Centranthus ruber is a woody-based perennial, with grey-green leaves and dense clusters of pink, slightly fragrant flowers from late spring to autumn.
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
Tall growing to 60cm x 20cm spread. Forms clumps of grassy foliage flowering throughout the summer and into autumn. Full sun and dry. Great planted with ornamental grasses.
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.
This foxglove has the typical tall spikes of large flowers in an unusual strawberry shade. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.
1.5m. An unusual colour of soft apricot-pink with a pale spotted throat. Flowers early-mid summer. Large rosettes of soft green foliage. Full sun to part shade. Photo thanks to HPS UK
100 x 50cm Full sun. Clump forming with mid summer flowering of steel-blue flowers which keep their colour when dried. Rounded basal foliage. As yet unflowered with me. Photo credit Hardy Plant Society UK
60-80cm. Sun or shade. Dark glossy foliage in tight rosettes. Yellowish-green flower-bracts spring to summer. Spreads so needs careful positioning.
This is one of several excellent selections of Spurge, becoming increasingly popular in gardens. Plants form a mound of stunning burgundy-purple foliage, bearing small clusters of greenish-yellow flowers, flushed with purple in spring and early summer. Clip plants back...
I recieved this euphorbia many years ago as E. brittingeri, but it now appears to be known as flavicoma. Related to epithymoides. 20-30 cm. The floral leaves are lime-yellow and are produced from late October and continue for at least four months. It self seeds making an...
A garden hybrid from our garden Growing to a compact bush roughly 70cm high. This euphorbia if grown in a sunny spot develops flower bracts that turn from green beginnings to shades of rose.
Actually a small shrub to approx 30cm with masses of small yellow flowers. Likes a dry sunny position. Fantastic plants of this can be seen in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens Rock Garden.
A choice selection of the mourning cranesbill, valued for its bold foliage splashed with purple-black against a green background. The nodding dark maroon-purple flowers appear in late spring. Sun or shade. Rick moisture retentive soil. Good woodlander.
Glenluce is a compact, mound-forming, herbaceous perennial with rounded, deeply-lobed, dark green leaves and, from late spring into summer, single, cup-shaped, pink to lilac-pink flowers with darker veins Deciduous over winter.
Also known as the pencilled geranium. Makes clumpy bushy mounds 30cm high. has light greenfoliage often msrked with brown (seedlings from this can show a great diversity of markings) Produces loose clusters of white flowers with magenta veins. Cut back hard after flowering
Pale pink flowers with foliage that is marked with a brownish blotch. A good ground cover for shaded areas. Flowers late spring to autumn
50 to 65cm x 1m. Full sun to semi-shade. A superb geranium bred here in New Zealand suitable as a great ground cover as are all the x oxonianum varieties. Foliage dark green topped over the whole summer with pink flowers that darken with age.
Clump forming olive-green foliage. Growing to 40cm Flowers white flushed pink
Geranium × oxonianum Winscombe has dense, lobed, mid-green leaves with cup-shaped, dark pink flowers appearing during summer.
Geum coccineum, (true form)is a clump-forming perennial which typically forms a basal foliage mound of green leaves with very large terminal leaflets collected by Archibald in the Himalayas many years ago (c1994.) In late spring, erect, wiry, branching flowering stems of 5...
100-150cm Strong stems hold masses of golden flowers with a orange-red reverse. Developes a nice black cone with age. This is a selection of mine from a seed lot sent from overseas.
100-130cm An interesting variety whose colour changes from a res to a bronze shade. A nice yellow tip to the petals and at the base of the dome. This is a selection of mine from a seed lot sent from overseas.