Plants listed below are currently in stock and available by mail order to New Zealand customers only.
This page updated 15th SEPTEMBER 2015
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All stock has been nursery propagated and cultivated.
CELMISIA - New Zealand Mountain Daisy. Most species will grow in the open sunny garden if they have a free-draining humusy soil which does not become very dry in summer. A mulch of gravel and companion planting help keep the root zone cool and moist. You may need to try them in more than one area in your garden to determine their preferred position. An application of trichoderma (a beneficial soil fungus available from your local garden centre) can be given to Celmisias whether grown in pots or the open garden.
CELMISIA hookeri $8.00
A lowland species from northeastern coastal Otago. The large strap-shaped leaves have furry margins and undersides, and purple petioles. The large and solitary white daisies are borne on strong 30cm stems.
CELMISIA semicordata $8.00
THE Mountain Daisy, which we are often asked for. Mature plants make striking large clumps of long silvery strap-shaped leaves and large solitary white flowers are borne on strong stems in early summer. These are from wild seed collected as C.semicordata aurigens but most are only modestly coloured, at least at this stage. Sun and low companion planting to keep the root zone cool.
GAULTHERIA crassa $8.00
HEBE buchananii Sir George Fenwick $8.00
A broad dome of tiny olive green leaves with a sprinkling of cream flowers in summer. Very compact. Sun. H25cm x W60cm.
HEBE youngii $8.00
A prostrate variety giving a welcome sparkle of colour with purple flowers, small mid-green leaves on black stems.
HELICHRYSUM County Park Silver $8.00
This is an attractive selection for the sunny rock garden or large trough. Medusa-like threads of silvery white in a compactly woven mat look crisp and fresh throughout the year. Well-drained soil.
HELICHRYSUM intermedium tumidum $8.00
A spreading shrublet of upright stems densely packed with tiny leaves with furry margins. Flowers like little cream buttons at the stem tips.
LUZULA crenulata $8.00
This crispy dark green grassy bun is quite a feature in one of our troughs and gets lots of attention. Tinted copper in winter. The wee creamy flowerheads are like tiny bottlebrushes just above the cushion. Sun. Moist gritty soil. H5cm x W25cm.
MYOSOTIS colensoi $8.00
Stemless snow-white Forget-Me-Nots over a greyish green mat. Sun.
MYOSOTIS rakiura $8.00
An easily-grown native Forget-Me-Not found on the southern coast of the South Island. Foliage somewhat like M.capitata, and branching stems carrying white flowers clustered into a round head. Moist peaty soil, out of direct sun.
NERTERA balfouriana $8.00
Tiny little leaves in a groundhugging mat, loads of shiny orange red berries in summer. Moist to saturated soils, wet grassy areas. Sun.
PARAHEBE decora $8.00
A delicate-looking species with tiny leaves on dainty semi-prostrate trailing stems. Flowers white to pale pink, veined. Sun or part sun but not dry.
POLYSTICHUM cystostegia $8.00
A compact little fern for well-lit south-facing positions amongst other small shade-lovers.
RAOULIA monroi $8.00
This is a most unusual little carpet - the dull grey tiny leaves are uniquely arranged and well worth a closer inspection. Plenty of wee cream flowers in early summer. Sun. H3cm x W40cm.
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