Adding perennials to your garden enables you to create stunning shows throughout the seasons. There is an almost endless supply of form, and colour to choose from, and one for almost every situation.

It is beat to plant your perennials in autumn and spring to give them time to settle in to the garden before the extremes of summer and winter. Water them in well, and keep the water up to them until they establish. As they settle in, they will become less needy and you can just relax and enjoy them.

Agastache

Agastache are a steadfast in our garden. We planted one variety ten years ago and our collection continues to grow. They are just so easy and offer so much reward. Agastache come in a great colour range. The blooms open above the foliage and sway beautifully in even the lightest breeze, creating lovely movement in the garden.

Aquilegia Swan Series

Aquilegia Swan Series have been selectively bred for larger, more prolific flowers. The flowers are made even more special as they are upward to outward facing, unlike many Aquilegia that hang shyly hang their heads. Swan Series Aquilegia will flower well with out the need for really cold weather, so they can be grown in warmer climes where others would fail.

Delphiniums Highlander Series

Dianthus

Dianthus are renowned for their extensive flowering season ease of care and durability. Plant Dianthus Jolt Series in beds, along pathways, underneath roses, in pots or rockeries. Dianthus has a lovely cottage feel. The mounding foliage is tidy and forms dense, green clumps.

These Dianthus offer incredible value, flowering for many months.

Dowdeswell Delphinium

The Dowdeswell Delphinium is the best Delphiniums around! The tall, strong stems of the Dowdeswells are loaded with plenty of flowers, and with the right care will bloom twice in a season. They make wonderful cut flowers.

Fuchsias

Fuchsias are like pretty dancers in fancy skirts that sway in the breeze. The flowers open freely for a long period over the lush green leaves. They are fantastic potted or garden plants. These varieties are some of the best.

Garvinea Gerberas

Bred for gardens, Garvinea Gerberas will flower most of the year, they are cold hardy and have superior disease resistance. From each plant you will enjoy around a hundred blooms in a season! In short, Garvinea Gerberas leave the old fashioned varieties for dead!

Hellebore Winter Roses

In the midst of winter, the timeless beauty of the Hellebore or Winter Rose comes into its own. With the gorgeous flowers in an amazing array of colours from opalescent white to rich burgundy, they are sure to brighten the dull days of winter.

These Winter Roses hold their flowers for many weeks, and with their lush foliage they make a winning combination in any shady spot. Plant your Hellebore Winter Roses beneath deciduous trees for a picture-perfect effect.

Hollyhocks

Hollyhock have rounded, lobed leaves that grow all along the strong stems. Hollyhock are long blooming biennial plants that will set seed for future generations (non invasive).

Marguerite Daisies

Marguerite Daisies are garden classics. They flower and flower and flower and flower and flower! In fact they are in flower nearly all year, especially in warmer climes. They are useful for adding low maintenance colour in sunny spots.

Marguerite Daisies form neat mounds of fine, evergreen foliage. The main flush of flowers is spring and summer with spot flowering the rest of the year. The blooms are perfect for picking and will easily last a week or two in a vase.

Other perennials

Adding perennials to your garden enables you to create stunning shows throughout the year. The infinite variety of colours, shapes, sizes and textures are what makes a good garden great.

Perennial Foxgloves

Perennial Petunias

Perennial Petunias are perfect for adding a bright pop of colour to gardens, pots and hanging baskets. These new varieties have been carefully selected for their mounding habit and flowering prowess.

Perennial Petunias can be easily used as colourful garden fillers and don’t need a lot of care and will last a few years.

Peruvian Lilies

Peruvian Lilies, or Alstroemerias offer amazing garden performance. They flower for months on end, and the more you pick, the more that bloom! We have a new development in breeding on offer this season, Inca Peruvian Lilies.

Inca Peruvian Lilies are quite compact, so they work well in gardens or pots. They have been bred for disease resistance, increased flower numbers, dry tolerance and strong branching. You can’t go wrong with these beauties.

Salvias

Grow Salvias in a sunny location in well drained soil. These Salvias are dry tolerant once established and look wonderful in beds, borders or dry gardens. They have a vigorous growth and are easy care.

Dead head spent flowers on Salvias, after the first flush to encourage re-bloom. A semi evergreen to herbaceous variety which should be pruned hard in early spring.

Tuberous Begonias

Tuberous Begonias come in a dazzling array of colours. The flowers are real attention getters. The blooms are large and semi double to fully double. The petals are soft and seem to glitter in the sunlight. Blooms are up to 10cm across.

Tuberous Begonias have a reputation of being difficult. But once you learn a few tricks of the trade so to speak they are rewarding and not at all challenging to grow.

Aquilegia

Aquilegias are totally charming. Their soft foliage and beguiling blooms lend perfectly to cottage garden styling. They will even grow in containers so you can move them where you need a pop of colour. Their delicate beauty belies their tough nature, Aquilegia are surprisingly easy care.

Aquilegia are the perfect complement to spring flowering bulbs. The soft, fern like foliage of Aquilegias grows into its full, fabulous self just as that of the spring flowering bulbs begins to fade.