Plants listed below are currently in stock and available by mail order to New Zealand customers only.
Updated 21st NOVEMBER 2013
NEW CATALOGUE ENTRIES are indicated by •
All stock has been nursery propagated and cultivated.
BRACHYCOME sinclairii sinclairii $7.50
A little greyish green mat with green-eyed white daisies in early summer. Sun. Well-drained soil. H10cm.
CARMICHAELIA enysii $7.50
(C.nana) Almost grass-like stems tightly packed into an olive green hummock. Little purple pea flowers veined with violet. Sun. Gritty soil. H10cm x W15cm.
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 argentea $8.00
A very slow growing miniature version of C.sessiliflora, forming cushions of tightly packed creamy grey needles. Stemless white daisies.
• CELMISIA glandulosa $7.50
A sticky-leaved spreading species from our local mountains with good white daisies in summer. Sun. Moist soil.
CELMISIA mackayii $7.50
Clumps of dark green strap-shaped leaves and handsome white daisies in early summer.
CHIONOHEBE densifolia $7.50
A low mound of olive green leaves. Large white stemless flowers, often flushed purple on the reverse, in summer. Sun. Gritty humus-rich soil. H8cm x W16cm.
• HECTORELLA caespitosa $7.50
This forms a low tight dome/mound with each tightly packed rosette ringed with stemless cream flowers in summer. A fine wee plant for a sunny well-drained position, adequate moisture in summer. Ideal for a trough garden.
• HELICHRYSUM bellidioides $7.50
A prostrate mat with silvery reverse to the green foliage. Good-sized white daisies with green eyes. Sun. Well-drained moderately fertile soils, not arid in summer. H7cm x W50cm.
HELICHRYSUM Ron Arnold $7.50
This is a distinctive selection which forms a condensed mat of wee creamy pale sage downy leaves. Well-drained soil.
• KELLERIA dieffenbachii $7.50
A soft sage green mossy carpeter. Small white flowers at the branch tips. Sun. H5cm and W15cm.
LOBELIA linnaeoides $7.50
This makes a flat green mat flushed with purple and produces many delicate little white Lobelia flowers which are flushed with pink on the outside. H8cm x W30cm+. Give it part shade and moist soil.
LUZULA crenulata $7.50
This crispy green grassy bun is quite a feature in one of our troughs and gets lots of attention. Tinted copper in winter. Sun. Moist gritty soil. H5cm x W25cm.
MAZUS radicans $7.50
Carpets of mottled green leaves with stemless white flowers, marked gold and purple in the throat. Moist gritty fertile soil.
MYOSOTIS Hokonui $8.00
This unique plant is the result of a couple of years hybridising Myosotis capitata (Sub-Antarctic Islands), Myosotis uniflora (Waimakariri River, Canterbury) and Myosotis 'cheesemannii' (Northern Southland). It makes a nice tight cushion with a succession of cool to warm lavender near-stemless flowers over summer and tolerates frosts and summer heat very well. Sun and a gritty soil. H5cm x W20cm. Does not appear to be plagued by Myosotis rots but keep a watch for aphids and deal with them promptly.
MYOSOTIS saxosa $7.50
A good free-flowering performer in the garden with loads of showy milky white Forget Me Nots over neat dull green foliage. Part sun. Cool moist gritty soil. H15cm x W35cm.
OREOBOLUS pectinatus $7.50
This is a great little plant typically found in wet boggy places on the Old Man Range. Olive green leaves arranged in small fans and tightly packed to form hard cushions. In our winters the cushions are copper coloured. Sun. It is happy in most soils with fair drainage so long as the roots are not dry. Does OK in a sand bed with evening watering in summer. Rock garden, trough.
RANUNCULUS lyallii $12.50
The well-known Mount Cook Buttercup. Large shiny round leaves and strong branching stems carrying pure white bowls in early summer. Cool fertile very well-drained soil. Roots in the cool, foliage in the sun. Winter dormant. 2litre pots. fsH60cm+
• RAOULIA apice nigra $7.50
From Marlborough comes this flat carpet of bluish silver tiny satiny leaves, sprinkled with cream buttons in summer. Sun. H3cm x W40cm.
RAOULIA hookeri Makara Form $7.50
This is an excellent variety for an open sunny position. Silvery satin rosettes in a neat spreading carpet sprinkled in summer with little pale yellow stemless flowers.
RAOULIA subsericea $7.50
A broad spreading mat of pale sage green tiny leaves sprinkled with little white daisies in summer. A most valuable plant for clothing areas around paving, rocks and paths. Easily divided. Sun. H3cm x W40cm.
RAOULIA x loganii $7.50
This is a bi-generic hybrid between Raoulia and Leucogenes = Leucoraoulia. A very special woolly white cushion for the rock garden or in a trough. For gardeners wishing to try growing Vegetable Sheep this serves as an easier and affordable introduction. Sun. Gritty soil. H7cm x W20cm.
Hokonui Alpines, Croydon Siding Road, R.D.6, Gore 9776, Southland,
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