Rare - seldom available. To 50 cms. Deeply divided leaves, hairy stems with pretty white flowers. Sun/part shade. Clump forming. Winter dormant.
Younger but choice woodland plants to 55 cms. Divided, ferny foliage. Slender, elegant spikes bear nodding, opalescent flowers that are white with ametheyst/violet. Humus-rich, semi-shaded, moist but well drained soil. Winter dormant.
Seldom seen in New Zealand. 30-60 cms in height. The 1-1.5 in flowers grow in whorls on an inflorescence about 30 cms long. The name castanea, which means 'chestnut coloured', refers to the purplish-maroon flowers. Summer flowering. Sun. Winter dormant.
(Burning Bush). Plants are 2 years old. Mature plants are up to 90 cms in height. Purple-mauve flowers with darker veins early summer, highly fragrant lemon scented leaves. A beautiful plant when in flower and a favourite of mine. Lovely as specimen plant where you can brush past it. Usually take 4 years to flower. Winter dormant.
(Cranesbill) - Height to 60 cms. The pale pink flowers are netted and veined in magenta. The petals are notched. Attractive for sunny border. Cut back hard after flowering and you will get a second flush of flowers and possible a third. Winter dormant.