Ranunculus ‘Bloomingdale’ is an indispensable plant, and a lovely option for late winter to early spring colour. Flowering in only five months from seed, this stunning variety produces large, densely petaled blooms that resemble small peonies.
Mignonette, Sweet Reseda, Dyers Rocket£1.45
Grown for the sweet ambrosial scent of its flowers which are used in flower arrangements, potpourri and perfumery. As a dye plant, Weld produces a yellow that all other yellows are judged by. Alongside Madder, Woad and Chamomile they produce the very best natural dyes for temperate areas.
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland£1.50 As low as: £1.20
Rhinanthus minor, Yellow Rattle is an attractive, partially parasitic, annual wildflower of grasslands. It can used to increase species diversity and reduce the competitive vigour of grasses benefiting other sown wildflowers. It produces a better display of flowers and eases the mowing required.
Castor Oil Plant£2.10
Ricinus communis 'Carmencita' is an outstanding new variety with shiny dark brown foliage. The palmate leaves have deeply incised lobes and grow 30 to 75cm (12 to 30in) across. The plants have red stems and in late summer clusters of bright red blooms are followed by stunning scarlet seeds pods.
Castor Oil Plant£1.85
This is a new and rather spectacular version of the Castor Oil Plant. Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' is a fast growing, palm tree-like plant, it sports large green leaves and would be a splendid specimen for the back of the border. Be warned ... this remarkably architectural plant can grow up to 12 ft tall.
Castor Oil Plant
Ricinus communis is one of the best ways to quickly create a tropical effect in the garden. This remarkably architectural, fast growing plant. The huge leaves and interesting flower spikes add drama to borders and beds. The variety, gibsonii grows to around 150cm with gorgeous dark red, metallic foliage.
Castor Oil Plant
Ricinus communis is fast growing, tall and dramatic with huge leaves and interesting flower spikes that add drama to borders and beds. 'Impala' grows to a reasonable garden height of around 90 to 120cm with gorgeous copper-red palmate leaves with vibrant red veins.
Shrub Rose, Dog Rose
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland£1.25
The wild rose bursts with lightly scented, usually flesh pink flowers (though they can be pinker or whitish) in summer. They are followed by a terrific show of bright red hips, they can be used to make jam, jelly, syrup, marmalade and wine. Delicious and an excellent natural source of vitamin C.
The China Rose, Chinese Rose, Minature Rose£2.25
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Prized for their beauty, fragrance, novelty and adaptability, miniature roses are the queen of flowers. This diminutive Chinese native grow to about 12 to 18 inches high in containers and baskets and blooms just 3 to 5 months from sowing. Although hardy, it can be grown as an annual when started early.
Black Eyed Susan, Golden Coneflower£1.55Rudbeckia are one of the top ten favorites of many gardeners'. Goldsturm is a compact form of the yolk-yellow black-eyed Susan, it is short enough not to need staking and never flops. An excellent cut flower and a great choice for mass planting.
Black-Eyed Susan, Annual Coneflower£1.25 As low as: £1.00
Considered by many gardeners as the most complete border flower, the Rudbeckia certainly ticks all the boxes. 'Autumn Colours' is an upright, compact plant that grows to a height of around 45 to 60cm (20 to 24in) and produces spectacular, single and semi-double, large daisy-like blooms with a vibrant mix of oranges with deep brown and red markings.
Western Coneflower, Green Coneflower£1.95
An absolute gift to flower arrangers, this is a noble and ornamental plant for the back of any border making nice clumps of foliage. It is, of course, the flowers that are remarkable: three or four inches across, “green” is one’s immediate impression on seeing them.