Raised by the Hon. Lewis Palmer in the late 1940s in his garden at Headbourne Worthy, Hampshire. The Headbourne Hybrids is a very special strain, being both one of the hardiest that you can grow and the most “violet” blue available. RHS AGM
'Palace Purple' is a small but striking plant with plush, shiny, rich purple foliage. Although the colour is at its very best in early summer, it is retained all year. In midsummer the plants flower, with short, upright stems of small, creamy white, bell flowers.
A highly scented heirloom sweet pea introduced by Henry Eckford in 1903. Deep Crimson with three flowers per stem. Taller and stronger growing that most grandifloras and impressive to behold with deep crimson blooms. Strongly scented too.
A highly scented heirloom sweet pea introduced by Henry Eckford in 1903. Deep Crimson with 3 flowers per stem.
Taller and stronger growing that most grandifloras and impressive to behold with its bright scarlet blooms. Strongly scented too.
'Cambridge Blue' has many fans who love its soft, subtle, light blue flowers. Its light green foliage is not often seen because of the abundance of flowers. Blooming from spring to autumn it is perfect in a pot, a rock garden or a hanging basket.
'Crystal Palace' is still considered by many to be the very best Lobelia for border edging and formal bedding. The deep blue flowers offset by dark, bronzed foliage will provide a long lasting and stunning display from late spring through to early autumn.
Aubrieta ‘Royal Violet’ is an excellent choice, they flower so prolifically, that the blossoms almost completely cover the foliage below. Hardy to -23°C (-10°F), the foliage of Aubrieta is evergreen and provides year-round cover. RHS AGM.
Pomponette Mix boasts masses of tightly quilled 4cm button, fully double flowers on neat, compact plants. They bloom repeatedly from late winter to late spring in vibrant shades of red, rose and white.
'Heavenly Blue' is one of the loveliest of all climbers. The buds are long and tightly furled, but as the morning sunshine reaches them, they steadily unfold themselves into wide sky-blue trumpet-shaped flowers of deep azure-blue, the colour of a Mediterranean sky.
Veteran gardeners are probably already aware of nepeta’s versatility in the garden. From its popular partnering with roses to the softening effect it has on hard edges. Nepeta is an ideal perennial for new gardeners and, of course, cats adore it.
With its wonderfully large blooms, 'Silver Cup' is a delightful variety bedecked with glistening pale pink flowers. The pink-flowered counterpart of the white 'Silver Cup'. Lavatera makes a beautiful bushy plant whose long flowering period well justifies a place in the border.
This popular and outstanding strain of Foxglove produces wonderful, tall dense spikes of blooms in a wide range of colours. The flowers are borne horizontally all the way around the stem, displaying the heavily spotted throat markings to better advantage.
Jasmine Tobacco, Flowering Tobacco Also known as Nicotiana alata var. grandiflora
Nicotiana affinis, also known as N. alata, is a classic tobacco plant with a delicious evening scent. It has been justly popular for over a century and a firm favourite with generations of gardeners: it is far lovelier than the modern improved forms of Nicotiana alata.
A delicious variety of the good tempered herbaceous cinquefoils, with masses of rounded, cherry coloured flowers with a large area of red at the centre of the flower. With rich green strawberry plant-like foliage, it flowers for weeks throughout summer.
'Love-in-a-Mist' as it is commonly known is both beautiful and easy to grow, “Miss Jekyll” bears rich indigo- blue flowers which seem to float amongst the finely cut leaves. They provide a charming show of bloom during the summer months.RHS AGM.