Herbaceous plants (in botanical use frequently simply herbs) are plants that have no persistent woody stem above ground. The term is mainly applied to perennials, but in botany it may also refer to annuals or biennials, and include both forbs and graminoids.

Annual herbaceous plants die completely at the end of the growing season or when they have flowered and fruited, and they then grow again from seed.

Herbaceous perennial and biennial plants may have stems that die at the end of the growing season, but parts of the plant survive under or close to the ground from season to season.

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Astrantia Star of Love®

Clump-forming herbaceous perennial with deeply divided green leaves. Wonderful sturdy stems bear pin-cushion like flowers of wine-red. Blooming over a long period from Summer into Autumn. Attracts bees & butterflies. Makes an excellent dried or cut flower. Position in free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade. Will grow in virtually any soil. Height 50 cm and spread of 40 cm.

Centaurea Amethyst Dream ®

Forms a mound of narrow grey-green foliage. Shaggy and exotic looking silky, purple flowers from early Summer to Autumn. A really eye-catching flower! Good for cutting too. Butterfly and bee friendly. Garden plant for flowerbed in well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Will also tolerate sandy and clay soils. A cottage garden plant but also great in wild flower/meadow or seaside gardens.

Cirsium riv. ‘Trevor’s Blue Wonder’

Beautiful Ornamental Thistle. Upright clump forming perennial with prickly leaves resembling the foliage of a thistle. Tall, erect stems bear spectacular deep purple thistle-like flowers in mid to late Summer. A magnet for bees and butterflies! Garden plant for flowerbed in moist well-drained or damp soil in full sun. Approximate height and spread- 150cm x 60cm.

Gunnera manicata

This is a plant that needs loads of space. Very dramatic and ideal for big gardens with damp areas. A leaf can measure upto 150 cm. Needs mulch-cover for crowns in winter. Height 250 cm. Spread 300 cm.

Iris pseudac Variegata

In early spring this Iris will delight you with its spectacular yellow variegated leaves, later turning more green. The rich yellow flowers arrive in spring. Height 120 cm. Spread 50 cm.

Iris pseudacorus

Yellow flowers stand tall and proud in summer. Good for planting in shallow streams or ponds as they need damp roots. Height 80 cm. Spread 60 cm.