Roman Wormwood. A low growing species, excellent as a ground cover or front of the border. Feathery grey-green leaves add a nice texture to the garden. Drought resistant once established. Flowers insignificant. Foliage has a pleasant camphor fragrance.
Artemisia stelleriana 'Mori's Form' also known as 'Boughton Star’ . This is a ground hugging plant spreading to about 60cm wide; giving an attractive ground-hugging carpet of silver-white felted leaves. The flowers are small and insignificant. Full sun and dry.
To 1m. A magnificent suckering silver broad-leaved plant. Flowers insignificant and better removed to keep the fresh grey foliage looking good. Good for the grey garden or to brighten up a dull corner. PB2
Flowers are bright red-purple. Makes a nice clump. Good for cutting. Grows to approx. 80cm PB2
90-120cm x 60cm. Lush growing. Broad dark foliage. The flowers are larger than the species. Violet-blue with yellow centres. looks great with grasses and contrasting plants such as Achillea Anthea or A. Gold Plate. PB2
Slender lavender-blue ray-florets surround a golden yellow disc, forming good-sized flower-heads to 8cm across, Well-branching stems from midsummer to mid-autumn. Highly prized for its vigorous growth and resistance to disease. After flowering cut the flowered stems to the...
, Aster lateriflorus 'Coombe Fishacre' ' is an erect, clump-forming perennial with lance-shaped, toothed dark green leaves and, from midsummer to mid-autumn, pink-flushed, white flowers with pink to yellow-brown centres.PB2
1.35m. Large single late flowering lavender-blue flowers in strong sprays that make a great spire. Ideal in the border and for cutting. The flowers have a pale yellow disc. One of the oldest cultivars.
1m. Flower-heads deep purple-pink, large, mid-season. Sprays with open branches. Very vigorous for the mid to back of the border. Great cutting. A substantial cultivar of top quality. PB2
75cm A mass of semi-double violet-purple flowers. Strong grower. Full sun and well drained soil. SOLD OUT
1m. Large double bright purple-red flowers. Sprays of good shape and strong stems. Makes a compact clump good for the border or cutting.
40cm, violet-blue flowers. Medium-late season(Feb-Apr) Good front of the border.PB2
A NZ hyb. originally from the Tauranga Parva Nursery many years ago and named after one of their son's(?) (There is also an English var. of this name so not to be confused.) Low growing, compact pink flowers. Late summer/autumn PB2
Low growing New York aster approx. 40cm wit a mass of Violet flowers summer-autumn. Full sun. PB2
50cm Clean white flowers, full sun to semi-shade with moist rich soil. PB2 SOLD OUT
90 x 60cm late summer/autumn. Clear pink flowers ranging from semi-double to double and held in small clusters on upright stems of deep green foliage. Divide every 3years or so. PB2
A medium sized, upright shrub growing to 2m with handsome, emerald-green, pointed leaves. In midsummer the orange, ball-shaped flower clusters appear, carried on branched stems contrasting with the leaves, creating an eye-catching display at the back of a border. An easy shrub...
Overdam is a compact tufted grass forming a clump of narrow variegated white and green leaves. The sprays of flowers have an airy purplish tinge. Plant turns pale brown for winter. PB2
A clump forming perennial grass with flat green leaves to 90cm and bronze flowering panicles that fade to pale brown. One of the best grasses. .75PB
A variegated form of the species that I found on a gravel path after I had sprayed it with weedkiller! A quick wash saved it. A lovely fragrance to the foliage.
Produces fine upright stems covered in small shining green fragrant foliage. In summer if produces a cloud of small pale lavender flowers that bloom for at least 6 weeks. A great filler plant.
The same as for Calamintha nepeta but with masses of white flowers. SOLD OUT
1.5m Spikes of glossy rich purple bells atop strong foliage. Suckers about but the hoe does good work! SOLD OUT More next season
Mixed blues. Tall growing to1.8m. Large conical clusters of star-shaped flowers produced on branching stems in summer. Will self seed in favourable conditions. More around Nov 2017
' Loddon Anna is a valuable plant for the border with its erect, branching stems which bear large, soft, lilac-pink, bell-shaped flowers right through the summer. Plant in sun or, to preserve delicate flower-colour, partial shade, and in rich, moisture-retentive soil to...