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Perennial bushy salvia, which will survive outside in a sheltered site. Flowers, brightest pink are produced from May to October. Fantastic in containers or a sunny border.

Loved by butterflies and bees.

Available now 2 litre pots £7.50. PLANT CODE: SAL-CP

Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder flowers from June to November and is always busy with honey and bumblebees. Lovely rich dark purple flowers.

Available now in 2 litre pots £7.50. PLANT CODE: SAL-NV

Salvia greggii 'Royal Bumble' bears masses of hot red flowers, in contrast with dark purple-green stems and leaves. Loves a sunny site but I find these salvias can also stand a bit of shade. 'Royal Bumble' is perfect for planting near a bench or path, where you can enjoy its pretty blooms and fragrant foliage. The flowers are extremely attractive bees and other pollinators.

For best results grow Salvia greggii 'Royal Bumble' in well-drained soil in full sun. Plants may need protection in extreme winters.

Available now 2 litre pots £7.50. PLANT CODE: SAL-RB

'Salmon Dance' is an upright, bushy, evergreen sub-shrub or woody-based perennial with aromatic, ovate, mid- to dark grey-green leaves and terminal racemes of lightly fragrant, two-lipped, pale salmon flowers from early summer into autumn.

Available now in 2 litre pots £8.50. 

PLANT CODE: SAL-SD

Rare species from Peru. Small turquoise flowers suffused with pale green are produced throughout summer. Lovely in containers. Requires winter protection.

Available now 9cm pots £5. PLANT CODE: SAL-BUL

Available now 9cm pots £5. PLANT CODE: SAGE

Pineapple sage. Leaves are scented like pineapple. Bright red flowers over a long period in summer & autumn. Needs a little winter protection but makes a great container plant where its scented foliage can be enjoyed.

Available now 2 litre pots £7.50. PLANT CODE: SAL-RUT

A sage originating in the damp grasslands of eastern South American and settling happily into UK gardens. It is a useful plant for the late summer border, where its graceful wavering stems are filled with sky-blue flowers that have a long season. For a moist or moisture retentive soil and as long as the roots don't freeze it will provide many years of interest. 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).

Available now 1 litre pots £6. PLANT CODE: SAL-UL

Purplish-red flowers for many weeks through summer & autumn.

Available now in 2 litre pots £7.50. PLANT CODE: SAL-XJ-RR

We have a selection of hardy sarracenias for sale. Suitable for growing in pots or pool edges and bog garden providing it has acidic conditions, direct sunight and low nutrients.

Sarracenia require full direct sun. As such, they are candidates for only the brightest of windowsills - direct sunlight will help your plants remain strong with good trumpet colour.

Always water with rainwater.

The traditional compost mixture for  Sarracenia is sphagnum peat moss mixed with either lime-free horticultural sand or perlite to a ratio of about 2:1. 

Since our nursery is peat-free - and has been for the last 20 years - we pot our insectivorous plants in a highly composted quality bark with perlite added. Never add fertiliser or liquid feed as the plants get their nutrients from the insects they trap.

Insectivorous plants are great for getting children interested in plants - little boys love them (and big boys too!).

See also Darlingtonia and Drosera under the A to Z list.

The lids of the trumpets are a rich copper colour.

Available now in 1 litre pots £12.

PLANT CODE: SARR-F-CL

Available now in 1 litre pots £12.

PLANT CODE: SARR-F-HV

Available now in 1 litre pots £12.

PLANT CODE: SARR-F-RT

S. flava var.  maxima  is a clump-forming, insectivorous perennial to 90cm tall. Its pitchers comprise lime-green to yellow tubes and lids with some red veining; large yellow flowers appear in the spring.

Hardy and can be planted outside or grown in tunnel or greenhouse. Our plants have survived temperatures down to minus 15!

Always keep in good light and water with rainwater.

Available now £15.

PLANT CODE: SARR-F-MAX

Sarracenia leucophylla is a very sought-after carnivorous plant owing to its white-coloured pitchers on their upper part, which is very distinguishable from the other plants. The thin and elongated traps are among the tallest in the genus.  In Autumn, it is the last one to make pitchers, and they are genrally the highest ones of the year. A superb species you can't not have in your collection !

Available now in 1 litre pots £12.

PLANT CODE: SARR-LEU

Always water with rainwater.

Available now in 9cm pots £9. PLANT CODE: SARR-OREO

  • Saruma  are herbaceous perennials with a tufted rootstock, upright leafy stems and three-petalled flowers. The name is an anagram of its close relative, Asarum

  • S. henryi  a herbaceous perennial with branched, upright stems bearing pale green, heart-shaped leaves up to 10cm across. The whole plant is softly-hairy, giving it a silvery appearance especially in spring. Yellow, three-petalled flowers are produced at the branch tips intermittently from spring to summer

Available now 9cm pots £5. PLANT CODE: SARU-H

The autumn border can be uplifted by the mass of deep rose-pink flowers produced by this strong growing perennial. Like all Schizostylis it requires a sunny position with rich, moist soil and protection from cold winds. 45cm (18").

Available now 9cm pots £5. PLANT CODE: SCH-HG

An unusual form of our native Bull Rush, its green leaves vertically striped with irregular patches of white. Can be grown either in a damp, fertile soil or it can be planted in a pond with its roots placed up to 30cm (12") beneath the surface. 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft). (The name Bull Rush is often misapplied to Reed mace - Typha - the big reed with the familiar velvety-brown pokers).

Available now 2 litre pots £10. PLANT CODE: SCH-LAC-AL

Vigorous easy plant for rockery, scree or raised bed.

Available now 9cm pots £3.50. PLANT CODE: SED-RUP-ANG

Loose flower stems full of delicate nodding, spurless, pale mauve-pink flowers are produced during late spring. A Chinese woodlander, but tolerant of sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil. 15-30cm (6-12").

Available now 9cm pots £4. PLANT CODE: SEMI-E-A

Rarely offered for sale - this tuberous, mound-forming perennial grows to 45cm high in flower. Silvery-grey hairy leaves topped with fragrant creamy-white flowrs. It requires a sheltered site - hardy down to minus 5. (It is related to Streptocarpus).

Available now 1 litre pots £7.50. PLANT CODE: SINN-T

A grass with densely tufted evergreen foliage, producing magnificent shimmering panicles of silver to purplish green spikelets which turn a rich autumnal gold when ripe, giving the illusion of giant oats. 1.8m (6ft).

Available now 1 litre pots £6. PLANT CODE: STI-GIG

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