A majestic plant for your late spring garden! This sun loving, drought tolerant variety produces lilac-purple coloured flowers up to 15cm in diameter. It will cause a sensation in your garden when the large ball shape flowers begin to appear. Unfailingly spectacular! Be sure to plant among other perennials that also have good structure.
Huge globes of small, star-shaped, pinkish-purple flowers appear in summer above narrow, grey-green leaves. In bloom these fabulous globes - up to 20cm (8in) in diameter - have a metallic sheen. The faded flowerheads hold up well in the border and are useful for dried flower arrangements. Perfect for a sunny site, dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants, which help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear.
Onion. A bulbous perennial with strap-shaped leaves. Dense ball of star-shaped, lilac-pink flowers. Height 1.4m. Spread 15-20cm. Flowers from May to July. Deciduous. Hardy. Plant in hole large enough to avoid disturbing root ball.
Allium Gladiator is one of the tallest varieties of alliums as it stands at 1.5m tall. Its spherical blooms of mid-Purple flowers sit on strong stems and will flower for 5 weeks long from May onwards.
Allium globemaster produce purple flowers which get to 80cm in height around May/June. Alliums will grow in a wide range of soils provided there is good drainage. They like sunshine but the flowers will last longer in partial shade.
A fine, easy to grow species with very broad, ornamental, flat, blue-green leaves and producing dense, whitish, pink to rose, globular heads of flowers in spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Allium Molly is a clump-forming, bulbous perennial with grey-green strap-shaped leaves and umbels of golden yellow, star-shaped flowers on wiry stems in early summer.
'Mont Blanc' is a bulbous perennial with glossy, strap-shaped, deep green basal leaves and, from late spring into summer, sturdy, erect stems bearing dense, rounded umbels of star-shaped, creamy-white flowers.
Large umbell of white florets with a pink cast to it, striking green eye in each floret, golden yellow with very prominent anthers and a faintly sweet fragrance. The plant is 2.5 to 3 feet tall. Foliage and stem emerge relatively late, in April. Flowers produce a lot of nectar, prolific grower, also from seed. Needs to be thinned every third or fourth year.
Open clusters of pure white flowers appear in late spring or early summer, creating a soft, lacy effect. The flowers last for ages after being cut and the bees will find them very attractive, so try to plant them in large numbers. In smaller gardens, they look great in pots where they can sit on a sunny patio.
Allium Oreophilum is a low-growing bulbous perennial with strap-shaped leaves. In late spring or early summer, it bears clusters of dainty rose-pink flowers.
Allium Purple Sensation produces globe-like blooms in a stunning lilac-purple colour. It will produce flowers at 10cm in diameter and will reach 80cm in height. Plant in clumps anywhere in the border. They are best left undisturbed where they will naturalise and multiply. Flowers early June.
Onion. A bulbous perennial, bright-green leaves, that die back before flowering. Bears umbels, Star-shaped pale purple flowers. Height 25-60m. Spread 20cm. Flowers from May to June. Deciduous. Hardy.
Medium to high growing and long lasting. Prefers sun and partial shade. Flowers March/June.
Small, egg-shaped, claret-coloured flowerheads appear like drumsticks on tall, slender stems above strap-like, mid-green leaves in mid- to late summer. Planted en masse in a border in full sun, these diminutive claret flowers look great emerging from a screen of foliage, or against a backdrop of ornamental grasses. They gently fade as summer comes to a close.
Robust, large-flowered, bulbous perennial bearing white flowers. 10-15cm across with pink tinged petal tips in winter. Height 30-50cm. NOT hardy. Minimum temp 13 degrees Celsius.
Bulbous perennial with stout purple-green stems. 6 or more funnel-shaped, scented pink flowers. Strap-shaped, fleshy leaves. Height 60cm. Spread 10cm. Flowers from August to September. Deciduous. Frost hardy.
A scarlet red variety that will produce two to three stems per bulb, proving good value for money. Supplied as giant 32cm+ bulbs.
Robust, large-flowered, bulbous perennial bearing salmon flowers. 10-15cm across in winter. Height 30-50cm. NOT hardy. Minimum temp 13 degrees Celsius.
Robust, large-flowered, bulbous perennial bearing stripy flowers. 10-15cm across in winter. Height 30-50cm. NOT hardy. Minimum temp 13 degrees Celsius.
Charisma' is a standard Amaryllis that produces a medium-sized flower with a blood-red center that fades out to a pinkish hue, eventually to white, and a red trim around the petals of the bloom.
Amaryllis Christmas Gift produces large brilliant white flowers on several stems, good for a spectacular display during the dark days of winter or as a centrepiece on your Christmas dinner table. Plant your Amaryllis 8 weeks before you would like them to bloom, prefers well drained soil and a sunny position. Full grown size 50 - 65 cm.
One of the joys of early spring the lovely Anemone blanda, from the Eastern Mediterranean where, long before the tourists arrive, it graces rocky places, shrub and open woodland in sheets of colour. The delightful flowers are like large daisies. 'Blue Shades' is a lovely variety with blue petals neatly arranged around a gold centre.
Naturalises and multiply as quickly as snowdrops and bluebells. Delicate carpet of rose pink. Anemones should be planted at least 3-5cm deep and no less than 10cm apart. It is highly recommended that you soak the bulbs in water for one day prior to planting. While they do not object to partial shade, they thrive best when planted in an area with plenty of access to sun. The richer the soil, the more flowers each corm will produce. They are an excellent choice for borders or rockeries, but can also be grown in pots or containers provided they are not given any heat.
In spring, large white daisy-like flowers (to 4cm across) emerge above the attractively lobed, dark green foliage. Each petal has a pink flushed reverse and they all sit around a boss of yellow stamens. Ideal for underplanting shrubs or trees.
Certainly not your everyday, run-of-the-mill Anemone! This interesting hybrid has single white blooms with an inner red halo! Anemone De Caen do wonderfully grouped along borders where you need a splash of colour. Plant them in your cutting garden for a unique addition to your flowering bouquets. Anemones are also excellent when planted in rows in the flower or vegetable garden to be used for cut flowers. For best results make sure to soak the hard corms in water overnight before planting.
Anemone De Caen Hollandia also known as poppy anemone, these are a bright red in colour, excellent as cut flowers and superb in containers.
Anemone de Caen 'Mr Fokker' Hardy perennial. Produces beautiful bright Blue flowers which can be grown in front borders or containers. You can have these bulbs flowering twice a year, if planted in the Autumn they will flower during March and April, if planted in the spring they will flower during the months of June to September. The nice thing about anemones is that they are perfect for cut flowers and are often used in florist for flower arranging. Bulbs need to be soaked over-night to plump them up.
Highly prized in gardens, containers and arrangements because of their brilliant pink blooms. Plant them in large groupings for that.
Anemone De Caen The Bride also know as poppy anemone, these are a brilliant white in colour, excellent as cut flowers and superb in containers.
Delightful, daisy-like flowers from March to April and delicate fern-like foliage. These charming wood anemones are perfect for naturalising in a mixed border around the base of deciduous shrubs. For maximum impact plant in bold drifts 5-8cm (2-3in) deep in well-drained, humus-rich soil in September or October.
With double blossoms sporting bunches of petals like favourite dahlias, Saint Brigid is an exuberant perennial addition to your flower garden. Plant en masse to enjoy a confetti mix of colours that are clear and vibrant. Excellent, long lasting additions to bouquets - these are favoured by florists everywhere.
Double flowered bedding begonia. Ideal for tub or basket centrepiece. Rich copper foliage and small red double flowers like little roses make this a plant for focal points in a display.
This beautiful blue bulbous flower will be a big hit on the Main Border roundel this year.
Early flowering spring bulb. Pretty blue star like flower with white centre. Likes full sun. Hardy. Glory of the Snow. Height 15cm. Spread 20cm.