A limited number of this new salvia is available now for the first time. This salvia is summer/autumn flowering with aromatic foliage and unusual bi-coloured flowers. Some flowers are fully pink, some white and some bi-coloured pink and white. Flowers can change from fully...
70cm Described by some as a rose-red and hot lipstick pink!!! I call it a truely clean bright but soft pink! Full sun
A very hardy geranium that should be in all gardens. Rosy-purple flowers from spring and throughout the summer. The soft dissected foliage is light green and turns red in the autumn in cooler climates.
Geranium × oxonianum Winscombe has dense, lobed, mid-green leaves with cup-shaped, dark pink flowers appearing during summer.
This sunflower is a beauty with citrus yellow daisies on robust columns of deep green foliage. Makes a strong architectural statement. Late summer/autumn flowering in any soil as long as it receives plenty of sun. Grows to almost 2m so best at back of the border.
An evergreen perennial to 60cm with erect stems, and leathery leaves. The nodding flowers are usually purple-edged, pale green flowers to 2cm wide are borne in large open clusters. Late winter flowering. Great in deep shade. An erect grower. Personally my choice ahead of...
Grows to appox 50cm in height with thick shiny leathery leaves topped with racemes of bright blue flowers
(syn. 'Balance') These flowers are in the Violet-purple colour spectrum reaching 60-70cm. Said to be mildew resistant. Summer flowering.
To 1m. A magnificent suckering silver broad-leaved plant. Flowers insignificant and better removed to keep the fresh grey foliage looking good. Good for the grey garden or to brighten up a dull corner. PB2
Roman Wormwood. A low growing species, excellent as a ground cover or front of the border. Feathery grey-green leaves add a nice texture to the garden. Drought resistant once established. Flowers insignificant. Foliage has a pleasant camphor fragrance.
Large hydrangea-like flower clusters of deep magenta. This summer Phlox create a spectacular show in the summer border. Fragrant . Remove faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming. PB2
Purple rain forms a bushy mound of fuzzy olive-green leaves. Spikes of rich violet-purple flowers in early summer and continue for weeks. The flowers of Purple Rain are darker than the species S. verticillata. Easy to grow, full sun.
Makes a thicket of slender stems to 1.2-1.5m Brilliant red velvety flowers whose colour in intensifies as the summer progress's reaching its peak in the autumn until the frost. Do not prune back until growth resumes in the spring.
'Fens Ruby' is a fast-spreading rhizomatous perennial with feathery, linear purple leaves and greenish-yellow flowers from late spring. It can be very invasive if planted in the wrong place. We have it planted amongst the roots of pine and leylandii where nothing else will...
Late summer/autumn flowering on strong upright stems 1-1.3m. Produces a wonderful display of yellow flowers, the centre cone is a greenish yellow.
A long flowering season with distinctive whorls of narrow-petalled tufted pale pink flowers set above a ruff of purple bracts. Great when planted en masse. Associated well with grasses and makes a lovely winter silhouette as they die.
'Big Ears' is a mat-forming herbaceous perennial grown for its soft, white-hairy green leaves to 25cm in length, and small purple flowers in summer. Great for edging and massing especially for those interested in White Gardens.
All the Salvia x jamensis vars are very hardy with us. They should be used much more than they are. For those who have a problem with rabbits in the garden the S. x jamensis are rabbit resistant. A low shrub to 50cm. During summer and autumn a mass of salmon flowers.Our own...
S.darcyii x S. microphylla. Deep coral-red flowers that are larger than microphylla on 60cm stems. The foliage does not have the 'stickness' of its S. darcyii parentage. Hardy. Easy to grow. 60-90cm
Clump forming olive-green foliage. Growing to 40cm Flowers white flushed pink
This form of Maltese Cross has dusky pink flowers - a bit more subtle than the normal orange form. Clumps and upright stems to 75cm.
75cm-1.5m From southeastern USA. This salvia is not as well-known for the perennial border as it should be. Plants form a low mound of green leaves, sending up tall lax stems in late summer that are topped with spikes of bright azure-blue flowers.
Makes a low shrubby mound 40 -60cm with aromatic shining green foliage. Flowers a nice lemon over a long period. If plants become woody give a severe haircut in the early spring AFTER growth is well under way. PB2
A native to the British Isles. Growing from 10cm -30cm and does not produce the runners as do many Ajuga. The flowers are violet-purple. We consider this ajuga the best for flowers and colour.
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.