Plants listed below are currently in stock and available by mail order to New Zealand customers only.
This page updated 18th APRIL 2016
NEW CATALOGUE ENTRIES are indicated by •
We apologise for the delay in adding new varieties to this page. Recent orders have taken most of the available plants
but we have taken advantage of the cool moist early part of the season to propagate a good selection of different species
and these will be added as they become ready.
All stock has been nursery propagated and cultivated.
ACIPHYLLA simplex $9.00
Three-year old small single rosettes of this very slow growing species raised from seed. Clinging to shady rocky bluffs and cliffs, it eventually forms tight cushions of coppery gold sharply pointed leaves with male or female flowers on short stubby stems. Well-lit but cool aspect, free-draining soil.
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 subsimilis astonii $8.00
Here is a little hummock forming species with attractive juvenile foliage eventually maturing to much divided short branches of olive green. Flowers rarely.
HELICHRYSUM County Park Silver $8.00
Medusa-like threads of silvery white in a compactly woven mat look crisp and fresh throughout the year. Well-drained soil. An attractive selection for the sunny rock garden or large trough.
LOBELIA linnaeoides $8.00
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.
MAZUS radicans $8.00
Carpets of mottled green leaves with stemless white flowers, marked gold and purple in the throat. Moist gritty fertile soil.
MYOSOTIS capitata $8.00
From the Sub-Antarctic Islands, this Forget-Me-Not produces a mound of rounded deep green leaves and showy heads of deep blue flowers. Think of the conditions it naturally grows in, bright but cold and moist. We recommend growing it in a very well-lit but cool and airy position. Plenty of moisture around the roots but preferably not on the foliage. Heat stress and drying out tend to produce die-back and Myosotis rots. Produces plenty of seed for you to play with.
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. In very short supply this season.
NERTERA depressa $8.00
This lush little bright green mat has tiny nondescript flowers which are followed by abundant glossy orange fruits clustered amongst the foliage. Part shade but will take some sun if not dry. Moist soil.
OREOBOLUS pectinatus $8.00
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. Rock garden, trough.
OURISIA caespitosa $8.00
Carpets of fresh green leaves above which appear pretty white flowers in late spring. Moist gritty fertile soil. Lovely in a trough garden.
PARAHEBE trifida $8.00
A low shrubby species of high altitudes with coppery brown to green lobed foliage. Good-sized white flowers sometimes flushed with purple on the outside. H10cm x W30cm
PIMELEA prostrata $8.00
A wide-spreading prostrate shrubby species with grey green foliage. Clusters of cream flowers followed by white berries in autumn. H15cm x W1m+. Excellent groundcover for a sunny bank.
RAOULIA hookeri Makara Form $8.00
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 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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