Herbaceous Collection, Hot & Spicy
Mix of 8 VarietiesPot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
- "Hot" colours: red, orange, yellow.
- Chosen by our garden design experts.
- 1 Litre Pots
Hot & Spicy Collection: 8 x 1 Litre Pots of Herbaceous Perennials
A vibrant range of rich colours to spice up the borders through the summer into autumn. Richly coloured perennials in fiery shades of yellow, red and gold.
Strong, "hot" colours add invigorating warmth and energy to your garden, and they are popular with designers for creating intimacy in their displays. They are great in sunny gardens, and attract plenty of insects and birds. We have created a wonderfully curated range which saves you all the trouble of picking the colour combinations.
- 8 vibrantly-coloured perennials chosen by our garden-design experts
- 1 Litre Pots per plant
- Planting instructions provided with each pot
Our carefully-curated range of colourful plants includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Achillea filipendulina, Alcea, Anthemis tinctoria, Coreopsis grandiflora, Crocosmia, Gaillardia x grandiflora, Geum, Helenium, Hemerocallis, Kniphofia, Lupinus, Monarda, Papaver alpinum, P. nudicaule, Rudbeckia fulgida, R. triloba.
Please note: We cannot accept specific requests for plants to be included. We select eight of the best available at the time of delivery. The pictures are examples only, your mix may vary.
Growing Our Hot and Spicy Collection
Relatively hardy and easy to grow, these traditional favourites will make do with most well-drained soils and some watering in dry summer weather. A good amount of sun and shelter are necessary for best results.
Every plant comes with its own instructions.
In Your Garden Design
For a long time, the British herbaceous garden was all clean, cool colours of early summer but these days you can dance it into the autumn with these jazzy shades of red, orange and rich yellows. Broadcaster and author Monty is a particular fan of these "jewel" colours. If you want to bring attention away from what lies beyond the garden, red plants will draw in the eye away from it.
Did You Know?
Heleniums are named after Helen of Troy, the daughter of Zeus and a Spartan queen called Leda (Sparta typically had a pair of royals at any one time). She was really Helen of Sparta, barring the decade or so that she spent with Paris in his ill-fated home city. The name Helen itself is probably derived from helenos, meaning bright.
Helenium autumnale is known as Sneezeweed, because it was used to make snuff that, studies show, causes sneezing, which is well known to expel evil spirits lodged in the nasal cavity.