We're pleased to offer a selection of our hardy perennials as bare-root plants, priced at £5 each for a sizeable clump plus p&p or free collection from the Nursery. All grown chemical-free in the Walled Garden.
ACHILLEA - Yarrow
Flowering from mid to high summer, brightly-coloured yarrows are a must for the mixed border. Best grown in sun and good garden soil, with sharp drainage.
Finely divided grey-green foliage and flat flowerheads of yellow-centred red in high summer and autumn. 80cm/28”
Graceful silver-grey filigree foliage with small, soft-yellow flowerheads fading to cream. 60cm/24”
Finely-divided leaves, with 10-cm wide rose-red flat flowerheads all summer. 60cm/24”
True blue perennials for early summer show.
Proper blue forget-me-not-like flowers with white centres which sing in the early summer border. Deeply worked, light soil suits them best, but not too dry. 1m/36”
ASTRANTIA - Hattie’s Pincushion or Masterwort
Great garden plants, shining in sun and good soil, not too dry. Remove old stems to keep these hardy perennials flowering into late summer.
Deep crimson-red pincushions with mellow green inners, very long-flowering, even into October if dead-headed well. 75cm/30”
CATANANCHE – Cupid’s Dart
Prettiest of perennials, with papery daisies in warm blue or white. Best grown in sunny, well-drained front-of-border spot. Great as a cut or dried flower.
CENTAUREA – Knapweed
Makes 1m/36” mounds of silver-backed filigree grey-green foliage with many large pink cornflowers which bees adore. Interesting scaly, coppery buds. Flowers appear in early summer and repeat August onwards. Best in sun, in reasonable garden soil. 1m/36”
She’s a classy classic and really does put on a non-stop display throughout summer. Soft and compact grey-green foliage is the perfect foil for masses of small pale pink cup-shaped flowers. 25cm/10”
Pretty lilac cup-shaped flowers with dark veining in summer. The perfect perennial for dry shade. 45cm/18”
Stunning magenta-purple flowers with narrow outer petals and a white centre continuously from early summer into autumn. Any site, any aspect – a performer! 60cm/24”
Magenta-purple flowers, darkly centred and veined, all summer. Vigorous and bold. 50cm/20”
KNIPHOFIA – Poker plant
Torches in the summer and autumn borders, there now exists a wide range of colour combinations in these ever popular hardy perennials. We have chosen a few of our favourites. Best grown in sun and good garden soil.
Soft pinky-orange narrow flower spikes, fading to cream, June to August. Graceful, free-flowering perennial with strappy fresh-green foliage. Up to 90cm/32”
The very best and latest to flower. Ginormous orange-topped, lemon-yellow flower cones on stout 1.2m/48” stems.
LEUCANTHEMUM – Shasta daisy
Much-loved perennials for the sunny border and wildlife areas of the garden. Bees and butterflies love the timeless daisies which flower well into autumn if dead-headed regularly. Any soil.
Popular dwarf form with flushes of short-stemmed, small pure white daisies with deep yellow centres. 25cm/10”
Good stiff-stemmed perennial in flower from mid summer to late autumn. Masses of large, pure white daisies with slightly haphazard petals and large egg yolk-yellow centres. Perfect for all pollinators and a true cottage garden favourite.
PERSICARIA – Red bistort
Superb stout and robust perennials for colourful red, pink or white flower spikes from mid summer well into autumn. Preferring dampish soil, all are tolerant of some shade. Give them room to really show their striking effect in the border.
Glistening white slim flower spikes which sparkle in a shadier site. A good companion for silver foliage shrubs. 1m/36”
SALVIA – Ornamental Sage
Fabulous garden-worthy group which flower all summer and provide a feast for bees, butterflies and pollinating insects. Regular deadheading extends the show well into autumn. Best grown in sun and good garden soil.
Dark violet-blue chunky spikes throughout summer and autumn. A good companion for low catmints front-of-border. 50cm/20”
SCABIOSA – Scabious
Pincushion flowers all summer, supplying plenty of nectar for bees, butterflies and all pollinating insects.
Deeper blue pincushions in July and August, repeating in autumn if regularly dead-headed. Sun or part shade, not too dry and keep watered until established. 75cm/30”
SIDALCEA – prairie mallow
Distinct group of border perennials, which add soft colour, grace and architecture to the summer garden.
Narrow spires of small, mallow-like clear-white flowers in June and July. Very pretty little perennial for sun or part shade. 75cm/30”
Softest pale pink shallow cups on 75cm/30” spires over mounds of filigree grey-green foliage. A beautiful border perennial, flowering in June and July.
STOKESIA – Stokes Aster
Definitely worth a place in the front of a sunny border – strappy evergreen foliage and large shaggy cornflower-like flowers throughout summer and autumn.
VERONICA – Speedwell
Taller forms of this early-flowering group of perennials.
Pretty hint-of-blue narrow flower spikes in early summer over dark green chunky straps of foliage. 60cm/24”. Sun or part shade. Good garden soil.