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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
  • Very tall Allium, with large heads often up to six inches in diameter.

    NO PIC
    ALLIUM giganteum
    Jun-Aug
    130
    10
    2lt
    Bright Lilac
  • Soft, buttery yellow blooms with a distinct brown marking in the throat make this selection the perfect complement to other flower colours in the garden. It forms a good, compact mound of waxy green foliage and short stemmed flowers.

    NO PIC
    ALSTROEMERIA Inca Sundance
    Jul-Oct
    25
    30
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Palm-leaved marsh mallow. Tall stems of bright lavender pink cup-shaped flowers; late and long flowering. Useful but never unwelcome self seeder.

    NO PIC
    ALTHAEA cannabina
    Jul-Nov
    200
    50
    2lt
    Pink
  • Taller variety with less stiff, more graceful drooping white flowerheads, reminiscent of Aruncus. Excellent for brightening up moist shady areas.

    NO PIC
    ASTILBE Professor Van Der Wielen
    Jul-Aug
    100
    50
    2lt
    White
  • A recently introduced variety; compact in form with slender dark green leaves and star like white flowers

    NO PIC
    CHOISYA x dewitteana White Dazzler 
    May
    150
    150
    5lt
    White
  • 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 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
  • Bronze-purple foliage and pure blue flowers. Plant dies back in summer but often reappears in autumn for a second flowering.

    NO PIC
    CORYDALIS flexuosa Purple Leaf
    Mar-May
    30
    30
    P9
    Blue
  • Probably the largest flowered variety with wide, open, pure orange blooms. An outstanding partner for hot coloured Dahlias.

    NO PIC
    CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora Star Of The East
    Aug-Sep
    90
    30
    2lt
    Orange
  • Strong growing plant with grey foliage and white flowers. Try with pale flowered Geranium nodosum.

    NO PIC
    DICENTRA formosa Aurora
    May-Jul
    30
    90
    2lt
    White
  • Large fern with strong glossy fronds branched at the tips. Evergreen and particularly good amongst large drifts of Digitalis.

    NO PIC
    DRYOPTERIS affinis Cristata The King 

     

    120
    90
    5lt

     

  • Smaller bright green, crinkle edged leaves with copper coloured flowers. Evergreen and good groundcover.

    NO PIC
    EPIMEDIUM x warleyense
    Apr-May
    50
    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
  • Compact with nodding red-pink flowers from late spring (reblooming later on), and soft hairy mid-green leaves. Perfect in a moistish spot with dark Astrantias like Ruby Star.

    NO PIC
    GEUM Flames Of Passion
    Jun-Sep
    45
    40
    2lt
    Pink/Red
  • A medium sized, rounded shrub, attractive in both flower and foliage. The glossy green foliage is flushed purple brown when young and has prominent purple brown midribs. The violet blue flowers produced in late summer look great with other late plants e.g. Echinacea purpurea. This plant is also tolerant of both salt spray and air pollution.

    NO PIC
    HEBE Mrs Winder 
    Aug-Sep
    100
    150
    5lt
    Violet Blue
  • A dwarf mat-forming plant with neat mounds of glaucous blue leaves topped with pure white flowers in late spring and early summer. An excellent groundcover plant and also great in coastal gardens. Associates well with plants such as Convolvulus cneorum, Heucheras and Acanthus.

    NO PIC
    HEBE pinguifolia Pagei 
    May-Jun
    30
    100
    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
  • NO PIC
    HEUCHERELLA Sweet Tea
    Jun-Aug
    35
    45
    2lt
    Pink/White
  • Ideal for shady north facing locations, a good problem solver for inhospitable locations. Initially slow to grow once planted, but it soon comes away. Large white lacecap flowers 20-30cm in size from May onwards.

    NO PIC
    HYDRANGEA anomala petiolaris 
    May-Jul
    150
    300
    5lt
    White
  • The leaves on this variety have yellow margins. Ideal for shady north facing locations, a good problem solver for inhospitable locations. Initially slow to grow once planted, but it soon comes away. Large white lacecap flowers 20-30cm in size from May onwards.

    NO PIC
    HYDRANGEA anomala petiolaris Miranda 
    May-Jul
    150
    300
    10lt
    White
  • Sturdy stems hold large dense heads of light green buds open to reveal creamy flowers that turn pinkish as they mature.

    NO PIC
    HYDRANGEA paniculata Limelight 
    Aug-Oct
    250
    250
    5lt
    Creamy White
  • 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
  • Violet purple flowers (with white and yellow splashes on the falls) on purple stems with narrow green foliage. Loves moist soils and excellent planted by a pond. Best in humus rich acid soil.

    NO PIC
    IRIS x robusta Gerald Darby
    Jun-Jul
    120
    50
    2lt
    Violet Purple
  • Choice greenish yellow variety.

    NO PIC
    KNIPHOFIA Percy's Pride
    Aug-Oct
    110
    50
    2lt
    Yellow
  • Compact white flowered variety. Aromatic grey/green foliage, ideal for mass planting in blocks or as edging. A magnet for insect life. Needs planting in sunny well drained locations. 3

    NO PIC
    LAVANDULA angustifolia Arctic Snow
    Jul-Sep
    50
    50
    2lt
    White
  • 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
  • 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
  • An ideal variety for the smaller garden with erect bronze/pink flowerheads above dense foliage Great with Astrantia Roma planted in front.

    NO PIC
    MISCANTHUS sinensis Hermann Müssel
    Aug-Nov
    180
    100
    5lt

     

  • Narrow green leaves with a central white stripe turn redder in August and then silver

    NO PIC
    MISCANTHUS sinensis Kleine Fontäne (Little Fountain) 
    Aug-Nov
    180
    120
    2lt

     

  • Quick to establish with good habit and fine autumn colour. Try with Eupatorium Atropurpureum or Persicaria Taurus

    NO PIC
    MISCANTHUS sinensis Malepartus
    Aug-Oct
    200
    120
    5lt

     

  • Classy and elegant with narrow creamy margined leaves. Good on dry soils, in containers and with white Anemones.

    NO PIC
    MISCANTHUS sinensis Morning Light 
    Sep-Nov
    150
    120
    5lt

     

  • Densely clumping, with creamy white 'zebra' stripes to the leaves. An improvement on Zebrinus as it is more upright and stronger growing.

    NO PIC
    MISCANTHUS sinensis Strictus 
    Sep-Nov
    180
    75
    5lt

     

  • Not so tall as many varieties, thin grey/green leaves with silver spine. A particularly good choice in containers and looks great planted with Asters.

    NO PIC
    MISCANTHUS sinensis Yakushima Dwarf
    Sep-Nov
    70
    75
    5lt

     

  • 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
  • Unusual flatter, open flowers of a pale blush pink. Ideal in more natural and informal planting schemes.

    NO PIC
    PAPAVER orientale Karine 
    May-Jul
    60
    40
    2lt
    Blush Pink
  • A useful alternative to box balls with mint green leaves that can be clipped into shape. Scented purple flowers in late spring and early summer.

    NO PIC
    PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium Golf Ball
    May-Jun
    120
    120
    5lt
    Purple
  • Hedge Fern, Soft Shield Fern. Green fronds with a hint of brown. Will tolerate drier conditions. Evergreen.

    NO PIC
    POLYSTICHUM setiferum 

     

    100
    100
    5lt

     

  • More compact in habit with finely cut evergreen fronds. Mix with other evergreen plants for a winter display such as Aspleniums and Hellebores.

    NO PIC
    POLYSTICHUM setiferum Herrenhausen

     

    50
    65
    5lt

     

  • 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
  • More compact than the species with white flowers and red flushed foliage, especially on young leaves.

    NO PIC
    RHEUM palmatum tanguticum
    Jun
    160
    200
    2lt
    White
  • Butcher's broom. A bushy sub-shrub with glossy lance-shaped cladophylls up to 2.5cm in length. Green flowers in spring folowed by glossy red berries in summer and autumn.

    NO PIC
    RUSCUS aculeatus
    Apr
    750
    1000
    3lt
    Green
  • Tall upright flower spikes the colour of Victoria plums over a long period from late summer to autumn. Lovely with Miscanthus or late flowering Aconitums.

    NO PIC
    SANGUISORBA Blackthorn
    Aug-Oct
    150
    60
    2lt
    Purple