150-200cm Good for the back of the border . Flowers late in the summer and into the autumn.
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. 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.
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...
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....
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.
1.5m Spikes of glossy rich purple bells atop strong foliage. Suckers about but the hoe does good work!
Campanula glomerata 'Superba' is a strong-growing rhizomatous perennial forming a wide colony of erect stems to 60cm, with oblong to ovate leaves and dense clusters of deep violet-purple, bell-shaped flowers 3cm in length. Photo credit to the Hardy Plant Society UK..
Bellflowers are among the most popular of perennials. C. persicifolia is a species has been grown for centuries in the cottage gardens. Ground hugging dark green leaves, bear tall stems of large, open blue bell-like flowers over the summer months. Great for cutting. An...
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
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
1m A superb crocosmia with apricot/yellow flowers. Long lasting in late summer. Foliage iris-like 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
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.
This foxglove has the typical tall spikes of large flowers in an unusual strawberry shade. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.
1.5m. An unusual colour of soft apricot-pink with a pale spotted throat. Flowers early-mid summer. Large rosettes of soft green foliage. Full sun to part shade. Photo thanks to HPS UK
This excellent, white form of 'Globe Thistle' is vigorously upright with much divided, decorative, grey-green leaves and silvery-white globular heads of star-shaped flowers in mid to late summer. A clump-forming herbaceous perennial for full sun or part shade, grows best in...
A perennial wallflower with clusters of fragrant, mauve flowers over an exceptionally long season. Give a prune into shape after the main flowering Sun and good drainage. 80 x 80cm
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
Hemp Agrimony. 90-150cm. A very adaptable plant that will grow anywhere but best in damp soils. The dusky-pink flowers are borne in umbles and flower in the summer. Much loved by bees.
This selection of Joe Pye Weed i as robust perennial making a dense clump of strong purple stems up to 2m that terminate in large rounded heads of plumy-pink flowers in late summer and autumn. Only a few plants ready now but more have been potted but have yet to grow on.
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...