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    Name
    Flowering Period
    Height
    Spread
    Pot Size
    Position
    Soil Moisture
    Flower Colour
  • Chocolate vine. Vigorous semi-evergreen twining climber with dark purple-red vanilla scented flowers in spring.

    NO PIC
    AKEBIA quinata
    Mar-May
    800
    10000
    2lt
    Purple/Red
  • White flowers above green leaves. Will bring light to difficult shady areas.

    NO PIC
    BRUNNERA macrophylla Betty Bowring
    Apr-May
    45
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Spikes of beautiful soft lilac-blue flowers over a long period. Associates well with Digitalis lutea.

    NO PIC
    CAMPANULA sarmatica Hemelstraling
    May-Aug
    90
    40
    2lt
    Lilac Blue
  • Nodding pale blue flowers with white centres followed by fluffy seedheads. Group 1– pruning unnecessary but cut back after flowering if needed.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS alpina Frankie 
    Apr-May
    200
    150
    2lt
    Blue/White
  • Scented creamy white flowers in winter on a vigorous evergreen plant. Group 1– pruning unnecessary but cut back after flowering if needed.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS cirrhosa Jingle Bells
    Dec-Feb
    500
    200
    2lt
    Creamy White
  • Soft pink semi-double flowers with prominent yellow stamens in late spring and early summer. Group 1– pruning unnecessary but cut back after flowering if needed.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS montana Rosebud
    May-Jun
    800
    400
    2lt
    Pink
  • Rich deep velvety purple flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. Group 3 – Cut hard back to a pair of buds about 20cm from the ground in late winter.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS viticella Dark Eyes
    Jul-Sep
    250
    100
    2lt
    Purple
  • Large lilac pink flowers with dark pink bars in early summer and again in early autumn. Group 2 – Prune lightly in early spring.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS x (L.F.H.) Candy Stripe
    May-Sep
    300
    200
    2lt
    Lilac Pink
  • Large flowered with rich velvety purple blooms. Group 3 – Cut hard back to a pair of buds about 20cm from the ground in late winter.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS x (L.F.H.) jackmanii 
    Jun-Sep
    300
    100
    2lt
    Purple
  • Large lavender pink flowers with prominent red stamens from early summer to early autumn. Group 3 – Cut hard back to a pair of buds about 20cm from the ground in late winter.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS x (L.F.H.) Margaret Hunt
    Jun-Sep
    300
    200
    2lt
    Lavender Pink
  • Sumptuous rich deep purple blooms with cream stamens in late spring and early summer; again in autumn. Lovely amongst climbing roses. Group 2 – Prune lightly in early spring.

    NO PIC
    CLEMATIS x (L.F.H.) Warszawaka Nike 
    May-Sep
    300
    100
    2lt
    Purple Red
  • A compact plant with a profusion of small pink flowers above green ferny foliage.

    NO PIC
    COREOPSIS rosea American Dream
    Jul-Sep
    45
    45
    2lt
    Pink
  • Smaller bright green, crinkle edged leaves with copper coloured flowers. Evergreen and good groundcover.

    NO PIC
    EPIMEDIUM x warleyense
    Apr-May
    20
    75
    2lt
    Copper Orange
  • Classic plant of the Edwardian herbaceous border well due for a revival. Shining white pea flowers for weeks over summer. Easy in any reasonable soil.

    NO PIC
    GALEGA x hartlandii Album 
    Jun-Sep
    125
    75
    2lt
    White
  • Long flowering with very pale pink almost white flowers. Dark green foliage takes on attractive bronze tints in cooler weather.

    NO PIC
    GERANIUM Coombland White
    Jun-Sep
    50
    50
    2lt
    White/ Pale Pink
  • Compact with nodding red-pink flowers from late spring onwards, and soft hairy mid-green leaves

    NO PIC
    GEUM Flames Of Passion
    May-Jul
    45
    40
    2lt
    Pink/Red
  • Small evergreen rounded plant forming a perfect bun shape with bright green foliage. Small white flowers are produced from summer to autumn.

    NO PIC
    HEBE Green Globe (Emerald Green)
    Jul-Sep
    45
    45
    5lt
    White
  • One of the hardiest and best known Hebes. Glaucous blue leaves with red margins and short spikes of lilac blue flowers in summer. Try planting with purple leaved plants such a Cotinus Royal Purple or Pittosporum Tom Thumb or with Penstemons such as Hidcote Pink

    NO PIC
    HEBE Red Edge 
    Jun-Jul
    50
    50
    5lt
    Lilac Blue
  • Spreading evergreen with small dark green leaves and spikes of white or pale lilac flowers in early summer.

    NO PIC
    HEBE vernicosa 
    May-Jun
    50
    100
    5lt
    White/Pale Lilac
  • Bright yellow daisies with very dark purple almost black stems a fine choice for the back of a border where the flowers will gracefully move in the wind. Also an excellent cut flower.

    NO PIC
    HELIOPSIS helianthoides scabra Summer Nights
    Jul-Sep
    120
    60
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Low growing with green tinged white flowers and dark green leaves mottled with silver.

    NO PIC
    HELLEBORUS White Beauty
    Dec-Feb
    35
    30
    2lt
    White
  • Rich red leaves turning to dark burgundy. A good contrast for blue grasses and also excellent on its own as a container specimen.

    NO PIC
    IMPERATA cylindrica Rubra

     

    45
    60
    3lt

     

  • Tall Bearded. Bred by renown breeder Cedric Morris. Lavender buds open to classy soft pink unruffled flowers with tangerine beards. Spicy scent.

    NO PIC
    IRIS germanica Benton Cordelia
    May-Jun
    95
    30
    2lt
    Pale Pink/Orange beard
  • Choice greenish yellow variety.

    NO PIC
    KNIPHOFIA Percy's Pride
    Aug-Oct
    110
    50
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Similar in habit to grandiflora and formosa but with yellow leaves and an orange central vein; complemented by orange seed pods. The effect when planted in quantity is bright and warm.

    NO PIC
    LIBERTIA peregrinans
    May-Jul
    50
    15
    1lt
    White
  • Broad silvery leaves with silvery mauve flowers in late summer and autumn. Sparkling groundcover for shade.

    NO PIC
    LIRIOPE spicata Gin-ryu (Silvery Sunproof)
    Aug-Nov
    45
    45
    2lt
    Violet
  • Ragged Robin. Rose-pink star shaped flowers above dark green foliage in early summer. Likes moist soil.

    NO PIC
    LYCHNIS flos-cuculi
    May-Jun
    70
    45
    2lt
    Pink
  • Pretty white form of our native Ragged Robin. Shining star shaped flowers in early summer above dark green foliage. Excellent in moist soils and as a marginal plant by water.

    NO PIC
    LYCHNIS flos-cuculi White Robin
    May-Jun
    70
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Recently introduced ; this is the first Mahonia to be 'spine-free'. Mound forming in habit with pinnate leaves, bright yellow flowers and blue/black berries.

    NO PIC
    MAHONIA eurybracteata ganpinensis Soft Caress
    Aug-Oct
    100
    100
    5lt
    Yellow
  • Excellent spreading plant for groundcover in moist shady areas especially wilder situations. White spring flowers are followed by red or pink striped fruit.

    NO PIC
    MAIANTHEMUM stellatum
    Apr-May
    30
    60
    2lt
    White
  • Dwarf catmint with spike of pure white flowers over a long period in summer.

    NO PIC
    NEPETA racemosa Snowflake
    Jun-Sep
    45
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Spotted leaves with coral pink flowers in spring. Try with Aubrietia, especially in a container.

    NO PIC
    PULMONARIA Victorian Brooch 
    Apr-May
    30
    45
    2lt
    Coral Pink
  • Impressive large pink thistle flowers from golden brown buds above grey green foliage. A good plant for coastal gardens.

    NO PIC
    RHAPONTICUM centaureoides (CENTAUREA pulchra Major)
    Jun-Aug
    100
    60
    2lt
    Pink
  • A gorgeous dark almost black leaf colour, this is an ideal plant for the back of a border. Suitable for most locations. Large flat scented flowerheads and black berries in autumn.

    NO PIC
    SAMBUCUS nigra Black Beauty
    Jun
    300
    300
    10lt
    Creamy Pink
  • Upright with large fluffy drooping pale pink flowers in summer. Try with Miscanthus Hermann Mussel.

    NO PIC
    SANGUISORBA Pink Brushes
    Jul-Aug
    120
    50
    2lt
    Pink
  • Fern like foliage and long stems with single flowers. Extremely attractive and long flowering.

    NO PIC
    SCABIOSA columbaria ochroleuca
    Jun-Oct
    70
    100
    2lt
    Pale Lemon
  • A diminutive plant with bright purple pink flowers above glossy green leaves. Ideal at the front of a hot dry border and a good choice for planting in gravel.

    NO PIC
    SENECIO polyodon
    May-Sep
    40
    50
    1lt
    Pink
  • Prairie Dropseed. Fountains of silvery-pink scented flower panicles in summer. Narrow green foliage turns wonderful shades of gold and orange in autumn and winter. Excellent used en-masse in prairie schemes. Wisconsin is a variety selected for more reliable blooming in Europe.

    NO PIC
    SPOROBOLUS heterolepsis Wisconsin Strain
    Aug-Sep
    80
    60
    P9

     

  • Wall Germander. Not to confused with T. lucidrys! This creeping perennial is at home in well drained locations, in ruins or as in my garden, growing on walls. Its dark green, oak shaped leaves form an attractive, aromatic carpet. Its rose pink flowers a haven for bees.

    NO PIC
    TEUCRIUM chamaedrys
    Jul-Sep
    20
    40
    P9
    Pink
  • Longer flowering than delavayi with much larger flowerheads. An impressive plant.

    NO PIC
    THALICTRUM Spendide
    Jun-Sep
    130
    50
    2lt
    Lilac Purple
  • Taller than delavayi Album with tall apple green stems with pure white flowers ideal in semi shade giving height without too much bulk.

    NO PIC
    THALICTRUM Spendide White 
    Jun-Sep
    150
    50
    2lt
    White
  • Evergreen with scented pink flowers all summer long.

    NO PIC
    TRACHELOSPERMUM asiaticum Pink Showers
    Jun-Aug
    600
    300
    2lt
    Pink
  • Impressive bright golden orange globular flowers with prominent stamens. Ideal in a moist position by water.

    NO PIC
    TROLLIUS chinensis Golden Queen 
    May-Jun
    90
    50
    2lt
    Orange Yellow
  • Rare, primrose yellow variety. Slower growing than some but its very pale flowers make it much desired.

    NO PIC
    TROLLIUS x cultorum Alabaster
    May-Jun
    60
    45
    2lt
    Very Pale yellow
  • Tall spikes of soft orange flowers. A fine architectural plants for well drained soils said to be more reliable than many Verbascum varieties.

    NO PIC
    VERBASCUM Clementine
    Jul-Sep
    150
    60
    2lt
    Orange
  • Upright bushy plant with shining pink flowers over a long period and purple foliage. Foliage goes even darker in cooler weather.

    NO PIC
    VERBENA officinalis Bampton
    Jul-Nov
    60
    50
    P9
    Pink