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Hardy perennials are the mainstay of the herbaceous border, giving colour through the year for very litte effort and attracting bees and butterflies into the garden.
A very long flowering and reliable Penstemon with crimson flowers with a white throat from June-October. This tough hybrid was bred in Switzerland in 1939 and copes well with the British climate.
A very large majestic perennial. Clump-forming so doesn't run, but does need space to show off the arching stems with large green leaves topped by frothy white flower panicles in summer - autumn. Copes well with poorly drained/ heavy soil.
A vigorous spreading perennial with masses of pink flower spikes with an orange tinge appear from mid-summer. Good ground cover for moisture retentive soil in sun to part shade.
Tall stems of beautifully scented, pure white flowers in mid summer. Superb in a herbaceous border and makes a wonderful cut flower. Bees and Butterflies will flock to the flowers.
Clouds of fragrant blue flowers appear above airy foliage from June-July. Plant where it will be out of the hot midday sun. Ideal for a woodland garden in dappled shade. Low, spreading habit
An upright plant with dense heads of scented pink and white flowers on strong stems from July to September. For good soil in sun. Not as prone to mildew than the paniculata cultivars, makes an excellent border plant.
A drought tolerant, mat forming perennial with masses of small deep pink flowers in late spring early summer. Ideal for the front of a border or rockery. and for sandy soil or chalky soils. Grows to about 15cm tall
An early flowering species, easy to grow in damp to boggy soil. Will take some sun if soil is moist. Pale lavender balls of small flowers appear on upright stems from April to June. May seed around, so ideal for a wild area.£6.00more info....
White flowered cultivar of our native Pasqueflower with nodding, bell-shaped flowers in spring followed by silky seed heads. Ideal for a rockery.
Small perennial for a rockery, growing from corm-like structures. Vivid pink flowers all summer. Full sun in well-drained soil, or under cover in pots.
Hardy Plants for Chalky/Alkaline Soil
Hardy Plants for Dry/Sandy Soil
Hardy Plants for Heavy/Clay Soil
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