It blooms from March to April in rich, purples, pinks and starry bi-coloured combinations with white. It's a vital nectar plant and therefore popular with butterflies, very easy to grow, normally self-seeding itself in sunny or shady positions. Over a long season it produces masses of silvery pods.
World-famous strain producing exotic bicolours, primrose yellow centres with rich velvet surrounds including carmine, maroon-carmine, coral pink, deep orange, maroon-black and many more. Ideal for partially shaded positions on rockeries or borders, or spring flower beds, pots, tubs etc. Flowers early spring. Height 23cm (9in).
A beautiful border plant beloved by bees and butterflies. Mixture contains three colours: rose, white and maroon. Plants are lightly fragrant, long flowering and may also be used as a cut flower.
A strong growing easy to raise shrub producing fragrant plumes during the summer which are much loved by butterflies. A selection saved from named varieties. Flowers summer.
This rare, choice species features delicate, nodding, chocolate-brown, 1.5cm (1/2 inch) blooms from late spring onwards. These neatly compact plants are perfect for borders and rockeries. A collectors item.
A truly lovely climber with showy scarlet and yellow blooms with crimped petals. Few climbers can compare for brilliance or for their fantastic recurved flowers and unusual foliage.
Originating from the lush, mountainous regions of south-eastern Tibet, this almost magical blue flowered perennial is ideal for growing in a cool, sheltered position. For best results there is a little trick - provide it with an acidic, moist, yet free draining soil that won’t dry out – especially during the summer months. However during the winter the roots need to be kept more on the dry side, so if they are likely to be water logged - cover the plants to protect them from rain.
Attractive and sweetly scented 10cm (4in) flowers of purple/white and crimson which will flowering from spring through to autumn in a frost fee environment. It aslos produces edible fruits, popular in Brazilian markets.
A dynamic border, container or conservatory plant with large, beautifully double frilled flowers of blackcurrant and lilac-mauve. The many flowers are earlier than most and continue through to frosts outdoors. Flowers mid summer-autumn. Height 1.4m. (5ft)
Unparalleled beauty of colour and form. Fantastic, exotic flowers justly famous. Grow them in your own greenhouse. One of the most rewarding of plants, it will take quite a bit of abuse and careless handling. Flowers spring. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).