Here are seven great garden plants that you may not know and are worth making space for this spring.
1. Clematis ‘Amber’
This marvellous spring flowering clematis is so good it was voted RHS Chelsea plant of the year 2016 and is now available to gardeners via Coolings. Its flowers are amber yellow, with light pink tones on the back of the sepals, so if you want a climber with a difference this is well worth trying!
2. Photinia ‘Carré Rouge’
An outstanding evergreen garden plant which has smaller leaves than the familiar ‘Red Robin’, a more compact habit and stunning red new growth. Ideal as a single specimen or planted as a neat hedge, this is now a number one selling shrub in France and is just being discovered by gardeners here!
3. Knautia ‘Melton Pastels’
Beautiful Scabious-like insect friendly flowers in shades of pink and cerise from June to September, make these lovely hardy perennials deserving of a place in the border!
4. Spiraea Walberton’s® Plumtastic
A fantastic introduction for 2019! Stunning, plumb-coloured growth throughout spring is followed by deep cerise flower heads in early summer, then beautiful autumn foliage colour. Growing only 60cm tall it has a neat manageable habit, making this an ideal garden addition!
5. Acanthus ‘Whitewater’
This stunning herbaceous perennial is the perfect choice for those looking for an unusual architectural garden feature! Great in sun or shade.
6. Gypsophila cerastioides
This charming little ground cover plant from the Himalayan region is very hardy and semievergreen. Studded with attractive white flowers in spring, it is worth discovering!
7. Lonicera ‘Rhubarb & Custard’®
This recently introduced honeysuckle is the perfect choice if you want a fragrant, compact climber that is happy in sun or light shade, and which is attractive to beneficial insects. The unique colour is indeed rhubarb and custard!