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: 10 cm

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$14.99

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Picture of Agapanthus Silver Baby
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This NZ bred Agapanthus is dwarf in habit. The strap shaped green foliage will form a neat clump. In summer stems of silvery white flowers edged with ice blue put on a lovely display. Hardy and tolerant and easy to grow. Good for mass planting. Can cope with dry coastal conditions. Perennial.

 

Colour: White / Blue
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 60cm

Agapanthus Silver Baby

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$12.99

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Agapanthus Silver Baby

Current Stock Height: 10/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$14.99

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Picture of Blechnum Fluviatile
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Native. A hardy fern with distinctive foliage and an open rosette formation in typical ladder style of the Blechnum genus. Typical of ferns enjoys moist shaded conditions for optimum growth.

 

Colour: Assorted
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.3 x 0.3m

Blechnum Fluviatile (Kiwakiwa)

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$16.99

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Picture of Clivia Hammett Orange
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A handsome perennial with broad strap like foliage and large orange flower heads which appear from early spring. Happiest out of direct sunlight, ideal for planting under deciduous trees. These seedlings are from the Dr Hammett Clivia breeding programme. Evergreen.

Clivia are frost tender plants but as they are usually planted under trees this affords them some protection. They do well in a container. They are surface rooted so avoid soil disturbance.

 

Colour: Orange
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 40cm

Clivia Hammett Orange

Current Stock Height: 40-50 cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$31.99

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Picture of Clivia Moon Glow
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The horticultural world waited a long time for a yellow Clivia but oh it was well worth it. Large clump forming perennial with strong strappy green leaves and stems of butter yellow flower heads. Stunning mass planted under trees. Happiest in semi-shade and protected from frost. Evergreen.

 

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

Clivia Moon Glow

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$29.99

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Picture of Clivia Yellow
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A handsome perennial with broad strap like foliage and large yellow flower heads which appear from early spring. Happiest out of direct sunlight, ideal for planting under deciduous trees.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 75cm

Clivia Yellow

Current Stock Height: 30/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$29.99

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Picture of Dietes Grandiflora
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A popular member of the Iris family with narrow green sword like foliage and strong stems of open butterfly like blooms. The blooms have white falls with mauve standards and a splash of gold in the centre. Plant in sun or semi-shade and protect from harsh frost. Evergreen perennial.

Dietes grandiflora is a dramatic landscaping plant when planted en masse and allowed to multiply. I've actually got one growing in a large terracotta pot which looks pretty good too.

 

Colour: White / Purple
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 60cm

Dietes Grandiflora

Current Stock Height: 40/60 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$14.99

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Dietes Grandiflora

Current Stock Height: 40/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

$19.99

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Dietes Grandiflora

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$12.99

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Picture of Dietes Iridioides
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A beautiful clump forming perennial that has evergreen sword like foliage. The dainty flowers have white falls with mauve standards and a splash of gold in the centre. Flowers appear at the end of wiry stems in spring-summer. Sun or part shade, well drained soil. Protect from harsh frost.

 

Colour: White / Yellow
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 30cm

Dietes Iridioides

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$14.99

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Picture of Garlic Printanor
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A culinary soft neck Garlic with a premium flavour. Forms large, firm, white skinned cloves. Companion plant as aphid deterrent. Plant in a sunny, well drained spot with the 'pointy' end up in Jun, harvest Dec. Use low nitrogen fert. Stores well. For more info www.wairere.co.nz/How-To

Once you have dug your Garlic up around Christmas time (6 months after planting). Leave to dry in a warm dry spot until the leaves die down. Then break the leaves off and store whole in the pantry until you are ready to use. Home grown fresh Garlic has an exquisite sweet flavour that is hard to beat. Bon appetit.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Multiplying
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm

Garlic Printanor 500gm apx.

Current Stock Height: cloves

$24.99

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Picture of Helleborus Flash Gordon
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Winter Rose single. Selected for the beautiful winter blooms that are in tones of deepest wine red. Handsome dark green foliage that will form a robust clump. Happiest in semi-shade in well drained humus rich soil. Unbeaten for winter colour. Cut off any untidy foliage just before the new flower buds emerge. Perennial.


 

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

Helleborus Flash Gordon

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$16.99

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Helleborus Flash Gordon

Container: 2.4l  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $24.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Lavender Major
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Lavandula. Lavender 'Major' is one of the most popular Lavenders sold in NZ and there's a good reason for that. The plump purple flower heads appear in abundance from early spring through to late summer. It performs well, looks good and clips well. Happiest in a sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.

Use for low hedges, container planting, topiary work or just plant amongst your other treasures in the mixed border. A great little Mediterranean lavender that seldom disappoints.

 

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

Lavender Major

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$16.99

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Lavender Major

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$19.99

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This Aussie perennial is ideal for group planting in sun or part shade. Fine needles of lime-green foliage form an attractive clump and look good all year round. Little stems of yellow fragrant flowers in summer. Tolerates poor soil but likes good drainage. Easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm

Lomandra Lime Tuff

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

$17.99

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Lomandra Lime Tuff

Current Stock Height: 30/35 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$19.99

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Lomandra Lime Tuff

Current Stock Height: 20/30cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

New stock arriving end of May, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $18.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Ophiopogon Black Dragon
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Black Mondo Grass. This unique perennial has distinctive stiff purple-black foliage which clumps together to form little mounds that can be used as a ground cover or edging. Small lilac flowers appear in summer followed by shiny black berries. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x spreads

Ophiopogon Black Dragon

Current Stock Height: 10 cm

Container: tube  ? 

$7.99

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Picture of Ophiopogon Kyoto Dwarf
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Extremely dwarf form of this great little ground cover with fine narrow dark green leaves that form soft mats that hug the ground. Trouble free and easy to grow. Palest mauve flowers hide amongst the foliage and are followed by little blue berries. Grow in full sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

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

Ophiopogon Kyoto Dwarf

Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: 5cm tube  ? 

$6.99

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Picture of Ophiopogon Planiscarpus
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Rewarding perennial with green strappy foliage that forms a strong little clump and spreads well. Ideal for mass planting or using as an edge along borders and pathways. In summer pale mauve flowers appear and these are followed by attractive berries. Easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x spreads

Ophiopogon Planiscapus

Current Stock Height: 5/10cm  ? 

Container: Tube  ? 

$4.99

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Picture of Rosmarinus Lockwood De Forest
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A easy care and easy to grow Rosemary that is great for covering banks and draping over walls. Quite prostrate in habit so give it room to spread. Nice fresh green foliage and pretty blue flowers off and on all year but mostly in spring and autumn. Loves the sun and good drainage. Evergreen.

Though this Rosemary is mostly used for ornamental purposes it is still a culinary herb that can be used in cooking.

 

Colour: Blue
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 200cm

Rosmarinus Lockwood De Forest

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Rosmarinus Lockwood De Forest

Current Stock Height: 10/150cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$21.99

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Picture of Thymus Emerald Carpet
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This delightful and dainty little Thyme is perfect for use as a ground-cover in a warm sunny well drained position or just enjoy some in a pot. The little bright green leaves are smothered by dainty white flowers in summer. Forms a neat and tidy mat. Evergreen.

Can be used for culinary purposes if desired. Trim lightly after flowering to keep compact and avoid over fertilizing as generally Thyme are best left to their own devices.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 30cm

Thymus Emerald Carpet

Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: 1.2l  ? 

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Picture of Thymus Pizza
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My favourite Thyme for cooking as it has a superb flavour and aroma that carries a hint of Oregano. Lovely dark green leaves. Fabulous in meat and tomato dishes and of course Pizza. Happy in sunny well drained position in the garden or a container. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Ground-cover
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20 x spreading

Thymus Pizza

Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Picture of Thymus Silver Queen
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This pretty little Thyme is usually grown more as an ornamental than a herb because of its attractive, dainty, silver-green leaves that are edged with white. Lilac flowers in summer. Highly aromatic. Plant in sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 60cm

Thymus Silver Queen

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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