To 60 cms. Summer to autumn flowering. Good cut flower, attracts bees and butterflies. Sun. Moist but well-drained soil. Large silvery-white flowers with a touch of pink in the centre of the flowers. Winter dormant.
Collect late summer to autumn. Height to 1.2 metres. (Yellow Coneflower). Showy yellow flowers with droopy soft yellow rays late summer to autumn. Cone-like green centres. Attracts insects. Drought tolerant. Excellent cut flower. Sun or part shade. Winter dormant.
To 20 cms. Flowers July to early August at about the same time as snowdrops. Ideal for lightly wooded or shrubby area, not under evergreens. Humous rich soil that is moist from winter to early spring. Take care when planting as its hard to tell top from bottom. Dormant autumn to early winter.
To 45 cms. Compact and late flowering with large, fluffy, cornflower-like blue flowers late summer to autumn. Sun. Suits moist, sandy but well-drained soil, good drought tolerance. Not too wet in winter. Remove spent flowering stems to encourage additional blooms. Rock garden, front of border, cottage garden. Winter dormant.
(Bloodroot). Rare and seldom available, never enough of this plant. 15-30 cms. The single bloodroot leaf and double flower each rise on a separate stem, and at first the leaf completely enwraps the flower bud. The clear, white, many-petalled blossom may open before the leaf has completely unwrapped. The leaves are large, round and deeply cleft. On a smooth stalk a solitary double-white, grows beside a lobed basal leaf that often curls around the stalk. The flower opens in full sun and closes at night. Winter dormant.