Pycnanthemum pilosum 'Mountain Mint'American Mountain Mint€1.95
This attractive plant will be equally at home in the flower border or keeping company with the sage and thyme in your herb garden. Delightfully aromatic, the floral-peppermint scent is subtly different from other mints. Mountain mint is a great nectar plant, its honey is much sought after.
Punica granatum var. nana 'Dwarf Pomegranate'Punica granatum nana€2.95The Dwarf Pomegranate is one of the best compact, ornamental shrubs for courtyards and small gardens, its compact size makes it suitable to containers. Producing breathtaking orange/red trumpet-shaped flowers which are followed by orange/red fruit.
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rote Glocke'Red Pasque Flower, Windflower, Meadow Anemone€3.30
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rote Glocke' is a lovely, deep-red form. Hardy and long lived, they are easy to grow. The flowers are produced very early, often opening while still under snow cover. They can develop into robust clumps after only a few years, with a dozen or more blooms out at any one time.
Pulsatilla vulgarisPasque Flower, Windflower, Meadow Anemone€2.50
Pulsatilla vulgaris is now a very rare native species, the genus includes some of the loveliest of all flowering plants. In early spring, woolly, flower buds first appear, their silky foliage is deeply divided and covered with soft silvery hairs. The violet-purple flowers often opening while still under snow cover. These plants are always a delight.
Pulsatilla alpina subsp. alpinaWhite Alpine Pasqueflower or Alpine Anemone€2.75Pulsatilla alpina subsp. alpina is a charming form, with white flowers, the outer segments flushed with bluish-purple. A favourite for collectors, they have a protracted flowering period and followed by attractive seed heads, they are showy, long-lived and reliable plants with a lengthy period of interest.
Pulmonaria obscuraUnspotted Dog, Suffolk Lungwort
Pulmonaria obscura is an extremely rare species. Known from just three small locations in adjacent ancient Suffolk woodlands, covering an area of 18 square metres it has only 600 individual stands. One of the first perennials bloom in spring, the flowers are light red, changing to purple and to blue at maturity.
Prunella vulgaris 'Self-heal'Wildflower of Britiain and Ireland€1.75
Prunella vulgaris is an interesting and quite beautiful little wildflower plant. The plants produce pretty blue-violet flowers in summer, the flowers freely produce nectar and are highly attractive to bees. If you’re looking for something to add to a meadow garden, or something for those shady areas this is the plant for you.
Primula verisCowslip Primrose
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.45One 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.
Primula capitata 'Noverna Deep Blue'Primrose, Asiatic Primrose€3.55
‘Noverna Deep Blue’ is a fascinating primula with the most intense, deep blue-violet flowers. The flared bell-shaped blooms emerge in summer in tight clusters, held aloft on powdery silver-white stems. This outstanding primula needs no pre-chilling and if sown early, will flower in its first year.
Primula alpicolaMoonlight primrose€2.55First collected in 1926 by Frank Kingdon-Ward, Primula alpicola grows to 25 to 50cm (10 to 20in) tall with many bell-shaped flowers. The flowers can be in several colours, white, cream and shades of violet to purple, some almost verge on the red.€2.45
Of all garden Potentillas, this must surely be one of the most attractive. Potentilla ‘Monarch’s Velvet’ is a truly regal plant, with velvet crimson-red flowers above strawberry like foliage. Extremely cold-hardy and evergreen, and if started early it is apt to bloom its first year.
Potentilla nepalensis 'Ron McBeath'Cinquefoil€2.25
Venerating a former plant curator at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland, 'Ron McBeath' is a beautiful new semi-dwarf cultivar. This diminutive potentilla repeat-flowers for months, sending up wands of rosy carmine flowers even in shade. It outlasts other potentillas by far.
Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott'Nepal Cinquefoil€1.95A 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.
Potentilla nepalensis 'Helen Jane'Cinquefoil€2.25
Potentilla 'Helen Jane' is a beautiful new semi-dwarf cultivar that displays gorgeous crimson-eyed, bright pink flowers, with petals that are attractively crinkled just like crepe paper. Flowering over a long period, new buds open repeatedly in a long succession, from late June to September.
Polygonatum multiflorum 'Solomon's Seal'Common Solomon's Seal
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.95Polygonatum multiflorum is a long cultivated pan-European perennial. Alternate bright green leaves are held upright like the wings of a bird on the upstroke of flight. Tubular white flowers, edged with tiny lime-green petals spring from their axils in spring.
Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain'Japanese Jacob's Ladder€2.50
Collected at altitude in Japan and introduced in 2006, Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' is one of the best new introductions in recent years. With bronze-purple lacy foliage, dark stems and violet-blue flowers, it is the darkest flower form of Polemonium available.
Polemonium caeruleum albumWhite Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.10
The white form of the lovely Jacobs Ladder, named after the slender, fresh green leaflets arranged like the rungs of a ladder. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the bright foliage and white flowers will brighten shady locations. Both the flowers and the attractive ferny foliage are excellent for cutting.
Polemonium caeruleumBlue Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€1.85
Jacobs Ladder is an easy perennial to grow and is a very attractive plant for a border with moist but well-drained soil. The plants form a lush mound of deep green, ferny foliage, bearing upright stems with an endless succession of star-shaped blue flowers with contrasting yellow stamens.
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Mariesii'Kikyo, Balloon Flower€1.85Platycodon 'Mariesii' is a very floriferous, robust, long lived perennial that forms a compact mound of green foliage, bearing inflated buds that open into star-shaped single bright violet-blue blossoms with dark violet veins. A reliable bloomer that is long lived, it is great for the border and perfect as a cut flower.
Physostegia virginiana 'Grandiflora Rose'Obedient plant, The Lady of the Lake€1.95
The physostegia has prolific dazzling tubular flower spikes which are arranged on distinctly square stems. This oddly named perennial is perfect for the middle of a mixed or herbaceous border. The flowers are on swivels that can be bent right or left on the stem - a useful feature for floral displays.
Physostegia virginiana 'Crown of Snow'Obedient plant, The Lady of the Lake€2.10The physostegia, or obedient plant, has prolific dazzling, pure white flower spikes which are arranged on distinctly square stems. They can be twisted around the stem and will remain where you put them...hence, the common name!
Physalis peruviana, edulisCape Gooseberry, Inca Berry, Goldenberry€2.10
The Cape Gooseberry is a useful small crop for the home garden. The fruit is expensive to purchase as it is labour intensive in commercial plantings. Very easy to grow from seed, it can overwinter outdoors in mild areas or when grown in favoured positions such as the foot of a sunny wall.
Phormium tenax purpureumPurple New Zealand Flax€2.20Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' with its rich bronze-purple leaves has two characteristics which are sought-after by gardeners looking to add a bit of drama to their borders. Bold, architectural lines with erect, sword-shaped leaves and rich evergreen foliage colour.
Phormium tenaxNew Zealand Flax€1.75
With their arching, strappy, sword-shaped leaves, Phormiums make a dramatic statement in the garden. They are versatile evergreen plants that tolerate a range of conditions and look at home in a variety of different planting schemes.