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, Creeping (Ranunculus repens) Plant

The Creeping Buttercup has classic charm, with glossy yellow, five-petalled flowers on short stems covered with fine hairs. natural attractant for pollinators, and it adds a wonderful golden glow to lawns, paths, and spots with loamy soil.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 20-50cm. 
  • Flowers: May-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Damp grasslands, gardens, pastures
  • Also known as: Lantern Leaves, Ram's Claws, Sit-Fast
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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

The county flower of Somerset, a low-growing hairless plant with blush pink flowers with feathery edges framed by narrow, grey-green leaves. Discovered in Cheddar Gorge around 300 years ago, this flower is excellent spread or scattered across rockeries and borders. It's also strongly clove-scented, so it's a real feast for the senses- or is that a bit too cheesy?

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 10-15cm.
  • Flowers: May-July
  • Soil requirement: Well drained, neutral-alkaline soils.
  • Light requirement: Full sun
  • Natural habitat: Cliffsides and rockland
  • Also known as: Clove Pink, Sweet Pink, Firewitch

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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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Crested Dogstail (Cysnosurus cristatus) Plant

Although its clustered spikelets trimmed with miniature magenta florets are now grown more as an ornamental plant, Crested Dogstail was once grown to be used to make bonnets. An important food plant for multiple species of butterflies, and works wonderfully in a wildmeadow mix, as it's exceptionally hardy- able to survive drought and cold and remain green throughout winter.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30–75cm. 
  • Flowers: May-June
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, grasslands
  • Also known as: Dog's Grass, Dog's Tail Grass, Windlestraw
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Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine Pratensis) Plant

Produces rosettes of leaves at the base of the stem leading up to its four pale pink petals. A flower that captures the essence of springtime; it's named because it blooms 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
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Damp meadows, pond margins, riverbanks
  • Also known as: Lady's-Smock, Cuckoo Bread, Mayflower

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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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Deptford Pink (Dianthus Armeria) Plant

The once-common Deptford Pink is now a rare flower and is classified as endangered. This five-petalled flower introduces some delightful little details to a basic bloom, with its vivid pink petals fringed at the edges and decorated with paler spots. It's an early-morning bloomer which closes in the afternoon, but planted alongside other pink plants, this works to your advantage to give the other flowers a chance to shine!

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Flowers: June - August
  • Soil requirement: Dry, light soils
  • Light requirement: Full sun
  • Natural habitat: Hedgerows, dry pastures
  • Also known as: Grass Pink

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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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Fox and Cubs (Pilosella aurantiaca) Plant

Now here's a foxy flower- literally! Bearing fuzzy-looking, monarch orange flowers with brush-like edges, with stems covered in black hairs, it's easy to compare this low-maintenance wildflower to a fox leaving its den- and the clusters of new flowers which open beneath it to its shy, newborn litter of cubs!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 15-30cm
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil requirement: Well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural habitat: Meadows, embankments, road verges, stony wasteland
  • Also known as: Devil's Paintbrush, Golden Mouse Ear, Grim-the-Collier
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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 Rue (Galega officinalis) Plant

Goat's Rue is a medium to tall plant with lilac-to-lavender petals in the shape of small sweetpeas. While it was previously grown readily as forage and medicinal crop, it's nowadays seens as an excellent ornamental plant which is attractive to variety of insects as a food source. 

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 100-150cm.
  • Flowers: July to September
  • Soil requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural habitat: Damp meadows, river banks
  • Also known as: French Lilac, Professor-Weed, Italian Finch
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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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Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) Plant

Herb-robert: a type of crane's-bill with a reddish stem and similarly-tinted leaves with a mousy scent. It's named after Saint Robert, who used these pale pink, five-petalled flowers to cure the sick, and it's frequently used in herbalism today. As an ornamental flower, it self-seeds readily and serves as a valuable food source for pollinators.

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 30-40cm.
  • Flowers: May-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, coastal areas
  • Also known as: Fox Geranium, Jenny Wren, Stinking Robert 

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Hyssop (Hyssopus Officinalis) Plant

Hyssop is a herb related to the mint, with aromatic leaves which are sometimes used for flavouring and medicine. It looks just as sweet, producing spikes of petals from vivid violet to royal blue and even white. A delightful bit of eye candy that's also attractive to pollinators and easy to grow.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 40-60cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil requirement: Moist or well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural habitat: Grassland, meadows, roadsides
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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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Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium caeruleum) Plant

The county flower of Derbyshire. Jacob's Ladder gets its name from its climbing, ladder-like foliage. Produces lavender blue, bell-shaped flowers form in clusters at the top of its tall, slender stems.  

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 50-100cm
  • Flowers: June - July
  • Soil requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural habitat: North facing areas, limestone hillsides, old meadows
  • Also known as: American Great Valerian, Charity, Ladder to Heaven
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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

The county flower of Roxburghshire is certainly well-named, as its toothy, cerise pink flowers with deep-rose central markings are among our most vivid, and carry all the allure of a fairytale maiden. Recommended for rockeries, this bloom's beauty is easy to get lost in, growing in clusters in a mat of dark silver-green foliage.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 10-15cm.
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil requirement: Well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun
  • Natural habitat: Hillsides, pastures, 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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Mouse-Ear Hawkweed (Hieracium Pilosella) Plant

The citrus yellow petals of the Mouse-Ear Hawkweed's florets give it a ragged resembance to its relative, the Common Dandelion, they can be easily told apart by the former's attractive crimson outer petals and leaves covered in wooly white hairs. An interesting combo of colours for decorating any environment.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 5-30cm.
  • Flowers: May to October
  • Soil requirement: Well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun 
  • Natural habitat: Short pastures, free-draining grassland, sandy dunes, heaths
  • Also known as: Blood of St John, Felon Herb, Mouse Ear, Fellon Herb
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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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Red Deadnettle (Lamium Purpureum) Plant

Although similar in looks to the stinging nettle, Red Deadnettle has harmless, heart-shaped foliage with a purple tint. As an early-blooming plant, these whorls of hooded flowers in ruby red to pinkish-purple are a prominent source of early pollen for bees as they build up their nest.

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 5-30cm.
  • Flowers: March - October
  • Soil requirement: Moist
  • Light requirement: Full sun, partial shade
  • Natural habitat: Waste grounds, field edges, roadside verges
  • Also known as: Purple Deadnettle, Purple Archangel

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Restharrow, Common (Ononis repens) Plant
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Restharrow, Common (Ononis repens) Plant

A creeping perennial which produces pink and white, pea-like petals, with equally-appealing and hardy hairy foliage with toothed leaves. An ideal meadow plant which prefers sandy soil and blooms in late summer, which also attracts bees and butterflies. 

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, coastal areas
  • Also known as: Cammock, Land Whin, Stay-Plough

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

The lilac-pink bracts of the Clary Sage certainly are a sight for sore eyes! Not only that, but its heart-shaped foliage is famously aromatic to the point where it’s frequently used in aromatherapy, along other medicinal uses the herb’s seen throughout the years.

  • Type: Biennial  
  • Height: 60-100cm.
  • Flowers: March-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, coastal areas
  • Also known as: Clear-Eye, See-Bright
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Sage, Wood (Teucrium scorodonia) Plant

Though the Wood Sage’s crinkly foliage has a more subtle scent than some of its cousins, this sublime specimen has n unusual beauty, bearing dark burgundy stems and stamens contrasted by cream-coloured petals with a large lower lip, making it look like a spoonful of sugar- and it’s sure to add that little extra bit of sweetness to stone gardens and hedgerows.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30–50cm. 
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland, heathland, coasts
  • Also known as: Garlic Sage, Hind Heal

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

These upright spikes of nectar-rich, stripey fuchsia flowers are your best bet for a bloom that’s beneficial to the wildlife of your wild meadow- it’s best grown with grasses to balance out both plants and best show off its vivid colouration!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 40–50cm. 
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, chalky
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, Foot Paths
  • Also known as: Esparsette, French Grass, Holy Clover
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Salsify (Tragopogon Porrifolius) Plant

Salsify has vibrant, spiky purple petals framed by long, ray-like sepals and accented by its dark centre with buttery yellow stamens. An early-morning bloomer, but a firework of a flower that makes a fetching ornament in a sunny spot- but can also grown for its delicious tap root!

  • Type: Biennial
  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Flower: June-August
  • Soil requirement: Well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun
  • Natural habitat: Road verges, coastal areas
  • Also known as: Jerusalem Star, Oyster Root, Purple Goat's Beard
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Saw-wort (Serratula tinctoria) Plant
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Saw-wort (Serratula tinctoria) Plant

Named for its serrated, saw-like leaves, these tall-growing and hardy plants are a relative of the daisy, which you’d hardly believe from their violet, thistle-like flowers. They make a sharp statement in a wild meadow! 

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 70–120cm. 
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, chalky
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, Forest edges
  • Also known as: Dyer's Plumeless Saw-Wort
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Saxifrage, Burnet (Pimpinella saxifraga) Plant - Boston Seeds
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Saxifrage, Burnet (Pimpinella saxifraga) Plant

For those looking for something truly unique, the Burnet Saxifrage is one in a million: bearing thin branches of miniature, crystal-white floral umbels like snowflakes, as well as highly variable foliage, ranging from thin and sharp to short and toothed.  It’s easy to naturalise, and its simple colouration makes it a suitable addition to any arrangement.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 50–100cm.
  • Flowers: May-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, heathland
  • Also known as: Lesser Burnet
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Saxifrage, Meadow (Saxifraga granulata) Plant - Boston Seeds
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Saxifrage, Meadow (Saxifraga granulata) Plant

A rarity in meadows today. Produces dense, low-growing clusters of star-shaped, alabaster flowers, the simplicity of which mixes perfectly with its hairy crimson stems and fresh green-and-yellow stigma for a flower that captures all the beauty and energy of a spring meadow.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 10–22cm. 
  • Flowers: April-June
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, pastures, roadside verges
  • Also known as: Fair Maids Of France, First Of May, Mountain Rocket

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

Named after from its shallow roots, said to have been bitten short in folklore, the Devil’s Bit Scabious is a devilishly good addition to a loamy spot in the garden. Produces rounded, purple-blue ‘pincushion’ flower heads on upright stems. A hardy and alluring plant which attracts bees and butterflies.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 50–80cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Bogs, woodland, heathlands
  • Also known as: Blue Bonnets, Bobby Bright Buttons, Fore-Bit
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Scabious, Field (Knautia arvensis) Plant

This dainty-looking globe flower produces an intricate pattern of bluish-lilac petals: the innermost flower, a soft-looking cluster of miniature florets, is framed by long and papery outer florets! A magical addition to a meadow, especially when mixed with other light-coloured wildflowers.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30–90cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, verges
  • Also known as: Black Soap, Egyptian Rose, Lady’s Cushion
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Scabious, Small (Scabiosa columbaria) Plant

Though smaller than certain other scabious, these compact, cluster-growing flowers are best suited for complimenting beds and borders rather than taking centre stage, whilst still bearing the hardiness and pretty, periwinkle blue florets of its brethren. In fact, the Small Scabious bears five-petalled florets rather than the regular four- sometimes, it’s the little things that matter.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 60–70cm. 
  • Flowers: July-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, chalky
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, verges
  • Also known as: Curl-Doddy, Lilac-Flowered Scabious
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Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis Arvensis) Plant

Produces hairy crimson flowers with a striking magenta-and-gold centre, though it rarely blooms in blue or pink- and that’s just one of this creeping flower’s many quirks! They open only in full sunlight, and can be used to tell when bad weather’s approaching. Perhaps best known for the famous 20th century play which shares its name.

  • Type: Annual  
  • Height: 10-30cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Waste ground, sand dunes
  • Also known as: Burnet Rose, Shepherd's Weather Glass, Wink-A-Peep

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

The Cyperus Sedge produces drooping, yellow-green tufted flowers, which are well-suited for pond margins for those who want a super lush and lively look. Hardy and tall-growing, the blade-like leaves of this sedge provide important cover for waterside wildlife.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 60-90cm.
  • Flowers: May-June 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Marshes, river banks, ditches
  • Also known as: Sedge Hop
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Sedge, False Fox (Carex otrubae) Plant
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Sedge, False Fox (Carex otrubae) Plant

Perhaps named for its spiky, orange-and-bronze tinted flower heads, there’s no mistaking the sedge’s characteristic fresh green tint and long, slender leaves. Best planted in heavy soil or slightly submerged in water to create a vibrant display at the water’s edge and benefit the wildlife. 

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 60-90cm.
  • Flowers: June-July 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Marshes, river banks, ditches
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Sedge, Pendulous (Carex pendula) Plant
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Sedge, Pendulous (Carex pendula) Plant

The Pendulous Sedge is a popular pond-side plant, and for a good reason- its nodding, tufted heads of grassy-green and golden-brown flowers really complete the mood of a marshy meadow, and are attractive to wildlife as well! One of the tallest species of sedge, this boisterous and hardy plant will self-seed readily.   

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 100-140cm.
  • Flowers: May-June
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Marshes, river banks, wet woodlands
  • Also known as: Great Pendulous Sedge
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Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) Plant

This whisical wildflower's short spikes of violet and burgundy beauty are just as pretty as its name! Though it's named for its medicinal uses, we think that there's nothing more rejuvinating than the sight of this multicoloured majesty flooding beds or wild meadows, as it naturalises to any environment and self-seeds readily.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 20–30cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained or moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, woodlands
  • Also known as: Blue Lucy, Heart of the Earth, Thimble-Flower
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Sheepsbit (Jasione montana) Plant
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Sheepsbit (Jasione montana) Plant

These soft-looking, bright blue blooms pair perfectly with other fluffy-petalled flowers, especially in yellows and pinks, such as hawk-bit and knapweed. An excellent plant for pollinators; bees and butterflies go baa-rmy for them! Recommended for rockeries and rough meadows, or anywhere with sandy soil. 

  • Type: Biennial 
  • Height: 20-50cm.
  • Flowers: May-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, clifftops, coastal areas
  • Also known as: Shepherd’s Scabious
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Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) Plant

These branches of pearly-white petals, framing fuzzy cream florets, are nothing to sneeze at! Named for its strong scent, its leaves can also be used to repel harmful insects (though it’s still perfect for pollinators), and it’s sometimes used as a herbal remedy. Hardy and drought-resistant.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 25-50cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Marshes, water margins
  • Also known as: Ball Of Snow, Goosetongue, Seven Years’ Love
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Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Plant
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Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Plant

The subtly sweet-scented Soapwort was named as it can be used to make soap, but its clusters of pristine white and pale pink petals bring to mind a bubble bath, washing up beds and borders as it self-seeds easily. A very useful and hardy herb to have around! Avoid placing near fish ponds.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 50-70cm.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Footpaths, river banks, hedges
  • Also known as: Boston Pink, Jill-Run-By-The-Street, World’s Wonder
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Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Plant
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Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Plant

These spikes of small, scarlet-and-fuschia flowers really spice up a wildmeadow: not only that, they bring in bees and self-seed with little fuss, making them the perfect plant to pepper in! Their attractive arrow-shapes leaves also taste tart when eaten.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 15–60cm. 
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun 
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, woodlands, verges
  • Also known as: Sour Ducks, Vinegar Plant
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Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Plant
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Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Plant

A shorter, self-seeding sorrel which bears the same upright, slender stems of scarlet and hot pink petals as its counterparts. Its small but vivid flowers add a lot of flavour to a garden, and perhaps even more flavourful are its sword-shaped basal leaves, which can even be used in making food!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 7–25cm. 
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, acidic
  • Light Requirement: Full sun 
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, woodlands, verges
  • Also known as: Sour Weed
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Speedwell, Birdseye (Veronica chamaedrys) Plant - Boston Seeds
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Speedwell, Birdseye (Veronica chamaedrys) Plant

A low-growing, creeping beauty that thrives at woodland edges, but also makes for a unique lawn subject- not many other common flowers can compare to these small spikes of azure petals shining in the sun and bringing a little of the blue sky’s beauty down to earth for your garden!

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 10-20cm.
  • Flowers: April-July
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Roadsides, woodland, grassland 
  • Also known as: Angels’ Eyes, Blue Stars
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Speedwell, Spiked (Veronica spicata) Plant
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Speedwell, Spiked (Veronica spicata) Plant

Produces dense spikes of miniature florets in regal blues and violets, alongside long, sharp leaves with a subtle silver tint. The sky’s the limit with these showy summer wildflowers: recommended for rockeries and brilliant in borders, this is a versatile and low-maintenance flower that’s practically made for a cottage garden.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Calcareous rocks and soils, grasslands
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St John's-Wort, Common (Hypericum perforatum) Plant

Looking at its golden, star-shaped flowers and showoffish nectar-rich stamens which are perfect for pollinators, it's no wonder that St John's Wort is famously revered in a variety of religions and myths- even today it's highly valued in herbalism! A great plant to grow for a gorgeous golden glow.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30–60cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: River banks, meadows, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Cammock, Devil’s Scourge, Rosin Rose

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

Distinguished by its namesake hairy leaves and stem as well as the peppered dark gland across their sepals, this specific specie of St. John’s Wort grows taller and with larger, pale-yellow flowers in clustered spikes. A fickle flower that prefers sunny, calciferous soils unlike the common St. John’s Wort, but a garden or grove decorated with these glorious golden-petalled pillars is a rich enough reward.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 60-100cm.
  • Flowers: July-August
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Open forests, damp grasslands 
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Stitchwort, Greater (Stellaria holostea) Plant

These dainty white springtime flowers are known by a variety of names: one of the most prevalent is ‘Snapdragon’, referring both to its brittle stems and how you may hear its seed pods make a popping sound as they ripen in late Spring. These silvery starbursts are also perfect for pollinators!

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 25-60cm.
  • Flowers: April-June
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Hedges, banks, wood margins  
  • Also known as: All-Bone, Easter Bells, Moonflower, Snapdragon
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Strawberry, Wild (Fragaria vesca) Plant

Produces three-leaved rosettes of broad and silky foliage. A brilliant bloom for beginners, as it’s ideal for small pots and baskets, with its daisy-like white flowers with golden centres providing a simple, earthy beauty- and that’s just the appetiser before it bears its beloved, juicy red fruits in the late summer!

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 20-50cm.
  • Flowers: April-June
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Natural Habitat: Open woodlands, grasslands
  • Also known as: Alpine Strawberry

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Sweet Vernal-Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum) Plant

These early-flowering, light maroon spikelets are wonderfully versatile, and are popular picks for fields and as potted plants for a variety of reasons: as its name suggests, Sweet Vernal-Grass has a sweet, almost vanilla-like taste to it when chewed, alongside its distinct aroma of cut hay. A valuable food plant for brown and skipper butterflies larvae.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: April-July
  • Soil requirement: Well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun
  • Natural habitat: Wildflower meadows, margins
  • Also known as: Vernal Grass, Spring Grass
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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Plant
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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Plant

These medium-to-tall-growing plants are unique both for their clusters of button-like blooms the colour of butter and their aromatic, ferny leaves which can even be used as an excellent deterrent for pests! Eccentric and an earnest self-seeder, those cautious of the tansy can grow them in a container, but in beds and borders, it attracts bees and butterflies, and even improves the soil by adding potassium!

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 30-90cm.
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Natural Habitat: Wetlands, rough grassland, verges
  • Also known as: Buttonweed, Hind-Heal, Immortality
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Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Plant

Grows as a spiky spherical flower head coloured by bands of lavender florets. An ideal meadow plant which naturalises well and grows tall, and its seed heads are known to attract the wildlife. All in all, it sure does have a sharp sense of style!

  • Type: Bienniel
  • Height: 60–200cm. 
  • Flowers: July-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained or moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, river banks, woodlands
  • Also known as: Adam’s Flannel, Shepherd’s Staff, Venus’ Basin
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Thyme, Wild (Thymus polytrichus) Plant

For any of our customers curious about an aromatic and attractive herb that’s as pretty as it is useful and easy-to-grow… read on, it’s about thyme! These low-growing clusters of pale pink and purple petals are well-known for their common culinary use, but they make for a gorgeous ground covering which require very little fuss for the multicoloured majesty they produce. Recommended for rockeries.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 10-20cm.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Natural Habitat: Coasts, rocky habitats, moors
  • Also known as: Creeping Thyme, Elfin Thyme, Mother Of Thyme

 

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Toadflax, Common (Linaria vulgaris) Plant

Here’s the perfect plant for those who want a bright burst of colour lasting late into autumn! The Common Toadflax bears snapdragon-like flowers with pale, buttery outer petals and golden-orange centres; complimenting the palette of summer spirit as well as falling leaves.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: July-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Hedgerows, meadows, waste ground
  • Also known as: Bread And Butter, False Flax, Jacob’s Ladder

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Toadflax, Ivy Leaved (Linaria cymbalaria) Plant
  • These low, trailing plants are recommended for rockeries, containers or garden walls, where they’re sure to delight with small, snapdragon-like flowers in mauve and yellow. So-named for its ivy-shaped leaves edged with red, there’s a certain magic to these miniature blooms- in bulk, they resemble a whimsical fairy village! A hardy climbing plant for those who want to add a splash of colour to a covered crevice.

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 5-10cm.
  • Flowers: June-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Cliff faces, coastal areas, grasslands
  • Also known as: Climbing Sailor, Mother Of Thousands, Oxford Ivy

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Toadflax, Pink (Linaria purpurea) Plant

What’s better than snapdragon-like wildflowers in tall whorls? This particular plant specimen’s precious, pastel-pink petals have a very soft and sweet character, especially combined with its silver-tinted stems. This beauty is easy to naturalise, and makes an attractive addition to gravel gardens, or the back of a border.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 22-60cm.
  • Flowers: June-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Waste ground, rocky soil
  • Also known as: Canon Went

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

What’s better than spikes of snapdragon-like wildflowers? This particular plant specimen’s vivid violet colouration add a rich and regal splash of colour in beds, borders and gravel gardens, as well as being beneficial for bees and being super easy to naturalise

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 22-60cm.
  • Flowers: June-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Waste ground, rocky soil
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Trefoil, Bird's-foot (Lotus corniculatus) Plant

These yellow-and-orange clusters of pea-like flowers bring some fanciful flowers to your garden, but in a more down-to-earth way: hardy and low-growing, this meadow plant is an important source of nectar to certain pollinators, and its warm colouration adds a distinct summertime shine to lawns and wild gardens.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 15-20cm.
  • Flowers: May-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Meadows, roadsides, grasslands
  • Also known as: Eggs and Bacon, Cheesecake Grass, Lamb’s Toes

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

Bearing larger flowers and a taller, stouter stem, the Greater Bird’s-Foot Trefoil may is a vastly different flower to its siblings, with its glamorous, golden pea-like flowers growing in bunched whorls at the end of branches, as well as having darker foliage and a preference for damp soil.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 30-45cm.
  • Flowers: June-August
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Wetlands, ditches, riversides 
  • Also known as: Large Bird’s-Foot Trefoil
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Valerian, Red (Centranthus ruber) Plant
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Valerian, Red (Centranthus ruber) Plant

A colourful, tall-growing wildflower, recommended for rockeries or dry stone walls. A brilliant bloom for brightening borders, as its densely clustered flowers range in colour from crimson to magenta-pink, rarely even blooming in white. What’s more, these long-lasting vivid flowers self-seed readily and attract pollinators- no wonder it’s been a popular pick for British gardens since the 17th century!

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 60-90cm.
  • Flowers: May-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, dry
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Coastal areas, roadside verges 
  • Also known as: Fox’s Brush, Jupiter’s Beard, Pretty Betsy

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Vetch, Common (Vicia sativa) Plant

These climbing woodland legumes have an earnest and delicate charm not seen in others of its kind: its small, two-tone, pea-like petals in rich pink and purple look a bit like butterflies, which may be why they're so attractive to pollinators. 

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 45–75cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, verges, coastal areas
  • Also known as: Fetch, Lintels

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Vetch, Kidney (Anthyllis vulneraria) Plant

Though known for its fuzzy foliage and calyces, this plant's golden globes of florets in a pincushion formation are only the most well known of the Kidney Vetch's fiery potential palette of petals, with some growing in orange, pink or ruby red. These summery, fluffy flowers are also quite long-lived!

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 7–15cm. 
  • Flowers: May-October
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, chalky
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, verges, coastal areas
  • Also known as: Devil’s Claws, Mary’s Fingers, Woundwort

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Vetch, Tufted (Vicia cracca) Plant

The violet and royal blue petals that these soaring spires of petals bear are just the beginning of this flighty flora's beautiful oddities: blooming with longer, feathery-looking flowers, and even the familiar seed pods it shares with others in the legume family ripen into a deep black colour. A quirky and attractive climbing plant which does its best when planted with other tall flora to support it. 

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 60–120cm. 
  • Flowers: June-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Hedgerows, river banks, woodlands
  • Also known as: Bird Vetch, Canada Pea, Tine Grass

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Vetchling, Meadow (Lathyrus pratensis) Plant

A hardy scrambling wildflower whose bright buttery-yellow, pea-like blooms are well-contrasted by its black ripe seed pods. A magnificent meadow addition which benefits bees and butterflies, and adds a certain shine to shady spots.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 50-100cm.
  • Flowers: May-August 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, roadside verges, waste ground
  • Also known as: Angle Berries, Lady’s Fingers, Meadow Pea
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Violet, Dog (Viola riviniana) Plants
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Violet, Dog (Viola riviniana) Plants

Roses are red, and you already knew of the Violet’s namesake shade of purplish-blue. This five-petalled flower’s beauty is well known, and in sun or in shade, it’s quite easily grown. It looks magical decorating the edge of a woodland garden, or beneath a small hedge- but this plant’s so simple, it’s easy to style it; for those who want blue, it just must be the Violet!

  • Type: Perennial 
  • Height: 5-10cm.
  • Flowers: April-June 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun to full shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, woodland, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Wood Violet

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Violet, Sweet Purple (Viola odorata) Plant

These famous five-petalled flowers are so beloved that they’ve named their own colour after their beautiful purple colouration. Not only that, but they’re shade-tolerant, making them the perfect plant to sweeten woodland gardens or under hedges, especially in contrast to other famous springtime flora, such as the primrose. A simple flower that’s easy to mix with other meadows, with a wonderful sweet scent which helps to bring in butterflies!

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 5-10cm.
  • Flowers: March-April 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist or well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun to full shade
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, woodland, hedgerows
  • Also known as: Florist’s Violet, Sweet Pansy

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Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) Plant

This winding wildflower boasts a long, speckled stem with thin leaves, and striking spikes of sapphire flower heads bearing red, tongue-like stamens. Don't be rattled by its slightly thorny exterior- Viper's Bugloss is a lot more beauty than bite, making for a charming plant for borders, and it benefits pollinatiors, too!

  •  Type: Biennial
  • Height: 25–75cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, coastal, heathland
  • Also known as: Blue Devil, Cat’s Tail, Snake Flower
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Wallflower, Wild (Cheiranthus cheiri) Plant
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Wallflower, Wild (Cheiranthus cheiri) Plant

Wallflowers are associated with shyness today, but these brightly-coloured creepers in golden-yellow, amber and brick red make a bold statement in full bloom. These sweetly-scented plants are amazing as ornaments, adding a mysterious sylvan style to a cottage garden as they clamber across rockeries and walls.

  • Type: Biennial  
  • Height: 22-45cm.
  • Flowers: March-April 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Waste ground, cliffsides, quarries.
  • Also known as: Bleeding Heart, Bloody Warrior, Yellow Gilliflower
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Weld (Reseda luteola) Plant
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Weld (Reseda luteola) Plant

Much like the wild mignonette, this tall and robust spire of fresh-looking, yellow-green petals adds a vibrant energy to a wild meadow as its verdant, branching stems of narrow leaves shoot up to the sky! Perfect for pollinators, and its colours can help bring nature back to a struggling spot as it tolerates poor soil.

  • Type: Biennial  
  • Height: 100-150cm.
  • Flowers: May-October 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Waste ground, roadsides, quarries.
  • Also known as: Dyer’s Rocket, Dutch Pink, Jerusalem Ash

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White Deadnettle (Lamium Album) Plant

White Deadnettle has pretty white flowers permeated with green, which appear in intervals along the stem in clusters. This nettle doesn't sting- in fact, it's a very sweet flower, which makes for a great early nectar and pollen source for bees, and its young heart shaped leaves can be used in salads or cooked.

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

Produces whorls of beetroot-coloured blooms with white markings on a hairy, crimson-tinted stem. As its name may suggest, it used to have uses in herbalism, and in the garden it’s quite popular with pollinators. 

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 30-90cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Woodlands, scrublands, verges.
  • Also known as: Hedge Stachys, Red Archangel
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Woundwort, Marsh (Stachys palustris) Plant

With an array of purple and pink petals which attract bees, few pond-side plants are as pretty as these tall wetland wildflowers growing in whorls. Sports a darker crimson colouration on its lower lip and stem. An earnest plant which multiplies over the years; some might want to keep them in a container, or let them spill  in rivers of rich-coloured, robust flowers.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 30-75cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Moist
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: River banks, ditches, marshes
  • Also known as: Clown’s Woundwort, Marsh Betony, Ploughman’s All-Heal
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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Plant

An amazing addition to meadows, herb gardens and even lawns! There’s so much to love about this lacy cluster of feathery leaves and florets in white, pink and creamy yellow, we barely know where to start: it's exceptionally hardy, has a powerful aroma, and even outside of the garden, it’s been prized in herbalism for a staggeringly long time- it’s named after its role in Greek legend where the hero Achilles supposedly used it to treat his wounds.

  • Type: Perennial  
  • Height: 40-55cm.
  • Flowers: June-October 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, coastal areas, waste land
  • Also known as: Lace Plant, Savory Tea, Thousand-Leaf
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Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) Plant

***Pre-order now for delivery April 2021***  This surprisingly musical meadow flower is a must-get for a wildflower garden: as a semi-parasitic plant, it requires robust neighbour plants like grasses and legumes, but also acts as a watchdog against vigourous weeds... and that's on top the beauty of its golden, bell-shaped flowers, complete with a charming 'chime' as its ripened seed pods rattle in the breeze

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 20–50cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist or well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, meadows
  • Also known as: Corn Rattle, Hay Rattle, Penny Grass

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Dames Violet (Hesperis Matronalis) Plant

With its clusters of uniquely vivid lilac petals with bursts of white, the Dames-Violet seems very different to her fellow violets, but bears the same sweet fragrance, which grows stronger in the evenings! A favourite of pollinators, and the dried petals can also be used for potpurri.

  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: 60-90cm
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Soil requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural habitat: Hedgerows, wood edges, wasteground
  • Also known as: Damask, Queen's Gilliflower, Sweet Rocket,
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