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A 'must have' plant for any perennial herbaceous border

Very easy to grow at the front of a border and in flower over a long season in summer. Finger-like leaves make a low growing, fresh green mound and the saucer shaped blooms are loved by bees. A cottage garden classic especially when planted with roses.

Where?

Happy in sun or shade and most soils. Use to edge a border or in a rock garden or gravel garden.

How?

Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil when planting. Cut the plants back after flowering to encourage new leaves and more flowers. 

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 40 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September