100cm x 15cmThis aconitum was given to me by a gardener in Western Southland 30years ago. It's ID was not known to him. The closest I have come up with is A. carmichaellii which is an autumn flowerer but my plant flowers mid summer and is the first aconitum to flower for me....
80x 40cm. Forma a compact upright plant of mint scented flowers and foliage. No need to stake as plants are sturdy. Thrives in cool or hot weather. Great bee plant and one for the birds. Treat as an annual and save the seed before the birds devour them. Apparently the foliage...
Syn= Eupatorium rugosa 'Chocolate'. 90-120cm. An outstanding plant for it's foliage colour. Dark bronzy-brown foliage in spring and summer gradually turning to green as it's white flowers appear March April. Good in the herbaceous border for colour contrast. Dies back...
An interspecific hybrid (genevensis x reptans) 20-40cm rich soil, ground cover, vigorous and compact. Lettuce-green foliage, flowers white. Limited number available.
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.
This onion is also known as Golden Garlic or Lily Leek.A bright addition to the front of the border. Its golden yellow, starry flowers appear in clusters on 25-30cm stems. Flowers in December The leaves of the Allium will go dormant later in summer, when perennials are at...
A form of Cow Parsley with mahogany-bronze ferny foliage and umbles of white flowers October-December. Hardy and long lived.
We have had this variety growing for many years. It 'arrived' thanks to the birds. It is low growing to approx. 50cm with upward facing burgundy flowers.
To 45cm Fine curling leaves on a plant that has a 'spiky' look. Rather interesting.
A fine selection of Marjery Fish. To 75cm the much divided leaves shimmer of silver. Perfect with copper foliage.
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
(Western Wild Ginger or Long Tailed Ginger)..A rhizomatous plant, semi evergreen, hardy and ideal as a ground cover (because of it's thick foliage) in moist and shady positions. It's flower's resemble the well known Mouse Plant.
False Dittany. 50 x 50cm. Very drought resistant making a shrubby evergreen mound. The foliage is grey-green, very hairy and soft. The flowers are small and insignificant. Needs good drainage but thrives in poor soils. If plants become leggy cut back hard in the spring.
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.
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.
Telham Beauty has larger flowers than the species. Porcelain-blue. Stems erect holding the flowers above the foliage. Good for specimen planting in full sun or semi-shade. Summer flowering
Campanula p. E.H. Frost’ is a delightful white-flowered bell flower with masses of blue-tinged white star-shaped blooms from summer . Makes a low spreading mound of neat evergreen foliage. Good to grow in rock gardens and containers. or at the front of borders Likes moist...
50 x 50 cm An easy to grow perennial with a long flowering. Drought tolerant when established. Spreads in clumps by rhizomatous roots that can tolerate very poor soils. The thistle-like flowers bloom late spring and all summer. Rabbit resistant. Attracts bees.
A clump forming plant with coarse light-green foliage. Flowering stems to 120cm with yellow flowers similar to that of the Scotch Thistle mid-summer to early autumn.. Hardy. Great for cutting. Once established it does not like to be transplanted.
This is an old variety providing another really useful perennial for your garden. In summer it freely produces large, single, bright golden-yellow flowers on usefully long stalks. Excellent for cutting. PB2
A compact herbaceous perennial with finely dissected leaves and bright golden-yellow daisies in early summer 30-45cm Full sun
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