Achillea

Sun / light shade, well-drained soil, flowers June - Sept.

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Actaea

Dramatic late bloomers for dappled shade and moist soils.

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Agapanthus

Exotic looking plants with large heads of flower and sword-shaped leaves.

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Agastache

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

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Aster

Late flowering plants including Michaelmas Daisies.

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Astrantia

Lovely flowers for the cottage or natural garden.

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Bidens

Late bloomers with fragrant flowers for sun and well-drained soil

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Campanula

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

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Catananche

Long flowering for sandy soils in full sun. Read More...

Centaurea

Lovely perennial cornflowers. Great for bees and butterflies

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Cephalaria

Tall relatives of Scabious with lovely pincushion flowers.

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Cimicifuga

old name for Actaea

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Cirsium

Lovely thistles for moist soils in sun or part shade.

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Coreopsis

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

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Crocosmia

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

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Delphinium

Well known cottage garden plants with tall spires clothed in flower

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Dianthus

Border pinks are very fragrant, long flowering and tolerate very dry soils.

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Echinacea

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

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Echinops

Globe Thistles with electric blue flowers in late summer.

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Erodium

Storksbills love dry soils and sun

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Eryngium

Sea hollies with spiny leaves and dramatic, spiky flowers.

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Eupatorium

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

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Euphorbia

Tough plants with colourful flowers and foliage

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Eurybia

see Aster for plants now officially called Eurybia

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Geranium

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

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Geum

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

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Helenium

We have a large collection of these brightly coloured flowers

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Helianthus

Perennial sunflowers with large flowers late in the season.

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Helictotrichon

Sliver-blue leafed grasses with pendulous flowers for sun and well-drained soil.

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Heliopsis

Long flowering, stout, upright plants for sun or light shade.

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Hemerocallis

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

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Hesperantha

Late, late bloomers for a sunny spot.

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Inula

Inula are wonderful bee and butterfly flowers

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Iris

We grow some tough Iris - bareroot or potted depending on season

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Kalimeris

Korean Asters blooming from mid summer right into autumn.

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Kniphofia

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

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Leucanthemum

Shasta Daisies with large, showy flowers through the summer.

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Liatris

Known as "Gayfeather" and great for butterflies Read More...

Lobelia

Late summer flowerer with bright flowers on tall stems.

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Lythrum

Spires of bee-attracting flowers in late summer. For moist soils.

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Molinia

Tough grasses with an upright habit and great autumn colours.

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Monarda

Bergamot or bee balm - aromatic foliage, wonderful flowers

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Morina

Spiny leaves and spires of whorl flowers in summer.

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Nepeta

Drought tolerant plants with masses of flower throughout the summer

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Osteospermum

African daisies with sun loving flowers over a long season. Ours are hardy perennial types

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Papaver

Perennial Poppies.

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Perovskia

Russian Sage for dry soils in sun.

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Persicaria

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

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Phlomis

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

Phlox

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

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Phuopsis

Ground cover with trailing stems of needle-like leaves and round heads of flower. Easy in sun or light shade. Read More...

Potentilla

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

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Primula

Well-know early season flowers great for early flying bees.

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Rudbeckia

Bright, late bloomers for sun or light shade.

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Salvia

Varied groups of plants with masses of hook-shaped flowers over a long season.

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Sanguisorba

Massed drumstick flowers in summer and autumn.

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Saxifraga

Well-known alpines with rosettes of leaves and clouds of starry flowers.

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Scabiosa

Cottage garden favourites with pincushion flowers for well-drained soils.

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Schizostylis - see Hesperantha

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Scutellaria

Spires flower on tough hardy plants.

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Sedum

Well known hardy succulents for dry soils.

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Selinum

Stately umbels with masses of flower late in the summer.

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Sisyrinchium

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

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Solidago

Well-known Golden Rod is a great late bloomer.

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Stemmacantha

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

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Stachys

Attractive leaves and whorls of flower on short spikes throughout summer

Stipa

Oat grasses with dramatic flower heads.

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Succisella

Masses of small pom-poms flowers on wiry stems.

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Symphyotrichum

Plants recently renamed as Symphyotrichum are listed under Aster.

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Thalictrum

Meadow Rue

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Valeriana

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

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Verbena

Long flowering plants in a range of heights. Good for a sunny spot.

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Veronica

Ornamental speedwells with spires of softly coloured flowers.

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Veronicastrum

Tallish plants with branched spires of flower in summer.

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