Globeflower, Globe Flower€2.65Trollius 'Golden Queen' has strong erect stems, rising up to three feet from out of its clump of serrated foliage. Each stem is topped by the largest brightest tangerine blossoms. Excellent for bouquets and magnets for butterflies and bees.
Longleaf Speedwell€2.55Veronica longifolia prefers a position in sun or part shade in moist well-drained soil. The sophisticated blue spires bloom in midsummer and last for several months. They make a strong vertical statement and are an excellent contrast to more traditional flowers shapes when positioned at the front of the border.
Out of stockGardeners are often looking for good solid perennials that will have attractive flowers, be easy to take care of, grow nicely but not take over the garden. One group of plants that should be considered is the Veronicas. They provide some of the clearest, truest blues in the perennial border.
Siberian Culver's Root€2.35To garden with an Oudolf-esque plant like Veronicastrum, it is not necessary to turn your outdoor space into a prairie: you are allowed to keep your flower beds. Naturalistic planting travels well, and Veronicastrum holds its own in a formal border as well as in the middle of a lawn which has turned into a meadow.
Out of stockVeronicastrum virginicum 'Album' is one of the most fashionable plants around. It's an icon of the prairie-style of planting which has marked the young millennium. The multiple tapering, soft spikes of white flowers look like elegant, living candelabras. Topping dark-bronze stems, they provide vertical structure to any border.
Sweet Violet, Florist's Violet€2.45
Introduced in Germany in 1900, 'Konigin Charlotte' are famously grown for their perfume. The violet coloured flowers are extremely fragrant, This cultivar is unique in that its flowers turn upward making them viewer friendly. It is also one of the longest flowering violets with scented flowers.
Sweet Violet. 'Snow Queen'
Also marketed as 'Scheekonigin' and 'Eismeer'.€2.75
Cultivated in Switzerland in 2004 from the famous 'Queen Charlotte', One would think that 'Reine de Neiges', or 'Snow Queen' would be a white bloomer. The flowers are almost white, a clear crisp ice-blue. Long blooming and upward facing, their fragrance is intense.