If I was only allowed to take one plant to a desert island, this would be in the running.
A rare form of acanthus with pure white flowers on silvery-green spires.
As its name suggests, you’ll get a colourful cocktail of soft colours in late summer with this.
These open deep green, with a flush of purple developing at the petal centre as they age.
A beautiful blue-lilac phlox with incredible scent, which attracts lots of butterflies and bees to its nectar-rich flowers.
A Japanese anemone (so reliable, long-flowering and good for dappled shade) with the flowers of a peony.