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  • Acanthus mollis

    £2.15

    Bear’s breeches. A perennial deep-rooted plant from Europe, growing 1.2 m (4 ft) high and 0.6 m (2 ft) across; likes a well-drained soil and sun or part shade. It makes a good ground cover, spreading by suckers. The leaves are used medicinally. Hardy to -15°C. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 5.

    8 in stock


  • Acca sellowiana

    £2.15

    (Syn. Feijoa sellowiana) Pineapple guava. Bushy evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves growing to 2 m (6 ft) high or more. Large flowers are white and purple in midsummer, and are followed by reddish-green edible fruits 5 cm (2”) long in hot summers. The fruits are delicious, being aromatic, with a pineapple-strawberry flavour. The flowers are also edible raw, being sweet crisp and delicious. Can be used for hedging in mild maritime areas – hardy to -12°C. Likes sun and a well-drained soil; good on walls in cooler climes. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 15.

    15 in stock


  • Achillea millefolium

    £2.15

    Yarrow. Mat-forming perennial, spreading via rhizomes. Edible leaves, medicinal, bee plant, ground cover, accumulator. Likes sun and a well drained site; hardy to –40 °C Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 200.

    11 in stock


  • Agastache foeniculum

    £2.15

    Anise hyssop. A perennial growing to 90 cm (3 ft) high, which likes a sunny position and a well-drained soil. The leaves and flowers are edible raw, with an excellent sweet aniseed flavour. The plant can also be used medicinally and is liked by bees. Hardy to -10ºC. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 50.

    35 in stock


  • Agastache rugosa

    £2.15

    Korean mint. Perennial growing to 60 cm (2 ft) high or more, with spikes of blue flowers much loved by bees. The leaves are anise-flavoured and used as a flavouring and for teas; also medicinally in Chinese medicine. Likes a well-drained soil and sun; hardy to -10ºC or so. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 150.

    5 in stock


  • Alchemilla mollis

    £2.50

    Lady’s mantle. Perennial from Northern Europe growing to 50 cm (20”) high. The leaves, stems and roots are all well known medicinal parts, and the plant makes a good ground cover in shade – tolerates deep shade. Stratification: CS4. Number of seeds: 100.

    3 in stock


  • Allium babingtonii

    £2.15

    Babington leek. Perennial leek species for edible bulbs or leeks. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 5.

    Out of stock


  • Allium moly

    £2.15

    Golden garlic. Perennial from Southern Europe growing to 30 cm (1 ft) high which likes sun or light shade. It has edible leaves, flowers and bulbs, all with a mild garlic flavour. Bees like the flowers. Hardy to -15°C. Stratification: WS4+CS4. Number of seeds: 14.

    Out of stock


  • Allium neapolitanum

    £2.15

    Daffodil garlic. A perennial from Europe which produces edible, garlic-flavoured bulbs, young leaves (excellent in salads) and flowers (good in salads). Leaves are retained in most winters and can be used in winter salads; top dies down in midsummer until autumn. Prefers sun, though it is one of the few Alliums to tolerate deep shade in a well-drained location. Hardy to -12°C. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 20.

    28 in stock


  • Allium carinatum pulchellum

    £2.15

    Keeled garlic. Bulbous, clump-forming perennial to 60 cm (2 ft) high, virtually evergreen, with rich purple flower in summer. Does not produce bulbils. Edible leaves & flowers – garlic flavour. Likes sun and a well-drained site; hardy to -15°C Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 35.

    9 in stock


  • Allium schoenoprasum

    £2.15

    Chives. Well known perennial from Europe, growing to 60 cm (2 ft) high when it flowers. Usually grown for the edible leaves, excellent raw in salads or cooked. The flowers can also be eaten, and bees love the flowers. Likes sun or light shade. Hardy to -23°C. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 50.

    17 in stock


  • Allium tuberosum

    £2.15

    Garlic chives, Chinese chives. Chinese perennial growing to 50 cm (20”) high which needs a sunny site. Well known for its edible leaves with a garlic flavour; also edible are the bulbs, seeds and flowers. Also used medicinally. Bees like the flowers. Hardy to -15°C. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 40.

    35 in stock