Viola ‘Haslemere’ (Violet). This is a clump-forming perennial producing oval, toothed, mid green leaves. In late spring to late summer, there are flat-faced, purple-pink flowers. Attracts butterflies. Winter dormant.
To 90 cms. Loose spikes of bright-yellow starry flowers in summer. Ground cover for sun or partial shade. Attractive to butterflies and nice for cutting. Winter dormant.
Sun or partial shade. To one metre +. Fertile humus rich, well drained soil. Smothered in showy clusters of pure white, sweet pea-like flowers among grey-green leaves. A vigorous climber, it looks lovely scrambling over a sunny wall or through a hedge or evergreen shrub, although initially it needs to be tied into supports. No fragrance. Cut back the plant to ground level in early spring. Winter dormant.
Rare beauty. To 60 cms when in flower. Large, fragrant, flared, pale yellow bell-shaped flowers above dense rosettes of crinkled and toothed leaves. Rare species, almost as large as the Giant Himalayan Cowslip. Lovely for under rhododendrons. Winter dormant.
Rare perennial sweet pea. Heavy trusses of pale pink, fleshy, substantial flowers on long strong stems which grow for a long time in summer. Sun. Climber. Winter dormant.