Anthea is a hardy herbaceous perennial with silver-green foliage. Large long flowering pale yellow flowers that fade in late summer to a creamy-yellow. Cutting back encourages further blooming. Well drained soil. Divide every 4-5years
A selection of my own. The colour of clay brick dust. Growth habit as per other Achillea millefolium hybs.
Lower growing but a delightful shade of lavender pink fading with age. Originally from the Hawke Bay nursery of Peek Perennials many years ago.
Shades of deep to dusky rose with apricot and peach all blended together.
'Parker's Variety' is a vigorous, upright, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with aromatic, finely-divided, grey-green leaves and erect, leafy stems bearing flat umbels of bright golden-yellow flowers throughout summer. 1.5 x 0.5m Great with grasses. Similar to 'Cloth...
Sun loving butterscotch flowers (paler than Terracotta) 50-80cm
Small flowers of bright pink-red form flat heads that are carried on straight stems. In time the flowers fade to brick red. Mid green feathery leaves are carried on the stems and at the base.
70cm Described by some as a rose-red and hot lipstick pink!!! I call it a truely clean bright but soft pink! Full sun
60-80cm Lemon -yellow flowers.
pink flowers with a pale white centre 11x11x12 pots
Red Velvet' is a red-black colour on stems 60-80cm tall bearing flat heads 10cm across.
Masses of tiny salmon flowers that fade salmon-pink to cream on tall stems. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate a little shade.
100cm x 15cmThis aconitum was given to me by a gardener in Western Southland 30years ago. It's ID was not known to him. The closest I have come up with is A. carmichaellii which is an autumn flowerer but my plant flowers mid summer and is the first aconitum to flower for me....
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.
This onion is also known as Golden Garlic or Lily Leek.A bright addition to the front of the border. Its golden yellow, starry flowers appear in clusters on 25-30cm stems. Flowers in December The leaves of the Allium will go dormant later in summer, when perennials are at...
A beautiful allium. On reading info on the web I find it is a lover of shade yet I have been growing it in full sun sor many years and it appears happy their. So perhaps I am safe to say it will grow anywhere? Stems grow to 0.6m. The foliage is more like a Lily of the Valley...
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....
We have had this variety growing for many years. It 'arrived' thanks to the birds. It is low growing to approx. 50cm with upward facing burgundy flowers.
A fine selection of Marjery Fish. To 75cm the much divided leaves shimmer of silver. Perfect with copper foliage.
Can form a small shrub. Fast growing and does well in all soils. Great with Erysimum Bowles's Mauve. Great in tubs but you will need a large one! A large grower, for those with less space and want a similar plant I suggest A. 'Silver Fairy' which looks the same but smaller...
Southernwood. A. abrotanum is an erect sub-shrub to 1m, with very finely divided, pleasantly aromatic grey-green leaves, and small, nodding, dull yellow flowerheads in late summer
Roman Wormwood. A low growing species, excellent as a ground cover or front of the border. Feathery grey-green leaves add a nice texture to the garden. Drought resistant once established. Flowers insignificant. Foliage has a pleasant camphor fragrance.