Dry

/Dry
  • 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.

    Links

    Acanthus Compared

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • 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

    Links

    Acanthus Compared

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • 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
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Achillea Compared

    Achillea in the Garden

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Eryngium x zabelii, Achillea 'Salmon Beauty', Ageratina 'Chocolate' and Phlox Violet Flame Achillea 'Lachsschonheit' ('Salmon Beauty')

    Potsize - 1L

    A cracking variety which has earned the accolade of a RHS Award of Garden Merit. The broad heads open a soft pastel salmon-orange and gradually fade to cream and pink. This is one of the Galaxy series, a group of Achillea produced from crosses between Achillea millefolium and Achillea taygetea. 60-70cm.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Achillea Compared

    Achillea in the Garden

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Achillea 'Marmalade' Achillea 'Marmalade'
    Bee Friendly

    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.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Achillea Compared

    Achillea in the Garden

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' Achillea 'Pretty Belinda'
    Bee Friendly

    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.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Achillea Compared

    Achillea in the Garden

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Hot Garden - Rudbeckia 'Prarie Glow', Kniphofia 'Painted Lady', Hemerocallis 'Mauna Loa', Achillea 'Walther Funcke' Achillea 'Walther Funcke'
    Bee Friendly

    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
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Achillea Compared

    Achillea in the Garden

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • 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.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Agastache Compared

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Potsize - 1L

    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
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over
  • 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.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Aster Varieties Compared

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Potsize - 1L

    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.

    Links

    Astrantia Compared

    Astrantia in the Garden

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Astrantia major ‘Ruby Star’ Astrantia major ‘Ruby Star’

    Potsize - 1L

    Another excellent addition to the red Astrantias. Not so dark as some, but a good strong ruby red with fine dark stems and a good flat starry shape. 30cm

    Links

    Astrantia Compared

    Astrantia in the Garden

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • 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.

    Links

    Astrantia Compared

    Astrantia in the Garden

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • 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.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Bergenia Compared

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Bergenia 'Rosi Klose' Bergenia 'Rosi Klose'

    Bergenia ‘Rosi Klose’

    £5.50

    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.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Bergenia Compared

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • 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.
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over
  • Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtis' Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtis'

    Potsize - 1L

    Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtis' (Korean: single 21d). Very free flowering and hardy chrysanthemum. with 3in clear sugar pink flowers produced profusely from August to October. Cut to ground in Winter. Any soil. 60cm. MAY CAUSE SKIN ALLERGY

    Links

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Chrysanthemum ‘Cousin Joan’ – Korean : single AGM Chrysanthemum 'Cousin Joan' - Korean : single
    RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 1L

    Intensely magenta pink single blooms with a distinctly pale ring surrounding the bright yellow central boss. Reminiscent of a dark red Pyrethrum but flowering in October-November. About 60-70cm tall. Lovely Chrysanthemum scent.

    Links

    Botanical Style Photographs

    [/fusion_separator
  • Chrysanthemum 'Emperor of China' Chrysanthemum 'Emperor of China'

    Potsize - 1L

    A very old, beautiful and distinctive cultivar. After the first frosts, before the flowers open in September the leaves colour a rich ruby red setting off the silvery pink quilled double flowers beautifully. It's habit is to rather open with a tendency to sprawl. Tie it early if you are a tidy gardener or alternatively let it snake its way through its neighbours to pop out in unexpected places.  Looks really good with the silvers of Artemisia We recently had the pleasure of sending this plant to Annabel Watts at Munstead Wood and she kindly sent us copies of 2 articles written about this Chrysanthemum for the Garden, Sept 29, 1888, by Gertrude Jekyll. I have copied these into the gallery of photographs.

    Links

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • Chrysanthemum 'Mary Stoker' Chrysanthemum 'Mary Stoker'

    Potsize - 1L

    Very free flowering and hardy chrysanth. with 3in soft apricot flowers produced profusely from August to October. Cut to ground in Winter. Any soil. 60cm. MAY CAUSE SKIN ALLERGY

    Links

    Botanical Style Photographs

  • RHS AGM

    RHS AGM

    Potsize - 9cm

    Convallaria majalis. Lily-of-the-Valley. One of those perennials that really needs no introduction. It is native to Britain and is particularly common on Lime rich soils, growing thick tangled mats of root in woodland situations. Each node produces two broad leaves in the middle of which nestle the stiff little spikes hung on One side with little fragrant white bells, Each with a narrowed frilly opening like an old-fashioned maids bonnet. Lily-of-the-Valley is easily grown and adaptable and particularly suited to leaving alone in difficult dry situations where It will happily carpet and provide fragrant little posies Each Spring
    Discount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over

    Links

    Lily-of-the-Valley - Botanical Style Photographs