Future Forests: Perennial Flowers.  Suitable for Mail Order. Updated 22nd. June 2017 

 
  Perennials are easy to grow and whatever the nature of your soil, site or the effect you are trying to create; there are bound to be several that will meet your particular needs...but which ones ? We hope that the brief descriptions, mature heights and flowering times are helpful. We also offer suggestions to suit particular sites ~ see the drop down menu bar or the links at the bottom of this page.  
     
Genus Species / variety Common name Brief Description       Mature height in cm  flowering time in months (e.g. 5-8 = May to Aug) Pot Size Euro
  Achillea mil. 'Terracotta' Yarrow Feathery foliage, soft burnt orange flowerheads 60cm 3-5. Sun. 2lt 6.50
    'Little Moonshine'   Feathery foliage, soft yellow flowers on short stems 2lt 7.00
    'Tutti Pomegranate'   Rich red flowerheads all summer 60cm 2lt 7.00
  Actaea 'Chocaholic' Bugbane Very dark foliage, deep pink / mauve flowers in summer 60cm 3lt 15.00
  Agapanthus africanus 'Double Diamond' African Lily Double white flowers, compact 45cm 2lt 10.00
    'African Skies'   Clusters of deep blue flowers on tall stems to 120 cm, needs sun 3lt 15.00
    'Blue Umbrella'   Large white flowers above strappy leaves 90cm 2lt 8.00
Pic   umbellatus blue   Large blue flowers on tall stalks 9cm 4.00
  Alcea rosea 'Purple Hollyhocks Tall spikes dark blooms 6-9. 1.5m 2lt 7.00
    rosea 'Rose'   Soft pink flowers on tall stems 2lt 7.00
Pic Alchemilla mollis Lady’s Mantle For sun or shade, yellowy green flowers.40cm. 5-9 9cm 3.00
  Allium 'Summer Beauty'   Pink/mauve spheres loved by butterflies 70cm 6-8 2lt 7.00
  Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' Peruvian Lily Copper to gold flowers, bronze leaves, hardy, 75cm 6-10 2lt 12.00
    'Summer Saint'   Mauve flowers with purple throats 6-10, 80cm 2lt 12.00
  Anemone huph. 'Splendens' Japanese Anemone Deep pink flowers/yellow eye on long stems90cm.8-10 2lt 6.50
    'Fantasy Pocahontas'   Pale pink doubel flowers, 45cm 7-9 2lt 7.00
  Argyranthemum in variety   Cheerful daisy flowers in red or yellow all summer 2lt 7.00
Pic Armeria maritima 'Alba'   White flower tufts, grass like leaves. 20cm. 5-7 9cm 3.00
  Artemesia lud. 'Valerie Finnis'   Wide silvery leaves likes sun and poor dry ground 2lt 6.50
   Aster novi belgica 'Lady in Blue'   Powder blue flowers, low growing 9-10 2lt 7.00
  Astilbe chinensis 'Visions'   Showy pink / mauve flower plumes till late summer 2lt 6.50
    'Eden's Twinkle'   Tall stems of creamy white plume flowers 2lt 7.00
    'Hennie Graafland'   Dwarf variety with fluffy pink flowers 2lt 6.50
    'Sprite'   Dark green leaf, pink flower, lower than most Astilbe 2lt 7.00
  Astrantia major 'Shaggy' Masterwort Attractive papery green white bracts 80cm 9cm 4.00
  Bergenia cordifolia Elephant's Ears Large evergreen leaf, light pink flowers, 45 cm. easy 3lt 7.00
    cord. Rotblum syn. 'Red Beauty' Dark pink/red flowers in spring. Evergreen 50cm 9cm 3.00
  Brunnera macrophylla   Big heart shaped leaf, sprays of blue flowers 45cm 5-6 9cm 3.00
    'Little Jack'   Compact variety. Silver marked foliage, sprays of light blue flowers. 2lt 10.00
Pic Campanula muralis Dalmatian Bellflower Blue bell shaped flowers, low for rockery 9cm 3.00
          2lt 7.00
    takes. 'Sarastro' Bellflower Huge drooping bells of rich violet 6-9 60cm 2lt 7.00
  Cosmos atro. 'Chocamocha'   Feathery foliage, chocolate scented flowers on short stems, protect from winter frosts 2lt 7.00
  Crambe cordifolia   Large crinkled leaves/scented white flowers summer.Dry soil-back of border2.5m 3lt 8.00
  Crocosmia 'Ember Glow' Mombretia This variety has flowers like hot coals 9cm 3.00
          2lt 7.00
Pic   'Emily McKenzie'   Sword like leaves, orange/dark red flowers 2lt 8.00
    'George Davidson'   Arching stems of rich golden yellow flowers 2lt 6.50
Pic   Lucifer   Intense red flowers 8-9. Strappy leaves. 60cm 9cm 3.00
          2lt 7.00
  Dianthus  in variety 'Pinks' Blue grey leaf, scented pink/white/red flowers 30 to 60cm 5-9 1lt 4.50
  Dicentra spectabilis   Nodding pink flowers in spring, delicate foliage 9cm 3.00
          2lt 6.50
  Digitalis 'Dalmation Purple' Foxglove Deep mauve / purple trumpets in June / July. 50cm 2lt 6.50
    'Dalmation White'   White foxglove flowers with mauve spotted throats 2lt 6.50
    parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'   Tall stems of densely packed dusky foxglove flowers 2lt 6.50
Pic Echinacea purpurea Cone Flowers Mauve daisy flowers loved by bees 9cm 3.00
    p. 'Baja Burgundy'   Stunning deep burgundy daisy flowers 2lt 8.00
    p. 'Flamenco Orange'   This cone flower has deep orange petals 2lt 8.00
    p. Pow Wow White'   Abundance of white daisy flowers 60cm 7-9 2lt 8.00
    p. 'Pow Wow Wild Berry   Masses of deep rose purple flowers 60cm 7-9 2lt 7.00
  Echium candicans Pride of  Madeira Tall spires of blue flowers 150-250cm 2lt 8.00
    pininana Giant Viper's Bugloss Very tall spires of blue flowers. Biennial 4m 9cm 4.00
  Epimedium gr. 'Lilifee'   This variety has rose to lilac flowers 9cm 4.00
    per. 'Frohnleiten'   Clear yellow flowers, bronze tinted leaf 9cm 4.00
    y. 'Roseum'   Dainty pale lavender pink flowers 9cm 4.00
  Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'   Light blue daisy flowers. Sun. 60cm 6-8 2lt 7.00
  Eryngium maritimum Sea Holly Evergreen. Silvery spiny leaves and flowers.50cm 7-10 9cm 3.00
  Erysimum Bowles Mauve Perennial Wallflower Rich mauve flowers for many months 30cm 4-7 2lt 7.00
  Eupatorium m. 'Atropurpurem' Joe Pye Weed Self supporting to 2.5m, frothy pink flowers 7-9 9cm 4.00
    rugosum 'Chocolate'   Maroon brown leaves, white flowers 120cm+ 7-10 9cm 4.00
  Euphorbia x mar. 'Ascot Rainbow'   Variegated green / gold foliage with reddish tints, lime green flowers 9cm 4.00
          2lt 8.00
    x 'Red Wings'   Narrow leaf red in winter, yellow green bracts in spring 50cm 9cm 4.00
          2lt 8.00
    myrsinites   Glaucous blue scale like leaves, low and spreading 9cm 3.00
  Gentiana asclepiadea Willow Gentian Willow like leaves, dark blue flower trumpets late summer. 1m, part shade 2lt 6.50
  Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'   Clear blue flowers over dark foliage 30cm 5-8 9cm 4.00
          2lt 7.00
    'Rozanne'   Masses of violet blue flowers, white eye 60cm  6-9 2lt 8.00
    x cant. 'Karmina'   Dense mat of long lasting deep pink flowers 15cm 2lt 7.00
  Geum 'Alabama Slammer'   Ruffled orange gold flowers 9cm 4.00
          2lt 8.00
Pic   'Lady Stratheden'   Double yellow flowers. 40cm 6-8 2lt 6.50
    'Mai Tai'   Ruffled flowers in shades of apricot 9cm 4.00
          2lt 8.00
    riv. 'Flames of Passion'   Dark red flowers on wiry stems 9cm 4.00
  Gillenia trifoliata   Long lasting dainty white flowers above 3lobed leaves 50cm+ 3lt 10.00
  Gypsophila 'Festival Pink' Baby's Breath Masses of tiny white flowers flushed pink 4-9 45cm 2lt 7.00
  Helenium 'Short n' Sassy'   Compact form, fiery orange gold daisy flowers midsummer to late autumn 2lt 7.00
  Helleborus foetidus Stinking Hellebore Deeply cut foliage, greenish white flower clusters 12-3 9cm 4.00
    niger Christmas Rose Evergreen, large white flowers usually open Jan-Mar ! 1lt 8.00
    or. 'Lady Series'   Nodding flowers in various shades/speckles 45cm 2-5 9cm 4.00
  Hemerocallis 'Pandora's Box' Day Lily Masses of soft cream flowers with maroon centre 2lt 6.50
    'Sammy Russell'   Dark russet red trumpet flowers late summer 2lt 6.50
  Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'   Large raspberry red leaves deepen to purple 2lt 7.00
Pic   'Palace Purple'   Dark purple evergreen foliage, white flowers 2lt 7.00
    'Sugar Plum'   Frosted plum-purple leaves, silvery pink flowers 2lt 7.00
  Heucherella 'Solar Eclipse'   Red brown leaves edged lime green. White flowers 2lt 8.00
  Hosta 'Devon Green'   Dark green shiny foliage, mauve flower spikes 50cm 3lt 10.00
    'Empress Wu' Giant Hosta over 1m tall with huge leaves. Makes a statement in the garden 3lt 15.00
    'Fragrant Blue'   Chalky blue leaf, fragrant white flowers 40cm 2lt 7.00
    'Purple Heart'   Compact with dark stems & purple red flushed green leaves 3lt 8.00
    'Wide Brim'   AGM   Puckered leaf with cream margins, lavender flw 60cm 2lt 7.00
  Iris hookeri Canada Beach Head Ir Mid blue/purple flowers 30cm good in seaside gardens 9cm 3.00
    kaempferi   Purple flowers, white centre, beardless. Damp loving 9cm 3.00
Pic   pseudoacorus Yellow Flag Sword like foliage, large yellow flowers, likes damp 9cm 3.00
          2lt 6.50
    pseud. 'Variegatus'   This Iris has yellow variegated foliage 9cm 4.00
    siberica Siberian Flag Blue purple beardless iris, moist soil. 90cm 5-6 9cm 3.00
    sib. 'Butter and Sugar'   Creamy yellow / white flowers 70cm 5-6 2lt 6.50
    sib 'Shirley Pope' AGM   Dark blue velvety flowers with white base, 60cm 6-7 2lt 7.00
  Kirengeshoma palmata Yellow Wax Bells Tubular pale yellow flowers late summer 120cm 2lt 8.00
  Kniphofia 'Elvira' Red Hot Poker Tall firey orange flowers from July to October 2lt 8.00
    Flamenco'   Spikes of red, orange, yellow flowers 2lt 8.00
    'Mango Popsicle'   Orange poker flowers atop strappy leaves 70cm 7-9 2lt 8.00
    'Papaya Popsicle'   Compact variety, red/yellow poker flowers 2lt 8.00
  Leucanthemum 'Banana Cream' Shasta Daisy Creamy yellow daisy blooms, good for cutting 60cm 2lt 7.00
    'Lacrosse'   Single white daisies with yellow eye and 'spooned' petals, compact 2lt 7.00
  Liatris spicata Pink Gayfeather Spikes of pink flowers 90cm+ 7-9 2lt 7.00
  Libertia please see Grasses & Grass-like Perennials    
  Ligularia s. 'The Rocket'   Tall stems of dark yellow flowers to 1.8m over large jagged leaves 3lt 8.00
  Lilium Pixie varieties   Large lily flowers in various shades 3lt 7.00
  Lobelia ful. 'Elmfeuer'   Dark foliage, deep red flowers on tall spikes 6-8 9cm 3.00
  Lupinus 'Gallery' series   Blue, red, white or yellow lupins form robust clumps to 60cm 2lt 7.00
             
Genus Species / variety Common name Brief Description       Mature height in cm  flowering time in months (e.g. 5-8 = May to Aug) Pot Size Euro
  Melianthus major Honey Bush Spectacular blue green foliage, sun, 200cm 3lt 12.00
  Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' Bee Balm Scented foliage, stunning scarlet flowers 7-9. 90cm 2lt 6.50
    'Jacob Cline'   Large firy red flowers 90cm 7-9 2lt 7.00
Pic Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' Catmint Larger growing catmint 90cm 7-9 9cm 3.00
          2lt 7.00
    'Walker's Low'   Masses of violet blue flowers 6-9 but not 'low' 90cm 9cm 3.00
          2lt 7.00
  Nerine b. 'Isabel'   Rich pink lily like flowers 50cm 9-10 9cm 4.00
  Osteospurmum jucundum (AGM) African Daisy Pink / purple daisy flowers with dark eye 45cm 5-8 2lt 7.00
    'Cannington Roy'   White daisy flowers tinged purple 2lt 7.00
    'Lady Leitrim'   White daisy flowers tinted mauve 2lt 7.00
  Paeonia lact. Felix Crousse   Deep cerise red flowers in summer 90cm 3lt 8.00
  Penstemon 'King George'   Large scarlet flowers striped throats, 70 cm 7-10 2lt 7.00
    'Snowstorm' syn. White Bedder Pink tinged buds open to pure white flowers 70cm 7-10 2lt 7.00
  Phlomis russeliana Jerusalem Sage Huge leaves, yellow flowers 90cm 7-9, dry ground 2lt 6.50
  Phlox pan. Famous White Eye   Compact border phlox to 45cm, masses of white flowers tinged pink 2lt 7.00
  Phygelius 'Funfare Wine'   Compact , stems of deep wine red trumpet flowers 6-8 2lt 7.00
  Primula beesiana Candleabra Primula Tiers of rich pink flowers/yellow eye. 4-6 60cm. Damp 9cm 3.00
Pic   bulleyana Candleabra Primula Gold flowers on tall stems 6-7.60-90cm.Damp ground. 9cm 3.00
    capitata   Low leaf rosettes. Purple blue flowers 5-9.30cm 9cm 3.00
Pic   denticulata Drumstick Primula Drumstick primulas in various shades 25cm 3-5 9cm 3.00
Pic   jap. 'Millers Crimson'   Crimson candelabra flowers likes damp 45cm 5-7 9cm 3.00
    pulverulenta Candleabra primula Deep red flowers on white stems 6-7. 90cm. Moist. 9cm 3.00
  Pulmonaria 'Majaste' Lungwort Pink and violet flowers, silvery grey leaves 30cm 4-5 9cm 4.00
    'Opal'   Speckled leaves, clear blue flowers in spring 30cm 9cm 4.00
    'Trevi Fountain'   Speckled leaves, cobalt blue flowers 2lt 6.50
  Pulsatilla vulgaris var. alba Pasque Flower Pure white yellow centred hanging flowers 3-5 15cm 9cm 3.00
Pic Rodgersia 'Henrici Hybrid'   Red stems, cream flower sprays, copper foliage 90cm 9cm 4.00
Pic  Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldstrum' Orange Coneflower Golden yellow daisy flowers, black eyes 90cm 7-10 2lt 7.00
  Salvia 'Hot Lips'   Striking red and white flowers all summer 3lt 8.00
    nem 'Sensation Rose'   Rose pink flower spikes, compact 2lt 6.50
  Sanguisorba 'Pink Tanna'   Fluffy pale pink flowers on stems to 50cm 7-9 2lt 7.00
  Saxifraga in variety Mossy Saxifrage Low mound, masses of white spring flowers 9cm 3.00
Pic Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' Pincushion Flower Blue flowers from spring to autumn 30-45cm. 2lt 7.00
    'Pink Mist'   As above with pink flowers 2lt 7.00
  Schizostylis coc. 'Pink Princess'   Soft pink almost white flowers 50cm late summer to autumn 2lt 7.00
  Sedums  Houseleeks in variety Low sedums for rockeries, walls etc 9cm 3.00
    Stonecrops in variety spreading, low in a variety of textures and shades for rockeries & walls 9cm 3.00
    'Matrona'   AGM   Fleshy leaf, pink flowers loved by butterflies 80cm 2lt 7.00
  Stachys byzantia Lamb's Ears Soft fluffy foliage 45cm.Pink flowers on felted stems6-9 9cm 3.00
    densiflora 'Hummelo' Alpine Betony Bees love the purple flower spikes, green foliage 50cm 2lt 6.50
  Symphytum g. 'Wisley Blue' Comfrey Nodding blue flowers, large leaves 50cm 9cm 3.00
  Thalictrum aquilegifolium Greater Meadow Rue Fluffy deep lilac-pink flowers 100cm 2lt 6.50
    d. Hewitt's Double AGM   Long lasting double violet/purple flowers 150cm 7-9 3lt 12.00
  Tulbaghia v. 'Silver Lace'   White veined leaves compliment the pretty starry violet flowers 2lt 10.00
Pic Verbena bonariensis Vervain Tufts of purple flowers on wiry stems 1.5m 7-9 9cm 3.00
          2lt 7.00
  Veronica sp. 'Ulster Blue Dwarf'   Spikes of royal blue flowers from mid June, neat 30cm 2lt 7.00
  Viola in variety     9cm 3.00
          2lt 6.50
  Watsonia 'Apricot Queen'   Strappy leaves, spires of apricot flowers to 100cm late summer 2lt 8.00
Pic Zantedeschia aethiopica Arum Lily White funnel shaped flower spaethes, 90cm 5-8 9cm 3.00
             
  Do ask for any Perennials that are not listed. There may be one or two in stock or we can try to find them for you.