Achillea ‘Carmina Burana’
Flat heads of deep wine-mulberry coloured flowers, from midsummer. Prefers well-drained soil.
Achillea ‘Hella Glashoff’
Flat heads of buttery-cream flowers for weeks, from midsummer. Prefers a well-drained position.
Achillea ‘King Alfred’
A low mound of silvery-green foliage with flat heads of primrose-yellow flowers, during the summer.
Strong, upright stems of flat-headed soft terracotta coloured flowers, which age to palest yellow, for weeks, from midsummer. Prefers well-drained soil.
An erect perennial with narrow green leaves. Pendent bell-shaped, fragrant, pale to mid-blue flowers from midsummer.
Rich yellow flowers nestle in a crown of feathery leaves, during early spring. A slow growing woodland plant.
Aethionema ‘Warley Ruber’
Pretty rich pink flowers, over glaucous foliage, in late spring and summer. Prefers well-drained soil.
Round heads of deep blue flowers, in July. A nicely compact plant.
Sturdy stems of round-headed dark blue flowers, for weeks, in summer.
Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’
A showy agapanthus, with large round heads of bicolour flowers, blue with palest blue, almost white centres, in July and August. When in flower, sells on sight! We suspect may be less hardy than the others we grow. (PBR)
Large heads of pale blue flowers in summer, on shortish stems. Consistently good flowering.
We do not know the correct name. Seems a good hardy Agapanthus with white flowers in late summer.
Aromatic foliage, with spikes of violet-blue flowers for weeks, from July.
Like a miniature ‘Lady’s Mantle’, sprays of tiny yellow flowers in summer, which age coppery. Seeds itself gently about.
Very dense heads of violet-pink flowers on tall sturdy stems in May and June, a showy allium. (PBR)
A more herbaceous clump-forming Allium with nodding umbels of dark pink flowers during summer. Does well in a sunny, dry situation. Self-seeds.
Allium Cernuum ‘White Dwarf’
A more herbaceous, clump forming Allium with nodding umbels of white flowers during summer Prefers a sunny, dry situation.
Allium Cristophii (syn. A. Albopilosum)
Giant heads of starry purple-pink flowers on fairly short stems in summer very dramatic! Slow to increase.
Wonderfully large heads of violet-purple flowers on tall stems, in early summer. Lasts for weeks, as the new flowers cover the old ones when they go over. Clumps up well.
Allium Hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (syn. A. Aflatunense 'Purple Sensation')
Round heads of deep violet-maroon flowers on tall stems, in early summer, good for drying. Self-seeds with us.
Allium ‘Mont Blanc’
Upright stems topped by round balls of creamy white flowers, in May and June.
Rosy Garlic. Nodding heads of soft pink flowers in early summer. Forms new bulbils on top of the flowers. Fairly invasive in a nice kind of way!
Allium senescens ssp. glaucum
Slightly twisted, glaucous linear leaves, with rounded heads of lilac-pink flowers in late summer.
Deep crimson-purple, egg-shaped flowers, from mid to late summer.
A real gem for late colour in the rockery.Thin grassy leaves with slightly nodding heads of lavender pink flowers in October and November. Prefers well-drained soil.
Peruvian Lily. Upright stems, with green and dark red tubular flowers, for weeks in midsummer. Prefers a fairly sheltered situation, in good soil. The sap can be a skin irritant.
Alyssum spinosum ‘Roseum’ (syn. Ptilotrichon spinosum 'Roseum')
A slightly prickly mound of small silver foliage, covered in masses of tiny pink flowers in summer. Prefers well-drained soil.
Amsonia orientalis (syn. Rhazya orientalis)
Similar looking to an herbaceous Phlox, with ice-blue flowers in midsummer. Forms an attractive clump, does seem to run a bit.
Anacyclus pyrethrum var. depressus ‘Silberkissen’
Feathery grey foliage, with crimson-backed white daisy flowers, for weeks from spring. Prefers well drained soil.
Hairy grey leaves on trailing stems. Pink flowers with a darker eye, for weeks from mid to late summer. Very pretty.