Anise Hyssop, Liquorice Mint. Agastache foeniculum is a tough perennial with aromatic leaves and long fuzzy spikes of aromatic purple flowers in summer from 50-80cm It does best in a sunny position. Great in the wild garden. Does not appear to be eaten by rabbits(with us)...
50cm A very aromatic plant with golden foliage. The terminal flower-spikes are a pink/lavender shade. Very hardy. Excellent in pots.
An interspecific hybrid (genevensis x reptans) 20-40cm rich soil, ground cover, vigorous and compact. Lettuce-green foliage, flowers white.
A native to the British Isles. Growing from 10cm -30cm and does not produce the runners as do many Ajuga. The flowers are violet-purple. We consider this ajuga the best for flowers and colour.
A typical mat forming shade loving ground-cover. Dark green oval leaves, flower stem up to 20cm with white flowers SOLD OUT until spring
Lemon verbena is the best known of the lemon scented herbs. It grows into a reasonable sized shrub and is covered in long, lance shaped rough leaves that exude a fantastic lemon smell. The flowers are tiny, insignificant and white, appear in the summer. The plant is grown...
A hybrid between A. cupiana and A. tinctoria. Creamy single daisies with primrose yellow centres. The foliage is a silver filigree of ferny foliage. Great for massing as a weed smotherer. Flowers from late spring. If the plant becomes untidy a severe chop-back will be soon...
A cool lemon-yellow daisy which blooms endlessly throughout the summer. Not to be confused with A. t. 'Wargrave'. Our pick as the best Anthemis.
This hardy daisies is among the best choice for summer-long colour in the sunny border. Plants form a mound of ferny green leaves, bearing branches of daisy flowers through the summer months. This selection has pale sulphur yellow flowers that blend with nearly anything....
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.
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.
Centranthus ruber is a woody-based perennial, with grey-green leaves and dense clusters of pink, slightly fragrant flowers from late spring to autumn.
A compact herbaceous perennial with finely dissected leaves and bright golden-yellow daisies in early summer 30-45cm Full sun
60 x 30cm. Chocolate-red velvety flowers that are dahlia-like with the aroma of chocolate. Dies back in the wintwr. Sun to semi-shade, good soils. Our plat came many many years ago from the garden of Ethal Doyle in Canterbury and has really survived on neglect!
70cm. Emily McKenzie has large deep orange with a mahogany throat. Flowering late summer. A great cut flower. The foliage (as with all Crocosmia) is best left on the plant until spring) PB2
1m A superb crocosmia with apricot/yellow flowers. Long lasting in late summer. Foliage iris-like PB2
Eye catching, brilliant orange-red tubular flowers atop 1m stems in February. The leaves are mid-green. PB2
The foliage is of this Crocosmia is much broader than the usual stap-like foliage and the 80cm arching sprays of large orange flowers make a real show in late Jan. - Feb. PB2
Tall growing to 60cm x 20cm spread. Forms clumps of grassy foliage flowering throughout the summer and into autumn. Full sun and dry. Great planted with ornamental grasses.
Forms grassy clumps with large, pendulous rich pink bells draped along the length of arching flower stems ,growing to only 30cm tall Rarely seen.
150-160cm Known as the rusty foxglove because of its yelow-brown colour. An interesting plant for the garden. Image with thanks to the HPS UK.
100 x 50cm Full sun. Clump forming with mid summer flowering of steel-blue flowers which keep their colour when dried. Rounded basal foliage. As yet unflowered with me. Photo credit Hardy Plant Society UK
A plant every garden should have. A vigorous sub-shrub to 75cm. Foliage is glaucus and masses of mauve flowers. Will tolerate poor soils. Full sun is best.
This is a new wallflower to us but a beauty. 'Found' by my brother-in-law at the Dunedin Farmer's Market Dark green foliage and flowers in a wine-red. grows to approx 45cm x 45cm
I collected cuttings of this hyb. many years ago when visiting the trial ground at Lincoln University. From what I recall this was a deliberate cross by that University and had the group I was with not been there these plants were to be destroyed as they had finished their...