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Grow Wild

Wild plants can make an attractive addition to any garden.

Below is a selection with tips on how to grow them - click on each to find out more.

To find out what plants we'd recommend using in place of non-native invasive species click here.

  • Box © Lliam Rooney

    Box

    Box, a classic of formal hedging, is a native shrub. However it is under ...

  • Chamomile © Bob Gibbons/Plantlife

    Chamomile

    A small, attractive, creeping plant with daisy-like flowers and feathery ...

  • Columbine © Roger Butterfield/Plantlife

    Columbine

    A wild flower with a sacred reputation - whether to Venus (it was ...

  • Maiden Pink © Laurie Campbell

    Maiden pink

    A charming evergreen perennial forming a mat of green foliage with narrow ...

  • Marsh-marigold © Laurie Campbell

    Marsh-marigold

    Also known as 'kingcups' this stout wildflower could be one of our most ...

  • Meadow clary © Andrew Gagg/Plantlife

    Meadow clary

    This handsome plant has striking blue flowers in a spike on the stem and ...

  • Pasqueflower © Frances Watkins

    Pasqueflower

      A low, hairy but beautiful wildflower with feathery leaves and ...

  • Primroses © Edwina Beaumont/Plantlife

    Primrose

    One of surest signs that spring is on the way. The name primrose ...

  • Hoverfly on shrubby cinquefoil © Nick Stewart/Plantlife

    Shrubby cinquefoil

    A very colourful, compact, deciduous native plant. Grows masses of ...

  • Sweet violets © Andrew Gagg/Plantlife

    Sweet violet

    A low, creeping plant with fragrant flowers, usually blue-violet or ...

  • Wild leek © Andrew Gagg/Plantife

    Wild leek

    A native wild relative of the familiar garden vegetable. Wild leek has ...

  • Yellow iris © Laurie Campbell

    Yellow iris

    Also known as 'yellow flag'. A tall plant (it can grow up to a ...