40- 60 cm The violet-blue flowers accent aromatic grey-green foliage. Long blooming season. Said to be rabbit resistant? Best in a sunny position. I consider this as the best Nepeta for display.
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.
An erect clump forming perennial noted for its dark purple stems and blue-violet flowers. Forms a foliage mound to 30cm and from late spring terminal spikes of flowers to 60cm. Average soils, dry-medium ,well drained. Tolerates drought.
Native to South America. Verbena bonariensis is a very useful plant it flaunts its sprays of fragrant flowers from mid to late summer with airy purple flowers on tall, slim delicate stalks which provide useful height in an herbaceous border. Fantastic when grown in a mass....
NOT FOR SALE 1m The flowers change in colour from orange to red bronze brown. Flower late summer and well into the autumn. Always sought after. Good for picking. NB. Recently I have been taking a great interest in the different heleniums. After reading many reports from...
75cm-1m tall stem. The flowers are yellow at first but the centres turn an attractive reddish-brown as they age. Long flowering especially by de heading. Good for picking.
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
An outstanding selection of this North American wildflower. Flowers when many other plants are waning. A bushy plant with deep green foliage. The tiny yellow flowers start to open on the .50m long arching flower spikes. Wonderful planted with the Michaelmas Daisies.
1-1.5m Strong erect stems with deep mahogany-bronze-red flowers depending on light conditions flowers can change to red-yellows with age. Starts to flower mid-late Feb. All Heleniums are stalwards of the hebaceous border for late colour. This is a selection of mine from a...
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
Mainacht=Maynight. The perennial sages are invaluable for their rich display of spiky flowers in the early summer border. This selection is medium in size, with flowers of deep indigo violet-blue. Remove faded blooms to encourage repeat flowering. Excellent for cutting....
'Island Alum Root'. A native to the Channel Islands. A tough plant and our favorite heuchera. Likes part to full shade. Its pinkish-white flowers on tall stems are great for picking. Looks great in floral arrangements. A good ground- cover plant
Firedance is a robust, clump-forming perennial with mid-green, wavy-edged, oval to heart-shaped leaves to 10cm long. Long stalked, narrow spikes of red flowers are borne in profusion from midsummer to early autumn, grows to 90cm high PB2
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.
Eye catching, brilliant orange-red tubular flowers atop 1m stems in February. The leaves are mid-green. PB2
Masses of tiny salmon flowers that fade salmon-pink to cream on tall stems. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate a little shade.
Hemp Agrimony. 90-150cm. A very adaptable plant that will grow anywhere but best in damp soils. The dusky-pink flowers are borne in umbles and flower in the summer. Much loved by bees.
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...
'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...
Small flowers of bright pink-red form flat heads that are carried on straight stems. In time the flowers fade to brick red. Mid green feathery leaves are carried on the stems and at the base.
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. A limited number ready now.
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.
'Royal Bumble' is a bushy plant to 75cm high, evergreen, aromatic, glossy, deep-green leaves. Large, rich glowing orange-red flowers.Flowers from late spring to autumn.
This Geranium is one of the most compact varieties of Geranium himalayense bearing large violet-blue flowers with red-flushed, white centres. Its finely-cut foliage is also attractive.