Plant List

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Herbaceous, Rockery & Alpine

Acanthus mollis
Architectural perennial with deep green leaves, the shape of which can be seen at the base of many a Greek column. Tall spires of fascinating purple and green hooded flowers

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Acanthus spinosus
Architectural perennial with narrower leaves than A. mollis but the same spires of hooded flowers in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Achillea fil. 'Parker's Variety'
Perennial with striking golden umbels above feathery foliage. One of the stalwarts of the late summer border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Achillea mil. 'Cerise Queen'
Perennial with superb flat umbels in vibrant cerise pink above feathery foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Achillea mil. 'Lilac Beauty'
Perennial with flat umbels in delicate lilac that float above feathery foliage in the summer border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Achillea mil. 'Moonshine'
Perennial with lovely pale yellow umbels over grey ferny foliage. One of the best achilleas for a summer border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Actaea erythrocarpa 'Alba'
Spires of fluffy white flowers turn to white berries on thick, scarlet stalks. An August spectacle, but the berries, true to their common name, are poisonous.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Actinidia kolomikta
An unusual, striking climber with heart - shaped leaves which are white, flushed pink. Best when in a sunny, warm position away from late spring frosts.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Agapanthus africanus
Spectacular umbels of bell shaped flowers above strap like leaves. Slightly tender but worth a little protection for these beauties in blue and white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Agapanthus Headborne hybrids
Hardier than the species but with the same spectacular heads of white and blue flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ajuga reptans
Essential carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of evergreen leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ajuga reptans 'Alba'
Essential carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of evergreen leaves above which short spires of white flowers appear in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'
Essential carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of shiny, deep red leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Essential carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of shiny, deep red leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
Evergreen carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of shiny purple leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip'
Evergreen carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of shiny chocolate leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Alchemilla mollis
Yellow flowers rise above beautiful green leaves that begin life pleated in a fan like manner.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Anemone hybrida
The original hybrid raised at the RHS garden in Chiswick with soft pink anemone flowers above neat foliage in late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Anemone hybrida ''konigin Charlotte' aka 'Queen Charlotte'
Soft, pink anemone flowers carried on wiry stems rising three feet or more above neat foliage in late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Anemone hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
Large, glistening white anemone flowers carried on wiry stems rising two feet above pleasant cut foliage in late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Anemone hybrida 'Whirlwind'
Large, semi-double white anemone flowers are carried on wiry stems rising two feet or more above neat foliage in late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Anthemis cupaniana
Close relation to the herb chamomile and sharing its aromatic scent but with mounds of deeply cut silver foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Anthemis hybrida 'E.C. Buxton'
Relative of the herb chamomile but known for its masses of pale golden daisy flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi
Woody creeping plant with shiny evergreen leaves and white flowers in spring followed by red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Artemesia 'Powys Castle'
Finely cut, feathery silver leaves, a superb plant that is highly decorative and a lovely foil to other border plants.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Artemesia lactiflora 'Guizhou'
Sprays of tiny white flowers appear above the purple black leaves in mid-summer. Easy plant in most conditions.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Artemesia lud. 'Silver Queen'
Felted silver grey leaves give all year round interest, excellent border plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aruncus dioicus
Tremendous plumes of white flowers in summer above lacy green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster dumosus 'Alice Haslam'
Charming aster with neat domes of light red daisy flowers in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster dumosus 'Apollo'
Neat white domes of white daisy flowers throughout autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster dumosus 'Prof. Anton Kippenberg'
Long flowering aster with daisies of lavender blue flowering from late summer into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster frikartii 'Monch'
Delightful aster which will flower from mid-summer into autumn. Lovely lavender blue daisies on a lax plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster novae-angliae 'Herbstschnee'
Stately and imposing aster for back of the border with white daisies and gold centres.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster novi belgii 'Audrey'
Masses of violet-purple daisy flowers during autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster novi belgii 'Heinz Richard'
Neat dome of pretty pink and violet daisy flowers from late summer into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster novi belgii 'Ibiza'
Compact aster with white daisy flowers that are long lasting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster novi belgii 'Kristina'
Compact aster with glistening white flowers often tinged pink

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aster novi belgii 'Lady in Blue'
Compact dome of lilac-blue double flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astilbe 'Cattleya'
Lovely tall plumes of rose pink over lacy foliage in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astilbe 'Diamant'
Imposingly tall white plumes over lacy foliage in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astilbe 'Europa'
Intense deep red spires on this lovely astilbe that begins to flower in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astilbe 'Fanal'
Plumes of intense crimson flowers above feathery bronze foliage in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astilbe 'Irrlicht'
Plumes of white flowers above feathery foliage in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astilbe 'Red Sentinel'
Plumes of intense deep red from early summer on, a lovely plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astilbe 'Sprite'
Pale pink plumes above dark bronze, feathery foliage make this one of the prettiest astilbes.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astilbe 'Vesuvius'
Carmine red spires on a compact plant in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia 'Abendglut'
Evergreen perennial beloved of Gertrude Jekyll. Large, leathery leaves flushed red are topped by semi-double rose red flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia 'Baby Doll'
Evergreen perennial whose large, bronze edged leaves are topped by soft pink flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia 'Bressingham White'
One of Gertrude Jekyll's favourite plants. The large, leathery leaves are splendid ground cover with brilliant white flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia 'Overture'
Richly coloured wine red leaves that are smaller and neater than the species with stunning magenta red flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia 'Rotblum'
Red flowers on an attractive plant with wavy, dark green leaves that also turn red in autumn and persist through the winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia 'Silverlicht'
Leathery green leaves with scalloped edges are topped by white flowers in spring that blush pink with age.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia cordifolia
Tough perennial with large, leathery leaves that become tinted purple in winter. Pale pink flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea'
Purple leathery leaves all year round with stems of deep pink flowers in late winter and early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Bergenia purpurascens
Deep green, leathery leaves take on a purple sheen in winter. Good evergreen ground cover with pink flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Brunnera mac. 'Jack Frost'
Sprays of bright blue forget-me-not flowers in spring above silver heart shape leaves looking very much as though they have been rimed with frost.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Brunnera macrophylla
As its common name implies, sprays of bright blue forget-me-not flowers are produced in spring above heart shaped leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'Allegro'
Heather cultivar that is taller than the species and with burgundy flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'County Wicklow'
A compact heather with pink double flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'Dakness'
A compact heather with crimson flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'Golden Feather'
A golden leaved heather with purple flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'H.E. Beale'
A heather with double, pale pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'Jan Dekker'
Downy grey leaves that show off the mauve flowers of this heather.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'Kerstin'
Mauve flowers above downy grey foliage that is tipped with yellow in winter and red in spring. An A.G.M. heather.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'Spitfire'
Gold leaves that turn orange and then red as winter progresses and with mauve flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna v. 'Tib'
Early into flower this heather has double, deep pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calluna vulgaris
Our native heather, a good ground cover with mauve flowers in late summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Caltha palustris alba
The familiar spring flowering marsh marigold of ponds but with white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Caltha palustris plena
Large, double golden flowers in spring on this marsh marigold.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Campanula glomerata 'Acaulis'
A dwarf form with clusters of purple-blue bell flowers atop short stalks. Ideal for a rockery or alpine trough.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Campanula glomerata 'Superba'
Large heads of dark purple-violet bell flowers and an A.G.M. for this splendid bellflower.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'
Clusters of lilac-pink bells top metre high stalks, very floriferous, holds an A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Campanula portenschlagiana
Alpine bellflower producing masses of small, purple bells above dense mats of foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Campanula pos. 'Lisduggan Variety'
Sprays of star shaped lilac flowers that persist from June to November.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Campanula poscharskyana
Low mats of starry blue flowers in summer persisting into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'
Lovely wall plant with blue-green leaves and dense heads of bright red flowers - loved by bees.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chelone obliqua 'Alba'
Distinctive herbaceous perennial with spikes of white snap-dragon like flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cimifuga simplex
Elegant spires of white flowers in late summer/autumn. A valuable plant for a shady area.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunburst'
Showy perennial with brilliant yellow daisy flowers throughout summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus canadensis
This creeping, dwarf dogwood forms a carpet of erect stems topped with radiating leaves then by white flower bracts and red berries. In autumn the foliage turns wine red.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster 'Coral Beauty'
A dwarf, evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. White flowers appear in the spring - and are followed by orange - red berries in late summer and autumn. Wide spreading and excellent ground cover.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster congestus
A pretty, dwarf, dense creeping evergreen forming mounds. Red fruits in autumn with bluish - green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster dammeri
Prostrate evergreen with long trailing shoots. Attractive bright red berries in profusion from autumn into winter. Excellent ground cover plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster franchetii
Medium sized semi-evergreen shrub with white, pink tinged flowers followed by orange-red berries in the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster horizontalis
A low growing, shrub of spreading habit, the branches forming a 'herring bone' pattern. Invaluable for north or east walls or for covering banks. Fruit and leaves colour richly in autumn and winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'
A dwarf, spreading shrub, with small, cream edged leaves. Especially pleasing in autumn when the foliage is suffused red.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster microphyllus
Forms a dwarf evergreen mound. Slender arching branches run along the ground. Large, bright crimson berries in autumn and into winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster radicans 'Eichholz'
Ground covering cotoneaster with typical white flowers in spring followed by red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Gnom'
A dwarf shrub with slender, arching shoots. Foliage bronze - red in autumn with red fruit. Excellent ground cover plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster salicifolius repens
Very free fruiting with bright red berries from autumn into winter. White flowers in early summer. Evergreen, willow - like foliage. Excellent ground cover.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Crocosmia 'Emberglow'
Brilliant orange - red flowers whose colour truly mimics the embers of a fire. Strap like evergreen leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'
Large orange flowers with distinctive darker inner segment and strap like evergreen leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Large brilliant scarlet flowers above substantial strap like leaves in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Crocosmia croc. 'George Davison'
Glowing yellow flowers above green strap like leaves from July to September.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Crocosmia crocosmiiflora
Old cottage garden plant with orange flowers above green strap like foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Delphinium 'Black Knight'
Stately delphinium with tall spires of intense, dark blue flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Delphinium 'Galahad'
Beautiful delphinium with spires of creamy white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Delphinium 'Guinevere'
Lavender pink spires on this lovely delphinium.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Delphinium 'King Arthur'
Delphinium with intense blue flowers each with a white centre or 'bee'.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dianthus 'Annabelle'
Narrow grey leaves form a tidy hummock from which rich pink scented flowers bloom all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dianthus 'Doris'
Well known pink with warm peachy-pink double flowers with a deeper pink eye. Scented and with typical grey green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins'
Very well loved pink with heavily scented white flowers that burst out of their calyx. An historic pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dicentra spectabilis
Heart shaped deep pink flowers on arching stems over dainty foliage in spring. Foliage dies away in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
White heart shaped flowers on arching stems over dainty foliage in spring. Foliage dies away in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Digitalis lanata
Intriguing foxglove whose beige tubular flowers have a pronounced lip. Short lived perennial from Greece.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Digitalis lutea
Pale yellow tubular flowers whose throats are spotted in brown.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Digitalis purpurea
Our native foxglove, well known biennial with purple tubular flowers. Seeds freely.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'
White form of our native foxglove. Biennial but will seed itself about.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Echinacea purp. 'Magnus'
Fine echinacea with rose pink daisies and a pronounced coppery-brown cone. Flowers late summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Echinacea purp. 'White Lustre'
Large white daisy flowers with distinctive grey-yellow cones.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Echinacea purpurea
Deep pink daisy flowers with prominent central cone flowering late summer and into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'
Blue, globe shaped flowers above grey-green thistle like leaves in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Echinops ritro
Prickly grey-green leaves with blue globe flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Steel blue globe flowers above prickly grey green leaves. Flowers in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Epimedium versicolour
Great evergreen groundcover, heart shaped leaves, bronzing in winter with small yellow flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Epimedium versicolour 'Sulphureum'
Great evergreen groundcover, heart shaped leaves, bronzing in winter with delightful, small yellow flowers hovering over the leaves in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'December Red'
A heather for any soil, pink flowers from December to February that deepen in colour as the winter progresses.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Foxhollow'
A heather for any soil, pink flowers from January to April. Slow growing with gold foliage that is tipped with bronze.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Golden Starlet'
White flowers from December to March and golden foliage that turns lime green in winter. A heather for any soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Ice Princess'
A heather for any soil with white flowers from February to March and light green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Isabel'
White flowers from January to April and light green foliage and like all carneas is happy in any soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'King George'
Pink flowers from December to March that darken as the winter progresses. Dark green foliage on a heather happy in all soils.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Pink Spangles'
A heather that is happy in all soils and bears shell pink flowers from December to May which deepen as the year progresses.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Queen Mary'
Pink flowers from November to March and like all carneas, is lime tolerant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Rosalie'
A heather for any soil, with bright pink flowers from February to April.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'
A vigorous heather happy in any soil, pink flowers from December to May and whose young foliage is bronze.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Springwood White'
A vigorous heather happy in any soil, white flowers from December to May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica carnea 'Vivellii'
Heliotrope flowers that deepen to magenta and flowers from January to May. Tolerates lime.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica cin. 'Velvet Night'
One of the deepest reds of any heather, flowers from June to September.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'Ada S. Collings'
A gorgeous white heather, flowering from December to May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'Darley Dale
Shell pink flowers from November to April, the evergreen foliage is white tipped in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'Furzey'
Lilac pink flowers from December to May with dark green foliage tipped in pink in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'George Rendall'
Pink flowers from November to May and dark green foliage tipped in pink in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'Ghost Hills'
Pink flowers from November to May and light green foliage with cream tips in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'J.W. Porter'
Heliotrope flowers from January to May and dark green foliage that is tipped red in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'Jack H. Brummage'
Heliotrope flowers from January to May and striking yellow/orange foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'Jenny Porter'
Lilac flowers from January to May and mid-green foliage tipped cream and red in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'Kramer's Rote'
Deep magenta flowers from January to May above bronze-green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'White Glow'
White flowers from December to May with mid-green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. 'White Perfection'
White flowers from December to April with bright green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica darl. Mary Helen'
Pink flowers from February to April and yellow/gold foliage bronzing in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica stuartii 'Irish Lemon'
Bright pink flowers above yellow foliage that is bright yellow in spring. A heather for any soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica vagans 'Mrs. D.F. Maxwell'
Deep rose pink flowers from August to October and dark green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erica vagans 'St. Keverne'
Clear pink flowers from August to November and dark green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erigeron 'Rose Jewel'
Bushy perennial with sugar pink daisy flowers all summer. Needs good drainage but is perfect for seaside locations.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'
Charming little daisy that will seed itself around in the cracks in paving. A lovely thing from Mexico needing good drainage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eryngium planum
Metallic cone shaped flowers above spiny leaves, a substantial perennial rising to a metre.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit'
A dwarf form with cone shaped flowers above spiny leaves. Metallic blue throughout and only 30cm tall.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eryngium varifolium
A North African sea holly with cone shaped flowers above a rosette of spiny leaves in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Erysium 'Bowles Mauve'
A perennial wallflower whose mauve flowers rise above the grey green leaves from early spring until very late autumn. Named after A.E. Bowles who knew a good plant when he saw one.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
American perennial with stiff, brown stems and luscious chocolate coloured leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia amygd. 'Purpurea'
Low creeping spurge that makes a good ground cover with dark purple leaves and typical yellow bracts in early summer. Good for dry shade under trees.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia amygd. 'Rubra'
Compact, bushy spurge with purple-red leaves and yellow bracts in mid-spring to early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia amygd. Robbiae
Dark evergreen foliage on a spurge that will carpet the ground beneath trees. Bright yellow bracts in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia char. Wulfenii
Tall, architectural spurge with lovely blue grey foliage which is topped by yellow bracts in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia martinii
Bushy dome shaped spurge whose lime green bracts possess foxy red brown eyes. Late spring early summer flowering.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia martinii 'Tiny Tim'
Dwarf spurge with dark grey green foliage whose lime green bracts bear purple eyes in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia myrsinites
Striking silvery green leaves on a prostrate plant which bears yellow bracts in late spring. Needs a sunny, dry position.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia polychroma
A compact, clump forming spurge with spectacular acid yellow bracts above dark green foliage in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euphorbia polychroma 'Purpurea'
Compact clump forming spurge with dark green to purple foliage topped by acid yellow bracts in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Imposing perennial with masses of feathery bronze leaves, umbels of yellow flowers followed by long lasting seed heads.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Galium odoratum
Creeping evergreen with green whirls of leaves and tiny starry white flowers in spring. An old strewing herb, strongly scented of hay but only when cut and dried.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium macrorrhizum
Semi-evergreen with highly aromatic foliage that turns pink, gold and crimson in autumn. Magenta flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
Choice hardy geranium with dramatic, black-centred magenta flowers in summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium 'Brookside'
Hardy geranium with pure blue flowers with white centres flowering from June to September.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Famous hardy geranium with large dark veined lavender blue flowers from May to August.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium 'Philippe Vapelle'
Large blue flowers on a compact, clump forming hardy geranium appear in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir Purple'
Hardy geranium that makes a good ground cover plant with violet-purple flowers veined in lilac. Flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'
Hardy geranium that makes a good ground cover plant with violet-purple flowers veined in lilac. Flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium endressii 'Wargrave Pink'
Low, clump forming semi-evergreen geranium with sugar pink flowers in summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium himalayense
Hummocks of green foliage above which blue flowers with purple veins appear in mid summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium himalayense 'Plenum'
Small hummocks covered in double flowers in vivid purple blue in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium macr. 'Bevan's Variety'
Semi-evergreen with highly aromatic foliage that turns to gold and crimson in the autumn and bears deep pink flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium macr. 'Ingwersen's Variety'
Semi-evergreen with aromatic foliage that runs to gold and crimson in the autumn and bears pink flowers in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium macr. 'Spessart'
Semi-evergreen with aromatic foliage that turns to gold and crimson in the autumn and bears white flowers in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium magnificum
Hardy geranium with clumps of large violet flowers, veined in blue in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium papuanum 'Patricia'
Hardy geranium with large bright magenta flowers with dark centres flowering all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium phaeum
Soft green leaves above which tall stems of small purple flowers with refluxed petals appear in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium phaeum 'Album'
Soft green leaves above which tall stems of small white flowers with reflexed petals appear in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'
Striking foliage with deep brown centre markings above which tall stems of maroon flowers appear in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium renardii
A compact hardy cranesbill with purple veined white flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium sanguineum
Hummocks of green leaves and deep, magenta flowers in summer. Good ground cover.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium sanguineum 'Album'
Hummocks of green foliage with white flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium sanguineum Striatum
Lovely pale pink flowers veined with rose above soft green leaves in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower'
Lovely ground covering cranesbill with violet blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geranium wlassovianum
A moisture loving cranesbill whose leaves open pink turn green in midsummer and crimson in autumn. Pretty violet flowers with white eyes in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geum 'Borisii'
Brilliant terracotta orange single flowers in mid and late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Geum chiloense 'Mrs Bradshaw'
Beautiful bright red geum flowering all summer. A splendid plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Gunnera manicata
Spectacular bog plant with enormous umbrella shaped leaves - a child can stand beneath them.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
North American perennial with crimson red daisy flowers subtly shaded with lighter hues. Flowers in mid summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helenium autumnale
North American perennial with bright, yellow orange daisy flowers in mid and late summer. Ideal for prairie planting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helianthemum 'Wisley White'
Dark green leaves show off cream flowers whose paper thin petals have golden centres.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helichrysum italicum 'Korma'
Small bushy plant with silvery white leaves smelling strongly of curry when crushed. Mustard yellow flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helleborus 'Ashwood Hybrids'
From a specialist hellebore breeder comes these early spring flowering Lenten roses. A mixture of colours, pale pink to deep plum, cream speckled with damson all set above palm shaped evergreen leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helleborus argutifolius (corsicus)
Pale green flowers in winter last until spring. An architectural plant with spiny evergreen foliage, very handsome.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helleborus foetidus
Clusters of lime green bell like flowers with a narrow maroon edge in late winter and early spring. Superb dark green, deeply divided evergreen leaves. A splendid native.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk'
The same clusters of lime green bell like flowers with a narrow maroon edge in late winter and early spring as our native hellebore. However, Wester Flisk has long grey-green rather than deep green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helleborus niger
White flowered hellebore that often flowers at Christmas, hence its common name. Shining white flowers above dark green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helleborus orientalis
Spring flowering hellebore with hanging cup shaped blooms in varying colours from pale to deeper pinks and creams. Deeply divided dark green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Arctic Snow'
Creamy white lily shaped flowers from June to August above green strap like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Autumn Red'
Brick red lily shaped flowers in late summer and early autumn above green strap like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Bonanza'
Soft orange starry flowers with central red splash, lovely scented flowers from mid to late summer above strap like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Bumble Bee'
Soft yellow lily shaped flowers with a brick red inner ring, very attractive and not unlike the markings of a bumble bee. Flowers mid-summer above strap like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbury'
Pale lavender pink lily shaped flowers above strap like leaves. Flowers all summer long.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Corky'
Bright yellow lily shaped flowers above light green foliage. Flowers all summer and deserves its A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'
Vivid red starry flowers with yellow throat in late summer. Green strap like leaves, a very striking daylily.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'
White lily shaped flowers with a ruffled edge in summer above light green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Mauna Loa'
Bright orange daylily with yellow throat flowers all summer above strap like foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask'
Rich salmon pink lily like flowers all summer above green strap like foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'
Bright yellow lily shaped flowers in profusion all summer above green strap like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'
Deep purple leaves over a background of pewter, very attractive. Sprays of tiny pink flowers in midsummer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Heuchera 'Rachel'
Coppery reddish-purple ivy shaped leaves on a heuchera with a well deserved AGM. Sprays of pale pink bell flowers in late spring early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Heuchera 'Stormy Seas'
Ruffled maroon purple leaves that age to bronze, complimented by dainty sprays of cream bells in midsummer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Heuchera cylindrica 'Greenfinch'
Foliage plant with delightful silvery leaves veined in deep green. Tiny green bell shaped flowers in midsummer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Heuchera mic. 'Palace Purple'
First and still one of the best of the new breed of heucheras. Purple maple shaped leaves complemented by sprays of cream coloured bell like flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Heuchera sang. 'Ruby Bells'
Fresh green leaves on a heuchera whose crowning glory are the sprays of bright red bells in midsummer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta 'Francee'
Large heart shaped blue-grey leaves edged in cream and lavender bells in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta 'Frosted Jade'
Large glaucous leaves with a white edge and striped lavender flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta 'Honeybells'
Light green, deeply veined leaves and scented lavender flowers, an excellent hosta.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta 'Patriot'
Large mid-green leaves with very wide white margins that will lighten any dark corner in the garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
One of the largest leaved hostas, with light green, buttery leaves and pale lavender flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta 'Twilight'
Large deep green heart shaped leaves with wide creamy edge and lavender flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta for. 'Aureomaginata'
Heart shaped leaves edged in cream with lavender bell like flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta sieboldii 'Elegans'
Very large blue-grey leaves, almost waxy in appearance. A superb hosta and much sought after for its architectural qualities.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta sieboldii 'Frances Williams'
Large heart shaped leaves in grey-green and a yellow-green edge, one of the most desirable hostas with a glaucous shadow over the leaves, deserves its AGM.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta sieboldii 'Snowflakes'
Bright, light green narrow leaves and white bell flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta undulata 'Albomarginata'
Dark green oval leaves with an irregular creamy edge and lavender bell shaped flowers in mid summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hosta undulata 'Mediovariegata'
Narrow wavy green leaves with central white splashes, a pretty hosta with typical bell shaped flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'
Striking ground cover plant with heart shaped green leaves edged in white and red.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris 'Kent Pride'
A bulbous iris with rust coloured standard and falls, needs a sheltered position as it can be damaged by hard frosts.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris chrysographes
Stunning little iris with inky-purple bordering on black petals faintly pencilled with gold.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris foetidissima
Evergreen iris with unremarkable flowers but superb seed pods which appear in autumn splitting open to reveal bright orange seeds. A native that will grow in difficult places under trees with dense canopies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


iris germanica 'Alizes'
White standards and ruffled white falls edged in blue, very pretty iris flowering in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris germanica 'Bel Azur'
Sky blue flowers in early May on this shorter growing iris.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris germanica 'Elizabeth of England'
Pale shining blue ruffled falls and standards, flowers in late spring. Outstanding iris.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris germanica 'Lady Snowflake'
Lovely white iris very faintly shaded with lavender. Can flower twice in spring and again in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris germanica 'Night Owl'
Ruffled falls in deep, velvety purple and ruffled purple standards, flowers in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris germanica 'Ola Kala'
Golden yellow bearded iris flowering in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris germanica 'Sultan's Palace'
Dramatic bronze red iris, one of the very best and flowering from late spring to early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris pallida 'Variegata'
Striking variegated leaves that often persist through the winter into spring. Soft purple flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris pseudacorus
Our native iris whose yellow flowers are seen in ponds and boggy areas throughout the country. Vigorous plant whose bright yellow flowers can be seen in late spring and summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris pseudacorus 'Variegata'
Variegated form of our native iris with handsome cream and green leaves and bright yellow flowers in late spring and summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris sanguinea 'Snow Queen'
A Japanese beauty with white petals. Happy beside a pond.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris sibirica
Dainty iris with thin, strap like leaves and heads of purple iris flowers rising above the leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris sibirica 'Blue King'
Dainty iris with thin, strap like leaves and very fine deep blue iris flowers in profusion in mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Iris sibirica 'Perry's Blue'
A dainty iris with Cambridge blue iris flowers in early summer above thin, strap like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Knautia macedonica
Lovely little perennial with ruby red scabious like flowers all summer and well into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kniphofia 'Bee's Lemon'
Typical poker flowers opening lemon from green buds and flowering in late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Delightful small poker with pale yellow flowers opening from green buds above grass like foliage. Flowering late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kniphofia 'Royal Castle'
Stately red hot poker with red and yellow flowers up to a metre in height in summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kniphofia 'Royal Standard'
Robust red and yellow pokers flowering in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kniphofia uvaria
One of the tallest pokers with typical orange and yellow flowers in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lamium gal. 'variegatum'
Unusual ground cover that deserves wider use. Bright green leaves splashed with white all year long and typical yellow ornamental nettle flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lamium mac. 'Beacon Silver'
Ornamental form of dead nettle with silver leaves and cerise flowers. Good groundcover or front of border plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lamium mac. 'Roseum'
Ornamental dead nettle with a white central stripe on its leaves and pale pink flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lamium mac. 'White Nancy'
Ornamental dead nettle with entirely silver leaves and white flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leontopodium alpinum
Well loved alpine flower which will forever be associated with 'The Sound of Music'. Grey felted leaves and flowers composed of white heavily felted bracts. Needs a sunny position and free draining soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leucanthemum sup. 'Wirral Supreme'
Lovely double form of this perennial daisy. Glossy green leaves and stout stems support double white daisies with golden centres that will flower from summer through the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Liatris spicata
Tall spikes of rose-pink flowers bloom all summer and autumn. A striking perennial from the North American prairies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Libertia grandiflora
Good clump forming perennial with narrow strap like leaves above which tall spikes composed of clusters of three-pedalled white flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Super plant, very good for prairie-style plantings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
Stately perennial for damp gardens with large rounded bronze leaves with deep purple undersides. Clusters of orange-yellow daisy flowers in late summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligularia przewalskii
An attractive plant for a damp garden with attractive deeply toothed green leaves above which spires of yellow flowers appear in mid to late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'
Green deeply toothed leaves from which strong black stems arise carrying loose spires of bright yellow flowers. A good plant for boggy conditions.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Liriope muscari
Green strap like leaves form a low mat above which pale blue grape hyacinth like flowers appear all autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Liriope muscari 'Gold Banded'
Very attractive evergreen whose low, strap like leaves are banded with golden yellow. Lavender to purple grape hyacinth like flowers in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lobelia pedunculata 'Queen Victoria'
Showy perennial with tall spires of scarlet flowers above burgundy leaves, no wonder this plant has an A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lychnis chalcedonica
Vibrant heads of scarlet flowers, each head being made up of many individual flowers, each in the shape of a Maltese cross. Flowers in summer above green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
Tall perennial whose purple leaved stems contrast beautifully with lemon yellow flowers that appear in summer. A very good plant for the edge of a pond.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lythrum sal. 'Feuerkerze'
Tall spikes of rose-red flowers from mid-summer through to autumn. A plant that will thrive in damp or even boggy soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pachysandra terminalis
An evergreen, ground cover shrub with glossy, prettily shaped leaves and greenish - white flowers in February and March.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'
Dwarf, evergreen, ground cover with glossy leaves and cream variegations. Greenish - white flowers during April and March. This plant grows particularly well in moist, shady areas.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Paeonia (LD) 'Baroness Schroeder'
An old and greatly loved peony with very full petalled flowers of pale pink that fade to white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Paeonia (LD) 'Duchesse de Nemours'
Fragrant, pure white double flowers on one of the best and well known of all peonies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Paeonia delavayi
The RHS has given this tree peony an AGM. When you see its dark red flowers in early summer you can only agree.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Paeonia lutea
Striking golden yellow single flowers appear in early summer on this superb tree peony.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Paeonia lutea 'Ludlowii'
This splendid tree paeony grows up to 2m. It has beautiful, large, deeply cut leaves and large, single flowers of golden yellow. Keep protected in late spring frosts.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Paeonia suffruticosa
A branching tree paeony of up to 2m high, with large flowers in a range of colours, in late spring. Protect from late spring frosts.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Papaver orientale
Flamboyant orange or bright red poppy flowers in early summer. A favourite cottage garden plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Papaver orientale 'Allegro'
Huge deep orange poppy flowers with black centres and a black blotch at the base of each petal. Flowers in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'
Much sought after poppy with unique plum coloured poppy flowers in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Papaver orientale 'Rembrandt'
Dramatic deep red poppy flowers in early summer. Quite stunning.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Penstemon 'Apple Blossom'
Upright spires of large, tubular foxglove shaped flowers of pale pink with a white throat in late summer and autumn and narrow semi-evergreen leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Penstemon 'Garnet'
One of the hardiest of the penstemons with spires of small, deep garnet red foxglove like flowers in late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Penstemon 'Plum Jerkum'
Very beautiful and striking spires of large, purple foxglove like flowers with mottled white throats in late summer and early autumn above narrow semi-evergreen leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Penstemon 'Snowstorm'
Spires of pure white foxglove shaped flowers from midsummer until late in the autumn above narrow semi-evergreen leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Penstemon 'Sour Grapes'
Spires of purple foxglove shaped flowers with a metallic sheen from late summer until late autumn above narrow semi-evergreen leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red'
A good ground covering plant forming low mats of semi-evergreen leaves. Planted for its spikes of pink flowers in summer that turn bright red in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes'
A good ground covering plant forming low mats of semi-evergreen leaves. Planted for its spikes of pale pink flowers in summer that turn dark pink in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria affinis 'Superba'
A good ground covering plant forming low mats of semi-evergreen leaves. Planted for its spikes of light pink flowers in summer that deepen with age in the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria amplexicaulis
Clump forming perennial that is often seen beside ponds or at the edge of bog gardens. Taller in all its parts than the related knotweed with metre high spikes of pink flowers in summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba'
Tall spikes of white flowers in summer and autumn on a clump forming perennial at home beside ponds and the edge of bog gardens.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
Terrific spikes of red flowers in late summer and autumn on a clump forming perennial at home beside ponds and the edge of bog gardens.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Inverleith'
Spikes of carmine red flowers in late summer and autumn on a clump forming perennial at home beside ponds. At 60cm the spikes are rather smaller than others in this family.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'
Good bog plant forming a metre wide clump of dock like leaves above which spikes of pale pink flowers appear in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Persicaria vaccinifolia
The lovely spikes of pale pink flowers deeping to rosy pink as they age in autumn have given this plant an AGM. Good groundcover and happy in most soils.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phlomis russeliana
Lovely perennial that deserves to be better known. Throws up tall spires in the summer with whirls of pale yellow hooded flowers. Very attractive.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phlox diverticulata 'Clouds of Perfume'
Small, low growing phlox with masses of fragrant pale blue flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phlox paniculata 'White Admiral'
Large heads of fragrant white flowers in late summer and early autumn. The RHS has awarded this phlox a well deserved A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes' syn. 'Tamaongalei'
Pretty little alpine phlox with pink and white candy striped flowers in spring above a mat of evergreen foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Polygonatum multiflorum
Well loved cottage favourite which appears in spring and from whose arching stems and bright green leaves, ivory bells are suspended.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Polygonum affine aka Persicaria affinis
Spreading perennial with glossy, evergreen lance shaped leaves above which spikes of rosy red flowers appear from June to October. A good ground cover.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla nep. 'Miss Willmott'
A herbaceous perennial with narrow, five-fingered leaves and strawberry pink flowers all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla neumanniana
A little ground-cover cinquefoil with bright yellow flowers in spring above strawberry leaf like foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Primula 'Candelabra hybrids'
Tall primroses with whirls of flowers in tiers on a strong stem. Flowering in late spring and early summer and very happy on the edge of a pond.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Primula 'Wanda'
Similar in every way to our native primrose save that the petals are deep mauve. Well known before all the many coloured hybrids appeared and still one of the best.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Primula denticulata
The drumstick primula, with its lollipop balls of flowers, which vary in colour from lavender to purple is a familiar and well loved sight in late spring. Typical rosette of primrose leaves appear first in early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Primula veris
A very well known and loved wild flower that will live happily in the garden. From its rosette of leaves, the cowslip sends up a stem with a cluster of yellow flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Primula vialii
An early summer flowering primula with spikes of red flower buds which open to lavender flowers. Loves moist acidic conditions.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Primula vulgaris
Our own native and much loved primrose which cloths the hedgerows in early spring. Deserves its place in every garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunella grandiflora
A good little ground cover plant which is covered in pink flowers from spring into autumn. Flowers are loved by bees.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pulmonaria officianalis 'Blue Ensign'
Very pure and bright blue flowers in early spring. Unlike most pulmonaries, the hairy leaves are plain green.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pulmonaria officianalis 'Sissinghurst White'
Pure white flowers over spotted leaves in early spring. An excellent lungwort which has been given an A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pulmonaria rubra
The brightest plant in the garden in late winter when coral red flowers glow above green foliage. Has a coveted A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pulmonaria sacch. 'Cambridge Blue'
Pale blue flowers in spring above spotted lungwort leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pulmonaria saccharata 'Dora Bielefeld'
A lungwort with lovely rosy flowers in spring above its spotted foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rheum palmatum
An ornamental rhubarb whose jagged edged leaves look magnificent beside a pond. Tall spires of white, pink or red flowers in June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rheum palmatum tanguticum
Architectural plant with superb red-purple jagged edged leaves and spires of cerise flowers in June. Lovely beside a pond.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rodgersia aesculifolia
A lovely plant especially suited to a pond side. Bears panicles of pink tinged cream flowers in summer but is grown for its leaves which are palmate and resemble horse chestnut leaves, save that these are bronze tinged.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rodgersia pinnata
Panicles of cream flowers in summer but planted for the sake of its big, horse chestnut like leaves. Exceptional pond side plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Romneya coulteri
A sub - shrubby perennial with fragrant, large white scented poppy - like flowers with golden stamens from July to October. Prefers light soil, to be able to spread freely.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rubus tricolor
Attractive, evergreen, ground cover with white flowers in July followed by large bright, red, edible berries. Good in shade, even under trees. Non thorny.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rubus tricolor 'Betty Ashburner'
A prostrate, evergreen shrub with glossy green rounded leaves with wavy margins and edible fruits. Good ground cover where Rubus tricolor is too invasive.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
One of the very best daisies for the border bearing large, golden yellow daisy flowers with a black eye all summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstonne'
Tall cone flower with large lemon yellow daisy flowers and a green, cone shaped centre. Flowers from mid-summer into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salvia nemorosa 'Blaukonigin' aka Blue Queen
A very pretty sage with spires of royal blue flowers from mid- summer and into the autumn. Reaching half a metre in height at most, a nice compact salvia.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' aka East Friesland
Spires of deep purple-blue flowers with pink bracts all summer and autumn have given this sage an AGM.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salvia pratensis
A very pretty and neat herbaceous perennial whose candy floss pink spires of flowers appear in May and June above a rosette of grey green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salvia superba
A statuesque sage reaching almost a metre in height. Deep violet blue spires of typical sage flowers appear in the summer and into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Saxifraga urbium
Pretty little evergreen with neat rosettes of leaves. In spring sprays of dainty pale pink flowers appear above the leaves. A well loved cottage plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves'
Wiry stems above which lilac flowers form. These have a central 'pincushion' around which there is a frill of petals. A popular cottage garden plant which will flower from mid-summer into the autumn. A particularly good form with an AGM to prove it.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Scabiosa caucasica 'Miss Willmott'
Lovely white form of a well-loved favourite with a white 'pincushion' surrounded by a frill of equally white petals. Flowers all summer and into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta'
A lovely scabious with lavender blue flowers above grey blue foliage. Flowers from June to September with pretty 'pincushions' surrounded by a frills of petals.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
A pretty and prolific 'pincushion' flower in soft lavender blue above grey green leaves. Flowers all summer and into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Schizostylis coccinea
A lovely perennial for the early autumn border with narrow, sword shaped leaves above which appear starry, lily like flowers in brilliant red.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Schizostylis coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty'
A lovely perennial for the early autumn border with narrow, sword shaped leaves above which appear starry, lily like flowers in pale pink. A 'flapper' of a flower having been bred in 1921.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (Herbstfruede)
Fleshy, succulent green leaves are topped by flat corymbs of salmon pink flowers in autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies alike.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sedum 'Matrona'
Fleshy succulent bronze tinged leaves are topped by flat corymbs of pink flowers from summer into autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sedum acre 'Yellow Queen'
A small succulent that creeps around over rockeries with yellow flowers that are beloved of bees and butterflies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sedum atropurpureum 'Purple Emperor'
Fleshy, succulent leaves of deepest purple are topped by flat corymbs of pink flowers in autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies alike. One of the showiest of all sedums.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sedum spectabile
Fleshy succulent grey green leaves are topped by flat corymbs of pink flowers in summer and autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'
Brilliant rose-magenta corymbs in summer and autumn have earned this iceplant, with its fleshy grey green leaves, an AGM.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sedum spectabile 'Star Dust'
Pale green fleshy leaves above which rise flat corymbs of white flowers from august until November. Flowers are loved by bees and butterflies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sedum spectabile 'Vera Jameson'
Blue green fleshy leaves become purple tinged in late summer above which corymbs of pink flowers also appear from summer into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sisyrinchium striatum
Spires of yellow flowers in summer are complimented by a fan of narrow grey green iris like leaves. A lovely evergreen which likes a well drained soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stachys byzantina
Well loved cottage favourite with furry silvery leaves. Will form a dense carpet, being low growing. Spikes of flowers in summer. A very tactile plant, children love stroking it.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
With smaller leaves and a predisposition not to flower, this is the best of its kind if you want ground cover. The furry leaves are a more intense silver too.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stachys lanata
Lovely cottage garden plant with silver leaves that feel very much like fur, hence its common name. A good, evergreen groundcover.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Symphytum grandiflora 'Hidcote Blue'
A comfrey with very attractive blue flowers in spring, named after the famous garden where it was discovered. Like all comfreys it spreads to form a thick ground cover and its leaves can be used as a fertiliser.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Tellima grandiflora
A good plant for a damp, shady border with spires of curious flowers that resemble tiny down turned cups which are, as the common name implies, fringed. Flowers early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Tellima grandiflora 'Purpurteppich'
A good plant for a damp, shady border with spires of curious flowers that resemble tiny down turned cups which are, as the common name implies, fringed. The leaves of this cultivar have a bronze-purple cast to them.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Thalictrum aquilegifolium
A lovely perennial with tall spires of fluffy deep lilac flowers in summer above aquilegia like foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Thymus citriodorus 'Archer's Gold'
Lovely, evergreen herb with lemon scented golden foliage and pink flowers in summer. Very decorative but a good culinary herb too.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Thymus citriodorus 'Golden Queen'
Evergreen herb with variegated golden lemon scented foliage and pink flowers in summer. Very decorative but a good culinary herb too.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Tiarella cordifolia
Airy little plant for a shady border with maple shaped leaves often splashed with bronze above which tiny white flowers foam in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Tradescantia andersoniana 'Charlotte'
Narrow strap like leaves above which large, three-petalled amethyst blue flowers appear in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Tradescantia andersoniana 'Osprey'
Narrow strap like leaves above which large, three-petalled white flowers appear in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Tradescantia andersoniana 'Rubra'
Narrow strap like leaves above which appear three-petalled pinkish-red flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Tricyrtis formosana 'Purple Beauty'
An ugly name for a pretty flower, purple spotted star shaped lily-like flowers above deep green leaves in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
Globe shaped flowers in bright golden orange appear in late spring and early summer. A plant for damp borders or beside a natural pond.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Uvularia grandiflora
A lovely little woodland plant that requires moist soil and a shady position. It will reward you with soft yellow downward facing flowers whose petals twist slightly, very pretty and set against fresh green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Valeriana officinalis
A well-known native with bright green leaves and fleshy stems and clusters of pink or white flowers all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Verbascum olympicum
Tall spikes of yellow flowers arise from a rosette of woolly grey leaves. The plant may die after flowering but it will seed itself around and once acquired, you should never be short of mulleins in your garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Verbena bonariensis
Tall stems are topped by heads of tiny, nectar rich lavender-purple flowers in late summer. Is slightly tender, so should be mulched before winter, but seeds itself around. Outstanding plant with an A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Verbena rigida
A front of border verbena which is covered in tiny, nectar rich purple flowers in late summer. It is slightly tender and needs good drainage to come through the winter but will seed itself around.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Veronica gentianoides
A good groundcover plant whose evergreen leaves are covered with dainty spires of sky blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Veronica gentianoides 'Pallida'
A good groundcover plant whose evergreen leaves are covered with dainty spires of pale blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Veronicastrum virginicum
Spires of mauve flowers in late summer that are loved by bees. A favourite clump forming border plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca major
Vigorous, trailing plant. Mauve flowers late spring, early summer. Grows almost anywhere, even in dry shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca major 'Variegata'
Large cream and green variegated leaves. Blue flowers from spring onwards.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca minor
Small, evergreen leaves. Bright blue flowers from spring onwards.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca minor 'Alba'
A good groundcover plant which trails along the ground. Small evergreen leaves and white flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca minor 'Argenteovariegata'
Pretty, variegated ground cover which spreads by runners. Mauve flowers in late spring, early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca minor 'Atropupurea'
Green leaves and masses of deep purple flowers April to June and on and off into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'
Green leaves and masses of pretty white flowers April to June and on and off into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca Minor 'Illumination'
Very pretty variegated periwinkle where the foliage is gold narrowly margined in green. Typical blue periwinkle flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vinca Minor 'La Grave'
Excellent periwinkle whose lavender blue flowers appear from April to September earning this evergreen groundcover an A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viola ordorata 'Konigin Charlotte'
An old variety introduced from Germany in 1900, very fragrant violet blue flowers in early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Waldsteinia ternata
A very good and underused groundcover. Evergreen leaves that resemble a strawberry leaf form a dense carpet above which bright yellow flowers appear in late spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil