Blue Flowering Perennials

The colour blue is a relative rarity in horticulture but its complementary colour combination with greens and elegant contrast with whites make this one of the most popular choices for a single or dual colour palette for garden designers. There is something about the connection with the blue sky and the surrounding myriad of greens in foliage that make blue flowers coveted, sought after and desired.

From the palest sky blues , through French Navy and shades of purple blue, this most regal of colours is one of our most popular requests by customers choosing perennials for the garden border. Here we reveal a few of our favourites, as a source of inspiration for choosing blue flowering perennials for your own garden…

Agapanthus – African LilyAgapanthus Africanus Blue and Agapanthus Blue Storm
Sun lovers these African lilies are simply stunning when planted en masse in the border, or in a container, their lofty flower heads tower above lush mounds of green foliage.

Blue Flowering Agapanthus, for sale online UK
Blue Flowering Agapanthus – tall flower spikes, loves to be grown in full sun.

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Gardens With Seating Areas

People create and maintain their gardens for many different reasons but relaxation is surely near the top of the list. As a retreat for relaxation and contemplation, peaceful gardens with seating areas are a ‘must have’ component in our view.
Whether your garden design is on a grand scale or perhaps a tiny courtyard or roof terrace, with a bit of thought, you can create an oasis of calm by using clever planting and screening for privacy.
Here we are showcasing some of our favourite garden seating area designs, some are images we’ve collected ourselves during our travels to inspiring gardens and others have been sent to us by happy customers. There is surely something here to inspire your creativity whilst planning your outside space. Read more Gardens With Seating Areas

Purple Beech – Fagus Sylvatica Atropunicea

A magnificent tree species, the Purple Beech is a deciduous, broadleaf variety and an attractive sight in the English landscape, providing luscious contrast to the myriad shades of green. This was an attribute clearly understood by Capability Brown, who planted the Purple Beech so strategically in many of his grand landscape designs. Read more Purple Beech – Fagus Sylvatica Atropunicea

Common Hawthorn & Paul’s Scarlet – A Good Choice for Hedging

We’ve just secured two new varieties of Hawthorn for our plant collection here at Paramount Plants & Gardens and this is the perfect opportunity to introduce the native Hawthorn and explain why we think they are such a valuable plant to consider for today’s gardens. Read more Common Hawthorn & Paul’s Scarlet – A Good Choice for Hedging