(Greater burnet). 60 to 90 cms. Popular hardy perennial, forming clumps of pinnate leaves. Long-lastting, deep red bottle-brush like flowers in summer. Sun. Very popular in recent years. Winter dormant.
To 80 cms. Long arching stems of slender bottlebrush like flowers in summer, that are a lovely rosy red colour. Sun. Clump forming habit. Winter dormant.
Sun or partial shade. To one metre +. Fertile humus rich, well drained soil. Smothered in showy clusters of pure white, sweet pea-like flowers among grey-green leaves. A vigorous climber, it looks lovely scrambling over a sunny wall or through a hedge or evergreen shrub, although initially it needs to be tied into supports. No fragrance. Cut back the plant to ground level in early spring. 30 seeds. 2021.
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.
(Bishop's hat). To 30 cms. Lots of pretty pink flowers and attractive foliage which may take on autumn tonings later in the season. Great slow growing ground cover and perfect for under trees in partial or dense shade. Suits dry soil, shallow or rocky soil and drought conditions.