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. LIMITED NUMBER - More coming on
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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
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...
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
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.
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....
Shades of bright orange and yellow with chocolate brown centres. Big and beautiful. Height 1.3m and spread 40cm.
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.
60-80cm Lemon -yellow flowers.
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.
Shades of deep to dusky rose with apricot and peach all blended together.
60-80cm. Sun or shade. Dark glossy foliage in tight rosettes. Yellowish-green flower-bracts spring to summer. Spreads so needs careful positioning.
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
Eye catching, brilliant orange-red tubular flowers atop 1m stems in February. The leaves are mid-green. PB2
'Raven' makes a clump of stiffly erect stems to 1m in height,. Deep claret-purple, bell-shaped flowers 4-5cm in length, the throat white, striped deep red
'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.
A vigorous hardy candelabra primula with strong 45cm stems. Mixed colours. Soon makes a nice clump. Needs a moisture retentive soil. The occasional plant will be with peachy-pink or reddish flowers. Closely related to P. beesiana.
This is a bold-leaved plant, excellent in the border or wild garden. Plants form a bushy, upright clump of coarse green leaves, bearing huge umbrella-like heads of claret-red flowers in midsummer. Despite its height, try this towards the front of the border to make the...