The apple green ferny foliage emerges from a rhizomatous rootstock making a lovely ground cover in woodland conditions.The nodding panicles of pure white hanging flowers are held above this foliage and looks best in partial shade. The plant will tolerate some dryness, but as...
Forms grassy clumps with large, pendulous rich pink bells draped along the length of arching flower stems ,growing to only 30cm tall Rarely seen.
1.2m x 90cm. Full sun. The most well known hybrids if this specie. Produces showers of 'fairy-bells- in shades of pink, red and claret shades. These plants have not yet flowered but hopefully will this season. What you get will be a lucky dip as to colour. These photos shown...
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
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.
Low growing, good for the front of a sunny border. Originally purchased as 'Lemon Drop' but I have always doubted this as the colour is a gold with a red tinge. Whatever, it is a good garden plant flowering with us in Oct/Nov
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.
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. Long flowering especially by de heading. Good for picking.
(syn. Schizostylis coccinea) Kaffir Lily. Deep red gladiolus-like flowers on stiff upright stems 50-60cm. A fantastic plant for that last splash of colour in late autumn when other flowers are coming to a close.
This plant, produces masses of crimson scabiosa-like flowers on many branching stems over a very long flowering season.
An impressive 'poker'. Large rounded heads bright orange with lemon base flowers.(flowers are much brighter than showing in photo) Broad foliage. Flowers late summer/autumn
Lilium martagon is a beautiful lily. This hybrid produces pinkish flowers that have re-curved petals upon erect stems. The magnificent flowers look incredible when planting in the garden border, patio pot containers or can be a real talking point as part of a cut-flower...
This form of Maltese Cross has dusky pink flowers - a bit more subtle than the normal orange form. Clumps and upright stems to 75cm.
The green foliage is broadly marked with cream. The new foliage shows a strong pink colouring which fades away as the season passes. Yellow flowers. With us it prefers a cool or shaded position.
1.5 to 1.8 high. Clump forming grass. Upright stems of arching cream and green foliage gives this grass an air of 'lightness' Said to have pink flowers but in the 20 odd years I have had this plant I have never seen a flower on it but this may be because of where I have it...
A seedling from our own garden that I am having trouble to keep up the supply! The colour of a good red Marlborough Wine of which I am perhaps a bit too fond!!
'Raven' makes a clump of stiffly erect stems to 1m in height,. Deep claret-purple, bell-shaped flowers 4-5cm in length, the throat white, striped deep red
Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink' is a perennial forming a clump to 90cm in height, with narrow grey-green leaves and slender panicles of rose-pink flowers 3.5cm in length, streaked with purple on the creamy-white throat
Commonly known as the Turkish sage. This is a herbaceous perennial, growing to about 100 cm tall, spreading above with soft wrinkled leaves. The hooded, yellow flowers appear from late sprin to summers end. The flowers are carried in whorls at intervals up the stout...
syn P. carolina Bill Baker. 45cm Produces a mat of narrow foliage topped for many months with mid-pink flowers. Choice.
From South Africa, pale yellow flowers. Stems 40-60cm. Can sucker but easily controlled.Sun.
'Moonraker' is a hardy, upright, suckering, evergreen shrub, usually grown as an herbaceous perennial.It bears upright panicles of tubular pale yellow flowers in summer December-March
An upright'evergreen' to 1m with golden yellow foliage and brick-red trumpet flowers over the summer months. Grows anywhere but the best colour in the foliage is when planted in full sun. Overseas reports state the foliage burns in the sun but we have not found this and our...