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

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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
    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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  • Campanula persicifolia with Box Campanula persicifolia 'Grandiflora'
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Campanula persicifolia 'Grandiflora'. Like a large version of a harebell Dense clumps of foliage and a succession  of sky blue bells. Height 80cm Excellent cut flower. Good on chalk
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  • Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Campanula persicifolia 'Alba'. The large bells of this variety are a pure glistening white. A real elegant flower that associates well with greens and blues, lifting any scheme it is planted in. Height 80cm Excellent cut flower. Good on chalk. Can be grown in shade.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'

    Potsize - 1L

    Tiarella 'Spring Symphony', also known as foam flower, makes charming ground cover for moist shade. At its loveliest in Spring when the pale new growth emerges over the dark over wintered foliage accompanied by a generous topping of pale pink foamy flowers. A little more open in growth habit with pale apple-green, slightly rounded foliage. relatively long flower stalks. Deeply palmate leaves with central dark star
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  • Potsize - 1L

    Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket', also known as foam flower makes charming ground cover for moist shade. At its loveliest in Spring when the pale new growth emerges over the dark over wintered foliage accompanied by a generous topping of pink budded foamy flowers . Particularly tight clumps of foliage with short spikes of flowers with dusky pink buds. Deeply palmate leaves with central dark star. 15-30cm.
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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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  • 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.
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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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  • Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' Nepeta 'Six Hills Gold'
    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Nepeta 'Six Hills Gold' is our own selection, a new sport from an old favourite. Like Six Hills Giant it produces a 3-4ft wide hazy cloud of lavender blue flowers which the butterflies adore, but in the early spring the blue green foliage is pleasantly variegated. The variegation fades to green by mid summer. Trim to encourage second flowering.
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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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