Perennials - Just Arrived


In designing with plants, it is the perennials that ensure that there is constant change, and that there is always an element of surprise or interest in the garden.
Getting to know the dormant and flowering periods of the plants is essential to achieving the right balance in the design, so that as one perennial goes to sleep, another awakens.


Perennials, perhaps more than any other group of plants, are available in a huge range of colours, forms, textures and fragrances in both foliage and flower. There are perennials suitable for almost every area of the garden: from full sun to full shade, in large gardens or small beds and to suit every mood or style. Popular perennial plants include Penstemon, Gaura, Canna, Dahlias, Salvias, Lupins, Columbines, Lilies, Delphiniums and Hellebores - oh! the list is endless.





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Picture of Agapanthus Blue Finn
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A dwarf Agapanthus blue fresh green strappy foliage topped off with gorgeous blue flowers for months on end. The flowers are eco-friendly in that they are virtually sterile, i.e. seedless. For maximum impact plant in large drifts. Evergreen.

 

Agapanthus Blue Finn

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$14.99

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Picture of Gaura Sparkle White
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Sparkle White forms a mound of narrow, green leaves with airy arching stems of dainty white flowers tinged pink from late spring through to late summer. Great for containers, edging or in the rock garden. When flowering enmasse they give the impression of butterflies in flight when the wind moves them. Perennial

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Gaura Sparkle White

Current Stock Height: 10 cm

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$12.99

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Picture of Helleborus Apricot
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Winter Rose single. A special form from the 'Clifton Homestead' collection with stems of soft apricot, outward facing blooms that sometimes have a red blush on the reverse. Dark green, divided leathery leaves that form a clump. Plant in semi-shade in nice humus rich soil that is well drained. Perennial.


 

Colour: Apricot
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Helleborus Apricot

Current Stock Height: 30 cm

Container: 1l  ? 

$12.99

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Picture of Helleborus Pink
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The handsome dark green leaves combine well with the pale pink cupped shaped blooms which appear from winter through to early spring. Happiest in a semi-shaded position, ideal to naturalize under deciduous trees. Well worth planting. Perennial.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Helleborus Pink Single

Current Stock Height: 20/25 cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

$12.99

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Picture of Helleborus Yellow Single
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Winter Rose single. A beautiful single yellow Hellebore from the 'Clifton Homestead' collection that has soft primrose yellow blooms that have hints of green in the centre. Plant in semi-shade in well drained, humus rich soil. Cut off any old leaves looking tatty just before flowering. Perennial.

 

Colour: Yellow / Green
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Helleborus Yellow Single

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

$12.99

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Picture of Hosta Blue Mouse Ear
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This little sweetie will win you over even if you don't like Mice! The thick blue-grey rounded foliage forms a very neat little clump. The spring-summer flowers are pale mauve but really it's about the foliage. Plant in semi-shade in nice rich moist soil. Hosta of the Year 2008. Deciduous perennial

As with many 'blue' Hostas this form is reasonably slug resistant.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 20cm

Hosta Blue Mouse Ear

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$16.99

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Picture of Kumara Owairaka Red
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Another tuber (edible root). Kumara is a marvellously versatile vegetable. Like potatoes, it can be cooked in many ways and has the added advantage of being packed with antioxidants with a lower GI than potatoes or pumpkin. It has a pleasant, sweet taste and when mashed is delightfully smooth. Great for kids. Perennial

Plant maturity is approximately 120 days and depends on sunshine hours.

 

Kumara Owairaka Red 25 plants

Current Stock Height: barerooted

Container: 25b  ? 

$12.99

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Picture of Liriope Royal Purple
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If you want a tough and easy to grow ground cover or edging plant then it would be hard to go past Liriope Royal Purple. Strong grass-like dark green foliage that forms a clump and spreads. Spikes of dainty purple flowers appear throughout summer. Tolerates sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Purple
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x spreadscm

Liriope Royal Purple

Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

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Liriope Royal Purple

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2021. Pre-order now. Estimated price $19.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Pachysandra Green Sheen
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A selected form of this hardy ground-cover which grows particularly well in shade. Glossy green foliage with a 'serrated' edge on fleshy stems. Little white fragrant flowers in spring. Most attractive when allowed to form a thick mat of foliage. Hardy and evergreen.

Pachysandra will grow in sun but will need to be keep moist to do well. As it is an invaluable plant for shaded spots with is where it does best.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x spreads

Pachysandra Green Sheen

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$14.99

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Picture of Penstemon Electric Blue
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Intensely blue flowers with a tinge of purple contrast beautifully with the silvery green foliage of this hardy perennial. Renowned for their resilience, long flowering period and weather resistance. With a bushy, upright habit, this semi-evergreen perennial makes a superb addition to the garden. Prefers a sunny well drained position. Perennial

 

Colour: Blue / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Penstemon Electric Blue

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Picture of Salvia Blue Angel
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Gentian Sage. Bright green, hairy aromatic foliage and stems of vivid blue, tubular flowers in summer and autumn. Very striking and lovely for the mixed border. Prefers protection from afternoon sun and harsh frost. Dies down after flowering to tuberous roots. Perennial.


 

Colour: Blue
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Salvia Blue Angel

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$14.99

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