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  • Zantedeschia ‘Kiwi Blush’ Zantedeschia ‘Kiwi Blush’

    Potsize - 1L

    This is a relatively new cultivar which has come from New Zealand. The flowers are more upward facing than the standard Zantedeschia, slightly shorter and posses a lovely carmine glow to the base. In shape they tend more towards a Calla lily, more funnel shaped with less of a broad flare. Reports are that it is as hardy as Green Goddess, which we have had outside for many years, and that it will take a little more dryness than usual. Like all Zantedeschis it is best to cover younger plants with a generous mulch until they are well established. 60cm
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    The same charming little flowers as Viola cornuta but in a lovely shade of pink with darket bee lines.
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  • Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    I must say, I hate the sassy marketing name they've given this plant, but what does that matter, the plant itself is lovely. Long rich papal-purple flower spikes on a remarkably disease resistant plant. Compact, easy and reliable, providing a good hit of colour for the second half of the Summer season and lots of nectar for the bees. Deadhead to keep the flowers coming. Developed by Jan Verschoor in the Netherlands. Very long season June to November if deadheaded. 50cm
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  • Veronica longifolia 'Charlotte' Veronica longifolia 'Charlotte'
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Purest white, densely packed spikes of flowers each with an exerted style and two yellow tipped anthers. Green in bud. The foliage is greyish green with good creamy yellow margins. All in all a rather elegant and classy plant. June to August. 65cm. Reblooms in Autumn if deadheaded.
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  • Valeriana phu 'Aurea' Valeriana phu 'Aurea'

    Potsize - 1L

    Valeriana phu Aurea. Principally grown for its startling foliage which is especially good in spring, this easy going perennial has racemes of dainty white flowers in July and August and is sure to cheer the winter garden from January onwards. 2' 60cm
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  • Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen' Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Possibly the tallest of all the Trollius, standing up to twice as tall as some of its European counterparts. The flowers stand up high and proud above the glossy dark foliage, 2 inches across, wide open with a central blazing cage of narrow petaloid segments. With the glowing orange colour it reminds me of a the Olympic cauldron in full blaze. It is a native of high rainfall areas in Northern China up through Siberia and so wants a cool constantly moist position to thrive. Reliable and hardy and excellent by a pond where it will never fail to get noticed when in flower in May. 90cm
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    Thermopsis lupinoides ( Thermopsis lanceolata). Stiffly ascending stems terminate with upright spikes of bright yellow; nectar-rich pea flowers. A very attractive; if little known species. Non invasive. to 80cm. Sun (I see some books make T.lanceolata the correct name for this plant, whilst the newest Plant Finder (2015) splits them again into two species.)
  • Thalictrum flavum 'Illuminator' Thalictrum flavum 'Illuminator'

    Potsize - 1L

    Thalictrum flavum 'Illuminator' is a handsome background plant to 5' (1.5m). The foliage is divided into broad leaflets and emerges in spring lemon yellow with a brief red flush. The Foliage then spends the spring golden yellow, gradually fading  to blue-green by summer by which time the tall flowering stems are topped with their fluffy lemon yellow flowers. Brilliant to lighten a dark corner. Best with moisture in the soil. An old variety which was known before 1915
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  • Thalictrum aquilegifolium 'Thundercloud' with Rosa 'Sceptred Isle' Thalictrum aquilegifolium 'Thundercloud'
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

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    Thalictrum aquilegifolium 'Thundercloud'. Sturdy thalictrum with delicate double pinnate blue-green foliage and dusky pink-purple fluffy flowers crowded into a flattened pom-pom and carried on dark stained stems. The darkest form of this species. Altogether a plant that tends towards the twilight. 130cm. Best in moist shade
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  • Thalictrum 'Elin' Thalictrum 'Elin'

    Potsize - 1L

    Thalictrum 'Elin'. A fine cross between T.rochebrunianum and T.flavum glaucum which makes the most striking of all the tall Thalictrums. A sterile hybrid, it produces stiff tall 2.6m dark stems which carry steely blue foliage below and a branched cloud of yellow and lavender flowers above. Despite its size, it rarely needs staking.
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  • Thalictrum 'Anne' Thalictrum 'Anne'

    Potsize - 1L

    This is a seedling from the supposedly sterile thalictrum 'Elin' and is said to be an improvement on it. Like 'Elin' it makes an imposing specimen plant reaching between 200 and 300cm in height, often without the need for staking. The foliage emerges well coloured, turning a good blue as the season progresses but retaining dark purple stems. Flower heads are well sized with pink buds opening to fluffy cream. Prefers a somewhat shaded position and a soil that doesn't dry out.
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  • Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather' Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather'
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    A tall comfrey with flowers in a rich lavender . This is one of those Comfreys that stays put and doesn't carpet (though it will seed around if allowed)
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  • Rheum palmatum var tanguticum Rheum palmatum var tanguticum

    Potsize - 1L

    Rheum palmatum var tanguticum (Polygonaceae) A most dramatic plant with huge rhubarb leaves that unfurl maroon, fading mid green. This is a particularly robust form of R.palmatum with possibly even bigger, more deeply lobed leaves. Whilst the coloured young leaves are not as dramatic as the form 'Atrosanguineum', they do continue to appear well into the season. The flowers are creamy white in a large stiffy btranched spik,  7 plus feet high. Best grown in a damp site where the roots can find water.

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  • Rheum 'Ace of Hearts' Rheum 'Ace of Hearts'
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Rheum 'Ace of Hearts'. A lovely foliage plant that deserves to be more used. The leaves are heart shaped with rich burgundy reverses, stems and veins which are shown of beautifully by the way they are carried stiffly upright. The flowers are carried 1.5m high and are of a creamy white. A robust, but not overlarge clumper. Thought to be a hybrid of R.kialense. Particularly lovely when the sun shines through the leaves. A great favourite of Dan Hinckley.

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  • Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart' leaves Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 1L

    Pulmonaria rubra 'Redstart'. Strong clumps of evergreen pale green leaves; and an endless succession from late winter through spring of large pale red flowers. Always the earliest to flower in our Dorset garden and a boon for the early terrestrial bumble bees. Best grown in partial shade. Flowers cut well.
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  • Pulmonaria 'Opal' Pulmonaria Opal ( Ocupol )
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 1L

    Pulmonaria Opal ( Ocupol ). A super new variety of Pulmonaria . Its ground covering leaves are borne in neat rosettes and are heavily decorated with bright silver spots. In spring umbels of opalescent pale blue flowers are produced making it a sheer delight in the winter and spring garden. 25 x 25cm.
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  • Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountains' Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountains'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

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    Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain'. A striking spring flowering perennial forming dense clumps of narrow dark green leaves with bold white spots. The flowers are cobalt-blue with a pinkish cast and long-lasting and borne in tight heads from February to May. Prefers a heavier soil. One of the earlier flowering lungworts and so particularly valuable as a nectar source, pleasing bees and bee-flies alike. More of a clumper than a spreader.
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  • Pulmonaria 'Majeste' Pulmonaria 'Majeste'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 1L

    Pulmonaria 'Majeste'. Remarkable for having leaves that are almost entirely silver; making it excellent for lifting a woodland planting scheme. Flowers produced from Mar to May are pink fading purple. Best in a moist shady position; away from hot sun. 25cm.
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  • Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'. The leaves of this plant look stunning from summer to mid winter being long apple green with almost complete silver guilding. The large violet blue flowers appear in February and continue until May displayed well above the bold clumps of stunning foliage. A excellent all rounder tolerant of some sun or full shade..
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  • Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 1L

    Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'. A strong vigorous clone producing masses of deep blue flowers throughout early spring. Indeed one of the richest and most strident of blues amongst the lungworts with a particularly large flower.  Deep mat-green leaves that are completely without spots. Assorts well with bulbs. Best grown in a moist shaded position; away from hot sun. 30cm
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  • Pulmonaria 'Blake's Silver' Pulmonaria 'Blake's Silver'
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Pulmonaria 'Blake's Silver'. This must be the most handsome, almost completely silver foliage I've seen. It is set off with a green rim and green leaf base, but is otherwise an even soft greeny silver. In march it is crowded with good trusses of lovely, nicely flared and shaped baby-blue and pink flowers which look outwards rather than down. Opening quite a rich pink it quickly softens to a pastel pink, tinged blue at the edges as if painted in watercolour. the colour changes completely to a soft blue with just a pink eye and the faintest bee lines which are translucent and appear faintly pink. The combination of flower quality, superb foliage and pretty colour combination is sure to make this a firm favourite. Originally from June Blake in Ireland
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    These are the garden auriculas, a rich colour mixture of hardy large flowered hybrids. April-June 20cm. Garden selections with tolerance to Winter wet and cold. Multi-headed blooms of circular fuffle-edged flowers each with a strong yellow disc in the centre. A wonderful wide variety of rich colours and graduated bicolours, all sweetly scented.
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