PERENNIALS FROM BIDE-A-WEE: SALVIA LAMIACEAE to SYMPHYTUM BORAGINACEAE

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SALVIA LAMIACEAE
forsskaolii
. Violet blue flowers mid summer onwards, hardy, 3ft in full sun and free draining soil.
£3.75
GREECE, BULGARIA, TURKEY

Salvia przewalskii. Violet blue flowers on 4ft stems from early to late summer for full sun and free draining soil. £3.75 CHINA

SANGUISORBA ROSACEAE
officinalis `Tanna`
. A more compact form of the Great Burnet with branching stems of ruby red flower spikes, suitable for most soils except for very dry conditions, 30ins. £3.75

SAPONARIA CARYOPHYLLACEAE
ocymoides AGM
. A prostrate Soapwort, unassuming foliage terminating in shocking pink flowers in early summer, for well-drained soil, in full sun, best displayed over a low wall or crevice. £2.50
MOUNTAINS OF SPAIN, S. FRANCE, ITALY

officinalis `Rosea Plena`. `Bouncing Bet` or `Soapwort` produces double pale pink flowers in late summer, a spreading rootstock but only slowly for me, for full sun, growing to 24ins. £3.00
OLD GARDEN PLANT

SCHIZOSTYLIS IRIDACEAE
coccinea `Mrs Hegarty` Kaffir Lily
. Evergreen grass like foliage provides a foil to the rich salmon pink flowers that are produced as the days become short and cool and well into winter a hardy plant despite its South African origin; rich well drained soil in full sun 16ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

SEDUM CRASSULACEAE
`Purple Emperor`
. Previously known as Washfield Purple. Succulent dark ruby red foliage terminating with pale red flower heads, for full sun and tolerant of dry soil, 14ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

'Ruby Glow' AGM. Invaluable bold succulent red foliage terminating in umbels of ruby red flowers in late summer, contrasting well with grasses such as Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Variegata'. A prostrate plant growing no more than 8ins, for full sun and tolerant of dry soil. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

spectabile `Iceberg`. Invaluable bold succulent foliage terminating in umbels of cool white flowers in late summer, contrasting well with grasses such as Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Variegata'. For full sun and tolerant of dry soil. . £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

telephium `Matrona`. Succulent mahogany red foliage topped with corymbs of pink flowers in late summer, full sun tolerant of dry soil 16ins £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

SELINUM APIACEAE
wallichianum
. Fresh green finely divided fern like foliage over which compact umbels of cool white flowers are borne in mid summer growing to 36ins, for fertile well-drained soil, in sun. £3.00
HIMALAYA

SENECIO ASTERACEAE
smithii
. Outstanding foliage of glossy succulent green with large clusters of big white daisy flowers in early summer. For the pond margin or wet soil in full sun, growing up to 4ft.£4.50
S CHILE, FALKLAND ISLANDS

SIDALCEA MALVACEAE
oregana
. Delicate pale pink flower spikes in, mid summer, growing up to 30ins and requiring full sun. £3.75
W. NORTH AMERICA WASHINGTON TO CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA

rubra. Originally from Frank Lawley at nearby Herterton House, although the name is somewhat dubious it does have the most sumptuous dark pink flower spikes in mid summer, rising 24ins from a stout rootstock, for full sun. Cutting back severely after flowering promotes a second autumn flush of flowers, and fresh foliage. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

SILENE CARYOPHYLLACEAE
asterias
. A stem terminates in single globe of deep claret red flowers above fresh green basal foliage, growing to 24ins, for full sun and a fertile moist soil. £3.00
ALBANIA, YUGOSLAVIA, BULGARIA, GREECE

dioica 'Flore pleno'. Double Red Campion, bunches of shocking pink flowers are produced in early Summer, a compact form with a tight mass of basal foliage growing at most to 10ins, for sun or light shade. £3.75
OLD GARDEN PLANT

dioica 'Thelma Kaye'. Double Red Campion, shocking pink flowers in early Summer but with golden variegated basal foliage growing at most to 12ins, for sun or light shade. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

schafta AGM. A much-underrated plant, growing no more than 4ins producing numerous deep pink flowers in late summer onwards until the first frosts, for full sun and tolerant of dry soil. £2.50
CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS

schafta `Shell Pink`. The name so aptly describes this plant with soft pink flowers in late summer onwards, growing at most to 4ins looking good here growing on a low drystone wall. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

uniflora. Sea Campion, grey green foliage with single white flowers produced in abundance in summer, for dry soil in full sun, growing no more than 3ins, an excellent plant for a low wall. £2.50
W. EUROPE, BRITAIN

uniflora `Druetts Variegated`. Prostrate variegated foliage forms a foil to the white campion flowers, for well-drained soil in full sun. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

uniflora 'Robin Whitebreast'. Double Sea Campion, pure white pom-pom flowers in summer are produced over a totally prostrate mat of foliage, for well drained soil in full sun, this plant is best displayed growing down a wall. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

SINACALIA ASTERACEAE
tangutica
. Bushy conical spikes topped with numerous small golden flowers in late summer succeeded by feathery seed heads through the winter, a creeping rootstock for partial shade in moist fertile soil 48ins. £3.75
CHINA

SISYRINCHIUM IRIDACEAE
californicum
. A small plant of no more than 6ins with iris like foliage, terminating in starry yellow flowers all summer, for free draining soil in full sun. £2.00
NORTH AMERICA, OREGON TO CALIFORNIA

SMILACENA CONVALLARIACEAE
racemosa AGM
. False Solomons Seal. Succulent foliage reminiscent of Solomons Seal terminate in panicles of scented creamy white flowers that are followed by small orange fruit, for a humus rich soil in partial shade, growing at most to 24in. £4.50
NORTH AMERICA

SOLIDAGO ASTERACEAE
gigantea
. Bold Spikes topped with bushy golden rod flowers in late summer, for full sun in fertile soil 48ins £3.00
NORTH AMERICA

STEMMACANTHA ASTERACEAE
centauroides
. From mounds of serrated silver grey foliage rise 3ft stems topped with large pink thistle like flower heads for full sun tolerant of poor soil. £4.50
S.E. EUROPE, YUGOSLAVIA, ROMANIA, TURKEY

STELLARIA CARYOPHYLLACEAE
graminea
. Stitchwort. Growing on dry hedge banks, which makes it a useful garden plant for dry shade under trees, ice white flowers in spring 8ins, spreading. £2.00
W. EUROPE, BRITAIN

SYMPHYTUM BORAGINACEAE
`Goldsmith`
. A well-behaved comfrey, yes there is such a thing! Golden variegated foliage that will lighten up a dull spring day try it with Primula Wanda, the foliage colour persists throughout the year although not as vivid. Growing no more than 6 inches with pale blue flowers in early summer, tolerant of dry soil in sun or shade. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

x uplandicum ‘Axminster Gold’. Impressive foliage boldly variegated throughout the summer, with blue flowers early summer. £5.50 Spring availability
GARDEN ORIGIN

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