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Cluny House is a wooded garden that faces north-east, gets very little mid-day sun and tends to keep the moisture in the soil for a longer time than normal. None of our plants are protected during the winter and no herbicides or insecticides are used. Have fun choosing which seeds you want and remember that it is always worth trying something new. H = height, S = spread. Please note that MANY plants are poisonous and we would advise that all plant parts resulting from the seed on this list are treated with caution.

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HEMSLEYANUM: Herbaceous climber; good for scrambling and twining through shrubs,     making more stems each year. Light purple flowers, of typical monkshood shape, are borne in hanging clusters in summer to early autumn. Good foliage all season. Sun/partial shade; well-drained soil. H: 3m S: 50cm


PACHYPODA [White Baneberry or Doll’s Eyes]: Woodland plant preferring a moist humus soil. Lovely delicate foliage with white flowers followed by white berries with a dark eye on red stalks.

RUBRA: From mid spring to early summer, bears oval racemes of small white flowers, 3 - 5cm long, followed by spikes of shiny red, spherical berries, on slender green stalks. Berries are loved by bullfinches. H: up to 45cm S: 30cm.

RUBRA f. NEGLECTA: The white berried form of the above.


LEVEILLEI: Perennial woodland plant with white flowers with deep green and serrated foliage H: 50-60cm.

ANEMONOPSIS MACROPHYLLA: A beautiful delicate Japanese woodland perennial with waxy white-centred flowers of a rich lavender blue. Enjoys shade and well-drained soil. H:to 90cm.

AQUILEGIA Graceful, clump-forming perennials, grown for their mainly bell-shaped, spurred flowers in spring/summer. Great for bees! Most prefer well-drained soil in open, sunny site.  

FLABELLATA: In spring bears bell-shaped, blue/purple and white flowers. Low growing requiring semi-shade and a moist soil. H: 15cm. S: 10cm

FLABELLATA CAMEO: As above but smaller with pink flowers.

MIX: A mix of various Cluny Aquilegia seed.

OXYSEPALA var KANSUENSIS: Rare delicate Aquilegia with pale purple and white flowers. H: 40cm. 

BLUE: Tall aquilegia with distinct blue flowers.

WHITE: Pure white lovely tall Aquilegia H: 45cm.

ARISAEMA Spring or summer-flowering, rhizomatous or tuberous perennials, cultivated for their attractive, sometimes unusually shaped spathes, the simple, lobed/palmate leaves and slender, sometimes striking spadices. Dense clusters of spherical to oblong red berries in autumn, before plant dies down. They are best grown outdoors in partial shade. Hardy.

AMURENSE: Emerald green spathe, very hardy. H: 30-40cm

JACQUEMONTII: Pale jade-green spathe, faintly striped white. H: 70cm.

PROPINQUUM A: Spathe 10-15cm, dark purple or green, with white or purple stripes.

PROPINQUUM B: As A above but with green and white stripes and flowers above the leaves. Flowers later. (Please specify choice clearly on list).

WARDII: POSSIBLY. Green and white spathe. Identified from leaf and description in The Genus Arisaema G & L Gusman.


PINK: Long flowering clusters of pink clump forming plants. Suitable for pots or borders.

WHITE: As above but with white flowers, again long flowering.


ALLIARIIFOLIA: [Cornish Bellflower] Nodding bell-shaped white flowers in July & August in full sun or partial shade. Herbaceous clump forming H: 45-60cm. Hardy.

PUNCTATA: (Spotted Bellflower) Creeping rhizome with showy bell-shaped spotted pinky-white and hairy flowers. Sun or partial shade in summer up to 30cm.


GIGANTEUM var. YUNNANENSE: Giant Himalayan lily with yellow-white flowers and reddish-brown stems. H: up to 3.5m

CATHCARTIA VILLOSA (Meconopsis villosa): Clump forming Himalayan perennial   woodland poppy with soft yellow flowers and rounded palmately lobbed leaves. H: 50- 60cm


TANGSHEN: Herbaceous perennial climber with twining stems and fleshy,

toothed, mid-green leaves. In summer it produces bell-shaped olive-green flowers, with

purple veins inside the flower.  S: 2m.

TANGSHEN B: As above but with purple veining outside the flower

DAPHNE RETUSA: Evergreen, shrub with dark green glossy leaves and very fragrant pink     flowers in late spring followed by small red fruits (seeds are poisonous).  Height: to 0.5m 

DECAISNEA FARGESII: [Blue sausage fruit or Dead Man’s Fingers!]

Deciduous, upright, semi-arching shrub with attractive blue-green leaves. Bears drooping panicles of yellow-green flowers in early summer, followed by striking blue fruits in autumn. Its open, airy habit allows under planting. Sheltered position, full sun to part shade in moist, fertile soil. H: to 4.5m


GRANDIFLORA [Yellow Foxglove]: Evergreen perennial. Creamy-yellow, trumpet flowers in summer, on open, upright spikes above a rosette of soft, broad     leaves. Sun or part shade. Will grow in gravel or open woodland. Hardy. H: 75cm.

ECHIUM VULGARE. [Viper’s Bugloss]: Sun loving biennial with pink then blue flowers.  Flowers May to September. Brilliant for insects especially bumblebees H:0.5 to 1m.


DEFLEXUS: Himalayan deciduous shrub with delicate umbels of cream flowers veined with pink. Leaves turn orange red in autumn. H: to 4m.

CAMPANULATUS: Japanese medium sized deciduous shrub with brilliant red autumn colour. In spring has creamy bell-shaped white flowers with red veins. H: to 3m.


CALIFORNICUM: (White): Clump-forming, flowering tuber produces semi-erect, mottled basal leaves.  Slender stalks bear up to three creamy-white flowers with reflexed petals and yellow eyes. Needs moist, well-drained soil. Will slowly multiply if left alone in light woodland, semi shade or deciduous-shade type bed. Packet may also include some E. revolutum. H: 15-35cm.   

REVOLUTUM: Bulbous perennial with wavy-margined, deep green leaves (15-20cm), strongly mottled dark brown. In spring, slender upright stems produce pendent, purple-pink flowers (4-7cm). H: 20-30cm. Ideal for shady position.

MIX: Mix of both species above.


QUINQUECORNUTUS: Open, deciduous shrub with lanceolate leaves. In autumn has spherical 5-winged pink fruit, to 1.5cm across, split to reveal seeds with bright orange coatings. H: 1 to 2m.

SACHALINENSIS: [Flat-stalked spindle] Lovely deciduous shrub with spectacular autumn colour with its red leaves and red fruit with orange seed H: to 3m

FRITILLARIA MELEAGRIS: Bulbous herbaceous perennial with white or purple nodding bell-shaped flowers in Spring. Will naturalise in grass in sun or partial shade. Prefers damp soil H: 80cm


ASCLEPIADEA BLUE [Willow Gentian]: Clump forming herbaceous early autumn flowering perennial with beautiful blue trumpet shaped flowers on delicate spikes. H: 40cm

LUTEA: Erect, unbranched perennial. In summer has whorls of yellow flowers in axils of

greenish bracts. H: 1 - 1.2m. S: 60cm

GLAUCIDIUM PALMATUM: Spring-flowering perennial with large, lobed leaves, bears    large, delicate lilac, cup-shaped flowers. Excellent in woodland garden or sheltered, semi    shade with humus-rich soil. H & S: 50cm.

HYPERICUM ANDROSAEMUM [Tutsan]: Bushy deciduous shrub with aromatic leaves and bright yellow cupped flowers followed by long-lasting berry-like fruits which mature from red to black. H:75cm

IMPATIENS SP: Himalayan annual. Pale yellow flowers, with curved spur borne on erect stems from mid-summer to first frost. Good for ground cover. H: to 1m


MARTAGON: A purplish red or white Turk’s cap lily, 1m tall. Good for naturalising.

MARTAGON ALBUM: As above but with white flowers. (Both lovely together.)

PYRENIACUM: Yellow Turk’s cap lily up to 1.2m tall.

PYRENIACUM ORANGE: As above but with bigger orange Turk’s cap flowers.

SZOVITSIANUM: Scented, nodding, sulphur yellow large Turk’s cap. H: to 1.2m

MAGNOLIA WILSONII: Superb deciduous tree or shrub. Fragrant, nodding, cup- shaped,  white flowers (10cm) with crimson stamens in late spring/early summer. Hardy.   


BAILEYI [Himalayan blue poppy]: Deciduous perennial. In early summer, saucer-shaped, sky blue to rose-lavender flowers, 8 – 10cm across, with yellow stamens, are borne singly on bristly stalks, sometimes clustered towards the tops of the stems. H: up to 1.2m. S: 45cm.

BAILEYI ALBA: White form of the above.

BAILEYI x GRANDIS: Various big blue fertile poppies. Please specify choice clearly.

A: Good pinky blue flower.

B: With spiky leaves.

C: With saw tooth notches on leaves.

D: 6 headed flower.

E: Baileyi hybrid mix.

COMPLEXA: Monocarpic poppy with long lasting flowers on a 2 to 3m stem. Flowers later in the season. Mix of yellow, pink and red.

GRANDIS: Erect, herbaceous perennial has rosette of toothed, hairy, mid-green leaves at base of stout stem and bears slightly nodding, cup-shaped, deep blue flowers in early summer. H: 1 – 1.5m. S: 30cm.

HORRIDULA: The prickly poppy! Monocarpic poppy with tissue paper cobalt blue flowers with prickly stems. Suitable for the rock garden. H: 20 to 30cm

“LINGHOLM”: Long lived perennial with large sky-blue flowers.

PSEUDO-INTEGRIFOLIA: Beautiful sulphur yellow saucer shaped flowers usually 2 to 3 on a stalk up to 50cm.

PUNICEA: (Stone Mountain): Perennial form of this beautiful red Meconopsis with single flowers of 4 drooping petals held on long 40cm+ stalks.

NOTHOLIRION BULBULIFERUM: Bulbous perennial. A member of the lily family which in summer, bears 10 – 30 funnel-shaped, pale lilac flowers, to 4cm long, with green tips. H: to 1.5m. S: 15cm.

ORCHIS SP: A selection of common self-seeding native purple orchids found at Cluny.

OURISIA MACROPHYLLA: Mat-forming, evergreen rhizomatous perennial. In summer, upright stems produce whorled racemes of many yellow-throated white flowers, to 2cm across. Suitable for shady rock garden, shaded wall or alpine house.  H: 30cm+. S: 40cm+.


DELAVAYI: Upright, sparsely branched, deciduous shrub (tree peony) with dark green leaves, blue-green beneath; bears horizontal to nodding, single, cup-shaped, rich dark maroon flowers, 10cm across. H: 2m. S: 1.2m

VEITCHII: Herbaceous perennial 45cm tall with pink to pale magenta flowers.

VEITCHII VAR WOODWARDII: as above with single deep-rose pink flowers in spring.

PELTOBOYKINIA WATANABEI: Hardy, interesting Japanese woodland perennial with    deeply cut green leaves tinted red when emerging. Flowers creamy yellow in summer. H: 60-70cm. Semi-shade and moist soil.


CAERULEUM SUBSP. CAERULEUM f. ‘ALBUM’: Perennial white Jacob’s Ladder clump forming to 60cm. Grows happily in most soils in sun or partial shade.

PAUCIFLORUM: Short lived perennial with delicate pale-yellow trumpets in

early summer. Suitable for a pot or gravel garden. H: 30 to 45cm.


ALPICOLA (White): Compact, deciduous perennial. Produces two or three whorls of scented, pendent, funnel-shaped flowers on slender stems in early summer. Shade or part shade in humus-rich soil. Hardy. H: 15 - 50cm. S: 15 - 30cm.

ALPICOLA (Pink): As above but in pink.

ALPICOLA (Cream): As above but in cream.

ALPICOLA var violacea: As above in a rich purple.

ALPICOLA (Mix): A mix of all the above.

CANDELABRA MIX: A mix of orange P. bulleyana and purple P. beesiana.

CHIONANTHA: Violet-purple or white flowers in early May. Prefers deep humus-rich soil. H: up to 40 cm

CHUNGENSIS: Vigorous candelabra. Fragrant, pale yellow/orange flowers, H: to 80cm.

COCKBURNIANA: Small candelabra with coppery-red flowers in late spring. H: 45cm

ELATIOR: (Oxlip) Umbels of small, fragrant, tubular yellow flowers in spring. Good for wildlife and naturalising. H: 30cm.

FLORINDAE RED: Late summer bog primula with large heads of bell-shaped red or orange flowers.

HELODOXA: Lovely bright yellow scented candelabra primula. H: 0.5-1m

IOESSA RED: Small red umbels of fragrant, pendant flowers. H: 15cm.

IOESSA PINK: As above but in pink.

IOESSA YELLOW: As above but in yellow. Emerging leaves are brown.

JAPONICA (Red): Red-flowered candelabra suitable for damp patch. H: 30-60cm. S: 30cm.

JAPONICA ‘ALBA’ (White): As above but white flowered.

MUNROI WHITE: As above with white scented flowers.

MUNROI var YARGONGENSE: Umbels of delicate scented purple flowers above rosettes of light green leaves. H: to 30cm.

POISSONII: Chinese candelabra with deep magenta yellow-eyed flowers. H: 40cm.

PULVERULENTA: Deep red-purple strong growing candelabra. H: 60 cm-1m. 

SECUNDIFLORA: Rosette forming damp loving perennial. 50+cm white mealy stems bear a cluster of lovely bell-shaped reddish-purple flowers

SIKKIMENSIS BRIGHT YELLOW [Sikkim Cowslip]: Pendent clusters of funnel-shaped fragrant flowers in summer. Up to 80cm tall.

VERIS: (Cowslip) Tubular lovely yellow wildflower. Suitable for naturalising in grass and important for wildlife providing an early source of nectar. H: 20cm

WALTONII A: Pendent, dusky pink to wine red flowers with a cream-mealy face. H: 50cm.

WALTONI B: As above but in pale yellow. Please specify colour choice clearly.

PROSARTES SMITHII: [Fairy Bells]: Liliacea, closely related to Tricyrtis. A small 20cm stalk with white flowers in spring and orange fruit in early autumn. A woodland plant.

PRUNUS SERRULA TIBETICA [Tibetan Cherry]: Tree with white flowers and red berries and striking bright red/copper peeling bark.


DAVIDII: Later flowering shrub rose with pink flowers and bright orange/red flagon shaped hips. Grows up to 5m.

MOYESII: Vigorous, arching rose bears faintly scented, single, dusky-scarlet flowers, 5cm across, with yellow stamens in summer. Long, red hips in autumn. H: 4m. Spread: 3m.

SCABIOUS COLUMBARIA: [Small scabious] Native perennial with blue pincushion like flowers in summer. Will naturalise in gravel and poor soils in full sun. Great for bees and butterflies. H: 40cm. S: 40cm.


ASTERIAS: Unusual perennial with shiny green foliage and a densely packed crimson flower head. Prefers sunny spot in rich soil. H: up to 50cm

NUTANS: (Nottingham Catchfly) White flowers on sticky hairy stems flowering in June –July in sun in gravel or poor soil. Scented flowers open fully at night to attract unsuspecting insects! H: 30cm.

SINOPODOPHYLLUM HEXANDRUM: [Himalayan May Apple]: Perennial with pairs of  lobed, brown-mottled leaves bears white or pink flowers in spring, followed by fleshy,  red fruits in summer. Prefers semi-shade & moist, humus-rich soil. H: 30–45cm. S: 30cm.

SKIMMIA JAPONICA: Shade loving rounded evergreen shrub with glossy leathery leaves. It  has scented flowers in spring and conspicuous red berries in autumn. H:1.5m. S:

SWERTIA aff KINGII: A recently introduced interesting and unusual Nepalese perennial of the Gentian family growing up to 60cm. It has terminal clusters of pale green flowers with dark veins. Good for insects in late summer. Can be successfully grown in a large pot. Prefers a sunny spot.


DELAVAYI: Elegant perennial bears large panicles of nodding, blue flowers with obvious petals from mid to late summer. H: 1.5m. S: 60cm.

TRILLIUM Excellent spring-flowering woodland plants-well worth waiting for! As their name implies, they have three of everything: three large leaflets, often beautifully mottled, three sepals and, at the centre of the leaves, the flower with three petals, sometimes long and narrow and sometimes broad and showy. Once established each thick rhizome gradually multiplies, eventually giving fine clumps. Good plants for shade, to part-shade, in leafy soil. This seed has been stored in the ice-box of a fridge since cleaning to help germination. PLEASE SPECIFY CLEARLY WHEN ORDERING

CHLOROPETALUM var. GIGANTEUM: Flowers purplish-pink to white above grey-marbled foliage. H: 30-45cm.

ERECTUM A: Small delicate maroon flowers hang on short stems above the leaves.

ERECTUM B: As above but with large maroon flowers.

ERECTUM C: Large flowered with red sepals.

ERECTUM D: Large flowered with green sepals.

GRANDIFLORUM A: Later flowering white Trillium, very showy. H: 40cm.

OVATUM: Solitary, pure white flowers fade to a deep purplish-rose. H: 25-40cm

RUGELLI A: Large Trillium which hides its white flowers.

RUGELLI B: As above but shows its white flowers.

TULIPA SPRENGERI: Solitary flowered bright red goblet shaped tulip with glossy bright green leaves flowering in early summer. H: 5-6cm.

VERATRUM VIRIDAE: [Green False Hellebore] Native to North America. A herbaceous clump forming perennial with leaves spirally arranged on a solid green stem H: 0.7-2m with numerous green to yellow green flowers

VERBASCUM: Excellent plants for pollinators enjoying a sunny position in well drained soil.

CHAIXII ALBUM: [Nettle-leaved Mullien] Long flowering perennial (June-October) with spires of purple-eyed white flowers H:to 90cm.

NIGRUM: [Dark Mullien] As above but with yellow flowers and purple stamens.

MIX: a mix of both the above.