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    Name
    Flowering Period
    Height
    Spread
    Pot Size
    Position
    Soil Moisture
    Flower Colour
  • Double interest, with shiny white veined leaves in early spring and spikes of red berries in late summer.

    ARUM italicum italicum Marmoratum 
    Feb-Mar
    30
    30
    2lt
    White spathe, dull Purple margin
  • A compact and more delicate form of the species with narrow fern like, deeply cut leaves. Try with pale Astrantias like Buckland or the sedge Carex Ice Dance.

    ARUNCUS dioicus Kneiffii
    Jun-Aug
    90
    50
    2lt
    Creamy White
  • Superb hybrid with creamy white flowers hanging horizontally high above fresh green foliage. Good as both a background to other smaller plants or at the front of a border.

    ARUNCUS Horatio
    Jun-Aug
    120
    80
    2lt
    Creamy White
  • Glossy green kidney shaped leaves. Good groundcover; try with Athyrium nipponicum Pictum and small Hostas.

    ASARUM europeum 
    Mar-May
    15
    100
    P9
    Brown
  • Invaluable for its drought and shade tolerance, with masses of star-like flowers giving a cloud effect. Good in shade with Bergenias.

    ASTER (EURYBIA) divaricatus
    Jul-Sep
    60
    60
    2lt
    White
  • Very dark almost black stems with masses of lavender blue flowers. Wonderful with other similarly tall late plants such as Rudbeckia Herbstonne. Also a good cut flower.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) laevis Calliope
    Sep-Oct
    150
    50
    2lt
    Lavender Blue
  • The purple foliage of this variety provides a fantastic backdrop to flowering plants early in the season. Come autumn the small flowers look wonderful with white Anemones and other Asters.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) lateriflorus Lady in Black
    Sep-Oct
    80
    30
    2lt
    White with Pink centre
  • Many intense violet single flowers on sturdy upright stems. Lovely with other late flowerers such as Eupatorium and Miscanthus.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) Little Carlow (Cordifolius hybrid) 
    Sep-Oct
    80
    45
    2lt
    Lavender Blue
  • Well known variety with vivid deep pink flowers; a magnet for butterflies. Molinias and Eupatoriums would be possible planting companions.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) novae-angliae Andenken an Alma Pötschke
    Aug-Oct
    90
    70
    2lt
    Deep Pink
  • Bright crimson red flowers ideal at the back of a border and with other late perennials like Anemones and Actaeas.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) novae-angliae Crimson Beauty
    Aug-Oct
    135
    70
    2lt
    Crimson Purple Red
  • Divine dark violet almost black flowers in late summer and autumn with dark yellow centres. Goes well with red Persicarias like Firetail.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) novae-angliae Marina Wolkonsky
    Sep-Oct
    120
    70
    2lt
    Dark Purple
  • Vibrant semi-double purple flowers. For a bright scheme try with Rudbeckias.

    ASTER (SYMPHYOTRICHUM) novi-belgii Purple Dome
    Aug-Oct
    90
    60
    2lt
    Purple
  • Italian Aster. Asters are invaluable plants for late colour and amellus varieties are notably mildew resistant. Excellent for attracting butterflies and great in containers.

    ASTER amellus Rosa Erfüllung (Pink Zenith) 
    Aug-Oct
    75
    50
    2lt
    Pink
  • One of the best Asters; long flowering, large lilac flowers and mildew resistant foliage. Good with Japanese Anemones.

    ASTER x frikartii Mönch 
    Jul-Oct
    90
    45
    2lt
    Lavender Blue
  • Bronze green foliage supports tall deep purplish pink flowers that are excellent for cutting. Particularly lovely with bronze leaved Rodgersias.

    ASTILBE Bressingham Beauty 
    Jul-Sep
    100
    75
    2lt
    Pink
  • An excellent architectural plant with large, narrow, upright spires. Tolerates dry conditions better than other Astilbes. Would suit a pink/purple scheme with Persicaria amp. Rosea and Astrantia Roma.

    ASTILBE chinensis taquetii Purpurkerze (Purple Candle)
    Jul-Sep
    100
    75
    2lt
    Purple
  • Dense conical white flower plumes above glossy dark green foliage. A fine choice to plant with varieties of Sanguisorba officinalis.

    ASTILBE Deutschland 
    Jun-Aug
    60
    45
    2lt
    White
  • Probably the best red clone with dark bronze foliage. Perfect with Rodgersias.

    ASTILBE Fanal 
    Jun-Aug
    60
    45
    2lt
    Deep Red
  • Taller variety with less stiff, more graceful drooping white flowerheads, reminiscent of Aruncus. Excellent for brightening up moist shady areas.

    ASTILBE Professor Van Der Wielen
    Jul-Aug
    100
    50
    2lt
    White
  • Pretty dwarf variety with delicate pink flowers above bronze foliage. Excellent long flowering variety also good for edging and in containers.

    ASTILBE Sprite 
    Jul-Sep
    30
    30
    2lt
    Pink
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