SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Nepeta subsessilis ‘Sweet Dreams’

N. subsessilis species originates from the cool, damp, shady hillsides of Southern Japan. One could be forgiven for failing to recognise this as a Nepeta at all, but its characteristic scent removes any doubts……
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Papaver o.‘Beauty of Livermere’

Despite exuberant ‘showgirl’ qualities of the Oriental Poppies, many of them flower only briefly, or collapse too readily on over-laden stems. You can easily miss their glorious flowering moment…..
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Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’

A frequent host to clouds of small Meadow Brown butterflies, this versatile and tolerant plant, will flower in spite of thin and poor soil conditions….
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Melica altissima ‘Alba’

Although relatively simple and seemingly unglamorous in its own right, this plant has the capacity to bring alive a whole range of informal border compositions. There are distinct tactile and kinetic elements to its charm…
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Stemmacantha centauroides previously Centaurea ‘Pulchra Major’

Affectionately known around the nursery as ‘The Galloping Major’. An attractive form, both in bud, or fully unfurled, and worthy of a place in a sunny border. Jagged grey green foliage supports stiff flower stems topped by…
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Heliopsis scabra ‘Summer Nights’

The name correctly conjours the dramatic contrast of golden flowers and dark burgundy stems which make this plant so exciting. First seen in the perennial trials gardens at Hermanshoff in Germany, we made note to add this to the nursery palette…
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Acanthus mollis ‘Rue Ledan’

There is a classic elegance to the Acanthus, their characteristic scrolling foliage a feature detail on early Corinthian columns. This form has excellent vigour and rigidity, sporting fine turgid flower spikes of ghostly white…
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