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Hibiscus syriacus 'French Cabaret Trio'

…quickly replaced by new buds. A cinch to grow in free-draining soils, Hibiscus syriacus ‘French Cabaret Trio' are tolerant of chalk and drought resistant once established. These adaptable hibiscus can be used as border shrubs, container features or as informal hedging. Height: 2.5m (8ft).…  More Info

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Echium russicum

…flowers with conspicuous red anthers. Like other Echiums, these soon hum loudly with foraging bees. This handsome plant lends vertical accents to drought prone borders, thriving in poor soils and providing useful colour in the late summer garden. Although a short-lived perennial, leaving some flower…  More Info

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Haworthia 'Hybrid Mix'

These cute succulents are perfect for a windowsill or small shelf. Slow growing and drought tolerant, they require little care or attention. Haworthias form neat rosettes of fleshy, pointed leaves. Their sculptural looks and stripy leaf designs fit perfectly into contemporary interiors. Hybrid Mix…  More Info

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Allium 'Purple Sensation'

One of the best and most majestic alliums for your late spring garden, 'Purple Sensation' is a sun loving, drought tolerant variety producing lilac-purple coloured flowers up to 15cm in diameter, that start to flower after the tulips in mid-May. No early summer garden is complete without a good…  More Info

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Sempervivum 'Mixed'

…die after flowering, they are swiftly replaced by small offsets which quickly fill the gap. Commonly known as Houseleeks, these hardy perennials are extremely drought tolerant once established - perfect for planting in wall crevices, rockeries and alpine troughs. Height: 8cm (3). Spread: 30cm (12).  More Info

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Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Starlight Rose'

…centre are 6cm (2.5in) across when fully open. Bushy, dwarf plants flower freely and are so tolerant of such conditions as heat, humidity and drought that they were planted extensively in floral displays at the Beijing Olympics. Non-stop-flowering Zinnia Zahara Starlight Rose follows on from…  More Info

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Arabis caucasica 'Pixie Cream'

…Rock Cress, this sweetly scented alpine plant is perfect for rock gardens, wall crevices, containers or grown as groundcover in hot sunny borders. Drought tolerant once established and easy to care for, Arabis plants are excellent for a low maintenance garden and are a great source of spring nectar…  More Info

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Phlox 'Pharao Blue Eye'

…'Pharao Blue Eye' will thrive in the driest of soils, producing an impenetrable mat of flowers, suppressing weeds and resisting drought! The detailed eye on each gleaming white flower sets this stunning, evergreen drought tolerant perennial apart from the crowd. Height: 15cm (6). Spread: 50cm (20).  More Info

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cupcakes'

…three colour blend of single and semi-double blooms on tall bushy plants ideal for border designs and container growing. Cosmos 'Cupcakes' was the stand out performer in our 2014 flower trials, coping well and looking great come rain, shine or drought. Height: 120cm (48). Spread: 60cm (24).  More Info

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Argemone platyceras

…nectar-rich flowers of Argemone platyceras. Flaunting impressively huge flowers each measuring up to 15cm (6) across, Prickly Poppy makes a big impact in sunny beds and borders. Easy to grow and drought tolerant, a great choice for gardens with dry, sandy soils. Height: 40cm (16). Spread: 30cm (12).  More Info

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Senecio peregrinus 'String Of Dolphins' hanging pot

…Pair it with the rounded leaves of Ceropegia woodii (String of Hearts) for an effective foliage contrast. The long stems of Senecio peregrinus are covered in fleshy leaves which resemble miniature leaping dolphins. Easy care and drought tolerant. Height: up to 80cm (31in). Spread: 15cm (6in).  More Info

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Gazania 'Red Shades'

…violet. It has large, exotic daisy style flowers, that have deep ruby red petals, and orange centres. They are compact and robust, with good drought and coastal tolerance. Gazanias are suitable for both garden borders, and pots and planters on sunny patios and decking areas. Height and spread:…  More Info

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Centranthus ruber 'Albus'

Valerian plants are ideal for gardens with poor soils. Centranthus ruber ?Albus' are drought resistant and flower continually throughout the summer. They grow well at the base of walls and are also a popular garden plant for gardeners with homes on the coast, with salty winds and open exposure.…  More Info

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Senecio 'String of Teardrops' (House Plant)

…high on a shelf to allow the long, trailing steams hang down displaying its green ?teardrops? cascading down catching your eye. As it is a succulent it is drought tolerant and low maintenance so is perfect for a beginner or perhaps someone a little forgetful! Trails to: 50cm (20). Spread: 20cm (8).  More Info

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Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'

…which is highly aromatic. Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' is an excellent gap filler, pepping up flagging borders at the end of the season. Drought tolerant, it also makes an exceptional container specimen on its own or alongside late flowering bedding. Height: 45cm (18). Spread: 30cm (12).  More Info

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Thyme 'Archer's Gold'

This mat-forming thyme has bright, golden leaves which are delightfully lemon scented. Drought tolerant, it will thrive in dry, well-drained, sunny spots and looks wonderful creeping over containers, walls and rockeries. In summer, Thyme ‘Archers Gold’ produces small spikes of lilac-pink…  More Info

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Marigold 'Hot Stuff'

This tall, large flowered, African Marigold will shake off summer heat and drought as well as rain. Marigold ‘Hot Stuff’ is a robust performer, reliably producing masses of bright orange, ruffled pompons which will spice up containers, borders and cut flower displays. Excellent for…  More Info

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Potato 'Maris Bard'

…early. Smooth white skinned tubers with white flesh and a traditional new potato taste. Potato 'Maris Bard' is a very early, heavy cropping variety with good drought and common scab resistance. This popular first early variety is ideal for boiling as a salad potato. Height and spread: 60cm (24).  More Info

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Helianthemum 'Golden Queen'

…The dainty blooms, which are a magnet for pollinators, blanket a neat mound of fine evergreen foliage. This hardy rock rose is easy to grow, drought resistant and low maintenance, thriving in dry, sandy soils. It looks fantastic in combination with other drought-tolerant Mediterranean plants…  More Info

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Potato 'Cara'

Distinctive rounded tubers with pinkish-red eyes and soft moist flesh. Potato Cara is a well loved allotment favourite for its drought tolerance and disease resistance including golden eelworm and blight. An excellent general purpose potato that is particularly good for baking. Useful links: How to…  More Info

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Alchemilla mollis

Lady Mantle is a herbaceous perennial, that is drought tolerant and makes a lovely addition to garden borders and rockeries, especially in cottage gardens. Alchemilla mollis also looks great planted underneath tree canopies, where many other types of plant struggle to grow. It has plumes of…  More Info

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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Strawberry'

…the market. Large, fully double blooms in a vivid strawberry colour are produced in abundance on compact, low-growing plants. With good heat and drought tolerance and excellent disease resistance, these exciting annuals need little maintenance to put on a fabulous display. Height and spread: 45cm…  More Info

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Potentilla fruiticosa

A drought tolerant hardy shrub, Potentilla fruticosa has attractive grey - green foliage and is covered in pretty yellow- orange flowers from May all the way through to September. This compact Shrubby Cinquefoil thrives in sunny borders or rockeries and makes a great low hedge. Shrubby Cinquefoils…  More Info

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Acanthus spinosus

…impressive flower spikes of purple and white, which appear in late spring and summer. Native to the Mediterranean, Acanthus spinosus is incredibly drought tolerant once established - perfect for hot dry borders! Bear's Breeches make excellent cut flowers, adding height to cottage garden borders or…  More Info

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Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle'

…is prized for its mounds of silver feathery leaves, and has been awarded an RHS AGM. Originating from the Mediterranean, Wormwood has fantastic drought tolerance and is perfect for hot, sunny and dry borders! This hardy evergreen plant makes a wonderful highlight in cottage garden borders, gravel…  More Info

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Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Kobold'

…as Gaillardia 'Kobold' will cope with poor, sandy or stony soil and still produce a profusion of sunset-coloured flowers. Blanket Flower plants can also survive periods of drought and as they are hardy they'll be back to do it all over again, year after year. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 45cm (18).  More Info

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Agapanthus 'Bluestorm'

…Masses of soft violet flowers are carried on stiff stems making this a superb cut flower. The strap-like, semi evergreen foliage is resilient and drought resistant - just perfect for filling patio containers or creating low maintenance ground cover in sunny borders. Height: 76cm (30). Spread: 50cm…  More Info

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Thetis'

…September, clusters of beautiful, clear blue flowers appear at the tips of the stems which are highly attractive to pollinating insects. Compact and drought tolerant, this deciduous shrub is perfect for hot dry borders, Mediterranean gardens, cottage gardens and coastal areas. Height: 100cm (39).…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty'

Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty' is an easy to grow hardy deciduous shrub that loves hot, sunny positions and is drought tolerant. This Shrubby Cinquefoil makes a pretty hedge if planted in a row, or can be planted in a pot in courtyard or roof top gardens. Its five petal, cup shaped pink flowers…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Mango Tango'

A drought tolerant hardy shrub, Potentilla fruticosa 'Mango Tango' has attractive grey - green foliage and is covered in pretty yellow- orange flowers from May all the way through to September. This compact Shrubby Cinquefoil thrives in sunny borders or rockeries and makes a great low hedge. Shrubby…  More Info

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Salvia x sylvestris Rose Queen

…Salvias, which come in blue and violet hues, this one has deep pink buds which open to rose pink flowers borne on stiffly upright flower spikes. Drought tolerant once established, Salvia x sylvestris ‘Rose Queen’ is ideal for the front of sunny borders, gravel gardens, containers and…  More Info

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Perovskia 'Crazy Blue'

Low maintenance, drought resistant and with foliage that’s just as much of a feature as the flowers, Russian sage is a staple of every sunny border. Perovskia ‘Crazy Blue’ is a relatively compact variety boasting upright spires of lilac-blue flowers in summer and early autumn,…  More Info

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Zinnia 'Double Zahara Strawberry'

…the market. Large, fully double blooms in a vivid strawberry colour are produced in abundance on compact, low-growing plants. With good heat and drought tolerance and excellent disease resistance, these exciting annuals need little maintenance to put on a fabulous display. Height and spread: 45cm…  More Info

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Lonicera pileata

…problems with box blight by choosing the Box-leaved Honeysuckle instead of traditional Box. Lonicera pileata plants are tough, quick-growing and drought tresistant. Box-leaved Honeysuckle is a low, spreading, evergreen shrub with glossy leaves. The display is enhanced by creamy spring flowers and…  More Info

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Petunia x hybrida 'Super Cascade Improved' F1 Hybrid

…and violet from a formula blending of seed. Weather tolerance, heat and wet, is excellent, they bloom from planting out to frost and have good drought tolerance. Growing tip: Get the best out of your petunias with our specially formulated Petunia Fertiliser - the perfect balance of nutrients to…  More Info

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Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley Baby'

…smother the stems with pink-tinged white petals surrounding a rosy pink eye. Fantastic in patio containers, these are hard to beat for endurance, drought resistance (once established), ease of growing and sheer flower power! Height: 75cm (30) Spread: 60cm (24). Culinary information: Some parts of…  More Info

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Potato 'Desiree'

…for its versatility in the kitchen - roast, bake, boil or mash it. This well loved variety is reliable in the garden too with particularly good drought resistance. Height and spread: 60cm (24). Useful links: How to plant and grow potatoes We secure the earliest, freshest lifted tubers to start our…  More Info

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Echinacea Paradoxa

This drought tolerant, prairie perennial makes a fabulous candidate for a hot, late summer border alongside knifophias and crocosmias, injecting colour right through to autumn. A basal clump of long, narrow leaves gives rise to straight, sturdy stalks with terminal flowers. The flowers have a…  More Info

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Senecio 'String of Pearls'

…trailing plant for your home. Senecio 'String of Pearls' has long, thread-like stems with fleshy foliage that resembles glossy, green beads. This drought tolerant house plant is easy to grow and copes well with infrequent waterings ? perfect for beginners and forgetful gardeners! Grow it in a…  More Info

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Salvia Lips Collection

…bi-coloured flowers, Salvia Lips Collection is a wonderful addition to garden borders, or planted together in a large patio planter. These sages are drought tolerant, and the foliage has a blackcurrant scent. Nectar rich, the flowers will help attract bees and butterflies, making them a good choice…  More Info

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Zinnia 'Forecast'

…Zinnia elegans ?Forecast? is a mixture of single and double flowers in an exotic mixture of purple, pink, orange, salmon, yellow and cream shades. Drought tolerant, ideal for a hot, sunny spot and also a great choice for attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden. Height: 60-80cm…  More Info

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Crassula perforata (House plant)

…Commonly known as String of Buttons, this unusual house plant is perfect for a sunny windowsill. Crassula perforata shows surprising tolerance to drought making a great house warming gift for beginner gardeners. Height and spread: 60cm (24). Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets…  More Info

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Potato 'Picasso'

…the same creamy skin and striking bright red eyes. Potato ?Picasso? produces huge yields of waxy fleshed tubers with good all round disease and drought resistance making it a garden and allotment favourite. A versatile variety in the kitchen,particularly for baking and mashing. Height and spread:…  More Info

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Californian Poppy 'Copper Swirl'

…fruity colours on these delightful crinkled flowers. Thompson & Morgan are proud to have bred this fresh range of Californian Poppies which are drought tolerant and require no special treatment! Ideal for beds, borders, rockeries or dry sunny banks. Height and Spread: 25cm (10). Culinary note: Fresh…  More Info

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Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

Enjoy the vibrant flowers of Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' from late spring. These boldly coloured Blanket flowers are drought tolerant, thriving in hot, dry summers and coastal positions as well as cooler conditions - so you can be sure of a superb display whatever the weather. The large red blooms each…  More Info

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Euonymus fortunei 'Blonde Beauty'

…low hedging and ground cover. This superb Euonymus will happily grow in difficult clay soils, North-facing positions and will even tolerate drought once established. Add some sparkle and winter colour to your borders with Euonymus fortunei 'Blonde Beauty'. Height: 60cm (24). Spread: 100cm…  More Info

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Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White'

…bushy habit making it ideally suited to growing in patio pots or the edge of borders where it creates an informal mini hedge. Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, this lively Gaura will even cope with drought conditions once established. Height and spread: 45cm (18). Supplied as plug tray plants.  More Info

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Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'

…cream-green flowers rise above the neat mounds of variegated foliage for a long-lasting and colourful display through to early summer. With drought resistance and a compact habit, Euphorbia ?Glacier Blue? is perfect for low-maintenance borders, and the exotic-looking flowers are a great source…  More Info

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

…'Emerald Gaiety' can even be trained to climb a wall or fence. Thriving in almost any position, including difficult clay soils, and shade, this tough winter creeper will even tolerate drought once established making it an invaluable addition to the garden. Height: 1m (3?). Spread: 1.5m (5?).  More Info

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

This versatile little perennial is both moisture and drought tolerant, and thrives in almost any position from sun to dappled shade. The heart-shaped foliage of Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' is a splendid sight in shades of green, gold and red, with a pungent orange fragrance. Throughout mid-summer…  More Info

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Ceanothus x delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles'

…neat round shape. Bees and butterflies are attracted to the sweetly-scented nectar of the flowers too. Ceanothus is an easy to grow shrub, being drought tolerant, fast growing and it thrives on many different types of soil. This makes it an encouraging shrub for gardening beginners, or anyone…  More Info

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Buddleja davidii 'White Ball'

…to pollinating insects, particularly butterflies. It's compact habit makes it perfect for blending into mixed borders, cottage gardens or large patio containers. As with most Buddlejas, this variety thrives in hot, sunny positions where it tolerates drought well. Height and spread: 2m (6.5').  More Info

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Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Silvery Blue'

…borders. It has aromatic, shimmering silvery stems that are covered in lavender blue flowers. It is a versatile and hardy shrub that can tolerate drought and exposed coastal positions, making it the perfect plant for gardens near the seaside. Russian Sage is best planted in large swathes, for a bloc…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'White Lady'

Drought tolerant and easy to maintain, Potentilla fruticosa 'White Lady' is a gorgeous compact shrub, that from May to September is covered in small, pure white flowers. This Shrubby Cinquefoil, planted in groups, makes a great weed suppressing ground cover, or low hedge. It is ideal for garden…  More Info

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Euphorbia x martini 'Ascot Rainbow'

…the cooler months of the year. Clusters of exotic-looking lime green flowers appear from spring through to early summer for added interest. With drought resistance and a compact habit, Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' is perfect for the front of low-maintenance borders or containers on the patio. Try…  More Info

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Gaillardia aristata 'Burgundy'

…September, producing sizeable, wine red flowers that last for months and months. Blanket flowers are an extremely durable variety that tolerate drought and coastal positions that would prove challenging for many other plants, as well as positively thriving in light sandy soils. This hardy perennial…  More Info

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Red Hot Poker 'Mango Popsicle'

…evergreen grass-like leaves which remain neat and attractive throughout the seasons. With origins in South Africa, these dwarf red hot pokers are drought tolerant and make a perfect low-maintenance addition to hot dry borders, gravel gardens, herbaceous borders or patio containers. Torch lilies are…  More Info

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Red Hot Poker 'Papaya Popsicle'

…slender, grass-like leaves which remain neat and attractive throughout the seasons. With origins in South Africa, these dwarf red hot pokers are drought tolerant and make a perfect low-maintenance addition to hot dry borders, gravel gardens, herbaceous borders or patio containers. Torch lilies are…  More Info

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Limonium gmelinii

…semi-evergreen leaves. Siberian statice makes an incredibly long-lasting cut flower, either fresh or dried, with the papery petals retaining their colour well. Drought and heat tolerant, this hardy perennial is easy to grow, low maintenance and loved by pollinators. Height and spread: 50cm (20in).  More Info

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Linum perenne Blue

…gardens, gravel gardens, prairie planting and containers. Thriving in full sun and nutrient-poor, very free-draining soils, flax is heat and drought tolerant, making it an ideal choice for dry spots and sandy soils. If allowed, it will soon seed around to create a beautiful drift! Height: 50cm…  More Info

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