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  • Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding' - Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding' - Oriental Poppy
    <h3><span style="color: #99cc00;">Potsize - 1L</span></h3> Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'  - Oriental Poppy. An Oriental Poppy with beautiful well formed creamy white flowers with contrasting black blotches and stamens. A poppy with great charm and refinement holding its flowers very gracefully. For full sun with a deep root run. 80cm
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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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  • Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness' ('Magpie') Aquilegia vulgaris ‘William Guiness’ (‘Magpie’)

    Potsize - 9cm

    Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness' ('Magpie')  A recent introduction with striking flowers in bicolour white and deep purple (near black). The flowers are of traditional nodding A. vulgaris form with well flared petals and curve-tipped spurs. Would look good in a mixed cottagey border Best in light shade. 90cm    HARMFUL IF EATEN
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or more of this variety, 50p for 10 of any Aquilegia

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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
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or more of this variety, 50p for 10 of any Aquilegia

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  • Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David' Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David'
    Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David'   
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    Potsize - 1L

    Forms mounds of delicate ferny foliage which are topped off with charming spikes of sky blue  flowers in early Spring. 30*30cm. For moisture retentive soil in shade or half shade. This variety is very similar to Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue' but has a faster spreading habit. The stems can take on a red tint and the flowers become darker as the season progresses and moisture levels drop.

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  • Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Dragon' Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Dragon' ('Purple Leaf')

    Potsize - 1L

    Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' ('Blue Dragon') Compact mounds of purple tinged ferny foliage, topped off with charming spikes of scented blue  flowers in early Spring. 30*30cm. For moisture retentive soil in shade or half shade. This charming variety is tidier and neater than Corydalis 'Pere David' with foliage that is darker and flowers that are paler and pink tinged to begin with.

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  • Coreopsis auriculata 'Zamphir' Coreopsis auriculata 'Zamphir'

    Potsize - 1L

    Coreopsis auriculata 'Zamphir' is a bright ray of sunshine for early summer. A spreading clump former for the front of the border which will delight with a dense covering of 5cm rich yellow daisy flowers. 30cm. Keep dead-heading to keep the flowers coming.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over
  • Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee' (Lilac fairy) Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

    Potsize - 1L

    Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee' (Lilac Beauty).  A mass of wiry stems support bright green oval leaves which emerge purple tinted. Over this are borne in spring lots of lavender violet flowers. the flower heads are relatively tightly packed and each individual flower is rosy violet with four narrow spurs that are tipped white. One of the German cultivars introduced by Ernst Pagels. Epimedium is one of the Japanese species and dislikes alkalinity. In Japanese its common name means 'anchor flower' on account of the 4 pointed flowers resemblance to a Japanese fishing boat anchor. Subgenus Epimedium, Section ii. Macroceras
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  • 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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  • Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    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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  • Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' with Euonymus Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' is a must for the front of any sunny border where it produces with great reliability a 3-4ft wide mound of soft grey green foliage and a hazy cloud of lavender blue flowers which the bees and butterflies adore. Trim to encourage second flowering. Easy to grow and divide. A useful alternative to lavender for short hedging. This variety is more hardy combined with better damp tolerance than Nepeta faassenii.
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  • Papaver orientale 'Prinzessin Victoria Louise' Papaver orientale 'Prinzessin Victoria Louise'

    Potsize - 1L

    Papaver orientale 'Prinzessin Victoria Louise'  - Oriental Poppy. An Oriental Poppy with particularly large blooms in a soft salmon-pink with central black blotches. Blooms are quite wide opening. An extravagant splash of colour which will lounge gracefully out of the early summer border. Foliage dies away in late summer. 80cm .
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  • Primula sieboldii 'Snowdrop' Primula sieboldii 'Snowdrop'

    Potsize - 1L

    Primula sieboldii 'Snowdrop'. A really charming primula for growing in a cool moist position in leafy soil, where its creeping habit will allow it to spread nicely. Flowers are a pure, clean glistening white, produced in  April, in a delicate looking head, each a single whorl atop a 15cm stem. Leaves a pale soft green.
    Discount of 30p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

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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.
    Discount of 30p per plant for quantities of 3 -9, 50p for 10 or over

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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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  • Lathyrus vernus 'Cyaneus' - Spring Vetchling Lathyrus vernus - Spring Vetchling (purple-flowered)

    Potsize - 1L

    Lathyrus vernus (spring vetchling) is a beautiful little treasure for the spring garden that is both dainty and robust Dense lush foliage makes a 30 cm high hummock which is covered with many small pea flowers in shades of pink, fading blue. 30cm. WIll grow in a wide range of conditions, but happiest in a little moist shade. Thrives on our heavy clay. There are a variety of colour variants, some of which we offer seperately.
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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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  • Campanula persicifolia 'Pride of Exmouth' Campanula persicifolia 'Pride of Exmouth'

    Potsize - 1L

    The flowers of this beautiful variety are well cupped with a second inner cup that is ruched, giving a quite double impression. The colour is a strong violet blue which, coupled with a relatively dense habit and closely spaced flowers, makes for a most striking variety.  Height 80cm Excellent cut flower. Good on chalk. Possibly the shortest of the C.persicifolia varieties and one of several different plants introduced with the name 'Pride of Exmouth' by the Exmouth based Horticulturalist and Seedsman WJ Godfrey FRHS FNCS (1858-1927). One of his last introductions, coming to the trade not long before the end of his life.
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  • Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum' (Polygonatum falcatum 'Variegatum') Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum' (Polygonatum falcatum 'Variegatum')
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 1L

    Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum'  is frequently wrongly sold as Polygonatum falcatum 'Variegatum'. It most is beautiful in late spring when the arching red stems are adorned above with white edged paired leaves arranged in beautiful regularity. Below each node hang groups of two or three dainty creamy white bells, each tipped green. 60cm; spreading A plant of great charm for any cool sunless spot. Great for the bumblebees early in the season
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  • Polygonatum x hybridum (Polygonatum multiflorum) Polygonatum x hybridum (Polygonatum multiflorum)
    Good for Bees

    Good for Bees

    Potsize - 1L

    Polygonatum x hybridum (Polygonatum multiflorum) is beautiful in late spring when the forest of arching stems are adorned with the evenly paired leaves above and hung with clusters of dainty creamy white, green-lipped bells below. 60cm; spreading. A plant of great charm for any cool sunless spot. Great for the bumblebees early in the season. Polygonatum x hybridum (P. multiflorum x P.odoratum) is a variable hybrid between two species native to Britain
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  • Primula Belarina Cream Primula Belarina Cream

    Potsize - 1L

    Primula Belarina Cream. A new range of primula hybrids that combine a compact growth habit with excellent sized double flowers produced from February right on through to Summer. The belarina series has been bred for their ability to go on and on flowering. 12x20cm. 12x20cm. This form is a delicate shade of cream shaded lemon at centre with the most delightful complex scent.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities 3 or over or for any 10 from the 'Higly Bred Primula' category