Herbaceous Collection, Sun Bathers
Mix of 8 VarietiesPot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
- Chosen by our garden design experts.
- 1 Litre Pots
Sun Bathers Herbaceous Perennial Collection: 8 x 1 Litre Pots
Slap on the suncream and join these heat seakers in the garden. We have chosen a selection of sun lovers of varying heights and sizes that, once established, can stand a bit of drought and will provide a long-lasting display of colour.
- 8 varieties of sun worshippers 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, Anthemis tinctoria, Aquilegia, Arabis alpina, Arenaria montana, Armeria pseudarmeria, Aster novi-belgii, Astilbe x arendsii, Aubrieta, Bergenia cordifolia, Campanula glomerata, Campanula glomerata, C. medium, C. persicifolia, Centaurea dealbata, C. montana, Centranthus ruber, Cerastium tomentosum, Coreopsis grandiflora, Cosmos atrosanguineus, Crocosmia, Delphinium, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea pallida, E. purpurea, Echinops ritro, Echium russicum, Eryngium planum, Gaillardia x grandiflora, Kniphofia, Linaria purpurea, Lupinus, Lychnis coronaria, Nepeta, Sedum, Stachys byzantina, Verbena bonariensis, V. rigida.
Please note: We regret we cannot accept specific requests for plants to be included. We select eight of the best available at the time of delivery. If you want to be certain of having a particular plant in your mix, please order it separately.
Growing Sun-Loving Plants
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
Often plants which enjoy the sun produce wonderful fragrance, which emerges more strongly in the heat, and south-facing gardens with a well-drained soil are ideal for those keen to grow herbs. Taller plants like lupins, delphiniums and even agapanthus can protect their less robust neighbours by casting a bit of shade. Pair with our hot and spicy collection, and you are on to a winning sunshine effect.
Did You Know?
Photosynthesis is one of those biology lessons that sticks in our minds from school: every plant builds itself by locking up photons of sunlight in solid form, using its energy to hold liquid water and CO2 gas together. Sun is the perfect food source, it jumps out of the sky onto your head, and plants only have to get in its way.
Sun loving plants often have the opposite adaptations to those that thrive in shady areas: they are vigorous, and all the direct sun energy they receive to "grow their troubles away" when they are eaten, or pruned.