, 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
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
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...
A rich ruby coloured form of A. major. With us this variety does not grow as tall
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.
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