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Proven Winners Look Book

Autumn Magic

Top Performers! Proven Winners plants are unsurpassed in terms of flowering, growth habit, disease resistance and garden performance. No other plant line goes through the same rigorous selection process, taking 2-3 years at trial stations throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada, as well as at facilities in Africa, Australia and Japan. Besides producing better plants, Proven Winners is also credited with bringing new plants to market and creating a brand that delivers great value to home gardeners. Proven Companions are a plant line that have also undergone extensive trials alongside our Proven Winners plants to ensure that you are purchasing the very best quality. They are great companions for plants within our Proven Winners range and have been included in the Proven Winners Summer Look Book.

Welcome! Welcome to the Proven Winners Autumn Magic Look Book. A book of ideas and inspiration, showing you a selection of some of our very best Proven Winner branded and Proven Winner companion varieties that will take you from the end of summer, as far as possible into autumn and beyond with interesting container and garden plants.

Achillea millefolium Large herbaceous perennials, all with upright feathered foliage and stunning flowerheads. Flowers appear from May and last until late October. Plants grow to a height of 45cm and spreading to 25cm over the season.

‘King Alfred’

Low growing with silver foliage and sulphur-yellow flowers that appear in spring.


A large herbaceous perennial with masses of tiny dusky orange flowers that turn yellow then fade to cream over the seasonon. Tall stems above silver coloured feathery foliage.

‘Lilac Beauty’

A large herbaceous perennial, with greygreen coloured feathered foliage and masses of tiny lilac flowers on tall stems.

‘The Beacon’

A large herbaceous perennial with masses of tiny soft red flowers, fading to orange, on tall stems above grey-green coloured feathery foliage.

‘Salmon Beauty’

A large herbaceous perennial with masses of tiny salmon flowers that fade to cream on tall stems above green coloured feathery foliage.

‘Walter Funcke’

A large herbaceous perennial with masses of tiny orange-red flowers, on tall stems above silver tinted, feathery foliage.

Best in borders and large containers with other tall plants.

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Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ Spikes of deep, violet-blue flowers are held over deep green, upright, branched foliage.

Agastache foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ Striking golden foliage that is nettle-like in both size and appearance, with purple-blue flower spikes that appear in summer



Excellent autumn and winter foliage. Great for extending patio combinations later into the year that are then transformed the following Spring with flowers. Looking good for most of the year, they will smother out weeds whilst providing brilliant foliage colour and little flowers.

Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’ , Euphorbia ‘Efanthia’, Heuchera ‘Crème Brûlée’, Heuchera ‘Key Lime Pie’, Carex buchananii, Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’

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‘Black Scallop’ (P) BINBLASCA

A very robust form of Ajuga with lovely dark, scalloped foliage and blue flower spikes that appear in spring.

reptans ‘Braun Herz’

‘Chocolate Chip’ (VR/CB)

A very low mound of dark green and chocolate brown foliage which is darkest when kept cool and relatively dry. Short spikes of vibrant deep-blue flowers in Spring.

A wonderful Ajuga with dark, slightly metallic, crinkled and hairy leaves with small blue flowers that appear in summer.

reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’

reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’

Very shiny dark-bronze leaves that have a creeping groundcover habit. Deep-blue flower spikes appear in spring.

A low growing mound of slow spreading, tri-coloured leaves with splashes of pink. Spikes of deep-blue flowers appear in spring. Excellent autumn/winter interest when the leaves turn a deep bronze and younger growth is rose pink.

reptans ‘Rainbow’

reptans ‘Variegata’

Forms a dense mat of shiny, multi-coloured, ground-covering foliage. Leaves change colour throughout the year and range from flecks of pink, red, purple, cream and green. Blue flower spikes appear in spring and summer.

pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa’

A dense mat of slow spreading, glossy, ground-covering foliage. Leaves are variegated with a grey-green and cream colour. Dark blue flower spikes appear in late spring and early summer.

Attractive perennial which forms a vigorous mound of giant, leaves that are tinged in deep-purple. Blue flower spikes up to 30cm tall appear in spring.


Carex oshimensis ‘Everest’

Heuchera ‘Green Spice’

Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’



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Alstroemeria A range of hardy Alstromeria that have been specifically bred to be shorter and have larger flowers which makes them ideal for containers or the garden.

Alstroemeria Inca ‘Goal’ (P) EUPVR TBAF

This easy to grow Alstromeria has heavenly pink flowers with golden blushes at the centre. A real showy addition to any container or border.

Alstroemeria Inca ‘Husky’ (P) KONCAHUSKY

Sophisticated lily-like flowers, with petals that are blushed with a peachy-salmon colour around a flecked yellow central throat. Foliage forms a bushy mound of luscious green leaves. Hardy Alstromeria has been specifically bred to be shorter with larger flowers, making them idea for containers and the garden.

Alstroemeria Inca ‘Vito’ (P) KONCAVITO

Sophisticated lily-like flowers, with petals that glow blood red. Foliage forms a bushy mound of luscious green leaves. Hardy Alstromeria has been specifically bred to be shorter with larger flowers, making them ideal for containers and the garden.

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Alonsoa meridionalis ‘Rebel’ Superb orange-red blooms on fairly tall green foliage. Flowers from June to October and to a height of 55 x 40cm.

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Make me! ... Carex flagellifera A,

B, Heuchera ‘Blackberry Jam’

C, Heuchera ‘Crème Brûlée’

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Aralia ‘Sun King’ (VR) Large, eye-catching foliage with tall flower spikes filled with tiny white flowers that grow up to 60cm throughout summer and into early autumn.

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Aster Beautiful, vibrant colours that last until late October. They will brighten up the autumn garden when little else is blooming. Latin for ‘star’, they really do shine brightly! Aster Autumn Jewels ‘Rose Crystal’ (VR) Strong rose purple blooms with a fine, almost filament looking properties to the petals.

Aster Autumn Jewels ‘Rose Quartz’ (VR) Wonderful baby pink blooms with an outstanding yellow heart on fantastic upright foliage.

Aster Autumn Jewels ‘Sapphire’ (P) This is the best dumosus form that we have seen, with its blue daisy flowers from Summer through Autumn on dense, fresh green foliage.

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Aster Autumn Jewels ‘Aqua Compact’ (VR) Brilliant turquoise blue flowers with sunshine yellow centres over compact green foliage.

Aster Autumn Jewels ‘Granat’ (VR) Beautiful lavender jade blooms with sulphur yellow centres. Superb in September!

Aster Autumn Jewels ‘Purple Diamond’ (VR) A compact habit and bright purple flowers with double rows of petals.

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Bergenia ‘Autumn Magic’ The best Bergenia for autumn flower colour, with large green leaves and bright pink racemes.

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Calendula PowerDaisy™ ‘Sunny’ (P) KERCALSUN

Commonly known as the ‘pot marigold’. Vibrant yellow daisy-like flowers with many petals that appear from June to October. A sun-loving annual that is great for pollinators and in wildlife/cottage gardens as well as pots and patios.

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Create me! ... A, Carex oshimensis ‘Everest’

B, Calibrachoa Superbells® ‘Apricot Punch’

D, Euphorbia ‘Efanthia’ C, Heuchera ‘Key Lime Pie’

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A lovely container combination to take you from late summer into autumn. The Calibrachoa will survive until the first frosts

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Lysimachia ‘Candela’

Prunella grandifl ‘Rose Pearl’


Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’

Heuchera Little Cutie ‘Frost’



Calocephalus ‘Silver Sand’ A nice compact, bushy form of Calcephalus


ra Little Cutie 'Frost'

Cotton ‘Lavender’

Helichrysum ‘Icicles’

Sage officinalis ‘Tricolor’

Calocephalus ‘Silver Sand’


Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Helichrysum ‘Icicles’

Sedum ‘Gold Mound’

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides A hardy patio plant with greenbronze foliage and blue flowers.

Looks great with ... Helichrysum ‘Icicles’ Similar in form to curry plant, but more elongated foliage and slightly more silvery appearance.

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Sedum ‘Gold Mound’ (VR/CB) Vigorous and vibrant golden-green succulent foliage with yellow flowers in spring and summer. ‘Gold Mound’ will give bright colour to containers all through winter.

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‘Guava Ice’ (P)

‘Hot Papaya’ (P)

‘Marmalade’ (P)

Thick lime green stems hold the gigantic blooms way up high as they fade from deep orangey-pink to a cooling shade of guava.

Rich fiery orange coloured double flowers.

Marmalade orange, fully double blooms turn more yellow with time.

purpurea ‘Avalanche’ (P)

purpurea ‘Milkshake’ (P)

‘Southern Belle’ (P)

A relatively dwarf Echinacea with crisp white blooms that will not disappoint.

In our opinion this is one of the best double white Echinacea. White pompom blooms open in June through to September without discolouration.

This has amazing flower power and a super long life. The flat rays of petals poke out from a bright magenta, fully double, central cone.









fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’ Striking foliage.




fortunei ‘Gaiety’ variegated

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A dense shrub of green and silver foliage.

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Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’ A deciduous shrub with large, architectural, lobed leaves. Edible, sweet figs are produced in autumn.

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Make me! ... A, Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’

B, Heuchera ‘Key Lime Pie’

C, Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’

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‘Karalee White’

‘Freefolk Rosy’ (P)

‘Flamingo White’ (P)

‘Karalee White’ (P)

‘Lillipop Pink’ (P)

A cloud of white flowers with a baby pink picotee will wave and flutter in the wind from May to October above cream and green variegated foliage.

White flowers with a pink blush on elegant, slender stems, that branch out above mid-green coloured foliage. Vigorous but with a compact habit. Flowers until November.

Chosen for its early and prolific flowering qualities. This variety has long stems of white flowers all through summer until November.

Plenty of lovely pink coloured flowers above purple-green foliage. Flowers until November.





‘Papillon’ (P)

‘Rosyjane’ (P)

A far more compact form of this popular garden plant. White butterfly flowers hang above green foliage. Flowers until November.

Graceful pink flowers, flushed with white create a beautiful bicolour effect over purple-green tinged foliage. Flowers until October.




Can flower until November!

Heuchera ‘Blackberry Jam’ with Cotton ‘Lavender’ at the centre

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‘Autumn Leaves’ (P)

Large leaves that are a vivid red colour to begin with and gradually darken to ruby through the season giving a stunning Autumn colour.

‘Blackberry Jam’ (VR) PWHEU0109

A wonderful richly coloured Heuchera with bold tones of maroon and blackberry with ebony veins. Flowers are tiny, dark coral coloured bells.

‘Amethyst Mist’ (VR)

A new shade in Heucheras. Wonderful burgundy leaves with silver markings.

‘Can-Can’ (VR)

Beauiful metallic silver leaf which will stand out in any garden.

‘Cherry Cola’ (P)

As the name suggests, the leaves are mixed tones of rusty brown and red.

Beautiful striking foliage

‘Crème Brûlée’ (P) TNHEUCB


‘Berry Smoothie’ (P)

Year round colour in a raspberry to blackberry shade. Big, bold habit. A blend of heat loving H. villosa and cold tolerance of H. americana.

A superior marmalade-orange Heuchera, far stronger than early forms.

‘Black Beauty’ (P)

One of the darkest coloured Heucheras with ruffled leaves and tall creamy-white flower spikes.

‘Chocolate Ruffles’ (P)

Ruffled leaves, a chocolate colour on top and burgundy underneath with a profusion of purple flowers.

‘Delta Dawn’ (P)

Large rounded leaves have a smouldering red colour, with a golden yellow edging and pale veining during spring and autumn. In summer the leaves take on fresher shades of gold and lime green.

‘Forever Purple’ (P)

Forms a mound of luxurious foliage with a fluted edge that is reminiscent of the colours of a blackcurrant and blueberry smoothie. Short sprays of purple-pink flowers appear in summer.

‘Electra’ (P)

Golden leaves with shocking, bloodred veins. In spring, red venation becomes feint while the leaf changes from shades of yellow to chartreuse in summer and autumn. Flowers are short, dense, white cones.

‘Georgia Peach’ (P)

A slightly less hardy variety. Rich peachy-rose leaves with a veil of white on the upper side change colour through the seasons with hues of orange, rose and purple. Attractive cream flowers.

‘Electric Lime’ (P)

Large lime coloured leaves are tinted yellow during the summer with the bonus of densely packed terms of white flowers, Red veining becomes visible with the cooler weather of autumn.

‘Ginger Ale’ (P)

A ginger coloured variety with hues of lime and cream. A silvery metallic veil covers the leaf surface. Ginger flowers with a hint of pink emerge in spring and summer.

‘Fire Chief’ (P)

Glowing red wine coloured foliage turns a little tanned in the winter. Bicoloured pink and white flowers on dark red stems continue through spring, summer, and autumn.

‘Green Spice’ (VR)

Dark grey edged, silver-green coloured leaves with contrasting dark purple veins.




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‘Hollywood’ (P)

A marvellous blend of dark, metallic veiled foliage and intense deep rose, bell shaped flowers in summer.

‘Midnight Rose’ (VR)

‘Obsidian’ (P)


Dark leaves with rose-pink fleck. The flecks brighten as the season progresses until they become almost cream in colour.

A strong, rich, dark chocolate coloured Heuchera with shiny, well rounded leaves. It has to be one of, if not the darkest, Heuchera available to date.

‘Marmalade’ (P)

A great garden performer. Leaves are a purple hue in spring, turning to amber and then maturing to red.

micrantha ‘Palace Purple’

Red-bronze, maple leaf-shaped foliage with cream coloured blossoms in spring.

‘Midnight Bayou’ (P)BAYOU

Maple leaf-shaped foliage changes with the season from a shimmering silver to red tinted purple.

‘Paprika’ (P)

Burnt orange leaves with smoked paprika hues and veining, varies in colour throughout the seasons. This is a wonderful plant to see you through autumn and winter.


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‘Mahogany’ (P)

Dense, glossy mahogany coloured foliage with ruffles giving wonderful year-round colour. Foliage changes from purple tones in Spring to red tones in summer.

‘Lime Marmalade’ (P)

‘Licorice’ (P) TNHEU044

Deeply-lobed and ruffled leaves in a glowing lime to chartreuse green colour.

Slightly ruffled, glossy, dark burgundy foliage which creates an impressive clump.

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‘Paris’ (P)

A nice compact variety with green leaves veiled in white. This variety produces lots of rosy-red coral bells on sturdy flower stems.

‘Southern Comfort’ (P)

Large cinnamon-peach coloured leaves change to burnt-copper and amber through the year. Creamy white flowers appear from late summer.

‘Plum Pudding’ (P)

This variety has dark, plum coloured, slightly shiny metallic foliage.

‘Peach Flambé’ (P)

Stunning bright peach coloured foliage, turning more plum during the winter. Peachy-cream flowers appear in spring.

‘Plum Royale’ (P)

Leaves are a shiny purple colour throughout summer and turn silver in winter with a purple tint. Pinkwhite flowers appear on dark peduncles. Excellent vigour with a mound forming and compact habit.

‘Sparkling Burgundy’ (P)

Glowing burgundy-rose leaves in spring become more orange as temperatures rise in summer. In winter, leaves turn a rich red wine colour. Creamy white flowers appear in spring.

‘Key Lime Pie’ (P)


Wonderful lime-green foliage. Contrasts beautifully when planted with dark leaved Heuchera.

‘Purple Petticoats’ (VR)

This Heuchera has an excellent purple leaf which becomes more frilly during the winter months and also has stems with cream flowers from late spring.

‘Sugar Plum’ (P)

A lush mound of maple leaf shaped leaves that remain a plum purple colour throughout the year, with distinctive deep purple veins and tinges of silver.

Carex comans ‘Red’

Euphorbia ‘Efanthia’

Heuchera ‘Crème Brûlée’




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‘Peppermint’ (P)

Miniature peppermint-green leaves, veiled in silver/white with pink flowers throughout the year. The older flowers darken to a stronger pink and are long lasting.

‘Coco’ (P)

Rich, very dark, chocolate coloured leaves and light pink flowers all year round. It truly is a ‘cute’ miniature version.

Perfect for small containers

‘Sugar Berry’ (P)

Berry coloured leaves with very dark violet veins and a silvery veil. Soft pink flowers float above the foliage on dark stems. Compact, very showy, and very unique.


‘Frost’ (P)

Maroon leaves and an attractive silver veil giving them their ‘frosted’ look. Dark burgundy veins are strong in spring, with a hint of violet throughout the year. Pale pink flowers bloom on short stems from spring, right through summer.

‘Blondie’ (P)

Miniature caramel leaves produce ever blooming, creamy blonde flowers, creating a vivid display with up to 20 flower spikes at a time. This little cutie has real flower power!

Ideal for balconies and small spaces

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Heucherella Heucherella is a cross between a Heuchera and a Tiarella. Flowering from April to July they are great in a container, either on their own, or mixed with other Heucheras, Tiarellas and foliage plants, they are also happy in the border.


‘Alabama Sunrise’

‘Brass Lantern’


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‘Solar Eclipse’


‘Sweet Tea’


‘Yelowstone Falls’

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Lamium Grown primarily for their foliage colour, Lamium are happy in almost any situation; in a bowl, tub, basket or border and they make great companions with other summer flowering and winter patio plants. Herman’s Pride grows a little bigger than the others to approximately 50x40cm in size.

maculatum ‘Golden Anniversary’ (P)

‘Gold Nuggets’

maculatum ‘White Nancy’

‘Pink Chablis’

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Euphorbia ‘Efanthia’

Heuchera ‘Ginger Ale’ Tiarella ‘Morning Star’

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Tiarella ‘Morning Star’ Deeply cut, palmate, gree leaves with strong bronze venations and feathery pink tinged flowers in spring and summer. Leaves give wonderful autumnal interest similar to Heuchera and Heucherella.


Lavender sto. Provençal


This is a neo-classic range of French Lavender. Not fully hardy, but will last if protected from the worst frosts. All great habits for the pot or garden with delightfully subtle, pastel flower shades and fragrance.

‘Antibes’ (VR) Pink, slightly more petite flowers on a very upright habit.

Lavender sto. Prov. ‘Arles’ (VR) True lavender-blue flowers on glaucous green foliage.

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Lavender angustifolia ‘Munstead’

Lavender angustifolia ‘Rosea’

Floriferous, dwarf lavender with fragrant blue flowers and bright green foliage.

Pink flowers arrive in summer with silver foliage.

Lavender sto. ‘French’

Lavender pinnata

Purple flowers emerge from the dense, bushy, upright grey-green foliage.

Two-toned purple flowers on grey-green hirsute, scented foliage which is scented.

Lavender dentata

Serrated herringbone grey-green aromatic foliage mauve flower spikes.

Lavender ‘Platinum Blonde’ (P)

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Beautiful, creamy-gold ‘platinum blonde’ edged foliage and dense spikes of fragrant, sky-blue flowers.

Lavender ‘Devon Compact’

A French Lavender form with lavender-blue flowers and a dense grey-green foliage.

Lavender spica ‘Kew Red’

Vigorous green foliage with purple-red flowers and pink “ears” emerging from the top of the main flowering body.

Fragrant flowers into autumn

Lavender ‘Devon Compact White’

Lavender angustifolia ‘Hidcote’

This beautiful French Lavender has grey - green scented foliage and carries a profusion of white flowers with ‘ears’ that look like butterflies.

An excellent dwarf lavender with very dark-purple flowers and narrow green leaves.


Try combining Lavender with Nepeta for late colour and scent ...

Nepeta faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue’ (P) One of the best Nepeta we have ever seen! Absolutely smothered in sky-blue coloured flowers all summer and into autumn, with silvery green mounds of foliage.

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A, Helichrysum ‘Icicles’

B, Sage officinalis ‘Tricolor’

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Lonicera A small, dense, evergreen shrub with small tubular fragrant flowers that are followed by berries. Adds a sunshine glow to the autumn and winter garden.

Lonicera nitida ‘Baggeson’s Gold’

A stunning golden-green foliage sub-shrub which will grow progressively larger over the years.

Lonicera nitida ‘Lemon Beauty’

Lemon Beauty’ is a dense, evergreen shrub with tiny, ovate, green leaves that have a golden edge. In spring it bears tiny cream flowers and in autumn pale-violet berries are sparsely produced.

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Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’

Euphorbia ‘Efanthia’

Carex buchananii

Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’

Argyranthemum ‘Cornish Gold’

Lysimachia ‘Goldilocks’

Looks great with ... Lysimachia ‘Goldilocks’ One of the mainstays of the basket continues to delight with its golden foliage.

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Euphorbia ‘Efanthia’

Dryopteris erythrosora

Scirpus cernuus


Physalis franchetii ‘Gigantea’ Also known as Chinese Lanterns, this herbaceous perennial has attractive bright orange lantern shaped seed heads that appear in autumn. Ideal plant for a container display, great end of year interest and goes very well with Heucheras.

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Salvia microphylla ‘Trebah Lilac White’

Salvia microphylla ‘Trewithen Cerise’

Salvia patens ‘Cambridge Blue’

Salvia patens ‘Dots Delight’ (VR)

Lilac-white flowers on long flower stems over aromatic stiff, green foliage.

Cerise flowers on long flower stems over aromatic stiff, green foliage.

Included in the collection for its outstanding form and flower colour which continue through the autumn.

A breakthrough in patens Salvia breeding. This variety has the first two-tone flower - pretty blue and white combination on upright stems.

Salvia patens ‘Guanajuato’

Salvia patens ‘Patio Deep Blue’

Salvia patens ‘Patio Sky Blue’

Salvia ‘Ember’s Wish’ (P)

Wonderful deep blue “parrots beak” flowers on tall green foliage. Slight markings on the leaves.

This first class variety boasts a compact habit and lots of attractive hooded deep blue flowers.

As the name suggests the flowers are sky blue on a very neat, compact habit.

Large scarlet red flowers in coral calyces. It flowers continuously from early summer until the autumn frosts. Bushy and freely branching, producing many stems which each carry an abundance of flowers.

Salvia ‘Love & Wishes’ (P)

Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ (P)

Flower buds are almost black in colour and open to large claret-red flowers in dark calyces. Flowering continuously from early summer until the autumn frosts. A well-branched, bushy plant, with many stems.


Flowers are bright purple set in ox-blood coloured calyces and are produced over a long season from spring continuously until autumn. A neat and bushy plant.

Salvia Fari ‘Midnight Candle’ (P)

Beautiful deep, midnight-blue flower spikes on upright stems. Early, floriferous and very robust. They look great in pots and containers and stay tidy in the garden all summer long and into early autumn.

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Stokesia laevis ‘Blue Star’ Cornflower shaped, frilly lilac flowers on mounds of green foliage.


Carex flagellifera

Carex buchananii

Heuchera ‘Crème Brûlée’


Tiarella Flowering from April to July and giving colourful foliage interest during the autumn. They are perfect for the container. Mix and match a few Tiarellas together in a pot with grasses.

‘Mystic Mist’

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‘Appalachian Trail’

‘Iron Butterfly’

‘Morning Star’

‘Mystic Mist’

‘ ‘Pink Skyrocket’

‘Spring Symphony’

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Trifolium repens ‘Dragon’s Blood’

A unique example - foliage with blood-red stains which “drip” through the mint-green leaves giving the effect of scales.


Trifolium rubens ‘Red Feathers’

Bushy, upright clumps of tri-petaled, medium green leaves, give rise to silvery buds, which open to become bright purple, feathery candles of bloom. /

Trifolium repens ‘Purpurascens Quadrifolium’

Brilliant dark purple, four-leafed clover. The leaves are edged with fresh green and white flowers emerge in summer. Everyone’s good luck charm.



Verbena bonariensis

A traditional tall hardy Verbena which sways in the breeze and seems to keep on flowering.

We have a selection of hardy Verbena that flower well into autumn until the first frosts, swaying above other plants in the garden. Available in a range of glowing and bright colours, they are excellent both in the border and containers

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (P)

A hardy Verbena that has an abundance of small clusters of lilac flowers lasting all summer long and well into autumn.

Verbena ‘Seabrook’s Lavender’

A sport from the well known V. ‘Homestead’ found in Peter Seabrook’s garden. This is a clump-forming perennial with deep green leaves and masses of soft lavender flower heads in summer.

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B, Sage officinalis Icterina (Gold)’

C, Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’

A, Carex buchananii

C, Heuchera ‘Crème Brûlée’

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Viola A brilliant upgrade to standard ‘Pansy’ varieties. Most of these offer good scent and perennial flowering attributes. Look absolutely stunning in border fringes, rockeries, gravel gardens, bowls and tubs.


A profusion of sweet honey scented, bright-yellow flowers.

‘Green Goddess’

A good, strong pansy-type Viola with a yellow marked face in the centre and watery green tinge bleeding from the edge towards the centre.



Creamy yellow flowers with a slight eye.

Viola ‘Irish Molly’

This really is unique, almost metallic in colour - Yellow suffused, bronzed gold and dark maroon.

‘Elaine Quin’

Similar to ‘Columbine’ but more of a marbled purple/cream flower.


Bright yellow lower sections with upper chocolate-brown.

Viola ‘Etain’

An unbeatable variety with beautiful cream-yellow flowers spreading to lavender on their margins and an unforgettable scent.


Dark blue, almost purple flowers with cream centre and yellow eye and a very good scent to go with it. /

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Dark purple foliage and violet flowers. This will seed and spread to its hearts content!


Creamy white flowers splashed and frilled with mauve. One of the strongest scented Viola in the range.


Wonderfully vibrant violet flowers with cream eye.

‘Roscastle Black’

Velvety purple-black with a white eye.

‘Molly Sanderson’

Near-black flowers with purple veining and golden eye.

‘Tiger Eyes’

White flowers with noticeable central veins and yellow eye. Possibly the strongest scent of all the range.

‘Mrs. Lancaster’

White flowers with noticeable central veins and yellow eye. Possibly the strongest scent of all the range.

‘Tony Venison’

Gold and green variegated foliage with light blue flowers. The variegation recedes in the warmer summer months becoming more creamy.


A bright-yellow centre surrounded by lilac-blue on the lower margins and upper petals.

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Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’

This fern has cool, grey-green, and almost silvery, foliage with reddish-purple stalks.

Polystichum rigens

A lovely compact fern, perfect for woodland gardens and shady patches under trees. Aromatic in mid summer months with arching glossy/ leathery mounds of serrated fronds that mature to a mid green colour.

Dryopteris atrata

A tall fern with elegant yet sturdy fronds that are covered in tiny dark hairs giving it its distinctive appearance..

Cheilanthes lanosa

Beautiful pale grey fronds provide year round interest to shady parts of the garden.

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Bay ‘Kitchen’

A well-known hardy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves, which exhibit small yellow flowers. Often used in all forms of cooking for additional flavour.

Curry Plant (Common)

Good silver foliage with a spicy scent that resembles a good curry.


Chamomile ‘Double’

Chamomile nobile ‘Treneague’

Chamomile Sweet

A creeping perennial with apple scented, dark green foliage and creamy double white flowers. The leaves and flowers have been used to make fragrant tea mixtures.

An excellent carpet-forming evergreen perennial also known as Chamomile ‘Lawn’.

A sweet smelling herb, which produces lovely petit daisy-like flowers.


Rosemary officinalis

Rosemary officinalis ‘Arp’

An aromatic hardy sub-shrub with dark, glossy-green leaves and foamy white flowers, followed by bluish berries which can be used as a spice as well as for pot-pourri.

Upright deep green foliage and blue flowers. This genus can be used in almost any savoury dish including fish, meat eggs and drinks.

One of the hardiest Rosemary varieties, with erect, light green, lemon-scented growth and light blue flowers. /

Rosemary officinalis ‘Miss Jessopp’s Upright’

Rosemary officinalis ‘Prostratus’

Rosemary prostrata ‘Boule’

Sage officinalis ‘Common Broad Leaf’

Upright shrub with pale blue flowers along its stems.

This variety has good trailing, creeping growth and good blue flower colour.

Abundant lilac-blue flowers with distinctive pointed lower petals. Low-growing and perfect for planting to cascade over walls or the side of a raised bed.

Arguably the best variety for use in cooking - broad, green, upright foliage.

Sage officinalis ‘Icterina (Gold)’

Sage officinalis ‘Purple’

Sage officinalis ‘Tangerine’

Sage officinalis ‘Tricolor’

A perennial with gold and green variegations on a rough, but keenly scented upright foliage.

A purple form of the well known broad-leaved Sage.

Another semi-hardy Sage with bright-green foliage and a strongly recognisable citrus aroma.

Multi-coloured green, pink and cream foliage which is upright, but with some trail.

Sage rutilans ‘Pineapple’

Thyme ‘Camphor’

Thyme ‘Coccineus’

Thyme Common

A semi-hardy herb with light green foliage and scarlet-coloured flowers in late summer.

Compact, bushy green, camphor scented foliage with large heads of pink flowers.

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A very prostrate Thyme with large, rounded leaves and crimson flowers.

As the name suggests, commonly in the garden and used for cooking. Dark green upright, bushy foliage with pink flowers.

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Thyme doerfleri ‘Bressingham Pink’

Thyme Common

A very attractive creeping thyme with dark green leaves and pink flowers.

The favourite Thyme that everyone is familiar with and used for cooking. Dark green, upright, bushy

Thyme ‘Orange’

Thyme ‘Doone Valley’

Thyme nitidus ‘Peter Davis’


Creeping evergreen with bright green and gold variegated leaves with pink flowers, which are particularly attractive to bees and butterflies.

Bushy upright form with deep pink flowers over grey-green foliage.

Thyme prostratus

Thyme serphyllum ‘Goldstream’

Thyme serphyllum ‘Russettings’

foliage with pink flowers

A very attractive grey-green Thyme with an upright, bushy form and balsamic-orange scent. Often used in pot-pourri.

Original prostrate Thyme with simple green foliage - very elegant.

Good gold and cream variegated leaves with pink flowers in June all on a prostrate habit.

A vigorous creeping Thyme, forming a dense mat of dark green leaves, with abundant dark-pink flowers all summer.

Thyme serphyllum ‘White’

Thyme ‘Tabor’

Thyme vulgaris ‘Silver Posie’

Thyme ‘Woolly’

Bright green trailing and creeping growth covered with masses of white flowers.


Petite rounded leaves providing a familiar fragrance and also to be used in poultry, fish and some fruit dishes.

Silver and light green foliage with pink flowers on an upright, bushy foliage.

Low-growing, creeping mat with grey-green, hairy foliage and pale mauve flowers. /

Thyme x citriodorus ‘Anderson’s Gold’

Gold leaves, especially when grown cold with a bushy, spreading habit.

Thyme x citriodorus ‘Golden Queen’

Wonderful lemon scented thyme with golden variegated leaves. A good culinary Thyme adding citrus qualities.

Thyme x citriodorus ‘Lemon’

Dark green upright foliage with light pink flowers.

Thyme x citriodorus ‘Silver Queen’

Light silver and cream variegated lemon scented leaves.

Thyme ‘Hartington Silver’ Another prostrate Thyme variegated cream and light foliage and white-pink flowers.

with green

Thyme serphyllum ‘Gold stream’ Gold and cream variegated leaves with pink flowers in June all on a prostrate habit.

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Echeveria (Blue flatter leaves)

A good form of the increasingly popular carpet bedding plants. Steely grey-blue succulent foliage with bronze tinges and vibrant orange flowers in summer.


Echeveria affinis

Lime-green rosettes fringed with red-brown form solid mounds. Long, cream flower stems emerge in summer.

Echeveria ‘Black Knight’ (Prince)

A wonderful succulent with shiny, dark chocolate brown colouring with inner green markings.

Echeveria cana

A glaucous blue-green plant which forms columns of “fingers”. /

Echeveria ‘Duchess of Nuremberg’

Echeveria imbricata

Echeveria lilacina

Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvey’

Beautiful pink, succulent rosettes which produce interesting flowering bracts in spring and summer.

Tight rosettes of flat grey-green leaves that when mature, form offsets freely to produce large solid clumps. It has a branched arching inflorescence bearing clusters of red and yellow flowers in the spring and early summer.

A very attractive, slow growing Echeveria that forms very neat symmetrical rosettes of pale whitish-pink grey leaves up to 20cm across. Coral coloured flowers emerge on reddish stems in spring.

Thick, glaucous blue, succulent curved foliage which resemble small shoe-horns.

Echeveria shaviana

Faucaria ‘Tuberculosa’

Sedum acre ‘Aureum’

Sedum ‘Bertram Anderson’

Leaves resemble wood shavings and are blue in colour with red crinkled edges.

This low maintenance succulent from South Africa has thick triangular leaves. The edges have white hairlike structures that look a little like teeth.

A dazzling form of this British species. Low growing, green foliage with golden-white tips in spring and yellow flowers in summer.

This super succulent has dark lobed foliage and starry red flowers in late summer.

Sedum ‘Gold Mound’ (VR/CB)

Sedum hakonense ‘Chocolate Ball’

Sedum ‘Pure Joy’ (P)

Sedum reflexum ‘Blue Cushion’ (VR)

A great introduction from New Zealand with vigorous and vibrant golden-green succulent foliage with yellow flowers in spring and summer.

Chocolate coloured, low growing, creeping, slightly mound forming succulent foliage.

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This forms a low, rounded mound in spring, growing to just under 30cm tall by summer. In late summer the light green leaves are covered in a dome of candy floss pink, star shaped flowers which last well into the autumn.

A fast growing, dense matt of conifer-blue foliage topped with brilliant yellow flowers in summer.

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Sedum reflexum ‘Yellow Cushion’ (VR)

Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’

Sedum spectabile ‘Hot Stuff’ (VR)

Sedum spurium ‘Variegatum’

Striking golden green mounding, succulent foliage magnified by dazzling yellow flowers in summer.

Low-growing, carpet forming silver-white, succulent foliage with small yellow flowers in summer, originating from Oregon, USA.

This is the Sedum we’ve been waiting for. ‘Hot Stuff’ is a full third shorter then Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’, with brighter pink flower heads and a habit that is much more compact.

Almost herbaceous, cream and red variegated foliage with charming pink flowers.

Sempervivum arach’ ‘Rubin’

Sempervivum arachnoideum

Sempervivum calcareum

Sempervivum ‘Jovibarba allionii’

Dark maroon rosettes cobweb like covering.

Sempervivum ‘Ruby Hearts’



Leaves are a wonderful silvery green colour and the inner “heart” of the houseleek turns a ruby red as it matures.


This is a great form of this wonderful, cob-webbed “house leek”. Succulent green rosettes with slight blushes of pink and covered heavily in webbing.

Bright green concentric rosettes with deep red tips.

Sempervivum ‘Standard Green’

Sempervivum tectorum ‘Rubin’

Bright green succulent rosettes.

Deep burgundy-red rosettes.

Small, bright golden green rosettes.

Sinocrassula ‘Yunnanensis’

Resembling little hedgehogs. These will form clumps of upright, closely packed rosettes of fleshy dark green, almost black, pointed leaves over the years. /

Echeveria affinis

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Festuca glauca

Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’

Festuca ‘Golden Toupee’

An alternative blue grass with delicate cylindrical swards and a spreading habit.

A fine mystical blue grass which looks excellent early in the season and will flower later.

Yellow-green, low growing grass which fits its description as it looks like a tuft of hair.

Carex comans ‘Red’

Carex elata ‘Aurea’

Carex ‘Frosted Curls’

A New Zealand sedge forming dense tufts of narrow thread-like bronze leaves.

Fountains of gold-coloured, foliage, forming a large clump.


Thin, curling, silver-green leaves with a compact habit.

Carex buchananii

Extremely narrow, erect, bright reddish-brown foliage with tall flower spikes.

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’

A stunning variegated light-green and golden, cream ‘rush’. This is a wonderful plant to see you through autumn and winter.

Year round interest

Carex flagellifera

An upright, brown grass with tinges of green.


Cordyline australis ‘Pink Passion’ (P)

A striking coloured Cordyline with long, slender leaves in a combination of shocking pink with muted purple stripes running along the centre of the leaves, giving rich magenta tones.

Carex oshimensis ‘Everest’ (P)

A dense mound-forming Carex with a distinctive white mid-stripe to the leaves which makes the foliage stand out in the winter months.


Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ (P)

Mound forming, linear lime green leaves turning golden yellow with age.

Carex testacea

A thin, upright grass that is olive green in colour.

Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’

An evergreen exotic structural shrub with striking bronze-red foliage. /

Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’

An evergreen, palm-like tree with green, cream striped, sword-like leaves.

Miscanthus ‘Gold Bar’ (P)

Cordyline ‘Sunrise’ (P) PACIFIC SUNRISE

A distinctive Cordyline with strong and stable variegation. The long, arching leaves have a deep red/pink central stripe and thick, bright pink margins.

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’

Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’ (P)NNGF2E

Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Blaze’ (P)

Elegant weeping foliage with a prominent central golden stripe. Profusions of pure white star-like flowers are produced in clusters just above the foliage in spring. Berries follow in Autumn.

Rich in colour, changing from green, through yellow-orange, to intense burnt red. Complimenting the foliage - white star flowers emerge, just clear of the foliage in spring. These turn to orange-red berries in autumn.

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’

This is relatively short at just about 100cm tall at maximum. It is quick to make clumps and the foliage has a heavy yellow banding.

Silver green spines which turn ochre red through the summer showing off the fluffy white seed heads.

Erect clumps of slender leaves with white borders and arching tips, giving an overall shimmering effect. Reddish-bronze flowers emerge in summer.

Attractive, “zebra-like” horizontal yellow and green banding add interest to the leaves of this tall, sturdy grass.

Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’

Phormium ‘Alison Blackman’ (P)

Phormium ‘Apricot Queen’

Phormium ‘Chocomint’ (P)

A wonderfully graceful swaying tall grass with swards of deep purple and hanging flower heads.

This yellow variegated spreading Phormium has green and cream foliage with a narrow red edge along the outside of the leaf.

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This Phormium is about 120cm tall with upright, spreading leaves, arching at the tips. The leaves emerge yellow in colour with green margins and turn apricot as they mature.

The leaves are a deep chocolate brown, with mint-green margins. A beautiful contrast for this stunning flax lily.

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Holcus ‘Albovariegatus’ Wonderful soft, cream and green variegated grass with pink in winter and spring longer white flower heads appear if left untrimmed.

Phormium ‘Cream Delight’

This broad Phormium grows to 100cm tall with bold, wide arching leaves that have a cream-yellow mid-stripe and green margins edged with red.


Phormium ‘Flamingo’

A colourfully striped, arching Phormium with striations of pink, coral, apricot and green on rather compact leaves up to 100cm.

Phormium ‘Jester’

Growing to around 100cm this Phormium has a pink centre to the leaf with lime green margins. It has a strongly arching habit and is wide spreading /

Pennisetum ‘Vertigo’ (P) This grass is big and bold, with large purple, broad leaves.

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Cordyline ‘Sunrise’


Shines through dull days


Phormium ‘Joker’ (P)

Nettle green leaves with red stripes and bewitching pink-red margins. This is more intense, contrasting colour than previous similar forms.

Phormium ‘Veneer’ (P)

Phormium ‘Pink Stripe’

This upright and spreading cultivar grows 110cm -130cm tall with greyish brown leaves that have a broad, fluorescent pink margins at the leaf bases which narrows and gradually disappears at the leaf tip.

Phormium ‘Yellow Wave’

Phormium ‘Rainbow Queen’

This plant forms a large 120-150cm tall clump with erect leaves slightly bent at the tips producing wide olive-green leaves with rose-red edges that fade to cream.

Scirpus cernuus

Phormium ‘Tricolor’

A broad form growing to 100cm tall. The drooping dark green leaves have creamy white edges, becoming flushed pink with a burgundy edge in cooler weather.

Stipa arundinacea

The arched leaves have the shades of antique polished wood. With rich tones of mocha through to latte and even russet-pink and cream.

A medium sized plant growing to about 150cm tall with arching 6cm wide green leaves and a central yellow band that fades to green in the autumn.

Close, tufted evergreen plant with filament like, or “fibre-optic” leaves. These are then replaced by sheaths over time.

This grass forms dense clumps of fine spikes of brown, turning golden-orange in autumn.

Stipa gigantea

Stipa tenuissima

Uncinia rubra ‘Everflame’ (P)

Uncinia uncinata rubra

Clumps of dark green leaves, dominated by tall stems which carry panicles of bronze, feathery spikelets.


Bright emerald-green leaves which turn to brown through the year with delicate flowering heads in summer.

Everflame is colourful and vividly variegated; each leaf is bronze with vibrant bright red margins which gleam in the sun. It is evergreen so this dazzling colour persists right through the winter.

A wonderful mahogany-red sedge grass, which makes nice clumps of foliage. /

Pennisetum ‘Vertigo’


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Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’


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