Family legacy that continues to stand the test of time
Blooms of Bressingham was founded by father and son Alan and Adrian Bloom, prolific English plantsmen who have been responsible for introducing over 200 perennial cultivars over the company’s 100 year history. The fact that around 90 of these varieties are still in worldwide commercial production today is down to their uncompromising insistence that a plant must demonstrate reliable long-term garden performance in order to be introduced.
“To stand the test of time a plant must be adaptable to variations in soil and climate, though preferences for soil and situation must be conceded…” Alan Bloom (1906-2005)
While always upholding rigorous standards, Blooms of Bressingham varieties are not limited to those bred by the Bloom family. Many varieties bearing the name have been selected or discovered by other breeders and gardeners from around the world.
Today, under non-family ownership but maintaining the family legacy under Adrian Bloom’s watchful scrutiny, Blooms of Bressingham continues to search out and offer the finest perennial varieties.
Blooms of Bressingham garden favourites you might recognise
1920s – Dianthus ‘Oakington’
1930s – Phlox ‘Oakington Blue Eyes’
1950s – Achillea ‘Moonshine’, Heucherella ‘Bridget Bloom’, Heuchera Bressingham hybrids
1960s – Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Geranium ‘Ballerina’, Kniphofia ‘Bressingham Comet’
1970s - Astilbe ‘Sprite’ (1994 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year), Phlox ‘Eva Cullum’
1980s – Leucanthemum ‘Snowcap’, Bergenia ‘Bressingham Ruby’, Phlox ‘Franz Schubert’, Achillea ‘Anthea’
1990s – Lavandula ‘Blue Cushion’, Polemonium ‘Brise d’Anjou’
2000s – Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (2008 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year), Campanula ‘Blue Waterfall’