Monday, 04 September 2017 11:49

Ceratostigma

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C. plumbaginoides is a low-growing herbaceous perennial with spreading roots, forming a mat of stems bearing oval leaves which turn red or purple in autumn. Clusters of rich blue flowers from late summer.

Saturday, 15 April 2017 08:32

Campanula persicifolia

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C. persicifolia is a rosette-forming perennial with narrow, evergreen basal leaves. Loose spires of outward-facing, cup-shaped, lilac-blue flowers appear in early and mid-summer

Sunday, 05 June 2016 06:39

Aconitum

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Aconitum, commonly known as Monkshood and Wolfsbane, are wonderful old-fashioned perennials, perfectly suited for large border plantings. This late-flowering selection has incredible, tall spikes of deep violet-blue, hooded flowers, a total surprise when they appear in mid-autumn. NB Aconitum is a very poisonous plant and must be treated with respect and caution.

Sunday, 05 June 2016 06:17

Monarda

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Bergamot has distinctive flowerheads, each one consists of a large number of curving tubular flowers growing out from a central point, creating a shaggy dome of petals. The plant has a long flowering season, from early summer to early autumn, and blooms almost continuously if deadheaded periodically.On soil that stays moist, plants can spread fairly quickly so clumps may need to be divided about every three years.

Friday, 11 December 2015 16:58

Tulbaghia violacea

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T. violacea is a strong-growing rhizomatous perennial to 50cm in height, with grey-green basal leaves and fragrant pale purple flowers in large terminal umbels in late summer and early autumn. Common name is Society Garlic.

Saturday, 02 May 2015 13:28

Peony

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Louis van HOUTTE - Double medium sized peony, glowing purplish red. Its slightly disheveled petals, turn whiter on the edges at maturity. Lovely foliage turning red in autumn.

Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:38

Sorbaria Sorbifolia Sem

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Sorbaria sorbifolia is commonly known as False Spiraea, also spelled False Spirea. False spireas form large masses of arching branches that are covered with green pinnate leaves. Billowy white sprays of flowers appear in mid- to late summer. Mature plants spread where you let them.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:23

Dianthus deltoides

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This mat-forming species with dark green leaves is one of the easiest to grow.  Blossoms range from white to red and are usually single and without fragrance. Use as bedding or in rock gardens.

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