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    Name
    Flowering Period
    Height
    Spread
    Pot Size
    Position
    Soil Moisture
    Flower Colour
  • Attractive purple leaved form of our native cow parsley. Stunning in spring with Aquilegia Ruby Port.

    ANTHRISCUS sylvestris Ravenswing
    May-Jun
    70
    60
    2lt
    White
  • Large purple blue flowers on shorter stems. Splendid with Brunnera Jack Frost.

    AQUILEGIA alpina
    May-Jun
    50
    15
    2lt
    Dark Blue
  • Shining white flowers are ideal for lighting up dull areas; flowers are smaller than White Star but the plant is arguably more elegant.

    AQUILEGIA vulgaris Alba
    May-Jun
    75
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Ideal for a traditional cottage garden feel with single flowers in a beautiful shade of antique pink. Particularly lovely with ferns in light shade.

    AQUILEGIA vulgaris Heidi (Altrosa)
    May-Jul
    70
    45
    2lt
    Pink
  • Deep purple/black double flowers. Match with other black plants like Geranium phaeum Raven and Sambucus Black Lace or with early grasses such as Deschampsia.

    AQUILEGIA vulgaris stellata Black Barlow
    May-Jul
    80
    45
    2lt
    Purple Black
  • Hanging double pompoms open pale green fading to cream later. Beautiful in a spring garden with early Geraniums and Euphorbias.

    AQUILEGIA vulgaris stellata Greenapples
    May-Jul
    80
    45
    2lt
    Green/Creamy White
  • The outer petals of this cultivar are almost black, pairing with Euphorbia Black Pearl would match the eye of the Euphorbia flowers.

    AQUILEGIA vulgaris William Guiness
    May-Jun
    70
    30
    2lt
    Rich Purple & White bicolour
  • Very large pure white long spurred flowers. Good with Euphorbias such as martinii.

    AQUILEGIA White Star (Kristall)
    May-Jun
    70
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Finely divided bright silver foliage on upright stems. Works well with warm colours such as Achillea Walther Funcke.

    ARTEMISIA ludoviciana Silver Queen
    Aug-Sep
    75
    60
    2lt
    Purple
  • Lower growing than Silver Queen with broader, less divided silvery leaves. Very pleasing planted with pale pink flowers e.g. Astrantia Roma or Geranium Mavis Simpson.

    ARTEMISIA ludoviciana Valerie Finnis 
    Aug-Sep
    45
    60
    2lt
    Purple
  • Much favoured for its aromatic ferny silver foliage. Cut back in late spring to keep tidy. Create a foliage contrast with purple Heucheras.

    ARTEMISIA Powis Castle (cut back) 
    Aug-Sep
    60
    90
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Low growing groundcover with ferny silver foliage. Ideal for a rock garden, wall or bank. Does best in sandy peaty soil.

    ARTEMISIA schmidtiana Nana 
    Jul-Aug
    10
    20
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Double interest, with shiny white veined leaves in early spring and spikes of red berries in late summer.

    ARUM italicum italicum Marmoratum 
    Feb-Mar
    30
    30
    2lt
    White spathe, dull Purple margin
  • A large plant with tall ivory white plumes ideally suited for the back of a border and big enough to compete with large shrubs.

    ARUNCUS dioicus (sylvestris) 
    Jun-Aug
    200
    120
    2lt
    Ivory White plumes
  • A compact and more delicate form of the species with narrow fern like, deeply cut leaves. Try with pale Astrantias like Buckland or the sedge Carex Ice Dance.

    ARUNCUS dioicus Kneiffii
    Jun-Aug
    90
    50
    2lt
    Creamy White
  • Superb hybrid with creamy white flowers hanging horizontally high above fresh green foliage. Good as both a background to other smaller plants or at the front of a border.

    ARUNCUS Horatio
    Jun-Aug
    120
    80
    2lt
    Creamy White
  • Invaluable for its drought and shade tolerance, with masses of star-like flowers giving a cloud effect. Good in shade with Bergenias.

    ASTER (EURYBIA) divaricatus
    Jul-Sep
    60
    60
    2lt
    White
  • Very dark almost black stems with masses of lavender blue flowers. Wonderful with other similarly tall late plants such as Rudbeckia Herbstonne. Also a good cut flower.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) laevis Calliope
    Sep-Oct
    150
    50
    2lt
    Lavender Blue
  • The purple foliage of this variety provides a fantastic backdrop to flowering plants early in the season. Come autumn the small flowers look wonderful with white Anemones and other Asters.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) lateriflorus Lady in Black
    Sep-Oct
    80
    30
    2lt
    White with Pink centre
  • Many intense violet single flowers on sturdy upright stems. Lovely with other late flowerers such as Eupatorium and Miscanthus.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) Little Carlow (Cordifolius hybrid) 
    Sep-Oct
    80
    45
    2lt
    Lavender Blue
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