Browse The Plant Catalogue

  • Aeonium goochaie ‘Ballerina’

    20cms. Masses of rosettes of light green leaves edged creamy-white, and slightly sticky. Keep frost-free in winter, and grow fairly dry - if too wet the roots will rot. Tender perennial.  Flower arrangers.  For sunny well-drained areas.  Evergreen.  Container plant.
  • Agastache Blue Delight

    60-90cm. Upright plant with sweetly aromatic foliage, and spikes of deep lavender-blue flowers in summer which are attractive to bees etc.. Enjoys full or part sun in fairly well-drained soil. Dead-head to prolong flowering. Good cut flower. Self seeds a little.
  • Alchemilla erythropoda

    20-30 x 30cm. Smaller, neater version of Alchemilla mollis, with lime yellow flowers. Self seeds a little. Humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.
  • Alchemilla mollis

    40 x 60cm. Clump of rounded soft leaves with yellow-green flowers in summer. Remove flower heads to prevent excess self-seeding. Sun or shade, in any soil except a bog. Flower arrangers  Shade loving/tolerant
  • Allium przewalskianum

    20cm. Fine foliage with heads of purple-pink flowers in summer. This bulb comes from Asia, and seems to flourish in well-drained soil in a sunny position.  Attracts bees & butterflies. Just a few bulbs available this year.
  • Allium senescens

    10 - 60cm. Dense heads of light purple-pink flowers, mid to late summer, attracting bees and butterflies. Fertile, well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. A well-behaved allium! For sunny well-drained areas.  Attracts bees & butterflies.  Bulb.
  • Allium senescens ssp. montanum var. glaucum

    20cm. Rosettes of slightly twisted, glaucous leaves, with rounded heads of mauve pink flowers later in summer. Well-drained soil in sun. Good for the rockery or front of border. Very attractive to butterflies. For sunny well-drained areas.  Attracts bees, butterflies etc.  Bulb.
  • Androsace lanuginosa

    3cm. Forms a mat of hirsute foliage, with sprays of dainty pink flowers in summer. For well-drained soil in sun. Not too wet in winter (though mine have all survived the extremely wet winter of 2015-16!)
  • Androsace sarmentosa watkinsii

    10cm. Forms a mound of large rosettes, with umbels of pink flowers in early summer. Requires well-drained soil in a sunny position.
  • Androsace sempervivoides

    5-8cm. Spreading rosettes form a mat, with heads of dainty pink flowers in late spring. Well-drained soil in sun. Good in a trough or scree.
  • Androsace studiosorum Salmon’s variety

    10cm. Forming a mat, with hairy rosettes of leaves, and sprays of deep pink flowers on short stems in early summer. Requires well-drained soil in sun. Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Anemone nemorosa Bracteata Pleniflora

    10cm. Green-tipped, double white flowers, and a ruff of green bracts. A spring-flowering, woodland plant.
  • Anemone x lipsiensis

    10cm. Pale lemon flowers produced in spring, slowly spreading to form a carpet. Best in woodland conditions. Quickly becoming dormant after flowering. Shade loving/tolerant
  • Antennaria Red Wonder

    10cm. Forms a low mat of silvered foliage, with small round heads of pink-red flowers in late spring. For a sunny, well-drained position. Suitable for a trough.  Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Arabis alpina ssp caucasica Flore Pleno

    10cm. Forms an evergreen mat of grey-green rosettes, with long-lasting double white flowers in late spring. Very well drained soil in full sun.
  • Armeria maritima Splendens

    20-40cm. Evergreen mat of foliage with bright pink 'thrift' flowers from late spring through the summer (dead-head to encourage repeat flowering). Attracts bees and butterflies. Happy on poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils in sun. Tolerant of salt. Chalk loving/tolerant  For sunny well-drained areas  Attracts bees, butterflies etc.  Evergreen
  • Astilbe Inshriach Pink

      30cm. Beautiful dark green, shiny foliage, tinted bronze, with pink plumes in late summer. Moist soil or shallow water  Clay loving/tolerant. Astilbes thrive in moist, humus-rich soils in sun or part shade.  They tolerate more sun when wetter, and grow in boggy conditions too. The feathery plumes of summer flowers look good for months, flower spikes remaining attractive in...
  • Astrantia Buckland

    60cm. White flowers with pink centres for a long period in summer, over an attractive mound of foliage. Attractive to bees, butterflies etc, and good cut flowers.  They prefer fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.
  • Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana var alba

    40cm. A hardy begonia, certainly in the South of the country, producing attractive foliage with a dark red reverse, and with white flowers. Shade loving/tolerant.
  • Begonia sutherlandii

    30-45cm. (trailing). Tuberous. Trailing stems bear light orange flowers all summer. Good in hanging container. Winter dormant. I've always kept it in a just frost-free greenhouse, but others told me it was hardy, and it has survived outside this winter!
  • Campanula cochlearifolia Tubby

    7cm. Forms a creeping mat of foliage with masses of bright blue-mauve 'tubby' bellflowers over several weeks. For well-drained soil at the front of a sunny border, or in troughs etc.
  • Campanula covadonga

    10-15cm. Lax stems bearing profuse, deep purple bell flowers in mid to late summer. Well-drained soil in sun. Sorry, none available this year. For sunny well-drained areas  Suitable for a trough.  Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Campanula x Belinda

    12cm. Beautiful, comparatively large, soft blue flowers in June-July, with a repeat flowering in August, though fewer flowers second time around! It seemed fairly well behaved to me to begin with, but after a couple of seasons in a trough I found it started to run around in a rather intrusive manner, so I would recommend keeping it in a container of its own!! For sunny well-drained areas.
  • Chamaemelum nobile Flore Pleno

    15cm. Aromatic, double white-flowered chamomile. For light, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back regularly for compact growth. Herb  Fragrant/aromatic  Attracts bees, butterflies etc.
  • Chrysanthemum Daniel Cooper

    60-90cms. Sprays of single, rich mid-pink flowers over several weeks from September. Fertile soil in full or part sun, not too dry. Good cut flowers.
  • Chrysanthemum Daniel Cooper

    60-80cm. Sprays of single, rich mid-pink flowers are produced over several weeks from September onwards. Best in sun. A good cut flower. Attracts bees, butterflies etc.
  • Chrysanthemum weyrichii

    20cm. Low spreading mats of foliage produce short stems bearing lilac-pink flower from early summer. For well-drained soil in a sunny position. May take a season to settle down before flowering well.
  • Convallaria majalis Fortin’s Giant

    25cm. A larger form of Lily of the Valley. Strongly scented, larger white bells in late spring. Fertile, humus-rich soil in full or part shade. Fragrant/aromatic
  • Convallaria majalis Variegata

    Attractive, yellow-lined leaves; white, scented bells in late spring. Fragrant/aromatic
  • Dianthus Alice

    30cm. Deliciously scented, semi-double, fringed white flowers with a deep raspberry-red eye. Flower arrangers  Chalk loving/tolerant  For sunny well-drained areas  Fragrant/aromatic
  • Dianthus arvernensis

    10cm. Cushions of fine grey foliage, with rose-pink, fragrant flowers in May-June. Chalk loving/tolerant  For sunny well-drained areas  Fragrant/aromatic  Evergreen  Suitable for a trough.  Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Dianthus Binsey Red

    40cm. Deliciously scented flowers, mainly a deep raspberry-pink, with a white margin, the reverse of the petals being white. Very floriferous. Flower arrangers  Chalk loving/tolerant  For sunny well-drained areas  Fragrant/aromatic
  • Dianthus Bridal Veil

    A very old, 17th century pink, double white, with a mauve eye. Deeply fringed, frilly petals, and very fragrant. 25-30cm. Chalk loving/tolerant  For sunny well-drained areas  Fragrant/aromatic  Evergreen
  • Dianthus Cockenzie (Montrose Pink)

    25cm. An old pink dating from 1720. Deep carmine pink flowers, heavily fringed, with a deeper pink eye, and extremely fragrant. Forms a good clump and flowers well. Grow in sunny well-drained areas.
  • Dianthus Dainty Dame

    15cm. Fragrant white flowers with a dark maroon central zone, produced over a long period in summer. One of my favourites. For sunny, well-drained areas.
  • Dianthus Gold Dust

    15cm. Masses of delightfully-scented, burgundy flowers which develop a sprinkling of gold flecks. Very attractive. Chalk loving/tolerant  For sunny well-drained areas  Fragrant/aromatic  Evergreen  Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Dianthus Old Mother Hubbard

    40cm. Masses of flowers, cream ground, heavily splashed with salmon- pink. Flowers for several weeks. Very lightly scented.  For sunny well-drained areas
  • Dianthus Weetwood Double

    10cm. Forms a neat mound, covered in fragrant, semi-double flowers, pale pink with darker eye. Chalk loving/tolerant  For sunny well-drained areas  Fragrant/aromatic
  • Diascia Andrew

    Upright habit, with strawberry red flowers over a long period in summer.  I have grown this plant for years and it has survived hard winters both in pots and in well-drained soil in a sunny area. Also good in a container.
  • Diascia fetcaniensis Daydream

    15cm. Masses of soft peachy-pink flowers through summer. Well-drained soil in full or part sun. Good in containers or front of border. Fairly hardy in  a sunny well-drained soil. Good in a container.
  • Dicliptera sericea

    50cm. Felty grey leaves, with clusters of orange, tubular flowers through summer. Attracts bees etc. In its native home (Uruguay), it attracts humming birds, so maybe the Hummingbird Hawkmoth will like it? I live in hopes! Good in a container. Keep just frost-free in winter (although I've never tested its hardiness).
  • Epimedium fargesii Pink Constellation

    30cm. Elegant sprays of pale pink flowers. Shade loving/tolerant
  • Erigeron karvinskianus

    15cm. Vigorous, carpeting, spreading perennial, with masses of white daisies, becoming pink as they age, in summer. Well-drained soil in full sun. Suitable for walls or cracks in paving. Self seeds.
  • Erinus alpinus (Fairy foxglove)

    8 x 10cm. Sprays of small, pink, purple or white flowers in late spring to early summer. Suitable for well-drained soil, or even cracks in paving. Can be short-lived, but self-seeds.
  • Erodium Fran’s Delight

    20-25cm. Attractive foliage, producing sprays of pink flowers, with darker blotches and veining, throughout summer. Well-drained soil in sun. For sunny well-drained areas  Evergreen  Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Filipendula vulgaris Multiplex

    60 x 45cm. Finely divided foliage, with creamy-white double flowers. For alkaline soil in full sun. Chalk loving/tolerant
  • Fuchsia thymifolia

    45cm. This fuchsia has small glossy evergreen leaves and 1cm bright raspberry pink flowers in summer. Young stems are deep pink too. It requires a sheltered site or winter protection.  Also good in a container. Attracts bees etc.
  • Gaura lindheimeri

    1.2m. Pink buds, opening to white flowers, all summer. Fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Tolerates drought and part shade.
  • Geranium dalmaticum

    15 x 50cm. Neat mounds of glossy aromatic foliage, colouring in autumn. Clear shell-pink flowers in summer. Moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade. Suitable for a rock garden or front of border. For sunny well-drained areas. Fragrant/aromatic. Attracts bees, butterflies etc. Alpine/rock garden plant ***
  • Geranium Little Gem

    10-15cm. Forms a low tidy mat of foliage, with deep magenta flowers over a long period in summer. Enjoys a well-drained soil in sun. Chalk loving/tolerant For sunny well-drained areas Attracts bees, butterflies etc. Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Geranium phaeum Mottisfont Rose

    40-60cm. Delightful pink flowers, with pale central zone, flowering in spring-early summer. Full or part shade. Our own introduction in 2008. Best in part shade.
  • Geranium Phillippe Vapelle

    30cm. Makes a neat mound of soft, blue-grey leaves, with large, bluish-purple, dark-veined flowers in summer. Well-drained soil in sun. For sunny well-drained areas.  Attracts bees, butterflies etc.
  • Geranium Pink Delight

    10-15cm. A low-growing plant, forming a neat mound covered with light pink flowers over a long period in summer. Grows in well-drained soil, in a sunny position. Attracts bees, etc. Chalk loving/tolerant For sunny well-drained areas Attracts bees, butterflies etc. Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Geranium sanguineum Ankum’s Pride

    15cms. A low-growing geranium for front of border in a sunny, well-drained situation. The comparatively large pink flowers are produced all summer, better if dead-headed every now and then! Attracting bees, etc too.
  • Geranium sanguineum var striatum Compact Mottisfont Form

    10 x 30cm. This compact form flowers for months in summer, with pale pink, dark-veined flowers. It grows slowly, in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun.
  • Geranium Spinners

    90cm. Rich purple-blue flowers in summer. Fertile soil in sun or part-shade, not too dry. Cut back after flowering.
  • Geum Hill Top Beacon

    50-60cms. A continuous show of single and semi-double tangerine-orange flowers from early summer onwards. Dead-head for prolonged flowering, from April onwards, when it provides a good source of nectar for bees. Prefers a reasonably fertile soil, not too dry, probably best in part sun.
  • Geum Lionel Cox

    30cm. Pale yellow, nodding flowers in spring-early summer. Prefers a moisture retentive, reasonably fertile soil, in sun or part shade.
  • Geum Rubin

    45 cm. Large, double red flowers all summer. Dead-head to keep the flowers coming!
  • Iris suaveolens Purple-flowered form

    12cm. A small plant with fans of short evergreen leaves, and bearing comparatively large maroon-purple, bearded flowers in late-spring to early summer. Seems easy in well-drained soil in sun. I grow it in a trough.
  • Jasminum mesnyi AGM

    2 x 2m. A lax evergreen shrub, bearing large semi-double yellow flowers in spring and early summer - and also, surprisingly, in autumn too in the last 2 years! Best grown against a sunny wall or fence. Has survived many hard frosts over the las 15+ years against a south-facing fence here in Hampshire!!
  • Jovellana punctata AGM

    60 x 100cm. Upright, semi-evergreen, suckering shrub. Pretty pale violet flowers with yellow throats and purple spots in summer. Fertile, well-drained soil in part sun. Protect with a mulch in colder areas.
  • Kalanchoe pumila AGM

    20cm. A succulent, with grey-green leaves and stems, coated in white meal, and producing sugar-pink flowers in late spring. Take care not to splash the leaves or touch them, as the meal will be spoiled. Good in a hanging basket, under cover. Keep just frost-free.
  • Lithodora zahnii Azureness

    30-50cm. An evergreen shrublet with pure bright blue flowers in spring, and sporadically through summer. Very attractive to bees. Requires very well-drained soil, and full sun.
  • Oenothera stricta Sulphurea

    70cm. Evergreen rosettes, producing stems bearing large pale lemon, fragrant trumpets, fading to apricot, and flowering all summer and into autumn. For moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Self-seeds mildly.
  • Origanum Dingle Fairy

    15-20cm. Apple-green bracts with small pink-purple flowers, mid-late summer. Needs very well-drained soil. Suitable for a rock garden, border or pot culture. One of my favourites!
  • Origanum Kent Beauty

    Aromatic plant with trailing stems bearing heads of pale pink flowers in showy pink bracts. Very well-drained soil in sun. Good in a trough or container. Hardy in milder areas.
  • Origanum Pink Mist

    15-20cm. Aromatic golden foliage in spring and early summer, keeping its colour in sun or part shade. Pink flowers later in summer, when foliage becomes greener.  Attracts bees, butterflies etc.
  • Origanum scabrum ssp. pulchrum Newleaze

    30cm. Aromatic foliage with copious sprays of pink flowers mid-late summer, attracting bees etc. For sunny well-drained areas.
  • Origanum vulgare Aureum Crispum

    30 x 30cm. Crinkled, aromatic, golden foliage, with small pale pink or white flowers in summer. Best in part shade. Good culinary herb.
  • Orlaya grandiflora

    60 x 20cm. Annual. Divided foliage, with lacy white flowers in mid-summer. Well-drained soil in full sun. Good cut flower. Self seeds when happy!
  • Oxalis enneaphylla AGM

    6-10cm. Attractive blue-grey, pleated foliage, with showy pale pink flowers, veined deeper pink, in early summer.  Well-drained soil in sun.
  • Oxalis enneaphylla rosea

    Similar to above, but flowers are deeper pink with dark pink veining.
  • Parahebe Snowclouds

    30cm. Forms a small shrub, becoming smothered in masses of small white flowers with a deep pink central ring. Remove spent flower stems for continued flowering from spring into autumn. For well-drained soil in a sunny position.
  • Pelargonium Ashby

    40cm. Scented foliage. Deep pink flowers with dark blotches on two upper petal. Sunny position, good in a container. Keep frost-free in winter.
  • Pelargonium Attar of Roses

    40-60cm. Deliciously rose-scented foliage, with whorls of light pink flowers. Sunny position, good in a container. Keep frost-free in winter. Use in 'Pot Pourri'
  • Pelargonium fragrans Variegatum

    20-40cm. Attractive creamy-variegated, aromatic foliage, with dainty sprays of white flowers over a long period in summer. Good container plant, needing protection from frost.
  • Pelargonium Paul West

    40cms.  Green foliage in winter becomes very dark in summer with dark brown zoning. Deep salmon flowers - a very attractive combination.
  • Pelargonium sidoides

    30cm. Clusters of small burgundy-red flowers throughout summer, over a mound of very attractive, aromatic, soft, grey-green foliage. Well-drained soil in sun. Good container plant. Has survived frosts here, in a pot near the house, dying back but re-sprouting from base as temperatures rise.
  • Polemonium Sonia’s Bluebell

    40-60cm. Bushy, sterile hybrid, with delightfully fragrant, light blue flowers from May to August. Stems and calyces are dark. Best in part sun, not too dry.
  • Polypodium cambricum Richard Kayse

    An ancient fern, discovered by Richard Kayse in 1668, growing on a limestone cliff in South Wales. The plant is sterile, and so all plants in cultivation are divisions of the original plant. This is a beautiful fern, which grows for me on very slightly acid, shaded soil under an apple tree. It dies down for a few weeks in mid-summer, and then sends up new fronds from mid-August, which remain...
  • Primula McWatt’s Cream

    12-15cm. Heads of small pale creamy-yellow flowers in early spring. Woodland situation, not too dry.
  • Primula Strong Beer

    15cm. Double purple-violet, long-lasting flowers from Spring, repeating later. Bronzy-purple tinged foliage.
  • Primula Tinney’s Moonlight

    10cms. Creamy flowers with a pink blush on the edges of the petals, and a yellow eye, flowering in spring. Part shade in moisture-retentive soil.
  • Ranunculus calandriniodes

    10-15cm in flower, this summer-dormant buttercup produces its white flowers, which become tinged with pink,  in mid to late winter. They are frost hardy, but the flowers can be damaged by inclement weather and they may be better under glass when the flowers open. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in a generously-sized pot. Plants are usually supplied in summer as dormant roots.
  • Salvia candelabrum

    60-90cms. Deep blue-purple flowers in candelabra-shaped unflorescences. Main flowering in early to mid-summer, with some flowers produced into autumn. Fertile, well-drained soil, sun.
  • Salvia curviflora
  • Sanguisorba tenuifolia Alba

    1.2m-1.4m  A lovely, easy plant which hasn't needed support at all for me. It produces a clump of attractive, divided foliage, and stems bear fluffy white catkin-like flowers in summer, which still look attractive as they produce seed heads. Prefers sun to part shade, with a well-drained but not too dry, fertile soil.
  • Saponaria x lempergii Max Frei

    15-25cm. A well-behaved plant, producing masses of mid-pink flowers from late spring and through the summer. Well-drained soil in full or part sun. A really valuable plant for the rock garden or front of border.
  • Saxifraga cuscutiformis

    45cm. Attractive evergreen rosettes, with spikes of beautifully marked small white flowers in summer. Fertile soil in part shade.
  • Saxifraga Winifred Bevington

    15cm. Neat rosettes produce dainty sprays of pale pink flowers with deeper pink centres, giving a pretty, hazy pink effect. Good for the front of a border, or in pots and troughs. For full or part sun, but not too dry. Tolerates light shade too.
  • Sisyrinchium Devon Skies

    10-15cm. Bright blue-mauve flowers in summer. Best in fairly well-drained soil in sun.
  • Sisyrinchium Quaint and Queer

    20-30cm. Unusual flowers, dusky yellow and purple, in summer. Reasonably well-drained soil in sun.
  • Sternbergia lutea

    10cm. Shining, golden crocus-like flowers from September to November, with dark glossy leaves appearing soon after flowers, and lasting until late spring. These bulbs need a deep, well-drained soil in a sunny position.
  • Veltheimia bracteata AGM

    A South African bulb, producing a spike bearing a dense head of tubular pink flowers, reminescent of a Kniphofia (Red hot poker),  in late winter. The leaves are attractive, being shiny green and wavy-edged. It usually doesn't quite go dormant in summer. It survives for me in a cold greenhouse in winter, just frost-free, but can also be a houseplant, preferably in a cool room with good...
  • Viola Fiona

    A fragrant viola, white flowers with a powder-blue edge to the upper petals. Good to light up a darker corner, still flowers profusely.

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