Cottage favourites

Ageratum

Perennial ageratum (flossflower) Makes a real show flowering all year round including winter. Soon makes a big clump.  Definitely one from “grandma’s garden”! Plants $5 each 

Kerria

Kerria, lovely winter/spring flowering perennial, closely related to the rose. Suckers gently. Plants $8 each

Centaurea

Perennial blue centaurea, flowers spring through to autumn. Plants $5 each

Armenian flower basket

Centaurea Armenian flower basket. Very unusual buds and flowers appearing on majestic spikes. Makes a large clump of felty leaves.Flowers in summer. $5 each

Lysimachia Beaujolais

This is a very interesting perennial we’ve grown for many years. The leaves are slightly variegated and make a nice mound then the many flower spikes appear and stay for months getting gradually taller. sold out

Pulmonaria

Diana Claire. Really lovely plant with silver green edged leaves and pink and purple flowers . Also have the traditional blue pulmonaria available and Raspberry Splash Plants $5 each 

Tweedia

A very old perennial with flowers of amazing sky blue. Very long lasting in the garden and self seeds to boot. Plants $4 

 

Eryngiums and Echinops

echinops

these perennials have striking blue flower heads from spring through to autumn.  $5 each 

Ornamental Ginger

This is a really beautiful plant to fill a space at the back of the garden, or alternatively does well in pots and flowers well. It grows happily in sun or shade, but flowers better in the sun. It is related to the pernicious wild ginger of course, but is not invasive. Flowers very sweetly scented and pick really well. Large plants $6 each

Dianthus

This delightful family of perennials are real workers, producing multitudes of fragrant flowers, often year round. We have various versions available, among them Rainbow Loveliness, an old cottage favourite. $4-$5 each

Tagates Mexicana

Perennial, very hardy shrub from the Marigold family. Grows quickly and flowers all year round. Strong citrus fragrance. $4 each

Penstemons

We have a variety of Penstemons for sale, including old faithfuls like Hidcote Pink, the white and the dark purple. Also the white throated ones in various colours. $4 each large pot ones $6

Stokesia

We grow several colours of this cool clumping perennial related to asters. We have the white available at present. Long lasting flowers thru the season. $5 each

Perennial Stock

These plants grow to a bushy “tree”about a metre high, graced with many pure white sweet scented flowers through the spring and summer.  available soon

Asters

And speaking of asters, we have many in the garden in the long and short in many colours. Have divided up random ones, guarantee they’re not the rampant species one! Though I do have that too, the original Michaelmas Daisy but well away from the others, down in the species garden. Also a very dwarf white only about 30cm high. Asters $4-$5 each

Tradescantias

These are such undervalued perennials I reckon. They reliably produce a real show all thru spring to Autumn with their cute 3 petalled flowers in various shades, and so easy to tidy up when they get straggly…Being in the same family as “wandering Jew” they are pretty much indestructible without ever being invasive…what more could you ask for in a plant! We have a pale blue, mid blue, purple and rose available at moment. ..$5 each 

Lychnis

Otherwise known as Silene, comes in many forms and colours, but most commonly hot pink. The form we have for sale makes a gently spreading rosette of soft fluffy leaves, with tall bracts of ethereal (can hot pink be ethereal?) flowers. Very hardy, usually spring/summer flowering, but this year chose to flower throughout the entire winter and is still going strong!sold out

Tulbaghia

Of the Allium family, these are very hardy evergreen plants with strappy foliage and pretty umbels of flowers. Violacia silver lace is the variegated leaf one with soft purple flowers, and we have a large pure white variety. $5 each

Salvias

What a genus these are! Every size and colour. We have many growing in the gardens amongst the roses and quite a few available for sale. including Mexicana, tall with lime green and dark purple flowers, Confertiflora, tall orange /red flowers year round, Gregii, low non stop flowerers, pink or cream , Involucrata medium tall in the more common pink and also a dark pink/purple version. Amistad a real non stop show in the garden, medium tall , a mass of dark purple flowers full of bees! for most of the year.  the Salvias are all $5 or $6 each, we have lots more available too.

Cranesbill Geranium

Rozanne is a very high performer in this family, flowering literally all year round for year after year. My original plant I was given as a gift around 10 years ago and it has never stopped flowering in that time. Small plants $4 big plants $8

Primrose Hose on Hose

Delightful old variety with dark purplish and yellow flowers that stack up on the stems! Each flower head is tiered. Very reliable and long flowering. $5 each