Plants listed below are currently in stock and available by mail order to New Zealand customers only.
This page updated 8th JANUARY 2016
NEW CATALOGUE ENTRIES are indicated by •
All stock has been nursery propagated and cultivated.
ACIPHYLLA hectori $9.00
A compact little Southern Speargrass of dwarfed herbfields with one to a few olive green rosettes. Approximately 10cm high in flower.
ACIPHYLLA similis $9.00
Several olive green rosettes of spiky fan-shaped foliage in a low tuft. Spiky male flowers and cream pompom female flowers occur on separate plants.
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 angustifolia $8.00
This attractive species forms a low compact mound of grey green foliage with solitary white daisies on slender stems in early summer.
CELMISIA bellidioides $8.00
A dark green glossy cushion or mat. Many short-stemmed white daisies in summer. Flowers well here with morning sun and moist gritty soil. H7cm x W40cm.
CELMISIA haastii $8.00
Rosettes of blue green foliage, with the undersides of the leaves grey, forming large patches, and short stems carrying large white flowers in summer. Part sun. Cool moist gritty soil.
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.
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.
LEPTOSPERMUM Lilliput $8.00
An extremely compact cushion-forming Manuka introduced by Warwick Harris. The abundant pink flowers sport a ring of red stamens around a black centre. Ideal for a sheltered trough with sun and free-draining low-fertility soil.
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.
LUZULA crenulata $8.00
A crispy green grassy bun which is quite a feature in one of our troughs and gets lots of attention. Tinted copper in winter. The flowers are miniscule creamy fluffy tufts. Sun. Moist gritty soil. H5cm x W25cm.
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 Purple Mat $8.00
A self-sown seedling from our Myosotis Hokonui and forms a neat mat of dull green foliage and the deep purple buds open to more or less stemless pinky purple flowers over a prolonged period. A worthwhile addition to your collection! Sun. Free-draining soils but not dry.
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.
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
RAOULIA grandiflora $8.00
Very tight mats of sharply pointed metallic silver leaves with stemless white daisies in early summer. A sandy gritty soil with plenty of moisture in spring. Perfect for a trough garden dedicated to New Zealand alpines and does very well in our sand beds.
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 x loganii $8.00
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.
• 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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