Category Archives: Perennial Plants

Anemone Wild Swan Macane001 Pbr

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2011 Anemone ‘Wild Swan (‘Macane001′) (PBR)’Position: partial shadeSoil: well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: May to NovemberFlower colour: white with a blue reverseOther

Zaluzianskya Ovata

night phlox Zaluzianskya ovataPosition: full sunSoil: humus-rich moist but sharply drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to AugustHardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) Opening from red buds during sunny periods in summer the red-backed white flowers of this night scented stock have a whirligig-like appearance which is further enhanced by the deep

Cirsium Heterophyllum Pink Blush

brook thistle Cirsium heterophyllum ‘Pink Blush’Position: full sunSoil: moist well-drainedRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: July and AugustHardiness: fully hardy This new perennial forms a clump of thistle-like green foliage (the undersides covered in white felt-like hairs) but it is for the flowers that it is really sought after. These appear in mid- to

Echinacea Flame Thrower Pbr

coneflower Echinacea ‘Flame Thrower (PBR)’Position: full sunSoil: most soils except very dry or boggyRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardy Lightly scented dark-eyed flower heads with slender ray florets that have a rich orange base fading to near-yellow towards their outer tips. A showy robust and floriferous cultivar.

Geranium Transversale Foundlings Friend

geranium Geranium transversale ‘Foundlings Friend’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: June to OctoberHardiness: fully hardy

Paeonia Lactiflora Festiva Maxima

paeony / peony Paeonia lactiflora ‘Festiva Maxima’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile moisture-retentive yet well-drainedRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to JulyHardiness: fully hardy Exquisite double flowers that open with a pink blush but quickly fade to creamy-white (while sometimes keeping a smattering of crimson flecks) appear from early to midsummer above the mid

Salvia Joy

salvia Salvia ‘Joy’Position: full sun Soil: moderatley fertile moist but well-drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to AugustHardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

Gillenia Trifoliata

bowmans root Gillenia trifoliataPosition: partial shadeSoil: fertile well-drained soil neutral to slightly acidic soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: JuneHardiness: fully hardy A charming perennial that bears masses of delicate star-shaped white flowers in midsummer. In autumn the pretty three-leafed foliage turns fiery red and the winter seedheads are a bonus too. Lovely towards the front

Crocosmia Crocosmiiflora

crocosmia Crocosmia ? crocosmiifloraPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately-fertile humus-rich well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas) Large orange flowers each with a yellow throat appear in generous numbers on this showy perennial. Good for naturalised planting schemes it is adaptable and

Aster Amellus King George

aster Aster amellus ‘King George’Position: full sunSoil: well-drained moderately fertile soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: August to OctoberHardiness: fully hardy For a long period throughout summer and autumn this sturdy neat plant is smothered with large rich purple-blue flowerheads that have golden yelloww centres. These showy flowers can grow to at least 6cm across so

Echinacea Sundown Pbr Big Sky Series

coneflower Echinacea ‘Sundown (PBR) (Big Sky Series)’Position: full sunSoil: most soils except very dry or boggyRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to AugustHardiness: fully hardy Brilliant orange-pink daisy like flowers with reflexed petals that flare out from prominent reddish-brown centres appear from June to August. The flowers are held on erect stems with broad basal

Eryngium Zabelii Neptunes Gold Pbr

golden-leaved sea holly Eryngium ? zabelii ‘Neptune’s Gold (PBR)’Position: full sunSoil: dry well-drained poor to moderately fertile soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: July and AugustHardiness: fully hardy Thistle-like cones of bright blue flowers are surrounded by a ruff of spiky bracts which turn from silvery blue at their base to gold at their tips.

Dianthus Haytor White

pink Dianthus ‘Haytor White’Position: full sunSoil: well-drained neutral to alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardy Pure white petals which look as though they have been clipped with pinking shears form showy 6cm wide flowers that appear for months on end from early summer. These have a good scent and make

Digitalis Glory Of Roundway

foxglove Digitalis ‘Glory of Roundway’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile well-drained soilRate of growth: fast-growingFlowering period: June to JulyHardiness: fully hardy Masses of smaller than average flowers open upwards from the base of the flowerspike in early summer creating a column of soft salmon pink. Useful for adding structure to partially shaded beds it

Hosta Orange Marmalade

plantain lily Hosta ‘Orange Marmalade’Position: partial or full shade Soil: fertile moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June and July Hardiness: fully hardy

Paeonia Officinalis Rubra Plena

paeony / peony Paeonia officinalis ‘Rubra Plena’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile moisture-retentive yet well-drainedRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to JulyHardiness: fully hardy

Digitalis Foxlight Plum Gold Takfoplgo Pbr

foxglove Digitalis ‘Foxlight Plum Gold (‘Takfoplgo’) (PBR)’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: June to JulyHardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)

Astilbe Chocolate Cherry Mighty Pbr

false goatsbeard Astilbe ‘Chocolate Cherry (‘Mighty’) (PBR)’Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist humus-rich soil Rate of Growth: slow-growing Flowering period: August and September Hardiness: fully hardy Recently introduced Happiest in reliably moist soils it works well at the edges of a pond or bog garden.

Astilbe Short N Sweet Whiteberry Pbr

false goatsbeard Astilbe ‘Short ‘n’ Sweet (‘Whiteberry’) (PBR)’Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist humus-rich soil Rate of Growth: slow-growing Flowering period: August and September Hardiness: fully hardy Recently introduced Happiest in reliably moist soils it works well at the edges of a pond or bog garden.

Monarda Punctata Beebop Pbr

bergamot Monarda punctata ‘Beebop (PBR)’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile moist well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: fully hardy