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  1. For gardeners Echinacea purpurea is one of the most versatile perennials for the garden.

    Echinacea purpurea, Organic

    Purple Coneflower
    €2.22
    Echinacea purpurea is one of the most versatile perennials for the garden. Flowering from early July right through to September, it is sturdy and self-supporting, hardy and easy to grow, undemanding and suitable for both the formal border and the meadow look. Organic Seed.
  2. Echium russicum is a remarkable species from Russia it has a unique flower colour for its genus.
    €2.34

    For anyone who wants something different for the border next year, I should like to introduce Echium russicum. A remarkable hardy species that has a unique flower colour for its genus. In July to August multiple throngs of striking upright spires, bearing crimson flowers emerge from a basal rosette of hairy leaves.

  3. This architectural and eye catching plant bears generously clusters of ivory-white blooms.

    Eupatorium fistulosum f. albidum 'Ivory Towers'

    Hollow Joe Pye weed, Queen of the Meadow
    €2.70
    Introduced in 2010, Eupatorium ‘Ivory Towers’ is relatively new to our gardens yet has already been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit . This architectural plant bears generously clusters of ivory-white blooms which are long-lasting and beloved by butterflies. Given an early sowing, will flower the first year.
  4. From July and continuing until autumn, the plants are crowned with large, domed panicles of pinkish-purple nectar-rich flowers.

    Eupatorium maculatum atropurpureum

    Spotted Joe Pye weed
    Eutrochium purpureum subsp. maculatum
    €2.70
    Eupatorium maculatum atropurpureum is handsome in all of its parts. Invaluable for the late-summer border, the mid-green leaves and stems are suffused with a dusky purple. From July they are crowned with large domed panicles of pinkish-purple nectar-rich flowers.
  5. Bronze fennel looks fantastic as a centrepiece for a sunny herb garden, or among tall perennials and grasses.

    Fennel, Bronze Fennel

    Herb Fennel, Bronze Fennel.
    €1.74

    Out of stock

    Used in many culinary dishes, the leaves and seeds of Fennel have a sweet aroma and an aniseed flavour. The fine clouds of feathery, bronze-purple leaves are wonderful in the herb garden or among tall perennials and grasses. The foliage acts as a delicate veil through which flower heads of plants can be seen.

  6. Festuca amethystina, with silvery-blue, tufted blades of foliage
    €2.34

    Out of stock

    Festuca amethystina has the most striking combination of silvery-blue, tufted blades of foliage, with drooping, dark violet-tinged flower stems that will rise above the foliage in the first year if sown early enough. It is a gem for containers or a rock garden.

  7. Dainty diminutive Festuca glauca is one of the most tactile of the evergreen grasses.

    Diminutive Festuca glauca makes a tight mound of steely blue, needle-like blades and is one of the most tactile of the evergreen grasses. Planted as a specimen or in swathes across a garden, the colour is so unexpected it can't help but catch the eye.

  8. Heliopsis helianthoides ssp. scabra ‘New Hybrids'
    €2.34

    Heliopsis is a great plant for the busy home gardener. ‘New Hybrids' is a selection of the newest forms, they will bloom the first year from seed with a profusion of blooms in shades in lemon, golden yellow and orange-yellow. The plants will produce arm loads of flowers all summer long and never once ask for decent soil or proper care.

  9. Heliopsis ‘Summer Nights' produces rich, deep golden-yellow single flowers and deep mahogany centres.
    €3.00

    Heliopsis ‘Summer Nights' is a special selection made by Dale Hendricks of North Creek Nurseries, USA. Introduced in 2004 it produces a profusion of single blooms in early to mid-summer, with rich, deep golden-yellow petals and deep mahogany centres. The foliage is red-tinted and the stems are tinted dark burgundy.

  10. Heliopsis ‘Summer Sun’ blooms with an extra layer of golden-yellow petals and grows 90 to 100cm (36 to 42in) tall.

    Heliopsis helianthoides ssp. scabra ‘Summer Sun'

    False Sunflower. Aka 'Sommersonne'
    €1.98

    Heliopsis are stalwarts of the garden. They are long-lived, low maintenance and not fussy about their surroundings. ‘Summer Sun’, with an extra layer of golden-yellow petals, will bloom the first year from seed. The long stiff stems are perfect for cutting and seldom need staking, and in tame flower beds, they practically raise themselves.

  11. Hordeum jubatum with silky, golden-grey panicles in early and mid summer

    Hordeum jubatum

    Squirrel-Tail, Foxtail Barley
    Squirrel-Tail Grasses are the ultimate architectural plant, adding see-through effects, autumn colour and winter shapes. They carry silky, golden-greyish panicles in early and mid summer, which develop a reddish or purple tinge at the tips. Fantastic in massed groups, or around taller, more stately plants.
  12. 'Border Ballet' includes some bold colours, but also the versatile softer colours.

    Kniphofia uvaria 'Border Ballet'

    Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily
    €1.74

    Out of stock

    Like many of the best ballet dancers, this cultivar is elegant and full of stamina. 'Border Ballet' includes some bold colours, but also the versatile softer colours which are often more suitable to modern schemes. A particularly floriferous strain that is a bit shorter and neater than other varieties.

  13. In late summer Lysimachia clethroides ‘Lady Jane’ produces spires of white blossoms right above the foliage.
    €3.90
    Lysimachia ‘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.
  14. Climate change is partly responsible for this plant's popularity, but just as significant is our increasing sense of adventure as gardeners.
    €3.54
    The lush growth, coupled with the large, glaucous leaves of Melianthus major has made it as fashionable as tree ferns. If you don't want to mimic the rain forest, try growing it amongst slender-leaved grasses and perennials. The plants add texture and provide a good background to bright colours in the garden.
  15. Milium effusum Aureum takes on an almost magical quality, bringing incandescent light to the shady places it prefers.

    Milium effusum 'Aureum'

    Bowles Golden Grass
    €2.58

    Out of stock

    Milium effusum Aureum has a magical quality, bringing incandescent light to the shady places it prefers. As the season progresses tiny golden, bead-like flowers on hair-thin stems arch gracefully creating fountains of gold.
  16. Molinia caerulea ssp.arundinacea feature clumps of arching foliage and tall, see-through flower spikes.

    Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea

    Tall Moor Grass, Purple Moor Grass
    €1.98

    Few other grasses have such a great separation between foliage and flowers than Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinaceae. With clumps of arching, blue-green leaves above which the most slender stems and delicate see-through flowers grow to six foot or more. In autumn they turn golden yellow to deep copper.

  17. Molinia caerulea ssp.caerulea is a variety of shorter moor grass that has a unique character and undeniable charm.
    €2.34

    Out of stock

    With a unique character and undeniable charm, Molinia caerulea produces masses flower stems that are at first so delicate they are almost invisible, together they form a floating sea of movement. Probably at their resplendent best as summer turns to autumn and their foliage turns a warm butter yellow.

  18. Nectaroscordum siculum 'Sicilian Honey Lily'
    €2.22

    Out of stock

    A native to France and Italy, Nectaroscordum siculum blooms with cascades of white, pendulous, bell-shaped flowers. The sturdy stems rising to about 50 to 75cm carry clusters of 20 to 30 thimble-sized blooms. They look wonderful both in the border and when cut for arrangements.

  19. Panicum virgatum is renowned for its upright steely coloured blue-grey to blue-purple leaves.

    Panicum virgatum

    Panic Grass, Switchgrass
    €1.50

    Despite its American provenance Panicum virgatum was originally taken up by German landscapers and gardeners. Renowned for its steely coloured blue-grey to blue-purple leaves, but it is the contrast between the rigid, stainless-steel foliage and purple-pink froth that really charms.

  20. Panicum virgatum was originally taken up by German landscapers and gardeners.

    Panicum virgatum 'Emerald Chief'

    Panic Grass, Switchgrass
    €1.92

    'Emerald Chief' is a good Panicum virgatum selected seed strain. Hardy with sturdy upright deep green growth and great autumn colour. The panicles open red pink in late summer and its foliage turns from green to a lovely deep gold. This chief stands up tall throughout the winter months.

  21. Resembling a cross between achillea and the immensely popular Verbena bonariensis, Patrinia has all the requisite fashionable qualities

    Patrinia scabiosifolia

    Ominaeshi, Maiden Flower
    €3.06

    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.

  22. Ricinus communis 'Carmencita'
    €2.52

    Out of stock

    Ricinus communis 'Carmencita' is an outstanding new variety with shiny dark brown foliage. The palmate leaves have deeply incised lobes and grow 30 to 75cm (12 to 30in) across. The plants have red stems and in late summer clusters of bright red blooms are followed by stunning scarlet seeds pods.

  23. Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis'
    €2.22

    This is a new and rather spectacular version of the Castor Oil Plant. Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' is a fast growing, palm tree-like plant, it sports large green leaves and would be a splendid specimen for the back of the border. Be warned ... this remarkably architectural plant can grow up to 12 ft tall.

  24. Ricinus communis Impala grows to a reasonable garden height of around 90 to 120cm (3 to 4ft).

    Out of stock

    Ricinus communis is fast growing, tall and dramatic with huge leaves and interesting flower spikes that add drama to borders and beds. 'Impala' grows to a reasonable garden height of around 90 to 120cm with gorgeous copper-red palmate leaves with vibrant red veins.

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