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.
(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...
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
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
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.
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. PB2
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. PB2
A variegated form of the species that I found on a gravel path after I had sprayed it with weedkiller! A quick wash saved it. A lovely fragrance to the foliage.
Produces fine upright stems covered in small shining green fragrant foliage. In summer if produces a cloud of small pale lavender flowers that bloom for at least 6 weeks. A great filler plant.
The same as for Calamintha nepeta but with masses of white flowers.
1.5m Spikes of glossy rich purple bells atop strong foliage. Suckers about but the hoe does good work! SOLD OUT More next season
Telham Beauty has larger flowers than the species. Porcelain-blue. Stems erect holding the flowers above the foliage. Good for specimen planting in full sun or semi-shade. Summer flowering