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
Eye catching, brilliant orange-red tubular flowers atop 1m stems in February. The leaves are mid-green. PB2
70 cm. A gorgeous cultivar with erect, narrow leaves and stems bearing sprays of upward facing, glowing orange flowers that fade to pink as they age. PB2 (Photo thanks to the Hardy Plant Society.)
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
This terrestrial orchids is so easy to grow. Planted in moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade, they are truly stunning. Good amongst rhododendrons or the leaf fall beneath deciduous trees. Can be divided once established. The attached photos taken at Marshwood Gardens so...
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...
The foliage and stems have a distinct silver colour. Mid blue globe shaped flowers in clusters. Plants grow approx 1m tall and produce many-branched stems. Echinops rito subsp. ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue' has attractive foliage. A good cut flower that makes a great dried...
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.
Erysium Pastel Patchwork is a multi-colored wallflower with flowers in a mix of pink, gold and apricot tones. Long flowering season.
Long-lasting white flower heads in loose, flattened clusters on stiff brown stems with gray-green leaves; grows up to1.5m; easily grown in medium-wet to wet well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade; hardy PB2
2m. One of the toughest of the euphorbias. Withstanding the 1996 big freeze here in the south. We are using it as shelter from the westerlies winds with great success. From the Canary Isles this euphorbia will grow to 2m plus if you let it. It flowers approx. mid -winter with...
Grown from seed ex UK. A new colour for us. Appears true from seed.Grows into a compact plant to approx. 35cm. Its flowers are a apricot/bronze shade.
This is a most beautiful Geum. Bright orange-red semi-double flowers on stems 40-50cm. A fantastic colour when planted amid blue or purple flowers.
This gladiolus has large, beautifully shaped flowers in shades of soft lemon-cream with a faint green tinge. The light scent it gives off in the evening is a delight. It is hardy outside with no problems here in full sun in a humus-enriched soil. approx 4 corms per pot. It...
From South America. 4-5cm high forming a dense carpet of small rich green rough leaves. The flowers are green and inconspicuous. Likes a shaded position. SOLD OUT more propogated ready late November 2017
'Amy' is an upright, evergreen shrub, with dark purple stems. The leaves are deep shiny green, with a blush of purple. New growth is purplish-green. The lovely purple flower clusters bloom in early fall on long spikes. The more you prune, the bushier it will get!
Hebe barkeri is a species tree hebe. It is endemic to the Chatham Islands of New Zealand and was found in 1898 by S D Barker. On the Chatham Islands it is endangered due to habitat loss. This tree hebe grows to a height of 10m with a spread up to 5m. Its habitat is forest and...
Choice because it is late flowering. Rich buttery-yellow flowers on stems approx.1.20m We find the stems strong enough to not require stalking. Good back of border plant. Heleniums are good bee plants. Good for picking.
75cm- 1m tall stem. The flowers are yellow at first but the centres turn an attractive reddish-brown as they age.
Formerly H. corsicus. Also known as the Holly Leaf hellebore. Flowers in late winter and early spring, with clusters of apple-green flowers. Foliage is sturdy and evergreen in a pleasing greyish-green shade. . Plants should be trimmed only right after blooming, if at all.
An evergreen perennial to 60cm with erect stems, and leathery leaves. The nodding flowers are usually purple-edged, pale green flowers to 2cm wide are borne in large open clusters. Late winter flowering. Great in deep shade. An erect grower. Personally my choice ahead of...
Kaffir Lily Formally known as Schizostylis. Clumps of light green grass-like foliage with blush-pink star-like flowers starting in march -May. Likes a moist fertile soil ans sun. 45cm.