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...
Harebell of England, Blue-bell of Scotland. Low growing. Seems to bloom most of the summer with numerous nodding 'bell' flowers held above green grass-like foliage. Care is needed when weeding close-by not to remove this as weed as the new foliage looks like grass. I know...
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.
Forms a spreading clump of delicate ferny foliage. This variety bears loads of creamy-yellow daisies throughout the summer and into autumn. Tolerant of heat, humidity and hot dry situations. Good in containers.
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 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.
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 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. SOLD OUT
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.
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
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...
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...