60-80cm Strong compact clumps. Flowers violet-purple. Rich green foliage. Full sun
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.
40cm, violet-blue flowers. Medium-late season(Feb-Apr) Good front of the border.
A NZ hyb. originally from the Tauranga Parva Nursery many years ago and named after one of their son's(?) (There is also an English var. of this name so not to be confused.) Low growing, compact pink flowers. Late summer/autumn
Low growing New York aster approx. 40cm wit a mass of Violet flowers summer-autumn. Full sun.
50cm Clean white flowers, full sun to semi-shade with moist rich soil.
30-40cm Sprays of lavender blue flowers late summer to autumn . A nice compact grower.
Low growing 40cm with bright purple-red flowers. Soon makes a nice clump.
Mid season flowering, large lilac-purple flowers with stems up to 1m
90 x 60cm late summer/autumn. Clear pink flowers ranging from semi-double to double and held in small clusters on upright stems of deep green foliage. Divide every 3years or so.
1m. This plant came to us as Marie Ballard but it differs from other descriptions. Mostly semi double flowers and the odd fully double in a lovely soft blue.
False Dittany. 50 x 50cm. Very drought resistant making a shrubby evergreen mound. The foliage is grey-green, very hairy and soft. The flowers are small and insignificant. Needs good drainage but thrives in poor soils. If plants become leggy cut back hard in the spring.
Overdam is a compact tufted grass forming a clump of narrow variegated white and green leaves. The sprays of flowers have an airy purplish tinge. Plant turns pale brown for winter. PB2
A clump forming perennial grass with flat green leaves to 90cm and bronze flowering panicles that fade to pale brown. One of the best grasses. PB2
A variegated form of the species that I found on a gravel path after I had sprayed it with weedkiller! A quick wash saved it. A lovely fragrance to the foliage.
Produces fine upright stems covered in small shining green fragrant foliage. In summer if produces a cloud of small pale lavender flowers that bloom for at least 6 weeks. A great filler plant.
1.5m Spikes of glossy rich purple bells atop strong foliage. Suckers about but the hoe does good work! SOLD OUT More next season
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