Campanula glomerata 'Superba' is a strong-growing rhizomatous perennial forming a wide colony of erect stems to 60cm, with oblong to ovate leaves and dense clusters of deep violet-purple, bell-shaped flowers 3cm in length. Photo credit to the Hardy Plant Society UK..
Bellflowers are among the most popular of perennials. C. persicifolia is a species has been grown for centuries in the cottage gardens. Ground hugging dark green leaves, bear tall stems of large, open blue bell-like flowers over the summer months. Great for cutting. An...
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
A clump forming plant with coarse light-green foliage. Flowering stems to 120cm with yellow flowers similar to that of the Scotch Thistle mid-summer to early autumn.. Hardy. Great for cutting. Once established it does not like to be transplanted.
Centranthrus rubra Albus is an upright perennial, sometimes grown as a biennial, with grayish-green leaves and sprays of small white flowers in late spring and summer. (Common name is Valerian... not to confuse with Valeriana officinalis)
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
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.
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
Eye catching, brilliant orange-red tubular flowers atop 1m stems in February. The leaves are mid-green. PB2
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.
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
Similar to the well known garden var known as E. polychroma. This selection has bright more golden bacts which I am rather fond of. Other than the colour of the bract I find it identical to the species. In the autumn the foliage has lovely autumn tones.
Synonyms Euphorbia polychroma Euphorbia villosa Friv. ex Boiss. Dark green, lance-shaped leaves are topped with a froth of bright, acid yellow spring flowers that form a distinctive star shape. Looks lovely as part of a green and yellow planting. In autumn the foliage turns a...
1.5m Good ground cover. Lovely but be warned it spreads but in large plantings it looks magnificent. Rich red flowers atop dark plum red leaves and stem.PB2
"A variety similar to 'Dixter' but lighter coloured foliage. Grows slightly taller than 'Dixter' with dark orange floral leaves. The colour is not as bright as 'Fireglow' but distinct from 'Dixter'." This description is from a book on euphorbia which explains it easier than I...
Orkney Pink makes an excellent ground cover, forming spreading mats of weed-suppressing foliage topped with masses of colourful flowers! Single-flowered variety - bred in the Orkney Isles, so is very hardy. Height 30-50cm (12-20").Orkney Pink - Trailing stems and deep...
The flowers of this geranium are strongly reflexed making them different from others in this genus. Sun or part shade. 30-40cm high x 50-60cmwide
30-45cm Makes mounds of fresh masses of small pink star-like flowers. PB2
A good ground-cover. In midsummer soft-mauve flowers smother low cushions of neat, parasol-shaped leaves. Autumn colour. 38 cm high PB2