Full sun. Low growing to approx 40cm bright yellow umbels above strong aromatic ferny foliage.
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
'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...
Lower growing but a delightful shade of lavender pink fading with age. Originally from the Hawke Bay nursery of Peek Perennials many years ago.
Sun loving butterscotch flowers (paler than Terracotta) 50-80cm
pink flowers with a pale white centre 11x11x12 pots
60-80cm Lemon -yellow flowers.
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.
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.
A form of Cow Parsley with mahogany-bronze ferny foliage and umbles of white flowers October-December. Hardy and long lived.
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.
To 45cm Fine curling leaves on a plant that has a 'spiky' look. Rather interesting.
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...
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.
Artemisia stelleriana 'Mori's Form' also known as 'Boughton Star’ . This is a ground hugging plant spreading to about 60cm wide; giving an attractive ground-hugging carpet of silver-white felted leaves. The flowers are small and insignificant. Full sun and dry.
To 1m. A magnificent suckering silver broad-leaved plant. Flowers insignificant and better removed to keep the fresh grey foliage looking good. Good for the grey garden or to brighten up a dull corner. PB2
(Western Wild Ginger or Long Tailed Ginger)..A rhizomatous plant, semi evergreen, hardy and ideal as a ground cover (because of it's thick foliage) in moist and shady positions. It's flower's resemble the well known Mouse Plant.
Violet-blue, daisy-like flowers on a low-growing, compact mound 20 x 20cm. Early blooming mid-to-late summer. Needs a sunny, well-drained site. Good rock garden plant Hardy
90-120cm x 60cm. Lush growing. Broad dark foliage. The flowers are larger than the species. Violet-blue with yellow centres. looks great with grasses and contrasting plants such as Achillea Anthea or A. Gold Plate.
Slender lavender-blue ray-florets surround a golden yellow disc, forming good-sized flower-heads to 8cm across, Well-branching stems from midsummer to mid-autumn. Highly prized for its vigorous growth and resistance to disease. After flowering cut the flowered stems to the...
, Aster lateriflorus 'Coombe Fishacre' ' is an erect, clump-forming perennial with lance-shaped, toothed dark green leaves and, from midsummer to mid-autumn, pink-flushed, white flowers with pink to yellow-brown centres.
1.35m. Large single late flowering lavender-blue flowers in strong sprays that make a great spire. Ideal in the border and for cutting. The flowers have a pale yellow disc. One of the oldest cultivars.