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  • Aquilegia 'Koralle' Aquilegia 'Koralle'

    Potsize - 9cm

    Aquilegia 'Koralle' An old cottage garden favourite and a good cut flower. Abundant display in late spring of long spurred red and yellow flowers over fine blue-green foliage. 80cm. Full sun. Medium height variety. A seed grown strain that might display some variation in colour and form. HARMFUL IF EATEN
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  • Aquilegia Heavenly Blue (Sky Blue Blue Dream) Aquilegia Heavenly Blue (Sky Blue Blue Dream)

    Potsize - 9cm

    Aquilega 'Heavenly Blue' ('Sky Blue', 'Blue Dream').  A long spurred aquilega whose flowers are a rich cobalt blue with contrasting white corolla.  A cottage garden favourite & an excellent and unusual cut flower. May to June. 85cm. A Medium height variety. allow some air around the crown. HARMFUL IF EATEN
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  • Potsize - 9cm

    Aquilegia 'White Star' (Star Series) ( syn. 'Kristal', 'Crystal Star'). A long spurred aquilegia with pure white flowers. A cottage garden favourite and an excellent and unusual cut flower. The flowers posses such a clean crisp bright whiteness that is only matched by flowers such as Geranium sylvaticum 'Album' - it's a wonder they haven't found their way onto Persil adverts. May to June. 85cm. Sun. HARMFUL IF EATEN
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  • Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow' Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Black Barlow’ (Barlow Series)

    Potsize - 9cm

    Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow' (Barlow Series). One of the spur-less Barlow series based around the plant originally found in the garden of Nora Barlow. This form has flowers that are a deep dusky maroon. Would look good in a mixed cottagey border, hanging above paler mounds of flowers. Best in light shade.    HARMFUL IF EATEN
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  • Primula vulgaris (Primrose) at Mapperton Gardens Primula vulgaris (Primrose)
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula vulgaris (Primrose) (Primula acaulis subsp. acaulis) Whether grown at the front of a formal border or naturalised amongst grass and wild flowers, the cheerful native primrose is always sure to bring a ray of sunshine to the new year garden. We grow Primroses from seed collected from wild primroses growing in the banks of our Dorset nursery. As such you can be assured of getting the true colour, including the occasional flesh pink, rather than the colour sometimes coming from commercial seed. Happiest in a sunny bank. Ideal as a food source for the early bumblebees.
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  • Potsize - 9cm

    Primula beesiana. One of the smaller growing Chinese species of Candelabra Primulas. From a rosette of leaves reaching 8-15cm rise strong silver-dusted stems to about 25cm which carry several whorls of rich mauve pink flowers each picked out with a yellow eye. Lovely in drifts by water or for a moisture retentive soil in sun to part shade
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  • Primula japonica 'Carminea' Primula japonica 'Carminea'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula japonica 'Carminea'. Easily grown sturdy candelabra primulas with strong stems baring up to six dazzling tiers of the deepest cerise primrose flowers. For rich moisture retentive soils. Best grown in shade or partial shade to avoid the sun fading the flowers. Flowers in May and June.
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  • Primula poissonii Primula poissonii
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula poissonii. An easily grown Chinese species, not as tall or chunky as some of the more common Candelabra primulas, but quickly forming good clumps of evergreen bluish foliage up to 20cm high. The flower stems are about 30cm high and display the whorls of up to 10 deep magenta, yellow eyed flowers to great effect. Ideal for moisture retentive soils in shade or damper conditions in more sun.
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  • Primula veris (cowslip) and myosotis Primula veris (cowslip)
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula veris. Our native Cowslip hardly needs an introduction but sadly its native homes are becoming less common. Charming native primula with lopsided clusters of bright cheery yellow flowers on short stems. Excellent for naturalising in banks or meadows ideally in sunny situations on well drained alkaline soils. In wetter, heavier or shadier spots Primula vulgaris our native primrose is more likely to suceed. If you have ideal conditions and space you may well get enough flowers to make cowslip wine but better still to stick to chardonnay and leave the blossoms for the bumble bees who often pierce the backs of the calyx to sip the nectar.
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  • Primula veris 'Sunset Shades' (red cowslip) Primula veris 'Sunset Shades' (red cowslip)
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula veris 'Sunset Shades' (red cowslip). Cowslips with party dresses. It is likely that these cowslips share some of their genes with red flowered polyanthus and although still typically cowslip shaped, they are larger flowered, more flambouyant plants with flowers in shades of red and orange. They make super garden plants enjoying the same conditions as P.veris: they need to see the sun but without drying out in summer and flower in April to June.
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  • Primula vulgaris subsp. sibthorpii Primula vulgaris subsp. sibthorpii

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula vulgaris subsp. sibthorpii. (Primula acaulis subsp. rubra) These Primroses looks for all the world like our native Primrose which the fairies have painted pink. Their habit and flower shape are just the same but this subspecies hails from the eastern mediterranean and grows in similar shadier and cooler conditions to those that we associate with our own wild primrose. The flowers are usually purplish pink or rosy red and can flower from February to April.
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  • Primula x bulleesiana mid pink Primula x bulleesiana
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula x bulleesiana. A gorgeous hybrid candelabra primula between P. bulleyana and P. beesiana and as such combines the best of both parents giving offspring in a variety of softer pastel colours. Shades can include yellow, orange, red, pinks, mauve and purples. They are otherwise similar to their parents and require moisture retentive soil in partial shade or damper conditions in more sun. They flower in June
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  • Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin' Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'

    Potsize - 9cm

    Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'. This the white form of our native Ragged Robin, a wildflower of damp meadows and ditches. It can be used to naturalise in grass, but when released into the border, freed from competition, it can really hold its own amongst more exotic introductions. Tends to be a little shorter than the pink form and more refined in its appearance. In spring numerous sticky flowering stems are thrown up carrying loads of ragged-petalled white flowers that are excellent nectar sources for bees. 60cm. May-June
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  • RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 9cm

    Large pure-white, gracefully nodding bonnets, each 4cm wide are borne on leafy stems 80cm high in great profusion. Often tipped with green on ageing, the spurs are short and slightly curled. The attractive divided foliage forms a basal clump of fresh apple-green, leafing up early in Spring to make a lovely foil for bulbs and early Primroses in the garden. They start pushing up flowering stems as early as April and go on producing a sequence of blooms until early June. They are deep rooted plants which seek water well and are therefore tolerant of dry shady conditions as well as full sun. The pure white blooms really lighten up a shady spot and look wonderful with cool greens and ferns. Although 'Munstead White' grows true from seed collected from isolated plants, Aquilegias are highly promiscuous members of the Ranunculaceae and will take any opportunity to mix their genes with their kin producing seedlings of a wide range of colours and spur lengths.
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  • Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Blue Barlow’ (Barlow Series) Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Blue Barlow’ (Barlow Series)

    Potsize - 9cm

    One of the spur-less Barlow series based around the plant originally found in the garden of Nora Barlow. This form has flowers that are a violet-blue. Would look good in a mixed cottagey border, hanging above paler mounds of flowers. Best in light shade. HARMFUL IF EATEN
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  • Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Greenapples’ (Lemon Sorbet) Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Greenapples' (Lemon Sorbet)

    Potsize - 9cm

    A beautiful form of Aquilegia clematiflora with exquisitely shaped, completely spurless flowers reminiscent of its name-sake. The flowers are shaded green in bud and retain green tips when open pure white. The leaves are fresh apple-green and erupt as early as February making a lovely foil for Spring flowers. 60cm
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  • Potsize - 9cm

    A fitting name for this richly claret coloured, very double. Spurless Aquilegia. A tall elegant variety with strong stems. 60-90cm
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  • RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 9cm

    Convallaria majalis. Lily-of-the-Valley. One of those perennials that really needs no introduction. It is native to Britain and is particularly common on Lime rich soils, growing thick tangled mats of root in woodland situations. Each node produces two broad leaves in the middle of which nestle the stiff little spikes hung on One side with little fragrant white bells, Each with a narrowed frilly opening like an old-fashioned maids bonnet. Lily-of-the-Valley is easily grown and adaptable and particularly suited to leaving alone in difficult dry situations where It will happily carpet and provide fragrant little posies Each Spring
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  • Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘White Barlow’ (Barlow Series) Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘White Barlow’ (Barlow Series)

    Potsize - 9cm

    One of the spur-less Barlow series based around the plant originally found in the garden of Nora Barlow. This form has flowers that are a fully double, white with green tips. Would look good in a mixed cottagey border, hanging above paler mounds of flowers. 80cm. May-July. Best in light shade. HARMFUL IF EATEN
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  • Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' - Black Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

    Potsize - 1L

    Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'. Near black foliage in a dense ferny mound rising to dainty umbels of tiny white flowers. A striking form of Queen Anne's Lace with great poise and grace. 100cm. Any soil. Great to add a little fluff to the middle of a perennial planting or as a specimen plant with plenty of space so you can appreciate the beautiful form.
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  • Veronica gentianodes Veronica gentianoides

    Potsize - 1L

    Veronica gentianoides has delicate spikes of pale china blue, prettily veined flowers, borne above clumps of glossy evergreen leaves that provide good ground cover.  The flower spikes have a charming grace and are one of the earliest of the summer flowers. Early summer. 45cm. Any good soil
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