Herbaceous Collection, Regal Whites
Mix of 8 VarietiesPot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
- All white flowers
- Chosen by our garden design experts.
- 1 Litre Pots
Regal Whites Herbaceous Perennial Collection. 8 x 1 Litre Pots
A right-royal collection of mighty white varieties. From ground-cover alpines to towering spires of foxgloves, these perennials will set you on the path to purity: unite them to produce a second Sissinghurst, or scatter to produce brilliant accents that stand out against saturated colour in the borders. Most of the time, white is always right.
- 8 varieties chosen by our garden design experts to go together beautifully
- Supplied in 1 Litre Pots
- Planting label supplied for each product
Our carefully-curated range of colourful plants includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Anemone x hybrida, Arabis alpina, Arenaria montana, Armeria pseudarmeria, Astilbe x arendsii, Campanula glomerata, C. medium, C. persicifolia, Centranthus ruber, Cerastium tomentosum, Delphinium, Digitalis, Echinacea purpurea, Lupinus, Lychnis coronaria, Physostegia virginiana, Sisyrinchium striatum.
Please note: We cannot accept requests for specific plants. We select a mix of the best at the time of delivery. The pictures are examples only, your mix may vary.
Growing Regal Whites
As with the rest of our perennial collections, these tend to be hardy characters that will thrive in moist, well-drained soil preferably in sun to full shade. They each come with individual planting instructions.
In Your Garden Design
White is the Farrow & Ball of design concepts in the garden, in that we all pick it for its neutrality. The true hue is rarely absolute white: some are tinctured with cool shades of blues and other warm elements of yellow or green. However, white plants offset light, which means they stand out in the early morning and evening light - great for a cheerful start to the day and wonderful for a sundowner drink or in moonlight.
All the same, I cannot help hoping that the great ghostly barn-owl will sweep silently across a pale garden, next summer in the twilight - the pale garden that I am now planting, under the first flakes of snow.
-Vita Sackville West (1892-1962)
Did You Know?
Bored of planting in vivid colours at Sissinghurst in Kent, Vita Sackville West (1892-1962), poet, novelist and passionate gardener, wanted somewhere restful and cool, where only white, grey, green and silver were allowed, and antique bicycles were never locked.
With a background of dark yew and fresh green box hedges, Vita stuck to an essential palette to create the White Garden: the most famous area in one of the best gardens in the country (and therefore, in all time).
"It is something more than merely interesting," she wrote about garden design, "It is great fun and endlessly amusing as an experiment, capable of perennial improvement, as you take away the things that don’t fit in, or that don’t satisfy you, and replace them by something you like better." An inspiration indeed for all successors to Vita.