70cm Described by some as a rose-red and hot lipstick pink!!! I call it a truely clean bright but soft pink! Full sun
Roman Wormwood. A low growing species, excellent as a ground cover or front of the border. Feathery grey-green leaves add a nice texture to the garden. Drought resistant once established. Flowers insignificant. Foliage has a pleasant camphor fragrance.
Clump forming olive-green foliage. Growing to 40cm Flowers white flushed pink
1.5 to 1.8 high. Clump forming grass. Upright stems of arching cream and green foliage gives this grass an air of 'lightness' Said to have pink flowers but in the 20 odd years I have had this plant I have never seen a flower on it but this may be because of where I have it...
This is one of several excellent selections of Spurge, becoming increasingly popular in gardens. Plants form a mound of stunning burgundy-purple foliage, bearing small clusters of greenish-yellow flowers, flushed with purple in spring and early summer. Clip plants back hard...
This viola was given to me many years ago by an old friend who had traveled to London (by ship) for the Coronation in 1953, on her return to NZ she brought this viola with her. No problem with quarantine in those days. The flowers are lemon and with age develop a bluish streak...
Large hydrangea-like flower clusters of deep magenta. This summer Phlox create a spectacular show in the summer border. Fragrant . Remove faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming. PB2
Aromatic foliage. Flowers Rose/mauve . Late Summer early autumn. 1m 9x9x10PP
, 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.
The flowers of this geranium are strongly reflexed making them different from others in this genus. Sun or part shade. 30-40cm high x 50-60cmwide
syn P. carolina Bill Baker. 45cm Produces a mat of narrow foliage topped for many months with mid-pink flowers. Choice.
A seedling from our own garden that I am having trouble to keep up the supply! The colour of a good red Marlborough Wine of which I am perhaps a bit too fond!!
A native to the British Isles. Growing from 10cm -30cm and does not produce the runners as do many Ajuga. The flowers are violet-purple. We consider this ajuga the best for flowers and colour.
Low growing New York aster approx. 40cm wit a mass of Violet flowers summer-autumn. Full sun.
'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...
"A variety similar to 'Dixter' but lighter coloured foliage. Grows slightly taller than 'Dixter' with dark orange floral leaves. The colour is not as bright as 'Fireglow' but distinct from 'Dixter'." This description is from a book on euphorbia which explains it easier than I...
1.5m Good ground cover. Lovely but be warned it spreads but in large plantings it looks magnificent. Rich red flowers atop dark plum red leaves and stem.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.
A seedling form the Hardy Plant Society of Great Britain and named by us. Grows to approx 80cm with dark blue flowers in thick racemes.
A medium sized,fast growing upright shrub growing to 2m with handsome, emerald-green, pointed leaves. In midsummer the orange, ball-shaped flower clusters appear, carried on branched stems contrasting with the leaves, creating an eye-catching display at the back of a border....
A good ground-cover. In midsummer soft-mauve flowers smother low cushions of neat, parasol-shaped leaves. Autumn colour. 38 cm high PB2
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 form of Maltese Cross has dusky pink flowers - a bit more subtle than the normal orange form. Clumps and upright stems to 75cm.
A tough winter harder plant tolerant of shade and drought. It flowers in summer with bright pink flowers. Its fleshy leaves turn a lighter green in summer and in winter turn into dark red rosettes.
Can form a small shrub. Fast growing and does well in all soils. Great with Erysimum Bowles's Mauve. Great in tubs but you will need a large one! A large grower, for those with less space and want a similar plant I suggest A. 'Silver Fairy' which looks the same but smaller...