Herbaceous perennial plants (non-woody plants that come back year after year) continue to increase in popularity due to their versatility and great value. At Coolings we grow and sell a vast range, and also buy from specialist British nurseries to offer you a great choice of plants for your garden. Fashions come and go, but here are our tips for plants that we think will be hits in 2016!
Bee heaven. If you want to help our pollinating friends, open a bee-bar in your garden with just one plant! Beautiful.
Cirsium ‘Frosted Magic’
NOT available until its launch at Chelsea in May, this beautiful white thistle will be as big a hit with the bees as it will be with gardeners. We have secured a couple of hundred, but they will fly!
Sanguisorba ‘Lilac Squirrel’
This fantastic plant stands at 1m tall and gives us amazing pink/purple flowers from mid-summer to early autumn that hang down like squirrel tails!
Lupin West Country Series
Lupins are a real plant of the moment! Bred in West Country nurseries in North Devon, these purple and yellow Lupins offer superb colour, form and vigour.
Lupin ‘Manhattan Lights’
Lupin ‘Red Rum’
Lupin ‘Persian Slipper’
Buy big 4 litre varieties £12.99 each or Family Offer 2 for £20.