This sunflower is a beauty with citrus yellow daisies on robust columns of deep green foliage. Makes a strong architectural statement. Late summer/autumn flowering in any soil as long as it receives plenty of sun. Grows to almost 2m so best at back of the border.
"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...
To 1m. A magnificent suckering silver broad-leaved plant. Flowers insignificant and better removed to keep the fresh grey foliage looking good. Good for the grey garden or to brighten up a dull corner. PB2
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.
A most elegant plant with lovely mounds of dark green divided foliage. Long lived and beautiful en masse. Front of border. Foliage puts on a nice colourful orange-red autumn display
'Raven' makes a clump of stiffly erect stems to 1m in height,. Deep claret-purple, bell-shaped flowers 4-5cm in length, the throat white, striped deep red
(syn. 'Balance') These flowers are in the Violet-purple colour spectrum reaching 60-70cm. Said to be mildew resistant. Summer flowering.
Grows to appox 50cm in height with thick shiny leathery leaves topped with racemes of bright blue flowers
Penstemon 'Purple Passion' is a bushy plant with lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, upright racemes of tubular deep rich-purple flowers
'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.
Late summer/autumn flowering on strong upright stems 1-1.3m. Produces a wonderful display of yellow flowers, the centre cone is a greenish yellow.
Makes a thicket of slender stems to 1.2-1.5m Brilliant red velvety flowers whose colour in intensifies as the summer progress's reaching its peak in the autumn until the frost. Do not prune back until growth resumes in the spring. PB2
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
Clump forming olive-green foliage. Growing to 40cm Flowers white flushed pink
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...
1m. Full sun to partial shade. Spires of white flowers Dec-Feb above whorls of deep green leaves. An elegant perennial not frequently seen in NZ gardens. Good for adding height to the border. Limited number PB2+
Aromatic foliage. Flowers Rose/mauve . Late Summer early autumn. 1m 9x9x10PP
A long flowering season with distinctive whorls of narrow-petalled tufted pale pink flowers set above a ruff of purple bracts. Great when planted en masse. Associated well with grasses and makes a lovely winter silhouette as they die. PB2 SOLD OUT
Hidcote Giant bears multitudes of long stemmed large dark buds with blue-violet flowers. Sorry the photo missed the peak of it flowering and has just passed over. Good for floral arrangements. One of the best lavenders and with us the last to commence flowering in mid...
pink flowers with a pale white centre 11x11x12 pots
Stiff squared stems carry upright branching flower-heads densely packed with tiers of mauve-tinted buds among which sparkle tiny blue-lipped flowers. Leaves, stems and buds are densely clothed in white wool, giving a pale silvery-grey effect. Colourful for weeks in midsummer,...
90cm Dark green foliage with mahogany-red flowers. Full sun to part shade in a moisture retentive soil. Few only. This variety appears more difficult to propagate than the others(?)
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
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...
A very hardy geranium that should be in all gardens. Rosy-purple flowers from spring and throughout the summer. The soft dissected foliage is light green and turns red in the autumn in cooler climates.