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  • Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' ('Fielding Gold') Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' ('Fielding Gold')

    Potsize - 1L

    A new form of Acanthus mollis with beautiful, bold broad shining golden foliage, particularly in Spring and Autumn, but also goldy in Summer if grown in the shade. Typical white slipper shaped flowers with strong purple hoods grow on 90cm tall stems, persisting for a long time from June to September. Perhaps not quite as hardy as the type but still good to -10 degrees especially if protected with a mulch, a course that is essential for the first Winter.

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  • Acanthus spinosus Acanthus spinosus

    Potsize - 1L

    (Acanthus caroli-alexandri) . Handsome plants with large shining ornamental foliage. This species has deeply divided glossy dark green leaves. Spires of hooded foxglove-like flowers in a two-toned purple and white. Height 4-5 feet. The foliage of Acanthus spinosus represents a midpoint between the less divided of Acanthus mollis and the extreme of spikiness, Acanthus spinosus Spinossissimus Group.

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  • Acanthus spinosus Spinossisimus Group Acanthus spinosus Spinossisimus Group

    Potsize - 1L

    The spiniest, prickliest form of Acanthus spinosus. The leaves are so finely cut that they are reduced to a veinal framework with every part of the leaf a handsome silver spike. It thrives in hot dry conditions although it flowers less precociously than the type. Still the foliage is amazing with its combination of dark green ground almost completely silvered over. It's ferocious mind - our neighbour grows it in his plant jail alongside his golden stinging nettle ! 75cm

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  • Achillea 'Credo' Achillea 'Credo'
    Bee Friendly

    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Dense clumps of feathery leaves extending right up the stems to the heads of Pale lemon flowers. An easily pleased & rewarding perennial Full sun. Succeeds well on poor soils. 75cm
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  • Achillea 'Marmalade' Achillea 'Marmalade'
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    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Achillea 'Marmalade'. This variety has a kinship with A. 'Terracotta' in its colouring, although it is leans more towards brick reds at times whereas 'Terracotta' is more ochre. It is a vigorous taller grower with ample foliage in a muted green.
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  • Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' Achillea 'Pretty Belinda'
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    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Achillea 'Pretty Belinda'. An excellent strong-pink achillea with broad heads of flowers and fine dark green foliage. Flower colour strengthens as the flowers age giving a pretty two-toned effect. Plants have a compact habit and good ability to stay upright. 50cm. Summer. Repeat flowers if cut back.
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  • Hot Garden - Rudbeckia 'Prarie Glow', Kniphofia 'Painted Lady', Hemerocallis 'Mauna Loa', Achillea 'Walther Funcke' Achillea 'Walther Funcke'
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    Bee Friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Achillea 'Walther Funcke'. The colour combination of sage like grey green foliage and flattened heads of burnt orange flowers is as subtle as it is beautiful. Flowers start rich brick-orange and become more golden as they expand and age. A neat variety with a compact habit. Flowers over a long period. 60cm. Full sun. Easy to grow adaptable perennial. Grows well in most soils but prefers it dry
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  • Agastache rugosa f. albiflora' Alabaster' Agastache rugosa f. albiflora' Alabaster'
    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Bee and Butterfly friendly

    Potsize - 1L

    Giant Hyssop, Korean Mint, Aniseed. This showy white Agastache produces long erect green pokers studded with white nepeta -like flowers over a long season. It can create a lovely vertical accent in the Summer border which continues right through until Autumn. Nice bright green, nettle-like foliage yields a liquorice fragrance when brushed against. It reaches a good 3 feet in height with strong stiff straight stems. The flowers are highly attractive not only to us, but to bees and butterflies. Whilst dead-heading stimulates the production of fresh flowers, the last flowers of the season should be left on as the seed provide an Autumn feast for finches. The leaves are edible and may be used to pep up salads or teas. On the downside, Agastache aren't bone hardy in Britain and cuttings, overwintered under shelter, may be a wise precaution. Drought tolerant. Any soil, needs good drainage.
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  • Alchemilla erythropoda Alchemilla erythropoda
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    A smaller form of the otherwise similar Alchemilla mollis with beautiful scalloped, serrated edged foliage which often takes on a blueish-grey hue. Typical chartreuse sprays of flowers are produced in Summer on purply stems and act as a lovely foil to other blooms. Grows about 6 inches high and 8 inches wide and, apart from needing sun for at least part of the day, is very undemanding.

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    Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore' is a large perennial prized for its abundance of flowers of a bright gentian blue which only seem to intensify in Summer's evening light. The flowers are quite long lasting and loved by bees. The tallest of the Anchusas. Full sun, drought tolerant . The roots of all the Anchusas yield a resinoid colouring compound called alkanet-red or more properly anchusin
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  • Arum italicum 'Pictum' berries Arum ‘Chameleon’

    Potsize - 1L

    Arum 'Chameleon'. This Arum is in many ways similar to our native Cuckoo Pint, but instead of having spotted leaves, the leaves are marbled in a mixture of whitened greens. A lovely plant to settle into shaded areas, taking a fair degree of drought, but growing better with moisture. All parts of this plant are poisonous
  • Aster divaricatus (Eurybia divaricatus) Aster divaricatus (Eurybia divaricatus)

    Potsize - 1L

    Very simple starry flowers with widely spaced petals surrounding a yellow disc are artfully arranged along graceful thin black stems. Each time the stem divaricates (= splits in two, hence the name) a simple green leaf marks the break giving a simple elegance to the whole effect. This Aster is tolerant of quite dry shade without trouble which makes it very useful for illuminating a cool corner in Summer where the usual suspects for this environment are way past their best. Nice heart-shaped green leaves. Height 60cm, spreading habit.
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  • Aster schreberi (Eurybia schreberi) Aster schreberi (Eurybia schreberi)

    Potsize - 1L

    Aster schreberi (Eurybia schreberi) is one of those plants that has a deserved reputation for excelling in dry shade where it will produce a gracefully arching mound covered in late Summer with 3.5cm white daisies with reflexed petals. The leaves are large serrated and stay fresh even in dry shade. 1-1.5m across. In many ways like a more beefy (some would say coarser) version of Aster divaricatus.
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    A pure white, green-tipped, large flowered Astrantia from the 'Star' breeding program. We have examined this closely this year and it looks for all the world exactly like 'Shaggy', the excellent old variety selected by Margery Fish. It is a fine plant but we are as yet unsure why it merits its own name and PBR status.

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  • Astrantia Gill Richardson Group Astrantia Gill Richardson Group pale seedling

    Potsize - 1L

    Hatties Pincushion, Masterwort. A beautiful crimson Astrantia with very dark tips to the flower bracts surrounding the central pincushion of cherry-red flowers. The flower stems and young leaves are also flushed with a burgundy glow. A vigorous variety which produces nice large flowers, although flower size in Astrantia is closely linked to nutrition, so feed well and divide from time to time. What's in a name... Gill Richardson gardened in Lincolnshire and has been an avid collector and grower of a wide range of Astrantias since she first fell in love with Ruby Wedding at an RHS Show at Vincent Square in London. In the 1990's she gave seeds to John Metcalf, a Norfolk nurseryman who selected the best dark form from the resulting seedlings. He named it in honour of Gill and it was launched at Chelsea in 2004.

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  • Beesia calthifolia Beesia calthifolia

    Potsize - 1L

    A little known Chinese member of the Ranunculaceae which is rarely offered. It has beautiful dark green shining orbicular leaves on long thin, but stiff petioles. The leaves have substantial texture and an overlay of dark peaty-brown staining which varies in intensity with the time of year. At its best it rivals a piece of well patinated bronze. Named calthifolia after the resemblance to the shape and arrangement of leaves in our native Marsh Marigold, but Beesia is a lot classier, indeed my brother's wedding buttonholes were set off with these lovely leaves. The flowers are starry, a little like an enlarged tiarella on stiff stems, creamy white and produced continuously. For moisture retentive, humus rich soil in shade. This plant was introduced to cultivation by Dan Hinckley, a fact for which he is deservedly proud.
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    Bergenia 'Abendglut'. (Evening Glow) A neat compact Bergenia with crinkly edged, rounded leaves which become deep purple in Winter. 25cm. The deep crimson flowers are semi-double in Spring. Raised by Arends
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  • Bergenia ‘Bach’ Bergenia ‘Bach’

    Potsize - 1L

    Lovely neat and glossy foliage, red flushed and bronze in Winter. From March to May huge, densely packed heads of palest pink flowers are produced which mature white and are dramatically offset by the red calyxes and stems. The flowering heads are particularly full and well rounded. One of Eric Smith's hybrids, raised in 1972 at Hadspen House.
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  • Bergenia 'Bressingham White' Bergenia 'Bressingham White'
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Bergenia 'Bressingham White'. Praised for its robust stature and the freedom with which it produces both flower and leaf. Slowly spreading to form a good clump of large leaves with fine trusses of pure white flowers from March until May. Raised by Blooms and happy in both sun and part shade.
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  • Bergenia 'Eric Smith' Bergenia 'Eric Smith'

    Potsize - 1L

    Bergenia 'Eric Smith'. A handsome variety originally bred by Eric Smith at Hadspen House in Somerset and given to Beth Chatto who then named it in his honour. It has large, wavy edged crinkled leaves which take on plum and crimson tones in Winter. Sprays of bright mid-pink flowers top the foliage in Spring.
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  • Bergenia 'Rosi Klose' Bergenia 'Rosi Klose'

    Bergenia ‘Rosi Klose’

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    Potsize - 1L

    Bergenia 'Silberlicht'. A relatively new addition to the Bergenia family having been raised in 1982 by H.Klose. It thrives in sun or shade even in quite dry conditions and produces valuable ground cover of handsome bronze tinted leaves. Its real beauty is shown when in flower late in the Spring. Flowering stems are tall and pink carrying flowers in a sugar pink hue.
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  • Briza media ‘Russells’ Briza media ‘Russells’

    Potsize - 1L

    A pretty quaking grass with tidy mounds of soft glaucous leaves with handsome white edges and striping. In Summer, dainty wands of little dancing lockets are produced which sway in the breeze. Green-white at first and often tinged with pink, the seed heads become golden with age. Semi-evergreen clumps of leaves. Not a very long lived plant but careful regular division can extend its life. Seedlings do not come true. 50-70cm in flower, 30cm in leaf.
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  • Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtis'