Plants listed below are currently in stock and available by mail order to New Zealand customers only.
Updated 2nd MARCH 2014
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 hybrid $7.50
This distinctive little plant appeared amongst seedlings from our stock plants. Low-growing, open branching golden olive green stems and lots of wee plum purple pea flowers. Easy.
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 alpina x semicordata $7.50
This is a lovely plant which we selected from a batch of nursery seedlings. It has narrow silvery foliage in a compact tuft and handsome white daisies on slim stems during early summer. Much admired.
CELMISIA brevifolia $7.50
This compact shrubby species is an excellent little garden plant because it flowers well and the large white daisies appear over many months. Sun. H20cm x W35cm.
CELMISIA haastii $7.50
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 prorepens $7.50
A slowly spreading tufted species from our local mountains with good white daisies in summer. Sun. Moist soil.
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.
CLEMATIS afoliata $7.50
This is a New Zealand species which we have not offered for some time. Leafless, or sparsely leaved climbing stems carrying pendant cream flowers. Each pot contains several seed-raised plants so you can expect male and female flowers on separate plants.
• CLEMATIS marmoraria $7.50
A marvellous little species discovered in NW Nelson which is proving to be a real treasure. It makes a low spreading mound of deeply divided dark olive green foliage with large white flowers just above the foliage in spring. The silky light green seed heads on female plants are just as delightful as the flowers. Sun or shade. Fertile gritty soil. Rock garden, trough. Male and female plants, mixed sexes at present.
GUNNERA hamiltonii $7.50
A distinctive little species with attractive tawny grey rather fleshy foliage in a ground-hugging mat.
HEBE buchananii Sir George Fenwick $7.00
A broad dome of tiny olive green leaves with a sprinkling of cream flowers in summer. Very compact. Sun. H25cm x W60cm.
HEBE 'pimelioides glaucocaerulea' $7.50
This dwarf species has small greyish blue leaves, flushed pink in colder weather, and lavender blue flowers in summer. Sun.
HEBE youngii $7.50
A prostrate variety giving a welcome sparkle of colour with purple flowers, small mid-green leaves on black stems.
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 County Park Silver $7.50
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 plumeum $7.50
Very nice bushy specimens of this low-growing shrubby species are available this season. Thickly furred light sage grey leaves tightly packed up the stems which terminate in wee yellow button flowers in summer.
HELIOHEBE raoulii $7.50
Dwarf shrub, green leaves feature attractive red margins. Short spikes of pink buds opening to pale lavender flowers. A very attractive small shrub for the rock garden. H15cm x W40cm.
HERPOLIRION novae zelandiae $7.50
This tiny member of the Lily family inhabits wet peaty herbfields and can be found locally in sphagnum bogs. Short fans of glaucous foliage and almost stemless pale blue stars in spring. Sun/part sun. Prefers cool soil but tolerates intermittently drier conditions. H5cm x W20cm.
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 capitata $7.50
This Forget-Me-Not from the Sub-Antarctic Islands 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 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.
• NERTERA depressa $7.50
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 $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 enysii $7.50
Creeping carpets of bright green glossy foliage and short-stemmed shiny bright yellow Buttercups. A worthwhile addition to the native garden. Sun and free-draining soil.
• RANUNCULUS pachyrhizus $7.50
Creeping carpets of somewhat hairy foliage and stemless shiny yellow Buttercups. Sun and free-draining soil.
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.
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