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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Geranium riv. Mavis Simpson

Its pretty pink flowers and grey green leaves are well suited to the mixed border. Flowering in summer and appreciated by bees and butterflies. Height 30 cm. Spread 40 cm.

Geranium x oxonianum Old rose

The prominently veined pink flowers darken to reddish purple as they mature. A two tone garden effect!! Flowers in summer. Semi-evergreen. Height 40 cm. Spread 30 cm

Geum Scarlet Tempest

Mound forming semi-evergreen dark green foliage. Slender stems bear bright red flowers flushed with orange from late Spring through to Autumn. Height 45cm. Spread 45cm.

Helichrysum Ruby Clusters

Soft silver foliage cradling clusters of ball shaped red buds in Spring. Small white flowers in Summer. Semi-Evergreen. Height 30cm.

Knautia mac Melton Pastels

Glorious pincushion flowers, in soft hues like lilac, white, purple and mauve. Plant at the back of a border and it will flower all summer, attracting wildlife. Height 120 cm. Spread 50 cm

Knautia macedonica Mars Midget

The double, dense pincushion flowers are pure crimson and appear from late spring to summer. Good for cutting or drying. Height 40 cm. Spread 30 cm

Knautia macedonica Red Knight

Tough and long lived. Small vibrant cherry red pincushion flowers will grace any summer garden. Height 50cm.

Knautia Thunder and Lightning

Variegated light green & cream foliage forms a low mound. Tall wirey stems topped by purple-red pincushion flowers throughout Summer and into Autumn. Attracts butterflies. Likes a well drained sunny spot. Height 45cm. Spread 50cm.

Libertia ixiodes Taupo Blaze ®

The spiky sword-like foliage shows a true blaze of stunning colours from yellow through to red. The pure-white star-like flowers are produced in spring. Height 60 cm. Spread 40 cm

Lysimachia cil. Firecracker

Purple Loosestrife Perennial. Stunning purple foliage with yellow flowers from July-August. Plant in a Sunny position in free-draining soil. Height 90cm. Spread 90cm.

Primula Beesiana

Tiers of reddish-pink flowers on tall stems from April to June. Clumps of strong leaves. It suits a damp woodland garden. Height 60cm.

Primula bullesiana

Unusual flowers which appear in tiers around the stems. Suitable for moist soil conditions, for border and pond margins. Flowering in Spring. Height 60 cm. Spread 60 cm.