Norwell Nurseries Plant Catalogue
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Acanthus 'Morning Candle'(Acanthaceae)A hybrid form which is very floriferous, thought by some to be the best of all. Good foliage and architectural white and pinky purple flowers. Easy in sun or part shade, normal soilsPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Acanthus 'Tasmanian Angel'(Acanthaceae)Stunning is over used, but can be used here with impunity! Improbable white and pink flowers over dark green leaves tipped and edged in a frothy white variegation. Sun or light shade, easy. FEW ONLYPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £7.90
Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips'(Acanthaceae)A shorter form that is reliably floriferous and disease resistant, both excellent attributes from this group of plants! Spikes of white flowers from pink calyces. For sun or part shade in any normalish soil. One of a new series of Acanthuses which are soooo much better than their ancestors.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Acanthus mollis 'Hollards Gold'(Acanthaceae)Mounds of cheering and very useful yellow foliage through winter and spring aging to lime in summer, although keeps a yellower look if grown in shade. Good contrast against the dark mahogany stems. White and mauve flws mid summer thru to autumn. Easy and is good in the shade, even dry shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'()Syn. A. Jeff Albus. Very floriferous even when a small plant with towers of green with pure white flowers up the stem. Easy, disease free and reliable for sun or part shade. Excellent for a white garden, architectural use or cottage garden. The unopened buds are fascinatingly intricate.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Acanthus spinosus(Acanthaceae)Divided rich glossy leaves with paper white flowers from hooded pink, maroon veined calyces. Floriferous and architectural, good in sun to shade even in the dry. Tends to flower better than A. mollis.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Achillea 'Chamois'(Asteraceae)A good shorter variety with long flowering tendencies for sun or light shade on a reasonably well drained soil. The flower is a particularly attractive apricot pink.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Fanal' 'The Beacon'(Asteraceae)I had to originally go against my wife to buy this, but the bright red flowers are very eye catching & there are so few really good reds, especially of hardy plants. Deadhead to promote continued flowering.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 30", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Laura'(Asteraceae)New and rare, one of the freshly bred Achilleas to have strong, compact stems that bear really bright, rich red flowers with a developing white eye through the summer. Deadhead for continued flowers and provide sun on a goodish well drained soil. Excellent.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Achillea 'Love Parade'(Asteraceae)Individually large pale pink flowers profusely produced over fresh green foliage for an extended period.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 14", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Paprika'(Asteraceae)Plates of spicy orange flowers in summer make this a must for hot beds, cut down after flowering for even more flowers.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Perry's White'(Asteraceae)I am a convert to this pure, large flowered, double white (ages beautifully which can't often be said of white flowers) pom pomed plant which has an extremely long flowering period (May-Oct). Provide some support or allow to recline gracefully. Sun or part shade. Came thru the winter of 2010 unscathed.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Petra'(Asteraceae)A compact grower, needing no staking with silver-green foliage which is an excellent foil for the berry red plates of flowers, each one lit up by a showy white eye. Sun, well drained.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Pink Grapefruit'(Asteraceae)An excellent compact variety with strong stems and pink flowers over months in summer, especially if dead headed. Good for sun on a well drained soil. A member of the excellent Tutti Frutti series.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Pomegranate'(Asteraceae)Another member of the excellent Tutti Frutti series with compact strong stems and a long flowering habit over weeks in summer. The flowers are an excellent rich velvety red. Sun and reasonable drainage. In 2011 I sold out of this very quickly it started flowering so I hope to have enough this year to satisfy demand.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 29", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Red Velvet'(Asteraceae)This is a sumptuous plant the richest red flowers glow in the garden. Always sells out quickly.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Rose Madder'(Asteraceae)Excellent short growing, soft red flowers which age well keeping their colour. Jun-Jul and repeats through to November! Sun not waterlogged.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Salmon Beauty'(Asteraceae)(syn. Achillea 'Lachsschonheit') From the same stable as A. 'Summer Wine' and shares its excellent constitution but is of a salmon pink colour-lovely. The flowers age to sumptious cream. Good, like all Achilleas in a poor soil. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Schneetaler'(Asteraceae)A rare but easy plant. The best of the white ‘flat headed’ Achilleas with cow-parsley likje heads which last longer and are good in dryer sites. Still in full flower in late September! Great in a natural looking area perhaps with grasses or the white garden.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Summer Wine'(Asteraceae)Have you ever seen a plant you really liked, but not bought it because you thought it was a bit expensive & then really regretted it? I did that with this plant & then didn't see it for sale again for years. It is a very good strong glowing purple colour which again had many admirers & hence always sells very strongly. Reflowers well.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 20", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Terracotta'(Asteraceae)Good grey foliage is an excellent foil for apricot flowers which age to creamy custard. Sunny, reasonably well drained.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Achillea 'Tissington Old Rose'(Asteraceae)A real find last year, a new & still rare the most beautiful soft pink (old rose) flws for months on end in summer thru to autumn, especially if dead headed. The flowers turn delightfully sepia as they age (see photo). For sun & reasonable soil. Clumps up well. You should not be without this plant!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Achillea 'WB Childs'(Asteraceae)A lovely smaller Achillea with good sized single white flowers the centre gently peppered with grey spots. Dark green, narrow foliage good for sun in a not too wet soil. Excellent rare plant that is long in flower.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Achillea 'Wesersandstein'(Asteraceae)The name is taken from the colour of the sandstone cliffs of the German river Weser and is a warm pinky salmon red, (redder than Salmon Beauty and they go well together. Long flowering, not wet, sun or part shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Achillea Creme de la Creme(Asteraceae)Incredibly popular here last year-sold out early due to its small size and softest lemon yellow plates of flowers. Long flowered, especially if dead headed, and it's a colour which goes with anything, cooling hot oranges and reds and lifting dark blues and purples. Sun, not waterlogged.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Achillea grandiflora(Asteraceae)A magnificent, tall plant for the larger garden. It bears huge heads of pale creamy white flowers for many weeks during mid to late summer. These are held aloft on massive stems making a dramatic large plant. Clumps quickly, but does not run. Recommended where space is available and impact required. Mine grows well in a fairly shaded area.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aconitum bicolor(Ranunculaceae)I have wanting to offer this ever since seeing it several years ago. It is a most beautiful plant with green buds giving rise to flowers of white prominantly edged in blue/purple. The divided leaves are good too. For moist shade. Poisonous. HardyPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3.5, Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Aconitum carmichaelii(Ranunculaceae)For semi to full shade a great autumn colour of steely blue on tall stems. Hooded flowers in late August to October. Put it with Aconitum Royal Flush for different blues and Tricyrtis for purples and pinks. Poisonous.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Royal Flush'(Ranunculaceae)In spring (as I write this) the new leaves are a stunning deep red becoming green speckled white, later. The flowers are improved on the species being larger and a darker, clearer blue. Poisonous.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Aconitum lycotonum vulparia (White Monkshood)(Ranunculaceae)(Aconitum orientale) Large architectural leaves handsomely split into between 5 & 9 lobes are the foil for elegant panicles of the palest yellow flowers in mid to late summer. Shade, easy. POISONOUS.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Aconitum x cammarum grandiflorum Album(Ranunculaceae)Easily the best of the white Aconitums with long spires of bright white flowers in mid to late summer. The flowers being well spaced and particularly elegant. Very rarely offered and much sought after. In February the shoots and leaves are a bright lime green and look wonderful against the dark earth. Shade or part shade, but not too dry. easy. Like all Aconitums Poisonous.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Actaea 'Black Negligee'(Ranunculaceae)A wonderful new Actaea (Cimicifuga) with lustrous black foliage and spires of bottle brush-like white scented flowers in August to October. Good for partial shade, not too dry. These plants are brilliant for providing interest in a shady garden later in the year when the spring flush of brilliance has passed. Came thru winter 2010.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Actaea 'Cheju do'(Ranunculaceae)A Crug Farm introduction with bottle brush flowers of white from soft pink buds in summer and white ‘dolls eyes’ berries in autumn. A compact grower and very floriferous. Spring foliage tinged purple. Rare, for part shade, not too dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Actaea 'Pink Spike'(Ranunculaceae)A wonderful new Cimicifuga (Actaea) with black foliage and spires of bottle brush-like flowers which open white but have pale pink calyces and age pinker. Good for partial shade not too dry. (-16°C).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Actaea 'Prichards giant'(Ranunculaceae)Excellent spires of white bottle brush flowers in the autumn. Good for semi-shade on a reasonable soil that doesn’t get too dry. Great for insects and the flowers look like expensive rockets fizzing off. Gives freshness and vigour to the garden when most other plants are in decline.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Actaea 'White Pearl'(Ranunculaceae)Much requested very late pure white spires like long fuzzy comets. A must for the autumn garden in semi shade and a reasonable soil that’s not too dry. This really is a good plant, year on year. Very fresh looking in late October and November amid fallen leaves and dying grasses. Not too many for sale this year and some already ordered from last....Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Actaea simplex 'Carbonella'(Ranunculaceae)A shorter Actaea (Cimicifuga) with the same dark purple foliage and white and pink bottle brush flowers but very floriferous and good for semi shade on a rich soil. Excellent autumn colour.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Actaea simplex 'Chocoholic'(Ranunculaceae)Another shorter form with dark purple, almost black lacy leaves and bottle brush of pinky white that are scented. Easy in semi-shade This newer introduction is an improvement on older types being more compact whilst still extremely elegant. Shady.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Actinidia kolomikta (Variegated Kiwi)(Actinidiaceae)A very showy, unusually variegated climber which looks like the leaves have been half dipped in white and pink paint. Needs help to climb but would go up a tree, post or warm wall. Easy, came thru winter 2010 unscathed. Sun. This is not a rampageous plant by any stretch of the imagination mine is well behaved even after over 10 years.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 15', Min. temp: -21°C. £8.50
Adoxa moschatellina (Town-hall Clock, Five faced Bishop, Moschatel)(Adoxaceae)And now for something completely different: An endearing and rare wild flower which is indicative of ancient woodland. The five small lime flowers form a cube, hence the name! Spreads easily on a fertile shady soil. Hardy and fun and very rarely offered.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Agapanthus 'Black Pantha'(Alliaceae)I am delighted to be able to offer this exceptional new plant. Black-Blue flowers on dark stems from July to September. Beautiful and much requested. came through the winter of 2009.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Agapanthus 'Jack's Blue'(Alliaceae)New, vigorous, long blooming hybrid from New Zealand. Abundant deep blue-purple flowers from July to Oct. Flowering size. Came through the winter of 2009.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Agapanthus 'Navy Blue'(Alliaceae)This is by far and away the best of all blue Agapanthuses that I have ever grown. It is extremely hardy (coming through the winter of 2009 unscathed) and incredibly floriferous. In fact it does not require to be pot bound being an excellent plant to include in the garden border in sunny spot. Not only that but the seed heads are very attractive turning a dark purple and the leaves go butter yellow in November before disappearing for the winter. A shorter variety with flowers from July to Sept. Very highly recommended.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'(Alliaceae)Large heads of a light blue on a compact floriferous plant. Rightly one of the most widely grown vars. Sun best on a reasonable soil and mulch in winter in cold areas. Great in pots.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Agapanthus 'Polar Ice'(Alliaceae)Much used as an expensive cut flower, especially in bridal wreaths, pure white heads made up of many trumpet-shaped flowers in late summer. This is one of the hardiest, even so mulch in winter in cold areas.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £6.00
Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud'(Alliaceae)Deep purple blue flowers which, with it being an A. inapertus hybrid, the flowers hang in a most appealing way. Came through the winter of 2009.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 25", Min. temp: -10°C. £5.50
Agapanthus 'Star Quality'(Alliaceae)A new and fabulously free flowering form with large heads of lighter blue flowers with a star of dark blue radiating out from the centre of each flower as a stripe. Sun, goodish soil, mulch in winter in a cold area.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -10°C. £6.50
Agapanthus 'Sunfield'(Alliaceae)A new and fabulously free flowering form with large heads of lighter blue flowers with a star of dark blue radiating out fro the centr of each flower as a stripe. Sun, goodish soil, mulch in winter in a cold area.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -10°C. £6.50
Agapanthus 'Timaru'(Alliaceae)(34"). Stunning, dense floriferous heads of vivid blue are produced over strong foliage. Flowering size, vigorous plants. Came through the winter of 2009 battered but stilll flowered well.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 34", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Agapanthus 'Windsor Grey'(Alliaceae)A unique and beautiful colour of soft grey flowers freely produced with grey anthers and green pollen. A tough and reliable plant. Sun, not wet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Ajuga reptans 'Pink Spire'(Labiatae)Good glossy dark green leaves form an excellent ground cover with pink (orchid looking?) spikes in spring. Sun or shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Akebia quinata()(climbing to 20'). In a normal winter evergreen, glossy leaves purple tinted made up of five leaflets. In spring hanging chocolate-purple flowers are spicily scented. If two clones are present sausage fruits are formed. Sun, not fussy about soil. Hardy. Available from early summer 2012.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: to 20', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Alcalthaea 'Parkallee'(Malvaceae)(Also known as Alcaea, Malva and Althaea) This is an excellent new Hollyhock-like plant which doesn't get rust! A hybrid between Alcaea and Althaea it has creamy semi-double flowers with maroon stamens over a very long period it is sterile so puts all energy into flower production, not seed (Jun to Nov). Perennial and robust, a real change for continuing colour in autumn. Sun not wet.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: to 7', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Alcalthaea 'Parkrondell'(Malvaceae)(Alcea x Althaea Hybrid) An excellent new Hollyhock-like plant which doesn't get rust! Rose pink double flowers over a very long time (Aug to Nov). Sterile so puts all its energy into more flower production, not seed. Perennial & robust, recommended. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Allium 'Forelock'(Alliaceae)(3'). A new rare Allium with egg shaped large flower heads of rich purple and a crest of purple flowers on the top. Before that the tall flower stem looks like a swans head. Distinct, eyecatching & very late for an Allium (July). Sun not wet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Allium 'Purple Sensation'(Alliaceae)Another truly impressive Allium, with intense purple flower heads the size of a large tennis ball. Looks best in clumps or even drifts. The foliage appears very early in the year and starts to die at flowering so plant with herbaceous perennials or low shrubs. Highly recommended. Sun or part shade, AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Allium 'Red Mohican'(Alliaceae)Like a wine red version of the hugely popular Allium Forelock this var has swan neck stems and then burgundy flowers with a crest of white/pink blooms on top. Unique and clumping well in sun, reasonable soil. RarePosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Allium 'Silver Spring'(Alliaceae)A new hugely popular form because it is so distinctly beautiful, with globes of white flowers each having a purple centre suffusing to pink. Sought after for a sunny position. (-16°C).Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Allium caeruleum(Alliaceae)Starry cornflower blue flowers make a globe of beauty in late spring. For sun in a soil which isn't waterlogged. Unusual colour for Alliums. (-18°C).Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -18°C. £3.90
Allium carinatum pulchellum(Alliaceae)Allium carinatum pulchellum As the flowers slowly open they rise up giving a pink ‘firework’ explosions of flowers. Unusual in that they flower so much later than a majority of the Alliums. Good for dry areas.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.50
Allium carinatum pulchellum album(Alliaceae)The white and extremely beautiful equivalent of Allium carinatum pulchellum & both will clump quickly. AGM.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.50
Allium cernuum(Alliaceae)Nodding deep pink flowers make unusual and highly attractive pendant umbels in summer. Sun well, drained, reliable and steadily clumping. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 12", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Allium christophii(Alliaceae)Metallic mauve, starry flowers make an enormous sphere of flowers up to 9" across that dry well. May-Jul. Sun to part shade & will clump steadily. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 16", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.50
Allium cyathophorum farreri(Alliaceae)(Allium farreri). A gorgeous little rockery or front of border plant with pendent heads of deep violet purple flowers. Clumps well.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Allium insubricum(Alliaceae)A very scarce bulb it took me years to track down and then grow to sell. Related and equally as beautiful as A. narcissiflorm. The lovely hanging bells are of a bright rose pink. Sun, goodish soil. Came thru winter 2010. Good for rockery, scree, troughs or front of border. Glad to bring this back into the catalogue after a few years of bulking up again.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Allium jesdianum Shing(Alliaceae)A rare and unusual Allium with distinctly deep purple spheres of flower, that are earlier than many others. A real collectors plant that clumps up steadily in sun and a reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -12°C. £4.50
Allium narcissifolium(Alliaceae)The true sp. with heads that become erect as they mature, a much sought after and rare plant that I have been searching for and ultimately bulked up for years, but easy in well drained but not too dry conditions. Many bells of pinky purple flowers in summer. Well worth the wait and came though the winter of 2009 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.90
Allium sikkimense(Alliaceae)A rare but beautiful allium with excellent good deep royal blue flowers. Excellent for front of border or rockery in sun on well drained soil. Very Hardy and good.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Allium sphaerocephalon(Alliaceae)A very easy border stalwart. It gives height & elegance with a certain regimentallity as the purple dense cones of flowers are held on ramrod straight, thin stems. July.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.50
Alstroemeria 'Dayspring Delight'(Alstroemeriaceae)An incredibly rare plant with very smart, distinctive white variegated leaves against dark green centres. In summer reddy orange flowers complete the picture. Not invasive & very hardy been in our garden for 15 yrs including surviving the winter of 2010 when we lost many other Alstroemerias. Sun, mulch in first winter. Few OnlyPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £10.00
Alstroemeria 'Friendship'(Alstroemeriaceae)(4'). A real beauty, flowering all summer and well into autumn and an excellent cut fower this has soft peachy cream blushed with palest pink flowers, an absolute delight. Easy in sun and mulch the first winter until roots established or in cold gardens.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -12°C. £7.50
Alstroemeria 'Ligtu Hybrids'(Alstroemeriaceae)A seed raised strain of pinks which I find to be the most difficult to track down. Vigorous & free flowering. Protect the roots in the first year, but after this they are very hardy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Alstroemeria 'Orange King'(Alstroemeriaceae)Dramatic dark orange flowers from a slow clumping plant in mid to late summer. Excellent cut flower and benefits from being mulched, especially first winter. Sun, reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £7.50
Alstroemeria 'Sweet Laura'(Alstroemeriaceae)The first scented alstroemeria giving a whole new dimension to this beautiful genus. Lovely, freely produced yellow flowers are spotted with maroon. Excellent cut flower. Easy in sun and mulch well in autumn in cold districts.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £6.90
Alstroemeria 'Yellow Friendship'(Alstroemeriaceae)A glorious plant either for the garden where it is very hardy or for cut flowers. Elegant mid yellow flowers stippled with burgundy and lightly touched with purple. Shines in the garden from June to November. Sun, good soil. AGM See remarks under A. Apollo about hardiness.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3.5, Min. temp: -20°C. £7.50
Althaea cannabina(Malvaceae)This is a real delight in late summer and through autumn, tall very willowy, wiry stems which have the same see through properties as Verbena bonariensis produce a myriad of rose pink mallow shaped flowers. Easy and incredibly robust even on thick clay.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.90
Amsonia 'Blue Ice'(Apocyanaceae)(Blue Star). This N. American plant is probably a hybrid as it is much more vigorous than other Amsonias, yet more compact. Darker blue more vivid starry flwrs in summer; yellow autumn leaves. Sun and not waterlogged soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Amsonia 'Stella Azul'(Apocyanaceae)A new and very rare variety which is more vigorous and floriferous than older types. Tubular blue flowers in mid summer and yellow autumn foliage. Sun or light shade, normal soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Anemone 'Dainty Swan'(Ranunculaceae)From the famous Anemone Wild Swan is this new and still very rare variety with the same well held white flowers but with pink backs not purply blue and dark stems. Flowers for a long time in late summer thru autumn. Semi shade, moistish.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: 16°C. £7.90
Anemone 'Danish White'(Ranunculaceae)This is a very rare and incredibly beautiful plant. Probably a form of A. sylvestris it is unusual in that the flowers are tinged with pink. It has a long flowering period peaking in June. Steadily clumping it forms dense mounds of almost ferny foliage especially in a good soil which doesn't dry out too much. My thanks to Rob and Diane Cole for this lovely plant.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Anemone 'Elfin Swan'(Ranunculaceae)The smallest of the Swan series, all derived from the excellent Wild Swan. Beautiful open white flowers with a purple reverse. Ideal for semi shade on a goodish soil, not too dry. A particularly rare plant.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £7.50
Anemone 'Fantasy Pocahontas'(Ranunculaceae)Forget the twee name, this is a new and rare free flowering autumn Anemone with many good sized unique, pink flowers on a particularly compact plant. Easy and pest resistant, good in pots. Any soil, sun or part shade. I am very taken with this plant.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Anemone 'Ruffled Swan'(Ranunculaceae)Derived from the excellent Anemone Wild Swan this has distinctly ruffled flowers, often with a hint of pale pink with purple backs. Beautiful from mid summer through autumn. For semi-shade on a goodish, not too dry soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £7.90
Anemone 'Wild Swan'(Ranunculaceae)When a plant has had this much hype on launch it often struggles to live up to it. Anemone Wild Swan has surpassed my expectations in its first year in our garden. Growing away quickly in semi-shade on a moisture retentive goodish soil it started to flower in May and the photo of the back of the flower on the right here was taken late October! Coming up to 2 feet in height it was much requested this year but now I have limited numbers to offer for sale.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Anemone blanda 'Radar'(Ranunculaceae)Rare, sought after by all those that see its vicious bright pink almost red flowers. Looks more like a Mesembryanthemum than a spring flowering Anemone. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Anemone flaccida(Ranunculaceae)Beautifully marbled foliage and pure white upward facing flowers in spring make this a rare and sought after plant. Shade conditions and humus rich soil, not too dry. Has a slowly clump forming habit like Anemone nemerosa.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Anemone huphensis 'September Charm' (Japanese Anemone)(Ranunculaceae)The original species was collected by Robert Fortune from the cemetery of Shanghai. This is a selection dating back to 1932 & has stood the test of time well, being a prolific plant with silvery pink flowers. Unbeatable for autumn colour. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Anemone hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone)(Ranunculaceae)This is the archetypal tall, white, autumn Japanese Anemone. Indispensible and a cottage garden or even more structured border must. Each virginal white flower has a boss of golden anthers in the centre. Good in partial shade or sun. AGMPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Anemone hybrida 'Pamina' (Japanese Anemone)(Ranunculaceae)Semi-double, deep purpley pink flowers which are distinct enough from other varieties to merit growing. Like most of the Japanese Anemones, a must for the autumn garden. Plus a shorter variety so good for mid-border. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Anemone hybrida 'Queen Charlotte' (Japanese Anemone)(Ranunculaceae)Anemone hybrida 'Konigin Charlotte'. This is a gorgeous, large flowered, semi-double, soft pink form with a golden boss of stamens. Individual petals have darker pink edges. Looking good in semi-shade to full sun the flowers have a satiny ruffled look to them and are produced from Aug to Oct. Easy AGM.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Anemone hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese Anemone)(Ranunculaceae)Brilliant white, semi-double Catherine wheels of spiky petals are at their showy best in late summer through autumn. An excellent compact variety.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Anemone lipsiensis(Ranunculaceae)A delectable hybrid which has A. nemorosa as one parent produces large, soft, pale yellow flowers on nodding stems in early spring. Shade lover and good in dry shade. (-20°C) Syn. Anemone seemaniiPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Anemone nemorosa 'Blue Beauty'(Ranunculaceae)A good blue wood anemone with a paler reverse. Rarely seen and very useful in dry shade although grows more quickly in moister conditions. Under deciduous trees and shrubs is ideal. Hardy and easy.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Anemone nemorosa 'La Rochanne'(Ranunculaceae)A very rare wood anemone selected for some of the very best pink starry flowers in spring. Clumping well and spreading even in dry shade although quicker where moister. Easy. We are the only nursery in the UK with this.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Anemone nemorosa 'Parlez Vous'(Ranunculaceae)A lovely wood anemone which is vigorous and spreading. Light pinkish blue large flowers in spring. Ideal for shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'(Ranunculaceae)A pot of these delightful lavender blue, large flowered, yellow centered gems sells on sight! Very easy & spreading, excellent under trees & shrubs good for dry shade. Flowers April & May.AGM.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal'(Ranunculaceae)Always in huge demand the double white form of our wood anemone has flowers like buttons with a white ruff or pom-pom of petals in the centre of spreading florets. Reminds of a miniature Gardenia. Good in dry shade but will grow quicker if moister.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Anemone nemorosa 'Viridiflora'(Ranunculaceae)This is one of the most prolific of wood anemones excellent for dry shade. The flower petals have been replaced by fern like leaves which take on pinky tints as they age. Once established they form a clump which flowers for a long time (10 weeks) and is always massively popular with customers. Looks like an exotic fern in flower.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Anemone nemorosa 'Westwell Pink'(Ranunculaceae)The deepest pink of any of the wood anemones and much admired because of that. Reliable, heavy flowerer. Excellent in shade, the moister it is the quicker it grows, but will do well if dryer. Spring flowering.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Anemone nemorosa 'Yerda Ramusem'(Ranunculaceae)A beautiful and uncommon selection which looks like a cross between A. viridiflora and A. Leeds var. Having a white flower in the centre surrounded by a ruff of green bract-like petals. Flowers are variable some even having a bluish centre. Good in woodsy conditions. Will take it dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Anemone rivularis(Ranunculaceae)(3'). A very variable species but this form is good with many starry white flowers in the early to mid summer with a beautiful blue back to the petal some have the colouring shown here with blue centres to the petals. Holds itself up well on a good soil which doesn't get too dry in partial shade. Came thru winter 2010.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Anemone tomentosa Robustissima (Japanese Anemone)(Ranunculaceae)An excellent version of the Autumn flowering 'Japanese Anemone' this is compact & earlier flowerer than many with good branched stalks of light pink flowers, which are almost bicolour. In a moist rich soil will form large spreading clumps over time so an excellent form of ground cover.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Anemonella thalictroides Cameo(Ranunculaceae)A superb beauty with dark thalictrum foliage in spring and masses of double pale pink flowers in mid spring and continuing for weeks. Very showy. The quickest double I find to makea satisfying clump in the garden. Shady, not too dry, humusy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Anemonopsis macrophylla(Ranunculaceae)A refined Japanese woodland ballerina with airy sprays of nodding purple & light pink flowers which look similar in form to a spurless Aquilegia. Rare and extremely choice. Avoid sun & drying winds July-August .Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £6.50
Angelica gigas(Umbelliferae)An autumn flowering delight with large, darkest purple, domed heads (almost sinister). Allow to seed as usually monocarpic. (as with all Angelicas fresh seed grows easily).Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Anthemis 'Susanna Mitchell'(Asteraceae)Smaller & laxer with greyer foliage than Anthemis E.C. Buxton or 'Sauce Hollandaise' this bears lovely very pale yellow flowers in late spring and into summer.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Anthemis 'Tinpenny Sparkle'(Asteraceae)A great new form with larger than average sized flowers which are earlier than other forms. These are the palest primrose, held over silver filagree foliage, you are rewarded with a second flower crop if cut back after the first. Sun, not too wet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Anthemis tinctoria 'EC Buxton'(Asteraceae)A first rate perennial for a sunny position. Hundreds of cool, pale lemon yellow flowers in mid summer for weeks. Trim top third off after first flush for reflowering in Sept-Oct. Good for picking. Plus ferny leaves persist all winter giving a small dome of foliage in the border.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'(Asteraceae)An excellent plant on its own or in drifts. Starting to flower in late May and going on 'til August. Then cut off the top third for re-flowering Sept-Oct. Over winter a low mound of dark green ferny foliage has a presence in the herbaceous border. Creamy, very pale lemon flowers are paler than A. E.C. Buxton with which it goes well. Recommended. I think this is a better garden plant than the commoner A. E.C. Buxton, being tougher resolutely perennial and more floriferous. Came thru the winter of 2010 unscathed. It is a garden essential!Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Going For Gold' (Golden Leaved Cow Parsley)(Apiaceae)This still very rare and sought after plant produces lacy mounds of golden yellow leaves in sun or shade followed by white umbels of flower. Dramatically lights up the shady border and throughout the winter of 2016 was in shining leaf. Of course its easily grown and steadily clumps up.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Anthriscus sylvestris Ravenswing(Umbelliferae)A Cow’s Parsley with finely divided, deep plum black leaves. Very attractive and highly desirable. Always much sought after as such a good foil for brighter subjects. The new leaves are bronze before aging plum. In summer pure white flowers shine above the foliage.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aquilegia 'Blue Barlow'(Ranunculaceae)Beautiful and longer lasting in flower than single forms, spurless, fully double, dark blue flowers. These forms resemble a Clematis in flower. Easy in sun or part shade, most soils.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'(Ranunculaceae)Beautiful and longer lasting in flower than single forms, spurless, fully double, almost fluffy, pinky red petals tipped with apple green. These forms resemble a Clematis in flower. Easy in sun or part shade, most soils. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Black Barlow'(Ranunculaceae)I never have enough of this double dark purple (black) frilly Aquilegia, a cottage garden must. looks a bit like a Clematis. Sun or part shade .Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 32", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Rose Barlow'(Ranunculaceae)Fully double, rose pink, flowers, another essential cottage garden flower. Sun or part shade. Easy and gently seeds around quite true.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 32", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'(Ranunculaceae)Double flowers but this time with ruby red petals on red stems. Sun or part shade. A beautiful plant that comes true from seed.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Aralia cordata 'Sun King' (Golden Spikenard)(Araliaceae)This brand new shade or semi-shade plant has a great architectural future as its bold pinnate foliage is a glorious golden yellow lighting up the garden. This forms a wonderful contrast to the red leaf stems. In late summer the starry white flowers are followed by purple berries. Not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.90
Artemisia lactiflora 'Elfenbein'(Asteraceae)An elegant plant with strong stems and light green leaves followed by sprays of creamy white flowers in the autumn, much cleaner in colour than other vars. Easily grown on most soils in sun or part shade. A rare but good variety.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizhou'(Asteraceae)A connoisseurs’s plant. Green jagged leaves suffused with purple, mahogany & silver held on purple stems. Late summer sees masses of silver flowers held high.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Artemisia lactiflora 'Weisse Dame'(Asteraceae)(White Lady). A beautiful addition to the early autumn border wityh strong architectural stems and white sprays of flowers. Easily grown, especially good on clay in sun or part shade. Very rare in the UK.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Arum creticum(Araceae)The famous and sought after Arum with bright yellow spathes in early spring, the top of which curl attractively back. Distinct and very beautiful and deliciously scented for a sunny well drained sheltered position with humus in the soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 14", Min. temp: -8°C. £6.00
Aruncus dioicus Kneiffii(Saxifragaceae)Divided foliage with bronze tints especially in spring this is a shorter, slower clump forming plant than the normal species. In summer panicles of thousands of creamy white flowers on strong stems which make good cut flowers. Good in shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5, Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Arundo donax(Gramineae)Recent winters (including that of 2009) have not hurt this tropical Bamboo look -alike. Dramatic stems with a distinct similarity to Sugar cane bear blue green leaves. Likes moisture & looks wonderful in a pot for patio plantings. It is also the plant used to provide oboe reeds. Makes lovely swishing noises in gentle winds as the leaves brush each other but in stronger winds the leaves go horizontal & are quiet; The Arabs say; 'It whispers in the breeze & is silent in the storm'.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 12', Min. temp: -14°C. £7.90
Asphodelus aestivus(Asphodelaceae)Beautiful spikes of large, white, starry flowers with a tan stripe up the middle in early summer. Different and architecural, excellent specimen for a gravel garden. Sun, not waterlogged.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster 'Chilly Fingers'(Asteraceae)A lovely new introduction bred by good friends of ours with softest blue petals that are curled & twisted to give a bit of an elegantly shaggy look. The spring foliage is dark green with hints of purple. Vigorous and reliable for sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster 'Climax' Vicary Gibbs(Asteraceae)A good powder blue, mildew resistant plant in Sept thru to Nov. Very Rare and completely hardy, for sun or light shade. Clumping nicely with no sense of impending domination nor the thought that it is frail enough to die out should you turn your back on it. Symphyotrichum 'Climax' Vicary GibbsPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster 'Coombe Fishacre'(Asteraceae)A smaller variety with big heads of small richly coloured pale purple-pink flowers which quickly turn purple-red. The flower size and way it is held is distinctly different from that of the Aster novae angliae cvs. and also those of the spray like A. ericoides hybrids such as A. Little Carlow thus increasing its importance in the garden. Easy and has an AGM, does not need to be constantly divided and not prone to mildew. (Symphyotrichum 'Coombe Fishacre')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster 'Cotswold Gem'(Asteraceae)A good, easy, reliable plant with large pinky mauve flowers in late summer and autumn. A seedling from the excellent A. pyrenaeus Lutetia, mildew free and grows even in dry shade. (-21ºC)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster 'Eleven Purple'(Asteraceae)Brand new breeding bringd this rare and desirable plant with compact, strong stems, soft lilac flowers on a clumping plant and late flowers from Sept- thru to Nov. Sun or part shade, normal soil. EasyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster 'Fellowship'(Asteraceae)A shorter, large flowered aster which bears its frilly semi-double pink flowers from Sept to late Oct. these fade at the tips to almost white. Very pretty.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster 'Les Moutiers'(Asteraceae)A very rare and most beautiful plant with many soft pink flowers from dark stems (always a winning combination). The flower centres change from yellow to purple as they age. This is a soft pink version of Aster 'Little Carlow' (a compliment in itself). Sun or light shade, easy and a most desirable plant for late September and through October. (Symphyotrichum 'Les Moutiers').Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster 'Little Carlow'(Asteraceae)Not as little as the name suggests. This is in the top flight of all border perennials, absolutely saturated with bright blue flowers from Sept-Oct the centres of which turn from yellow to a warm red brown as they age. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4.5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster 'Neron'(Asteraceae)Very rare and eyecatching. Bright pinky-red double flowers in Sept-Nov. on mildew resistant plants for sun or light shade. This is a cracking plant and absolutely flew out of the sales beds last year. Order early to ensure you get it. New to me last year. Hardy and easy. We had sold out for 2016 (as we do every year) and have now propagated for 2017.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -21°C. £6.00
Aster 'Ochtendgloren'(Asteraceae)The asters & Chrysanths. make the autumn garden & this Aster is a star every year. From Sept-Oct. it is shrouded in hundreds of starry pink flowers making large heads. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster 'Porzellan'(Asteraceae)A different colour to many Asters with light grey blue attractive semi-double flowers from late August through to Oct. Perhaps Aster Wedgwood would have been more accurate. Good dark green foliage which is mildew resistant. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster 'Rose Queen'(Asteraceae)First time offering of a very rare but superlative Aster. From Aug. 'til Oct. many heads of medium-sized bright pink flowers on mildew-free plants. Last year was much asked for but unavailable, just a few this year. Hardy & easy. Sun or light shadePosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster 'Sam Banham'(Asteraceae)A great Aster which although is an A. novae belgii is resistant to mildew. Thousands of good sized white flowers produced in October slowly take on pale pink tints as they age. A real beauty, tough and reliable and very rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster 'Snow Flurry'(Asteraceae)Totally different from other autumn flowering Asters this prostrate woody herbaceous plant hugs the ground with tiny grey green leaves & then obscures itself in late September with a myriad of white flowers. Mildew free, good front of border or in pot allowing to spill down the side. (Symphyotrichum 'Snow Flurry')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Aster amellus 'King George'(Asteraceae)Although reputedly widely sold I have seen this very rarely. It has the largest rich purple-blue flowers from August onwards on sturdy self supporting stems. Came thru winter 2010. Sun or light shade, normal soils. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster amellus 'Rosa Erfullung' (Aster Pink Zenith)(Asteraceae)Large, single, clear pink daisies in late summer and autumn. Easy, tough and disease resistant, what more could you ask for? For sun or light shade, normal soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster amellus 'Sonora'(Asteraceae)Another excellent late summer / autumn flowering Aster which is disease resistant. This time with good sized lilac, soft blue flowers for sun or light shade. Good for insects.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster amellus 'Violet Queen'(Asteraceae)(Aster amellus Veilchenkonigin). Compact, disease free and long lived, this Aster has elegant yellow centred deep violet flowers from Sept to Nov. Prefers a good soil in sun and little competition. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster amethystinus 'Freiburg'(Asteraceae)An open airy perennial with heads of many blue flowers very late on in the year - Oct and Nov so a good blue follow up to A. Little Carlow. Disease resistant for sun or light shade on a normal soil. This photo was taken on the 4th of November showing how late and tough it is. Very rare and sought after.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster azureus (Sky Blue Aster)(Asteraceae)A native to Northern Illonois this showy Aster has large flower heads of blue in autumn and is well suited for drier habitiats than many Asters. Slowly producing good clumps it is an admirable garden plant. New name : Symphyotrichum oolentangiensis.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster diverticatus (White Wood Aster)(Asteraceae)An aster which is truly happy in shade and even dryish shade. Dark green leaves and dark purple stems are a good foil for the myriads of white starry flowers through late summer and autumn. At RHS Gardens at Rosemoor they have huge drifts of it as under-plantings for shrubs. Thrives on neglect! (Eurybia divaricata)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster diverticatus 'Tradescant' (White Wood Aster)(Asteraceae)This is a selected form of an aster which is truly happy in shade and even dryish shade. Dark green leaves and dark purple stems are a good foil for the myriads of white starry flowers through late summer and autumn. (Eurybia divaricata Tradescant)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Aster frikartii 'Monch'(Asteraceae)Grown for its wonderfully long flowering period this mildew-proof Aster bears lavender blue flowers from July to November. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster glehnii 'Aglenii'(Asteraceae)Showy white flws on strong straight stems. Autumn flowers with heads that from a distance look similar to a white Eupatorium. These are followed by fluffy seed heads. Very rare, easy and good for insects.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster laevis 'Arcturus'(Asteraceae)Good dark green foliage and purple stems with early deep rosy lilac flowers. The sprays of flowers are sturdy and open branched. A great favourite of E.A. Bowles. Mildew resistant, sun or light shade, good on dry soils. Hardy and easy. (Symphyotrichum laeve 'Arcturus')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster laevis 'Calliope'(Asteraceae)I am a great fan of all the Aster laevis vars. they are excellent fotr tall reliable autumn colour, and this is another wonderful Aster that doesn't get mildew. Strong black stems bear many starry lilac blue flowers from late summer well into autumn. Excellent for sun or part shade. Easy and much sought after. (Symphyotrichum laeve)Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster laevis 'Nightshade'(Asteraceae)A rare plant, nearly lost from cultivation with good sized blue flowers in late summer and through autumn. An added bonus is the dark purple shiny stems and purple colouring to the upper leaves. Of easy maintenance. Few only. (Symphyotrichum laeve 'Nightshade')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster laevis 'Orpheus'(Asteraceae)Another absolutely cracking plant that is far too rare. Give it a home and let your friends find out what they are missing! Dark stems and leaves give rise to excellent blue flowers in late summer and through autumn that start with a yellow eye and mature to ruby. Sun or part shade. (Aster symphyotrichum laeve 'Orpheus')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster laevis 'White Climax'(Asteraceae)This extremely rare plant has icy white flowers in huge sprays in late autumn. Just starting to flower in the second week of October it goes through to mid-end of November, the flowers having a limey tinge which heightens the cool feel to them. A wonderful plant for the autumn and a must, spreads well so not for a small space. (Symphyotrichum laeve 'White Climax')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster laevis geyii(Asteraceae)A very vigorous, long flowering, easy plant with mauve daisies topping grey leaved clad stems. Disease resistant. Self seeds, naturalises well. (Symphyotrichum laeve)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Aster lanceolatus 'Edwin Beckett(Asteraceae)A vigorous form, clumping quickly, excellent for larger areas where its pyramidal heads of pale pinky violet rayed flowers can be cut enjoyed or cut for the house. Sun or part shade, not too dry. A very rare plant that I am delighted to have available. (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum 'Edwin Beckett')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'(Asteraceae)A tight growing clump of bronze, purple and plum stems and leaves in spring keep their colour well, even into summer. In autumn the effect is enhanced by the sprays of many small white contrasting flowers which age to pale pink. Worth growing for the foliage alone. Sun or light shade. (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum 'Lady in Black')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster lateriflorus 'Prince'(Asteraceae)Excellent dark purple foliage in spring which fades little even during the summer. Covered with contrasting white starry flowers which are flushed pink and have a pinky purple centre. For best leaf colour grow in sun, normal soil. Easy Sorry for photo quality but it does show the rich leaf colour. (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum 'Prince')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster lateriflorus horizontalis (Calico Aster)(Asteraceae)Dark leaves, and almost shrub-like dark stems bearing horizontal sheets of thousands of white rayed, pink tinged and pale purple centered flowers. Beloved by bees and butterflies, disease resistant. Symphyotrichum lateriflorum horizontalisPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Andenken an Alma Potschke'(Asteraceae)Stunning red pink flowers in Sept-Oct on mildew free plants. A glorious colour for the autumn. One of the most requested Asters and goes beautifully with all other novae angliae forms Sun or light shade. AGM (Symphyotrichum n angliae Andenken an Alma Potschke')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Crimson Beauty'(Asteraceae)Often described as red this is more of a shocking pinky red with an orange centre which ages to yellow. Beloved by bees and butterflies in late Sept through to Nov. Like all New England Asters resistant to mildew and particularly good on clay soils. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Crimson Beauty')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Harrington Pink'(Asteraceae)A very lovely shell pink aster flowering Aug- Oct and one of the most popular I sell. The palest of the pinks and looks good with all the others. For sun or part shade, not too dry. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Harrington Pink')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Herbstschnee'(Asteraceae)(Aster n.a. Autumn Snow). A contrast to the purple New England Asters is this pure white form. Mildew free. An excellent mixer with the darker colours and the flowers don't age badly - a concern with some white daisies. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Herbstschnee').Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'John Davis'(Asteraceae)This is an undeservedly rare aster with pinky flowers reliably produced in quantity in late Sept thru to Nov. Mildew free. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'John Davis')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Lou Williams'(Asteraceae)A great glowing mass of cerise pink flowers in Sept-thru to late Oct. when you need bright illumination. Easy and steady clumping in sun or light shade, no mildew (of course), rarely seen. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Lou Williams').Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Marina Wolkonsky'(Asteraceae)The darkest purple of any autumn aster with dark centres lightened with hints of orange. Very requested. Sun or light shade. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Marina Wolkonsky').Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Mrs ST Wright'(Asteraceae)A good reliable purple aster again mildew free, but like all Aster novae angliae types does not want to be too dry. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Mrs ST Wright')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Purple Dome'(Asteraceae)An excellent compact form with large dense heads of rich purple flowers with a conspicuous yellow eye. No mildew or staking, for sun. Oct-Nov. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Purple Dome').Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Rosa Seiger'(Asteraceae)A good tall, late autumn, hardy and dependable, disease reistant Aster with large dusky pink flowers and a centre which ages to caramel. AGM (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Rosa Seiger').Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Rose Williams'(Asteraceae)Mildew free, strong stemmed and in autumn bearing large heads of many pinky purple flowers with an orangey centre. Easy but rare. (Symphyotrichum Rose Williams). (-21°C)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Vibrant Dome'(Asteraceae)For years breeders have been trying to get the dwarf qualities of A. Purple Dome with a different flower colour, and here it is. For front of the border this has hot pink starry flws. Sun, normal soils. A new and rare plant. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Vibrant Dome')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'Violetta'(Asteraceae)Sturdy stems, non mildewy leaves and dark rich purple flowers are made to look more regal by the rich orange centre highlighted with golden anthers. A very popular form that looks excellent with late yellow daisies (Helianthus 'Carine' or H. 'Lemon Queen'). (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'Violetta')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster n angliae 'W Bowman'(Asteraceae)Another very rare variety with mildew free leaves and bearing delightful purple / mauve flowers in late september thru to November. These have more petals than normal novae angliae Asters and give a semi-double effect. This is in perfect contrast to the orange eye. Sun or light shade. (Symphyotrichum n angliae 'W Bowman')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster novae belgii 'Kristina'(Asteraceae)Although an Aster novae belgii hybrid this has good resistance to mildew and is the most rewarding of the smaller white cvs. Icy white flowers with a hint of lime in September thru to Oct. Good strong grower. (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Kristina')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster novae belgii 'Sam Banham'(Asteraceae)A great Aster which although is an A. novae belgii is resistant to mildew. Thousands of good sized white flowers produced in October slowly take on pale pink tints as they age. A real beauty but unaccountably exceedingly rare. (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Sam Banham')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'(Asteraceae)This species is particularly long and free flowering; the cultivar has richer, purple blue flowers and is good on dry, poor soils. Makes a real impact in the border. Sun or part shade. The great point about this plant is its stocky, neat mounding, good for small borders and no staking.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster pringlei 'Monte Casino'(Asteraceae)(Also known as Aster ericoides but whatever called, still a spectacle in white in the autumn with fresh clean starry flowers in profusion in late Sept. thru Oct. No mildew, sun or light shade. Much requested. SymphyotrichumPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster pyrenaeus Lutetia(Asteraceae)A terrific plant much requested last year, but now available. Easily grown in full sun or light shade wih many good-sized soft lavander blue, thin rayed, flowers. Mildew free and long flowered from July to Sept. HardyPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster radula(Asteraceae)An excellent sturdy and bushy Aster having bright violet blue petals in mid-late summer. Another mildew resistant plant which is compact, highly desirable and clumps well. (Eurybia radula).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Aster spectabilis 'Macho Blue' (Showy Aster)(Asteraceae)A really strong growing, reliable selection of a rarely seen plant. Ideal for dry soils, where many asters struggle this is also a short plant flowering with large soft blue flowers from August through to Oct. Cuts well. (Eurybia spectabilis 'JS Macho Blue').Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Aster tongolensis 'Berggarten' (East Indies Aster)(Asteraceae)A compact and early flowering aster (May-June) with large upward facing blue violet flowers and a conspicous orange eye. Steadily clumps up, excellent bee plant. Easy in sun or light shade, normal soils. (-16ºC).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Aster turbinellus 'El Fin'(Asteraceae)This new and exceedingly rare selection has young purply foliage and then strong stems covered in lavandery starry flowers in autumn. Easy & very good for sun or light shade, insects love it. A mounding mass of flower when nearly everything else is just a memory. This was taken the last day of October! Perhaps grow with Aster Freiberg.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Aster umbellatus 'Weisser Schirm' (White Umbrella Aster)(Asteraceae)White domes of starry flowers on strong tall stems which are a cherry red, early on in the aster calendar (July thru to end Sept.) Easy and tough, attracting insects. Sun or part shade. A very rare plant. (Doellingeria umbellata 'Weisser Schirm')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Astilbe 'Burgundy Red'(Saxifragaceae)(Astilbe Burgunderrot). A rare plant which is unsurpassed in the red range for colour quality and strong growing habit. Tolerant to both heat and drought. Still prefers a soil which doesn't dry out too much. Highly recommended. AGM Early flowering -peaks late May.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Astilbe 'Colour Flash'(Saxifragaceae)New and rare, ablaze with colour all season long, the spring green foliage quickly matures to red, burgundy and purple, lightened by a splash of lime. The red flower stems have light pink candy Floss flowers in early summer. This will make a moist area fantastic!Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Astilbe 'Darwin's Dream'(Saxifragaceae)This new introduction has already become a best seller due to a winning combination of healthy, shiny leaves, compact plants and early densely flowered almost fluorescent pink plumes. For sun or part shade on a moist soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Astilbe 'Diamant'(Saxifragaceae)Astilbe Diamond. A large flowered form with icy sparkling white flowers graced with touches of limy green and from dark green tinged red stems. A real bright spot in a moist soil in sun or partial shade. Hardy and easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Astilbe 'Montgomery'(Saxifragaceae)A July flowering bright carmine red Astilbe that caught my eye in 2012 on a display at Tatton Park. The stems are red and the new leaves tinged with red aging to a glossy dark green. For sun or partial shade on not too dry a soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Astilbe 'Red Sentinel'(Saxifragaceae)A particularly good form with some of the most outstanding red flowers you can get. This is above shiny dark green leaves held by mahogany red stems. Requires a rich soil that doesn't dry out to get the best out of it, fine in light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Astilbe 'To Have and To Hold'(Saxifragaceae)A really good new variety bred to be resistant to sun and drought. Big heads of glowing dark purple pink flowers in summer over glossy dark green leaves which have burgundy tinges. Recommended. Sun or part shade, best if not droughty soil. Hardy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Astilbe 'Vision in Pink'(Saxifragaceae)New, bred for sun and greater drought tolerance with exceptional bright pink flowers on a sturdy, robust plants and good rich green foliage. Outstanding garden impact on a compact plant.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Astilbe arendsii 'Red Charm'(Saxifragaceae)A glowing red (well pinky-red) cascade of colour as the elegant plumes arch over in a very showy manner. The leaves are a good and dark glossy green. I find that these Astilbes sell on sight as such a vibrant colour is unusual to find. Good, dramatic cut flower. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Astilbe arendsii 'Sister Theresa'(Saxifragaceae)(Astilbe Zuster Theresa). A compact variety well suited for growing in pots as well as in the border. It bears large plumes of fragrant salmon pink flowers in mid summer with a strong, healthy, growth habit. Like all Astilbes deer resistant and the flowers are good cut. Also excellent for shady places. (What a winner!)Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Astilbe chinensis 'Visions in Red'(Saxifragaceae)New and bred to be the most sun and drought tolerant of all Astilbes and still to be outstanding garden impact. This is a compact form with purple-red flowers opening from deep red buds. Red stems and dark bronze green foliage. Late flowering -peaks (July).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Astilboides tabularis(Saxifragaceae)A foliage plant without equal yet rarely seen. The huge bright green leaves, held on a central stem look like water lily leaves and are bold (up to 2' across) for part shade & moist soil. White scented Astilbe-like flws in summer. Hardy (-18ºC).Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Astrantia 'Bloody Mary''(Apiaceae)A vigorous selection which has contrasting pinky red bracts and a silvery centre spotted with pink. Easy to grow in semi to full shade, not too dry. This is a distinct variety when so many look the same.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Astrantia 'Can Candy'(Apiaceae)An excellent new introduction with dark red backed bracts alternate with apple green and the tops are a silvery pinky lime the florets are a soft pink. Good repeat flowerer and a sturdy, hardy plant that doesn't flop. Easy in part to full shade. One of my favourites.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Astrantia 'Cottage Herbery'(Apiaceae)A lovely form with good-sized white flowers, tipped with green and with a pink centre. For shade or part shade on a norma soil. Good on clay. Tough, easy and reliable.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Astrantia 'Midnight Owl'(Apiaceae)A new super plant and still rare with a very long flowering period (up to October) and large burgundy red bracts with a silver centre of, the flowers are each tipped in dark crimson. Easily grown in shade to sun, any soil but best not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.00
Astrantia 'Moulin Rouge'(Apiaceae)A sterile, hence long fowering var, with dramatic red-black flowers over a ruff of red bracts & a green centre to contrast it with. Easy & best in shade where it will provide interest in spring and summer, take a break in August & resume in autumn.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Astrantia 'Mrs MacGregor'(Apiaceae)A strong growing, excellent clumping variety that looks like it has some A. maxima in its parentage but doesn't run. Large silvery pink pincushions for many weeks. Tough, reliable, beautiful and very rare. Part shade not too dry. I really love this variety, the photo was taken in late September.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Astrantia 'Penny's Pink'(Apiaceae)Raised by the previous National Collection holder Bob Taylor and named after his greatly missed Nursery partner. Reckoned by him to be his best. Masses of large pink centered flowers with silvery pink bracts giving an 'eye' effect. Good for shade or sun, will take it dry. Rarely seen. EasyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Astrantia 'Ruby Star'(Apiaceae)Particularly good on clay in shade this excellent plant has dark leaves, reddish stems and dark red, perhaps even ruby red, flowers. Astrantias are good for carrying on the interest under trees etc when the spring flowers have finished. Easy. The photo in this case looks paler than described which is often the case for the later flowers, this was taken mid September, showing how extended flowering is.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Astrantia 'Snowstar'(Apiaceae)A myriad of clear white, good-sized flowers from June until Sept, when established the flowers are very big. For sun or shade on any soil. Very amenable and beautiful.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Astrantia 'Starburst'(Apiaceae)A beautiful rare variety with the softist silvery pink bracts, a rich pink/purple eye and pale jade heads prduced in profusion in summer. Easy for shade on not too dry a soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Astrantia major 'Buckland'(Umbelliferae)The named varieties of Astrantia are rightly very popular at the moment. This new, large flowered var. has beautiful dusty pink flowers set in a silver and green cup of bracts. Delectable! (long flowered: May- Sept) good on clay.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood' (Hatty's Pin Cushion)(Umbelliferae)Very dark maroon flowers on purple stems, like all Astrantias excellent for heavy clay soil. Reflowers well on a richer soil and dead headed. Good in shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Astrantia major 'Norwell'(Umbelliferae)A uniquely shaped flower known as Hattie's Pincushion, green & white bracts surround a dome of white or pink, starry flowers. May to Oct. flws. for a shady not too dry spot. These are from our garden selected to be vigorous and the best forms of flower size and colour Easy and reliable, a stalwart of the shady garden.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Astrantia major 'Roma'(Umbelliferae)One of the most asked about plants when in flower. Distinct and very beautiful pink flowers which are a lot earlier than other vars. Good for clay in sun or part shade.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: -16", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding'(Umbelliferae)The darkest of all dark red Astrantias with ruby stems and often maroon tints to the lower leaves. Again very desirable, sought after and beautiful. (May- Sept.)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.90
Astrantia major 'Venice'(Umbelliferae)Some plants you have to sell because you have been asked so much for them. It took a long time to track this down as it is a new introduction and is not speedy to increase. Dramatic red flowers like a good rich red wine over good foliage for shade. After having it in the garden for over a year now I can vouch for its colour being distinctly different from other reds and a long flowering period it still going strong in November! This photo looks pinker than normal because it was taken the last week of October.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Astrantia maxima 'Mark Fenwick'(Apiaceae)Different from the more commonly seen A. major types this has delightful pink flowers with a lime reverse & spreads by runners steadily, but not aggressively. Long in flower & distinct good on clay but not the driest soil. Part sun or shade. EasyPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Astrantia maxima Rosea(Umbelliferae)Soft pink flowers in upward umbels produced in early to mid summer. Good for clay in sun or part shade. Reliable & rarely seen.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'(Leguminosae)Have trouble growing lupins? this is a great substitute. Trouble free with smokey blue buds opening to lemon yellow pea-like flws. in May to July. Easy and steadily clump forming.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.00
Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate'(Leguminosae)A new and very scarce introduction with chocolate purple pea flowers, each having a soft contrasting yellow lined keel, in towering spires in mid summer. Slowly clumping into an impressive show. Sun reasonable soil but easy and hardy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.90
Baptisia 'Starlight Prairieblues'(Leguminosae)Another great lupin substitute this time with soft blue pea-like flws but with a cream keel. Very elegant and sophisticated but easy and reliable perennial. For sun or light shade, any soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Baptisia alba(Leguminosae)(Baptisia pendula alba). Tall spires of milky white pea-like flowers and a charcoal grey stem and bract form a very pleasing combination. Easy and tough in sun or partial shade on ordinary soils. A real garden rarity.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Baptisia leucantha (White wild Indigo)(Leguminosae)This is a stunning but still rare plant with elegantly tapering spires of creamy white flowers from smokey purple calyces and stems. For sun, on a reasonable soil. Easy but takes a year or two to get going.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.90
Bergenia 'Edens Dark Margin'(Saxifragaceae)In late winter to early spring deep pink flowers from bright purple calyces are produced in profusion. However, it is the vivid red flushed leaves throughout the winter which set this variety apart. A winter essential!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Bergenia 'Sakura' (Cherry Blossom Bergenia)(Saxifragaceae)New breeding has brought us the cherry blossom Bergenia. Pink semi-double flowers are reminiscent of cherry blossom & freely produced in early spring. The leaves below are a sumptous purple black. Easy in shady or sunny positions. FABULOUSPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Berkheya purpurea(Asteraceae)A relatively new introduction having large, soft Gerbera-like flowers of pale lavender with a purple centre. For sun and well drained soil. June-Oct. Available again spring 2017.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -10°C. £5.50
Bidens aurea (heterophylla)(Asteraceae)This is such a new plant that most gardening books have yet to include it. This is a perennial & hardy Bidens (although give it a sheltered position) with tall stems topped with starry creamy lemon yellow flowers. All clump well.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Bletilla striata(Orchidaceae)The best of the Bletillas for reliable flowering year after year. Wonderful large pink flowers on a hardy plant. The individual flowers are on a spike of up to 12 pinky purple flowers. Spreads steadily in part to full shade in a soil which is not too dry. Later in flower than many orchids-June to Juy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -12°C. £6.50
Borago pygmaea(Boraginaceae)A perennial borage with crozier flowers of exquisite pale blue, copiously produced in arching sprays. Bristly rosettes of dark green foliage. Very amenable: from woodland to dry bank are acceptable. Spreads well through seeding although never a problem. Has a very long flowering period and seems impervious to pests!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'(Boraginaceae)A huge dramatic mound of heavily silver-veined leaves which are a dramatic addition to the shady border. Excellent under trees or in pots they are covered in forget-me-not blue flowers in spring. Gets larger each year this is a great introduction.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Brunnera 'Diane's Gold'(Boraginaceae)A super new plant with yellowy / chatreuse heart shaped leaves which stay bright throughout the summer. In spring covered with numerous forget-me-not blue starry flowers. Shade best and once established good in dryish soils.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Brunnera 'Jack Frost'(Boraginaceae)This is a beautiful plant introduced a few years ago for a shady not too dry spot. Sensational silvery leaves are surrounded with a green margin and contrast with the green veins. Copious sprays of blue forget-me-not flowers in spring.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Brunnera 'Looking Glass'(Boraginaceae)Dramatic all silver leaves (no green veins as in B. Jack Frost). This was introduced after the aforementioned and is just as good. Can't decide which to have - get them both; they provide interest in the shady garden when the spring flowers are but a memory. Sprays of blue flowers in spring, shade, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Brunnera 'Mr Morse'(Boraginaceae)Lovely silver veined leaves like B. Jack Frost but with white rather than blue sprays of flowers. These are big and borne in profusion spring in to summer. Easy on a reasonable soil in part shade.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Buddleja 'Flower Power'(Buddlejaceae)A real departure, a compact, deciduous shrub with dark green lance-shaped leaves. In mid-summer to early autumn it bears large dense flower spikes of bi-coloured flowers, purple in bud, opening to reveal red-tinted petals. Very different.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.90
Buddleja alternifolia(Buddlejaceae)Completely different from the typical butterfly bush type flowers, this species has graceful, arching branches bearing long narrow alternate leaves & wreathed in June with delicately fragrant lilac flowers. I first saw this grown as a standard and the waterfall effect was stunning.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Buddleja x weyeriana(Buddlejaceae)The flowers of this hybrid are produced in bunches rather than the wands of B. davidii or the balls of B. globosa. They are scented & just as attractive to butterflies, but with a much longer season. The frosts finally finish the flowers, usually in early December. The colour is a wonderful orange suffused with warm lilac giving a harmony rather than a clashing colour.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 9', Min. temp: -15°C. £6.50
Bupleurum longifolium(Umbelliferae)This has flowers looking similar to a Astrantia, but finely wrought from the thinnest copper and bronze, which is not too surprising as they are both members of the same family -umbellifera -the cow parsleys! Excellent for cutting, and beautifully unusual, good for sunny dryish sites.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Butomus umbellatus(Butomaceae)(Flowering rush). Not a grass at all but a beautiful bog or pond plant with pink petaled flowers with a darker purple centre. Spreads happily to make good clumps which flower for many weeks in summer and autumn. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Calamagrostis 'England'(Gramineae)Another new plant this time the upright leaves are variegated with yellowy gold and having over the top, in late summer and autumn, purple spikelets of flowers. Easily grown in sun or partial shade on any normal soil. Still very rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Calamagrostis 'Overdam' (Variegated reed feather Grass)(Poaceae)Upright architectural plant with creamy variegated stripes on leaf margins which age to white and heads of pink & purple tinged flowers in late summer and autumn. Easy, will take waterlogging. Sun or light shadePosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Calamintha grandiflora(Labiatae)Tough mounds of scented foliage and large (for the size of the plant) clear pink trumpet flowers from June to Oct. Very easy and good for sun, will take it dry. Tops of walls, rockerys or front of border. Came thru winter 2010.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Caltha 'HoneyDew' (Lemon Marsh Marigold)(Ranunculaceae)A superlative Marsh Marigold for a moist to wet to boggy or even pond marginal area. This has large soft lemon yellow flowers in April through to summer. Rarely seen and a real beauty.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold)(Ranunculaceae)A good form of this variable King Cup. Many good sized golden yellow flowers in early spring. Needs moisture either bog garden or as a pond marginal. Survives flooding to a depth of 10". Excellent early nectar source for bees etc.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Caltha palustris 'Girls Eyes'(Ranunculaceae)Exceedingly rare, this is a more compact, floriferous, form with more lemony yellow flowers in early spring. For sun or light shade in a wet or moist soil. Vey hardy.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Caltha palustris alba (White Marsh Marigold)(Ranunculaceae)A super plant with glossy rounded green leaves and large open white flowers with a hint of cream. Main flowering in spring but often again in autumn. Sun or light shade, moist soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Camassia leichtinii Alba(Liliaceae)(3'). Lovely creamy white starry flowers are borne in large spires in May. AGM Good in heavy clay in part shade but very easy on all soils and soon clumps up (-20°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea'(Liliaceae)Large rich blue starry flowers on strong stems. June. Very easy on all soils. I grow mine in woodland but sun is fine. Just watch out for bears -they dig up the bulbs and eat them! AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3-4', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Camassia leichtlinii 'Semiplena'(Liliaceae)Large creamy with double flowers in a spike in late May. Very distinguished & stately. Good on heavy clay, sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3-4', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Campanula 'Caroline'(Campanulaceae)Unfortunately, rarely seen is this distinctive and highly attractive glomerata type Campanula. The bells are upward facing and white suffused with varying amounts of pink. Very sought after and utterly beautiful a rich soil suits it best. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Campanula 'Chettle Charm'(Campanulaceae)Glacial flowers of cool white with the edge in icy light blue. An arresting combination in flower for a long time. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Campanula 'Elizabeth'(Campanulaceae)(2.5'). Good clumps of elongated heart shaped leaves give rise to masses of large rosy red bells on arching stems, from June to September. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Campanula 'Freya'(Campanulaceae)A multi-award winning plant due to its compact, sturdy growth, long flowering period and rich purple flowers which are produced in a copious profusion. Easy in sun or part shade, most soils. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Campanula 'Kent Belle'(Campanulaceae)Clump forming plant with light green leaves & tubular, flared flowers the colour of a Cadburys chocolate foil. Clumps quickly and adds grace and style to a planting plan. Sun or part shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Campanula 'Purple Sensation'(Campanulaceae)A NEW rare plant which is very compact and well branched bearing long, very dark purple flowers from nearly black buds. Stunning and vigorous plant for summer into autumn. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Campanula 'Sarasto'(Campanulaceae)A plant becoming better known as more people realise its attributes of sturdiness and reliability. Beautiful blue bell-like flowers on clumpy green plants. Takes heat well in sun to light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Campanula lactiflora(Campanulaceae)Superlative when well grown in a rich moist soil. The large heads of many flowers vary from a pinky lilac to blue & are produced from July to September. Clumps well & is very perennial. A border highlight! AGM.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Campanula lactiflora 'Border Blues' (Dark Blue milky Bellflower)(Campanulaceae)An improvement over the already very good C. Prichards var. this has darker blue violet flowers and healthier leaves, still an imposing and dramatic plant that will provide a rich colour in the border in July. Cut back for reflowering.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Campanula lactiflora 'Lodden Anna'(Campanulaceae)A large upright campanula with heads of pale pink in summer. Lovely and dramatic. Sun and good soil to give of its best. Easy and came thru winter 2010 easily.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Campanula lactiflora 'Pouffe'(Campanulaceae)(1'). A compact mound of bright green leaves and stems providing mid-blue flowers for a longer time than many of the taller varieties. Ideal for towards the front of the border. Sun or light shade, good soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Campanula latiloba 'Hidcote Amethyst'(Campanulaceae)An unusual and very good plant which, when I previously offered it, always sold out. I have been bulking it up and now have plenty of this light lilac pink large flowered form and definitely different Reliable and easy, if not on unimproved clay in sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Campanula latiloba 'Splash'(Campanulaceae)Lost for over 40 years refound by Brian and Sue at Avondale a great, healthy, steadily spreading Campanula that knows how to flower well and reliably each year. The open blue flowers are dappled and splashed with paler blue. Easy but rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Campanula latiloba Alba(Campanulaceae)A rare but extremely attractive Bell flower with robust, architectural stems bearing large horizontally held pure white open flowers. Clumps well, for mid to back of border. Deserves its AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Campanula perscifiloia 'La Bello'(Campanulaceae)From the same breeding programme as C. 'La Belle' make sure you know which you want or better still buy them both! Double very pale, icy blue flowers in summer. An excellent cottage garden plant forming good clumps. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Campanula persicifolia 'La Belle'(Campanulaceae)A beautiful and reliable plant with double rich blue flowers in summer. An excellent cottage garden plant forming good clumps and being a good flowerer. Sun or light shade. If you want something paler see C. 'La Bello'Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Campanula takisimana(Campanulaceae)Quite a new introduction which is quickly becoming very popular. A vigorous plant with shiny green leaves & purplish stems which spreads by runners. It is covered with large white pendant flowers, spotted with maroon.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Campanula takisimana 'Elizabeth'(Campanulaceae)Good clumps of elongated heart shaped leaves give rise to masses of large rosy red bells on arching stems, from June to September.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Campanula trachelium 'Bernice'(Campanulaceae)Unusual plants that flower mid summer onwards & do well in dryish shade are a rarity. This Campanula has beautiful double blue flowers, freely produced & is easily grown. Can also be grown under less demanding conditions! Sun to shade, not too wet.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Cardamine glanduligera(Brassicaceae)Excellent clump forming very early flowering plant that revels in moist shade. Clusters of bright purple flowers in March and April above good jagged edged leaves that are glossy and dark. Very reliable and steady clumper. A real rare beauty.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Cardamine heptaphylla 'Big White'(Brassicaceae)Large showy white flowers on tall stems in mid to late spring above jagged foliage. Architectural for part shade on a goodish, not too dry soil. Disappears late summer not like many which go early.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Cardamine kitaibelii(Brassicaceae)A very rarely seen beauty with cream to softest pale primrose small bells in early to mid spring. Digitate leaves and a slow clumping habit. Easy for shade, not too dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 9", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Cardamine quinquefolia(Brassicaceae)Fabulous for early March with good bright green leaves appearing very early in the year and topped with pinky purple wallflower-shaped flowers in sheets of profusion. Good in dry shade but will grow more quickly if damper. Easy, hardy and clumping.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Cardamine trifolia(Brassicaceae)A lovely early flowerer with pure white sprays of flowers over a carpet of low growing evergreen purple flushed foliage. Easy for shade or partial sun, not too dry. Rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Cardamine waldsteinii(Brassicaceae)Large heads of pure white flowers with a cool green hint in the centre. Rare and sought after. Shady, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.50
Cardiocrinum giganteum(Liliaceae)Graham Stuart Thomas calls this the most imposing of all hardy flowering plants. Eventually erupting from a lily bulb comes a stout stem with immense, polished and shiny heart-shaped leaves diminishing in size up the stem. At the top hang enormous, white,trumpet shaped flowers with a red centre, they also produce the most glorious heady scent. They require a deep, rich, humusy soil which should be moist but also well drained. These are large bulbs (Small football-sized) & will take up to a year to flower, after which the main bulb will die & leave offsets of various sizes which start to provide an annual horticultural feast. We also have smaller bulbs, 3 years from flowering at £7.00 each.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 7', Min. temp: -16°C. £12.00
Cautleya spicata robusta(Zingiberaceae)Visitors to the gardens are amazed that this seemingly luxuriant and tropical looking plant is hardy. Not only that but it revels in shady conditions, especially in good soil. The Canna-like leaves are on stems which freely produce dark red bracts from which exotic soft orange hooded flowers are produced. Clumps steadily. Came through the winter of 2009 unscathed and the winter of 2010 a bit scathed!Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £6.50
Centaurea 'Black Sprite' (Black CornFlower)(Asteraceae)Darkest purple / black cornflowers from May until September, eye catching and a much asked about rare but easy plant. Insects love the cornflowers. Sun, any soil that isn't waterlogged. Easy and dramatic.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Centaurea 'Cara Mia'(Asteraceae)Centaureas are good, reliable garden plants that attract the bees and flower for many months. This new var. is the same but with swirly good pink flowers from felted brown buds. Sun or light shade, easy on most soils.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Black Cornflower)(Asteraceae)An excellent recent introduction with silver leaves & darkest purple, almost black corn flowers with spidery black petals. Looks great with whites or most other colours. Easy and clumping in sun / part shade, normal soils. Came thru winter 2010Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Centaurea cheiranthifolia(Asteraceae)My find of 2009! A lovely large cornflower of ivory with purple stamens over a long period from mid May. Easy and gently clumping for sun or light shade. Good under dry conditions and unfussy. Brilliant!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Centaurea montana 'Parham'(Asteraceae)On the face of it a perennial cornflower sounds difficult to get worked up about, but the reason that this frequently sells out is because requests from nursery visitors are so high, I hope that this year I will have a few extra plants. The richest purple large cornflowers over healthy silver foliage. Plus the bonus that it grows well in dry shady areas. A real aristocrat.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Centaurea montana 'Purple Heart'(Asteraceae)The first bicolor perennial cornflower. A distinctive and showy, long lasting flower having fringed white petals & a rich purple centre. Rare & desirable for sun or part shade, and tolerant of dry spots. Long flowering and excellent cut flower. EasyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Centaurea pulcherrima(Asteraceae)An excellent selection of a rare plant with silvery divided leaves the stalks tinged in pink. In summer many double heads of large fuchsia pink flowers, with a cream centre. It flowers so well and with such good sized flowers that it looks like it should be an annual, rest assured it is soundly perennial being in the same position in our garden for over 19 years! Excellent for insects. Rare & slow to bulk up and does not set seed.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.00
Centranthus ruber Albus (White Valerian)()Much less frequently seen than the red or pink variety this has clusters of white flws. from lime buds that don't age brown, unusual for white flws. Beloved by butterflies & bees, sun, well drained neutral to alkaline soil. Easy There are three plants in each pot, at least one will be white, if you don't want the pinky ones conduct planticide.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Cephalaria alpina(Diapensiaceae)Often confused with C. gigantea this flws mid-summer (C. gigantea is August flowering). and can be 2' shorter. Still with big pale yellow Scabious like flws, virtually unkillable, dramatic and an excellent present for a non-gardener.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Cephalaria gigantea(Dipsacaceae)A wonderful big pale yellow scabious. For large gardens & where you want people to take notice! Good for back of the border, beloved by bees. Virtually unkillable; a great present for non gardeners! Although just about identical (a bit larger) to C. alpina this flowers much later being at its magnificent best in August rather than June.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Chaerophyllum hirsutum roseum(Umbelliferae)Tim Ingram; Umbellifera expert rates this in the top ten of all the members of the genus, (praise indeed considering Astrantias, Eryngiums & Bupleurums all have to have a place). Easy to grow in a damp or dry semi-shaded area it flowers from May onwards with many panicles of pink flowers atop ferny apple scented leavesPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet)(Calycanthaceae)Wintersweet. Pendant, waxy, highly fragrant sulphur yellow flowers, with a contrasting purple centre, adorn the naked branches throughout the winter. Can be grown as a free standing shrub or against a sunny wall.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 12', Min. temp: -20°C. £6.50
Chrysanthemum 'Agnes Ann'(Asteraceae)A Korean which starts to flower early with plum red double flowers, a lovely flower for a sheltered site.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 16", Min. temp: -8°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Alehmer Rote'(Asteraceae)A rare and beautiful hardy Chrysanthemum flowering from mid October with scented, single, rich pinky red flowers. For sun, not too wet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Aline'(Asteraceae)Inexplicably we are the only nursery selling this lovely large flowered, semi-double, pale peach aging to pale pink Chrysanthemum. It flowers mid September and is very popular. My thanks to Judy Barker, NCCPG National Collection Holder for this plant.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Alison'(Asteraceae)A lovely large single flower with long, thin, shapely petals of soft delectable pink. Easily grown and tough even on clay, full sun to light shade -survived winter 09.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Alison's Dad'(Asteraceae)Another very rare Oct. Nov. flowring plant with large semi-double rich, bright pink flowers. Different enough to be merit inclusion in any border and a colour which is so welcome late on. Reliable and hardy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Anastasia'(Asteraceae)A lovely reliable and versatile mid-late autumn flowerer. Rich purple (almost magenta) pom-poms are freely produced and are a good combination with C. Mei Kyo and Purleigh White. Never needs staking, the colour would be glorious at any time of year but in October it is magnificent. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Angela Blundell'(Asteraceae)A compact and lovely plant with small cream double flowers in October and November which age white. Easy in sun, reasonably well drained. Excellent cut flower.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Anne Lady Brocket'(Asteraceae)(A rubellum variety) Only recently rediscovered, (thank goodness) dusky salmon pink flowers with long petals. Very hardy. Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with easePosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Anne Ratsey'(Asteraceae)A rare plant with lovely very soft yellow, single flowers-like a hardy Argyranthemum in late Sept, October and November.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Apollo'(Asteraceae)An excellent, rare, Oct. Nov flowering Chrysanthemum with sprays of semi-double medium sized flowers of orange copper. Lovely for the autumn and came through the winter of 2009 with ease. Glorious, available July 2010 onwards. My thanks to Judy Barker, National Collection Holder for this.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Beechcroft'(Asteraceae)Delectable apricot buds open to large single soft pink flowers. Dreamily good for Oct and Nov. A very rare var. Hardy, sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Belle'(Asteraceae)A stunning new plant which I saw for the first time last year and grew for the first time in 2008. Wonderfull pinky red almost dark terracotta flowers which intensify in colour as they mature. Limited numbers available from spring 09 onwards.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Brennpunkt'(Asteraceae)A vigorous fully double red with coppery red reverses in Oct and Nov. Very nice. Sun or part shade. Available May 2016 onwardsPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Bretforton Road'(Asteraceae)A neat shorter variety with semi-double bright purple flowers that glow in the garden from Oct to early Dec. Hardy and good vigorous plant with dark healthy foliage.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Brietners Supreme'(Asteraceae)A good white with a green centre to show off all the other colours to their best. Oct-Nov. Virtually indistructable! Very, very rare but brilliantly described by one customer as 'Dulux White'.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Brightness'(Asteraceae)A good red flowerd chrysanthemum similar to Rumpelstiltskin but flowering later, prolific and good. (photo does not do it justice!) Thanks to Judy Barker, NCCPG, National Collection Holder for this.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Bronze Elegance'(Asteraceae)(Also known as Peterkin). Another very reliable, hardy, Oct and Nov. flowering plant with bronze pom-pom flowers produced in profusion. Looks great with any of the yellow or orange Chrysanths. especially Nantyderry Sunshine.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Burnt Orange'(Asteraceae)Not sure about the name its what I acquired it as....Distinctive jagged grey green leaves covered with masses of spider like burnt orange flowers in autumn. The quills being red and opening orange. Lasts ages in water. A good do'er for sun or light shade not waterlogged. Very hardy, untroubled by winter of 2010!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Capel Manor'(Asteraceae)Quite different from many of the other hardy Chrysanths, this rare variety has creamy golden-yellow quilled double flowers in Oct-Nov. Grown for years at Capel Manor Horticultural College.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Carmine Blush'(Asteraceae)A lovely soft pink-carmine, single flower, hardy and good on clay the flowers open darker and age softer giving a patchwork of colour in late Sept Oct. and Nov. Came thru winter of 2010.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Chelsea Physic Garden'(Asteraceae)A rare and exceptionally good hardy Chrysanth. flowering late Oct well into Nov. with double red flowers the petals curve in slightly revealing a coppery back. Recommended, excellent performer. Sun, any soil. Has been grown for many years but Chelsea has no records of it being raised there. It could be C. Romany. Came thru winter of 2010.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 32", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Christmas'(Asteraceae)Wonderful rare var. with large, scented dark red but yellow centered flowers later on. Easy and good. For sun or light shade, reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Citronella'(Asteraceae)A very rare var. with good sized clear soft yellow double flowers in autumn. The unopened petals in the centre have a limey colour. A new introduction from European breeding. Good cut flower or for pots. Sun on a reasonable soil. The photo was taken on the 4th of November and is of a fully opened flower, it starts in mid September.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtis'(Asteraceae)One of the classic hardy Chrysanths with single lovely pink flws over many months in late summer and autumn over distinct grey ferny leaves. Bomb proof and easy for sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Colsterworth'(Asteraceae)Another plant found in a garden (in Colsterworth) whose true name has long been lost. It has proved itself hardy over many winters and is consistently asked for. Healthy and very late although it starts early with double collarette flowers in pinky mauve.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Corinna'(Asteraceae)A new and super Chrysanth with very late (Oct.Nov) semi-double pink flws with a thin white circle around the disk. Sun, reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Cottage Bronze'(Asteraceae)A very old hardy variety with apricot and bronze flowers. Very reliable and always one of the best forming a mass of flowers obscuring the foliage beneath.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Cottage Lemon'(Asteraceae)Absolutely reliable late autumn flowering semi-double lemon yellow flowers. Excellent for cutting (as they all are) and flowers October into November.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Cousin Joan'(Asteraceae)A late star in the border with ruby-like glowing flowers in late October and through November. It is similar in flower to C. Royal Command but slightly (you have to have the two together to notice a difference) pinker and a bit taller. Absolutely gorgeous and probably will not have enough in '08 for demand. My thanks to Judy Barker, NCCPG National Collection Holder for this.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Crme Brle'(Asteraceae)Bred at Norwell, and has proved tough and lovely, with creamy white flowers and a brown centre to the flowers this produces sprays of flowers in October and November.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Daniel Cooper'(Asteraceae)An early, single good pink, variety starting to flower mid September. Looks good with the reds and softer pinks.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Dernier Soleil'(Asteraceae)An excellent autumnal colour wIth yellow centred petals tipped with burnt orange in Late summer thru to autumn. Easy in sun and a well drained position.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Dr Tom Parr'(Asteraceae)Myriads of dusky reddy pink small chrysanth flowers in domed heads over many weeks. An extreme autumn pleasure. Available again from late spring 2016Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Dulwich Pink'(Asteraceae)A beautiful and reliable October / Nov. flowering plant with sprays of good sized pink flowers which are dark pink in bud and open initial opening changing to lighter pink, giving a tapestry effect. Lovely and came thru winters 2009 & 2010 fine. The true name of this is unknown but as it came from Dulwich gardens it seems a good place to start. A letter from a customer received spring 2016 said: 'Thanks for the Chrysanth. Dulwich Pink last year. Great Plant-1m across and a dome of flowers for two months despite rain...'Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'EH Wilson'(Asteraceae)An old and extremely rare var. with white twisted petals and a glorious scent. Single flowers are freely produced in late autumn, the photo was taken on November the 4th. Sun, reasonably well drained.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Early Yellow'(Asteraceae)An excellent and requested variety bearing single soft yellow flowers in profusion from the end of August (much earlier than most) to mid October. Reliable in sun and normal soil-came through the winter of 2009 unscathed.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Edelweiss'(Asteraceae)Another very rare variety with champagne coloured buds opening to large semi-double flowers of creamy parchment white with a greeny eye which ages to white and makes it look like a large Edelweiss. One of the best larger whites which enjoys a sunny position on a reasonably well drained soil. Flowers late Sept. through to mid November.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Elaine's Hardy White(Asteraceae)A delightful form with dark stems and light coloured flowers (always a winning combination). In this case the large thin petalled single flowers have an apricot flush in bud and then pale to white as they mature. Easy in sun on a reasonable soil and lovely cut flower. The photo was taken 28/10 so get to September and you still have this to look forward to. Only a few in 2017.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Emperor of China'(Asteraceae)This is an old cottage garden favourite with silver pink double flowers, some of these petals being attractively quilled. The leaves take on a beetroot red colour in November when the frosts have struck, being a lovely foil for the flowers. A kind customer sent me this email in mid November 2013 it gives you an idea of the plant: I just had to write and say how wonderfully the chrysanths I bought from you last year have settled in, and what a beautiful display they're still providing in our garden. Not least, my childhood friend, C. Emperor of China, a vaseful of which is on the kitchen table right now. I can't tell you how much joy it gives me to see this beautiful old chrysanthemum again.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Esther'(Asteraceae)(A rubellum variety). Delectable double peach. One of the toughest and excellent on clay as well as a lighter soil. Starts flowering earlier (mid Sept) than many. Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease. Available again spring 2017Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Folksong'(Asteraceae)Extremely rare, we are the only nursery selling this uniquely good double lemon yellow variety. Beautifully scented, from Sept to early Nov. Sun or light shade, reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Golden Greenheart'(Asteraceae)Light golden bronze flowers in mid to late autumn (into Nov.) with distinct green centre as the flower opens. Easy and good natured, even on clay.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Grandchild'(Asteraceae)A neat, bushy Korean with bright mauve pink double flowers. My thanks to Judy Barker, NCCPG National Collection Holder for thisPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Hebe'(Asteraceae)From the Crimea comes this single, very hardy, pale pink variety, similar to C. Innocence but more compact. Flowers Sept-Nov. Easy and reliable in sun or light shade, reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer'(Asteraceae)(Autumn Fire) Another incredibly rare plant which is a real pity as it's a stunning late October flower with glowing red single flowers of a good size in sprays. For sun, where the late insects will flock to it, on a reasonable soil. Not too many for 2017 I'm afraid. Photo taken 28th Oct!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Innocence'(Asteraceae)(A rubellum variety). A profusion of pale misty pink flowers. Oct-Nov. The first one we grew 20 years ago and has always done well - virtually indistructable! Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Janet South'(Asteraceae)We are not completely sure about the identity of this first rate Chrysanth. Very hardy and reliable with large single good pink flowers. Late flowering from October to November. Many thanks to the Aylings for this (Kingsley 2). Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Jante Wells'(Asteraceae)A rare and sought after old variety (pre 1938) with larger pom-pom flowers than C. Nantyderry Sunshine. Requiring good, well drained soil and a sheltered position it nevertheless came through the winter of 2009 outside, albeit looking a bit the worse for wear!Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Julia Peterson'(Asteraceae)A beautifully scented variety which over a long time (Sept-Nov.) bears many heads of deep double purple -pink flowerslike small posies. Sun and not waterlogged. The photo was taken on a dewy morning on the 20th Oct.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Julia'(Asteraceae)A new short hardy Chrysanthemum with double pom-pom flowers very pale pink aging to near white from Sept to Nov. Sun on a reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Killerton Tangerine'(Asteraceae)Another very rare variety with large semi-double flowers of zingy orange. There is some doubt over the naming of this plant and amonghst other things it may be named C. 'Killerton Orange'Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Kleiner Bernstein'(Asteraceae)A shorter, compact variety with semi-double glowing orange flowers that smoulder in September thru to Nov. For sun on a reasonably well drained soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 15", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Lady in Pink'(Asteraceae)Exceedingly rare with good flowers of pink with little white eye. Good and reliable, sun not waterlogged. Only ever a few.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Margery Fish'(Asteraceae)A rare plant from the garden of that name but we are still looking for the real name. An excellent trooper with semi-double flowers of a bright golden yellow in Oct. and Nov. Good.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Marion'(Asteraceae)Another rare but very beautiful late October and early November flowering Chrysanth with rich coppery autumnal tones of a semi-double flower. Really pretty. My thanks to Judy Barker, NCCPG National Collection Holder for this.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Mary Stoker'(Asteraceae)(A rubellum variety). This is a lovely earlier flowering Chrysanthemum with warm salmon flowers. The pink intensifies as it ages. Very hardy and reliable. Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Mavis'(Asteraceae)A lovely compact larger flowered pom-pom than the Mei-kyo types with Dahlia-like flowers of perfection. Soft pink outer petals but the still unopened centre is a contrasting purple-pink. Very rare and beautiful. Not quite as hardy as some vars. but should be fine in a town garden or sheltered site. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Mei-Kyo'(Asteraceae)(Mei Kyo). Hundreds of mid pink pom-pom blooms in October and November, lovely and totally reliable. Looks good with C. Purleigh White and C. Anastasia. Very frost resistant flowers. Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Mrs Jessie Cooper Number Two'(Asteraceae)(A Chrysanthemum. rubellum variety). Similar to Mrs Jessie Cooper but with semi-double rose madder flowers mid-autumn. Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease. Very attractive.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Mrs Jessie Cooper'(Asteraceae)( A Chrysanthemum rubellum variety). This is a super plant which was a great reintroduction for me into this group of Chrysanths. which mean that the gardening year hasn’t ended just because December has arrived! We gathered armfuls of the large single magenta flowers from the garden to celebrate the Christening of our son in the second week of December! One of the toughest, virtually indistructable even on clay! Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Nantyderry Sunshine'(Asteraceae)A brilliant, hardy, utterly reliable yellow pom-pom Chrysanth. It goes very well with Bronze Elegance also known as Peterkin but not with Mei-Kyo or the other pinky pom-poms. Flws October into Nov. Came through the winter of 2010 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Old Norwell'(Asteraceae)A plant we have raised here with semi-double heads of rain washed red, giving an old -fashioned feel like luxurious leather. Unique and very rare, we have been inundated with requests for this. Sun,reasonable soil, but very hardy. It must be good for us to have put our name to it.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Paul Bossier'(Asteraceae)A robust and beautiful flower with semi double orange and red flowers, ideal for autumn; it flowers mid November! Received with thanks from the National Collection holder Judy Barker. Sun, not waterlogged. Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Perry's Peach'(Asteraceae)A semi double rich peach Sept-Nov. Very tough and recommended. Good on clay as well as lighter soils. (Kingsley 1). Came through the winter of 2009 unscathed. Hope to have a few ready May 2016Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Picasso'(Asteraceae)A rare compact plant with double pom-pom flowers like C. Mei Kyo but a lovely peach colour.This is an exceptional introduction to this range of plants and brings reliability and a novel colour to the late autumn garden. Sun, normal soils.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Poesie'(Asteraceae)Newly introduced from Hungary (should be hardy!) with low mounds of semi-double creamy white flowers of medium size. Long flowering from Sept-November. Easy on sun, reasonably well drained soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'President Osaka'(Asteraceae)As rare as hen's teeth and a really valuable late autumn / early winter curiosity. This flowers November to early Jan with tight buttons of bright acid yellow flowers in multitudinous sprays. Excellent for picking and a tough plant that came through the winter of 2009 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Purleigh White '(Asteraceae)A lovely plant that I have been selling as Mei Kyo until I found the correct name. The flowers remind me of the ruffs of fur on poodles legs being very double. When they first open there is a tint of bronze in the white centre. Always reliable.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Ray's Red'(Asteraceae)Yet another working name for a lovely little plant whish flowers late Sept through to Nov. with compact growth and covered with small pom-pom of a paprika red. Easy in sun, front of the border, not too wet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Romantica'(Asteraceae)Very, very rare var. soft pink centered double pom-pom fading to cream as it opens. Rather like a taller C. Julia. Sun, well drained sitePosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Rose Madder'(Asteraceae)'Does what it says on the tin.' Scented rose madder flowers in Sept through to Nov. Very lovely and good for cutting. Sun, not too wet. Grown and sold for many years as C. rubellum No. 6Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Rosetta'(Asteraceae)(3'). Starting relatively early (August) but continuing until Oct is this hardy and reliable plant with double pink flowers. Sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Royal Command'(Asteraceae)(A Chrysanthemum rubellum variety). A regal dark red semi-double with strong stems and silvery leaves (Thanks to Geof Denman for this). Very strong constitution even on clay. Came through the winter of 2009 with flying colours.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Royal Sport'(Asteraceae)A very rare form that originated here with rich, dark crimson flowers and a yellow eye. Differing from its parent (Royal Command) in having quilled petals showing a silvery reverse. Sun, easy and tough. The photos show the transition as the petals slowly widen. Hopefully available May 2016Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Ruby Mound' (Kor)(Asteraceae)A much sought after Chrysanth. (especially recently when it featured in a major magazine article and I sold out!) Many rich ruby red double flowers a truly arresting sight. Sheltered position, not unimproved soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -8°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Ruby Raynor'(Asteraceae)This is a particularly fine very hardy Chrysanth. with double flowers of old gold shaded with bronze. It opitimises the autumn for me and lasts, as most of these plants do, for months. Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Rumplestilzchen'(Asteraceae)Double flowers made up of flamboyant petals of a mixture of bright and rusty reds. Autumn demands this sort of colour! Aug-Oct. Virtually indistructable! Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'StratfordPink'(Asteraceae)A sturdy and reliable variety with good sized single flowers of mid-pink and a white central ring. Flowering late Oct - NOv. for a sunny position on a reasonable soil. Exceptionally rarePosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3, Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Suffolk Pink'(Asteraceae)A new and rare very welcome plant with great strength and vigour bearing large magenta pink flowers in October and Nov. Easy and came thru winter of 2009 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Sweetheart Pink'(Asteraceae)Grown in an Ipswich garden for over 50 yrs (has stood the test of time!) with large double flowers of apricot pink from bronzey pink buds. Flws September onwards. Sun reasonably well drained.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Syllabub'(Asteraceae)A lovely hardy, quilled anemone-centered flower of lipstick pink. Very distinct and sought after. Rare. Sept-Oct flowers for sun, well drained soil. Needs a sheltered site or protect through winter. Excellent cut flower. Available from mid May. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -5°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Tapestry Rose'(Asteraceae)A profusion of sprays of rose madder single flws. in Sept. & Oct. Ravishing and tough as old boots, but preferably not too wet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Tickled Pink'(Asteraceae)Needing a well drained sunny site this is a lovely September flowering variety with single pale pink spoon shaped petals. Very Rare, but easy to grow. The plant finder has it as 'Tickle Pink' but it was originally registered as 'Tickled' but an error was made when the info was given to the RHS.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Uri'(Asteraceae)A really dark, rich pink single which flowers through November, with a great honey scent. Tough and clumps well. Very rare.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5, Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Vagabond Prince'(Asteraceae)(3'). A strong and vigorous grower (actually trialled as a hedge by the person I received it from!) with semi double, distinctive, good pink flowers in Sept through to early Nov. Thoroughly recommended. Sun, any soil, not waterlogged. Thanks to Judy Barker NCCPG Collection Holder for this plant. Came through the winter of 2009 outside, with no protection, with ease.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Venus '(Asteraceae)An excellent late single dark pink. Healthy and strong. Thanks to Judy Barker (Collection Holder) for this. Sun, any soil but best not waterloged. RarePosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Wedding Day'(Asteraceae)An excellent wedding present for gardeners especially for an autumn wedding. Lovely, large white flowers which slowly develop the hint of palest pink as they age. Available May 2016Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -10°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'Wedding Sunshine'(Asteraceae)This extremely rare Korean variety has glorious yellow flowers late in the year. With thin, long petals it is reminiscent of a yellow version of C. Mary Stoker and like her came through the winter of 2009 unscathed.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'White Gloss'(Asteraceae)An old and sought after variety with shaggy double white flowers, similar to a very late Shasta daisy. Flowering October / November, it is most welcome in the garden and cut in the house. Thanks to Judy Barker, NCCPG National Collection holder, for this excellent plant which I have finally bulked up again to sell.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum 'White Towers'(Asteraceae)Semi-double cream flowers open white in October to Nov. An excellent spray Chrysanth for a sunny, sheltered position that does not get too wet. (-12ºC).Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Chrysanthemum yezoense(Asteraceae)A short reliable and steadily clumping plant with good-sized wide open pink flowers all autumn. Reliable and good.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Chrysosplenium macrophyllum(Saxifragaceae)A rare, quite new introduction from China, the winter foliage is reddish and then in late winter and early spring silvery white flowers with pink stamens. Excellent ground cover for moist shade, but not spreading to form a nuisance. Hardy and Easy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'(Asteraceae)Not blue but flowers are a definite purple burgundy and the stems reddish silvery green. It is very special and will become a must have plant. Sun or light shade, normal soils, good on clay. Long flowered and bees adore it.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum(Asteraceae)Very popular on the nursery but somehow escaped being included in the catalogue until recently. A very refined well behaved (sterile) thistle with dark reddy purple heads in great profusion and over an inordinate length of time. Bees love it (April-Nov.) Sunny not too wet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Clematis heracleifolia 'Cote d'Azur'(Ranunculaceae)An excellent non climbing (although I train mine up a trellis) shrubby Clematis with many pale blue flowers in August through to October. This is an enchanting colour and unique, flowering at a difficult time. Sun or part shade not baked.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Clematis napaulensis(Ranunculaceae)This is a fabulous WINTER flowering clematis which drips with hundreds of yellowy cream flowers that have a dramatic contrasting purple plume of stamens in the centre. As I write this third week of January, it as been in flower for at least two weeks and has many more weeks of flower to come. It loses all its attractive fresh green leaves in July and regains them in November so very useful for enlivening a wall or similar when conventional climbers are moribund.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 15', Min. temp: -12°C. £9.90
Clematis paniculata (Sweet autumn Clematis)(Ranunculaceae)A bit like Clematis armandii but in Aug-Sept, covered in white scented flowers. Flws on new growth so can be cut down to 1ft each spring. Then shock-headed-Peter seed heads. Part shade or full sun. Vigorous when established but give a bit of protection to the root for the first two years.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 25', Min. temp: -16°C. £9.50
Clematis recta(Ranunculaceae)An herbaceous clump forming Clematis with frothy, white, starry flowers which are produced in terminal clusters & are strongly fragrant. Allow to grow through & over other, perhaps less interesting, shrubs. Either that or train through a smaller obelisk or pillar.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -15°C. £6.50
Clematis recta Purpurea(Ranunculaceae)An herbaceous, clump forming Clematis which in spring has rich wine purple foliage. This fades slowly as summer progresses but it then has terminal clusters of many, white, fragrant, starry flowers. Allow to grow over and through other shrubs. Easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Clerodendron trichotomum fargesii (Harlequin Glorybower)(Labiatae)Can get up to 10' although mine has made only 6' in ten years. Perfectly hardy deciduous shrub (came thru winter 2010 unscathed) with very scented white flowers in autumn followed by metallic blue berries held in a star of red. Good domed shape and large architectural leaves. The value of this shrub is its late flowering as very few flower after mid summer and even fewer right into autumn. The photograph was taken the last week of September! Brilliant late colour and scent.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 10', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.50
Clerodendrum bungei (Rose Glory Bower)(Labiatae)Perhaps the finest autumn flowering shrub is still rare in the UK. From China it has purply leaves & clusters of starry pink flowers from nearly red buds. These are strongly perfumed. Sun, fertile soil & will sucker gently. Bad winters will kill off top growth but will come back from the roots.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.50
Codonopsis clematidea(Campanulaceae)This is one of the loveliest of climbers with soft pale blue hanging bells surprisingly strongly marked on the inside with orange & black. Like all Codonopsis grow on the cool side with a little shade & protection from drying spring & summer winds. Cannot be sent mail order after AprilPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Colchicum speciosum (Autumn Crocus)()I think the best species of autumn crocus with strong flower stems and large petals of clear violet pink with a white centre. Best in sun or part shade on a reasonable, well drained soil. PoisonousPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Convallaria 'Golden Jubilee'(Convallariaceae)This very rare and sought after form is a sport of C. Hardwick Hall but much more interesting having golden yellow leaves on a vigorous plant. Scented white bells. Easy in part to full shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -18°C. £6.90
Convallaria Albostriata (Variegated Lily of the Valley)(Asparagaceae)A wonderful lily of the valley with smart, narrow stripes of gold running up each leaf; white fragrant nodding bells. Sought after and very beautiful, part or full shade, very amenable and clumps steadily.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Convallaria majalis Rosea (Pink Lily of the Valley)(Asparagaceae)The rare and sought after soft pink flowered Lily of the valley. Scented and beautiful for semi-shade to full shade in a moist spot. Excellent ground cover in this position. The individual flowers look like they have been made out of finest porcelain.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 8", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Coreopsis 'Zagreb'(Asteraceae)Grown because of its starry golden yellow flowers produced for many months during summer and autumn and its neat, dark, needle like foliage. Excellent for the front of the border. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Coreopsis auriculata nana(Asteraceae)This family possesses many plants which are excellent for providing compact, neat colour for the front of the border & this is as good as the verticillata types. It bears bright orange single flowers over good dark green foliage. May-July.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Coreopsis tripteris 'Red November'(Asteraceae)Introduced in 2015 rare and beautiful, tall, willowy dark stems have red finger-like leaves in late autumn and starry yellow flowers. Easy in a sunny position or light shade, normal soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'(Asteraceae)An excellent plant with fine dissected, dark green leaves & lovely primrose yellow starry flowers. Has a very long flowering period May-Oct. and is neat and tidy for the front of the border. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Cornus canadensis (Bunch berry / Dwarf Dogwood)(Cornaceae)You tend to think of Cornuses being shrubby dog woods this, however, is a small shade loving perennial with paper white flowers in spring and neat carpeting foliage. This turns red in autumn and through winter. Rarely seen, moist but not boggy. AGM.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 8", Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Corydalis 'Beth Evans'(Papaveraceae)Soft coral pink flowers flashed with white on the spur. Excellent floriferous form in late winter and early spring when this colour is even more valuable than ever. For well drained soil in a position that can be shady in summer but needs light earlier, so under deciduous trees and shrubs can be ideal. Will seed around and provide good variation.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £3.90
Corydalis 'Craigton Blue'(Papaveraceae)An excellent long flowered C. elata x C. flexuosa hybrid with superb electric blue flowers over lime green foliage & coral stems Evergreen thru the winter and early summer flowering but continuing well after that. Partial shade, moistish humusy, neutral to acidic soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Corydalis 'George Baker'(Papaveraceae)Wonderful warm red spurred flowers are freely produced early in the year when this colour just isn't normally seen in the garden. Even the lacy glaucous foliage is worth a place in the garden. Excellent for partial shade in a well drained but not too dry a position that can be shady in summer but needs light earlier, so under deciduous trees and shrubs can be ideal. Will seed around and provide differnt coloured seedlings with a range of pinks and even oranges.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3", Min. temp: -16°C. £3.90
Corydalis 'Tory MP'(Papaveraceae)This is thought to be a hybrid between C. elata and C. flexuosa and it certainly has hybrid vigour. The name? Well its blue and it supposedly goes on and on and on. (in flower)! Lovely for shade in not too dry a spot where it will spread nicely with ferny lime green foliage which appears in autumn and is welcome through the winter.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 9", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Corydalis elata(Papaveraceae)A plant that fooled me by growing very poorly in pots (2") with no flowers & then exploded into exuberant growth when planted out in the woodland. Very attractive fresh lime green foliage with a spot of purple at the top of the leaf stalk. These are a wonderful foil for the brilliant blue flowers which have a sweet, almost creosote smell. Partial shade & moist, well drained soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf'(Papaveraceae)Purply leaves and bright blue flowers a very hardy plant, doing best in semi-shade on soil which does not dry out in summer. What's more it steadily increases by means of stolons to produce a mat of ferny foliage. May go semi-dormant after flowering, producing more leaves in autumn. Thoroughly recommended!Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Crinum x powellii(Amaryllidaceae)Classic huge pink trumpet flowers on tall straight stems in August, Sept and October. Usually recommended for sun, well drained but others grow it well in dry shade and Christopher Lloyd in water! AGM (-8°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -8°C. £6.50
Crocosmia 'Babylon'(Iridaceae)A particularly large flowered form with orange petals and a dark centre.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Cally Grey Leaf'(Iridaceae)This selected form of Crocosmia paniculata has extremely architectural sword shaped pleated leaves of magnificent grey green leaves. In summer lage heads of dark orange flowers. Good in tropical looking plantings. Sun, not too wet. RarePosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Culzean Pink'(Iridaceae)This distinct and very lovely variety has soft orange flowers that are blushed over with a pink. Changing from peachy orange to pinky peach. Very desirable for normal soils in sun. In cold areas mulch well in winter.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Emberglow'(Iridaceae)Red & bright orange Jul-SeptPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", £4.90
Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'(Iridaceae)A very vigorous & free flowering cv. It is spectacular from August through to September & October as it has very large flowers (2") of a rich orange with a ring of mahogany red around the centre.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'George Davidson'(Iridaceae)Good vibrant yellow starry flowers in mid to late summer for a sunny or lightly shaded spot on normal soils. Easy and effective. Like most Crocosmia give a winter mulch when new or in cold areas.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Hellfire'(Iridaceae)Like C. Lucifer but better, being darker red, later and larger in flower and outward facing flws. Dark stems and pleated foliage. Excellent garden plant for sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Jackanapes'(Iridaceae)I first saw this in an NGS open garden and was captivated by the bright flowers having alternate petals of red and yellow-orange. Extremely eyecatching for sun on a goodish soil. Mulch in winter if a cold garden.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -12°C. £4.90
Crocosmia 'Limpopo'(Iridaceae)Very large (2") pinky orange flowers with broad petals and an apricot throat. Good long flowering var. and very vigorous. Recommended. For sun or light shade on any reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'(Iridaceae)Large pots of this statuesque plant which looks so dissimilar (thank goodness) to Montbretia that it would be hard to reconcile the close family ties. The leaves are sword shaped & pleated & give good texture whilst the flowers are produced in large racemes of deep, vibrant red in midsummer. The earliest of Crocosmias to flower, one of the easiest to grow and stunning. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Malahide'(Iridaceae)A very old variety which has very large yellow flowers that are streaked with red. Well held impressive flowers and a steady clumper for sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Mount Usher'(Iridaceae)Yellow Crocosmias are always in demand and this variety has lovely soft lemon flowers in a profusion of spikes in summer. A very dainty variety. Mulch in winter in cold gardens.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Okavango'(Iridaceae)I was converted to this after seeing the impact its presence had on a garden. Huge, blowsy peach flowers for long periods in summer and autumn. Vigorous and good. Sun or light shade, not boggy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -8°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow'(Iridaceae)Talk about says what it does on the tin! A rich golden yellow, well held on vigorous dependable plants. Sun, reasonable soils, in cold regions give a mulch in late autumn. EasyPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Philippa Brown'(Iridaceae)A robust variety with large flowers of orange red with fans of dark foliage, an excellent addition to the garden for a sunny position, mulch in winter in a cold garden.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Sunglow'(Iridaceae)A brand new variety which specialist growers are selling for up to £7.50 a bulb! Golden yellow flowers freely produced are trumpet-shaped and held sideways. For a sunny or lightly shaded spot, mulch in cold areas.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Zambesi'(Iridaceae)One of the new impressive Crocosmias which have very large (2") mid orange flowers with darker orange markings over a very long period. Vigorous and good. Sun or light shade not boggy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Crocosmia 'Zeal Tan'(Iridaceae)A shorter variety with large flowers of a deep tan-red. Very eye catching and useful as later than other vars for sun on a normal soil, mulch in late autumn in cold areas.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 15", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Crocosmia masoniorum 'Firebird'(Iridaceae)An improvement on the species with large upward flowers of a good flame orange from mid summer to early autumn. Much more compact than some forms with a beaked flower, intoduced by Bressingham. Sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Cryptotaenia japonica Atropurpurea(Umbelliferae)A rarely seen beautiful perennial umbelifera with distinct, three lobed, dark purple leaves and pinky purple flowers. Very popular with flower arrangers. Moist shade ideal but will grow just about anywhere. Hardy and easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Common Spotted Orchid)(Orchidaceae)This orchid is perhaps the easiest to grow in the garden. Although a moist humusy soil in part shade is ideal it has delighted me by self seeding all over on to my unimproved heavy clay soil. These are seedlings of flowering size which will vary as to the degree of spotting on the leaf and a range of flower colours from pale to deep pink. One thing can be assured,they are all very beautiful. (May-June,).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £7.90
Dahlia 'Art Deco'(Asteraceae)Few Dahlias have been awarded an AGM but this has. It is compact so good towards the front of the border or in pots and has double flowers, made up of slightly quilled apricot orange petals with a crimson reverse, in great profusion for many, many weeks. Sun, rich soil best. Lift in winter.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: 0°C. £4.90
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'(Asteraceae)The most popular Dahlia with dark red almost black leaves and semi-double scarlet red flowers. Dramatic and reliable perfomer in a sunny position. Protect in winter.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -2°C. £4.90
Deinanthe caerulea 'Blue Wonder'()A real shade loving gem with waxy nodding lavander blue flowers and prominent lilac stamens all above spreading textured leaves. For a good humusy neutral or acidic soil in partial shade, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £7.50
Delphinium 'Pink Sensation'()A rare variety with dusky pink flowers in summer which are very unusual. Good for insects and an original cut flower. The most reliable pink form. Sun on a good soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Delphinium 'Volkerfrieden'(Ranunculaceae)A belladonna type with stocky, more informal clumps of many spikes of Gentian blue flowers. They are very beautiful in bold clumps and really enhance a border, they are also an excellent cut flower. Resistant to mildew. Sun, good soil. Last year the demand for this was huge, the blue is so, so blue and the duration of flower astonishing from early May to October.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Delphinium Finsteeraarhorn(Ranunculaceae)A particularly good border Delphinium with gentian blue flowers in a good spike that needs staking. Dead head for repeat flowering and a rich soil will repay dividends of this sought after and rare variety.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Dianthus 'Picton's Propellor'(Caryophyllaceae)A fabulous but rare Pink with white propellor shaped petals marked in red wine at the base and with the petals edged in pink (although there is some variation due to the weather and time of flowering, those shown don't have the edging. It really is well named. Scented and easy in sun on a well drained soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Dianthus 'Tudor Rose'(Caryophyllaceae)A new introduction from Norwell selected from the fabulous D. Tudor. It is tough & highly attractive with many single slightly fringed very scented flowers of pale pink tinged with raspberry & a regal maroon centre. Flowers for months on end. I have propagated it because so many have asked about it.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 8", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Dianthus 'Tudor'(Caryophyllaceae)A new and still very rare pink. It is tough and very attractive with many single, slightly fringed, rounded flowers of white tinged with raspberry, this is often more concentrated around the edge. The centre is marked with a rich disc of regal maroon red. Deliciously and very strongly scented. It flowers for months on end in 2009 started in May and was still going in Nov. The winter did not affect it.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 8", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Dianthus Mrs Sinkins(Caryophyllaceae)A classic old fashioned cottage garden plant with large blowsy white double flowers that are so big they characteristically split their calyx. Heavily, deliciously scented. For sun, well drained, not acidic. Easy and hardy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Diascia fetcaniensis 'Daydream'(Scrophulariaceae)Still rare but one of the hardiest Diascias wih soft felty leaves and a myriad of pink flowers from late spring through to autumn. Excellent for rockery, pots or front of border.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Diascia personata(Scrophulariaceae)Very different from bedding Diascias as it forms strong mounds of dusky pink flowers from May through to Nov: in this country it is effectively sterile having no insect pollinators. Normally hardy on a well drained fertile sunny site.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Dicentra 'Bacchanal'(Papaveraceae)The darkest red of all Dicentra flowers above blue green foliage. Spreads well and is easy to grow. Thoroughly reliable and flowers for a long time. Part shade.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Dicentra cuccularia (Dutchman's Breeches)(Papaveraceae)A true, rare, woodland gem, very attractive grey green ferny folige and lovely lockets of white tipped with yellow. Shade or part shade, not dry. Clumps well as produces bulbils which detach and propagate themselves.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Lady in the bath)(Papaveraceae)(Lamprocapnos spectabilis) 'Bleeding heart' Excellent for partial shade or full sun, is this most elegant of plants. Pink heart-like lockets dangle from the arching stems. Avoid too much heat. Easy, with this and the pure white being a personal favourite.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Dicentra spectabilis alba (Bleeding Heart)(Papaveraceae)(Lamprocapnos spectabilis). If anything the pure white form is even more beautiful than the pink. Avoid the choice-have both!Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Dictamnus albus (Burning Bush)(Rutaceae)(Burning bush). Requests for this plant have always far exceeded supply. This year I have some near flowering sized plants. Highly aromatic foliage (to which some people are sensitive) smells of citrus. The flowers are elegant and Gaura shaped but arranged densely on the flowering spike and of a pure white. The name comes from the fact that the aromatic oils can be set alight on still evenings and "woosh" it ignites leaving the plant unharmed. Slow to establish but easy on moderately fertile reasonably well drained soil where it is very long lived. A beautiful talking point.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Dictamnus albus purpureus(Rutaceae)(Burning bush). Requests for this plant have always far exceeded supply. This year I have some near flowering sized plants. Highly aromatic foliage (to which some people are sensitive) smells of citrus. The flowers are elegant and Gaura shaped but arranged densely on the flowering spike and of a handsome pinky purple with darker veins. The name comes from the fact that the aromatic oils can be set alight on still evenings and "woosh" it ignites leaving the plant unharmed. Slow to establish but easy on moderately fertile reasonably well drained soil where it is very long lived. A beautiful talking point.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £6.50
Dierama 'Coral Bells'(Iridaceae)A free flowering plant even when small with many warm pink flowers from a silvery calyx. Excellent for a large pot or border on well drained soil that isn't allowed to become bone dry. Came thru winter of 2010!Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Dierama 'Guinevere'(Iridaceae)One of gardening's Holy Grails seems to be the white flowered Angels Fishing Rod. This is a floriferous Jul-Aug. flowering form, propagated by division. Scarce. Requires a moist but well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Dieramas are the only hardy bulbous plant that are ever green in the UK. Came through winter 2010 battered but alive. Available June 2013.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3-4', Min. temp: -12°C. £6.50
Dierama Snowbells(Iridaceae)Seed raised from a particularly good white Angels fishing rod with the slightest hint of pink these plants come in white and pale pinks very lovley and reliably hardy in a well drained but not too dry a position. To be sure to get a pure white go for D. Guinevere.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3-5', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Dierama igneum(Iridaceae)A smaller dainty Angels Fishing Rod which flowers more readily as a small plant, with reddish flowers different from the other types. Like all Dieramas requires a moisture retentive but not waterlogged soil in a sunny warm position.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Dierama pulcherrimum(Iridaceae)(Angel's fishing rods). A most beautiful plant with tall, arching, graceful, thin, wiry stems and pinky purple bells cascading from it. Captivates all that see it. Requires well drained soil (even though it is often seen near water where its reflection is lovely, boggy conditions will kill it quickly) but not too dry.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4-5', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Digitalis 'Glory of Roundway'(Scrophulariaceae)A lovely perennial and reliable Foxglove with long tubular bell-shaped flowers of soft pink and apricot, easily grown in sun or part shade on any normal soil. (does well on clay). Extremely dainty and easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Digitalis 'John Innes Tetra'(Scrophulariaceae)A hardy (came thru winter of 2010) perennial fox glove with beautiful copper flushed golden flowers internally netted with bronze. Easy and rarely seen sun, reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Digitalis 'Spice Island'(Scrophulariaceae)A great form with spires of medium sized trumpets of copper and bronze over yellow. These spires are freely produced and over an extended period (May-Oct). A sterile form so no self seeding, but longer flowering.Sun to half shade, easy & beautiful.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Digitalis lutea (Yellow foxglove)(Scrophulariaceae)Easy, hardy and perennial but rarely seen. This foxglove has many soft yellow flowers on a tidy spike. Good, even for clay in sun or part shade. Will seed around gently.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Disporopsis aspersa(Asparagaceae)A lovely evergreen shade lover with elegant arching purple spotted stems and glossy green leaves which often age yellow. The white bell-shaped flowers are dusky purple inside. Easy, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Disporopsis pernyii (Evergreen Soloman's Seal- but it's not really a Solomans seal!)()The bells are glistening white and scented of citrus and look great against the black spotted stems. Shiny leaves and dark violet berries. Easy for shade, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Disporum 'Night Heron'(Convallariaceae)A fabulous Dan Hinckley introduction which grows beautifully in Norwell. Very rarely seen the deep purply burgundy foliage fades to light chocolate as the year progresses, a myriad of cream bell-shaped flowers in summer on Solomon Seal-type shoots. A real beauty and steady clumper on a humusy soil in part shade and not too dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £7.90
Disporum sessile variegatum(Convallariaceae)Creamy yellow smart lined variegation on this Solomon Seal-look alike. The creamy bells are a good size and the whole plant happily clumps on a reasonable soil that isn't too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Disporum smithii (Large Flowered Fairy Bells.)(Convallariaceae)A strong growing shade lover with long bell-shaped flowers of cream and lime hanging gracefully from rich green spring foliage. Orange-red berries follow in autumn. Easy in part shade humusy soil. (Prosartes smithii).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Disporum uniflorum(Colchicaceae)(Disporum flavens) A superlative plant from Korea and N.E. China, a slow but steady clumper with impressive columns of bright green stems bearing long, tubular flowers of lemon yellow with hints of lime. Blue berries. Shady, good soil not too dry. Woodland ideal.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Dodecatheon jeffreyi(Primulaceae)(Sierra Shooting Star). A delightful North American plant that is easy to grow in a moist spot. Dark erect stems bear many Cyclamen-like flowers with swept back petals of a rich purple-pink in late spring and summer Each flower 'nose' is a bright yellow. Some native American tribes thought the blooms lucky and used them as a love charm.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Dodecatheon meadia album(Primulaceae)Shooting Stars. The white form of this Cyclamen-like flowered plant which enjoys the same conditions as Primulas of part to full shade with a moist humusy soil. Very beautiful and clumps up steadily. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Echinacea 'Aloha'(Asteraceae)An elegant plant with large melon yellow flowers made up of broad, substantial petals around an orange cone. The whole being sweetly scented. Long flowered and a strong variety. Sun, do not overcrowd.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Echinacea 'Coupe Soleil'(Asteraceae)One of the first anemone centred Echinaceas with layer after layer of creamy petals in the centre above a star of larger pure white ones. For sun, reasonably well drained, sunny position.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Echinacea 'Green Envy'(Asteraceae)A new colour break for the Echinaceas with broad petalled flowers which open deep green with pink suffusing from the centre as they age. Long flowering and robust in growth. Avoid over crowding. This plant was originally found by Mark Veeder whose business organises events like the Oscars ceremony (it's good that he needed a lucky find like that!) Came through the winter of 2010 unscathed! A good PERENNIAL (many Echinaceas aren't).Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Echinacea 'Green Jewel'(Asteraceae)Large flowers with highly unusual and attractive lime green petals and a rich green cone which is delicately scented. Good for insects and in the autumn birds as they collect the seeds. Sun or light shade, do not over crowd Echinaceas.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Echinacea 'Hot Lava'(Asteraceae)A huge red flower above shiny, healthy foliage. The plant glows in the garden during July to September. This is an exceptional colour and like all Echinaceas responds to good fertile soil, sun and not being overcrowed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Echinacea 'Magnus Superior' (Cone flower that wants to live!)(Asteraceae)An improved selection of an already excellent selection! The original Magnus was bred over 25 yrs ago and this has been improved by having larger darker pink flowers (and stems) and a stronger growth habit. Excellent for sun & well drained soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Echinacea 'Mama Mia'()Very large red orange flowers. Colour changes from red to orange to coral to pink. Nice big habit and long bloom, cut flower. One of top ten perennials in the 2011-12 trials at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Sun, well drained.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Echinacea 'Red Prairie'(Asteraceae)A new variety bred to be soundly perennial and clump up in the garden. If you have struggled with Echinacea in the past this is the one to try. Large rich dark red heads for months in late summer and autumn. Sun, fertile soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Echinacea 'Sunrise'(Asteraceae)Delicious cream and pale yellowy apricot flowers and a green centre that turns golden later. Strong grower, but do not crowd. Sun and rich soil best.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'(Asteraceae)This plant was so asked for in 2010 (when I had sold out of course) the flowers are produced in profusion for many many months and are of a rich tomato red. Sun, rich soil and came through the winter of 2009 and even more impressively 2010 unscathed. Fabulous plant.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 25", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.90
Elsholtzia stauntonii(Labiatae)(5'). Mint Bush. Aromatic, minty foliage and voilet pink veronica-like spikes of flower in late summer and autumn. Ideal for a sunny, dryish spot in a sheltered position. The verticals work well with autumn daisies. Foliage often colours late on. (-10°C)Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 5', Min. temp: -12°C. £6.50
Eomecon chionantha(Papaveraceae)A delightful shade or semi-shade lover with scented simple white, upward facing poppy-like flowers with yellow stamens. Not too dry and good ground cover as does spread well. Grey green scalloped leaves.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Epilobium angustifolium Album(Onagraceae)(Chamerion angustifolium) The sterile (i.e. non seeding) pure white form with not a hint of pink, Rosebay willowherb. Very beautiful and one of the main stays of the white garden at Sissinghurst. Stays put on clay, will spread on a lighter soil but does not take over. Much sought after. It seems that there is a seeding form as well which can be extremely invasive so this form is very valuable.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.00
Epimedium 'Amber Queen'(Berberidaceae)Often continuing to flower until autumn this beautifully coloured variety has lemon yellow petals and a centre of ambery-orange stippled in scarlet. The flowers hang on diaphanous threads in profusion above beautifully marked foliage. For part shade on a humusy soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Arctic Wings'(Berberidaceae)A lovely spring delight for a shady, not too dry spot. Red/bronze foliage ages to apple green and then large clear white flowers are elegantly held. Foliage colours well in autumn as well.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Black Sea'(Berberidaceae)A stunning and rarely seen plant ideal for dry shade although it will grow quicker with more moisture. The leaves grow increasingly blacker as the year progresses so that by winter they are shiny reddy black. In spring the good sized flowers are a soft yellowy orange. Reliable and recommended, the first time I have been able to offer this wonderful plant.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Buckland Spider'(Berberidaceae)Big, spidery flowers that are an enchanting pearly white and soft pink. Good in shade but not too dry. A deciduous form.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Creeping Yellow'(Berberidaceae)Ok this is not as you would think yellow flowered but fantastic yellow spring leaves edged in red. Then drifts of pure white flowers in spring. Easy in semi shade, normal soil. A deciduous variety. Still rare, but sought after.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Crimson Queen'(Berberidaceae)New offering of this much requested plant. In spring the leaves form a fountain of coppery bronze springing from the earth. These are an ideal backdrop for the purply pink good sized flowers. Deciduous, good in shade and will take it quite dry. This, like all the other Epimediums on this site, came through the winter of 2010 unscathed.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Ellen Wilmott'(Berberidaceae)Another superlative plant for the shade garden. This tough steady clumper will survive in dry as well as moist conditions. Taking on warm orange tints in autumn the leaves last through winter and the spring is heralded with many dark orange flowers which arise from red buds. In sun it looks like glittering jewels.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Enchantress'(Berberidaceae)A beautiful hybrid raise by Elizabeth Strangman with good sized flowers of lilac pink with a purple centre and fading to white. The attractive leaves are silvery blue beneath. Shade, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Epimedium 'Fire Dragon'(Berberidaceae)A very long flowered hybrid, good for shade, with spring leaves patterned in coppery bronze and intricate bicolour light reddy purple and yellow flowers floating above. Excellent for semi-shade / shade and not too dry a position. Easy and reliable.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Epimedium 'Flowers of Sulphur'(Berberidaceae)A beautiful and free flowering hybrid with sulphur yellow nodding flws in spring and early foliage flushed orange and red. Distinct and sought after. Shade not too dry. The flowers almost look like miniature daffodils.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Orangekonigen'(Berberidaceae)A good natured and reliable evergreen shade lover which will take even dry shade and provide burnished copper coloured leaves in both spring and winter. Sprays of orange flowers, like glittering jewels before the new leaves unfurl. Thoroughly recommended.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Epimedium 'Pink Elf'(Berberidaceae)Unusual pink flowers shading to red in the centre of the flower. Starting in spring they are produced in pretty clouds and then intermittently until the autumn. Shade, not too dry, reasonable soil.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Epimedium 'Rubinkrone'(Berberidaceae)(Grandiflorum type) A beautiful flower of plum purple sepals and rich pink petals which are tipped in white. Shade, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Epimedium acuminatum(Berberidaceae)An elegant plant with large, eyecatching, white and purple flowers held high above the ground. Evergreen orange and red marked leaves, especially in spring. For not too dry shade. (-14°C).Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Epimedium acuminatum 'Galaxy'(Berberidaceae)Large pure white flowers in spring. I was not convinced until I saw it myself in flower. Rare and desirable. Shady spot not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Epimedium epsteinii(Berberidaceae)A beautiful addition to the shade garden and still rarely seen. Large flowers with white sepals and contrasting dark purple petals. Eye catching with good evergreen foliage.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Akebono'(Berberidaceae)(7"). A beautiful small selection with Acer-like red coloured foliage in spring and delightful white flowers flushed with purple-pink. For shady conditions in not too dry a soil. Hardy and easy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 7", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'(Berberidaceae)Great spring foliage which is purple tinted and hangs like small bat wings, then largish violet purple flowers in later spring. Shady and will take it dry when established. Easy and good.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty'()Not perhaps the richest red but more a good, bright purplish red, of good size and bronzed, coppery leaves in spring. These Epimediums are must have plants to give interest to shadier parts of the garden. For shade or partial shade, not bone dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Epimedium latisepalum(Berberidaceae)Described by W. T. Stearn writer of the Epimedium bible as '0ne of the most beautiful species of the genus', with large, well spaced pendulous white flowers up to 1.5" across. The leaves are evergreen and a startling white beneath. Shade, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Epimedium leptorhizum(Berberidaceae)A particularly fine shade loving plant with exquisite large pale pink flowers freely produced in spring. Highly ornamental leaves which take on red tints in winter Easy, not too dry. (-18°C).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 8", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Epimedium leptorhizum 'Mariko'(Berberidaceae)Large, rich, rose pink white-centered flowers appear above coppery foliage in spring. Decidedly different from the straight species and rare. Shade, not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 7", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Epimedium niveum(Berberidaceae)A most beautiful Epimedium for shade in soil which doesn't get too dry. Pure white dainty flowers and attractive burnished foliage. (-16°C).Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Epimedium ogisui 'og '(Berberidaceae)Large beautiful white flowers in spring above marbled spring foliage, which changes from marmalade tones to greens. Lovely for part shade in not too dry a soil. Rare and sought after.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Epimedium perralderianum(Berberidaceae)A tough, no nonsense shade loving plant well able to take dry conditions and evergreen as well. The shiny leaves look well through the winter and golden yellow flowers are freely produced in the spring. Recommended.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'(Berberidaceae)An excellent woodland plant with leaves of burnished red in spring & again in the autumn. They seem to exude oriental charm (they hail from Japan) & should be grown much more often. Requiring shade & a leafy sheltered position they should be cut down in the late winter so that the yellow dainty flowers can be clearly seen. Excellent in DRY shadePosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Epipactis 'Catalina'(Orchidaceae)A great new hybrid between E. gigantea and E. royleana which is very vigorous and clumps well to produce clumps of strong stems with large flws of subdued yellow, orange and red with stripes of white and brown! For moist humusy soil. EasyPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £9.00
Epipactis 'Lowland Legacy Edelstein'(Orchidaceae)A wonderful strong Chatterbox Orchid with many heads of good sized flowers of green, orange and striped with dark red. Forms good sized clumps over time on a humus rich soil that's damp. Rare and very desirable. First time offered. Hardy thru 2010Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Epipactis gigantea(Orchidaceae)Large flowered (3/4") garden orchid with attractive, beguiling spikes of helemeted flowers of yellow, green & maroon. Moist, humus rich soil in mid to nearly full shade. This will form good clumps of eye catching 'canes' with unmistakeable orchid flowers in profusion.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 24", Min. temp: -21°C. £8.50
Epipactis palustris(Orchidaceae)(14"). Marsh Helleborine with large unmistakeably orchid flowers in mid summer -mahogany red sepals & a central white and lemon lined lip. Easy and clumping well on moist, ideally neutral to alkaline soil (but mine grows on acid soil) sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £8.50
Eremurus stenophyllus ssp stenophyllus(Liliaceae)(Eremurus bungei). Foxtail Lily. From a basal rosette of strap shaped leaves springs a tall spike densely covered in yellow flowers. An imposing plant that requires full sun & excellent drainage. Crowns should be planted on the surface & additional covering may be beneficial during the winter. Alternatively, plant in a large tub & put under the greenhouse staging in winter. Keep as dry as possible after flowering.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 5', Min. temp: -12°C. £6.00
Erigeron 'Quakeress'(Asteraceae)An older variety of cheerful pale lilac pink flowers. I am selling this again this year due to the interest shown over the past few years -you see I do listen (& sometimes I remember! ) Good for front of border. Reliable old timer that should be in every cottage garden.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Erigeron 'Sommerneuschnee' (Erigeron New Summer Snow)(Asteraceae)The large pure white, thin rayed flowers age palest, blush pink. Long flowering all summer and often through into late autumn. Easy and reliable grower. Sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Erigeron annuus(Asteraceae)A fabulous plant that might act as a short lived perennial, biennial or annual. But that refers to individual plants because it will seed itself around enough to ensure you'll get more clouds of billowing, frothy white daisies from June until Nov. Tall and so many flowers, fools many who come in autumn to them thinking it's a white Aster.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Erigeron karvinskianus(Asteraceae)If all plants flowered like this then the whole challenge would go out of gardening. From spring to autumn it is covered , with white daisies which age to a pink giving a lovely two-tone effect. It slowly carpets the ground & requires good drainage. Can be killed by cold winters but comes again from self set seeds, a must for growing over walls. Plants came through the winter of 2009. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6", Min. temp: -14°C. £4.90
Erigeron philadelphicus(Asteraceae)A much requested Erigeron until recently incorrectly sold by me as E. Foerster's Leibling' with an embarrassing abundance of well held pink flowers in mid summer over good rosettes of foliage. Pretty and reliable-no wonder it continually sells out.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Erodium manescauii(Geraniaceae)Bright pink flowers are produced in sprays with white blotches on the upper petals, Light green ferny foliage. A delightful plant for sun and dryish places. (June-August).Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 8", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Eryngium 'Jade Frost' (Variegated Sea Holly)(Umbelliferae)(2'). A new and still rarely seen plant with grey green leaves edged with cream and in spring especially, pink. These are unique and very attractive. The mid summer flowers open cream and age intense blue. Steadily clumps up to produce an eyecatching border feature. For sun, not waterlogged soil. Hardy came through winter of 2009 unscathed. Photos of flowers the variegated leaves can hardly be seen.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Eryngium bougatii 'Pen Blue'(Apiaceae)Electric blue spiky flowers from dark navy- violet flower stems and grey green and white, almost variegated, lacy leaves. For sun on a normal soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Eryngium bourgatii(Umbelliferae)Excellent sea, grey green foliage with white stripes topped by sparkly, bright blue spiky bracts & flowers. Poor, dry soils elicit best colour.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Eryngium giganteum (Miss Willmott's Ghost)(Umbelliferae)The common name comes from the redoubtable lady who would sprinkle a few seeds of this in the gardens which she visited & two years later, as if rising from nothing, would appear these bright silver, protea like flowers. Sun, they seed themselves around nicely on my clay.AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Eryngium pandanifolium(Umbelliferae)Giant Red Sea Holly. A wonderful rare plant which I searched for years for, finally getting it from Roy Lancaster. Grey arching, serrated architectural leaves and in late summer through autumn hundreds of burdundy red acorn-shaped flowers on magnificent stalks. Survived winter of 2010 although it did suffer terribly- AGM Few at the moment more coming.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 9', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.00
Eryngium variifolium(Umbelliferae)An evergreen perennial with dark green leaves that are marbled white. Excellent for winter interest on the rockery or front of the border. In mid to late summer bears pale blue flowers nestling in silvery white bracts. Well drained, sun.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Eryngium x Oliverianum (Sea Holly)(Umbelliferae)An excellent selection of sea holly having large brilliant violet blue flowers with layers and layers of spiky, blue bracts and dark stems that really make them stand out. They are drought resistant and rabbits and deer tend to leave them alone. A compact height means no staking and they associate particularly well with roses. The best blue in my opinion. Only small plants this year due to the enormous demand.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Eryngium zabelii 'Forncett Ultra'(Umbelliferae)Quite simply the best of all blue Sea Hollies! Compact plants give rise to hundreds of good sized intensely blue almost ultra-violet flowers and stems. Nearly sterile so puts its energy into more flowers. Rare and exceptional. Sun, not waterlogged. It is with trepidation that I put this on the website. I never have many to sell, so be prepared to be disappointed and when they are available they will be small, probably one or two years from flowering!. Customers buy them small just to be sure to get it.....Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Erysium 'Bowles Purple'(Brassicaceae)A classic cottage garden plant. Shrubby with wallflower grey green leaves and producing spikes of flower for months on end, often 10 months of the year. Sun and well drained best, take cuttings after a few years as it can flower itself to death. Sterile so puts all its energy into more flowers.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King'(Liliaceae)Rich plum purple nodding lily like flowers in early spring. Few only. Moist not waterlogged soil.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Erythronium 'Joanna'(Liliaceae)It is with trepidation that I include this unique, extremely beautiful and sought after plant. Many flowers of yellow with swept back petals which gain more peach and then pink as they mature. Clumps well and is vigorous. I always sell out quickly hence the trepidation! Part shade, humus rich soil, not dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £8.90
Erythronium 'Pagoda'(Liliaceae)Of the easiest culture in a moist, cool, semi-shaded spot this is a beautiful graceful bulb with yellow, nodding, large, semi- reflexed Lilly like flowers. All this above mottled brown leaves in early spring. Quick clumper & should be the first to try. AGMPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Erythronium 'Pink Perfection'(Liliaceae)A lovely and still rarely seen Dog toothed Violet with good pink reflexed flowers in the spring. Attractive foliage for not too dry shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Erythronium 'Snow Flake'(Liliaceae)Very early (Feb-March) white flowers with suede brown anthers and matching flower stem above beautifully mottled leaves. Only ever have a few.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Erythronium 'White Beauty'(Liliaceae)Of ethereal beauty is this white lily look-alike with slightly reflexed petals & a rusty red basal ring in each flower, one of the easiest Dog's tooth violets to grow, needing a humusy soil which does not dry out, but isn't waterlogged. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Erythronium albidum(Liliaceae)A lovely dog tooth violet with beautiful nodding white flowers and a yellow centre. Forms extensive clumps on a moist but not waterlogged reasonably rich soil. Light shade preferred.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Erythronium americanum (flowering form)(Liliaceae)A fast clumping stoloniferous species with narrow, glossy marked leaves and lemon yellow nodding flowers often with a hint of lime and orange. Very beautiful it can take time to flower but this is a flowering clone (see photo) whereas I have another clone which has never flowered although I have had it for much longer. Flowering can be hastened by growing over a slate. Humusy, moist soil in part shade.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Erythronium dens-canis(Liliaceae)Not as vigorous as some of the named forms but lovely, dainty pink/violet lily like flowers in spring above marbled leaves. A relatively inexpensve way of introducing these into your garden. Clumps gradually; same conditions as 'Pagoda'. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Erythronium dens-canis 'Rose Queen'(Liliaceae)A very reliable flowering form with rose pink flowers. Good on humus rich soil which although not waterlogged should not dry out. The named forms tend to flower much more prolifically than the straight species, often having five to ten times more flowers for the same size!Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Erythronium japonicum(Liliaceae)An early delightful woodlander that must be grown cool. It has black curranty purple flowers often with a contrasting flash in the centre. Reflexed petals. Moist but not waterlogged.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Erythronium oregonum(Liliaceae)A vigorous dog tooth violet with beautiful nodding creamy white flowers up to 3" across. The flower centres are yellow, often with orange brown marks. Leaves patterned with brown. Shade, not too dry. (-18°C).Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Erythronium revolutum(Liliaceae)Rarely offered this wonderful pink dog tooth violet is one of the gems of the spring woodland garden. Mottled leaves. Clumps well, and eventually seeds to form fabulous groups. Good sized bulbs some flowering sized. AGMPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Erythronium tuolumense(Liliaceae)Very rare in the wild but a good garden plant this shade loving Californian plant has plain green leaves and large bright acid yellow flowers in early spring. Very attractive. Not too dry, partial shade.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Eucomis 'Dark Star' (Purple Pineapple Lily)(Asparagaceae)So, so pleased to be able to offer this very special plant. Exceedingly rare and sought after this hardy bulb has the darkest burgundy leaves with ruffled edges and then pinky purple flowers topped with a purple freckled ruff. Sumptuously dramatic. As a lad Eucomis comosa was one of the first plants I grew and I have always had a soft spot for these curiosities but this knocks the socks off other varieties!Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 16", Min. temp: -12°C. £8.90
Eupatorium 'Baby Joe' (Small Joe Pye Weed)(Asteraceae)Always wanted a Eupatorium for autumn colour and to attract butterflies but were worried about the height? Now this new var. is compact enough to grow in a smaller garden. Sun or part shade on a moist soil. Excellent, rare and very popular last year.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Eupatorium 'Elegant Plume'(Asteraceae)Very different from the normal imposing pinky purple flwed types this has bright green delicate filigree foliage, like feathery seaweed fronds on dramatic verticals. Sunny position for a sheltered spot in a moist but reasonably well drained spot.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -10°C. £6.50
Eupatorium 'Glutball' (Joe Pye weed)(Asteraceae)(7'). Huge heads of reddish purple flowers on shiny purple stems from late August onwards. Majestic in the border and a treat for butterflies as well as humans! Moist rich soil brings out its best, but any clay soil will suit it. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Eupatorium 'JS Humble'(Asteraceae)'Small' Eupatoriums tend to get larger as they mature but this is said to stay at 3 ft, 90 cm with huge heads of pink flowers in mid summer through to autumn. Easy on a soil which doesn't get too dry. This is an extremely rare var. I have now grown it for two years on rich damp soil and it is the smallest I know at 4 ft.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Eupatorium 'Mask'(Asteraceae)(3'). A much smaller Eupatorium with good pink flowers over stems of dark purple. Flowering in Aug thru to Sept it will bring the insects to your garden in sun or part shade. Strong stems need no support. Not too dry. Very rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Eupatorium 'Riesenschirm'(Asteraceae)Superb architectural perennial with huge heads of dark pink-purple flowers from Aug-Oct held above strong burgundy stems. I think the best of the taller purple Eupatoriums. Fluffy seedheads look good well into winter. Not too dry AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 7', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'(Euphorbiaceae)A new & still rare introduction which is sought after for the blue green leaves variegated with cream & turn pink in the cool. The flower stems are also pink with gold and lime flws in spring. Steady, easy clumper in sun or part shade. Toxic sapPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 20, Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Euphorbia 'Excalibur'(Euphorbiaceae)An exceptional plant with blue green leaves veined with white & possessing a red margin. Strong red stems (looks like a Cornus in early winter) give rise to yellow flowers. Similar to E. jacquemontii but distinct enough to have both in the garden, also flowers later. Very amenable in sun or shade even awful clay. Toxic sap, avoid contact with skin.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Euphorbia 'Glacier Blue'(Euphorbiaceae)A great improvement over most variegated Euphorbias being hardier, more compact and also tidy & well branched. Sparkles in pots through winter or in the border. In early spring, good heads of white and blue grey fls. Sun, reasonably well drained. Toxic Sap.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Euphorbia 'Red Wing'(Euphorbiaceae)Leaves take on a reddish purple tone in winter and bright yellow flowers in spring. Good in dry situations in the sun. Toxic sap.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Euphorbia 'Silver Swan'(Euphorbiaceae)(3'). The most wonderful smart, striped variegated plant with white variegated flowers. Stunning plant which forms good clumpy mounds in sun in a well drained position. Mine's on improved clay. Hardy (came through the winters of 2008 and 2009! unscathed).Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Euphorbia 'Tasmanian Tiger'(Euphorbiaceae)A hardy variegated E. characias type with astounding white striped leaves and in spring, flowers. For a sunny reasonably sheltered spot. Toxic sapPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Euphorbia characias 'Purple and Gold'(Euphorbiaceae)WInter foliage is purple, an excellent foil for the bright yellow and gold flowers produced in early spring which are attractive to insects. Best in sun or light shade on a well drained soil. Will take it dry. Toxic sap.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon'(Euphorbiaceae)This Euphorbia is an exceptional foil for many other different coloured plants, as the leaves & stems are a strong mahogany purple colour. It was only discovered in 1987 in the Dordogne & many gardeners would now put it on a list of 'musts'. Can be cut down in late May or June to reinvigorate the foliage. Toxic. Irritating sap. The photo shows how effective the rich purple flower is against the lime yellow of Tanacetum aurea.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'(Euphorbiaceae)A vigorous perennial with erect stems bearing lance shaped leaves which are orange in the spring, have an eye catching red midrib in the summer & turn yellow & bright orange in the autumn. It flowers (actually cymes) are produced in early summer & are a striking orange red & slow to fade. Good on heavy clay & also for creating a dramatic structure in the border. Needs space to clump. Toxic. Irritating sap.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Euphorbia palustris 'Walenbergs Glorie'(Euphorbiaceae)Another vigorous (and big) but non-invasive Euphorbia which unusually for this group revels in heavy (even wet) clay soil & is happy in partial shade. Fantastic very long lasting (April-July) bright lime yellow flowers & then butter yellow foliage with coral stems in autumn Highly recommended. Toxic. sapPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Euphorbia pasteurii(Euphorbiaceae)(5'). This is the plant that you will see incorrectly sold as E. stygiana. It is a wonderfull tropical looking, evergreen shrub-like plant with lush lime green leaves and is covered with lime green and yellow flowers in mid spring. The scent of honey can almost be over powering! Seemingly unworried by late frosts, the only thing to watch is heavy snow bending the stems down. Thoroughly recommended, remember toxic irritating sap. Came through winter of 2009 with ease!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Euphorbia polychroma 'Candy'(Euphorbiaceae)A fabulous NON INVASIVE & rare Euphorbia forming a hemisphere of flowers of chromium yellow from purple spring leaves & buds. A wonderful early display. Easy and well behaved for sun, on a reasonable soil. Takes a while to reach its majestic best but well worth the wait. Came thru winter 2010 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18, Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Euphorbia polychroma 'Midas'(Euphorbiaceae)A fabulous non-invasive Euphorbia forming a brilliant hemisphere of glistening chromium yellow in spring, good autumnal oranges in the foliage. easy and well behaved for sun on a reasonable soil. Came through the winter of 2009 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Euphorbia polychroma 'Senior'(Euphorbiaceae)A new and hence rare plant,this selection has larger bracts (flowers) than others and hence makes a great impact in the border in mid to ate spring. A perfect mound lemon and lime for sun or ight shade, normal soils.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Euphorbia wallichii(Euphorbiaceae)An excellent, but rare foliage plant with good yellow flowers from red tinted, silver midribbed dark green leaves. Easy, slow clumper for sun or part shade even on heavy sticky clay. Came through winter of 2010 unscathed.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Euphorbia x pasteurii 'Brown's strain'(Euphorbiaceae)This is a wonderfull tropical looking plant with lush lime green leaves and is covered with yellow, lime green & orange brown flowers in mid spring. The scent of honey can almost be over powering. This form is particularly free flowering and the foliage colours up to reds oranges and yellows in autumn. Toxic sap. Came thru winter of 2009 easily.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Fasicularia bicolor ssp Canaliculata(Bromeliaceae)(1'). For a sheltered well drained site is this fabulous hardy Bromeliad. This subsp. being selected for hardiness. Evergreen winter rosettes which turn to rich coral red when the turquiose blue flowers are produced. Very special.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Felicia petiolata(Asteraceae)An excellent spring daisy with multitudes of soft pink starry flowers over a very long period. Spreads well as roots on stems, good for tumbling over walls or down banks. Also ground cover under roses etc. Hardy thru winter of 2009, but did not survive outside winter 2010 although in unheated tunnel fine.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Fragaria 'Red Ruby'(Rosaceae)A strawberry with lovely rich ruby saucer flowers produced over a long period. Excellent, easy, ground cover. Although it rarely produces fruit can be used to help pollinate fruiting strawberrys.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Fritilaria acmopetala(Liliaceae)Lovely hanging bells of jade green with mahogany brown markings especially on the tips of the petals. Flws mid to late spring in a sunny well drained spot. Once established clumps well.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -14°C. £3.90
Fritillaria meleagris (Snakeshead Fritillary)(Liliaceae/Liliaceae)A mix of the chequered, purple and white, Fritillary with an occasional pure white form. We have them naturalised in huge drifts where they seed in a damp woodland setting. Easy to grow from established plants, difficult from dried bulbs. The nodding flowersare a delight and they seed around where happy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £3.90
Fritillaria michailovskyi(Liliaceae)A lovely March flowering bulb for a warm well drained dry, sunny spot. The waxy pendant flowers are a dark chocolate brown with a deep edge of lemon yellow. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6", Min. temp: -12°C. £3.90
Fuchsia magellanica aurea(Onagraceae)(8' in sheltered site 4' if cut down). Fabulous golden foliage from red stems with magenta-red and purple flowers, a zingy combination. In a warm spot acts as a arching bush if cold like a herbaceous perennial, very hardy-came thru winter of 2010Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Fuchsia magellanica var molinae(Onagraceae)A hardy fuchsia with the softest pale pink flowers drooping from arching stems with light green leaves. Delicate & beautiful. In hard winters can be cut to the ground but springs back & flowers later in the year. A sheltered position gives the best results.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -10°C. £5.50
Galanthus 'Gill Gregory'(Amaryllidaceae)Very, very rare strong single variety found in London and named by the Galanthophile Cliff Curtis after the nursery woman who brought it from her family home in London to East Stoke, near Newark. Few only.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -18°C. £18.00
Galanthus 'Mrs Thompson'(Amaryllidaceae)A delightful idiosyncratic snowdrop which is very rare & distinct. Once established it produces stalks with 2 flowers on which often merge together to give doubles or flowers with up to 6 petals. Vigorous. Snowdrop nurseries sell at £15+Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -21°C. £12.00
Galanthus 'Wendy's Gold'(Amaryllidaceae)The most vigoous of the yellow flowered Snowdrops with a characteristic wavy light green leaf and golden ovary this is an easy and beautiful addition to the garden. Many sell this at £20+ Easy in partial shade.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £12.00
Galanthus elwesii 'Comet'(Amaryllidaceae)One of the best elwesii clones available with strong stems of large beautifully formed flowers on long pedicels. Outer segments are large and 'comet' shaped. A rarely seen variety, easily grown on a reasonable soil. An easily grown introduction into the world of the Galanthophile!Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -21°C. £7.50
Galax urceolata (Wand Flower)(Diapensiaceae)This very rare plant has wonderful, rounded, shiny leaves beloved by flower arrangers. These turn red / orange in winter. In late spring, foot long spikes of white feathery flowers are produced. For humus rich soil in partial of full shade. These have been in huge demand primarily by flower arrangers because the leaves last for such a long time without drooping and are so architectural. The plants take a while to get established and are slow growing but once going leaves can be picked freely as the plants spread.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £9.90
Galega hartlandii 'Lady WIlson'(Leguminosae)A sterile hybrid with fat spikes of cream and mauve pea flowers, deliciously scented of coconut. Long flowering and no self seeding. An Edwardian garden classic. Easy in sun or part shade, good on clay.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Galega hartlandii Alba(Leguminosae)A sterile hybrid with fat spikes of white pea flowers, deliciously scented of coconut. The spring leaves are variegated white also. Long flowering and no self seeding. Great for the white garden and an Edwardian garden classic. Easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Galega officinalis (Goat Rue)(Leguminosae)Spires of white, pink or bicolour on this very easy and tough yet beautiful plant. The flowers are produced in June and July and are scented of coconut. Sun or part shade. (Only white illustrated)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Galtonia candicans(Liliaceae)(Summer Hyacinth) Large white bells on an imposing spike in late summer.(2 bulbs). Prefers a well drained sunny site where it will impose itself on the border in August and September.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £4.90
Galtonia viridiflora(Liliaceae)A very attractive pale green version of the summer hyacinth the ethereal bells are most unusual. Well drained sun.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 30", Min. temp: -12°C. £4.90
Gaura 'Rosy Jane'(Onagraceae)A compact new Gaura for sun & well drained soil this variety has exquisite white flowers with a rich cerise picotee edge. Flowers are very freely produced fom June to frosts. Easily the best pink bicolor as it starts to flower much earlier. Sun.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Gaura lindheimeri 'White Heron'(Onagraceae)New to cultivation is this improvement on older Gaura cultivars. It is more compact and the dark wiry stems are a fine contrast to the multitude of pure white flowers. Also a particularly hardy selection. I was suprised that it came through the winter of 2009 and 2010 absolutely unscathed with no added protection! This is a fabulous plant for flowers from July thru to Nov. Available in limited numbers from mid June 2016.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 24", Min. temp: -12°C. £6.00
Geranium 'Ann Folkard'(Geraniaceae)This is a wonderful, much admired Geranium with intense magenta flowers & a black eye & black veins. It weaves its way through other plants & has warm yellow foliage especially in the spring. Flowering June until November. Bred in 1973 by the Rev. Folkard in Lincolnshire. (Not found, as I put in an earlier catalogue; he gently put me right when he visited the nursery)! AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -15°C. £6.00
Geranium 'Anne Thompson'(Geraniaceae)For all of you who covert Geranium Ann Folkard but cannot afford the space, this is a compact version. I.e a wonderful, much admired Geranium with intense magenta flowers & a dark eye & black veins. It forms a mound & has warm yellow foliage especially in the spring. Photographs never seem to capure the intensity of the magenta flowers of Geranium psilostemon and its hybrids. The more I grow this plant the better I realise it is. The longest flowering Geranium of all (easily 6 months and then as a last flurry of colour the leaves go red before winter. Stunning but rarely seen and we sell out yearly. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 22", Min. temp: -15°C. £6.50
Geranium 'Baby Blue'(Geraniaceae)A compact and very hardy, reliable Geranium with large, good blue flowers in summer. Excellent for the front of the border where it will clump up well. Very easy and useful.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Blue Cloud'(Geraniaceae)Softest blue saucers with thin purple lines radiating from the centre. Easy and reliable, long flowered, has a rangy habit, sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Blue Sunrise'(Geraniaceae)A new departure for hardy Geraniums true bright yellow foliage thoughout the season and excellent blue flowers which shine from the leaves. Long flowered and easy. Sun or part shade. (-16°C)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Bob's Blunder'(Geraniaceae)The best of the larger, bronze leaved Hardy Geraniums' lovely big, soft bronze leaves and pink and white flowers. Hardy and brilliant for sun and will grow on clay but best on a better drained soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Brookside'(Geraniaceae)A plant similar in habit to G. Ann Folkard but taller with large blue flowers with a lighter eye over a similarly long period. Good jagged foliage A G. pratense x G. clarkei Kashmir Purple hybrid. Looks excellent with yellow daisies.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Chantilly'(Geraniaceae)An Alan Bremner G. renardii x G. gracile hybrid & with typical renardii leaves topped with large, beautiful, lavender pink flowers.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium 'Crystal Lake'(Geraniaceae)A fabulous new introduction that was much asked about in the garden in its first year year (2013). Good sized shimmering, almost opalescent, light powder blue blue flowers with radiating dark purple veins continuously from July to Nov. Excellent low growing, front of the border plant. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Derrick Cook'(Geraniaceae)The first white G. himalayense & a startlingly different plant. Huge white flowers sometimes with a blush of palest lilac and dark red lines radiating from the centre. These are freely produced all summer and make an arresting sight, recommended.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Deux Fleurs'(Geraniaceae)A neat mound forming Hardy Geranium that produces two flowers on the stem of a glowing purple pink. These are produced for many months in summer into autumn. Easy for front of border on any normal soil. Sun or part shade. Very rare and we have been delighted at the growth and beauty of this plant.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Dilys'(Geraniaceae)Looking superficially like G. sanguineum this is actually a hybrid between it & G. procurrens. It has a spreading habit & produces many soft purple flowers with darker veins from mid summer onwards. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Dragon Heart'(Geraniaceae)Alan Bremner has bred some of the best Hardy Geraniums available and this too is very good. A spreading plant with huge magenta flws with a black eye are produced for months on end right up to late autumn on a reasonable soil. Rare and sought after.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Elworthy Eyectcher'(Geraniaceae)A rare and desirable hardy Geranium with good sized, pink flowers beautifully veined in dark purple. Long in flower for sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Golden Gracile'(Geraniaceae)A very rare plant not even in the plant finder. Golden textured foliage especially in spring then pink summer flowers and gold foliage in fall. A real beauty that will take quite a lot of shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Hocus Pocus'(Geraniaceae)A great purple leaved variety, the leaves having an iridescence, like purple shot silk and which is more vigorous than other purple leaved varieties. Also particularly free flowering with larger than normal lavender purpe flowers with a contrasting white eye and black anthers. Sun or part shade. This sells out in March and April as the new leaves unfurl to give pools of rich purple velvet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Jester's Jacket'(Geraniaceae)This is a G. thunbergii var which is grown mainly for the stunning variegation, it has golden honey and peach coloured leaves in spring, turning white speckled in summer. Small pink flowers are produced for a long time through summer. Not too dry, sun to part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Lilac Ice'(Geraniaceae)This is a sport from G. Rozanne being slightly more compact and having large lilac flowers with dark veins radiating from the centre. Still with an incredibly long flowering period of Jun-Nov. Leaves have lighter patches. Easy sun / part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Geranium 'Patricia'(Geraniaceae)I am very glad that I finally bulked this up so that I should be able to supply plants well on into the season. The reason for this plants popularity is its amazingly long flowering period. & its excellent neat growth habit. It is an imposing hybrid between G. endressii & G. psilostemon, again from the Alan Bremner stable. It has large flowers which are bright magenta & a dark eye similar to G. psilostemon but over a much longer period. If I could have only one Geranium this would be it!.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Phillippe Vapelle'(Geraniaceae)A hybrid between G. renardii & G. platypetalum, it retains the lovely wrinkling of leaves but is much more floriferous with bluish purple flowers netted with dark purple veins. Came through winter of 2010.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Pink Penny'(Geraniaceae)Think of this as being the magenta purple version of the excellent garden plant Geranium Rozanne. As such she flowers profusely for many months and is fine in full sun or part shade. A fertile soil helps maintain this flower power. Few only.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Rozanne'(Geraniaceae)One of those new introductions that will be around for a long time. Like a much improved G. wallichianum Buxton's Blue this is a more compact floriferous form with larger flowers of bright blue and a white centre. Ideal for partial shade or sun, not baked. Covers itself with flowers for a very long time indeed. Voted by the RHS as "Plant of the Centenary"! If you haven't tried it that should be recommendation enough.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 16'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Geranium 'Russell Prichard'(Geraniaceae)This is a sterile hybrid between G. endressii & G. traversii. It is reputed to be slightly tender but I have had it come through -12°C with only slight leaf damage. It is a gorgeous plant with many rich magenta flowers over a very long period. It also has slightly grey felted leaves which are an excellent contrast. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 12'', Min. temp: -12°C. £4.90
Geranium 'Sandrine'(Geraniaceae)A super new plant. Like Ger. Ann Folkard but with larger (1.5") magenta flowers with a black eye, & for a longer time (May-Oct). Yellow foliage; this will soon become an essential addition to every garden or even for large pots. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium 'Sirak'(Geraniaceae)An distinct variety with soft textured leaves and upright funnel shaped pinky mauve flowers which are heavily lined with purple radiating from the pale centre.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium 'Tiny Monster'(Geraniaceae)A vigorous plant (hybrid between G. psilostemon and G. sanguineum) which is a good ground cover with large flowers of a bright pink, spreads well and flowers for ages. Not really tiny at all but certainly no monster-so poor naming!. Sun or part shade. Easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Geranium aristatum(Geraniaceae)A very regal looking plant with snooty reflexed petals of pale blue / pink marked by regency striped veins of dark pink. Very well behaved, reliable and easy in sun or partial shade. Best not crowded.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Geranium asphodeloides(Geraniaceae)A real must for shady gardens which are either wet or dry (or both in rapid succession). Many hundreds of starry white or pink flowers in spring and summer. Cut back to re-invigorate. The winter rosettes are usually evergreen.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Geranium cantabrigiense 'Karmina'(Geraniaceae)An excellent ground cover geranium with small, glossy, healthy leaves and rounded pink flowers in spring and early summer. Rhizomatous, reliable and hardy. Sun to near full shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir Pink'(Geraniaceae)One of the finest clear pinks available of all Geraniums. Few only.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Geranium clarkei 'Raina'(Geraniaceae)A very rare Geranium with steadily spreading clumps producing excellent attractive disected leaves and well held large saucers of purple blue flowers in late spring through summer. Easy and a delight. Hardy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geranium eriostemon platyanthum(Geraniaceae)A.T. Johnson described the plant as 'Having leaves like a Hollyhock that colour well in autumn & a pyramid of down turned blooms of cool violet'. Very 'velvety' looking plant, desirable & highly recommended for something different from the Geraniums.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 24", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium gracile(Geraniaceae)A woodland plant for not too dry an area with attractive deep funnel shaped flowers of pink with a white eye .Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium ibericum jubatum x renardii(Geraniaceae)(18"). A rare and extremely sought after geranium with masses of distinct blue flowers heavily lined from the centre. Soft sage like leaves. Recommended; for sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -14°C. £4.90
Geranium macro 'WhiteNess'(Geraniaceae)Sought after because the flowers are pure white without a hint of pink and likewise the leaves are just fresh lime green. Good for ground cover and flowers for many weeks in summer. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor'(Geraniaceae)A magenta flowered form & any grouping of this species should include at least one plant of this form to provide a tapestry of colour. Good in shade or sun, not wet soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium maculatum(Geraniaceae)A lovely Geranium especially for moist soils. This North American plant has bold leaves & pale pink flowers with a white eye which are held erect in May.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 28", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.50
Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann'(Geraniaceae)(14"). Unusual and useful warm coffee coloured leaves are a good contrast to the pink flowers in May and June. Deservedly has an AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Geranium maculatum album(Geraniaceae)Again relishing soils which don't dry out too much this is the scarcer and perhaps even more beautiful form of the above. Tough and reliable.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 28", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium nodosum(Geraniaceae)A demure, slow growing, Geranium for semi-shaded or even the heavy shade of evergreen oaks after it is established will endure the dry. Handsome glossy, lobed leaves liberally sprinkled with lilac flowers fading to a pale centre. May-Sept. One of the toughest plants for such a problem area.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium oxonianum 'Phoebe Noble'(Geraniaceae)Not for the faint hearted, lipstick pink flowers with the typically long flowering period that oxonianums have. Easy and lovely under soft pink roses (but never yellow ones!) Our is in quite a shady spot.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium oxonianum 'Rebecca Moss'(Geraniaceae)Thanks to Robin Moss for this lovely silver-pink, long flowered, tough, yet refined plant.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium palustre(Geraniaceae)Flowers brilliant, deep magenta with dark purplish veins. In its native habitat it is found in ditches & wood margins. In gardens it grows well in the damp or in dry soil & full sun.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 15'', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium phaeum 'Joan Baker'(Geraniaceae)A most lovely, and unusual, soft pinky pale mauvey lilac. Good in dryish shade and will hybridise with other phaeums to give a spring kaleidoscope of elegant colour. Easy and hardy winter 2010Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Geranium phaeum 'Langthorn's Blue'(Geraniaceae)The closest to a true blue within the Geranium phaeums. This has lovely purple whiskering over the lilac centre and blue purple petals. Good in dry shade, quicker to bulk if moister.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium phaeum 'Lisa'(Geraniaceae)A fabulous and rare plant with stunning variegation which lasts through the year. Green leaves heavily stippled with yellow and cream with blotches of pink for good measure. Good in shade even dry shade, but would grow just about anywhere.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geranium phaeum 'Rose Madder'(Geraniaceae)A real colour break for G. phaeums with strikingly beautiful brick pink red flowers. A very popular plant and a bit shorter than other G. phaeums, but still as good in dry shade, although it will bulk up quicker with more moisture.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'(Geraniaceae)It is the foliage which really sets this Geranium apart. The rounded felty leaves have a dramatic chocolate purple blotch which is apparent even on the earliest of leaves. (even now the first week of February!). Similar coloured flowers. Good like all G. phaeums for dryish shade)Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium phaeum 'Stillingfleet Ghost'(Geraniaceae)An excellent rare plant for dry shade some leaves are variegated cream and the flowers are of a unique, ghostly pale lilac. Easy and good natured, will grow in sun also.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geranium phaeum Album(Geraniaceae)(Mourning Widow). This is a much brighter version of the Mourning widow, capable of lifting hearts rather than suppressing them. The pure white flowers have attractive yellowy anthers. Excellent in dryish shade but will grow quicker if damper.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium pratense(Geraniaceae)Violet-blue flowers are produced in profusion. As for all G. pratense forms a second flush can be obtained by cutting down after flowering. This also prevents excessive self-seeding. A must for the cottage garden effect.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2-3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium pratense 'Ilja'(Geraniaceae)A new rare form of the meadow cranesbill with white flowers veined with purple, radiating from the centre. Easy to grow in sun or part shade on any normal soil. Cut back after flowering for a second flush.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'(Geraniaceae)A lovely form with softer blue flowers than the type. They are veined with white in what I always think look like a series of gothic arches or, viewed with the light coming from behind, stained glass windows. Easy and good especially on clay. AGM (few only)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2-3', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.00
Geranium pratense 'plenum violaceum'(Geraniaceae)Very amenable and outstandingly attractive double blue flowers like miniature roses. Good on clay and will often reflower if cut back after initial burst. Sun or partial shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geranium pratense albiflorum(Geraniaceae)A lovely white form of the native Meadow cranesbill, cut back after flowering to get reflowering. Easy, reliable and good.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium pratense plenum album(Geraniaceae)This double white Geranium pratense is more demure and requires its own space in the garden to do it's best. Later than most (July onwards) it has many beautiful double white flowers with a tiny purple eye. Rich soil best.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Geranium psilostemon(Geraniaceae)Intense magenta is supposedly currently out of vogue, with pastel shades being 'in'. If that means the exclusion of this show stopper then I am happy to be out of fashion. It is flamboyant from the moment it's crimson resting buds unfurl their large leaves until the autumn when the leaves colour before dying. It is the flowers, with their black eye, which grab attention & when grown against a dark background glow with a light of their own. Can take a while to settle down & gain its natural vigour and it certainly repays attention to good soil. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Isparta'(Geraniaceae)(18"). A lovely newish introduction with large light bluey purple flowers very freely produced over a long time May-Oct. good in sun or light shade. Very differnt in the garden to other plants of this species and well worth growing.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Geranium richardsonii(Geraniaceae)A rare and lovely plant with light green, glossy leaves and white flat flowers of a good size. Mid summer onwards. Best on a moist soil in sun or part shade, where it will slowly form a lovely mound.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geranium robustum(Geraniaceae)This is one of the hardiest of South African Geraniums & has not been troubled by the biting cold winds (-12°C) of the last four winters in spite of an exposed position. It is also a very highly desirable plant with a woody stem producing divided, ferny leaves which like other S.A. species tend to be silvery. The flowers are produced in an absolute profusion & are pink with a white eye. Interestingly it seeds around gently in semi shade on the edge of my woodland!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £4.90
Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'(Geraniaceae)This is a lovely form of our native 'Bloody Canesbill', all are renowned for their long flowering but this pink form has a bonus in that the petals are edged in white giving a picotee effect. Very pretty. Sun or part shade, any soil. Available spring 09.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Geranium sanguineum album(Geraniaceae)Another beautiful plant with pure white blooms which are held proud of the foliage. Flowers for a long time and is a little more rangy than the pink forms but still eminently suitabe for the front of the border. Stunning. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium sanguineum striatum(Geraniaceae)This plant is a native to Walney Island off Cumbria & has large saucer flesh pink flowers above a dense mat of fresh green dissected foliage. Often has good red autumn colour & thrives on dry scrubby slopes. Also very good for the front of the border. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5'', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium sylvaticum 'Bakers Pink'(Geraniaceae)This is a lovely clear pink (as good as any other Geranium) above neat clumps of foliage, flowers later but longer than other G. sylvaticum types. Cut down after initial flowering for more flowers. Not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium wallichianum 'Buxtons Blue'(Geraniaceae)Always much sought after & not often offered is this unique plant with large (1.5 ') saucer shaped flowers which are of sky blue with a startling white eye, dark stamens complete the masterpiece. Requires a cool shaded area to do best & flowers summer into autumn. Seed raised plants.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Geranium wallichianum 'Syabru'(Geraniaceae)The rarely offered mauve pink form (pronounced shoo brew - a Nepalese village). Seed raised plants. Still good in semi or nearly full shade, if not too dry. Flowers later than most Geraniums July to Oct.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Geranium wlassovianum(Geraniaceae)A top notch Geranium with its main draw back being an almost unpronounceable name! Attractive foliage which colours to orange and red reliably every autumn and strong purple flowers with a 'shot silk look' veined in dark violet. Not too dry a soil in sun or shade. Rarely seen and gardens are all the poorer for that.(-16°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'(Geraniaceae)This is the very beautiful white form of Geranium x cantabrigiense. The contrast between the petals and the pink stems and anthers is particularly gorgeous. A very popular plant on the nursery. Excellent for the front of border in sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Geum 'Apricot Crush'(Rosaceae)Very different upward facing large apricot flowers during spring and often autumn much admired and requested over many years in the garden. Vigorous and tough for sun or part shade. Good on clay. Bred here at Norwell and offered for the first time.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Geum 'Beech House Apricot'(Rosaceae)One of my favourites with lovely soft yellow ruffled flowers edged in apricot. Easily grown in sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geum 'Bell Bank'(Rosaceae)A distinctive var. and much requested with open bells of soft pinky copper in late spring and summer. The petals are attractively crinkled and crimped at the edges. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geum 'Bremners Nectarine'(Rosaceae)A still rarely seen plant but is getting more and more popular as more people meet it. Lovely, big, gappy, nectarine flowers on red stems from early in the year and going on, outlasting all other Geums and often still in flower mid Nov. Floriferous, vigorous and hardy. (-18°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", £5.50
Geum 'Carlskaer'(Rosaceae)This Geum glows with an orange of such intensity, that is matched by few other plants. Dark red/purple stems form the perfect contrast. Easy to grow and good spring early summer flowerer, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geum 'Diane'(Rosaceae)A choice, covetable form with very large golden yellow flowers on a short plant. Sun or part shade good on clay.Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geum 'Dingle Apricot'(Rosaceae)A beautiful and large flowered form with apricot flowers shading to peach in spring and early summer. Easy but still rare and much requested. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Geum 'Eos'(Rosaceae)A stunning new introduction, the bright sunshine yellow foliage makes a fantastic back drop for the brilliant orange flowers which are freely produced in spring and early summer. Excellent on heavier soils in sun or light shade. Lights up shady places but flowering will be diminished.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Geum 'Fire Opal'(Rosaceae)A rare variety and noteworthy for its excellent long flowering (from April to Nov. with a gap in the middle) with good-sized semi-double orange red flowers. For sun or light shade. Easy and hardy. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geum 'Fire Storm'(Rosaceae)A compact new rare variety with masses of double orange flowers from spring to mid summer so much longer than most vars. Excellent for front of border (put with purple Heucheras) in sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geum 'Flames of Passion'(Rosaceae)Upward facing circular coral red flowers on dark stems on a long blooming plant (May to Sept) A good do'er for sun or light shade, enjoys clay. Very popular last year selling out quckly.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Geum 'Georgenberg'(Rosaceae)A lovely yellow-flowered hybrid flowering profusely in spring & then again in autumn, with good sized flowers. Highly recommended. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geum 'Lady Stratheden'(Rosaceae)The yellow (& not so well known) partner to G. Mrs Bradshaw. Excellent well held flowers for many months and a typical cottage garden plant. For sun or light shade. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geum 'Lemon Drops'(Rosaceae)A great, reliable plant for spring and early summer colour with nodding lemon yellow flowers from reddish stems and orange stamens. Easy to grow on a normal soil in sun or light shade. Hardy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Geum 'Lisanne'(Rosaceae)A compact front of the border grower with large open faced flowers of a soft creamy lemon. Starting to flower in April and then continuing through summer with later sprays in October! For sun or light shade. Easy and beautiful.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Geum 'Mrs J Bradshaw''Feurball'(Rosaceae)A good red semi-double with ruffled petals. Typical cottage garden plant due to its flamboyant & reliable nature. Moist soil AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geum 'Nordek'(Rosaceae)Brilliant single tangerine orange blooms in mid to late spring; flowers that bridge the gap so well before the main flush of perennials. Easy in sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geum 'Norwell Lemon Lamp'(Rosaceae)A refined soft yellow form bred here with nodding good sized flowers in mid to late spring. Disease resistant and reliable for sun or light shade. Typo error gave it the name of 'Norwell Lemon Yellow" -sorry!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geum 'Prince of Orange'(Rosaceae)Rarely seen is this flamboyant, large flowered semi- double orange Geum. Always asked about during its long flowering period. Holds its head well, above the rosette of foliage.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geum 'Sigiswang'(Rosaceae)The worst thing about this plant is its name! Well held intense tangerine coloured flowers demand attention. A real crowd puller. Sun or partial shade not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geum 'Tequila Sunrise'(Rosaceae)Great new large flowered introduction with soft creamy yellow petals splashed and flushed with red and orange, these coming from contrasting deep wine red stems and buds. Spring and early summer flowering for sun or light shade. EasyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Geum 'Werner Arends'(Rosaceae)Very good sized bright orange flowers that are freely produced. Lovely for the front of the border in spring & early summer. A neat useful plant to inject spice into a garden.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Geum triflorum(Rosaceae)Nodding pink flowers over ferny soft foliage. Very different in look to other Geums and very nice. Followed by shock-headed-Peter seed heads.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Gillenia stipulata(Rosaceae)A rarer 'Bowmans Physic' with deeply cut almost lacey leaves and thin petalled pure white starry flowers in summer. Good for shade even dryish shade although semi shade is fine. Easy and lovely.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Gillenia trifoliata(Rosaceae)(Indian Physic / Bowmens Root). Once brilliantly described as : 'A Gaura for shade'. A delightful and easy plant which has billowy clouds of starry white flws in late spring & summer. These are an excellent contrast to the red petioles & mahogany stems. In autumn the leaves go yellows or reds before falling. Good in light humus rich soil, best in shade from mid-day sun especially if dry however will grow well in wooded conditions of shade. AGMPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hacquetia epipactis 'Thor'(Umbelliferae)I am delighted to be able to finally offer this unique and much sought after plant. It is easy to grow (although is not quick) and makes a wonderful clean white variegated leaves through summer with clumps of yellow centered ruffed flowers in late winter and early spring. Shade, not too dry. Laughed at the winter of 2010.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -21°C. £7.50
Hakonechloa 'Beni Kaze'(Gramineae)(Beni Kaze means red wind, as this graceful, slow growing, flowing grass takes on increasing amounts of orange, red and gold as the year progresses and make a real impact in an open shady area. Excellent for front of border or pots.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hakonechloa macrantha 'Aureola'(Gramineae)Brilliant yellow striped grass with gracefully arching leaves on short stems like a diminutive bamboo. Slow well behaved clumping & excellent for pot culture. AGMPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -15°C. £6.00
Hedychium forrestii(Zingiberaceae)One of the easiest of Ginger lilies to start with due to its hardiness, & strong constitution. Easily produces a succession of white scented flowers with a golden hanging petaloid stamens from July to Sept.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -12°C. £7.90
Hedychium greenei(Zingiberaceae)An all round Ginger Lilly this as the foliage is exceptionally beautiful having a burnished maroon underside & dark green top. The stems are also maroon & contrast well with the prominent tangerine crepe paper like flowers.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -6°C. £7.90
Hedychium spicatum CC(Zingiberaceae)A stocky, tough ginger with large flowers with primrose buds opening to white petals. Each flower looks like a moth at rest. Has scarlet stamens.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -2°C. £7.90
Helenium 'Biedermeier'(Asteraceae)An excellent bicolour with bright red flowers of a good size the end quarter of each petal is bright yellow. This gives a stunning effect especially with the yellow pollen around the brown cone at the centre of the flower. Easy, sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Bressingham Gold'(Asteraceae)A rare and wonderful tall autumn Helenium. Masses of large golden yellow flowers from late Aug to Oct. with a chocolate brown centre, sun or light shade. Last year I cut down half of the clump to get flowers lower down. This worked and increased the duration of flowering by over three weeks.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Butterpat'(Asteraceae)(3'). A good growing plant with a green cone and bright yellow flowers in late summer onwards. Easy and reliable for sun or partial shade, like most Heleniums, good on clay.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Can Can'(Asteraceae)A soft tawny yellow flower opening from apricoty orange buds, the reverse of the petals is orange and this is visible where some of the petals turn up at the edge. For sun or light shade, normal soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Chelsey'(Asteraceae)A newer compact variety with large flowers comprised of bright red petals edged with apricot. Excellent for pots as well as mid border. I was convinced as to its merit after seeing large drifts of it at the RHS Gardens Rosemoor. Flowers late July onwards and looks stunning en masse. Sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 32", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Flammenspiel'(Asteraceae)(Helenium Dancing Flames) Bright flame orange flowers which age well and are suffused with red are produced in late summer and autumn. A rare variety which offers much to prolong garden interest. Sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Fuego'(Asteraceae)A compact grower and long flowered in late summer through to mid autumn with petals of orange (red on new flowers) marked by a halo of yellow around the chocolate cone. Sun best, normal soils.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Indianersummer'(Asteraceae)Starting in late July this mid to back of border plant has super dark red flowers, of a good size that slowly age to orangey red. A great bee plant and sturdy stems. Easy on a normal soil, sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Konigstiger'(Asteraceae)Such a showy and eyecatching flower that you would perhaps expect to see it on an annual rather than a perennial. Still rare but will not be for long!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Riverton Gem'(Asteraceae)(5'). A tall, rare variety with brown coned, orange flowers tipped in yellow, freely produced over a long period. (-16°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer'(Asteraceae)My find of 1999, a plant which flowers so tidily for such a long period of time (June-Nov.) with red & yellow streaked orange petals. This is one plant that customers tell me about - they cannot believe its persistence in flower. Not only that but the colour change is dramatic from yellow orange at opening to red orange at maturity.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Helenium 'Siesta'(Asteraceae)Another compact grower with true red, ruffled flowers produced for a long time in mid summer thru. autumn all around a chocolate cone. A well branched and floriferous var. which is good for cutting. Sun, normal soils.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Helianthus 'Carine'(Asteraceae)Similar to Helianthus Lemon Queen but this is shorter (5' rather than 6'), has dark stems and softer creamy yellow flowers. It also spreads more whereas Lemon Queen is a steady clumper. (Its horses for courses really). It was much requested in its first year herer and now we have it for sale. Covered in flowers late Aug. thru to Oct. LovelyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'(Asteraceae)A perennial sun flower with hundreds of starry pale yellow suns produced from late August until November. Lovely with azure Salvia uliginosa & a must for an autumn bed. It buzzes with bees and comes into its prime when many other plants are fading away. Highly recommended. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Helianthus giganteus 'Sheila's Sunshine'(Asteraceae)Not for the smallest of gardens this is a very tall plant (but doesn't spread) with late lemon yellow flowers all through autumn. Gives height and can look stunning with the large purple Eupatoriums.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Helianthus microcephalus 'Straffe Prarie Gast'(Asteraceae)This is a real late summer and autumn beauty with many small bright yellow sun flower flowers well held that attract the bees and butterflies. Different from other Autumn daisies this is very rare and beautiful. Easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Heliopsis 'Loraine's Sunshine'(Asteraceae)Not for the faint hearted! Shocking white and green variegation on a surprisingly robust plant. Single yellow sunflowers in late summer and autumn. For sun or light shade looks excellent against a dark background.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Heliopsis 'Summer Nights'()Dark stems and dark leaves give rise to apricoty, soft yellow daisy flowers well held in July to autumn. Easily grown in sun or light shade. This is always requested and sells out quickly.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Helleborus x hybridus(Ranunculaceae)H. x hybridus is the correct name for what we have always called H. orientalis which is actually a species rather than the hybrids which we grow as Lenten rose. These are plants from specially selected parents but normally as yet unflowered. Some are spotted some not and in a variety of colours. If you have special colour requirements please ask and I will see what we can do.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Forms'(Ranunculaceae)(1'). The rare and sought after beautiful double types of mixed colours although mostly whites and pale pinks with some spotted, all lovely. Easy in semi shade or sun. Flowers Jan to April. (-18°C).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.90
Hemerocallis 'Always Afternoon'(Liliaceae)A multiple award winning daylily which has made it rightly famous, but until very recently unobtainable in the UK. Lavender with a bold plum, purple eye. Flowers well held and produced in a phenomenal quantity. Reblooms, scented with 5" flowers.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 22'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Hemerocallis 'American Revolution'(Liliaceae)Richest maroon / dark merlot flowers with a satiny sheen are freely produced from mid summer. The small golden mouth accentuates the sumptuous feel of the flowers. For sun, any normal soil, good on clay.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Arctic Snow'(Liliaceae)The largest flowered of the white Daylilies with 6" robust blooms of vanilla, delicately ruffled at the edges & fragrant. This is a very popular variety which flowers exceedingly well each summer. All daylilies flower best in sun but will do all right in partial shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 24'', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Hemerocallis 'Awesome Blossom'(Liliaceae)A stunning dusky rose with a huge blackish plum eye and plum braiding on the edge of the heavily textured and ruffled petals. Large (5") flowers and good reblooming variety. Specialist growers charge over £13.00! Few only.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi'(Liliaceae)Only bred in '95 this already famous daylily has dramatic, ruffled, large (6") flowers of rich deep purple and a contrasting green-yellow throat -think brambles & lime. It really is astonishing. All daylilies flower best in sun but will give a good account of themselves in partial shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 33'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Berlin Red'(Liliaceae)Once incredibly rare, now due to our efforts as well as others, making a welcome comeback. This is a very slow clumping variety with big rosettes and large vibrant red flowers of substance. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Big Smile'(Liliaceae)Huge (7") bright yellow flowers which have their petals extravagantly ruffled with pink. A confectioners delight of pear drop colours. All daylilies flower best in sun but will give a good account of themselves in partial shade. Few only.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Hemerocallis 'Black Emanuella'(Liliaceae)A new introduction which, as the name suggests, sports the darkest satiny purple flowers which are quite starily shaped with a tiny lemon throat. Special and incredibly popular here at the nursery.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Black Prince'(Liliaceae)(18"). Lily like, red elegant thinnish petalled flowers with gold markings striping the petals and as a central star in mid to late summer. Easy in sun and normal soils.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Blueberry Cream'(Liliaceae)Another top flight recent introduction only being bred in 2000. Dramatic colouring of yellow petals with a large deep red-purple eye and ruffled edge to the petals Large flowered and scented. SunPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 33'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Bonanza'(Liliaceae)Startling yellow flowers with dark maroon centre, reliable & vigorous.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Hemerocallis 'Burning Daylight'(Liliaceae)A large flowered variety which has well stood the test of time. Almost fluorescent tangerine orange flowers which shine out in the garden. Petals are strong and the colour doesn't fade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 28'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbery'(Liliaceae)A very popular (& sought after) cultivar in the UK. Large (6") ruffled blush pink flowers with a lime green throat & exquisite perfume. Good flowering performer every year and a lovely colour to put with others in the garden.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 28'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Cedar Waxwing'(Liliaceae)Only ever a few of this slow to propagate but very floriferous plant. I had a picture of it published in the Sunday Express gardening section where they labelled it a Penstemon but that's another story. Huge satiny pink flowers with a ruffled edge & long flowering.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Cherry Cheeks'(Liliaceae)A large flowered older variety which is better than many modern introductions. Very reliable and free flowering. Large leaves are impressive and the cherry rose flowers are sumptuous.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 28'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Chicago Knobby'(Liliaceae)Not sure who names these... but a lovely soft purple large flower with a yellow eye over many weks in mid summer. Sun, easy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Christmas Island'(Liliaceae)A red day lily sounds ordinary but this shines out in the garden having triangular deep glowing red flowers with a dominant yellow and green eye. Much requested. SunPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Corky'(Liliaceae)A classic daylily raised in 1959 & still surpasses many newer cultivars. The bell-like 3" lemon flowers have a seer sucker texture & show well against the mahogany wiry scapes & petal backs. June-July. Thoroughly recommendedPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 32'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'(Liliaceae)(2.5'). An indestructable classic with single crimson starry flowers and lighter midribs and centre, very freely produced. Easy for sun and light shade, any soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Dorothy McDade'(Liliaceae)A lovely old fashioned type with pale lemon yellow flowers which are scented. Reliable and good natured. Sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Double River Wye'(Liliaceae)A good shaped double (i.e. not a dogs dinner) of creamy lemon yellow, long flowering (June-August). Tough border plant, will not die out for no reason.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Dutch Gold'(Liliaceae)Excellent constitution, with an abundance of large (4"), orange / gold flowers. Not for the faint hearted!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'El Desperado'(Liliaceae)Another stunning combination of colours with large mustard yellow flowers with a dark plum eye and picotee edge. A hard working garden perennial.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 27'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Frans Hals'(Liliaceae)The first Day lily I ever bought took my eye because of its startling colour contrast of alternating petals of orange & cinnamon red. Even the red petals have an orange midrib enhancing the 'starry' effect (June-August).Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Frosted Vintage Ruffled'(Liliaceae)Huge soft creamy flowers which have their petals extravagantly ruffled with pink. A delight of classic border colouration. Disease resistant and bred to reliably repeat giving 200 flowers when established in a sunny position. Easy and Good.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'(Liliaceae)Widely considered the best white Hemerocallis, and asked for by name very frequently it is actually more a parchment white rather than Dulux white but excellent all the same. The flowers are large (5" across), rounded and have a yellow and green throat. The photograph does not do it justice.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Golden Chimes'(Liliaceae)A deservedly famous and top notch daylily. Masses of golden, bell shaped flowes which arise from very dark stems and buds-always a winning combination. Good in bold clumps, recommended.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Hemerocallis 'James Marsh'(Liliaceae)An excellent work horse, easy, rewarding daylily, still one of the best reds with large (6.5") scarlet flowers.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 28'', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Jan's Twister'(Liliaceae)The spider day lilies (those with long thin ribbon like petals) have always had an extreme fascination for me. Many are terribly slow growing and some are reluctant to flower well in the UK which is why this form is so special. It is strong and floriferous bearing enormous (11") flws. of curled and curved peach petals which are extremely elegant. Sun.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 28'', Min. temp: -18°C. £8.90
Hemerocallis 'Joan Senior'(Liliaceae)For years this has been a top choice for a white day lily. Not pure white, none are, this is the most reliable, largest flowering' near white available. Good in full sun but partial shade will show off the beaiful flowers to their best.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Lavender Deal'(Liliaceae)Distinct well held flowers of a pale plummy blue with cream midrib highlights and a yellowy centre much requested last year. Will do best in sun but gives a good account of itself in partial shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Light Years Away'(Liliaceae)A very sought after plant with large (5.5") salmon pink flowers and a distinct cream bubbly margin to the petals. Unique and rare. Specialist growers charge over £12 a plant! Sun best.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Macbeth'(Liliaceae)Don't say the name! -it's the Scottish plant. Large deliciously ruffled pink petals with a dark purple throat and picotee edging. Long and heavy blooming. Sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Maragaret Perry'(Liliaceae)A rare old variety which has a simple elegance in the way it holds its many starry orange flowers each of which has a chevron of red in the centre. Tough and reliable and able to take some shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Mauna Loa'(Liliaceae)It is with great pleasure that I am able to re-offer this startling plant. A large flower of a unique brilliant tangerine orange that takes no prisoners.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 22'', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Hemerocallis 'Missenden'(Liliaceae)This tall day lily has good sized trumpets of bright red well held on strong vertical stems. It is thus excellent for the back of the border or around the base of statues etc. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Moonlit Masquerade'(Liliaceae)Each year I sell out of this fabulous day lily. Given a good summer reblooms until mid October! Large creamy flowers have a superbly contrasting dark maroon eye. It really is fantastic and explains why specialist Hemerocallis growers sell it at more than £12Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Navajo Princess'(Liliaceae)Triangular shaped flowers of soft pink with a mirroring raspberry triangular flash surrounding a triangular lime yellow centre. A unique pattern and the way that it is repeated concentrically through the flower is outstanding. Few only.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Night Beacon'(Liliaceae)A stunning day lily with rich dark purple recurved petals contrasted by a lime green and yellow throat. Well named it does seem to call out to you across the garden. Sought after. Sun.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Nile Crane'(Liliaceae)A good reblooming variety with 5" blooms of lavender rose and a cream throat, scented. July-Aug.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Pandoras Box'(Liliaceae)A small but beautifully formed plant with many vanilla flowers and a distinct red eye. A good reflowering var. excellent for pots or towards the front of the border. Sun or light shade. A garden stalwart here for over 20 years.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 19", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask'(Liliaceae)Lily -shaped terracotta pink flowers are freely produced over vigorous plants. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Pink Lady'(Liliaceae)Narrow petalled, looking almost like a spider, and a soft copper pink flower with a darker central chevron on this aristocratic old-timer. Rarely offered. Will take some shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Queen of May'(Liliaceae)A worthwhile addition to the garden due to its early flowering and height. The delightfully scented flowers are orange-yellow, and well held above other plants in flower at the time. Easy and reliable, mine has continued to thrive in unimproved clay for ten years; flowers best in sun.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Queen of May'(Liliaceae)A worthwhile addition to the garden due to its early flowering and height. The delightfully scented flowers are a beautiful clear yellow, and well held above other plants in flower at the time. Easy, flowers best in sun.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Raspberry Candy'(Liliaceae)Another reblooming day lily with a large flower possessing a raspberry red centre over diamond dusted cream petals.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Red Precious'(Liliaceae)A wonderful fiery scarlet which looks very similar to a Hippeastrum (Amaryllis). This was very rare just a few years ago but by obtaining it from the NCCPG and then propagating it hard I have managed to rescue it from oblivion. Easy and reliable.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Renee'(Liliaceae)A few only of this award winner of the impressive Stout medal with lovely lemon yellow and gold long petals. Rare and quested after. Always reminds me of a creme brulee....Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 25", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Romance'(Liliaceae)A large, good sized soft red flower with small yellow eye and often a thin margin of white around the broad petals. Sun, not particular as to soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Sabine Bauer'(Liliaceae)Dramatic, good performer, a much waited for introduction having huge (6") flowers of white although most is covered with a blackish purple eye. The jagged edged petals are margined with black purple also. Specialist growers sell for over £17.00!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Hemerocallis 'Simmons Overture'(Liliaceae)One of the 500 series, bred so that a mature plant has at least 500 blooms a year! Stunning, large, rose pink flowers outlined in dark burgundy with purple eye and yellow throat. A reflowering gem for sun, normal soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Stafford'(Liliaceae)The scarlet 4" flowers are held high above the foliage on strong stems. The colour is seemingly intensified because each petal has a thin yellow midrib which also gives a graceful air. Sought after because it is taller than most and will take partial shade well although flowers best in more sun. A particularly good form as it is so adaptable and doesn't suffer from gall midge.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy'(Liliaceae)The red eye is echoed by the red braiding on the outside of the bright pink flowers.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Sweet Hot Chocolate'(Liliaceae)(30"). Aptly named large chocolatey red, velvety textured petals with a gold edge and contrasting small gold centre. Easy in sun, any normalish soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Hemerocallis 'Tiger Blood'(Liliaceae)Dramatic new introduction for sun on a normal soil. Fantastic large flws. of cream almost covered by a dark burgundy eye and with a ruffled burgundy edge. Heavy flowerer and easy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Hemerocallis 'Tuscawilla Tigress'(Liliaceae)An excellent zingy orange glowing plant with large flowers of rich bright orange. Reflowers well and has a lighter orange star though the petals. Sun, any soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Wayside Green Lamp'(Liliaceae)A gorgeous mixture of pink shot through with pale coppery orange and a lime green and yellow throat. These flowers glisten in the sun. Will take light shade. Very reliable and difficult to kill. Few only.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Hemerocallis 'Yabba Dabba Doo'(Liliaceae)Another amazing spider (ie with long ribbon like, curled petals) flowered day lily with huge flowers (10") bright violet purple petals and a lime green throat. Very heavy flowering & strong stems keep the myriad of blooms well held. Award winner.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £8.90
Hemerocallis altissima(Liliaceae)Very rarely offered is this very tall, yellow flowered species. Deliciously scented with evening opening flowers & slightly spidery petals. As a bonus flowers later than other daylilies from midsummer to autumn. Has been used a lot in breeding work to increase height and spidery petals.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5-6', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Heuchera 'Blackout'(Saxifragaceae)(1'). Shiny plum black scalloped EVERGREEN foliage with contrasting white flowers in high summer. Dramatic and easy in semi shade to full sun and a reasonable soil. Looks great with yellow foliage, or in this case with the yellow flowered Anthemis tinctoria CompactaPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Heuchera 'Brownies'(Saxifragaceae)Yes really up to 3' or a bit more! Big, imposing fawny-coco hairy foliage with tall heads of misty white flowers. A really good structural plant. Light to partial shade. In autumn leaves take on more pinky tones. Good winter colour.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Heuchera 'Caramel'(Saxifragaceae)The colour of heuchera Amber Waves but from a vigorous, easy plant. (Amber waves was the first Heuchera to have the unique amber / bronze -yellow foliage but was slow to grow). This has large golden caramel foliage with red undersides. Cream flowers. An exceptional plant. Sun to part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Heuchera 'Electra'(Saxifragaceae)An extremely good new var. which is hardy and reliable with yellow leaves and red central veining. Best in part shade it goes beautifully with purple leaved types.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Heuchera 'Georgia Peach'(Saxifragaceae)Fabulous, billowy luminous peach and silver foliage lights up the garden. White starry flowers in summer. Light to mid shade, especially not mid day sun, not too dry, reasonable soil. Has made an excellent clump in our garden.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Heuchera 'Obsidian'(Saxifragaceae)One of the best of the new Heucheras with dark, almost black, shiny leaves. A real show stopper and evergreen most years. Sun or part shade, not fussy. Try with one of the new yellow leaved vars. Came thru winter 2010 easily.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse'(Saxifragaceae)Rich chocolate brown leaves are edged in lime green. This is an amazing combination and still rare. Good in sun to part shade. White flowers in summer attract the bees. Easy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Hibiscus 'Cranberry Crush'(Malvaceae)To see this plant you would not believe it was hardy. Huge, dinner plate sized, dark red flowers from almost black buds. For full sun, fertile soil, warm spot and do not allow to dry out. Late to appear in spring but then quick growing.Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -12°C. £9.00
Hibiscus 'Jazzberry Jam'(Malvaceae)To see this plant you would not believe it was hardy. Huge, dinner plate sized, magenta flowers with a red centre have ruffled petals. For full sun, fertile soil, warm spot & do not allow to dry out. Late to appear in spring but then quick growing.Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -12°C. £9.00
Hibscus 'Kopper King'(Malvaceae)To see this plant you would not believe it was hardy. Huge, dinner plate sized, soft pink flowers with a red centre above copper foliage. For full sun, fertile soil, warm spot & do not allow to dry out. Late to appear in spring then quick growing.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -12°C. £9.00
Hosta 'Allan P McConnell'(Hostaceae)A small leaved Hosta and quick growing, nicely filling a pot or producing a lovely mound in the garden.The rich green leaves are smartly outlined in silver. Purple flowers in late summer. Easy.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hosta 'Beach Boy'(Hostaceae)An improvement over the excellent Hosta 'Great Expectations'. This is a more vigorous and robust grower with slug resistant leaves due to their thicker texture. The creamy yellow centered leaves are surrounded by flames of of blue-green. Exceptional plant for shady areas and good in pots.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Hosta 'Big Daddy'(Hostaceae)A great big luxuriant hosta with large leaves (11") of glaucous grey blue. White tall flowers. Excellent autumn colouring of gold and coppery bronze.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Big Mama'(Hostaceae)A giant hosta with huge (18") leaves of a deep blue-green, each leaf is cupped with some puckering. Near white flws. Why not have it next to Big Daddy? Shade or partial shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Blue Angel'(Hostaceae)A very large leaved, very good blue. Has a white bloom which adds to the attraction of the puckered and veined leaves that resist slug and snail attack. A tall and dramatic plant for full or partial shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'(Hostaceae)An award winning miniature hosta with blue rounded overlapping leaves that are very slug resistant. Fills a pot quite quickly. The small Hostas are very popular and easy to grow.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -18°C. £6.90
Hosta 'Brim Cup'(Hostaceae)A smallish hosta with medium sized leaves that are slightly cupped and puckered but with a very distinctive large pure white margin, getting brighter as the season progresses. This looks stunning against the dark green centre. White fws. Shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hosta 'Calypso'(Hostaceae)Widely thought of as being being the best of the small white centered Hostas as it has good vigour & isn't prone to burning. Still uncommon it will fill a pot quickly or form a good mound in the garden. Dark lavender flowers. For part to full shadePosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Hosta 'Cherry Berry'(Hostaceae)A medium sized hosta which I had admired in pictures but somewhat doubted its worth in the garden. Then last October saw a lovely specimen and was hooked! Has vanilla cream centered leaves which are jaggedly margined by lime and then a rich mid green. The leaf stalk and especially the flower stalk are a conspicuous red giving good colour in late summer and autumn. The good purple flowers are then followed by red cherry like fruits.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.90
Hosta 'Cracker Crumbs'(Hostaceae)A very requested sought after miniature with ruffled green edged leaves of chatreuse yellow. Excellent in a pot or front of shady border. Clumps quite quickly.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £6.00
Hosta 'El Nino'(Hostaceae)A new beautiful hosta a sport from Halcyon (excellent parentage) with the same glaucous blue leaves but now wide flame edged in white. The leaves remain into late autumn when most other Hostas have completely disappeared. Very special.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 20'', Min. temp: -20°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Empress Wu'(Hostaceae)A huge Hosta, in fact the record holder, with plants over 4 ft tall and wide blue green leaves 2 ft long. It is vigorous and tough and still very rare and very sought after, I went to Belgium to get stock! Very few.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Hosta 'Fire Island'(Hostaceae)I have been asked to offer this stunning Hosta many times recently. It is very different with striking golden leaves and deep red stems, the colour just suffusing into the lower leaf. In autumn leaves turn to a golden yellow. Very dramatic and good.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.90
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'(Hostaceae)Of all the Hostas I grow I can never produce enough of this one. Pure white leaf centres are edged with rich green. Distinct and much sought after. Shade or partial shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 26'', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Hosta 'Fireworks'(Hostaceae)Another sought after small Hosta but with very distinctive colouration of slender dark green leaves, the centre sharply delineated with snow white, especially later in the year. Excellent for pots.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Hosta 'First Frost'(Hostaceae)Hosta 'Halcyon' has been the parent of many strikingly beautiful variegated blue-leaved progeny, but early ones lacked garden vigour. This has the strength to mound and have presence in the border with showy rounded leaves edged in cream that age to a frosty white. easy and with Wow factor!Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Francee'(Hostaceae)A real favourite; olive green leaves with a startling white margin. Lavender flowers complete the picture of a Hosta which looks good all season long & performs particularly well in a container. In autumn the leaves go a lovely golden yellow before falling. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 24''x36'', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Hosta 'Frances Williams'(Hostaceae)This one does require shade to prevent the superb creamy yellow margins of the large, round, blue green leaves from scorching. In autumn the leaves turn a good golden yellow before falling. White flowers on tall scapes. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 24''x36'', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Hosta 'Halcyon'(Hostaceae)The best blue if not one of the best of all Hostas! Lovely heart -shaped leaves & a dense show of lavender flowers. Gets to be a large plant. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 20''x40'', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Hosta 'Hush Puppie'(Hostaceae)A quick to clump small leaved var. with blue green centres and creamy yellow 'flame' borders. Fills a pot or excellent for the front of a shady border. Rare and very attractive.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Hydon Sunset'(Hostaceae)A small leaved Hosta with excellent dainty yellow leaves which turn limey green in summer. Dark purple flowers. Lovely to light a shady area in the garden.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hosta 'June'(Hostaceae)Distinctive and popular Hosta with a succession of different personas as the season progresses. Lemon centered leaves, changing to creamy centered foliage followed by to chartreuse and blue margins. The leaves are very persistent still looking good late autumn. Thoroughly recommended. The amount of light that you give this hosta changes the leaf colour enormously, all are still very attractive but they can look like completely different plants!Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14'', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Jurassic Park'(Hostaceae)(3' high but up to 8' across with leaves 16" x 14"). Absolutely enormous! A vigorous plant with heavy textured, puckered blue green leaves for sun to heavy shade. Also very slug resistant. The raisers charge £40 a plant for this new introduction!Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £7.50
Hosta 'Lakeside Down Sized'(Hostaceae)A miniature with beautifully marked leaves of yellowy leaves with white margins, these getting brighter during the year with contrasting new leaves. Sought after and rare.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Lakeside Dragonfly'(Hostaceae)A super new Hosta with long lanceolate leaves having a blue green centre and a yellow flamed margin that ages to cream. This is a strong grower, looking good in pots or in the border. Has a real character and presence. Still very rare and sought after.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.90
Hosta 'Lakeside Paisley Print'(Hostaceae)This is an exceptional medium-sized hosta with a cream palm print centre and mid green margin with cupped and rippled leaves. Truly beautiful and sought after, often selling over £15 a plant! For light to full shade. Great in a pot.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Lemon and Lime'(Hostaceae)'A spanking little Hosta', as one customer put it. Small leaves of a bright yellow slowly ageing to lime in mat-like profusion. The flowers are excellent, orchid like and deep purple lined with white; looking like an orchid and are a perfect contrast to the leaves. Unusual, because it is stoloniferous, forming good clumps quickly. Recommended.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Hosta 'Magic Fire'(Hostaceae)A magnificent new introduction with terrific garden presence. Rare and sought after, especially amongst flower arrangers this has a sensational flame patterned green centre with large bright gold-yellow leaf margins. ShadePosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Hosta 'Midwest Gold'(Hostaceae)A small Host with golden chatreuse leaves aging to bluey yellow in summer. Clumping well and filling a pot quite quickly. Resistant to slugs.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hosta 'Night Before Christmas'(Hostaceae)A big Hosta with large, slightly puckered, flopping, elongated clear white leaves with broad green margins, very distinctive.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 30''x30'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Hosta 'Paradise Island'(Hostaceae)This is a stunning sport of H. Fire Island with the same red leaf stalks which suffuses the base of the leaves. The leaves are brilliant yellow with a dark green rim. I sold out of Fire Island very quickly and will do the same with this. Shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £6.90
Hosta 'Sagae'(Hostaceae)This plant helps to fulfil my quest in offering you the very best plants at very reasonable prices (specialist Hosta growers routinely charge double this price!) The very large individual leaves (12") are erectly held & are a glaucous blue green with a thick cream margin. Flowering spikes reach up to 5'. Takes a few years to attain this full majesty.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3'x3', Min. temp: -15°C. £6.50
Hosta 'St Paul'(Hostaceae)A medium to large hosta of vigour with good sized blue leaves and a beautiful yellowy lime centre. Pale lilac flowers in early summer. Much requested and great for semi shade in the garden or pots. Thick leaves resist slug attack. In autumn the leaves go a rich golden bronze before falling.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Hosta 'Striptease'(Hostaceae)A hosta which captivates by the beautiful leaves as well as the name! It is one of the most requested Hostas I grow by flower arrangers, plantsmen and gardeners. Rounded blue green leaves have a lime centre but are separated by a bright white 'lightening flash'. Easy and good.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'(Hostaceae)A champion hosta with large yellow leaves that age to lime yellow and have strong veins. They are also surprisingly resistant to slug and snail attack. Excellent in pots they look very good with the large blue leaved varieties. In autumn the leaves go to a rich golden yellow and stay looking good for weeks.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Hosta 'Whirlwind'(Hostaceae)This is a medium hosta having heart-shaped leaves with creamy white centres & irregular dark green margins. What really sets this plant apart is the way in which the leaves spiral out from the crown giving a whirlwind effect. Recent and good introduction. In early autumn the leaves go a good yellow before falling.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 12''x12'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Hosta 'White Feather'(Hostaceae)A most unusual hosta the leaves are almost pure white in the spring & they slowly speckle with green at the tips and this suffuses down the veins as the season progresses. I was very dubious about this plant but had it requested so often I tried it last year and given good growing conditions it is a unique addition to the garden, has lavender flowers in summer. Good in pots.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.90
Hosta plantaginea grandiflora(Hostaceae)Many people find it strange to think of growing a Hosta for its flower rather than its leaf but when they see this in flower they change their mind! The leaves are good light green and architectural but the flowers are even better. Large pure white trumpets (a little reminiscent of Nicotiana sylvestris) and deliciously scented. Also unusual because needs sun or light shade rather than heavy shade to do well.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Hosta sieboldiana 'Great Expectations'(Hostaceae)This is a very popular plant which looks good both in a pot or in the ground. The wide irregular leaf margin is a painter's palette of blue & green which encircles the cream heart of the puckered leaf. In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful Hostas of all. Shade or partial shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 22''x34'', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Impatiens omeiana(Balsaminaceae)Having grown this for six years outside I know it to be hardy. The leaves are an absolute revelation being emerald green with red & a yellow midrib (looking rather like a wonderfully marked caterpillar) The flowers are a soft orange/ apricot & the stems red. Spreads by stolons & flowers mid-late autumn with scented, apricot flowers with red dots. Woodland conditions but not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Impatiens tinctoria(Balsaminaceae)A fabulous tuberous perennial which if the tubers are protected over winter can be left outside. Wonderfully scented large white, orchid like flowers are marked around the throat with red. Best in sun or light shade in a soil which is moist. It is a few years since I got round to offering this and looking online it is very hard to get hold of and in May 2017 I haven't got that many......Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -8°C. £8.50
Inula racemosa(Asteraceae)An imposing border behmoth with huge paddle shaped leaves, silvery underneath, and robust spikes of yellow rayed flowers from July 'til late Oct. Excellent for bees and structure in the gaden. All soils and doesn't need it damp. Bomb proof! But rarePosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'(Alliaceae)Very attractive highly glaucous foliage with large, fragrant, blooms of white. A real star in the garden in early spring and often winter too. Sun or part shade not waterlogged. Came through the winter of 2009 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -10°C. £4.50
Ipheion 'Charlotte Bishop'(Alliaceae)This is a most beautiful clear pink, large flowered Ipheion with outward facing, honey scented flowers being prouced from winter into spring. Sheltered, sunny, well drained, site.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4", Min. temp: -10°C. £3.90
Ipheion 'Jessie'(Alliaceae)Brand new this is a seedling from Rolf Friedler with a more intense, slightly deeper blue whilst preserving the same lovely broad petals and pleasing appearance of its parent. SunPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4", Min. temp: -12°C. £3.90
Iris 'Black Gamecock'(Iridaceae)This is an Iris Louisiana hybrid which can be shy of flowering. Not so this one which even when small has many large very dark purple (darker than the photo suggests) flowers. For wet bog garden or pond marginal. Dramatic. Grew it for the first time last year and was instantly converted to it.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 16", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Iris 'Black Swan'(Iridaceae)An Iris of great presence especially good against silver leaved plants as the freely produced flowers are made up of dark purple standards and black falls of richest silk. A small yellow beard seems to add to the intensity.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 26", Min. temp: -20°C. £6.50
Iris 'Blue Eyed Blond' (Small bearded Iris)(Iridaceae)Another rare variety with deliciously ruffled lemon yellow flowers with a distinctive blue beard. Reliable and easy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 12", Min. temp: -20°C. £6.50
Iris 'Cameo Wine'(Iridaceae)A mid season bearded Iris with rounded flowers that are freely produced and of a most attractive colour: soft pink standards and strawberry pink falls with an orange beard.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 30", Min. temp: -20°C. £6.50
Iris 'Holden Clough'(Iridaceae)A lovely easy to flower and grow Iris with gold flowers netted over with chocolate brown and purple filagree lines, tiger-like. Not too dry (although mine does get drier than one would imagine was good for it and it doesn't seem to suffer) in sun or part shade, steadily forms impressive clumps.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 30", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin'(Iridaceae)Almost green blue flowers as the yellow petals are overlaid with azure veins & lines. Uniquely attractive & I always sell out. Well drained, not too dry, sun or light shade, a good garden plant. It has been in flower for a four days as I write this on the 26th of Jan 2008.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £3.90
Iris 'Kent Pride' (Bearded Iris)(Iridaceae)A stunning combination of rich chestnut brown standards with falls of bronze stippled with gold and silver. Large flowers freely produced. As an added bonus this variety comes with purple leaf bases.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Iris bucharica(Iridaceae)A vigorous, lovely, March/April flowering yellow and white Iris. Very distinct (leaves look like an exotic palm tree). Well drained, full sun. Also very succesful in dry shade I have had customers establishing big clumps undera Cedar of Lebanon!Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 16", Min. temp: -12°C. £4.50
Iris chrysographes -'Dark Form'(Iridaceae)From exotic places like Burma, Yunnan & Sichuan comes this equally exotic Iris. Living in meadows & marshes it produces dark purple to almost black flowers from June to the autumn. Any rich moist soil in sun or partial shade will enable you to pick some to add drama to lighter coloured cut flowers.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Iris ensata 'Aquamarin' (Japanese water Iris)(Iridaceae)A stunningly beautiful Iris for a moist and neutral- acidic soil with white flws heavily netted & veined with purple, the petals slightly reflexed. Flowering in June to July there are no more talked abut plant than these Irises when in their pomp.Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.00
Iris ensata 'Darling'(Iridaceae)A beautiful Japanese Iris with large (6") flowers of soft lilac rose with a crepe -like texture and a small lemon eye. Flowers end of June through July. For sun on a moist / wet neutral to acidic soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Iris orientalis(Iridaceae)Ramrod straight leaves and stems with late spring / summer flowers of a showy lemon yellow and white. Freely produced wih many on the same stem. Very easy and good on reasonable soil in sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Iris setosa canadensis(Iridaceae)This is a delightful small Iris for the front of a border in damper areas. The small grassy clumps are hidden by flowers of a good blue in May.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 8'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Butter Sugar'(Iridaceae)An apt name as this large petalled Iris has yellow & white distinctly marked flowers & looks like a confectioners dream. Moist soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 30'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Dear Delight'(Iridaceae)A beautiful powder blue with a pale blue / white halo near the centre. This is a large flowered form with slightly ruffled petals. Easy in sun or part shade, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Demure Illini'(Iridaceae)An imposing large flowered form with rich purple flowers and a white and purple lined fall. Just introduced and very rare but easy on a good, not too dry soil in sun or light shade. This is one of the earlier of the Iris sibiricas to flower and has a larger flower than most really giving impact.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Gelber Mantel'(Iridaceae)Large creamy yellow flowers with yellow veins. Prefers moist soil although once established will be happy in drier soils. (Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 30'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Lemon Veil'(Iridaceae)A rare variety and unusual colour combination of pale lavender petals overlaid with soft lemon. These flowers are large and freely borne in sun on a reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Memphis Memory'(Iridaceae)A very popular but still rare variety that flowers freely with distinctive (many Iris sibirica types look a bit samey to my eyes) lavender blue petals and brown throat markings, very attractive for sun or light shade, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Pansy Purple'(Iridaceae)Rich, almost regal purple flowers have a beautiful velvety look to them and is a unique colour. For sun, goodish soil, not too dry. Very hardy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Percheron'(Iridaceae)Large, five-inch, ruffled, sky blue flowers with darker veined petals in mid-June. One of the few reliably reblooming varieties for sun and a goodish soil that isn't too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Iris sibirica 'Regency Belle'(Iridaceae)A delightful combination of mid blue standards and larger dark blue falls on a variety which flowers well in sun or light shade on any soil. So good it has an AGM. Hardy and easy, clumping quickest on a soil which isn't too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Iris sibirica 'White Swirl'(Iridaceae)Beautiful ivory white flowers with yellow shoulders, reliable and good clump forming. All of the Iris sibiricas enjoy a good soil to flower at their best and altough they will do OK in part shade sun again really helps flower production.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 22'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Irs ensata 'Electric Rays'(Iridaceae)The fabulous huge blue flowers have white stripes that radiate out towards the edges. For moist, neutral to acidic soils in sun or light shade. Dramatic and grows well.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Jeffersonia diphylla(Berberidaceae)An enchaning little woodlander with unique grey green leaves cleft into two lobes held on wiry stems. Pure white glistening cup-shaped flowers are produced in early spring. Light shade humusy soil. A rich humusy soil which doesn't dry out too much is best.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star' (Japanese Aster)(Asteraceae)Very beautiful masses of pale blue starry flws on a compact strong clump. For sun or light shade, any soil. Will take heat and drought when established but is not a runner, just brilliant! Much earlier than typical Asters flowering June-Sept.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Kalimeris incisa 'Charlotte'(Asteraceae)A pinky blue starry flower for months from June until Sept. Very hardy, tough and disease resistant plants which repay yearly with their colourful displays. Good for bees and butterflies, normal soils in sun or light shade, normal soils.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Kalimeris pinnatifida Hortensis (Japanese Aster)(Asteraceae)Inexplicably rare but very easy & highly attractive double anemone centred flowers ae produced in a frothy mass from summer through to the mid autumn. For sun or light shade, any soil. Forms good clumps.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Kalimeris yomena 'Shogun'(Asteraceae)Highly attractive clean cream variegated leaves from a dense slowly carpeting clump. In autumn airy lilac daisy flowers. Easy, bomb proof, and good. Came thru winter 2010. Plant in sun or partial shade, most soils.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Kirengeshoma palmata(Hydrangeaceae)Graham Stuart Thomas calls it 'a plant of great beauty' & who am I to disagree? Requiring a moist, fertile, acid soil it produces yellow shuttle cock flowers of a waxy texture in September along arching stems. Shade or partial shade. AGM Having said all the above about where to grow it, one of the best plants I have seen was at Leicester Botanic Garden growing in a south facing courtyard with its roots under a paved area. It was hot and looked dry but the plant looked wonderful!Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Knautia macedonica(Dipsacaceae)Dark crimson scabious-like flowers above jagged cut silvery foliage. Excellent plant that I would not be without, seeds gently around on a gravelly soil. Well drained soil in full sun. Very long flowering time, May - Nov.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Knautia macedonica 'Thunder Lightning'(Dipsacaceae)The standard Knautia is very good but this has grey green leaves edged in white to contrast with the burgundy / crimson scabious-like flowers. Excellent on dry sunny soils but will grow well on any not waterlogged soil. The other difference is the height, not tall and wafty but neat and compact so much more suited for the front of the border.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Bee's Jubilee'(Asphodelaceae)A rare and sought after variety with slender soft orange flowers from a dark stem (always a winning combination) and hints of purple in unopened buds. Sun not too dryPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Kniphofia 'Bees Lemon'(Asphodelaceae)Crowded heads with long, slim, jasmine yellow flowers from chartreuse buds. Sun or part shade, not too dry. (Jul-Oct ).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Dingaan'(Asphodelaceae)A tall, stout poker but with slightly bronzed yellow flowers from coppery green buds in late summer. Good leaves and a different flowering habit and colour. Recommended. Sun not too dry.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Dorset Sentry'(Asphodelaceae)Excellent big fat flower heads of acid yellow from green buds and a bronze stem in July to Oct. Good for sun or light shade, not baked dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3-4', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Drummore Apricot'(Asphodelaceae)From mid to late summer pyramidal apricot flowers striped with deeper apricot and from green buds are freely borne. These contrast nicely with the bronze stems. For a sunny position on a soil which doesn't get parched.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Green Jade'(Asphodelaceae)The greenest of all pokers, slim and beguiling. The flowers fade to pale lime green as they age. Flowers mid summer to early autumn. Easy and strong growing in sun or light shade, not too dry.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Ice Queen'(Asphodelaceae)Substantial heads of chartreuse buds open to creamy white from July thru to mid Nov. can repeat. For sun or light shade on a soil which doesn't get too dry. Easy, tough and comment provoking.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Incandesce'(Asphodelaceae)Glowing, luminous heads of bright red flushed orange but only the very lowest flowers change colour to apricot so the overall impresion is of great intensity. Easy in sun or light shade, not too dry.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'John Benary'(Asphodelaceae)High summer to autumn brings forth a profusion of excellent coral red flowers. Goes well with Heucheras or purple leaved Elders. Easy in sun or light shade, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Limelight'(Asphodelaceae)A compact Poker with strong stems of acid yellow, lime and green in mid summer. Distinct and very good with curly foliage which gives further interest. AGM for sun or part shade on a goodish soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle'(Asphodelaceae)(2'). Another compact variety with long flowering, prolific flowers of a mango orange over many months. Enjoys the sun and especially good on clay. The Popsicle series -if you can get over the name- all are excellent reflowering vars.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Moonstone'(Asphodelaceae)Came to the fore following RHS trials where it gained an AGM! Many large heads of cream flowers from bronze buds and copper stems. For sun or light shade, not too dry. Flws Jun-Aug.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Nancy's Red'(Asphodelaceae)Another shorter poker but with very attractive dusky deep coral-red flowers Jul-Oct. Easy to grow, sun or part shade not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Painted Lady'(Asphodelaceae)Coral buds open to give cream flowers, unusually for many Kniphofias the flower stems often branch low down giving a candelabra effect. Long, elegant flower heads (previously sold as Samuel's Sensation) AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Papaya Popsicle'(Asphodelaceae)Sorry about the name! However, breeding work has produced an excellent var. with brilliant bright red and yellow flowers on a very dwarf plant reflowering all summer (Jun-Oct). For sun on reasonably rich soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Redhot Popsicle'(Asphodelaceae)Bred for compactness and prolific repeat flowering. This dramatic new variety has cinnamon red fowers, which do not change colour, all summer. Good for sun on a not too dry soil. Enjoys clay. Compare with the other 'Popsicle seriesPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Rich Echoes'(Asphodelaceae)Really good variety which is a repeat flowerer, mid summer and then autumnwith dark green foliage, bronze stems, orange buds and apricot to lemon flowers. A delecable combination for sun or part sgade, not too dry. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Tawny King'(Asphodelaceae)One of the best for reliability and long flowering with attractive dark stems forming apricot buds which open into cream flowers. Long flowering Jul.-Oct Sun or partial shade, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Timothy'(Asphodelaceae)Soft salmony coral, peach & cream flowers lined with darker salmon & with pretty flared ends from darker buds and stems, July-Sept. EasyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 28'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Wol's Red Seedling'(Asphodelaceae)(2'). A short but prolifically flowered plant all summer long bearing narrow good red spikes. For sun on a reasonably fertile soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Kniphofia 'Wrexham Buttercup'(Asphodelaceae)The plant that got me growing non red-Red Hot Pokers. Glorious fat heads of greenbuds that open yellow and age gold with greenish tints. Also flowers August when things can be looking a bit tired. Sun, any soil, but not very dry.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Kniphofia caulescens(Asphodelaceae)Evergreen or rather ever-blue yucca like leaves but with autumn flowers of soft yellow from orange buds. Easy and hardy (came thru winter 2010 unscathed) for sun on a normal soil. Architectural and tropical looking. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Kniphofia northiae(Asphodelaceae)After searching for this plant since the late 1980's I finally obtained the seed from Denver Botanic Garden. It is a massive statuesque plant looking like a giant hardy aloe, producing substantial cream and red orange flowers from May-Aug. Give it space so that you can enjoy it.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4-5', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.90
Kniphofia rooperi(Asphodelaceae)A late (Sept-Nov). flowering poker with distinct triangular shaped balls of flower heads of a bright orange opening yellow. Not too dry a soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Lamium orvala(Labiatae)A must for the shady garden this has whorls of large hooded purple flowers (rarely white) with a striped lower lip. Non invasive clump former. Part to mostly shady. Whatever your preconceptions of dead nettles think again this is a classy act, looking more like an Orchid!Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Laserpitium siler(Apiaceae)A charming, hairless perennial with straight and very thin stems bearing sophisticated umbels of pretty light pink or white flowers in summer. Easy is sun or light shade, on the drier side.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Lathyrus aureus(Leguminosae)A rare gem for the shady garden this non climbing perennial has pea flowers in April thru to early June with strong stems & divided leaves with lots of coppery light orange flowers. Although from Turkey it sailed through the winters of 2009 & 2010. Easy and follows on very nicely after Lathyrus vernus, enjoying similar conditions.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Lathyrus venetus(Leguminosae)An excellent small, non-climbing pea for shady conditions. Distinct from the more commonly seen L. vernus this has reddish purple flowers in a dense head. They are beautifully veined. It flowers for longer than the spring pea, into and beyond mid summer.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Lathyrus vernus(Leguminosae)Not only one of the most beautiful of peas, but also one of the most dainty & welcomed of spring flowers. I offer a mixture of colours from almost white to blues, pinks to deep purple. The flowers are prolifically produced above clumps of light green foliage & stems. This plant is seen less frequently than its merit deserves as it resents disturbance so propagation must be by seed which takes several years to flower. Grows best in cool shady positions.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus'(Leguminosae)Coming mostly true from seed is this lovely soft pink and white form.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Lathyrus vernus flaccidus(Leguminosae)Rarely seen, ribbon -like leaves give rise to purple flowers in spring. For a shady spot. Easy and very reliable-mine has been in the same very difficult spot for 14 years without murmuring its disapproval.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Lavatera 'Bluebird'(Malvaceae)(7'). Not a bright blue but definitely beautiful and bluer than any before it; this long (June to Sept.) flowering shrubby plant has blue violet flws marked in dark purple veins. Easy in sun, not too wet. Still rare.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -14°C. £7.50
Leucanthemella serotina(Asteraceae)A wonderful autumn delight bearing an abundance of white sun flowers with a lime green centre which age to russet. Sun or part shade. Due to the height I put a string around each clump in August which keeps them upright against the strong autumn gales. Again thoroughly recommended. Flowers late Sept and October. AGM.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Leucanthemum 'Fiona Coghill'(Asteraceae)An easy but desirable Shasta Daisy with good dark green leaves and large creamy yellow and white double flowers. Sun or partial shade, not fussy as to soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Leucanthemum 'Sunny Side Up'(Asteraceae)Long flowered, especially when dead-headed this variety has semi-double white flowers with a large anemone yellow centre. They are excellent for cutting and a good insect plant.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Leucanthemum 'Victorian Secret'(Asteraceae)A great improvement on the floppy older types this shasta daisy has short strong stems which carry the ruffled semi-double flowers to perfection, Good for insects and cuttng plus very easy. Sun or light shade normal soils.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Leucanthemum 'Wirral Supreme' (Shasta Daisy)(Asteraceae)A must for the summer, big double flowers of white with a greeny-lemon yellow centre made up of shorter florets. Reliable and good for cottage gardens and less formal areas & cut flws. Sun or light shade. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Leucanthmum 'Christine Hagemann'(Asteraceae)(2.5'). A strong growing border staple with lush foliage and topped with large (3.5") white double flowers which are anemone centered and an ivory white with long thin petals. Excellent cut flower. Very sought after, I had to stop selling this for 18 months to bulk up the plant enough to sell again!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'(Amaryllidaceae)(Snow flakes). Starting to flower as the snow drops finish this is one of the most amenable and yet beautiful spring plants. I grow mine in two places in the garden; under a Leylandii tree and in thick saturated clay, it flowers its' heart out for me in both places with drooping "snow drops" on arching stems. A much better, more floriferous plant than the straight species. Like a snowdrop on steriods! AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Leucojum vernum (Spring Snow Flake)(Amaryllidaceae)Large white flowers tipped with greeny -yellow (like a parachute) are held on strong nodding stems in spring with dark green leaves. An excellent plant for partial shade or sun, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Leycesteria formosa (Pheasant Berry, Jerusalem Nutmeg, Himalayan Nutmeg)(Caprifoliaceae)Lots of common names for this easy but beautifully unique shrub. Green canes have drooping spikes of white flowers in purple bracts. Purple, (reportedly edible berries although I have never tried them and from some of the side effects listed, you may not want to either!) last thru autumn. Sun/ part shadePosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Libertia 'Goldfinger'(Iridaceae)Bold gold and orangey spiky, evergreen leaves, especially good in winter and early spring (try with Heucheras) and white starry flowers in early summer. Good soil in sun or light shade, sheltered spot.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Libertia grandiflora(Iridaceae)Lovely sprays of white saucer flowers on spikes above thin, evergreen Iris-like foliage. Shelter against cold winds & provide well drained but not dry soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Ligularia 'Marie Britt Crawford'(Asteraceae)A superlative plant with large rounded, fringed purple-black leaves with red undersides and glowing orange yellow flowers in summer. Good in sun or part shade, not too dry although a friend grows it against a South facing wall.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Ligularia 'Osiris Fantaisie'(Asteraceae)Dramatic purple backed toothes foliage makes this a must for soils which aren't too dry. Good for tropical or lush planting plans. Golden flowers in summer are well held, freely produced and look excellent over the dark leaves. Recommended.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Lilium pardalinum giganteum(Liliaceae/Liliaceae)Within any catalogue there are always a few items that I get excited about even just writing the description & this is one. I have been bulking up this amazing lily for some time to offer an imposing vigorous lily that will positively thrive on heavy clay soils! It has as many as 30, Turks cap, crimson flowers per stem, each flower spotted with dark maroon and surrounded by orange. Exceptional and unusual in that it is stoloniferous forming magnificent colonies quickly. This year I have lovely big bulbs of flowering size. Sun or part shade. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Liriope muscari 'Okina'(Asparagaceae)A lovely little plant for part shade on a goodish soil. The ghostly white leaves stay until mid summer when they fade to speckled light green, then purple flowers are a good contrast in autumn. Evergreen and good for front of borders or pots.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Lobelia Compliment Series(Campanulaceae)This series is a revelation!. I have been growing them now for over nine years and they never fail to impress. Very hardy in comparison to many other Lobelias; they have survived winters being frozen solid in one litre pots (not that I would suggest it). they also have slightly hairy stems which tends to stop slug and snail damage. Prefers some moisture and sun or partial shade. There are a variety of vibrant colours from pink, red and purple. Someone put in this years (08) Christmas card that they bought one from me many years ago and it had produced a wonderful reliable clump!Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2'6'', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Lobelia siphilitica(Campanulaceae)If you have an area of dampish soil you want a beautiful plant to seed around in and colonise without taking over, this could be for you. It will take quite a lot of shade (although does not need it). It is useful as it flowers reasonably late - from August until Oct. and is a good companion to plants like Astrantias. The flowers are a good blue produced in a tight spike.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.50
Lobelia siphilitica 'Rosea'(Campanulaceae)I was the first nursery in Britain to offer this unusual colour break in this very hardy lobelia. Normally a pale blue this is a lovely pale pink form. Very easy but does not want to be parched. August to late Sept. (16°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Lobelia speciosa Vedrariensis(Campanulaceae)Dark glossy green leaves with a maroon tint form an attractive clump below bright purple coloured flowers in summer and early autumn. Moist rich soil best although will take it drier in part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Lobelia tupa(Campanulaceae)Hardy through the winter of 2010: I was surprised too! Large felty sage green leaves and dark red exotic blooms which look like a disdainful flamingo, from July through to Autumn. Sun and a good soil is best. When young cover crowns with old leaves.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.90
Lonicera fragrantissima(Caprifoliaceae)(8' but can be kept lower). This is a winter flowering Honey Suckle which starts in November & is still going in April! The flowers which are cream & produced in great numbers are very heavily scented of honey & the fragrance pervades the air on those beautiful still late winter & early spring days. Pick budded sprigs for the house where they will open. That way you can have the fragrance of honet suckle on your Christmas day table!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -20°C. £6.90
Lonicera involucrata (Twin Berry)(Caprifoliaceae)A fabulous but rarely seen shrub with masses of yellow flowers in summer then even showier persistent red bracts which look like flowers in their own right, with a black berry in the centre. Good rounded shape and can be pruned hard, easy in sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -18°C. £8.50
Lonicera rupicola syringantha(Caprifoliaceae)Eventually a largish shrub but easy to keep smaller and one which I wold never be without. It has small sea green leaves and from April to June is smothered with pale pink trumpets which have a heavernly scent (just describing it transports me to early summer!) It cotinues with sporadic bunchs of flowers through to the autumn. If never seen before people have great difficulty identifying it, often thinking it is a Daphne, and as the name suggests it does look a bit like a Lilac. Easy and reliable.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -18°C. £8.50
Lonicera tartarica Zabellii (Red Honeysuckle)(Caprifoliaceae)A free standing shrub rather than climber with masses of magenta pink flowers in April and May that really stand out. These are followed by red opalescent fruits. Very easy in sun or partial shade, any soil good on clay. Rarely offered. As an added bonus it flowers when small and young.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10', Min. temp: -21°C. £7.90
Lunaria rediviva (Perennial Honesty)(Brassicaceae)A slow clump forming (never seeds for me) honesty with fragrant lilac-white flowers in late spring & early summer. These are followed by the typical everlasting honesty seed heads but more oval than round. Easy in sun/part shadePosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Lupinus 'Coral Glow'(Leguminosae)Seedlings from our best reds in late spring & summer continuing well if dead headed. Spires of bricky coral red with a distinct lupin scent. If you can bring yourself to do it a fabulous cut flower. Best in sun on a good soil. Came thru winter 2010Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Lupinus arboreous (Tree Lupin)(Leguminosae)I have grown these from either a creamy yellow parent or a soft blue one so if you have a preference just ask, but please be aware that they don't come 100% true anyway, but you will increase your chances! Both have been in high demand in the garden. Silky grey green divided leaves on a small shrub are hidden in high summer by countless heads of scented flws. Bee favourite. Sun, well drained.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese Cross Plant)(Caryophyllaceae)(Maltese cross) Light green foliage with pillar box red cross-shaped flowers in a dense head on the top, a long lasting, easy, cottage garden favourite that will do well on heavy clay. Bees love it too.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Lychnis coronaria Alba (Dusty Miller)(Caryophyllaceae)Dusty Miller. Grey felted leaves, a much requested var. with white flowers and under some growing conditions a pale pink eye over many, many weeks. Good in dry and even poor soils in a sunny to mid shade position.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Jenny'(Caryophyllaceae)A very pretty plant with double fluffy pink flowers in spring and early summer. I was not convinced until I saw it in flower and was then bowled over. Sun or part shade on a soil which does not get too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Lysimachia ciliata 'FireCracker'(Primulaceae)The normal green-leaved plant is desirable enough, this, the purple leaved form, is a must. Belonging, although you probably wouldn't realise it, to the Primula family it is a rhizomatous plant producing stems clothed with rich purple leaves. These are a stunning foil for the bright yellow flowers which are seemingly produced on slender wire pedicels. Moist soil, watch for excessive running. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2'-3', £4.90
Lysimachia clethroides 'Lady Jane'(Primulaceae)From China and Japan this very rare cv. has a distinctive oriental feel. The leafy erect stems bear dense spikes of white flowers in a unique arching manner. Runs at the root and best on a moist soil. Excellent & easy: late flowering (Sept/Oct.). Then just after flowering the foliage goes rich orange red, a fact that first drew me to this plant in the first place.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Lysimachia clethroides 'Snow Candle'(Primulaceae)A much more cmpact form than normally seen, the leafy erect stems bear dense spikes of white flowers in a unique arching manner. Good autumn colour. Runs at the root. Best on a moist soil. Good & easy, late flowering (Sept/Oct.)Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Lysimachia ephemerum(Primulaceae)(3'). A lovely plant for a moistish soil with glaucous grey-green leaves and long spires of white saucer-shaped flws. An aristocrat of the damper border. In autumn leaves go firey oranges and reds looking like a river of lava through a border.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Lysimachia punctata 'Alexanders'(Primulaceae)From bright pink shrimp-like emerging shoots come cream margined leaves with a greyish cast. The profusion of yellow flowers produced from Jun to Sept. add up to this being one of the best introductions for a long time. Is not invasive like many Lysimachias just clumps steadily. Excellent on heavy clay in sun to shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Lythrum salicaria 'Blush' (Pale Loosestrife)(Lythraceae)(3'). A refined, delectable shade of blush pink in strong spires of flowers in late summer and early autumn. Easy as a pond marginal, bog plant or just in normal border soil. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Magnolia wilsonii()A stupendous small tree, flowering whilst still a small tree / bush it flowers after M. soulangeana therefore avoiding frosts. Pure white hanging cups with dark crimson stamens and a delicious scent. Part shade, neutral to acidic soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18', Min. temp: -21°C. £14.00
Mathiasella 'Green Dream'(Umbelliferae)Wonderful bloomy green foliage with hints of pink and large jade flowers with more pink. It has been hardy (coming thru winter of 2009) and perennial for me, getting better each year. Sun or part shade, not fussy as to soil. I keep forgetting to take a photo of the flowers but this shows the glaucous pinky tinge the foliage has.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Melittis melisophyllum (Bastard Balm)(Labiatae)Very rarely seen-it took me six years to track down and finally get the right plant! Big white mint-like flowers with deep pink lips. Unique and outsanding. Sun or shade, even dryish shade. I suspect that the common name is more memorable than the latin!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Mertensia virginica(Boraginaceae)(Virginia Cowslip) A very lovely clump forming perennial for humusy damp, but not waterlogged soil. The shoots are dark red in spring and bluish green leaves are a foil for the tubular blue flws. A very tough plant that is reliable. Flowers early then quickly disappears so have a late appearer next door to it (like a hosta) so you get two for the price of one. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Millium effusum aureum (Bowle's Golden Grass)(Gramineae)An excellent grass for semi-to full shaded areas with bright yellow, aging to lime green leaves, like a fountain springing up out the ground. Over the top light, spring, airy dainty flowers. Looks brlliant with Heucheras, as in this photo. EasyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Mimulus lewisii(Phrymaceae)Although naturally a plant of moist places mine grows very well on a normal soil where it is covered with glowing pinky purple monkey flowers from June to Sept. Clumps steadily. Very rarely seen. Came thru the winter of 2010 well. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Miscanthus 'Kleine Fontane'(Gramineae)A short early to flower Miscanthus with silver plumes produced from June to late autumn. Dark green leaves have a silver midrib. Keeps its shape 'til April, Sun or part shade unfussy as to soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Miscanthus 'Adagio'(Poaceae)One of the smallest Maiden grasses and very useful for patios, pot, smaller gardens or to the front of the border and in association with larger grasses. It has fine leaves and grows in a neat rounded shape then in late summer puts forth rose pink plumes of flower. In mid to late autumn leaves go chestnut and purple reddy tones. Easy in sun or part shade, any normal soil. Particularly rare and sought after. The photo was taken the last day of October and shows the colour this is providing late on.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Miscanthus 'Afrika'(Poaceae)A very sought after and rarely seen selection with the best firey orange and red foliage turning in mid autumn rather than November as many do. Good wine red flowers top a great ensemble. Easy under just about any conditions. All Miscanthus cope with waterlogged conditions particularly well.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Miscanthus 'Aldebaran'(Poaceae)Like a foaming waterfall the flowers which open pale pink age to silver and cascade down providing a distinctly different feel to other normally stiffly upright Miscanthuses. Easy in sun or part shade, any normal soil and will take it wet. RarePosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Miscanthus 'Cabaret'(Poaceae)Like a big spider plant the showy long green leaveas are striped in creamy white, these leaves being elegantly held. White flowers from late summer into autumn. Easy on any soil and very good on clay. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Miscanthus 'China'(Poaceae)There are three basic heights with the red flowered Miscanthuses huge i.e. M. floridulus and giganteus, medium e.g. M. malepartus and for the smaller garden ones like M. China. Very popular with delicate but noticeable dark red flowers appearing early but lasting well. Cut down in late winter. Easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3-4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.90
Miscanthus 'Cosmopolitan'(Poaceae)One grass to recommend to most gardeners if even if not terribly smitten by this amazingly diverse group of plants. The foliage is a bit like a Spider plant on steriods! Intense white longitudinal striping of the leaves on a thoroughly hardy, slowly clumping plant. In November rose pink tassels are a glorious finale. Cut down to soil level late winter. Easy and will take waterlogging in its stride.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.90
Miscanthus 'Dreadlocks'(Poaceae)A medium height var with red flowers that open 'frizzled' -like dreadlocks and atop foliage which turns reddy tints in autumn. Easily grown in sun or light shade, any soil. Hardy and tough.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Miscanthus 'Dronning Ingrid'(Poaceae)A really good new form with good red panicles of flower in autumn and one of the very best for brilliant wine red autumn colour. Very tough and will grow on waterlogged soils. Still rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Miscanthus 'Flamingo'(Poaceae)(4' but after 10 years '). A graceful small to medium M. sinensis type with narrow leaves with a silver mid rib. In autumn good plumes of silvery pink are freely poduced. A highly tactile grass, customers are always stroking the heads as they pass. Good for pots, specimen planting or border. Sun or light shade. (-21░C).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Miscanthus 'Ghana'(Poaceae)A less vigorous form with slender, upright red, ochre flower spikes and good orange red autumn foliage. Tough, easy and will take a waterlogged soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Miscanthus 'Silberfeder' (Silver Feather)(Poaceae)A tall architectural plant with mid-green leaves having a silver midrib and then in Sept thru to Nov. large plumes of showy white flowers slowly aging to fawn. Tough and easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Miscanthus floridus(Poaceae)There is a lot of confusion about the correct identity of these tall, robust Miscanthus types. We also grow M. giganteus which to aall intents and purposes is very similar and unless a collector one of the two will suffice. Cut down to the ground late winter it makes a good 10 ft. by autumn, sometimes more. After a hot summer produces wine red flowers adding a further 2 or 3 ft to the height. Easily grown, best in sun or light shade, not too dry. Clumps gradually, not spreading outsidee the clump.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10'+, Min. temp: -20°C. £5.90
Miscanthus purpurescens(Poaceae)Leaves turn from green to a conspicuous pink purple by mid summer and then through to purple and reds. Silver plumes in late autumn.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus'(Poaceae)Bronze tinged, very neat and erect foliage is topped by silky plumes of rich vinous purple in autumn. The stems remain until March in excellent condition. Easy in sun or shade. Unfussy as to soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'(Poaceae)A lovely tall grass with narrow leaves that have a white margin giving a shimmering silver appearance. Pink plumes of flowers in autumn age to silver. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Miscanthus sinensis 'Purple Fall'(Poaceae)Saw this last year & was captivated, the foliage goes a rich reddy, burgundy purple in autumn, truly stunning and by far the richest autumn colour of a Miscanthus I have seen. Over topped by pinky flowers which age silver. Sun or light shade. Easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.90
Miscanthus sinensis 'Samurai'(Poaceae)A good new introduction with burgundy tinged leaves in autumn and good mahogany/burgundy flower spikes. Easy and tough in sun or light shade. Especially good on clay and don't mind being waterlogged.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus(Poaceae)Most variegation appears on leaves running along the length but this runs across a leaf a bit like a thick yellow bar code (how attractive I make it sound). A good grass for growing in the lawn as a specimen. Variegation comes as leaf matures.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Molinia 'Dauerstrahl'(Poaceae)Rarely seen beautiful form, green leaved with dark purplish coloured flowers held in a stiff, yet graceful manner. Sunny open spot. First time I've sold it and most requested grass last year. Neat and reliable.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Molinia 'Sky Racer'(Poaceae)A dramatic grass with tall airy purple flowers which are see through. Goes well with autumn daisies like Piet Oudolf or on its own as a specimen. Autumn leaves turn yellow. Easy in sun or light shade, will grow on clay. Hardy thru winter 2010.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Molinia 'Windspiel'(Poaceae)A beautiful and graceful erect plant with large see through flower plumes from until late autumn. Slow clump forming and thoroughly recommended. Give space around the flowers so that they can be seen to greatest advantage. Sun or part shade excellent on clay. (-16°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' (Bee Balm Bergamot)(Labiatae)Please do not plant this very popular plant unless you have moist soils, it's really not worth the effort as it suffers from mildew if it wilts. Alternatively, in a damp, sunny spot little can beat the bright red whorls of flower which punctuate the stem like the fur on a properly shorn poodle. Add to this aromatic foliage which smells like Earl Grey tea & you have a winner! AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'(Labiatae)An advance on older varieties as this has good resistance to mildew, it is also a reliable form with glowing red flowers in mid summer thru to autumn, ideal for a good soil which doesn't get too dry. Sun or partial shade. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Monarda 'Jacob Cline'(Labiatae)One of the very best reds, flowers mid summer with 'take no prisoners' large fiery red flowers. Best on a moist, fertile soil in sun or light shade. Good for insects.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'(Labiatae)A really good vibrant pink flower above contrasting purple violet bracts in mid to late summer. Good disease resistance and enjoys a moist rather than dry soil. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Monarda 'Pink Lace'(Labiatae)A real break through in Monarda breeding. This is a stunning lipstick pink with purple centres and dark stems. It is also mildew resistant- the bane of many older varieties. Another plus point is its very compact size - half the height of other Monardas and therfore needs no staking. Sun or part shade. Spreads well in moist soils and makes an ideal and unusual pot plant with its compact growth and aromatic foliage.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Monarda 'Squaw(Labiatae)(5'). A dramatic plant, much asked for last year with tall strong stems bearing whorls of bright red flowers up the stem and lime green leaves which are mildew resistant. Not dry soils. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Morina longifolia(Morinaceae)A great plant to wrong foot garden visitors. They love to tell you that you have a large thistle in pride of place in your border. Well they do until it starts to flower! Then stems of whorled, white, long, tubular flowers which turn through pink to crimson are produced. The stems and calyces take on the colour of ironstone. A unique plant in appearance & only softly prickly. Softly crushed the plant has a refreshing scent perhaps reminiscent of a spicy carrot. Well drained and sunny but not too dry.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Mukdenia rossii(Saxifragaceae)(Aceriphyllum rossii). Bold, lush, deeply lobed leaves form a mound below heads of starry white flowers of good substance in spring. Leaves turning reds and oranges in the autumn. For full or part shade with some moisture. A woodland gem.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Mukdenia rossii 'Karasuba' (Crimson Fans)(Saxifragaceae)Fabulous shade-loving foliage plant with white stems of starry flowers in spring -an added bonus. The leaves get streaked with crimson and pinky orange, intensifying as the year progresses. Neutral to acidic soil, humusy, not too dryPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Mukdenia rossii dwarf fm(Saxifragaceae)(Aceriphyllum rossii dwarf fm). A rare but easily grown plant with bold, lush, deeply lobed leaves form a mound below heads of starry white flowers of good substance in spring. Leaves turning reds and oranges in the autumn. For full or part shade with some moisture. A woodland gem.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Muscari 'Golden Fragrance'(Hyacinthaceae)A new beautifully scented and well behaved Muscari. It bears unique, golden yellow tubular florets topped with purple in April and May. Neat foliage for sun or part shade in a reasonable soil where its glorious strong scent can be appreciated.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Muscari pardoxum(Hyacinthaceae)I put this in the catalogue secure in the knowledge that no one will buy any by mail order. The stereotype of a Grape hyacinth is too deeply entrenched, prejudices run deep. However, this is very different with midnight dusky blue flowers rimmed with gold freely produced over non invasive not overpowering leaves. April. Any reasonable soil in sun or part shade. It really is fabulous!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10'', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Narcissus bulbicodium 'Spoirot' (White Hoop Petticoat Daffodill)(Amaryllidaceae)A great new introduction, exceedingly floriferus with well held bright white flowers tinted with faint green and with the many flowers lasting weeks from Feb. onwards. Sun, reasonable soil AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 7", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Narcissus bulbocodium 'Golden Bells' (Hoop Petticoat Daffodill)(Amaryllidaceae)Delightful new Hoop Petticoat Daffodill which is prolific in flower. Sunny, reasonably well drained spot rockery, tub, or front of border. On a sandy soil can be naturalised in grass. Mine has self seeded into glorious drifts. The foliage is small and glossy green, not intrusive.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Nectaroscordum siculum bulgaricum(Alliaceae)Needing a year to settle down out of the pot (flower stems can tend to curl grown in a pot and put people off buying them) this is a striking addition to the border. Clumping well it produces asparagus-shaped stems in late April the tops of which open to produce bells of green with pronounced soft plum and fawn markings. After pollination the seed heads stand to attention and as one observant customer said "look just like fairy castles". Sun or part shade not waterlogged soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Nerine 'Pink Triumph'(Amaryllidaceae)Large flowers on this hardy hybrid produced in the 1930's in Guernsey and a darker, richer pink. Reliable and good do'er. Flowers October and Nov.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Nerine bowdenii 'Favourite'(Amaryllidaceae)The bowdenii nerines are the only reliably hardy cultivars in this country. This var is a rich dark pink. Very attractive & rare. Needing sun and preferably a well drained yet not too dry soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Nerine bowdenii 'Stephanie'(Amaryllidaceae)A hardy reliably floriferous Nerine with delectable soft pink almost crystaline flowers.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 14", Min. temp: -10°C. £5.50
Oenothera 'Siskiyou Pink'(Onagraceae)(1'). Looking for a long (very long) flowered absolutely gorgeous plant? Then your quest stops here. Beautifully pink veined pink and white flowers are produced by the hundreds from May until Nov. & they open during the day. Likes well drained sunny spot but will cover large areas quickly on a good soil. Excellent for pots.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Oenothera fruticosa 'Erica Robin'(Onagraceae)A lovely year round plant with stunning winter rosettes of red changing in spring to being streaked with orange, peach and yellow followed in summer with joyful acid yellow blooms. Clumper, does not seed. Highly recommended.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 16'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Oenothera organensis (Organ Mountains Evening Primrose)(Onagraceae)A very rare and beautiful plant from New Mexico but has been perfectly hardy here (came though winter of 2009 unscathed) on a well drained soil. Candy red-striped buds like unopened umbrellas and large soft yellow, scented flowers remind me of Joderell bank radio telescopes. Sterile and therefore long flowering. Recommended.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Oenothera stricta(Onagraceae)One of the dusk delights of my amphitheatre is this highly scented plant. The yellow flowers are luminous on summer twilight evenings. Whippy plants all parts tinged with red flowers from June until Nov. Sun & well drained.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Omphaloides cappadoica 'Cherry Ingham'(Boraginaceae)One of the most rewarding of all shade growers. Very easy and clumping well on a good soil which does not get too dry. This is the largest flowered form of the most intense blue. Hardy and brilliant!Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6'', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Omphaloides cappadoica 'Starry eyes'(Boraginaceae)An eye catching reasonably new colour form of this good woodland plant. The bright blue good sized flowers (1/4") have a white stripe on each petal. Good moist soil moist in shadePosition: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Omphaloides nitida (Blue Eyed Mary)(Boraginaceae)An excellent introduction for the shady garden, the shiny, usually evergreen, foliage is a perfect foil for the clouds of arching cobalt blue flowers. These are freely produced in late spring into summer. Soundly perennial, easy and forms good sized clumps reasonably quickly. Part shade and a normal soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Origanum 'Pink Mist'(Labiatae)A very rare and particularly good plant for sun on a dry soil. Bright yellow leaves all summer (no fading or scorching) and pink flowers later on. Easy and a must in difficult positions. Beloved by bees.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Origanum laevigatum(Labiatae)An aromatic, pink airy spectacle with a myriad of small tubular bells over many months in the summer. Beloved by bees & humans alike as it is a very pretty plant. Sun lover. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Ornithogalum balansae(Hyacinthaceae)An unusual type of bulb to flower so very early in the year (Feb./March)! The flowers are large glistening white & have green backs. Lovely with blue Pulmonarias & good under deciduous shrubs.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3'', Min. temp: -12°C. £3.90
Ornithogalum magnum(Hyacinthaceae)This plant caused a minor sensation when I first showed it. Typical starry shining white flowers with green stripes on the reverse, but on a tall straight spike with leaves in a neat rosette at the bottom. Try something dramatic!Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Ornithogalum nutans(Hyacinthaceae)Producing many lovely green & white satiny flowers in April this is a beautiful bulb for the border or naturalising between shrubs. Good in shade or sun. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £3.90
Ornithogalum umbellatum(Hyacinthaceae)Maligned because it can clump rapidly, but there is nothing better in dry shady conditions under shrubs, for example, to provide virginal white starry flowers in early summer.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4'', Min. temp: -15°C. £3.90
Oxalis oregana(Oxalidaceae)A lovely rare, evergreen little woodlander which will take it on the dry side when established. Fresh, rich green leaves often with a blush of purple have silvery markings. Large upward facing pink funnel-shaped flowers in spring. Easy and will clump, forming steady drifts which can be used for ground cover.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
PLEASE SEARCH AGAIN TYPING CHRYSANTH INTO THE SEARCH BOX (Chrysanths Chrysanthemums Mums hardy Chrysanthemum hardy chrysanths)(Asteraceae)Please search again, using Chrysanth or Chrysanthemum using part of the word you want but not adding plurals.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, £0.00
Pachysandra procumbens(Buxaceae)Native to North America this is a stylish plant which the term ground cover does not do justice to. Bottle brush flws of white have chocolate tips and arise from brown stems. Scented. Slow spread only. Easy in full to part shade. Rare and few only.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Paeonia 'Alexander Flemming'(Paeoniaceae)A lactiflora type, reasonably early to flower with huge semi to fully double silvery pink flowers with a deliciou scent. For sun or light shade on a goodish soil. Don't plant too deeply. Easy, hardy and floriferous.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £8.50
Paeonia 'Bouchela'(Paeoniaceae)The Queen of Garden Flowers. An extremely rare and sought after plant. Large deep rose pink, double flowers that are lighter towards the outside. Scented and reliable, sun or light shade, good soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £8.90
Paeonia 'Bowl of Beauty'(Paeoniaceae)Always intensely admired in the garden is this extremely popular Japanese lactiflora Peony with large rose-pink petals surrounding a central ruff of ivory staminoides. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Paeonia 'Flame'(Paeoniaceae)This is a plant to be passed on to your descendants & I am sure that they will be very keen to have it! It produces many 5" single bowls of a burnished crimson which is tinted with orange for extra impact. The stamens are golden yellow. Free flowering & when established an excellent cut flower. This is an herbaceous Peony beyond comparison. Flowering sized plants (unfortunately, cannot be sent mail order later than the end of Feb. as has brittle buds. Sun or partial shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 32", Min. temp: -16°C. £8.90
Paeonia 'Karl Rosenfield'(Paeoniaceae)One of the best dark purple red Peonies. Large, double, dark bright red globe shaped flowers, the reverses reflecting the light giving a shimmering silver effect. The inner petals are incurved and notched. The photo shows how floriferous a plant it is highly recommended. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 32", Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt'(Paeoniaceae)Large, double, apple blossom pink flowers which are very fragrant. A firm favourite for cottage gardens and herbaceous borders, as is tough, undemanding and thoroughly reliable. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'(Paeoniaceae)Fragrant and floriferous with double creamy white flowers packed with petals, very refined and pretty. Reinstaed after selling out a few years ago due to its high popularity. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -18°C. £8.90
Paeonia mlokosewitschii(Paeoniaceae)A real gem is this beautiful, early, lemon yellow flowered paeony. Even before it flowers the leaves are a marvellous rich purple, which look stunning with white crocuses, these then fade to a glaucous blue-grey with a thin red border. Sunny or part shade, well drained but not too dry spot. Plants are about five years old from seed and need about another two-three to get to flowering size; they are naturally slow when young and then get going. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £7.50
Paeony Peony()Please see PaeoniaPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, £0.00
Panicum 'Heavy Metal' (Blue Switch Grass)(Poaceae)Glaucous blue leaves and pinky flower heads which are well held on an upright, well behaved plant. Mine is on heavy clay and stands in water during winter and some summers. Slow steady clumper. Came thru winter 2010.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Panicum 'Shenandoah'(Poaceae)An easier rival to Japanese Blood grass, with green leaves which age red at the tips in mid summer and then by autumn are burgundy. Light airy flowers in late summer. Excellent and robust without getting out of hand. Sun / light shadePosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Panicum virgatum 'Cardinal'(Gramineae)A new and extremely rare grass with spikes of elegant frothy flowers in summer, then in autumn the blue green leaves take on a burgundy and maroon colour. Good on all soils, not too shady.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Papaver orientale 'Harlem'(Papaveraceae)Bred for its strong stems this is part of the New York series which rebloom, sometimes twice! Ruffled deep rose(burgundy) red with black centered flowers. A wow at Chelsea in 2011. This sells out each year. Sun not waterlogged.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Papaver orientale 'Manhattan'(Papaveraceae)Bred for strong stems this is part of the recent New York' breeding programme giving unusual colours on plants that rebloom! Lavender rose flowers with large black spots at the base.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'(Papaveraceae)Strong stems carry large plum coloured flowers-look great with Nectaroscordum. Flws May-Jul and often again in the autumn. Much sought after and a by word in desirability.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 30", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Papaver orientale 'Staten Island'(Papaveraceae)Another in the recently bred, superlative New York series with strong stems and reblooming in September with purple red flowers with a spot at the base of each petal. Sun or light shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 26", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Papaver orientale 'Walking Fire'(Papaveraceae)A stunning vigorous red orange single poppy with large flowers (3-4" across) the translucent petals glow. Clumps up really well, and can be used to give a natural look with grasses etc. as well as typical border plantingPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 25", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Parahebe perfoliata(Scrophulariaceae)Deserving its AGM this is a beautiful plant for both foliage and flower. The stems go through the centre of the glaucous leaves (perfoliate) which have a waxy bloom. Later in the year bright blue flowers are produced in spires for many many months. For sun or part shade. Good for flower arrangers.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -12°C. £6.50
Paris polyphylla(Trilliaceae)Like many woodlanders this is a special plant which slowly realises its true potential. Requiring woodsy conditions it has a whorl of leaves radiating like umbrella spokes from near the tops of the stems these are surmounted by green sepals and golden thread like petals sticking out like antennae. Difficult to describe but a plantsman's holy grail.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £7.90
Paris quadrifolia (Herb Paris)(Trilliaceae)A rare British native for well drained yet moist soils in light shade. The plant looks like an architectural four -leaved trillium with a green spidery flower surrounding a burgundy centre. Very unusual & steadily clump forming.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £7.50
Paspalum glaucifolium(Poaceae)Still a very rare grass with glaucous blue erect leaves and thick, bottle brush like, spiky bluish flowers from August. Quickly forms an imposing clump. Sun, I used to say well drained but it has sat in water for weeks on end so very amenable!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.90
Patrinia gibbosa(Valerianaceae)An excellent plant for front or mid-border with heads of soft yellow flowers with large petals. Will grow in sun or shade and in autumn takes on very good yellow, gold and lime leaf colour. Hardy and easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Patrinia scabiosifolia Nagoya(Valerianaceae)An alluring plant from Japan with Scabious-like leaves & panicles of yellow flowers in late summer which are deliciously scented. It looks like a refined yellow Valerian, to which it is related. Partial shade, in good soil which does not dry out too much.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -12°C. £6.50
Peltoboykinia watanabei(Saxifragaceae)A dramatic leaf for the shade garden on a soil which isn't too dry. They come in the spring a dark red and expand with large jagged edged palmate leaves. White non-showy but interesing flowers. Hardy thru winter 2010.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Pennisetum 'Hameln'(Poaceae)For a sunny, warm, reasonably well drained site this beauty provides a good contrast with Sedums or Nerines. The pinky bottle brush flowers are produced from late summer to autumn & are softly fluffy. Surprisingly came thru winter 2010 (-21ºC)Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Pennisetum macrourum (African Feather Grass)(Poaceae)This grass is a great contrast to many others as it gives strong vertical presence to the garden with its silvery yellow thin bottle-brush flower heads. Excellent in sun on any soil, came thru the winter of 2009 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Penstemon 'Garnet' Syn 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'(Scrophulariaceae)One of the best known Penstemons (by its English name anyway) & one of the hardiest, it should succeed in most gardens. Crimson red flowers with a white throat streaked with dark red AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink'(Scrophulariaceae)A tall plant with many flowering stems bearing rose pink flowers with a white throat & heavy streaking of purplish red. AGM.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Persicaria 'Pink Elephant'(Polygonaceae)From the name you would think that this would rampage through your border with no grace. Not true, it is short, requiring no support and the light pink flowers are extremely pretty for many weeks in mid summer thru to autumn. Easy but very rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Persicaria 'Purple Fantasy'(Polygonaceae)Fabulous mint green leaves & a bold, dark burgundy to blood red arrow marking on the leaf offset by a silver chevron. Easy to grown in sun or part shade where it will make a lovely mound, with tiny white flowers like satellites above. Not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Persicaria 'Red Dragon'(Polygonaceae)Stunning dark red stems and leaves with contrasting small bobbly white flowers in late summer, rarely seen. Easy and hardy anywhere but happy in a moist spot.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield'(Polygonaceae)A great new introduction with very dark blood red spikes of flower from darker buds. Long and prolifically flowered They look marvellous with soft yellow daisies. Easy in sun or light shade, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino'(Polygonaceae)A statement plant with long, fat flower spikes of rich dark reddy purple from mid summer thru to late autumn. I have been asked for this since putting it in the garden. Easy to grow but still new and rare. HardyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'JS Calor'(Polygonaceae)Very rare and only just available in the UK this award winning plant really is good. Long flowering (Aug- Nov.) with spikes of orange red- different from the normal pink red tones of this plant. Easy in sun or light shade, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', £5.50
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Lisan'(Polygonaceae)(2'). A shorter variety with many elegant tapering spires of purply reddy pink from July to Oct. This is a rare variety which has only just been introduced to the UK. Easy on a normal soil which doesn't get too dry. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orange field'(Polygonaceae)Strong vertical spikes but of an orangey pink mark this out as something different. Persicarias have been undergoing a revival of interest recently and flower for a long period in zingy colours. For sun or lght shade, not too dryPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Persicaria amplexicaulis Alba(Polygonaceae)Persicarias tend to be easy, reliable performers for the late summer & autumn border. The countless tapering spires of white flowers are freely produced but are light and 'see through'. Excellent with daisies. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'(Polygonaceae)A very adapatble plant which will grow on wet soil or dry in sun or partial shade. The dense cylindrical spikes of soft pink are produced in profusion from early summer to mid autumn. It grows with my marsh orchids and many people have asked what this similar looking 'orchid' was. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Peucedanum ostruthium 'Daphnis'(Apiaceae)(2'). Don't let the name put you off! Initially golden leaves edged with silver age to silver green with a sparkling white edge. Looks like it could rampage through the garden but is a slow, well behaved, clumper with heads of white fragrant flowers in summer. Shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Phlomis italica(Labiatae)A lovely, velvety soft, grey bushlet with endearing pink flowers in whorls from June to August. Well drained, sunny site. This photo taken as the flowers are just about to start.Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Phlomis longifolia(Labiatae)A super evergreen shrub with rich, dark green leaves of a sage-like upper texture. The egg yoke yellow flowers are freely poduced from June until August. For a sunny well drained position. Came thru the winter of 2009 tired but unbowed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Phlomis russeliana(Labiatae)An excellent plant for dry partial shade or a dry site in full sun. Lovely sage-like rosettes over winter followed by spires of hooded pale yellow flowers in whorls (actually verticillaster) around the stem. Leaves a lovely dried stem all winter. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Phlomis samia(Labiatae)(3'). Textured, crinkled soft leaves with whorls of lime and pale pink hooded flowers in summer. Excellent for a sunny spot but this is unusual as it doesn't want to be dry. Rarely seen, but easy and hardy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone'(Labiatae)A much requested plant, takes a season to settle down then impressive, strong, tall, spikes of pinky, velvety flowers in whorls up the stem. Sun not wet. Recommended.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox 'Chattahoochee'(Polemoniaceae)Sitting in an Italian restaurant some years ago I was pondering the colour of this delightful plant. Then it came to me, the flowers are a beautiful chalk blue (just like on the "specials" board). The flowers are further enhanced by a red eye and lovely perfume. They are produced in great profusion on arching willowy stems. Not too dry, sun or part shade. Always in short supply.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6'', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Phlox arendsii 'Paul'(Polemoniaceae)I was captivated by this plant in 2012 freely branching with dark stems and buds giving pinky purple flowers from late summer onwards. Excellent on clay and disease resistant. Very good indeed but sadly very rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Perfume'(Polemoniaceae)A super early flowering ground covering Phlox with highly scented flowers in May and June. The lilac blue flowers mix beautifully with Phlox Maybreeze. Highly recommended for sun or part shade in a soil which doesn't get too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 16", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume'(Polemoniaceae)Starry lavender blue flowers produced in May. A scent to stop you in you tracks.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12'', Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Phlox paniculata 'Becky Towe'(Polemoniaceae)Deep red purple flowers are an added bonus to the eye catching almost gaudy golden variegated foliage. Good scent and flowers mid to late summer.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'(Polemoniaceae)An extremely fragrant Phlox with fluorescent blue flowers with a darker eye. Excellent very dark stems, I grow mine next to a variegated Hemerocallis and the white stripey foliage and dark stems and flowers are a sight to behold. Not too dry a soilPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 40'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Cosmopolitan'(Polemoniaceae)(15"). A new dwarf mildew resistant plant with huge (1.5") flowers of hot pink with a fire red eye. One of the new 'Cocktail' series. Bred for dwarfness and disease resistance. Very good.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 15", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'David'(Polemoniaceae)A wonderfully scented, pure white Phlox which is disease resistant and vigorous. Flowers are produced from Jul-Nov in sun or part shade, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Duchess of York'(Polemoniaceae)What you'd expect an old fashioned and reliable Phlox to look & smell like! Pale pink flowers with a white eye from darkish buds, in August and Sept, so nice and late. For sun or part shade, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Eventide'(Polemoniaceae)A super tall, strong stemmed Phlox paniculata with good sized lilac pink flowers over a long period July-Sept. A good scent and disease resistant. Uncommon and widely deserving its AGM. Sun or part shade, not dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Grenadine Dream'(Polemoniaceae)A short plant so excellent for front of border or pots with rich red purple flws. Not only that but they are resistant to mildew, particularly valuable if trying to grow them on a dryish soil. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 20", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Grey Lady'(Polemoniaceae)A very rare variety that is often requested in the garden. First time offering of this healthy vigorous plant with white-eyed pale purple flowers. For a reasonable soil in sun or part shade, not too dry. Came thru winter 2010.Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Phlox paniculata 'Hesperis'(Polemoniaceae)A rare but very good and healthy plant with purplish stems and spring leaves, the large heads of many hundreds of small pinky purple flowers which are strongly scented. It looks a bit like Sweet dame's Violet, Hesperis matrionalis but is perennial and will not seed itself everywhere! Easy for sun or part shade, normal soils.Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Jade'(Polemoniaceae)Rare and lovely, rounded scented, white flowers in a big head are fringed in green. Unique and attractive for sun or light shade on a good soil which doesn't get too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Larissa'(Polemoniaceae)A rare and valuable plant with dense heads of scented pink flowers freely produced, the centre of each is a startling eye of purple. Mildew resistant and sturdy, for sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Little Laura'(Polemoniaceae)A compact variety with glowing pinky- purple flowers and a conspicuous white starry eye. Healthy and mildew resistant plants that do not need support in the border.Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Mike's Choice(Polemoniaceae)A particularly rare variety with strongly mildew resistant leaves topped with highly unusual (almost Hydrangea-like) flowers of purple and cream that issue from maroon bracts. The individual flowers are particularly long lasting. Easy in sun or light shade that isn't too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Monica Lynden Bell'(Polemoniaceae)From dark maroon buds spring forth the palest pink highly scented flowers. Jul-OctPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Orange Perfection'(Polemoniaceae)Screaming orangey salmon flowers on a mildew resistant plant. Liven up those jaded August borders! Scented as well.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 30", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist'(Polemoniaceae)A NEW compact distinctive plant with eye catching stripey pink and white flowers. Vigorous and mildew resistant, has a great future either in the border or in pots. Not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 15", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Red Flame'(Polemoniaceae)The name says it all really. Big crimson-red flowers are freely produced on a goodish, not too dry soil. Scented to boot. Good for hot borders. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Tequila Sunrise'(Polemoniaceae)(15"). A particularly short variety, good for front of border or pots where it would need no staking. The salmon orange flws are held over dark green mildew resistant leaves. Good soil, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 15", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Twister'(Polemoniaceae)This compact and mildew resistant new plant is a reverse of P. Peppermint Twist having white flowers with a reddy pink flame stripe from the centre. Distinct and a great novelty. Sun and not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Vintage Wine'(Polemoniaceae)An exceedingly rare dark leaved var. with royal purple-red flowers in mid to late summer. For sun or part shade on a moist soil. Only ever have a few so perhaps email first to see if we have any left. I sell out every year and supply all over Europe. Just propagated a few more should be ready late April.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Phlox paniculata 'Volcano Betty'(Polemoniaceae)A new plant bred to flower for a long time (then cut back and it reflowers) and to have great mildew resistance. The flowers are exceedingly large, pink and have red purple eye. Sun or light shade, goodish soil. Rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata 'Younique White'(Polemoniaceae)A compact extremely long flowered variety with pure white flowers in a dense cylinder above dark green disease resistant foliage. A heady phlox scent, especially in the evening. Easy and reliable, glowing in the summer dusk.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox paniculata alba grandiflora(Polemoniaceae)Strong willowy growth and highly scented, good sized, pure white flowers on a drought resistant plant. Sun or partial shade. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Phlox stolonifera 'Arianne'(Polemoniaceae)A stoloniferous Phlox which produces good clumps of a pure white scented flowers produced in profusion in May. A real delight for sun or partial shade, not too dry. Hardy and tough.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Phlox stolonifera 'Fran's Purple'(Polemoniaceae)An absolute delight in May when this is a rare and intense colour. Rich Purple flowers smother the plant for weeks on end. Ideal for moist soil in sun or part shade where it will form spreading clumps. Fantastic!Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Phuopsis stylosa 'Purpurea'(Rubiaceae)Terminal heads of purple long, thin, tubular flowers with protruding styles are held above whorled leaves. Vigorous & stoloniferous, excellent for covering sunny banks. Should be grown if only for the flowers' pervasive, yet illusive, scent & the numerous butterflies which it attracts. Cut back after flowering for second flush. Terrific for the worst of soils mimne is on clay sub soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 6'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Physalis alkekengi franchetii (Chinese Lantern)(Solanaceae)Every autumn garden ought to have this bomb proof plant. The summer flowers are insignificant but followed by inflated orange lanterns in Sept. onwards. Easy to grow but watch the spread on a good soil. Sun or part shade. Inedible.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Physosteigia virginiana 'Vivid'(Labiatae)('Obedient plant'- so called because the flowers have 'hinged' stalks and stay put when moved). This form is so much better than the species as it flowers much longer with a more definite dark lilac pink colour. It is also much more compact, not requiring any staking. (Aug-Oct.) Sun or part shade not too dry. Very amenable.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Pleione 'Tongariro'(Orchidaceae)One of the hardiest of Pleiones, these are from a lady who has had them unprotected on her patio in pots for five years. In cold areas keep in cold greenhouse through winter or give a sphagnum moss mulch. Give a sheltered position in shade from miday sun. Rich pink flowers spotted with orange and red. One of the most striking, just sorry that my photo doesn't do the beauty justice-will redo in 2017!Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3", Min. temp: -6°C. £6.00
Podophyllum hexandrum 'Pink Form'(Berberidaceae)A super, rare form with architectural foliage accentuated by black- purple mottling. This is complemented by good sized rich pink flowers which are held above the foliage. Excellent for semi-shade in a moist woodsy soil. Clumps steadily.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Podophyllum peltatum (May Apple)(Berberidaceae)A structural plant for shady areas that aren't too dry with architectural umbrella-like leaves & cream flower developing into an egg like fruit beneath. Spreads into good sized stands. Hardy thru winter of 2010.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £6.90
Polemonium 'Apricot Delight'(Polemoniaceae)I cant believe that I haven't offered this before as its been a love of mine ever since I really started gardening. One of those plants that really sets a planty person apart from a weekend lawn cutter. Lovely apricot saucers which age to warm pink giving a myriad of complementary colours in mid spring. Lacy pinnate leaves. Highly recommended. Sun or part shade. Not an invasive seeder like P. caeruleum.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18, Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Polemonium 'Lambrook Mauve'(Polemoniaceae)Delightful for its early flowering (Apr-July) and a corresponding frost hardiness of flowers-I have seen them frozen solid at night and then look perfect in the morning. Myriads of lilac mauve, yellow eyed flowers. Recommended, and easy. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14'', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Polemonium 'Norwell Mauve'(Polemoniaceae)This is a lovely hybrid between P. caeruleum & P. carneum which arose here spontaneously. In habit the same as P. 'Apricot delight' but with glorious purple/mauve flowers & a scent of violets. Vigorous & perennial.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Polemonium 'Sonia's Blue Bell'(Polemoniaceae)I hope to satisfy more of the demand created by this exceptionally beautiful & long flowered plant this year. Neat stems produce many saucers of soft blue highlighted by creamy yellow anthers. Haunting violet fragrance, sterile. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Polemonium 'Stairway to Heaven'(Polemoniaceae)Forget any preconceived notions of variegated Polemoniums this is vigorous and a good garden plant. The leaves are pink when new and then develop smart cream edged variegation. Pale blue flowers in summer. Sun or part shade, not wet.Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Polemonium carneum 'Apricot Delight'(Polemoniaceae)It is a delight to offer this again after several years absence from the catalogue. Always incredibly popular to those that see it. Lovely Apricot saucers which age to warm pale pink giving a myriad of complementary colours. Lacy pinnate leaves. Highly recommended. Spring floweringPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Polygonatum cirrhifolium(Asparagaceae)Lovely bell flowers of creamy green extensively spotted with a dark lilac- in the leaf axils followed by shiny red quail egg fruit and yellow foliage. For shade or part shade, woodsy conditions.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Polygonatum falcatum variegatum(Asparagaceae)A sumptuous plant with fantastic pink asparagus spear-like shoots in spring then red stems and white, cleanly edged, green leaves. Typical elegant white and lime narrow bells dangling beneath the stems. Easy in shade, even if dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', £5.50
Polygonatum hookeri(Convallariaceae)Small clumps of tufted pointed leaves give rise to good starry pink, thick petalled flowers in spring. For shade or part shade on humus rich soil. Can from excellent free flowering clumps.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Polygonatum verticillatum(Asparagaceae)It gives me great pleasure to offer this wonderful woodlander. The pink spotted stems are surrounded with whorls of thin leaves which droop beguilingly at the tips. The pretty white flowers formed in the leaf axils reliably give rise to bright red sealing wax, spherical fruits that are a dramatic contrast to the yellow autumn foliage. Not too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 20'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Pontederia cordata lancifolia (Pickerelweed or Pickerel weed)(Pontederiaceae)A dramatic, magnificent plant with glossy architectural arrow shaped leaves and short spikes of blue flowers in summer and autumn. A marginal plant for between 2-12" of water. An excellent pond plant which clumps quickly. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Potentilla 'Arc-en-Ciel'(Rosaceae)The largest flowered of herbaceous Potentillas, blowsy double red flowers are tipped with orange which, as the flower matures, suffuses down the petals to lighten the whole flower. An upright form with an extended flw period especially if cut back. Excellent cottage garden plant and undemanding. Sun or part shade.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Potentilla 'Emilie'(Rosaceae)Another plant it has taken time to get enough to put in the catalogue and hopefully satisfy the large numbers of visitors who see it in the garden and covet it. Very large, (for a Potentilla) mahogany, semi double flowers with conspicuous gold tipped highlights. Flowers at that "difficult time" June-August.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 15'', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Potentilla 'Esta Ann'(Rosaceae)Strawberry leaves covered with many red centered yellow flowers for months on end through summer into autumn. Easy on any soil in sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Potentilla 'Etna'(Rosaceae)Deep crimson velvety flowers over silvery foliage. A wonderful sight. Easy and long lived.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet'(Rosaceae)Uncompromising pillar box red flowers over strawberry-like leaves Jun-Aug. Arresting with Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbery'. Easy AGM.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Potentilla 'Melton Fire'(Rosaceae)An excellent, much asked about plant its countless flowers are produced over an extended time thru summer and into autumn. Each bloom is larger than most other single Potentillas & a lovely combination of strawberry red & vanilla with a pink edge.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Potentilla 'Miss Willmott'(Rosaceae)Cherry pink flowers & a reddish eye, above strawberry leaves, lovely. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Potentilla 'Monsieur Rouillard'(Rosaceae)An old variety with many very dark red /maroon flowers that are sem-double. `looking like a minature rose they are untroubled by bad weather; a classic cottage garden plant, similar to Cosmos atrosanguineus.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Potentilla 'William Rollisson'(Rosaceae)Sumptuous velvety orange, semi-double flowers with yellow edges & a darker centre during summer. Not common as sterile & slowish to multiply. AGM ( aka. Potentilla William Rollinson)Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Potentilla fissa(Rosaceae)A lovely pure white flower with yellow stamened centre on upright stems in early summer. Very easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Potentilla hopwoodiana(Rosaceae)I have offered this in the dim & distant past but then have been embarrassed by not being able to supply all the numerous requests once its sold out. A sterile single hybrid which flowers all summer with delicious creamy, pink flowers with a crimson centre This time I have waited until I hope to have enough for everyone!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Potentilla recta pallida(Rosaceae)(Potentilla recta sulphurea) Very different from the other Potentillas described here in that it has a main stem with the lovely sulphur coloured flowers being borne in a corymb (a flat topped bunch). There are few plants of this soft, restful colour, snap them up if you see them. Easy, excellent cottage garden plant (will seed around gently). AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet'(Rosaceae)A beautiful plant with raspberry red, saucer-shaped flowers & a deep velvet red centre, sea green leaves. Excellent for the cottage garden as seeds around gently without ever becoming a nuisance.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Potentilla tonguei(Rosaceae)A lovely, vigorous sterile hybrid between P. anglica & P. nepalensis. Has long stems which surprise customers who buy neat domes in the spring! These give rise to good-sized apricot -yellow flowers with a red eye, all summer. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5'', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Primula 'Dark Rosaleen'(Primulaceae)Crimson maroon flowers starred with white very early on in the year until early summer. The flower colour is enhanced by the dark purple foliage. Dramatic and easy in sun or part shade, not too dry. (-16°C)Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Primula 'Don O Keefe'(Primulaceae)Large dusky orange red flowers on strong stems in spring and autumn. Distinctive and good. part shade and moist soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Primula 'Francisca'(Primulaceae)A really good, strong polyanthus type Primula with true large green flowers that last weeks with a yellow eye. The individual flowers have a frilly edge to them. Not too dry a soil. Flowering spring and autumn. This plant was spotted on a traffic roundabout in Canada. The lady stopped the car, jumped out removed it from the bedding scheme and carried on her way..........Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Primula 'Garryard Guinevere'(Primulaceae)(6"). Beautiful soft pink flowers in spring against pinkish purple leaves. A very pretty combination on a robust and tenacious plant. Partial shade and not too dry best. Deserving its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Primula 'Gigha White'(Primulaceae)A delectable single white primrose with a yellow eye. Tough and easy in a soil which doesn't get too dry, in sun or partial shade. Typically starting to flower in January, an excellent accompaniment to Primula sibthorpii as this too is early to flower and continues well.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.50
Primula 'Tomato Red'(Primulaceae)A good reliable primula with many remarkable tomato red flowers -like an elegant red cowslip- in spring and often autumn too. Not too dry, part shade or sun. (-16ºC).Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3", Min. temp: -16°C. £4.50
Primula Candelabra Hybrids(Primulaceae)(2.5'). A selection of the best colours from the plants grown at Norwell including golds, yellows, peach, pinks and more. Simply stunning in a moist soil in sun or partial shade. Very hardy.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Primula Tie Dye(Primulaceae)An aptly named single large flowered Primula with deep blue flowers and white marble like markings (bleached denim) for many months of the year but peaking in spring and again in autumn.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £3.90
Primula alpicola forms(Primulaceae)Almost without exception the Primulas are a lovely bunch & we start here with an excellent species which has strongly scented funnel-shaped flowers tumbling from the top of a 12" stem. It comes in white (alba) & purple (violacea). Easy in a moist peaty soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.50
Primula prolifera(Primulaceae)Clear lemon yellow Candelabra style flowers in whorls up the stem and freely produced. One of the most imposing of the Primulas, flowering for months, easily grown, long-lived and evergreen through winter. Moist, good soil. RarePosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Primula sibthorpii(Primulaceae)Starting to flower in mid December this is one of the gems of the woodland garden. Not at all miffy like some of the Primulas it is vigorous, perennial and reliable. Large mid pink flowers with a yellow eye. Peak flowering 'til May. Shade, humusy, not too dry a soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.50
Primula sieboldii(Primulaceae)A Japanese plant which has, in the past, been risen & shown as we have Pinks & Dahlias. The flowers are large & of a snowflake outline being mixtures of white & pink. Will succeed & slowly spread in a peaty, shady spot. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Primula sieboldii 'Coshibori'(Primulaceae)A very rare and beautiful form with large white flowers that are blushed with the palest pink, the backs being a stronger pink. Easy in light to full shade on a moistish soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Primula sieboldii 'Sangoguko'(Primulaceae)(5"). Rare and recently introduced from Japan this particularly floriferous form has rounded flowers of pink with centres paling to white. Eyecatching and steadily clumping on a moist soil in sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Primula sieboldii alba(Primulaceae)A lovely rare form which is the whitest I have seen, of this Japanese primula snowflake flowers in mid to late spring. Clumps up well in part shade and moistish soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Primula waltonii(Primulaceae)My favourite Primula, with delightful wine-coloured nodding bells & a delicate, wonderful scent. Not only that but the bells, when lifted, fade to the centre to a freckled cream. Very lovely. Easy in a moist, well drained & cool soil. Never many. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Pulmonaria 'Benediction'(Boraginaceae)Dark green mounds of summer foliage with a touch of mossy speckling. It is the spring flowers that distinguish this - with a blue so rich and dazzling that we cannot produce enough for our visitors.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'(Boraginaceae)(10"). The largest deepest blue flowers from Feb. until late May over dark green foliage. Much admired and easily grown. Part / full shade. (-18°C). AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Pulmonaria 'Cleeton Red'(Boraginaceae)A startling and very rare variety with the best red flowers I know from a Pulmonaria. Easy as the others, does not suffer from mildew, flws March-May. Came thru winter 2010.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Pulmonaria 'Diane Clare'(Boraginaceae)The best for long pointed, quite erect silver leaves and large violet blue flowers from late winter to early spring. Foliage looks stunning in autumn! Part to full shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Pulmonaria 'Dora Bielfeld'(Boraginaceae)A good natured, quick to spread Lungwort with pink flowers profusely given with white veins. Good for shade, especially heavy ones, this variety is especially resistant to drought, so will take prolonged dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 7", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Pulmonaria 'Gavin Compton'(Boraginaceae)A particularly rare plant with variegated silvery leaves and edged in silver with pinky red flowers that age to blue. Tougher than David Ward to which it has a similatr appearance. Shade, not too dry. We are the only supplier and only have a few each year.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.90
Pulmonaria 'Ice Ballet'(Boraginaceae)Large and purest white flowers are well held and with the apple green, silver spotted leaves provide a real show in late winter and through spring. An improvement on Sissinghurst White being disease resistant. Part or full shade. EasyPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Pulmonaria 'Joan Curtis'(Boraginaceae)An exceedingly rare and fine silver leaved variety, discovered by the well known Lincolnshire plants' woman. Looking good in spring through to autumn and disease resistant. A fantastic plant for shade.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Pulmonaria 'Leopard'(Boraginaceae)Dark leaves handsomely and strongly spotted with silver are a dramatic back drop to the pinky red flowers freely borne in spring. For full to partial shade, easy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Pulmonaria 'Majeste'(Boraginaceae)One of the most requested plants in our garden for just about every month of the year. The mildew free leaves are excellent, sword-shaped and brightest silver, just edged in green. Pink and lavender blue flws in profusion. Easy, sun to shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Pulmonaria 'Opal'(Boraginaceae)The very palest of blue flowers opening from pale pink buds, in fact unless seen against a true white you might think that this too was white. For full or partial shade, good silver spotted leaves.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'(Boraginaceae)A great variety, rarely seen, with long green leaves splashed with silver and heads of many small raspberry red flowers in spring these age to a purplish pink making it look even more like berrys. Tough good in shade and takes it dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Pulmonaria 'Rowlatt Choules'(Boraginaceae)A very rare variety with exceptionally silvered leaves which are good all summer. Excellent in shady conditions where it lights up the ground like a stray moonbeam! Good sized blue and pink flowers in spring. Featured in HPS Journal.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Pulmonaria 'Samurai'(Boraginaceae)A really good form, with long narrrow leaves of silvered pewter that are positively luminous in a shady spot. The cobalt blue flowers in dramatic contrast to the leaves are a bonus in spring. For full to partial shade. Easy but rare.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Pulmonaria 'Weetwood Blue'(Boraginaceae)Lovely, really good, rich blue flowers from late winter to summer. Also mildew resistant foliage, dark green and long with occasional silver spots. For shade or part shade especially good on heavy clay.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Pulmonaria Victorian Brooch(Boraginaceae)A must have plant if you like Pulmonarias or need shade plants especially for difficult clay soils. This beautiful variety has dark plum buds giving rise to cherry purple flowers ageing to dark blue. The leaves are spotted silver with shadings of plum. After a few years we can offer this again, but it is likely to be as popular as it was before then it wont last long!Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 7", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Ranunculus acris 'Hedgehog'(Ranunculaceae)A non spreading delectable form with varying amount of chocolate in the leaf centre in a maple-shape and the most delicious soft creamy yellow flowers for weeks. For sun or light shade on a soil which doesn't get too dry. Very requested.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Ranunculus constantinopolitanus Plenus(Ranunculaceae)A super plant with an impossible name. Not an invasive buttercup this has green centered, polished double yellow flowers that look like they have beeen carved out of wax. For good soil, not too dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy'(Ranunculaceae)Perhaps the most famous of all the lesser Celandines with fabulous dark & very shiny chocolate coloured leaves which set off the single golden yellow flowers. Excellent (as all the lesser Celandines are) for very wet winter soils & dry summer ones. Shade no problem either.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -20°C. £3.90
Ranunculus ficaria ssp chrysocephalus (Giant Lesser Celandine)(Ranunculaceae)Looks like a cross between a lesser Celandine and a Marsh marigold (Caltha) with January glossy healthy foliage and soon after yellow glowing flowers. Easy to satisfy on clay that alternately goes from brick to swamp consistency in shade too! Mine has been in 14 years and is 12" across. (Ficaria verna subsp. chrysocephala)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Ranunculus parnassifolius(Ranunculaceae)An alpine buttercup with large perfect white flowers eyed in yellow over rounded prostrate leaves. For sun on a well drained gritty soil, rockery or scree.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Ranunulus kochii(Ranunculaceae)I always look for members of this family as they are rarely offered & always beautiful. This is no exception, easily grown in the garden in semi shade & humusy soil. In March and April its scalloped circular leaves are covered by large lemon flws.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.50
Rheum alexandrae (Himalayan Rhubarb)(Polygonaceae)For rich soils in sun this is a superb architectural plant with huge overlapping triangular creamy bracts a bit like roof tiles over the flowers. In autumn often takes on red, glorious leaf colour. In himalayas grows wet but in cultivation succeeds on drier soil. Few only and rarely offered.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Rhodotypos scandens(Rosaceae)A rarely seen smallish shrub which is incredibly easy but very beautiful. The twiggy stems are covered in many single, paper white flowers in April and May, these are followed by shiny black berries. It then flowers sporadically until autumn after the first flush. It is equivalent to a refined, single white Kerria and surpasses it in every department.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -18°C. £7.50
Ribes odoratum (Golden Current)(Grossulariaceae)This is a particularly fine selection with many clusters of yellow flowers each having a central red edged cup,many forms are plain yellow & the most glorious scent. (Some say reminiscent of the after shave Old Spice)! Easy in sun or part shade, not too wet. Sorry no photo of the flower yet but the leaves do go striking red September October.Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £7.50
Rosa 'Astra Desmond'(Rosaceae)Another extremely rare plant with only us selling it. We call it the Miss Haversham rose (from Great Expectations) as its small, prolifically produced, double white flowers are retained after they are over and age to a parchment colour. It therefore remains in flower for months. Very clean, healthy foliage. Rambler. Available from Feb. 2017Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Rosa 'Blushing Lucy'(Rosaceae)A vigorous rambler bred in 1938 with large clusters of semi-double light pink flowers which, unusually and notably for an older rambler are produced through the summer into the autumn. A medium scent and healthy leaves. Easy in a sunny position. The accompanying photo was taken on the 11th of October!Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 12', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Rosa 'Helen Gibson'(Rosaceae)(7'). An old rose with new properties of extended repeat flowering , good scent and healthy foliage. Its true name has been lost and no one has so far identified it so this is a working title. It came from the garden of my wife's grandmother in Yorkshire and we have temporarily named it after her. Beautiful semi-double pink flowers age pale. Very Rare, I have not seen it in any other rose garden despite many visits. We grow it up a pillar or trellis where its twiggy stems are covered in flowers.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Rosa 'Norwell'(Rosaceae)We bred this here and it is an exceptional plant for a large space! Flowering two weeks before other white Ramblers this has been mistaken by experienced gardeners as a Mock Orange! Very vigorous (25 ft spread or height) it is both disease and thorn free. Used to cover unsightly areas the scent can be almost overpowering for the three weeks it flowers. The individual flowers are small but make up huge panicles, it is a delight to prune if you have to -unlike our other white ramblers- as you not left in a bloody torn heap by the end.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 25', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Rosa 'Penelope'(Rosaceae)(6' x6'). A really good tall shrub or short climbing repeat flowering rose. Large, heavily scented semi-double creamy pink flowers from salmon/copper buds. Excellent coral hips- a real bonus. An excellent picking / cut flower rose as the buds open very well and flowers last a long time in water. Hardy and delectablePosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -18°C. £9.90
Rosa 'PomPon de Paris'(Rosaceae)A lovely small flowered semi-double pink rose with ferny foliage that repeats thru the summer but starts as early as April with some fragrance. Climber. ONLY EVER A FEWPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 10', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Rosa 'William III'(Rosaceae)A great rose for sandy soils (where roses normally struggle) or clay. Semi-double rich magenta flowers with a small soft yellow centre. Very easy and disease free. Can form good sized clumps. Black hips in autumn. Sun or part shade. I first saw this at the great gardens of Felley Priory, well worth a visit. Few only.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Rosa 'William Lobb'(Rosaceae)The best and healthiest of the moss roses (they have a green moss like growth on their sepals) with an intense citrus scent given off from the moss. The flowers are large, heavily scented, freely produced & of a dark crimson aging to mauvey purple.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Rosa spinossisima 'Cedric Morris' (Scotch Rose)(Rosaceae)Many semi double pink very scented flowers in May and June. Easy and will grow on horrible soils especially light sandy ones so if you have struggled to grow roses previously this is the one to try. It will even produce strong stands of 'canes' when established! Thicket former. Black hips in autumn. Came from Cedric Morris, exceedingly rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £7.50
Roscoea 'Red Gurkha'(Zingiberaceae)So sought after, after being seen this has true large red flowers on stocky strong stems. Lovely and eye catching for semi shade, humusy soil, not too dry. Mulch in winter in cold areas and remember that it is a late appearer.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -12°C. £9.00
Roscoea australis(Zingiberaceae)The showiest and largest flowered of all the Roscoeas I grow. Big, rich purple, hooded orchid like flowers are freely produced in summer. Partial shade in a moist but not waterlogged rich soil. A lovely plant.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Roscoea beesiana Alba(Zingiberaceae)Orchid like creamy white blooms in July for shady conditions. Will often have purple flecking and spotting on the petalsPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 14", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Roscoea cautleyoides(Zingiberaceae)Although a member of the ginger family this shade loving plant actually looks like an exotic orchid. The yellow hooded flowers have a large drooping lip & are produced all summer. Plant deeply in a moist well drained position. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Rubus 'Beneden'(Rosaceae)Often mistaken for a very early flowering rose is this lovely arching shrub bearing single, pure white saucers, 3" across. heavy flowering from spring to summer. Sun or part shade. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -20°C. £7.50
Rubus spectabilis 'Olympic Double'(Rosaceae)A thicket forming deciduous shrub bearing very showy, 2" double bright pink purple flowers in mid spring. I'm often asked if its a very early rose. Sun or part shade, in fact it seems to relish some shade, unfussy as to soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £6.90
Rudbeckia 'Herbstsonne'(Asteraceae)High drama in the autumn garden! Tall willowy stands of bright chromium yellow daisies with a green cone centre. September and October delight. Keeps its leaves down to the ground so no embarrasing bare stems. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 7', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'(Asteraceae)A reliable 'Black-eyed Susan" with dark cones & long yellow petals. Very long & heavy flowering-July to October Good plant for a soil which does not become baked in summer. One plant that I feel NO garden should be without AGM.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Rudbeckia laciniata (Cutleaved Coneflower)(Asteraceae)Tall, strong, willowy stems with many large chromium flowers from late July through to Oct. Very easily grown, especially good on clay soils, slowly clumping and different to R. Herbstonne. Much requested for many years and I've always forgotten to do any propagation until too late! Not too dry but will take it fairly shady. Very rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Rudbeckia missouriensis(Asteraceae)This is very rare plant both in the wild and in gardens. A perennial for sun on a well drained neutral to limey soil it forms slow clmps of beautiful black-eyed-susan flowers. Easy, not invasive.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'(Asteraceae)A superb new flower, excellent for mass planting or with grasses or Eupatoriums. Flowering in August and Sept. the flowers are a true yellow, with a hint of lime, not gold, & have very distinct narrow petals. Excellent cut flower. Sun or light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Poligny'(Asteraceae)A superb and very rare plant with soft yellow flowers with a small dark chocolate cone centre. Extremely elegant in mid summer through to autumn for sun or light shade, Easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow'(Asteraceae)(5'). New and going to be a wow in the garden! Many burgundy heads of flowers with a dark chocolate cone and yellow petal tips. The normal species is very popular here and comes thru most winters as plants but always seeds if not. Sun, reasonable soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Ruscus aculeatus 'Hermaphrodite Form' (Soft Ruscus, Butcher's broom)(Asparagaceae)Evergreen and long lasting florists foliage. Excellent for dry shade this very rare variety produces red berries in the centre of the 'leaves' in December. Tough, resilient and much sought after. This form requires only one plant to berry well, most others require a male to fertilise the female.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £9.90
Salvia 'Hot Lips'(Labiatae)A wonderful, normally hardy, Salvia with hundreds of lipstick red and white flowers from May until Nov. The amount of colour seems to depend on the temperature. For a sunny well drained spot. In a sheltered London garden I have seen a huge bush of this 5ft across and 4ft high covered in flower in late November.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -10°C. £6.50
Salvia 'Rose Rhapsody'(Labiatae)Striking rose pink flowers densely massed on a sturdy flower head to give a real splash of colour in early summer. Cut back for reflowering this is a strong and reliable grower and has superseded S. Eveline to which it is similar in flower.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 20", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Salvia 'Royal Bumble'(Labiatae)Surprisingly hardy for its type (down to -15ºC ) especially considering its incredibly intense bright red flowers which are borne on darkish stems. Compact and neat, for sun on a goodish, not waterlogged soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -15°C. £6.50
Salvia 'Viola Klose'(Labiatae)A rich, midnight blue spike of flower from mid spring through summer, especially if dead headed. The aromatic flowers attract pollinating insects as well as gardeners!. This looks very different from most. For sun & a reasonably well drained site.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Salvia forsskoalii Dark Blue form(Labiatae)A long lived & very attractive hardy Salvia. The flowers, which are produced form mid summer to autumn are a good size & are a good blue. For sun on most soils which do not get waterloggedPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Salvia involucrata 'Bethellii'(Labiatae)Hardy in a sheltered,well drained spot, give a thick mulch in cold areas. A really impressive form with velvety often purple flushed leaves and bright pink nobs of buds opening into pink flowers from July until Nov. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 5', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.90
Salvia leucantha(Labiatae)Mexican Sage. A lovely shrubby plant with grey green leaves and showy purple flower buds and furry white flowers coming out. Well drained sunny site, hardy only in mild areas, take cuttings as a winter precaution. -Well worth the trouble. Do they look like line dancers to you?Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -6°C. £5.50
Salvia microphylla 'Kew Red'(Labiatae)(Syn. Salvia microphylla neurepia). A vigorous shrubby Salvia of outstanding worth with large flowers of a vivid red. Fantastic value flowering from late spring to the hard frosts of winter. Words can hardly do this plant justice we have ours in the front garden and non gardenes ask what it is and can they have one. Sunny, sheltered & well drained site AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 5', Min. temp: -10°C. £6.50
Salvia napifolia(Labiatae)Delighted to offer a beautiful plant I saw for the first time last year. Many eyecatching dense whorls of blue -purple flowers up the stem from midsummer through to autumn. Easy in sun and a well drained soil. Hardy. Few only.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'(Labiatae)Another excellent plant recently introduced to cultivation and quite simply my best selling plant. Compact and long flowering (Jun-Oct) with deep blue flowers from black stems against sage green leaves. Good container plantPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 26'', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Salvia pratensis 'Madeline'(Labiatae)An elegant, distinguished plant with rich blue-violet and white bicoloured flowers produceded in whorls up the stem. Aromatic foliage and an insect magnet. For sun and well drained soil. Cut back after flowering to keep it going for many weeks. The distinct contrast between the two parts of the flower is really quite dramatic and was very popular here last year.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Salvia uliginosa(Labiatae)In the past this would have required winter protection or a warm spot outdoors but the past ten years or more of milder winters has meant that I have found this perfectly hardy on my cold clay. This is a lovely tall Salvia which unusually for the genus prefers a damp site. The tubular bright blue flowers with a large lip are produced in autumn. Forms an excellent combination with Helianthus 'Lemon Queen', clumps well. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Salvia' Ember's Wish'(Labiatae)A fantastic new award wining Salvia early to start flowering and continuing until Nov. Dark green leaves, purple stems, coppery calyces and rich coral red flowers. Sun, sheltered spot, reasonably well drained. (-8ºC)Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3', Min. temp: -8°C. £5.90
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'(Caprifoliaceae)Looking like a poor man's Acer this new Elderberry will grow anywhere & can be kept cut down to whatever height suits best. Lovely black cut leaves and pink panicles of flowers in June.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -18°C. £8.90
Sambucus nigra 'Thundercloud'(Caprifoliaceae)An excellent new introduction. Shiny red black leaves and bright pink flowers in May and June. Can be stooled to whatever height preferred. I use a loose hedge of them behind a border of hot flower colours for a dark foil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 14', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.90
Sanguisorba 'Lilac Squirrel'(Rosaceae)A smaller, long flowered form with blue green leaves and long squirrel tail catkin-like flowers of a lilacy cerise. Easy and very effective from July to Sept. Sun or partial shade, any soil good on clay.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Sanguisorba 'Tanna'(Rosaceae)A smaller Sanguisorba which clumps slowly with dark textured foliage in spring which ages blue-green. The dark red drum-stick blooms are produced freely in July-Sept. Easy, reliable cottage garden plant for sun or light shade, not too dry, but you won't loose it in a drought.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sanguisorba armena(Rosaceae)Very knowledgeable gardening friends will swear blind that this is Melianthus major & will be astounded that it is completely hardy and made such a good display so early on in the year - surely you had it in a heated greenhouse? Not so, this rare and highly sought after plant which looks so much like the aforementioned Melianthus has immensely impressive mounds of jagged, glaucous blue foliage. In July has white gently nodding, tubby catkins. Spreads well.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3'6'', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Sanguisorba canadensis(Rosaceae)Very upright, tall white bottle brush flowers, over lush fresh green foliage. Excellent September flowerer, reliable and easy if not too dry, sun or partial shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Sanguisorba hakusanensis(Rosaceae)The first time of viewing this plant stops you in your tracks, it looks so improbably beautiful & unusual. The flowers are long bright pink bottle brushes which open from the bottom up in July to September. The foliage is worthy. Moist, fertile soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Sanguisorba menziesii(Rosaceae)Over luxuriant slightly bluish serrated, pinnate foliage fat burgundy bottlebrush flowers are produced from May to June.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Sanguisorba obtusa 'Silver Leaf'(Rosaceae)A fabulous new and rare foliage plant with excellent silver blue serrated leaves the colour of Melianthus major. Leaf stalks are a good, contrasting, mahogany colour. Spreads well. Pinky flowers in summer. Hardy, tough and easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Sanguisorba stipulata(Rosaceae)What a revelation this plant was last year. On graceful yet wiry strong stems it produces a myriad of cylindrical flowers over a very long time. These range from pale pink to rich burgundy. It gives the same effect in pinks and reds that Verbena bonariensis does in mauvey blue. It was in flower for our National Garden Scheme open day a few years ago and I had to station my mother-in-law next to it simply to tell the hordes of enquiries: a). Its name. and b). No, at that time we didn't have any for sale. This has now been rectified. Plant next to Epilobium angustifolium Album for a memorable combination.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Sarcococca confusa(Buxaceae)This is a winter delight, deliciously and highly scented white flowers are produced along the branches throughout the worst of the year. Can be pruned or clipped to shape and is tolerant of dry shade and neglect! Black glossy berries are formed in autumn and contrast well with the flowers. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Saxifraga fortunei 'Black Ruby'(Saxifragaceae)Fantastic shiny, almost black leaves & flowers the colour of Ribena in late autumn. Shade, not dryPosition: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 20'', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Schizostylis 'Pink Princess'(Iridaceae)A vigorous new var. with large flowers of nearly white gently suffused with palest pink in Aug thru to November. For sun or light shade not too dry. Forms good clumps quite quickly. Will grow in most places but a soil which does not become too dry is ideal. (Hesperantha coccinea 'Pink Princess')Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Schizostylis coccinea (Scarlet River Lily)(Iridaceae)(Hesperantha coccinea). Common name used to be Kaffir Lily. A good early var. which carries on until the frosts with good-sized starry flowers of a silky soft pink. Spires of flowers are freely produced Aug onwards Goes well with autumn asters or other tones of this lilly. Sun or light shade, not too dry. (Hesperantha coccinea)Position: Sun, Soil type: Moist, Height: 30", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Schizostylis cocinea Rosea (Scarlet River lily)(Iridaceae)(Hesperantha coccinea Rosea). Common name used to be Kaffir Lily. A good early var. which carries on until the frosts with good-sized starry flowers of a silky soft pink. Spires of flowers are freely produced Aug onwards Goes well with autumn asters or other tones of this lilly. Sun or light shade, not too dry. (Hesperantha cocinea Rosea)Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Schoenoplectus lacustris Albescens()Amazing longitudinally variegated tubular foliage very effective creamy white, clumps well. For marginal pond planting in 2-12" of water.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Schoenoplectus lacustris Zebrinus()Very striking and effective broad horizontally cream striped cylindrical leaves, clumps well; for pond marginal planting in 2-12" of water.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Scilla peruviana(Hyacinthaceae)A unique plant with virtually evergreen leaves which produce a large, eyecatching, conical spike of between 50 and 100 rich blue flowers with golden anthers in late spring. For a warm, sunny, well drained site, although dry shady areas are good as well, for example at the base of a giant Phormium. (-9°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -9°C. £5.50
Scoliopus hallii (Oregon Adderstongue)(Liliaceae)An unusual rare little plant bringing interest into shady, humusy parts of the garden in early spring. The lily-like flowers have reflexed petals of light caramel, stippled in chocolate. The whole plant slowly forming clumps.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Scopolia carnicolica var brevifolia (Henbane Bell)(Solanaceae)An early woodland appearer with yellow bell flowers in early spring, slow clumper rarely seen and easy and hardy in semi shade. Poisonous.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Carl'(Crassulaceae)A newish, compact Sedum with attractive grey green foliage and vibrant pink flowers in autumn. A definite improvement over S. Autumn Joy. Good on poor soils, sun. (Hylotelephium 'Carl')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 14'', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Class Act'(Crassulaceae)An exceptional new introduction that has already won an AGM. Sturdy green stems with some pink tints are topped by insect enticing intense darkest rose-pink blooms from Aug. thru to Sept. Do the Chelsea Chop to keep neat. Sun, not waterlogged. This along with S. Mr Goodbud , Xenox Red Cauli and Frosty Morn and some others have really made a huge impact on the autumn garden and the whole group should be reappraised. (Hylotelephium 'Class Act')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Cloud Walker'(Crassulaceae)This new hybrid has excellent purple tinted foliage and large pinky mauve flowers for months at the end of summer and well into autumn. Has a unique open branching habit. Sun, well drained soil. (Hylotelephium 'Cloud Walker')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Crystal Pink'(Crassulaceae)Sturdy strong stemmed flowers in autumn with icy soft pink flowers. Stays upright so not so necessary to do the Chelsea Chop. Excellent insect plant. Sun, or light shade, good in a pot, not wet. (Hylotelephium 'Crystal Pink')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Sedum 'Elsie's Gold'(Crassulaceae)(1'). A new excellent addition to the Sedum family. Stable variegation of gold edged green leaves in spring which slowly ages to silver. Bright magenta pink flowers in autumn from soft pink buds, they go well with the silvery foliage. Do the Chelsea chop (Hylotelephium 'Elsie's Gold')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Frosty Morn'(Crassulaceae)A cracking plant with grey leaves conspicuously edged with white that do not scorch. Pale pink flowers come from large white flower heads, the whole plant looks good from April to Oct! Sun or light shade. Cut down by half in early May to ensure more stems that do not flop. (You can do this to advantage with all the larger Sedums).(Hylotelephium 'Frosty Morn')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Katharine's Gold'(Crassulaceae)A very rare and special plant with eyecatching soft golden yellow foliage and white Sedum flowers with a smudge of palest pink in the centre that attract the butterflies for sun or light shade, not waterlogged. Best given the 'Chelsea chop'. (Hylotelephium 'Katherine's Gold')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Mr Goodbud'(Crassulaceae)I saw this plant after giving a talk at the Sheffield Botanic Gardens (well worth a visit) and I wanted it! Its flowers have a purple magenta intensity that I haven't seen in any other plant let alone a Sedum. It stands well, starts early and still looks good when others are well over. (Aug.-Nov.). The foliage is also highly attractive being a smokey blue colour. (Hylotelephium 'Mr Goodbud')Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Red Cauli'(Crassulaceae)(18"). Aptly named- dense raspberry red flower heads from summer into autumn above good grey leaves and dusky pink stems. A real winner for sun on a soil which isn't waterlogged. Easy. I could have sold hundreds of these in the autumn of 2012 (bear in mind it was the wettest year since records began) because it looked so fabulous in the garden. AGM. (Hylotelephium 'Red Cauli')Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sedum 'Xenox'(Crassulaceae)A really good do'er and much requested, with inky black leaves and good red flowers from Aug. thru to Oct. Sun or light shade, not water logged. Came thru winter of 2009 unscathed. AGM (Hylotelephium 'Xenox')Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Selinum carvifolium(Apiaceae)A beautiful umbellifera with intricately and finely divided ferny, feathery leaves these are topped by enormous heads of white flowers looking like firework rocket explosions. Wonderful & rare. Sun/ part shade easy and tough.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Selinum wallichianum(Apiaceae)A beautiful umbellifera coming from the himalayas (nice & hardy) with finely divided ferny, feathery leaves & although variable most have fantastic red stems which show off the umbels of white flws in late summer. Wonderful & rare. Sun/ part shadePosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.90
Senecio polyodon(Asteraceae)Very unusual and beautiful, bright starry violet purple flowers on strong flexible stems above rosettes of dark green leaves. For sun and well drained soil. (-16°C).Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Serratula seoanei(Asteraceae)(9"). For the front of the border in a sunny spot this excellent autumn flowering gem. (Sept.- Nov.) The leaves are dark green and saw-edged forming a dense bush, the flowers are freely produced and of a pinky purple colour. Much admired and easy, sun, not wet.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Seseli hippomarathrum(Apiaceae)A delightful, fully hardy, perennial, the parent of this was selected to have the richest pink flowers although some will be sprays of white instead. Easy on a reasonably well drained soil in sun & has dark glaucous green divided leaves. Very rare and very perennial.Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sidalcea 'Croftway Red'(Malvaceae)Pinky red rather than true red this looks like a dwarf perennial hollyhock. Rounded rich green leaves and spires of saucer-shaped flowers in mid summer and again in autumn if cut down. Sun or part shade any soil. Easy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Sidalcea 'Elsie Heugh'(Malvaceae)A cottage garden favourite with stamina and a will to survive with beauty! Large satin-like pale pink, fringed flowers on many strong stems. Slowly clumps in sun to part shade, any soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Sidalcea 'Little Princess'(Malvaceae)A rare and more compact version of this trouble free popular cottage garden plant. In mid summer to early autumn in produces spikes of rose pink flower buds which open and fade to palest pink. Sun to half shade any soil but good on clay.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Silene 'Rolly's Favourite'(Caryophyllaceae)For long flowering in spring through to summer this new plant is very hard to beat. The bushy sturdy plants produce a myriad of pink flowers with a white eye. These are particularly showy as they arise from dark red beds an stems. Cut back after first flush to reflower. For sun or partial shade on a good, not too dry.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Silene asterias(Caryophyllaceae)Tidy green rosettes of smooth shiny leaves produce corymbs of intense maroon crimson tubular flowers with blue anthers which although individually small being such a bright colour & being formed in a dense head means that they catch the eye. Sun, good on poor soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Silene fimbriata(Caryophyllaceae)Always requested this strong stemmed perennal bears many inflated white 'balloon' flowers which are frilled and laced at the mouth. Good in shade even dry shade. Sold out until autumn 2013 due to exposure on Gardeners World! Monty Don planting one in his Writers Garden.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sisyrinchium 'Devon Skies'(Iridaceae)Large satiny, sky blue flowers. A sterile plant so no tendency to take over and a long flowering period. (May-Sept.). Sun well drained. This proved to be extremely hardy, coming through the winter of 2010 unscathed.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 5'', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.50
Sisyrinchium douglasii album(Iridaceae)(Olysnium) An early, most beautiful bloomer with grass-like leaves & large nodding bells of purest white which can open slightly to give a starry effect. Very rare & sought after for part shade in a good soil which is not too dry. Slow clumper.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sisyrinchium palmifolium(Iridaceae)(Bird of Paradise). This is a Sisyrinchium with a difference. A rare plant it holds its large shining yellow flowers like a bird of paradise. The strong evergreen leaves have shades of jade as do the flower buds. Sun, well drained. Few available.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Sisyrinchium striatum(Iridaceae)An easy garden essential with good EVERGREEN leaves which are grey green, in summer numerous spikes of hundreds of cream flowers striped with purple are freely borne. Sun or part shade. (-16°C).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Smilacina racemosa (Treacle Berry)(Asparagaceae)(Maianthemum racemosa). Fluffy white terminal flower heads over Solomon Seal type foliage. The flowers have a rich, delicious scent and can be followed by 'red currant' looking non edible berries. For partial shade on a humusy good soil. Very nice. The photograph shows older flowers starting to go pink as they die and the formation of the berries, I think still looking highly attractive.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' (Purple Flowered Potato Vine)(Solanaceae)Inordinately long flowering April to December with starry purple flowers in big trusses each with a yellow centre of stamens. Best against a sheltered wall where it will create a real presence. Vigorous. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18', Min. temp: -10°C. £7.50
Solanum laxum 'Coldham' (Dark leaved Potato Vine)(Solanaceae)A most beautiful rare climber with large potato vine flowers which start pale mauve & age throuh to white, the effect being seen within individual flowers on the same head. Dark aubergine leaves-very long in flower (April-Nov.) sun, sheltered wallPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 12', £7.90
Soldanella carpatica x pusilla (Snowbell)(Primulaceae)Lovely fringed lilac purple bell-shaped, nodding flowers in early spring from shiny kidney-shaped leaves. This is a reliably floriferous form for shade on a humus rich, dampish soil. A real gem and easy to flower very well.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Sorbaria 'Sem'(Rosaceae)For a glowing spring contribution to the garden this plant is hard to beat. New leaves are shrimp pink & golden yellow, retained to mid summer. Forms spreading thickets, so good for larger areas. Sun or part shade. White spires of flws. EasyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.00
Speirantha convallarioides(Asparagaceae)(Wreath Flower). An excellent garden plant for shade due to its dark, glossy rosettes of narrow, EVERGREEN leaves and in spring spikes of pure white fragrant starry flowers, related to lily of the valley but clump forming not running. Shade, or partial shade in a humusy soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Sphaeralcea 'Newleaze Coral'(Malvaceae)A fabulous shrub with thousands of coral pinky orange flowers for months on end from early summer to late autumn above grey foliage. Not the hardiest of plants; lost it winter of 2010, but well worth an overwintered cutting (easy to do). Or hardy 14 years out of 15 in a sheltered town garden.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -10°C. £5.50
Spiranthes cernua 'Chadd's Ford'(Orchidaceae)Ladies Tresses Orchid. This easy and quick clump forming graceful orchid produces white spires of vanilla scented flowers in autumn. For part shade in loamy soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12'', Min. temp: -15°C. £5.90
Stachys macrantha(Labiatae)A particularly good form of this excellent front of the border plant with textured leaves and good fat spikes of large rosy purple flowers in early summer. Much requested. Sun or light shade, not wet.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Stipa gigantea (Giant Oat Grass)(Gramineae)Beloved of the new 'naturalistic" style of garden is this enormous perennial 'oat" grass. Produces huge heads of flowers on upright stems quite early on with a touch of purple but then turn harvest gold. Thoroughly recommended, sunny position.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -20°C. £6.50
Stipa gigantea 'Gold Fontane' (Even Gianter Oat Grass!)(Gramineae)Even larger than the species this rare cultivar has bigger, fuller more golden heads. For space in a sunny well drained position.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 8', Min. temp: -20°C. £7.50
Stipa tenuissima(Poaceae)Coming from Mexico but being surprising very hardy is this excellent billowing, shimmering, cloud of a grass. Extremely soft heads which just cry out to be stroked and catch the light with pinks as well as gold. The leaves are like blonde tresses. Good in sun on a dryish soil although mine seeds well on clay. Allow to seed for best results.Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Stokesia 'Purple Parasols(Asteraceae)Large vivid violet purple Stoke's aster flowers Aug-Sept Excellent cut flower. Sun.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £3.60
Symphytum 'All Gold'(Boraginaceae)Not an invasive Symphytum but a steady clumper. It outshines the brightest yellow Hostas with wonderful yellow /gold leaves in spring which last well in to the year. Not troubled by slugs & pale blue flowers finish a sight for sore eyes. Refresh the yellow foliage by cutting down during the season. Great for dry shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Symphytum 'Hidcote Pink' (Pink Comfrey)(Boraginaceae)Excellent ground cover willing to put up and thrive in dryish shade. Lovely rich pink buds slowly fading to white as the flower ages. Very early to flower often in February. No trace of blue in the flower. Great bee plant, easy and reliable. Part to full shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Symphytum 'Moorland Heather' (Purple Comfrey)(Boraginaceae)A steady clumper (rather than invasive) especially good for shade and dry shade with masses of dark purple flowers in spring on upright stems. However, will grow anywhere. Good for bees, plant with S. Hidcote pink. EasyPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Symphytum cordatum MDM nine four zero one nine(Boraginaceae)An extremely rare collection of this steadily clumping plant. Lovely heart-shaped textured leaves and bells of cream in early spring with a delicious scent. Best of all easy, especially growing well in DRY SHADE! Tough, unusual ground cover.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Symphytum orientale (White Comfry)(Boraginaceae)A splendiferous, very rarely offered plant for shade, either dry or moist. With hundreds of white, bee loved, pendulous flowers with no hint of pink or blue which gives it an air of cool sophistication. Slowly clumping, this is not a rampageous spreader. Easy and tough.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.90
Tanacetum 'Magic Lime'(Asteraceae)We saw this in drifts at Great Dixter last year and were mesmerised by it. Masses of double creamy lemon and lime flowers for five months. Good for borders, pots and an excellent cut flower- in fact this is what it was bred for. Indispensable but rare, easy is sun or light shade allow to seed around as individual plants last only a couple of years.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 16", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50
Tanacetum coccineum 'Vanessa'(Asteraceae)A very rare and much demanded plant. Easy but relatively slow to propagate. Fully double pink flowers with a centre of pink and cream. Very beautiful, reliable and hardy, at last enough plants to sell. Sun or light shade best.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.00
Tanacetum parthenium plenum (Double Feverfew)(Asteraceae)A lovely easy plant which grows well in difficult soils and gently seeds. The lacy light green foliage is virtually evergreen & for months in late spring, summer and autumn is covered with countless double white frilly flowers with a lemon centre. Hardy, easy and lovely.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Rex'(Araliaceae)A tremedously architectural shrub with huge palmate leaves up to 3' across, felty underneath. Completey hardy although in the winter of 2010 it became herbaceous. Good as a specimen, in a pot or as a patio plant. White flowers in autumn. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: to 15', Min. temp: -18°C. £8.50
Teucrium hircanicum(Labiatae)This crinkly leaved clumper bears enormously long flowering spikes of a dark purple which start opening at the bottom whilst the tip coyly bends over. After a couple of months, like a very slow fuse, its over & another spike is ready to take its place. A border stalwart, reliable & interesting for many months. Sunny position.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 18'', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings'(Ranunculaceae)A new selection with clouds of purple flower heads from dark purple almost black stems. Excellent for mid to back of border and particularly happy on clay, does not want to get very dry. EasyPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Thalictrum 'Elin'(Ranunculaceae)A tall, vigorous plant with big heads of hundreds of large (for a Thalictrum) purple and cream flowers. A beautiful sight in June and July. Sun or partial shade. Few only.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6'-8', Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium Album(Ranunculaceae)Mid spring to early summer, frothy white clouds of white above good Aquilegia-like foliage. Unfussy, good on clay, sun or part shade. Easy and delightful. Sailed thru winter of 2010Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'(Ranunculaceae)It has taken me several years to get enough of this delectable & hence much sought after plant to offer. It is light & airy with countless miniature, double lilac roses in great panicles that can be cut for the house. Sun or part shade away from strong winds. A good soil suits it best and grows well for us in gravel!Position: Any, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Thalictrum kiusianum(Ranunculaceae)A rarely seen semi-shade loving gem with deepy divided fern-like dark green foliage and covered in summer with beautiful light purple airy flowers. Slowly clumping and easy, not too dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Thalictrum rochebruneanum(Ranunculaceae)Large divided leaves, pale pink inflorescence, each flower looking like a miniature rose. Very easy and tough, like so many good on heavy clay and ours takes 60% shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Thalictrum sphaerostachyum(Ranunculaceae)Like an improved T. flavum this has better blue leaves and the flowers are fuller and more massed. Requested frequently and very amenable, growing well for years in thicks stogy clay. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Tiarella 'Pink Sky Rocket'()A shade loving beauty with tall, elegant spikes of starry white, scented flowers from pink buds above excellent palmate almost filagree, evergreen foliage.Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Tinantia pringelei(Commelinaceae)This rarely seen plant has blue green leaves very attractively splashed and marked with purple. In July-Oct. it is covered with many light and airy lavander blue 'butterfly-like' flowers. Good in semi shade to full sun. Surprising very hardy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -12°C. £4.90
Trachystemon orientalis(Boraginaceae)Great at ground cover & a spreader where conditions suit so not for planting where precious things will be swamped. However, will grow virtually anywhere & good in dry shade! Sky blue shooting star flws in Feb/March followed by architectural leaves. Indestructible (nearly).Position: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Tricyrtis 'Sinonome' (Toad Lily)(Liliaceae)(2'). A most gorgeous toad lily with very large flowers of narrow petals white with large spots of burgandy and also tipped in burgandy. Dramatic & unique. Shade that does not get too dry.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Tricyrtis 'Taiwan Atrianne'(Liliaceae)After seeing this for the first time recently I was convinced as to the impact it would have in the shady autumn garden. The tips of the petals are boldly blotched in rich raspberry red and the large flowers have strongly reflexed petals at the edges which enhances the starry effect. Lavender anthers add to the delight. A rare and sought after plant.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Tricyrtis hirta(Liliaceae)(Toad lily). For a moist area this Japanese plant has exotic white flowers strongly dotted with purple, these are produced on the top of a slightly zigzag stem with succulent shiny leaves. Something to thank the autumn for. Flws, Sept-Nov. Moist rich soil with partial shade.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 30", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Tricyrtis hirta x formosana 'Tojen'(Liliaceae)Described by a Tricyrtis connoisseur as 'a fabulously beautiful plant'. It has large, starry, cream petals flushed with a lilac purple & a white throat. The buds are dark purple & white striped. Moist shade. Special. (Sept-Oct).Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 24", Min. temp: -15°C. £5.50
Trifolium pannonicum(Leguminosae)A hardy, reliable clover which is immensely popular; I struggle to produce enough to sell. Large (a clover on steriods) pale cream flowers in early to late summer. Not invasive, slow clumper and rarely seen. Sun or part shade, any soil.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Trifolium rubens(Leguminosae)Large pinky red bottle brushes from May to July. Easy, reliable and different. A bee favourite. Another clover on steroids! Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Trillium albidum(Trilliaceae)One of the showiest of the western Trilliums a strong stature and early flowering making it stand out in the spring garden. Large white, upward facing flowers with a rose scent, atop robust purply mottled leaves. Rich, moist humusy soil in shadePosition: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 20", Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Trillium catesbaei(Trilliaceae)In the wild this is a cosmopolitan species being found in a variety of habitats. this means that is an easy plant to grow in semi-shaded positions of moist humusy soil. The crysaline textured flowers are white, flushed pink, nodding, waved and have very prominent golden anthers. A real woodland gem.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.90
Trillium cuneatum(Trilliaceae)Often sold erroneously as T. sessile, this has large upward facing mahogany red flowers above a frill of green leaves mottled and chequered in silver and purple. When clumped up (which it should do steadily) is a most statuesque plant. Woodsy conditions, not waterlogged.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 8", Min. temp: -15°C. £6.50
Trillium erectum(Trilliaceae)Wake Robin. An early spring plant with striking, rich, dark red slightly nodding flowers. Forms clumps of great presence in the garden, flowering for a long time in spring. For humusy soil in shady conditions.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £7.90
Trillium erectum albiflorum(Trilliaceae)An easy, robust, grower with creamy white petals rather than the red of the species. The contrasting dark red centre of the ovary makes a spectacular garden plant. For shade in a humusy soil that is not too dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -16°C. £7.50
Trillium erectum x flexipes(Liliaceae)An excellent hybrid being vigorous and having broad petalled flowers of any colour from white, cream, salmon, orange, pink through to red even some bicolours. Part shade in damp, humus rich soil.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 10", Min. temp: -21°C. £7.90
Trillium flexipes(Trilliaceae)Attractive, large, fragrant flowers of crystaline white which are either sideways facing or erect. It is robust in the garden and will make a good clump in woodsy conditions. The form shown has a slight hint of pink in it, some will be like this but most pure white.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12", Min. temp: -21°C. £7.50
Trillium flexipes x erectum PINKS(Trilliaceae)An excellent hybrid being vigorous and having broad petalled flowers which, in this case, are from pink parents although they could be variable. Part shade in damp, humus rich soil. Very beautiful and gradually builds a good clump.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Trillium grandiflorum (Wake Robin)(Trilliaceae)(Wake Robin). A woodlander for moist but not stagnant soil in shade. Beautiful white flowers of three petals above a ruff of three leaves. This is the most beautiful of all the Trilliums but luckily the easiest to grow (how rarely can we say that)? Still takes a while to become established. Woodsy conditions. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12", Min. temp: -20°C. £7.50
Trillium kurabayashii(Trilliaceae)A really strong plant which does well in Britain. Purple mottled leaves and robust, broad petalled, upright flowers of deep purple-red, which are amongst the best of the stemless species. Moist shade in humus rich soil. This is a new offering after years of growing it, it is the most requested Trillium in the garden and I haven't many..... Smallish plants 5 yrs old about 3 off flowering! (Unless you have grown trilliums before I would suggest waiting a year until these get bigger, I have plenty coming on).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 14", Min. temp: -18°C. £8.90
Trillium luteum(Trilliaceae)Some how one doesn't expect a scented Trillium, let alone one smelling of citrus but this is the case with this lovely yellow flowered species. Very long lasting in flower (6 weeks) and attractive gold bronzed foliage. Humus rich, moist but not waterlogged soil. Reliable.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Trillium parviflorum(Trilliaceae)A rare but easily pleased Trillium, in its native habitat of Washington USA growing in anything from humus, to greasey clay & shade to part shade. Always reliably flowers when mature and clumps steadily. The ribbon-like petals are white & scented. These are a couple of years from flowering.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -21°C. £7.90
Trillium pusillum(Trilliaceae)A very beautiful and dainty Trillium with upright flowers of pale pink and a wavy edge to the petal. Easy to grow in moist shady conditions on a humus rich woodsy soil. There it will clump up and seed itself around readily.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5", Min. temp: -16°C. £7.90
Trillium rugelii (Southern Nodding Trillium)(Trilliaceae)A robust plant with large, heavily textured, white nodding flowers. The purple ovary and dark anthers are in distinct contrast. Easy in moist woodsy shady conditions. Rarely seen.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £8.50
Trillium rugellii x T vaseyi 'Askival Hybrids'(Trilliaceae)(10"). Hybrids between these two species are variable, but all super, having nodding large flowers with broad petals and most usually deep rose pink petals. Some are beautifully veined. Scented. Part shade on humous rich soil. (-18°C).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 10", Min. temp: -18°C. £8.90
Trillium rugellii x vaseyi(Trilliaceae)Good Pink Form' Another lovely plant with hanging flowers of mainly good rose pink and scented. Good garden plant for shady woodsy areas. These are variable however, some being identical to either parent or you may be lucky enough to get one similar to that shown of a real soft yellow lightly flecked with pink. A real lucky dip but not one that isn't worth growing. Very rarely offered.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12", Min. temp: -16°C. £8.90
Trillium simile(Trilliaceae)One of the best species for beauty and garden "growability". Large thick petalled flowers of creamy white have a purple centre. Has formed a really hearty clump with me. Rare and special for humusy, woodsy conditions.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12", Min. temp: -16°C. £9.90
Trillium sulcatum(Trilliaceae)An erect flowered species with big, broad petals of maroon red often fused together at the end like a canoe. Good garden plant in part shade and humus rich soil. (-18°C).Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 8", Min. temp: -18°C. £7.90
Trillium vaseyi (Sweet Beth)(Trilliaceae)(Sweet Beth- due to the sweet scent which can elusive depending on the season) A dramatic plant with very large nodding flowers of the deepest, richest red. The largest of all the Trilliums grown and reliable. Part shade, humusy soil, not dry. These are are tremendously hardy plants and appear and flower later than any others forming huge red seed capsules which seed around.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12", Min. temp: -21°C. £9.50
Triteleia laxa 'Queen Fabiola'(Alliaceae)Looking like an early, rich blue, starry Agapanthus but easier to flower and very hardy. A sunny well drained position is ideal flws early summer for weeks and good cut flower. (-18°C).Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 9", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.50
Trollius 'Alabaster'(Ranunculaceae)Much requested and never have enough of this excellent globe flower cultivar with creamy yellow bowls on strong, straight stems. Beautiful for sun or part shade, not dry.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Trollius 'Golden Queen'(Ranunculaceae)There is no better plant for exciting interest in the damper border during June and July than this Globe Flower. However, this var. opens its lustrous orange petals to a chalice revealing petaloid stamens that make it look like a birthday cake.Position: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -18°C. £5.50
Trollius chinensis hybrids(Ranunculaceae)Much requested plants from the garden which have slowly arisen and naturalised here, a mix of pale lemons thru to chromium yellows. Beautiful for sun or part shade, not dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Tulipa sprengeri(Liliaceae)A fabulous, hardy, reliable tulip. Unusual because it will grow well on clay and in shade!! Glowing, bright red elegant flowers much later than any other tulip-late May to June. Fabulous. Very, very rarely offered as bulbs go so deep. Hardy winter 2010. These are flowering size or one year off flowering, the bulbs are not huge like hybrid tulips. To give you an idea of their ability to grow in shade these bulbs are from seed that I scattered in our woodland garden and allowed to do their thing (about 10 years ago). We now have several hundred coming up each year with more seeding about. All our other tulips under much better conditions diminish over the years -not this one.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 2', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.00
Uvularia grandiflora (Merry Bells)(Convallariaceae)Merry Bells. This delightful American woodlander has nodding bell flowers of lemon yellow; each petal of which has a 180° twist. A slow clumping plant for shade or part shade in a moist soil.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 12", Min. temp: -14°C. £5.50
Uvularia grandiflora pallida (Pale Merry Bells)(Asparagaceae)Merry Bells. This delightful American woodlander has nodding bell flowers of very pale lemon yellow; each petal of which has a 180° twist. A slow clumping plant for shade or part shade in a moist soil.Position: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 16", Min. temp: -21°C. £6.00
Valeriana officinalis sambucifolia(Caprifoliaceae)This is a very easy yet rarely seen garden plant. It bears large heads of pale pink scented flowers in mid summer and needs no support as the stems are strong without being over powering. The leaves are attractive, pinnate (like a Sambucus- elder) and take on bronze tints. I grow mine on clay subsoil in full sun and North facing shade! Different and much asked about in the garden.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Valeriana pyrenaica(Caprifoliaceae)Another easy but surprisingly unusual plant with sturdy stems and dramatic rounded leaves. Then Pale pink heads which are earlier and more rounded than V. sambucifolia. Again grows well on heavy clay soil in shady as well as sunny positions.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Veratrum album(Melanthiaceae)(6'). Architectural pleated green leaves like V. nigrum and swept down tiers of hundreds of greeny white flowers which make them look almost silvery and reminding many of a wedding dress. Imposing and beautiful for a damp rich soil. POISONOUS.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £8.50
Veratrum album 'Auvergne White'(Melanthiaceae)Architectural pleated green leaves like V. nigrum and swept down tiers of hundreds of sparkling white flowers which make them look almost silvery and reminding many of a wedding dress. Imposing and beautiful for a damp rich soil. Exceedingly rare and fabulous, but like all Veratrums POISONOUS.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -16°C. £9.90
Veratrum album 'Lorna's Green'(Melanthiaceae)A fabulous and exceedingly rare plant with bright lime green flowers in large spikes, some of which elegantly droop down. These all arise from excellent architectural, pleated spring leaves. Part shade and a rich, moist soil. Poisonous.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.50
Veratrum album v flavum(Melanthiaceae)A splendid, very rare, stout perennial with stems to 5'. Very architectural pleated broad leaves and many yellowy green flowers in terminal branching panicles. An imposing plant for moist shade, especially on rich soil. Very PoisonousPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -16°C. £7.90
Veratrum californicum(Melanthiaceae)A scarce and extremely choice architectural plant bearing large pale greenish white flowers above pleated foliage. For moist but not waterlogged soil in part shade, humous rich soil ideal. This is a particularly fine form with great leaves and huge flowering stems with many drooping florets, it reminds me of a wedding dress. Very Poisonous. These are five year old plants, still small but growth really increases at this stage.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Veratrum formosanum(Melanthiaceae)This species was originally collected from Hohuanshan Taiwan. It has turned out to be both choice & amenable to cultivation. Its leaves are narrow, and pleated. In late summer numerous, dark purple starry flowers are produced, in terminal panicles. Shade, not dry humousy soil best. Very PoisonousPosition: Shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Veratrum lobelianum(Melanthiaceae)A fantastic plant with excellent architectural pleated spring leaves and spires of lime flowers often lined in white and from a distance hving a silvery sheen. Very rare and sought after but easily grown in a moist rich soil in partial shade. Collected in the Tatra Mts. SloveniaPosition: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -18°C. £9.90
Veratrum maackii(Melanthiaceae)A beautiful, very rare plant with starry flowers of glossy chocolate purple and victoria plum in graceful narrow spires on fuzzy white stems. Easily grown on a rich humusy soil which isn't too dry in partial shade. Poisonous. Four year old plants (in 2012) still a few years from flowering.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Veratrum maackii 'Lime Form'(Melanthiaceae)Exceedingly rare and beautiful this special herbaceous woodlander has spires of starry limey yellow flowers in summer above architectural pleated leaves. Humusy soil that does not get too dry. Hardy. Poisonous.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -16°C. £9.90
Veratrum maackii var japonicum(Melanthiaceae)Another exceedingly rare and beautiful plant from the moist forests of Japan. Spreading starry flowers in a large panicle of a red chocolate -purple in mid summer. Good leaves too. For part shade in a humus rich soil, not too dry. From the National collection holder. These plants are four years old (in 2012) still a couple of years from flowering. Poisonous.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3', Min. temp: -21°C. £11.90
Veratrum maackii var maackii(Melanthiaceae)Exceedingly rare and beautiful this special herbaceous woodlander has spires of starry primrose yellow flowers followed by crimson seed pods in autumn. Humusy soil that does not get too dry. Four year old plants (in 2012) still a couple of years off flowering Hardy. Poisonous.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3.5', Min. temp: -21°C. £9.90
Veratrum nigrum(Melanthiaceae)Exceptional large architectural pleated leaves with dark maroon flowers in the summer held in tiers, very effective and gets better year on year. Flowering sized plants. Very Poisonous (scarce item) AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 5', Min. temp: -20°C. £8.50
Veratrum viride(Melanthiaceae)Exceptional architectural value of pleated leaves topped with spikes of lime green flowers in summer. Moist soil in shade where it clumps beautifully if slowly. Hardy. Poisonous.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 4', Min. temp: -21°C. £7.90
Verbascum 'Gainsborough hybrids'(Scrophulariaceae)Tall, free standing spikes of many soft yellow flowers often with a contrasting purple centre. For sun on a well drained, preferably poor soil.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 3-4', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Verbascum blattaria albiflorum(Scrophulariaceae)An excellent & incredibly easy plant but again sadly seldom seen with graceful spikes of white flowers which have a pink central 'bee'. They fill July through to September in shady areas (even heavy clay) and then have attractive, red, globular seed heads. They are welcome gentle self seeders.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Verbascum chaixii album(Scrophulariaceae)Wonderful spires of white flowers, each with prominent furry purple stamens in the centre. A summer delight from June until August. Will seed around too if you're lucky! Sun or light shade, not waterlogged.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Verbena 'Bampton'(Verbenaceae)Excellent purple foliage on a wiry plant covered from early summer with bright pink flowers. Very rare, & hardy. Sun or light shade well drained sheltered site. Supposed to be a V. officinalis var. but looks more like a V. hastata hybrid to me.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 18", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Verbena bonariensis(Verbenaceae)This is a very popular plant which has recently, rightly, had plenty of exposure. It has heads of an almost unending supply of blue/purple flowers each with a tiny orange eye. These provide a landing stage for the procession of butterflies which have a nectar supply provided from July to November. The flowers have a sweet scent especially noticeable on a balmy summer evening. Very strong, thin, airy stems which allow under planting. Once established will gently self seed. AGMPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Verbena corymbosa(Verbenaceae)Requiring moist or even boggy soild (unusual for a Verbena) this long flowering, scented plant has many heads of pale violet blue flowers above feathery leaves. Hardy and vigorous, clumping quickly and so not for a small pond. Very rarely seen or offeredPosition: Any, Soil type: Moist, Height: 16", Min. temp: -16°C. £5.50
Verbena hastata(Verbenaceae)Sturdy stems have spikes of an uncountable multitude small but significant violet purple flowers in July to Sept. A tough erect plant. Easily grown, thoroughly dependable plant that doesn't need staking. Something very different which proves that different needn't be difficult.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Verbena hastata 'Rosea'(Verbenaceae)An upright, completely hardy verbena with purple spikes which produce pink flowers. This combination of colours is particularly arresting. Reliable and good. Sun or part shade, excellent on clay. July-Sept.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -16°C. £4.90
Verbena rigida 'Polaris'(Verbenaceae)An excellent plant which with the advent of our milder winters has come through unscathed for many years. A non stop succession of pale pink flowers from June until November. First rate!Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2', Min. temp: -10°C. £4.90
Vernonia crinata 'Betty Blindeman'(Asteraceae)Another exceptionally rare plant, this time producing heads of rich purple on incredibly strong, tall stems in Aug to Oct. Great for butterflies and insects and going so well with autumn daisies. Easy, good on clay. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Vernonia crinata 'Mammuth'(Asteraceae)A great favourite of Piet Oudolf & used in Prairie style plantings where the rich purply-crimson heads go so well with burgundy and then silvery grasses. Easy but likes a good soil in sun. The silky white seed heads provide interest in late autumnPosition: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Vernonia gigantea (Iron weed)(Asteraceae)A robust upright perennial with rich dark purple flower heads in late autumn. Not too dry, sun or light shade. Very hardy. (-21ºC).Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £5.90
Veronica 'First Love'(Scrophulariaceae)An excellent addition to our range, good for pots or front of border. The healthy foliage is rich greeen & many spikes of vibrant pink almost red pink are produced above it in summer through to early autumn. A good bee plant. Sun / light shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 1', Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Veronica austriaca 'Kapitan'(Scrophulariaceae)The most intense Gentian blue flowers are produced in spires in May and June. Lovely over a wall or front of a border in sun and a well drained spot. Easily grown and reliable, why isn't it seen more often?Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 10", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Veronica gentianoides Tissington White'(Scrophulariaceae)One of the joys of the spring herbaceous border. Dark green rosettes of glossy foliage are the perfect foil for long spires of the very palest blue flowers. Floriferous in spring & early summer & neat & tidy for the rest of the year. Easy, super plant!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 12", Min. temp: -20°C. £5.50
Veronica liwanensis(Scrophulariaceae)(2"). A turkish gem for full sun, excellet evergreen, almost succulent leaves which take purple tints in sun covered by gentian blue flowers from April through to June creating a sea of blue. Good carpeter or ground cover for larger areas.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 2", Min. temp: -14°C. £4.90
Veronica pedunculata 'Georgia Blue'(Scrophulariaceae)Flowering almost throughout the year under conducive conditions this plant bears rich, bright blue flowers over dark green leaves which unfurl a rich warm bronze. Spreads well.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 8", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Veronicastrum 'Erica'(Scrophulariaceae)An exquisite combination of pale pink flowers opening from red buds held in elegant spires. The spring shoots are a good burgundy and architectural. Strong stems and tough, easy to please plants, sun or lights shade not too dry. I always have a huge demand for this plant usually from word of mouth. July - Sept.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 3', Min. temp: -16°C. £6.50
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'(Scrophulariaceae)(4'). Architectural whorled leaves up a strong stem & blue spikes of flowers in summer, make this a welcome addition to the perennial border. The spikes are often fused together to give an interesting plump effect (fasciated). Sun / part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Veronicastrum 'Lavendelturm'(Scrophulariaceae)Graceful pale lavender spires are held above architectural stems with whorled green leaves. Good for bees in mid summer to autumn. Sun or light shade, reasonably fertile soil. A rarely seen form.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Veronicastrum 'Pink Glow'(Scrophulariaceae)Graceful and elegant long tapering spires of many pale pink flowers from late July into autumn. Grows surprisingly well in shade, but not too dry. Lovely and very hardy.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 6', Min. temp: -21°C. £6.50
Veronicastrum 'Red Arrows'(Scrophulariaceae)Veronicastrums should be better known as they are easy, architectural plants that do very well on heavy clay soils. This var. has red stems and reddish buds but purple flower spires at an excellent time of late summer. Great!Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4.5', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Veronicastrum virginicum Album(Scrophulariaceae)Excellent white verticals looking good with prairie plantings or simply towards the back of borders to contrast with daisy flowers. Flws Mid to late summer and easy on most soils. Sun or light shade. Slow, beautiful clumper.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 4', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
Viburnum 'Park Farm Hybrid'(Adoxaceae)Rivalling any Daphne for scent this April and May flowering shrub is semi-evergreen with glossy oval leaves. The buds are a good pink which contrast well with the pure white flowers. Sun or part shade, any soil. Came thru winter 2010. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -21°C. £7.90
Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'(Adoxaceae)The number of shrubs I sell is limited but the requests for this have made me propagate it! Upright form with dark purple bronze foliage turns red purple in autumn. Spring lacecap flws of white flushed pink. Sun or part shade. AGMPosition: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -21°C. £7.90
Vinca Atropurpurea(Apocyanaceae)(5" x 5'). Excellent ground cover even dry shade!! Covered in intensely purple wine flowers in spring and early summer. The leaves are shiny green & healthy looking. Roots along its stems so will cover an area reasonably quickly. Hardy & tough. AGMPosition: Shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -21°C. £5.50
Viola biflora(Violaceae)A lovely little floriferous violet that will seed iself around beautifully in good soil under shady, not too dry conditions. Not shy to flower, hardy and reliable.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 3", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Viola cornuta 'Cleopatra'(Violaceae)A strong very lovely, extremely long flowering Viola cornuta with cream flws lightly whiskered in purple with the top petals blushed in light blue. For sun to part shade, a goodish soil prolongs the flowers from May 'til Oct! Easy very rare.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 9", Min. temp: -21°C. £4.90
Viola cornuta 'Clouded Yellow'(Violaceae)Extremely rare and extremely good! Flowering from April thru to Oct it is covered in soft yellow flowers which have a pale blue top the petals. Easy and reliable in sun to mid shade in most soils. A garden stalwart. The photograph shows how variable the flowers are throughout the year, cooler weather seems to give yellower flowers, the main photo shows bluer high summer colours.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -20°C. £4.90
Viola cornuta 'Spider'(Violaceae)A long flowering Viola cornuta with blue flowers made up of thin spidery petals giving it an extremely elegant and sophisticated look. Although very rare it is easy in sun but espcially part shade, (-21ºC)Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 5", Min. temp: -18°C. £4.90
Viola elatior (Tree violet)(Violaceae)A beautiful but highly unusual violet with a vertical habit rising to form a thicket of stems which produce many pale blue flowers throughout the summer. Sun or part shade happy on clay.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 18", Min. temp: -15°C. £4.90
Viola odorata 'Clive Farrell'(Violaceae)Winter and early spring flowering with dusky pink petals getting darker towards the centre. Long stems & a delicious scent. Deciduous shade best, likes sun in winter, shade in summer, not too dry. Hardy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -14°C. £4.50
Viola odorata 'Lee's Peachy Pink'(Violaceae)(4"). One of the most vigorous and floriferous vars with many pinky / apricoty flws in late winter and early spring. Deciduous shade best, likes sun in winter, shade in summer, not too dry. Hardy.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -14°C. £4.50
Viola odorata 'Melanie'(Violaceae)One of the most compact and floriferous vars with many carmine pinky red flws in late winter and early spring. Scented. Deciduous shade best, likes sun in winter, shade in summer, not too dry. Hardy but rare.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 4", Min. temp: -14°C. £4.50
Viola odorata 'Orchard Pink'(Violaceae)Originating in Magery Fish's garden this is a strong growing prolific flowering plant wth pink flowers striated with blue. Beautifuly scented it has long stems & cuts for the house well. Deciduous shade with humusy, neutral to alkaline soil best.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Any, Height: 3", Min. temp: -14°C. £4.50
Vitis vinifera 'Spetchley Red'(Vitaceae)A great self clinging climber with the best glowing red autumn leaves, like embers of a flaming fire. Produces many bunches of blue bloomed, seedy edible grapes which make a delicious wine. Vigorous and gives a Mediterranean feel to the garden. Rarely seen but easy and good growing into trees or large Pergolas or trellis.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 20', Min. temp: -21°C. £8.90
Vitis vinifera Purpurea (Purple -leaved grape vine)(Vitaceae)But not over takingly vigorous. Just right to give a Meditereranean feel to a patio or clothe a wall or trellis with red purple leaves overlaid with silver. Red autumn tones. Hundreds of small inedible grapes. (my son does eat them). AGM Hardy- came thru winter of 2010.Position: Sun, Soil type: Any, Height: 14', Min. temp: -21°C. £7.90
Weigelia coraeensis(Caprifoliaceae)A rarely seen unusual shrub which is a firm favourite with visitors to the garden. The trumpet flowers open cream and age thru pink to red, making it look like 3 different flws on same plant. Easy, tough came thru winter 2010. Sun or part shade.Position: Any, Soil type: Any, Height: 8', Min. temp: -21°C. £8.50
Ypsilandra thibetica(Melanthiaceae)From the Himalaya forms evergreen rosettes and then in late winter to early spring beautiful stems of lilac flowers which are strongly and sweetly scented and fade thru to white. Not too dry.Position: Part shade, Soil type: Moist, Height: 1', Min. temp: -18°C. £6.50
chrysanthemum weyrichii(Asteraceae)or the front of the border, pot or rockery is this welcome late summer and autumn species. With elegant single pinky white flowers which insects love. Very rarely seen but clumps up steadily and the leaves are dark green and healthy.Position: Sun, Soil type: Well drained, Height: 8", Min. temp: -12°C. £5.50