Plants

Our nursery offers a wide range of perennial plants ranging from rare, new or unusual, to easy, interesting and reliable. . These have been selected over many years and are good garden plants varying from named varieties to plants of species raised from seed. The wide range primarily reflects plants that are of interest to us, which we believe to be of outstanding garden merit. These include mainly herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which complement them.

Included in the above range is a large selection of shade loving plants, in excess of 60 varieties of grasses like Miscanthus, Panicum, Molinia and Pennisetum and an ever growing collection of Sanguisorba, Phlox, Astrantia and Thalictrum. You will also find a smattering of South African plants reflecting the many guided Wildflower tours that we have organised to that country.

Featured Plants

Here are a few examples of our most popular plants. Please download our brochure to see our full list of what we have available.

Actaea 'Cheju do'
Actaea 'Cheju do'

Crug Farm introduction from Chejudo island, S Korea, a shorter form with upright spikes of fluffy white flowers Aug-Oct then dolls-eye berries.

Astrantia Major Florence
Astrantia major 'Florence'

A relatively new colour of lavender-pink for this established shade-loving masterwort, flowering May on, and possibly another flush in autumn, better colour in shade

Epimedium 'Sam Taylor'
Epimedium brach x davidii ‘Sam Taylor’

This cross named by ourselves offers a striking spray of rose & yellow flowers with the bonus of attractive burnished bronze young foliage.

Hosta 'Silver Spray'
Hosta 'Silver Spray'

Introduced by good friend Vera Orsbourne, and pleased to debut at Chelsea 2000 HPS stand (Gold!) large blue green seersucker-like leaves edged white, rugose with pale violet flowers medium size at maturity.

Miscanthus Nepalensis
Miscanthus Nepalense

Bold clumps of elegant green foliage with plumes of drooping flowerheads of old gold summer and autumn, hardier than its reputation surviving at the nursery outside in pots

Pennistetum Alopceroides 'Black Beauty'
Pennistetum alopecuroides 'Black Beauty'

From Koen van Pouke this is a specially selected, very dark form of 'viridescens' looks very impressive. Known as the 'Black Beauty'