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Award of Garden Merit (RHS Award) indicating a plant that is rated excellent for garden use, of good constitution, and not requiring specialist conditions to grow well.
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Fully hardy
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Hardy to -5°C
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Unlikely to withstand a frost
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Tender
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New addition to this year's catalogue.

You have found: 14 Plant Families and 28 plants

Aeonium

20cms. Masses of rosettes of light green leaves edged creamy-white, and slightly sticky. Keep frost-free in winter, and grow fairly dry - if too wet the roots will rot.
Tender

Agastache

Aromatic perennials, attractive to butterflies and bees. They seem reasonably hardy in a well-drained soil in full sun, in this area.
90cm. Deliciously aromatic dark green leaves with dark buds opening to deep violet-blue flowers over a long period in summer. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Reasonably well-drained soil in some sun. SORRY, NONE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR
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60-90cm. Upright plant with sweetly aromatic foliage, and spikes of deep lavender-blue flowers in summer. Sun or part shade. Dead-head to prolong flowering. Good cut flower. Self seeds a little.
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Alchemilla

10cm. Mat-forming, with deeply lobed, rounded leaves, and sprays of tiny yellow-green flowers in summer. Moist but well-drained soil, sun or part shade. British Native.
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15cm. Clump-forming, with attractive foliage, silver on reverse and edges. Yellowish-green flowers. Sun or part shade.
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20-30 x 30cm. Smaller, neater version of Alchemilla mollis. Lime yellow flowers. Self seeds a little. Humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.
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40 x 60cm. Clump of rounded soft leaves with yellow-green flowers in summer. Remove flower heads to prevent excess self-seeding. Sun or shade, in any soil except a bog.
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Allium

These bulbs generally require well-drained soil in full sun, unless otherwise stated.Most of them are attractive to bees and/or butterflies.
20cm. Fine foliage with heads of purple-pink flowers in summer. From Asia. Just a few bulbs available this year.
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10 - 60cm. Dense heads of light purple-pink flowers, mid to late summer, attracting bees and butterflies. Fertile, well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. A well-behaved allium!
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20cm. Rosettes of slightly twisted, glaucous leaves, with rounded heads of mauve pink flowers later in summer. Well-drained soil in sun. Good for the rockery or front of border. Very attractive to butterflies.
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Androsace

3cm. Forming a mat of hirsute foliage, with sprays of dainty pink flowers in summer. For well-drained soil in sun. Not too wet in winter (though mine have all survived this extremely wet winter of 2015-16!)
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10cm. Forms a mound of large rosettes, with umbels of pink flowers in early summer. Requires well-drained soil in a sunny position.
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5-8cm. Spreading rosettes form a mat, with heads of dainty pink flowers in late spring. Well-drained soil in sun. Good in a trough or scree.
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10cm. Mat of hairy rosettes of leaves, with sprays of deep pink flowers on short stems in early summer. Requires well-drained soil in sun.
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Anemone

Sap can irritate skin.
15cm. Large white flowers in spring. Well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.
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10cm. Green-tipped, double white flowers, and a ruff of green bracts. Spring flowering. Woodland conditions.
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10cm. Pale lemon flowers produced in spring, slowly spreading to form a carpet. Best in woodland conditions. Quickly becoming dormant after flowering.
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Anemonopsis

75cm. Clump-forming perennial, with attractive foliage and nodding, cup-shaped, waxy lilac flowers in summer. For a shady spot, protected from drying winds, in humus-rich soil.
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Antennaria

10cm. Forms a low mat of silvered foliage, with small round heads of pink-red flowers in late spring. For a sunny, well-drained position.
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Arabis

10cm. Forms an evergreen mat of grey-green rosettes, with long-lasting double white flowers in late spring. Very well drained soil in full sun.
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Armeria

12cm. Deep pink thrift flowers over dark red-tinted, evergreen foliage. Well-drained soil in sun.
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Forms a compact, very slow-growing mound with deep pink flowers on stems to 15cm in summer.
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20-40cm. Evergreen mat of foliage with bright pink 'thrift' flowers from late spring through the summer (dead-head to encourage repeat flowering). Attracts bees and butterflies. Happy on poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils in sun. Tolerant of salt.
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Artemisia

30 x 100cm. Deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub, with aromatic grey-green leaves. Yellowish flowers late summer. Cut back quite hard in spring. Well-drained soil in full sun.
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Aster

90-120cm. Heads of intense lilac-blue flowers, yellow-centred, in Sept-October. NOT prone to mildew, it is an easy, trouble-free plant, very attractive to butterflies. Best in sun.
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120cm. Large heads of white flowers, late summer to mid-autumn. Conditions as above.
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Astilbe

Astilbes thrive in moist, humus-rich soils in sun or part shade.  They tolerate more sun when wetter, and grow in boggy conditions too. The feathery plumes of summer flowers look good for months, flower spikes remaining attractive in winter too, if not cut down.
30cm. Beautiful dark, shiny foliage, tinted bronze, with pink plumes in late summer.
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Astrantia

The astrantias flower for a long period in summer, and prefer fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or part shade.  They make good dried flowers.
60cm. White flowers with pink centres.
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