Bloody Mary, Corn Rose$1.75With silvery-grey felted leaves and lax sprays of long-stalked, vivid rose-purple flowers in late summer, Rose Campion flowers with a big showy display that maintains interest at a time when many other plants are flagging. A very useful plant in the garden.
Dusty Miller, Silene coronaria$2.31Lychnis can be grown as a border plant or as part of a mixed perennial display. It that maintains interest in the border at a time when many other plants are flagging. Rosettes of soft silver-grey woolly foliage make it a very useful plant in the garden.
Ragged Robin, (aka Silene flos cuculi)
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
Starting at: $1.75
Ragged robin is found growing naturally in damp meadows and woods in Europe, It has the typical, flat flower-heads of Lychnis, but these are loose, with only a few individual flowers. They may vary from purplish pink to white and are star-shaped, with deeply cut petals.
Recently introduced to gardens and a hit Chelsea Flower Show, Lysimachia ‘Beaujolais’ feature flower spikes of deep claret which bloom continuously from May to September. The plants give a good effect used in tight drifts through grasses and other perennials. Ideal for cutting, the dark flowers are adorable in bunches.
Gooseneck Loosestrife$4.55Lysimachia ‘Lady Jane’ produces spires of white blossoms right above the foliage, they arch over then tip up at the ends and grow in beautiful curvy forms. Absolutely loved by butterflies, an additional feature is the good autumn foliage colour.
Red Sally, Long Purples
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland$2.03
Magnificent and spectacular spikes of rose-purple flowers, which last from June throughout the summer distinguish this tall wetland plant. Purple loosestrife is an easy garden plant, thriving in any soil. It is a beautiful subject for late summer colour in a border, shrubbery, large pond or slow-moving water.