Perennials

Perennials

NEW FROM 2020 .......AND CONTINUING IN 2021 (MAY - JULY ONLY)

The cancellation of most of last year's flower shows, due to coronovirus,  was a source of huge disappointment to gardeners and growers alike. Fortunately, as seasoned mail order suppliers for bulbs, we were able to expand our offerings to include a range of our hardy perennials by mail order for the first time (previously only available through shows and direct from the nursery).

This year, due to popular demand (and with more show cancellations in the early part of the year), we are continuing to offer this service.   From the safety of your own home, you can now access a choice selection of desirable plants, all grown on our farm nursery, for delivery right to your door. 

Propagation is on-going at the nursery, so that new stock and new varieties will be added as they become available. Items shown as 'sold out' may also become available again later in the season. Many other varieties are stocked in small quantities at the nursery, which can be safely visited by appointment (1 set of visitors at a time only), wihen lockdown is not in effect. We anticipate that this will be able to be relaxed later in the year and have already scheduled in our Dahllia Open Weekend for its usual August Bank Holiday dates.

PLEASE NOTE P&P: We have to charge P&P at £8.50 instead of £4.95 for perennials in pots, as there is a lot more involved in ensuring your plants arrive in good condition. However, 'bare root' perennials (when available) will continue to be charged at our standard £4.95 for mainland UK.  Other P&P exceptions are as per our other product ranges. This will cover all Mainland UK, but not Scottish Highlands & Islands and other Islands around the UK.  If you order Summer bulbs (including Dahlias) at the same time, two P&P's will be added, but if we are able to ship them together, we will only charge the higher rate of £8.50.  

If you're unsure, please use the 'Pay by Phone' option at checkout and call us for clarification.

We have received many emails from customers saying how pleased they have been in the condition of the plants they have received, and we hope you'll also agree.

Note also that HP denotes Hardy Perennial and AGM the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO SHIP PERENNIALS BETWEEN AUGUST - APRIL, WHICH IS OUR BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR FOR SHIPPING 'DRY STOCK' (BULBS?TUBERS). A GOOD RANGE WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN FROM MAY-JULY 2022.

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Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'
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Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'
Flat heads of lilac flowers above ferny foliage in summer. Achileas are wonderful for attracting bees and other pollinating insects. Their horizontal form makes a good counterpoint to more upright border subjects. HP for sun & well-drained soil. Ht.2’ (60cm). 9cm pot £4.50
£4.50
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Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer' AGM
New for 2021 Early & long-flowering variety, with daisy flowers in shades of orange & gold, each with a central brown cone. HP for sun & good soil. Ht. to 3’ (90cm)  Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm Pot for £5.00
£5.00
Achillea millefolium ‘New Vintage Violet’
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Achillea millefolium ‘New Vintage Violet’
New, compact variety of yarrow, with flower heads of rich violet-magenta over a long period in summer/autumn. HP for well-drained soils in sun.  Ht. & spread around 1’ (30cm). 9cm pot for £7.00
£7.00
 
Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty' (syn 'Lachsschönheit')
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Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty' (syn 'Lachsschönheit')
 Flat heads of salmon flowers, fading to peach-pink, above ferny foliage in summer. Cut back faded flowers to promote fresh flowering stems. HP for sun & well-drained soil. Ht.2’ (60cm). 9cm pot £4.50
£4.50
Achillea 'Pomegranate'
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Achillea 'Pomegranate'
Flat heads of rich, cerise flowers which hold their colour well and are attractive to pollinating insects. HP for sun/well drained soil. Flowering all summer at 24” (60cm). Spread 18” (45cm). 9 cm pot for £8.50
£8.50
Agastache Alabaster’
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Agastache Alabaster’
Striking form of giant hyssop, with tight spikes of white flowers from midsummer, which later fade beautifully to green. HP for sun & good, well-drained soil.  Ht. 3’ (90cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 11cm pot £7.50
£7.50
 
Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'
Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'
Broccoli-sized heads of small, fluffy white flowers, above strikingly dark, maroon-brown foliage. Long flowering period, late summer/autumn, but mostly used for foliage effect.  HP for moisture-retentive soil in sun/part shade. Ht.4’ (120cm). 11cm pot £6.00
£6.00
Alcalthaea suffrutescens ‘Park Friedan'
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Alcalthaea suffrutescens ‘Park Friedan'
Miniature ‘hollyhock’ flowers in the softest shell pink appear in mid- summer/early autumn. Rust free!  Cut old stems back when new basal growth is seen in spring. HP for sun/well-drained soil.  Ht. to 10' (3m). 9cm pot £6.00
£6.00
 
Alcalthaea suffrutescens ‘Parkallee’
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Alcalthaea suffrutescens ‘Parkallee’
Beautiful, double flowered mallow, which is both perennial & rust resistant. The open, cream blooms are enhanced by the purple anthers. HP for sun & most ordinary soils. Cut old stems back when new basal growth is seen in spring. Ht. to 10’ (3M). 9cm pot £6.00
£6.00
Amsonia tabernaemontana
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Amsonia tabernaemontana
Seldom seen yet very garden worthy plant, with stems of willowy leaves topped by ice blue flowers. Easily grown in most ordinary soils in sun/part shade.  Ht. 12” (30cm) +. One 9cm pot for £6.00
£6.00
Anemone 'Ruffled Swan'
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Anemone 'Ruffled Swan'
 This is a taller, more vigorous form of ‘Wild Swan’, with white, semi-double flowers, broadly banded lilac on the reverse, produced from mid-June to late October. HP for fertile soil in sun or shade. Ht.30” (76cm).   2 Ltr pot for £10.50 11/2 Ltr Pot for £9.50  
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Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
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Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
QUEEN ANNE'S LACE. A beautiful form of dark leafed cow parsley topped with heads of white flowers from April to May. Clump forming. Self seeding, hardy, short-lived perennial. Height and spread 18-24inches (80cm). Any ordinary soil in sun/part shade.  9cm pot £5.00
£5.00
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Blue Barlow'
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Blue Barlow'
Deep violet-blue double flowers, a variety which we find goes with practically anything you care to put it next to. A lovely cottage garden perennial suited to most ordinary soils in sun or part shade. Ht.18” (45cm). 9cm pot £6.00
£6.00
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'
Double flowers of deep wine-red in early summer. HP for sun/part shade & well-drained soil. Ht.18” (45cm) Spread 12” (30cm). 9cm pot £4.50
£4.50
 
Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness'
Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness'
The near-black and white blooms of this sought-after variety make a stunning addition to the border.  HP flowering in late spring/early summer in sun or part shade.  Ht. 18' (45cm).   9cm pot £4.50
£4.50
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Aster amellus ‘Rosa Erfullung’ (Pink Zenith) AGM
Masses of delightful pink/mauve flowers on compact plants, August-Oct. HP for sun/well-drained soil. Ht.& spread 24” (60cm) x 18” (45cm). 9cm pot for £6.00
£6.00
Astrantia major 'Gil Richardson'
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Astrantia major 'Gil Richardson'
Fine strain of masterwort, New growth is dark purplish red and the flowers deepest crimson. HP preferring moisture retentive soil in sun or partial shade. Ht 2’ (60cm). Pack of one bare root for £8.50 Pack of 3 bare roots for £22.50  
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Astrantia major 'Roma'
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Astrantia major 'Roma'
 Long-lasting ‘pincushion’ flowers of dusky pink. One of the best astrantia varieties in our opinion. HP for sun/part shade & moisture-retentive soil. Ht.28” (70cm). 11cm pot £8.50
£8.50
Baptisia australis
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Baptisia australis
False Indigo – Pea-like flowers of violet-blue are neatly spaced on upright stems in summer. HP for sun & rich, well-drained soil. Ht.30” (75cm) Spread 24” (60cm). 9cm pot for £6.00
£6.00
Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate'
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Baptisia 'Dutch Chocolate'
Striking chocolate-purple flowers on strong, upright stems, in late spring/early summer. Good bee plant. HP for sun/well-drained soil. Ht. to 3’ (90cm) Spread 2’ (60cm). 9cm pot for £9.00
£9.00
 
Campanula 'Elizabeth'
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Campanula 'Elizabeth'
Lovely hybrid with pink bellflowers spotted maroon and elegantly pendant. A swathe of this plant at the front of a shady border was always a highlight of  summer Open Days during our time at Rose Cottage. HP for sun/part shade & moist but well-drained soil. Ht.2’ (60cm) Spread 2’ (60cm) or more. 9cm pot £5.00
£5.00
Campanula glomerata ‘Caroline’
Campanula glomerata ‘Caroline’
New for 2020 Really choice form with flowers of prettiest lilac-pink. HP for sun/part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Ht.2’ (60cm) Spread 2’ (60cm). 9 cm pots £7.00 each
£7.00
Campanula 'Iridescent Bells'®
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Campanula 'Iridescent Bells'®
Recent introduction, flowering June to September. The profusion of pale, silvery-lilac bells open from deep purple buds, to striking effect. HP for sun/part shade & most ordinary soils. Ht. & spread 2’ (60cm) 9cm pot £5.00
£5.00
 
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Campanula lactifolia ‘Pritchard’s Variety’ AGM
Clusters of blue-purple flowers atop tall stems from summer into autumn. Great for the back of a border. HP for sun/part shade & good soil. Ht. To 3’ (90cm).  Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot for £7.00
£7.00
Campanula 'Pink Octopus'®
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Campanula 'Pink Octopus'®
The pink bells of this variety are maroon-spotted and divided into a delicate, spidery form. Really charming. HP for sun/part shade & ordinary soil. Ht. 2’ (60cm), spreading habit. 9cm pot £5.50
£5.50
Campanula 'Sarastro'
Campanula 'Sarastro'
Striking hybrid bearing a profusion of  pendant bells of very dark purple. HP for sun/part shade and moist but well-drained soil. Ht.2’(60cm) Spread 1’ (30cm). 9cm pot £5.50
£5.50
 
Centaurea montana 'Alba'
Centaurea montana 'Alba'
Lovely, white flowered form of the perennial cornflower. HP for sun/part shade and any ordinary soil. Cutting back after flowering will promote further flushes of flowers. Ht.20” (50cm) Spread 24” (60cm). 9cm pot £5.00
£5.00
Centaurea montana 'Jordy'
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Centaurea montana 'Jordy'
This variety of the perennial cornflower sports striking blooms of plum-purple over a long period. HP for sun/part shade & most normal soils. Ht.18” (45cm) Spread 24” (60cm). 9cm pot for £6.00
£6.00
Centaurea montana 'Purple Heart'
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Centaurea montana 'Purple Heart'
Striking new variety of perennial cornflower, with white flowers enlivened with purple centres. HP for sun/part shade and most ordinary soils. 9cm pot for £6.00
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Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
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Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
Deep wine-red, thistle-like flowers on strong stems in summer. As a sterile hybrid, cutting back faded flower stems will promote further flower production over a long period. HP for sun or shade and most ordinary soils. Ht.4’ (1.2m) Spread 2’ (60cm). 9cm pot £7.50
£7.50
Cosmos atrosanguineus
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Cosmos atrosanguineus
(Chocolate cosmos) Chocolate-scented blooms of maroon-crimson from mid-summer. Most desirable plant for borders or pots. Slightly tender, tuberous perennial needing a warm spot and some winter protection.  Ht.24” (60cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 11 cm pot for £6.00
£6.00
Dahlia 'Knockout' AGM (Mystic Illusion)
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Dahlia 'Knockout' AGM (Mystic Illusion)
Single flowers of bright, cadmium yellow, shine against the near-black foliage. 

 Flower size 3" (7cm)

 Height 24" (60cm) 2 Ltr pot for £9.50
£9.50
 
Dahlia 'Mystic Dreamer'
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Dahlia 'Mystic Dreamer'
Candy-striped flowers of pink & white combine beautifully with the near-black foliage. These little plants are just budding up and will produce blooms until the first frost. At around 2' (60cm) this is a great variety for front of borders or containers. Tender perennial for rich, well-drained soil which retains moisture. Can be overwintered in-situ with a protective mulch or, in cold/wet areas,...
£9.50
Dianthus carthusianorum
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Dianthus carthusianorum
Tall species ‘pink’, bearing magenta flowers from early summer – autumn. HP for sun and well-drained soil.  Ht. to 2’ (60cm). 9cm pot £6.00
£6.00
Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal'
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Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal'
Unusual & choice form of ‘Bleeding Heart’ with ferny foliage and deep carmine flowers over a long period in spring/summer. Hardy perennial for part shade. Ht 1’ (30cm), spreading habit. Pack of one bare root for £5.00 Pack of 3 bare roots for £13.50
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Digitalis 'Glory of Roundway'
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Digitalis 'Glory of Roundway'
A very special perennial foxglove. The plentiful small flowers are peach pink on the outside and primrose yellow within. Blooms throughout summer in normal soil in part shade. Ht. to 3’ (90cm). 9cm pot £7.00
£7.00
Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea'
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Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea'
Exotic, orchid-like blooms of orange-brown & white on spires 2-4’ (60-130cm) high. Flowers mid-late summer in sun/semi-shade & retentive soil. Hardy perennial/biennial. 9cm pot £6.00
£6.00
Digitalis mertonensis
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Digitalis mertonensis
The Strawberry Foxglove - with large blooms the colour of crushed strawberries. Hardy perennial variety for sun/part shade. Ht.30” (75cm) Spread 12” (30cm). 9cm pot £4.00
£4.00
 
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Digitalis parviflora
Perennial Mediterranean species bearing spires of small chocolate-coloured flowers in summer. Evergreen HP for partial shade & moist but reasonably well-drained soil. Ht. To 36” (90cm). 9cm pot £4.50
£4.50
Echinacea pallida
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Echinacea pallida
Wonderful species, with pale pink petals suspended from the central burgundy cone. HP for well-drained soil and sun. Ht. 3’ (90cm’ Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot £4.50
£4.50
Echinacea White Swan
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Echinacea White Swan
Lustrous white-flowered variety of coneflower with prominent amber centres. Summer-flowering HP for sun & moist, well-drained soil. Ht. 3-4’ (90-120cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 1.5 Ltr pot for £8.50
£8.50
 
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Eragrostis trichodes
Airy, delicate ornamental grass, producing a mist-like cloud of red-tinted panicles from mid-summer.  Clump forming & deciduous HP. Ht. to 4’ (120cm) Spread 2’ (60cm). 9cm pot £6.00
£6.00
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Erigeron karvinskianus
Delightful, low-spreading perennial smothered in daisy-like flowers which open white and turn pink. Flowering spring to late autumn. Hardy plant for sun and well-drained soil. Ht.6” (15cm) Spread indefinite. 9cm pot for £5.00
£5.00
Erigeron 'Quakeress'
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Erigeron 'Quakeress'
Pretty, many-petalled daisy flowers of soft lilac, produced freely over a long period in summer. HP for well-drained soil & sun. Ht.& spread 20” (50cm). 9cm pot £6.50
£6.50
 
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Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost'
Handsome clump-forming perennial, with broadly variegated leaves of green/cream.  Small heads of deep pink flowers in late summer-autumn are attractive to bees & butterflies. HP for moisture retentive soil in sun/part shade. Ht.3-4’ (90-120cm) 11cm pot for £7.50
£7.50
Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'
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Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'
Striking cultivar sporting a black ‘eye’ to each'flower'. HP for sun/part shade & well-drained soil. Cut back old flowering stems in spring, taking care to wear gloves as the milky sap can cause irritation. Ht.3’ (90cm). 9cm pot £6.00
£6.00
Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana
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Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana
Long-flowering species, bearing acid yellow flowers from late spring throughout summer. The blue-green leaves are very fine - almost linaria-like. and the stems reddish in colour. Good for front of border or rock garden. Clump-forming, evergreen HP for sun & well-drained soil. Cut back old flowered stems in spring, taking care to wear gloves as the milky sap can cause irritation. Ht. & spread...
£6.00
 
Geranium 'Ann Thomson' AGM
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Geranium 'Ann Thomson' AGM
Vivid magenta flowers with black centres & veining contrast with attractive gold-green foliage. Strong growing, making a substantial mound, so allow it space. HP for sun/light shade. Ht.22” (56cm) Spread 3’+ (90cm). 9cm Pot for £6.50
£6.50
Geranium 'Dragon Heart'
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Geranium 'Dragon Heart'
Strongly coloured hybrid, with dark-centred flowers of deep magenta throughout summer. HP for sun/part shade and good garden soil. Ht. & Spread 18” (45cm). Scrambling/trailing habit. 9cm pot £8.00
£8.00
Geranium 'Havana Blues'
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Geranium 'Havana Blues'
Striking introduction, with large lilac-blue flowers, darkly veined. We find the colour easier to place in the border than the bluer 'Rozanne'. Blooms May – first frosts. HP for sun/part shade. Ht.15” (38cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 11cm pot £8.50
£8.50
 
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood'
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Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood'
Rare, white flowered form of this pretty species, which performs well in many situations, including dry shade. In bloom for months and the glossy foliage is a major asset also. Ht. & Spread to 1’ (30cm) 9cm pot £8.00
£8.00
Geranium sanguineum ‘Elke’
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Geranium sanguineum ‘Elke’
Dwarf cranesbill with charming, bright pink flowers which are edged and centred white. HP for well-drained soil in sun/part shade.  Ht.8” (20cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot for £6.00
£6.00
Geranium sanguineum striatum
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Geranium sanguineum striatum
Many cup-shaped pink flowers with darker veining, produced throughout summer. Spreading habit makes good ground cover in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. HP. Ht.4-6” (10-15cm) Spread 12+” (30cm)  11cm pot £5.00
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Geranium sylvaticum ‘Birch Lilac’
Geranium sylvaticum ‘Birch Lilac’
Lovely, deep lilac flowered form of this woodland plant. HP for sun & well-drained soil. Ht. 30” (45cm) 9cm pot for £6.00
£6.00
Geum 'Bell Bank'
Geum 'Bell Bank'
Copper-pink, semi-double flowers, with prettily frilled edges to the petals. Vigorous hybrid for retentive soil in a cool position. Ht. 18” (45cm). 9cm pot £6.50
£6.50
Geum ‘Mai Tai’
Geum ‘Mai Tai’
Charming introduction, with really pretty double apricot flowers, borne on red stems, in late spring to mid-summer. HP for sun/part shade & most ordinary soils. Ht. & Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot for £7.50
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Geum ‘Pink Fluffy’
Unique, frilled flowers of pink to lavender pink, which are attractive to pollinators. HP for sun/part shade & fertile soil. Flowering spring-summer at 12” (30cm). 9cm pot for £6.50
£6.50
Geum 'Prinses Juliana'
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Geum 'Prinses Juliana'
Semi-double, orange-yellow flowers from spring until autumn. HP for sun/part-shade & any ordinary soil. Ht. 24” (60cm) Spread 18” (45cm).  Pack of one bare root for £5.00 Pack of 3 bare roots for £13.50
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Gillenia trifoliata ‘Pink Profusion’
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Gillenia trifoliata ‘Pink Profusion’
Clouds of starry pink flowers appear to hover above handsome, bronze-purple leaves. HP for fertile soil in part shade.  Ht. & spread 24” (60cm). 1 1/2 Ltr Pot for 10.50
£10.50
 
Hesperis matronalis
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Hesperis matronalis
‘Sweet Rocket’ produces long-flowering stems of lilac blooms, with wonderful evening fragrance. This is a plant which is so generous with its flowering that it can easily 'flower itself to death'. To prevent this, we stop the plants flowering before they can go to seed, which encourages the formation of a substantial plant in the second year, when a small amount of seed can be allowed to...
£4.00
Iberis sempervirens 'Absolutely Amethyst'
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Iberis sempervirens 'Absolutely Amethyst'
Wonderful form of perennial candytuft, this ground-covering little evergreen sports gorgeous deep lilac flowers from spring into summer. Before the introduction of this variety, we relied on an annual form of candytuft to achieve this desirable colour, so a very welcome new plant! Best in sun/well-drained soil. Ht.12” (30cm).  9cm pot for £5.00
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Iris chrysographes 'Black Form'
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Iris chrysographes 'Black Form'
Near-black flowers with gold etching on the falls make for a stunning iris. HP for sun & fertile, moist soil. Ht. 16” (40cm). Spreading habit. Pack of one bare root for £5.00  
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Iris sibirica ‘Caesar's Brother’
Matchless flowers of rich violet, with pale gold feathering at the throats. Flowers June/July. HP for moist, well-drained soil in sun/part shade. Ht.24” (60cm). 9cm Pot for £6.00
£6.00
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Iris sibirica ‘Dawn Waltz’
Beautiful variety with gently ruffled falls of pale lavender, washed with pink, and amber throat. The short standards are palest lavender. HP for retentive soil in sun. Ht.26” (66cm). 9cm pot for £7.50
£7.50
Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Black Joker’
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Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Black Joker’
New for 2021 Standards in blends of mauve & blue, combine with falls of darkest purple/bronze. HP for sun/retentive soil. Flowering in summer at around 2’ (60cm). Pack of one bre root for £5.50 Pack of 3 bare roots for £15.00
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Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Cherry Fling’
New for 2021 Standards of lilac-pink, tinged gold & blue, are a paler echo of the deep rose-pink falls, again with gold at the throats. HP for sun/retentive soil. Flowering summer at just over 2’ (60cm). Pack of one bare root for £5.50 Pack of 3 bare roots for £15.00  
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Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Fancy Me This’
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Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Fancy Me This’
Lightly frilled standards of peach/pink blends, contrasting well with the falls of deep rose and gold.  HP for sun/retentive soil. Flowering in summer at around 30” (90cm). 11cm pot for £8.50
£8.50
Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Jerry Murphy’
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Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Jerry Murphy’
New for 2021 Lightly frilled peach standards contrast well with the broad falls of copper-bronze. HP for sun & retentive soil. Flowering in summer at around 30” (90cm). 11cm pot for £8.50    
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Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Mission Bay’
New for 2021 Flowers the colour of stone-washed denim, with subtle darker markings and a touch of gold at the throat.  HP for retentive soil in sun. Flowering in summer at 2’ (60cm). Pack of one bare root for £5.50 Pack of 3 bare roots for £15.00   
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Iris sibirica ‘Peacock Paprikash’
Falls of faded burgundy, etched with gold on the petal centres. The standards are peach, veined in old rose – quite unique. HP for sun & retentive soil. Flowering June – July at 2’ (60cm). 11cm Pot for £8.50
£8.50
Iris sibirica 'Tropic Night' AGM
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Iris sibirica 'Tropic Night' AGM
Deep, purple-blue flowers with gold, veined throats. Ideal beside water or in mixed borders. HP for sun & fertile, moist soil. Ht. 28” (70cm). Spreading habit. Pack of one bare root for £4.50 Pack of 3 bare roots for £12.00
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Knautia macedonica
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Knautia macedonica
Valuable for long & prolific flowering, with strong, wiry stems bearing masses of wine-red, scabious-like pincushion flowers from late June until first frosts. HP for sun & well drained soil. Ht. 30” (75cm) Spread 12” (30cm). 9cm port for £4.50
£4.50
Lamium orvala
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Lamium orvala
Tall species bearing large clusters of orchid-like, dusky pink flowers with netted lip. Very striking and will make a good sized clump by its second season.HP for sun/semi-shade & well-drained soil. Ht. & spread 12” (30cm). 9cm pot £5.00
£5.00
Lamprocapnos (Dicentra) spectabilis 'Alba'
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Lamprocapnos (Dicentra) spectabilis 'Alba'
A cool, elegant beauty, with fresh green, ferny foliage and pure white heart-shaped flowers, which hang gracefully from arching stems. Hardy perennial for good soil in sun/partial shade. Ht. 2-2.5’ (60-75cm). 1 bare root £5.00
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Leucanthemum 'Old Court Variety'
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Leucanthemum 'Old Court Variety'
Unusual ‘shaggy’ flower form and a long flowering season, June – Sept. We love it for its informality and less rigid form than many of its ilk. HP for sun & well-drained soil.  Ht. 30” (75cm). 9cm pot £6.00
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Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'
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Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'
Dramatically dark foliage creates interest long before the large orange daisy flowers appear in summer/early autumn. HP for moisture-retentive soil in sun/part shade. Highly recommended for pond side plantings. Ht.32” (80cm). 11cm pot £8.00
£8.00
Ligularia przewalskii
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Ligularia przewalskii
Spires of many small, deep yellow flowers crowd dark stems from mid-late summer. Attractive foliage. HP for sun/part shade & moisture retentive soil. Ht.4-6’ (1.2-2m)  Spread 3’ (1m). 11cm pot £7.50
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Linaria purpurea 'Springside White'
Spires of tiny, white ‘snapdragon’ flowers over a long period from late spring. We have bees on the farm and have always left swathes of the common purple-flowered linaria to seed around for them - the plants are always alive with buzzing visitors. This rarer white-flowered form adds a little more sophistication to the mix. Suited to most ordinary soils in sun/part shade. Ht. 18”...
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Lobelia tupa
Tall, clump-forming perennial, bearing large spikes of 2-lipped, brick-red flowers in late summer. The downy green foliage is similar to that of tobacco. Unusual and exotic in appearance, it is hardy in a sheltered situation in sun and with moisture-retentive soil.  Ht 5-6’ (1.5-2m) Spread 3’ (1m). 9cm pot £6.00
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Lobelia x speciosa ‘Russian Princess’
Magenta flowers above bronze foliage, July-Sept.  HP for sun/part shade & moist, fertile soil. Excellent for bog garden or waterside planting. Ht. 2’ (60cm). Spread 1’ (30cm) 9cm Pot for £6.00
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Lupinus 'Gallery Blue'
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Lupinus 'Gallery Blue'
We have always grown this member of the 'Gallery' series, as it seems to be the only one to throw up such good variations of colour. Plants vary from blue/cream bicolours to deep purples. They all seem to work harmoniously together but favourites are easily bulked up from basal cuttings taken early in the growing period. The compact plants produce spikes of  flowers in early summer, often repeating...
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Lychnis chalcedonica 'Carnea'
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Lychnis chalcedonica 'Carnea'
A pleasing colour break in this species with flowerheads of soft, warm, coral pink. We have had this plant in our borders for many years, having originally obtained it with the name 'Pinkie'. It works brilliantly with brooding maroons and clarets - we have it alongside trifolium rubens and sanguiisorba officinalis in our barn garden. HP. Easy in most soils given some sun. Ht.2’ (60cm). 9cm...
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Lychnis coronaria atrosanguineum 'Cerise'
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Lychnis coronaria atrosanguineum 'Cerise'
Dazzling coloured form of this popular plant, with violet-carmine flowers set off perfectly by the soft, grey foliage. This is often early into flower but, with prompt deadheading, it will keep going well into summer. Leave a few seedpods on at the end of the season as this short-lived perennial is a reliable self-sower.Hardy perennial for sun. Ht 24-30” (60-75cm) Spread 12” (30cm). 9cm...
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Lysimachia ephemerum
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Lysimachia ephemerum
Unusual and beautiful variety with sturdy stems of ethereal white flower spikes over a long period in summer. In heavy soil, the plant tends to stay put but in lighter soil, it will spread. In mild winters, the foliage is near-evergreen. Hardy perennial for sun/partial shade.  Ht. 3’ (90cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum'
Compact, bushy variety, sporting vivid plum-purple flowers from early to mid-summer. HP for fertile soil in sun/part shade.  Ht. 1’ (30cm). Spread 2’ (60cm). 9cm Pot for £6.00
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Monarda 'Violet Queen'
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Monarda 'Violet Queen'
Vigorous hybrid producing a stunning display of glowing purple flowers in summer. HP for moist but well-drained soil in sun/part shade. Ht.3’ (90cm). 9cm pot £5.00
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Nepeta 'Blue Dragon'
Striking introduction, with a strongly upright habit and large violet-blue flowers in summer. If you are fed up with floppy catmints, then this is for you (although you will still need to keep the cat away!) HP for sun/part shade & most ordinary soils. Ht.30” (75cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Paeonia 'Alexander Fleming'
Fully double flowers of deep rose pink & highly fragrant. An early, midseason lactiflora cross between ‘Bunker Hill’/’Sarah Bernhardt’. HP for sun & good soil. Ht.30” (75cm). 11 cm pot £8.50
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Paeonia 'Buckeye Belle'
Sumptuous, semi-double flowers of rich, ruby-red, with the petals enclosing a centre of golden stamens. HP for sun & fertile soil. Ht. to 3’ (90cm) but rarely needs staking. 11cm pot £10.00
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Paeonia 'Peter Brand'
Sumptuous double flowers of deep ruby-red, ageing to a more purple hue.  A midseason lactiflora with great fragrance and strong stems. HP for sun & good soil. Ht. 3’ (90cm). 11cm pot £8.50
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Pavaver orientale 'Karine'
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Pavaver orientale 'Karine'
Wonderful introduction with clear, salmon-pink flowers with cerise centre blotches. Really pretty, petite variety. HP for sun & well-drained soil. Ht.2’ (60cm) Spread 18” (45cm). Pack of one bare root for £5.00 Pack of 3 bare roots for £13.50  
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Pavaver orientale 'Marlene'
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Pavaver orientale 'Marlene'
Gorgeous new variety, with petals of cranberry-red. HP for sun/part shade & well-drained soil. Ht.30” (90cm). Pack of one bare root for £5.50 Pack of 3 bare roots for £15.00  
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Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'
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Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'
Sought-after variety, with soft plum coloured blooms. HP, which retains its colour best in a site shaded from midday sun. Cut back hard after flowering to promote new foliage growth. Ht. 30” (75cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Papaver Orientale 'Royal Chocolate Distinction'
Fabulously rich, chocolate-maroon flowers, with dsrk central blotch. HP for good soil in sun. Flowering in June/July at around 30" (75cm). Pack of one bare root for £6.00 Pack of 3 bare roots for £16.50  
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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Black Beauty’
Lightly frilled double flowers of deepest burgundy-black.  Delicate scent. HP for good soil in sun/part shade.   Ht. 3’ (90cm). 11cm pot for £10.50
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Paeonia ‘Pillow Talk’
The most romantic of pale pink flowers are scented and freely produced on strong stems May-June. Great for cutting. HP for fertile soil in sun/part shade.  Ht. & spread 3’ (90cm) x 2’ (60cm). 11cm pot for £11.00
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Penstemon 'Raven'
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Penstemon 'Raven'
Dramatic, deep purple-red flowers of good size cover the stems of this excellent variety all summer. This has long been one of our favourite penstemons for its colour and longevity. HP for sun & well-drained soil. Ht. 2’ (60cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Amethyst Summer’
New variety of unique colour. The name is something of a misnomer as the flowers are a rich, magenta pink and produced freely throughout summer. HP for sun/part shade & most normal soils.  Ht. 3’ (90cm) or more. 9cm pot for £9.50
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Persicaria campanulata
Panicles of pale pink, heath-like flowers, produced above handsomely veined foliage, with felted, buff reverse. HP flowering summer-long in fertile soil in sun/part shade. Ht.3’ (90cm). 11cm pot for £8.00
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Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
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Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
Grown mainly for its striking, maroon/bronze marbled foliage (the tiny white flowers are fairly insignificant). Makes a generous clump by its second season and remains evergreen in a mild winter. HP for sun/part shade & most ordinary soils. Ht. & Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot £5.50
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Phlox drummondii ‘Classic Cassis’
Compact variety with fragrant flowers of mid purple-pink. Suitable for front of border or containers. HP for sun & fertile soil.  Blooming mid-summer at 18” (45cm). 11cm pot for £6.00
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Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'
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Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'
Fragrant flowers of rich, violet-blue in early summer. One of the most vibrantly coloured phlox available and always hugely popular. HP for fertile, moist soil in sun/part shade. Ht.3’ (90cm). 11cm pot £5.00
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Phlox paniculata 'Franz Schubert'
Long-lasting, fragrant flowers of pastel lilac. Makes a subtle companion to the more dramatic 'Blue Paradise'. HP for fertile, moist soil in sun/part shade. Ht.3’ (90cm). 11cm pot £6.00 
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Phlox paniculata 'Monica Lynden Bell'
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Phlox paniculata 'Monica Lynden Bell'
Palest pink flowers with wonderful fragrance. Strong, healthy grower. HP for good soil in sun/part shade. Ht.2.5’ (75cm). 9cm pot £6.00
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Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky’ (syn. ‘Düsterlohe’)
Fragrant blooms of dark magenta-purple on strong growing plants. HP for good soil in sun/part shade. Flowering in summer at up to 3’ (90cm). 11cm pot for £6.00
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Phlox paniculata ‘Warsaw Sunrise’
New variety with fragrant pink flowers with darker eye and the bonus of beautiful, cream-edged foliage. HP for fertile soil in sun. Flowering mid to late summer at 3’ (90cm). 11cm pot for £7.00
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Phlox x arendsii  'Hesperis'
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Phlox x arendsii 'Hesperis'
The abundantly produced small lilac-pink flowers really do resemble ‘Sweet Rocket’, for which it is named. Scented and mildew resistant HP for sun/part shade & good soil. Ht.32” (80cm)  Spread 20” (50cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Phlox x arendsii 'Utopia'
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Phlox x arendsii 'Utopia'
Strongly scented flowers of pale, lilac-pink July-Sept. Good soil in sun/part shade. Ht. 5’ (1.5m). 11cm pot £5.00
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Pimpinella major 'Rosea'
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Pimpinella major 'Rosea'
Charming, cow-parsley like plant, but with pink flowerheads in summer. Like many umbellifers, this has become achingly fashionable over the last few years and we can never grow enough. HP for average/moist soil in sun/part shade. Ht.2’ (60cm). 9cm pot £6.00
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Pulmonaria ang. 'Blue Ensign'
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Pulmonaria ang. 'Blue Ensign'
Possibly the best coloured flowers of any lungwort – really vivid blue & a lovely contrast to bright yellows in the spring border. The leaves are green, with no hint of the spotting which gives the species both its botanic and common names. Seems to hate being in a pot and only gives of its best once planted out (we know how it feels!) HP for shade & moisture-retentive soil.  Ht.1’...
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Pulmonaria longifolia 'Diana Clare'
Pulmonaria longifolia 'Diana Clare'
Surely one of the loveliest silver leaved lungworts. Clump forming, with violet-blue flowers, maturing to include rosy hues, over a long period in spring. After the flowers have faded in early summer, the foliage really comes into its own, with the expanding, silvered leaves perfect for lightening a shady corner of the border. HP for good soil in shade/part shade. Ht.12” (30cm).  9cm pot...
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Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island'
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Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island'
Exotic-looking, hardy member of the ginger family. Attractive foliage with deep red on the leaf reverse and orchid-like flowers of lavender-pink from mid to late summer. Late to emerge above ground (late May/early June), so mark the planting spot to avoid damage to dormant plants. HP for moist, well-drained soil in sun/part shade. Ht. & spread to 18” 11cm pots @ £7.50 each
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Salvia 'Amante'
New for 2021 Wonderful, tall new salvia, with flowers in pink-carmine hues. Hardy in mild areas of UK but take cuttings as precaution against winter loss. For sun/well-drained soil. Flowering summer to autumn at 4’ (1.2m). One 9cm pot for £5.50 3 9cm pots for £15.00
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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Surely one of the very best nemorosa introductions, with rich, violet-blue flowers on tall, dark stems. Deadhead promptly as flowers go over for repeat blooms. HP for sun & well-drained soil. Ht. 30” (75cm) Spread 12” (30cm). 11cm pot for £7.50
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Salvia pratensis ‘Rhapsody in Pink’
Upright spikes of sugar pink flowers in summer. HP for sun & retentive soil. Deadhead for repeat flowering. Ht.16” (40cm). 9cm pot for £6.50
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Salvia x sylvestris ‘Viola Klose’
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Salvia x sylvestris ‘Viola Klose’
Spires of deep violet flowers from early – mid-summer. We grew this for the first time last year and were really struck by the knockout colour. HP for sun/partial shade & well-drained soil. Ht.18” (75cm). 1.5lt pot £7.50
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Sanguisorba 'Cangshan Cranberry'
Sought-after variety with burgundy-red flowers on very tall, strong stems, from August-November. HP for moisture retentive soil in sun/part shade. We grow most of our collection of sanguisorbas in the moist soil around our pond, where they all do brilliantly well. Ht. to 80”(2m).
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Sanguisorba hakusanensis 'Lilac Squirrel'
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Sanguisorba hakusanensis 'Lilac Squirrel'
Showy hybrid with cascading catkin-like flowers of lilac pink. Beautiful, pleated foliage, which looks wonderful holding raindrops after a shower. HP for moisture retentive soil in sun/part shade. Ht.3’ (90cm). 9cm pot for £10.00
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Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Martin’s Mulberry’
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Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Martin’s Mulberry’
New for 2021 Wonderful variety of great burnet, bearing tight heads of maroon-purple flowers on tall, self-supporting stems from summer into autumn. HP for sun/part shade & retentive soil. Ht. to nearly 6’ (1.8m). Pack of one bare root for £6.50 Pack of 3 bare roots for £18.00  Note: Potted stock will be available from May (from nursery & shows only - grows very tall...
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Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Blue'
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Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Blue'
Large, powder-blue pincushion flowers June-Sept. Scabious have all the allure of native flowers and, even in their 'improved' forms,  never lose their appeal to gardeners. HP for sun & fertile, well-drained, alkaline soil. Ht.27” (70cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Sidalcea 'Rosaly'
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Sidalcea 'Rosaly'
Spires of candy-pink, mallow flowers are a bee magnet in the summer cottage garden border. HP for sun & most ordinary soils. Ht. to 3’ (90cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Silene fimbriata
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Silene fimbriata
From a base of bright, fresh green foliage rise wiry stems carrying many creamy flowers with fringed edges. Rare, yet easy and deserving to be more widely grown. Flowers late spring/early summer in a sunny position. Ht. 24-30” (60-75cm). 9cm pot £7.00
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Stipa tenuissima (Nassella tenuissima)
Graceful, summer-flowering grass, valuable for bringing movement to borders as it sways in the gentlest breeze. In spring, plants can be gently 'combed-through' with fingers to remove old growth. HP for sun/part shade. Ht.2’ (60cm)  Spread 1’ (30cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Thalictrum 'Black Stockings'
Wonderful selection with very dark stems and deep purple flowers. Really comes into its own from the second year onwards, when the stems thicken and darken as it starts to live up to its name. HP for sun/part shade and moisture-retentive soil. Ht. 40” (100cm). 9cm pot £8.00
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Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen' AGM
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Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen' AGM
Globes of deep golden flowers with prominent stamens sit atop tall, strong stems in summer. Makes an excellent border plant and very much at home growing near water. HP for sun/part shade & moist soil. Ht. To 3’ (90cm) Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Verbascum 'Cotswold Queen'
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Verbascum 'Cotswold Queen'
Tall, branching spires of gold flowers with a purple eye. Very striking. HP for sun & well-drained soil. Ht. To 4’ (1.2m)  Spread 1-2’ (30-60cm). 9cm pot for £7.50
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Verbascum 'Petra'
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Verbascum 'Petra'
Flower spikes of warm terracotta, with a self-coloured eye. HP for sun/well-drained soil. Ht.30” (75cm). 11cm pot for £7.00
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Verbascum 'Pink Domino'
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Verbascum 'Pink Domino'
Tall, branching spires of rose-pink flowers throughout summer, above semi-evergreen rosette of foliage. HP for sun & well-drained soil. Ht. To 4’ (1.2m) Spread 1-2’ (30-60cm). 9cm pot £5.00
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Verbascum 'Royal Highland'
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Verbascum 'Royal Highland'
Warm copper-pink flowers with mauve centres combine in this fashionable colour selection. HP for sun & well-drained, even poor, soil. Ht. 36” (90cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Verbascum chaixii 'Album'
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Verbascum chaixii 'Album'
Slender spires of white flowers with violet stamens rise from a basal rosette of oval leaves. Wonderful planted in clumps of 3 or more, where space allows. Sun/partial shade. Summer flowering HP. Ht 36” (90cm) Spread 12” (30cm). 9cm pot £5.00
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Verbascum phoenicium 'Violetta'
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Verbascum phoenicium 'Violetta'
A lovely colour form of this shorter growing variety with flowers of rich, violet/purple. Comes true from seed if grown away from other viable species.HP for some sun. Ht. to 2’ (60cm). 9cm pot £4.50
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Verbena officinalis  var. grandiflora 'Bampton'
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Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'
This stunning recent introduction quickly gained many admirers. It bears tiny violet flowers , which appear as if in a mist, above purple-black foliage. Flowering from summer into late autumn. HP for well-drained soil in sun. Ht.30” (80cm). 9cm pot £7.00
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Veronica longifolia 'Marietta'
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Veronica longifolia 'Marietta'
Deep, sapphire blue flowers on branching spires, flowering throughout summer & into autumn if deadheaded. A splendid introduction and, to our mind,  far more striking than ordinary longifolia. For retentive, well-drained soil in sun/part shade. Ht. 3' (90cm). 9cm pot £5.00
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Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Challenger’
A new Piet Oudolf selection, with strong, upright stems bearing racemes of pale pink flowers from midsummer into autumn. HP for good soil in sun/part shade.  Ht.5’ (150cm). 9cm pot for £7.50
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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Erica'
Strong, tall stems bearing spires of two-tone pink flowers, July-September. Veronicastrums are wonderful for bringing height to a border, without the need for staking. HP for sun/part shade and retentive soil. Ht. to 4’ (120cm). Spread to 3’ (90cm). 9cm pot £5.00
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Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’
Upright spires of tiny lavender flowers in late summer. Very elegant. HP for sun/part shade & well-drained soil. Ht.4’ (1.2m) Spread 18” (45cm). 9cm pot for £6.00
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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm'
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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm'
Tall spires of lilac flowers in midsummer. A really beautiful variety, of good height and vigour. HP for sun/part shade & fertile, moist but well drained soil. Ht. to 5’ (1.5m)  Spread 18” (45cm). 11cm pot £8.50
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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Pink Glow'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Pink Glow'
Upright, narrow spires of tiny pale pink flowers in  summer. This variety makes  a clump with more numerous stems than most. HP for sun/moist but well-drained soil. Ht.4’ (1.2m) Spread 18” (45cm). 11cm pot £7.50
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