O firt saw this salvia in the RHS Wisley garden back in 2002 and it has taken all these years to get the plant myself. (Gardeners have to be patience!) Full sun and good drainage. Clump forminh 50x50cm. Summer flowering with flowerspikes of purple-blue. Rabbit resistant .
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Marshwood Gardens have been suppling quality plants now for 30 years throughout New Zealand. As holders of one of New Zealands National Collections of Salvia it is natural to find a huge selection of these in our on-line catalogue. We also have private collections of Nepeta, Penstemon, Viola, Euphorbia, Geranium. Our plants are open grown and exposed to all the elements nature can manage. If plants can not survive with us outside we do not have time to fuss over them!
Canary Island Sage. 150 x 150 if well grown. Hardy to -10. Full sun, resistant to drought. Needs excellent drainage. This perennial salvia has leathery foliage with downy indimentum. The stems are covered with down which gives the salvia a silvery appearance. The flowers are...
A very hardy salvia that has lanceolate foliage with long petiole that can make the leag very long up to 60cm. The tall flower stem rises also to approximately 60cm with racemes that are nodding (hence the term 'nutans') The flowers are blue. Flowering summer/autumn
An erect perennial or biennial with hairy mid-green leaves. This is suppose to be the variety 'Vatican Pink'. The spikes of large white flowers with pink bracts from spring to summer. Hardy. Tolerant of any reasonable soil in full sun. Height 1m x 45cm.
A bold summer flowering perennial with heart shaped foliage and single yellow-gold daisy flowers an branching stems. Plant in a moisture retentive soil in sun or part shade. 1.5m in flower.
Centranthus ruber is a woody-based perennial, with grey-green leaves and dense clusters of pink, slightly fragrant flowers from late spring to autumn.
30x30cm Double white flowers over deep green lance-shaped foliage. A well drained soil is prefered. Flowers Dec-Feb
Native to South America. Verbena bonariensis is a very useful plant it flaunts its sprays of fragrant flowers from mid to late summer with airy purple flowers on tall, slim delicate stalks which provide useful height in an herbaceous border. Fantastic when grown in a mass....
Forms a spreading clump of delicate ferny foliage. This variety bears loads of creamy-yellow daisies throughout the summer and into autumn. Tolerant of heat, humidity and hot dry situations. Good in containers.
A compact herbaceous perennial with finely dissected leaves and bright golden-yellow daisies in early summer 30-45cm Full sun
This sunflower is a beauty with citrus yellow daisies on robust columns of deep green foliage. Makes a strong architectural statement. Late summer/autumn flowering in any soil as long as it receives plenty of sun. Grows to almost 2m so best at back of the border.
Firedance is a robust, clump-forming perennial with mid-green, wavy-edged, oval to heart-shaped leaves to 10cm long. Long stalked, narrow spikes of red flowers are borne in profusion from midsummer to early autumn, grows to 90cm high PB2
A compact clump forming perennial to 50cm. The fleshy foliage is deep purple as are the stems. Clusters of pale pink-purple flowers in late summer. A good bee plant.
An outstanding selection of this North American wildflower. Flowers when many other plants are waning. A bushy plant with deep green foliage. The tiny yellow flowers start to open on the .50m long arching flower spikes. Wonderful planted with the Michaelmas Daisies.
The Gentian Sage. A tuberous plant easy to grow. 30-60cm. Hastate shaped foliage with flowers held well above the foliage. Perhaps one of the most intense blue flowers to be found in the garden. Seed and plants of a S. patens 'Blue Angel' are being offered throughout the...
'Fens Ruby' is a fast-spreading rhizomatous perennial with feathery, linear purple leaves and greenish-yellow flowers from late spring. It can be very invasive if planted in the wrong place. We have it planted amongst the roots of pine and leylandii where nothing else will...
Said to be mildew resistant(?) Prefers a moist soil. Flowers wine-red atop stocky stems from mid-summer to autumn. This variety out-blooms most other monarda varieties. The photo shows this monarda with Penstemon Dorothy. SOLD OUT more late spring
Spinners is a good doer. The leaves are mounded and deeply cut and the flowers are a rich purple-blue. Pest and disease resistant, easy to grow and ultra hardy. Tolerant of most soil types. Cut back hard after its flowering and it will throw more flowers in the autumn....