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    Name
    Flowering Period
    Height
    Spread
    Pot Size
    Position
    Soil Moisture
    Flower Colour
  • Mint scented foliage and sprays of lavender blue flowers. Drought tolerant and good in gravel. Try as edging, particularly around raised beds.

    CALAMINTHA nepeta Blue Cloud
    Jun-Aug
    45
    30
    1lt
    Blue
  • Low growing and compact, ideal at the front of a border with Dianthus Mrs Sinkins.

    CAMPANULA carpatica Blue Uniform
    Jun-Aug
    20
    45
    2lt
    Blue
  • White flowered variety suits planting with silver foliage e.g. Stachys.

    CAMPANULA carpatica Weisse Clips
    Jun-Aug
    20
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Pure white flowers. Campanula lactiflora varieties work well amongst flowering shrubs e.g. Deutzia and Philadelphus.

    CAMPANULA lactiflora Alba 
    Jun-Aug
    100
    60
    2lt
    White
  • These tall stems of pink flowers would partner a pale Veronicastrum like Lavendelturm.

    CAMPANULA lactiflora Loddon Anna 
    Jun-Aug
    120
    60
    2lt
    Lilac Pink
  • This Campanula forms a large bush covered with pale blue flowers. Try with a yellow or orange daylily such as Golden Orchid.

    CAMPANULA lactiflora Prichard's Variety 
    Jun-Aug
    100
    60
    2lt
    Violet Blue
  • Wiry stems with pure white nodding flowers. Perfect with Nepeta or blue Geraniums.

    CAMPANULA persicifolia Alba
    Jun-Jul
    90
    30
    2lt
    White
  • Popular tall variety with pale blue bells. Nice amongst Alchemilla and in pastel schemes.

    CAMPANULA persicifolia Telham Beauty
    Jun-Jul
    90
    30
    2lt
    Pale Blue
  • Small and mound forming in habit, a useful edging plant; lovely with other low plants like Erigeron karvinskianus and Gypsophila Rosenschleir.

    CAMPANULA portenschlagiana (muralis) 
    Jul-Aug
    15
    100
    2lt
    Lilac
  • Spikes of beautiful soft lilac-blue flowers over a long period. Associates well with Digitalis lutea.

    CAMPANULA sarmatica Hemelstraling
    May-Aug
    90
    40
    2lt
    Lilac Blue
  • Baltic parsley. Large white umbels above fern like dark green foliage. Excellent for attracting insects, good as a cut or dried flower and lovely with Astrantias.

    CENOLOPHIUM denudatum 
    Jul-Oct
    100
    75
    2lt
    Creamy White
  • Striking rich crimson red flowers, a magnet for bees and butterflies. Good in dry conditions.

    CENTAUREA Atropurpurea (benoistii)
    Jun-Sep
    150
    50
    2lt
    Crimson Red
  • Rich dark purple flowers ideal for the front of a well drained border. Mixes with pale pink flowers, for instance Pimpinella major Rosea.

    CENTAUREA Jordy
    May-Jul
    45
    60
    2lt
    Dark Purple
  • Slightly shorter than C. gigantea, with branched heads of small dark spotted creamy yellow flowers. In a mixed border try with bronze fennel.

    CEPHALARIA dipsacoides
    Jul-Aug
    180
    80
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Pale pink flowers with darker markings in the centre. Vigorous but sterile and strikingly beautiful.

    CHAMERION (EPILOBIUM) angustifolium Stahl Rose
    Jun-Jul
    150
    70
    2lt
    Pink
  • Vibrant crimson red thistles above deeply cut leaves. Beautiful with Iris sibiricas or Deschampsias.

    CIRSIUM rivulare Atropurpureum 
    May-Jul
    120
    60
    2lt
    Dark Red
  • Large purple thistles have more of a bluer colour than Atropurpureum whilst the stems are overlaid with white and purple.

    CIRSIUM rivulare Trevor's Blue Wonder
    May-Sep
    100
    60
    2lt
    Purple
  • Clump forming with lots of sweetly scented flowers above grey/green leaves. Allow to weave amongst shrubs or taller perennials.

    CLEMATIS recta
    Jul-Aug
    100
    50
    2lt
    White
  • As good as the species but with purple foliage early in the season.

    CLEMATIS recta Purpurea
    Jul-Aug
    100
    50
    2lt
    White
  • Lily of the Valley. Excellent groundcover with scented flowers; a firm cottage garden favourite for underplanting roses and other shrubs.

    CONVALLARIA majalis 
    May
    15
    30
    2lt
    White
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