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Brilliant red, dark-eyed, flowers above feathery green foliage. Likes sun and drainage, self sows 15"
Silky fine pale purple petals from a thistle-like base. Looks best massed together. Slightly fragrant 36"
Fine white umbels above fine cut leaves. Collected in China by Paul Barney of Edulis 18"
Bright red flowers folllowed by winged seedpods, delicious when eaten young at about 1" long 12"
A more compact version of Baptisia australis. Purple-blue lupin-like flowers on bushy plants, finer foliage. Inflated seedpods turn black at maturity and rattle. Slow growing, but long-lived 20"
Wiry stems topped with a loose cluster of upward-facing flared blue-purple flowers. 12"-15" (15 seeds)
Large heads of deep violet flowers on erect stems 18"
Grown mainly for it's silver grey finely cut felted foliage. Fat yellow thistle flowers midsummer 15"
Dark tipped narrow yellow flowers, glaucous leaves. Black seeds. Hardy annual, full sun, good drainage, self sows. Sow spring and autumn for sequence of bloom 15"
Ridiculously bright red strawberry like fruits on long stems. Fruits are not sweet but pretty in salads. Leaves are similar to spinach and eaten the same way. Even the roots are edible. Flowers are insignificant Self sows 18"
Gentian blue flowers with white centres on small bushy plants 12"
Single or semi-double flowers, petals used together to form a simple cup with serrated edge. Annual, fine foliage. Likes sun, easy and fast 3-4ft
Deep rosy red flat daisies on sturdy stems. Improved, sturdier version of 'Magnus' 36"
Pure white flat daisies on sturdy stems 36"
Long upright stems densely packed with dark pink/red/purple flowers 15"
Huge spikes of small dark pink flowersafter 2-3 years. Narrow grey-green leaves look like they have been frosted. The leaves encircle the base of the spike and protrude among the flowers. Hates to be wet, use very gritty compost. Protect in winter with good ventilation 4-12ft (15 seeds)
Bright orange to red thickly fringed flowers like sturdy little powder puffs. Airy habit. Long slender stems good for cutting 15"+
Large red-orange daisies with yellow-orange centres above basal rosette of fleshy leaves in summer. Clump forming. Likes sun and good drainage 10"
Soft lilac flowers for months, attractive rather glossy foliage. Good even in dry shade, self sows 15"
Mostly double small white flowers on airy stems. Great cut flower. 36"
Deep mahogany red flowers on sturdy branching plants. Very florifeous.
Pure white everlasting flowers with black central disc. Very striking. 18"
Wonderful leaves which curve down to meet below. Fragrant white flowers in September followed by pink calyxes. Lovely peeling bark. Elegant vase shaped small tree or multi-stem shrub 15-20ft
Handsome oak-leaf shaped leaves, long-lasting white flowers age to pale pink. Foliage turns wonderful shades of crimson and purple in the autumn and persists for months. Grow in sun or light shade, more sun tolerant than any other Hydrangea. good soil, not too dry 6ft.
Amazing explosion of stamens from bright yellow flowers on compact plants. Plants smothered first in pointed buds, then shining flowers 10"
Very fragrant hardy annual climber. Deep purple-blue flowers 6ft For biggest plants sow in October, overwinter in coldframe and plant out in March. Alternatively, sow in spring
Very fragrant hardy annual climber. Palest lavender-blue flowers 6ft For biggest plants sow in October, overwinter in coldframe and plant out in March. Alternatively, sow in spring
Very fragrant hardy annual climber with cream flowers 6ft For biggest plants sow in October, overwinter in coldframe and plant out in March. Alternatively, sow in spring
Lovely subtle grey-mauve colour. Slender spires of tiny pale purple flowers, narrow blue-grey leaves. Self sows, a few may be darker purple or pink 36"
Sky blue simple round flowers on long graceful upright stems. A sturdier version of Linum perenne, slightly bigger flowers. Wonderful planted en masse 15"