Quick View Acanthus spinosus - bare root £4.00 Bear's Breeches
Tall perennial with large deeply-cut spiny leaves & tall spikes of white flowers with purple bracts.
Quick View Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum' £4.50 Variegated Ground Elder
Attractive variegated form, not as invasive as its plain green sibling but still makes good ground cover.
Agapanthus 'Tarka' £9.50 African Lily, Lily of the Nile
A semi-evergreen to deciduous variety, flowering August - September with large mauve to lavender flower heads.
Quick View Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' £5.00 Bugle
Excellent ground cover perennial with very dark leaves and spikes of dark blue flowers from April to June.
Quick View Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum f. album £6.00 White-flowered Keeled Garlic
A beautiful Allium of modest size, to around 60cm (18") high, forming clumps of narrow leaves from which errupt masses of white flowers, reminiscent of fireworks.
Quick View Allium cyathophorum var. farreri £7.50
A Chinese species forming clumps of grassy foliage with clusters of purple-pink pendant flowers in early summer.
One 2 litre pot available
Quick View Allium senescens subsp. glaucum £5.00
A late flowering Allium for the front of a sunny border in well-drained soil, flowering May to August. The attractive twisted grey leaves contrast with the lilac pink flowers.
Quick View Amaryllis belladonna £6.00 Belladonna Lily, Naked Lady
From the winter rainfall areas of South Africa, the Belladonna lily will produce large scented pink flowers in late autumn.
Quick View Ampelaster (Aster) carolinianus £6.50 Climbing Carolina Aster, Michaelmas Daisy
Rarely offered, this US native produces masses of pale mauve - pink flowers very late in the year, a much appreciated source of food for bees and butterflies.
Quick View Amsonia 'Ernst Pagels' £4.00 Eastern Blue Star
A bushy perennial with narrow leaves topped with star-shaped pale blue flowers in early summer. Fairly drought tolerant. Reasonable soil in sun/ part shade.
Quick View Anemone nemorosa 'Gerda Ramusen' £5.00 Wood Anemone
A very pretty cultivar, notable for its double white flowers backed by a ruff of green sepals. Grow under deciduous trees, which will provide the layer of leaf litter and leafmould wich these plants love.
Quick View Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' £6.00 Japanese Anemone
One of the earliest flowering of the Japanese Anemones, often flowering at the beginning of August. Single medium violet-purple flowers. Grow in moist, well drained soil in sun/ part shade.
Anemone multifida £4.00 Windflower
A small plant for moist soil in sun to part-shade with pale yellow flowers over mounds of finely cut leaves. It does well in a woodland setting or on a rockery, not too dry. Flowers June to July, the fluffy seedheads which follow are attractive too.
Asarum proboscideum £5.00 Mouse Tail Plant
For edging a damp shady border this low-growing spreading plant has intriguing flowers reminiscent of mouse tails, nestling amongst glossy green leaves.
Quick View Asclepias incarnata £4.50 Swamp Milkweed
This species prefers moister conditions than most and is suitable for growing next to a pond or stream. Produces clusters of pink or white flowers from July to September.
Quick View Aster 'Small Ness' £6.00 Michaelmas Daisy
A mildew-resistant cultivar, neat and low-growing, and covered with pink flowers in autumn. Good in normal to dry-ish soils, sun to part-shade.
Quick View Aster divaricatus (Eurybia divaricata) £5.00 White Wood Aster
A lovely species for brightening up a shady border in the summer and autumn with masses of small white flowers held on mounds of black zig-zag stems. /p>
Quick View Aster (Eurybia) 'Twilight' £5.00 Michaelmas Daisy
A mildew-resistant cultivar, producing masses of lavender-blue flowers in late summer and autumn. Looks lovely paired with Aster (Eurybia) divaricata, in a partly shaded spot.