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Calamintha nepeta "White Cloud"
Spikes of small white flowers over mounds of mint-scented foliage.
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Caltha palustris var alba
White form of marsh marigold. Single flowers with yellow centres over mound of round leaves.
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Camassia quamash (syn esculenta)
Rich, dark purple-blue flowers with bright yellow stamens. Borders or in rough grass.
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Campanula persicifolia "Blue Bloomers"
Large, double blue flowers on upright stems.
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Campanula persicifolia "Cornish Mist"
Lovely, pale grey-blue, bell-shaped flowers.
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 Campanula persicifolia Cornish Mist
Campanula trachelium "Bernice"
Double, deep violet-blue flowers. Upright habit.
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Campanula trachelium "Purple Break"
Long heads of purple-violet bells.
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Campanula trachelium var Alba
Spires of white bells.
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Cardamine quinquefolia
Pretty, bright pink flowers.
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Catananche caerulea
Known as Cupid's Dart. Branched sprays of large, dark-centred, lavender-blue daisies over grassy leaves. Flowers can be dried.
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Cautleya spicata
Member of ginger family. Orange-yellow spikes with red bracts.
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Centaurea montana "Grandiflora"
Deep violet-blue cornflowers with purple centres. Deadhead for second flush of flowers.
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Cephalaria gigantea
Giant scabious. Large, pale yellow flowers.
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Cerinthe major var. purpurascens
Tubular yellow and purple flowers with purple bracts. Attractive blue-green leaves. Annual.
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Cerotostigma plumbaginoides
Low-growing herbaceous perennial with spreading roots. Clusters of rich blue flowers. Leaves turn red or purple in autumn.
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Chelone oblique syn alba
Upright stems of large, white, hooded flowers.
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Chiastophyllum oppositifolium "Jim's Pride"
Cream-edged evergreen foliage. Arching chains of yellow flowers. Mat-forming.
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Chrysanthemum "Clara Curtis"
Sprays of single, clear pink flowers.
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 Chrysanthemum Clara Curtis
Chrysanthemum "Mary Stoker"
Sprays of soft apricot-yellow flowers.
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 Chrysanthemum Mary Stoker
Chrysanthemum "Nantyderry Sunshine"
Sprays of small, bright yellow, semi pom-pom flowers. Easy.
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Chrysanthemum "Mei-Kyo"
Late-flowering hardy chrysanthemum. Mid pink, double pompons. Upright form.
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Chrysanthemum "Lady in Pink"
Hardy chrysanthemum. Single, pale pink flowers.
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Chrysoplenium macrophyllum
White-tinged green flowers - a bit like shaving brushes! Increases by sending out runners.
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Cichorium intybus "Roseum"
Rose-pink flowers on tall stems in late summer.
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Cirsium "Trevor's Blue Wonder"
Not really blue but with deep purple thistle-like flowers on tall stems over rosettes of leaves.
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Cirsium rivulare "Atropurpureum"
Large, deep pink thistle heads Sun or part shade. Prefers some moisture.
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Claytonia sibirica f albiflora
Pretty ground cover. New leaves are bronzed and glossy. White flowers.
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Convallaria majalis var rosea
Pink lily-of-the-valley. Scented flowers. Easy.
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Coreopsis verticillata "Grandiflora"
Long-lasting yellow daisy-like flowers over neat bushes of fine wiry leaves.
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 Coreopsis verticillata Grandiflora
Corydalis "Tory MP"
Bright blue flowers over ferny foliage. Easy and vigorous.
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 Corydalis Tory MP
Corydalis "Sylvia's Castle Haven"
Navy blue flowers over ferny foliage.
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Corydalis solida "George Baker"
Tuberous, herbaceous perennial. Deep brick-red flowers over grey-green foliage.
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Corydalis temulifolia "Chocolate Stars"
Bronze foliage with speckled white edges emerges in winter. Pale lavender flowers.
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Crocosmia "Emily MacKenzie"
Large, dusky orange flowers with dark red centres.
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Crocosmia "Norwich Canary"
Rich, egg-yolk yellow buds opening to a brighter yellow inside. Large flowers.
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