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CAMASSIA 'John Treasure'

CAMASSIA 'John Treasure'

Rare! We can never propagate enough of these beautiful plants. Spikes of double, deep blue flowers May-June. Sun or part shade.

60cm £7.50

CAMASSIA leichtlinii 'Magdalen'

Also rare! Beautiful blue-violet flower spikes early summer.

90cm £7.50

CAMASSIA leichtlinii 'Magdalen'
CAMASSIA leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'

CAMASSIA leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'

Beware! Camassia collection can be contagious! Another rare variety with stunning variegated leaves and white flowers.

NEW 75cm £7.50

CAMASSIA leichtlinii ssp. leichtlinii

Tall spires of creamy-white flowers above strap-like leaves from May. Sun or part shade.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

CAMASSIA leichtlinii ssp. leichtlinii
CAMASSIA leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 'Caerulea Group'

CAMASSIA leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 'Caerulea Group'

Long spikes of beautiful dark blue flowers in May.

75cm £5.00

CAMASSIA leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 'Elektra'

Rich sky blue flower spikes, much bigger than other varieties, from May-June. Very rarely offered as it's so slow to propagate, but so beautiful!

90cm £10.00

CAMASSIA leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 'Elektra'
CAMASSIA leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 'Lady Eve Price'

CAMASSIA leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 'Lady Eve Price'

We have a few of this rare, deep violet-blue flowered form, blooming May-June. Sun.

NEW 60cm £10.00

CAMPANULA 'Misty Dawn'

Pale blue flowers June-August. Spreading habit, does well in shade.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

CAMPANULA  'Misty Dawn'
CAMPANULA 'Crystal'

CAMPANULA 'Crystal'

Our introduction. Palest icy amethyst bells, almost white, and shaped like pixie hats. Same parents as C. x burghalti, but in our opinion is stronger and taller.

75cm £5.00

CAMPANULA 'Mevr. V. Vollenhove'

A neat, bushy plant covered with broad creamy-white flowers all summer. Sun to part shade.

25cm £5.00

CAMPANULA 'Mevr. V. Vollenhove'
CAMPANULA 'Sarastro'

CAMPANULA 'Sarastro'

Hybrid between C. punctata and C. trachelium. Pendulous deep blue bells and large hairy leaves. A clump-forming plant, likes any soil in sun or part shade. An improvement on C. 'Kent Belle'.

NEW 60cm £5.00

CAMPANULA 'Swannables'

Clump-forming plant with dusky pink pendant bells from June.

40cm £5.00

CAMPANULA 'Swannables'
CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Alba'

CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Alba'

Masses of white bells July-September. A cottage garden classic.

AGM 90cm £5.00

CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'

Dark violet bellflowers held in trusses through summer. Sun or part shade in moist soil.

AGM 75cm £5.00

CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'
CAMPANULA rapunculoides 'Alba'

CAMPANULA rapunculoides 'Alba'

A 'hard to find' plant. Spires of pure white bells in early summer. Running habit but not too vigorous. Any soil in sun or part shade.

45cm £5.00

CAMPANULA sarmatica 'Hemelstraling'

Slender tall stems carry open clusters of lilac-blue bells from late spring. Clump-forming, in sun or part shade.

90cm £5.00

CAMPANULA sarmatica 'Hemelstraling'
CARDAMINE bulbifera

CARDAMINE bulbifera

Rarest native cardamine. Pale lilac flowers in spring. Sun or part shade.

50cm £4.50

CARDAMINE californica

Woodland plant with white flowers.

30cm £4.50

CARDAMINE californica
CARDAMINE diphylla 'Eco Cut Leaf'

CARDAMINE diphylla 'Eco Cut Leaf'

Deeply serrated leaves close to the ground, clusters of white flowers April-May. Moist leafy soil in shade.

35cm £5.00

CARDAMINE glanduligera

Rich purple-pink flowers, finger-like leaves.

30cm £4.50

CARDAMINE glanduligera
CARDAMINE heptaphylla Guincho Form

CARDAMINE heptaphylla Guincho Form

Slow-growing variety, with bright white flowers April-May.

45cm £4.50

CARDAMINE macrophylla 'Bright and Bronzy'

Bronze-tinted foliage beneath showy clusters of large pink flowers April-June. Moist soil in sun or part shade. From Crug Farm Plants.

50cm £4.50

CARDAMINE macrophylla 'Bright and Bronzy'
CARDAMINE maxima

CARDAMINE maxima

White or pale purple flowers April-May. Moist, rich soil in part shade.

20cm £4.50

CARDAMINE pratensis 'Diane's Petticoat'

Loose clusters of fully double white flowers in spring and early summer. Moist soil in sun or part shade.

20cm £4.50

CARDAMINE pratensis 'Diane's Petticoat'
CARDAMINE quinquefolia

CARDAMINE quinquefolia

Clusters of bright pink flowers on a slowly spreading plant. Shade.

30cm £4.50

CARDAMINE raphanifolia

Clusters of lilac flowers in spring.

60cm £4.50

CARDAMINE raphanifolia
CARDAMINE trifolia

CARDAMINE trifolia

Forms a dense, leafy carpet of dark green foliage and white flowers.

30cm £4.50

CAUTLEYA spicata 'Crug Canary'

Hardy Ginger, has striking orangey-yellow flowers in August above luscious foliage. Rich soil, not too dry, in semi-shade.

NEW 1.00m £7.50

CAUTLEYA spicata 'Crug Canary'
CENOLOPHIUM denudatum

CENOLOPHIUM denudatum

Syn. Seseli libanotis. Forms a clump of ferny dark green leaves, topped in summer with umbels of white flowers. A garden designer's favourite!

1.00m £5.00

CENTAUREA 'Jordy'

Deep maroon cornflowers contrast perfectly with grey-green foliage. My current favourite!

35cm £5.00

CENTAUREA 'Jordy'
CENTAUREA cheiranthifolia

CENTAUREA cheiranthifolia

Large, very pale yellow cornflowers in summer, grey-green leaves.

40cm £5.00

CENTAUREA hypoleuca 'John Coutts'

Large, deep rose-pink cornflowers.

60cm £5.00

CENTAUREA hypoleuca 'John Coutts'
CENTAUREA montana 'Violetta'

CENTAUREA montana 'Violetta'

Big violet flowers. C. montana's will repeat-flower if cut back after first flush.

35cm £5.00

CENTAUREA nogmovii

Big pink cornflowers above a large clump of foliage. Sun

75cm £5.00

CENTAUREA nogmovii
CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides

CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides

Mat-forming perennial with bright blue flowers late summer, then leaves turn red and purple in autumn.

AGM 30cm £5.00

CHRYSOSPLENUM macrophyllum

An enthusiastic creeping plant, described by Bleddyn Wynn-Jones as 'a must-have plant when in flower - it's positively obscene!'. Bergenia-like foliage, sends out long runners, and in early spring bears greenish flowers. Very quirky, great in moist shade.

NEW 20cm £5.00

CHRYSOSPLENUM macrophyllum
CIRSIUM heterophyllum

CIRSIUM heterophyllum

'Melancholy Thistle'. Smart maroon flowers on woolly stems, leaves are white-felted underneath. Much remarked upon in the garden.

75cm £5.00

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

Ornamental thistle, with dark maroon-red thistle flowers all summer.

90cm £5.00

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
CIRSIUM rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'

Another great plant from Trevor Edwards, a fabulous tall ornamental thistle with rich blue-purple flowerheads on silver-purple stems mid-late summer. Full sun in rich soil.

1.20m £5.00

CONVALLARIA keiskei

Similar to C. majalis, with larger, later opening flowers.

30cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA keiskei
CONVALLARIA majalis 'Albostriata'

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Albostriata'

A Lily of the Valley in a pin-striped suit, needs some sun to retain the variegation.

25cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Berlin Giant'

Larger in every way than the type. Could be the same plant as 'Fortin's Giant'.

NEW 25cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Berlin Giant'
CONVALLARIA majalis 'Golden Jubilee'

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Golden Jubilee'

Rich golden yellow leaves and large, scented white flowers. Part shade but not too shady or too sunny for best foliage colour!

NEW 30cm £8.50

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Green Tapestry'

Tall leaves are splashed and mottled with yellow, cream and green. White flowers.

25cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Green Tapestry'
CONVALLARIA majalis 'Haldon Grange'

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Haldon Grange'

Variegated margins to the leaves when established.

30cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Hardwick Hall'

Leaves have a pale creamy-green edge.

25cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Hardwick Hall'
CONVALLARIA majalis 'Hofheim'

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Hofheim'

A two-tone variegated form like a hosta.

25cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Landgraaf'

Very rare, this taller variety has narrow golden streaks along the leaves.

40cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Landgraaf'
CONVALLARIA majalis 'Prolificans'

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Prolificans'

Clusters of white flowers on each stem.

20cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Vic Pawlowski's Gold'

Stunning gold-striped leaves, which may revert in deep shade. White bells.

25cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA majalis 'Vic Pawlowski's Gold'
CONVALLARIA majalis var. rosea

CONVALLARIA majalis var. rosea

Dusky-pink scented flowers.

15cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA transcaucasica

Scented pink flowers on a compact plant.

NEW 30cm £5.00

CONVALLARIA transcaucasica
COREOPSIS verticillata 'Grandiflora'

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Grandiflora'

A long-flowering variety, with masses of bee-friendly golden-yellow daisies Jul-August. Don't crowd. Well-draied soil in sun.

AGM 45cm £5.00

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Ladybird'

A new, more compact variety, more hardy than other reds. Full sun, well drained soil.

NEW 25cm £5.00

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Ladybird'
COREOPSIS verticillata 'Moonbeam'

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Bushy perennial with fine foliage and lemon-yellow daisy-like flowers.

AGM 45cm £5.00

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Zagreb'

As 'Moonbeam' with golden-yellow flowers.

AGM 30cm £5.00

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Zagreb'
CORNUS canadensis

CORNUS canadensis

A great ground-covering plant for shade, with white flowers in April followed by red berries later.

AGM 15cm £6.00

CORYDALIS calycosa

Lovely true blue flowers in summer, much easier to keep than C. flexuosa. Sun to part shade.

30cm £5.00

CORYDALIS calycosa
CORYDALIS malkensis

CORYDALIS malkensis

Delicate rockery plant with pale green divided leaves and racemes of white flowers. Choice, reliable but slow-growing! Sun or part shade.

AGM 15cm £5.00

CORYDALIS nobilis

Eyecatching mound of grey-green ferny foliage, topped with eyecatching primrose-yellow, brown-tipped flowers from May. Will seed around and fill a space very efficiently! Part shade in rich soil.

NEW 40cm £5.00

CORYDALIS nobilis
CRAMBE cordifolia

CRAMBE cordifolia

Huge lobed leaves, long stems with clouds of gypsophylla-like flowers in July. Any soil in sun.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

CRINUM x powellii

Bulbous perennial with strap-like leaves, tall stems carry large trumpet-shaped fragrant pink flowers in late summer. Full sun in well-drained soil.

AGM 1.00m £7.50

CRINUM x powellii
CROCOSMIA 'Anna-Marie'

CROCOSMIA 'Anna-Marie'

Masses of orange-red flowers on upright stems over a long period.

90cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Baywalker'

Orange flowers.

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Baywalker'
CROCOSMIA 'Bowland Blaze'

CROCOSMIA 'Bowland Blaze'

Spidery dark red flowers July-August.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Bright Eyes'

Brilliant orange flowers with a large scarlet centre over a long season. Very floriferous!

NEW 60cm £6.50

CROCOSMIA 'Bright Eyes'
CROCOSMIA 'Comet'

CROCOSMIA 'Comet'

Impressive deep orange flowers flushed dusky red at the centre.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Ellenbank Canary'

From Elizabeth Macgregor. Vigorous upright plant with large canary-yellow flowers on tall stems.

70cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Ellenbank Canary'
CROCOSMIA 'Ellenbank Firecrest'

CROCOSMIA 'Ellenbank Firecrest'

Flowers are buttercup-yellow inside, fringed and backed with red. Compact and floriferous. Very eye-catching!

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Ellenbank Skylark'

Tall graceful stems carry large starry open flowers of burnt orange with a cream central zone.

70cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Ellenbank Skylark'
CROCOSMIA 'Emberglow'

CROCOSMIA 'Emberglow'

Funnel-shaped dark red flowers.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Harlequin'

Very eye-catching plant; yellow flowers with alternate red and orange outer petals. Always requested, never enough, so come early!

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Harlequin'
CROCOSMIA 'Hellfire'

CROCOSMIA 'Hellfire'

Large outward-facing deep red flowers on dark stems. Pleated foliage.

1.00m £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Highlight'

Dusky apricot flowers with a yellow throat.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Highlight'
CROCOSMIA 'Jupiter'

CROCOSMIA 'Jupiter'

Compact variety with light orange flowers.

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Limpopo'

Vigorous hybrid from Bob Brown, with dense heads of blowsy pink flowers with an apricot throat.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Limpopo'
CROCOSMIA 'Okavango'

CROCOSMIA 'Okavango'

Long-blooming variety from Bob Brown, with large peach flowers.

PBR 75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Paul's Best Yellow'

Tall, vigorous grower with large, outward-facing golden-yellow flowers.

1.20m £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Paul's Best Yellow'
CROCOSMIA 'Severn Sunrise'

CROCOSMIA 'Severn Sunrise'

Masses of soft peachy-pink flowers August-October, pleated foliage.

AGM 75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Shocking'

A new masoniorum/paniculata hybrid. Bright orange flowers with a yellow eye that turns pinkish in the sun.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Shocking'
CROCOSMIA 'Spitfire'

CROCOSMIA 'Spitfire'

Upward-facing scarlet-red flowers. Eye-catching in our display garden.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Vulcan'

Soft red flowers.

50cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Vulcan'
CROCOSMIA 'Walberton Red'

CROCOSMIA 'Walberton Red'

Large tomato-red flowers on sturdy stems.

90cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Zeal Giant'

One of the tallest, with long arching spikes of intense, bright orange flowers. Butch!

1.50m £5.00

CROCOSMIA 'Zeal Giant'
CROCOSMIA masoniorum 'Sherbert Orange'

CROCOSMIA masoniorum 'Sherbert Orange'

Large, upward-facing warm orange flowers. Often requested in our garden, had no name until last year!

1.00m £5.00

CROCOSMIA paniculata 'Cally Greyleaf'

Wide, heavily pleated grey-green leaves, and long slender funnel-shaped orange flowers on dark purple stems, late summer to autumn. Needs space, it's big!

1.20m £5.00

CROCOSMIA paniculata 'Cally Greyleaf'
CROCOSMIA paniculata 'Cally Sword'

CROCOSMIA paniculata 'Cally Sword'

Giant form, with sword-like pleated leaves and branching heads of pale orange flowers.

1.80m £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Buttercup'

Golden-yellow flowers.

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Buttercup'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Columbus'

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Columbus'

Bright yellow flowers with faint red blotches.

80cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Constance'

Large soft orange and yellow flowers.

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Constance'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Corona'

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Corona'

Bright orange-yellow flowers with a central red ring.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'David Fitt'

Rare variety. Pleated leaves and red-purple stems bear funnel-shaped orange-red flowers with dark red and yellow throats. Very large, give it space!

1.20m £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'David Fitt'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Eastern Promise'

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Eastern Promise'

Soft orange flowers with a bright yellow centre. Bronze mid-ribbed foliage.

65cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'

Bright orange flowers splashed with crimson. Later flowering variety, from August.

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Fire Jumper'

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Fire Jumper'

Golden-yellow flowers with an orange stripe down the centre of each petal.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Gloria'

Shorter plant, with red flowers and an orange centre.

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Gloria'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Irish Dawn'

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Irish Dawn'

Arching, compact sprays of golden-yellow flowers.

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Lady Hamilton'

Soft apricot flowers flushed bronze at the centre.

60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Lady Hamilton'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Mephistopheles'

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Mephistopheles'

Deep orange-red flowers with yellow and deep red central ring.

70cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Merryman'

A very floriferous apricot cultivar.

50cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Merryman'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Saracen'

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Saracen'

Dusky red flowers and intensely bronzed leaves. Dramatic, but slow-growing.

75cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare'

Bronzy-green leaves and pale apricot yellow flowers.

AGM 60cm £5.00

CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmioides 'Castle Ward Late'

CROCOSMIA x crocosmioides 'Castle Ward Late'

Unusual, with alternate burnt orange and red petals.

90cm £5.00

CYCLAMEN hederifolium 'Amaze Me'

Pure white flowers from July-October, over silvered dark foliage all winter. Good in a dry, shady spot.

15cm £5.00

CYCLAMEN hederifolium 'Amaze Me'
CYNARA cardunculus

CYNARA cardunculus

Cardoon. Forms an epic, architectural mound of silver-grey foliage up to 1 metre long. Large, purple, thistle-like flowerheads tower above in late summer and autumn. Loves the sun.

AGM 2.50m £5.00

CYNARA cardunculus Chelsea Physic Garden Form

Grey-green, fingered, spiky foliage. Upright stems bear small purple thistle flowers, more decorative than edible! Full sun.

1.00m £6.50

CYNARA cardunculus Chelsea Physic Garden Form
CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'

CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'

Large silvery leaves, long stems carry edible buds in summer, then big purple thistle flowers which dry well. Good soil in sun.

1.00m £6.00

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