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
The Chilean glory flower is an exotic-looking climber with dark fern-like foliage and twining tendrils that cling to fences and trellises.This useful climbing plant will quickly cover walls, archways or pergolas. The clusters of small tubular flowers range from bright orange-scarlet and carmine rose to clear golden yellow.
Gunnera is one of the biggest and most spectacular, architectural, herbaceous plants. With gigantic, deeply lobed, deep green leaves, they look best standing as specimen plants or beside a large pond where the reflections reveal the undersides of the leaves
With bowl shaped, nodding flowers the colour of 'Granny Smith' apples, the Corsican Hellebore is an unmistakable plant. Its stout stems, deep green, leathery leaves and large heads of flowers mark it apart from all other hellebores. Easy to grow in sun or shade.
'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.
Indulge yourself by growing this beautiful blue form of the exquisite Himalayan Blue Poppy. Beautiful wafer thin blue petals that brighten up the gloomy ...sorry, what I meant to say was "more atmospheric" parts of your garden. A true collector's item for the border!
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.
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.
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.
The Royal series is the only Aubrieta awarded to be awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. With supreme flowering ability ‘Royal Red’ forms a low cushion of leaves that are smothered by flowers for weeks. This variety takes a lot of beating. RHS AGM
Aubretia at its bluest. It forms a low cushion of evergreen leaves that are smothered by blue flowers for weeks. Perfect for a rock garden in sun or part shade, used as a ground cover, growing over rock walls or in alpine troughs or containers. RHS AGM.