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Peperomia

Peperomia

This huge genus offers a wide range of interesting foliage, does well indoors and is easy to grow, says Miranda Kimberley.

Solidago

Solidago

These prairie plants are easy to grow in well-drained soil and will perform best in full sun, Miranda Kimberley advises.

Coreopsis

Coreopsis

An extended flowering season, luminous colours and robust stems all contribute to outstanding displays, says Kevin Line.

Acanthus

Acanthus

The most popular species, A. Mollis and A. Spinosus need plenty of space at the back of the border, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Plants in this genus range from our native lesser celandine to the frost-tender R. asiaticus. Miranda Kimberley reports

Anchusa

Anchusa

Vivid blue flowers make these plants stand out in the garden and attract bees and butterflies, says Miranda Kimberley.