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Iris ‘Black Gamecock’ (louisiana hybrid)

Flowers:  June-July.  Plant in sun or part shade.  HxS  75x60cm Synonym: Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock.  A North American native hybrid which absolutely flourishes in wet soils or as a pond marginal in standing water.  The giant near-black blooms (fully 10cm/4in across) appear in early summer and returning effortlessly every year after year.  It is by [...]

Iris ‘Black Gamecock’ (louisiana hybrid) 2017-01-04T23:09:37+00:00

Convallaria majalis

Flowers: May-June.  Plant in part shade or woodland.  HxS 20x30cm A classic native, woodland plant.  The highly perfumed bell-shaped flowers are white and eventually form a good clump.  Tolerant of most conditions but particularly good on banks and under deciduous trees and shrubs.  Best on non-acidic soils.  Mix it with the pink-flowered form for added effect!  Hardiness [...]

Convallaria majalis 2017-01-30T14:51:39+00:00

Convallaria majalis var. rosea

Flowers: June-July.  Plant in part shade or woodland.  HxS 20x30cm A highly scented Lily of the Valley with beautiful pale pink flowers. A traditional spring woodland plant which can take a season to establish but is well worth the wait. The forms look good together when mixed with the white form. Best on an alkaline soil.  *CAUTION toxic [...]

Convallaria majalis var. rosea 2017-01-30T14:51:52+00:00

Aruncus dioicus

Flowers: June-August.  Plant in sun or part shade.  HxS 1mx1m A lovely shrubby plant which is clump forming with large leaves and plumes of creamy-white flowers in summer.  These are held well clear of the foliage.  Goat's Beard prefers a moist soil and looks particularly effective near water.  It always draws comment in flower and has superb tints [...]

Aruncus dioicus 2017-04-04T17:45:45+00:00

Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’

Flowers: September-November.  Plant in part shade or woodland.  HxS 1.2mx50cm Amethyst-blue, hooded racemes of flowers, throughout autumn, which makes it a very valuable plant for extending the season's colours.  Although tall it has an erect habit and does not need staking.  The leaves are glossy and dark green and are dissected.  Tolerant of most soils it [...]

Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’ 2017-04-04T17:31:08+00:00

Aconitum ‘Ivorine’

Flowers: June-August.  Plant in part shade or woodland.  HxS 50x50cm Parchment-white flowers throughout the summer on this variety, which is much shorter and more compact than other members of the family.  The hooded clusters of flowers are borne on branching stems above deep glossy green leaves.  A form which looks luminous in evening light, is [...]

Aconitum ‘Ivorine’ 2017-04-04T17:28:37+00:00

Aconitum napellus

Flowers: June-August.  Plant in part shade or woodland.  HxS 1.5mx50cm Our native monkshood is an upright, tuberous perennials with showy flowers on dark spikes.  The flowers are electric blue and held in spires above the foliage.  Architectural in habit it does not require staking and grows best in a well drained but moisture retentive soil in some [...]

Aconitum napellus 2017-04-16T13:47:32+00:00

Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’

Flowers: April-June.  Plant in part or full shade.  HxS 45x40cm This Lungwort has large, rich blue trumpets of flowers.  These are held in clusters, on short stems, above a mound of oval, silver spotted, deep green leaves.  This hybrid seems to flower more continuously than other blue flowered hybrids.  Organically grown in peat free compost. [...]

Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ 2017-01-04T23:10:44+00:00

Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’

Flowers: August-October. Plant in moist part shade. HxS 2mx1m A very dark, almost black-leaved form with pink budded, white flowers in late summer as other plants are fading.  It can grow to 2m in flower, given ideal conditions, and provides a great vertical accent in rich fertile soil.  Scent is just an added bonus!  Organically [...]

Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’ 2017-06-16T12:44:20+00:00

Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’

Flowers: April-July.  Plant in part of full shade.  HxS 45x75cm Dark red buds open to pale blue and white tubular flowers on this clump forming Comfrey.  The rough-textured green leaves are really weed suppressing and superb ground cover when underplanting shrubs.  Quite evergreen and if it outgrows its allotted space the leaves can be used to make [...]

Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’ 2017-05-12T17:28:36+00:00

Euphorbia palustris

Flowers: March-June.  Plant in moist or wet soil in sun.  HxS 90x60cm Although Euphorbias are usually associated with dry or poor soils this member of the family loves damp, even wet sites and is happy on heavy soils.  It bears similar greeny-yellow flower heads held well above the foliage, flowering early in the year.  There [...]

Euphorbia palustris 2017-01-04T22:28:18+00:00

Convallaria majalis ‘Prolificans’

Flowers: May-June.  Plant in part shade or woodland.  HxS 30x30cm This is the double flowered form of our native Lily of the Valley is rare and very desirable.  It is tolerant of most conditions but particularly good on banks and under deciduous trees or shrubs.  The frilly double white flowers are held up above the foliage on [...]

Convallaria majalis ‘Prolificans’ 2017-01-04T22:24:44+00:00

Symphytum ‘Hidcote Pink’

Flowers: April-July.  Plant in part or full shade.  HxS 45x60cm This Comfrey has red flowers when in tight bud, opening to a soft pink.  It was found at Hidcote Manor and can be inter-planted with Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' or variegated forms.  This is a plant which makes excellent weed-suppressing ground cover and is beautiful in association with [...]

Symphytum ‘Hidcote Pink’ 2017-07-31T17:53:23+00:00

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum ‘Variegatum’

Flowers: May-July.  Plant in light shade.  HxS 60x60cm A lovely Solomon's Seal variety with variegated leaves which are green with a cream edge.  The scented, cream bell-like flowers are borne along the stem in early summer.  Attractive and performs well in a cool moist soil.  We are lucky and have no problems with sawfly at the nursery.  [...]

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum ‘Variegatum’ 2017-05-08T13:44:16+00:00

Iris sibirica ‘White Swirl’

Flowers: June-July.  Plant in sun or light shade.  HxS 70x70cm Siberian flag irises prefer a moist or even boggy soil so are excellent near water, although are tolerant of drier conditions if watered well until established.  This has to be one of the best white varieties, seldom surpassed with newer hybrids.  The white flowers with flaring falls, with [...]

Iris sibirica ‘White Swirl’ 2017-09-26T11:09:10+00:00

Iris sibirica ‘Sparkling Rosé’

Flowers:  May-July.  Plant in sun or light shade.  HxS 70x70cm Siberian flag irises prefer a moist or even boggy soil so are excellent near water, although they are tolerant of drier conditions provided that they are watered well until established.  This is a new colour break, named as for wine not the rose!  It grows best in a neutral [...]

Iris sibirica ‘Sparkling Rosé’ 2017-05-12T17:31:23+00:00

Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’

Flowers: June-July.  Plant in sun or light shade.  HxS 70x70cm Siberian flag irises prefer a moist or even boggy soil so are excellent near water (but not in it!).  They can be grown in drier conditions if watered well until established.  Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' has beautifully ruffled flowers in a mid-blue with a delicate silver edge to the [...]

Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’ 2017-09-26T11:09:32+00:00