May

Plants which flower in May in the UK. The list below may contain both hardy and tender plants. The exact flowering times are subject to local weather and climatic conditions and may vary from year to year.


Acanthus spinosus Bear's Breeches

Acanthus spinosus

Species with deeply-cut spiny leaves and tall spikes of white flowers with purple bracts in early summer. Good cut flower. Drought tolerant. Any soil in sun/ part shade. 1.5 metres (5 feet). AGM
£4.99




Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Stunning ground cover plant with very dark, scalloped glossy leaves and dense spikes of dark blue flowers from April-June. Grow in fertile, well drained soil in part/ full shade. 20 cms (7").
£4.50




Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda' Bugle

Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda'

(Syn. Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'.) Attractive cultivar with small, narrow purple leaves to 1 inch long and spikes of blue flowers from April-June. Use as ground cover in shade/ part shade in any soil ...... more
£4.50




Akebia quinnata Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinnata

A pretty climber with delicate leaves and fragrant red-purple flowers in spring sometimes followed by purple fruits. Quick growing and vigouous. Any well drained soil in sun or part shade. Pruning: ...... more
£9.99




Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

Perfect for a meadow or wild garden this elegant perennial has dark purple, finely cut leaves and flat heads of white flowers from April-July. It is a cultivated form of Cow Parsley. Well drained ...... more
£4.50




Aquilegia 'Kristall' Columbine

Aquilegia 'Kristall'

A beautifull perennial with large, pure white flowers with long spurs from May-June. Strong growing. Good for cut flowers and attracting Bees. Grow in moist, well drained soil in sun/ part shade. ...... more
£4.50




Armeria girardii 'Joystick Red' Thrift

Armeria girardii 'Joystick Red'

Cushions of red-pink flowers to 1 inch across on long stalks from May-August. Grow in well drained soil in full sun. Tolerant of poor soil and salt winds. Ideal for pots, rockery or front of border. ...... more
£4.50




Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

Valuable for ground cover, this evergreen perennial has large leathery deep green leaves and short stems of delicately, scented tubular white flowers April-May. Grow in humus-rich, moist, well ...... more
£4.99




Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

A must-have perennial for a shady garden where foliage interest is so important. Striking, silvery leaves and forget-me-not-like blue flowers from April-May. Grow in humus-rich, moist, well drained ...... more
£5.50




Buxus sempervirens Box

Buxus sempervirens

Very slow growing, evergreen shrub commonly used for dwarf hedges. Trim to shape during spring-summer, when needed. For fertile, well drained soil in sun/shade. For hedging, plant 4-6 inches apart. ...... more
£5.00




Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm' Bellflower

Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm'

Very elegant perennial with large cup-shaped white flowers with the faintest blue tinge on the edge from May-June. For moist, well drained, neutral-alkaline soil in sun/ part shade. Attracts Bees. ...... more
£5.00




Bellflower

Campanula persicifolia 'Wortham Belle'

Syn. Campanula persicifolia'Bennet's Blue. Double light blue, cup shaped flowers from May-June. For moist but well drained, neutral-alkaline soil in sun to part shade. 75 cms (2½ feet).
£5.00




Clematis 'Arabella'

Clematis 'Arabella'

Semi-herbaceous clematis with open, rosy-purple flowers, to 8cm (3 ¼ in) across, from May-Sept. Ideal for a pot. Not self-clinging so needs to be tied in or allowed to scramble through shrubs/ other ...... more
£6.99




Hazel

Corylus avellana

Native shrub/ tree with yellow male catkins in early spring and edible nuts in autumn. Can be grown on it's own/ part of a hedge. Good for attracting wildlife. Does well on chalky/ sandy soil. Can be ...... more
£5.00




Deutzia × hybrida 'Magicien'

Deutzia × hybrida 'Magicien'

A rounded deciduous shrub covered in masses of star-shaped pink and white flowers in early summer. Moisture retentive soil in sun/part-shade. Remove old flowering shoots when flowers have faded. ...... more
£7.50





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