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.
Flowers are bright red-purple. Makes a nice clump. Good for cutting. Grows to approx. 80cm PB2
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. PB2
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.PB2
Now more correctly called Symphyotrichum n.a. Harrington's Pink. No doubt about it those botanists live in another world. I'll still continue to call it an Aster!! This is the perfect plant for the back of the border. Clusters of clear light rose-pink flowers on sturdy...
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.
1m. Flower-heads deep purple-pink, large, mid-season. Sprays with open branches. Very vigorous for the mid to back of the border. Great cutting. A substantial cultivar of top quality. PB2
75cm A mass of semi-double violet-purple flowers. Strong grower. Full sun and well drained soil. SOLD OUT
1m. Large double bright purple-red flowers. Sprays of good shape and strong stems. Makes a compact clump good for the border or cutting.
40cm, violet-blue flowers. Medium-late season(Feb-Apr) Good front of the border.PB2
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 PB2
Low growing New York aster approx. 40cm wit a mass of Violet flowers summer-autumn. Full sun. PB2
50cm Clean white flowers, full sun to semi-shade with moist rich soil. PB2 SOLD OUT
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. PB2
A beautifully shaped fully double bloom crammed with so many petals it creates a perfect lavender-blue powder-puff a whole 5cm across. Sorry no photograph.
Although not overly showy the Astrantias have a great deal of subtle beauty. The tiny central flowers are surrounded by bracts in a greenish colour. These are held atop strong slender 75-100cm stems and persist for several weeks in late spring and early summer. They are...
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.