Cyclamen coum is adored as a cultivated ornamental plant. The flowers vary from white to rosy-purple with every hue in between and sometimes of such quantity to obscure the leaves. The dainty blooms open from early winter and continue unabated into spring.
Ivy-leaved cyclamen, Neapolitan cyclamen. Wildflower of the British Isles
There are few plants that offer such ornately decorative foliage. no two plants are the same and a mass planting of Cyclamen hederifolium in the late autumn or winter is more fascinating than the most intricately detailed Persian carpet.
D. spectabilis features nodding, pink heart shaped flowers which dangle enticingly from arching flower stems. Planted with other shade lovers, it can easily be the most breath-taking showstopper in the garden when in full growth.
This stunning, more rare form of Dicentra with its pure white heart shaped flowers adds charming beauty to the woodland or shade garden. It gives a real lift each spring when the delicate heart shaped wonders first appear
'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.
Fleur-de-lys, Flag Iris Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
Yellow Flag Iris is a common and widespread native plant in Britain. This good-looking plant is a wetland plant that is especially showy in bloom and has been transplanted into well-watered gardens all over the world.
This everlasting or perennial sweet pea bears delicate masses of blooms in pinks, soft whites and mauves. Flowering right through the summer, from June to September, it has one of the finest cut flowers available.
Jasmine Tobacco, Flowering Tobacco It is 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.
Balloon Flower, Chinese Bellflower, Japanese Bellflower
Platycodon is a very floriferous, robust, long lived perennial that produces handfuls of rich lavender-violet flowers accented with darker violet veins. Beginning at the tips of the stems, buds slowly swell into 2 inch 'balloons', which pop open into bell-shaped flowers.
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.
P. alpina has more upright flowers than other species of Pulsatilla, which generally has drooping flowers. The white flowers are produced very early, often opening while still under snow cover, flowers are followed by fluffy seed-heads.
This dwarf Marigold flowers earlier than most other varieties on vigorous, bushy plants. The stunning double flowers provide an array of both single and bi colours, range in tones from creamy yellows and rich tangerines to vibrant oranges and warm reds.
Cowslip Primrose, St. Peters Keys, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
One of the most striking native primula species, this is best grown in groups, especially if naturalised in grass. The fresh green rosettes of crinkly oval leaves are covered in velvety hairs, rolled inwards as the flower buds form in spring.