COLLECT SEPTEMBER ONWARDS.To 1.5 metres. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils . Grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. Moist soil. Winter dormant.
Younger but choice woodland plants to 55 cms. Divided, ferny foliage. Slender, elegant spikes bear nodding, opalescent flowers that are white with ametheyst/violet. Humus-rich, semi-shaded, moist but well drained soil. Winter dormant.
Height to 75 cms. Compact variety with dramatic scarlet-red plumes. Bronze-green, glossy foliage. Excellent cut flower. Moist but well-drained soil in part shade. Winter dormant.
To 80 cms. Ferny appearance with small, white flufffy flowers in spring. In summer there follows bright red, shiny berries (not to be eaten), held on slender green leaves. Woodland or shaded garden. Cool and moist soil. Winter dormant
To 45 cms in height. Low maintenance with long lasting sprays of bright blue flowers. Although it is a slow grower, the green leaved species will eventually spread by creeping rhizomes and self-seeding to form a thick and nice ground cover. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade. Prefers consistently moist, organically rich soild in shady areas. Winter dormant.