Perennials

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Heuchera 'Caramel' and 'Brownies' within the display borders.

Acanthus mollis

A strong herbacious perennial with extremely handsome, large, glossy, dark green leaves. In late summer tall stems rise above the foliage carrying spires of white flowers with dusky purple bracts. Ideally suited to a deep, fertile, well drained site in a sunny or partly shaded position but it will grow in most conditions and has good drought tolerance. Avoid strong winds which can damage the foliage. Reaches a height and spread of 1.5m. Hardy.

 
Acanthus mollis 'Alba'
The rarely seen white flowered Acanthus with extremely handsome, glossy, dark green leaves. In late summer tall stems rise above the foliage carrying spires of white flowers with white bracts instead of the normal purple. Ideally suited to a deep, fertile, well drained site in a sunny or partly shaded position but it will grow in most conditions and has good drought tolerance. Avoid strong winds. Reaches an approxiamate height and spread of 1.5m. Hardy.
 
Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold'
A conspicuous herbacious perennial with broad, wavy-edged foliage in shades of yellow, which gradually fade to a paler yellow green over the season. During summer tall stems rise above the foliage carrying spires of white flowers with dusky purple bracts. Ideally suited to a deep, fertile, well drained site in a partly shaded position that gets good light but avoids the 
hottest sun. Height and spread of around 1m. Should be evergreen in mild winters. Hardy.
 
Achillea - Stock varies around the following;
 
Achillea 'Anthea'
Achillea 'Apricot Delight'
Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' (AGM-H7)
Achillea grandiflora
Achillea 'Hella Glashoff' (AGM-H7)
Achillea 'Lachsschönheit' (AGM-H7) 
Achillea millefolium 'Cassis'
Achillea millefolium 'Laura' 
Achillea 'Walther Funcke' 
 
 
Acis autumnalis (AGM-H4)
A lovely, bulbous perennial forming low tussocks of dark green, needle like foliage and during late summer slender, wiry stems support dainty, white, pendant flowers. A late season performer as the flowers can appear before the leaves. Needs a sunny but well drained spot in a position where it can be appreciated, as it only reaches a height of 10 to 20cm. Resents disturbance once planted. A very attractive, late season performer. Hardy.
 
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' (AGM-H4)
This 'Monkshood' forms a tall, stately plant with densely filled spires of large hooded azure blue flowers. From a distance they are easily mistaken for delphiniums, except that they flower several months later and are perfectly timed to fill the seasonal slump after the main bulk of summer perennials are over. Plants thrive in most decent garden soils and enjoy light shade in a position away from strong winds. Height approx 1.2m with a 0.4m spread. Hardy.
 
Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl' - Not available 2017
An erect, clump-forming bugbane cultivar with fresh green foliage on branched, dark stems and especially noted for its large, arching, bottlebrush like flower spikes of pure white during late summer. Best in a fertile, humus rich, moist soil in part to full shade. Dislikes direct hot sun and very wet winter soils. Gains in stature year by year making an impressive plant with a
height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m. Hardy. Formerly known as Cimicifuga simplex ‘White Pearl’

Actaea pachypoda
The seldom seen 'White Baneberry' forming a clump of divided, fresh green leaves and during spring fluffy white flowers which are followed in late summer and autumn by stunning white berries held on bright red stalks. Best in a woodsy, moist soil in part to full shade. Dislikes direct hot sun and very dry positions. Gains in stature year by year making a lovely clump with a height of around 70cm and a spread of 50cm. Hardy. A late summer treasure for shade.


Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Grp) 'Black Negligee'
A tall, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with attractive, pinnate, dark purple leaves divided into irregularly lobed leaflets and during late summer, upright, wiry, dark purple stems bearing terminal racemes of creamy-white flowers. If moist it will tolerate full sun but probably best given afternood shade in a fertile, humus rich, moist soil. Will gain stature each year forming 
a clump 1m wide with flowers upto 1.5m high. An excellent late season perennial. Hardy.
 
Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (AGM-H7)
This is an exceptionally good cultivar from the purple group, showing excellent dark foliage colour alongside arching wands of fragrant white flowers, which rise above the lacy foliage during early autumn. In areas that have cool summers, this will grow well in sun, otherwise best in a partly shaded location, avoiding hot sun. Best in a fertile, humus rich, moist soil 
where it will gain stature each year forming a clump 0.6m wide with flowers upto 1.5m high.
 
Agapanthus - Stock varies around the following;
 
Agapanthus campanulatus 'Cobalt Blue'
Agapanthus campanulatus var. albidus
Agapanthus Headbourne hybrids  
Agapanthus 'Lilliput'
Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' 
 
AgastacheStock varies around the following;

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' 
Agastache 'Blackadder'  
Agastache mexicana 'Red Fortune'
Agastache 'Raspberry Summer' 
Agastache 'Summer Sunset'
Agastache 'Tangerine Dreams'
 
Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate' (AGM-H4)  
A lovely herbacious perennial with multiple stems clothed in bronzy chocolate folige. During mid to late summer the stems are topped with long lasting white flowerheads which are loved by the bees and butterflies. Requires a moist, decent soil in a position that is shaded from hot afternoon sun. Creates a clump that reaches approxiamately 1m in height with a spread of 0.6m. Formerly known as Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'. A hardy performer.
 
Ajuga incisa 'Blue Enigma' 
A seldom seen Ajuga which is a very different plant to the normal bugle producing very large mid blue flowers over a long period in mid to late spring. Nettle like foliage which tends to thicken after the main flush of flowers. Suited to any decent, well drained soil in a partly shaded position that gets some light but avoids afternoon sun. Dislikes spots that are dry and 
hot. Reaches a flowering height of around 30cm, spreading slowly to form a nice clump. Hardy.
 
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' 
A lovely cultivar noted for its dark maroon-purple leaves with scalloped margins and during late spring short spires of fragrant, dark violet flowers. Easily grown and very adaptable but prefers moist, humusy soils with good drainage in a sunny or partly shaded position. Best dark leaf colour occurs in sunnier spots. A small chap reaching a height of 15cm, gradually forming 
a clump 1m wide if left alone but easily restricted. A handsome and effective hardy perennial.
 
Albuca shawii 
An unusual bulbous plant from the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa. Very attractive, scented flowers in summer. The small yellow flowers look like little lanterns and the thin green strap-like leaves are aromatic when rubbed gently. Needs a well drained soil in a warm, sheltered position in full sun. Dislikes winter wet. Ideal in a rock area, raised bed or container. Little chap reaching a height of around 40cm. Tough given very good drainage.
 
Alchemilla erythropoda (AGM-H5) 
A lovely, small, herbacious perennial similar in appearence to its' bigger cousin, the more often seen A.mollis. Forms a tight clump of softly hairy, grey-green leaves and through spring and summer produces small, yellow-green flowers in sprays on reddish stems. Will grow in any soil as long as there is some moisture in sun or part shade. Will self seed similar to A.mollis. Reaches an approxiamate height of 20cm with a 40cm spread. Hardy.

Alchemilla erythropoda (Turkish Form) (AGM-H5) 
A lovely 'Lady's Mantle' similar in appearence but much smaller than the more often seen mollis. Creates a tight clump of soft, hairy foliage which in this Turkish form is much greyer than the species. Small, yellow-green flowers in sprays on reddish stems during late spring into summer. Will grow in any soil as long as there is some moisture in sun or part shade. May self seed but not as readily as A.mollis. Height of 20cm with a 40cm spread. Hardy.
 
Alchemilla faeroensis var. pumila
Brought into the nursery under this name but not convinced it's correct but still a very nice smaller version of its' bigger cousin, Alchemilla mollis. Forms a tight clump of softly hairy, grey-green leaves and through spring and summer sprays of small, yellow-green flowers. Will grow in most soils prefering some moisture in sun or part shade. Has produced a few seedlings 
local to the parent plant at the nursery. Approx height of 20cm with a 30cm spread. Hardy.

Alstroemeria psittacina 'Royal Star' 
A colourful perennial producing multiple stems clad with green foliage irregularly edged with white and during summer branched clusters of dark red tubular flowers. Suited to a moist, fertile soil improved with organic matter in a sheltered spot out of strong winds. Best to avoid very hot sun as the variegated leaf edges can burn. Height can vary depending on location but around 70cm, slowly spreading to form a good clump 60cm wide. Hardy to around -10C.
 
Amorphophallus konjac
A rare and stunning plant for foliage. On mature tubers growth commences in late spring with a magnificent but smelly purple spathe before the upright mottled stem emerges which results in a single leaf reaching upto 1m in diamter. Hates winter wet and should be stored on the dry side over winter. Will produce numerous 'bulblets' from the main tuber which could be tried outside in a humous rich well drained soil in half shade. Avoid windy spots.
 
Amsonia tabernaemontana
A clump-forming perennial with willowy, dark green leaves and rounded clusters of sky-blue, starry flowers borne on sturdy, yet delicate looking stems during spring and summer. Best grown in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Will tolerate dry periods once established. Leaves colour up a nice shade of yellow during autumn before falling. Reaches a height of approx 0.6m with a spread of 0.4m. Hardy. Divide congested clumps in spring.
 
AnemoneStock varies around the following;
 
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (AGM-H7)
Anemone x hybrida 'Königin Charlotte' (AGM-H7)
Anemone x hybrida 'Lady Gilmour'
Anemone barbulata
Anemone hupehensis 'Eugenie'
Anemone hupehensis f.alba
Anemone hupehensis var.japonica 'Bressingham Glow'
Anemone multifida
Anemone multifida 'Rubra'
Anemone nemorosa
Anemone sylvestris
 
Anemonopsis macrophylla 
A choice and refined woodland perennial with finely divided foliage and from July, possibly into early autumn, nodding, lavender-white flowers on slender, elegant spikes. Not difficult to grow if given a typical woodland setting of cool shade in a leafy, well drained but moist soil. Will not be at its best if given a hot or dry position. Naturally occurs in cool, moist mountain woodlands. Will form a small clump with a height and spread of around 50cm. Hardy.

Angelica gigas
A very impressive and statuesque umbellifer with glossy, dark red stems supporting huge, purple exotic looking pods which split to reveal large clusters of rich purple, aromatic flowers. The flower heads are a magnet for bees and butterflies during summer. Likes a moist soil in sun or part shade. Will not do well in dry positions. A short lived perennial or biennial that should self seed. Reaches an impressive flowering height of 1.5m with a spread of 1m. Hardy.
 
Angelica pachycarpa
A striking, ornamental biennial or short-lived perennial with particularly handsome dark green, glossy foliage. Produces large umbels of white flowers during late summer. Suited to a sunny or partly shaded spot in a fertile, moist but well drained soil. Should self seed but best to save a few for sowing in an unheated greenhouse in early spring. A superb plant for dark green foliage effect reaching a height of approx 0.6m with a slightly lesser spread. Hardy.
 
Angelica pubescens BSWJ5593
A biennial or short lived perennial Angelica collected from Honshu Island, Japan (Collectors ref - BSWJ5593) with dramatic purple tinged, stout foliage. Attains an impressive height of 2m, having clefted or parted leaves with the typical angelica umbels of superb white flowers in late spring/summer. Prefers a spot in sun or part shade in any fertile drained soil. A biennial or short lived perennial that germinates readily from seed. An impressive plant.
 
Anisodontea capensis 'Large Magenta'
A colourful evergreen with fresh green foliage which flowers continuously from late spring, through summer and into autumn with large, hibiscus-like, magenta blooms. Can be tried outside in a mild, sunny, sheltered position but probably best in a pot and protected over winter in a cool glasshouse. Dislikes cold winds and poor drainage. Benefits from plenty of water and the occasional feed when in growth. Reaches an approx height and spread of 70cm.
 
Anthericum ramosum 
A very attractive and unusual deciduous perennial with greyish green grass like foliage and during early and midsummer numerous, white, star-shaped, lily-like flowers are borne above the foliage on branching stems. Likes a sunny position in a fertlie soil with good drainage. Avoid spots that are prone to winter wet. Reaches an approxiamate height of 0.6m with a similar spread. Bone hardy if given good drainage. Particularly nice if planted in a group.
 
Aquilegia 
Various species and cultivars.
 
Aralia cordata 
A rarely seen, stout, clump-forming architectural perennial with strong stems bearing large, lush green leaves and during August terminal racemes of green flowers which are soon followed by globose purple-black fruit. Originally from a Crûg Farm seed collection, possibly BSWJ5596 in Honshu, Japan. Suited to full sun or part shade in a humus rich, moist soil away from strong winds. Can reach a height of over 2m with a similar spread. Very hardy.
 
Aralia cordata 'Sun King'
A new cordata cultivar giving an exotic almost tropical look to shade emerging mid spring with large, bright golden foliage, contrasting well with the reddish brown stems. If given a few hours of early or late sun the foliage colour holds but may take on a greener appearence in full shade. Racemes of white flowers over summer followed by black fruit. Suited to any decent, rich moist soil. Reputed to be compact with a height and spread of 1m. Very hardy.
 
Aralia elata (AGM-H4) - Not available 2017
Aralia elata has huge, bi-pinnate leaves which can be up to 100 - 125 cm long on mature  plants. The intriguing stems are covered with large thorns and in late summer, very ornamental, creamy-white flower panicles open. This plant will sucker and eventually form a clump with great architectural quality! Not too fussy about soil but prefers a sunny site out of strong winds. Upto 4m high and wide but can be restricted by removing suckers.
 
Aralia racemosa - Not available 2017
A refined, upright plant with handsome deeply cut, hand like leaves. Produces white frothy flowers in summer, followed by black berries into autumn. A very natural looking plant suited to dappled shade in a humus rich moist soil away from strong winds. Graham Stuart Thomas described racemosa as 'an easily grown plant for the connoisseur of the elegant'. Will reach a height and spread of approxiamately 1.2m. A superb hardy plant for a sheltered spot.
 
Arisaema consanguineum 
An unusual and seldom seen bulbous perennial producing vertical stems topped with a radiating umbrella of leaflets and during late spring or early summer exotic looking, generally green, hooded spathes. Suited to a shady, woodsy type situation in a fertile, organic soil that drains but holds moisture. A.consanguineum does vary greatly in the wild but generally reaches 1m 
in height, slowly spreading to form a small clump. Pretty tough given the correct conditions.
 
Arisaema flavum 
A charming bulbous perennial producing vertical stems topped with a radiating umbrella of leaflets and during late spring or early summer yellow hooded spathes which in turn produce heads of bright red berries. Suited to a shady, woodsy type situation in a fertile, organic soil that drains but holds moisture. Avoid direct, hot sun. Reaches 0.6 to 0.8m in height, slowly 
spreading to form a clump. Should produce a few seedlings. Hardy given suitable conditions.
 
Arisarum proboscideum
A charming woodlander known as the 'Mouse plant'. Its gorgeous green arrowhead leaves form a low, spreading carpet beginning in early spring making it a pretty plant even without flowers that lend it its name. The long tail on each fat little spathe lends the flowers the appearance of a family of mice but you will have to rumage as these stunning flowers are hidden by the foliage. Needs a shady spot in a moist, fertile soil. Height 15cm, spread 25cm. Very hardy.

Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group
A robust perennial forming a clump of upright purple stems bearing deeply dissected, purple flushed, dark green leaves and during summer through into early autumn showy sprays of tiny creamy white flowerheads. Suited to a sunny position in most garden soils that provide some moisture but also good drainage. Does not like very wet, heavy positions. Height can vary but 
generally around 1.2m with a spread of 0.75m. Very hardy but will sulk given poor drainage.
 
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' (AGM-H7)
A colourful herbaceous perennial forming clumps of silver, lance-shaped, usually coarsely toothed leaves, vividly silver white when young. Does produce small, yellowish flowerheads during summer but theses are pretty insignificant. Requires a very well drained soil in full sun. Can die back in heavy, poorly-drained soil. Treat it mean keep it keen....... bit like husbands. A shorter Artemesia reaching a height and spread of approx 60cm. Very hardy.

 
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (AGM-H3/4)
A handsome, evergreen dwarf shrub of low, rounded habit, with finely divided, silvery leaves. Produces small yellow flower-heads during summer which are fairly unimpressive, being out shone by the beautiful foliage. Must have a sunny spot in a decent, very well drained soil so as to avoid winter wet. Reaches 0.5m in height with a slightly larger spread. Prune back hard in autumn for a strong, bushy shape. Fairly tough if cold spots and winter wet are avoided.
 
Arthropodium cirratum
A rarely seen, evergreen perennial forming a clump of attractive, glossy, lance shaped leaves, grey-green on the lower surface, with loose sprays of small, starry white flowers in early summer. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Not reliably hardy requiring a warm, sheltered position against brickwork. Suited to growing in a pot and given protection in a cold 
glasshouse, watering sparingly over winter. Reaches a height of 60cm with a spread of 40cm. 
 
Arum italicum
This is an attractive hardy plant with large, arrow-shaped, glossy green leaves that are heavily marbled with cream and, in time, make a dense carpet that covers the ground from late autumn till mid spring. In spring the pale green spathes grow well above the leaves, followed in autumn by a display of vivid red berries. The plants grow particularly well in moist shade under trees and shrubs. Will form a good clump within a few years.
 
Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' (AGM-H4)
An exceptionally attractive hardy plant with large, arrow-shaped, glossy green leaves, heavily marbled with creamy white veining. Given time it makes a dense carpet covering the ground from autumn through into spring before dying down for the summer. Produces lovely, pale green spathes in spring, followed by showy spikes of orangey red berries. Grows particularly well in moist, dappled shade but also happy in sunnier positions. Height and spread 0.5m.

Asarum 'Chen-Yi' 
Exceptionally rare woodlander which I believe was collected from altitude in China by Chen-Yi nursery, Beijing. Should have a collection reference or clone number which I am seeking. (Poss Sp.5) Forms a mat of striking, fresh green foliage and during spring typical bell shaped flowers appearing at ground level. Suited to a moist, woodsy type soil in a spot that avoids any strong sun. An evergreen that will form a mat of foliage 60cm wide with a height of 15cm. Hardy.
 
Asarum splendens - Not available 2017
An interesting, creeping perennial with dark green, arrow-shaped leaves that have an elegant silver mottling. These are complemented by large, unusual-looking, purplish-brown, drooping, bell-shaped blooms in spring. It likes a sheltered spot and thrives in a moist but free draining soil. A good plant for ground cover in shade as it spreads by underground rhizomes without becoming a nuisance. Will reach about 15cm in height, with a 50cm spread

Asclepias tuberosa
An extremely colourful perennial producing upright stems clad with numerous, narrow leaves and for a long time during summer terminal clusters of small bright orange flowers. The blooms are full of nectar and a magnet for butterflies, hence its' common name 'Butterfly Flower'. Likes a sunny position in any soil that provides good drainage. Drought tolerant. The flowering stems reach a height of approxiamately 0.75m with a base spread of 0.5m. Hardy.
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Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
Description to follow...
 
Astelia nervosa 'Westland' 
A highly architectural evergreen forming sword like, silvery-bronzed foliage which can show very attractive tones of red in cold weather. Suited to a sunny or partly shaded spot in any soil that provides moisture but drains sufficiently to avoid excessive wet. Struggles in cold, wet winters so probably best in a pot and kept on the dry side over winter in a cool glass-house. Can reach a height and spread of 1m in the garden but usually less if pot grown. 
 
Aster - Stock varies around the following;
 
Aster ageratoides 'Asran' 
Aster amellus 'King George' (AGM-H7)
Aster amellus 'Rudolf Goethe'
Aster amellus 'Veilchenkönigin' (AGM-H7) 
Aster × frikartii 'Mönch' (AGM-H7) 
Aster novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Pötschke'  
Aster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink' (AGM-H4)
Aster novi-belgii 'Jenny' 
Aster novi-belgii 'Purple Dome'
Aster ‘Tonga’
 
Astrantia Stock varies around the following;
 
Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'
Astrantia (Garden Hybrid)
Astrantia (Good Pink form) 
Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson' 
Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty' 
Astrantia major 'Star of Billion'
Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated'
Astrantia major var. rosea 
Astrantia 'Roma'
 
Baptisia australis (AGM-H4)
A distinctive perennial with stunning lupin style indigo-blue flowers, carried on tapering spikes held just above the dense, bushy mounds of soft blue-green foliage. The flowers appear from late spring/summer which are followed by long, silvery-grey seed pods which remain attractive well into winter. Requires a sunny position in a well drained soil where it will withstand dry periods once established. May reach over 1m in height and spread. Hardy.
 
Baptisia australis var. minor 
A distinctive perennial with stunning, lupin style, indigo-blue flowers on tapering spikes held just above the dense, bushy mounds of soft blue-green foliage. The flowers appear from late spring through into summer and are followed by long, silvery-grey seed pods which darken to black and remain attractive well into winter. Requires a sunny position in any well drained soil 
where it will withstand dry periods once established. Height and spread around 60cm. Hardy.
 
Begonia panchtharensis  BSWJ2692
A very rare, recently described species collected from Lachung valley, N.E.Sikkim by Crûg Farm Plants forming a clump of large, deeply lobed, fleshy leaves and during late spring right through into early autumn axillary cymes of pink flowers. Needs a warm, sheltered, shady site in a typical moist, humousy woodsy soil where it may cope with -10C. Easily pot grown and given some winter protection if in doubt. May reach a height of 50 to 60cm with a similar spread. 
 
Beesia calthifolia DJHC98447
Collected from Sichuan Province in China, this handsome, glossy groundcover plant produces heart-shaped, purple-tinged evergreen leaves and spires of white flowers which rise above the foliage in mid- to late spring. Excellent in a well drained, moist soil in full or partial shade. Creates a lovely dense clump reaching approxiamately 0.3m in height and spread. A hardy plant that should self seed and stay evergreen unless the winter is particularly cold.
 
Bergenia Stock varies around the following;
 
Bergenia 'Bressingham White' (AGM-H6)
Bergenia ciliata 'Wilton'
Bergenia 'Sunningdale' (AGM-H7) 
 
Brunnera - Stock varies around the following;
 
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (AGM-H6)
Brunnera macrophylla 'Hadspen Cream' (AGM-H6)
Brunnera macrophylla 'Langtrees'
Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Wings'
 
Cacalia delphiniifolia
A very rare and unusual woodlander grown primarily for its attractive, palmate, irregularly incised leaves. The mound of foliage is topped by a three foot tower of frizzy white flowers during summer. Suited to a spot in deep or light shade in a fertile, woodsy, organic soil that drains but holds moisture. Avoid any direct, hot sun. Height around 1m forming a clump 0.6m 
wide. An intriguing subject for the shade garden. Syn. Parasenecio delphiniifolius. Hardy.
 
Caltha palustris (AGM-H4) - Not available 2017
The 'marsh marigold' forms loose clumps of lovely glossy, dark green, kidney-shaped leaves and during spring an abundance of large, shiny golden flowers resembling giant, waxy buttercups. Plants enjoy sunny, moist conditions and can even be grown in planting baskets in shallow water and look great alongside their reflections. They also make good bog garden plants. Reaches a height of 0.3m with a spread of 0.5m. A superb and hardy native plant.

Caltha palustris var. palustris 'Plena'
A fine cultivar of the 'Marsh Marigold' forming loose clumps of lovely green, glossy, kidney shaped leaves and during spring an abundance of fully double, pom pom like, rich yellow flowers. Plants enjoy sunny, wet or boggy conditions, traditionally being grown in shallow pond and stream edges but will adapt to moist border conditions if not allowed to get too dry. A small chap reaching a height of around 25cm with a similar spread. A lovely hardy plant.

Campanula - Stock varies around the following;

Campanula cochlearifolia (AGM-H5)
Campanula 'Kent Belle' (AGM-H7)  
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'(AGM-H7)
Campanula persicifolia 'Wortham Belle'
Campanula punctata f. rubriflora 
Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth'
 
Canna
 
Canna 'Ambassador'
Canna 'Black Knight'
Canna 'Cleopatra'
Canna 'Eric Neubert'
Canna 'Phaison'
Canna 'Striata'
 
Cautleya cathcartii 'Tenzing's Gold' BSWJ2281
A very rare bulbous perennial forming clumps of green, slender vertical stems clad with narrow lanceolate leaves which flush purple on their undersides and during summer long spikes of red tinted bracts with protruding orange-yellow flowers. Originally collected as seed from N.india. Suited to a humousy, moist but well drained soil in a spot that gets good morning or late sun. 
Pretty tough given drainage but may also help to give a winter mulch. Height and spread 50cm. 
 
Cautleya spicata 'Arun Flame'  HWJK2172
A superb cautleya with very dark red stems supporting lush, green leaves which are tinged purple-red on the underside. During summer yellow orange flushed flowers in dense terminal spikes, sheathed by dark red bracts. Raised from plants originally collected as seed from Eastern Nepal. Easily grown in any good well drained soil in part shade out of strong winds. Height 1m, slowly spreading to form a clump. No problems with hardiness through 2010/11.
 
Cautleya spicata 'Crûg Canary' BSWJ2103
A lovely cautleya with mahogany red stems supporting lush, green leaves and during summer very attractive terminal spikes of deep red bracts with protruding orange-yellow orchid-like flowers. Raised from plants originally collected as seed from the Darjeeling area of Northern India. Easily grown in any good well drained soil in part shade out of strong winds. Height approx 1m, slowly spreading to form a clump. No problems with hardiness through 2011/12.
 
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (AGM-H4)
Bright blue flowers in late summer adorn this herbaceous little perennial. Matt forming, oval green leaves compliment the flowers and eventually turn shades of red and purple in autumn. Requires good drainage, in a warm spot with as much sun as possible, which will encourage flowering. A small and if planted in the right place, hardy plant, reaching only 40cm in height, possibly spreading to 0.6m. 
 
Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum' 
Often referred to as 'Pink Cow Parsley' producing a base of apple scented, feathery foliage and during spring branching stems each holding a flat-topped head of soft pink, tiny flowers. Tolerates full sun but far better in a spot that gets afternoon shade, in any decent, well drained soil. Full sun tends to bleach and shorten flowering. Height and spread 60cm. Hardy. 

Chelone obliqua 
A stylish late flowering perennial forming an upright, bushy mound of dark green foliage, with strong, vertical stems of large bright-pink hooded flowers from late summer. Also known as the 'turtlehead' due to the shape of the flowers resembling the head of a tortoise.Best in a sunny or partly shaded spot in a moist or wet site but also adapts well to average border conditions. Reaches between 60 and 80cm in height with a spread of 40cm. Hardy. 

Chelonopsis yagiharana 
A rarely grown little chappy from the central Honshu region of Japan forming a clump of stems clad with oblong to lance-shaped dark green leaves and during late summer into autumn very attractive tubular, purple-pink flowers. Suited to an organically rich, moist but well drained soil in part shade. Best to avoid dry positions and hot afternoon sun. Reaches a flowering height of around 50cm, slowly spreading to form a clump 50 to 70cm wide. Hardy. 
 
Chiastophyllum oppositifolium (AGM-H4)
An attractive, prostrate, evergreen perennial, with large, fleshy, ovate leaves and drooping racemes of small, bright yellow flowers on brown stems during late spring and summer. Suited to a moderate to poor, moist soil that provides some moisture but drains well in order to avoid soggy winter conditions. Best positioned in part shade in a spot that avoids hot afternoon sun. Reaches an approxiamate height and spread of 0.3 to 0.5m. A tough and hardy evergreen.
 
Chrysosplenium macrophyllum
A 'must have' plant when seen in flower. In late winter or early spring, alongside the attractive soft, hairy leaves, large bracty umbels of white tinged green flowers are borne with conspicuous pink stamens. Suited to a damp shady spot where it will soon send out long surface runners to extend its territory and form lovely colonies. The runners are similar to those of a strawberry and can be easily removed or redirected. Height 30cm. Very hardy.

Cichorium (Chicory)

Cichorium intybus f. album  
Cichorium intybus 'Roseum'
 
 
Cirsium 'Mount Etna' 
An upright perennial forming a clump of stately, branching, leafy stems carrying spherical, pink topped white flowers during summer. Suited to a moist but well-drained soil in full sun but tolerates some dryness and partial shade. Nectar rich and therefore loved by the bees and butterflies. Reaches a height of approxiamately 1m with a base spread of 0.5m. Does not flower as long as C. rivale 'Atropurpureum but it is a real show stopper. Very hardy.
 
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
An upright perennial forming a clump of stately, branching, leafy stems carrying spherical, deep red 'thistle like' flower-heads during summer. Suited to a moist but well-drained soil in full sun but tolerates some dryness and partial shade. Loved by the bees and butterflies. Reaches a height of between 1 and 1.5m with a base spread of 0.5m. Should self seed but if this is a problem or not required just cut back to ground level after flowering. Very hardy. 

Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'
A stately, upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with lance-shaped, deeply divided, grey green leaves and during summer erect, purple-flushed stems bearing vert attractive thistle like, magenta flower heads..... not blue!  Suited to a moist but well-drained soil in a spot that gets some good sun. Tolerates drier spells when settled. Loved by the buzzy wuzzies. Reaches a height of around 1m gradually forming a bold clump 60 to 80cm wide. Very hardy.
 
Clematis heracleifolia
This rare and robust Clematis is a shrub and not the normal climber. Forms a large clump of superb foliage and produces a wonderful display of rich blue, flaring tubular flowers, with a velvety throat. Sweetly scented, the blooms are clustered near the tips of the upright branches. It blooms in late summer and likes a rich, well drained soil in part shade. Very hardy and usually deciduous. Will form a clump with a height and width of 1m.
 
Clematis tubulosa 
This rare and robust Clematis is a shrub and not the normal climber. Forms a large clump of superb foliage and produces a wonderful display of blue, flaring, tubular flowers with a velvety throat. Sweetly scented, the blooms are clustered near the tips of the upright branches. It blooms in late summer and likes a rich, well drained soil with its leaves in sun and its roots in the shade. Very hardy and usually deciduous. Height and spread of 1m.

Commelina dianthifolia 
'Bird-bill Dayflower' a lovely, rarely seen perennial forming a clump of grass like foliage and for many weeks during summer stunning gentian blue, flowers on short stems. Easily grown in most well drained soils in a spot that gets plenty of sun. Can self seed in good conditions to form lovely clumps. A mall chap reaching a height and spread of 15 to 20cm. Hardy but will struggle with wet, heavy winter soils. Dead heading spent stems will promote further flowers.
 
Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' (AGM-H4)
'Zagreb' has a beautiful combination of fine ferny foliage and eye catching flowers. The copious, small, bright yellow flowers are attractively spread on and throughout the foliage for many weeks during summer. Looks particularly good when planted in a group or drift. Suited to a sunny spot in a poor, well drained soil as rich soils may produce 'leggy' growth. Tolerates exposed positions. Height and width approx 0.4m. Hardy but avoid winter wet.
 
Corydalis 'Spinners'  
A fine, hard working shade plant with lovely, fresh green, ferny foliage and big heads of bright blue flowers held on tall stems from spring into summer. Not fussy about soil type as long as it is fertile and provides some moisture. Requires a shady or partly shaded spot, avoiding any direct, hot afternoon sun. A strong and vigorous hybrid between C. elata and C. flexuosa. Height approx 0.4m with a slightly larger spread. A reliable and hardy plant.

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha'  
A very attractive perennial, with sumptuous, chocolate scented, velvety crimson flowers produced above lance-shaped, blue-green foliage from June through into autumn. More compact than the typical species so shouldn't need staking. Likes a sunny position in any decent, free draining soil. Touchy on hardiness so probably best in a pot and given frost free protection over winter. Flowering height between 30 and 40cm with a similar spread.
 
CrocosmiaStock varies around the following;
 
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon' 
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Coleton Fishacre' 
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Golden Fleece'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Honey Angels'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Saracen'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare'
Crocosmia 'Limpopo'
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer

Dahlia - stock varies around the following;

Dahli 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dahlia 'David Howard'
Dahlia 'Ella Britton'
Dahlia 'Moonfire'
Dahlia 'Roxy' 
Dahlia 'Twying's After Eight'

 
Darmera peltata (AGM-H4)
A striking, herbaceous perennial with large, glossy, rounded leaves which turn shades of red in autumn. Clusters of very attractive, pale pink flowers arise on tall stems before the leaves appear in spring. Likes a moist or boggy soil in full sun or partial shade, in a position that gives the foliage shelter from strong winds. Reaches a height of approxiamately 1.2m with a spread of 1m. Hardy. Makes a very attractive foliage plant given adequate water.
 
Delphinium - Range of various cultivars.
 
Dianella tasmanica 'Tasred'
A quality architectural, evergreen plant with strappy green leaves. Sprays of small pale blue flowers are held on slender spikes during early summer, followed by attractive bright blue berries. Suited to a sunnier position in any soil that provides some moisture but drains to avoid winter wet. Reaches a height and spread of approx 0.5m. Generally hardy if planted in a well drained spot but cut back by 2010/11 winter, regrowing again the following spring.

Dianthus - Range of various cultivars.
 
Diascia personata
An upright to spreading, semi-evergreen perennial with linear to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and masses of very attractive pink flowers with darker pink centres from late spring to mid-autumn. Suited to any decent soil as long as it has good drainage in a warm, sunny position although it will tolerate part shade. Can reach a height of approxiamately 1m witha spread of 0.5m. Can tolerate low temperatures as long as winter wet can be avoided.
 
Dierama - Availability and range is somewhat erratic from year to year.
 
Dierama  argyreum 
Dierama  pulcherrimum 'Blackbird' 
Dierama  pulcherrimum var.album 
Dierama reynoldsii  
Dierama 'Cosmos' 
Dierama dracomontanum
Dierama erectum 
 
Dietes bicolor
A seldom seen perennial forming large, evergreen clumps of sword-shaped leaves and from early summer through to autumn a succession of beautiful, large, creamy yellow, Iris-like flowers, decorated with chocolate brown blotches. Hardy to around -8C so can be tried in a warm, sunny spot in the garden, requiring moisture but also good winter drainage. Easily pot grown and stored fairly dry in a cool glasshouse over winter. Reaches an approx height of 1m.
 
Dietes grandiflora
A beautiful rareity forming large, evergreen clumps of sword-shaped leaves and from early summer through to autumn a succession of beautiful, large, white, Iris-like flowers decorated with yellow markings and purple centres. Hardy to around -8C so can be tried in a warm, sunny spot in the garden, requiring moisture but also good winter drainage. Easily pot grown and stored fairly dry in a cool glasshouse over winter. Reaches an approxiamate height of 1m.
 
Digitalis
 
Digitalis grandiflora (AGM-H5)
Digitalis lutea
Digitalis x mertonensis (AGM-H5)
Digitalis parviflora
Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot' (AGM-H7)
 
Disporopsis luzoniensis BSWJ3891
A new species to cultivation found in the high mountains of Northern Luzon, Philippines. The rounded glossy leaves are alternate and evergreen on strongly arching stems, similar in habit to Polygonatum, with white flowers in spring followed by persistent purple berries. Suited to a moist, humus rich soil in a woodland setting of full to part shade where it will reach a height and spread of 0.4m. A rare and hardy evergreen.
 
Disporopsis pernyi
A semi evergreen Solomon's Seal look-a-like with glossy dark green foliage from the rocky mountains of Southern China. The stems emerge from a slowly spreading rhizome. Each stem has beautiful black spotting and in late spring, each leaf axil is home to a small white waxy bell-like flower, which is lightly scented. Best sited in humus rich moist soil, in shade or part shade. Superb in a woodland garden. Reaches a height and spread of 0.4m.
 
Disporum bodinieri  BWJ8128
A lovely, semi-evergreen woodland perennial originally raised from a seed collection taken in Sichuan, China. Forms many branched stems to 1m tall bearing fresh, large green leaves and terminal creamy white funnel-shaped flowers which squeeze their way out of the still unfurling foliage during May and June, followed by rounded blue-black berries. Easily grown in a relatively warm, shaded site in a leafy drained soil. Height upto 1m. Very rare.
 
Disporum cantoniense 'Aureovariegata'
A rare, variegated cultivar with pale, yellow green leaves which light up in the shade garden and during spring creamy yellow flowers. Purple-black berries follow later in the season. A typical woodlander requiring a moist, humous rich soil in shade but fine if given early or late sun. Avoid positions subject to excessive winter wet. Height will vary depending on location
but somewhere between 0.6 and 0.8m, slowly spreading to form a clump 0.5m in width. Hardy. 
 
Disporum longistylum  (L1564) 
A choice and rare semi-evergreen woodland perennial originally collected by Roy Lancaster in Sichuan, China (L1564). Forms a creeping clump of tall, branched stems clad with glossy green foliage and during late spring terminal clusters of pale, greenish yellow flowers. Suited to a free draining, woodland type soil with plenty of humous in a spot that avoids any strong sun or wind. Can reach a stately height of 1.5m, slowly spreading to form a nice clump. Hardy.
 
Disporum sessile 'Variegatum'
A beautiful variegated woodlander with dark green and white leaves that lack stalks and appear to clutch the stems (sessile). Large, white, terminal bell shaped flowers which are stained with apple green during late spring. Large, dark blue berries follow. Suited to any moist but well drained soil in dappled or part shade. Avoid any strong sun or very dry soils. Generally reachesa height of 20 to 30cm, slowly spreading to form a nice clump. Hardy.
 
Echinacea - Stock varies around the following;
 
Echinacea 'Hot Lava'
Echinacea 'Mama Mia'
Echinacea purpurea 'Bressingham Hybrids'
Echinacea purpurea 'Happy Star'
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (AGM-H4)
Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna Deep Rose' 
Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'
Echinacea 'Sunrise'
Echinacea 'Sunseeker's Yellow'
Echinacea 'Tangerine Dream'
 
Echium pininana (AGM-H3)   
A stunning plant for any sheltered, well drained, sunny border providing a real tropical touch. In its first year echium forms a low rosette of green, hairy, spear-like leaves. The following year it suddenly spurts into growth producing a single 4m high flower spike festooned with blue flowers. After flowering the plant dies, but not before scattering its seeds which will produce lovely seedlings for the next 7 years. Needs a mild winter to get it through into flowering.

Epimedium - Stock varies around the following;
 
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty'
A lovely hybrid Epimedium. The new growth rises in early spring shortly after which, the flowers emerge. Leaves are flushed with a strong, reddish-bronze when young but colour up to a fresh green when mature. The flowers are a lovely reddish purple and hang pendulously from short, upright stems. Likes a moist but well drained soil in part shade. Avoid strong sun. Reaches a height of 0.3m, slowly spreading to form a clump 0.3 to 0.5m wide. Hardy.

Epimedium x perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten'
A shade loving semi-evergreen perennial forming clumps of deep green, marbled foliage, bronze when first emerging and during spring, pendant, bright yellow flowers on short upright stems. deally suited to a moist but well drained soil in shady spot that avoids strong sun but copes very well with dry shade when established. Height of around 40cm, slowly bulking up to form 
a clump 50cm wide. Best to clear up any old, tatty foliage in early spring. Hardy and tough.
 
Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum (AGM-H7)
An extremely attractive, deciduous Epimedium forming a clump of red-tinted, light green leaves accompanied by slender stems of primrose yellow flowers during spring. Best suited to a fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in partial shade although it can tolerate a sunnier and slightly drier position if required. Dislikes cold, dry winds. Reaches a height of around 0.3m, slowly spreading to form a clump 0.3 to 0.5m wide. Very hardy.

Epimedium x youngianum 'Roseum'  
A compact, clump-forming, deciduous woodland perennial with mid-green leaves, flushed bronze when young and during early spring sprays of dusky-pink to purple flowers appear on red-tinted stems. Best in a moist, fertile, woodsy type soil in a position that avoids hot afternoon sun and strong winds. Tolerates drier conditions when established. Height around 30cm, slowly spreading to form a clump 30 to 50cm wide. Cross between E.diphyllum and E.grandiflorum. V hardy.

Equisetum hyemale var. affine
The 'Rough Horsetail' forming stands of very attractive, tall stems each with black horizontal bands up their length which emphasise the jointed, segmented nature. Has the appearance of an exotic bamboo but needs to be constrained by growing in a pot as it has a vigorous spreading habit. Needs a wet or boggy potting mix in a spot that gets some good sun. A dramatic foliage plant that can reach a height of 1m given good conditions. Do not plant in the garden! Hardy.
 
Erodium × variabile 'Bishop's Form' 
A lovely mat-forming perennial with dark, grey-green foliage and small, deep pink, cup shaped flowers marked with red veining over a long period from late spring through into autumnn. Must have a sunny spot in any well drained soil so as to avoid winter wet. Does very well in raised beds and well drained troughs. A small Erodium reaching a height of only 10 to 15cm, slowly spreading to form a clump 30cm wide. Pretty tough if planted correctly.
 
Erodium pelargoniiflorum 
An extremely attractive and rarely seen Erodium producing lovely foliage and dainty, white flowers splashed with red from late spring through to the first frosts. As the name suggests the fresh green leaves look like those of a pelargonium. Suited to a sunny spot in a well drained soil where it should self seed, producing a carpet of foliage and colour. A hardy and strong performer reaching approxiamately 0.3m in height and spread. A very cheerful plant.
 
Eryngium agavifolium 
A rosette-forming, evergreen perennial with spiny, glossy, sword-shaped, deep green leaves and, in summer, branched stems bearing pale green, cylindrical flowerheads surrounded by spiny bracts. Must have full sun and sharply drained, fertile soil. Can't be classed as bone hardy but pretty tough if wet winter conditions can be avoided. A tall Eryngium reaching a height of approxiamately 1.5m with a spread of 1m. A handsome and architectural evergreen.

Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' 
A larger and more intensely coloured bourgatii cultivar with grey-green, white veined foliage and during summer sturdy stems bearing starry, intense blue, thistle-like flowers surrounded by spiny bracts. Suited to a well drained average to poor soil in a position that gets maximum hot, strong sun. Not at its best in rich, fertile soils. Flowering stems reach a height of around 60cm with a similar spread. Very hardy, only struggling with poor drainage and winter wet. 
 
Eryngium 'Cobalt Star'
A highly ornamental 'sea holly' forming clumps of rounded, deeply lobed, spiny, silver-veined, dark green leaves and during summer sturdy stems bearing umbels of tiny, purple-blue, cone like flowers surrounded by spiny, purple-blue bracts. Suited to a well drained average to poor soil in a position that gets plenty of sun. The flowering stems reach a height of approx 0.7m 
with a foliage spread of 0.6m. Very hardy but needs drainage. A hybrid of E. bourgatii.
 
Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit'
A superb dwarf form of sea holly forming clumps of deep green leaves and during summer silver blue stems emerge above the foliage 'dripping' with globe shaped, intense blue flowers which last through into autumn. Suited to a well drained, moderately fertile or poor soil in a sunny position. A little chap reaching a height of between 30 and 50cm with a spread of 40cm. Hardy if planted in a well drained spot that avoids excessive winter wet.
 
Eryngium yuccifolium
A rarely seen evergreen perennial with sword-shaped, spiny-edged, blue-grey leaves and branched, rigid stems bearing small, egg-shaped white flower-heads in late summer. Must have full sun and sharply drained, poor to moderately fertile soil. A tough eryngium with the only problem being excessive winter wet which can be avoided if given adequate drainage. Can reach a flowering height of approx 1m with a spread of 0.5m. A good architectural plant.
 
Eucomis autumnalis (AGM-H4) 
A bulbous perennial with strap-shaped leaves and during late summer stout stems bearing dense racemes of greenish-white, star-shaped flowers. The flowers are topped with a rosette of leafy bracts similar to a pineapple, hence the name 'pineapple lilly'. Needs a well drained sunny spot so as to avoid winter wet. Very tough given adequate winter drainage but can be pot grown and stored over winter. Height 40cm. Has been mixed up with Eucomis zambesiaca
 
 
Eucomis bicolor (AGM-H3/H4) - Not available 2017
A bulbous perennial with an almost exotic appearence producing strap-shaped leaves and purple spotted stems bearing many small, pale green flowers during summer. The flower spikes are topped with a rosette of leafy bracts similar to a pineapple, hence the name 'pineapple lilly'. Needs a sunny, sheltered spot in a well drained humous rich soil to avoid winter wet. Pretty tough if given drainage but can be pot grown and stored dry over winter. Height/spread 50cm.
 
Eucomis comosa - Not available 2017
A bulbous perennial with an almost exotic appearence producing large, strap-shaped leaves and stout stems bearing many small, greenish white flowers during summer. The flower spikes are topped with a rosette of leafy bracts similar to a pineapple, hence the name 'pineapple lilly'. Needs a sunny, sheltered spot in a well drained humous rich soil to avoid winter wet. Tough if given drainage but can be pot grown and stored dry over winter. Height upto 75cm in flower.
 
Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'
A bulbous perennial with an exotic appearence producing large, strap-shaped purple leaves and stout stems bearing many small, purple tinged, white flowers during summer. The flower spikes are topped with a rosette of leafy bracts similar to a pineapple, hence the name 'pineapple lilly'. Needs a sunny, sheltered spot in a well drained humous rich soil to avoid winter wet. Pretty tough if given drainage but can be pot grown and stored dry over winter. Height upto 75cm.
 
Eucomis pole-evansii
The seldom seen giant Eucomis producing large, strap like foliage and during summer tall stems bearing many small, creamy white flowers. The flower spikes are topped with a rosette of leafy bracts similar to a pineapple. Needs a sunny, sheltered spot in a well drained humous rich soil to avoid winter wet. Not a fan of exposed, windy positions. Tough if given drainage but can be pot grown and stored fairly dry over winter. Can reach a flowering height of 1.8m! 
 
Euphorbia Stock varies around the following;
 
Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' 
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (AGM-H7) 
Euphorbia characias 'Jersey Blue Boy'
Euphorbia characias 'Portuguese Velvet' (AGM-H7) 
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (AGM-H4) 
Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby' 
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'
Euphorbia x martini 'Ascot Rainbow'

Euphorbia x martini 'Baby Charm'
Euphorbia mellifera
Euphorbia myrsinites (AGM-H4)
Euphorbia x pasteurii
Euphrbia x pasteurii (Jersey Cottage Hybrids)
Euphorbia stygiana
 
Ferula communis
Giant fennel is a quality foliage plant which I have long admired in a friends garden. Creates a large mound of dark-green, finely-cut foliage and during summer vast flower stalks rise above the foliage, thick as a broomstick, purple tinted and topped with yellow umbellifer flowers. Will take a few years to flower and possibly monocarpic. Likes a fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Flowering height of over 3m with a base foliage spread of around 0.6m. Hardy.
 
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
The bronze or purple form of garden fennel is a handsome and popular perennial, often planted on its own for impact but its feathery appearence is a brilliant in borders. Given a sunny spot and water in dry weather, plants develop into magnificent clumps of airy purple foliage, crowned in late summer with large heads of tiny flowers. Popular in the 2011 show gardens at Chelsea. Can reach 2m in height with a spread of 0.5m. A superb hardy plant.  

Fragaria (Ornamental strawberry) - Stock varies around the following;

Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby'
Fragaria x ananassa 'Variegata'
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Francoa sonchifolia
A very attractive perennial forming a low rosette of fuzzy dark-green, evergreen leaves, bearing multiple, upright spikes of soft-pink orchid-like flowers, each marked with a rose blotch, during summer. Likes a decent, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. May survive below -10°C for short periods but protect from winter wet.  Creates a compact clump 30 to 40cm in width with the flowering stems reaching a height of 70cm.
 
Freesia laxa (AGM-H3)
A small, very attractive bulbous perennial creating a fan of tiny iris-like leaves and during summer thin stems rise above the foliage carrying large, brilliant carmine, star-shaped flowers, which last for several weeks. Reputed to be slightly tender but have had no problems in well drained, sunny positions at the nursery. Will self-seed and make fabulous clumps.
 
Galtonia candicans
A lovely bulbous perennial with narrowly lance-shaped greyish-green leaves and during summer conical racemes of slightly fragrant, nodding, narrowly bell-shaped white flowers. Likes a fertile, well-drained soil that is reliably moist from spring to summer in a position that gets plenty of sun. Reaches a height of between 0.6 and 0.9m gradually multiplying via offsets to form a clump approx 0.5m wide. A tough bulb but may benefit from a mulch in cold gardens.
 
Gentiana dahurica
An undemanding Gentian forming a loose, handsome base of shiny, long and narrow, deep green leaves. During mid to late summer flowering stems producing white throated, dark blue flowers from the upper leaf axils. Suited to a sunny or partly shaded position in any decent, moist but well drained soil. A small chap with a lax habit reaching a height of around 15cm, with a spread of 30cm. Excellent little plant for late season colour. Hardy and undemanding.
 
Geranium - Stock varies around the following;
 
Geranium 'Bob's Blunder'  
Geranium 'Dusky Crûg'
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (AGM-H4) 
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
Geranium x magnificum (AGM-H7)
Geranium macrorrhizum 'White Ness' (AGM-H7)
Geranium 'Mavis Simpson' (AGM-H4) 
Geranium 'Nimbus' (AGM-H7) 
Geranium palmatum (AGM-H3/4)
Geranium phaeum 'Margaret Wilson'
Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor'
Geranium phaeum 'Varieagatum'
Geranium psilostemon
Geranium 'Red Admiral' 
Geranium renardii
Geranium x riversleaianum 'Russell Prichard' (AGM-H4)
Geranium 'Rozanne' (AGM-H7) 
Geranium sanguineum 'Ankum's Pride' (AGM-H7)
Geraium 'Silver Cloak'
 
Geum - Stock varies around the following;
 
Geum 'Blazing Sunset'  
Geum 'Blood Orange'
Geum 'Lady Stratheden' (AGM-H7)
Geum 'Moonlight Serenade'
Geum 'Mrs.J.Bradshw' (AGM-H7)
Geum 'Poco'
Geum rivale 'Album'
Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety'
Geum 'Rusty Young'
Geum 'Savanna Sunset' 
 
 
Gillenia trifoliata (AGM-H4) 
An extremely attractive herbacious perennial with reddish stems bearing small, 3-lobed leaves and open sprays of fantastic starry white flowers, with contrasting red calyces, during spring and summer. Can show good orange autumn colours before the leaves fall. Does best in a fertile, slightly acid to neutral, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade, with protection from the hottest midday sun. Reaches a height of approx 1m with a spread of 0.5m. V.Hardy
 
Globba aff.hookeri HWJCM471
A curious and seldom seen member of the ginger family. Slender upright stems clothed in large glossy Hedychium-styled leaves. Produces elegant but unusual yellow, arrow-shaped flowers with exceptionally long curved styles, in succession on short stalks. Collected in high altitude forests in eastern Nepal. Sun or shade in humus rich well drained soil. Protect in cold areas with a deep dry mulch. Can reach upto 1.5m high with a 0.6m spread.
 
Gunnera magellanica
A tiny mat forming perennial with small, crinkle-edged, shiny green leaves. Insignificant green flowers during spring that can be followed by upright spires of attractive red berries during summer if both male and female plants are present. Generally evergreen but harsh winters may kill off the top growth. Suited to a damp, humousy soil in part shade. Avoid dry spots with hot afternoon sun. Height of 15cm, clumping up to around 30cm wide. Hardy
 
Gunnera manicata (AGM-H3/H4) 
Gunnera is one of the biggest and most spectacular, architectural, herbaceous plants with huge, dark green, 'primeval rhubarb' leaves. Suited to a damp position in sun or part shade. Brilliant next to a pond where the reflections reveal the prickly undersides of the leaves. The fat growth buds clustered in the crown are prone to frost damage, so pile the dead leaves and stems into a mound over the plants and mulch in autumn. Height and spread 3m.
 
Gunnera perpensa 
A seldom seen clump-forming perennial with large, dark bluish-green, kidney-shaped leaves with prominent veins. Small, fairly inconspicuous flowers during summer on slender spikes, with female flowers on the bottom, guys on top and bi's in the middle. ooh err!. Naturally occurs in damp, boggy conditions subject to full sun or light shade. Can reach 80cm in height given
good conditions, forming a clump 60cm wide. Hardy but may benefit from a winter mulch.

Gunnera prorepens 
A seldom seen mat-forming, herbaceous perennial with ovate, scalloped, bronzy purple flushed, dark green leaves. Compact spikes of inconspicuous, green flowers during summer which are followed by very attractive, upright clusters of red fruit. Naturally occurs in shady, reliably moist conditions. Best to add lots of organic matter when planting. Height of 10cm with flower
spikes reaching 20cm, gradually spreading if happy. Tough but may benefit from a winter mulch.
 
Gunnera tinctoria
One of the biggest and most spectacular, architectural, herbaceous plants with huge, dark green, 'primeval rhubarb' leaves. G tinctoria is a slightly smaller version of it's cousin G.manicata. Requires a position with moisture in sun or part shade. The new season buds are prone to frost damage, so pile the old leaves and stems into a mound over the crown in late autumn. Height and spread approx 2m. Many plants sold as G.manicata are actually tinctoria.
 
Hedychium densiflorum 'Stephen'
A particulaarly fine and strong ginger producing lush, dark green foliage from a central stem and during late summer magnificent terminal clusters of yellow flowers with bright orange stamens. Suited to a moist, fertile soil with good drainage in a position that is sheltered from strong winds. Will do well in full sun given adequate moisture but best given afternoon shade. Forms a small clump with a flowering height of 1.5m. Tough given suitable conditions.
 
Hedychium forrestii
Forrestii is one of the largest and hardiest gingers with bold, glossy foliage held on thick stems. A well grown specimen brings a supremely architectural quality to any garden. Not as impressive in flower as some gingers but still attractive with tall, pure white spikes. Requires a spot that gets some sun in a fertile, moist but well drained soil. Best given a sheltered position out of the wind. Hardy to approx -15C. Can reach a height in excess of 1.5m with a 0.6m spread.
 
Hedychium gardnerianum
A superb plant for foliage with lush green leaves on slender stems. Produces stunning, canary yellow flower spikes with bright red stamens in late summer but needs a moist, fertile, sheltered position in full sun to light shade in order to do so. Fairly tough if winter wet can be avoided, achieving lows of -10C. Give a bark mulch for the winter to aide protection. In cold, wet areas grow in a pot and store frost free over winter. Height between 1 and 1.5m.
 
Hedychium greenii   
A superb plant for foliage. The lush leaves are dark green on top with maroon undersides which complement the darker stem colour a treat. Greenii is quite hardy but requires a moist sheltered position in full sun to light shade if to produce its orange flower. Give a mulch for the winter to aide frost protection. In cold areas greenii will work well in a pot and will flower better the following year if kept 'in the green' over winter. Height 1.5m.
 
Hedychium 'Tara' (AGM-H4)
One of the best and a reliable 'Ginger' producing lush, dark green foliage from a central stem and during late summer magnificent terminal clusters of orange flowers with prominent darker orange stamens. Suited to a moist, fertile soil with good drainage in a position that is sheltered from strong winds. OK in full sun given adequate moisture but best given afternoon shade. Forms a clump with a flowering height of around 1.5m. Tough given suitable conditions.
 
Hedychium spicatum 'Singalila' BSWJ2303
A rare Hedychium producing very attractive, lance shaped, bronze tinged foliage and during late summer a profusion of fragrant, white flowers held in open spikes. Originally a seed collection from Singalila Ridge in N.India. Suited to a sunny or lightly shaded spot in any moist but well drained soil. Not bone hardy so best to give it a thick bark mulch over winter and ensure good drainage. Easily pot grown. Height around 1.5m, forming a clump 0.6m wide.
 
Helenium - Stock varies around the following;
 
Helenium 'Double Trouble'
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (AGM-H7)
Helenium 'Ruby Thuesday'
Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer' (AGM-H7)
Helenium 'Waltraut'  (AGM-H7)
 
Helleborus;
 
During spring we will have several selected, choice cultivars as well as several hybrids.
 
Hemerocallis - Stock varies around the following;
 
Hemerocallis 'Edge Ahead' 
Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask' (AGM-H7) 
Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell'
Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Or'
 
Hesperantha coccinea 'Major' (AGM-H4)
A clump-forming perennial with grassy, light green leaves and erect stems bearing lax spikes of up to 10 large, crimson-scarlet flowers from late summer through into autumn. Flowers well into winter given mild conditions. Suited to any decent well drained soil in a sunny or lightly shaded position. Likes moisture but struggles in poorly drained soils. Flowering height of around 0.7m, forming a clump 0.5m wide. Hardy given good conditions. Bark mulch over winter will help.
 
Hesperantha coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty' 
A strong, clump-forming perennial 'Kaffir lily' with narrow, bright green leaves and spikes of open, shallow cup-shaped, soft pink flowers in late summer through into autumn. Will continue flowering well into winter given mild conditions. Suited to any decent well drained soil in a sunny or lightly shaded position. Likes moisture but struggles in poorly drained soils. Will reach a flowering height of around 0.6m, forming a clump with a width of 0.5m. Hardy. 
 
HeucherasStock varies around the following;
 
‘Berry Smoothie’
Black Beauty
‘Blackberry Crisp’
‘Brownies’
‘Caramel’
‘Cherry Cola’
‘Fire Chief’
‘Frosted Violet’
‘Ginger Ale’
‘Green Spice’
‘Jade Gloss’
‘Lime Marmalade’
‘Lime Rickey’
‘Mahogany’
‘Marmalade’
‘Melting Fire’
‘Midnight Rose’
‘Pinot Gris’
‘Shangai’
‘Strawberry Candy’
‘Sugar Plum’
‘Tiramasu’
‘Vienna’
Villosa ‘Palace Purple’
 
x Heucherella
 
'Brass Lantern'
‘Solar Power’
‘Sweet Tea’
 
HostaStock varies around the following;
 
'Big Daddy'
'Blue Cadet'
'Blue Mouse Ears'
'Clifford's Stingray'
'Earth Angel'
'El Niño' 
'Empress Wu'
'Fire and Ice'
'Francee'
'Gold Standard'
'Great Expectations'
'Halcyon'
'June'
'Krossa Regal'
'Love Pat'
'Orange Marmalade'
'Patriot'
'Praying Hands'
'Rhino Hide'
'Striptease'
'Sum and Substance'
'Touch of Class'
'Veronica Lake'
 
Impatiens kilimanjari 
An exceptionally rare Impatiens native to cool, jungle areas of Mt Kilimanjaro. Produces glossy, lush, serrated foliage and for a very long period over summer and into autumn very attractive hooded, pinky red flowers, each marked with several internal yellow spots. Not frost hardy so
needs a pot and given winter protection. Likes bright or dappled shade over summer in a position that avoids any hot sun. Fairly compact reaching a height of 20cm with a spread of 40cm.
 
Impatiens omeiana
A rarely seen spreading perennial with attractive, narrow-elliptic, dark green leaves with a white strip on the midrib and during autumn yellow snapdragon like flowers. Likes a moist but well drained, humous rich soil in part to full shade. Can tolerate early or late sun given good soil conditions. Will not grow in dry, hot positions. Can get nibbled by or slimy friends but doesn't seem to be their favourite. Height of around 20cm, slowly spreading if happy. Hardy.

Impatiens omeiana 'Ice Storm' 
A rarely seen spreading perennial with attractive, narrow foliage lightly speckled silvery white and from late summer through into autumn, yellow snapdragon-like flowers. Likes a moist but well drained, humous rich soil in part to full shade. Can tolerate early or late sun given good soil conditions. Will not grow in dry, hot positions. Can get nibbled by or slimy friends but 
doesn't seem to be their favourite. Height of around 20cm, slowly spreading if happy. Hardy.

Impatiens puberula HWJK2063 
A rarely seen and unusual spreading perennial with attractive, elliptic, dark green leaves and during summer and into autumn good sized blue purple flowers. Collected by Crûg Farm Plants in the Arun valley, eastern Nepal. Likes a moist, humousy soil in part to full shade. Will have a paddy if given a hot and dry position. Reaches a height of around 20 to 30cm gradually
spreading by rooting stems to form a good clump. Very easy to control if required. Hardy.


Impatiens qingchanganica 'Emei Dawn' DJHC98415
A rarely encountered perennial Impatiens introduced by Crûg Farm Plants from E'meishan, Sichuan China. Forms lax stems clad with broadly elliptic, fresh green foliage and during late summer into autumn very attractive, snapdragon-like pink flowers with long spurs and yellow darker spotted throats. Likes a sheltered spot in a moist but well drained, humous rich soil 
in part to full shade. Reaches a height of around 30cm, slowly spreading if happy. Hardy. 

 
IrisStock varies around the following;
 
General;
 
Iris Californian Hybrids  
Iris chrysographes (AGM-H7) 
Iris confusa 
Iris confusa 'Martyn Rix'  
Iris ensata 'Moonlight Waves' 
Iris forrestii (AGM-H7) 
Iris 'Kita-no-seiza'

Iris orientalis (Tall form) (AGM-H7)  
Iris pseudacorus 'Variegata' (AGM-H7) 
Iris x robusta 'Gerald Darby'
Iris sanguinea 'Snow Queen' 
 
Sibirican;
 
Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar' (AGM-H7)
Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'
Iris sibirica 'Cambridge' (AGM-H7)
Iris sibirica 'Dreaming Yellow'
Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterflies' 
Iris sibirica 'Polly Dodge' 
Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (AGM-H7)
Iris sibirica 'Tropic Night'
 
Bearded;
 
Iris 'Around Midnight'  (Tall Bearded)
Iris 'Austrian Sky' (Dwarf bearded)
Iris 'Black Swan' (Tall bearded)
Iris 'Captive Sun'  (Dwarf bearded)
Iris 'Cherry Garden' (Dwarf bearded)
Iris 'Coup de Soleil' (Tall bearded)  
Iris 'Jane Phillips' (AGM-H7) (Tall bearded)
Iris 'Mesmerizer' (Tall bearded) 
Iris 'Prosper Laugier' (Intermediate bearded)
Iris 'Stitch in Time' (Tall bearded)
Iris 'Sultan's Palace' (Tall bearded)
Iris 'Vitality' (Intermediate bearded)  
 
Kalimeris yomena 'Shogun'
Mid-autumn finds this mounding Japanese aster covered in tiny lavender daisies above its variegated ivory and green leaves. A hardy, bushy, herbaceous perennial which should be grown in moist soil and part shade in order to protect the variegation from diminishing. In mid-autumn onwards, until frost, stem tips are branched with clusters of many lavender daisies with yellow-green center discs. Can reach a height and spread of 0.6m.
 
Kirengeshoma palmata (AGM-H4)
Kirengeshoma palmata is a once-seen-never-forgotten sort of a plant. It has an elegance and cool charm unmatched by any other late-flowering perennial. The tall ebony stems that bear its flowers are strong but slender, and arch gracefully as the buds open and the waxy flowers grow heavy. Needs deep, leafy soil in a cool shady spot to perform at full capacity, disliking thin, dry soils. Height and width approx 0.75m. A very attractive and hardy plant.
 
Kniphofia - Stock varies around the following;
 
Kniphofia 'Bees' Lemon'
Kniphofia rooperi (AGM-H5)
Kniphofia 'Tawny King' (AGM-H5)
Kniphofia 'Timothy' (AGM-H5) 
Kniphofia 'Toffee Nosed' (AGM-H5)
 
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (AGM-H7)
A well known herbaceous perennial previously called Dicentra forming a mound of divided, mid-green foliage and during late spring heart-shaped, rose-red and white flowers hang from the arching stems. Easily grown in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, preferably neutral or slightly alkaline in partial shade. Will tolerate sun if the soil is moist. Height will vary depending on location but generally between 0.5 and 1m with a similar spread. Very hardy.

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' (AGM-H7) 
A well known herbaceous perennial previously called Dicentra forming a mound of divided, mid-green foliage and during late spring into early summer, white, heart-shaped,flowers hang from the arching stems. Easily grown in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, preferably neutral or slightly alkaline in partial shade. Will tolerate sun if the soil is moist. Height will vary depending on location but generally between 0.5 and 1m with a similar spread. Very hardy.
 
Lavender - Stock varies around the following;
 
Lavandula × chaytoriae 'Sawyers' (AGM-H4)    
Lavandula × intermedia 'Grosso'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (AGM-H5)
Lavandula angustifolia 'Imperial Gem' (AGM-H5)
Lavandula angustifolia 'Little Lady' (AGM-H5)
Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' 

Leucanthemum - Stock varies around the follwing;

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Banana Cream'
Leucanthemum x superbum ' Becky'
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Real Charmer'
Leucanthemum x superbum 'T.E. Killin' (AGM-H7)
Leucanthemum x superbum
 'Victorian Secret'
 
Libertia chilensis (AGM-H4)
An evergreen perennial forming a large clump of erect, green leaves, with very attractive clusters of white flowers borne on stiff stems in late spring and early summer, followed by conspicuous orange seed capsules. Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained, in a warm sunny position. Will tolerate dry when established. In cold frost prone areas protect over winter with a thick mulch of bark. Height/spread of 70cm.

Libertia chilensis Procera Group (AGM-H4)   
Evergreen forming a large clump of erect, green leaves, with very attractive clusters of white flowers borne on tall, stiff stems in late spring and early summer, followed by orange seed capsules. Suited to most soils as long as the drainage is good in a warm, sunny spot. Detests wet winter soils. Will tolerate dry when established. May reach a height of 1m with a 60cm spread. Tough given drainage. Basically a taller version of grandiflora which is now chilensis
 
Libertia peregrinans 
The narrow, evergreen leaves form attractive, fan-like clumps of coppery-orange foliage when grown in full sun. Looks particularly lovely when backlit with late sun. In late spring and early summer bowl-shaped white flowers nestle amongst the foliage, followed by light brown seedheads. Prefers a humus rich moist soil, with good drainage, in full sun. In cold frost-prone areas protect over winter with a thick mulch of bark. Height/spread of 60cm.
 
Libertia 'Taupo Blaze'
Colourful perennial with narrow, sword shaped, evergreen foliage forming fan-like clumps ranging from greens through coppery-orange and red. In late spring and early summer bowl shaped white flowers nestle amongst the foliage, followed by light brown seed heads. Cold tolerant but must have an open, very well drained soil in full sun. Detests and will give up in wet ground, especially over winter. Height of around 60cm slowly forming a nice clump. 
 
Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'
This large, mound forming perennial has attractive, rounded, dark, shiny purple-black leaves with toothed edges. In summer it bears clusters of vibrant golden-orange daisy flowers which contrast well against the foliage. Requires a partly shaded location avoiding hot afternoon sun in any decent soil that provides a reliable supply of moisture. Requires protection from slugs in order for it to look at its best. Established clumps can reach 1m in height and spread. Hardy.
 
Ligularia sibirica
A loose, clump forming perennial with stems clothed in deeply cut, dark green leaves. Spikes of daisy like, clear yellow flowers are carried on tall dark stems above the foliage from mid to late summer. Naturally grows adjacent to streams so likes a decent moist soil in a sunny or partly shaded location. Can reach an impressive height of 1.5m when in flower with a spread of 0.6. Needs protection from slugs in order for the fine foliage to look at its best.
 
Ligularia 'The Rocket' (AGM-H4) 
A superb perennial with toothed, heart-shaped leaves and during summer tall, dense spikes of small deep yellow flowers on contrasting black stems. Grow in deep, fertile, moist soil in full sun but with some shelter from midday sun. Protect from strong drying winds. Can reach an impressive flower height of 1.5m with a spread of 0.6m. Needs protection from slugs and a constant supply of moisture in order for the fine foliage to look at its best. Hardy.
 
Ligusticum scoticum
An unusual, compact, upright, clump-forming perennial known as 'Scotch Lovage'with thick, glossy, green leaves divided into three, broad, toothed leaflets. During summer, dark purple or red-flushed stems bearing umbels of tiny, white, sometimes pale pink flowers followed by golden seed heads. Grow in well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in full sun but tolerates
partial shade. Reaches aflowering height of around 0.5m with a spread of 0.3m. Very hardy.
 
Lilium formosanum var. pricei
A clump-forming perennial producing erect stems bearing linear to narrowly lance-shaped, glossy dark green leaves. During summer long, striped buds open to large, fragrant, trumpet shaped, white flowers, heavily flushed purple on the outsides. Grow in well-drained, preferably acid to neutral soil enriched with organic matter. Likes full sun in a sheltered spot. Can be pot grown in cold wet areas and stored dry over winter. Height approx 50 to 75cm in flower.  
 
Lythrum - Stock varies around the following;
 
Lythrum salicaria 'Blush' (AGM-H7)
Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze' (AGM-H7)
Lythrum salicaria 'Robert'
Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple'
 
Meconopsis (Fertile Blue Group) 'Lingholm' - Not available 2017
A stunning, large perennial poppy producing a basal clump of lance shaped, hairy foliage and during late spring and early summer utterly stunning sky blue flowers. Must have specific growing conditions in order to do well and establish. Needs a humous rich, deep, fertile soil in dappled shade, typically thriving in the cooler, wetter parts of the U.K. Reaches a height of approx 1m, forming a clump 0.5m in width. Magnificent given the correct conditions. Hardy.
 
Monarda - Stock varies around the following;
 
Monarda 'Balance' 
Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' (AGM-H4) 
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight' (AGM-H4)
Monarda 'Violet Queen' (AGM-H4)
 
Morina longifolia
A cracking plant producing a rosette of glossy, dark green, thistle like foliage before sending up its stunning spikes of white flowers, gradually turning pink when fertilized. The summer flowers last for weeks and if lucky can be repeated again during autumn. Grow in a sunny or partly shaded spot in a decent, well drained soil. Does not cope well with soggy winter conditions. Reaches approx 0.75m in flower with a 0.3m spread. Hardy in well drained soils.
 
Mukdenia rossii 
A seldom seen, low-growing, herbaceous perennial forming a clump of palmate leaves, flushed red in autumn and during spring panicles of attractive, creamy-white flowers are held above the foliage on short flowering stems. A choice woodlander requiring a cool position in full to partial shade in a moisture retentive, humous rich soil. Will not cope well with hot and dry conditions. Reaches a height of around 40cm, slowly forming a clump 50cm wide. Hardy.
 
Myosotidium hortensia - Not available 2017
The 'Chatham Island forget-me-not' is a very special and beautiful evergreen perennial with wonderfully textured leaves, very thick, ribbed, glossy and up to 30cm long. In early summer it bears spectacular, rounded clusters of forget-me-not blue flowers on fleshy stems, which rise up above the foliage. Requires a humous rich, well drained soil in light dappled shade. Hardy below -10C but covering with straw or bracken will help. Tricky but worth the effort.
 
Nepeta
 
Nepeta grandiflora 'Dawn to Dusk'
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' (AGM-H7)
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
Nepeta subsessilis 'Blue Dreams' 
 
Ophiopogon bodinieri 
Produces lovely tufts of long, thin, dark green foliage giving a very grassy effect which when combined with the white, pink tinged summer flowers looks really effective. Requires a moist, fertile, humus rich soil in part sun through to full shade. If grown in a sunnier position ensure adequate moisture in dry spells. A good plant for low groundcover as it can be quite a vigorous spreader. Reaches a modest 25cm high, slowly spreading to form a clump.
 
Ophiopogon formosanus BSWJ3659
An evergreen, clump forming perennial with grass like, narrow leaves and lovely stems of white-lilac flowers during summer, followed by large blue berries. Raised from plants originally collected as seed from Alishan, Taiwan. Easily grown in part or full shade in a decent, well drained soil. Invaluable acting as ground cover or edging in awkward shady areas. Reaches a modest 25cm high, slowly spreading to form a clump 0.6m wide. Hardy.
 
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (AGM-H4)
A mature clump or planted in numbers, this little hardy perennial is impressive. Evergreen to 20cm, it forms dense tufts of arching, narrowly strap-shaped, leathery black leaves 20-30cm long. Small purplish flowers are held above the foliage in summer, followed by glossy black berries. Grows particularly well in a humous rich moist soil in sun./part shade. Will form a natural looking clump, 0.6m wide, within a few years. A very hardy plant.
 
Osteospermum jucundum (AGM-H3/4)  
A colourful perennial with narrow, aromatic grey-green leaves and during summer and early autumn lovely daisy-like, white flowers tinged with pinkish purple. Requires a light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a warm, sunny position. Pretty tough but not bone hardy so best to take a few semi hardwood cuttings in late summer. Looks excellent in a pot which can be stored safely over winter. Reaches a height of approxiamately 0.5m with a spread of 0.8m.
 
Pachysandra axillaris 'Crûg's Cover' BWJ8032
A stunning plant which is remarkably different from the more familiar P.terminalis. Produces dense spikes of white flowers in early spring, peeping out from under the ornamental, polished, leathery leaves. Stunning pinky white fruit later in the season. Raised from plants originally collected as seed from China. Tolerates a wide range of soils but does best in a moist spot in part to full shade. Height 0.3m, slowly spreading beyond 1m if allowed. A tough evergreen.
 
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' (AGM-H4)
Rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves with serrated edges form dense mats of eye catching evergreen groundcover. In early summer upright clusters of tiny, white flowers contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. Tolerates a wide range of soils but does best in a moist but well drained spot in part/full shade. Perfect for carpeting bare areas between deciduous shrubs/trees. Slowly spreading to approx 1m if allowed. A tough and hardy plant.
 
Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty' (AGM-H5)
A delightful herbaceous perennial Paeonia with fresh green divided foliage and during early summer large, cupped, cerise-pink flowers with a central mass of narrow, creamy white petaloids. Best in a deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. May need some support. Height and spread can vary depending on conditions but generally between 0.7 and 1m. Very hardy. 
 
Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba'
A delightful herbaceous perennial Paeonia with fresh, dark green divided foliage and during early summer large, fragrant, satiny, rose-pink double flowers with curved inner petals. An older cultivar still grown by the cut flower industry. Best in a deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. May need some support. Height and spread can vary but generally between 0.7 and 1m. Very hardy. 

Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima' (AGM-H7) 
A stunning Paeonia forming multiple stems clad with fresh green divided foliage and during summer, very fragrant, fully double, white flowers each marked with variable crimson flecking. Best in a deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. May need some support. Height and spread can vary depending on conditions but generally between 0.7 and 1m. Very hardy.

 
Paeonia lactiflora 'Kelway's Glorious'
A delightful Paeonia reagrded by some growers as one of the finest with fresh, dark green divided foliage and during early to mid summer large, very fragrant, double white flowers. Can take a year or two to settle. Best in a deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. May need some support (bit like me). Height and spread can vary but generally between 0.7 and 1m. Very hardy. 
 
Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt' (AGM-H5)
A delightful herbaceous perennial Paeonia with fresh green divided foliage, and during early summer erect stems bearing large, fragrant, rose-pink double flowers with ruffled inner petals. Best in a deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. May need some support. Height and spread can vary depending on conditions but generally between 0.7 and 1m. Very hardy.
 
Peltoboykinia watanabei
A choice woodland perennial which has attractive lush foliage and flowers. Growth begins rapidly in spring with the emergence of the reddish tinted young foliage which develops into large, pale green, glossy leaves. The greenish yellow, numerous flowers are held high above the foliage on stems upto 0.9m in height. Suited to a moist, well drained soil in shade or part shade. A hardy perennial with a spread of approx 0.4m.
 
Penstemon - Stock varies around the following;
 
Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn' (AGM-H5)
Penstemon 'Evelyn' (AGM-H4)  
Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink' (AGM-H3/4) 
Penstemon 'King George V'
Penstemon 'Midnight'

Penstemon 'Schoenholzeri' (AGM-H4)
Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem' (AGM-H4)
 
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (AGM-H5)
An erect, deciduous sub-shrub with white stems bearing aromatic, deeply-divided, grey-green leaves and striking, upright panicles of small violet-blue flowers during late summer and early autumn. Requires full sun in a moderate to poor, well drained soil as this will promote tough, compact growth whereas fertile soils will promote a weak and 'leggy' appearence. A hardy plant that will tolerate an exposed position. Height between 1 and 1.5m with a 0.5m spread. 
 
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'
A compact, erect, deciduous sub-shrub with white stems bearing aromatic, deeply-divided, grey-green leaves and open, upright panicles of small violet-blue flowers in late summer and early autumn. Requires full sun in a moderate to poor, well drained soil as this will promote tough, compact growth whereas fertile soils will promote weak and 'leggy' growth that may need staking. A hardy plant that will tolerate an exposed position. Height and spread 0.6m.
 
Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'  
A dramatic perennial with superb red stems clothed in red/maroon pointed heart-shaped leaves each with a darker centre, surrounded by a metallic silver chevron. The vigorous stems can either be allowed to wander or occasionally reduced in length which will produce fresh foliage and create a bushier appearence. Produces small, insignificant white flowers during summer . Grow in any soil that holds some summer moisture in sun or shade. Hardy.

Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy' 
Very dramatic foliage perennial producing large triangular leaves that emerge maroon-purple in spring, turn green and develop stunning purple markings. The vigorous stems can either be allowed to wander or occasionally cut back producing fresh foliage and a bushier appearence. Tiny pink or white flowers in profusion from slender stems during late summer. Most soils that holds some summer moisture in sun or shade. Height 60cm, covering upto 1m in width. Hardy.
 
Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette'
A striking herbacious plant producing variegated leaves of green and creamy yellow. From late summer numerous small pinky brown flowers are held on long spikes above the foliage. Requires a moist, humous rich soil in dappled or part shade in a sheltered position. Reaches an approx height of 0.6m with a 0.4m spread. A hardy plant that looks particularly good if planted in groups adjacent to dark green foliage plants. Can be slow to appear in spring.
 
Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis 
A lovely herbacious plant producing numerous stems clothed in velvety green leaves which sport symetrical, chocolate brown markings either side of the central vein. From August through to the first frosts numerous small red flowers are held on ling spikes above the foliage. Grow in a moist soil in sun or part shade. Reaches an approxiamate height of 0.6m with a spread of 0.4m. A hardy plant that looks particularly effective if planted in groups.
 
Phlox - Stock varies around the following;

Phlox carolina 'Miss Lingard' (AGM-H5)
Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume'
Phlox maculata 'Alpha' (AGM-H6) 
Phlox paniculata 'Border Gem'
Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes' (AGM-H7)
Phlox paniculata 'Coral Flame'
Phlox paniculata 'Eventide' (AGM-H7) 
Phlox paniculata 'Franz Schubert' (AGM-H7)
Phlox paniculata 'Mount Fuji' (AGM-H7) 
Phlox paniculata 'Starfire' (AGM-H7) 
 
Phytolacca americana
An erect, bold perennial with branching, red-flushed stems and large, oval shaped, green leaves turning purple-flushed in autumn. Spikes of white to pink flowers bloom from mid summer to early autumn followed by the fantastic purple-black fruit in autumn. For a moist but drained spot in full sun to part shade. All parts of the plant are poisonous, especially the berries. Reaches over 2m in height with a 1m spread. A superb, hardy herbacious plant.
 
Pinellia tripartita
A rare and unusual Japanese species with lush, green leaves divided into three broad leaflets. During early summer unusual 'aroid like' green spathed flowers are borne with an elongated spadix that extends vertically and can reach a length of 20cm. Suited to a well drained, cool woodland soil in part or dappled shade, avoiding hot afternoon sun. A tough plant if wet winter conditions are avoided. Reaches 0.3m in height, gradually spreading to approxiamately 0.6m. 
 
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Mariesii' (AGM-H5)
A lovely 'Balloon Flower' with neat, blue-green lance-shaped leaves and violet-blue flowers opening from balloon-like buds during late summer.  Likes a light, fertile soil that can provide some moisture during the growing season but avoid winter wet in full sun or partial shade. Best to make sure on position as it resents disturbance when settled. Reaches a flowering height of approx 30cm with a similar spread. Good for late season colour. Hardy
 
Podophyllum peltatum
Known as the 'May Apple' this podophyllum produces lovely, glossy, long leaves which can reach upto 30cm in length. From late spring single white to pale pink flowers with a gentle scent are borne under the leaves, which are followed by coloured fruit. Suited to a damp, shady spot where it will form a spreading colony that at some point may need some attention or thinning. Reaches about 40cm in height, slowly spreading to over 1m. Hardy.
 
Podophyllum versipelle 'Spotty Dotty'
A rare and select cultivar chosen for its splendid colour, form and habit. Produces lovely, umbrella like mottled foliage and from spring into early summer stunning clusters of sweetly scented, large crimson flowers held below the foliage canopy. Suited to a moist, leafy soil in a shady, sheltered position that avoids any strong sun or winds. Will reach a height of 
approxiamately 50cm, slowly forming a rhizomatous clump 0.6m in width. Strong and hardy.  
 
Pollia japonica - Not available 2017
A rarely-seen native of woodlands in Japan producing whorls of pointed leaves that boast a shininess that makes you question whether they are real! In late summer it pokes up stalks bearing white flowers that are followed by very attractive blue berries. Prefers a shady spot, out of any strong sun, in a humous rich, well drained soil. Reaches between 0.6 and 0.8m in height slowly spreading to form a clump 0.6m wide. Hardy, unusual and easy to grow.
 
Polygonatum curvistylum 
A rare and graceful Solomon' seal forming stands of slender, arching stems clothed in narrow, purple-tinted leaves. Clusters of little mauve bell-like flowers appear from the leaf axils during early summer. Requires a position with ample moisture in an organic, woodsy type soil. Suited to a part or full shade, avoiding positions subject to hot afternoon sun. Reaches approxiamately 0.6m in height with a 0.5m spread. Can be late to appear in spring. Hardy .
 
Polygonatum x hybridum (AGM-H7)
A strong, herbaceous, perennial woodlander also referred to as Solomon' seal. Forms stands of arching stems clothed with bright-green, elliptical leaves and during late spring into summer white, bell-shaped flowers which hang beneath the foliage. Best suited to a position with ample moisture in a rich organic soil in part to 3/4 shade. Will tolerate drier spots once established. Reaches approxiamately 1.2m in height with a 0.5m spread at its' base. Hardy 
 
Polygonatum × hybridum 'Betberg' 
Choice, very rare and an absolute joy in spring when the upright stems reveal their smokey purple foliage. The colour does eventually fade after a few weeks before the clusters of bell like flowers hang down below the arching stems. Best suited to a position with ample moisture in a rich, leafy soil in part to 3/4 shade. Strong and proud, forming a clump with a height of around 75cm. Introduced by Beth Chatto from the Black Forest, Sulzburg. Hardy .
 
Polygonatum × hybridum 'Striatum'
A lovely hybrid of solomons seal producing upright stalks of varieagted white and green foliage. Small, tubular, greenish-white flowers hang under the folige like tiny bells during May and June. Best suited to a position with ample moisture in a rich organic soil in part to 3/4 shade. Reaches approxiamately 0.75m in height with a 0.3m spread. A hardy woodlander which looks particularly good mixed with ferns and other darker leaved plants.
 
Polygonatum × hybridum 'Welsh Gold'
An exceptionally rare cultivar of an herbaceous, perennial woodlander also referred to as Solomon' seal. Forms stands of arching stems clothed with yellow green foliage which gradually fades to nearer blue green over summer. White, bell shaped flowers during late spring into summer. Best suited to a position with ample moisture in a rich, leafy soil in part to 3/4 shade. Tolerates drier spots once established. Height around 1m with a 0.5m spread. Hardy . 
 
Polygonatum humile 
A very dwarf Solomon's Seal with short upright stems which are clothed with small, green pleated leaves. The stems spring from a compact creeping rhizomes which will, in time, form a nice clump. The white, green tipped flowers are borne in the axils of the upper leaves and despite being small are large in relation to the stems. Sometimes blue-black berries will follow. Prefers a humus-rich soil in light shade. Height 15cm with a 30cm spread. Hardy.
 
Polygonatum odoratum 'Red Stem' 
A choice and very rare cultivar of an herbaceous, perennial woodlander also referred to as Solomon' seal. Forms stands of really attractive red stems clothed with alternate, ovate foliage and during late spring into summer white, bell like flowers with green tips. Best suited to a position with ample moisture in a rich, leafy soil in part to 3/4 shade. Tolerates drier spots once established.  Compact, forming a clump with a height of around 60cm. Hardy.
 
Polygonatum stenophyllum
A woodland rareity producing stems clad with whorls of very narrow green leaves, curved at their tips. During late spring into summer white, bell-shaped flowers which hang beneath the foliage and are followed by blue-black, globose fruit. Best grown in full to part shade in a fertile, moisture retentive soil with adequate drainage. Will tolerate drier spots once established. Reaches approxiamately 1m in height with a 0.5m spread at its' base. Hardy .
 
Polygonatum verticillatum
A rare Solomon's seal with erect stems, clothed with whorls of very narrow pointed leaves. In spring clusters of small, white flowers hang from the upper leaf axils, followed by small red berries. By autumn the whole plant glows like a lamp in shades of honey and amber. Requires a position with ample moisture in an organic, woodsy type soil. Suited to part or full shade, avoiding any hot sun. Reaches a height of around 90cm with a 0.4m spread. Hardy
 
Potentilla - Stock varies around the following;
 
Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet' (AGM-H7)
Potentilla rupestris
Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' 
Potentilla 'William Rollisson' (AGM-H6)
Pontentilla 'Yellow Queen'
 
Primula - Stock varies around the following;
 
Primula beesiana (AGM-H6)
Primula x bulleesiana
Primula bulleyana (AGM-H7)
Primula florindae (AGM-H7) 
Primula 'Wanda' (AGM-H7)
Primula 'Wanda Hose-in-Hose' (AGM-H7) 

Pulsatilla - Range of various cultivars
 
Rehmannia elata (AGM-H3)
A very attractive upright perennial with deeply toothed, ovate leaves and lax racemes of two-lipped, purplish-pink flowers during summer and autumn. Cannot be classed as a hardy plant requiring a sunny, mild location and well drained soil. In colder areas either lift and protect in a cool frost free place or pot grow and keep in a cold greenhouse over winter. Reaches an approxiamate height of 1m with a spread of 0.4m. Protect from slugs and snails.
 
Rheum × hybridum 'Big Red'
A rarely encountered, very attractive and much more refined Rheum with large, dark green, deeply cut foliage and during summer tall spires of deep red flowers. Suited to a rich, moist soil to perform at its best, in full sun or partial shade. Size can vary depending on location but generally around the 1m mark in height and spread which makes it suitable for smaller gardens. Hardy. Listed here as x hybridum but may be allied to R.palmatum var tanguticum.
 
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum - Not available 2017
A superb, statuesque plant with large, deeply cut leaves, a beautiful deep copper-red when young, a colour which may be retained until flowering time. The magnificent June flower heads tower above the leaves held on strong stems and are normally deep red but can be shades of creamy-white to pink. Must have a rich, moist soil to perform at its best, in full sun or partial shade. Reaches a height of 1.5m when in flower with a similar spread. Hardy.
 
Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing'
A bold perennial that will really add colour to the border. The leaves emerge in spring a rich chocolate colour, then turn to a greeny-bronze through the summer before finally changing to chocolate and green in the autumn. Its clusters of tiny flowers appear in summer and also change colour as they mature from pale blush to rich burgundy. Requires a moist soil with organic matter, in half shade. A hardy plant with a height/spread of 0.6m.
 
Rodgersia podophylla
Highly ornamental Rodgersia with dramatically handsome foliage. The young unfolding leaves are rich dark brown in spring, turning green as they expand, often copper-tinted when mature. Heads of creamy astilbe-like flowers during summer. Best in moist, part shade needing ample moisture if grown in a sunnier spot. Shelter from strong winds so as to keep the foliage looking at its best. Height around 90cm, slowly forming an open clump. A hardy, architectural plant.

Rodgersia podophylla 'Crûg Colossus' BSWJ10909 
A most handsome foliage plant collected from Honshu, Japan by Crûg Farm Plants forming stands of very large leaves composed of 5 smaller leaflets that appear burgandy red in spring before gradually turning green with copper tints. Heads of creamy astilbe-like flowers during summer. Best in a humousy soil in part shade avoiding hot afternoon sun and strong winds in order to give the foliage protection. Height around 90cm, slowly forming an open clump. Hardy.
 
 
Romneya coulteri (AGM-H5)
The once seen never forgotten 'Californian Tree Poppy'. Forms many upright, branching stems clothed in glaucous-grey leaves, topped with fat buds, which open into huge white poppies with yellow stamens. Best in a warm, sunny sheltered position in any decent, well drained soil. The woody base will travel and young shoots will pop up some distance away so allow space. Can be slow to establish and resents root disturbance. Height around 2m. 
Please be aware that Romneya coulteri can be fickle before it establishes itself. Will struggle if planted poorly or sometimes you can be simply unlucky. During the first winter we recommend protecting the crown 
with bracken or discarded Christmas tree branches which will keep the crown both warm and importantly, dry. Hardy and tough when settled with no further problems. Likes a decent, well drained soil in a sheltered spot, avoiding any damp, cold corners. 
 
Rudbeckia - Stock varies around the following;

Rudbeckia 'Berlin'
Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii (AGM-H7) 
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' (AGM-H7)
Rudbeckia laciniata
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne' (AGM-H7) 
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry'
 
Salvia - Stock varies around the following;
 
Salvia 'Amistad'
Salvia argentea
Salvia Atrocyanea
Salvia 'Blue Note'

Salvia 'Ember's Wish'
  
Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'
Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'  
Salvia x jamensis 'Peter Vidgeon'
Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra San Antonio'
Salvia 'Christine Yeo' 
Salvia involucrata 'Bethellii' (AGM H3/4) 
Salvia 'Joy'
Salvia 'Love and Wishes'
Salvia microphylla var. microphylla 'Newby Hall' (AGM H4)
Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon' 
Salvia 'Mulberry Jam'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'  
Salvia nutans
Salvia patens 'Blue Angel' 
Salvia pratensis 'Indigo
Salvia 'Raspberry Ripple'
Salvia 'Royal Bumble'
Salvia 'Silas Dyson'
Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhügel' (AGM H7)  
Salvia uliginosa (AGM-H3/4)
Salvia ulignosa 'Ballon Azul'
 
Sanguisorba menziesii  
Erect stems bear upright spikes of maroon-red flowerheads during midsummer above long, red tinted, grey green leaves. Great for adding vertical interest and movement to a mixed herbaceous bed, or simply mixed with ornamental grasses for a naturalised effect. Requires a sunny or partly shaded spot in a moist but well drained soil. Can reach an approxiamate height of 1m when in flower with a foliage spread of 0.5m. An easy and hardy perennial.
 
Saruma henryi  
Saruma henryi is as sublime as it is uncommon. Its velvety leaves and distinctively shaped, soft yellow flowers make it a superb specimen plant. The pale yellow flowers have three petals and are borne at the tips of each stem in spring and intermittently through late summer. Requires a shady spot preferably in a moist, humous rich soil. Reaches an approxiamate height and spread of 60cm. A cracking herbacious and hardy plant. May self seed when settled.
 
Sauromatum venosum
A very unusual plant producing tubular shaped, purplish green flowers with dark markings that surround a rather smelly (not nice!), blackish purple central spike. Following the spring flower very attractive, large, finger-like, leaves emerge from purple mottled stems giving it an almost exotic appearence. Loves a rich, moist soil that avoids excessive winter wet in a spot
that avoids any hot sun. Height approx 0.5m. No problems with hardiness at Jersey Cottage

Saxifraga - Stock varies around the following;

Saxifraga 'Aureopunctata'
Saxifraga 'Dentata' - Not available 2017
Saxifraga stolonifera 'Kinki Purple' - BSWJ4972 - Not available 2017
Saxifraga 'Wada'


Scutellaria incana
A seldom seen Eastern American meadow native that provides weeks of color in mid-summer. Upright stems supporting fresh green foliage and for many weeks during summer eye catching deep blue flowers. Naturally occuring in open woods and clearings requiring some good sun in any decent, well drained soil. Will tolerate dry periods when established but better given some moisture. Can reach a flowering height of 70 to 90cm with a spread of 50cm. Hardy
.
 
Sedum - Stock varies around the following;
 
Sedum 'Abbey Dore' 
Sedum aizoon 
Sedum 'Bertram Anderson' (AGM-H7)   
Sedum 'Blue Carpet' 
Sedum 'Carl' (AGM-H7)
Sedum 'Joyce Henderson' 
Sedum 'Matrona' (AGM-H7)
Sedum 'Red Cauli' (AGM-H7) 
Sedum spurium 'Coccineum' 
Sedum telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Purple Emperor' (AGM-H7)
 
Sinopodophyllum hexandrum var. emodi
A very rare and choice herbacious perennial. During spring brown-bronze mottled, lobed leaves unfurl, followed by attractive white, cup-shaped flowers and unusual large, shiny, bright-red fruits during summer. Suited to a moist, leafy soil in a shady, sheltered position that avoids any strong sun or winds so as to keep the foliage at its best. Will reach a height of approx 30cm, slowly forming a clump 0.4m in width. A Strong, hardy and long lived plant.  
 
Solidago x luteus 'Lemore' (AGM-H7)
A late season herbaceous perennial forming erect stems clad with narrow, lance-shaped, medium green leaves and during late summer and into autumn arching plumes of pale yellow flowers. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Best given plenty of air circulation so as to avoid the mildews. A compact Golden Rod generally reaching a height and spread of 0.6m. A very hardy and attractive plant for late season colour. 
 
Strobilanthes attenuata 
A handsome, unusual and seldom seen plant. Produces many branching stems clothed with dark green hairy leaves and in late summer it becomes a mass of purple-blue hooded flowers which remain a feature for weeks. Requires a damp spot in sun or part shade, needing more moisture if grown in full sun. Height varies between planting locations but generally reaches around 0.6m with a similar spread. A lovely, hardy herbacious perennial providing late season colour.
 
Telekia speciosa
A big, bold, colourful daisy for shade! Produces strong, heart shaped, dark green foliage and during summer single, large, daisy-like flowers with yellow feathery petals and golden centres on branching stems. Suited to a cool, moist spot in part to full shade. Benefits from a sheltered spot out of strong winds. A long lived giant that improves with age reaching a height of between 1 and 1.5m with a spread of 1m after a few years. Seldom seen and very hardy.
 
Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum' 
An attractive, dry-loving, generally evergreen perennial making a dense mound of very attractive dimpled and crimped leaves. The short spikes of yellow-green flowers are an added attraction during summer. Grows best in well-drained soils in partial shade but will tolerate full sun if watered regularly in dry periods. Suitable for ground cover in dry, shady areas.
Reaches a height of 20 to 30cm with a spread of 50cm. Not bone hardy but pretty tough.
 
Thalictrum - Stock varies around the following;
 
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Thundercloud' (AGM-H5)

Thalictrum delavayi 'Album' 
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (AGM-H7)
Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum (AGM-H7)   
Thalictrum rochebrunianum
Thalictrum sphaerostachyum
 
Thermopsis chinensis
The 'Chinese Pea bush' is an utterly splendid and very rare perennial with gorgeous leaves divided into three, long, narrow leaflets and during late spring bears long, brilliant yellow flower spikes. At a quick glance the blooms resemble those of a lupin. Suited to a position in full sun in a poor to average, well drained soil. Avoid wet and very windy positions. A well behaved plant reaching an approx height and spread of 1m. A very hardy and choice plant.
 
Thermopsis lanceolata
The 'Lanceleaf thermopsis' is a very floriferous and beautiful early season perennial with gorgeous leaves divided into three, long, narrow, grey green leaflets and during late spring bears long, yellow flower spikes. At a quick glance the blooms resemble those of a lupin. Suited to a position in full sun or part shade in an average, well drained but moist soil. Avoid wet and very windy positions. Reaches an approx height and spread of 0.6m. V hardy.
 
Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket' 
A lovely Tiarella producing a lush, green mound of deeply cut leaves with dark chocolate central blotches. Frothy pink and white star-shaped flowers are produced in spring atop sturdy stems and last for many weeks. Superb in dappled shade, avoiding direct, hot sun. Requires a moist, humus rich soil that doesn't dry out. Will reach a height and spread of 30cm. Evergreen but benefits from a spring tidy to remove tired and tatty foliage. Hardy.
 
Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'
A strong Tiarella producing dramatic, shiny green, lacy foliage, with each leaf heavily marked with a darker centre. Late spring brings lightly fragrant flowers, frosted pink with a white interior. The evergreen foliage makes good winter colour but benefits from an early spring freshen up by removing any untidy or dead leaves. Requires a moist, humus rich soil in partial to full shade. Reaches a height of 30cm, slowly spreading to form a nice clump. Very hardy.
 
Tradescantia - Stock varies around the following;
 
Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Bilberry Ice' 
Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Isis'
Tradescantia 'Blushing Bride'

Tricyrtis formosana BSWJ3712
A rare and handsome 'Toad Lilly' with multiple stems clothed in rich, spotted, green leaves and during summer and into autumn heavily spotted purplish-pink flowers, with yellow-tinged throats. Raised from plants originally collected as seed from Yushan, the highest mountain in Taiwan. Suited to a decent, humous rich soil in part to full shade. Best to avoid any hot, 
afternoon sun. Reaches a height of approxiamately 0.6m with a similar spread. Hardy.

Tricyrtis formosana aff. glandosa 'Blu-Shing Toad' BSWJ052 
A lovely 'Toad Lilly' with multiple stems clothed in rich, green leaves and during summer wide, funnel-shaped, distinctly pink to red flushed summer flowers, so heavily spotted that the spots tend to merge. Raised from plants originally collected as seed from Tayuling in Eastern Taiwan. Suited to a decent, humous rich soil in part to full shade. Best to avoid any hot, afternoon sun. Reaches a height and spread of approx 0.6m with a similar spread. Hardy.
 
Tricyrtis 'Hototogisu' 
A lovely tricyrtis with branched, arching stems, clothed in rich-green, veined leaves which carry subtle dark markings and stay fresh throughout the season. During late summer multitudes of stunning, orchid like, purple pink flowers are borne at the end of the stems. Suited to any reasonably moist, humus-rich deep soil in full or part-shade. A tough plant but may benefit from a bark mulch in colder areas or in severe winters. Height of 0.75m with a 0.5m spread.

Tricyrtis 'Pink Freckles' 
A quality late season perennial forming a compact clump of ovate to lance-shaped, glossy, mid green leaves and upright stems bearing clusters of maroon-spotted, star-shaped, lilac-pink to pale pink flowers from summer into autumn. Suited to a decent, humous rich soil in part to full shade. Best to avoid any strong sun and dry conditions. Height and spread may vary dending on conditions but generaly around 40cm. A Hardy plant that can be in flower well into October.
 
 
Tricyrtis 'Shimone' 
A stunning hybrid 'Toad Lily' introduced from Japan producing multiple stems clothed in rich, green leaves and from mid to late summer into autumn a profusion of upturned white flowers, lightly speckled with purple, creating an overall lilac effect. Suited to a decent, humous rich soil in part to full shade. Best to avoid any strong sun and dry conditions. Reaches a height 
of approx 0.9m with a spread of 0.6m. A Hardy plant that can be in flower well into October.  
 
Tricyrtis 'Tojen'     
An extremely handsome tricyrtis with branched, arching, purple stems, clothed in rich-green, deeply veined leaves which stay fresh through the season. During late summer multitudes of stunning, unspotted lavender purple flowers are borne, blending to white in the centre. Suited to any reasonably moist, humus-rich deep soil in full or part-shade. A tough plant but may benefit from a bark mulch in colder areas or in severe winters. Height and spread 0.8m.
 
Tricyrtis 'White Towers'
An attractive Tricyrtis with branched, arching stems, clothed in pale-green sparsely spotted, hairy leaves and during late summer multitudes of stunning, upward facing, white, unspotted, flowers with pink stamens. Suited to any reasonably moist, humus-rich deep soil in full or part-shade. Avoid any direct, hot sun. Reaches a height of approx 60cm with a spread of 30cm. A tough plant but may benefit from a bark mulch in colder areas or in severe winters.  
 
Trillium - Stock varies around the following;
 
Trillium erectum (AGM-H5) - Not available 2017
A rarely seen, stunning woodlander forming a large clump of erect stems each carrying a whorl of three broadly ovate green leaves and during spring a large, solitary, nodding terminal flower with three maroon petals. Needs a deep, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in deep or partial shade. Mulch in autumn with leaf mould or any other organic matter. Reaches a flowering height of around 40 to 50cm, forming a clump 50cm wide given a few years. Hardy.
 
Trillium grandiflorum (AGM-H5) 
A rarely seen, stunning woodlander forming a large clump of erect stems each carrying a whorl of three broadly ovate leaves and during spring a large, solitary terminal flower with three recurved white petals. Needs a deep, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in deep or partial shade. Mulch in autumn with leaf mould or any other organic matter. Reaches a flowering height of around 20 to 30cm, forming a clump 50cm wide given a few years. Hardy.
 
Trillium luteum (AGM-H5) - Not available 2017
A rarely seen, stunning woodlander forming a clump of erect stems with three, whorled, broadly ovate leaves mottled with silvery green, and during spring solitary terminal yellow flowers with three narrow, upright petals. Needs a deep, moist but well-drained, humousy soil in deep or part shade. Mulch in autumn with leaf mould or any other organic matter. Flowering height of around 20 to 30cm, forming a clump 50cm wide given a few years. Hardy.
 
Trillium sessile - Not available 2017
A rarely seen, lovely woodlander forming a clump of erect stems with three, whorled, broadly ovate leaves each mottled with dark markings and during spring solitary, terminal, dark maroon flowers with three narrow, upright petals. Needs a deep, moist but well-drained, humousy soil in deep or part shade. Mulch in autumn with leaf mould or any other organic matter.  
Flowering height of around 20 to 30cm, forming a clump 50cm wide given a few years. Hardy.
 
Triteleia laxa 'Koningin Fabiola'  
A bulbous plant originally from Western North America producing wonderful, upturned starry violet-blue flowers from June through into July. Easy to grow in sunny, well-drained places, although it will even tolerate a dry, shady position. Looks particularly good growing through low ground-covering plants. Originally named after a queen of the Netherlands. A hardy little chap reaching no more than 50cm in height with a spread of approx 20cm.
 
Uvularia grandiflora (AGM-H5)
An extremely attractive, woodland perennial producing upright stems clothed in green leaves and during spring clusters of nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Each flower petal is slightly twisted and adds to their simple elegance. Likes a humous rich, moist soil with good drainage so as to avoid too much winter wet in part to full shade. Will not tolerate any hot sun. Can reach a height of 75cm, slowly forming a clump with an approxiamate spread of 60cm. Hardy. 
 
Veratrum nigrum (AGM-H7)
A choice perennial forming a clump of very handsome, pleated, elliptic leaves to 30cm in length, and during summer erect leafy stems to 1.2m in height, bearing large panicles of small star shaped, deep reddish-brown flowers. Likes deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well drained in partial shade or full sun so long as the soil does not dry out. Shelter from cold, dry
winds. Reaches a flowering height of 1.2m with a 0.6m spread. Protect from slugs. Hardy.

Verbascum - Stock varies around the following;

Verbascum bombyciferum
Verbascum chaixii
Verbascum chaixii 'Album'
Verbascum 'Firedance'
Verbascum 'Merlin'
 
Verbena bonariensis (AGM-H3/H4)
A tall perennial with erect, branching stems bearing sparse, oblong leaves and large clusters of very attractive, small, purple flowers from summer through into autumn. Needs a sunny spot in any decent, well drained soil. Pretty tough if given good drainage but should self seed, producing numerous seedlings for the following year. Reaches an approxiamate height of 1.5m with a spread of 0.5m. A very versatile plant that gives strong, late season colour.
 
Veronica - Stock varies around the following;

 
Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Crater Lake Blue (AGM-H6)
Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' (AGM-H5)

Veronicastrum virginicum f. roseum 'Pink Glow'
An upright perennial with erect, unbranched stems bearing whorls of narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and slender, dense racemes of pale pink flowers from midsummer to early autumn. Plant in full sun or partial shade in moist, moderately fertile soil, enriched with organic matter or a dollop of compost when planting. Can reach an impressive flowering height of 1.5m with a base spread of 0.5m. May take a year or two to bulk up and fill out. Hardy.

Viola - Stock varies around the following;

Viola riviniana Purpurea Group
Viola sororia 'Albiflora'
Viola sororia 'Priceana'

 
Zantedeschia aethiopica (AGM-H3) 
The Arum lily makes a striking architectural plant with beautiful, glossy foliage and superb, large, white, hood-shaped flowers in late spring or early summer. The plants are suited to a sunny, sheltered spot in damp conditions such as a bog garden but do well in normal border conditions provided it is humous rich with adequate moisture. Fairly tough but benefits from a straw mulch in cold winters. Suitable for growing in a pot. Height 0.8m with a 0.5m spread.
 
Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Crowborough' (AGM-H4) 
A striking architectural plant with rich green, arrow-shaped foliage. A prolific flowering form with large, white, funnel shaped flowers in late spring or early summer. Suited to a sunny, sheltered spot in damp conditions such as a bog garden but do well in normal border conditions provided it is humous rich with adequate moisture. Fairly tough but benefits from a straw mulch in cold winters. Suitable for growing in a pot. Height 0.8m with a 0.5m spread.
 
Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess' (AGM-H2)
An architectural, semi-evergreen perennial with large, arrow-shaped, dark green leaves and during late spring and into summer green spathes, white in the throat, with yellow spadices nestle in or just above the foliage. Suitable for shallow water but just as happy in a moist, sunny border. Reaches a flowering height of around 1m with a spread of 0.6m. Tough but can benefit from a straw mulch in severe winters when young. Suitable for growing in a pot. 
 
Zauschneria californica 'Ed Carman'  
Zauschneria californica is one of the autumn-flowering greats. A stunning plant in bloom that sizzles with colour, producing an abundance of orange-red fuschia type flowers. Native to hot dry places on the west coast of North America where it grows in nutrient deficient sun-baked soil, which make it the perfect plant for raised beds and gravel gardens. Pretty hardy if given the correct environment. Makes a clump 0.3m high with a spread of 0.6m.
 
 
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