Moisture retentive soil
Well drained soil
This Cornflower is commonly known as the Great Blue-bottle for its blue flowers with a pink/purple tinge in the centre, during summer. Centaurea montana has simple silvery-green leaves and is known ..
This is a mound-forming perennial with silvery-green lance-shaped leaves which create the perfect backdrop for its striking pink cornflower flowers each with a dark pink centre. C.m 'Joyce' spreads ..
This form of perennial Cornflower has deep green lance-shaped leaves. At the top of upright stems stunning purple cornflowers with tubular petals appear from late spring into summer.
This low growing Knapweed has finely divided foliage of a silvery-green colour. The small pinkie mauve flowers stand on upright stems which protrude from the mound-forming foliage.
The jewel bright colour combination of this perennial is quite wonderful with vivid blue flowers highlighted by red stems and green foliage - great autumnal colour
'Innocence' has an upright habit, with several stems forming a tight clump with dark green foliage. During the autumn misty pink daisy-like flower heads protrude.
Sprays of ruby red, double flowers appear during autumn over bushy upright stems. The deep green leaves are borne on either side of the stem.
During autumn small, double, vibrant yellow blooms appear in sprays on upright stems covered in deep green foliage. 'Yellow Pom Pom' is a good hardy garden variety which will make perfect cut flowers
Thistle-like flowers bloom red/purple during spring and summer. Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' is a form of Plume Thistle, it is an upright clump forming perennial. Divided, non-prickly leaves form
'Trevor's Blue Wonder' is not truly blue, in fact it has light purple flowers during late spring and early summer. This clump-forming thistle-like perennial has divided, spineless foliage which ...