AGM – RHS Award of Gardening Merit.
PBR – Plant Breeders Rights.
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You could plant up your garden just with plants in this section! We have an excellent selection of Achillea, Agapanthus, Anemones, Artemisia and Astrantia to name a few.
PLEASE NOTE: Many ASTER sp. have been reclassified. Most have been re-named as Symphyotricum but please see listing below for their new names and the cross-reference.
New plants for 2017 include ACONITUM ‘Ivorine’, AGAPANTHUS ‘Twister’, AGASTACHE ‘Blue Boa’, ASARUM europaeum, ASTER trifoliatus subsp. ageratoides ‘Harry Smith’ and two varieties of ANEMONE – ‘Dreaming Swan’ and A. Hadspen Abundance huphensis
As usual I have highlighted the plants that will grow in shade in green. If you have any questions, please speak to us in the plant nursery.
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Acanthus to Astrantia
|ACANTHUS mollis ‘Rue Ledan’||3’6”||£5.80|
|Pure white flowers on silvery spires in late summer.|
|Dark green shiny leaves, deeply divided.
Tall spires of mauve flowers followed by good seed heads.
|Dark green foliage with white edging, white flowers dusted with pink.|
|ACHILLEA ‘Apple Blossom’||2’6″||£5.40|
|Dark green foliage, flowers open peachy pink and age to a darker pink.
|Creamy yellow flowers. Tallish.|
|ACHILLEA ‘Inca Gold’||2′||£5.40|
|Opens marmalade-orange and fades to golden cream.
Flowers in late summer and best in some sun.
|Soft peach flowers in mid-summer inspire the name ‘Salmon Beauty’.
If cut back flowers again in autumn.
|ACHILLEA millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’||3′||£5.40|
|From a carpet of dark feathery leaves rise stems
topped with large flat heads of tiny cerise flowers.
|ACHILLEA millefolium ‘Rose Madder’||1’6″||£5.40|
|Soft, pinky red flowers, which fade to a biscuit colour.
A long flowering form from mid-summer to autumn.
|ACHILLEA nobilis subsp. Neilreichii||2′||£5.60|
|Masses of grey fluffy foliage. Creamy flowers.|
|ACHILLEA ptarmica ‘Boule de Neige’||2’6″||£5.40|
|Spreads but marvellous to pick. Double white button flowers.|
|Orange flowers fade to creamy-yellow. Green feathery foliage.
An Ernst Pagals introduction.
|ACHILLEA ‘Walther Funcke’||2′||£5.40|
|Bright orange flowers.|
|ACONITUM ‘Ivorine’ NEW||3′||£6.00|
|Creamy white flowers in a compact plant. Good in shade. Summer flowering.|
|ACONITUM carmichaelii ‘Barker’s Variety’||5′||£5.90|
|An erect plant, the flowers in early autumn are soft blue in loose spikes.|
|Dark green leaves and parchment coloured flowers in summer. The roots are poisonous. Easy.|
|ACTAEA matsumurae ‘White Pearl’||4′||£6.50|
|Green divided foliage. Bottle brushes of white flowers in autumn.
Needs some shade and good soil.
|Elegant clumps of stiff stems topped with fluffy white flowers,
followed by white berries on scarlet stems. Very eye-catching. Shade.
|Pure white flowers form the ‘bottle brushes’ on this excellent plant.
Flowers appear from late summer through to autumn.
|ACTAEA simplex ‘Brunette’||AGM||4′||£7.00|
|Dark purple foliage with pinky-‐white flowers in late summer. Fragrant.|
|ACTAEA simplex var. simplex Atropurpurea Group||4′||£7.00|
|Small white flowers form large bottle brushes in early autumn.
Dark brown foliage and stems.
|AEGOPODIUM podogaria ‘Variegatum’||1′||£5.00|
|The variegated ground elder, not as vigorous as the plain variety.|
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Black Bhuddist’||2′||£6.40|
|Dark stems and violet blue flowers. Deciduous, so hardier than most.|
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Black Magic’||2’||£6.40|
|Almost black buds from which inky pendant flowers open in summer.
Needs winter protection.
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Black Pantha’||2’||£6.40|
|Late flowering with very deep blue pendulous flowers.
Hardy in sunny well drained conditions. PBR
|Flowers are blue in the centre fading white at the edge of the petals.
Evergreen, so needs very well drained conditions and sun.
|AGAPANTHUS imperatus ‘Graskop’||2’||£6.40|
|The buds are held upright until they open very dark blue when they then
become pendulous. Deciduous.
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Megans Mauve’||2’6”||£6.40|
|Evergreen foliage, large bluey‐mauve flowers with a central stripe
of dark blue on each petal.
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Midnight Star’||2’||£6.40|
|Very dark blue flowers. Deciduous, so hardier than most.|
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Northern Star’||2’||£6.40|
|Dark purple buds, star-shaped blue flowers with a darker Stripe.
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Purple Cloud’||2’6”||£6.40|
|Dark black‐purple flowers in late summer. Hardy.|
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Sea Coral’||2’||£6.40|
|Pretty white flowers, pinkish apex. Narrow evergreen leaves.|
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Silver Moon’||2’||£6.80|
|Blue flowers with good foliage edged with white. PBR|
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Twister’ NEW||2′||£6.80|
|Bi-colour flowers, blue in the centre, white at the petal edge. Deciduous.|
|AGAPANTHUS ‘White Heaven’||3’||£6.40|
|Large heads of pure white flowers in late summer. Evergreen. PBR|
|AGAPANTHUS ‘Windsor Grey’||2’6″||£6.40|
|Large heads open grey and fade to a pinkish grey.
Deciduous and v. hardy.
|Fat spikes of bright blue in late summer. Loved by bees.
Needs well drained conditions in sun.
|AGASTACHE ‘Blue Boa’ NEW||2′||£5.60|
|Fat violet-blue spikes all summer. Needs sun and well drained conditions.
Bee plant. PBR
|AGASTACHE rugosa ‘Golden Jubilee’||2’||£5.50|
|Golden foliage, blue flowers in late summer.
Not too sunny to stop the foliage scorching. PBR
|AGERATINA altissima ‘Chocolate’||2’||£5.80|
|Very dark brown foliage, white flowers in late summer.
The foliage colours best in sun.
|AJUGA reptans ‘Black Scallop’||6″||£5.00|
|Very dark glossy leaves making excellent ground cover in sun.
Fat spikes of deep blue flowers. PBR
|Small soft green leaves with silver undersides.
Small scented greenish flowers in summer.
|Like a miniature A. mollis.|
|Lady’s mantle. Mound of rounded foliage, lime green flowers.|
|Rose pink flowers touched with peach and white, 8 maroon speckles.
Late summer. Hardy.
|ALSTROEMERIA ‘Indian Summer’||2’||£6.50|
|Bronze foliage and exotic orange and yellow flowers from
early summer onward. Well drained conditions. PBR
|ALSTROEMERIA ‘Sweet Laura’||18”||£6.00|
|Yellow and apricot flowers, vigorous and hardy.
Late summer into autumn. PBR
|ANAPHALIS nepalensis var.monocephala||1′||£5.80|
|Greyish foliage covered with white ‘everlasting’ flowers from July.
Forms a good mound.
|ANEMONE ‘Dreaming Swan’ NEW||2′||£6.50|
|Soft pink flowers fading to white with a purple reverse.
Autumn needs fertile soil.
|ANEMONE hupehensis ‘Hadspen abundance’ NEW||AGM||3′||£5.50|
|Single flowers, are dark pinky mauve petal,
alternating with paler pink petal.
|ANEMONE hupehensis var. japonica ‘Pamina’||AGM||2’6″||£5.50|
|A low growing form with up-turned flowers of deep pink. Compact.|
|ANEMONE hupehensis var. japonica ‘Rotkäppchen’||2’||£5.50|
|Semi double dark pink flower in late summer.|
|ANEMONE x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’||AGM||3’6″||£5.50|
|Very good dark green foliage, large single white flowers and a mass
of yellow stamens. Vigorous.
|ANEMONE x hybrida ‘Konigin Charlotte’||AGM||4′||£5.50|
|Large semi-double rose pink flowers in autumn.|
|ANEMONE x hybrida ‘Robustissima’||4′||£5.30|
|A vigorous anemone with pink flowers earlier in the year than A. japonica.|
|ANEMONE x hybrida ‘Whirlwind’||3′||£5.50|
|Semi‐double white flowered form.|
|Single white flowers, flushed with pink and with lots of dark anthers.
Flowering in June.
|ANEMONE multifida (magellanica)||1′||£5.50|
|Creamy white flowers followed by woolly seed heads.|
|Yellow flowers in spring on this running wood anemone.|
|ANEMONE rupicola ‘Ruffled Swan’||2′||£6.50|
|White semi-double flowers with a bluish reverse. Late summer.|
|The snowdrop anemone has small nodding white flowers in early
summer followed by fluffy seed heads.
|ANEMONE ‘Wild Swan’||18″||£6.50|
|White flowers with a blue backing.
Low growing and flowering for most of the summer. PBR
|ANGELICA sylvestris ‘Ebony’||4′||£5.50|
|Dark foliage and grey-pink cow parsley heads –
gives structure in the border. Biennial.
|ANTHEMIS tinctoria ‘E. C. Buxton’||2’6″||£6.00|
|A low growing form with parsley‐like leaves and creamy-yellow
flowers for most of the summer and into autumn.
|ANTHEMIS tinctoria ‘Sauce Hollandaise’||2’6″||£6.00|
|The same dark green foliage as ‘E C Buxton’ but the pale yellow flowers
fade to white. Best in sun and well drained conditions.
|ANTHRISCUS sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’||2’6″||£5.40|
|A cow parsley with brown leaves. The usual white flowers. Biennial.|
|ARALIA cordata ‘Sun King’||3’||£7.00|
|Bright golden foliage above which rise spikes of white flowers followed
by black fruit. Shade and not too dry.
|The small brown flowers look like little mice.
They appear in May and the foliage disappears in late summer.
|ARMORACIA rusticana ‘Variegata’||3’||£5.80|
|Variegated Horseradish. In the Spring the large upright leaves
are splashed with white. Small white flowers in early summer.
|ARTEMISIA lactiflora Guizhou Group||4’||£5.80|
|This form has brown stems and greeny-black leaves with the usual
creamy flowers in late summer.
|ARTEMISIA ludoviciana ‘Silver Queen’||2’6″||£5.80|
|Upright growth, broad grey leaves. Dies down in winter.|
|Very finely cut grey foliage with insignificant flowers.
Spreads quite rapidly and good under shrub roses.
|ARTEMISIA stelleriana ‘Boughton Silver’||6″||£5.60|
|Low and spreading with white foliage.
Will stand some shade and is very hardy.
|ARUM italicum ‘Pictum’||AGM||18″||£5.20|
|The marbled leaves appear in the autumn and survive the worst
winter weather. Lords and ladies flowers are followed by spikes
of red berries when the leaves have disappeared.
|A large plant with handsome leaves and large cream plumes
in mid-summer. Will survive anywhere.
|ASARUM europaeum NEW||AGM||9″||£5.40|
|Grown for its shiny, round, evergreen leaves.
Insignificant flowers Good ground cover.
|Large evergreen leaves marked with silver very like an evergreen
hardy cyclamen. Insignificant flowers in spring.
|ASTELIA chathamica ‘Silver Spear’||AGM||2′||£6.50|
|Silver sword like leaves. Good in a pot, needing good drainage and sun.
Not reliably hardy.
|ASTER Ageratoides ‘Ashri’||2’6″||£5.80|
|Clump forming and covered with white flowers from July until the frosts.|
|Large violet-blue, yellow centered daisies. Compact and mildew free.
Late summer. Will grow in dry shade.
|ASTER x frikartii ‘Monch’||AGM||3′||£5.80|
|Large blue flowers with a yellow eye. Always much admired.
Flowers in late summer.
|ASTER ‘Pink Star’||2’6″||£5.80|
|The name aptly describes this cultivar which flowers in early autumn.|
|ASTER trifoliatus subsp. ageratoides ‘Harry Smith’ NEW||2′||£5.80|
|Dark stems topped with many pink flowers in autumn.
Good even in dry shade.
|ASTER cordifolius ‘Little Carlow‘ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER divaricatus see Eurybia|
|ASTER ericoides ‘Cinderella‘ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER ericoides ‘Ringdove’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER laevis ‘Arcturus‘ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER lateriflorus ‘Lady in Black’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER lateriflorus ‘Prince’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER macrophyllus ‘Twilight’ see Eurybia|
|ASTER novae-angliae ‘Alma Potschke‘ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER novae‐angliae ‘Barr’s Violet’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER novae‐angliae ‘Harrington’s Pink’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER novae‐angliae ‘Herbstschnee’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER novae‐angliae ‘Purple Dome’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER novae-angliae ‘Septemberrubin’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER novi‐belgii ‘Vignem’ see Symphyotrichum|
|ASTER sedifolius see Galatella sedifolia|
|ASTER tradescantii see Symphyotrichum tradescantii|
|ASTILBE chinensis var. taquetii||3′||£5.80|
|Magenta pink flowers in large spikes in late summer.|
|Large circular leaves and sprays of cream flowers in summer.|
|ASTRANTIA ‘Dark Shiny Eyes’||2’||£5.80|
|Silver centres surrounded by red tinged bracts, a pretty combination.|
|ASTRANTIA major ‘Buckland’||2’||£5.80|
|One of the best Astrantias. Large dusty‐pink flowers surrounded
by silver‐ green bracts.
|ASTRANTIA major ‘Roma’||AGM||2’||£5.80|
|Large silver‐ pink flowers over a long period. PBR|
|ASTRANTIA major ‘Ruby Star’||2’||£5.80|
|An excellent red variety, dark stems and ruby-red flowers. PBR|
|ASTRANTIA major ‘Ruby Wedding’||2’||£5.80|
|Very dark red flowers , blooming throughout the summer.|
|ASTRANTIA major ‘Star of Beauty’||2’||£5.80|
|Two-tone effect with clusters of tiny white and purplish red flowers. PBR|
|ASTRANTIA major ‘Sunningdale Variegated’||AGM||2’ 6||£6.00|
|Greenish‐white flowers, the leaves are splashed with yellow. Best in sun.|
|Exquisite flowers, pink with pronounced ruff of rose-pink.
Spreads well in good soil.
|ASTRANTIA ‘Midnight Owl’||2’||£5.80|
|Large purple red flowers set inside silvery bracts|
|ASTRANTIA ‘Moulin Rouge’ NEW||3’||£6.00|
|Large deep red, almost black flowers in early summer
Sterile, so no seedlings and flowers for much longer. PBR
|Said to be an improvement on ‘Shaggy’.
Green tipped large white flowers. PBR