This beautiful blue bulbous flower will be a big hit on the Main Border roundel this year.
Autumn Crocus. A robust. autumn flowering bulb with goblet-shaped. deep lilac-pink flowers. Height 15cm. Spread 10cm. Flower colour Lilac. Pink. Flowers from September to October. Herbaceous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. CAUTION toxic if eaten.
A tuberous perennial with variable green or patterned leaves. Delicate pink flowers with deep maroon at the base of each petal produced before the leaves. Self-seeds freely. Height 8-12cm. Spread 15cm. Flowers from early autumn to winter. Herbaceous. Well drained position in shade.
Snakes Head Fritillary. A native bulbous perennial with narrow grey-green leaves. in spring charming pendent. bell-shaped. pinkish purple flowers with dark purple veining. Height 30cm. Spread 8cm. Flower colour Purple. Pink. Flowers from April to May. Herbaceous. Great in moist places.
A bulbous perennial with narrow glaucous grey-green leaves. In spring racemes of narrowly bell-shaped. pendant brown purple flowers. Height 1.5m. Spread 10cm. Flowers from May to June. Herbaceous. Hardy.
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.
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.
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.
Sprays of tiny, star-shaped gentian-blue flowers in February and March and slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves. These versatile and easy-to-grow bulbs are ideal for a sunny, well-drained rock garden or for naturalising under deciduous shrubs and trees. Plant in bold drifts 8cm (3in) deep in September for a spectacular early spring display.
Dainty spikes of up to five nodding, bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers in March and April and slender, strap-shaped, glossy, mid-green leaves. Siberian squills are perfect for naturalising in areas of semi- shade underneath deciduous shrubs. To achieve a naturalistic display scatter bulbs in bold drifts on the ground, planting them where they fall. They originate from the area around the Black Sea so they are extremely robust.
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.
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.
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.
Bulbs of Middle Eastern origin, loving hot summers and best planted in a sheltered border, or against a warm wall in cold areas. Looks great together spot planted with grey-leaved plants Artemisia or lavender.
'Blue Spike' is a small clump-forming bulbous perennial. It has linear basal leaves and in spring, bears spikes of fragrant, densly-packed, bell-shaped, blue flowers with white tips.
Grape Hyacinth. A bulbous perennial with strap-like green leaves and pretty bell-shaped. densely bunched. double blue flowers. Height 20cm. Spread 5cm. Flowers from April to May. Herbaceous. Hardy.
Hardy, perennial. Double flowering. They thrive best in full sun with well-drained soil. They are easy to grow with long lasting blooms during March and April, being a low growing plant they are perfect in rockeries, pots and containers. They are spectacular when allowed to naturalize under trees or along walkways. The colours are very eye catching and look their best when planted in single colours.
Shamrock. Sorrel. A clump-forming perennial with clover-like grey-green leaves and pretty funnel-shaped. purplish pink flowers with darker veins. Height 10cm. Spread 15cm. Flowers from April to May. Herbaceous. Hardy.
Pale silver blue, tinted white. Height 15cm. Flowering March-Apri
Picture a carpet of English bluebells drenched in warm april sunlight; their scented violet-blue bells nod delicately above glossy green foliage. These native beauties love to nestle in dappled shade at the base of trees, or for a particularly bold impact, try naturalising them in large informal areas of grass. Bluebell bulbs are ideal for autumn planting. For spring planting choose bluebells in the green. Height: 30 cm (12").
A pretty early spring-flowering bulb with a basal clusters of narrow green leaves. Clusters of star-shaped silvery blue with darker stripes flowers. Height 10-15cm. Spread 5cm. Flower colour Blue. Silver. Flowers from March to April. Herbaceous. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Harmful if eaten.