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BERGENIA CILIATA MARSHMALLOW

A larger leafed Bergenia with crisp white flowers which mature to pale pink. Large green leathery leaves are covered with soft downy hairs. A beautiful Bergenia that creates drama in a wide range of garden situations.

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BERGENIA CORDIFOLIA

A robust old fashioned favourite. Invaluable for its glossy ground covering foliage and striking pink spring flowers. Will grow almost anywhere with no fuss. Highly recommended for wide-spread use around your garden.

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BRUNNERA ALCHEMY SILVER

A spectacular shade foliage plant with large heart shaped silver and green veined leaves which emerge in spring. The stunning foliage display is offset with spays of forget-me-not blue flowers early in the season. Ideal woodland garden plant. Prefers a moist soil with good organic content. Leaves may burn in hot afternoon sun. Ideal for dry shade.

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BRUNNERA ALEXANDER'S GREAT

A spectacular shade plant with large silver and green veined leaves which emerge in Spring. The stunning foliage display is offset with spays of forget-me-not blue flowers early in the season. Ideal woodland garden plant. Prefers a moist soil with good organic content. Ideal for dry shade.

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BRUNNERA LOOKING GLASS

Huge showy leaves that turn from apple green veined silver to pure shimmering silver as the season progresses. In spring it is topped with masses of forget-me-not blue blooms. Plant en mass in part shade for a dense carpet of glittering colour. Although quite hardy & long lived it requires a well drained, compost rich site. Ideal for dry shade.

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BRUNNERA SILVER CHARM

This Brunnera charms with its lovely heart-shaped leaves and dense compact habit. It's nicely silvered, and has a vigorous growth rate. The lovely sprays of blue flowers are heaviest in the spring.

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BUXUS SEMPERVIRENS

Traditional favourite for low hedges and topiary. Now finding widespread favour as formal gardens become more in vogue. Though slowish growing will perform faster with good soil and warmth. Best trimmed over summer. Some sun and drainage.

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CAMPANULA RESHOLDT'S

A superior selection of what we regard as the best and most rewarding of all the ground-hugging Bellflowers. Clusters of
violet-blue flowers are produced in amazing abundance for a non-stop display from late spring into winter. Happily tolerates
sun or sh

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CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT

Found naturally on the Chathams, this is the largest of all the Forget-Me-Nots and can make an outstanding feature in your garden. Stunning sky blue flowers appear on stout stalks, contrasting superbly with huge shiny veined leaves. Best grown in a compost enriched soil in semi-shade.

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CHOISYA TERNATA

Deservedly one of the most popular and valuable evergreen foliage plants with handsome shiny, fragrant leaves and the added bonus of clusters of white flowers in spring. Easy to grow in all but the coldest areas and responds well to a trim.

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ECHINACEA PURPUREA WHITE SWAN

Large daisy-like flowers with greenish white petals that fall back from brassy central cones steal center stage in the garden from late summer. The ideal performer for a mid layer in a sunny prominent border. Easy and fully hardy.
increasingly recognised medicinal values. Full sun in a rich, well drained soil.

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GERANIUM JOHNSONS BLUE

This exquisite treasure epitomizes the English cottage garden. From late spring until autumn an abundance of the most fabulous luminous lavender-blue flowers are continuously produced above the elegantly divided foliage. Full sun to part shade and moist soil.

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HELLEBORE ORIENTALIS

Exquisite multi coloured blooms with speckled hearts in winter and early spring. Creates interest both outside and as a cut flower. Glossy dark green leaves are prominent all year round. Best in shade and is superb for underplanting. Mixed seed line, variances will occur. Quite drought tolerant once it is established making it ideal for planting under trees.

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HELLEBORUS ANGEL GLOW

Hellebore 'Angel Glow' produces a mass of pale pink flowers maturing to ivory green. Foliage is silver with a sheen on the leaves. Flowers from winter into early spring, providing much needed colour in a stark winter garden. Prefers full to dappled shade, a well drained soil but don't let plant dry out.

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HELLEBORUS ANNAS RED

'Anna's Red' forms a compact clump of dark marbled green leaves with stunning deep magenta red flowers providing colour and interest in the winter garden, flowering from winter to early spring. A shade lover at home in a woodland garden or under-planting.

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HELLEBORUS CHARMER

Delicately mottled burgundy red flowers sit above the marbelled green foliage in the depths of winter. A smaller and more compact growing habit than other Hellebores. Enjoy indoors as a pot plant before planting out in the garden.

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HELLEBORUS CINDERELLA

Cinderella’ is an outstanding new variety with exceptional novelty. An abundance of multi-petaled flowers of white with speckled pink features are a highlight throughout the winter months when colour in the garden can be hard to find. Perfect for a container or planting en masse.

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HELLEBORUS HANNAH'S BLUSH

Helleborus Hannahs Blush offers distinctive marbled foliage on a healthy vigorous plant. The flowers are a delicate pink fading to tones of mauve. Suitable for both indoor and garden situations.

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HELLEBORUS ISABELLAS CHARM

Helleborus Isabellas Charm produces a large volume of ruby pink flowers on upright stems making this beautiful Helllebore ideal for cutting. Bracts deepen to a dark burgundy with beautiful marbled foliage.

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HELLEBORUS MOLLYS WHITE

'Molly's White' produces a mass of cup-shaped white flowers flushed with lime green and dusky pink undersides. Dark attractively marbled green leaves make the foliage interesting when it's not in flower. Prefers a dappled shade and well drained soil. These enchanting flowers give great colour to the winter garden.

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HELLEBORUS OLIVIAS JOY

Olivia's Joy has soft pink flowers edged in a deeper colour held well above its marbelled evergreen foliage. Makes a delightful indoor plant for 3-5 weeks before planting out in a semi shaded border or container.

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HELLEBORUS PENNYS PINK

A vigorous hybrid hellebore with very handsome marbled foliage, with deep pink veins in spring turning silver later in the season.Flowering is prolific, displaying mid-pink blooms with yellow stamens from late winter to mid-spring. Hardy and tolerant of a wide range of soils best planted in shade or as under planting of trees and shrubs.

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HELLEBORUS RUBY DAYDREAM

With its stunning evergreen marbled foliage and deep burgundy flowers, 'Ruby Daydream' is destined to become a popular addition to the range of these wonderful winter-flowering plants. Simply lovely upright blooms are of the most divine deep plum colour,

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HELLEBORUS RUBY GLOW

Tough elegance. Evergreen, leathery, dark green leaves with prominent silver-grey veins and outward-facing, saucer-shaped pale pink to deep rose-pink flowers from late winter to mid-spring. Vigorous with a tidy clump-forming habit, hardy and tolerant of a wide range of soils. Best planted en masse or in mixed garden bed.

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HELLEBORUS SOPHIES DELIGHT

Proudly held well above its handsome marbled foliage, predominantly white blooms are deliciously edged and backed with deep mulberry - a colour combination that is both simple and elegant. 'Sophie’s Delight' is quite happy indoors for up to three weeks, after which it will be a valuable evergreen addition to a semi-shaded border or container.

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HELLEBORUS TUTU

Pretty pale pink flecked flowers with a double pleated dark burgundy centre, crowned with a tuft of yellow stamens create an eye catching display over bushy mounds of thick evergreen leaves. Prefers a shady spot in moist soils. Perfect for a woodland garden, or underplanting as groundcover.

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HELLEBORUS TUTU WHITE

A stunning addition to the winter garden 'White Tutu' has gorgeous ruffled white double flowers speckled with dark red accents borne high above lush green foliage. This orientalis type hellebore tends to flower later in the season. Does well in darker shaded areas, with a well drained soil but with adequate water.

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HELLEBORUS VIBRANT BOUQUET

A superior selection of, yellow, white, pink, red, spotted, striped. A superior selection of, yellow, white, pink, red, spotted, striped and semi-double types. Large flowers. The blooms face more up and outward than other varieties. Vigorous, hardy and easy to grow.

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HEUCHERA PEACH CRISP

A bold heuchera with tightly ruffled peach to amber leaves and a compact mounding habit which works well in a container, front of a border or as edging, providing a wonderful textural colour spot. Small white sprays of flowers in spring. Will stand full sun, needs good drainage and is drought tolerant.

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HEUCHERA PEPPERMINT SPICE

Silvery green foliage with purple/red veining and sprays of rose pink flowers. This is a new version of 'Green Spice' but with bright pink flowers.It has a vigorous but tidy mounding habit making it a great border, edging or massed landscape plant.

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HEUCHERA PLUM ROYALE

Plum Royale is the first Heuchera to have amazing, shiny purple leaves all summer long. Attractive white flowers in spring & summer contrast beautifully with the dark foliage. A neat and compact mounding habit and sun tolerance makes this and excellent landscaping choice. Requires a well drained soil.

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HEUCHERA SUGAR PLUM

A bigger habit evergreen heuchera with colour interest for every season. The leaves are frosty plum-purple in spring and autumn, berry-red in summer and deep-purple in winter. The silver frosting is most pronounced in summer and winter. Silvery-pink flowers re-bloom through summer. Suitable for mixed beds & under-planting.

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HEUCHERELLA ALABAMA SUNRISE

Deeply cut foliage, forming a vigorous spreading mound that changes colours with the seasons. In spring and early summer the leaves are gold with red veins. In late summer they evolve to green with red veins and in autumn the older foliage turns orange pink. Best in part part shade, moist but well drained soils. Easy care.

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HEUCHERELLA HAPPY HOUR LIME

Amazing lime green foliage on maple shaped leaves year round. Vigorous and quick to establish. Grow in full to part shade for best colour. Prefers a moist but well drained soil and feed occasionally with a slow release fertiliser. Hardy and easy care.

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HEUCHERELLA PLUM CASCADE

First purple trailing Heucherella. Stunning purple silver maple shaped leaves which will spread if planted as a ground-cover or trail in a container. Flowers are a delicate soft pink in summer. Vigorous and quick to establish. Best in full to part shade and prefers moist soil. Feed occasionally with slow release fertiliser.

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HEUCHERELLA STOPLIGHT

Deeply cut foliage, forming a vigorous spreading mound that changes colours with the seasons. In spring and early summer the leaves are bright lime-yellow with red veins. In late summer they evolve to lime green with red veins. Delicate white foam flowers from spring. Best in part part shade, moist but well drained soils. Easy care.

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HOSTA DISCOVERIES

An unknown Hosta from our nursery, which can be something special and unique to you. During the season we sometimes come across a variety of Hostas that don't belong to any of the standard lines we know of. For the first time we are offering them direct to the public!

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HOSTA EMPRESS WU

This impressive giant hosta was named in honour of the only Lady Emperor of China. A stunning garden specimen which is fast growing, forming an upright clump of green foliage,with Lavender flowers in mid summer. Because of its size & rapid growth rate it needs consistently good moisture & regular feeding. Requires shade & slug protection.

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HOSTA HUDSON BAY

This impressive giant hosta was named in honour of the only Lady Emperor of China. Fast growing, forming an upright clump of green foliage,with Lavender flowers in mid summer. Because of its size & rapid growth rate it needs consistently
good moisture & regular feeding. Requires shade & slug protection.

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HOSTA PURPLE HEART

A stunning hosta with heart shaped, glossy lime to mid-green leaves which form a neat full compact mound. It is the dark purple colour of the stem that infuses the base of the leaf that makes this hosta special. The foliage is crowned by sprays of lavender flowers in late summer. Good slug resistance.

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HOSTA RASPBERRY SUNDAE

A lovely compact hosta with variegated foliage featuring stark white leaf centres trimmed with a deep green margin and striking deep burgundy coloured stems and at the leaf base. Deep violet flowers appear on similar dark coloured stalks in late summer. Requires a moist rich organic soil and afternoon shade.

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HOSTA SILVER KNIGHT

An outstanding compact blue Hosta bred in NZ. The new leaves of 'Silver Knight' are a strong blue fading to silver blue with age, quickly forming a dense clump of foliage and producing pale mauve flowers in summer. Although more tolerant of North Island humidity, it still requires a moist well drained soil and a shady location.

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HOSTA TWILIGHT

An outstanding Hosta and the most striking of all the yellow edged selections. Forms a large dark green clump with the wide yellow margins bringing alive a shady prominent garden spot. Lavender summer flowers add to the charm. Good soil with some shade and summer moisture.

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LIGULARIA RENIFORMIS

An outstanding foliage plant with large kidney-shaped glossy green leaves forming an impressive mound. In mid-summer long stems of yellow flowered daisies rise above the foliage. Wonderful under story plant adding architecture & structure to a garden. Moist soil, best with some shade.

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PODOPHYLLUM KALEIDOSCOPE

Astounding, exotic plant with wide hexagonal umbrella shaped leaves liberally splashed with purple, bronze and silver in a kaleidoscope pattern. Mature plants produce red flowers that hang in clusters under the leaves in mid summer. A must have plant for shade garden.

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PRATIA ANGULATA

A sought after New Zealand native as both flowering groundcover and for underplantings. Forms an attractive creeping mat which comes alive over summer with a smothering of large white blooms followed by interesting berries. Extremely easy.

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PRATIA BLUE STARS

A robust ground-cover useful for under-planting shrubs, in and around paving and in rockeries or in containers in combination with other plants. Forms a very dense prostrate weed suppressing mat. Light blue flowers are borne in profusion spring to summer. Prefers a moist semi-shaded position.

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PRATIA COUNTY PARK

A wonderful flowering groundcover with large eye-catching blue flowers which smother this very prostrate creeping plant throughout spring and summer. Great in pots, in and around paving and for underplanting. Thrives in partial shade with adequate moisture.

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PRATIA WHITE STARS

A delicate ground cover useful for under planting shrubs, in and around paving, rockery or in containers with other plants. Forms a prostrate, weed suppressing mat. Loves a moist semi-shaded position.

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TIARELLA NEON LIGHTS

This unique Tiarella will definitely raise some eyebrows as it glows in your landscape. The black, palmate-cut leaves are edged with nearly neon green margins in the spring. Creamy flowers in spring are an added bonus to the stunning foliage. An excellent specimen for a cool shady area.

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