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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Caltha palustris Plena

This plant is suitable for planting right at the water edge of a pond or other wet spots. Buttercup yellow double flowers appear early in the year. Height 30 cm. Spread 45 cm.

Dierama pulcherrimum

The funnel shaped flower bells are pale pink. They appear on arching stems well, above the foliage, in summer. Height 100 cm. Spread 40 cm.

Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Album’

A truly elegant addition to any garden. Narrow evergreen grass-like leaves form a clump, which is graced with tall arching stems resembling fishing rods - as it's name suggests. Nodding, bell-shaped bright white or slightly pink flowers dangle delicately from mid-late Summer. Height 100 cm. Spread 60 cm. Garden plant for flowerbed in well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers a sheltered spot. Good in beds, borders, cottage or coastal gardens. Also suitable in gravel/courtyard gardens or on banks/slopes.

Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Dark Cerise’

A truly elegant addition to any garden. Narrow evergreen grass-like leaves form a clump, which is graced with tall arching stems resembling fishing rods - as it's name suggests. Nodding, bell-shaped, deep and dark purple flowers dangle delicately from mid-late Summer. Height 100 cm. Spread 60 cm. Position in well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers a sheltered spot. Good in beds, borders, cottage or coastal gardens. Also suitable in gravel/courtyard gardens or on banks/slopes.

Dierama pulcherrimum Waterdance

Tall stems are bent by the weight of the flowers into an elegant arch, resembling that of a fishing rod. The deep burgundy red flowers appear in the summer. Height 120 cm. Spread 50 cm.

Dierama pumilum

Dark pink flowers are carried at the end of flower stems that resembling a fisherman's rod. A graceful addition to any garden. Height 120 cm. Spread 30 cm.

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.

Houttuynia cordata Chameleon

Grown mostly for its unusual foliage which is green, red, white and cream and adds a splash of colour. Small white flowers in summer. Height 30 cm. Spread 60 cm.

Iris chrys Black Form

A clump-forming beardless Iris which is ideal for a damp spot, producing dramatic near-black flowers over strap-like grey- green leaves. Flowers May- June. Height 50cm.

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.

Iris tectorum Variegata

Glossy, evergreen leaves streaked with cream, turning green after flowering. Long-lasting purple and white flowers appear in late spring. Height 30 cm. Spread 30 cm.