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Verbascum olympicum

Every garden needs�a plant that shouts 'look at me' so a Verbascum olympicum is a worthy contender.�It will tolerate conditions that other plants would find hard to thrive in, such as hot and dry borders and poor soil and will quickly grow to 2 metres tall. The felted, silver rosMore Info

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Delphinium 'Black Knight'

Delphinium 'Black Knight' looks wonderful in cottage gardens, planted at the back of the border in bold clumps. This hardy perennial has deep indigo-blue flowers, each with a black eye. It produces its floral display in early summer and will often delight the grower with a secondMore Info

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Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

You might not expect Verbena to be so compact but this variety, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'�has the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers but has shorter stems that reach only half the usual�height. The plants have an open habit�that gives a light and airy feel�and thMore Info

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Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed'

Colour that's almost 2 metres high! And now Hollyhocks are even more colourful thanks to new Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed', with its glowing eyes to add contrast. These stunning cottage garden perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors and the edible flowers can even be aMore Info

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Teasel

Tall, striking, thistle-like plants with serrated leaves and large spiny flower heads. A valuable source of nectar for bees and butterflies, as well as attracting many seed-eating birds to your garden or wild flower meadow. Makes attractive, dried, cut flowersMore Info

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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is well loved for its tall, arching stems with fiery red trumpets above crimped, sword-like foliage in late summer, just as other border perennials begin to fade. With a RHS AGM, this variety is prized for its robust and resilient nature, also adding structureMore Info

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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for your garden? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! An exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but surely set to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselvesMore Info

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Tree Lily® Collection

Tree lilies® are the breathtaking result of years of painstaking breeding; these incredible varieties of oriental lily can grow as tall as 2.5m (8ft) in as little as two years. One single Tree Lily® bulb can produce up to thirty 20cm (8) trumpet blooms and will take on aMore Info

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Agapanthus 'Northern Star'

Agapanthus 'Northern Star' is very free flowering, forming masses of umbel flower heads all through summer. The stunning deep blue flowers have a purple stripe the same as the purple base of the semi-evergreen foliage. A tall African Blue Lily, ideal in the middle of your garden'More Info

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Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata, or Gayfeather as it is more commonly known, is a tall plant, well suited to the back of the border where its rocket-like spires of soft mauve flowers will stand proud behind other smaller plants. Bees and butterflies just love these feathery blooms, and flower arMore Info

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Cirsium 'Pink Blush'

A must-have perennial for all would-be flower fashionistas! Bees and butterflies will flock to this cultivated thistle and so too will friends and family once they see the striking fluffy blooms. The pretty blooms appear on tall stems above low growing foliage rosettes. A relaxedMore Info

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Italian cypress 'Stricta'

Bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden with these Italian Cypress trees. Also known as the Mediterranean Cypress, this droughttolerant tree has a tall columnar habit and is ideal for planting either side of an entranceway or as an architectural focal point in the gardeMore Info

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Tamarix ramosissima 'Rubra'

Originally from the Netherlands, Tamarix ramosissima 'Rubra' is a tall deciduous shrub or small tree with little green leaves, rather like needles. One of the most appealing aspects of this delightful shrub is its versatility. It will easily resist the worst of the British winterMore Info

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Pennisetum viridescens

Enjoying a full sun position the elegant and attractive Pennisetum viridescens has evergreen leaves which arch gracefully back to allow tall stems of flower heads to push upwards. Beautiful feathery plumes are atop each stem, and each is flushed with a black which catches the winMore Info

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Umbrella Bamboo

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Cardiocrinum giganteum

Spectacular fragrant, trumpet-shaped blooms as many as 50 at a time. Worth the wait as it can take 3+ years to flowerMore Info

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Penstemon 'Pensham Czar'

Striking blue-purple, bell-shaped blooms with defined white centres adorn the tall stems of Penstemon 'Pensham Czar' from June right through to October. As with all Pensham Penstemons, this variety was bred to cope with British winters and boasts a strong growing habit, semi-everMore Info

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Cotoneaster lucidus

Cotoneaster lucidus, also known as the Peking Cotoneaster,�is an ideal Cotoneaster for hedging purposes. Planted in a line, it can grow to be a tall hedge of up to 3 metres in height, and can easily be pruned if a lower hedge is prefered.�It also makes a nice stand alone specimenMore Info

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Delphinium 'Blue Bird' (Pacific Hybrid)

A Pacific hybrid delphinium, 'Blue Bird' has tall spires bearing bright blue blooms which have contrasting white centres. It makes its dramatic statement in June and July when it truly steals the show, adding height, stature and colour to the back of sunny herbaceous perennial boMore Info

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Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

Anemone Japonica Honorine Jobert (Windflower) is one of the tallest anemones and is perfect for hiding unsightly sheds or fences with its delicate tall white blooms. It's a freely spreading perennial that comes into its own in August to September when most other plants are startiMore Info

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Foxglove 'Excelsior Hybrids'

Foxglove 'Excelsior Hybrids' produces tall spires of delicate, bell-shaped flowers with heavily spotted throats. The evenly-spaced blooms, in pastel shades of mauve, pink, yellow and white, create a spectacular presence at the back of borders, and make handsome cut flowers. BestMore Info

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Thalictrum 'Black Stockings'

In the summer months, the willowy, tall Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' produces black stems topped with fluffy purple flowers. It's great for filling spaces in woodland gardens and shaded borders. Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' mixes beautifully with most border plants and looks espeMore Info

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Salvia 'Amistad'

A stunning new variety of Sage Salvia 'Amistad' has rich, elegant, purple flowers atop tall near-black stems, with a mound of beautiful basal green foliage. Ornamental Sage is ideal for cottage garden borders and with a small amount of deadheading can bloom almost continuously frMore Info

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Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora'

Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' is an excellent choice for a cottage garden. The hardy perennial produces bright pink, pompom shaped blooms in June and July. These flowers grow on tall spires which provide bland borders with height and structure. Alternatively, they can also be dispMore Info

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Stock 'Most Scented Mix'

With their spicy, clove-like scent, and tall sturdy stems, these stocks make fantastic cut flowers that bring fragrance and colour to your home. The closely packed flower spikes of this tall, clove scented mix emerge in a blend of at least 6 lovely pastel shades. This customer faMore Info

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Scabious 'Oxford Blue'

An easy to grow annual, producing tall stems covered in masses of stunning, mid-blue, pin cushion flowers. A classic cottage garden plant, ideal for cutting and loved by bees and butterflies. Beautiful plants for the cottage borderMore Info

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Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels'

Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels' is a delightful plant, that looks fantastic planted in colourful cottage garden or informal garden borders. This variety of Knautia has pin cushion flowers, in gentle shades of pink, rose and crimson on slender, airy, tall stems and will flowerMore Info

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Shasta Daisy 'Fair Lady'

The large, daisy-like flowers of Shasta Daisy 'Fair Lady' are delightfully frilly with a buttery yellow centre surrounded by a close ruff of short white petals and a fringe of longer ones. The flowers grow on tall stems and flower for several months, lasting well into September.More Info

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Godetia 'Apple Blossom'

An exquisite colour, a rave for flower arrangers, soft apricot pink with a touch of white. With excellent vigour and free flowering over a very long season, the tall plants also mix well in perennial borders. Lovely for cutting. Grow in full sun. Flowers summer. Height 12m (3-4ftMore Info

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Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

The ever popular Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' is one of the most commonly grown Catmints. The lilac-blue lavender-like flower spikes rise above the silvery-green foliage from early summer onwards, giving a delightful summer display, that is ideal for softening borders and path edgesMore Info

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Poppy 'Pink Fizz'

Bring your garden to life as the stems of silver foliage sway in the breeze, topped by elegant two-tone pink bicolour blooms with irregular and finely slashed 'lacinate' petals. An easy to grow annual that is sure to create interest in your bordersMore Info

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Delphinium x cultorum 'Centurion Lilac Blue Bicolour' F1 Hybrid

UK Exclusive. One of the very best delphiniums from seed, equal in quality to expensive cutting-raised plants. The tall, sturdy stems of Delphinium Centurion Lilac Blue Bicolour are covered in truly stunning bi-coloured blooms with triple-layered petals in lilac and blue shades wMore Info

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