Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
- Wildlife Friendly
An ornamental thistle with burgundy red thistles on elegant upright stems above spiny green foliage. Prefers a sunny spot in well drained soil. Good for borders, damp meadows and wildlife gardens.
Francoa sonchifolia Pink Giant (Bridal Wreath)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
- Suitable for cut flowers
Rosettes of deeply lobed, evergreen leaves. Long spikes of long lasting, large, pink bi-coloured flowers. July to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for borders, woodland plantings or as cut flower.
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Rare plant as it bears small, green-purple, dioecious flowers, from purple-red buds, in the centre of leaves. April to May. Black fruits in autumn if both sexes grown. Grow in sun or shade in moist soil.
Sisyrinchium striatum Aunt May
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Fan-shaped clumps of striped cream and greenish-yellow sword-like leaves. Upright spikes of pale yellow flowers. June to July. Ht.45cm.(1.5ft.). Semi-evergreen. Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Good for borders and gravel gardens.