Wildflower Plants A to Z

So, you're keen to get your wildflower garden growing and you know exactly what colour scheme you'd like and what type of wildlife you'd like attract. Buying individual wildflower plants is one of the best ways to do it if you'd prefer a more curated look to your garden.

 

Choosing different wildflower plants by species gives you complete control over when you plant them, where you plant them and what the end result will be. And buying wildflower plug plants instead of seeds, means that you don't have to wait for them to germinate - perfect if speed is of the essence!

 

 

The full range of over 100 British wildflower plants species from Boston Seeds is available to buy online in trays of 25, 150 and 500 plug plants and all are available with nationwide delivery.

 

 

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Agrimony, Common (Agrimonia eupatoria) Plant

Common Agrimony is an attractive, medium height meadow plant, consising of tall spires of star-shaped, sunny yellow flowers. An wildlife-friendly flower, it's attractive to pollinators as well as wild birds.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 40-80cm
  • Flowers: June to September
  • Soil requirement: Neutral, well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural habitat: Southern UK, grassland, meadows, roadsides
  • Also known as: Church Steeples, Sticklewort, Aaron's Rod, Clot-Bur, Fairy's Wand, Money-In-Both-Pockets, Salt-And-Pepper, Sweethearts

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Agrimony, Hemp (Eupatorium cannabinum) Plant
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Agrimony, Hemp (Eupatorium cannabinum) Plant

A tall-growing upright marsh flower, which grows plentiful parachutes of pink-and-white florets on red stems, and they’re also known for their pleasant perfume when cut. This whimsically-coloured wildflower is also perfect for pollinators!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 60–120cm.
  • Flowers: July-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Damp
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Marshlands, river banks
  • Also known as: Hemlock Parsley, Holy Rope, Raspberries-And-Cream, Water Agrimony
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Angelica, Wild (Angelica sylvestris) Plant

Wild Angelica is a marshy wildflower boasting boisterous, tall-growing branches that are hairless and often tinted purple. Likewise, her bubbly bursts of bright white florets are often tinted with tiny pink spikes. The Wild Angelica was also once treasured as a decoration for cakes and confectionaries.

  • Type: Perennial or biennial
  • Height: 150–250cm.
  • Flowers: July-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Damp meadows, wet woodlands, fenland
  • Also known as: Garden Angelica, Wild Celery
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Avens, Water (Geum rivale) Plant

Though it prefers cool spots in the garden, the Water Avens are warmly-hued wildflowers, with gently nodding, burgundy stems and sepals- gorgeous enough on their own, but blooming into cups of peach-coloured petals that make the perfect addition to a pond-side palette!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30–45cm. 
  • Flowers: April-June
  • Soil Requirement: Damp
  • Light Requirement: Full sun to shade
  • Natural Habitat: Coasts, woodlands, damp meadows
  • Also known as: Chocolate Root, Indian Chocolate, Purple Avens
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Avens, Wood (Geum urbanum) Plant

 Once named a 'blessed herb' for its uses in herbalism, this hardy, leafy plant can still bless your garden with small, star-shaped, buttery yellow blooms which add some extra brightness to a shady spot- as well as sweetness, as they're nectar-rich and ideal for pollinators.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woods, hedgerows, roadsides
  • Also known as: Herb Bennett, Colewort, St. Benedict's Herb, Blessed Herb
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Basil, Wild (Clinopodium vulgare) Plant

Best known for their distinctly-shaped and aromatic leaves, the basil plant has a lot to provide inside the garden and out, as it produces whorls of royal purple and pink petals which are perfect for pollinators. 

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, calcareous
  • Light Requirement: Full Sunlight
  • Natural Habitat: Dry meadows, forests, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Cushion Calamint

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Bedstraw, Hedge (Galium mollugo) Plant

A rambling, hairless hedge plant, which produces clusters of tiny, star-shaped flowers in fresh white. Noted for its sweet scent, this vigorous wildflower can grow quite tall when clambering alongside hedges and shrubs.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30–75cm. 
  • Flowers: July-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, calcarerous 
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodlands, grasslands, hedgebanks 
  • Also known as: False Baby’s Breath, Whip Tongue, Wild Madder
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Bedstraw, Lady's (Galium verum) Plant

The Lady’s Bedstraw is a hardy, sprawing plant which bears vast whorls and clusters of tiny golden flowers. It also boasts a distinct and sweet scent, even when dried: its unusual name originates from its use to scent bedding in Victorian times.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 15-30cm.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grassy meadows, road verges, clifftops and hills
  • Also known as: Maiden’s Hair, Fenwort, Cheese Rennet
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Bellflower, Clustered (Campanula glomerata) Plant

As its name suggests, the Clustered Bellflower sprouts dense bursts of vivid violet-blue flowers. Each flower is its own brilliant bouquet, on top of being hardy and attractive to bees and butterflies!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30–75cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, chalky
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, coastal cliffs 
  • Also known as: Dane’s Blood

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Bellflower, Giant (Campanula latifolia) Plant - Boston Seeds
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Bellflower, Giant (Campanula latifolia) Plant

This large species of bellflower produces petals in purple and periwinkle blue. Ideal for woodland gardens and lighting up shady spots, it’s hardy and easy to naturalise!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 90–150cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial to full shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodlands, hedge banks 
  • Also known as: Brantwood, Large Campanula

 

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Bellflower, Nettle-leaved (Campanula trachelium) Plant

Though named for its nettle-like leaves, one mustn’t overlook the beauty of this bloom’s bells of pale, bluish-purple petals. Best planted in a dry, shady spot.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 50–100cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodlands, hedge banks 
  • Also known as: Blue Devils, Gloves Of Mary, Throatwort
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Betony (Stachys officinalis) Plant

Betony flowers bloom in spikes of rich wine red and purple, alongside distinct and attractive foliage. Its flowers are also known to attract bees and butterflies and they used to be planted in churchyards for spiritual protection. They grow well in any light, with an affinity for damp soil.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: June-August
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grassy meadows, river banks
  • Also known as: Bishops’s Wort,  Wood Betony, Common Hedgenettle
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Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Plants

What else is there to say about the dainty azure arcs of the beloved Bluebell? Though they take several years to develop from seed, fully grown bluebells naturalise quickly and can multiply over time, leaving your garden awash and aglow with the famous fairy-tale flora! In addition, Bluebells can rarely grow in pink and white.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30–60cm.
  • Flowers: April-June 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodlands, hedge banks 
  • Also known as: Bell Bottle, Cuckoo’s Boots, Witch’s Thimbles

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Borage (Borago officinalis) Plant

Spice up your garden with the quirky colours of the Borage. Its brilliant blue, star-shaped flowers and hairy, scarlet stems are attractive to pollinators and easy to grow with minimal fuss.

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Forest verges, meadows
  • Also known as: Starflower Cool Tankard, Tailwort

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Burnet, Great (Sanguisorba officinalis) Plant

The Great Burnet is a lively-looking plant, sporting crimson flower clusters atop tall, branching stems with distinct jagged leaves. They’re highly attractive to pollinators, and for a good reason; this wild-growing relative of the rose is not to be overlooked!

  • Type: Perennial
  •  Height: 45-90cm.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Floodplains, meadows, riverbanks
  • Also known as: Burnet Bloodwort
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Burnet, Salad (Sanguisorba minor) Plant

A smaller species of burnet with miniature, round red flowers growing in clusters, as well as edible toothed leaves which are pleasantly scented when crushed.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 20-50cm.
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Chalky grasslands
  • Also known as: Garden Burnet, Pimpernelle, Toper’s Plant

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Buttercup, Bulbous (Ranunculus bulbosus) Plant

So-named for their swollen underground stem, the bulbous buttercup is a more widespread variant of the iconic glossy-yellow springtime wildflower. Thrives in acidic soil, with good sunlight to best bring out its golden glow.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30–45cm. 
  • Flowers: March-June 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, grasslands, road verges 
  • Also known as: Frogs-Foot, Goldcup

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Buttercup, Meadow (Ranunculus acris) Plant

The Meadow Buttercup is the tallest-growing of the buttercups, with a slight preference for damper ground. These bright and buttery, bowl-shaped blooms make an amazing addition to meadows!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30–90cm. 
  • Flowers: May-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, grasslands, road verges 
  • Also known as: Butter Daisy, Goldweed, Meadow Cup
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Campion, Bladder (Silene vulgaris) Plant

An unusual yet distinct variant of campion, which has grey-tinted foliage and grows drooping, fresh white bladders veined with purple, and five-petalled flowers. A plant with a subtle, withdrawn beauty that also attracts bees and butterflies.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 20–60cm. 
  • Flowers: June-August 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, open forests, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Cowbell, Maiden’s Tears

 

 

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Campion, Red (Silene dioica) Plant

In spite of its name, the Red Campion boasts eye-catching fuschia petals, though planted with White Campion, they may produce precious, pastel-pink hybrids. Regardless, they make a welcome splash of colour in a shady spot, and they’re highly attractive to bees!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: April-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade
  • Natural Habitat: Hedgerows, woodlands
  • Also known as: Hare’s Eye, Ragged Jack, Adder’s Flower
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Campion, Sea (Silene maritima) Plant

A coastal campion. Grows a bladder-like calyx coloured in coral, ending in bubbly white flowers which look brilliant washing over a rockery like sea foam.  

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 15–30cm.
  • Flowers: June-August 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Coastal areas, cliffs
  • Also known as: Sea Pink, Seaside Catchfly
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Campion, White (Silene alba) Plant

This pristine white, five petalled perennial is also well known for producing a clovey scent at dusk, not only making it perfect for pollinators, but also making for a lovely plant indoors.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: May-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade
  • Natural Habitat: Roadside verges, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Bull Rattle, White Cockle, White Robin
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Carrot, Wild (Daucus carota) Plant

This well-known umbellifer is simple in its beauty, but generous, producing pleasing feathered foliage as well as fountains of foamy white florets, often with a dark red central flower. They're surprisingly eye-catching, making a bold statement in a wild meadow!

  • Type: Biennial
  •  Height: 30-40cm.
  • Flowers: June-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Cliff sides, grasslands, roadsides
  • Also known as: Queen Anne’s Lace

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Cat's-ear, Common (Hypochaeris radicata) Plant

The Common Cat's-Ear is a must-have for meadows, providing a scattering of sunny yellow blooms which return year after year, all while attracting pollinators and being relatively easy to take care of- they simply are the cat's pajamas!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-45cm.
  • Flowers: May-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or part shade
  • Natural Habitat: Roadsides, grasslands
  • Also known as: Flatweed, False Dandelion
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Catchfly, Nottingham (Silene nutans) Plant
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Catchfly, Nottingham (Silene nutans) Plant

This spindly-white snowflake of a flower have a dainty beauty to them, especially on their pink-tinted, drooping stalks. They’re night-scented flowers, which means that they’re ideal for pollinators.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 25–60cm.
  • Flowers: May-July 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, dry
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Coastal areas, cliffs, grasslands
  • Also known as: Sea Pink, Seaside Catchfly
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Chamomile, Corn (Anthemis arvensis) Plant

The Corn Chamomile's daisy-like flowers are well-known for their attractive aroma that's been compared to apples, and make them perfect for pollinators. A flower that's easy to care for, with a lot more charm hiding beneath its simple appearance.

  • Type: Annual 
  • Height: 20-30cm.
  • Flowers: May-July
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands
  • Also known as: Mayweed, Field Chamomile
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Chamomile, Lawn (Anthemis nobilis) Plant
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Chamomile, Lawn (Anthemis nobilis) Plant

An amazingly aromatic alternative to common grass or daisy lawns, these low-growing, daisy-like flowers make for a pleasing ground cover that is easy to maintain once established, but sensitive to trampling. Plant plugs in full sunlight at least 10cm apart.

  • Type: Annual*
  • Height: 10–20cm.
  • Flowers: June-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Lawns, grasslands

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Cheddar Pink (Dianthus Gratianopolitanus) Plant

Cheddar Pink with its rose pink and clove scented flowers is the county flower of Somerset. Discovered in Cheddar Gorge around 300 years ago, Cheddar Pink is low growing with hairless grey-green narrow leaves.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 10-15cm
  • Flowers: May-July
  • Soil requirement: Well drained, neutral - alkaline soils.
  • Light requirement: Full sun
  • Natural habitat: Thins soils on cliff legdes and edges or rock crevices.
  • Also known as: Cliff Pink, Clove Pink, Mountain Pink, Sweet Pink, Firewitch, Cleeve Pink

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Chicory (Cichorium intybus) Plant

The Chicory is a perfect mix of energetic colour and grace, producing feathery, sky blue petals on thin, branching stems. In addition to making a creative climber, the Chicory’s roots have also seen a wide range of culinary uses, especially as an alternative to coffee - but we think the beauty of its bold blooms are enough of a boost!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30–90cm. 
  • Flowers: June-October 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Fields, road verges 
  • Also known as: Blue Dandelion, French Endive, Succory
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Clary, Meadow (Salvia pratensis) Plant
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Clary, Meadow (Salvia pratensis) Plant

Imagine a midsummer meadow rife with the Meadow Clary’s tall-growing spikes of striking indigo flowers! Though they’re now a rare sight in the wild, this handsome and hardy clump-growing plant is a sight to behold, on its own or at the back of a border. Noted for its soft foliage, which is aromatic when crushed.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 80–100cm.
  • Flowers: May-August 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Dry grassland, hay meadows, grassy paths 
  • Also known as: Meadow Sage
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Clover, Wild Red (Trifolium pratense) Plant
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Clover, Wild Red (Trifolium pratense) Plant

Clover plants are an essential and easy-to-grow part of a spring meadow, yet the unique beauty of their spiky, carmine red flower heads and namesake trefoil leaves are often overlooked. Scatter them in a lawn or a flower bed for a vibrant accent to other plants. 

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 10-20cm.
  • Flowers: May-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, roadsides
  • Also known as: Beebread, Cow Clover
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Clover, Wild White (Trifolium repens) Plant
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Clover, Wild White (Trifolium repens) Plant

A hardy, creeping lawn flower best known for its 3-lobed leaves, but its pom-poms of tinted white petals make for an excellent lawn flower, and carry the faint smell of honey. Easy to grow in any environment.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 10-20cm.
  • Flowers: May-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, roadsides
  • Also known as: Dutch Clover, Ladino Clover
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Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) Plant

The beautiful, nodding, bell-shaped blooms of the Columbine flower come in a variety of colours, even bi-coloured, though the most common colour in the wild is a vivid blue-violet, contrasted by a shining stamen the colour of honey, which is attractive to bees and butterflies. A cute cottage classic, perfect for pots, beds and borders, as it’s easy to grow and naturalise, though it dislikes being too dry.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 45–60cm.
  • Flowers: June-July 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodlands, roadsides, grasslands
  • Also known as: Dove Plant, Lady’s Shoes, Pigeon Foot

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Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) Plant

Producing magenta and white petals, interspersed with rich indigo veins, these tall, hairy stems of summertime splendour make for a magical meadow flower, especially planted alongside poppies or ox-eye daisies.

  • Type: Annual 
  • Height: 60-120cm.
  • Flowers: June-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, roadsides
  • Also known as: Cat’s Eyes, Kiss-Me-Quick
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Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Plant

 

These feathery flowers produce pale blue petals tinted with purple - a colour so nice, it's called 'cornflower blue'! Highly attractive to pollinators, and its unique, crisp colouration lends itself to many combinations. 

  • Type: Annual
  •  Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: June-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, farmland
  • Also known as: Bachelor’s Button
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Cowslip (Primula veris) Plant

Cowslip plants form clusters of bell-shaped, sunny yellow flowers with distinct tubed calyxes. Known for having a sweet and strong scent compared to apricots, and it has a history in folklore, with uses in weddings and other festivities. An easy-to-grow Easter-time treat!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 15–30cm.
  • Flowers: April-May 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, woodlands, road verges
  • Also known as: Fairy Cup, Key Flower, Luck Flower, Paggles

 

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Cranesbill, Hedge (Geranium pyrenaecium) Plant
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Cranesbill, Hedge (Geranium pyrenaecium) Plant

Hedge Cranesbill is a sublime, showy species of wildflower, its lobed petals a perfect palette of glowing pink and mellow purple, often with darker-coloured veins. This fuchsia firework of a flower is long-flowering and hardy, meaning it’ll grace your garden for a long time.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 20–45cm.
  • Flowers: April-May 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, woodlands, road verges
  • Also known as: Hedgerow Cranesbill, Mountain Cranesbill
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Cranesbill, Meadow (Geranium pratense) Plant

The Meadow Cranesbill gets its name from its attractive, beak-like seed pods, but no bird could match the beauty of this flower's veined violet petals mixed with blue growing in pairs on tall, forked stems. Easy to naturalise and attractive to bees and butterflies, the sky's the limit with this wildflower!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 60-100cm.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, road verges
  • Also known as: Crowfoot, Meadow Geranium
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Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine Pratensis) Plant

With its rosettes of leaves at the base of the stem leading upto it's mauve to pale pink, small flowers which when they flower is a sure sign that Spring has arrived, and is usually around the same time you'd start to hear a Cuckoo's call.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30 – 50cm.
  • Flowers: April - June
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained soils
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Damp meadows, pond margins, riverbanks
  • Also known as: Lady's Smock, Bread and Milk, Cuckoo Bread, Cuckoo Buds, Ladys' Flower, Mayflower, Meadow Cress, Meadow Bittercress, Spring Cress

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Daisy, Common (Bellis perennis) Plant

Appearance-wise, the Common Daisy’s nothing crazy, with a ruffle of thin white petals, sometimes tinged pink, framing a central crown of tiny yellow florets. But love it or love it not, this famous flora is certainly robust, hardy and long-flowering, meaning its classic, cheery charm will shine in a lawn, bed or meadow for quite some time.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 5–10cm.
  • Flowers: All year 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist or well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, woodlands, road verges
  • Also known as: Bone Flower, Goose Flower, Luckin Gowan
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Daisy, Ox-eye (Leucanthemum vulgare) Plant

Though it shares the same narrow, pearly white petals radiating from central sunny yellow florets, the Ox-Eye Daisy is much larger than the typical lawn daisy, with flower heads growing up to 5cm wide. A robust flower with classic charm, and perfect for pollinators to boot.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, road verges
  • Also known as: Marguerite, Pretty Maids, Dog Daisy
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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Plant

This well-known wildflower provides proudly blazing bursts of golden petals in springtime landscapes! Hardy, easy-to-grow and wonderful for attracting pollinators, the dandelion's beauty is certainly something to sink your teeth into - in fact, its name originates from “lion’s tooth,” referring to their deeply serrated leaves.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 10-45cm.
  • Flowers: April-May
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, road verges, fields
  • Also known as: Bitterwort, Clock Flower, Lion’s Tooth
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Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris) Plant

Everything about this plant appears as soft and sweet as its common nickname, ‘Meadowsweet’: from its long, wispy branches of foaming, peachy-pink and creamy white flowers, down to its strong, sweet aroma. Plant in heavier, loamy soil- perhaps pairing it with other pastel plants for a real display of eye candy!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland verges, roadside verges, damp meadows
  • Also known as: Lady’s Belt, Little Queen, Meadowsweet
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Evening-Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Plant
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Evening-Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Plant

The Evening Primrose is an easy-to-grow, tall-growing plant that really screams summertime style: its bell-shaped blooms grow in striking shades of yellow, pink and white, and produce a fetching fragrance. As its name suggests, it blooms late in the day, and but seeing the Evening Primrose's floral goblets glowing in the summer sunset is surely a sight to behold.

  • Type: Biennial
  • Height: 100-150cm.
  • Flowers: June-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Roadside verges, meadows
  • Also known as: Cure-All, Four O’Clock, German Rambion
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Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Plant
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Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Plant

Here’s a real treat for you: the Feverfew is a small, bushy plant which grows daisy-like flower heads. Its small-but-dense size makes it a perfect potted plant, and though it likes being under the weather in plentiful sunlight, one may try to raise it indoors to best appreciate its strong scent. Highly valued for medicinal uses.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 15–45cm.
  • Flowers: July-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Waste lands
  • Also known as: Featherfew, Pale Maids

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Figwort, Common (Scrophularia nodosa) Plant
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Figwort, Common (Scrophularia nodosa) Plant

Produces small, lipped flowers with a purplish-maroon upper lip and a fresh green lower lip. Growing on a stout, square and copper-tinted stem, this robust river-side plant has more to it than meets the eye- it attracts pollinators, and was once prized as a powerful medicinal herb.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 60–80cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Damp woods, hedgerows, ditches
  • Also known as: Carpenter’s Square, Kernel Wort, Murrain Grass

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Figwort, Water (Scrophularia aquatica) Plant
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Figwort, Water (Scrophularia aquatica) Plant

Though ideal for a bog garden, the tall, narrow spikes of lipped, burgundy blooms of the Water Figwort are anything but bog-standard. Tall-growing and requiring little fuss, this pond plant gives a lot for a little, and is perfect for pollinators as well.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 60–120cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade
  • Natural Habitat: Damp woods, wetlands, pond margins
  • Also known as: Crowdy Kit, Fiddlewood
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Fleabane, Common (Pulicaria dysenterica) Plant

If you're itching for a good pond-side plant, this may be what you need: these branches of bold yellow, daisy-like florets with ray-like petals are the most effective way to place some sunshine in a shady spot, but also has use in repelling invasive insects with its unique scent.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Riversides, marshes, ditches
  • Also known as: Harvest Flower, Job’s Tears, Pig-Daisy
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Forget-me-not, Wood (Myosotis sylvativa) Plant

These showy azure blue flowers consist of 5 petals with either a white or an orangery/yellow star shaped centre. An excellent plant for pollinators, for their nectar and pollen. 

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 15-30cm.
  • Flowers: April-July
  • Soil Requirement: Moist, well drained soils
  • Light Requirement: Semi shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland, wet woods, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Garden Forget-Me-Not

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Foxglove, Wild (Digitalis purpurea) Plant

Few flowers match the fairy-tale flair of the foxglove: its towering stems of majestic magenta bells feature heavily across myths as a source of healing and protective magic, and a favourite of fairies- we can’t confirm if that’s true, but they are a favourite of bees and butterflies! Best grown in the back of a border to frame other flowers. Make sure to handle with gloves. 

  • Type: Biennial 
  • Height: 60–150cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Forest borders, footpaths
  • Also known as: Dragon’s Mouth, Fairy Bells, Thimble Flower
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Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Plants

Produces pearl white, four-petalled flowers and distinctly toothy heart-shaped leaves which provide the plant its name, as they smell like garlic when crushed. Its leaves are good for culinary usage, but its flowers make an excellent dressing for the garden, with their star-like petals sprinked beneath a bush creating a delectable display.

  • Type: Biennial
  • Height: 30-80cm. 
  • Flowers: April-July
  • Soil Requirement: Well-Drained
  • Light Requirement: Full or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodlands, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Jack-By-The-Hedge, Hedge Garlic

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Goat's-Beard (Tragopogon pratensis) Plant

Haven’t you herd? These buttery-yellow blooms framed by sharp green phyllaries have a lot in common with the famous dandelion, up to its famously fluffy, shiny sandy-silver seed heads later in the season for which they’re named. However, this hardy herb is a lot more showoffish, growing fairly tall in just about any environment. An early bloomer that closes later in the day, but when it blooms, it truly is outstanding in its field!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30–90cm.
  • Flowers: May-July 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist or well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, meadows, roadsides
  • Also known as: Clock Flower, Johnny-Go-To-Bed-At-Noon, Salsifex

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Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) Plant

Growing tall with distinct, spear shaped and toothy leaves, this whimsical wetland plant has a softer side in its clustered stems of miniature ivory petals, scarlet-spotted lower lips. An excellent plant for pollinators, and makes for a pretty pondside palette!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 50-100cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: River banks, stream sides
  • Also known as: Bugleweed
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Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Plant

Though dainty by appearance, these papery bells of blue beauty on slender stalks are actually remarkably resilient to the elements, and thus we recommend that you let this well-loved wildflower run through rockeries, and avoid overcrowding them.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 15-45cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Hillsides, coastal areas, 
  • Also known as: Cuckoo Shoe, Heath Bells, Scottish Bluebell

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Hawkbit, Autumn (Leontodon autumnalis) Plant

In the autumnal gloom, spread some extra sunshine in a marshy environment with these dandelion-like rosettes of glinting gold. Not only is the Autumn Hawkbit long-lived, robust and especially attractive to pollinators, its seeds are also attractive to finches! 

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 15-50cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, rocky ridges, pathways.
  • Also known as: Fall Dandelion
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Hawkbit, Rough (Leontodon hispidus) Plant

Though this warm-paletted wildflower's plumes of canary-yellow petals look like that of  dandelion, one can tell the Rough Hawkbit apart by their larger heads with shades of red and orange on the outer florets, as well as a pleasing fragrance which helps to bring bees and butterflies to your garden.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 15-50cm.
  • Flowers: June-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, rocky ridges, pathways.
  • Also known as: Greater Hawkbit
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Hawkweed, Spotted (Hieracium maculatum) Plant
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Hawkweed, Spotted (Hieracium maculatum) Plant

Likely named for its attractive foliage - forming in dense rosettes of mottles maroon leaves - one shouldn’t overlook its brilliant branching stems of yellow, daisy-like blooms, which helps to bring in the pollinators. An excellent ornamental flower which grows well in rockeries, meadows or mixed pots and baskets.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 15-45cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, quarries
  • Also known as: Leopard

 

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Hyssop, Anise (Agastache foeniculum) Plant
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Hyssop, Anise (Agastache foeniculum) Plant

What’s better than the Anise Hyssop’s clumps-forming, soft spikes of mauve flowers? Perhaps only its aromatic leaves! A nectar-rich scented sensation of a herb best placed at the back of a border, where it brings in bees and butterflies. 

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 60-100cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Dry forests, praries
  • Also known as: Fragrant Giant Hyssop, Lavender Giant Hyssop
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Iris, Yellow-Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Plant
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Iris, Yellow-Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Plant

The Yellow Flag Iris is thought by some to be the original fleur-de-lis, a symbol of heraldry and royalty. And while the golden, three-petalled flowers and blade-like leaves are regal indeed, its true name is just as appropriate, as this water-resistant plant grows on tall, branching stems which display its beautiful blooms like flags waving in the wind. Recommended as a pond-side plant.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 100-150cm. 
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Marsh, flood planes, ditches
  • Also known as: Flagon, Water Flag, Yellow Fleur-De-Lis
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Knapweed, Common (Centaurea nigra) Plant

These thistle-like florets of magenta atop maroon flower heads are an excellent pick for any garden, despite their prickly appearance: Not only are they super hardy, they're vital in wild meadows for supporting weaker wildflowers, and they're also attractive to butterflies and bees!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, forest verges
  • Also known as: Bell Weed, Hardhead, Tassel
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Knapweed, Greater (Centaurea scabiosa) Plant

Greater Knapweed is hardy and tall-growing, and helps to bring in butterflies. We recommend complimenting its sharp and showy, thistle-like flowers with a similarly starburst-shaped scabious, or use softer shapes to and colours contrast with specimens such as the ox-eye daisy or mallow.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 40-90cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, cliff-sides
  • Also known as: Black Top
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Loosestrife, Purple (Lythrum salicaria) Plant

robust marsh flower which produces tall plumes of magenta blooms. Perfect for the pondside- let them loose and enjoy these sensational spikes of colour as they bring in bees!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 60-120cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Marshes, riverbanks, fens
  • Also known as: Black Blood, Rainbow Weed, Red Sally
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Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides) Plant

Maiden Pink with its dainty, blush - cerise pink flowers which are so very pretty but suprisingly unscented. The County flower of Roxburghshire, Maiden Pink forms a mat of foliage with dark green narrow leaves on slender stems leading to clusters of the flowers. 

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 10-15cm
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil requirement: Well drained, alkaline - neutral soils
  • Light requirement: Full sun
  • Natural habitat: Throughout Britain but not in Northern Scotland found in hilly pastures and dry banks
  • Also known as: Lady's Cushion, Meadow Pink, Spink
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Mallow, Common (Malva sylvestris) Plant

There's many a reason to plant the tough, adaptable and hearty bloom that is mallow: cherish it for its heart-winning, heart-shaped pink petals veined with violet, or for its numerous medicinal and culinary uses; it's a flower that promises to please in many different environments.

  • Type: Annual or Biennial
  • Height: 30-90cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, road verges
  • Also known as: Cheese Cakes, Marsh Mallow, Round Dock
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Mallow, Musk (Malva moschata) Plant

The Musk Mallow- so named for its musky, strong scent which only gets stronger in the summer warmth- produces pastel pink, heart-shaped petals; no wonder mythology treats it as a flower of love! Beloved by bees, and its precious blooms are an extra-sweet sight in the garden.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-90cm. 
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Hedgerows, meadows
  • Also known as: Abelmosk, Ambrette
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Mallow, Musk White (Malva moschata) Plant
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Mallow, White Musk (Malva moschata) Plant

For those looking for a brighter bloom than the pastel Musk Mallow, we present the pristine, pure pearly-white petals of the White Musk Mallow to you proudly! It’s also given a unique texture and soft sheen from its nearly-invisible veins. An easy-to-grow, hardy and nectar-rich choice for any cottage collection.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-90cm.
  • Flowers: July-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands
  • Also known as: Alba, Snow White

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Marigold, Corn (Chrysanthemum segetum) Plant

These golden, daisy-like blooms about make for an ideal choice for beds, borders, or even lawns: its subtle but sweet scent helps to attract bees and butterflies, and it's exceptionally hardy!

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 15-45cm. 
  • Flowers: June-October
  • Best Sown: Spring
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Hedgerows, meadows
  • Also known as: Guild Weed, Yellow Daisy, Yellow Ox-Eye

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Marigold, Marsh (Caltha palustris) Plant

Marigolds are always a lovely choice for the garden- even in loamy soil. The simple-yet-stunning beauty of these clusters of heart-shaped leaves and beaming golden flowers goes without saying- what’s more, they’re hardy, nectar-rich and even considered to be good luck in some parts of the country. Best placed in a sunny spot where they’ll  give off a gorgeous glow!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 25-50cm.
  • Flowers: March-August 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Marshes, coast lines, river banks
  • Also known as: Goldings, Kingcup, Publican’s Coat
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Marjoram, Wild (Origanum vulgare) Plant

Best known as a common culinary herb, the Wild Marjoram has an extra use in providing some fanciful flavour to your garden! Not only does it provide fragrant foliage, but its small, spiked stems also produce clusters of small, rich Byzantine purple buds, blooming into paler pink petals, providing an interesting mixed palette that can compliment both light and dark flower arrangements!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: July-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, farmland, chalky soil
  • Also known as: Oregano, Grove Marjoram, Wintersweet 
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Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) Plant
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Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) Plant

The frothy formations of this cream-coloured flower are a truly sugary-sweet sight for the eyes- among other senses, as this tall and robust plant is also renowned for its sweet scent, and it’s frequently used as a flavouring, too. For those caring for marshy meadows, Meadowsweet is a perfect treat!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 60-120cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Best Sown: Autumn or Spring
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: River banks, damp meadows
  • Also known as: Bridewort, Honey-Sweet, Meadow Queen
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Mignonette, Wild (Reseda lutea) Plant

A branched, hairless plant, bearing spikes of freshly-coloured flowers in yellow and green alongside equally-excellent, pale and wavy-edged leaves. Add it to a meadow to bring in beautiful butterflies, as these plants benefit them brilliantly.

  • Type: Biennial 
  • Height: 25-60cm.
  • Flowers: May-October 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist or well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Quarries, sand dunes, road verges
  • Also known as: Base Rocket

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Mint, Water (Mentha aquatica) Plant
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Mint, Water (Mentha aquatica) Plant

This is the perfect pond-side plant for those wanting a breath of fresh air! Produces globes of pale pink petals that are good for pollinators, and just as appealing are its aromatic leaves, which can even be used as a flavouring. Needless to say, this is one cool flower.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 60-80cm.
  • Flowers: July-October 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Wet meadows, marshes, river banks
  • Also known as: Fish Mint
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Mullein, Dark (Verbascum nigrum) Plant

This five-petalled flower's buttery yellow beauty is of a similar, cheery style to that of the daffodil, but its hairy, ruby-red anthems enriches its beauty further, giving it a strong, eye-catching effect. Alongside its fuzzy foliage, this is an ideal plant to place in a herbaceous border, for spikes of striking beauty!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 15-45cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-Drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun 
  • Natural Habitat: Road verges, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Black-Rooted Mullein, Tall Mullein
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Mullein, Great (Verbascum thapsus) Plant

The Great Mullein bears tall spires of soft, silvery leaves which spiral around the stem. In fact, this plant’s super-soft, hairy texture is just as well-known as the dense clusters of miniature pale-gold flowers it produces. Throughout history this plant’s seen a variety of uses, and in the garden it benefits bees and butterflies greatly, with some species of bees using its silvery ‘hair’ to build their homes. A friendly flower which helps the wildlife and adds a uniquely bright splash of colour to the backs of borders.

  • Type: Biennial 
  • Height: 100-180cm.
  • Flowers: July-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland margins, clearings, waste grounds
  • Also known as: Aaron’s Rod, Feltwort, Velvet Plant

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Mullein, Moth (Verbascum blattaria) Plant
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Mullein, Moth (Verbascum blattaria) Plant

Growing tall, slender stems with flowers climbing up the stalk, the Moth Mullein’s subtle beauty comes in a variety of colours: petals are often white, tinted with pale pink or lemon yellow. Much like its namesake, it enjoys a place in bright light where its bright blooms can really glow- and it’s not picky about soil conditions, making it ideal for borders or rockeries.

  • Type: Biennial 
  • Height: 60-100cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland margins, clearings, waste grounds
  • Also known as: Shepherd’s Club, Slippery Mullein, Woolly Mullein
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Heartsease (Viola tricolor) Plants
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Pansy, Wild (Viola tricolor) Plants

A famous subject mentioned in Shakespearian stageplay, this lovely, hardy and hearty flower truly is the perfect colour of a midsummer night’s dream, with heart-shaped white or yellow petals stained purple in the centre, supposedly from being hit by one of Cupid’s arrows. The unique, whiskery patterns on each pansy are easy to fall in love with, and make for a spellbinding spectacle when scattered in borders or rockeries.

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 15-30cm.
  • Flowers: April-June
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, dry meadows, rocky outcrops
  • Also known as: Cupid’s Flower, Heartsease, Love-In-Idleness
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Plantain, Hoary (Plantago media) Plant
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Plantain, Hoary (Plantago media) Plant

This grass-like plant produces dense spikes of greenish florets, which later display long, lilac stamens that provide this otherwise-prickly plantain with a soft and ribbony appearance. A real gift to your garden that’s perfect for pollinators, and also provides a sweet scent like vanilla. Well-suited to meadows.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 30-45cm.
  • Flowers: May-August 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, chalky
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, pastures, roadsides
  • Also known as: Fire Leaves, Healing Herb, Kemps
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Plantain, Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) Plant
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Plantain, Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) Plant

True nature-lovers can give little bit back to nature with this rugged and robust meadow plant. The cream-coloured anthers that give colour to the Ribwort Plantain's spikes of sharp umber petals also serve as a vital food source for pollinators and other animals. A good addition to meadows that's easy to naturalise.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 60-90cm. 
  • Flowers: April-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-Drained
  • Light Requirement: Full or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, roadsides
  • Also known as: Black Jack, Hen Plant, Ribgrass
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Poppy, Common (Papaver rhoeas) Plants

Scarlet, saucer-shaped, 4-petalled flowers used across the country and beyond as a symbol of remembrance for soldiers lost in the Great War. A hardy annual that self-seeds readily, its vibrant colours are a valuable addition for wild meadows, beds, borders and cottage gardens.

  • Type: Annual  
  • Height: 30-60cm. 
  • Flowers: May-July 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, farm land, roadsides
  • Also known as: Blind-Eyes, Flanders Poppy, Headache Plant
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Primrose, Wild (Primula vulgaris) Plant

The Wild Primrose’s pale yellow, five-petalled flowers are a cottage classic! Its light colouration is a delight under trees and bushes- just imagine a shady spot illuminated by sweet-scented, hardy clusters of buttery beauty!

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 20-30cm.
  • Flowers: February-May 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland, grassland
  • Also known as: Culver Keys, Suncups
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Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) Plant

So-named for its feathery, forked flowers in flamingo pink, we recommend these raggedy riches for a lot of reasons. Planted in a marshy spot, these bright bursts of streaming pink petals will help to bring in bees and butterflies! 

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: May-July 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland, wetlands
  • Also known as: Cuckoo Hood, Meadow Pink, Wild William
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Restharrow, Common (Ononis repens) Plant
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Restharrow, Common (Ononis repens) Plant
  • A good perennial meadow plant with pink pea flowers on tough stems.
  • Attractive to bees
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Requires: Dry soil and sun.
  • Height: 30cm

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Sage, Clary (Salvia sclarea) Plant
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Sage, Clary (Salvia sclarea) Plant

Large aromatic leaves and decorative lilac flower bracts, used in aromatherapy.

  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun and well drained soils
  • Height: 60cm
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Sage, Wood (Teucrium scorodonia) Plant

Perennial. A good woodland subject with lovely crinkly, light green leaves and greenish-yellow flowers with prominent maroon stamens.

  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Shade.
  • Height: 30cm

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Sainfoin (Onobrychis vicifolia) Plant
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Sainfoin (Onobrychis vicifolia) Plant

Perennial. A bushy meadow plant with cone-shaped spikes. Aromatic perennial with masses dark red flowers turning to  pink.

  • A good butterfly plant.
  • Flowers: July - September
  • Requires: Sun and well drained soil, found in meadows and along footpaths
  • Height: 40 - 50 cm
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Salsify (Tragopogon Porrifolius) Plant

Salsify has vibrant purple flowers that only open during a sunny morning and narrow grass like leaves. It is grown both for it's delicate ornamental flowers or for it's delicious tap root that's flavour leads to it's also known as names of Oyster Vegetable or Oyster Root.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Flower: June-August
  • Soil requirement: Well drained, deep and loose soils
  • Light requirement: Full sun
  • Natural habitat: Throughout Britain but often not far from sea
  • Also known as: Jerusalem Star, Oyster Root, Oyster Plant, Purple Goat's Beard, Vegetable Oyster, Grassleaf Goatsbeard
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Saw-wort (Serratula tinctoria) Plant
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Saw-wort (Serratula tinctoria) Plant

Perennial. Similar to Knapweed. Violet-red flowers size 1.5cms.

  • Flowers: July - September
  • Requires: Grasslands, open woods, damp-moist calcareous soils
  • Height: Up to 1 m tall
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Saxifrage, Burnet (Pimpinella saxifraga) Plant - Boston Seeds
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Saxifrage, Burnet (Pimpinella saxifraga) Plant

Perennial. Has a finely-ribbed stem and mostly rounded leaf lobes.

  • Flowers: May - September.
  • Requires: Dry grassland, heaths and open woodland, not acid soils.
  • Height: 50 - 100cm.
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Saxifrage, Meadow (Saxifraga granulata) Plant - Boston Seeds
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Saxifrage, Meadow (Saxifraga granulata) Plant

Perennial. A choice plant rarely found in the wild. Masses of fine white flowers

  • Flowers: April-June
  • Requires: Sunny and well drained soils
  • Height: 10 - 22cm.

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Scabious, Devil's-bit (Succisa pratensis) Plant

Perennial. Soft hairy stem, flowering heads about 2cms across, compact and violet-blue.

  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Poor grassland, fenland or meadows, damp-moist acid-calcareous soils.
  • Height: 50-80cm.
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Scabious, Field (Knautia arvensis) Plant

Perennial. Blue-lilac 'pincushion' flowers in summer. Looks attractive with ox-eye daisies.

  • A nectar plant for butterflies & bees.
  • Flowers: July - September
  • Requires: Sun and well drained soil.
  • Height: 30-90 cm
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Scabious, Small (Scabiosa columbaria) Plant

Perennial. A compact small plant with pale blue flowers, plants are a magnet for butterflies.

  • Flowers: July - August
  • Requires: Lime-rich soil and sun.
  • Height: 30cm
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Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis Arvensis) Plant

Annual. A low growing plant with bright red (although sometimes pink) 5 petalled flowers. Often found in sand dunes, arable and open land and roadside verges.

  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: upto 30cm

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Sedge, Cyperus (Carex pseudocyperus) Plant
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Sedge, Cyperus (Carex pseudocyperus) Plant

Perennial. Attractive bright yellow/green tufted sedge, drooping sausage shaped flowers.

  • Flowers: May - June
  • Requires: Pond side.
  • Height: 60 - 90 cms 
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Sedge, False Fox (Carex otrubae) Plant
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Sedge, False Fox (Carex otrubae) Plant

Perennial. Flowers a spike of yellow - green - pale brown.

  • Flowers: June- July
  • Requires: Damp
  • Height: 60 - 90 cms 
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Sedge, Pendulous (Carex pendula) Plant
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Sedge, Pendulous (Carex pendula) Plant

Perennial. Tussock and rhizome forming, spreading plant, leaves to 22mm wide, drooping.

  • Flowers: May - June
  • Requires: Woods, damp-moist soil, not acid. Light-heavy shade.
  • Height: 100 - 140 cms 
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Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) Plant

A perennial with a purple-violet flower. Self-seeds readily.

  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Sun or semi-shade
  • Height: Up to 20cm.
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Sheepsbit (Jasione montana) Plant
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Sheepsbit (Jasione montana) Plant

Biennial. Masses of soft blue scabious flowers, self-seeds readily in favourable conditions.

  • Flowers: May
  • Requires: Sun, well-drained and slightly acid soil
  • Height: 20cm

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Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) Plant

Perennial. Leaves narrow, pointed and finely toothed. Small flower heads in loose clusters.

  • Flowers: July - September
  • Requires: Grasslands, marshes, damp soil. Not calcareous soils.
  • Height: 25 - 50 cms
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Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Plant
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Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Plant

Perennial. Flowers weakly-scented and clustered in the upper leaves, can be pale pink or white. 

  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Damp-moist soils, Found along footpaths, waste ground, hedges and river banks.
  • Height: 50 -70 cms
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Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Plant
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Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Plant

Perennial. Reddish pink flower spikes, arrow shaped leaves turn crimson.

  • Component of meadows.
  • Flowers: May-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15-60cm.
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Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Plant
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Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Plant

Perennial. Flower spikes are reddish pink - smaller than Common Sorrel - with daintier leaves.

  • Flowers: May-August.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 7-25cm
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Speedwell, Birdseye (Veronica chamaedrys) Plant - Boston Seeds
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Speedwell, Birdseye (Veronica chamaedrys) Plant

Perennial. Superb woodland edge or informal lawn subject with loose spikes of brilliant azure flowers, looks beautiful in the sun.

  • Flowers: April-July
  • Requires: Well-drained soil
  • Height: 10-20cm
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Speedwell, Spiked (Veronica spicata) Plant
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Speedwell, Spiked (Veronica spicata) Plant

Perenial. A good border plant with long spikes of intense blue flowers.

  • Flowers: July onwards
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil
  • Height: 30-60cm
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St John's-Wort, Common (Hypericum perforatum) Plant

Perennial. A shrub-like plant with clusters of golden yellow flowers.

  • Flowers: July on.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soils.
  • Height: 30-60cm

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St John's-Wort, Hairy (Hypericum hirsutum) Plant
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St John's-Wort, Hairy (Hypericum hirsutum) Plant

Perennial. Hairs on stems and on both sides of leaves distinguish this specie. Flowers pale-yellow and quite large (to 1.5cm across).

  • Flowers: July - August.
  • Requires: Damp woods, scrub, shaded areas, usually on calcareous soils.
  • Height: 60-100 cm
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Stitchwort, Greater (Stellaria holostea) Plant

Perennial. One of our prettiest woodland and hedgerow spring flowers. White flowers up to 3cm on slender stalks. Petals notched and leaves narrow and stiff.

  • Flowers: April - June.
  • Requires: Hedges, banks and wood-margins. Damp-moist soils.
  • Height: 25-60cms
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Strawberry, Wild (Fragaria vesca) Plant

Perennial. Long rooting runners, has silky-hairy leaves with white flowers that produce tiny red fleshy head.

  • Flowers: May - June.
  • Requires: Open woods, woodland edges, scrubland, dry soils, not acid.
  • Height: to 20cm tall

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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Plant
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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Plant

Aromatic perennial with golden yellow button like flowers.

  • Flowers: July onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30-90cm
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Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Plant

Tall biennial with conical, prickly flower heads banded with purple.

  • Can be dried.
  • Looks superb with the setting sun as a background.
  • Gold Finches adore the seed.
  • Flowers: July-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60-200cm
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Thyme, Wild (Thymus polytrichus) Plant

Perennial. Slightly aromatic, ground creeping specie.Has long creeping stems with flowers in a dense forming head.

  • Flowers: June to September.
  • Requires: grassy areas with heathy sand and rocky places, can be found growing in walls. Dry acid - calcareous soils.
  • Height: 10 - 20 cm

 

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Toadflax, Common (Linaria vulgaris) Plant

Perennial. A plant of hedgerows and meadows with yellow/orange snap-dragon flowers.

  • Flowers: July -October
  • Requires: Sun/light shade.
  • Height: 30-60cm

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Toadflax, Ivy Leaved (Linaria cymbalaria) Plant
  • Perennial. A trailing plant - ideal for dry stone walls or containers. Small solitary blue snap-dragon flowers, yellow honey guide on the lower lip
  • Flowers: April onwards
  • Requires: Sun or semi-shade and dryish soil
  • Height: 5-10cm

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Toadflax, Pink (Linaria purpurea) Plant

Perennial. Greyish leaves, flowers in spikes of pink, snapdragon-like.

  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 22-60cm

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Toadflax, Purple (Linaria purpurea) Plant
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Toadflax, Purple (Linaria purpurea) Plant

Perennial. Greyish leaves, flowers in spikes of pink, snapdragon-like.

  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 22-60cm
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Trefoil, Bird's-foot (Lotus corniculatus) Plant

Perennial. Also known as 'Eggs and Bacon'. Clusters of yellow/orange pea-like flowers.

  • Flowers: May - October.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15-25cm

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Trefoil, Greater Bird's-foot (Lotus uliginosus) Plant

Yellow flowers in a larger head than birdsfoot trefoil.

  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Moist.
  • Height: 30 cm.
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Valerian, Red (Centranthus ruber) Plant
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Valerian, Red (Centranthus ruber) Plant

Perennial. Large rockery or dry stone wall plant. Also good in a dry border. Very attractive to bees.

  • Flowers: May onwards
  • Requires: Dry soil
  • Height: 60 - 90 cm

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Vetch, Common (Vicia sativa) Plant

Perennial. Only pink succulent to be found in woods, numerous small purplish - pink flowers.

  • Flowers: June-September
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 45 cm

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Vetch, Kidney (Anthyllis vulneraria) Plant

Perennial. Showy yellow flowers and a hairy calyx. long flowering period.

  • Flowers: May on.
  • Requires: Open sunny position chalk or limestone preferred.
  • Height: 7-15cm.

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Vetch, Tufted (Vicia cracca) Plant

Perennial. Showy blue-purple to pinkish-purple flowers.

  • Flowers: June-September
  • Requires: Sun, meadows, agricultural fields, woodland margins.
  • Height: 60 - 120 cm

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Vetchling, Meadow (Lathyrus pratensis) Plant

Perennial. Straggling plant, flowers weakly scented, yellow flowers 2cm long, branched tendrils. Fruit a blackish hairless pod to 4cm long. 

  • Also known as "Meadow Pea".
  • Flowers: May - August.
  • Requires: Meadows, woodland edges, shrubs. Wet-moist soils.
  • Height: 50 - 100 cm
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Violet, Dog (Viola riviniana) Plants
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Violet, Dog (Viola riviniana) Plants
  • Perennial. Flowers blue violet
  • Flowers: Apil-June
  • Requires: Shade tolerant
  • Height: 5 - 10 cm

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Violet, Sweet Purple (Viola odorata) Plant

Perennial. Much beloved, fragrant purple flowers. Unforgetable sweet scent on spreading plants. Needs the benefit of mid to dense shade. Grow in association with Wild Primrose or Oxlip.

  • Flowers: March- April
  • Requires: Shade tolerant
  • Height: 5 - 10 cm

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Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) Plant

Flowers on tall spikes with pink buds opening to a glorious display of vivid blue. A fantastic plant, highly attractive to bees.

  • Flowers: June to September.
  • Requires: Well-drained soil and full sun
  • Height: 15-30cm
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Wallflower, Wild (Cheiranthus cheiri) Plant
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Wallflower, Wild (Cheiranthus cheiri) Plant

Perennial. Fragrant flowers that are usally yellow, orange or brick red. Will colonise old walls.

  • Flowers: March-June
  • Height: 22-45cm
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Weld (Reseda luteola) Plant
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Weld (Reseda luteola) Plant

Biennial. Yellowish-green flowers on long narrow spikes. Dark green wavy edged leaves. Very similar to Wild Mignonette. 

  • Flowers: May-October
  • Requires: Sun, waste ground, footpaths.
  • Height: 1m - 1.5m

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White Deadnettle (Lamium Album) Plant

White Deadnettle has pretty white flowers, although not pure white they are faintly permeated with green, which appear in intervals along the stem in clusters. They are a great early nectar and pollen source which makes it attractive to long-tongued insects such as bumble bees and mason bees. This nettle does not sting and the young heart shaped leaves can be used in salads or cooked.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 15-30cm
  • Flowers: March - late Autumn
  • Soil requirement: Moist fertile soils
  • Light requirement: Full sun, partial shade
  • Natural habitat: Most of the UK apart from the far North, grassland, woodland, roadsides
  • Also known as: White Nettle, Bee Nettle, Blind Nettle, Day Nettle, Snake Flower, White Archangel, Dog Nettle
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Woundwort, Hedge (Stachys sylvatica) Plant
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Woundwort, Hedge (Stachys sylvatica) Plant

Perennial. Flowers dark beetroot purple with whitish blotches.

  • Loved by bees
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Shade, woods, scrubland, clearings
  • Height: 30 - 90 cm
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Woundwort, Marsh (Stachys palustris) Plant

Perennial. 4-angled sparsely hairy stem, leaves heart shaped at the base. Corolla pale-purple/pink with dark spots on lower lip.

  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Banks, wet meadows, ditches, wet fields, fenland. 
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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Plant

Perennial. White or pinkish, aromatic flowers.

  • Flowers: June - October
  • Requires: Sun, rich meadows, pastures
  • Height: 40 - 55 cm.
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Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) Plant

***Pre-order now for delivery April 2021***

Annual. Also known as Hay-rattle, hemi-parasite that needs grass to grow. Pale Yellow, mature seed pods rattle.

  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: All types of grassland
  • Height: 20 - 50 cm
  • Orders placed for this item will be delivered in April 2021
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