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    Name
    Flowering Period
    Height
    Spread
    Pot Size
    Position
    Soil Moisture
    Flower Colour
  • Usefully shorter variety. Each pale blue petal has a prominent dark blue stripe.

    NO PIC
    AGAPANTHUS Peter Pan
    Jul-Sep
    40
    40
    2lt
    Light 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A semi evergreen medium sized shrub with glossy green leaves and fragrant dark pink and white flowers followed by black berries. Best planted in a sheltered sunny position; although slow to grow this fine shrub is well worth the wait. Plant as part of a mixed winter border.

    NO PIC
    DAPHNE bholua Jacqueline Postill
    Jan-Feb
    200
    100
    3lt
    Pink/White
  • A bushy Daphne with glossy evergreen leaves covered with fragrant white flushed pink/purple flowers from mid to late spring.

    NO PIC
    DAPHNE tangutica 
    Mar-May
    100
    100
    5lt
    White flushed Purple Pink
  • 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

     

  • Very large white flowers above young bronze red foliage.

    NO PIC
    EPIMEDIUM Arctic Wings
    Apr-Jun
    30
    30
    2lt
    White
  • Deciduous with large pale pink almost white flowers and bronzed young foliage in the spring.

    NO PIC
    EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum
    Apr-May
    25
    30
    2lt
    White
  • 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
  • Compact deciduous shrub whose bright green leaves turn rich shades of red and purple in autumn. Masses of small green flowers in spring are followed by bright red and purple fruit with orange seeds.

    NO PIC
    EUONYMUS alatus Compactus
    Apr-May
    100
    100
    5lt
    Green
  • Easy and long flowering lavender-blue and white pea flowers with a coconut scent.

    NO PIC
    GALEGA His Majesty
    Jun-Sep
    100
    75
    2lt
    Blue/White
  • 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
  • More compact and longer flowering than Biokova with whiter flowers with prominent pale pink veins and anthers produced from late spring into summer.

    NO PIC
    GERANIUM cantabrigiense St Ola 
    May-Jul
    25
    40
    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 (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 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
  • Dark green foliage has attractive grey veining. Outward facing flowers begin pure white before aging to pink and red.

    NO PIC
    HELLEBORUS x ericsmithii Winter Moonbeam
    Dec-Apr
    45
    45
    2lt
    White Pink
  • Evergreen brown pink foliage looks superb all year, the creamy white flowers are a bonus. Excellent a plant for winter containers.

    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
  • The velvety leaves on this variety are flushed 'chocolate' when young, with a red underside.

    NO PIC
    HYDRANGEA aspera Hot Chocolate 
    Jul-Sep
    400
    250
    5lt
    Pink
  • 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
  • Honesty variety with blue purple flowers in spring followed by purple flushed seedpods. Suckering so more preennial than other annua types but will self sow.

    NO PIC
    LUNARIA annua Corfu Blue
    Mar-May
    90
    75
    1lt
    Blue Purple
  • Perennial honesty with wonderfully scented lilac white flowers followed by attactive seedpods. Any easy plant, tolerant of dry shade.

    NO PIC
    LUNARIA rediviva
    Mar-May
    75
    75
    1lt
    Lilac White
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Compact form with large purple centred white flowers. Philadelphus are good plants for most locations; with arching branches smothered with cup shaped flowers smelling of orange blossom.

    NO PIC
    PHILADELPHUS Belle Etoile
    Jun-Jul
    120
    120
    5lt
    White