Perennial (n) - existing for a long or indefinite time, continually recurring
Perennials, also known as herbaceous perennials or Herbaceous plants, live for a minimum of 2 years, often for many seasons. Perennials, grow and bloom over the spring and summer, and generally die back every autumn and winter, reappearing on the same rootstock the following spring. Some perennials keep their leaves all year round and offer attractive borders and ground-covers.
Evergreen perennial that looks a little bit like a cross between and Iris and a grass. The leaves are attractively striped in shades of chartreuse and cream. The foliage is unusually aromatic. Ideal for planting in bog gardens or at the edge of ponds to a depth of 20cm. Prefers sun.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 30cm
Sweet Flag. This little perennial from Japan forms a clump of flattened green leaves with cream margins on short rhizomes both of which have a sweet cinnamon fragrance, especially when dried. Ideal for boggy spots or at pond/stream edges. Quite hardy and easy to grow. Semi-evergreen.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.3m x 0.3m
One of the most attractive grassy textured plants available. Fine evergreen soft golden yellow foliage that will make a superb edging plant. Easily grown in all soil conditions taking sun shade and extreme wet. Ideal for those trouble spots.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 10cm
Gorgeous shrub with lacy dark foliage. New foliage emerges green and darkens to a dark purple/black colour. Upward curving spikes of white bottlebrush flowers, which are beautifully scented appear in summer. Prefers moist humus-rich soil conditions and requires a lot of water to grow. Plant in sun to part shade.
A quick growing and rewarding perennial ground-cover that forms bold rosettes of foliage and spreads by under-ground runners. In early spring spikes of beautiful bright blue flowers appear en masse. Prefers a semi-shaded spot with protection from hot afternoon sun. Evergreen.
It is important that Ajuga does not completely dry out in hot dry summer conditions.
Colour: Blue Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x spreads
Black Taro is popular for its spectacular 1.5m high blackish-purple foliage on black stems. Perfect as a mass planting or as a stunning specimen in a pot/ container. Can be used near water. Fast growing and relatively easy care but needs protection from frost. depending on the tempature they can be evergreen or deciduous.
Colour: Cream Habit: Clumping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 2m
A handsome tree aloe which has orange to red candelabra type flowers in winter. Excellent as a garden specimen or as a tub plant. Best in well drained conditions. Ideal for coastal areas. Drought tolerant. Hardy. 1.2m x 1m in 7 years.
Colour: Orange / Red Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
A striking succulent which forms a low rosette. The leaf margins are terracotta in colour and pinkish red flowers are borne on 1metre spikes. Excellent for pots and tubs. Best in full sun and well drained conditions. Easy care.
Colour: Pinkish red Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x cm
Peruvian Lily- Inca Series. Variegated foliage with a hint of pink on the edges combines with the deep orange blooms to put on a dazzling display from summer to autumn. Bred to remain compact and well behaved in the garden. Plant in sun or part shade in well drained acid soil. Perennial.
Colour: Orange Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm