Acanthus mollis 'Long Spike'£6.50
Originating in Beth Chatto's Essex garden this superb form of the species produces spectacular, well, long spikes of pinkish flowers to between 1.2 and 1.5m. Sun, drained soil.
Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'£6.50
A pure white flowered form of this reliable garden perennial. Big clumps of deep green jagged foliage and spikes of flowers to 90cm. Average soil in sun is best.
A robust species that's always very early to flower here. Felted plain green leaves and generous clusters of clear blue flowers in late winter. Good soil in shade. 40cm.