This beautiful form has rich green strappy leaves that arch lightly outwards. The flower heads are fairly small and packed full of blooms, making a good rounded head. These are coloured a bright but dark blue violet shade, far lighter within the throats of the individual blooms. It is a small form. General care: give them a warm sunny site with some shade at height of day in the hottest areas. They are tolerant of soil pH and soil type but can suffer if the soil is constantly wet and waterlogged in winter. They benefit from regular applications of general fertilizer - such as that used for tomatoes, during the growing season. If left to winter out of doors protection is advised as deciduous forms tolerate very little moisture during winter. Frost can, likewise, damage plants and a covering of straw or garden matter, perhaps topped by plastic sheeting, is recommended. If in doubt, grow in a pot and winter in a frost free environment.
Enjoys full sun and well-drained soi.
Most Agapanthus bloom for around 6 weeks, however 'Summer of Love' has been specially bred to be much more floriferous, starting in May and continually flowering right through to September. This compact variety will only reach up to 50cm making it perfect for those with limited space. Strong stalks are capped with clusters of open, trumpet-shaped blooms, creating spherical flower heads that almost seem to float above the strap shaped foliage. Thick fleshy roots store fluid and nutrients to enable these low-maintenance plants to flourish in poor dry soils, whether in containers or borders. Excellent as cut flowers, lasting well in a vase. Deciduous perennial, hardy to around -15
Enjoys full sun
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These have become very popular in recent years because of the introduction of a large number of hybrids, from plants that stand around a metre in height to very compact forms, such as the 'Little Miss' series that are around 30cm in height. They are popular in florists and supermarkets as long lasting cut flowers. All have an appealing refinement and exoticism and come in a wide range of colours in all shades except blue. There are around 50 different species and a few of these are seen in English gardens.
This compact variety has dark green foliage that takes on burgundy and red tints in the cold months of the year. The flowers are carried in large showy clusters with good heads of bright blooms, coloured pink with paler petal edges and cerise suffusion at the centre and in the throat. They are carried on lustrous red-orange stems and are a feature in mid to late spring.
Enjoys most garden situation in moisture retentive soil. Ideal in shady borders and woodland plantings.
A lovely cultivar of a cottage garden favourite! Bergenia 'Dragonfly Angel Kiss' forms neat clumps of glossy evergreen foliage that turns a deep shade of claret during the winter months. In spring, this provides the perfect backdrop for its beautiful white flowers that age to palest pink. Commonly known as Elephant Ears, this hardy perennial is extremely easy to grow in almost any site or soil, and needs very little maintenance. Perfect for creating eye catching ground cover. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
This has strongly coloured pink-purple flowers held in attractive clusters on sturdy dark red stems above the foliage. They are a feature during April and May. The leaves are large and lustrous rich green, taking on cherry red winter tints with maroon red on the underside of the leaf.
This is grown primarily for its attractive flowers which are held on copper-coloured stems above the foliage. They are coloured a warm pink with paler areas on some petals and a dark heart. This is spring flowering but may manage a repeat show during summer. The leaves are green and fleshy, quite long with rounded ends.
Enjoys most garden situation in moisture retentive. well-drained soil.
A fine foliage plant for a hot sunny spot, this brachyglottis has oval grey leaves which are white on their undersides and curve upwards. The flowers are yellow. It is good tempered and easy to grow, and can be cut back hard if it gets too big. You can try growing it as a specimen, where it will luxuriate if given plenty of space, or plant it among sun loving drought tolerant plants on a warm site. It is also an invaluable plant for a seaside garden as it can tolerate wind.
Enjoys full-sun and well-drained soil.
A compact plant that is an F1 hybrid and does not set seed. It has upright columns of bloom. These are large, coloured white and outward facing with splayed petals revealing the creamy stamens at the heart. This should flower all summer if regularly dead headed. It is also used for cutting for the house.