Quick View Cortaderia selloana 'Patagonia' £8.50
A recent introduction from Kurt Bluemel. Dwarf growth to only 1.4m. Steely grey foliage and warm buff flowers from July (rather than October as with other cultivars). Full sun, evergreen.
More details... Quick View Corydalis 'Craigton Blue' £4.50
A new hybrid between C. elata and C. flexuosa with mid green leaves and brilliant electric blue flowers on red stems. Strongly sweet scented flowering in late spring and early summer. Good soil in shade. 30cm.
More details... Quick View Corydalis 'Tory MP' £4.50
Another C. elata x C. flexuosa hybrid, this one no doubt claiming to be true blue! Fresh green foliage and heads of bright blue flowers in spring. 50cm. Good soil in shade.
More details... Quick View Corydalis 'Wildside Blue' £4.50
A lovely hybrid from Keith Wiley with bright blue flowers over ferny, light green, foliage in spring and early summer. Decent soil in shade. 30cm.
More details... Quick View Corydalis elata 'Blue Summit' £4.50
Tidy clumps of bright green foliage and heads of scented electric blue flowers to 35cm. Much easier to grow than the usual form of C. elata. Good, leafy, moist soil in shade to do well.
More details... Quick View Corydalis flexuosa 'Hale Cat' £4.50
A compact form with light green foliage and heads of electric blue flowers to 30cm in early spring, and later if it doesn't dry out. Shade, reasonable soil.
More details... Quick View Corydalis flexuosa Norman's Seedling £4.50
Bright blue flowers with a smoky flush for weeks in spring. Not quite so vigorous as 'Pere David' but a more subtle colour. 30cm.
More details... Quick View Crambe maritima £6.00
Sea Kale. An attractive native seaside plant with rounded grey foliage (good eating!) and strong, branched stems of white flowers to 1m. Drained soil in full sun.
More details... Quick View Crocosmia paniculata 'Cally Sword' £8.50
Big, sword-like pleated leaves on this wild collected form with tall, strong stems supporting branched heads of long-tubed orange flowers in late suimmer to 1.5m. Good, drained soil in full sun.
More details... Quick View Cuphea 'Roxy' £4.50
TENDER A bushy perennial producing masses of ruby red tubular flowers with light pinkish tips from late spring till the frosts. Best kept frost free overwinter. 30cm.
More details... Quick View Cyclamen hederifolium 'Silverme Pink' £5.00
A lovely form worth growing for the leaves as much as the flowers. Silvered leaves with a dark green stripe from the apex in towards the centre. Pink flowers in late summer/autumn. 10cm.
More details... Quick View Cynara cardunculus ssp. flavescens £6.50
Cardoon. Big clumps of greyish foliage, more or less jaggedly divided produce tall, strong stems topped with glorious purple thistles. This form has golden yellow edged bracts.
More details... Quick View Cynodon aethiopicus £4.50
Neat clumps of powdery grey foliage to just 20cm send up masses of wiry stems topped with fingered spikes of grey flowers all summer. For a well drained soil in full sun. 80cm in flower. Only hardy in warmer areas but easy to raise from seed and it will flower the first year.
More details... Quick View Dactylicapnos macrocapnos £4.50
A herbaceous perennial climber from a tuberous root this unusual plant scramble to 1.8m and produces masses of light yellow flowers in late summer and autumn. Ordinary soil in part shade.
More details... Quick View Dahlia merckii £7.50
A beautiful and fairly hardy species with masses of soft lilac pink flowers with golden centres from midsummer into late autumn on wiry stems to 1.2m. Drained soil in full sun with a deep mulch or protect in winter.
More details... Quick View Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronzeschleier' £4.50
Clumps of narrow, deep green leaves and slender, arching stems bearing metallic bronze flower panicles from early summer, they turn buff with age. Average soil in sun or light shade. 1m.
More details... Quick View Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldstaub' £4.50
Airy heads of golden flowers on upright stems in early summer to 60cm. Tussocks of dark green leaves are semi-evergreen. Ordinary soil in sun or part shade.
More details... Quick View Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland' £4.50
Evergreen clumps of long narrow leaves produce arching stems with bronzey-buff open panicles on early summer. Seed heads are held until winter. 90cm. Good soil in shade for best effect.
More details... Quick View Deschampsia cespitosa 'Yunnan' £4.50
A new form making good clumps of long leaves and tall stems with arching panicles of bronzey green in early summer. Should have good autumn/winter seedheads. Average soil in part shade. 1m?
More details... Quick View Deschampsia cespitosa var. vivipara £4.50
A very green plant, young plants in place of flowers on slender arching stems to 90cm. Semi evergreen grass for sun or shade in average to good soil.
More details... Quick View Desmodium canadense £5.50
Striking pink pea-like flowers on an upright plant - looks like a shrub but is herbaceous. Relatively large trifoliate leaves add to the "what's that?" impact. 1.2m.
More details... Quick View Dianthus amurensis £4.50
A delightful herbaceous Pink from the Amur river valley area. Upright stems topped with generous heads of violet flowers in summer. Drained soil in sun. Easy and very hardy. 30cm.
More details... Quick View Dianthus carthusianorum £4.50
Clumps of blue-grey foliage send up tall, arching, wiry stems topped with clusters of magenta flowers in early summer. Excellent for mixing with ornamental grasses. Ordinary soil in sun. 80cm.
More details... Quick View Dianthus cruentus £4.50
Small clumps of grassy grey-green foliage and slender stems topped with clusters of bright reddish-purple flowers to about 45cm. Drained soil in full sun.
More details... Quick View Dianthus superbus £4.50
A beautiful and easy herbaceous perennial species with heads of fimbriate pinkish flowers to c. 45cm. Relatively short lived so allow to self-sow. Ordinary soil in sun.