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Hardy Plants for Dry/Sandy Soil

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Allium senescens subsp. glaucum

Allium senescens subsp. glaucum£6.00

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.

Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox'

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. 

Buddleja 'Lochinch'£8.50

Lindley's Butterfly Bush

Long arching panicles of dark violet flowers from September to October. For fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Deadhead after flowering then cut hard back in spring. Adored by butterflies.

Buddleja  davidii 'Black Knight'

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'£8.50

Butterfly Bush

Racemes of scented violet-blue flowers from late summer-autumn. For fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Deadhead after flowering and cut hard back in spring. Butterfly plant. Height to 2.5m (8ft) AGM.

Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea'

Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea'£9.50

Butterfly Bush

Large shrub with narrow silvery leaves on arching stems. Pendant racemes of scented mauve flowers in early summer which are loved by butterflies.

Buddleja colvilei pink-flowered

Buddleja colvilei pink-flowered£9.50

Butterfly Bush

Semi-evergreen shrub with large hairy leaves, for a sunny sheltered spot. Has the largest flowers in the genus, in hanging panicles in early summer.

Callistemon 'Perth Pink'

Callistemon 'Perth Pink'£9.50

Bottlebrush

Evergreen shrub from Australia with bright pink bottlebrush flowers in spring and autumn. For a sheltered, frost free garden or a cool conservatory.

Campanula portenschlagiana 'Catharina'

Campanula portenschlagiana 'Catharina'£5.00

Wall Bellflower

A delightful little perennial with masses of violet-blue, upward facing, bell-shaped flowers. Perfect for rockeries, pots or border edges. Will grow into the cracks of walls and paving.

Carex buchananii f. viridis 'Green Twist'£5.00

Leatherleaf Sedge

A form with olive green, rather than the normal brown, leaves. These are very narrow, with curling brown tips and make a dense upright clump, suitable for growing as a specimen, or in a mixed planting in a container. Cool season.

Carex umbrosa sub. sabynensis 'Thinny Thin'

Carex umbrosa sub. sabynensis 'Thinny Thin'£6.00

Attractive little evergreen Carex with very fine variegated leaves. A good sedge for growing in a pot in a sunny or shady spot.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'£6.50

Bluebeard

A cultivar with deep purple flowers and grey-green leaves. Grow in well drained soil in full sun. A good butterfly plant, flowering in late summer.

Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Gain'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Gain'£5.00

Tickseed

Lovely cultivar with very narrow leaves and soft, primrose-yellow daisies from June-Sept. Very drought tolerant. Grow in well drained soil in full sun. Loved by bees and butterflies

Dianthus carthusianorum

Dianthus carthusianorum£6.00

German pink

A great plant for hot dry summers. Wiry stems carry scented, bright magenta flowers from June-Sept. Ideal for a gravel garden, rockery, dry bank on sandy or chalky soils.

Elymus magellanicus

Elymus magellanicus£5.00

Magellan rye grass

One of the best blue grasses with narrow, intense blue leaves and almost prostrate flower spikes in summer.

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'£6.50

Winged Spindle Tree

A dwarfer form of our native Spindle, forming a low growing deciduous shrub, with brilliant red autumn colour and atractive stems in winter. Ideal for smaller gardens.

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'£7.50

Versatile, evergreen shrub with green leaves with a white margin and a pink tinge in winter. The long stems can be allowed to trail over a low wall or up as a climber. Can also be kept trimmed and bushy and used in pots. Any soil in sun/shade.

Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'

Euphorbia cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'£5.00

Milkweed, Spurge

Vigorous, spreading perennial with grey-green leaves which are purple when young. Loose sprays of yellow-green flowers from May to July.

Galatella sedifolia (Aster sedifolius)

Galatella sedifolia (Aster sedifolius)£5.00

Flowering from August to October, this has masses of pale mauve flowers on tall stems. For sun and well-drained soil, lovely with grasses and Crocosmias.

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