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Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Griffithii' NCG 171 Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Griffithii'
Common Hare's Ear

A very useful filler both in the flower beds and in flower arrangements (fresh or dried), this plant resembles euphorbia, but without the irritating, milky sap. The foliage is bluish-green and the tiny flowers a vivid yellow-green. Gently self-seeds.

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Campanula persicifolia, Ex. blue NCG 384 Campanula persicifolia, Ex. blue
Peach-leaved bellflower

A typical cottage garden plant, this campanula, with its papery, nodding pale-blue bells on tall, straight stems above low-growing foliage, is perfect for the middle of the border and is particularly effective if planted en masse. A good cut flower. Since these are open-pollinated plants, some variation may occur in…

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Campanula portenschlagiana Syn. muralis NCG 669 Campanula portenschlagiana Syn. muralis
Dalmatian bellflower, Wall bellflower

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Carex comans 'Bronze' NCG 216 Carex comans 'Bronze'
New Zealand Hair Sedge

This very attractive grass, 12 inches high and 12-18 inches in diameter, forms a soft tussock of very narrow, chestnut-red leaves in spring. These fade somewhat as the season progresses and in summer many delicate flower/seed spikes are produced. The soft, rounded 'cushion' of this grass was a magnet for…

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Centaurea montana NCG 014 Centaurea montana
Perennial cornflower, Mountain bluet

This wildflower has been a popular garden plant for generations. Rich blue with a reddish-purple centre, it makes a good cut flower for smaller arrangements and posies. Dead-head regularly to promote fresh blooms. The plant has a lax habit, so either cut long stems back by half to discourage legginess…

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Centranthus ruber NCG 092 Centranthus ruber

A classic cottage garden plant with delicate sprays of white, pink or red flowers held above grey green foliage. Perfectly happy in poor, stony, chalky soil, but is will tolerate other more-or-less neutral soil types. Although a perennial, perhaps better treated as a biennial as older plants tend to become…

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Chamaemelum syn. Anthemis nobile syn. nobilis 'Flore Pleno' NCG 320 Chamaemelum syn. Anthemis nobile syn. nobilis 'Flore Pleno'
Double flowered Chamomile

Delightful in all respects, this highly scented double-flowered form of perennial chamomile has feathery leaves and inch-wide, creamy-white blooms. Best planted in containers or at the edge of borders, where, when brushed against, both leaves and flowers release their strong, sweet, apple-like fragrance. NOTE: Depending on season, plants are sometimes…

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Corydalis elata  'Blue Summit' NCG 555 Corydalis elata 'Blue Summit'
Blue fumitory 'Blue Summit'

Much easier to grow than the related Corydalis flexuosa, this beautiful woodland plant produces spikes of rich, dark-blue flowers with a coconut-like scent above finely divided light-green foliage with tiny magenta markings at the base and tips of the leaflets. Delightful!

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Corydalis temulifolia syn. quantmeyerana 'Chocolate Stars' NCG 418 Corydalis temulifolia syn. quantmeyerana 'Chocolate Stars'
Corydalis 'Chocolate Stars'

A hard to find Corydalis with unique chocolate brown spring foliage which fades to green by summer. The leaf edge is nicely serrated and very pale lavender flowers are borne in early summer. If grown in shade with ample soil moisture, it will not go summer dormant. Grows 12-16in high…

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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Burford Bronze' NCG 578 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Burford Bronze'
Monbretia 'Burford Bronze'

Warm yellow flowers are set off by lovely bronze strap like foliage. Warm yellow flowers. Grows to 90cm in height.

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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison' NCG 056 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'
Montbretia, Crocosmia 'George Davison'

A lovely, sunny plant with sprays of rich-yellow flowers which open sequentially and are borne on arching stems above long, strap-like foliage. Flowers are followed by attractive tapering seed heads.

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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer' AGM NCG 061 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer' AGM
Montbretia, Crocosmia

A stunning plant with flame-red sprays of flowers which open sequentially and are borne on arching stems above long, strap-like foliage. Flowers are followed by attractive tapering seed heads.

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Dianthus gratianopolitanus NCG 172 Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Cheddar pink

With its low-growing mat of grey-green foliage studded and fragrant pink flowers with finely toothed petals, this is a perfect plant for an alpine bed or anywhere warm and tending to dryness. The foliage habit and colour can be a little variable, sometimes a little less or more grey-green and…

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Digitalis ferruginea gigantea 'Gelber Herold' NCG 620 Digitalis ferruginea gigantea 'Gelber Herold'
Rusty foxglove 'Gelber Herold'

A tall, dynamic variety of rusty foxglove that looks spectacular when grown en masse! Much recommended, but please note that although classified as a perennial, it is generally short-lived and shorter in stature in subsequent years if it does survive, so it is best to sow every year.

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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' NCG 417 Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
Epimedium, Horny Goat Weed, Barrenwort

Delicate sprays of soft-yellow flowers appear on slender, straight, stems from early Spring, followed by somewhat heart-shaped leaves which quickly develop beautiful bronze markings and are retained throughout the winter. This is a rather shorter epimedium than most and is a perfect choice for the front of a dry border…

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Erigeron karvinskianus NCG 563 Erigeron karvinskianus
Mexican fleabane

A very pretty plant for front of border, Erigeron produces masses of dainty, daisy-like pink and white flowers about 2cm in diameter in late spring and throughout the summer, above dark-green foliage.

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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' NCG 311 Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
Purple Wood Spurge

This low-growing spurge produces rich purple foliage in spring, followed by greenish-yellow flowers on slender, wiry stems.

NOTE: Later in the year, plants may be shipped trimmed back and/or supplied bare-rooted.

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Fragaria vesca 'Flore Pleno' NCG 554 Fragaria vesca 'Flore Pleno'
Wild strawberry 'Flore Pleno' (Double form)

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Fuchsia triphylla 'Panique' NCG 731 Fuchsia triphylla 'Panique'

A very unusual species Fuchsia, with masses of tiny pink flowers in summer and throughout the autumn. Has a rather lax habit, so best grown in a container where it can spill over the sides - or it can be supported with a light frame. Parentage: (Panache x F. splendens…

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Galium odoratum NCG 737 Galium odoratum
Sweet woodruff, Sweet-scented bedstraw

A useful low-growing ground cover plant for shady areas. Tiny white flowers above bright-green divided foliage. Forms a dense mat of fine roots, so also useful for stabilising light soils on slopes.Can be invasive, so site carefully.

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