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 South African beauty is a spreading semi-evergreen perennial forming a mat of light green, broadly ovate leaves. Two-spurred, salmon-pink flowers are borne in erect spikes on stems to 45cm in height Prefers full sun but will take a little shade.
Forms grassy clumps with large, pendulous rich pink bells draped along the length of arching flower stems ,growing to only 30cm tall Rarely seen.
A herbaceous perennial thistle, growing to 120 cm , with prickly foliage and spherical pale blue/green flower heads in summer. Not sure of this botanical name but believe it to be Echinops sphaerocephalus
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.
60 x 40. This lovely wallflower, as it's name suggests, gives constant cheer from spring to summer and often beyond that. The orange-red flowers mature to purple which creates an amazing multi-coloured flowering plant. Full sun to part shade.
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
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.
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...
1-1.5m Strong erect stems with deep mahogany-bronze-red flowers depending on light conditions flowers can change to red-yellows with age. Starts to flower mid-late Feb. All Heleniums are stalwards of the hebaceous border for late colour. This is a selection of mine from a...
Shades of bright orange and yellow with chocolate brown centres. Big and beautiful. Height 1.3m and spread 40cm. Sold out until spring 2018 (approx Nov)
75cm- 1m tall stem. The flowers are yellow at first but the centres turn an attractive reddish-brown as they age.
This sunflower is a beauty with citrus yellow daisies on robust columns of deep green foliage. Makes a strong architectural statement. Late summer/autumn flowering in any soil as long as it receives plenty of sun. Grows to almost 2m so best at back of the border. PB2
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.
(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.
'Island Alum Root'. A native to the Channel Islands. A tough plant and our favorite heuchera. Likes part to full shade. Its pinkish-white flowers on tall stems are great for picking. Looks great in floral arrangements. A good ground- cover plant
A graceful dwarf growing iris best in semi-shade and moist soils. 25-30cm Flowers lilac/mauve pink. Good sized plants.
Dalmation Iris or Sweet Iris. Cultivated for centuries for the essential oil from its rhizome (orris root) Full sun. Good drainage, stems 50-80cm. Flowers pale whitish-blue. First of the taller iris to bloom with us.
This plant, produces masses of crimson scabiosa-like flowers on many branching stems over a very long flowering season.