A lovely rich green form of this robust New Zealand sedge. Dense clumps of arching foliage make attractive additions to the front of borders or gravel gardens. 40cm tall x up to 1m across. Good soil in sun.
A good doer with lush green foliage and good spikes of large purple flowers with a prominent white throat. Drained soil in full sun. Best to cut out stems as they go over but don't cut back hard till spring. 60cm.
A giant, soft, bramble from Sichuan in China with thornless stems bearing big rounded lobed leaves and small pink flowers from midsummer. Probably best in shade, even quite dry, perfectly hardy here. 3m.
HALF-HARDY. Woody based herbaceous sage with big matt green leaves and spires of orange-red furry flowers to 1.8m from midsummer to autumn. Overwinter as cuttings or grow in a big pot and keep frost-free.
Amazing rosettes of bright fresh green spiny toothed leaves look a little like a bromeliad until they produce typical white-green sea holly flowers on strong upright stems to 90cm. Drained, good soil in sun.
An older German selection with a dwarf habit and a good display of light flowers that turn to a warm buff for autumn and winter. Clumps of rich green, arching leaves. Deciduous to 60cm, good soil in full sun is best.
AGM A elegant species with slender bright reddish pink flowers with purple corollas and red filaments. Smallish but broad leaves try to be evergreen. Borderline hardy - drained soil in a sheltered position, light shade. 60cm?
Beautiful scented soft yellow flowers on this low growing evening primrose on-and-off all summer. The foliage is flushed reddish and the short lived perennial plants make several flower stems. 50cm, full sun, drained soil.