Spring flowering plants

Photos taken last year unless otherwise stated

Anancyclus depressus garden gnome (flattened Alexander’s foot)


9cm pot £2, 1 Litre £3.50
Hardy perennial
Sunny position
Small white daisy-like flowers with deep red undersides. Flowers close at dusk and reopen in the morning. Drought tolerant
Flowers spring to early summer
Height 5-10cm(2-4 ″)
Spread 10cm(4″)
Soil: any   
Attractive to pollinating insects
Anemone Nemorosa  (Wood Anemone)

9cm pot £2.50
Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
White flowers March to April
Naturalises well
Height 10cm(4 ″)
Spread 30cm (12 ″)
Soil: not sand
Aquilegia McKana Giant Hybrids



(16th May 2022)
9cm pot £1 each, 1 litre pot £2.50
Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Mix of colours
Flowers April to July
Height 75cm (30”) spread 20cm(8”)
Arenaria montana ‘Avalanche’
Hardy perennial
Prefers full sun or partial shade
Dwarf, cushion-forming rockery plant, white flowers with a pale yellow throat.
Flowers May to August
Height 6″ (15cm)
Spread 12″ (30cm)
Armeria  pseudarmeria Ballerina-red

9cm £1.30
Armeria  pseudarmeria Ballerina-red
Hardy perennial
Sunny position 
Compact plants with grass- like foliage. Red globe shaped blooms on long strong stems May to August
Height 10cm(4 ″)
Soil: any
Attractive to pollinating insects
Armeria  pseudarmeria Ballerina-white

9cm £1.30, 1Litre £3.50
Armeria  pseudarmeria Ballerina-white
Hardy perennial
Sunny position 
Compact plants with grass- like foliage. White globe shaped blooms on long strong stems May to August
Height 10cm(4 ″)
Soil: any
Attractive to pollinating insects
Bamboo Farqesia rufa AGM

Hardy perennial
Partial shade to sun
Evergreen. Clump forming. Produces new shoots in the spring.
Height 150- 200cm(60-80 ″)
Spread 150cm(60″)
Soil: Not sand nor chalk
Brunneramacrophylla ‘Blaukuppel’ (Perennial forget-me-not)

2 Litre pot £6  1Litre pot £3.50
Hardy perennial
Prefers light shade
Small blue flowers April to June
Height 45cm(18″)
Spread 20cm(8″)
Soil: any
Attractive to pollinating insects
Delosperma Cooperi (cooper’s ice plant) 9cm pot £1.70 Hardy perennial
Full sun
Deep purplish-pink, daisy-like flowers up to 5cm across May to August.
Height 10cm(4″)
Spread 60cm(24″)
Soil: not clay or chalk
Attractive to pollinating insects
Delosperma Cooperi (cooper’s ice plant) – larger one
Delosperma Desert Jewels (Luckhoffi-Hybrid – small one
Delosperma Desert Jewels (Luckhoffi-Hybrid )

9cm pot £1.70
Hardy perennial
Full sun
Orange, red, pink, yellow or white flowers mainly with a lighter eye. Flowers May to August
Height 5cm(2″)
Spread 15cm(6″)
Soil: not clay or chalk
Attractive to pollinating insects
Dianthus Pinifolius
9cm pot £1.70
Hardy perennial
Full sun, well-drained soil
 Dense heads of small dark ruby red flowers spring to early summer
Height  and spread 25cm(10″)
Soil: not clay
Digitalis Parviflora
9cm pot£1.30,
2Litre pot £5

Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Small reddish brown flowers May to July
Good cut flower
Height 60cm(24″) Spread 30cm (12”)
Soil any
Attractive to pollinating insects
 
Erigeron Karvinskianus ‘Stallone’ (Mexican fleabane)

1 Litre pot £3.50
Hardy perennial
Sunny position
Lots of daisy-like flowers turning rose-pink with age
Height 30cm(12″)
Spread 100cm(40 ″)
Soil: not clay  
Attractive to pollinating insects
Will freely self seed
Euphorbia characias subsp. Wulfenii   AGM
1 litre pot £3.50
Hardy Perennial/Shrub
Clusters of yellow-green blossoms subtly displayed against the green foliage. Large blossom stalks. Drought resistant.
Flowers April to June
Height and spread 120cm (48″)
Euphorbia Stricta ‘ Golden Foam’
1 Litre pot £2.50,
9cm pot £1.30
Hardy perennial
Prefers full sun or partial shade
Compact with masses of golden flowers on wiry red stems in Spring.
Height 50cm(20 ″)
Spread 50cm(20 ″)
Good cut flower
Ferns – Please see the end of the table
Geranium sanguineum Tiny Monster

1 Litre pot £4.50
Hardy perennial
Sun or partial shade
Light red-purple flowers, with darker veins, and white centre. Flowers late spring to autumn
Height 25cm(10″)
Spread 60cm(24″)
Soil: any  
Attractive to pollinating insects
Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ AGM PBR


2.5 Litre pot £7
Hardy perennial
Shade, partial shade or sun
Ruffled amber leaves with pink undersides.  
Tiny white flowers raised above the leaves May and June.
Height 30cm(12″)
Spread 30cm(12″)
Soil: Not clay nor chalk
Attractive to pollinating insects
Iris ‘Mer du Sud’
(bearded Iris) AGM
1.5 litre pot £4.50
Hardy Perennial
Full sun
Huge purple flower heads with a blue beard on strong stems, splendid perfume, numerous buds.
Flowers May to June
Height 80cm (32″)  Spread 40cm (16″) 
Soil: Sand, Loam
Lamium galeobdolon ‘Hermann’s Pride’ (yellow archangel)
Hardy perennial
Partial shade to shade
Clump forming. Silver mottled dense semi-evergreen foliage
Yellow flowers May to June.
Height 30cm(12″)
Spread 30cm(12 ″)
Soil: any  
Attractive to pollinating insects
Myosotis sylvatica compacta Victoria White (Perennial Forget-Me-Not)
(picture 1Litre pot)
9cm pot £1.20
Hardy Perennial
Prefers partial shade Often self-seed freely
White flowers April to August
Height 20cm(8″)
Attractive to pollinating insects
Oxalis Adenophylla
9cm pot £1.50
Hardy Perennial
Prefers full sun or  partial shade
Small compact rosettes of foliage and masses of dainty lilac pink flowers.
Height 10cm (4″)
Spread 20cm (8″)
Flowers: April to June
Pachysandra t. ‘Green Carpet’ (Japanese spurge ‘Green carpet’)  

9cm pot £2
Hardy perennial
Partial shade or shade Evergreen dark green glossy leaves. Spikes of tiny white flowers above the leaves early summer.  Particularly good ground cover for a shady position.
Height 15cm(6 ″) Spread 100cm( 40″)
Soil: any   
Attractive to pollinating insects  
Peony lactiflora ‘Edulis Superba’
in bud 3Litre pot £12
Hardy perennial
Sun or partial shade
Rose scented flowers, magenta-rose guard petals with silver edged magenta-pink inner petals May to June
Height 90cm(36″)
Spread 60cm(24″)
Soil: not chalk
Good cut flower
Phlox subulate Emerald Cushion

9cm pot £2.50
Hardy perennial
Sunny position
Dense, vigorous, mound forming evergreen plant with pink flowers in late spring and early summer
Good edging plant
Height 10cm(4″) Spread 50cm (20″)
Soil: not clay
Poppy orientale Pizzicato

9cm pot £2
Hardy Perennial
Prefers full sun
A semi-dwarf poppy either red, scarlet, orange, salmon, mauve, rose, pink or white all with a black centre. The flowers are 15cm in diameter and are held on strong stems.
Height: 50cm (20″)
 Poppy rupifragum Double Tangerine Gem

9cm pot £1.30
Hardy perennial
Sunny position
Soft orange flowers and attractive  silvery blue flowers.
Flowers May to August
Height 60cm(24″) Soil any  
finishing flowering for this year 
Potentilla Fireball

2Litre pot £6    
Hardy perennial
Full sun or partial shade
Double five petalled cup shaped flowers late spring to autumn. Colours yellow, orange or red – not known until in flower Strawberry like leaves
Height 45cm(18″) Spread 60cm(24″)
Soil: not clay
Attractive to pollinating insects
finishing flowering for this year
Primula denticulate hybrids
2 litre pot £5
Hardy perennial
Sun or partial shade
Rounded heads of flowers April to July. Flowers rose or lavender
Height 30cm(12″)
Pulmonaria ‘Cotton Cool’ AGM

2 litres £5, 1 litre £2.50
Hardy perennial
Shade to partial shade
Silvered leaf with blue flowers fading to pink March to May.
Height 25cm(10″)
Spread 20cm(8″)
Soil not sand
Pulsatilla White Bells

1 litre £3.50
Hardy perennial
Sun or partial shade
Clump forming. Hairy young leaves. White bell-shaped flowers March to May followed by cottony seed heads.
Height and spread 20cm(8 ″)
Rhodiola rosea (roseroot, dark purple stonecrop)
1.5Litre pot £4.50
Hardy perennial
Sunny position
Clump forming.  Tightly  packed fleshy blue-green toothed leaves with yellow flowers May to July.
Height and spread 25cm(10 ″)
Soil: any
Attractive to pollinating insects
Roscoea ‘Kew Beauty’ AGM
 (Alpine ginger)
1.5 litre pot £5, 2 litre pot £6
Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Pale yellow flowers May to July
Height 30cm   Spread 20cm
Soil: Clay, Loam
(Dies back in winter and does not reappear until May)
Roscoea purpurea  (Alpine ginger)
2 litre pot £6
Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Purple flowers May to July
Height 30cm   Spread 20cm
Soil: Clay, Loam
(Dies back in winter and does not reappear until May)
Rosemarinus officinalis Capri 

1 Litre pot £3
Hardy perennial
Sunny position
Dwarf trailing decorative rosemary with lavender blue flowers in spring
Height 20cm(8″)
Spread 20cm(8 ″)
Soil: any  
Attractive to pollinating insects
Salvia ‘Christine Yoe’
1Litre pot £4
Hardy perennial
Sunny position
Purple flowers. Small aromatic leaves. Flowers May to September
Height 100cm(39″)
Spread 100cm(39″)
Soil: not clay
Attractive to pollinating insects
Saxifraga ‘Variegata’ (x urbium) (Variegated London Pride)  

9cm £2 (Photo last spring
Hardy perennial
Full sun to mostly shade
Evergreen rosettes of leaves spotted with yellow.
Wiry stems of dainty pink flowers April to May
Height 30cm(12″) Spread 70cm(28″)
Soil: any Good groundcover or edgings
Sempervivum hybridum winter hardy varieties (also known as houseleeks)
9cm pot £1.30
Hardy perennial
Sunny position. 
Drought tolerant Rosettes of succulent spiral patterned foliage.
Height 5cm(2.5″) (without flower)
Soil: any as long as not wet
Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)

9cm pot £2.50
Hardy perennial
Partial shade
Small clusters of star-loke fragrant flowers above emerald green leaves April to July
Height 20cm(8″)
Spread 30cm(12″)
Soil: any
Attractive to pollinating insects
Verbascum phoeniceum
1Litre pot £3.50
Hardy perennial
Sun or partial shade
Slim spires of flowers May to August above rosette of deep green leaves.  Flower colour could be white, pink, salmon or purple
Height 90cm(36″)
Soil: not clay
Attractive to pollinating insects
Viola rivinianna Purpurea Group (labradorica) (common dog violet)
9cm pot @£2.50  
Hardy perennial
Partial shade or sun
Dark lavender-blue flowers with dark purple-green foliage. Flowers April to June
Height 15cm(6″) 
Spread 20cm(8 ″)
Autumn Fern AGM
Dryopteris erythrosora
 
2 Litre pot £7
Hardy perennial
Prefers light shade and moist soil. Tolerant of dry ground after 1st year in garden. Evergreen. New fronds are glossy copper and pink which mature to green.
Height 60cm(24 ″)
Spread 40cm(16″)
Soil: any  
Fortune’s Holly Fern
Cyrtomium fortune var. clivicola  
2 Litre pot £6
Hardy perennial
Full or partial shade Evergreen.  Matt-surfaced pale yellow-green serrated edged leaves. (Will turn yellow in full sun)
Height 40cm(16 ″)
Spread 40cm(16″)
Soil: any moist well drained    
Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Red beauty
1.5Litre pot £6.50  
Hardy deciduous perennial
Part to full shade, moist soil
Silvery grey green with deep wine red colour in the centre and burgundy midribs
Height 30-45cm(12-16″)
Spread : indefinite as has creeping rhizomes
Soil: not chalk
Japanese Tassle Fern
Polystichum polyblepharum AGM
2 Litre pot £7
Hardy perennial
Well-drained soil in partial shade to shade. Evergreen. Glossy leaves darkening with age. Tips of unfurling fronds are covered with light sandy brown hairs.
Height 60cm(24 ″)
Spread 90cm(36″) Soil:
Not clay
King of the Male ferns (Dryopteris affinis ‘Cristata’
2.5Litre pot £7.50
Hardy semi-evergreen perennial
Will adapt to any to any growing situations but at its best in moist semi-shaded soil. Crested along the edges of the fronds with a large terminal crest.
Eventual height 120 (48″)
Eventual spread 90cm(36 ″)
Soil: any
Shuttlecock fern AGM (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
1.5Litre pot £6.50  
Hardy deciduous perennial
Prefers moist soil
Fresh bright green fonds in spring creating a vase shape habit. Changes to brown fronds in the winter
Height 100cm(40″)
Spread 45cm(18″)
Spleenwort Fern Asplenium scolopendrium Undulatum Group

1.5 Litre pot £6.50
2 Litre pot £7
Hardy perennial
Prefers a moist shady position. Tolerant of dry ground after1st year in garden. Evergreen, shiny, wavy-edged fronds, which unfurl in early spring.
Height 40cm(16 ″)
Spread 45cm(18″)
Soil: any  
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