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Summer – Sun Perennials

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AchilleaAchillea Yarrow


Achillea has finely dissected, feathery foliage and a profusion of flat – topped flower heads in a variety of colours all season long. Water-wise plants that prefer drier soil in full sun. Excellent as a contrast plant in borders and as a cut flower.

Height: 60cm - Spread: 35-40cm

Colours: Mixed


Dwarf Blue

Beautiful mini version of the popular original! Small clumps give rise to deep-blue flower clusters on erect stalks. Perfect for a tidy edging against walkways or lawn. Indigenous.

Height: 35cm - Spread: 35-40cm


Archangel - Loves hot dry conditions! - Best Seller!

Compact and strong growing, with masses of orchid like flowers. This is a winner in the summer garden as it is perpetually in flower! Does very well in containers.

Height: 30cm - Spread: 20-25cm

Colours: Pink, Purple, Rose, White, Mixed

ArgyranthemumArgyranthemum Daisy Bush

Daisy Bush

Vastly improved varieties of the traditional ‘daisy bush’ with a more compact habit and improved flower colours. Easy to grow.

Height: 35-45cm - Spread: 30-40cm

Colours: White (double-flowers), Crested Yellow, Violet, Cherry Bon Bon, Cherry Red, Crested Merlot

BacopaBacopa Sultera

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Bacopa is a trailing and spreading plant covered with masses of small flowers in lovely clear colours. Ideal for baskets, containers, rockeries and awkward corners. Indigenous.

Height: 15-20cm - Spread: extensive

Colours: White, Pink, Deep Blue, Blue


Swan River Daisy - Requires minimal care

Brachyscome is a good choice for filling in around tall, leggy plants and carpeting bare spots.They are especially effective as mass plantings, draping over retaining walls, in pots,hanging baskets and as borders.

Height: 10cm - Spread: 30-40cm

Colours: Violet, Magenta

CoreopsisCoreopsis Tickweed


This perennial plant needs no introduction – it is easy to grow and most rewarding, producing its glorious double, golden-yellow flowers all summer long on compact plants. Easy to grow, prefers hot dry conditions

Height: 60cm - Spread: 30-35cm

Cupheacuphea false heather

False Heather

A neat, compact plant with attractive shiny leaves and a profusion of flowers borne over a long period. It is versatile, being suitable for mass plantings, as a hedge or in containers.

Height: 25cm - Spread: 20cm

Colours: White (lime coloured foliage), Lavender (green foliage)

DiasciaDiascia light pink

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One of our most beautiful indigenous plants is available in several delightful colours. Perfect for beds and borders or containers, they will repeat bloom if deadheaded correctly.

Height: 30cm - Spread: 25-30cm

Colours: Cranberry Red, Pink, White, Orange

Echinacea F1echinacea-tall-pink

Cone Flower

The flowers are large and showy, on strong growing, uniform plants. The bold daisy-like flowers create a beautiful contrast in the mixed border and combine well with Achillea and other perennials that require lower moisture levels.

Height: 40-60cm
Colours: Tall Pink, White, Rose

Erigeron KarvinskianusErigeron Karvinskianus


Useful “tough as nails” ground cover. Will grow anywhere and everywhere...Needs to be controlled.

Height: 20-30cm - Spread: extensive

Felicia AmelloidesFelicia amelloides

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Kingfisher Daisy

This brilliant blue flowered indigenous plant is ideal for rockeries, edging or the odd difficult corner. Tough and long lived, cut back once a year to shape. Indigenous.

Height: 35cm - Spread: 30-40cm

Colours: Blue (variegated foliage), Blue (green foliage)


Blanket Flower

A cheerful red and yellow flower. Loved by bees and butterflies!

Height: 35cm - Spread: 30cm

Colours: Red and Yellow Bi-colour, Red Shades

Gaura BellezaGaura Belleza

Butterfly Bush

These exquisite clump-forming plants produce masses of butterfly shaped flowers almost all year long. The long arching stems lend grace and charm, and the compact growth habit makes them especially suited to small gardens.

Height: 45-50cm - Spread: 40-50cm

Colours: Pink, White

Gaura LindheimeriGaura Lindheimeri

White Sparkle

A NEW and improved Gaura variety. This is a much taller and broader growing plant well suited to corporate landscapes and larger gardens. The white, flushed pink flowers resemble a multitude of butterflies when the plant is in full flower.

Height: 60-70cm - Spread: 40-50cm

Gazania F1Gazania mixed

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Dazzling indigenous colour - water wise!

Indigenous plants producing bright multi -coloured flowers, daisy like in appearance. They need well-drained sandy soil.

Height: 25cm - Spread: 20cm

Colours: Mahogany Kiss, Red, Yellow, Orange, Mixed Pink Shades, Strawberry Shortcake Mix, White, Mixed

Geranium Multibloom Series F1Geranium Multibloom Series

Pelargoniums that last and last!

Known as ‘Zonal Geraniums’ due to the markings on the upper leaf surface, these upright Pelargoniums have been a firm favourite with gardeners for generations. An essential part of summer planting, they are useful in beds and containers.

Height: 30-35cm - Spread: 35-40cm

Colours: Mixed, White, Rose, Aplleblossom, Red, Coral Spice

Iberis White Heat F1Iberis Whiteout

Perennial Candytuft - A real tough cookie! - NEW

A drift of these plants will brighten up any garden. It forms a mound of narrow leaves and in spring and early summer is literally covered with pure white flowers.Can tolerate fairly dry conditions and is ideal in rockeries or as edging in garden beds.

Height: 15-20cm

Lavandula DentataLavandula Dentata French Lavender

Royal Crown

French Lavender is a spreading, bushy shrub with dark grey – green leaves with characteristic toothed edges, and large, plump lavender coloured flowers. Flowers all summer long. Must have excellent drainage and full sun.

Height: 60cm - Spread: 40cm

LavandulaLavender Margaret Roberts

Margaret Roberts - Best Seller!

One of the most popular Lavenders as it is fast growing. Evergreen and bushy with narrow grey leaves, it produces its tightly packed, dark blue flowers throughout the summer. Trim back flower stems to promote additional flowering.

Height: 90cm - Spread: 45cm

LavandulaLavender Ellagance


An outstanding variety selected for its colour and flower power. Intense purple-blue blossoms atop bushy mounds of fragrant, silver-green foliage throughout summer and autumn.

Height: 50cm - Spread: 45cm

Nemesia AromaticaNemesia Aromatica

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Royal Blue

A wonderful indigenous plant with slightly fragrant flowers, much loved by bees. Nemesia prefers a warm spot in full sun and should not be over watered. Suitable for rockeries, containers and bedding.

Height: 30-35cm - Spread: 20-25cm
Colours: White, Pink, Dark Blue, Banana Punch, Magenta, Tropical

Nemesia Nesia SeriesNemesia Nesia

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Bees love them! - large flowers

A wonderful indigenous plant with slightly fragrant flowers, much loved by bees. Nemesia prefers a warm spot in full sun and should not be over watered. Suitable for rockeries, containers and bedding.

Height: 30-35cm - Spread: 20-25cm

Colours: White, Pink, Magenta, Banana Punch, Dark Blue, Tropical


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Indigenous delight

An easy to-grow indigenous plant that has a compact growth habit, and produces masses of daisy– like flowers.

Height: 45cm - Spread: 35-40cm

Colours: Lavender Bliss (Pinwheel), White Bliss (Pinwheel), White, Rose Magic, Peach Magic, Voltage Yellow, Red, White Lightning, Sunset Magic, Purple

PelargoniumPelargonium Red

Ivy Leaved

Compact plants that produce much larger flowers almost continuously throughout the warmer months. Perfect for baskets and containers of all kinds

Height: 20-25cm - Spread: 35-40cm

Colours: Amethyst, Pink, Lavender, Mixed, Purple, Red Ice, Red, White

PenstemonPenstemon Arabesque Series

Arabesque series - strong, upright and compact

Improved hybrid Penstemons that bear spikes of large, vibrant, tubular flowers in colours ranging from light pink to purple to red to magenta to violet, most with a contrasting white centre.

Height: 50-60cm - Spread: 35cm

Colours: Pink, Orchid, Appleblossom, Violet

PenstemonPenstemon Electric Blue

Electric Blue

Grey-green foliage and unusual aquamarine-blue flowers on plants that tend to grow wider than tall. Be careful not to over water this variety, as it prefers a drier aspect.

Height: 30-35cm - Spread: 35-40cm

Pentas F1Pentas New Look

New Look - an excellent border or container plant

Pentas enjoys the summer heat and dry conditions and will produce dense flower heads of star shaped flowers on multi-branched, compact growing plants. We offer a delightful mixture of pink, red, rose, violet & white flowers.

Height: 25-30cm - Spread: 25-30cm
Colours: Dwarf Mixed

Pentas F1Pentas Northern Lights

Northern Lights - a new variety of Pentas

Masses of pale lavender, star-shaped flowers in large umbels produced continuously on the plants throughout the season. These are excellent as a background plant, in borders and in large containers.

Height: 50-60cm - Spread: 30cm

Perovskia Blue SteelPerovskia Russian Sage

Russian Sage

Perovskia is an extremely valuable perennial because of its long flowering season in the summer garden. Plants have fragrant grey foliage and quickly form bushy, upright clumps, bearing in summer, spikes of rich, violet-blue flowers.

Height: 90-150cm - Spread: 60-90cm

Colours: Lavender

PhloxPhlox Paniculata

Paniculata - wonderfully fragrant and excellent cut flowers

Phlox are easy to grow, quick to flower and need little attention. Perennial Phlox are one of the most recognisable and widely grown perennials. Available in pots only.

Height: 50-60cm - Spread: 30-35cm

Colours: Dark Pink, Light Pink, Purple, White

RudbeckiaRudbeckia Gloriosa Daisy

Gloriosa Daisy

One thing is for sure, no-one can ignore a Rudbeckia in full bloom! An essential part of summer planting, flamboyant Rudbeckias provide a lovely display in mixed summer borders.

Height: 60cm

Colours: Prairie Sun

Salvia FarinaceaSalvia Farinacea Mealy Sage

Mealy Sage

Although classed as a perennial, this Salvia is usually treated as an annual. Our Victoria Blue strain has the deepest of blue flowers and dense basal branching.

Height: 40cm

Salvia GreggiiSalvia Greggii Autumn Sage

Autumn Sage

This has become a firm perennial favourite and justifiably so as it freely produces its brightly coloured flowers from early summer right through to the autumn. Snip back occasionally to keep in shape and it will quickly resume flowering. A winner!

Height: 50-60cm - Spread: 40-50cm

Colours: Red, Pink, White, Hot Lips (Bi-colour Red and White)

Salvia Mystic SpiresSalvia Mystic Spires

Deepest blue flowers of all time!

Very useful as a back of border or focal plant or massed in large groups. The well-branched plants have dark green foliage and tall spikes of dark blue flowers.

Height: 50-60cm - Spread: 40-50cm


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Butterflies love them!

Easy-to-grow Scabiosa must be one of the prettiest garden flowers. Growing in small clumps, the flowerheads stand above the foliage, gently moving with the slightest breeze.

Height: 50cm

Colours: Tall Fama Deep Blue, Tall Fama White, Dwarf Butterfly Blue


A superb container plant

Scaevola produces a mass of lavender blue, fan-shaped flowers all summer long on mounded and spreading plants, making it an excellent container plant. It likes a position in full sun and can tolerate drought.

Height: 20-25cm - Spread: 30cm
Colours: Blue, White

Shasta DaisyShasta Daisy

Brings essential white to the garden

White’ is vitally important in a garden. Apart from being a focal point, white acts as a ‘break’ between other colours. And what better way to do this than by using clumps of ever-so-easy Shastas. Just watch those buds enjoy the spring sunshine.

Height: 60cm - Spread:30-40cm

Stachys LanataStachys Lanata Lamb's Ear

Lamb's Ears

A quick spreading groundcover best known for its delightful grey foliage, which is so, so soft. To keep plants compact and tidy, cut out flower spikes as they form.

Height: 25cm - Spread: 30-40cm

Statice PereziiStatice Perezzii Sea Lavender

Sea Lavender

Statice perezii will flower for 12 months of the year – a blue blessing for any garden. But be warned – once planted they don’t like being moved!!

Height: 40cm - Spread: 35cm

VerbenaVerbena Denim Blue

Spilling and tumbling sensations

The fabulous perennial verbena produces long lasting blooms on drought tolerant plants that make a lovely addition to any garden.

Height: 15-20cm - Spread: 40-50cm

Colours: Denim Blue, White, Pink, Wild Rose, Purple, Dark Blue, Red, Silver

Verbascum F1Verbascum Southern Charm

Southern Charm - bold and dramatic!

These old-fashioned and charming plants are invaluable for lending height in borders. Southern Charm is a seed strain with a unique pastel colour range including creamy yellow, rose and lavender. Perfect cottage garden plant, will flower continually throughout the season.

Height: 70cm - Spread: 40cm
Colours: Mixed

Growing guide for our full sun perennials

sun_logoSUNNY SPOTS AND SUN LOVERS: Plants, which have a full sun requirement, means exactly that! If these plants get too much shade and not enough sun, they will perform poorly. They usually grow leggy, have weak stems, flop over and will flower poorly. Sun lovers need at least 6-8 hours of direct sun each day.