Cottage favourites


Aquilegia seedlings mixed, Long Spurred and Petticoats in a wonderful array of colours and sizes. $5


gently spreading carpet of leaves, looks good year round and amazing in spring/summer when it is in flower $5


A selection of violets available, some double, all with their haunting fragrance. Very hardy, will grow and flower in dry shade or wet sun!! Blue and white, lilac, dark purple, pink and more available. Only  $12 for 4


Ornamental Strawberry

Fragaria Lipstick. Quickly suckering this plant is an excellent groundcover as it flowers all year round and produces tasty berries in the summer and early autumn. I made several pots of jam with them last season. The bright pink flowers appear on the plants as soon as they have grown a couple of leaves! $4 each

We also have the light pink variety, which has a pretty soft pink wavy flower and larger fruit. Drawback is it acts like a “normal” strawberry and only flowers for part of the year.


We have the 2 classic tall geums available, Lady Stathenden (Yellow) and Mrs Bradshaw (red) Also some seedling crosses that are a mixture of the 2. They are excellent value in the garden producing long lasting airy flower spikes from Spring on through summer $6 each. Currently Sold out


True, Hardy, or Cranesbill Geraniums, take your pick of nomenclature!  We have several on offer. They are such good value plants, giving colour most of the year round and often producing seedlings to share or spread around. $5- $7


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


Kerria, lovely winter/spring flowering perennial, closely related to the rose. Suckers gently. sold out


Perennial blue centaurea, flowers spring through to autumn. We also grow a pink and a white form.

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.  $8



Diana Claire. Really lovely plant with silver green edged leaves and pink and purple flowers . Also have the traditional blue pulmonaria available(Benediction) and Raspberry Splash Plants $7-8each 


A very old perennial with flowers of amazing sky blue. We also have the rare pink form. Very long lasting in the garden and self seeds to boot.  sold out

Eryngiums and Echinops


These perennials have striking blue flower heads from spring through to autumn.   $7



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.  $5-$8

Tagates Mexicana

Perennial, very hardy shrub from the Marigold family. Grows quickly and flowers all year round. Strong citrus fragrance. $7


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. $6-8each 


We grow several colours of this cool clumping perennial related to asters. . Long lasting flowers thru the season.  $6-9 

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. 


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! . Also a very dwarf white only about 30cm high.

Asters or Michaelmas daisies are fantastic old fashioned garden perennials, widely underrated and hard to find in NZ! They come in a range of colours and sizes but all share the same merits of which there are many. Extremely hardy and easy to grow with droves of delicate daisy’s summer and autumn, Asters tolerate most conditions, flower best in sun but happy in shade. Loved by bees, great cut flower and an all around work horse in the garden. There is an Aster for everyone and no garden should be without them! Asters $6-$9.00.


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 white, pink , lilac or blue available. $6-7 each 


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! $4-6


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. We also have the common white ($5) and the giant white $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. sold out