PRAIRIE/GRASSLAND
Plants either from the above habitats or suitable for using as such in the garden

MAIL ORDER

We are now using "At once couriers based in Tunbridge Wells)

All mail order prices have postage added automatically at checkout at the following rates, up to £50 of plants £12.00 is added and then for every next £50 of plants a further £8.00 is added.

Delivery is also available at £15.00 per hour drive time from Tunbridge Wells (FREE local delivery still).

Delivery to any shows we do is also FREE

Some larger plants will also become available as mail order specials in a 3 or 5 Litre size.For full details please go to the Nuts & Bolts button. Large orders may be sent in multiple packages. Mainland Great Britain only at the moment I'm afraid, anywhere else by request.
Not all plants are available for mail order (they may be the wrong size or out of stock or too low in numbers) but can still be on sale at the nursery. No minimum order.Any queries please do ask us as we try to be as transparent as possible

EXPLANATIONS

USDA zones are zones of minimum winter temperatures, roughly speaking any plant with a number 7 or less is hardy pretty well everywhere in the UK, zone 8 is hardy but some plants may need some protection in particularly cold or exposed places, zone 9 to be grown outdoors only in urban or coastal areas unless given a lot of protection and zone 10, indoors

CODES

Good for shade                   SHADE
Good for hot and dry          HOT
Good for damp places         WET
Good for coastal                  BEACH
Good ground cover              COVER


Achilea Ptarmica Compacta Nana "Sneezewort"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/white   SPREAD   12"    HEIGHT   12" to 18"   ORIGIN    West Asia, Europe
HABITAT   alpine pastures   LIKES    sun to part shade, moist soil
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                  


Achilea Ptarmica the Pearl "Sneezewort"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/white   SPREAD   12"    HEIGHT   24"   ORIGIN    West Asia, Europe
HABITAT   alpine pastures   LIKES    sun to part shade, moist soil
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                 


Agapanthus Headbourne Var
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   SPREAD    2'   HEIGHT   3'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   moist grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                  


Agastache Rugosa Liquorice White "Huo Xiang"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer/white   SPREAD   2'    HEIGHT   2' to 4'   ORIGIN    Japan and China
HABITAT   dry grassland   LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                   


Alopecurus Pratensis Aurea "Golden Foxtail"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer   SPREAD   12"    HEIGHT   24"   ORIGIN    Europe to Asia
HABITAT    meadows  LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST         2 Litre £5.50                


Ampelodesmos Mauritania "Mauritania Vineweed"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer   SPREAD    6'   HEIGHT   9'   ORIGIN    Mediterranean coastline
HABITAT   coastal pastures   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   BEACH   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       7.5 Litre                          Mail ordere not available


Anthriscus Sylvestris Ravenswing "Queen Anne's Lace"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late spring/white   SPREAD   1'    HEIGHT   3'   ORIGIN    Europe, Caucases and Northwest Africa
HABITAT   grassland and light woodland   LIKES    sun to light shade
NOTES   fairly short lived but self seeds   USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                 


Asparagus Virgatus "Broom Asparagus"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer   SPREAD   3'    HEIGHT   3'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   red berries   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £10.00                 


Aster Alpinus Goliath "Aster"
Perennial
FLOWERS   autumn/pink   SPREAD   18"    HEIGHT   14"   ORIGIN   Alps
HABITAT   alpine meadows   LIKES    full sun, damp soil
NOTES      USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                 


Aster Diplostephiodes
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer/blue   SPREAD    2'   HEIGHT   2'   ORIGIN    Kashmir and China
HABITAT  open grassland    LIKES    sunny site moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre                           


Aster Novi-Belgi Rose Bonnet
Perennial
FLOWERS   autumn/dark pink   SPREAD   24"+    HEIGHT    10"  ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   alpine meadow   LIKES    sunny site. damp soil
NOTES      USDA zone 2
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre                


Aster Novi-Belgi Winston Churchill "Michaelmas Daisy"
Perennial
FLOWERS   autumn/purple   HEIGHT   24" to 36"   SPREAD   12"    ORIGIN    East North America
HABITAT   damp scrub and meadows   LIKES    sunny site, damp soil
NOTES      USDA zone 2
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50               


Babiana Patersoniae
Evergreen bulblet
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   1'   SPREAD  1'     ORIGIN    Eastern Cape (South Africa)
HABITAT   clay slopes   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        1 Litre £4.00                                        Mail order not yet available

Baptisa Australis "False Indigo"
Perennial
FLOWERS   early summer/blue      HEIGHT   5'   SPREAD    2'ORIGIN    East & South USA
HABITAT    woodland and dry grassland  LIKES    best in full sun
NOTES    HOT  has been used for dye and nipple protection cream   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50         


Baptisa Sphaerocarpa "Yellow Wild Indigo"
Perennial
FLOWERS   early summer/yellow   HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD   5'   ORIGIN    Southern USA
HABITAT   dry prairies    LIKES    full sun
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50      Mail order not yet available

Belamcanda Chinensis "Leopard Lily"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/orange   SPREAD   14"    HEIGHT   18" to 36"   ORIGIN    South Asia, China and Japan
HABITAT  scrub and open woodland    LIKES    sun to part shade
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                  Mail order not yet available


Berkheya Purpurea "Zulu Warrior"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   SPREAD   30"    HEIGHT   16"   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                


Calamagrostis Acutifolia Karl Foerster
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   SPREAD   2'    HEIGHT   6'   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   damp woodland   LIKES    sun to part shade
NOTES    naturaly occuring hybrid  USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST       7.5 Litre £11.00             Mail order not available


Campanula Glomerata Alba "Clustered Bellflower"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/white   SPREAD    24"+   HEIGHT   12" to 24"   ORIGIN    Europe to Russia
HABITAT   scrub and alpine meadows   LIKES    sun to part shade
NOTES   quick growing   USDA zone 2
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                 


Campanula Glomerata Superba "Clustered Bellflower"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/dark blue   SPREAD   24"+    HEIGHT   12" to 24"   ORIGIN    Europe to Russia
HABITAT   scrub and alpine meadows   LIKES    sun to part shade
NOTES      USDA zone 2
POT SIZE/COST       2 litre £5.50                   


Campanula Persicifolia
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/blue   SPREAD    1'   HEIGHT   2' to 3'   ORIGIN    Europe to Central Russia
HABITAT   meadows and open woods   LIKES    sun to light shade
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                 


Campanula Persicifolia Alba
Perennial
FLOWERS  summer/white    SPREAD    1'   HEIGHT   2' to 3'   ORIGIN    Europe to Central Russia
HABITAT   meadows and open woods   LIKES    sun to light shade
NOTES    self seeds  USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST       2 litre £5.50                   


Campanula Rotundifolia "Harebell"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   SPREAD   12" to 18"    HEIGHT   12" to 24"   ORIGIN    Northern Hemisphere
HABITAT   moorland and meadows   LIKES    sun to light shade
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                 


Carex Buchananii "Leatherleaf Sedge"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT   20" to 30"    SPREAD   36"   ORIGIN   New Zealand
HABITAT   alpine meadows   LIKES    sun or part shade, moist soil
NOTES       USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre £5.50                   


Carex Frosted Curls
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT   24"    SPREAD   18"   ORIGIN   New Zealand
HABITAT   alpine slopes   LIKES    sun to part shade, moist soil
NOTES       USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre £5.50                   


Carex Testacea Old Gold "Sedge"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT   3'    SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN   New Zealand
HABITAT   alpine meadows   LIKES    sun to part shade, moist soil
NOTES       USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST
        2 Litre £5.50                   


Centaurea Ruthenica
Perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT   4'    SPREAD  2'    ORIGIN   South Russia to Rumania
HABITAT   open grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES       USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre £5.50                   


Cephalaria Giganteum "Yellow Scabious"
Perennial
FLOWERS
  early summer    HEIGHT   8'    SPREAD   4'   ORIGIN   Caucases
HABITAT   meadows   LIKES    sun to part shade
NOTES    imposing feature plant   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST
        7.5 Litre £11.00              Mail order not available


Cerinthe Glabra
Perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT    18"   SPREAD  12"    ORIGIN   Central and South Europe
HABITAT   scrub   LIKES    full sun
NOTES   HOT self seeds   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre                             


Coreopsis Rosea American Dream "Tickseed"
Perennial
FLOWERS
   
summer   HEIGHT    12"   SPREAD   10"   ORIGIN   North America
HABITAT   
prairies   LIKES    sun to part shade
NOTES       USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST
       
2 Litre £5.50                  


Crocosmia x Crocosmiflora "Monbretia"
Perennial
FLOWERS
   late summer   HEIGHT   2'    SPREAD    1'+  ORIGIN   garden origin
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    sun to light shade, moist soil
NOTES   COVER    USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST
        2 Litre £5.50                    Mail order not yet available


Crocosmia Masonorium
Perennial
FLOWERS
   early summer   HEIGHT   2' to 3'    SPREAD    2'+  ORIGIN   South Africa
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    sun to light shade, moist soil
NOTES   COVER    USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre £5.50                     Mail order not yet available


Delphinium Black Knight
Perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT    4' to 6'   SPREAD   1'   ORIGIN   garden origin
HABITAT   border habitat   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES    probably needs staking   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST
       3 Litre £6.00                     


Delphinium Galahad
Perennial
FLOWERS
  summer    HEIGHT    4' to 6'   SPREAD   1'   ORIGIN   garden origin
HABITAT   border habitat   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   probably needs staking    USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST
       3 Litre £6.00                      


Delphinium Grandiflorum Blue Butterfly
Perennial
FLOWERS
  summer    HEIGHT   12" to 16"    SPREAD   6" to 8"   ORIGIN   China, Mongolia and Japan
HABITAT   alpine meadows   LIKES    full sun
NOTES   fairly short lived can self seed    USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre £5.50                      


Delphinium Magic Fountains
Perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT    3'   SPREAD    1'  ORIGIN   garden origin
HABITAT   chaparal/scrub   LIKES    sunny sheltered site
NOTES    sometimes blooms more than once   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST
       3 Litre £6.00                     


Dierama Mossii "Angel's fishing rods"
Perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT    3'   SPREAD    1'  ORIGIN   South Africa
HABITAT   damp grassland   LIKES    sunny site, moist but well drained
NOTES       USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST
        2 Litre £6.00                     


Dierama Pulcherimum
Perennial
FLOWERS
  summer    HEIGHT    3'   SPREAD    2'  ORIGEN   South Africa
HABITAT    damp grassland  LIKES    sunny site, moist but well drained
NOTES       USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre £6.00                     


Dierama Reynoldsii
Perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT   6'    SPREAD   3'   ORIGIN   South Africa
HABITAT   damp grassland   LIKES    sunny site, moist but well drained
NOTES       USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre £6.00                    


Dierama Spring Dancer
Perennial
FLOWERS
   summer   HEIGHT   3' to 4'    SPREAD   1'    ORIGIN   garden origin
HABITAT  damp grassland    LIKES    sunny site, moist but well drained
NOTES       USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST
       2  Litre £6.00                    

Dodecatheon Meadia "Shooting Stars"
Perennial
FLOWERS
  early summer    HEIGHT    12" to 18"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN   Northwest USA
HABITAT  damp alpine grassland    LIKES    part shade, moist soil
NOTES   SHADE one of the first plants brought back fom the new world and planted in Chatham Docks   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST
        2 Litre £5.50                   


Dodecatheon Poeticum "Poet's Shooting Stars"
Perennial
FLOWERS   spring/pink   HEIGHT   6"   SPREAD    8"  ORIGIN    Oregon (USA)
HABITAT   woods/meadows   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      2 litre £5.50                        Mail order not available yet

Echinacea Paradoxa "Cone Flower"
Perennial
FLOWERS
   autumn   HEIGHT   30"    SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN   Central and East North America
HABITAT   dry prairies   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES       USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                   


Echinacea Purpurea "Coneflower"
Perennial
FLOWERS
   autumn   HEIGHT    3' to 4'   SPREAD   1' to 2'   ORIGIN   Central USA
HABITAT   prairies   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES    liked by bees   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST
        2 Litre £5.50                    


Echinacea Purpurea White Swan "Coneflower"
Perennial
FLOWERS
  autumn    HEIGHT   3' to 4'    SPREAD   1' to 2'   ORIGIN   Central USA
HABITAT   prairies   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   liked by bees    USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST
       2 Litre £5.50                     


Echinops Ritro "Globe Thistle"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   3' to'4'    SPREAD   1' to 2'   ORIGIN   Southeast Europe to Central Asia
HABITAT  dry slopes and grassland    LIKES    full sun, poor dry soil
NOTES  HOT  good for nice insects   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST
        2 Litre £5.50                   


Echinops Sphaerocephalus "Globe Thistle"
Perennial
FLOWERS    late summer    HEIGHT   2' to 6'    SPREAD    1' to 2'   ORIGIN     Europe to West Russia
HABITAT   scrub and dry grassland   LIKES    sunny site and poor soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST       3 Litre £6.00                      


Echinops Sphaerocephalus Arctic Glow
Perennial
FLOWERS    late summer    HEIGHT   2' to 3'    SPREAD   2'    ORIGIN     Europe to West Russia
HABITAT   scrub & dry grassland   LIKES   
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST      2 litre £5.50                         


Echium Russicum
Perennial
FLOWERS    summer    HEIGHT   24"    SPREAD    12"   ORIGIN     East Europe, Russia and Caucases
HABITAT   rocky hills and steppes   LIKES    full sun
NOTES   relatively short lived   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                  


Elymus Magallenica "Blue Wheat Grass"
Semi-evergreen perennial
FLOWERS    summer    HEIGHT   3'+    SPREAD    2'+   ORIGIN     South America
HABITAT   alpine meadows   LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 Litre £11.00                     Mail order not available

Eryngium Agavifolium
Perennial
FLOWERS    summer    HEIGHT   3' to 5'    SPREAD   2'    ORIGIN     Cordoba (Argentina)
HABITAT   stony hills and riverbanks   LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £6.00                        


Eryngium Pandanifolium
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer     HEIGHT    12'   SPREAD   6'    ORIGIN     Brazil to Argentina
HABITAT   damp grassland   LIKES    sunny damp site
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 Litre £11.00                    Mail order not available


Eryngium Planum "Sea Holly"
Perennial
FLOWERS    summer    HEIGHT   24" to 36"    SPREAD    12"   ORIGIN     Central Europe to Central Asia
HABITAT  coastal and rocky areas    LIKES    sunny site but well drained
NOTES   BEACH   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                      


Eryngium Variifolium
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer     HEIGHT   12" to 16"    SPREAD   12"+    ORIGIN     Morroco
HABITAT   rocky areas   LIKES    full sun and well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                      


Festuca Glauca "Blue Fescue"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS    summer    HEIGHT    12"    SPREAD    10"   ORIGIN   Southern France 
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    full sun
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                        


Festuca Glauca Blue Fox
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS    summer    HEIGHT   12"    SPREAD   10"    ORIGIN     Southern France
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    full sun
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                         


Festuca Glauca Golden Toupee
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer     HEIGHT    12"   SPREAD   10"    ORIGIN     Southern France
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                         


Festuca Glauca Willow Green
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS    summer    HEIGHT   12"    SPREAD    10"   ORIGIN     Southern France
HABITAT  grassland    LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                        


Gladiolus Callianthus "Sword Lily"
Bulb
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   40"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Tropical East Africa
HABITAT   dry grassland   LIKES     full sun well drained soil
NOTES   HOT as long as it's buried deep enough should be ok outside in winter, very scented  USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                 


Gladiolus Illyricus
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer/pink   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD  2'    ORIGIN    Southern Europe to Caucases
HABITAT   meadows    LIKES    full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50      Mail order not yet available

Gladiolus Oppositifolia ssp Salmonchs
Details soon

Gladiolus Papillo
Bulb
FLOWERS   Autumn    HEIGHT   30"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Eastern South Africa
HABITAT  damp grassland and marshes    LIKES     full sun, moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50     WET       

Helichrysum Confertiflora "Everlasting"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   8"   SPREAD  10"    ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £6.00                      


Hemerocallis Crimson Pirate "Day Lily"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   24"   SPREAD   36"   ORIGIN    China, Korea, Japan
HABITAT   forest margins   LIKES     full sun, moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                    


Hemerocallis Prairie Blue Eyes "Day Lily
Perennial
FLOWERS    summer   HEIGHT   28"   SPREAD    30"  ORIGIN    China, Korea and Japan
HABITAT   forest margins   LIKES     full sun and moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                    


Hemerocallis Stella d'Oro "Day Lily"
Perennial
FLOWERS  summer     HEIGHT   24"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    China, Korea, Japan
HABITAT  forest margins    LIKES     full sun, moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                    


Holcus Mollis Albovariegataus "Yorkshire Fog"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   8"   SPREAD   12"+   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   woods and grassland   LIKES     sun to light shade
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                    


Imperata Cylindrica Rubra "Japanese Blood Grass"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   16"   SPREAD   12"+   ORIGIN    Japan
HABITAT   lowland meadows   LIKES     sun to light shade moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50          


Iris Jane Phillips
Perennial
FLOWERS   early summer    HEIGHT   36"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   damp meadow   LIKES     sunny site, damp soil
NOTES   very scented   USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST       3 Litre £6.00                     mail order not yet available


Iris Pallida Argentea Variegata "Dalmatian Iris"
Perennial
FLOWERS   early summer    HEIGHT  3' to 4'   SPREAD    2'  ORIGIN    Bosnia
HABITAT   rocky hills and gorges   LIKES     sunny site. moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        3 Litre £6.00                    mail order not yet available


Iris Pink Charm   
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   meadows   LIKES     sunny site moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       3 Litre £6.00                   


Iris Sibirica
Perennial
FLOWERS   
early summer    HEIGHT    36"  SPREAD   36"   ORIGIN    Central Europe to Sibiria
HABITAT   
damp grassland   LIKES     sunny site moist or dry soil
NOTES   
WET   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       3 Litre £6.00                    


Iris Sichuanensis
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   1'   ORIGIN    Sichuan (China)
HABITAT   grassy hills   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       3 Litre £6.00                    

Knautia Macedonica
Perennial
FLOWERS    summer   HEIGHT   30"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Balkans
HABITAT   grassland and scru   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50                    


Kniphofia Albescens
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD    1'  ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   open mountain grassland   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £10.00                    Mail order not yet available


Kniphofia Angustifolia
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD    2'  ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   grassy slopes   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £10.00                     mail order not yet available


Kniphofia Baurii
Evergreen
perennial
FLOWERS   autumn    HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   lowland grassland   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST       4 litre £10.00                      mail order not yet available


Kniphofia Brachystachya
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   12" to 36"   SPREAD   20"+   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   grassy slopes   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES   self seeds and is coffee scented   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £10.00                   


Kniphofia Bruceae
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer/orangish    HEIGHT   6'+   SPREAD   4'+   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   savanah   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES   became extinct   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 Litre £18.00                   Mail order not available

Kniphofia Caulescens "Red Hot Poker"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS    late summer   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   3'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   grassy slopes   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES   self seeds, one of my favorites   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        7.5 Litre £13.00       Mail order not available


Kniphofia Linearifolia
Evergree perennial
FLOWERS   late summer    HEIGHT   5'   SPREAD    3'  ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT  grassy slopes    LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 Litre £13.00        Mail order not available


Kniphofia Northiae
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   5'   SPREAD    3'  ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   rocky /peaty areas   LIKES     sunny site moist soil
NOTES  even floats on water !    USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       10 Litre £15.00                  Mail order not available


Kniphofia Sarmentosa
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   winter    HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD   1'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   upland slopes   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £10.00          


Kniphofia Typhoides
Perennial
FLOWERS   spring    HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   1'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   damp grassland   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £10.00                  Mail order not yet available


Kniphofia Tysonii
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS    autumn   HEIGHT   6'   SPREAD   6'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   open slopes   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       7.5 Litre £13.00               Mail order not available


Koeleria Glauca "Glaucus Hair Grass"
Semi-evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer    HEIGHT   16"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Europe to North Asia
HABITAT   sandy pastures   LIKES     full sun to light shade, likes alkaline soils
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                  


Leonotis Leonorus "Wild Dagga"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summmer   HEIGHT   9'   SPREAD   4'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   rocky grassland   LIKES    
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       7.5 Litre £13.00      Mail order not available


Libertia Grandiflora
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    New Zealand
HABITAT   grassland and scrub   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £6.00                    


Libertia Procera
details soon

Lomandra Hystrix "Slender Mat Rush"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   spring   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   1'   ORIGIN    Southeast Australia
HABITAT   damp areas and streamsides   LIKES     sunny site moist soil
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £7.00                     


Lomandra Longifolia "Mat Rush"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   1' to 2'   SPREAD    1' to 2'  ORIGIN    Australia
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      3 litre £7.00                     


Lupinus Gallery Dwarf
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   18"   SPREAD    18"  ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   sandy meadows & light woodland   LIKES     sun to part shade
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £6.0                     


Lupinus Russell Hybrids
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   3' to 4'   SPREAD   2' to 3'   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   sandy meadows & light woodland   LIKES     sun to part shade
NOTES      USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £6.00                   


Lychnis Chalcedonica "Maltese Cross"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   24" to 36"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    West Russia
HABITAT   woods and scrub   LIKES     full sun to light shade
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                    


Lysimachia Ciliata Firecracker "Loosestrife"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   3' to 4'   SPREAD    3'+  ORIGIN    North America
HABITAT    damp woods and lakesides  LIKES     sun to part shade, damp soil
NOTES   SHADE    COVER   very strong growing, will even give nettles a good kicking   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50              


Lysimachia Clethroides "Gooseneck Loosestrife"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   36"   SPREAD   24"   ORIGIN    Japan. Korea and Northeast China
HABITAT   sunny grassy hills   LIKES     full sun to shade, moist soil
NOTES   SHADE   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                


Lysimachia Punctata "Garden Loosestrife"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   24" to 36"   SPREAD   24"   ORIGIN    South and Central Europe and Turkey
HABITAT   damp grassland and woodland   LIKES     sun to part shade
NOTES   SHADE    COVER   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £5.50              


Lysimachia Punctata Alexandra
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   24" to 36"   SPREAD   24"   ORIGIN    South & Central Europe, Turkey
HABITAT   damp woodland & grassland   LIKES     sun to part shade
NOTES  SHADE   COVER  USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50         


Maclaya Cordata "Plume Poppy"
Perennial
FLOWERS    late summer   HEIGHT   8'   SPREAD   3'   ORIGIN    Japan, East China and Taiwan
HABITAT   meadows   LIKES     full sun moist soil
NOTES   sap in the leaves stains   USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 Litre £11.00             Mail order not available


Melica Altissima Atropurpurea "Sibirian Mellick"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   2' to 5'   SPREAD   1' to 2'   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   grasslands   LIKES     full sun to light shade
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £8.00                 


Miscanthus Sinensis Kleine Silberspeinne
Perennial
FLOWERS  autumn    HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   1 1/2'   ORIGIN    Japan, China and Korea
HABITAT   lowland and alpine meadows   LIKES     full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00                   


Miscanthus Sinensis Silver Feather
Perennial
FLOWERS   autumn   HEIGHT   8'   SPREAD   3' to 4'   ORIGIN    Japan, China, Korea
HABITAT   lowland & alpine meadows   LIKES     full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 Litre £11.00                Mail order not available


Miscanthus Sinensis Zebrinus "Zebra Grass"
Perennial
FLOWERS   autumn   HEIGHT   5'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    China, Korea and Japan
HABITAT  lowland & alpine meadows    LIKES     full sun
NOTES   sometimes the stripes are absent in the spring, don't worry they wiil return in due course   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £8.00        


Patersonia Occidentalis "Native Iris"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   18"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Australia
HABITAT   sandy grassland   LIKES     full sun and very well drained
NOTES   HOT  dry in winter   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £7.00                    


Pennisetum Alopecurus "Fountain Grass"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   2' to 5'   SPREAD   2' to 4'   ORIGIN    East Asia and Japan
HABITAT   grassy lowlands   LIKES     full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00                    


Phlomis Alpina
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/pale pink   HEIGHT   24"   SPREAD    10"  ORIGIN    Altai Mountains (Mongolia)
HABITAT    steep grassy slopes   LIKES    full sun, well drained
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                   

Phlox Carolina Magnificense "Thick Leaf Phlox"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer/pink    HEIGHT   3'   SPREAD    1'  ORIGIN    USA
HABITAT   grasslands   LIKES    sun to light shade
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                  Mail order not yet available

Phlox Maculata Avalanche "Summer Phlox"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   3'   ORIGIN    East USA
HABITAT   meadows   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                      


Ratibida Pinnata "Prairie Coneflower"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   1'   ORIGIN    Central North America
HABITAT   prairies   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £6.00                     


Rheum Alexandrae "Alexander's Rhubarb"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   2' to 3'   SPREAD   3'   ORIGIN    West China & Tibet
HABITAT   damp rocky slopes   LIKES     full sun to part shade, moist soil
NOTES   WET   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £10.00                     Mail order not yet available

Rudbeckia Fulgida v Speciosa "Coneflower"
Perennial
FLOWERS   autumn   HEIGHT    3'  SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    East North America
HABITAT   woods and marshy valleys   LIKES     sunny site and moist soil
NOTES   WET   USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                     


Rudbeckia Maxima
Perennial
FLOWERS   autumn   HEIGHT   4 1/2'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    Central and South USA
HABITAT   damp meadows   LIKES     full sun, moist soil
NOTES   WET   USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £6.00                    


Salvia Disermas
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   most of the year/white   HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT   dry grassland   LIKES     full sun & sheltered spot
NOTES   HOT smells of pineapple,self seeds  USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £8.00                    


Salvia Pratensis Swan Lake "Meadow Clary Sage"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   20"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   meadows and scrub   LIKES     full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                     


Salvia x Superba Blue Queen
Perennial
FLOWERS  summer    HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT   meadow and scrub   LIKES     sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                     


Saponaria Officinalis "Soapwort"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   2'   ORIGIN    Europe
HABITAT   meadows   LIKES     full sun
NOTES      USDA zone 4
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £5.50                     


Scutellaria Altissima "Skullcap"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   2' to 3'   SPREAD    1' to 2'   ORIGIN    Southeast Europe and South Russia
HABITAT   meadows and steppes   LIKES    full sun to light shade
NOTES   likes alkaline soil   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                   


Sessleria Huefflerianna "Balkan Moor Grass"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   24"   SPREAD   18"    ORIGIN    Balkans funnily enough
HABITAT  hilly grassland    LIKES    full sun to light shade
NOTES   best in limey soils   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST         2 Litre £5.50                  


Sidalcea Partygirl
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   24" to 36"   SPREAD   12" to 18"    ORIGIN    USA
HABITAT   prairies   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES    self seeds  USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                   


Sisyrinchium Angustifolia "Blue eyed grass"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   12" to 24"   SPREAD    12"   ORIGIN    North America
HABITAT   meadows   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST          2 Litre £5.50                 


Sisyrinchium Biscutella
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   12"   SPREAD    6"   ORIGIN    North America
HABITAT   meadows   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                    


Sisyrinchium Striatum
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD    1'   ORIGIN    Chile and Argentina
HABITAT   alpine grassland   LIKES    full sun dry soil
NOTES   HOT self seeds   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                     


Solidago Canadensis "Golden Rod"
Perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   2' to 6'   SPREAD   1' to 2'    ORIGIN    North America
HABITAT   prairies and riverbanks   LIKES    sun or shade
NOTES   SHADE self seeds, tough little fellow  USDA zone 3
POT SIZE/COST          3 Litre £6.00                   


Sphaeralcea Coccinea "Prairie Mallow"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   24"   SPREAD    12"   ORIGIN    North America
HABITAT   hilly meadows   LIKES    full sun and very well drained soil
NOTES  HOT  pretty but fussy  USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST          2 Litre £6.00                   


Sphaeralcea Remota "False Mallow"
Perennial
FLOWERS  summer    HEIGHT   4'    SPREAD   2'    ORIGIN    North America
HABITAT   hilly meadows   LIKES    full sun and well drained soil
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST          2 Litre £5.50                             


Stachys Macrantha Rosea
Perennial
FLOWERS  late summer    HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD    1'   ORIGIN    Caucases to Iran
HABITAT   meadows and scrub   LIKES    sun to light shade, moist soil
NOTES   SHADE   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                      


Stipa Gigantea "Feather Grass"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   autumn   HEIGHT   6'   SPREAD   3' to 4'    ORIGIN    Spain, Portugal and Morroco
HABITAT   rocky slopes   LIKES    full sun
NOTES   don't plant near paths as it is prickly to touch   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        7.5 Litre £11.00                   mail order not available


Stylidium Graminifolium "Trigger Plant"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer/pink   HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   1'    ORIGIN    Southeast Australia
HABITAT   meadows   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES  pollinates by beating up insects    USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST          2 Litre £6.00                    


Tanacetum Coccineum Robinson's Red "Painted Daisy"
Perennial
FLOWERS   summer   HEIGHT   30"   SPREAD    18"   ORIGIN    Caucases and Southwest Asia
HABITAT   grassland   LIKES    sunny site
NOTES      USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST          2 Litre £5.50                    


Uncinia Rubra "Hook Sedge"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS   late summer   HEIGHT   12"   SPREAD   12"+    ORIGIN    New Zealand
HABITAT   alpine pastures   LIKES    sun to light shade
NOTES      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                      


Verbascum Albiflorum "Mullein"
Perennial
FLOWERS   early summer   HEIGHT   5'   SPREAD   2'    ORIGIN    Unknown
HABITAT   grassy areas and wasteland   LIKES    full sun
NOTES   short lived but self seeds   USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST          2 Litre £5.50                    


Verbascum Phoenicum Mixed "Purple Mullein"
Perennial
FLOWERS   early summer   HEIGHT   48"   SPREAD    18"   ORIGIN    South Europe, Central Asia and North Africa
HABITAT   rocky areas and wasteland   LIKES    full sun and well drained soil
NOTES   self seeds   USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST          2 Litre £5.50                    


Watsonia Lepida
Details soon