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Dianthus deltoides 'Maiden Pink'

Dianthus deltoides ‘Maiden Pink’ produces masses of single crimson, pink or white flowers over mats of fine, evergreen foliage. Forming spreading, cushiony mounds, it’s perfect for tucking between rocks, paving cracks or on the top of walls. It also makes a neat, drought-tolerant…  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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Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

Forming a low mat of striking bronze fern-like foliage, Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' is ideal for groundcover, edging paths and underplanting shrubs and roses, as well as planting in walls or between paving slabs. Easy to grow in a reliably moist but free-draining position, this versatile…  More Info

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Arabis blepharophylla 'Spring Charm'

This mat-forming alpine provides vivid spring impact. Nestling in wall crevices and rocky crannies, it forms neat rosettes of mid green leaves. In late spring, it produces short racemes of sweetly fragrant, deep rose-carmine, four-petalled flowers which provide plentiful early nectar for foraging…  More Info

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Arabis ferdinandi-coburgi 'Old Gold'

…have plain green leaves, Arabis ferdinandi-coburgi 'Old Gold' has striking variegated foliage which provides attractive, evergreen groundcover. Forming neat, mat-forming rosettes of dark green leaves with yellow margins, it works beautifully with violet aubretias and late-flowering tulips. In April…  More Info

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Delosperma congestum

Delospermum congestum is a spreading, mat-forming succulent that is ideal for rockeries and gravel gardens, containers, tumbling over walls, and ground cover in dry sites. This hardy Ice Plant becomes studded with masses of bright yellow daisy-like flowers in summer, whilst the small, densely packed…  More Info

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Campanula poscharskyana

Commonly known as the Serbian Bellflower, Campanula poscharskyana forms a creeping mat of lax stems that are smothered in violet blue, star shaped flowers late spring to August. This low growing hardy perennial has a spreading habit that makes superb groundcover in rockeries and gravel gardens, or…  More Info

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Anacyclus depressus

This charming little alpine forms mats of ferny, grey green foliage, which will colonise rocky crevices, creep over walls and along the edges of gravelly, Mediterranean borders as well as making a pretty specimen for an alpine container. In spring to early summer, it produces plentiful red buds…  More Info

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Blechnum penna-marina

A beautiful, evergreen, ground-covering fern for moist, acid soils. Blechnum penna-marina slowly forms mats of delicate finger-like fronds that emerge in shades of pink, bronze and red before maturing to fresh green. Lovely paired with the young bronze foliage of Epimedium 'Frohnleiten'. This useful…  More Info

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Verbena 'Peach Picotee'

Pale peach flowers with a subtle blush. Verbena 'Peach Picotee' forms mats of weed-supressing, linear foliage that are smothered in blooms from June to October. Verbena 'Peach Picotee' is perfect for cascading from containers and baskets, softening the edges of paths and plugging gaps in the front…  More Info

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Veronica Umbrosa Georgia Blue

…Award of Garden Merit, Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' is a versatile and very useful hardy perennial. This creeping speedwell spreads to form an evergreen mat of dainty bronze-tinted foliage, which provides year-round interest. Throughout spring and summer, the plant becomes studded with masses of…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'

…Ajuga ?Burgundy Glow? makes excellent ground cover in dry, shady spots under shrubs and along border edges where its creeping rhizomes form a spreading mat without being invasive. In late spring and early summer, it produces short spikes of whorled, two-lipped, deep blue flowers which are…  More Info

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Cerastium tomentosum

Plant Cerastium tomentosum into rock crevices, paving cracks, walls and gravel gardens where it will form a spreading mat of silvered foliage followed by incredible quantities of white starry flowers in spring/summer. This vigorous, drought-tolerant perennial will quickly cover dry banks and other…  More Info

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Thyme 'Silver Posie'

Thyme ‘Silver Posie’ is a lovely ornamental form of this versatile culinary herb. The tiny, aromatic, grey-green leaves have white margins and form creeping mats of foliage which provide excellent ground cover for rockeries, walls and border edges. In late spring to early summer it is…  More Info

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Helianthemum 'Bronze Carpet'

Helianthemum 'Bronze Carpet' is a low-growing rockrose forming a mat of small evergreen leaves, which in late spring and summer becomes studded with beautiful burnt orange five-petalled flowers with contrasting yellow stamens. Around an inch in diameter, the cheery blooms are perfect for adding a…  More Info

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Delosperma sutherlandii

…Garden Merit, D. sutherlandii is one of the hardiest ice plants and has the largest flowers of them all. This prostrate hardy succulent forms an evergreen mat of fleshy green leaves, which in summer becomes smothered with bright pink-purple daisy-like flowers with yellow eyes. This compact ice plant…  More Info

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Erigeron aurantiacus

…orange daisy is perfect for brightening up rockeries and drought-prone areas or planted in low-maintenance containers. Erigeron aurantiacus forms spreading mats of bright green, spoon-shaped basal leaves which from June to August bear solitary, daisy-like flowers in fiery shades of coppery red. Good…  More Info

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Sagina subulata

Excellent for groundcover or as a lawn substitute, Sagina subulata forms a low, dense mat of fine evergreen foliage, which becomes dotted with dainty white flowers in summer. This low-maintenance perennial is also great for rockeries, softening path edges or growing in cracks between paving, giving…  More Info

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Potentilla neumanniana

Forming a low mat of fragrant divided leaves, Potentilla neumanniana adds a splash of spring colour to rockeries, gravel gardens and the edge of borders with a blanket of cheerful bright yellow five-petalled blooms in April and May. Making great ground cover for a dry and sunny spot, this adorable…  More Info

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Stachys lanata

…Mediterranean gardens, gravel gardens, underplanting of shrubs and running along dry border edges. Plants spread by creeping, rooting stems and form a mat of low-growing, evergreen silver foliage which helps to suppress weeds and retain soil moisture. In summer, it bears tall, upright whorls of…  More Info

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Dianthus deltoides 'Albus'

…deltoides ‘Albus’ forms low mats of evergreen foliage that provide pleasingly tidy and low maintenance, weed-suppressing groundcover. In May, June and July these soft green cushions become studded with masses of starry white flowers that form a crisp contrast to the green foliage.…  More Info

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Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'

…edges or tumbling from a patio pot. It forms low mats of evergreen foliage that provide pleasingly tidy and low-maintenance, weed-suppressing groundcover. In May, June and July these soft green cushions become studded with masses of flowers that form a crisp contrast to the green foliage. This…  More Info

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Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliancy'

This hardy evergreen perennial Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliancy' forms a dense mat of soft green foliage which acts as a fantastic ground cover and effective weed suppressant through the year. From late spring, it wakes up with a profusion of beautiful, vibrant crimson red flowers with delicate pinked…  More Info

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Ajuga Feathered Friends 'Fancy Finch'

…tri-coloured foliage, with small leaves in a mixture of gold, orange and bronze for a striking year-round display. The colourful foliage quickly forms a dense mat and combines beautifully with the stout spikes of deep lavender blue flowers in late spring and summer. This handsome bugle is ideal for…  More Info

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Creeping Phlox Collection

…keep weeds at bay. These varieties are evergreen, with a height of no more than 15-25cm. Each plant can spread up to 45cm across and will form spreading mats of mid-green leaves which, from April to June, are smothered with flowers. This hardy rockery plant has many uses - underplant trees, shrubs…  More Info

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Ajuga Feathered Friends Trio

…the UK market in 2022. Three stunning varieties boast fabulous evergreen foliage in unique colours and colour combinations, which quickly forms a dense mat to provide a striking year-round display. The show is further enhanced in late spring and summer by stout spikes of cobalt blue flowers, which…  More Info

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Achillea 'Noblessa'

…ptarmica varieties, ‘Noblessa’ flowers early and long, with masses of button-like flowers in a better double form. This rewarding perennial is nicely compact, with a mat of grey-green foliage from which emerge upright branching stems topped with a continuous flurry of snowy flowerheads…  More Info

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Blues Colour Collection

…23cm (9).* Veronica umbrosa ?Georgia Blue? ? a vigorous creeping speedwell bearing vivid pure blue flowers throughout spring and summer, above a mat of bronze-tinted semi-evergreen foliage. This easy, undemanding and versatile perennial is ideal for planting under shrubs or around bulbs, edging…  More Info

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Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral'

Awarded an RHS AGM, Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral' is an evergreen perennial forming a mat of narrow green leaves which become completely smothered in rich crimson-pink flowers from April to June. Moss Phlox is perfect as an evergreen groundcover plant at the front of sunny borders, rock gardens or…  More Info

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Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple'

Beautiful rich purple flowers smother this low-growing evergreen perennial in early spring. Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple' has a longer flowering period than most Aubretias, flowering for up to eight weeks, and making a superb compliment to spring flowering bulbs and shrubs. With a spreading,…  More Info

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Aubrieta cultorum 'Cascade Purple'

A welcome burst of colour in early spring, Aubrieta cultorum 'Cascade Purple' becomes smothered in vibrant purple flowers from March onwards and is the perfect compliment to spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocuses and cyclamen. With a spreading, mat-forming habit, this evergeen perennial…  More Info

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Aster 'Berggarten'

Aster ‘Berggarten’ is a mildew-resistant variety, especially valuable for its early flowering period. In late May and June, it bears masses of large, lavender-blue flowers with bright orange centres above mat-forming clumps of dark green, lance-shaped leaves. This reliable perennial…  More Info

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Ajuga Feathered Friends 'Cordial Canary'

Ajuga Feathered Friends™ 'Cordial Canary' boasts unique bright gold foliage that quickly forms a dense mat and combines beautifully with the stout spikes of deep cobalt blue flowers in late spring and summer. Ideal for ground cover, underplanting trees and shrubs, woodland gardens and adding…  More Info

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Campanula poscharskyana 'Hirsch Blue'

A vigorous alpine with a mat-forming or trailing habit that forms carpets of semi-evergreen rounded to ovate foliage. From summer to autumn, Campanula poscharskyana 'Hirsch Blue' is studded with upward-facing, starry, violet-blue flowers over a long period. Vigorous and free flowering, Campanula…  More Info

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Ajuga Feathered Friends 'Petite Parakeet'

…foliage that develops orange central veins and leaf edges as it matures, providing a striking year-round display. The colourful foliage quickly forms a dense mat and combines beautifully with the stout spikes of deep lavender blue flowers in late spring and summer. This handsome bugle is ideal for…  More Info

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Ajuga 'Golden Beauty'

…‘Golden Beauty’ is ideal ground cover for dry, shady spots under shrubs and along border edges where its creeping rhizomes form a spreading mat without being invasive. In late spring and early summer, it produces short spikes of whorled, two-lipped, deep blue flowers which are…  More Info

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Lamium maculatum 'Cannon Gold'

Lamium maculatum ‘Cannon Gold’ forms sunny mats of golden yellow foliage in those dreary spots of the garden which rarely see the sun. Lamium or dead nettle are very useful hardy perennials. Tough and resilient, they thrive in shade on almost any soil, making ideal ground cover or a…  More Info

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Autumn Fire Collection

A hassle-free, pre-planted basket featuring vibrant red tones, lifted by golden yellow highlights. Autumn Fire Collection contains a careful selection of autumn-spring flowers and enduring evergreen foliage to deliver many months of mood-boosting colour throughout the dreariest months of the year.…  More Info

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Sedum 'Angelina'

This dazzling little Sedum 'Angelina' forms spreading carpets of golden sunshine over rockeries, paving and walls. In summer, its mats of bright yellow, linear foliage are smothered in starry yellow flowers which attract butterflies and bees, whilst in the autumn the foliage takes on orange and red…  More Info

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