We grow a large selection of perennials each year, focusing on drought tolerance and calling the pollinators into the garden. Here is some of the varieties we are excited about for 2023. Please follow us on Facebook for updates on stock and availability dates.
These are striking South-African plants with strap-like leaves and very showy flowers! They flower late spring through the summer. Prefers full sun, well-drained soil and average watering.
DEER RESISTANT and easy to grow! They are ideall for growing in containers and coastal areas (cope well with windy and salty air).
Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds!
”Africanis”: Grows 2-3 feet high, upright, beautiful blue flower (most commonly known in S.A and is the “big daddy”)
“Summer Love Blue” : A blend of white and blue, blooms right through summer. Pleasing fragrance. Tidy, compact shape, standing only a foot tall.
” Double Diamond”: pure white, dwarf from.
“ Brilliant Blue”: Sky blue flowers with a dark stripe, compact, grow only 1 foot tall.
Easy to grow, adding a bit of class to the perennial gardens. Also great for cut flowers and container growing. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds!
“Zantedeschia “Crystal Clear” MAGNIFICANT! Well suited for bog/rain gardens, planting near ponds & streams. Hardy (zone 7-8) apply a layer of mulch for cold winters. Grow 1-2’ tall,
Deer and rabbit resistant, toxic.
“Zantedeschia “Gold Crown”: Canary yellow blooms! A real treasure, elegantly shaped, flowers in summer. Height: 12-24 inches. Full sun, ideal for containers or sunny borders, Mulch in winter.
Zantedeschia “Night Club”: Dramatic looking, dark purple to nearly black.
An eye grabbing tropical with huge leaves (1-2 feet “ears”!)
Water plant, bog, shallow part of water in garden. If in a container, water daily. Grows 24-40“ tall, spread 18”, Thrives in full sun, part shade.
Cold hardy to zone 7b (mulch in winter).
Makes AMAZING cut flowers! Plum-purple almost black blooms!
A short lived perennial but self seeds. Does well in sun to part shade, and well drained soil.
Attracts HUMMINGBIRDS, BEES AND BUTTERLIES, and gets ignored by deer.
Flowers in spring and summer!
Full sun to part shade, (afternoon shade is appreciated where sun is hot).
Grows 24-36” high.
Nothing adds a tropical feel to the garden like Cannas! HUMMINGBIRD MAGNETS,! Cannas are deer resistant, great for containers, prefers full sun and are surprisingly drought tolerant! (Even though most varieties prefer some moisture).
“Taroudant”: 24-36” tall, has a exotic and eccentic splayed open flowers of fire engine red, juicy orange and golden yellow! (Hardy zone 7)
Cannasol “Happy Carmen”: Eye-popping hot red, long-lasting, big flowers on a compact plant, flowering May to September, grows 18-22” tall. (Hardy zone 7)
Cannasol “Happy Isabel”: Compact, pink and punchy! Flowers early summer to mid fall! (Hardy zone 7)
”Durban”: Gaint purple leaves with stripes of yellow, green, red and pink! Striking foliage!
”Pretoria”: Hardy with stunning striped green leaves and large bi-coloured flowers.
Extrmely showy and exotic-looking. Producing decorative clumps of erect sword-shape leaves and brilliant wands of fiery scarlet, red, orange and yellow tubular flowers which bloom for 5-8 weeks from mid-summer through to mid-fall! Easy to grow and HUMMINGBIRD MAGNETS! Loves full sun to part shade.
” Lucifer”: fiery red! ( 2-4 height).
”Firestarter”: arching stems tipped with funnel-shaped yellow blooms each with a bright orange margin. A more compact variety (29” tall) .
”Harleqiun:” 2-3’ feet high, red an orange buds, opening to warm yellow flowers, creating a tricolour effect on purplish stems! Excellent for cut flowers.
ENORMOUS double flowers consisting of frilly, pink petals, with white edging featuring red stripes and freckles! A lighter and pleasant fragrance! Full sun to part shade and flowers in summer.
ideal for containers, borders, cut flower, massed planting. Grows to 35 inches tall and spread 14 inches.
A lovely elegant snow white lily. Amazingly decorative and easy to grow! Martagone lilies are more modest than other lilies with their smaller size and dainty ”Turk’s Cap (hence the common name) flowers.
Sun to part shade lover, and flowers July-August. Extremely showy and exotic. Loved by bees and hummingbirds.
A stunning hybrid! comes back year after year, providing striking colour . Well suited for containers and the cutting garden.
Grows 2-3 feet tall on slender stems, performs well in full sun to part shade. Loved by hummingbirds and bees.
Unusual flower shape with warm peachy tones. Extremely showy and exotic looking. After several seasons undisturbed, each stem can produce op to 12 flowers! Grows to 24 inches tall. Asiatic lilies seem to be shorter, sturdier and blooming starts earlier than other varieties. Loves full sun to part shade. LOVED by hummingbirds & bees!
Coriopsis is drought, deer and rabbit resistant and attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. It’s easy to grow, good for containers.
”Moonbeam” is a vigorous hybrid Tickseed. Only 12-18 inches high with lovely lemon-yellow flowers. Blooms all summer long! Full sun overs.
”Andiamo”: yellow-red flowers, flowers form early summer into autumn. Mounding broadleaf, 1.5 inch flowers. full sun. Height 15-18 inches tall and wide.
Showy clumping perennial, sun loving, heat and sun tolerant, blooms all summer even into fall! LOVE by bees and hummingbirds! DEER RESISTANT!
“Fire Twister”: 3.5” diameter flower! Deep burgundy foliage! Grows to 2.5 feet tall and spreads 2 feet. Blooms from June to September! Very showy and makes great cut flowers.
“Burning Hearts”: dark purple leaves and stems! Sunflowerlike flowers with with yellow ray petals and red-orange centres. Remove spent flowers for an extended blooming season.
Grows 3-4 feet tall, spread 15 feet. Flowers July to September.
A moisture loving, dwarf variety! Produces hot pink flowers that resembles heads of open-mouth turtles! Dark green foliage. A very showy perennial and long lived! Attracts butterflies, good for cut flowers, WET SITE TOLERANT. FLOWERS LATE SUMMER to fall. Grows 18-24“ tall, part shade lover. DEER AND RABBIT RESISTANT.
Bee Balm is loved by bees, hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators. It is deer and rabbit resistant. Deadheading will encourage new blooms OR cut to the ground after flowering to promote new growth. Sun to part shade lover, does well in containers and make excellent cut flowers. Fast growing and spreading.
“Fireball”: (Dwarf variety) Free-flowering! Compact! Clump forming (divide every 3 years). Boasting masses of vibrant scarlet red flowers, blooming from mid to late summer.
“Petite Delight”: Grows only 12-16” tall, and has huge rosy pink flowers!
Award winning and noted for its MASSIVE lavender-blue blooms on short spikes in early summer, continuing on-off through early fall .
Remarkably LOW MAINTENANCE, DROUGHT TOLERANT, ignored by deer and rabbits, attracting BEES AND HUMMINGBIRDS. Likes well drained soil, full sun and is salt tolerant too.
Grows 2-3 feet tall and wide.
Admired for its silvery gray, fragrant foliage as much as it’s lavender-purple flowers. The abundant, spiky clusters of flowers bloom from late spring until autumn! Enjoys hot, dry conditions. Loved by bees, hummingbirds, DEER and RABBIT RESISTANT. Showy and easy care!
“Denim n Lace”: Grows to 32” tall and 32” wide on strong stems!
“Crazy Blue”: compact, grows to18 “ tall and wide.
“Antriplicifolia”: 3-4’ tall and wide, long blooming season, excellent for cut flowers, extremely valuable in a landscape.
Prized for its variegated leaves & violet blue flowers in spring. Grows in a tidy mound, FULL SHADE TO PART SHADE lover. Grows 12-18 inches tall, 24“ wide. DEER RESISTANT, attracts butterflies and bees.
Hummingbird mint, flowers from early summer through fall! It’s fragrant, DEER RESISTANT and loved by bees and hummingbirds! Needs good drainage and full sun.
“Mango Tango”: Bicolor, orange and pink trumpet-shape flowred.
”Queen Nectarine”: Soft peach flowers held on mauve calyces.
“Royal Rasberry”: Rosy purple flowers with burgundy calyces.
”Kudos Red”: Real red! A great reblooming dwarf!
“Kudos Coral”: 1-2 feet tall, impeccable habit and long lasting in colour. Dwarf hummingbird mint.
Enjoys shade to part shade (morning sun, afternoon shade). DEER RESISTANT.
”De Caen Mix” : a wonderful mix of Dutch windflowers, shades of white, pink, red and blue!
”Snow Angel”: Bright delightful icy white flowers, growing considerably smaller, 18” tall and wide,
This series offers more flowers, richer colour and better habits than the standard Erysimum!
Great colour for the garden and for containers! Blooms from early spring to late summer! Grows to 22 inches tall, loves full sun and well-drained soil. Hardy with excellent heat tolerance! A great addition to PLANT FOR THE BEES and a top choice for a ”wildlife-garden”. Heavenly scented! DEER RESISTANT.
”Lemon Yellow”: masses of canary yellow flowers!
”Mauve”: Masses of purple flowers.
Gentiana attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
”True Blue”: Tubular, true blue flowers! Not an alpine Gentian, avoid wet-winter soil. Sun to part shade, grows 12-18 inches tall and wide. Flowers mid summer to early fall.
”Blue Star”: Uprignt and globular plant habit, violet-blue flowers, free flowering habit, long blooming season!
Foliage is bright green and fern like with upright stems bearing loads of fluffy single and double daisies In shades of white, pink and crimson red! Makes brilliant cutting flowers (long vase life), FLOWERS APRIL TO OCTOBER! Full sun lover, and attracts pollinators! Fully HARDY.
Soft, silver foliage is the main calling card for this lovely plant, A Wonderful component plant! Great to create colour, contrast, and very versatile in container growing. Heat and drought tolerant, does not like wet soils. Cold Hardy zone 8a, garden height 18 inches tall and wide. Full sun to part shade lover.
Large, evergreen foliage, clusters of deep purple-red flowers. Blooms late winter to spring, glossy foliage turns burgundy-bronze in fall and winter. Grows 15 inches tall and wide. SHADE LOVING, can handle morning sun. DEER RESISTANT.
Inflated golden-yellow pouch flowers marked with tiny red spots. A surprisingly hardy little ALPINE plant. Needs protection from hot afternoon sun, Deer resistant. Mulch for winter protection. Semi-evergreen.
Masses of beautiful double, shaggy, white diasy flowers flowers from EARLY SUMMER TO MID FALL! Flowers are excellent for cutting and grows on strong stems. Grows 22” tall and wide, prefers full sun to part shade. Deer resistant and does not tolerate standing water. LOVED BY BEES.
”Garden Gnome”: Icelandic poppy, incredibly hardy, shorter stems, early spring bloomer with scarlet, yellow and orange flowers. Full sun. Loved by bees and butterflies.
”Champagne Bubbles”: Icelandic poppy, large flowers (3-5” in diameter) on sturdy stems, Flowers are a mix of orange, pink, white and yellow. Heigh 15-20”, full sun, well drained soil.
Deer resistant, attracts pollinators and are easy, trouble free to grow. Asking for full sun and well drained soil.”Denver Daisy”: Award winner, boasting large 3-4” flowers, blooming profusely from early summer to frost. Short lived, will survive several winters (and happily self seed).
”Toto Gold” : Compact variety, grows in clumps 12-14” tall, huge flowers (3” across), Award winning variety.
“Goldstrum” Dazzling amount of yellow flowers, unbothered by insects or drought, grows to 24” tall. A real award winning workhorse In the garden!
HUMMINGBIRD FIESTA!! BETTER GET OUT OF THE WAY! Prefers full sun and well drained soil.
”Hot Lips”: Masses of pretty bio-colour fragrant flowers, grows around 24 inches tall, mulch the roots for cold winters.
”Lipstick”(AUTUMN SAGE) : A brilliant variety, begins flowering in May right through to November!
Sturdy habit, double blooms, attracts bees, hummers and butterflies. Deer and rabbit resistant.
“Dark Blue Black Bee”: dark blue with blue-black centres. No staking requires! 20” tall.
“Dark Blue White Bee”: dark blue/purple with white centres. no staking requires! 20” tall.
”Pink Gem”: A mass of pink bright flower, ideal for containers, rockeries or ground cover.
”Red Gem”: Attractive blue-green foliage, masses of red flowers.
“Flashing Lights”: Evergreen, 18” tall, extremely versatile, ideal for rock gardens, border fronts, banks, and as a ground cover. Adored by bees and butterflies.
” Scent First Coconut Suprise”: Compact and free flowering, amazing fragrance, 10” in height. Pure double big white flowers with purple centers on grey blue foliage.
”Scent Frist Rasberry Suprise”: Compact, fragrant and free flowering, big double candy-pink flowers with wine-red centers.
“Koi”: Dwarf cultivater, 8” tall and wide, summer flowering, bright orange flower. Geum varieties enjoy full sun, are drought and deer resistant, and needs well drained soil. LOVED by bees and butterflies.
”Triflorum Prairie Smoke”: Winning admires at first sight! Wispy seed heads, 6-10” gradually spreading.
“Miss Bradshaw”: Award winning, clump forming , semi-double rich scarlet flowers (1.5” across).
Particularly cute! Low growing, unusual bunny shaped flowers, adorned with 2 elongated top petals. Sweet scented and charming addition! Grows 6-8” tall and wide. Sun to part shade lover, loved by bees.
Widly popular among wildflower enthusiast! Extremely versatile! Grows well along stream banks. Grows 2 feet tall and wide, grows in sun or shade! Showy, great for cut flowers, loved by hummingbirds!
REMARKABLY WELL BEHAVED! Flowers from midsummer through to fall. Excellent for cutting. Easy to grow in almost any garden condition! Grows to 30” high and wide, and an excellent addition to a POLLINATOR GARDENS! Full sun and can tolerate boggy/poor drainage. DEER RESTANT.
Achillea are drought, dear and heat tolerant. It flowers all season, June to September. Bee magnets.
“Coronation Gold”: one of the best yarrows with large, flat, deep golden-yellow flower heads.
”Milefolium Summerwine”: crimson wine-red flowers, long blooming, bringing fantastic colour to the garden.
“Youniqe White”: small and compact series, with an ivory white bloom. Grows to 16” tall. Deer and rabbit resistant.
”Black Pearls”: Extra large flower heads on sturdy very stems, boasting brilliant purple, Grows 24 inches tall
DEER AND RABBIT RESISTANT.
”Midnight Ghost”: A dramatic and usual geranium with dark purple foliage and contrasting white flowers that are elegantly veined. Tough! Sun and shade toleranr. Grows to 8” tall and flowers all summer.
“Dark Mather”: Beautiful, bold-dark flower spikes starts blooming early and rebloom through out the summer! Forms an impressive display! Grows up to 20” tall.
”Snow Hill”: pure white flower spikes put on a marvellous show! Grows 1-2 feet tall, needs well drained soil and prefer full sun. An exceptionably long bloomer. Bee and butterfly magnets!
A spring flowering favourite with large, dusty red flowers! A pretty little wildflower!! Grows 8-12 inches tall. Needs full sun and well drained soil to thrive. Perfect for alpine/rock gardens. Ferny, silky foliage remain attractive through out season.
Fragile spring flower develops and rises from the center of its curled leaf, opening in full sun and closing at night. The red juice from its underground stem had been used as dye for baskets, clothing, and insect repellent. Effective as groundcover around base of trees. Underground stem (rhizomee) contain the medical a ALKALOID sanguinarine. Althought plant is considered toxic, overcollection for herbal medicine has depleted wild population through out much of its native range. PART TO FULL SHADE. Well drained soil but not drought tolerant.
Trollius x cultorum “Orange Princess”:
double orange buttercups! Grows 2-3 feet tall, 18-24” wide. TRIVES IN BOGGY, POORLY-DRAINED SOIL.
Trollius x Albaster: buttery-yellow double buttercups!
Dramatic flowers attracting HUMMINGBIRDS to the garden. Grows 3-4 feet tall, full sun lover and blooms in Summer. Self-seeds freely. Toxic. DEER AND RABBIT RESISTAN.
The most popular variety of garden lupins. Compact! Grows to 18-24” tall, full sun lover and attracts pollinators to the garden. DEER AND RABBIT RESISTANT.
A compact, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 12-15” tall. Long and profuse bloom from late April until frost! Cut flowers. Attracts bees and butterflies. DEER RESISTANT.
Showy, sprawling/trailing/tumbling perennial that will turn heads. Packed with LARGE, mildly FRAGRANT, bright yellow flowers from spring to early fall! Full sun, well drained soil. 6-12 inches height, Attracts bees and butterflies.
Unique colour combination! Minimum seeding. Grows to 14” tall and 28 wide. Full sun, dry, well drained soil. Flowers May through June, and will rebloom when cut back. Plant at the base of a purple clematis plant and ….oe-la-la!