
More details... Quick View Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Treasure' £3.50
Large flowers of a light purple on this tough, mildew resistant cultivar. Good soil in full sun. 1.2m.
More details... Quick View Allium atropurpureum £4.00
Very dark black-red flowers in quite large, dense, heads to 75cm in summer. Broad spring foliage withers before flowering. Drained soil in full sun.
More details... Quick View Allium cernuum £3.50
Neat clumps of fine foliage and slender stems topped with open heads of drooping pinkish purple flowers in summer. Delightful. 40cm. Drained soil in full sun.
More details... Quick View Allium flavum £3.50
AGM Very similar to the well known A. sphaerocephalon but this has light yellow flowers. Well behaved and very pretty mixed with grasses. Drained soil in sun. 60cm.
More details... Quick View Iris delavayi 'Didcot' £6.50
Excellent deep purplish-blue flowers on strong stems to 75cm in early summer. This form perhaps a bit darker and taller than the normal species. Great with pale yellow Kniphofia! Good soil in sun.
More details... Quick View Saxifraga x geum £3.50
An interesting little hybrid Saxifrage naturally occurring in the Pyrenees. Evergreen, dentate, deep green, leaves and sprays of pretty white flowers on reddish stems to 20cm. Moist soil in shade.
More details... Quick View Thalictrum 'Splendide' £4.50
A recent T. delavayi hybrid with large heads of lavender flowers on tall stems for several weeks. Supposed to be sterile. Good soil in sun or light shade. 1.8m.
More details... Quick View Klasea bulgarica £4.50
A tall member of the thistle family with paddle shaped leaves with toothed margins and heads of pretty, purple flowers to 1.8m in summer. Average soil in sun.
More details... Quick View Cardamine waldsteinii £4.00
An unusual species with lovely low patches of glossy green, trifoliate leaves and short stems bearing several relatively large gleaming white trumpet-shaped flowers in early spring.
More details... Quick View Epimedium membranaceum Og 93.047 £5.00
A recent introduction from China, this species has almost prickly evergreen foliage and very large, long spurred, light yellow flowers in late spring. Good soil in shade. New foliage is stunning with reddish patches on coppery green leaves.
More details... Quick View Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' £4.00
The classic “black grass”. Ideal for tubs and containers as well as edging borders etc. Strappy black foliage and short spikes of mauve flowers followed by black, pearl-like, berries. Decent soil in shade or part shade.
More details... Quick View Vinca minor 'Illumination' £4.00
A recent introduction with striking yellow variegated foliage and royal blue flowers from January onwards. Low groundcover or good in a container. 20cm.
More details... Quick View Rubus 'Betty Ashburner' £5.00
An excellent evergreen (more or less) groundcover with glossy deep green leaves that turn purplish in winter. Ideal for difficult shady situations like steep banks. 45cm.
More details... Quick View Symphyotrichum 'Anja's Choice' £4.00 More details... Quick View Campanula persicifolia £3.50
A classic cottage garden favourite with rosettes of deep green leaves and tall spires of mid blue flowers in early summer to 1m.
More details... Quick View Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino' £6.00
Chunky ruby red flower spikes on this modern variety. Well behaved and long flowering from midsummer into autumn. Best in good soil in sun, 90cm.
More details... Quick View Linaria vulgaris f. peloria £4.00
An intriguing and beautiful abberant form of a British native. Willowy stems of grey foliage and lemon yellow flowers in summer. Instead of the normal toadflax flower this has a rounded tube with 5 spurs. Drained soil in sun, 30cm, spreading.
More details... Quick View Ipheion uniflorum ssp. tandiliense £3.50
Bluish white spring flowers with darker purplish blue shading and stripe. Neat, tidy greyish green foliage emerges in autumn and looks good all winter. Hardy, 15cm.
More details... Quick View Iris 'Berlin Tiger' £4.00
Probably a hybrid of I. pseudacorus this makes dense clumps of foliage to 80cm. Masses of pale yellow flowers with fine brown netting in early summer.
More details... Quick View Polystichum tsussimense £5.00
An attractive, very compact, evergreen fern with finely divided fronds to 30cm. Best in a reasonably sheltered shady spot, doesn't seem too fussy about soil.