Achillea

Flat heads for flower in summer in a range of colours from soft pinks to fiery orange and red.

Agapanthus

Exotic looking plants with large heads of flower and sword-shaped leaves. Excellent in pots as well as the border.

Agastache

Aromatic plants with spires of flower for dry soils in sun or light shade.

Aster

Late flowering plants including Michaelmas Daisies. Lots of mildew-free varieties.

Astrantia

Intricate, but tough flowers ideal for the cottage or natural garden.

Bidens

Tall, hardy, late bloomers with fragrant flowers for sun and well-drained soil

Campanula

Bellflowers in a wide variety of shapes and sizes for sun or shade.

Centaurea

Lovely perennial cornflowers. Great for bees and butterflies

Cephalaria

Tall relatives of Scabious with lovely pincushion flowers.Tall and airy. Lovely buds and seedheads as well

Coreopsis

Easy to grow, brightly coloured flowers over a long period in summer.

Crocosmia

Well-known , growing from corms with sword-shaped leaves for sun / light shade.

Dianthus

Border pinks are very fragrant, long flowering and tolerate very dry soils. Excellent in patio pots and window boxes as well

Echinacea

Coneflowers with stiff upright stems and large flowers for a sunny spot.

Echinops

Globe Thistles with electric blue flowers in late summer. Great for cutting. Loved by bees and butterflies

Erodium

Storksbills love well-drained soils and sun. Thrive in poor soils.

Eryngium

Sea hollies with spiny leaves and dramatic, spiky flowers. Excellent in well-drained soils.

Eupatorium

Tall, late bloomers with large heads of flower for most soil conditions including boggy.

Eurybia

Wood Asters: previously known as Asters, these are valuable plants for dappled shade that are tolerant of dry soils as well.

Geranium

Great range of size and colours for a wide range of situations and soil types.

Geum

Lovely early bloomers for sun or light shade. Tolerant of boggy soils.

Helenium

We have probably the largest range of these plants in the country. Brilliant flowers, loved by all beneficial insects. Great in a sunny spot.

Helianthus

Perennial sunflowers with large flowers late in the season. Excellent in well-drained soils in sun

Heliopsis

Tough, long flowering, stout, upright plants for sun or light shade.

Hemerocallis

We have a large collection of Day Lilies in a great range of sizes and colours

Hesperantha

Late, late bloomers for a sunny spot. (Previously called Schizostylis)

Inula

Inula are wonderful bee and butterfly flowers that do well in most garden soils including quite damp.

Kalimeris

Korean Asters blooming from mid summer right into autumn. Tough and easy to grow.

Kniphofia

Well-known as "Red Hot Pokers" but not all are red and many are in softer colours.

Leucanthemum

Shasta Daisies with large, showy flowers through the summer. Ideal for a sunny spot and great survivors in dry soils.

Liatris

Known as "Gayfeather" and great for butterflies. Tough prairie plants for a sunny spot.

Lobelia

Perennial plants for late summer flowerer with bright flowers on upright stems.

Lythrum

Spires of bee-attracting flowers in late summer. Grows well in dry to wet soils.

Molinia

Tough, non-invasive grasses, with an upright habit and great autumn colours.

Monarda

Bergamot or bee balm - aromatic foliage, wonderful flowers, architectural seed heads and great for bees

Morina

Spiny leaves and spires of flowers in whorls up the stems in summer. Hardy plants from the Himalayas

Nepeta

Drought tolerant plants with masses of flower throughout the summer. Loved by all beneficial insects

Persicaria

Also known as Polygonum. Long blooming plants with spires or drumsticks of flower.

Phlomis

Jerusalem Sage with attractive leaves, flowers and seed heads for well-drained soils in sun.

Phlox

Classic cottage garden plants with beautiful fragrant flowers. We have a very large range.

Potentilla

Low growing plants with strawberry-like leaves and brightly coloured flowers in sun.

Primula

Well-know early season flowers great for early flying bees. Best in damp to wet soils.

Rudbeckia

Coneflowers. Bright, late bloomers for sun or light shade.

Salvia

Perennial, ornamental sages with masses of flowers over a long season.

Sanguisorba

Massed drumstick flowers in summer and autumn. Both tall and short varieties available

Schizostylis

Late, late bloomers for a sunny spot. (Now listed as Schizostylis)

Scutellaria

Spires flower on tough hardy plants for sun or dappled shade. Good in dry shade.

Selinum

Stately umbels with masses of flower in the summer.

Sisyrinchium

Sword-shaped leaves and spikes of satiny flowers throughout the summer. Easy to grow.

Solidago

Well-known Golden Rod is a great late bloomer and great for pollenators

Stachys

Short spikes of bee-friendly flowers and attractive leaves. Drought tolerant

Stemmacantha

Close relatives of Centaurea with large pink thistle-flowers from very attractive buds.

Stipa

Ornamental grasses with dramatic flower heads. For sun and well-drained conditions

Succisella

relative of the scabious with masses of small pom-pom flowers on wiry stems.

Symphyotrichum

The American Asters are now officially listed under this mouthful of a name. You can still find them in our Aster section!

Valeriana

Fragrant flowers, stately plants to add height to a border.

Verbena

Tall, branching plants flowering for a long time and a magnet for butterflies

Veronica

Spires of pretty flowers that are loved by bees.

Veronicastrum

Tall, architecutal plants with branched spires of flower in summer. Loved by bees.

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