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.
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...
60-80cm Strong compact clumps. Flowers violet-purple. Rich green foliage. Full sun
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.
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.
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
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...
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