Perennials

Astilbe Chinensis.

$9.00

Height to 40 cms. Lovely greenish purple foliage and blue flowers. Sun or partial shade in summer. Winter dormant.

Astilbe 'Diamante'

$9.00

Height to 75 cms. Large elegant, feathery, ivory flower spikes in summer. Great cut flower. Moist soil. part shade. Winter dormant.

Astilbe 'Fuschia Spangles'

$9.00

Height to about 50 cms. Fat, fluffy spires of a brilliant pink. Early flowering variety. Semi-shade, moist soil. Winter dormant.

Astilbe 'Montgomery'

$9.00

Height to 75 cms. Compact variety with dramatic scarlet-red plumes. Bronze-green, glossy foliage. Excellent cut flower. Moist but well-drained soil in part shade. Winter dormant.

Astrantia major Rubra

$9.00

To 70 cms in height. Masterwort is highly regarded by floral designers for the unique umbels of starry flowers, a bit like a refined Queen-Anne Lace in effect, but not at all weedy in habit. This is a seed strain, mostly producing red-flowered forms, with a few pink or white on occasion. Excellent filler plant for a moist area in sun or part shade. Also nice in mixed containers or tubs. Flowers may be cut fresh, or dried for winter arrangements. Remove faded flowers to encourage more buds, also to prevent plants from self seeding all over. Winter dormant.

Brunnera macrophylla

$9.00

To 45 cms in height. Low maintenance with long lasting sprays of bright blue flowers. Although it is a slow grower, the green leaved species will eventually spread by creeping rhizomes and self-seeding to form a thick and nice ground cover. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade. Prefers consistently moist, organically rich soild in shady areas. Winter dormant.