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
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
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. .75PB
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.
The same as for Calamintha nepeta but with masses of white flowers. SOLD OUT
Bellflowers are among the most popular of perennials. C. persicifolia is a species has been grown for centuries in the cottage gardens. Ground hugging dark green leaves, bear tall stems of large, open blue bell-like flowers over the summer months. Great for cutting. An easy...
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
Harebell of England, Blue-bell of Scotland. Low growing. Seems to bloom most of the summer with numerous nodding 'bell' flowers held above green grass-like foliage. Care is needed when weeding close-by not to remove this as weed as the new foliage looks like grass. I know...
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 compact herbaceous perennial with finely dissected leaves and bright golden-yellow daisies in early summer 30-45cm Full sun
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
1m A superb crocosmia with apricot/yellow flowers. Long lasting in late summer. Foliage iris-like PB2
Eye catching, brilliant orange-red tubular flowers atop 1m stems in February. The leaves are mid-green. PB2
70 cm. A gorgeous cultivar with erect, narrow leaves and stems bearing sprays of upward facing, glowing orange flowers that fade to pink as they age. PB2 (Photo thanks to the Hardy Plant Society.)
The foliage is of this Crocosmia is much broader than the usual stap-like foliage and the 80cm arching sprays of large orange flowers make a real show in late Jan. - Feb. PB2
This terrestrial orchids is so easy to grow. Planted in moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade, they are truly stunning. Good amongst rhododendrons or the leaf fall beneath deciduous trees. Can be divided once established. The attached photos taken at Marshwood Gardens so...
This excellent, white form of 'Globe Thistle' is vigorously upright with much divided, decorative, grey-green leaves and silvery-white globular heads of star-shaped flowers in mid to late summer. A clump-forming herbaceous perennial for full sun or part shade, grows best in...
The foliage and stems have a distinct silver colour. Mid blue globe shaped flowers in clusters. Plants grow approx 1m tall and produce many-branched stems. Echinops rito subsp. ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue' has attractive foliage. A good cut flower that makes a great dried...
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.
Long-lasting white flower heads in loose, flattened clusters on stiff brown stems with gray-green leaves; grows up to1.5m; easily grown in medium-wet to wet well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade; hardy PB2
An imposing plant. Beautiful variegated. The leaves are blue-green edged with white, a colouring that carries on right up through the large cylindrical flower heads. 1m
Bonaparte's crown. E. cyparissias is a vigorously spreading rhizomatous perennial with erect stems to 40cm tall, bearing very narrow blue-green leaves, and bright lemon-green flowers in late spring and early summer. This plant needs to be placed carefully because of its...
'Fens Ruby' is a fast-spreading rhizomatous perennial with feathery, linear purple leaves and greenish-yellow flowers from late spring. It can be very invasive if planted in the wrong place. We have it planted amongst the roots of pine and leylandii where nothing else will...