Japanese Painted Fern Hardy herbaceous fern with deep purple-red painted fronds. The depth of the colour and frond patterning increases with age. Grow in free-draining moist soil in semi to full shade. Makes good ground cover, and equally good as a specimen planting.
Eared Lady Fern Very attractive hardy herbaceous painted fern. Forms a clump of arching pale green fronds with dark red stems up to 80cm, which looks particularly stunning as the fronds first emerge. Moist free-draining humous rich soil in semi-shade.
Very attractive Japanese fern with deep olive green fronds growing up to 45 cm. Moist free-draining soil in moderate to deep shade. Deciduous and hardy. Makes a very good specimen plant and does well in a pot.
Candelabra primula. Early summer flowering. Flower colour range includes purples, lilac, magenta and even salmon, all exhibiting a yellow eye.
Flat blooming, notch petalled pin. Deep pink flowers with white suffused centre. Deep pink reverse. A very reliable cultivar, which was raised on our nursery in 2007 and named after one of Penny’s cats (which looked like the Felix cat).
Sea Pen Evergreen mat-forming, with dark green fronds to 15cm. Good for moist neutral to acidic soil, in in partial or full shade, but will grow in full sun in damp soil.
Deer Fern (Hard Fern) Native fern, which establishes well in shady areas in damp, neutral to acidic soil. Evergreen fern forming neat clumps of long arched comb-like fronds. The tough fronds give the name Hard Fern.
Wave blooming, cherry blossom petalled pin. White flowers with pale blue suffusion and pale blue reverse. Like many of the ‘blue’ cultivars, this tends to flower later in the season. We do not know the origins of this very pretty compact sakurasu cultivar, which we sourced in 2005.
Blue hinted pink flower with white central suffusion. Overlapping cherry-blossom petals. This Primula sieboldii cultivar was raised by Alan Bloom and was kindly provided to us for our national collection by his family.
Flat blooming, cherry blossom petalled thrum. Pale pink flowers, with pale pink reverse. Tends to be one of the later and profuse flowering Primula sieboldii cultivars. We do not know the origins of this cultivar, which we obtained in 2007.
White veined pink double cherry blossom flowers creating a more reliable “double” flower than many other of our Primula sieboldii cultivars. Our collection of semi-double sieboldii all exhibit a variable trait on the extent of the double-petalling. In good weather years the flowers will show the double nature fully. In poor weather seasons the flowers [...]