This is a very elegant pure white flowering form of Achillea, which holds its flowers high above a mat of mid green leaves with serrated edges. It can be invasive. We grow it amongst tree roots which has stopped it spreading. Great for floral arrangers.
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
'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...
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
'Terracotta' , flat sprays of deep orange-yellow flowers which fade to cream. .75PB
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.
60-80cm Lemon -yellow flowers.
As for W.B. Childs but with double flowers. Can be invasive buy we grow it among the pine roots which keep in in control.
(Alpine Thyme, Alpine Calamint) A very attractive evergreen ground cover with violet-red flowers late spring/summer. Full sun, well drained soil. Drought tolerant.
Anise Hyssop, Liquorice Mint. Agastache foeniculum is a tough perennial with aromatic leaves and long fuzzy spikes of aromatic purple flowers in summer from 50-80cm It does best in a sunny position. Great in the wild garden. Does not appear to be eaten by rabbits(with us)...
The Giant Yellow hyssop. Back of the border plant that grows to 1.8m. Tall stems of yellow-green flowers over the summer. Prefers light shade to partial sun plus a fertile soil. Scented foliage and loved by bees.
Syn= Eupatorium rugosa 'Chocolate'. 90-120cm. An outstanding plant for it's foliage colour. Dark bronzy-brown foliage in spring and summer gradually turning to green as it's white flowers appear. Good in the herbaceous border for colour contrast. Dies back completely...
Compact clumps of bluish-green leaves. The yellow-green flowers appear in small clusters from late spring and take on russet tones as they age. Often considered to be a better behaved version of A. mollis. Easy to grow. 20 x 20 cm
This hardy daisies is among the best choice for summer-long colour in the sunny border. Plants form a mound of ferny green leaves, bearing branches of daisy flowers through the summer months. This selection has pale sulphur yellow flowers that blend with nearly anything....
A form of Cow Parsley with mahogany-bronze ferny foliage and umbles of white flowers October-December. Hardy and long lived.
To 45cm Fine curling leaves on a plant that has a 'spiky' look. Rather interesting.
A fine selection of Marjery Fish. To 75cm the much divided leaves shimmer of silver. Perfect with copper foliage.
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
A large clump of great elegant with light green fern-like foliage above which rise tall stems of creamy flowers in mid-summer. Needs rich soil. 120-200 cm. Very hardy best with some shade.
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...