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Perennials

Salvia 'African Sky'

Salvia 'African Sky' ($10.00 - Available)

Sky blue flowers with a white throat are produced prolifically from spring to autumn. Lime green leathery foliage. A most useful very hardy adaptable salvia... more

Salvia azurea var. grandiflora

Salvia azurea var. grandiflora ($10.00 - Available)

Surely one of the loveliest of this species. Plants form a low mound which sends up tall graceful stems, in late summer, shimmer with soft blue flowers.... more

Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Salvia 'Hot Lips' ($9.00 - Available)

Sometimes the flowers are pure white, sometimes completely bright red and other times half red and half white, all on the same plant. A hardy small shrub.... more

Salvia jamensis 'Golden Girl'

Salvia jamensis 'Golden Girl' ($9.00 - Available)

A small shrub with narrow glossy leaves. Butter yellow flowers appear throughout the warmer months. Hardy to heat, dry and light frosts. Sun/ part shade... more

Salvia jamensis 'Royal Bumble'

Salvia jamensis 'Royal Bumble' ($9.00 - Available)

A shrubby compact perennial from the Netherlands. Rich glowing red flowers with blackish bracts, glossy small leaves. A lovely drought tolerant variety.... more

Salvia karwinskii

Salvia karwinskii ($9.00 - Available)

A large shrubby salvia from Honduras, good for the back of the border. Soft grey green leaves offset the dusky coral pink flowers. Prune after flowering.... more

Salvia leucantha 'White Velour'

Salvia leucantha 'White Velour' ($9.00 - Available)

Sprays of pure white velour flowers on tall pale stems. Lanceolate grey green leaves. Many tall flowering stems rise from a dense basal clump. Lovely for... more

Salvia macrophylla 'Peru Blue'

Salvia macrophylla 'Peru Blue' ($10.00 - Available)

A highly decorative new salvia. Beautiful clear blue flowers in spikes. Flowers have a turned back lower lip which enhances the display of its projecting... more

Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'

Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' ($9.00 - Available)

A tall multi stemmed salvia, velvety blue green leaves contrast with the brilliant chartreuse calyces. Rich violet blue tubular flowers complete the show... more

Salvia superba 'Rubin'

Salvia superba 'Rubin' ($9.00 - Available)

Spikes of rich cardinal reddish purple flowers in late spring and summer. Forms a thick clump of attractive sage textured leaves. RHS AGM award. Good for... more

Sambuccus nigra aurea 'Golden Elderberry'

Sambuccus nigra aurea 'Golden Elderberry' ($12.00 - Available)

Glorious lime green and golden foliage lights up a shady spot. Flowers and berries used as for Black Elderberry. Deciduous. Height 2m X 2m w. more

Sanguisorba 'King Edred'

Sanguisorba 'King Edred' ($10.00 - Available)

A clump forming perennial with attractive grey green pinnate foliage and graceful dark pinkish red bottlebrush flowers on tall stems. Sun/ semi shade 70cm... more

Santolina pinnata subsp neopolitana 'Edward Bowles'

Santolina pinnata subsp neopolitana 'Edward Bowles' ($9.00 - Available)

Smoky grey green feathery aromatic foliage on a small sub shrub. Globes of creamy lemon flowers smother it in summer. Super tough in a dry sunny spot.... more

Santolina rosmarinifolia 'Primrose Gem'

Santolina rosmarinifolia 'Primrose Gem' ($9.00 - Available)

Slender aromatic bright green foliage, creamy yellow flowers in late summer. Hardy,. Sun 30cm h X 40cm w more

Saponaria officinalis rosea plena 'Double Soapwort'

Saponaria officinalis rosea plena 'Double Soapwort' ($9.00 - Available)

The name comes from the Latin sapo for soap. The whole plant boiled up makes a gentle detergent to wash delicate fabrics or can be used as a shampoo. A... more

Sarococca confusa 'Sweet Box'

Sarococca confusa 'Sweet Box' ($12.00 - Available)

A shrub which makes a dense mound of green all year. Attractive glossy oval leaves and small white highly fragrant flowers, redolent of honey and vanilla,... more

Scabiosa caucasica 'Blue Seal'

Scabiosa caucasica 'Blue Seal' ($9.00 - Available)

Long stems of large frilly violet flowers with a pincushion centre are produced prolifically in spring and summer. Eye-catching and gorgeous, forms a good... more

Scutellaria jarvanica

Scutellaria jarvanica ($10.00 - Available)

Glossy bright green leaves with tubular velvety lipped flowers each two toned in brilliant blue and indigo, a stunning combination. Seeds shaped like the... more

Scutellaria ventenatii

Scutellaria ventenatii ($10.00 - Available)

Tubular brilliant pink flowers, glossy bright green leaves on lax stems. Flowers summer and autumn, eye catching and unusual in the front of a border.... more

Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'

Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant' ($10.00 - Available)

A mass of tightly clustered buds open to tiny star-like lolly pink flowers, which age to a rusty red. A low maintenance plant for a sunny spot. With their... more

Silene uniflora ssp. maritima 'Sea Campion'

Silene uniflora ssp. maritima 'Sea Campion' ($10.00 - Available)

A seaside plant which adapts readily to most open sunny positions. Smooth blue grey leaves, single white flowers with a large bladder shaped calyx. A bit... more

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears' ($9.00 - Available)

Leaves are large soft grey green, with a velvety texture. Forms a useful and lovely ground covering clump but rarely flowers. Sun/part shade 20cm h X 50cm... more

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo' ($10.00 - Available)

Pinkish mauve flower spikes, attractive clump of wrinkled leaves. From Piet Oudolf’s garden. Sun/semi shade 40cm h X 25cm w more

Stachys thirkei 'Dwarf Lambs Ears'

Stachys thirkei 'Dwarf Lambs Ears' ($10.00 - Available)

Small grey velvet leaves make a dense mat. A great performer for a sunny well drained soil. 20cm h X 35cm w more

Stokesia laevis

Stokesia laevis ($9.00 - Available)

Lilac blue rayed flowers with a lighter centre disc on branched stems in spring and summer. An old garden favourite now seldom seen. Flowers spring to... more

Symphytum caucasicum 'Blue Comfrey'

Symphytum caucasicum 'Blue Comfrey' ($10.00 - Available)

Stems of sky blue bells held above the foliage in early summer. Soft grey green pointed leaves form a neat clump. Hardy. Sun/part shade 30cm h X 40cm w more

Symphytum ibericum 'Dwarf White Comfrey'

Symphytum ibericum 'Dwarf White Comfrey' ($9.50 - Available)

A decorative small comfrey with lance shaped hairy leaves. Good for a ground cover. Sprays of white bell flowers tinged with blue from coral buds in spring.... more

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