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.
40cm, violet-blue flowers. Medium-late season(Feb-Apr) Good front of the border.
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
Low growing New York aster approx. 40cm wit a mass of Violet flowers summer-autumn. Full sun.
30-40cm Sprays of lavender blue flowers late summer to autumn . A nice compact grower.
Low growing 40cm with bright purple-red flowers. Soon makes a nice clump.
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.
1m. This plant came to us as Marie Ballard but it differs from other descriptions. Mostly semi double flowers and the odd fully double in a lovely soft blue.
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 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.
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
50 x 50 cm An easy to grow perennial with a long flowering. Drought tolerant when established. Spreads in clumps by rhizomatous roots that can tolerate very poor soils. The thistle-like flowers bloom late spring and all summer. Rabbit resistant. Attracts bees.
Forms a spreading clump of delicate ferny foliage. This variety bears loads of creamy-yellow daisies throughout the summer and into autumn. Tolerant of heat, humidity and hot dry situations. Good in containers.
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 South African beauty is a spreading semi-evergreen perennial forming a mat of light green, broadly ovate leaves. Two-spurred, salmon-pink flowers are borne in erect spikes on stems to 45cm in height Prefers full sun but will take a little shade.
Forms grassy clumps with large, pendulous rich pink bells draped along the length of arching flower stems ,growing to only 30cm tall Rarely seen.
A herbaceous perennial thistle, growing to 120 cm , with prickly foliage and spherical pale blue/green flower heads in summer. Not sure of this botanical name but believe it to be Echinops sphaerocephalus