Cottage favourites

Aquilegia

Aquilegia seedlings mixed, Long Spurred and Petticoats in a wonderful array of colours and sizes. Small size 4 plants for $10 Large $4 each

Erigeron

gently spreading carpet of leaves, looks good year round and amazing in spring/summer when it is in flower $3 each

Violets

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  $10 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! $3 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. $4 each

Geums

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 $4 each

Geraniums

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. $3-$5

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 . currently sold out

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 

 

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

 

 

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