Availability List Updated On: 16/03/2019
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Abelia 'Edward Goucher' *
(Linneaceae) Compact semi-evergreen shrub. Lilac-pink tubular flowers in clusters produced freely in spring and early summer. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Abies balsamea Hudsonia Group *
'Dwarf balsam fir' (Pinaceae) Dwarf very slow growing fir tree from the boreal forests of northern Canada. Verdant green dense evergreen foliage of blunt needles with a bobbly habit. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Conifer   9cm  -  £2.25
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Acaena inermis 'Purpurea'
(Rosaceae) Forms a compact mat of semi-evergreen metallic purple foliage with short-stalked globular spineless Velcro-free flower heads. Vigorous inter-paver decoration. The richly coloured foliage is an excellent foil for other plants. 3cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm
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Acanthus spinosus
'Bear's breeches' (Acanthaceae) Attractive deeply cut foliage & a tall spike of white flowers with dusky purple hoods in mid summer. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   4L
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Achillea 'Feuerland' *
'Yarrow' (Asteraceae) Firey cherry red flowers with a yellow eye in a dense flat head in mid summer fading to burnt orange in late summer. Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' *
(Asteraceae) Rich long lasting red flowers in flattened heads in summer above finely cut grey-green foliage. A very striking variety. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Aconitum 'Spark's Variety'
'Monkshood' (Ranunculaceae) Mid-late summer flowering tall perennial with slender branching inflorescens of striking deep indigo monkshood flowers produced in great quantity. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L
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Aconitum carmichaelii Wilsonii Group *
(Ranunculaceae) A tall early autumn flowering perennial, deep violet-blue hooded flowers on stout spikes above dark glossy foliage. Allied to Delphiniums, but happier on the West of Scotland. Aconites are poisonous. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   3L  -  £6.75
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Aconitum x cammarum 'Bicolor'
'Blue & white monkshood' (Ranunculaceae) This distinctive perennial is a favourite of ours. The hooded flowers are half blue, half white on tall open spikes from mid to late summer above dark glossy finely cut foliage. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L
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Actaea matsumurae 'White Pearl'
Syn. Cimicifuga simplex 'W.P.' (Ranunculaceae) Tall, late flowering shade-loving perennial with graceful white foamy wands of scented flowers in autumn above pale green deeply cut foliage. A valuable plant for being a late flowering and shade tolerant. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   3L
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Aeonium 'Tip Top'
(Crassulaceae) New compact and bushy hybrid similar to the popular 'Zwartkop' but naturally branches much better. Frost tender succulent with striking purple-black foliage. Bed-out for the summer & bring in in winter or grow on a sunny windowsill. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (10)
House   10.5cm
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Aeonium 'Zwartkop'
(Crassulaceae) Frost tender succulent with striking purple-black foliage. Bed-out for the summer & bring in in winter or grow on a sunny windowsill. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (10)
House   10.5cm
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Agapanthus 'Black Pantha'
(Amaryllidaceae) New cultivar with striking dark indigo tubular flowers pendulously hanging from umbles in late summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   4L
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Agapanthus 'Lilliput'
(Amaryllidaceae) A hardy dwarf deciduous cultivar with wonderful deep navy blue flowers in compact heads during mid until late summer & one of our favourites. Excellent for the border front or growing in containers. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L
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Agapanthus 'Loch Inch'
(Amaryllidaceae) Dwarf blue flowered deciduous variety. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Agapanthus 'Sea Coral' *
(Amaryllidaceae) A medium height white with a hint of pink flowered evergreen variety, a good long flowerer at a useful height. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   3L  -  £6.75
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Agapanthus 'Torbay' *
(Amaryllidaceae) Compact of umbels of mid blue long tubular flowers in late summer. A hardy compact deciduous variety and one of our favourites. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   3L  -  £6.75
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Agapanthus campanulatus var. albus
(Amaryllidaceae) Sperical heads of white flowers in late summer and autumn. A hardy deciduous variety. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   3L
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Agapanthus Twister
'= 'Ambic001'' (Amaryllidaceae) Big round heads of unusual bicolour blue centred, white tipped flowers from July to September. Hardy South African deciduous clump-forming perennial. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1.5L
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Agapanthus white dwarf hybrids
(Amaryllidaceae) A lower growing hardy deciduous variety with dense umbles of white flowers in late summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   3L
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Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'
Syn. Eupatorium rugosum 'C.' (Asteraceae) Richly chocolate coloured foliage on a tall moisture loving perennial with creamy small daisy flowers in late summer in good years but grown primarily for the tasty looking leaves. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   3L
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Ajuga reptans 'Braunherz' *
'Bugle' (Lamiaceae) Useful, adaptable low groundcover Purple-bronze glossy leaves, deep blue flowers in spring and early summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Ajuga reptans Black Scallop *
'= 'Biclasca'' (Lamiaceae) New variety with tightly clustered distinctive shiny black-purple puckered rounded leaves & blue flowers in early summer. Forms a good dense groundcover under shrubs. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip *
'= 'Valfredda'' (Lamiaceae) A very distinctive compact dwarf, but still vigorous bugle with small chocolaty oblong foliage & short blue flowers in early summer. 7cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Ajuga reptans Sugar Plum *
'= 'Binsugplu' 'Bugle' (Lamiaceae) Colourfully variegaed perennial spreading by stolons to form quite an effective groundcover. Pink, cream and purple leaves and stems with mid blue flowers in early summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Allium cernuum
'Lady's leek' (Amaryllidaceae) Western American ornamental onion with nodding clustered heads of waxy ball-shaped amethyst flowers in early summer. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bulb   9cm  -  £2.50
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Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
Syn. A. aflatuense misapp. (Amaryllidaceae) Striking big 10cm dense purple balls of flowers on straight tall stems in early summer, good both for cutting and also for drying. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   1L  -  £3.75
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Allium karataviense
'Kara Tau garlic' (Amaryllidaceae) Ornamental onion with metallic purply-grey water-replant leaves & large palest purple-lavender globular flowers in early summer on a short stalk. The ornamental seed head dries well. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   1L  -  £3.75
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Allium schoenoprasum
'Chives' (Amaryllidaceae) Too well known to need much of a description. In early summer why not try the purple flowers mixed through a salad for a bit of colour. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Herb   8cm
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Allium schoenoprasum
'Chives' (Amaryllidaceae) Too well known to need much of a description. In early summer why not try the purple flowers mixed through a salad for a bit of colour. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Herb   9cm
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Allium schoenoprasum Quattro
'Chives Quattro' (Amaryllidaceae) New hybrid of common chived and garlic chives. Flat pale green leaves with a garlicky-chive flavour and dense and clustered mauve flowers from white buds in summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Herb   8cm
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Allium schoenoprasum var. sibiricum
'Giant chives' (Amaryllidaceae) Carries big round rosy-lilac blooms in summer on top of hollow aromatic stems; taller and thicker than normal chives. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   9cm
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Allium tuberosum
'Garlic chives' (Amaryllidaceae) Showy bulb with a broad dome white flowers on tall stems in late summer & autumn, but you grow it for the garlicy-chivey taste, use the flowers or foliage in salads, the whole plant is often used in Chinese cooking & is also known as 'Chinese Chives'. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Herb   9cm
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Aloysia triphylla
'Lemon Verbena' (Verbenaceae) Tender highly aromatic South American shrub. Grown for the lovely lemon scented pale green foliage that can be used as a flavouring ingredient. Open heads of palest pink flowers in late summer. Keep dry in the winter to keep it alive. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Herb   1.5L
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Alstroemeria Inca Glow
'Peruvian lily' (Alstroemeriaceae) New compact dwarf Alstroemeria bred for long-lasting colour in containers. Intricately marked rosy red trumpet flowers in clusters atop very short stems from mid summer to autumn. An excellent cut flower. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1.5L
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Alstroemeria Inca Sundance
'Peruvian lily' (Alstroemeriaceae) Dwarf compact hardy perennial with large buttery yellow flowers with maroon flecks all summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1.5L
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Alstroemeria Inca Vito
'Peruvian lily' (Alstroemeriaceae) Compact hardy perennial, ideal for growing in containers. Grows in to a small bushy plant plastered with dark scarlet tubular blooms all summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1.5L
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Alstroemeria psittacina 'Royal Star'
'Peruvian lily' (Alstroemeriaceae) Variegated perennial with a pale cream margin to the leaf. From mid to late summer it produces whorls of tubular claret-crimson flowers cream inside & at the tips & veined maroon inside atop tall slender stems. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Amelanchier canadensis
'June-berry' / 'Service-berry' (Rosaceae) Fine easy large shrub or small tree with masses of white flowers in spring, if the bullfinches haven't found it! It has excellent autumn colour. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Shrub   3L
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Anaphalis triplinervis 'Sommerschnee' *
'['Summer Snow']' (Asteraceae) A dome of woolly silver foliage covered with a galaxy of starry white papery everlasting type flowers with a pale yellow centre from July onwards. Unusual in being a silver-leaved plant that likes damp conditions. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   3L  -  £6.50
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Androsace lanuginosa *
'Woolly rock jasmine' (Primulaceae) Very attractive low dense trailing rockery plant with silky silvery leaves with neat lavender pink flowers with yellow eyes in delightful dense globular heads borne in mid-late summer. Unlike most species of Androsace it is easy to grow. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.00
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Anemone apennina *
(Ranunculaceae) Allied to the well known A. blanda though growing a bit larger. Strong blue many-petaled flat flowers in spring above pale green slightly hairy leaves. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   8cm  -  £0.00
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Anemone flaccida *
'Nirin-sou' (Ranunculaceae) Rare small Anemone from moist woodlands in Japan. Deep green marbled leaves & two single white flowers on each short stem in late spring. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox'
'Japanese anemone' (Ranunculaceae) Among the first Japanese anemones to flower with 5 to 8 rounded deep pink petals making a flower 6cm across with a yellow centre in late summer. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Anemone multifida Yellow *
(Ranunculaceae) Short easy American perennial for the border front or rockery. Soft primrose yellow flowers for a good time in late spring and early summer followed by attractive white cottony seed heads. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Anemone multifida Yellow
(Ranunculaceae) Short easy American perennial for the border front or rockery. Soft primrose yellow flowers for a good time in late spring and early summer followed by attractive white cottony seed heads. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L
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Anemone nemorosa 'Alba Plena' *
'Double wood anemone' (Ranunculaceae) Beautiful double white flattened pom-pom flowered form of the much loved native. A low creeping perennial that dies down after flowering making way for later plants. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.50
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Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana' *
'Blue wood anemone' (Ranunculaceae) A beautiful soft lavender blue-flowered form of our native wood anemone. A low creeping perennial that dies down after flowering making way for later plants. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.50
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Anemone ranunculoides *
'Yellow anemone' (Ranunculaceae) Deep yellow flowers above divided leaves & red stems in spring, an attractive small species similar to the wood anemone, also suitable for naturalising in a woodland setting. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.00
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Anemone sylvestris *
'Snowdrop windflower' (Ranunculaceae) Small perennial with beautiful simple white flowers, like a short Japanese Anemone but flowering in May & June. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind'
(Ranunculaceae) Japanese anemone with semi-double white flowers with narrow irregular petals with a yellow centre in autumn. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Angelica gigas
(Apiaceae) Impressive biennial which shoots up to 5-6ft on claret stems & tops them with several bold dense claret umbels in mid-late summer. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Antennaria dioica *
'Mountain everlasting' (Asteraceae) Diminutive native alpine plant forming a compact silvery mat with small tufty heads of white flowers on short stalks in early summer. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Antennaria dioica 'Nyewoods Variety' *
'Mountain everlasting' (Asteraceae) Small Scottish native mat forming alpine with salmon-Pink flowers borne in clutters during Early summer. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Antennaria rosea *
'Mountain everlasting' / 'Pussy toes' (Asteraceae) Creeping alpine with small silver-backed leaves. In early summer it sends up hundreds short stalks each with a tuft of fluffy deep pink flowers on the end. A more striking American relative of the Scottish native A. dioica. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'
'Dyer's yellow chamomile' (Asteraceae) Lovely mayonnaise & yolk-yellow coloured daisies by the hundred all summer and an excellent cut flower. Cutting back Anthemis tinctoria in early May makes for bushier plants & prolongs flowering. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
'Purple cow parsley' (Apiaceae) Fern-like purple leaves with light umbles of white flowers above in summer. A lovely & easy biennial that will self-seed true, so be sure not to over-zealously dead-head. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Antirrhinum Antirinca Copper Apricot
'Snapdragon' (Plantaginaceae) Unusual new variety; upright and bushy with dark foliage and open flowers on a spike, broad, antiqued orange flushed apricot with maroon markings in the centre and a lovely scent. A tough bedding plant good as a centrepiece of a planter. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Bedding   1L
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Antirrhinum Pretty in Pink
'= 'Pmoore07'' (Plantaginaceae) New bushy perennial flowering from June to September. Masses of deep pink tubular flowers, great for cutting. Give a warm spot with sharp drainage to increase it's chances of surviving a wet winter. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1.5L
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Aquilegia 'Crimson Star' *
(Ranunculaceae) Cottage garden perennial with large red flowers with ivory trumpets in late spring and early summer. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L  -  £3.75
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Aquilegia flabellata Cameo Series *
(Ranunculaceae) Extremely dwarf late spring flowering columbines in mixed pastel shades of pink white and blue. 7cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Aquilegia Hybrids *
'Columbine' / 'Grannies bonnet' (Ranunculaceae) Various coloured cottage garden favourites. Blue & white combinations are most frequent on tall stems in late spring & early summer. 40-70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Aquilegia vulgaris var. flore-pleno 'Winky Rose' *
'Columbine' / 'Grannies Bonnet' (Ranunculaceae) Almost hose-in-hose double, stout rose pink bell flowers in late spring and early summer. Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' *
'Double columbine' (Ranunculaceae) Clump forming herbaceous perennial. Double red flowers with green tips in late spring and early summer, very popular for woodland fringe and cottage garden planting. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.50
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Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port' *
'Double columbine' (Ranunculaceae) Dark ruby red spur-less double flowers in early summer. An easy, popular & rewarding clump-forming herbaceous perennial. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.50
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Arctotis x hybrida 'Hannah'
'Gousblom' (Asteraceae) South African half-hardy perennial, great for tubs and borders. Warm orange-red daisies all summer above downey silver-grey foliage. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Bedding   1L
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Arenaria 'Lemon Ice' *
'Mountain sandwort' (Caryophyllaceae) Compact trailing rockery plant with masses of simple palest iced lemon yellow flowers all summer long. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Arenaria 'Lemon Ice' *
'Mountain sandwort' (Caryophyllaceae) Compact trailing rockery plant with masses of simple palest iced lemon yellow flowers all summer long. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Arisaema griffithii *
(Araceae) Clump-forming bulbous perennial. Mottled stems topped with dark green trifoliate leaves. The white, green & dark purple striped spathe is broad & folded over at the mouth. The appendix of the spadix is a long & thin purple tail. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bulb   2L  -  £6.00
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Arisaema nepenthoides *
(Araceae) Clump-forming bulbous perennial. Stems chequered & spotted pinkish & brown. The Trifid-like 'flower' is an upright spathe with a slightly cupped & forward pointing tip, green, purplish-brown, & white markings. Very tropical looking. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bulb   2L  -  £6.00
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Armeria maritima 'Dusseldorfer Stolz'
'[Dusseldorf Pride]' (Plumbaginaceae) A fine form of the native 'Sea Pink' or 'Thrift' with dark pink flowers on shorter stalks over most of the summer and a mat-forming habit. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   9cm
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Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia'
'Thrift' / 'Sea pink' (Plumbaginaceae) Narrow dense rich ruby foliage and deep dusky pink pom-pom flowers from early to mid summer. Excellent form of this invaluable native coastal perennial and a great accompaniment to silver-leaved plants. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm
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Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
'Thrift' / 'Sea pink' (Plumbaginaceae) Vivid pinky-purple flowered vigorous form of a native seashore perennial. A tidy & showy addition to any rockery. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Armeria pseudarmeria Ballerina Purple *
(Plumbaginaceae) A larger and broader in leaf and flower than normal thrift, deep purple flowers produced throughout summer. Has a certain charming old cottage garden feel. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Armeria pseudarmeria Ballerina Red *
(Plumbaginaceae) A larger and broader in leaf and flower than normal thrift, deep red flowers produced throughout summer. Has a certain charming old cottage garden feel. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Armeria pseudarmeria Ballerina White *
(Plumbaginaceae) Cottage garden perennial. Larger and more leafy and bigger than the familiar sea pink (A. maritima) but with similar pom-pom flowers in white in early-mid summer. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Armoracia rusticana
'Horseradish' (Brassicaceae) A vigorous herb with coarse dock-like poisonous leaves & branched white parsnip-like roots with a strong hot flavour that when grated make a popular condiment for beef. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Herb   1.5L
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Artemisia abrotanum
'Southernwood' (Asteraceae) An aromatic old cottage garden favourite. Soft greenish-grey leaves used in pot-pourri and as a moth repellent, do not eat. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Herb   2L
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Artemisia dracunculus
'Tarragon' (Asteraceae) Aromatic woody deciduous perennial with narrow leaves which may be used as a seasoning & it is particularly good with chicken. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Herb   8cm
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Arthropodium candidum purpureum
'Rephinapapa' (Asparagaceae) Short deciduous groundcover with soft narrow grassy leaves almost covered in purplish spots. Open heads of tiny white flowers with fluffy stamens in summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   9cm
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Aruncus aethusifolius
(Rosaceae) A first rate dwarf perennial, Short, stiff spikes of creamy-white fluffy flowers in summer & excellent red autumn colour. The foliage is more finely cut & the plant is far more compact than the commoner 'goats beard', A. dioicus. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   9cm
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Astelia 'Red Devil' *
(Asteliaceae) Excellent foliage plant from New Zealand. Forms a tight clump of upright stiff sword-like leaves, metallic silver and flushed ruby red. A hybrid of the hardy A. nivicola. Very neglect tolerant and brilliant in large containers on a patio. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L  -  £8.00
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Astelia chathamica
(Asteliaceae) Tough & spectacular plant from the remote wind battered Chatham Islands 550 miles east of New Zealand. Bold silver sword-like foliage forming a large clump in time. Excellent for a large container, happy in dry shade or a sunny peat bog. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   3L
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Aster alpinus 'Goliath'
(Asteraceae) Carpeting rockery perennial with masses of lilac-blue daisies with yellow eyes from early to mid summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   1L
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Aster diplostephioides
(Asteraceae) Rarely seen Himalayan perennial with a neat bushy habit & 3" wide daisies with slender pale blue-purple ray florets & a broad rusty coloured centre in mid-late summer. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L
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Aster tongolensis
(Asteraceae) Hardy Himalayan perennial rockery daisy with narrow petaled sky blue flowers in late spring to mid summer above dark green furry edged leaves. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L
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Astilbe 'Etna' (japonica hybrid)
(Saxifragaceae) Clump forming herbaceous perennial. Very dark red fluffy plumes in early-mid summer over dark bronze leaves. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Astilbe 'Hennie Graafland' (simplicifolia hybrid)
(Saxifragaceae) Compact plants with superb finely cut dark foliage, airy sprays of clear pink flowers in early-mid summer. Similar to the better known 'Sprite', but with a deeper pink flower. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Astilbe 'Red Baron' *
(Saxifragaceae) Clump forming herbaceous perennial with deep red dense fluffy plume spikes in mid summer above dark leaves. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Astilbe 'Rock and Roll'
(Saxifragaceae) Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Pure white plume flowers on dark black-red stems in mid summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L
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Astilbe 'Willie Buchanan' (simplicifolia hybrid)
(Saxifragaceae) An excellent small perennial with finely dissected dark bronze green foliage and airy sprays of white flowers in late July and August. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L
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Astilbe x crispa 'Lilliput'
(Saxifragaceae) Unusual very dwarf variety with strange stiff dark foliage topped by palest pink compact flower spikes in mid to late summer. A miniature architectural plant for the front of a damp border. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L
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Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson'
(Apiaceae) A good new selection with rich claret flowers in early to mid summer above dark flushed foliage. Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   1.5L
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Astrantia maxima
(Apiaceae) Excellent perennial with strong pink very long-lasting flowers in summer above neat bright green foliage. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae' *
'Tatting fern' (Athyriaceae) This small Lady Fern earns its common name from the similarity of it's fronds to strings of hand-made lace. They take the form of a series of crispy, lacy beads alternating & overlapping down the short frond. Undoubtedly a novelty fern, but a good one. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Fern   1.5L  -  £5.00
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Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae' *
'Tatting fern' (Athyriaceae) This small Lady Fern earns its common name from the similarity of it's fronds to strings of hand-made lace. They take the form of a series of crispy, lacy beads alternating & overlapping down the short frond. Undoubtedly a novelty fern, but a good one. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Fern   3L  -  £7.00
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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Ursula's Red'
'Painted Lady Fern' (Athyriaceae) Deciduous fern with metallic fronds with a broad bronzy-red band down the centre of the fronds. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Fern   1.5L
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Aubrieta 'Doctor Mules Variegated'
(Brassicaceae) Spreading easy alpine with cream and pale green variegated foliage with masses of purple flowers in spring. Aubrieta appreciate a touch of lime. 7cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Aubrieta Audrey Red Purple Mix
(Brassicaceae) Showy spring flowering trailing rockery plants with masses of red-purple flowers. Apreciates a touch of lime, so is splendid in a sunny slightly crumbling pointed wall. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Austroderia richardii
Syn. Cortaderia r. 'Toe-toe (Poaceae) Large New Zealand grass, frequently mistaken for a pampas grass. Big arching plumes in mid summer. Incredibly tough and adaptable found in many gardens in inhospitable corners of Scotland. The seed heads are a magnet for chaffinches. 2-3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Grass   2L
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Azorella trifurcata 'Nana'
(Apiaceae) An evergreen tight glossy green hard hummocky carpet of jagged-looking bright green leaves with small yellow flowers in summer. A plant that it is hard to resist giving an inquisitive prod. 2cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm
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Berberis thunbergii Coral *
'='Maja'' (Berberidaceae) Compact dwarf deciduous shrub. Rosy red rounded leaves with a thin green margin in summer, turning fiery red and orange in autumn. Small soft yellow flowers in spring and purple-black berries in summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   1L  -  £4.50
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Berberis x ottawensis f. purpurea *
(Berberidaceae) Deciduous spiny stemmed upright growing stems with rich purple round leaves colouring red in autumn. small soft yellow flowers in early spring, small purple-black berries in late summer/autumn. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea' *
(Saxifragaceae) Evergreen ground cover perennial with big round fleshy purple-flushed leaves and deep magenta-plink flowers from early to late spring. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Billardiera longiflora Compact, Cherry Fruit
(Pittosporaceae) Unusual smaller growing form originating from the exposed south coast of Tasmania. Matt deep green leaves, pale yellow hanging narrow bell flowers in early summer followed by cherry-red ovoid fruit in mid summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Climber   2L
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Bolax gummifera *
(Apiaceae) Unusual neat very tight evergreen sage green hard tussock forming rockery plant from southern South America & The Falkland Islands. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.50
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Bolax gummifera
(Apiaceae) Unusual neat very tight evergreen sage green hard tussock forming rockery plant from southern South America & The Falkland Islands. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm
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Brachyglottis 'Frosty'
(Asteraceae) Compact, bushy evergreen shrub with sage green small slightly wavy edged leaves covered with white downy hairs when young. Yellow daisy flowers in mid summer. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L
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Brachyglottis bidwidii var. viridis
Syn. B. buchananii hort. (Asteraceae) Tough tight ball of thick dark glossy-green round leaves with a buff-coloured reverse & silvery young growth. Hardy slow-growing shrub for the larger rockery or shrub border edge. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L
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Brachyglottis monroi *
Syn. Senecio m. (Asteraceae) Grey-leaved evergreen small to medium sized shrub growing wider than high. The leaves have an attractive wavy margin with white backs. Produces a mass of yellow daisies in mid summer. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Brachyglottis rotundifolia *
Syn. Senecio renoldii. 'Muttonbird shrub' (Asteraceae) One of the most salt wind tolerant shrubs, it makes a large solid bush in even the most exposed places. The large thick round evergreen emerald green leaves are like boot leather. Great for solid coastal windbreaks. A common wild plant on Stewart Island at the bottom of New Zealand, people used to send postcards written on it's leaves from there. The common name 'muttonbird shrub' really refers to the habitat type it often occupies in the wild; where it is the co-dominant species along with Dracophyllum longifolium under which 'muttonbirds' (Sooty Shearwater) have their burrows. 2-3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Brachyglottis Walberton's Silver Dormouse *
'='Walbrach'' (Asteraceae) New hybrid of the popular "Sencio greyii" type, thickly felted silver-grey almost white young leaves, a compact habit and yellow daisies in early summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' *
'Siberian bugloss' (Boraginaceae) Large heart shaped metallic silver leaves with green veins. Masses of small sky blue flowers in spring. Clump forming herbaceous perennial. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   2L  -  £6.50
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart'
'Siberian bugloss' (Boraginaceae) Large heart shaped metallic silver leaves with green veins. Masses of small sky blue flowers in spring. Clump forming herbaceous perennial. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   2L
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Buddleja 'Lochinch' *
'Butterfly bush' (Scrophulariaceae) A Buddleja fallowiana & davidii hybrid that originated in Wigtownshire in the 1950s it has attractive grey foliage, white young growth & lilac-blue highly scented cones of flowers from mid to late summer. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Buddleja 'Purple Splendour'
'Butterfly Bush' (Scrophulariaceae) Compact semi-dwarf Buddleja. Greyed semi-evergreen foliage and tight cones of sweetly scented deep purple flowers in mid-late summer. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   3L
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Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' *
'Butterfly bush' (Scrophulariaceae) Popular, large vigorous shrub with highly fragrant deep violet cones of flowers in mid to late summer. Cut back hard in early spring to maintain good quality and flowering. 2.75m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue' *
Syn. B. Nanho Blue 'Butterfly bush' (Scrophulariaceae) Narrow mauve-blue tight & quite columnar fragrant flower heads in mid summer. Narrow and smaller than normal for B. davidii greyed foliage. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Buddleja davidii 'Sophie' *
'Butterfly Bush' (Scrophulariaceae) New dwarf Buddleja with a compact arching habit forming a neat ball 2' high by 3' wide with lots of long cones of pale purple scented flowers from early to mid summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Buddleja globosa 'Cally Orange'
'Orange ball tree' (Scrophulariaceae) Vigorous large shrub with fragrant balls of orange-yellow flowers in early summer, this form has larger richer-coloured flowers than the typically encountered form. Unlike Buddleja davidii it dislikes heavy pruning. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L
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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' *
'Feather reed grass' (Poaceae) Deciduous variegated grass forming large compact clumps. Green margins to the leaves with a cream stripe down the middle, the reverse of 'Overdam'. Creamy cloudy plumes of flowers in mid-late summer. 1.7m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Grass   2L  -  £5.75
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Callistemon 'Amorette'
Syn. Melaleuca viminalis 'Weeping Bottlebrush (Myrtaceae) Compact evergreen Australian shrub with big deep pink bottlebrush flowers in early to mid summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Callistemon citrinus
Syn. Melaleuca citrina 'Crimson bottlebrush (Myrtaceae) Rich red 'bottlebrushes' of flowers arise from the previous years wood in mid-late summer, amongst the most popular of the genus. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L
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Callistemon viridiflorus
Syn. Melaleuca virens 'Green bottlebrush (Myrtaceae) A dense yellow-green flowered Tasmanian bottlebrush, evergreen & flowering in mid to late summer. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Calluna vulgaris 'Beoley Gold' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) Quite upright growing heather with golden foliage year round. white flowers in August and September. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'Boskoop' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) Golden foliage tinted orange then red in winter. Lavender in August and September. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Heather   8cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Star' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) A upright heather with dark foliage and dark rosy purple flowers in August and September. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'Firefly' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) Compact selection with reddish-brown foliage turning more orange in winter. erect spikes of purplish pink flowers in August and September. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'Gold Mist' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) White flowers in August-September on the tips of erect golden green foliage. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'J.H. Hamilton' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) Heather with double rosy pink flowers in August and September. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'Kinlochruel' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) A low spreading heather with masses of double white flowers in August and September. A sister cultivar to 'County Wicklow'. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'Kirby White' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) Upright habit with mid green foliage, gold tipped in spring. White flowers in August-September. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'Radnor' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) Broad growing heather with double pink flowers in August and September. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Torch' *
'Ling' (Ericaceae) Broad growing heather with rosy growth in spring as you might expect. Long spires of pale pink flowers in August and September. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Heather   8cm  -  £1.75
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Caltha palustris var. alba *
'White marsh marigold' (Ranunculaceae) A small compact form of the king cup with brilliant white flowers with yellow centres in early spring, amongst the first perennials to flower. Why not plant among Siberian irises for some early interest. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L  -  £3.75
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Caltha palustris var. alba
'White marsh marigold' (Ranunculaceae) A small compact form of the king cup with brilliant white flowers with yellow centres in early spring, amongst the first perennials to flower. Why not plant among Siberian irises for some early interest. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L
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Caltha palustris var. palustris *
Syn. C. polypetala hort. 'Marsh marigold' (Ranunculaceae) A sumptuous large form of kingcup. Big bright shining yellow blooms in spring on red stems, starts flowering a bit before the wild form. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Caltha palustris var. palustris 'Plena' *
'Double marsh marigold' (Ranunculaceae) Double yellow pom-pom flowers in early spring. Shorter & tighter growing than the normal single type but a bit taller than the white. A great early injection of sunshine. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   1L  -  £3.75
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Caltha palustris var. palustris 'Plena' *
'Double marsh marigold' (Ranunculaceae) Double yellow pom-pom flowers in early spring. Shorter & tighter growing than the normal single type but a bit taller than the white. A great early injection of sunshine. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   1L  -  £3.75
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Camassia leichtlinii 'Semiplena' *
'Californian white double quamash' (Asparagaceae) A rather rare & desirable form of this summer flowering bulb. Dozens of double ivory white flowers on tall stem in summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Bulb   2L  -  £6.00
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Camassia leichtlinii ssp. leichtlinii *
'Californian white-flowered quamash' (Asparagaceae) Summer flowering bulb with lovely ivory white star-shaped flowers borne on leafless stems in tall spikes in early summer. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Bulb   2L  -  £6.00
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Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii Caerulea Group *
'Quamash' (Asparagaceae) Tall spikes of stunning violet blue star-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Large hardy and quite easy Western American summer flowering bulb. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Bulb   2L  -  £5.50
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Camellia japonica 'Bushfield Yellow' *
(Theaceae) Evergreen shrub with rounded dark green glossy green leaves and double anemone-form flowers, white petals frilly in the middle and flushed yellow in spring. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £10.00
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Campanula 'Kent Belle' *
(Campanulaceae) Tall perennial with lots of large striking deep violet pendant bell flowers in midsummer on tall stems that need staking. 1.4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.50
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Campanula alliarifolia *
(Campanulaceae) Shortish perennial with upright spikes bearing a column of many large milk white hanging bells above attractive slightly felted leaves. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.50
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Campanula alliarifolia
(Campanulaceae) Shortish perennial with upright spikes bearing a column of many large milk white hanging bells above attractive slightly felted leaves. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   2L
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Campanula carpatica 'Blaue Clips' *
'Tussock bellflower' (Campanulaceae) Compact easy rockery plant with large upstanding open saucers of china-blue bellflowers throughout the summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Campanula carpatica f. alba 'Weisse Clips' *
'Tussock Bellflower' (Campanulaceae) Compact easy rockery plant with large upstanding open saucers of pure whire bellflowers throughout the summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Campanula cochlearifolia 'Jingle Blue' *
'Fairies Thimbles' (Campanulaceae) Vigorous rockery plant with masses of small mid blue cupped bellflowers in early-mid summer. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Campanula garganica 'Major'
'Adriatic bellflower' (Campanulaceae) Dense low carpets covered with open star-like sky blue flowers in late spring & summer. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1L
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Campanula glomerata 'Superba' *
'Clustered bellflower' (Campanulaceae) Compact small herbaceous perennial violet-blue tubular flowers in early summer in a tight cluster on the top of stems and in a whorl lower on the stem. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'
(Campanulaceae) Large bushy herbaceous perennial. Violet-blue outward facing bell flowers on plants more compact than the typical form & very attractive. 1.3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L
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Campanula latiloba 'Hidcote Amethyst'
'Great bellflower' (Campanulaceae) Upright rossette-forming herbaceous perennial with open bells of plae amethyst-violet blooms in mid summer in short racemes. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Campanula persicifolia 'Telham Beauty' *
'Willow Bell' (Campanulaceae) Very large lilac-blue bell-shapped flowers thought the summer. Clump forming herbaceous perennial. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.50
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Campanula poscharskyana *
(Campanulaceae) Heart-shaped leaves on trailing stems & deep lavender-blue flowers in summer & autumn. Lovely trailing over the top of a retaining wall. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Cardamine raphanifolia *
Syn. C. latifolia (Brassicaceae) Pale magenta-purple ladies smock flowers in late spring. Vigorous & reliable early flowering plant for a soggy site, it largely dies back down to the distinctive surface rhizome by midsummer. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.50
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Carex testacea
(Cyperaceae) Evergreen tussock-forming sedge from New Zealand. Copper coloured quite broad foliage making a dense mound. Good for adding colour and structure to pond margins that can be rather bare in winter. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Grass   9cm
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Catananche caerulea
'Blue Cupidone' (Asteraceae) Easily grown, short lived slightly glaucous perennial for a sunny aspect. Blue daisy flowers in mid to late summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L
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Centaurea hypoleuca 'John Coutts' *
(Asteraceae) Clear pink long-lasting flowers in mid summer on robust plants with white-grey backed pale grey-green leaves, possibly the best in the Genus. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Centranthus ruber *
'Red valerian' (Caprifoliaceae) Fleshy pale leaves & heads of deep carmine red flowers in summer, much loved by bees & butterflies. Often seen growing out of cracks in sunny walls in old walled gardens. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.50
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Cerastium tomentosum *
'Snow-in-Summer' (Caryophyllaceae) Popular old fashioned garden plant seen growing prolifically out of the walls of many old gardens on the West Coast. White flowers at the end of sprawling silver woolly stems in early summer. 7cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.50
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Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dream'
(Plantaginaceae) Attractive long flowering small Mediterranean perennial, tight trailing stems with small rounded matt greyed-green leaves & masses of small blue flowers with white eyes in clusters all summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   11.5cm
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Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum' *
'Pink hairy chervil' (Apiaceae) Easy and very attractive perennial for damper ground. Umbels of vivid pink flowers in late spring to mid summer above cut foliage similar to that of sweet cicely. Looks lovely if used in a naturalistic open woodland setting. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' *
(Cupressaceae) Coniferous tree, fairly slow growing into a cone shape with dense, soft silky-looking silvery grey and green evergreen foliage. 10m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Conifer   3L  -  £8.00
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Chamaemelum nobile 'Treneague'
'Lawn camomile' (Asteraceae) The non-flowering & very aromatic form of the familiar herb. Camomile has many medicinal uses & has also been used in cooking for its' pleasant smell. This compact form is ideal for making aromatic seats or patches of lawn. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Herb   9cm
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Chelone obliqua
'Pink turtlehead' (Plantaginaceae) American herbaceous erect clump forming perennial with cone shaped inflorescens of pink flowers a bit like turtles peeking out from their shells. Easy to grow & popular with bees. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   3L
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Chiliotrichum diffusum *
'Fachine' (Asteraceae) A bushy shrub from southern South America & the Falkland Islands (where it is the tallest native woody plant), closely related to Olearia with narrow grey-green leaves & many white daisy flowers with soft yellow eyes in early summer. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Chionodoxa luciliae 'Alba'
Syn. Scilla l. (Asparagaceae) Lovely easy short early flowering spring bulb with open star-like upward-facing brilliant white flowers. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Bulb   9cm  -  £1.50
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Chrysanthemum weyrichii
(Asteraceae) Easy long flowering rockery plant from N Japan to Kamchatka forming dense carpets of fleshy green deeply cut leaves, very large mauve pink daisies with yellow eyes on branched short red stems from summer into early autumn. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   1L
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Chusquea culeoa
(Poaceae) Hardy but exotic looking large bamboo from Chile forming a big tight clump of leafy thick knobbly canes. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Grass   2L
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Cirsium 'Mount Etna'
'Spear thistle' (Asteraceae) Ornamental thistle from the slopes of the Sciilian volcano. Striking bicoloured flowers, pink on the tips with palest pink lower down from mid to late summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L
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Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' *
'Spear thistle' (Asteraceae) Tall upright clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Striking deep ruby-red flowered spineless thistle flowers in early summer. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Cistus x hybridus *
(Cistaceae) Rough textured rich green leaves & hundreds of white flowers with yellow centres in early to mid summer. Hardy Mediterranean evergreen shrub. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Cistus x purpureus *
'rock rose' (Cistaceae) An old and proven upright hybrid with narrow sage green leaves and large open deep purplish pink blooms, blotched maroon near the base of each petal produced all summer. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'
Syn. C. tangutica 'B.MacK.' (Ranunculaceae) Vigorous climber with fleshy yellow cupped bells in mid to late summer & early autumn, by when they are accompanied by the long lasting fluffy seed heads. Grows up the telegraph pole in our Nursery. 5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Climber   2L
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Clematis 'Jackmanii Superba'
(Ranunculaceae) Large rich royal purple flowers. Does better up here than most large-flowered Clematis hybrids. Prune as required in early spring. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Climber   3L
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Clematis 'Nelly Moser'
(Ranunculaceae) Very useful & popular large flowered cultivar, flower 14cm across, pinkish-mauve with a darker stripe down the centre of each petal in early summer. Unusually for large-flowered Clematis hybrids it is somewhat shade tolerant. 5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Climber   2L
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Clematis Giant Star
Syn. C. montana 'G.S.' = 'Gistar' (Ranunculaceae) New vigorous montana hybrid with an extra large vanilla scented mid pink flowers in May. Prune as required in summer after flowering. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Climber   2L
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Clematis montana
(Ranunculaceae) Vigorous deciduous petiole climber with narrow petaled white scented flowers in May and June. 5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Climber   3L
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Clematis montana var. rubens 'Pink Perfection'
(Ranunculaceae) Vigorous deciduous petiole climber with masses of marshmallow scented pink flowers in May and June. Prune excess growth of Montana Group Clematis after flowering. 5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Climber   3L
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Clematis montana var. wilsonii
(Ranunculaceae) Vigorous deciduous petiole climber with white cross-shaped flowers in late May to mid June smothering the plain green leaves. Has a delicious vanilla scent that on a warm evening can be smelt from a good way off. Prune as required in summer after flowering. 6m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Climber   2L
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Clematis Nubia
'='Evipo079' (Boulevard Series)' (Ranunculaceae) Dwarf Clematis perfect for small spaces like in patio planters. Broad petaled burgundy flowers all summer. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Climber   2L
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Clematis Parisienne
'='Evipo019' (Boulevard Series)' (Ranunculaceae) Compact dwarf Clematis, perfect for growing on a small trellis on a patio. Star shaped pale violet-blue flowers all summer. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Climber   2L
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Clematis x diversifolia 'Hendersonii' *
Syn. C. x eriostemon 'H.' (Ranunculaceae) Half way between a climber & a herbaceous perennial this lovely lax plant is ideal for sprawling through larger early flowering plants. Large narrow-petaled purple nodding flowers 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Colquhounia coccinea var. vestita
(Lamiaceae) Rare deciduous shrub from the Himalayas with felty leaves & beautiful small orange-red tubular flowers in clusters at the tips of the shoots in late summer & autumn. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L
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Convallaria majalis var. rosea *
'Pink lily-of-the-valley' (Asparagaceae) A grannies favourite with sweetly scented pale pink flowers in spring. As with the normal white form it is slow to establish but ultimately a dense & effective woodland groundcover. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.75
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Coprosma 'Autumn Haze' *
(Rubiaceae) Groundcovering low growing evergreen shrub with variegated small glossy leaves; cream and green tininting peach and reddish in autumn and winter. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Coprosma 'Pacific Dawn' *
'Taupata' (Rubiaceae) Compact bush evergreen shrub from New Zealand. Grown for the colourful purple glossy leaves irregularly variegated pink and cream, darkening to near black in winter. Frost tender but very good with salt wind. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.00
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Cordyline 'Polka'
'Cabbage tree' / 'ti-kouka' (Asparagaceae) Unusual new form making a bushy clump rather than the normal single trunk. Green grassy leves flushed red at the base, white scented flowers on old plants. A good plant for the middle of large containers, protect from frost in colder districts. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   3L
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Cordyline 'Red Star'
'Cabbage tree' / 'Ti-kouka' (Asparagaceae) Narrow deep purple-red sword like evergreen foliage. With age forms a trunk & scented white flowers. A popular container plant in coastal towns. Protect from frost as it is not as hardy as the plain green form. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Cordyline australis *
'Cabbage tree' / 'Ti-kouka' (Asparagaceae) Sword-like leaves produced in rosettes at the end of each branch. Small, fragrant creamy-white flowers in big inflorescens on mature plants. Tough architectural plant from New Zealand, common along British seaside promenades. 8m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Cordyline australis 'Peko'
'Cabbage tree' / 'ti-kouka' (Asparagaceae) Large architectural plant with rich lime-green sword-like leaves with a bright pink stripe at its base where it joins the trunk. Sweetly scented white flowers in big heads in early summer on mature plants. Slowly grows up on a trunk to form a tree. 7m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   1L
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Cordyline australis 'Peko'
'Cabbage tree' / 'ti-kouka' (Asparagaceae) Large architectural plant with rich lime-green sword-like leaves with a bright pink stripe at its base where it joins the trunk. Sweetly scented white flowers in big heads in early summer on mature plants. Slowly grows up on a trunk to form a tree. 7m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
'Tickseed' (Asteraceae) Lovely late flowering perennial, fine airy foliage on brittle stems with lots of starry primrose yellow daisies 1½" across in late summer in to the autumn. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L
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Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'
(Asteraceae) Very attractive finely divided foliage and yellow daisies with slightly pointed ray florets giving a star-like appearance, flowering in mid-late summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L
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Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
'Siberian dogwood' (Cornaceae) Deciduous shrub grown for the striking rich purple-black winter stems. White flowers in late spring & good autumn colour. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   2L
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Cornus canadensis *
'Bunchberry' (Cornaceae) This dwarf slowly groundcovering herbaceous dogwood first has white-bracted flowers in spring & early summer, then red berries and a spectacular show of autumn colour. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   1L  -  £0.00
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Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate' *
(Argophyllaceae) New Zealand evergreen shrub with dense knotty silver stems that age black with chocolaty coloured leaves frosted with silvery hairs when young & silver on the back & with small yellow flowers in mid summer. 1.4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Corokia x virgata 'Yellow Wonder' *
(Argophyllaceae) Upright growing evergreen shrub with small yellow flowers in early summer followed by golden yellow berries. Distinctive shrub from New Zealand that may be used as an unusual coastal hedging subject. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Corydalis solida ssp. solida 'George Baker'
(Papaveraceae) Deep rosy red clustered tubular flowers in early spring over matt pale green deeply cut foliage. Very much sought-after & very nice small ephemeral cormic perennial. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   8cm
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Cotoneaster 'My Pet'
(Rosaceae) Tight growing dwarf evergreen shrub allied to C. adpressus with small round mid green leaves densely packed either side of the trailing stems. Nice lolloping over a low wall in rockeries. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm
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Cotoneaster adpressus *
'Creeping cotoneaster' (Rosaceae) Evergreen dense prostrate shrub forming an efective tight, low ground cover. White flowers beloved of bees in early summer followed by bright red berries. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Cotoneaster congestus 'Nanus' *
(Rosaceae) Very dense growing creeping evergreen with bright pea green leaves, white flowers in early summer and red berries in late summer and autumn. Good smaller groundcover. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Cotoneaster horizontalis *
'Herring bone Contoneaster' (Rosaceae) Flat spreading deciduous shrub. White flowers in early summer, red berries in late summer and red autumn colour. The twigs are neatly arrayed in two opposite columns down the stems. Sometimes trained out as a wall shrub in narrow spaces. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegata'
'Herring bone Contoneaster' (Rosaceae) Flat spreading deciduous shrub. Small pointed pale pea green leaves with narrow cream margins. White flowers in early summer, red berries in late summer and red autumn colour. The twigs are neatly arrayed in two opposite columns down the stems. Sometimes trained out as a wall shrub in narrow spaces. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L
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Cotoneaster salicifolius *
(Rosaceae) Evergreen upright shrub. Mid green pointed leaves, white flowers in early summer and orange-red berries. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Cotoneaster x suecicus 'Coral Beauty'
(Rosaceae) Arching stems of small semi-evergreen dark green leaves, in early summer it is sparkled with white flowers followed by masses of red-orange berries. First-rate groundcover . 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L
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Crepis incana
'Pink dandelion' (Asteraceae) Lovely clump-forming Greek perennial with narrow greyish-green dandelion -like foliage & many branched bushy stems of striking shell-pink cats-ear daisy flowers in mid-late summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1.5L
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Crinodendron hookerianum
'Chilean lantern tree' (Elaeocarpaceae) A large evergreen shrub, spectacular red waxy lantern flowers hang from shoots with dark green leaves in early summer. Plant in a sheltered site for better flowering. The base of each fleshy petal is packed with delicious sweet nectar. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   9cm
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Crinodendron hookerianum
'Chilean lantern tree' (Elaeocarpaceae) A large evergreen shrub, spectacular red waxy lantern flowers hang from shoots with dark green leaves in early summer. Plant in a sheltered site for better flowering. The base of each fleshy petal is packed with delicious sweet nectar. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   1.5L
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Crinodendron hookerianum 'Ada Hoffmann'
'Chilean lantern tree' (Elaeocarpaceae) A new & unusual selection with distinctive longer narrower dark evergreen leaves, more striking than the typical form. The hanging lantern flowers in early summer are a pearly pink rather than the normal rosy red. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   9cm
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Crocosmia 'Emberglow'
(Iridaceae) Sprays of deep red tubular flowers yellow at the base above dark foliage in late summer. Invaluable strong growing floriferous rich red, we have it beside the soft sulphur of "Yellow" in the stock beds & the contrast is quite striking. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
(Iridaceae) Superb sprays of flame-red flowers, yellow at the base in mid summer. Vigorous and easy it is one of the best, striking and most popular Montbretias, it is considerably earlier flowering and taller than most varieties. 1.25m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Crocosmia 'Severn Sunrise'
(Iridaceae) Lovely variety with unusual colouring. Flowers are a distinctive peachy orange fading to pink with a yellow eye in dense heads during late summer & early autumn. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Coleton Fishacre'
Syn. C.'Gerbe d'Or' (Iridaceae) Dark leaved, upright with golden yellow flowers. Similar to 'Solfatare' but more vigorous & frost hardy. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Saracen'
(Iridaceae) Bright orange-red 4cm wide flowers with yellow markings to the open face & dark red on the back in late summer & autumn. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Yellow
(Iridaceae) Soft sulphur yellow tubular flowers akin to C. potsii in late summer & early autumn. A free-flowering, vigorous adaptable cultivar, always popular but we can't find a proper name for it! 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Crocosmia x crocosmioides 'Vulcan'
(Iridaceae) [C. paniculata x C. aurea] Classy dark red flowered late flowering perennial. Slightly earlier than normal Crocosmia with narrow pleated leaves and an arching habit. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma' *
'Golden Monerey cypress' (Cupressaceae) Very slow growing coniferous tree with cord-like dense foliage of a rich golden yellow formed into a neat cone shape. 10m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Conifer   4L  -  £10.00
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Cyclamen hederifolium silver-leaved *
Syn. C. neapolitanum (Primulaceae) Robust autumn flowering cormic perennial with striking evergreen silver leaves & lovely pale pink flowers with back-swept petals. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.00
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Cymbalaria aequitriloba 'Alba' *
'Ruine de Rome' (Plantaginaceae) Small creeping evergreen perennial with marbled, rounded leaves & blued white snap-dragon-like flowers in summer. Will creep through cracks in walls. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Cyrtomium fortunei var. clivicolum *
'Japanese Holly Fern' (Dryopteridaceae) Hardy evergreen fern with leathery tropical looking sharply cut pale green fronds. Great architectural plant for a gloomy corner out of the wind. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Fern   2L  -  £5.75
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Cytisus 'Killiney Salmon'
'Broom' (Fabaceae) Red, salmon pink & yellow flowered unscented broom, usually growing slightly wider than high. Flowering in mid-late spring. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   3L
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Cytisus 'Red Wings'
(Fabaceae) Upright fast growing broom with beautiful red, salmon, yellow & cream flowers in late spring. 1.6m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   1L
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Cytisus 'Red Wings'
(Fabaceae) Upright fast growing broom with beautiful red, salmon, yellow & cream flowers in late spring. 1.6m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L
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Cytisus x praecox 'Albus'
(Fabaceae) Small grey-green stemmed broom with a faintly weeping habit when in flower. It is a mass of milk white scented flowers in late spring. Prune back brooms directly after flowering about a third to maintain bushiness and prolong life. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   1L
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Daboecia cantabrica 'Tinkerbell' *
'Connemara heath' (Ericaceae) Robust heather with dark green leafy foliage and deep rosy pink bell flowers in summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Daboecia cantabrica ssp. scotica 'William Buchanan' *
'Connemara heath' (Ericaceae) Compact bushy heather with deep green leafy foliage and claret bell flowers in summer. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Heather   1L  -  £3.50
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Dahlia 'Bishop of Leicester'
(Asteraceae) Single dahlia with dark bronze foliage and a pale lavender-pink flower with a darker band down the centre of each petal. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Bedding   3L
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Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Garnet' *
(Aizoaceae) Hardy creeping South African succulent. Grey foliage spotted with 1.5cm wide rich garnet-red Livingstone daisy flowers all summer. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Delosperma Table Mountain *
Syn. D. cooperi 'John Proffitt' (Aizoaceae) South African hardy succulent with sprawling stems & sage green fleshy leaves covered in tiny white glands. Livingstone daisy like rich rosy magenta flowers all summer. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.00
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Derwentia perfoliata
Syn. Parahebe perfoliata 'Digger's speedwell' (Plantaginaceae) Slowly suckering evergreen subshrub. Dense arching stems of glaucous Eucalyptus-like round foliage with lovely long-lasting heads of blue-violet flowers at the ends. Also makes a good cut flower. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronzeschleier' *
'[Bronze Veil] 'Tufted Hair Grass'' (Poaceae) Native compact semi-evergreen tussock grass with deep green leaves and ivory upright narrow plumes in summer that age with bronze tints. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Grass   2L  -  £5.75
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Desfontainia spinosa
'Chilean holly' (Columelliaceae) A slow growing shrub with holly-like evergreen leaves, trumpet-shaped orange-red flowers with a yellow mouth in mid summer. One of the stalwarts of woodland gardens of the West Coast of Scotland. 1.6m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L
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Dianella nigra 'Margaret Pringle'
'NZ Blueberry / Turutu' (Asphodelaceae) Rarely seen variegated evergreen perennial from New Zealand, a relative of Phormium with shorter softer foliage forming dense clumps of cream striped pale green leaves with small white flowers and blue-black berries. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   2L
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Dianthus 'India Star'
(Caryophyllaceae) Short compact alpine pink with single deep rosy pink clove-scented flowers with a large cherry-red centre. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Dianthus 'Morning Star'
(Caryophyllaceae) Alpine pink with double mid pink clove-sented flowers with frilled edges to the petals. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm
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Dianthus 'Silver Star'
(Caryophyllaceae) Compact alpine pink, frilly petaled double white clove-scented flowers in summer showing claret in the centre. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliant' *
'Maiden pink' (Caryophyllaceae) Red-flushed deep green carpets bear small, single darkest crimson-red flowers on slender stems from early summer to the autumn. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Dianthus Mendlesham Minx
'='Russmin' (Caryophyllaceae) Lovely variable alpine pink with clove-scented up-facing semi-double flowers with each petal pale pink backed and variously marked in maroon-crimson in early-mid summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm
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Dianthus Mixed Alpines
'Alpine Pinks' (Caryophyllaceae) Various shorter varieties suitable for rockeries. Single or double flowers, white, pink or red all with delicious sweet clove scents. 10-25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   9cm
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Dianthus Stargazer
'='Wp13 Gil05' (Caryophyllaceae) Clump-forming alpine pink with white frilly edged flowers with a maroon ring around the eye. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm
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Dicentra 'Pearl Drops' *
(Papaveraceae) Pearly white hanging lady-in-the-bath flowers in late spring & early summer above lovely neat glaucous incised foliage. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Dicentra cucullaria *
'Dutchman's breeches' (Papaveraceae) Lovely little American spring woodland perennial deserving of much wider cultivation. With milk white 'V' shaped flowers above intricately cut matt grey foliage. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.75
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Dierama 'Dark Angel'
'Angel's Fishing Rods' (Iridaceae) Tall grassy-leaved South African perennial. Nodding dark plum purple blooms in mid-late summer. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   1L
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Dierama 'Dark Angel'
'Angel's Fishing Rods' (Iridaceae) Tall grassy-leaved South African perennial. Nodding dark plum purple blooms in mid-late summer. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Dierama 'Merlin'
'Angel's fishing rod' (Iridaceae) Clump-forming evergreen cormic prennial with slightly glaucous grassy leaves. Deep smokey purple nodding bell flowers in late summer on long arching stems. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   1L
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Dierama igneum
(Iridaceae) Fairly short South African cormic perennial with slightly glaucous grassy foliage & elegant sprays of rosy-pink bell flowers in mid to late summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   1L
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Dierama pulcherrimum
'Angel's Fishing Rods' (Iridaceae) Evergreen clump-forming perennial. Long grassy leaves from which arise fine stems bearing nodding pink bellflowers, a very graceful plant. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Dierama pulcherrimum 'Blackbird'
'Angel's Fishing Rods' (Iridaceae) Deep dark plumy purple flowers in elegant hanging clusters in mid summer. Striking & most impressive when fully grown. 1.6m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1L
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Diplarrhena latifolia
Syn. D. morea hort. 'Western flag Iris' (Iridaceae) Beautiful intricate flowers white, with a yellow & purple eye in mid summer. One of the most attractive of all Tasmanian perennials, where it grows in subalpine bogs. Hardy & very adaptable. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1L
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Diplarrhena latifolia
Syn. D. morea hort. 'Western flag Iris' (Iridaceae) Beautiful intricate flowers white, with a yellow & purple eye in mid summer. One of the most attractive of all Tasmanian perennials, where it grows in subalpine bogs. Hardy & very adaptable. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Disocactus x hybridus
Syn. D. ackermannii hort. 'Orchid cactus' (Cactaceae) Trailing epiphytic cactus with flattened thornless green stems and massive red flowers in late spring and early summer. Best grown in a hanging basket in a cool conservatory and out of bright sunlight. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (10)
House   10.5cm
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Disporopsis pernyi *
Syn. Polygonatum cyrtonema misapp. (Asparagaceae) Clump-forming evergreen woodland perennial. Speckled stems & slightly scented ivory bell flowers marked jade inside in late spring followed by purplish berries. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.25
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Disporum sessile 'Variegatum' *
(Asparagaceae) Classy shade-loving perennial, delicately striped creamy white & pale green foliage & hanging ivory tight bell flowers in late spring. Quite slow growing. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm  -  £3.00
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Disporum sessile AGS J 146 *
(Asparagaceae) Alpine Garden Society collection from Japan. A Solomon's seal relative, this easy vigorous woodland perennial has hanging slender ivory flowers with jade green tips in late spring followed by purple-black berries in summer. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.00
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Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings' *
'Shooting star' (Primulaceae) Deep carmine red swept back flowers with black anthers and white and yellow markings in the centre in late spring. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £0.00
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Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings' *
'Shooting star' (Primulaceae) Deep carmine red swept back flowers with black anthers and white and yellow markings in the centre in late spring. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Dryopteris wallichiana *
'Wallich's fern' (Dryopteridaceae) Marvellous deciduous 'shuttlecock' type clump-forming fern. Dark chocolate scales cover the rachis & pale green fronds, truly wonderful when emergent, a more decorative alternative to native Buckler Ferns in the woodland garden or fernery. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Fern   1.5L  -  £5.00
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Dryopteris wallichiana *
'Wallich's fern' (Dryopteridaceae) Marvellous deciduous 'shuttlecock' type clump-forming fern. Dark chocolate scales cover the rachis & pale green fronds, truly wonderful when emergent, a more decorative alternative to native Buckler Ferns in the woodland garden or fernery. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Fern   3L  -  £7.00
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Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Globe' *
'Globe Thistle' (Asteraceae) Tall upright spikes with thistly foliage with a tight blue ball of flowers on top. Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   3L  -  £6.50
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Epilobium canum 'Dublin'
Syn. Zauschneria californica 'Glasnevin' 'Californian fuchsia' (Onagraceae) One of the few late summer flowering rockery plants. Spectacular red flowers with short tubes on a low sprawling plant with brittle stems and narrow dark green leaves. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   2L
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Epimedium x perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten' *
(Berberidaceae) Large (for an Epimedium) yellow flat flowers facing out from an erect spike & good glossy pale green evergreen leaves, tinted red when young. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1.5L  -  £5.50
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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' *
(Berberidaceae) This Bishop's mitre has sulphur yellow-green flowers in early spring. The leaves are finer than most & colour well. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1.5L  -  £5.50
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Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum' *
(Berberidaceae) A smaller classy variety with pure white conspicuous nodding flowers & coloured young foliage. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.25
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Epiphyllum anguliger
'fishbone cactus' (Cactaceae) Trailing epiphytic cactus. Flat spine-less emerald green stems with alternating sharks-fin wedges pointing back up the stem. From late autumn and through the winter it produces a series of large, stunning night-scented white flowers. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (10)
House   10.5cm
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Erica carnea 'Lohse's Ruby' *
'Winter heath' (Ericaceae) Very floriferous winter heath with a spreading habit. Dark green foliage and densely packed pink flowers from winter to early spring. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Erica carnea 'Winter Beauty' *
'Winter heath' (Ericaceae) Forming a low mound of deep ink flowers from winter to spring. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Erica vagans 'Lyonesse' *
'Cornish Heath' (Ericaceae) Bushy heather with upright stems with dense candles of white flowers with golden stamens in mid summer. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Erica x darleyensis 'Kramers Rote' *
(Ericaceae) Wine red bushy broad-growing winter/spring flowering heath. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (0)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Erica x griffithii 'Jacquelin' *
'Cornish Heath' (Ericaceae) Large hybrid [Erica manipuliflora x Erica vagans] Cornish heath with long sprays of scented cerise flowers in mid-late summer. Slightly lime tolerant. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Heather   9cm  -  £1.75
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Erigeron 'Adria'
(Asteraceae) Lavender-violet frilly daisies with yellow centres in mid-late summer. A fairly upright herbaceous perennial fleabane. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Erigeron glaucus 'Elstead Pink'
'Coastal daisy' (Asteraceae) Excellent plant for the coastal rockery, an easy & reliable performer. Mats of green foliage with many 4cm wide magenta pink daisies with large yellow centres. From the sea cliffs of Northern California & Oregon. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   1.5L
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Erigeron glaucus 'Elstead Pink' *
'Coastal daisy' (Asteraceae) Excellent plant for the coastal rockery, an easy & reliable performer. Mats of green foliage with many 4cm wide magenta pink daisies with large yellow centres. From the sea cliffs of Northern California & Oregon. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   2L  -  £5.75
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Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'
'Coastal daisy' (Asteraceae) A new selection of a very hardy low growing perennial. Large mauve-pink & yellow daisies are produced all summer above a dense carpet of slightly glaucous foliage. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   2L
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Erigeron karvinskianus *
Syn. E. mucronatus (Asteraceae) A lovely little plant with a lax habit, produces hundreds of daisy-like flowers with purple-tinted backs all summer & into autumn. Despite being from the mountains of Central America it is perfectly hardy and self-seeds into crevices. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'
(Apiaceae) A very fine form of a 1st rate small perennial sea holly, strong amethyst blue bracts & finely dissected prickly grey-green & ivory foliage. Flowering mid-late summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   1L
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Eryngium giganteum
'Miss Willmot's Ghost' (Apiaceae) A Large silvery grey-green biennial, a must for the spiky architectural look. Self seeds gently in gravely areas of the garden. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bedding   1.5L
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Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' *
(Apiaceae) Dwarf form of a normally tall species of sea holly. Distinctive blue domes of masses of small globular flower heads with prickly bracts in mid summer. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Eryngium variifolium *
(Apiaceae) Lovely rounded evergreen leaves veined with white, masses of small grey-blue flowers with spiny grey-white collars in early-mid summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Eryngium variifolium *
(Apiaceae) Lovely rounded evergreen leaves veined with white, masses of small grey-blue flowers with spiny grey-white collars in early-mid summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'
'Perennial wallflower' (Brassicaceae) Shrubby plant with narrow grey-green leaves & rich mauve flowers from spring & throughout the summer. Cut back after flowering to keep bushy and prolong flowering. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Erysimum 'Cotswold Gem'
'Perennial wallflower' (Brassicaceae) Foliage mostly cream variegated with green middle & each stem is topped by a cluster of colourful flowers, emerging umber & peach and ageing to purple & pink. Perennial wallflowers benefit from regular cutting-back to keep a neat habit & to prolong flowering. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1.5L
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Erythronium 'Pagoda' *
'Fawn lilly' (Liliaceae) Large pale apricot-yellow slightly pendant flowers with a hint of pink. Easily grown vigorous hybrid. The Western American 'fawn lilies' are later flowering and larger than the European 'dog's tooth violets'. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Bulb   9cm DEEP  -  £3.75
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Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty'
'White fawn lily' (Liliaceae) A beautiful spring woodland bulb with heavily mottled leaves & nodding creamy white flowers with maroon blotches in the throat with backward sweeping petals. Stunning when used en masse. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Bulb   9cm DEEP
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Erythronium revolutum *
'Pink fawn lily' (Liliaceae) Lovely nodding, back-swept pink flowers & variably mottled leaves, seen by the thousand at Inverewe but uncommon elsewhere. Slow to increase vegetatively & it takes them around 5 years from seed to reach flowering size! 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Bulb   9cm DEEP  -  £4.00
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Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' *
(Escalloniaceae) A lovely floriferous evergreen shrub & fine hedging plant, with dense pale green rounded leaves & mid pink broad petaled flowers white near the centre, rather like miniature apple blossom I suppose. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Escallonia 'Iveyi' *
(Escalloniaceae) Named for the gardener who first discovered this plant as a seedling at Caerhays in Cornwall. It is an evergreen shrub of uncommon quality. Dark glossy green leaves & white flowers are arranged in pyramidal panicles at the end of branches in late summer. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Escallonia 'Peach Blossom' *
(Escalloniaceae) A lovely floriferous evergreen shrub and fine hedging plant, with dense pale green rounded leaves and two-toned peachy-pink flowers in summer. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Escallonia 'Red Knight'
(Escalloniaceae) A new selection from the old coastal hedging favourite E. rubra var. macrantha. Bushy and compact growing with masses of rosy red flowers for most of the summer. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   1L
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Escallonia 'Red Knight' *
(Escalloniaceae) A new selection from the old coastal hedging favourite E. rubra var. macrantha. Bushy and compact growing with masses of rosy red flowers for most of the summer. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Escallonia Pink Elle *
'= 'Lades'' (Escalloniaceae) New compact, smaller growing form of the popular coastal evergreen shrub. Big mid pink blunt cones of flowers in summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Eucalyptus rodwayi
'Swamp peppermint' (Myrtaceae) Rough bark & red young growth ageing green, leaves lanceolate becoming long & thin on older trees. Coming from swampy hollows in the Tasmanian Central Plateau this species grows in the place with the lowest recorded ambient temperature on the island. 15m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L
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Eucomis bicolor *
'Pineapple flower' (Asparagaceae) Hardy South African bulb, in late summer a mottled flower stem with densely packed purple margined pale green flowers arises from the rosette topped by a tuft of small leaves, looking like a pineapple. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Eucryphia x intermedia 'Rostrevor' *
(Cunoniaceae) A hybrid between E. glutinosa of Chile & E. lucida from Tasmania. A vigorous upright small evergreen tree with pure white flowers like a single rose in late summer. 10m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £9.00
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Euonymus alatus *
'Winged spindle tree' (Celastraceae) Chinese spindle at it's best in the autumn when the bush is aflame with bright red autumn colour & in the winter with the interesting corky "winged" protrusions from the bare stems. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen' *
(Celastraceae) Initially very slow growing but eventually quite effective ground cover or climber/wall shrub. Dense evergreen white and pale green leaves. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   2L  -  £6.00
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Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby' *
Syn. E.c. 'Clarice Howard' (Euphorbiaceae) Small hummocky plant with soft conifery foliage, rich ruby in spring ageing grey-green, followed by bright lime green flowers. Spreads rapidly to make a loose groundcover. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter' *
(Euphorbiaceae) Rhizomatous spreading herbaceous perennial. Orange-red bracts held above dark green leaves with purple tints on reddish stems, early summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Euphorbia x martini 'Ascot Rainbow'
(Euphorbiaceae) Evergreen bushy perennial. Blueish-green narrow leaves with irregular gold margins in whorls around upright stems topped by lime green and marron flowers in spring and early summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Eurybia divaricata *
Syn. Aster divaricatus 'White wood aster' (Asteraceae) Arching knotty mounds of mildew-free narrow green foliage on dark red stems. In late summer & autumn bares masses of 1cm wide white daises. A lovely plant that should be much more widely grown. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Euryops pectinatus
(Asteraceae) South African evergreen shrub with large yellow daisies above large silver-grey deeply cut leaves all summer. Very showy & pretty hardy too. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Fascicularia bicolor
(Bromeliaceae) Striking hardy epiphytic bromeliad, either tie to a tree in areas with higher rainfall or plant in a sandy soil. Viciously toothed narrow leaves colouring brilliant red with many pale lilac blue flowers clustered in the centre of the rosettes in autumn. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   9cm
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Fascicularia bicolor
(Bromeliaceae) Striking hardy epiphytic bromeliad, either tie to a tree in areas with higher rainfall or plant in a sandy soil. Viciously toothed narrow leaves colouring brilliant red with many pale lilac blue flowers clustered in the centre of the rosettes in autumn. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   10.5cm
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Fascicularia bicolor
(Bromeliaceae) Striking hardy epiphytic bromeliad, either tie to a tree in areas with higher rainfall or plant in a sandy soil. Viciously toothed narrow leaves colouring brilliant red with many pale lilac blue flowers clustered in the centre of the rosettes in autumn. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1.5L
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Felicia rosulata
Syn. Aster natalensis (Asteraceae) Thick creeping mats of green foliage & striking bright blue, yellow-centred daisies from early to mid summer. Hardy perennial from the Drakensburg mountains of South Africa. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L
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Ferraria crispa
'Starfish Flower' / 'Black Flag' (Iridaceae) Tender Iris-like bulb from the sandy coasts of Western Cape of South Africa. Very distinctive large spotty velvet textured flowers, brownish-purple and greenish-white in late spring and early summer. Grow in deep pots and keep corms dry overwinter and frost-free. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
House   11.5cm
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Ficaria verna 'Brazen Hussy' *
Syn. Ranunculus ficaria 'Lesser celandine (Ranunculaceae) A most striking and desirable form of a small wildflower of grassy damp woodland margins. The golden yellow buttercup-like flowers shine out above the near black leaves in early spring. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   10.5cm  -  £2.00
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Filipendula purpurea 'Elegans'
Syn. F. palmata 'Elegantissima' (Rosaceae) Tall perennial forming strong clumps of elegant foliage & large heads of delicate soft palest pink foamy flowers in mid-summer. 1.4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Perennial   3L
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Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'
(Rosaceae) Clump forming herbaceous perennial. Upright stems topped in summer by broad pluming sprays of mid pink foaming flowers paling with age. 1.75m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
'Bronze fennel' (Apiaceae) Tall herbaceous perennial with bronzed foliage & yellow umbel flowers in summer. Use the leaves & feeds to impart aniseed flavour to fish dishes & fish sauces. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   1.5L
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Strawberry 'Cambridge Favourite'
'Strawberry' (Rosaceae) Very old and popular variety with an excellent flavour. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Fruit&Veg   9cm
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Fragaria x ananassa Red Ruby
'Red-flowered strawberry' (Rosaceae) An unusual new ornamental strawberry variety, large ruby red flowers instead of the normal unremarkable white. Will also produce tasty fruits in summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Francoa sonchifolia 'Pink Giant'
'Bridal wreath' (Saxifragaceae) Tough Chilean evergreen perennial with a basal rosette of dark flushed leaves from which come slender wands with masses of densely packed pink flowers with darker stripes to each petal in mid-late summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Francoa sonchifolia 'Pink Giant' *
'Bridal wreath' (Saxifragaceae) Tough Chilean evergreen perennial with a basal rosette of dark flushed leaves from which come slender wands with masses of densely packed pink flowers with darker stripes to each petal in mid-late summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Fritillaria meleagris
'Snakeshead fritillary' (Liliaceae) Many peoples' favourite native flower it needs little introduction. Large chequered Smokey purple or white nodding oval flowers in spring. Will self-seed and naturalise readily in a rich damp meadow situation. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Bulb   10.5cm  -  £2.00
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Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' *
(Onagraceae) This excellent large hardy Fuchsia has matt deep green leaves and flowers with green tipped white sepals and a palest pink corolla. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   1.5L  -  £6.00
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Fuchsia 'Riccartonii' *
'Wild Fuchsia' (Onagraceae) Justifiably the most common hardy Fuchsia. Rather rounded scarlet sepals, dark purple narrow corolla. Excellent & very frost hardy deciduous shrub, good for coastal hedging. Dumpier flowers than F. magellanica. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Fuchsia 'Snowcap'
(Onagraceae) Upright bushy Fuchsia for summer bedding. All summer long produces an abundance of flowers with a balerina red calyx and a broad double white corolla flushing pink at the base. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Bedding   1.5L
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Fuchsia 'Tom West'
(Onagraceae) Strikingly variegated tropical-looking hardy fuchsia with a wider-than-high growth habit. Slightly glossy and fleshy pink and cream leaves flushed red when very young. Classic purple & red Fuchsia flowers all summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Fuchsia 'Whiteknights Blush'
(Onagraceae) A fine large growing hardy magellanica hybrid. Pale and rosy pink flowers all summer, bright green deciduous foliage. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   9cm
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Fuchsia magellanica *
(Onagraceae) The common 'Wild Fuchsia', tough vigorous deciduous shrub which produces an endless succession of graceful slender hanging blooms of purple & red, beloved of many pollinators. Fine hedging plant in coastal districts. Prune hard in early spring. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon'
(Onagraceae) Semi-dwarf, very hardy deciduous Fuchsia with small leaves and striking slender flowers with a white calyx and a plumy pink corolla produced all summer. A really good little plant & apparently hardier than plain old F. magellanica. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   9cm
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Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon' *
(Onagraceae) Semi-dwarf, very hardy deciduous Fuchsia with small leaves and striking slender flowers with a white calyx and a plumy pink corolla produced all summer. A really good little plant & apparently hardier than plain old F. magellanica. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Fuchsia magellanica 'Versicolor'
(Onagraceae) Quite compact growth and striking deciduous foliage of cream and pink shades from red shoots. Has the typical red and purple slender hanging Fuchsia flowers. Looks good when planted with blue flowers. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   1L
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Fuchsia magellanica 'Versicolor' *
(Onagraceae) Quite compact growth and striking deciduous foliage of cream and pink shades from red shoots. Has the typical red and purple slender hanging Fuchsia flowers. Looks good when planted with blue flowers. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Fuchsia microphylla
(Onagraceae) A dwarf rather un-fuchsia-like Central American variety, small rounded leaves & masses of delightful small dark red-pink flowers from midsummer to early autumn on a dense bushy plant. Hardier than you'd think, but mulch in winter to protect roots in cold districts. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   9cm
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Fuchsia microphylla Cally Form
(Onagraceae) A dwarf rather un-fuchsia-like Central American variety, small rounded leaves & masses of delightful small pale pink flowers from midsummer to early autumn on a dense bushy plant. Hardier than you'd think, but mulch in winter to protect roots in cold districts. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Fuchsia microphylla Cally Form
(Onagraceae) A dwarf rather un-fuchsia-like Central American variety, small rounded leaves & masses of delightful small pale pink flowers from midsummer to early autumn on a dense bushy plant. Hardier than you'd think, but mulch in winter to protect roots in cold districts. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   3L
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Fuchsia procumbens
'Creeping fuchsia' (Onagraceae) Unusual tender dwarf creeper found between the rocks near the high-tide mark in the north of New Zealand. Mottled wiry stems & small greenish-yellow & red flowers with fully back-swept sepals & bright blue pollen all summer. 2cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Bedding   1L
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Galtonia candicans
Syn. Ornithogalum c. (Asparagaceae) Late summer flowering South African bulb. Tall Spikes of large white pendent, bell shaped flowers in late summer. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   2L
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Garrya elliptica
'Silk tassel bush' (Garryaceae) Evergreen shrub from coastal California. Deep green rounded leaves and silky narrow hanging catkins in late winter and spring. Grown as both a free-standing and a wall shrub. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Climber   1L
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Gaultheria nummularioides
(Ericaceae) Small leaved evergreen suckering shrub from the Himalayas with small black fruits. At first slow to establish but soon making a thick flat groundcover. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Alpine   1L
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Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
Syn. Oenothera l. (Onagraceae) Fine wirey nodding stems with beautifule palest pink flushed white flowers in mid-late summer. Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   1.5L
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Gazania 'Blackberry Ripple'
(Asteraceae) South African half hardy perennial. White felted narrow leaves and large daisies all summer which are cream with a dark purple broad stripe down the centre of each petal, with an orange ring at the base and a yellow middle to the flower. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Bedding   10.5cm
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Genista pilosa 'Vancouver Gold'
'Silkyleaf brooom' (Fabaceae) A useful & very attractive plant. A dwarf creeping broom forming a very dense mat covered in golden yellow pea flowers in early summer. Great for trailing over a wall. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   1L
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Gentiana 'Berrybank Sky' *
(Gentianaceae) Asiatic autumn gentian with a compact habit, quite dark foliage & upward facing showy long tubed deep navy blue flowers with a white centre & stripes down the ribs. A real show stopper. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.25
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Gentiana 'Inverleith' *
(Gentianaceae) Rich mid blue tubular flowers with white stripes down the sides in autumn. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.25
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Gentiana 'Shot Silk' *
(Gentianaceae) Lovely deep navy flowered Asiatic autumn gentian with a neat compact habit. A 1st class modern selection. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.25
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Gentiana 'Strathmore'
(Gentianaceae) Lovely lolloping Himalayan autumn gentian with tubular sky blue flowers. A good contrast to the darker flowered forms 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L
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Gentiana septemfida *
'crested gentian' (Gentianaceae) Lovely easy alpine gentian forming low domes of leafy stems, rich blue tubular flowers itricately patterned inside borne freely in summer. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.25
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Geranium 'Dusky Rose'
(Geraniaceae) Compact carpet of dusky, Smokey purple-bronze evergreen foliage with milky pink flowers all summer. A very wind hardy compact plant with year-round interest. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   1L
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Geranium 'Elke'
(Geraniaceae) Purple-pink petals with darker veins & a distinctive paler edge to the flowers produced liberally all summer above spreading deeply cut dark green foliage. An excellent new G. sanguineum hybrid. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L
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Geranium 'Ivan'
(Geraniaceae) (G. psilostemon x endressii) A great new hybrid with the striking dark magenta-purple flowers with dark veins. Similar to, but shorter and more compact than G. psilostemon. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Geranium 'Ivan' *
(Geraniaceae) (G. psilostemon x endressii) A great new hybrid with the striking dark magenta-purple flowers with dark veins. Similar to, but shorter and more compact than G. psilostemon. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium 'Jean Armour' *
(Geraniaceae) (G. traversii x G. x oxonianum) Semi-evergreen groundcover with attractive slightly felty foliage. Pale rose-pink flowers with darker veins & a paler centre produced from May until autumn. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium 'Lakwijk Star' *
(Geraniaceae) A creeping herbaceous perennial. A hybrid of the very tough G. wlassovianum, with ddep purple flowers with darker veins in summer and slightly felted leaves with good autumn colour. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium 'Little David' *
(Geraniaceae) (G. psilostemon x G. sanguineum 'Minutum') Compact low growing herbaceous perennial with deep magenta flowers from mid to late summer with dark green deeply cut foliage. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium 'Orion' *
(Geraniaceae) A long summer flowering season with large dark veined blue flowers with pale centres. Deeply cut leaves. Better than 'Johnson's Blue'. When massed it can be used as an effective groundcover. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium 'Orion' *
(Geraniaceae) A long summer flowering season with large dark veined blue flowers with pale centres. Deeply cut leaves. Better than 'Johnson's Blue'. When massed it can be used as an effective groundcover. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium dalmaticum
(Geraniaceae) Dense low cushions of evergreen glossy lobed leaves showing tints of orange & red in the summer, clear pink flowers above on short stems. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm
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Geranium himalayense 'Plenum'
Syn. G. h. 'Birch Double' (Geraniaceae) A shortish clump-forming herbaceous perennial producing a succession of double lavender-blue flowers above low, leafy domes in early-mid summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L
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Geranium linearilobum ssp. transversale 'Foundling's Friend' *
(Geraniaceae) Compact small new cultivar with deep pink flowers with prominent darker net veins from mid to late summer. Clump-forming herbacous perennial. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' *
(Geraniaceae) Aromatic felty pale green foliage with palest rosy-pink near white flowers in late spring & early summer. First rate groundcover, especially useful in dry shade. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor' *
(Geraniaceae) Excellent groundcover for difficult places with aromatic foliage & dark magenta-purple flowers accompanied by dark sepals in late spring and early summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor' *
(Geraniaceae) Excellent groundcover for difficult places with aromatic foliage & dark magenta-purple flowers accompanied by dark sepals in late spring and early summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Pindus' *
(Geraniaceae) Semi-evergreen sturdy Greek perennial good for groundcover. Smaller growing than normal forms of the species. Deep rosy pink flowers and red stamens and seed pods in summer.
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium nodosum
(Geraniaceae) Low growing perennial that thrives in dry shade. Glossy fresh mid green semi-evergreen leaves & continuous small lilac flowers with dark veins from late spring to autumn. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L
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Geranium orientalitibeticum
(Geraniaceae) Small but quite vigorous groundcover with attractive marbled foliage & pink flowers with a paler centre in the summer. Gently rambles around. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L
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Geranium palmatum
(Geraniaceae) A Madeiran Cranesbill to add that tropical feel to the garden. Definitely an architectural plant, large leaves on succulent rigid petioles arising from a central rosette. Monocarpic, so collect some seed or dead-head before seed-set to keep it alive. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   9cm
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Geranium phaeum 'Samobor' *
'The mourning widow' (Geraniaceae) The stand-out feature of this form is the large maroon blotch on the leaf. Purple-maroon flowers with back-swept petals in late spring. An interesting plant that is sure to draw attention & comment. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium pratense 'Mrs. Kendal Clark'
(Geraniaceae) Deeply divided leaves develop good autumn colour. Distinctive & beautiful pale violet-blue flowers netted with pearly paler blue veins for many weeks in summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L
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Geranium pratense 'Mrs. Kendal Clark' *
(Geraniaceae) Deeply divided leaves develop good autumn colour. Distinctive & beautiful pale violet-blue flowers netted with pearly paler blue veins for many weeks in summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium richardsonii *
(Geraniaceae) White flowers in early to mid summer above deeply cut foliage. A versatile western American herbaceous perennial useful for shady corners and sunny borders. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium Rozanne *
Syn. G. Jolly Bee (Geraniaceae) An excellent perennial, neat mounding habit with blue flowers with large white centres all summer long amongst mottled foliage. (G. himalayense x G. wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'). 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £6.00
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Geranium sanguineum 'Album'
(Geraniaceae) Pure white flowers all summer long above dark green finely divided foliage, with a more upright habit than most forms of G. sanguineum. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   1.5L
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Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'
(Geraniaceae) Neat mounds with masses of deep magenta flowers throughout the summer, has the further advantage of good autumn colour. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   1.5L
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Geranium sanguineum var. striatum
'Lancastrian bloody cranesbill' (Geraniaceae) A very showy tough creeping perennial with masses of pale pink flowers with crimson veins all summer. Native to coastal dunes in NW England 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   1.5L
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Geranium sylvaticum 'Album' *
'White wood cranesbill' (Geraniaceae) A valuable early flowering clump-forming hardy Geranium. Fingered leaves & white flowers in late spring repeating in mid-late summer if cut back. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geranium sylvaticum 'Amy Doncaster' *
'Wood cranesbill' (Geraniaceae) A valuable early flowering clump-forming hardy Geranium. A newer selection similar to 'Mayflower', quite upright growth with blue flowers with a large white eye in early summer. Cut back after flowering for a second flush in July-August. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geum 'Alabama Slammer' *
(Rosaceae) Semi-double peachy orange flowers in early summer. A clump forming herbaceous perennial. To make your own Alabama Slammer mix 2 parts Southern Comfort with 1 part sloe gin, 2 parts amaretto and top off with orange juice. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geum 'Lionel Cox'
(Rosaceae) Large open creamy yellow flowers with slightly wavy margins from early to mid summer. A lovely small perennial for near the front of a bed. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L
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Geum 'Poco' *
(Rosaceae) Compact modern hybrid derived from the old favourite 'Lemon Drops'. Golden apricot flowers with a coppery orange tint inside, primrose outside, red stems and buds in late spring and early summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geum 'Prinses Juliana' *
(Rosaceae) Vigorous long flowering stout cultivar with big semi-double orange flowers in late spring & early summer. Named for Juliana of the Netherlands, who was Queen from 1948 to 1980 when she, like here daughter, abdicated. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Geum 'Prinses Juliana' *
(Rosaceae) Vigorous long flowering stout cultivar with big semi-double orange flowers in late spring & early summer. Named for Juliana of the Netherlands, who was Queen from 1948 to 1980 when she, like here daughter, abdicated. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Glumicalyx flanaganii
(Scrophulariaceae) Small South African evergreen woody perennial. Dense clusters of narrow white tubed flowers with red faces in mid summer. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1.5L
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Grevillea juniperina
(Proteaceae) Bushy wider than high evergreen shrub with needle-like bright green foliage and distinctive, in this form attractive clusters of rosy red and cream flowers from late winter to late spring and with a few appearing in summer too. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Grevillea juniperina 'Pink Lady'
(Proteaceae) Rare Australian shrub. Flat & wide growing, evergreen needle mid-green leaves with distinctive pale pink flowers mostly in early spring but with some year round. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Griselinia littoralis *
'Papauma' / 'Kapuka' (Griseliniaceae) Lush apple-green leaves on strong fast growing plants. Makes an excellent quick growing and uniform evergreen hedge on all but the most exposed of coasts. If left un-clipped it can make a large spreading tree. 3m/10m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Griselinia littoralis 'Brodick Gold' *
(Griseliniaceae) A variegated Griselinia, with a large pale cream splash in the middle of the leaf & an apple-green margin. Large evergreen shrub much used in West Coast gardens. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Griselinia littoralis 'Brodick Gold' *
(Griseliniaceae) A variegated Griselinia, with a large pale cream splash in the middle of the leaf & an apple-green margin. Large evergreen shrub much used in West Coast gardens. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Gunnera cordifolia *
'Mud-leaf' (Gunneraceae) The sole Tasmanian Gunnera, a dwarf creeping bog plant. Bright emerald green flat pressed leathery rossetes with bright red fruits on short spikes in late summer and autumn on female plants. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.50
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Gunnera magellanica *
(Gunneraceae) Dwarf foliage plant from southern Chile, Tierra del Fuego & the Falkland Islands. Mat forming evergreen with dark green kidney shaped leaves. Easily grown in damp soils, an interesting companion to the giant species. A dioecious species, these are male plants. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.00
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Gunnera monoica *
(Gunneraceae) One of the smallest-leaved Gunneras. It grows almost completely flat to the ground, with rounded dark leaves & hidden white fruits on very short spikes below the leaves. Fine dense goundcover for very dark and damp places. 3cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.50
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Gunnera prorepens *
Syn. G. flavida hort. (Gunneraceae) A dense evergreen mat of dark bronzy foliage covered in minute downy hairs. Striking showy red berries on short spikes in late summer & autumn. A diminutive Kiwi cousin of the more familiar giant G. manicata. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.50
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Gypsophila cerastioides *
(Caryophyllaceae) Neat small Himalayan plant forming a tight mat of soft hoary pale green leaves with short white, pink-veined flowers all summer. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Gypsophila repens 'Rosea' *
(Caryophyllaceae) Dense mats of greyish foliage sending out a profusion of small rose-pink flowers in an airy 8" high hummock in summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Hatiora rosea Dark Flower
'Easter Cactus' (Cactaceae) Quite small and compact growing epiphytic cactus. Slightly greyed green flat stems with a dark edge and clusters of rosy red flowers on the tips in summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (10)
House   1L
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Hebe 'Donald'
(Plantaginaceae) A chance seedling which arose in the nursery here, it shows affinities to Hebe salicifolia & H. 'Great Orme'. Tall growing with white flowers in pointed inflorescens pointing up at 45° from black-red stems. It is both very wind & frost hardy. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   9cm
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Hebe 'Great Orme'
(Plantaginaceae) Long spikes of long lasting deep pink flowers gradually fading to white in late summer & early autumn. A lovely large cultivar, deservedly popular & very free flowering, often compared to a Buddleja by our customers & popular with butterflies. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   9cm
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Hebe 'Great Orme'
(Plantaginaceae) Long spikes of long lasting deep pink flowers gradually fading to white in late summer & early autumn. A lovely large cultivar, deservedly popular & very free flowering, often compared to a Buddleja by our customers & popular with butterflies. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   3L
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Hebe 'Loganioides'
Syn. H. selaginoides hort. (Plantaginaceae) Spreading dwarf shrub with soft feathery-looking foliage & white flowers in midsummer & groundcovering properties. Thought to be a hybrid of an unknown whipcord type Hebe with Parahebe lyallii, easy to grow & distinctive in a 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm
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Hebe 'Pink Paradise' *
(Plantaginaceae) A dwarf compact evergreen shrub with greyed green foliage and masses of pale pink flowers in compact heads in spring and early summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Hebe 'Purple Quartz' *
(Plantaginaceae) Compact evergreen shrub. Bred to be a stronger growing and more disease resistant then the old favourite ‘Mrs Winder’. Very narrow deep glossy green leaves on purple-black stems and pale violet flower spinkes in summer 1.1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Hebe 'Silver Dollar' *
(Plantaginaceae) Colourful dwarf shrub with pink flowers & foliage that changes colours throughout the course of the year, at it's most striking in late winter when reds & pinks flush through the cream & grey-greens. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Hebe 'Sunset Boulevard' *
(Plantaginaceae) Rosy carmine dense flower spikes in summer that turn pale as they fade towards the base of the spike giving a two-tone effect. Bushy evergreen shrub. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Hebe 'Wiri Charm' *
(Plantaginaceae) A fine showy hybrid, though like all dark-flowered Hebes, a bit on the tender side, so not as suitable for inland gardens, but great on the West Coast. Purple spikes all summer amid dark narrow foliage & red stems on a plant wider than high. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.25
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Hebe 'Wiri Mist'
(Plantaginaceae) Great cultivar with neat compact rounded habit, good mid green foliage & a reliable smothering of tight white flowers in early summer, top plant. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   9cm
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Hebe 'Wiri Mist' *
(Plantaginaceae) Great cultivar with neat compact rounded habit, good mid green foliage & a reliable smothering of tight white flowers in early summer, top plant. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Hebe 'Wiri Mist' *
(Plantaginaceae) Great cultivar with neat compact rounded habit, good mid green foliage & a reliable smothering of tight white flowers in early summer, top plant. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Hebe albicans *
(Plantaginaceae) Fairly small slow growing evergreen shrub, wider than high with grey-green foliage & dense dumpy heads of white flowers with dark anthers in early summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.25
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Hebe buchananii
(Plantaginaceae) Slow growing Hebe, ground hugging with thick cord-like stems of small densely packed round deep green leaves & a few white flowers. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm
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Hebe John Collier
(Plantaginaceae) Vigorous very salt tolerant Hebe with rounded leaves & short open spikes of pink flowers in mid summer. We originally got this plant of unknown origin from the late John Collier a customer & Hebe enthusiast from Lewis, it contains some H. eliptica blood. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   9cm
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Hebe John Collier *
(Plantaginaceae) Vigorous very salt tolerant Hebe with rounded leaves & short open spikes of pink flowers in mid summer. We originally got this plant of unknown origin from the late John Collier a customer & Hebe enthusiast from Lewis, it contains some H. eliptica blood. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Hebe macrantha *
(Plantaginaceae) Large pure white flowers in summer clustered around the tops of the stout stems, thick rounded toothed leaves. Tolerant of rather damper conditions than other Hebes. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Hebe Nan
(Plantaginaceae) Large leaved un-named hybrid from the garden of a lady named Nan on Lewis. Very good by the sea with long slightly pendulous racemes of largish & slightly fragrant pale magenta-white flowers in late June & July. 1.4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   9cm
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Hebe ochracea 'James Stirling'
(Plantaginaceae) A whipcord Hebe with mid green conifer-like foliage giving a orange glow in winter. Forming a depressed mound of rich foliage with white flowers in mid summer, it is easily accommodated in any rock garden. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   2L
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Hebe odora 'Nana' *
(Plantaginaceae) Compact ball of evergreen, rich, slightly glossy, mid green box tree-like foliage. Older plants have white flowers in mid summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei' *
(Plantaginaceae) Glaucous-grey leaves and white flowers in late spring and early summer. Use as a groundcover, particularly good for softening the tops of retaining walls and edges of beds. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Hebe stenophylla 'White Lady' *
Syn. H. parviflora var. angustifolia 'W.L.' (Plantaginaceae) A very good large shrub with attractive very narrow leaves that will reliably put on a good show in mid-late summer of hundreds of neat tight narrow spears of white flowers. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Hebe venustula 'Patricia Davies'
(Plantaginaceae) Makes a tight dome of small glossy dark green foliage, on older plants in June these disappear behind more soft magenta-pink flowers than could ever be counted, quite stunning. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   9cm
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Hebe venustula 'Patricia Davies' *
(Plantaginaceae) Makes a tight dome of small glossy dark green foliage, on older plants in June these disappear behind more soft magenta-pink flowers than could ever be counted, quite stunning. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Hedera helix 'Wonder' *
'Ivy' (Araliaceae) Small blunt-lobbed green leaves with pale veins forming a ground cover or climber, bred for baskets and pots. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bedding   1L  -  £3.75
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Hedera helix Gold Variegated *
'Ivy' (Araliaceae) Evergreen self clinging climber ideal for growing in planters too. Golden-cream variegated foliage. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bedding   10.5cm  -  £2.00
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Hedychium densiflorum
(Zingiberaceae) Hardy Himalayan ginger lily with a tropical look. Tall slender stems with narrow are topped by dense heads fragrant orange or yellow flowers in late summer. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Helenium autumnale Red Shades
'Sneezeweed' (Asteraceae) Dark red daisy flowers in late summer and autumn on tall upright stems. Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   3L
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Helichrysum italicum ssp. serotinum
'Curry plant' (Asteraceae) Highly aromatic evergreen intensely silver shrub with creamy yellow 'petal'-less flowers. As you might expect a small amount of the leaves will impart a curry-like flavour to dishes. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Herb   9cm
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Helichrysum italicum ssp. serotinum
'Curry plant' (Asteraceae) Highly aromatic evergreen intensely silver shrub with creamy yellow 'petal'-less flowers. As you might expect a small amount of the leaves will impart a curry-like flavour to dishes. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Herb   1.5L
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Helichrysum italicum ssp. serotinum
'Curry plant' (Asteraceae) Highly aromatic evergreen intensely silver shrub with creamy yellow 'petal'-less flowers. As you might expect a small amount of the leaves will impart a curry-like flavour to dishes. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Herb   2L
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Helleborus x hybridus Zodiac Group
Syn. H. orientalis hort. (Ranunculaceae) Variously coloured flowers varying from matt purple to white flowers heavily spotted with purple in spring above leathery leaves. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Hemerocallis 'Cosmic Hummingbird'
'Day Lily' (Asphodelaceae) Herbaceous perennial with 9cm flowers in an unusual warm peach tone with a maroon ring in the throat & a delicate scent in ealry summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   4L
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Hemerocallis 'Custard Candy'
'Day lilly' (Asphodelaceae) Large scented egg custard yellow flowers in mid summer, complete with a darker margin like a skin forming and around the centre some raspberry jam. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   3L
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Hepatica nobilis *
'liverleaf' (Ranunculaceae) Spring flowering clump forming woodland perennial with rich deep blue flowers. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.25
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Hepatica nobilis *
'liverleaf' (Ranunculaceae) Spring flowering clump forming woodland perennial with rich deep blue flowers. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'
Syn. Schizostylis c. (Iridaceae) Hardy South African Iris relative with large, open bright crimson star-shaped flowers in late summer & autumn. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Hesperantha coccinea 'Simply Pink' *
Syn. Schizostylis c. (Iridaceae) Large, open coral pink star-shaped flowers in late summer & autumn. A hardy South African Iris relative, it is a rhizomatous clump-forming evergreen perennial. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Hesperantha coccinea 'Simply Pink' *
Syn. Schizostylis c. (Iridaceae) Large, open coral pink star-shaped flowers in late summer & autumn. A hardy South African Iris relative, it is a rhizomatous clump-forming evergreen perennial. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Hesperantha coccinea 'Sunrise'
Syn. Schizostylis c. (Iridaceae) Hardy late flowering South African iris relative with large star-shaped rich deep pink flowers glowing in the autumn twilight. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Hesperantha coccinea 'Wilfred H. Bryant'
Syn. Schizostylis c. 'Pink Princess' (Iridaceae) Hardy South African Iris relative with palest pink large star-shaped flowers in late summer & autumn. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Heuchera 'Autumn Glow'
(Saxifragaceae) Variously antiqued orange tinted foliage with hints of pink and peach. White flowers in early summer. Semi-evergreen perennial useful for shady areas. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   1.5L
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Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple' *
(Saxifragaceae) Year-round deep purple leaves & sprays of small white blooms in mid summer. Popular tough perennial for difficult shady corners 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Hosta 'Big Daddy' (sieboldiana hybrid)
(Asparagaceae) Pale mauve flowers in early summer. Architectural big dinner plate like glaucous-blue puckered Leaves. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L
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Hosta 'Brim Cup' *
(Asparagaceae) Compact clumps of cupped sage green leaves with broad cream margins and pale lavender flowers in mid summer 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £5.50
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Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' *
(Asparagaceae) A fairly small Hosta with pointed pale mettalic matt blue leaves and pale lavender flowers in early summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £5.50
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Hosta 'Frances Williams' (sieboldiana) *

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(Asparagaceae) Large grey-green glaucous leaves with a beige-yellow margin, white flowers. An old cultivar originating as a sport of H. sieboldiana var. elegans it is still one of the best of the now innumerable varieties of Hosta. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   3L  -  £6.75
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Hosta 'Halcyon' (Tardiana Group) *
(Asparagaceae) Small variety with outstanding glaucous-blue quite narrow leaves, deep lavender flowers in mid summer. Reputed to be more mollusc resistant. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £5.50
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Hosta 'Whirlwind' (fortunei) *
(Asparagaceae) Upright slightly twisted leaves with deep green irregula margins and a broad ivory centre that darkens with time. Pale lavender flowers in early summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L  -  £0.00
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Hosta minor
'Kirin-giboshi' (Asparagaceae) An unexpectedly dwarf Hosta. Tidy glossy green leaves forming good small groundcover . Many surprisingly large hanging deep mauve flowers with little white markings in the throat in mid summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm
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Hydrangea 'Preziosa' *
(Hydrangeaceae) Smaller leaved serrata hybrid with red-flushed young growth and autumn colour. Magenta-purple or purple-pink small rounded mophead flowers in mid summer. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris 'Miranda'
(Hydrangeaceae) A variegated form of the popular deciduous climbing hydrangea. Pale green leaves with a creamy white rim, turning yellow in autumn. White lace-cap type flowers in mid summer. A slow growing self-clinging climber. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Climber   3L
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Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group *
(Hydrangeaceae) Rare & desirable shrub with lovely dark furry foliage and unusual blue lacecap type flowers in mid summer. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £8.00
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ami Pasquier'
(Hydrangeaceae) Hortensia (mophead) variety with rich purplish-red sterile flowers in mid summer add lime to turn rosy red. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   3L
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Goliath' *
(Hydrangeaceae) As you might expect from the name this is a large growing vigorous & big flowered mophead with rich purple-blue bracts (in acid soil) in mid summer. Younger plants don't flower much, but establish plants put on a great show. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Grandiflora' *
Syn. H. m. 'White Wave (Hydrangeaceae) Large white lacecap flowers in mid-late summer. 1.25m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta' *
Syn. H. m. 'Blue Wave' (Hydrangeaceae) One of the best 'Lacecap' type with a fluffy centre of true flowers & a ruff of the larger sterile bracts. The blue colouring of the flowers is most intense in acidic soils. 1.25m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' *
(Hydrangeaceae) Deciduous shrub producing large 20-30cm high dense panicles (cones) of bracts, first cream, then white & finally pinkish in mid to late summer. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' *

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(Hydrangeaceae) Large deciduous shrub with cone-shaped flowers in summer, first emerging cramy-green, ageing to cream with pink edges and finally turning a rich wine red. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   2L  -  £8.00
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Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird' *
(Hydrangeaceae) Quite small leaved form often flushing red & with good autumn colour. Masses of small magenta-blue (pink in limey soil) lacecap flowers in mid-late summer, darker true flowers in the cenre with paler bracts around the edge. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Hypericum Magical Grace
'Tutsan' (Hypericaceae) Compact hybrid with bright yellow flowers in summer accompanied and followed by jolly coral pink berries. Good autumn colour. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   3L
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Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake' *
(Brassicaceae) An established rockery favourite, shrubby evergreen fresh green foliage set with flattened heads of white flowers in spring. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Ilex aquifolium 'Myrtifolia'
'Myrtle leaved holly' (Aquifoliaceae) Dense bushy small, slow growing evergreen tree. This male holly has shorter, narrow deep green prickly leaves and small white flowers in late spring. Given plenty of time and shelter from the sea it will make a lovely thick hedge. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L
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Ilex x meserveae Blue Angel
'Blue holly' (Aquifoliaceae) Female holly with compact habit, dark purple stems & flatter less spiny leaves than wild holy. A male plant is not supposed to be required for the purple-red berries to form for this variety, though we haven't tested this. 5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   2L
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Incarvillea delavayi 'Snowtop' *
Syn. I. d. 'Alba' (Bignoniaceae) Clump forming small herbaceous perennial. Very large white flowers with yellow throats in late spring & early summer above deeply cut bright green leaves. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1L DEEP  -  £4.00
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Inula hookeri
(Asteraceae) Most desirable medium-sized clump-forming herbaceous perennial with furry mid green foliage & spidery-petaled yellow daisies in late summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Inula magnifica
(Asteraceae) An imposing perennial, broad, rough foliage & large bright yellow flowers in mid summer, reminiscent of slender petaled sunflowers. Not eaten by deer, sheep or cows! 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   4L Deep
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Iris 'Pauline'
(Iridaceae) A Reticulata type bulbous Iris flowering in late January and Febuary. Narrow imperial purple petals with white and yellow markings. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   10.5cm  -  £1.50
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Iris bucharica *

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(Iridaceae) The easiest of the gorgeous Juno Irises to grow this bulbous species has white & yellow flowers on up right leafy stems in mid-late spring. Plant bulbs at twice the depth of their length. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Bulb   1L DEEP  -  £3.75
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Iris chrysographes black-flowered *
(Iridaceae) Ever popular elegant Siberian type with very dark velvety indigo-violet, effectively black, flowers with a few gold highlights in early summer. Looks good in front of light or silver foliage. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Iris ensata 'Kumo-no-obi' *
(Iridaceae) Purple flowers with small yellow highlights in the centre in June-July, falls are narrower, more separated & drooping than in many ensata cultivars. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Iris ensata 'Moonlight Waves' *
(Iridaceae) Beautiful iris with broad horizontal white petals with lime green centre diffusing outwards in July. Try with Siberian types as they flower slightly later & so extend the all too short season of these exquisite flowers. 65cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Iris ensata 'Pink Frost' *
(Iridaceae) Laevigate iris for bog garden and pond margin. Broad blush pink petals with yellow highlights in early summer. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Iris japonica 'Variegata' *
(Iridaceae) Striking glossy evergreen leaves with creamy-white vertical stripes. Though shy flowering the section Lophiris are almost unrivalled in their beauty & intricacy by other types. The flowers are palest blue with lilac & yellow markings. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   3L  -  £7.00
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Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterflies' *
(Iridaceae) Dainty iris with grassy foliage producing loads of small flowers with white falls margined & heavily veined mid blue with blue standards in May-June. A very distinctive variety. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Iris sibirica 'Mountain Lake' *
(Iridaceae) Shorter growing Siberian iris with violet blue flowers with white highlights in the throat in late May and early June. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Iris x robusta 'Gerald Darby' *
(Iridaceae) Unique American hybrid, the spring foliage comes through in shades of purple, blue & green. Flowers are slender pale violet-blue grading through white then yellow towards the centre in late June & July. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet' *
(Cupressaceae) Invaluable groundcover for those difficult banks, tolerant of lots of abuse it will make a dense thick mat of silvery evergreen needle clad foliage. Quite slow to establish but rapid & efficient once it has settled in. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Conifer   2L  -  £7.00
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Kirengeshoma palmata
(Hydrangeaceae) Sprays of cool yellow shuttlecock shaped flowers are produced in August & September, nodding above the bright green palmate leaves. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   3L
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Kniphofia 'Nancy's Red' *
(Xanthorrheaceae) A fine cultivar producing cylindrical spikes of universally coral red flowers in late summer & early autumn. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   3L  -  £7.00
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Kniphofia 'Redhot Popsicle' *
(Xanthorrheaceae) Rich red tight red hot poker flowers from July to September from compact evergreen clumps of grass-like leaves. 65cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   3L  -  £7.00
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Kniphofia 'Scorched Corn' *
(Xanthorrheaceae) A well named cultivar with flower spikes like freshly husked corn-on-the-cob thrown on to the BBQ. Large late flowering clump-forming evergreen perennial red hot poker. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   3L  -  £7.00
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Kniphofia hybrid
(Xanthorrheaceae)
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Lamprocapnos spectabilis *
Syn. Dicentra s. 'Dutchman's breeches' (Papaveraceae) Large, bushy perennial with light green leaves & long strings incredibly structured deep rose-pink & white 'Lady in the bath' flowers in late spring. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'
Syn. Dicentra s. 'White bleeding heart' (Papaveraceae) Lots of white pendulous lady-in-the-bath' flowers for much of spring & summer. Cut bright green foliage on a somewhat succulent bushy perennial. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Laurus nobilis
'Bay tree' (Lauraceae) Evergreen shrub or small tree whose glossy rich dark green leaves are used in bouquet garni, stews, etc. Dark green leaves, small yellowish-white flowers in summer followed by black berries. 5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   1L
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Lavandula 'Devonshire Compact'
'Lavender' (Lamiaceae) Nice neat grey-leaved short bushy hybrid lavender with large heads of rich purple flowers topped by mauve ears all summer. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Herb   1.5L
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Lavandula 'Helmsdale'
'Hybrid French lavander helmsdale' (Lamiaceae) New hardy variety making an upright medium-sized bush with masses of dark navy purple flowers all summer. In-spite of being named after a Caithness town it was bred in Invercargill, New Zealand! 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   1L
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Lavandula 'Silver Mist'
'Lavender' (Lamiaceae) Very hardy and resiliant English lavender with Intense silver furry evergreen foliage and mid blue flowers in summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Herb   9cm
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Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue River'
'English lavender' (Lamiaceae) Deep blue-purple flowers over scented greyed foliage in summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   1.5L
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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
'English lavender' (Lamiaceae) Perhaps the best known variety, bushy plants with slightly greyed aromatic foliage & rich blue flowers all summer. Prune brutally in spring & in the West of Scotland give excellent drainage to ensue winter survival. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   1.5L
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Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
'Dwarf munsted lavender' (Lamiaceae) Compact variety of English lavender with violet-blue flower spikes. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   9cm  -  £2.00
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Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
'Dwarf munsted lavender' (Lamiaceae) Compact variety of English lavender with violet-blue flower spikes. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   1.5L
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Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley Baby' *
'Tree mallow' (Malvaceae) A shorter growing form of a popular pale pink flushed white flowered shrub mallow. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' *
'Tree mallow' (Malvaceae) Upright bush with large white flowers flushed pale pink with pink-red centre all summer. 1.8m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Lavatera x clementii 'Burgundy Wine' *
(Malvaceae) A dark plummy pink flowered bushier more compact variety of a popular cottage garden shrub. 1.75m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea' *
(Malvaceae) Upright floriferous large rosy pink flowered vigorous shrub. Flowers for several months from mid summer. prune back in early spring, if planted in an exposed situation also reduce the crown in late autumn to lessen wind rock and tearing of branches. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.00
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Leptinella pyrethrifolia BR14
Syn. Cotula p. (Asteraceae) Creeping perennial with deeply cut bright green foliage with red stems & conspicuous cream pom-pom flowers. Very adaptable, grows on exposed stable screes & on soggy river banks in the wild. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L
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Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' *
Syn. Cotula s. (Asteraceae) Flat thick mat of interestingly coloured ferny foliage, purple-black overall with hints of pea green at the tip. Good groundcover, tolerant of foot traffic it is well suited to gaps between pavers. 3cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Leptinella traillii *
Syn. Cotula t. (Asteraceae) Pincushion-like creamy-yellow flowers small dense mid green deeply lobbed leaves. Excellent tight groundcover for the rock garden or just about anywhere else, grows right down into the sea in the wild. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Leptospermum grandiflorum *
(Myrtaceae) Large erect shrub or small tree with striking silver eucalypt-scented leaves & many attractive white flowers in summer. The grey vertically peeling bark of mature specimens is also particularly fine. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Leptospermum scoparium 'Martinii' *
'Red manuka' / 'Red tea tree' (Myrtaceae) Vigorous evergreen large bush with small narrow dark leaves with grey silky hairs & masses of two-tone 2cm flowers, emerging pink & darkening red produced in early summer. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Leucanthemum 'Sunshine Peach'
'Shasta daisy' (Asteraceae) Half hardy short slightly shrubby perennial with finely cut grey foliage and large slightly peach tinted creamy yellow daisies all summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L
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Leucanthemum x superbum 'Real Neat'
'Shasta Daisy' (Asteraceae) New compact and distinctive form of an old favourite. A dense double row of long narrow white trumpets in a ring around the normal yellow dome in the centre in mid summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Leucanthemum x superbum 'Sonnenschein'
'[Sunshine]' (Asteraceae) Easy and reliable perennial with large primrose yellow single daisies. Held on stout upright stems in mid summer. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Leucanthemum x superbum 'T.E. Killin'
'Shasta daisy' (Asteraceae) Large white daisies with a ruff of short petals at the base of the ray florets where they meet the yellow central boss. Held on stout upright stems in mid summer. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Levisticum officinale
'Lovage' (Apiaceae) An imposing deciduous perennial herb whose seeds & leaves are used in stocks & soups. Strong celery-like flavour, yellow flowers. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Herb   1L
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Lewisia 'Little Peach' *
(Montiaceae) With lovely flowers surprisingly muted for a Lewisia, large pointed petals of cream deepening to peach towards their centres. Forms a rosette of pointed narrow deep green semi-succulent leaves. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Lewisia 'Little Plum' *
(Montiaceae) Plumy pink flowers with darker veining & paler margins to the petals in early summer. Ensure excellent winter drainage when planting. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Lewisia 'Little Raspberry' *
(Montiaceae) Compact alpine forming a neat rosette of evergreen foliage. Striking raspberry-red star flowers on short stems from late spring to mid summer. A bit bore resistant to rot from winter wet than most Lewisia. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Liatris spicata 'Kobold' *
'Button Snakewort' (Asteraceae) [Goblin] Compact growing clump-forming perennial with grassy foliage and upright dense spikes of bluish-purple flowers in late summer and autumn beloved by bees and butterflies. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Libertia 'Grasshopper'
(Iridaceae) Compact evergreen perennial iris relative from New Zealand. Stiff upright orange-green fans of foliage and slender stalks of flattened white flowers in early summer followed by long lasting orange fruits. A hybrid of the rosette forming Libertia ixioides and the spreading L. peregrinans. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1.5L
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Libertia grandiflora stoloniferous *
'Tukauki' / 'Mikoikoi' (Iridaceae) A form which spreads well by shallow runners & has many white flowers who's stamens give a fluffy look, well distributed over a spike clear of the dark foliage. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   3L  -  £7.00
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Libertia ixioides 'Tricolor'
'Tukauki' / 'Mikoikoi' (Iridaceae) Forms a neat evergreen rosette of striking foliage, each leaf is bronzy with a pale midrib. White flowers are produced amongst the foliage & the orangey seed heads persist for about a year. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Ligularia 'Britt Marie Crawford' *
(Asteraceae) Excellent form of a popular large bog perennial. Big heads of large golden daisies above beetroot foliage. Flowering in mid summer. Stronger foliage colour than L. dentata 'Othello'. 1.3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L  -  £6.00
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Lilium 'Bamako'
(Liliaceae) An Oriental Hybrid lily with sweetly scented, slightly ruffled soft pink infused white flowers in mid summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bulb   3L
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Lilium mackliniae robust habit *
'Manipur lily' (Liliaceae) Beautiful Himalayan lily with slender tall stems topped by several pendant pale pink bell flowers in May and June. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   2L  -  £6.50
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Lilium nepalense *
(Liliaceae) Rather special lily with huge drooping flowers with petals the colour of chocolate limes, curling back at the tips with the inner half of the inside dark maroon, produced in late summer. Stoloniferous & stem-rooting. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bulb   2L  -  £6.50
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Lilium oxypetalum var. insigne *
Syn. Nomocharis oxypetala (Liliaceae) Very classy quite rare dwarf lily, a bit reminiscent of a Nomocharis. The flowers are open bell-shaped, Smoky purple with heavy spotting inside in June. Not especially difficult and very beautiful. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Bulb   9cm  -  £4.50
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Lilium pardalinum ssp. wigginsii *
'Wiggins' lily' (Liliaceae) Rare lily fron Northern California. Turk's cap orange flowers covered in maroon spots in mid summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   9cm  -  £4.00
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Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' *
Syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Purple gromwell' (Boraginaceae) Justly popular dwarf rockery shrub. Gentian-blue flowers for most of the year coming from spreading stems with small narrow hairy dark green leaves. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Lithodora diffusa 'Star' *
Syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Purple gromwell' (Boraginaceae) Sprawling habit & long flowering season as the perennially popular 'Heavenly Blue', differs in the star marked white flowers with a blue stripe down the centre of each of the five petals. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Lithodora diffusa 'Star'
Syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Purple gromwell' (Boraginaceae) Sprawling habit & long flowering season as the perennially popular 'Heavenly Blue', differs in the star marked white flowers with a blue stripe down the centre of each of the five petals. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1.5L
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Lithodora diffusa Compact
Syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Purple gromwell' (Boraginaceae) Forming a tight mat rather than the normal trailing habit. Navy blue flowers in late spring to early summer. With darker flowers and leaves than the ever popular 'Heavenly Blue'. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Lobelia x speciosa 'Dark Crusader'
(Campanulaceae) Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Smokey purple flushed foliage and deep scarlet flowers in mid to late summer. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   2L
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Lonicera elisae *
Syn. L. infundibulum var. rockii (Caprifoliaceae) Rare Chinese shrubby honeysuckle. Narrow tubed ivory-white sweetly scented flowers in late winter and spring on a twiggy deciduous bush, pinkish young growth on slightly hairy foliage that turns gold in the autumn. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Lupinus Gallery Series *
(Fabaceae) Shorter growing strain of Lupin with striking spires of pinks, reds, creams, blues and bi-colours in early summer. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Lupinus x regalis Russell Group
'Lupine' (Fabaceae) Clump forming herbaceous perennial. Old cottage garden favourites orignally bred by George Russell in York in the early 20th century. Tall spires in early-mid summer in a mixture blue, white, red, pink or yellow flowers. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L
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Lupinus x regalis Russell Group *
'Lupine' (Fabaceae) Clump forming herbaceous perennial. Old cottage garden favourites orignally bred by George Russell in York in the early 20th century. Tall spires in early-mid summer in a mixture blue, white, red, pink or yellow flowers. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Lychnis alpina *
Syn. Silene suecica 'Alpine Campion (Caryophyllaceae) Native but rare alpine prefering damp stony places. Short perennial with plummy pink flowers in a cluster in mid summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin' *
'White ragged robin' (Caryophyllaceae) A truly gorgeous tall white flowered form of a popular wild flower of marshy meadows. Deeply & raggedly incised white flowers contrasting with the dark stems in late May & June, cutting back after flowering may encourage a 2nd flush later. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Lysimachia clethroides
'Goose neck' (Myrsinaceae) Vigorous spreading, upright growing herbaceous perennial with pointed arching dense spikes of white flowers in mid-late summer. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L
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Maianthemum canadense *
'False lily-of-the-valley' (Asparagaceae) Vigorous unfussy creeping plants for shade. White foamy flowers on short spikes in spring. An invaluable plant that will readily colonise even the darkest corner. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.50
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Maianthemum racemosum Short Form
Syn. Smilacina r. 'False Solomon's seal' (Asparagaceae) Dumpy frothy ivory sweetly scented flower spikes in spring often followed by vivid red round fruits in late summer in good years. This form grows considerably shorter than the normal form. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   3L
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Malotigena frantiskae-niederlovae *
Syn. Delosperma congestum (Aizoaceae) An unpronounceable moderately hardy South African succulent with a neat dense habit, bright green fleshy foliage and masses of quite large bright yellow Livingstone daisy type flowers in late spring & early summer. 7cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Meconopsis betonicifolia *
'Himalayan blue poppy' (Papaveraceae) For those with shelter and an acid soil this blue poppy is a must. Furry bristled leaves with spikes of slightly cupped sky blue flowers in early summer. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £5.50
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Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Hensol Violet' *
'Himalayan Blue Poppy' (Papaveraceae) Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Furry bristled leaves with spikes of slightly cupped rich violet-blue flowers in May. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £5.50
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Meconopsis betonicifolia var. alba *
'White Himalayan Blue Poppy' (Papaveraceae) Clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Furry bristled leaves with spikes of slightly cupped bright white flowers in May-June. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £5.50
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Meconopsis cambrica 'Frances Perry' *
'Orange Welsh Poppy' (Papaveraceae) Strong bright red-orange flowers in early summer, it sets far less viable seed than the normal yellow Welsh poppies. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Meconopsis cambrica 'Frances Perry'
'Orange Welsh Poppy' (Papaveraceae) Strong bright red-orange flowers in early summer, it sets far less viable seed than the normal yellow Welsh poppies. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L
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Melaleuca squamea
'Swamp paperbark' (Myrtaceae) Rarely encountered Tasmanian Leptospermum relative with pink or white pom-pom flowers in early summer and short dense green leaves on upright stems. Common in the wild in peat bogs, but it will also grow in drier ground. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   1L
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Melissa officinalis
'Lemon Balm' (Lamiaceae) Perennial culinary herb with strongly lemon scented leaves used in the flavouring of drinks, in salads, for potpourri etc. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Herb   8cm
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Melissa officinalis 'Variegata'
'Variegated lemon balm' (Lamiaceae) A lemon scented perennial variegated leaves used to make a calming herbal tea. John Evelyn called it "sovereign for the brain, strengthening the memory and powerfully chasing away melancholy". 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Herb   9cm
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Mentha arvensis 'Banana'
'Banana mint' (Lamiaceae) A mint with an unmistakeably and unlikely banana flavour. Why not try in cocktails or in a lassi or milkshake. Slightly less vigourous and with pretty little lilac-pink flowers clustered in the laf axils running up the stems. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Herb   9cm
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Mentha requienii *
'Corsican mint' (Lamiaceae) A most unlikely looking mint; tight creeping mats of powerfully peppermint scented leaves & tiny lilac purple flowers in summer. 1cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Mentha spicata var. crispa
'Curly mint' (Lamiaceae) Attractive dense heads of tiny lilac flowers in summer, decorative curly, crispy-edged leaves & a good flavour. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Herb   9cm
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Mentha suaveolens 'Variegata'
'Pineapple mint' (Lamiaceae) Minty apple flavured leaves variegated pale green with a creamy-white margin, mauve flowers. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Herb   9cm
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Mentha x piperita 'Strawberry'
'Strawberry mint' (Lamiaceae) More compact with smaller leaves and with just a hint of strawberry flavour. Strawberry mint daiquiri: 1 sprig mint, a generous handful of pureed strawberries, double shot of rum, same of lime juice & splash of sugar syrup optionally freeze before serving. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Herb   9cm
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Mentha x piperita 'Swiss'
'Swiss mint' (Lamiaceae) Large leaved, strong flavoured mint. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Herb   8cm
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Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Chocolate'
'Chocolate mint' (Lamiaceae) The plant from which After Eight Mints must be made; it's both minty & chocolaty! 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Herb   9cm
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Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Grapefruit'
'Grapefruit mint' (Lamiaceae) Robust mint with a slighlty citrus-mint flavour. Mauve pink flowers in mid-late summer. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Herb   9cm
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Mentha x villosa var. alopecuroides
'Bowles mint / Apple mint' (Lamiaceae) Big mint with tall stems topped by lilac-pink flowers & woolly green foliage of excellent flavour. Good for mint sauce. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Herb   9cm
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Mitraria coccinea 'Lake Caburgua'
(Gesneriaceae) Chilean epiphytic climber or groundcover from temperate rainforest. This form produces long arching stems of glossy dark green leaves & vivid orange tubular flowers, it looks great growing out of a mossy tree or rotting stump or as groundcover . 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   9cm
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Mitraria coccinea 'Lake Caburgua' *
(Gesneriaceae) Chilean epiphytic climber or groundcover from temperate rainforest. This form produces long arching stems of glossy dark green leaves & vivid orange tubular flowers, it looks great growing out of a mossy tree or rotting stump or as groundcover . 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Moraea alticola
(Iridaceae) Rare Iris relative from the high Drakensburg of South Africa. Thick leathery narrow evergreen foliage clasped by intricate net-like covering towards the base. Large pale yellow-green iris-like flower with big drooping falls in early summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   9cm
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Mukdenia rossii
Syn. Aceriphyllum r. (Saxifragaceae) Woodland perennial with vivid green foliage with thick flower spikes rising above in late spring bearing densely clustered quite large white flowers with dark centres. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   1.5L
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Muscari aucheri 'Blue Magic'
(Asparagaceae) Clump-forming spring flowering bulb. Dense columnar flower heads of amethyst blue ball flowers with whith rims to the throat. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   10.5cm  -  £1.50
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Narcissus 'Cragford'
(Amaryllidaceae) A Tazetta type daff with flat round white petals and a very short open orange trumpet with a lovely scent in clusters of 4-5 per bulb in early spring. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   1L  -  £3.00
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Narcissus 'Hawera'
(Amaryllidaceae) A distinctive dwarf Triandrus daff with a cluster of pale sulphur flowers with a short cup & narrow backswept petals in mid April - early May, quite late for a dwarf daff. A lovely rockery plant. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   1L  -  £3.00
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Narcissus 'Oxford Gold'
(Amaryllidaceae) Hoop-petticoat (Bulbocodium) type daff. Sweetly scented golden yellow large trumpet bells with short, narrow petals in spring. Good for rockeries and pots. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bulb   10.5cm  -  £2.00
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Narcissus 'Pipit'
(Amaryllidaceae) Jonquilla type daff with sweetly scented pale lemon yellow ageing to near white in the centres in late spring. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   1L  -  £3.00
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Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête'
(Amaryllidaceae) Very early flowering short daff with golden yellow flowers with multiple flowers per stalk. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   1L  -  £3.00
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Narcissus bulbocodium 'White Petticoat'
'Hoop petticoat daffodil' (Amaryllidaceae) A new cultivar with white rather than the normal yellow broad trumpets and pin thin petals in spring. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   9cm  -  £2.00
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Narcissus papyraceus 'Ziva'
'Paperwhite' (Amaryllidaceae) A Tazetta type daff with flat round pure white petals and a very short open orange trumpet with a lovely scent in early spring. Popular as a forced bulb for flowering around Christmas. 40cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   1.5L  -  £4.00
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Nassella tenuissima
Syn. Stipa t. 'Mexican feather grass' (Poaceae) A most beautiful grass, a very fine glossy, feathery billowing tussock. Easy & tough, very drought tolerant. Unlike many American grasses it grows well in Western Scotland. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Grass   9cm
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Nectaroscordum siculum ssp. bulgaricum
Syn. Allium bulg. 'Bulgarian honey garlic (Amaryllidaceae) An Allium-like early summer flowering bulb. Tall stems with a nodding clusters of flowers grey-green at the base, rose-pink towards the tips. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Bulb   1L  -  £3.00
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Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
(Lamiaceae) A catnip of strong constitution with pale lavender blue flowers all summer on upright stems above felty grey foliage. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   2L
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Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' *
(Lamiaceae) A catnip of strong constitution with pale lavender blue flowers all summer on upright stems above felty grey foliage. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   3L  -  £6.50
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Olearia 'Henry Travers'
Syn. O. semidentata hort. (Asteraceae) A natural hybrid of O. chathamica & O. semidentata it is amongst the most desirable of shrubs for mild gardens. With large daisies of lilac with a deep magenta eye. Does best in cool exposed moist peaty sloping sites. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Olearia angustifolia
Syn. O. oprina 'Teteaweka' (Asteraceae) Exceedingly rare plant from the coast of Stewart Island. Glossy, stiff leaves green above & white below like O. 'Henry Travers'. Lilac-white daisies with a purple eye. Will only grow in cool, peaty, acid, wet & very windy gardens on & off the West Coast 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L
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Olearia angustifolia
Syn. O. oprina 'Teteaweka' (Asteraceae) Exceedingly rare plant from the coast of Stewart Island. Glossy, stiff leaves green above & white below like O. 'Henry Travers'. Lilac-white daisies with a purple eye. Will only grow in cool, peaty, acid, wet & very windy gardens on & off the West Coast 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L
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Olearia arborescens *
(Asteraceae) An excellent shrub for coastal situations. The foliage is similar to O. macrodonta, though not as rigid & with hardly any toothing. The sweetly fragrant flowers make a mass of white in late spring & early summer, among the first Kiwi species to flower. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Olearia cheesemanii *
Syn. O. rani hort. (Asteraceae) It would be too hard to find another plant that could reliably cover so much of it's self in flower. In early summer umbels of white daisies smother the plant. Narrow elliptic lanceolate slightly glopssy green evergreen leaves. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia coriacea
(Asteraceae) Compact dwarf with upright branching, like a dwarf O. paniculata & replaces it in the wild at higher altitudes. Has stiff rounded pale green foliage with a slightly wavy margin. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L
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Olearia lineata 'Dartonii' *
Syn. O. virgata var. l. 'D.' (Asteraceae) Slender erect branches & very narrow pale pea green leaves, inconspicuous sweet smelling flowers in mid summer. Looks a bit like an upright evergreen willow, grows very rapidly & highly adaptable. Excellent for quick coastal shelter planting. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Olearia lineata 'Dartonii' x macrodonta 'Major' *
(Asteraceae) A white flowered, narrow-leaved twiggy evergreen shrub, great for coastal gardens. A seedling we found in our Nursery between two of the best plants for shelter planting in exposed sites. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia macrodonta 'Major' *
'Arorangi' / 'New Zealand holly' (Asteraceae) Leathery grey-green leaves with wavy teeth on the margins. Masses of sweetly scented white daisies in June. We use this vigorous, tough plant more than any other for shelter planting by the sea. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Olearia nummularifolia var. nummularifolia
(Asteraceae) Tough characterful shrub with thick stems clad in small mid green curled & keeled leaves. Lots of white almost individual daisy flowers in mid-late summer. Great for giving the look of an ancient in a large rockery, though quicker growing than it appears. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L
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Olearia paniculata *
'Akiraho' (Asteraceae) Popular in New Zealand for taller hedges in coastal districts, it has attractive mid green wavy leaves with a pale buff underside & a leathery texture. Attractive as a tree with smooth cinnamon bark which peels in long strips. 6m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia phlogopappa 'Sawtooth'
(Asteraceae) Very distinct form with buff indumentum beneath the stiff sharply toothed leaves & vigorous upright shoots with pithy centres. Small white daisies with a purple tinted yellow eye. Introduced by us from a form growing on the south coast of Tasmania. 1.75m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Olearia solandri *
(Asteraceae) Compact small-leaved shrub with greenish-yellow shoots, white star-like flowers in autumn. Gives off a lovely atmosphere of marzipan scent when in flower & on cold winter days. From exposed coastal scrub in New Zealand. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia traversii *
'Chatham Island ake ake' (Asteraceae) One of the most wind tolerant trees or large shrubs on the planet. Rounded shiny green opposite leaves which are silver-white beneath. Fast growing, clips into a large hedge & can be grown in pure sand! In open structured soils cut-back fast-rowing upright shrubs after a year to firm them up To 6m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Olearia traversii 'Tweedledum' *
(Asteraceae) A variegated form of one of the most wind tolerant trees or large shrubs on the planet. Rounded shiny green opposite leaves with a gold splash in the centre & silver-white underneath, which flutter aspen-like in the breeze. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia traversii 'Variegata'
(Asteraceae) Upright evergreen coastal large shrub with irregular pale cream variegation. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   2L
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Olearia virgata narrower leafed form *
(Asteraceae) Upright wiry silky black stems with opposite axils baring clusters of three 2cm long oblanceolate olive green leaves silky silver below. Tiny lightly scented ivory flowers in late summer. Good dense screening plant. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia x capillaris *
'(O. arborescens x O. quinquevulnera)' (Asteraceae) Small rounded leaves, white starry flowers in early-mid summer on older plants. Has a distinctive tight divaricating (like a roll of squashed chicken wire) habit which makes it great for a naturally thick small hedge. Most attractive in moderate exposure. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia x matthewsii
Syn. O. x mollis hort. (O. illicifolia x O. moschata) (Asteraceae) Wavy edged leaden-white leaves & white flowers, a splendid hybrid one of the toughest & best of all grey-leafed shrubs. True O. x mollis is a hybrid of O. ilicifolia & O. lacunosa, seen in the UK as O. x m. 'Zennorensis'. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L
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Olearia x mollis 'Zennorensis'
'(O. lacunosa x O. illicifolia)' (Asteraceae) One of the best large evergreen foliage plants, stiff long narrow leaves (from O. lacunosa) grey-green above, buff below with small blunt toothing (from O. illicifolia). Zennor was the garden of W. Arnold-Forster near Lands End. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L
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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Starry Eyes' *
(Boraginaceae) Compact slowly spreading perennial forget-me-not relative with many small blue flowers with white margins, like hundreds of little blue stars in late spring & early summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L  -  £4.50
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Omphalodes nitida *
(Boraginaceae) A small arching perennial with slender leaves & many small flat lovely clear forget-me-not blue flowers in late spring & sporadically into autumn. Excellent easy, classy but little known Portuguese plant. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   1L  -  £3.75
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Ophiopogon 'Hosoba Kokuryu' *
(Asparagaceae) New and slightly more vigorous form of Ophiopogon, what makes this form stand out is the taller and more erect habit from the narrower and stiffer black leaves. Small pink flowers in mid summer. Slow spreading evergreen dwarf perennial. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £4.00
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Ophiopogon chingii *
(Asparagaceae) Lovely VERY slow growing little plant. Forms an evergreen tufty clump of short narrow grassy curly stiff emerald green leaves speckled above by small white flowers flushed with pink for most of the summer. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   1L  -  £5.00
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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Black Beard' *
(Asparagaceae) New much quicker growing form of a familiar slow growing purple-black, grass-like leaved evergreen groundcover with small pink flowers on short spikes in mid summer. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £4.00
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Origanum vulgare
'Oregano' (Lamiaceae) Small perennial herb with lilac flowers in summer. A decorative plant whose leaves are used to flavour many Mediterranean dishes. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   9cm
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Origanum vulgare
'Oregano' (Lamiaceae) Small perennial herb with lilac flowers in summer. A decorative plant whose leaves are used to flavour many Mediterranean dishes. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   1L
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Origanum vulgare 'Compactum'
'Compact Oregano' (Lamiaceae) Neat compact plant topped by many clusters of small lilac flowers in summer. Grown as a herb but certainly ornamental enough to grow even if it wasn't useful in the kitchen. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Herb   1L
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Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum Hot and Spicy
'Greek oregano' (Lamiaceae) Well named oregano with distinctively peppery punch. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Herb   8cm
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Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'
'Royal Fern' (Osmundaceae) Large deciduous fern with elegant pale green matt fronds. Has brown 'flower' spikes, yellow & brown autumn tints. Perfect for by the pond, one of the most attractive of all native plants, not just among ferns. 'Purpurascens' has a lovely purple red flush to the rachis (stem) and young leaf tips. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Fern   2L
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Osteospermum 'Lady Leitrim'
(Asteraceae) Perhaps the hardiest Osteo, makes excellent groundcover in a dry sunny spot. Produces many large lilac daisies fading to near white with a dark eye from late spring through to the first heavy frosts. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   1L
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Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie'
'Cape daisy' (Asteraceae) Hardy Osteo with yellow eyed white diasy flowers all summer. Excellent groundcover in a dry sunny spot. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1L
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Osteospermum Astra White Pink Blush
(Asteraceae) Beautiful bushy bedding plant. Rounded petaled daisies, white towards the centre, flushing pale pink towards the tips. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Bedding   1L
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Osteospermum jucundum 'Blackthorn Seedling'
(Asteraceae) Low creeping perennial with deep rosy purple daises produced all summer long. More ground-hugging & less vigorous than the other hardy forms with paler flowers. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   10.5cm
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Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum
(Asteraceae) Creeping moderately frost hardy South African perennial with magenta-purple daises produced all summer long. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   1L
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Oxalis 'Ione Hecker' *
'Scurvy grass' (Oxalidaceae) Large magenta flowers with deep purple veining & a yellow centre in late spring & early summer. Similar to O. enneaphylla; grey-green deeply cut leaves growing form a Walnut Whip like corm. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.75
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Oxalis enneaphylla *
(Oxalidaceae) Large lilac-pink flowers which twist open & shut with the sun. Greyish leaves are deeply cut corrugated umbrellas arising from an unusual central cone. Tough rockery plant from Tierra del Fuego & the Falklands. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.75
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Oxalis enneaphylla 'Alba' *
'Scurvy grass' (Oxalidaceae) Neat grey-green cut leaves & white flowers with darker veins in summer. Slow growing but not especially difficult. 7cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.75
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Oxalis oregana *
'Redwood sorrel' (Oxalidaceae) Compact groundcovering perennial. Large leaves & big rich magenta-pink flowers, a real beauty & hardy too. From the floors of conifer forests of the Pacific States. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Oxalis triangularis 'Cupido'
(Oxalidaceae) Fine easy houseplant. Pretty soft pink flowers above purple foliage. Water hardly at all when it dies down in winter, water regularly from spring onwards. Appreciates a sunny spot. Folds itself up at night. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
House   10.5cm
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Ozothamnus ledifolius
'Kerosene bush' (Asteraceae) Dense yellowish shoots & glossy dark green aromatic leaves, shoots topped out by a mass of tight white flowers form red buds. Abundant on top of Mt Wellington (1270m) by Hobart. Best grown in harsh exposed locales. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L
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thamnus leptophyllus Woolcombe Form *
'Silver Cottonwood' (Asteraceae) Evergreen shrub from drier scrubland in New Zealand. Tiny silver-grey leaves and white everlasing type tufty flowers in mid summer. This form has finer, greyer foliage than normal and came from Elizabeth Woolcombe near Golspie, Sutherland. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius *
(Asteraceae) Grey-felted branches green leaves, flowers white, crimson in bud produced in summer. A quick growing upright shrub hailing from wet sub-alpine heaths in SE Australia & Tasmanian but is adaptable to soil drainage & performs very well by the sea. 2.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius Coastal form *
(Asteraceae) Upright evergreen Tasmanian shrub. Differs from the more normal & more adaptable form in having slender shoots with longer, much thinner and greyer foliage and fuller heads of off white flowers though without the rich bud colouration. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Paeonia lactiflora 'Shirley Temple'
'Peony' (Paeoniaceae) Herbaceous perennial peony with massive frilly palest pink flowers in early-mid summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   3L
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Papaver nudicaule 'Pacino' *
'Icelandic poppy' (Papaveraceae) Compact form with lovely basal rosette of pea green bristly leaves with delightful soft yellow flowers on short stem in early to mid summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Papaver nudicaule 'Spring Fever Red' *
'Icelandic poppy' (Papaveraceae) Small perennial poppy with strong scarlet-red crepe paper blooms in late spring and early summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.50
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Papaver nudicaule 'Spring Fever Rose' *
'Icelandic poppy' (Papaveraceae) Small perennial poppy with pastel pink crepe paper blooms in late spring and early summer. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.50
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Papaver nudicaule Champagne Bubles
'Icelandic poppy' (Papaveraceae) Small clump forming herbaceous perennials. Bold mixture of large crinkly petaled poppies in pink, red, orange and yellow in late spring and early summer. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Papaver nudicaule Champagne Bubles Scarlet
'Icelandic poppy' (Papaveraceae) Small clump forming herbaceous perennials. Large crinkly petaled scarlet poppies in late spring and early summer. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Papaver nudicaule Gartenzwerg Series *
Syn. P. 'Garden Gnome'. 'Iceland Poppy' (Papaveraceae) Showy 'Iceland Poppies' for the rock garden, big saucer-sized blooms variously orange-red, cream, pink or yellow in early summer. 35cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (2)
Alpine   1L  -  £2.00
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Papaver orientale 'Prinzessin Victoria Louise' *
'[Princess Victoria Louise] 'Oriental poppy'' (Papaveraceae) Clump forming herbaceous perennial. Large semi-double candy-salmon pink blooms with a maroon blotches in early summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Papaver rupifragum *
'Spanish Poppy' (Papaveraceae) Small perennial poppy with crepe-paper like matt orange flowers over a long period in summer. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1.5L  -  £4.50
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Parochetus communis *
'Blue shamrock pea' (Fabaceae) A gorgeous vigorous creeping plant with leaves resembling a clover but with sky-blue pea flowers from late spring to mid summer. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.00
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Penstemon 'Raven'
(Plantaginaceae) A fine perennial with dusky purple flowers with a red-purple ring to the white & purple streaked throat in late summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   2L
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Penstemon 'Sour Grapes'
(Plantaginaceae) Large broad tubular bright reddish-violet ageing mauve flowers white in the throat with maroon veining in late summer. Has a spreading not sprawling habit. 80cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   3L
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Persicaria affinis 'Superba'
(Polygonaceae) Short spikes of flowers, pale pink when open fading to deep carmine-red in late summer. It looks like two different flower colours on the same plant. Popular easy low groundcover, also has good red autumn colour. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   9cm
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Persicaria affinis 'Superba' *
(Polygonaceae) Short spikes of flowers, pale pink when open fading to deep carmine-red in late summer. It looks like two different flower colours on the same plant. Popular easy low groundcover, also has good red autumn colour. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Persicaria affinis 'Superba' *
(Polygonaceae) Short spikes of flowers, pale pink when open fading to deep carmine-red in late summer. It looks like two different flower colours on the same plant. Popular easy low groundcover, also has good red autumn colour. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   2L  -  £6.00
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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Inverleith' *
(Polygonaceae) Quite distinct from the upright growing forms of the species, this form has a lower mounding knotty habit. In mid-late summer it is sprinkled with short carmine-red flower spikes. Inverleith is the location of the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'
'Bistort' (Polygonaceae) Vigorous perennial with clear pink dumpy flower spikes from late spring to mid-summer, a more robust form of a native of wet meadows. The pink flowers looks great with the purple foliage of Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L
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Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' *
'Bistort' (Polygonaceae) Vigorous perennial with clear pink dumpy flower spikes from late spring to mid-summer, a more robust form of a native of wet meadows. The pink flowers looks great with the purple foliage of Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Persicaria vacciniifolia
(Polygonaceae) Ground-hugging stems forming mats of small glossy rounded foliage & a profusion of short narrow spikes of soft rose flowers in late summer. Good red autumn leaf colour. Fine groundcover for a damp rockery or peat bed wall. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L
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Persicaria vacciniifolia *
(Polygonaceae) Ground-hugging stems forming mats of small glossy rounded foliage & a profusion of short narrow spikes of soft rose flowers in late summer. Good red autumn leaf colour. Fine groundcover for a damp rockery or peat bed wall. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   2L  -  £5.75
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Phlox maculata 'Alpha'
(Polemoniaceae) Tall mottled stems densely packed with delicately scented lilac-pink flowers in mid to late summer, an excellent cut flower. 1.25m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   3L
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Phlox subulata 'McDaniel's Cushion'
(Polemoniaceae) This alpine is as the name suggests more compact than normal for the species with large deep magenta pink flowers in late spring. 7cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Phormium 'Black Velvet'
'New Zealand flax' (Asphodelaceae) Very dark purple-black evergreen foliage with silvery underside & upright-arching growth. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Perennial   1L
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Phormium 'Jester'
'New Zealand flax' (Asphodelaceae) Upright foliage, pink down the middle with a orangey-green margin, quite a striking contrast. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   1L
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Phormium tenax
'New Zealand flax' / 'Harakeke' (Asphodelaceae) Well known architectural plant, perfect for coastal situations. Very adaptable & tough. Tall sea green sword leaves, red & black flowers on tall stems. Can be used as a hedge. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   3L
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Phormium tenax Purpureum Group
'New Zealand flax' / 'Harakeke' (Asphodelaceae) The rich purple foliage of this New Zealand Flax with it's bold straight lines make a fine compliment to silvery Olearias. Mixtures of different kinds of flax also work well. To 2.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   4L
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Phormium tenax Purpureum Group
'New Zealand flax' / 'Harakeke' (Asphodelaceae) The rich purple foliage of this New Zealand Flax with it's bold straight lines make a fine compliment to silvery Olearias. Mixtures of different kinds of flax also work well. To 2.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Perennial   5L
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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' *
'Ninebark' (Rosaceae) Vigorous deciduous shrub, typically grown as a coppice to accentuate the purple-red young stems and bold dark purple foliage that colours red in autumn. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' *
'Alberta spruce' (Pinaceae) Very tight, compact and slow growing dwarf conical spruce tree wuth slightly greyed olive green needles. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Conifer   2L  -  £7.00
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Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' *
(Ericaceae) Bushy medium-large sized evergreen ericaceous shrub. Deep green small leaves that emerge brilliant red in spring accompanied by dense inflorescens of small white hanging bell flowers. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Pilosella aurantiaca ssp. carpathicola
'Fox & cubs' / 'Grim the collier' (Asteraceae) Flaming orange-red daisies with golden centres all summer, excellent for a wild corner this colourful hawkweed relative is perfect for lighting-up that less tended area of grass. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1L
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Pinus mugo Pumilio Group *
'Mountain pine' (Pinaceae) Slow growing dwarf bushy pine tree from the mountains of Europe. Deep green needles, small hard dark cones on old plants. good for coastal situations or in large long-term containers. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Conifer   2L  -  £7.50
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Pittosporum 'Margaret Turnbull' *
Syn. P. 'John Flanagan' 'Kohuhu' (Pittosporaceae) Bushy small evergreen tree, often clipped into a shrub. Mid green and cream variegated foliage. Small scented maroon flowers hidden in the leaf axils in late spring and early summer. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' *
(Pittosporaceae) Very well known, much requested & very difficult to propagate but easy to grow dwarf evergreen bush. A slow growing dome of dark purple leaves which are bright green when they first emerge giving a two-tone effect in summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £8.00
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Planter, Spring Bedding Filled *
() A jolly pot of spring joy with some bulbs, primroses and more. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (0)
Bedding   5.5L Planter  -  £8.00
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Pleione grandiflora Mixed Hybrids
'Indian crocus' (Orchidaceae) Tender epiphytic deciduous orchid with gorgeous yellow, pink or white flowers with intricately patterned funnel-shaped labellum in late spring. Keep quite moist when in growth and quite dry when dormant. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
House   3½"
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Podocarpus acutifolius *
'Needle-leaved totora' (Podocarpaceae) Dwarfish bushy conifer from montane forest margins in New Zealand. Tightly packed quite sharp tipped limy green needles, it grows into a dense thicket about twice as wide as tall. 1.4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Conifer   3L  -  £8.50
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Podocarpus lawrencei *
Syn. P. alpinus 'Mountain plum pine' (Podocarpaceae) Rare dwarf conifer from the tops of the highest mountains in Australia. Creeping with blunt evergreen blue-grey foliage that ages to a greyed green. Produces occasional but conspicuous small scarlet fruits. May live for hundreds or even thousands of years! Has nitrogen fixing nodules on the roots. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Conifer   2L  -  £8.00
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Podocarpus lawrencei *
Syn. P. alpinus 'Mountain plum pine' (Podocarpaceae) Rare dwarf conifer from the tops of the highest mountains in Australia. Creeping with blunt evergreen blue-grey foliage that ages to a greyed green. Produces occasional but conspicuous small scarlet fruits. May live for hundreds or even thousands of years! Has nitrogen fixing nodules on the roots. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Conifer   4L  -  £10.00
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Polygala chamaebuxus 'Dolomite' *
(Polygalaceae) New lovely dwarf evergreen shrub with white flowers with a yellow tip to the pea-like flowers in spring & early summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Polygala chamaebuxus 'Dolomite' *
(Polygalaceae) New lovely dwarf evergreen shrub with white flowers with a yellow tip to the pea-like flowers in spring & early summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   2L Urn Planter  -  £5.50
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Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora *
(Polygalaceae) Lovely dwarf evergreen shrub with carmine purple & gold pea-like flowers in spring & early summer. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.50
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Polygonatum hookeri *
(Asparagaceae) Tiny plant appearing only briefly, not at all like the related Solomon's seal. Slowly creeping underground it sends up tufts of short leaves with an open deep pink flower in the centre, followed by a black fruit. For the front of the peat bed. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.50
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Polygonatum humile *
Syn. P. falcatum hort. (Asparagaceae) A dwarf Solomon's seal, only a few inches high with a few hanging ivory jade-tipped flowers in early summer, like it's full-sized cousin. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.50
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Polygonatum x hybridum *
Syn. P. multiflorum hort. 'Solomon's seal' (Asparagaceae) Spreading woodland perennial with slightly arching stems with axially elliptic-lanceolate leaves & clusters of 3 small hanging creamy-white flowers beneath the stem where the leaves emerge in early summer. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Perennial   3L  -  £6.75
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Potentilla 'Arc-en-ciel' *
'['Rainbow']' (Rosaceae) Herbaceous perennial with double mottled yellow and orange flowers on arching stems in early-mid summer 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L  -  £5.75
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Potentilla fruticosa 'Daydawn' *
(Rosaceae) Short tough deciduous shrub. Peachy pink flowers suffused with cream produced in abundance from May to September. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty' *
Syn. P. f. Lovely Pink (Rosaceae) A well named upright shrubby Potentilla, a lovely, clear pink flower, produced by the hundred throughout the summer. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   1L  -  £4.50
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Potentilla fruticosa 'White Lady' *
(Rosaceae) Compact, bushyh deciduous shrub. Pure white flowers produced in abundance from May to September. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   1.5L  -  £6.00
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Potentilla fruticosa Bella Sol *
'= 'Hanchdon'' (Rosaceae) Masses of golden orange flowers that darken as they age. A tough deciduous shrub flowering all summer. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   1L  -  £4.50
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Potentilla fruticosa Danny Boy *
'= 'Lissdan'' (Rosaceae) Deciduous shrub with rich cerise pink flowers from May to September. 1.25m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   1.5L  -  £6.00
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Potentilla fruticosa Mango Tango *
(Rosaceae) Mango orange flowers fading butter yellow all summer on a bushy compact deciduous shrub. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.00
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Potentilla nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'
(Rosaceae) Easy spreading perennial producing masses of single cherry red flowers over many months in summer. Slender hoary purple stems and glossy emerald green leaves. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   9cm  -  £0.00
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Potentilla nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'
(Rosaceae) Easy spreading perennial producing masses of single cherry red flowers over many months in summer. Slender hoary purple stems and glossy emerald green leaves. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L
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Potentilla nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'
(Rosaceae) Easy spreading perennial producing masses of single cherry red flowers over many months in summer. Slender hoary purple stems and glossy emerald green leaves. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Potentilla x tonguei
(Rosaceae) A short sprawling perennial with orange-apricot flowers suffused with crimson at the centre. Very attractive & flowering all summer long. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   2L
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Pratia pedunculata *
(Campanulaceae) Prostrate foliage with thousands of flowers in a most delightful shade of lilacy sky blue for ages from mid-late summer. Works wonderfully planted in a damp mossy lawn. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Pratia pedunculata 'Alba' *
(Campanulaceae) Creeping Australian perennial sparkled with hundreds of small white flowers all summer. Flatter, tighter growing & darker leaved than the common sky blue form. 2cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.00
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Primula 'MacWatt's Cream'
(Primulaceae) Lovely miniature Juliae polyanthus with cream flowers in an open cluster on top of short stems in spring above rich green wrinkled textured leaves. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   9cm
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Primula auricula Hybrids
(Primulaceae) Various colours of flowers in late spring including maroons, purples, yellows, creams & more besides, usually with a pale eye, a darker ring in a different colour. Waxy looking leaves dusted in farina. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm
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Primula beesiana *
(Primulaceae) Candelabra Primula with magenta to rose carmine flowers with a yellow eye in late May & June. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   9cm  -  £2.50
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Primula bulleyana
(Primulaceae) Golden orange-yellow flowers from crimson buds in tiered whorls up the stem in early summer lightly dusted with farina. Has a basal rosette of somewhat matt textured leaves. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   11.5cm
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Primula Candelabra Mixed *
(Primulaceae) Various colours including yellows, oranges, lilacs, pinks & purples. When in drifts of mixed colours the effect when they are all flowering in May and June is quite stunning. 60-90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   9cm  -  £2.50
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Primula capitata ssp. mooreana *
(Primulaceae) Dainty wee primrose from Sikkim dusted all over with floury farina. In May and June it produces tight whorls of violet-blue flowers on top of 6-8" stalks. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   7cm  -  £2.50
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Primula chionantha *
(Primulaceae) Clumps of smooth leathery leaves & heads of large slightly fragrant, ivory white or purple blooms in a tight cluster on top of the stems in April. The whole plant is dusted with fawn-white farina. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L  -  £3.75
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Primula chungensis
(Primulaceae) A quite dainty early candelabra with warm golden yellow flowers from orange-red buds in May. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   9cm
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Primula chungensis x pulverulenta
(Primulaceae) Slightly dainty candelabra with peach flushed deep pink flowers in early summer. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   9cm
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Primula denticulata mixed
'Drumstick primula' (Primulaceae) Easy showy spring-flowering perennials. Spheres of white, lilac, magenta or ruby flowers are borne on top of short stems. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Primula florindae
'Giant cowslip' (Primulaceae) Robust perennial producing large clustered heads of nodding softly fragrant yellow open bell flowers dusted with milk white farina & large heart shaped leaves. Flowers after most Candelabras in June-July. 70cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L
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Primula Gold Laced Group
'Gold laced primrose' (Primulaceae) Maroon-black flowers with primrose yellow laced petal tips & golden yellow eyes in early-late spring. A lovely very popular old-fashioned primrose. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   9cm
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Primula japonica Mixed *

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(Primulaceae) A large early candelabra type with tiers of striking white, pink, rosy red or purple flowers with yellow or red eyes in early summer. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   9cm  -  £2.50
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Primula Polyanthus Group
(Primulaceae) Bright and bold flowered perennial spring bedding plants. Polyanthus have a stalk raising the flower head clear of the leaves, primroses flower directly from the base, making primroses sturdier in wind spots. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bedding   D6  -  £3.25
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Primroses Mixed
(Primulaceae) Old garden favoritres, bright and bold colours to welcome the coming spring. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bedding   10cm  -  £1.50
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Primroses Mixed
(Primulaceae) Old garden favoritres, bright and bold colours to welcome the coming spring. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bedding   D6  -  £3.25
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Primula Primrose Group Amore
(Primulaceae) Spring bedding variety with broad overlapping peats that emerge apricot yellow and age to a rich pink giving a striking multicolour effect. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bedding   1L  -  £3.00
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Primula Primrose Group Antique Pink Shades
(Primulaceae) Spring bedding variety, compact with dark leaves and pink flowers with visible veins that emerge pale and darken with time. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bedding   1L  -  £3.00
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Primrose Group Bicolour
'Primrose bicolour' (Primulaceae) Sunny spring joy-bringing bedding plants. Large open single stem-less flowers with a red, pink, mauve or blue outer part & a white and yellow or all yellow centre. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bedding   6CP  -  £6.50
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Primula prolifera *
Syn. P. helodoxa (Primulaceae) Bright yellow well spaced dense ring doughnut tiers of flowers, a robust tall candelabra, this species will actually grow in shallow water. 90cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1L  -  £3.75
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Primula pulverulenta *
(Primulaceae) Tall spike of rich cerise-purple flowers with red eyes on lightly farina dusted stems, earlier than most Candelabras, it is the easiest to grow & the most likely to self-seed. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   9cm  -  £2.50
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Primula pulverulenta *
(Primulaceae) Tall spike of rich cerise-purple flowers with red eyes on lightly farina dusted stems, earlier than most Candelabras, it is the easiest to grow & the most likely to self-seed. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   9cm  -  £2.50
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Primula rosea 'Grandiflora' *
(Primulaceae) Red-pink long-lasting flowers in early spring on short stems opening just as the dark flushed leaves come through. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Primula veris
'Cowslip' (Primulaceae) Nodding primrose yellow flowers with a long pale calyx in spring. A familiar & much loved native. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Perennial   9cm
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Primula vialii
'Chinese pagoda primula' (Primulaceae) Dense spikes of soft lavender flowers topped by scarlet buds, in June & July, arranged rather like a tiny Kniphofia! 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Perennial   9cm
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Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata'
'Purple Mint Bush' (Lamiaceae) Aromatic mint-scented evergreen shrub with creamy leaves with a paler margin. Purple-pink flowers in late spring & early summer. Only suitable for planting outside in gardens with mild winters, good as a colourful and long flowering pot plant in a conservatory. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   9cm
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Prunella grandiflora 'Blue Pearl' *
'Selfheal' (Lamiaceae) Spikes of slightly hooded blue flowers in early-mid summer. Small mat-forming herbaceous perennial. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   1.5L  -  £5.00
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Prunus x incam 'Okamé' *
(Rosaceae) Japanese cherry forming a large bush or rounded small tree. Masses of small single pink flowers from red calyces in spring. Excellent red and gold autumn colour. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Pseudopanax 'Tuatara' *
'Toothed Lancewood ' (Araliaceae) Bizarre architectural evergreen small tree from Zew Zealand. Leaves are three glossy dark purple leathery narrow swords with toothy margins. A Tuatara is a rare and weird relict reptile endemic to NZ, that predates dinosaurs. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (9)
Shrub   3L  -  £9.50
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Pseudowintera colorata *
'Horopito' (Winteraceae) Chameleon leaves on this slow-growing Kiwi relative of Drimys is a Technicolor natural curiosity & not a selected plant of garden origin. Native of dark, damp Nothofagus forest, where it has become more common due to it's unpalatability to deer. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £8.00
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Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' *
(Boraginaceae) Lots of striking deep blue flowers that hold their colour well produced from the first days of spring. Plain green leaves on a compact plant. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Pulmonaria saccharata 'Dora Bielefeld'
'Bethlehem sage' (Boraginaceae) Spreading, clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Pale rosy pink flowers in spring above mid green leaves lightly spotted silver-white. 25cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   1.5L
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Pulsatilla vulgaris Heiler hybrids *
'Pasque flowers' (Ranunculaceae) A very varied assortment of colours from white through lilacs & pinks to deep maroon produced in the early days of spring on furry plants with attractive silky seed heads later. Prefers a neutral to alkaline soil. 20cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £4.00
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Pulsatilla vulgaris var. rubra
'Red pasque flower' (Ranunculaceae) Short spring flowering perrenial from limey alpine meadows. strong maroon-red cupped flowers with furry calyces followed by silky silver fluffy seed heads. 15cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica
'Striped squill' (Asparagaceae) Lovely easy early spring bulb, palest blue flowers with a darker stripe down each petal in a cluster. 12cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Bulb   10.5cm  -  £1.50
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Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno'
'White bachelor's buttons' (Ranunculaceae) Well known old cottage garden perennial, masses of small neat white dense pom-poms are produced in spring above deep green foliage. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Perennial   2L
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Raoulia australis *
'Yellow scabweed' (Asteraceae) Tight stiff flat carpets of tiny silver foliage & many tiny pale yellow flowers in summer. Excellent for filling gaps in paving or creeping over fine gravel. In the wild in New Zealand it grows in stony dry riverbeds. 1cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   9cm  -  £2.25
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Remusatia hookeriana
'Hitch Hiker Arum' (Araceae) Bulbous Himalayan perennial fond of growing on mossy logs and rocks in forests. The exotic looking leaves are metallic green above and red flushed beneath. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Bulb   9cm
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Rhodiola pachyclados *
Syn. Sedum p. (Crassulaceae) Attractive creamy-grey leaved compact mat-forming succulent alpine with small white flowers in early summer. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Alpine   1L  -  £3.75
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Rhodiola rosea
Syn. Sedum roseum. 'Rose root' (Crassulaceae) Glaucous leaves on densely clad short stems with yellow flowers at the ends in mid summer. Found growing wild in Scotland on coastal cliffs & high up in damp mountain crags. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Perennial   1.5L
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Rhodiola rosea *
Syn. Sedum roseum. 'Rose root' (Crassulaceae) Glaucous leaves on densely clad short stems with yellow flowers at the ends in mid summer. Found growing wild in Scotland on coastal cliffs & high up in damp mountain crags. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (3)
Alpine   1.5L  -  £4.75
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Rhododendron 'Arctic Tern' *
Syn. x Ledodendron (Ericaceae) Pure white flowers with little dark stamens slightly fragrant in a tight thumb-shaped cluster atop erect stems in early summer. A unusual hybrid of a Rhododendron neoglandulosum (syn. Ledum glandulosum) & Rhododendron trichotomum. 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Blue Star' *
(Ericaceae) Fairly large dwarf Rhodo with small aromatic foliage & dense clusters of rich intense magenta-blue flowers in spring. [Rh. 'Saint Trudy' (R. impeditum x R. augustinii) x Rh. impeditum]. 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Carmen' *
(Ericaceae) A stout compact small bush with thick small rounded leaves & bell-shaped waxy dark blood red flowers in April. [Rh. sanguineum ssp. didymum x Rh. forrestii Repens Group]. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Drake's Mountain' *
(Ericaceae) Small pale purple flowers in May. Has a fairly upright with a very compact and dense habit with small hard narrow foliage. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Drake's Mountain' *
(Ericaceae) Small pale purple flowers in May. Has a fairly upright with a very compact and dense habit with small hard narrow foliage. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   1.5L  -  £7.50
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Rhododendron 'Elizabeth Lockhart' *
(Ericaceae) Small bush with deep rosy red cup-shaped flowers in May. Notable for the dark purple-flushed rounded foliage. [Sport from 'Humming Bird' (R. haematoides x R. williamsianum)] 75cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Ginny Gee' *
(Ericaceae) Excellent very dwarf neat Rhodo, completely smothers itself every spring with pale blush-pink flowers. [R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' x R. racemosum Dwarf]. 45cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Juanita' (K)
(Ericaceae) Large open strong pink flowers with a large yellow flare covering the top petal in early summer. Deciduous Knaphill azalea. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   1L
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Rhododendron 'Harvest Moon' (K)
(Ericaceae) Knapp Hill type deciduous azalea. Golden yellow lightly scented flowers in late spring and early summer, orange and red autumn colour. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   5L
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Rhododendron 'Hydon Velvet' *
(Ericaceae) This hybrid combines two of the best Rhodo species for foliage giving a compact plant with deep green foliage glossy on top whe mature and felted while emerging and below felted with a thick rufus indumentum. Tight trusses of palest pink flowers in mid-late May. [Rh. yakushimanum x bureavii] 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   1L  -  £6.00
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Rhododendron 'Klondyke' (K)
(Ericaceae) Deciduous Knaphill azalea with bronze young leaves and big, flattened rich gold flowers from golden-orange buds in May and June. 1.75m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   1L
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Rhododendron 'Patty Bee' *
(Ericaceae) Very compact small dwarf, growing wider than high with lovely buttery yellow flowers in April. [R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' x R. fletcherianum]. 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Ptarmigan' *
(Ericaceae) Open white flowers in early spring with spread dark stamens giving a freckled effect a bit like a Kalmia. A compact, spreading shrub with small foliage. [Rh. leucaspis x Rh. orthocladum var. microleucum] 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Songbird' *
(Ericaceae) Neat compact bush with short dark foliage and clusters of strong blue flowers in spring. Bred by Sir James Horlick on Gigha in 1954 and he regarded it as one of his best. [Rh. 'Blue Tit' x Rh. russatum] 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Songbird' *
(Ericaceae) Neat compact bush with short dark foliage and clusters of strong blue flowers in spring. Bred by Sir James Horlick on Gigha in 1954 and he regarded it as one of his best. [Rh. 'Blue Tit' x Rh. russatum] 60cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   1.5L  -  £7.50
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Rhododendron 'Teal' *
(Ericaceae) Larger dwarf hybrid. Saucer shaped matt butter yellow flowers in spring. 1m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   1.5L  -  £7.50
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Rhododendron 'Wee Bee' *
(Ericaceae) Lovely wee hybrid, compact & extremely floriferous producing millions of distinctly tubular flowers rosy-red-pink outside, pink-flesh coloured inside. [Rh. campylogynum Charopoeum Group 'Patricia' x Rh. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'] 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron 'Wren' *
(Ericaceae) Creeping variety with masses of small open bell-shaped primrose yellow flowers in May. [Rh. ludlowii x Rh. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'] 30cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron calostrotum ssp. keleticum *
(Ericaceae) Completely prostrate stems of small dark green leaves studded with open flat purplish-crimson flowers in late spring. 10cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron fastigiatum *
(Ericaceae) Belonging to subsection Lapponica this shrub with small hard glaucous spicy-lavender scented leaves doesn't grow upright as you might expect from the name but instead is more cushion-forming. Small open pinky-purple flowers in spring. 50cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   9cm  -  £2.50
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Rhododendron Painted Lady (K)
'='MMILL4'' (Ericaceae) Dense heads of crinkly edged rosy pink flowers from rosy orange buds in early summer. Deciduous Knaphill azalea. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   1L
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Rhododendron Yellow Hammer Group *
(Ericaceae) Unusual and un-rhododendron-like tall growing hybrid of R. sulfureum and R. flavidum with small dark green foliage on upright stems and many clusters of small buttery yellow tubular flowers in May. Very nice 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   1.5L  -  £7.50
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Rhodohypoxis 'Kiwi Joy' *
(Hypoxidaceae) Tiny herbaceous South African bulb-like plant for the rockery alpine trough. Short hairy sword-shaped dark green leaves in a grassy tuft with dark carmine-red fully double flowers in late spring to mid summer. 5cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.75
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Rhodohypoxis baurii var. confecta *
(Hypoxidaceae) Dwarf South African alpine forming a short tuft of grassy narrow silvery green leaves. In early-mid summer it produces many pale pink flattented matt star-shaped flowers. Rhodohypoxis are brilliant for alpine troughs, sinks and shallow pots. 7cm
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Alpine   8cm  -  £2.50
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Rhodohypoxis milloides *