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
Sweet Flag - A miniature and attractive version of this little grassy perennial from Japan. Forms neat clumps of weeping green leaves 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: 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.
Colour: White Habit: Spreading
Actaea Black Negligee
Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm ?
Container: 1.5l ?
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This attractive spreading ground-cover has very interesting undulating foliage that is such a dark burgundy shade it looks black. Bright blue flowers appear in spring through to summer and contrast well with the leaves. Plant in sun or semi-shade. Perennial. PVR HOM220.
While Ajuga is a very hardy and tolerant plant it prefers a soil that does not completely dry out in summer. I have also found that the best results are achieved when Ajuga is not baking in NZ's hot afternoon sun.
Colour: Blue Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x spreads
Well this is one Muffin you can't eat but plant it in a semi-shaded spot and will reward you by making a carpet of foliage topped off with spikes of sky blue flowers in spring. Great ground-cover with rosettes of dark green foliage. Tolerant of light frost but not hot dry conditions. Evergreen.
It is important that Ajuga does not completely dry out in summer. This plant will tolerate morning sun but must have afternoon shade or dappled light to do really well.
Colour: Blue Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x 75cm
Ajuga Blueberry Muffin
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Peruvian Lily - Inca Series. Bright and cheerful blooms appear from summer to autumn. Hardy and dwarf, with sturdy stems that require no staking. Long flowering and can be used as cut flowers. Spread by rhizomes and so will form large clumps.Bred to remain compact for maximum flower power. Plant in sun or part shade in well drained acid soil for best results. Perennial.
Colour: Red Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 40cm
Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm ?
Container: 2.5l ?
New stock arriving beginning of November, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $24.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.