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    Flowering Period
    Height
    Spread
    Pot Size
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    Flower Colour
  • Bushy medium sized shrub, usually evergreen with small pale pink flowers; leaves turn purplish in winter. Good for most soil conditions but best kept away from cold winds.

    NO PIC
    ABELIA grandiflora Sherwoodii
    Jul-Oct
    120
    120
    3lt
    Pink
  • Good groundcover plant for a dry, sunny position. Red foliage is covered by many bright red burrs in summer. Delightful planted with dwarf spring bulbs.

    NO PIC
    ACAENA microphylla Copper Carpet
    May-Jul
    10
    15
    1lt
    Red
  • Large glossy leaves with deep rounded lobes. An impressive focal point for a shady border.

    NO PIC
    ACANTHUS mollis
    Jul-Sep
    100
    90
    2lt
    Mauve/Pink
  • More compact than the species with green hooded white flowers above glossy dark green leaves.

    NO PIC
    ACANTHUS mollis latifolius Rue Ledan
    Jul-Sep
    60
    90
    2lt
    White
  • Bright yellow flower heads and silver foliage. Good with Aconitum napellus.

    NO PIC
    ACHILLEA Coronation Gold 
    Jun-Aug
    80
    60
    2lt
    Golden Yellow
  • Pale yellow flower heads that resist fading. Would pair with a mauve Monarda such as Mohawk.

    NO PIC
    ACHILLEA Hella Glashoff 
    Jun-Aug
    70
    60
    2lt
    Pale Yellow
  • Grey/green foliage with pale yellow flowers fading to creamy white. A fine partner for blue Nepeta.

    NO PIC
    ACHILLEA Mondpagode (Moon Pagoda) 
    Jun-Aug
    90
    60
    2lt
    Pale Yellow/White
  • A good contrasting combination of silver foliage and pale yellow flowers. Beautiful grown with blue Agapanthus.

    NO PIC
    ACHILLEA Moonshine 
    Jun-Aug
    60
    60
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Many vibrantly coloured small umbels, more dwarf in habit than other varieties. Mixes well with Stipa tenuifolia or try planted in front of Macleaya.

    NO PIC
    ACHILLEA Summerwine 
    Jun-Aug
    50
    60
    2lt
    Cherry Red/Cerise Pink
  • Heads of pale orange on stout stems, lovely with white flowering umbels such as Seseli or Selinum.

    NO PIC
    ACHILLEA Terracotta
    Jun-Aug
    60
    40
    2lt
    Terracotta Orange
  • Excellent plant with grey/blue foliage, flowers starting red but fading to orange. Create a fiery scheme with red Crocosmias.

    NO PIC
    ACHILLEA Walther Funcke
    Jun-Aug
    80
    60
    2lt
    Brick Red
  • Broadly upright in habit, with pale yellow flowers, ideal for a naturalistic planting in semi shade.

    NO PIC
    ACONITUM lycoctonum vulparia
    Jun-Aug
    90
    60
    2lt
    Pale Yellow
  • Dark black/purple foliage, flowers open pale pink. Stunning in autumn with Eupatorium.

    NO PIC
    ACTAEA (CIMICIFUGA) simplex Pink Spike
    Aug-Oct
    120
    60
    2lt
    Pale Pink
  • Glaucous blue foliage with white flowers in spring and from late summer white berries on red stems. An excellent plant for dappled shade mixing well with ferns and Hostas.

    NO PIC
    ACTAEA pachypoda Misty Blue
    Apr-May
    60
    60
    2lt
    White
  • Exceptionally dark blue flowers on dark stems. Combines well with pink flowers such as Dianthus carthusianorum.

    NO PIC
    AGAPANTHUS Black Pantha
    Jul-Sep
    60
    50
    2lt
    Dark Purple Blue
  • A particularly hardy variety. Nice grown through a carpet of Geranium Russell Prichard.

    NO PIC
    AGAPANTHUS campanulatus Albidus
    Jul-Aug
    70
    50
    2lt
    White
  • One of the best blue selections. Stunning with pink Anemones in late summer.

    NO PIC
    AGAPANTHUS Navy Blue (Midnight Star)
    Aug-Sep
    60
    50
    2lt
    Dark Blue
  • Large pure white heads packed full of flowers in late summer. Create a 'cool' combination with Perovskia Blue Spire.

    NO PIC
    AGAPANTHUS White Heaven
    Aug-Sep
    80
    50
    2lt
    White
  • The extra large purple leaves of this plant make it perfect evergreen groundcover for large areas.

    NO PIC
    AJUGA reptans Catlin's Giant 
    Apr-Jun
    30
    60
    2lt
    Blue
  • 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
  • A smaller more delicate plant than A. mollis. Its grey green leaves and green flowers make it a must for edging in sun or shade.

    NO PIC
    ALCHEMILLA erythropoda 
    Jun-Sep
    30
    45
    2lt
    Light Yellow
  • Lady's Mantle. One of the most popular of all perennials, invaluable as groundcover.

    NO PIC
    ALCHEMILLA mollis 
    Jun-Aug
    40
    75
    2lt
    Sulphur Yellow
  • Massive flower heads on short sturdy stems. Would suit a Mediterranean scheme with bearded Irises.

    NO PIC
    ALLIUM cristophii (albopilosum) 
    Jun-Aug
    40
    20
    2lt
    Deep Lilac with metallic sheen
  • Very tall Allium, with large heads often up to six inches in diameter.

    NO PIC
    ALLIUM giganteum 
    Jun-Aug
    130
    10
    2lt
    Bright Lilac
  • Large intense purple flowers on tall stems. Wonderful with Iris Jane Phillips.

    NO PIC
    ALLIUM hollandicum Purple Sensation 
    May-Jun
    80
    15
    2lt
    Deep Purple
  • A fine tall form with creamy white heads. Excellent planted in small groups in a border and a good choice for cutting.

    NO PIC
    ALLIUM Mont Blanc
    May-Jun
    120
    25
    2lt
    White
  • Brighter pink/purple flowers than the species. Works well in a dry garden with Helianthemums.

    NO PIC
    ALLIUM schoenoprasm Forescate
    May-Jun
    25
    25
    1lt
    Pink Purple
  • Long stems of small intensely purple drumsticks. Great mixed with Knautia macedonica.

    NO PIC
    ALLIUM sphaerocephalon
    Jul-Aug
    65
    10
    2lt
    Purple
  • Vivid mauve flowers with crimson streaks and cream throats. A very hardy variety, excellent cut flower and compact so ideal for containers.

    NO PIC
    ALSTROEMERIA Mauve Majesty
    Jul-Oct
    60
    45
    2lt
    Mauve Purple
  • June Berry. A lovely multi-stemmed shrub ideal for smaller areas, or en masse as a hedge or screen. White flowers coincide with spring bulbs; fruits in autumn turn from red to black as its leaves fade to a golden colour.

    NO PIC
    AMELANCHIER canadensis
    Apr
    700
    600
    3lt
    White
  • June Berry. A lovely multi-stemmed shrub ideal for smaller areas, or en masse as a hedge or screen. White flowers coincide with spring bulbs; fruits in autumn turn from red to black as its leaves fade to a golden colour.

    NO PIC
    AMELANCHIER canadensis
    Apr
    700
    600
    10lt
    White
  • Low growing plant with white flowers complementing silver foliage. Use in a white border with Verbascum chaxii Album or with blue Perovskia Little Spire.

    NO PIC
    ANAPHALIS triplinervis Sommerschnee (Summer Snow) 
    Jul-Sep
    45
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Spikes of deep blue flowers on stems of coarse hairy green leaves. In a sunny spot with Aquilegia White Star or Cirsium Atropurpureum would be suitable partners. Usually should not need staking.

    NO PIC
    ANCHUSA azurea Loddon Royalist
    Jun
    100
    50
    2lt
    Blue
  • Upright stems of creamy white flowers with a hint of green. The flowers are followed by silvery seedheads prolonging the plants appeal. Lovely amongst red Sanguisorbas such as Tanna.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE cylindrica
    Jul-Aug
    100
    30
    2lt
    White
  • Late flowering with single pink blooms. Fine in shade with Kirengeshoma palmata.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE hupehensis Hadspen Abundance 
    Aug-Oct
    90
    60
    2lt
    Pink Purple
  • Japanese Anemone with semi-double dark pink flowers. Stunning amongst Persicaria amplexicaulis Alba.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE hupehensis var. japonica Prinz Heinrich (Prince Henry)
    Aug-Sep
    70
    50
    2lt
    Semi double Purple/Red
  • Beautiful white flowers with lilac undersides and blue stamens. Ideal for brightening up an area of moist light shade.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE leveillei
    May-Jun
    70
    30
    2lt
    White/Lilac
  • Easy to grow as a woodland ground cover. Large fragrant flowers followed by fluffy seed heads. Delightful with Brunnera Jack Frost.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE sylvestris
    May-Jul
    30
    30
    2lt
    White
  • Large white flowers with lilac undersides from spring to autumn. Excellent groundcover for partial shade.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE Wild Swan
    May-Oct
    30
    45
    2lt
    White/Lilac backs
  • Large pink flowers above dark green leaves. A fine companion for the large mauve flowers of Aster Mönch.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE x hybrida Könegin (Queen) Charlotte 
    Aug-Oct
    100
    60
    2lt
    Semi double Pink
  • Always exceedingly popular and in demand for its bright white flowers. Particularly good with late grasses like Panicum Heavy Metal.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE x hybrida Honorine Jobert 
    Aug-Oct
    130
    150
    2lt
    White
  • Semi-double dark pink red flowers with prominent yellow stamens on a usefully shorter variety. Lovely with blue flowers like Perovskia or Agastache.

    NO PIC
    ANEMONE x hybrida Serenade
    Aug-Oct
    70
    50
    2lt
    Semi double Dark Pink/Red
  • Lax plant with grey leaves. Tolerates dry sunny sites and coastal exposure.

    NO PIC
    ANTHEMIS punctata cupaniana 
    May-Sep
    40
    30
    2lt
    White
  • Masses of pale yellow daisies on strong stems. An ideal choice for sunny, dry soils where Erysimum Bowles Mauve makes a good early pairing.

    NO PIC
    ANTHEMIS tinctoria E.C. Buxton
    Jun-Aug
    50
    90
    2lt
    Lemon Yellow
  • Flowers are a strong yellow in bud turning to a creamy yellow when out; a good doer.

    NO PIC
    ANTHEMIS tinctoria Sauce Hollandaise
    Jun-Aug
    60
    90
    2lt
    Creamy White
  • St. Bernhard's Lily. Terminal spikes of white flowers; tolerates alkaline conditions.

    NO PIC
    ANTHERICUM liliago
    May-Jun
    50
    50
    1lt
    White
  • Attractive purple leaved form of our native cow parsley. Stunning in spring with Aquilegia Ruby Port.

    NO PIC
    ANTHRISCUS sylvestris Ravenswing
    May-Jun
    70
    60
    2lt
    White
  • Large purple blue flowers on shorter stems. Splendid with Brunnera Jack Frost.

    NO PIC
    AQUILEGIA alpina
    May-Jun
    50
    15
    2lt
    Dark Blue
  • Golden yellow spurred flowers on a long flowering plant. Suits blue flowers such as Geranium sylvaticum Mayflower or Brunnera.

    NO PIC
    AQUILEGIA chrysantha Yellow Queen
    May-Jul
    80
    45
    2lt
    Golden Yellow
  • Shining white flowers are ideal for lighting up dull areas; flowers are smaller than White Star but the plant is arguably more elegant.

    NO PIC
    AQUILEGIA vulgaris Alba
    May-Jun
    75
    45
    2lt
    White