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Allium

The Mead Nursery - Allium virgunculae

Allium virgunculae

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.

12 cm bulb|liked-by-bees|likes-sun|likes-troughs

Alstroemeria

The Mead Nursery - Alstroemeria psittacina

Alstroemeria Psittacina

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.

100 cm likes-sun

Alyssum

The Mead Nursery - Alyssum spinosum Roseum

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.

10 cm likes-sun|likes-troughs

Amsonia

The Mead Nursery - Amsonia orientalis

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.

60 cm liked-by-bees|likes-sun

Anacyclus

The Mead Nursery - Anacyclus pyrethrum depressus Silberkissen

Anacyclus pyrethrum var. depressus ‘Silberkissen’

Feathery grey foliage, with crimson-backed white daisy flowers, for weeks from spring. Prefers well drained soil.

12 cm likes-sun

Androsace

The Mead Nursery - Androsace lanuginosa

Androsace lanuginosa

Hairy grey leaves on trailing stems. Pink flowers with a darker eye, for weeks  from mid to late summer. Very pretty.

5 cm likes-sun|likes-troughs

Androsace

The Mead Nursery - Androsace studiosorum Salmons Variety

Androsace Studiosorum ‘Salmon’s Variety’ (syn. A. Sarmentosa 'Salmon'S Variety')

A mat of hairy rosettes of leaves with deep pink flowers in early summer. Prefers well drained soil.

10 cm likes-sun|likes-troughs

Anemanthele

The Mead Nursery - Anemanthele lessoniana

Anemanthele Lessoniana (syn. Stipa Arundinacea)

Arching habit of grassy leaves which are a mixture of olive green, rusty brown and orange. Looks wonderful with the sunlight shining through the leaves. Will grow in dry shade but leaves will be more green.

70 cm grass|likes-semi-shade|likes-sun

Anemone

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Anemone Blanda

These corms are ideal for growing under deciduous trees; they have sunlight during their flowering period and then the shade from the trees is ideal through the summer when they like to be kept more dry. It must be said though that they are very good-natured plants and will thrive almost anywhere.

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone blanda Blue

Anemone Blanda Blue

Shades of blue flowers from February to April.

10 cm bulb|happy-anywhere|liked-by-bees

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone blanda White Splendour

Anemone Blanda ‘White Splendour’

White flowers with a pink flush to the back of the petals, from March to May.

15 cm bulb|happy-anywhere|liked-by-bees

Anemone

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Anemone Hupehensis and Hybrida varieties

These are wonderful gently spreading plants for late summer and autumn flowering. They do like their roots in the cool, so are ideal for shady situations – but if their roots are shaded by shrubs or paving, they will grow happily in the sun.

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone hupehensis Praecox

Anemone Hupehensis ‘Praecox’

Single, reddish-pink flowers from late July onwards.

60 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-shade|ready-in-july

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone hupehensis var. japonica Pamina

Anemone Hupehensis var. Japonica ‘Pamina’

Rich-pink, double flowers with prominent golden stamens from August onwards.

60 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-shade|ready-in-july

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone splendens

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ‘splendens’

Showy pink flowers with darker pink backs to petals, on tall stems.

80 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-shade|ready-in-july

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone X hybrida Honorine Jobert

Anemone X Hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’

Single white flowers from August onwards. Brightens up a shady corner.

110 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-shade|ready-in-july

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone X hybrida Whirlwind

Anemone X Hybrida ‘Whirlwind’ (syn. A. X Hybridus Wirbelwind)

Semi-double white flowers from August onwards.

100 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-shade|ready-in-july

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone multifida Major

Anemone Multifida ‘Major’

Neat clumps of palmate leaves, with upturned cups of creamy-yellow flowers in spring. Often has second flush of flowers later in summer. Forms cotton wool seed heads in midsummer.

25 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-sun

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone ranunculoides

Anemone Ranunculoides

Small cheery yellow anemone flowers in spring, gently spreading plant.

10 cm bulb|liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-shade

Anemone

The Mead Nursery - Anemone sylvestris

Anemone sylvestris

Snowdrop Anemone. Like a dwarf version of the white Japanese Anemone, flowering off and on from spring. Quite a vigorous spreader. Harmful if eaten.

20 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-sun

Anemone

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Anemone ‘Wild Swan’

An attractive Anemone with white flowers, backed with blue banding on outer side of petals, for months from May. Seems to prefer slightly more moisture retentive soil. (PBR)

40 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade

Antennaria

The Mead Nursery - Antennaria Red Wonder

Antennaria ‘Red Wonder’ (syn. A. Dioica 'Rotes Wunder')

Ground-hugging mat of silver foliage, with pinky-red flowers in late spring.

10 cm likes-sun

Anthemis

The Mead Nursery - Anthemis punctata Cupaniana

Anthemis Punctata ssp. Cupaniana

Low hummocks of silver-grey divided foliage covered in white daisy flowers from early April to autumn. It is worth trimming once or twice during the season to stop it getting straggly.

25 cm liked-by-bees|likes-sun

Anthemis

The Mead Nursery - anthemis tinctoria E C Buxton

Anthemis Tinctoria ‘E. C. Buxton’

Cut-leaf green foliage, with primrose-yellow daisy flowers throughout summer. Will flower for longer if deadheaded.

60 cm liked-by-bees|likes-sun

Anthemis

The Mead Nursery - Anthemis tinctoria Sauce Hollandaise

Anthemis Tinctoria ‘Sauce Hollandaise’

Cream daisy flowers, for weeks in summer. Will flower for longer if dead-headed.

75 cm liked-by-bees|likes-sun

Aquilegia

The Mead Nursery - Aquilegia alpina

Aquilegia Alpina

Columbine. Dark blue flowers from late spring to early summer.

60 cm happy-anywhere|liked-by-bees

Aquilegia

The Mead Nursery - Aquilegia bertolonii

Aquilegia Bertolonii

Dwarf Columbine. Nodding deep violet flowers in early summer. Gently self-seeds.

20 cm liked-by-bees|likes-semi-shade|likes-sun|likes-troughs

Aquilegia

The Mead Nursery - Aquilegia vulgaris Alba

Aquilegia vulgaris var. alba

Columbine. White flowers in early summer. Lightens a shady corner. Flowers attractive to bees. Self-seeds true if kept separate from other aquilegias. Sun or shade. Harmful if eaten. 60cm

60 cm happy-anywhere|liked-by-bees

Arabis

The Mead Nursery - Arabis ferdinandi coburgii Aureovariegata

Arabis Ferdinandi-Coburgi ‘Aureovariegata’

Flat mats of golden variegated foliage sending up stems of delicate white flowers in early spring.

15 cm likes-semi-shade|likes-sun|likes-troughs

Arenaria

The Mead Nursery - Arenaria montana

Arenaria montana

A good hummock of narrow dark green leaves, covered in a mass of white flowers all summer.

15 cm likes-sun

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