Availability List 8th June 2020

Availability list of herbs & perennials May/June 2020 Week 24/20
Collection from Meifod or Pennal and local delivery also soft fruit
cut flowers, woodland products & sustainable compost

1AcaenainermisPurpureaGood ground cover, white flowers contrast with purple foliage
2AcaenamicrophyllaRed burrs in late summer
3AlliumtuberosumGarlic chives, flat garlicky leaf, ornamental white flowers late in the year.
4Alliumschoenoprasumchives Purple flower heads are also edible.
5Aloysiacitriodora(Strongly) lemon scented verbena, over-winter under glass.
6AnemanthelelessonianaBronze foliage, especially in autumn, fine panicles of red (ish) flowers.
7Angelica archangelica Short lived impressively large perennial with globular flower heads in second year, or crystallise stems for cake decoration.
8AnthemistinctoriaLemon IceCreamy yellow daisy flowers, with glorious yellow eyes, attract numerous pollinators such as bees and hoverflies. The foliage is slightly aromatic as you would expect from the Chamomile family, green and finely dissected.
9Anthemispunctatasubsp. cupanianaSilver green lacy foliage, large but compact white /yellow daisy flowers, dwarf and indispensable
10AnthriscussylvestrisRavenswingPurple brown foliage, heads of tiny white flowers with pink bracts. 1 m
11ArenariamontanaVigorous spreading evergreen, grey leaved prostrate perennial, saucer shaped white flowers (quite large for an Arenaria) in generous numbers, early summer. Full sun and sharp drainage.
12ArtemisiadracunculusFrench TarragonMildly creeping stems, richly aniseed flavoured leaves. Not as hardy as Russian tarragon but infinitely superior flavour.
13ArtemisiaschmidtianaEnchanting silver creeping foliage, full sun and good drainage.
14BrachyelytrumjaponicumTall perennial grass with open panicles and ‘v’ shaped spikelets.
15BuxussempervirensRotundifoliaRobust drought tolerant evergreen with large dark green rounded foliage,
16Buxussempervirens SuffruticosaDwarf edging box, neat bright green foliage.
17CampanulagarganicaMrs ResholtIntense violet (Plant of the year at Chelsea 2012?)
18CampanulaportenschlagianaLilac thimble shaped flowers, lobed foliage, creeping habit. 
19CampanulaposcharskyanaE H FrostRobust creeping perennial silver blue flowers, good for dry banks.
20CampanulaposcharskyanaLilac starry flowers, creeping and spreading, good for dry banks.
21CampanulaBlue BabyBlue bell shaped flowers, prostrate habit.
22CaryopterisKew BlueErect, compact, dark flowers and fruit.
23Ceanothusthrysiflorus  var. repensEvergreen, blue flowers wide spreading dense shrub.
24ChamaenerionangustifoliumStahl RoseA bit of a racer but delightful pale pink flowers.
25CorydalisflexuosaDark foliage and bright blue flowers in spring and autumn.
26CynaraArtichoke Violette de Provence
27DianthusInshriach DazzlerBright pink with darker eye, prostrate and fragrant (cloves)
28DianthusWhatfield CancanSoft full pink scented flowers
29DianthusLa BourbouleRose-pink fragrant
30DicentraformosaA ground-cover version of love lies bleeding.
31DicentraLangtreesLow divided, grey foliage sprouts from fleshy rhizomes, white tubular flowers tinted pink.
32DryopteriserythrosoraA well bred fern with both the new and the old foliage taking on shining bronze tints.
33EchinaceapurpureaMagnusIntense red, wide horizontal petals 100 cm. Long lasting cut flower
34Eurybia (Aster)divaricataWiry black stems contrast with clouds of small pink tinged daisies. (Gertrude Jekyll ;The wire-stemmed aster)
35FragariavescaAlpine strawberry/ wild strawberry, small fragrant fruit throughout the summer.
36GeraniumclarkiiKashmir PurpleFinely divided leaves, narrow purple petals with contrasting veins.
37GeraniumRozanneVigorous and floriferous, violet, white centred, purple veined saucer shaped flowers from Summer  to Autumn looks fabulous in a container.
38GeraniumsanguineumCedric MorrisA sanguinium type (taller) with the same luminous magenta flowrs.
39GeraniumsylvaticumMayflowerA good geranium for dappled shade, also look for sylvaticum  Album and Amy Doncaster.
40GeraniumBrooksideBlue with a white eye.
41Geraniummacrorrhizum AlbumFleshy rhizomes and leaves- strongly aromatic. White flowers.
42HeberecurvaGrey pointed leaves, dark stems, neat black and white flower buds open white.
43HederahelixCoeur d’orCentral yellow variegation, great workhorse for shady walls.
44HemerocallislilioasphodelusSweetly scented yellow day lily. “The flowers are a beautiful lily shape, with recurving petals of clear and lovely yellow, and have an unforgettable fragrance” GST
45HesperanthacoccineaMajorSilky cup-shaped blooms September, grassy foliage, happy in damp soils.
46Hesperanthacoccinea(Pink)Silky cup-shaped blooms September, grassy foliage, happy in damp soils.
47HeucheraBlack pearlJet black leaves with scalloped edges, foamy white flowers, irresistable!
48HyssopusofficinalisaristatusHyssop. Evergreen aromatic.
49IrisfoetidissimaEvergreen lance shaped leaves, curious blue yellow flowers followed by sealing wax berries. Odd small but very tolerant of dry shade.
50JasminumhumileRevolutumSummer flowering evergreen jasmine, delicate (scented if in a warm position) yellow flowers on a 2 m high and wide plant.
51LavandulaangustifoliaHidcote Dwarf habit, silvery foliage,violet flowers.
52LavandulaangustifoliaNana AlbaPale white flowers dwarf
53LigulariaprzewalskiiTall yellow spikes contrast well with dark stems, revels in damp soil.
54LithodoradiffusaHeavenly BlueDark green foliage and bright blue flowers, prostrate, dislikes chalk.
55LobeliacardinalisQueen VictoriaLate summer scarlet flowers for damp places
56Luma (Myrtus)apiculataA myrtle with rounder leaves and a fairly flexible habit, handy if you like a bit of plant sculpting.
57Lunariarediviva Perennial honesty, elongated transparent seed cases follow purple flowers.
58MeconopsiscambricaWelsh poppy, flat yellow (occasionally orange) flowers  tolerant of shade and competition from grass.
61MentharequieniiCorsican Mint. Prostrate, tiny leaves and flowers. Pungent
62MenthaspicataBrundall mintA finely flavoured form of spearmint
63Menthaspicataspear mintSpearmint
64Menthax gracilisVariegataGinger mint
65Menthaspicatavar. crispaWavy leaved spearmint.
66Myrtuscommunissubsp. tarentinaCompact narrow leaved myrtle, neat habit
67NephrolepisexaltataBostonElegant cascading housefern. Minimum temperature 10 deg C (that’s plus 10 not minus 10)
68OcimumbasilicumOpalRed basil
69OcimumbasilicumBritishSupposedly hardier
70OcimumbasilicumNufarFI hybrid sweet basil.
71OriganumvulgareAcorn BankYellow elongated leaved marjoram.
72OriganumvulgareAureum  Golden marjoram, glowing leaf rosettes in winter in cut back.
73OriganumvulgaregreekStrongly flavoured marjoram.
74OriganumCounty creamCream variegations.
75PachysandraterminalisDwarf evergreen ground cover, whorls of bright green  leaves and white terminal flower heads.
76PenstemonHidcote PinkPink flowers with white striped throat.
77PenstemonWhite BedderCompact habit, pure white flowers.
78PenstemonAndenken an Friedrich HahnDark, narrow leaves, slim, garnet red flowers.
79PetroselinumPlain leavedFrench parsley
80PhlomisrusselianaBold felted leaves , whorls of yellow hooded flowers , and long lasting seed heads.
81Phlox glaberrimaBill BakerSomewhat lax habit to 0.5m Lance shaped leaves and clustered, scented bright pink flowers early summer, good for fromt of borders.
82Phlox divaricata laphamiiChattahoocheeDark foliage, blue flowers with crimson centres, partial shade neutral to acid soil. Choice but choosy.
83Pieris Little HeathDwarf variegated pieris, nice in a terracotta pot.
84Polygonatumx hybridumSoloman’s seal, arching stems with pendulous white flowers making a fairly weed-proof swathe. Sun or shade.
85Pulmonariaangustifolia   Bright blue flowered lungwort.
86Rosmarimus  officinalisBlue RainProstrate
87RosmarinusofficinalisArpUpright and robust
88Rosmarinusofficinalis Rosemary
89Rudbeckiafulgidavar. deamiiReliable black-eyed Susan, can cope with prairie planting
90SalviapatensCambridge BlueLovely colour, don’t forget to take it in before the first frosts.
91SalviaofficinalisPurpurescensSage with purple red leaves. purple flowers.
93SaponariaofficinalisSoapwort, stems and especially roots produce a mild detergent.
94SarcococcaconfusaSmall glossy leaved shrub with heavily scented white flowers in winter, black berries.
95SaxifragapaniculataEncrusted type with cream flowers. in flattened sprays.
96SaxifragaFrecklesWhite flowers with evenly spaced red dots, charming.
97SaxifragaEstherMore pointed leaves and darker red bits in the white flowers.
98SaxifragaWinifred BevingtonCompact mats of red edged green leaves and white flowers flushed pink
99SaxifragalongifoliaThe leaves are….. (white flowers)
100SaxifragaSouthside Seedling GroupBold silver foliage, white flowers spotted red.
101SedumpachycladosA succulent that just loves to coat the sides of pots.
102SedumspathulifoliumCape BlancoBlue green fleshy foliage, yellow flower heads.
103Sedumspurium Ruby MantleDark red-green foliage and flowers
104SempervivumarachnoideumCobweb houseleek
107SempervivumSir William Lawrence
108SempervivumBlue Boy
109Sempervivum Mondstein
110ThymusvulgarisEnglish winterNeat form of common thyme.
111ThymuspulegioidesBertram AndersonCompact habit, forms mats of reliably bright foliage.
112ThymuscamphoratusCamphor thyme
113Thymusherba-baronaCaraway thyme
114ThymusserpyllumSnow Carpet
115Thymus vulgarisFredoCompact form of common thyme
116ValerianaphuAureaUmbellifer with luminous yellow new leaves.
117VeronicaprostrataSpode BlueSpode Blue’ is a prostrate perennial 10cm tall, forming a mat of narrow, semi-evergreen leaves and erect racemes of small blue flowers in early summer
118VincaminorAzurea Flore PlenoSemi-double blue lesser periwinkle
119ViolacornutaLow growing spreading perennial, mauve scented flowers have strap-like petals
120ViolaodorataSweet violet
121Waldsteiniaternata Yellow flowered ground cover.

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