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.
Sun loving butterscotch flowers (paler than Terracotta) 50-80cm
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....
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.
This is the copper flowered form of the Giant Himalayan Cowslip that will grow to a large size , stems up to 100cm. Best planted is a rich moist soil. If planted in drier soils it height is much lower. One of the last primulas to flower.
Eye catching, brilliant orange-red tubular flowers atop 1m stems in February. The leaves are mid-green. PB2
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.
'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...
60-80cm Lemon -yellow flowers.
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
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.
(East Friesland) This German selection has a nice compact habit, and flowers of deep violet-purple. Remove the faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming, or simply cut back hard after flowering is finished. Plants are reasonably drought tolerant, once established. Excellent...
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...
A cool lemon-yellow daisy which blooms endlessly throughout the summer. Not to be confused with A. t. 'Wargrave'. Our pick as the best Anthemis.
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.
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.
Clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with aromatic, lance-shaped leaves and terminal whorls of two-lipped, mauve to purple flowers from midsummer to early autumn. Said to be mildew resistant. 1m x 50cm 9x9x10PP
A great ground cover, as are all the macrorrhizum sp. with flowers a deep magenta held above the foliage late spring. Foliage develops a good colour during the autumn. PB2
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 selection of my own. The colour of clay brick dust. Growth habit as per other Achillea millefolium hybs.
This hybrid appeared in our garden around 20 years ago. Similar in all ways to S. recognita but the flower stems are only to 75cm and the colour is a more intense pink-rose. In whorls of 6-10. The foliage is sage-green and intermediate between its parents. A very long...
(syn. Schizostylis coccinea) Kaffir Lily. Deep red gladiolus-like flowers on stiff upright stems 50-60cm. A fantastic plant for that last splash of colour in late autumn when other flowers are coming to a close.
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
A limited number of this new salvia is available now for the first time. This salvia is summer/autumn flowering with aromatic foliage and unusual bi-coloured flowers. Some flowers are fully pink, some white and some bi-coloured pink and white. Flowers can change from fully...