We stock an ever changing range of perennials the following list gives a flavour of what we grow, note that they are not all in stock all of the time, please contact us for an availabiltity list. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you cannot see what you require, it may be that it is underway here.
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MOLLIS, bears breeches architectural foliage with striking purple and white
CASSIS fleuroselect award winner flowering in first year, dark red
CANA HYB BOLERO compact and bushy, purply bronze foliage, flowers upright columns of purple, special
PINK POP a very neat and compact plant bearing in summer masses of pink poker
flowers 12-18"high, hardy to at least minus15.6C !
HUBRITCHII Select perennial with blue starry flowers in May - July on top of
pine needle like foliage which turns a
gorgeous yellow in autumn. Relatively new having been discovereed in 1942 in
America, completely hardy and requires little maintenance.
TABERNAEMONTANA BLUE STAR a wonderful slow growing and rarely offered
perannial, have glossy green leaves and blue starry flowers in flat almost
umbels.It is tolerant of sun partial shade and wide range of soils, an
article in the Plantsman RHS magazine highlighted the beauty of this
PALMATA dwarf perennial with bright fleurescent yellow daisy flowers in May,
topping bright green glossy foliage
SYLVESTRIS a British native, found growing in woodlands in semi shaded areas.
White flowers on top of green shiny well cut foliage, short growing to
12" high flowering in spring.
TORMENTOSA PINK BEAUTY lovely plant growing to 18" high with pink
flowers in late summer, palmate leaves tolerates a wide range of conditions
even dry shade once established
GIGAS huge globular umbels of deep purple, produced in late summer, whilst
stricly biennial it seeds itself a bit enough to appear perennial, very
architectural and rather a statement plant
CANADENSIS (AGM) a lovelly selection
having a multitude of red flowers in early summer on dwarf plants
CHRYSANTHA YELLOW QUEEN strong growing large bright yellow flowers held well
above the foliage
GOLDEN GUINESS bright gold foliage with initially red flowers which age to
blue, excellent plant in leaf and flower.
MELLOW YELLOW startling clear bright yellow foliage happy in shade or sun
SIBERICA Brilliant blue, white corolla, large flowers, if its as good as the
pictures wow, not come across this before..
SKINNERII TEQUILA SUNRISE Golden
orange to red shades, flowers first year without vernalization.Not too sure
about tequila sunrise name and whether itís a marketing name, but skinnerii
is a classic.
WINKY PURPLE compact with upward facing flowers, very nice, dark purple
PROBOSCIDEUM mouse plant, strange
little aroid,summer dormant, prefers damp shade, slowly spreading, to 4"
high, flowers like a mouse diving into his hole- Doesn't fool our pride of
Domestic Lions though.
CANDIDUM grass like lvs with a purple and brown spotted snake skin like
appearance, much in vogue . Small white flowers in summer
CIRRATUM a NZ native ideally suited to dry shade, having strap like leaves
and lily like flowers
AETHUSIFOLIUS(AGM) ferny bright green foliage in spring and summer turning
red in autumn, flowers to 18" high non invasive and excellent for front
ageratoides ASRAN lilac blue daisy
flowers with yellow centre, flowers over a long part of late summer and
autumn, seems to be free of mildew even in light dry shade.
LITTLE PINK BEAUTY
novae belgi JENNY Semi double deep pink flowers compact and seemingly trouble
TABULARIS large leaves circular, upto 18" across the plant growing to 4'
high, ideal as bog plant or damp soil, flowers cream,scented
MAJOR ROSE SYMPHONY producing a symphony of pinks and reds, very harmonios,
strong growing nice clean green foliage.
GRANDIS EVANSIANA ALBA large leaves, hardy, with white flowers in mid to late
summer, produces bulbils for propagation. Tolerates dry shade once
CORDIFOLIA TUBBY ANDREWS leaves mottled cream sploged pinky tones, pink
flowers, bit of a plate of sick really, but supposed to be rare, no wonder.
Good spring foliage colouration though .
RED BEAUTY dwarf growing evergreen perennial flw winter deep red lvs winter
PELTATUM (AGM)large round perfoliate leaves to 15" across ideal in
ponds, where flowers appear before leaves, good autumn tints, like a mini
Gunnera for smaller ponds.
COOPERI pink flowers very drought tolerant plant flowering daisies over
succulent like leaves most of the summer Used to be known as
BICOLOR South African plant closely allied to Iris, suited to many soil
types, large grass like foliage, to 3' high white flattened Iris flowers
about 4" across
BABY PINK SWAN flowering at a height of 40 cm approx half size of standard
BABY WHITE SWAN
PURP. WHITE SWAN white flowered form of E.Magnus, strong large flowered and
PURPUREA DOUBLEDECKER unusual petal arrangement giving rise to the name,
purple cone flower with secondary ring of petals.
PURPUREA MAGNUS (AGM)strong grower flws upto 36" high deep pink,
described as red, useful cut flw.
PURPUREA PRAIRIE SPLENDOR Compact, early, lavender rose, first year blooms,
18" high, for group quite dwarf
PURPUREA PRIMADONNA DEEP ROSE Large 5-6" rose blooms, forms long lived
dense clumps, by Benary.
BANATICUS BLUE GLOW spiny lvs on this perennial show of the clustered deep
blue flws very useful for cutting upto 36"
RUTHENICUS PLATINUM BLUE blue globe thistle more compact than Blue Glow, and
more finely divided foliage
TIENSCHANICUM giant globe thistle with
large tennis ball seed heads after blue flowers attractive to bees and
butterfly. Large growing 4-6' approx, new to us
PINNIANA (AGM)large monocarpic bee attracting trifid. Has a large spike
attaining 14' high in its second or third year. Canary Island stunner, see
disc for picture. Has proven hardy here down to -8C poor growing plants are
killed at this temperature, the good ones just carry on.
BISHOPS FORM small ground cover alpine type flowers all summer
MANSCAVII hairy fern like foliage, bearing in summer magenta red geranium
like flowes. Tidy little number doing well in pots for sales,continual
flowering, not fussy on soils.
PELARGONIFOLIA pale green leaves flowers for months in the summer
AGAVIFOLIUM architectural evergreen
perennial, forming a rosette of strap like toothed glossy green leaves to 2'
high , white small globular flws white on strong stems, provides excellent
focal point in a border. Sub tropical appearance.
ALPINUM BLUE STAR (AGM), vigorous growing to nearly 3' profuse flowering form
with deep blue flws, worthy of its name
BLUE HOBBIT dwarf sea holly to only 12" high bright blue rich flowering,
of ball like habit- good for little gardens and containers, as reputedly long
GIGANTEUM (MISS WILMOTS GHOST) (AGM) large ivory white flowers, enjoying a
dry and sunny spot. Rumour has it that Miss Wilmot sprinkled seed where ever
she went leaving a legacy in others plots of eryngium. What a saddo!
PLANUM BLUE GLITTER rich blue flowers well branched flowers has a
fleuroselect award easy to grow to flower this year july to sept. It needs to
be good as the seed is currently 4X the price of Gold
PLANUM SILVER SALENTINO white flowered form very nice many small bracts of
PROTAEIFLORUM very unusual Mexican plant hardy but needs dry in winter,
spectacular flowers possibly needs an neutral to acid soil.
YUCCIFOLIUM elegant leaves and flower heads
BOWLES MAUVE the standard perennial wallflower alll most a sub shrub with
purple mauve flowers
CONCINNUM COTSWOLD GEM a new
introduction perennial wallflower with variegated leaves, compact and bushy
in form sporting red to purple flowers in spring, a very popular plant sterile so flowers all summer and
CONSTANT CHEER dwarf growing perennial wallflower with a constant supply of
bright orange flowers
BURGUNDY SPARKLER , Purple Pineapple Lily,
South African bulbous plant having purple bronze foliage and similarly
tinged flowers. Reckoned not to be that hardy but planting 4" deep will
see it survive most winters.
RUGOSUM CHOCOLATE new growth deep purple turning to a browny purple, hence
FIREGLOW perennial growing to 24" high bronzed foliage red flowers, a
very good border plant.
ORANGE MAN small non invasive herbaceous perennial with orange bracts
RIGIDA glaucus blue triangular foliage more clumpy upright version of common
myrsinites, nice but we struggle to propagate.
ROBBIAE (AGM) pernicious weed or plant suited to dry shade where nothing else
would grow, you decide.
VULGARE PURPUREA Purple or bronze lvd fennel, highly decorative ferny foliage
to 4 foot high. Aniseed scented lvs and edible seeds
SEPTEMFIDA LADODECHIANA SELECT very large very blue trumpet flowers not fussy
about soil .
JOHNSTONES BLUE (AGM) sterile pure blue flowering form of this hardy geranium
maculatum Expresso dark purple bronzy leaves pale pink flowers
MAGNIFICA deep blue flowers on hairy leaves very drought tolerant plant
exceptionally blue flowers in Early summer
OXONIANUM ROSE CLAIR compact deep pink flowering ground cover
PALMATUM (AGM) large palmate glossy foliage to 2' high purple flowers
PRATENSE SPLISH SPLASH bicoloured blue
and white flowers, very variable the amount of blue and white, I suspect
growing conditions affect the colouration.
PSILOSTEMON large growing intense cerise flowers
SANGUINEUM VIOLET VISION spreading plant with VIOLET-purple flowers
FLORA PLENA "RED DRAGON" New - Unusually large red flowers, late
spring bloomer, flowers on 16" stems
FLORA PLENA "SUNRISE" Prolific huge double flowers first year from
seed, a dramatic improvement in this category ,flower stems to 20"
LEONARDS VARIETY double flowered apricot form, the plant often produces a
second flush of flowers in the autumn, the plant is far prettier than the
name. The roots when dried repel moths, best cv for this.
MANICATA (AGM) humungous leaves, leaves can grow 2m high and as much across,
not suited to a Charlie Dimmock water feature
ORIENTALIS PURPLE AND BLACK hybrids of deep colours
AMERICANA DALES STRAIN lvs with purple and silver markings very nice ground
cover, cream flws ,pick out your own cultivar . A nice mixture of cultivars.
MALACHITE bright green frilly leaves
MELTON FIREpurple leaves with very wavy edge a rival for many of the plethora
of microprop varieties, excellent in shade
PALACE PURPLE deep purple lvs popular perennial
VILLOSA PURPLE LEAF FORM large clump forming plant generally considered far
better than palace purple and I tend to agree
IRIS VERSICOLOR KERMESIANA attractive upright
iris can be grown in water, with RED CERISE FLOWERS
CALIFORNIAN HYBRIDS MIXED growing to 40cm high suggested that they are
evergreen, flowers supposed to be wonderful, have not seen in flower so
cannot say, prefer full sun and moist soil.
CHRYSOGRAPHES BLACK SELECT almost black flowers in May and June happy in or
out of water
CHRYSOGRAPHES deep purple to almost black flowers in May and June happy in or
out of water
CHRYSOGRAPHES ex BLACK BEAUTY
ENSATA (KAEMPHERI) A.G.M.Japanese water iris, but best in moist garden soil.
According to the seedsman, these are Newest Hybrids from Japan with flowers
to 20cm across of magnificent colours- Large blousy flowers-Enough said.
FORESTII A.G.M 40cm high with very pretty lemon yellow scented flowers growing in garden soil.
PUMILA dwarf dinky fella, mixed colours, mostly blue for ordinary soil types,
edging borders etc. Looks good for sales in a pot. Flowering April/May
SANGUINEUM SNOW QUEEN
SIBERICA NEW HYBRIDS
SIBERICA suited to pond planting but happy in moist soil, deep blue flowers
in early summer on strong stems
PALMATA here's a thing, what a name, what a plant A member of hydrangea
family, not that you would know, unless you knew, carry lemon yellow bell
flowers in late summer into autumn, splendid thing for shade.
VITIFOLIA lavatera like plant flowers for most of summer into autumn, large
white star like flowers, unusual, sub tropical, bone hardy
TRESCO FIRE deeppurple-red daisy like flowers on a grey succulent foliage,
flowers throughout summer and has proved itself hardy outside, nice
VERNUS dwarf neat perennial sweet pea with covered in deep pink flws
SUNSET STRAIN a first class plant really classed as an alpine but the flowers
in this strain are large enough for it to be more in the range of perennials.
A sought after and desirable plant, best kept dry in winter ideal for stone
walls, flowers over a very long time.
DENTATA MIDNIGHT LADY purple leaved cultivar with yellow daisy like flowers
in mid summer prefers a deep moist soil, plant around a pond but not in it.
PRZWALSKII large yellow flw spikes large leaves carried on black stems
SIBERICA large rounde leaves with large yellow spikes of flowers in mid
summer, ideal in damp but not waterlogged soils, around the pond but not in
QUEEN VICTORIA (ELMFEURER)deep purple leaves red flowers, a striking
perennial ,often sold as aquatic, but doesn't need to grow in water.
FIRECRACKER purple foliage, yellow flws,make this a first class
DROPMORE PURPLE tall growing water loving perrenial with spikes of purple
flowers suited to pond planting but not essential flowers over a long period
in summer an admireable plant
GARDEN VIEW SCARLET supurb monardia with very large red flowers during
summer, partially mildew resistant in good growing conditions
LONGIFOLIA lanceolate thistle like leaves topped by red thistle like flowers
very desireable but not so good for weeding around.
SUBSESSILIS BLUE DREAMS
ORIENTALE PRINCESS VICTORIA LOUISE perennial Poppy with salmon coloured
ORIENTALE ROYAL WEDDING perennial poppy with white flowers contrasting with
PATTIES PLUM huge plum flowers with black centre, a favourate of mine but no
doubt superseeded by many
BLUE SPIRE(AGM) ruussian sage, blue flowers emerge from grey green scented
foliage, very attractive
LITTLE SPIRE dwarf form of this popular little plant with blue flowers in
CASHMERIANA a wonderful perennial with tall downy spikes of lilac whorls of
flowers in summer. Needs sun and good drainage, pleased to be offering these
TAURICA lilac flowers produced on a rounded clump 2', deep green leaves.
Russian tumbleweed on account when dying off for winter the whole top part
can be blown off.
BORDER GEM deep purple flowers
PANICULATA BRIGHT EYES scented pale pink flowers with darker eye
PANICULATA FUJIYAMA (syn Mount Fuji) strong tall upright grower, having clean
pure white panicles scented can be used as cut flowers
PURPLE RAIN STRAINlarge violet flowers to 20" during early summer, will
rebloom if cut back after flowering.
In the cooler temperatures of autumn and winter the foliage turns
JAPONICA a rare and uncommon plant, with leaves that look like a ginger but
are shiny. The plant is very hardy grows to about 3' high forming clumps with
white flowers not spectacular, which are followed by blue berries in Autumn
which are very attractive. tolerant of full shade prefering partial
MONARCH'S VELVET herbaceous potentilla with dark red petals and deeper red
centre, very floriferous.
YELLOW QUEEN bright green foliage, with double to semi double bright yellow
flowers 18" high in summer
BULLEYSIANUM excellent candelabra primula can be used in water or a damp
FLORINDAE bog side plant, but not essentially so, being one of the largest
primula's with yellow flowers.
JAPONICA APPLEBLOSSOM large heads of pink flowers with darker eye, prefers a
Melianthus major above
RODGERSIA AESCULIFOLIA slowly spreading perennial to18" high divided palmate lvs, tolerant of most situations, can be planted as a marginal in ponds.Pinky white flws summer slight scent.
PALMATUM TANGUTICUM an architectural plant with more cut leaves than
palmatum., new leaves mostly deep purple
AESCULIFOLIA slowly spreading perennial to18" high divided palmate lvs,
tolerant of most situations, can be planted as a marginal in ponds.Pinky
white flws summer slight scent.
PINNATA SUPURBA bronze new foliage and pink flowers make this a desirable
plant in the garden always fetches premium price
GOLDSTRUM large bright yellow daisy flws, produced in abundance july/oct, on
stems 2-3' high. Supurb late colour perennial attracts bees.
TRILOBA Perennial,or some say biennial but usually when poorly grown, growing
to just over 3' having a profusion of yellow daisy flowers over 3 months in
mid to late summer. Not fussy about soil and will tolerate a bit of shade
BULLEYANA yellow flowers with darker
central parts often called Blue Lips
INVOLUCRATA BETHELLII possibly the hardiest and strongest growing variety
with red flowers and large attractive foliage.
NEMOROSA CARADONNA a great garden
plant! This salvia flowers with spikes of violet-blue from June to October
and is a magnet for butterflies and bees.
NEMOROSA FREISLAND PINK
NEMOROSA SENSATION BLUE dwarf and hardy
NUTANS rosette forming salvia from Russia, so should be hardy, having upright
flower stems terminating in blue nodding flower heads, very unusaul and very
PATENS BLUE ANGEL intense deep blue flowers produced in abundance in late
summer to first frosts. This is a particularly hardy form surviving temps
down as low as -16C and prolonged cold and wet.
WILD WATER MELON. I think that is what this is but no guarantee, very nice
compact and long flowering reasonably hardy shrub. We were given it as a nice
pink but I suppose it is bordering on Cerise. What ever it is it is very nice
and well worth growing surviving well outside last winter.
AUTUMN JOY (HYLOTELEPHIUM)popular red flws in autumn attractive to
FROSTY MORN (HYLOTELEPHIUM)white flws with white variegated lvs
HOT STUFF short growing deep cerise
pink spectabile type
INDIAN CHIEF(HYLOTELEPHIUM) slighly dwarfer than autumn joy
MATRONA (HYLOTELEPHIUM)blue to purple tinged foliage with salmon pink flws
most attractive esp when in association with grasses
PURPLE EMPEROR (HYLOTELEPHIUM) very deep purple lvd variety
SPECTABILE ICEBERG (HYLOTELEPHIUM)white flowering form of the Ice Plant.
Occasionally throwing a pink flower to make it bicoloured, around 30%.
STOKSIA LAEVIS BLUESTAR 12-18" high flower
stems, very attractive daisy type flowers during summer.
LAEVIS WHITE STAR white flws held well above green almost succulent shiny lvs
ATTENUATA Growing to about 18" spreading to 2' across, ideally suited to
shade, having blue purple mangled trumpet like flowers in summer to
WALLICHII (ATROPURPUREA) shade loving plant, having nettle like leaves not
stingers though, having autumn colour, flowers blue to purple, growing 3-5'
high reports variable.
SCORODONIA CRISPA Curious plant with lime green leaves which are curly or
cristate on the edges, small sub shrub to 18"high X 36" spread.
AQUILEGIFOLIUM ALBUM tall aquilegia like leaves fluffy white flowers in
AQUILEGIIFOLIA pink and white puffs of flowers from may to july make this an
attractive perennial flowering height of 4' max
DIPTEROCARPUM (DELAVEYII) delicate aquilegia type foliage and lilac rose
flowers , powder puff clouds in june july upto 3' high clump forming
ROCHEBURNIANUM meaty growing plant to 5' rather spectacular and much sought
after. In trendy speak BEAST (meaning very good) just about sums it up.
CHINENSIS spring flowering, lupin like
bright yellow flowers , with trifoliate leaves that don't get pasted with
aphids compact to 15" high
LANCEOLATA summer flowering pale yellow spikes of flowers , lupin like but
glossy green foliage
WHERRYII this perennial has white star like flowers delicately fragrant on
stems to 20cm carried above bright green foliage Flowers produced practically
SWEET KATE gold grass like leaves with summer flowers of blue, and attractive
VIRGINIANA ISIS strong growing constant flowering dark blue/purple form with
very large flowers and grass like foliage, first class perennial
HIRTA late summer flowering perennial lilac with deeper purple spots,
beautiful plant, ideal in part shade, good in a pot.
TOJAN from mid summer on this produces a copious amount of light mauve
,orange spotted flowers with an interesting stigma, Orchid like, growing to
18" high with glossy leaves, it is just a very good plant with a long
season of interest
GOLDEN QUEEN unusual and beautifull gold flowers are produced in Spring on
top of clumps of bright green foliage, can be used as a marginal but is happy
in garden situ.
AMPLEXICAULIS stiff bright green
glossy leaves giving rise to yellow daisy flowers. From mountains of
Colorado, very hardy and unusual.