30-40cm Sprays of lavender blue flowers late summer to autumn . A nice compact grower. 11x11x12pp
'Big Ears' is a mat-forming herbaceous perennial grown for its soft, white-hairy green leaves to 25cm in length, and small purple flowers in summer. Great for edging and massing especially for those interested in White Gardens.
This form of Maltese Cross has dusky pink flowers - a bit more subtle than the normal orange form. Clumps and upright stems to 75cm.
Clump forming olive-green foliage. Growing to 40cm Flowers white flushed pink
Aromatic foliage. Flowers Rose/mauve . Late Summer early autumn. 1m 9x9x10PP
One of my favourites. Deep claret-wine flowers an stiff stems to 1m. A damp soil is preferred. This must be an old variety as I can no longer find references to it in the RHS Plantfinder nor in overseas plant-lists? 9x9x10PP
Actually a small shrub to approx 30cm with masses of small yellow flowers. Likes a dry sunny position. Fantastic plants of this can be seen in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens Rock Garden.
Tall growing to 60cm x 20cm spread. Forms clumps of grassy foliage flowering throughout the summer and into autumn. Full sun and dry. Great planted with ornamental grasses.
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...
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....
This hardy daisies is among the best choice for summer-long colour in the sunny border. Plants form a mound of ferny green leaves, bearing branches of daisy flowers through the summer months. This selection has pale sulphur yellow flowers that blend with nearly anything....
Maltese Cross. The flowers are cross-shaped as known since the Crusades. Orange-scarlet flowers arranged in dense flat heads on tall stiff stems to 1m make a bold statement especially when planted among blue or purple flowered companion plants. Needs full sun with a...
100-130cm An interesting variety whose colour changes from a res to a bronze shade. A nice yellow tip to the petals and at the base of the dome. This is a selection of mine from a seed lot sent from overseas.
Forms grassy clumps with large, pendulous rich pink bells draped along the length of arching flower stems ,growing to only 30cm tall Rarely seen.
The apple green ferny foliage emerges from a rhizomatous rootstock making a lovely ground cover in woodland conditions.The nodding panicles of pure white hanging flowers are held above this foliage and looks best in partial shade. The plant will tolerate some dryness, but as...
100-150cm Strong stems hold masses of golden flowers with a orange-red reverse. Developes a nice black cone with age. This is a selection of mine from a seed lot sent from overseas.
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
A hardy shrub, sage like grey green leaves and pinkish mauve hooded flowers in whorls summer to autumn. This may be 'Pink Glory'(?) as it is a very good coloured form. Sun 50cm X 50cm. Few available.
A fine selection of Marjery Fish. To 75cm the much divided leaves shimmer of silver. Perfect with copper foliage.
100cm x 15cmThis aconitum was given to me by a gardener in Western Southland 30years ago. It's ID was not known to him. The closest I have come up with is A. carmichaellii which is an autumn flowerer but my plant flowers mid summer and is the first aconitum to flower for me....
An upright grower to 1.5m with simple leaves. The flowers are yellow and the disk florets are copper-brown. Flowers over a long period. Full sun. Few only
40cm, violet-blue flowers. Medium-late season(Feb-Apr) Good front of the border.
Campanula glomerata 'Superba' is a strong-growing rhizomatous perennial forming a wide colony of erect stems to 60cm, with oblong to ovate leaves and dense clusters of deep violet-purple, bell-shaped flowers 3cm in length. Photo credit to the Hardy Plant Society UK..
A stunning semi double form with dark blood-red flowers on stems 30-40cm. Opening in spring until early summer above light green foliage. Full sun, well drained soils. 11x11x12PP Few only
(Prarienacht) Purple flower in late summer. 100cm. Moist soil are best with morning sun only if possible.