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Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

Actaea pachypoda ‘Misty Blue’

An elegant perennial with soft silvery-blue, ferny foliage that produces tall spires of fluffy cream flowers in late spring. These are followed by eye-catching white berries held on red stalks, Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 75cm

£7.50

 


Actaea simplex ‘Black Negligee’

A stunning perennial with almost black, ferny foliage that produces tall spires of highly fragrant white flowers with a flush of pink in late summer. Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 1.5m

£8.50

 

 


Actaea simplex ‘Chocoholic’

A lovely perennial with dark, purple-bronze, ferny foliage that produces tall spires of fragrant white flowers with a flush of pink in late summer. Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 1.5m

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Ajuga 'Blue Ensign'Ajuga incisa ‘Blue Ensign’

Unlike any other Ajuga you may know! This rarely offered, semi evergreen perennial has mid green foliage & produces short spikes of beautiful bright blue flowers in Spring. Will spread if happy. Happy in any reasonable soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 45cm

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Anemone ‘Dainty Swan’

A rarely offered form from the original ‘wild swan’, this pretty, hardy perennial has deep green, divided foliage and produces large, single, white flowers with pink backs on tall stems in summer. Prefers a humus rich soil in part shade. Deciduous. HGT 45cm

£9.00

 


Anemone ‘Elfin Swan’

A more compact form from the original ‘wild swan’, this pretty, hardy perennial has deep green, divided foliage and produces large, semi double white flowers with purple backs on tall stems in summer. Prefers a humus rich soil in part shade. Deciduous. HGT 50cm

£9.00

 


Anemone leveilleiAnemone leveillei

A beautiful anemone that doesn’t mind a bit of sun. Leveillei forms a mound of deeply divided, softly hairy foliage in late Spring followed by slender spikes topped with lilac backed, white flowers with metallic blue stamens from May onwards. Happy in any reasonable soil in part shade/full sun. Fully hardy. Deciduous. HGT 75cm

£6.50


Anemone multifida Rubra

Anemone multifida Rubra

A very pretty, woodland perennial with deep green, divided foliage and producing deep rose-pink, cup-shaped flowers with yellow stamens in late Spring. These are followed by fluffy seedheads. Prefers a humus rich soil in part shade. Fully hardy. Deciduous. HGT 20cm

£5.00

 


Anemone multifidaAnemone multifida ‘White flowered’

A very pretty, woodland perennial with deep green, divided foliage and producing buttermilk coloured, cup-shaped flowers with yellow stamens in late Spring. These are followed by fluffy seedheads. Prefers a humus rich soil in part shade. Fully hardy & deciduous. HGT 30cm

£5.00

 


Anemone nemerosa 'Vestal'Anemone nemerosa ‘Vestal’ AGM

A very pretty, woodland perennial with deep green, divided foliage and producing star shaped, single white, fragrant flowers with a ‘button’ centre in late Spring/early summer. Prefers a humus rich soil in part shade. Fully hardy. Deciduous. HGT 15cm

£4.00

 

 


Anemone sylvestrisAnemone sylvestris

More commonly known as the ‘Snowdrop Anemone’ this very pretty, hardy perennial has deep green, divided foliage and produces large, single white, fragrant flowers on tall stems in late Spring. Prefers a humus rich soil in part shade. Fully hardy & deciduous. HGT: 50cm

£5.00

 

 

Anemonopsis macrophyllaAnemonopsis macrophylla

Otherwise known as the ‘False Anemone’, this elegant Japanese woodlander slowly forms a mound of mid green, divided foliage in early spring followed by slender spikes with nodding, white flowers that have a sheen of lilac from July onwards. Prefers a damp, humus rich soil in part shade. Fully hardy & deciduous. HGT 75cm

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Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson'Astrantia major ‘Gill Richardson Group’

A lovely form of these traditional cottage garden perennials. Gorgeous. deep wine red blooms are produced on tall, wiry stems amidst fresh green foliage from June to Sept. Deciduous. Prefers fertile, well drained soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 50cm

£7.00

 

 

 

Astrantia major 'Rose Symphony'Astrantia major ‘Rosensinfonie’

A striking form of these traditional cottage garden perennials. Producing a mass of pin cushion-like blooms in shades of red, scarlet and purple on tall, wiry stems amidst fresh green foliage from June to Sept. Deciduous. Prefers fertile, well drained soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 90cm

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Bergenia ‘Eden’s Dark Margin’

A lovely. evergreen perennial for shady areas, having large, dark green, fleshy leaves that have a deep maroon margin in winter. Eden’s Dark Margin produces panicles of fuschia pink flowers on upright stems from late spring. Prefers humus rich, moist but well drained soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Bergenia ‘Pink Dragonfly’

A lovely, evergreen perennial for shady areas, having large green, fleshy leaves with beautiful red winter colour leading to its common name of ‘Elephants Ears’. Produces panicles of bright pink flowers on upright stems in spring & summer. Prefers humus rich, moist but well drained soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 35cm

£7.00


Bergenia ‘Spring Fling’

A lovely. evergreen perennial for shady areas, having large green, fleshy leaves with beautiful red winter colour leading to its common name of ‘Elephants Ears’. Produces panicles of bright pink flowers on upright stems in spring & summer. Prefers humus rich, moist but well drained soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 25cm

£7.00


Brunnera 'Dawson's White'Brunnera macrophylla ‘Dawson’s White’

A lovely perennial forming neat clumps of large, heart-shaped foliage with creamy white & green variegation. Produces sprays of tiny, clear blue flowers in spring. Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part/full shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 50cm

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart'Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’

Another brand new from of Brunnera forming neat clumps of very large, heart-shaped, bright silver foliage with deep green veins. Produces sprays of tiny, clear blue flowers in spring. Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part/full shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 30cm

£7.50

 


Cardamine quinquefoliaCardamine quinquefolia

One if the earliest flowerers, this Cardamine has soft, mid-green foliage and produces spikes of pretty, star shaped, lavender-pink flowers from March to May. Ideal for a woodland garden & great for pollinators. Fully hardy. Prefers moist soil in full or part shade. Summer dormant. HGT: 30cm

Available Spring 2021

 


Chloranthus japonicus

A beautiful & rarely offered woodlander originating from Japan. In spring, Chloranthus produces sturdy stems topped with glossy, dark green foliage from the centre of which, appear scented white flowers in summer. Deciduous & fully hardy. Happy in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full or part shade. HGT 30cm

£9.50


Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’ AGM

A very pretty, summer dormant perennial with green flushed purple, highly divided foliage that produces slender, bright blue, tubular flowers in late Spring/early Summer. happy in most moist but well drained soils in part shade. Fully hardy. Deciduous. HGT 25cm

£7.50

 


Corydalis temulifolia 'Chocolate Stars'Corydalis temulifolia ‘Chocolate Stars’

One of the largest corydalis we know, with reddish-brown, divided foliage in spring that ages to bronze flushed olive green in summer before darkening to bronze in autumn. Produces slender, lilac-pink, tubular flowers in late Spring/early Summer. happy in most moist but well drained soils in part shade. Fully hardy. Evergreen. HGT 40cm

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Dicentra 'Bacchanal'Dicentra formosa ‘Bacchanal’ AGM

Another lovely form of the wild Dicentra, forming clumps of highly divided. silvery foliage and producing clusters of deep crimson, pendant flowers on upright stems from mid-Spring to mid-summer. Deciduous & fully hardy, prefers fertile, well drained soil in full or part shade. HGT 50cm

£6.50

 


Disporopsis pernyi

An unusual, evergreen relation of the ‘Solomans Seal’ that produces pretty, lemon scented, bell-shaped, white flowers in June. Prefers fertile, moist but well drained soil in part/full shade. HGT 45cm

£6.00

 

 


Disporum cantoniense ‘Moonlight’

A brand new form of this clump forming perennial producing stems of soft, cream & green variegated foliage in Spring with small, greenish white starry flowers along them. Foliage develops purplish tinges in the cooler months. Prefers humus rich soil in part or full shade. Fully hardy. HGT 60cm

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Disporum longistylum ‘Green Giant’

A rare, clump forming perennial originating from China. Green Giant produces tall stems of glossy, mid green foliage in Spring with small, greenish white starry flowers along them. Prefers humus rich soil in part or full shade. Fully hardy & deciduous. HGT 1.8m

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Disporum longistylum l1564Disporum longistylum L1564

A rare, clump forming perennial originally collected by Roy Lancaster from the Sichuan province, China. L1564 produces tall stems of glossy, mid green foliage in Spring with small, greenish white starry flowers along them. Prefers humus rich soil in part or full shade. Fully hardy & deciduous. HGT 1.8m

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Disporum longistylum ‘Night Heron’ AGM

A beautiful, clump forming perennial with tall stems of glossy foliage that emerge deep purple/black in Spring with small, greenish white starry flowers along them before maturing to dark green. Prefers humus rich soil in part or full shade. Fully hardy & deciduous. HGT 90cm

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Disporum megalanthum

A much under-used, clump forming perennial producing stems of glossy, dark green foliage in Spring with large white bell flowers along them. Prefers humus rich soil in part or full shade. Fully hardy. Deciduous. HGT 60cm

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Disporum sessile Variegatum

A smaller, dainty form of Solomans Seal. This clump forming perennial produces stems of soft, cream & green variegated foliage in spring with creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers hanging below. Prefers humus rich soil in part or full shade. Fully hardy. HGT 40cm

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Dodecatheon meadiaDodecatheon meadia AGM

A very pretty, clump forming little perennial producing short spikes of cyclamen like, pink flowers from April. Summer dormant. Prefers fertile, moist but well drained soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Eomecon chionantha

A very pretty & vigorous hardy perennial with scalloped, blue/green foliage held on reddish stems and producing large, single white poppy flowers from early summer. Prefers a moist soil in part shade. Fully hardy & deciduous. HGT 60cm

£6.00

 


Please note – Some of our epimediums are only available in small numbers each year,  so we strongly advise you to contact us to check availability before coming any distance to the nursery for specific varieties

Epimedium 'Akebono'Epimedium ‘Akebono’

A beautiful little woodland perennial, with bright green, highly divided foliage, flushed bronze when young, and producing spurred, pink flushed white flowers in Spring. Prefers humus rich soil in part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 30cm

£7.00

 

 


Epimedium alpinum

Epimedium alpinum

A lovely, clump forming, perennial with bronzy foliage when young that fades to mid green. Produces sprays of small red & creamy yellow flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Evergreen & fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Epimedium 'Amber Queen'Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’

A favourite of ours! ‘Amber Queen’ has bronzey foliage when young that fades to mid green & produces sprays of coppery orange, spurred flowers in spring and well into summer. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Evergreen & fully hardy. HGT 45cm

£7.00


Epimedium ‘Beni-kujaku’

A beautiful new Japanese hybrid with bright green, highly divided foliage, flushed bronze when young, and producing lilac-pink flowers that appear semi-double in Spring. Prefers humus rich soil in part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 30cm

£8.00

 

 


Epimedium ‘Domino’

A lovely, clump forming, perennial with mottled bronze foliage when young that fades to mid green. Produces sprays of creamy-white, spurred flowers in spring. Will re-bloom. Prefers humus rich, well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Evergreen & fully hardy. HGT 60cm

£8.00

 


Epimedium epsteiniiEpimedium epsteinii

A striking little woodland perennial, with evergreen, slightly toothed foliage, flushed bronze when young, and producing spurred, purple-red & white flowers in Spring. Prefers humus rich soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Epimedium grandiflorum

A lovely, clump forming, perennial with evergreen, mid-green foliage that emerges bronze in spring. Produces sprays of pink, white or yellow, long-spurred flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Epimedium 'Lillafee'Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’

A charming form of this woodland perennial with evergreen, mid-green foliage that emerges bronze in spring. Produces sprays of violet, spurred flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

£7.00

 

 


Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Purple Pixie’

A lovely, clump forming, perennial with deciduous, mid-green foliage that emerges bronze in spring. Produces sprays of dark, pinky-purple flowers with white tipped spurs in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Fully hardy. HGT 45cm

£8.00

 


Epimedium 'Red Beauty'Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Red Beauty’

A beautiful little woodland perennial, with bright green, highly divided foliage, flushed bronze when young, and producing spurred, reddish-purple flowers in Spring. Prefers humus rich soil in part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 40cm

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Epimedium leptorrhizumEpimedium leptorrhizum

A pretty, dwarf form of this woodland perennial with large, deeply veined foliage & producing sprays of lilac-pink flushed, spurred flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Fully hardy. HGT 15cm

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Epimedium 'Little Shrimp'Epimedium ‘Little Shrimp’

A beautiful little woodland perennial that produces sprays of coral-pink & yellow flowers in Spring that are set off beautifully by the red tinged new foliage. Prefers humus rich soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Epimedium ‘Pathfinder’

A gorgeous new hybrid epimedium discovered by National Collection holder, Roger Hammond. Pathfinder is a clump forming, perennial with glossy, dark green foliage marked bronze in spring that produces sprays of bright orange & yellow spurred flowers. Will repeat flower. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Will tolerate dry once established. Evergreen & fully hardy. HGT 45cm

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Epimedium perralderianum ‘Weihenstephan’

A beautiful little woodland perennial originating from Algeria. Weihenstephan has shiny, evergreen foliage and producing sprays of bright yellow flowers in Spring. Prefers humus rich soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Epimedium ‘Pink Elf’

A relatively new form with evergreen, glossy, mid-green foliage Produces sprays of rose-pink, spurred flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Fully hardy. HGT 40cm

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Epimedium pinnatum ‘Black Sea’

The name of this lovely, clump forming, perennial comes not from the flower colour but from the winter foliage which turns a lovely smoky purple. Produces sprays of creamy-yellow flowers on red stems in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Fully hardy. HGT 50cm

£7.00

 


Epimedium grandiflorum x 'Pretty in Pink'

Epimedium ‘Pretty in Pink’

A beautiful, new & vigorous clump forming, perennial with semi evergreen foliage that emerges splashed with red in spring. Produces sprays of pink, spurred flowers with raspberry cups in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Fully hardy. HGT 45cm

£10.00

 


Epimedium pubigerumEpimedium pubigerum

A beautiful, semi evergreen epimedium with bronzy foliage when young that fades to mid green. Produces sprays of soft creamy-pink flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Fully hardy. HGT 45cm

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Epimedium ‘Sasaki’

A lovely, clump forming, perennial with bronzy foliage when young that fades to mid green. Produces sprays of soft pink, spurred flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 30cm

£8.00

 


Epimedium 'Spine Tingler'

Epimedium ‘Spine Tingler’

A much sought after variety, Spine Tingler is a beautiful semi evergreen epimedium with distinctive lance shaped foliage that emerges a deep bronzy-red in spring before aging to mid green. Produces ‘clouds’ of star shaped yellow flowers in spring. Prefers a fertile soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'

Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’

A beautiful little evergreen, woodland perennial, with bronze tinted, green foliage and producing sprays of bright yellow, spurred flowers in Spring. Prefers humus rich soil in part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy.
HGT 30cm

£6.00

 


Epimedium rubrumEpimedium x rubrum AGM

A lovely, clump forming, perennial with bronzey foliage when young that fades to mid green. Produces sprays of crimson flowers with yellow spurs in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 25cm

£7.00

 


Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'Epimedium x warleyense ‘Orange Queen’

A lovely, clump forming, perennial with bronzy foliage when young that fades to mid green. Produces sprays of coppery orange, spurred flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 25cm

£7.50

 


Epimedium niveumEpimedium x youngianum Niveum AGM

This lovely little woodlander really stands out with its bronzey foliage when young that fades to mid green & sprays of pure white, spurred flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 25cm

£7.50

 


Epimedium x youngianum Roseum

A lovely, clump forming, perennial with bronzy foliage when young that fades to mid green. Produces sprays of broadly bell-shaped, soft pink flowers in spring. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade out of cold winds. Semi-evergreen & fully hardy. HGT 25cm

£7.50

 


Erythronium dens-canis – The Dog Toothed Violet

Commonly called the ‘Dog Toothed Violet’ because of the shape of the bulbs, this lovely, spring-flowering perennial has chocolate blotched, green foliage & produces downward facing, pinky-violet flowers with recurved petals. Prefers moist but well drained soil in part shade. Deciduous. Fully hardy. HGT 20cm

Available Spring 2021


Erythronium 'Pagoda'

Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ AGM

A lovely, spring-flowering, perennial producing downward facing, lily-like, creamy yellow flowers held above mid-green foliage. Prefers moist but well drained soil in full or part shade. Deciduous. Fully hardy. HGT 35cm

£3.00

 

 


Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’ AGM

A rarely offered, creeping form of Spindle that can be wall trained. Wolong Ghost has evergreen, dark green foliage with prominent pale veins. Prefers a well drained, poor soil in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT: 60cm

£12.50