Sweet Yarrow, Sweet Nancy, Sweet Maudlin£1.75There are so many plants which steal the show in a way which is more subtle than just big wonderful blooms. Achillea ‘Moonwalker’ is one such plant. Growing to just 60cm tall, the rich green foliage has a fern-like appearance that is just as much the star as those wonderful golden umbels.
Fernleaf YarrowAchillea filipendulina ‘Cloth of Gold’ is an easy to grow plant which tolerates a fair amount of neglect which makes it a very versatile plant for use in many situations. It does require full sun for best flower production, but this is little to ask for such a grand reward.
Achillea ‘Cerise Queen’ is a carefree and generously blooming perennial which requires little maintenance to create an explosion of late summer colour. The large, flat-topped clusters of vibrant, pink flowers with tiny white centers are irresistible to butterflies, and also make excellent cut flowers.
Achillea ‘Colorado Mix’ is a compact variety growing to only 60cm (24in) tall at maturity. Flowering in shades of pink, red, yellow, white and apricot, the narrow fern-like foliage will soften your perennial border and the plants are suitable for pots or containers. The flowers are as gorgeous dried as they are fresh.
Achilleas are traditional border flowers valued for their feathery foliage and striking flat, circular heads of flowers ‘F2 Summer Berries’ is a compact variety growing to only 60cm tall at maturity. This beautiful improved mixture includes the richer tones of red, cerise and pink in addition to many pastel shades.
Achillea is a joy to the gardener for its undemanding adaptive nature and its eagerness to perform. ‘Summer Pastels’, with a soft mix of pastel coloured flowers is very easy to grow, flowering in just four months from sowing and producing flowers in abundance from spring to first frosts.
Yarrow, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland£1.85
Out of stockAchillea millefolium 'Proa' is an improved yarrow, a selected form that is higher yielding, with higher essential oil content, better flower production, and the flowers are more uniformly white. Preferred by those who use yarrow medicinally. Organic SeedWildflower of Britain and Ireland£1.35
These native wildflowers have clustered flower heads of tiny white flowers that from a distance look like little patches of snow resting on the grass. This famous herb is terrific as a wildflower clump in a blooming meadow, they are also a favourite for cut and dried flower arrangements.Siberian Yarrow, Kamchatka Yarrow£2.25
Achillea sibirica var. camtschatica 'Love Parade' is an upright, tufted, perennial yarrow that is native to Siberia. Very different from the common yarrow, with dense clusters of large flat-topped soft pink flowers and glossy, dark green, fern-like leaves, they remain attractive throughout the growing season.The Antwerp or Fig-leaved Hollyhock£1.95
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Alcea ficifolia is reliably perennial and unlike the biennial forms which produce a single spire, they produce many upright stems, resulting in a bushy form. ‘Happy Lights’ is a beautiful strain, a bold blend of white, pink, purple, red, and yellow blooms. If sown early they will bloom in their first year.The Antwerp or Fig-leaved Hollyhock£1.65
Alcea ficifolia is a lesser known perennial hollyhock species native to Siberia, it is a substantially more robust plant than the common hollyhock and unlike the biennial forms which produce a single spire, Alcea ficifolia produce many upright stems emerging from the base, resulting in a bushy form.The Antwerp or Fig-leaved Hollyhock£1.65
Hollyhocks are almost as easy to grow as sunflowers and would probably be grown as often if more gardeners were aware of their good nature. Highly valued for their vigour, reliability, long bloom and upright bushy habit, the 'Henry Vlll' series produces huge, saucer shaped flowers that grow up to 15cm (6in) wide.The Antwerp or Fig-leaved Hollyhock£1.65
Alcea ficifolia is a most impressive plant, reliably perennial, it produces many upright stems resulting in a bushy form. The 'Henry Vlll' series is highly valued for its vigor and reliability, they produce huge, single butter-yellow, saucer shaped flowers that grow up to 15cm (6in) wide.The Antwerp or Fig-leaved Hollyhock£1.35
Alcea ficifolia is a less-known variety of hollyhock. Reliably perennial, with attractive palmate foliage, the plant produces many upright stems and has a bushy form. 'Single Mix' produces large, single saucer shaped flowers that appear from May to October in a gorgeous variety of shades - cream, gold, rose pink, copper and plum.Dwarf Anchusa, Summer Forget-Me-Not£1.55
Perfect for any sunny spot that needs a burst of colour. Anchusa capensis ‘Blue Angel’ is prized for its long blooming flowers. The brilliant clusters of intense cobalt blue flowers will brighten up any space. Team with other annuals and perennials for eye-popping combinations.Aka Anchusa azurea or Italian Bugloss£1.95
Anchusa italica is a wonderfully statuesque plant with vibrant, gentian blue flowers, dense foliage and lance shaped mid green leaves. 'Dropmore' is a 1905 selection that is still available today. They will thrive in a sunny border and make a great companion to rich plums and purple tones.Dyer's Bugloss, True Alkanet, Bugloss
Wildflower of Europe£1.65
Anchusa officinalis is noted for its deep sapphire-blue flowers that are extremely attractive to wildlife. This relative of borage blooms from late spring right through until first frosts. In the garden it can be used as part of wildlife friendly planting scheme, they are much loved by almost all bee species.Gipsy Laces, Lady's Needlework.
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland£1.50
Anthriscus sylvestris is most characteristic of hedgerows, road verges and woodland edges. Our native Cow Parsley has a sophisticated form, with delicate, open, white lacy umbels, that from mid-spring to early summer look as though they're erupting from a well shaken champagne bottle!Artichoke (Heritage, pre 1600's)£1.25
Large and tasty heads of green buds have made Green Globe one of the most popular varieties of Artichoke. They are perennial plants and will produce more heads with each successive year. This old heirloom variety is a great delicacy, steam or boil and serve with melted lemon butter or hollandaise sauce.Globe Beetroot (Introduced in the early 1960s)£1.45Boltardy is a very popular and reliable globe-shaped beetroot. A tried-and-tested cultivar, used as a yardstick against which other beetroot are measured. Due to its excellent resistance to bolting, it is recommended for early sowing, NIAB and RHS AGM.Formerly Stachys officinalis, Wood Betony, Bishopswort. Wildflower of Britain and Ireland£1.45
This pretty little wildflower is a slow growing, long-lived plant with attractive spikes of rich pink-mauve flowers that are very attractive to bees and butterflies as a nectar source. The flowers, which rise from dark green crinkly leaves, keep their colour throughout summer and look stunning when growing en-masse.Summer Lilac, Butterfly Magnet£1.75
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Buddleia blooms all summer long with an intoxicating scent just as overwhelming as their colour show. There is no denying that these shrubs are butterfly magnets. If you plant one, they will find it. Have your camera ready!Burdock Root, Gobo£1.20
Regarded as both a nutritious vegetable and curative medicinal, the Burdock root is widely used in all sorts of cuisines from the classic English summer drink to the classic Japanese 'Kinpira'. Seeds can be also sprouted like bean sprouts; nothing goes to waste with this plant.Pot Marigold, English Marigold. Herb Marigold
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Cheerful and bright, use Calendula in beds, borders or containers. Calendula is prolific and durable, and like most hardy annuals it is easy to grow, simply sow where it is to flower. It is currently one of the top herbs used for medicinal use. Sprinkle salads and decorate cakes with the edible tangy petals.