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
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Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' Yarrow

Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'

Spreading cultivar with heads of bright orange-red flowers from June-August. For well drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant, excellent cut flower and attracts butterflies. 75 cms (2½ feet).
£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




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




Astilbe x arendsii 'Irrlicht'

Astilbe x arendsii 'Irrlicht'

One of the best white-flowered Astilbies with dense plumes of white flowers over very dark green leaves from late spring-early summer. Grow in moist soil or at the water's edge in sun or part shade. ...... more
£5.00




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
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Bergenia cordifolia 'Tubby Andrews' Variegated Pigsqueak

Bergenia cordifolia 'Tubby Andrews'

A Bergenia with a striking variegation - the large green leaves are streaked & spotted with golden yellow. The contrasting pink flowers appear in spring. Retentive soil in sun/part-shade. 30 cms (1 ...... more
£5.00




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

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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




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




Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense' Blue Glory Bower, Blue Butterfly Bush

Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense'

A tender evergreen shrubby climber with beautiful pale and dark blue flowers, which resemble a butterfly in shape, from summer to autumn. Even small plants will have a profusion of flowers so size ...... more
£7.50

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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




Crossandra infundibuliformis Firecracker Flower

Crossandra infundibuliformis

A tender tropical perennial, related to the more familiar Acanthus, with beautiful bright orange flowers from spring to autumn. Shade from midday sun in a hot Conservatory. Grow in a loam based ...... more
£6.50




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
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These plants should be in stock soon
Date Expected
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus' 10/08/2015
Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' 10/08/2015
Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' 03/08/2015
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