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Summer Colour


This collection of plants will provide your garden with beautiful Summer colours. We've picked out a few of the more popular varieties, there are many more displayed in the garden centres. All of these plants are locally grown by us.

Spring Colour | Summer Colour | Autumn Colour | Winter Interest | Ground Cover Plants | Shade Plants


Achillea Feuerland

Achillea Feuerland

Brilliant late summer flowering perennial with large flat flowerheads made up lots of tiny florets. Flowers brick-red and orange. Height: 60cm Spread: 60cm


Agapanthus umbellatus blue

Striking ornamental plant with prominent clusters of deep blue flowers held high above a mound of dark green, shiny strap shaped leaves. Flowers from midsummer onwards. Height 1m (3ft), spread 40cm. Fully hardy.


Agapanthus White

Clump forming perennial with strap shaped leaves over which flowering stems up to 40cm are produced bearing large umbels of tubular pure white flowers. Grow in full sun in moist but well drained soil. Height 40cm. Spread 40cm.


Berberis thunbergii Rose Glow

Attractive shrub, purple-red leaves are mottled silver-pink and bright rose. Red-tinged pale yellow flowers are followed by glossy red fruit. Height: 1.4m Spread: 1.2m.


Buddleja davidii Black Knight

Fast-growing shrub with arching stems of green leaves. Long conical panicles of dark purple-blue flowers. Hard prune during March. Hardy. Height: 3m Spread: 5m Growth Rate/Habit: Vigorous/Arching.


Callistemon vim. Captain Cook

Attractive shrub with arching stems of dark green leaves, lemon-scented when crushed. Brilliant crimson-red bottle- brush-like flowers in summer. Plant in full sun and fertile well-drained soil. Height 1.5m. Spread 1.5m.


Campanula Persicifolia Alba

Excellent herbaceous perennial valued for its cup-shaped pure white blooms. Grows well in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Height 60-90cm.

Cistus Peggy Sammons Cistus Peggy Sammons

Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple

A bushy tree or shrub with oval, deep purple leaves, turning red in autumn. Pink coloured, plume-like inflorescences, give a smoke like effect. Height: 2m Spread: 2m

Crocosmia Lucifer

Crocosmia x.c. Lucifer

Large orange-red lily shaped flowers that appear along arching dark-bronze stems that rise through clumped sword shaped foliage. Height: 50cm Spread: 60cm. Growth Rate/Habit: /Clump forming.


Delphinium mf Dark Blue/White bee

A dwarf variety of this popular hardy perennial bearing upright spikes of quality blooms above attractive foliage. Plant in moist, but well-drained, fertile soil in a sunny position. Protect from high winds. Height 90cm. Spread 45cm.


Deutzia var. nakaiana Nikko

A pretty compact, shrub with rich green leaves, turning purple-red in autumn. Panicles of star-shaped white flowers. Thin out and cut back old flowering shoots. Height: 60cm Spread: 1.2m


Escallonia Apple Blossom

A bushy evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves. Pretty apple-blossom- pink flowers with white centres. Frost hardy. Height: 2.5m Spread: 2.5mGrowth Rate/Habit: Slow/Rounded to broadly

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Hibiscus syriacus Blue Bird

An erect shrub with toothed dark green leaves and single bright blue flowers with a darker eye from mid-summer to autumn. Hardy. Height: 1.8m Spread: 1.2m Growth Rate/Habit: Normal/Erect


Hypericum Hidcote

An upright shrub with aromatic dark green leaves. Clusters of star-shaped yellow flowers from mid-summer to mid-autumn followed by large fruit Height: 1.2m Spread: 1.2m. Full sun.


Lavatera Barnsley

A long flowering shrub with grey-green leaves and pretty soft pink flowers with a red eye throughout summer. Plant in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Height 2m , Spread 2m.


Lobelia fulgens Queen Victoria

Striking scarlet flowers are displayed on clumps of erect stems in late summer and autumn. Height: 90cm Spread: 30cm. Plant in sun or partial shade.


Lupin Chandelier

Excellent in the herbaceous border, this variety displays its majestic spires of soft yellow flowers in early summer. Plant in sun or partial shade. Height: up to 120cm Harmful if eaten.

Lysimachia Firecracker

Lysimachia ciliata Firecracker

Upright stems with shiny ovate purple foliage, forming a bushy plant. Contrasting lemon-yellow flowers grow from the leaf axis. Height: 90cm Spread: 60cmGrowth Rate/Habit: / Aspect: Sun or partial shade.

Penstemon Garnet Penstemon Garnet

A semi-evergreen bushy perennial with narrow leaves and profuse, small, deep wine red flowers, borne from midsummer to Autumn. Height: 75cm, Spread: 60cm. Grow in sun or part shade, well drained soil.
Perovskia Perovskia Blue Spire

An upright shrub with deeply cut silver-grey leaves and airy spikes of violet-blue flowers in late summer and early autumn. Height: 1m, Spread: 1m. Grow in full sun in wel drained soil.

Philadelphus Belle Etoile

An arching shrub with clusters of fragrant, single cup-shaped, white flowers with a purple-flushed centre. Height: 2m Spread: 1.4m Growth Plant in full sun or partial shade.

Phlox Purple Flame

Phlox Purple Flame

A clump forming perennial with purple flowers from july to sept.Fragrant.Grow in moist but well drained soil in full or part sun. Height: 40cm, Spread: 40cm.


Potentilla fru. Goldfinger

A bushy shrub with dark green leaves. Pretty cup-shaped, large rich golden yellow flowers from late spring to mid-autumn. Height: 1m Spread: 1.5m Growth Rate/Habit: Normal/Bushy Aspect: Full sun


Viburnum opulus Roseum

A rounded shrub with dark green leaves, purple tinted in autumn. Globular heads of creamy white flowers from late spring to early summer. Height: 2.5m Spread: 2m Growth Rate/Habit: Normal/Rounded


Weigela Alexandra

An upright shrub with deep bronze-purple leaves. Bell-shaped, purple-pink flowers, from late spring to early summer. Height: 1.5m Spread: 1m Plant in full sun or partial shade.

Zantedeschia Zantedeschia Crowborough

Long white funnel-shaped flowers topping large glossy green, broadly spear-shaped foliage. Suitable for borders and waterside. Height: 90cm, Spread: 45cm. Grow in moist to well drained soil, in full fun or shade.