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  • Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram'
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram'. Another treasure for the Spring garden with the brightest blue forget-me-not like flowers held in short sprays, 20cm high, over clumps of smooth, crumpled, lanceolate leaves. For a shady spot in good soil. This beautiful little plant will brighten any shady spot in spring and provide good, if not vigorous, ground cover. The attractively ridged foliage is evergreen. Named for Collingwood Ingram, nicknamed 'Cherry' for his great love of Japanese Cherries.
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  • Primula japonica 'Apple Blossom' Primula japonica 'Apple Blossom'

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula japonica 'Apple Blossom'. An excellent robust form of the popular japanese Candelabra Primula. Plants quickly form multi-nosed rosettes of attractive pale green crinkly leaves, which, in May and June give rise to 40cm high sturdy stems baring several whorls of up to 10 pale pink flowers from darker pink buds. For moisture retentive soils in partial shade or wetter soils in more sun.AGM
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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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  • 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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  • Geranium macrorrhizum 'White Ness' ('Mount Olympus') Geranium macrorrhizum 'White Ness' ('Mount Olympus')

    Potsize - 1L

    Geranium macrorrhizum 'White-Ness' (Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus'). An exciting new colour form from Greece with pure white flowers with a pale green calyx set over fresh apple green foliage. Beautiful to enliven a dry shady spot but also easy and reliable elsewhere. 30cm spreading. Overall this plant is more compact and neater than some of the other Geranium macrorrhizum cultivars. This, combined with the lack of any pink shading makes 'White-Ness' very distinctive and charmingly refined. Collected on Mount Olympus by members of Ness Botanic Gardens.
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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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  • Potsize - 9cm

    Primula bulleyana. A magnificent robust Candelabra Primula with handsome finely toothed leaves to30cm with a red mid-rib. In late May or June strong silver-dusted stems climb to about 50cm and can display up to 7 whorls of red buds which contrast delightfully when they open to reveal deep apricot orange flowers. Easily grown in moisture retentive soil in partial shade or as a marginal plant in more sun. AGM
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  • Eryngium 'Pen Blue' Eryngium 'Pen Blue'

    Potsize - 1L

    This is really a very fine Sea Holly indeed in more than one sense of the word. Eryngium 'Pen Blue' is in the x zabelii family with sea-green tripartite leaves. The flowers are borne on 60cm violet stems and are a picture of beauty. The collar is particularly wide in comparison to the central cone and its segments, radiating like the spokes of the devil's chariot are narrow, spiky and a striking electric Blue. Further adding to the effect, the flowers are beautifully arranged and composed with the secondary flowers slightly smaller and held a little lower. Altogether a class act and a magnet for the bees. Found by Jane Edmunds in her garden in Penselwood, Somerset.

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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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  • Primula japonica 'Postford White' Primula japonica 'Postford White'
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula japonica 'Postford White'. A beautiful pure white form of the Japanese Candelabra primula which sends up spikes clad in whorls of yellow-eyed glistening white flowers in May and June. For rich moisture retentive soils in sun or partial shade.
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  • Epimedium versicolor 'Sulphureum' spring leaves Epimedium versicolor 'Sulphureum'
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'. A very vigorous variety with lovely foliage and distinctive dense flower spikes. The flowers bear more resemblance than most to those of Berberis, being carried in dense arching spikes crowded with pale lemon blooms. trim away winter foliage to see them at their best. 30cm; spreading. Highly ornamental evergreen foliage emerges pale green, netted with russet veining and can turn deep fiery red in Autumn. Easy to grow and highly attractive ground cover, preferring a little moisture. (E.grandiflorum x E. pinnatum subsp. Colchicum ). One of the first deliberate hybrids, made at Ghent Botanic Gardens 150 years ago..
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  • Alchemilla mollis Alchemilla mollis with Geranium magnificum
    RHS AGM

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    Potsize - 1L

    Alchemilla mollis. Scalloped hairy leaves form a dense clump and are a delight when bejewelled with dew or raindrops. The flower heads are like a dense limey green gypsophila. A fantastic tough and rewarding plant that will grow happily in all but soggy sites, thriving in dry shade. It assorts remarkably well with so many other plants as well. The colour of the flowers of Alchemilla is derived from two rows of sepals, the flowers lack petals. Medieval alchemists believed the water droplets that collected in the centre of alchemilla leaves possessed magical and medicinal properties. The plant has a long tradition of being used to cure  women's ailments and the plant was consequently named in dedication to the Virgin Mary. The leaves were seen as resembling a mantle (cloak). Alchemilla derives from the Arabic word 'alkimiya' = alchemy
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  • Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm' ('George Chiswell') Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm' ('George Chiswell')
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm' ('George Chiswell').  A beautiful new variety. Large creamy white flowers with a lilac 'picotee' edge. A tall variety that possesses an elegant slender character when seen against other varieties. Good on chalk. Forms a mat of spreading evergreen foliage. Good cut flower and one of the tallest of the persicifolia varieties.
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  • Primula pulverulenta Primula pulverulenta

    Potsize - 9cm

    Primula pulverulenta . Sturdy candelabra primulas in a dazzling deep raspberry pink with a darker eye. The farina on the flowering stems is a bright white making a great contrast with the flowers. Will thrive in any good moist soil in sun or part shade. 2-3ft tall. Taller than the japonica types with narrower leaves and the distinctive white stems.
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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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  • Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Bee and Butterfly friendly

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    Potsize - 1L

    Nepeta x faassenii (mussinii of gardens, N.racemosa, N.mussinii x N.nepetella) Nepeta x faassenii produces sprays of lavender blue flowers from mid Summer until Autumn over short mounds of grey green foliage. An excellent alternative to lavender as a short hedge, brilliant below roses and good at the front of any border. Catmint deserves its popularity as a cottage garden stalwart. Trim to keep tidy and encourage a second flowering. 50cm. Excellent for the bees. Many plants grown in the trade as Nepeta racemosa are in fact this hybrid.
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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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  • 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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  • Epimedium perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' Epimedium perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'

    Potsize - 1L

    Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'. A selection form the original hybrid, having large flowers and particularly bright foliage. It forms beautiful spreading evergreen ground cover even in quite dry conditions. The leaves open an attractive pale green; contrasting well with the last years foliage and having lovely red netting. The flowers are like upright spikes of glowing sunshine yellow daffodils. to see them at their best may need you to trim away last years foliage in early spring. A German cultivar selected by Heinz Klose, it has slightly more pointed leaves with a more toothed margin and large flowers held well up. 45cm.  'Wisley' colours a little less in the leaf than its similar cousin 'Frohnleiten'. 45cm. Easily grown in any good soil. ( E.perraldianum x E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum ).
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  • Disporopsis pernyi Disporopsis pernyi (Evergreen Solomon's Seal)

    Potsize - 1L

    Disporopsis pernyi - Evergreen Solomon's Seal. A relative of the solomon's seal, this spreading perennial has dark green leaves and hanging flared bells that are said to have a lemon scent, but I get more of a nutmeg vibe. A graceful plant for shade. This plant is a long time in bud before the flowers open which is really rather pretty. 60cm
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