Quick View Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' £3.50
Neat clumps of glossy green foliage and short spikes of bright reddish-purple flowers in summer. Compact plants for the front of the border. Average soil in sun. 25cm.
More details... Quick View Strobilanthes penstemonoides £5.00
New to us. Branched plants bearing purple-blue flowers in summer and autumn on a branching plant, so far to 50cm, probably taller once established. Seems hardy. Best in part/light shade.
More details... Quick View Strobilanthes rankanensis £5.00
Wonderful upright bushy plants with rich green foliage and branched stems of purple-blue trumpet shaped flowers from midsummer to autumn. Semi-evergreen in sheltered sites. Drained soil in sun, 1.2m.
More details... Quick View Symphytum 'Hidcote Pink' £4.50
A very useful evergreen groundcover for sun or shade. Large, rich green leaves and masses of two-tone pink flowers in late winter and spring to 30cm.
More details... Quick View Symphytum asperum £4.50
Well behaved clumps of big leaves produce strong, branched stems of tightly coiled ruby red buds that slowly expand and open to a clear cobalt blue to 1.2m in early summer. Shade, even fairly dry.
More details... Quick View Symphytum cordatum £3.50
A choice, neat, clump forming species with attractive cordate foliage and clusters of pale yellow bells in spring. Reasonable soil in part shade seems to suit it best. 20cm. Slow to increase.
More details... Quick View Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum Marginatum' £4.50
An old favourite of flower arrangers for it's sage like leaves with fantastically ruffled margins, occasionally flecked white. Insignificant flowers. 20cm. Good soil in shade.
More details... Quick View Tragopogon porrifolius 'Mammoth' £4.00
Biennial. Clumps of grassy grey foliage will produce 1m stems in the second year topped wtih largish light purple dandelion-like flowers followed by attractive golden seedheads. Ordinary soil in sun.
More details... Quick View Trifolium rubens £4.50
Unusual in growing upright from a dense clump, none of this running and rooting nonsense! Largish heads of reddish purple flowers to 40cm. Ordinary soil in sun.
More details... Quick View Trifolium rubens 'Peach Pink' £4.50
Clumps of upright stems clad with narrow trifoliate leaves and topped with heads of peachy pink bobble-like flowers all summer. Shorter than the normal form, to about 35cm. Ordinary soil in sun. Well behaved and easy!
More details... Quick View Trifolium trichocephalum £5.00
Large heads of creamy yellow flowers over clumps of grey, soft, clover-like foliage. Average soil in sun. 40cm?
More details... Quick View Tritonia disticha ssp. rubrolucens £4.00
A fantastic Crocosmia relative with sprays of pleated sword-like leaves and masses of arching stems with lots of soft pink flowers from summer into autumn. Drained soil in full sun. 90cm.
More details... Quick View Tulbaghia 'Cosmic' £4.00
A lovely T. violacea hybrid with pale pink flowers with a golden yellow corona. Hardy to at least -14C so far! Well drained soil in full sun. 60cm.
More details... Quick View Uvularia perfoliata £4.00
A lovely spring woodland plant. Pale yellow bells on short arching stems to 30cm in April/May. Best in good leafy soil in shade.
More details... Quick View Uvularia perfoliata taller form £4.00
A lovely spring woodland plant. Pale yellow bells on taller arching stems to 45cm in April/May. Best in good leafy soil in shade.
More details... Quick View Valeriana officinalis ssp. sambucifolia £4.00
Clumps of pinnate foliage, amazing purple when fresh, and wiry stems of pinkish white, scented flowers to 1.5m in summer. A lovely elegant perennial to grow with taller ornamental grasses etc.
More details... Quick View Verbascum 'Coneyhill Yellow' £4.50
This fine plant arose on the nursery a few years ago, it appears to be a hybrid involving V. chiaxii. Delightful apricot-yellow flowers with a hint of pink, best seen to understand. 60cm. Hardy and perennial in ordinary soil in sun.
More details... Quick View Verbascum 'Cotswold Queen' £4.00
Stunning, strong yellow flowers with contrasting purple centres. Not one for the faint hearted but very effective with blue flowers. Drained soil in sun, 1m.
More details... Quick View Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta' £3.50
Perennial with glossy green evergreen rosettes that send up elegant spires of vibrant purple flowers.
More details... Quick View Verbena macdougalii 'Lavender Spires' £5.50
An amazing tall plant with a branching habit and spires of light purple flowers that can go on all summer if dead headed. Seems sterile so maybe a hybrid. Drained but good soil in full sun. 1.8m.
More details... Quick View Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton' £4.50
A brilliant dark purple leaved form of the hardy British native Vervain. Low scrambling clumps ideal for spilling through other plants and over the edges of containers or raised beds. Sun, drained soil. 50cm.
More details... Quick View Verbena rigida £3.50
AGM Low growing clumps of deep green leaves produce masses of short spikes of cheerful purple flowers throughout summer and into autumn. Drained soil in a sheltered sunny position. 30cm.
More details... Quick View Verbena stricta £3.50
An attractive North American prairie species making upright plants with hairy leaves and spires of light purple flowers in summer to 60cm. Can be short lived but is very hardy.
More details... Quick View Verbesina alternifolia 'Goldstrahl' £4.50
A rarely seen member of the daisy family this has coarse green foliage clothing strong stems topped with branching heads of largish yellow flowers in late summer. Decent soil in sun. 1.4m.
More details... Quick View Vernonia noveboracensis 'White Lightning' £4.00
A new seed strain that should produce fluffy heads of white flowers on vigorous plants more reliably than other forms - looking good so far! Good soil in sun, potentially up to 2m or even more. Autumn.