90-120cm x 60cm. Lush growing. Broad dark foliage. The flowers are larger than the species. Violet-blue with yellow centres. looks great with grasses and contrasting plants such as Achillea Anthea or A. Gold Plate. PB2
Slender lavender-blue ray-florets surround a golden yellow disc, forming good-sized flower-heads to 8cm across, Well-branching stems from midsummer to mid-autumn. Highly prized for its vigorous growth and resistance to disease. After flowering cut the flowered stems to the...
, Aster lateriflorus 'Coombe Fishacre' ' is an erect, clump-forming perennial with lance-shaped, toothed dark green leaves and, from midsummer to mid-autumn, pink-flushed, white flowers with pink to yellow-brown centres.PB2
Now more correctly called Symphyotrichum n.a. Harrington's Pink. No doubt about it those botanists live in another world. I'll still continue to call it an Aster!! This is the perfect plant for the back of the border. Clusters of clear light rose-pink flowers on sturdy...
1.35m. Large single late flowering lavender-blue flowers in strong sprays that make a great spire. Ideal in the border and for cutting. The flowers have a pale yellow disc. One of the oldest cultivars.
1m. Flower-heads deep purple-pink, large, mid-season. Sprays with open branches. Very vigorous for the mid to back of the border. Great cutting. A substantial cultivar of top quality. PB2
1m. Large double bright purple-red flowers. Sprays of good shape and strong stems. Makes a compact clump good for the border or cutting.
1.5m Strong stems needing no staking topped in autumn with masses of pink flowers that are much attracted by bumble and honey bees. PB2 This aster appeared in our garden as either a sport or seedling of Harrington's Pink. Note in one photo the two colours, Harrington's Pink...
Intense purple-violet flowers in autumn held on tall 1.2m stems.Does not require staking. Great back of border plant and for picking.
90 x 60cm late summer/autumn. Clear pink flowers ranging from semi-double to double and held in small clusters on upright stems of deep green foliage. Divide every 3years or so. PB2
Although not overly showy the Astrantias have a great deal of subtle beauty. The tiny central flowers are surrounded by bracts in a greenish colour. These are held atop strong slender 75-100cm stems and persist for several weeks in late spring and early summer. They are...
A rich ruby coloured form of A. major. With us this variety does not grow as tall
False Dittany. 50 x 50cm. Very drought resistant making a shrubby evergreen mound. The foliage is grey-green, very hairy and soft. The flowers are small and insignificant. Needs good drainage but thrives in poor soils. If plants become leggy cut back hard in the spring.
A medium sized, upright shrub growing to 2m with handsome, emerald-green, pointed leaves. In midsummer the orange, ball-shaped flower clusters appear, carried on branched stems contrasting with the leaves, creating an eye-catching display at the back of a border. An easy shrub...
Overdam is a compact tufted grass forming a clump of narrow variegated white and green leaves. The sprays of flowers have an airy purplish tinge. Plant turns pale brown for winter. PB2
A clump forming perennial grass with flat green leaves to 90cm and bronze flowering panicles that fade to pale brown. One of the best grasses. .75PB
A variegated form of the species that I found on a gravel path after I had sprayed it with weedkiller! A quick wash saved it. A lovely fragrance to the foliage.
Produces fine upright stems covered in small shining green fragrant foliage. In summer if produces a cloud of small pale lavender flowers that bloom for at least 6 weeks. A great filler plant.
The same as for Calamintha nepeta but with masses of white flowers. SOLD OUT
Bellflowers are among the most popular of perennials. C. persicifolia is a species has been grown for centuries in the cottage gardens. Ground hugging dark green leaves, bear tall stems of large, open blue bell-like flowers over the summer months. Great for cutting. An easy...
Telham Beauty has larger flowers than the species. Porcelain-blue. Stems erect holding the flowers above the foliage. Good for specimen planting in full sun or semi-shade. Summer flowering
Harebell of England, Blue-bell of Scotland. Low growing. Seems to bloom most of the summer with numerous nodding 'bell' flowers held above green grass-like foliage. Care is needed when weeding close-by not to remove this as weed as the new foliage looks like grass. I know...
Forms a spreading clump of delicate ferny foliage. This variety bears loads of creamy-yellow daisies throughout the summer and into autumn. Tolerant of heat, humidity and hot dry situations. Good in containers.
This is an old variety providing another really useful perennial for your garden. In summer it freely produces large, single, bright golden-yellow flowers on usefully long stalks. Excellent for cutting. PB2
70cm. Emily McKenzie has large deep orange with a mahogany throat. Flowering late summer. A great cut flower. The foliage (as with all Crocosmia) is best left on the plant until spring) PB2