Lindelofia longifloraHimalayan Lungwort€2.70
Lindelofia longiflora is a little known hardy perennial from the western Himalayas. A member of the borage family with intense gentian blue flowers. Blooming from late spring to summer they resemble a cross between Anchusa, Forget-Me-Not and Pulmonaria.
Malva moschata 'Appleblossom'Musk Mallow€2.35
Shorter than the species, Malva moschata 'Appleblossom' grows 45 to 60cm in height. The satiny, single flowers in a lovely soft shade of silver-pink, are textured and striated like crepe, they have a lustrous lacquered quality in sunlight. Wonderfully appealing to bees and other pollinators, they also make a good cut flower.
Malva moschata f. albaWhite Musk Mallow€2.35
Considered by many gardeners to be the most desirable of the Malva species, this rare white-flowered form is even lovelier than the normal rose-pink Musk Mallow. Flowering throughout the summer, the pure white, scented flowers contrast beautifully with the ferny foliage.
Meconopsis sheldonii 'Lingholm'Himalayan or Tibetan Blue Poppy€3.55With blue as vivid as a kingfisher's wings, Meconopsis 'Lingholm' is of the most exquisitely beautiful of all flowering plants. Bred by chance this superb hybrid is reliably perennial. With stunningly piercing blue flowers these plants are exceptional.
Papaver cambricum 'Welsh Poppy'Welsh Poppy, Yellow Poppy.
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.20
Recently renamed Papaver cambricum, formerly known as Meconopsis and often simply called 'The Welsh Poppy', is very easy to grow and is reliably perennial. The delicate cup-shaped, golden-yellow flowers are borne in abundance from late spring to early autumn.
Patrinia scabiosifoliaOminaeshi, Maiden Flower€3.05
Patrinia scabiosifolia has continued to languish in relative obscurity until very recently. Resembling a cross between achillea and the immensely popular Verbena bonariensis, it has all the requisite qualities, airy see-through grace, a strong branching structure, plus sheets of sparkling chrome-yellow flowers.
Pennyroyal, Mentha pulegiumPudding Grass, Pulegium
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland, Ancient Crop€1.45
Pennyroyal is a cottage garden plant of old. This highly aromatic herb has a strong peppermint scent to its dark green leaves, even more so than other mints.With attractive whorls of lilac-blue flowers, it can be used to carpet a shady corner or make a 'lawn' smelling deliciously of peppermint.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica 'Vatican White'Biennial Clary, Muscatel Sage€2.35
Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica 'Vatican White' is a choice white cultivar that is not that easy to find. A nobly architectural Sage, each of its branched stems is topped with a profusion of lilac-white blossoms and brilliant white bracts. The flowers are attractive and are boosted in impact by the large petioles that surround them.
Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica, Clary SageBiennial Clary, Muscatel Sage€1.75
This hardy biennial Sage has been grown in almost every botanical sanctuary in human history and has many plus points: it grows well in poor soil resists slugs and other beasties, and doesn’t slump or need staking. It copes well in sun or light shade and the blooms are a magnet for bees and butterflies.
Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica, Clary Sage, OrganicBiennial Clary, Muscatel Sage€2.15This hardy biennial Sage has been grown in almost every botanical sanctuary in human history. Each stem is topped with a profusion of pale blue blossoms and large pinkish white bracts. A truly architectural plant. Organic Seed.
Sanguisorba menziesiiAlaskan Burnet€2.45
Sanguisorba menziesii instantly catches the eye in the garden. With dense clusters of deep red, fat wiggly caterpillar shaped flowers and blue-green rounded leaves on gently arching stems, the colouring harmonises beautifully together.
Solidago canadensis 'Golden Baby'Aka 'Goldkind' and 'Yellow Springs'.€2.55
Solidago canadensis 'Golden Baby' is an easy to grow hardy perennial that bears flat-topped clusters of golden-yellow plumes. Growing to around 60cm tall they are perfect for borders or containers and provide end-of-season colour. Given an early sowing they will bloom in their first year.
Spilanthes acmellaSyn. Acmella oleracea
Toothache Plant, Peek-A-Boo, Electric Daisy€1.75
Spilanthes acmella is a unique and versatile plant that will add texture and interest to your garden. Used by herbalists, the pretty yellow and red cone-shaped flowers and leaves have properties similar to Echinacea and has numbing properties when the leaves and flowers are chewed.
Succisa pratensis 'Devil’s Bit Scabious'Devil’s Bit Scabious
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.35
Blue is such a vivid colour in the crystal-clear light peculiar to early autumn. But it's rather a rarity so the airy wands of small blue buttons found on Succisa pratensis are a particular blessing from August to October. This little wildflower is a very versatile plant and worthy of greater appreciation.
Tellima grandiforaFringecups, Bigflower Tellima€2.10
Related to Heuchera and Tiarella, Tellima grandiflora form a tidy clump of rounded leaves and are topped by lime-green airy spires. They make excellent groundcover, thrive in shade between flowers in a border and make a good filler for separating strong shapes or bright colours.
Teucrium hyrcanicum 'Purple Tails'Caucasian Germander€2.85Summer-blooming spiky flowering plants - in garden design parlance ‘the verticals’. We all need some, and there are lots of contenders, but a plant that can go just about anywhere in the garden, cope with almost all situations and bloom with copious plush spikes over several weeks is a very rare treat.