Echinacea Butterfly Kisses, commonly known as a Cone flower. This variety features fragrant light ray petal flowers which surround a pink pompom cone which rise up on dark green stems. Excellent in a border or a mixed container.
Echinacea Cleopatra, commonly known as a Cone flower. This variety features fragrant single to semi-double yellow lemon flowers which surround an orange cone. Excellent in a border or a mixed container.
Echinacea Julia, commonly known as a Cone flower. This variety features fragrant tangerine orange flowers which surround a copper cone which rise above deep green foliage. Excellent in a border or a mixed container.
Echinacea Meringue, commonly known as a Cone flower. This variety features fragrant white petals which surround a creamy-yellow pompom with apple-green centres. Flowers fade a lighter yellow through the season. Excellent in a border or a mixed container.
Echinacea Purple Emperor, commonly known as a Cone flower. This variety features large, fragrant magenta-purple flowers which turn a lighter pink through the season. Excellent in a border or a mixed container.
Echinops Arctic Glow, also known as a White Globe Thistle. A vigorous clump forming perennial with deep green foliage from which tall, sturdy stems bearing white ball shaped flowers are produced in mid to late Summer, during the flowering season attracts butterflies and bees.
Echinops Platinum Blue, also known as Globe Thistle. A beautiful clump forming garden perennial with silvery, slightly spiny thistle foliage which creates a dense clump and in July to September produces tall upright, branched flower stems bearing round, ball shaped dark blue flowers. The plant is particularly attractive to bees and butterflies.
Erigeron glaucus Sea Breeze is a hardy herbaceous evergreen perennial. A superb showy plant ideal for containers, borders and rockeries, producing masses of large daisy-like flowers of pink with yellow centre in summer and autumn.
Erysimum Artist Monet\'s Moment, commonly known as Wallflower. This new perennial variety forms a dense clump of deep green foliage which is a perfect backdrop for the long fragrant spikes of orange-red and mauve-purple veined flowers from late spring through until summer.
Erysimum Artist Paintbox, commonly known as Wallflower. A new perennial variety that forms a dense clump of foliage with masses of strongly scented multi coloured flowers which are carried on upright stems from early April right through until summer.
Erysimum Bowle\'s Mauve, commonly known as Wallflower. A classic garden perennial variety, well tried and tested with deep green foliage which forms a dense mound of foliage with masses of stems bearing rich mauve scented flowers April onwards.
Erysimum Desert Island, commonly known as Wallflower. This perennial forms a dense clump of foliage with clusters of scented golden yellow flowers which are carried on upright stems from February right through until summer.
Erysimum linifolium variegatum, commonly known as Wallflower. A particularly attractive perennial selection with lance shaped foliage with a creamy white margin, from April till July deep purple flowers are produced on long flowering stems which provide a great contrast against the foliage.
Erysimum Spice Island, commonly known as Wallflower. This perennial forms a dense clump of foliage with clusters of scented orange-red and purple flowers that change colour with age which are carried on upright stems from April right through until summer.
Erysimum Sunburst, commonly known as Wallflower. This hardy perennial forms a dense clump of bright golden variegated foliage which is the perfect highlight for the masses of richly fragrant sunny yellow flowers which are carried on upright stems from late Spring through Summer.
Erysimum Winter Sorbet, commonly known as Wallflower. This hardy perennial forms a dense clump of mid green foliage which is the perfect compliment for the masses of richly fragrant multi coloured flowers which range from orange, pink and purple which are carried on upright stems from late Winter to early Summer.
Escallonia Glowing Embers **Brand New 2018** is a new golden compact slightly spreading evergreen shrub selected at Lowaters Nursery. New leaves are flushed orange red on bright red stems, these slowly turn golden and then to pale green when mature. Best grown in full sun or semi shade and any moist fertile soil. Can be used in patio containers, border planting or as a low hedge. Golden foliage will look good planted with darker foliage plants.
Escallonia Gold Ellen is a compact evergreen shrub with bright golden yellow new growth developing a central splash of green. Large heads of upright rosy pink flowers are produced in late Summer. As an evergreen golden plant this cant be beaten, easy to grow and glowing golden in the winter it\'s perfect to add structure to your garden.
Escallonia Pink Elle is a new hardy evergreen shrub which has deep green glossy leaves and a compact habit, it is also extremely free flowering. The flowers are pink fading to white in the centres and are carried in dense upright clusters at the top of the shoots in early Summer and then again in Autumn.
Eucalyptus Baby Blue, also known as Powered Gum. Compact variety with silvery blue heart shaped young leaves. Stems are covered in a white bloom. Plant in full sun or partial shade in moist but well drained soil in a sheltered position.
Euonymus Blondy is an easy to grow evergreen shrub which was selected by Chris Bolwyn in the Netherlands and has become a classic, easy to grow evergreen shrub. The dark green glossy foliage has strong bright golden centres to the leaves.
Euonymus Emerald Gaiety is a classic compact hardy evergreen shrub with rounded emerald green leaves with a white edge. This variety is widely grown due to its robust habit and ability to thrive in almost any situation.
Euonymus Emerald n Gold is a classic compact hardy evergreen shrub. Bright green leaves edged bright yellow which almost glow when fresh in the spring. In winter it is tinged with pink. This plant is often seen due to its robust habit and stunning display all year round.
Euonymus Golden Harlequin is a new variety of this popular evergreen shrub with striking golden speckled foliage and a compact habit.
Euonymus Harlequin is a slow growing prostrate evergreen. New growth pure white becoming speckled green and white with pink tinges in winter.
Euonymus Duc d Anjou is an easy to grow attractive evergreen shrub. Foliage is green with central yellow splashes and yellow stems.
Eupatorium Baby Joe is a beautiful new hardy perennial. This is a smaller form (75cm) of this classic garden plant which produces sturdy, upright stems bearing deep green leaves which are topped from mid Summer into Autumn with large domed clusters of purple flowers which are a magnet to butterflies.
Euphorbia Purpurea is a very striking \"Wood Spurge\" with a low spreading habit and deep purple / maroon evergreen leaves and stems Throughout June and July stunning acid yellow flowers are produced on short stems above the foliage - a stunning contrast with the foliage.
Euphorbia Baby Charm is a hybrid cross of E. x martinii. Forms a compact neat mound of bronze-green foliage with short flowering stems sitting just above the foliage. In spring apple green flowers are produced with yellow centres and red capsules.
Euphorbia Portuguese Velvet is an architectural evergreen. An unusual and less often seen variety with velvety blue-grey-green foliage carried in whorls around the upright stems, green flowers with maroon centres in spring to early summer.
Euphorbia wulfenii is a classic garden variety with glaucous foliage and strong upright stems bearing huge yellow / green flowers in spring through to summer.
Euphorbia Black Pearl is a striking form with whorls of slightly blue evergreen foliage around the upright stems and large heads of pale green flowers with a strong black eye in late spring.
Euphorbia Glacier Blue is a stunning introduction which forms a dense evergreen mound with glaucous blue foliage which has a contrasting, silvery white margin to the leaf, from late Spring through into Summer large heads of flowers are produced which creamy white with a green eye. In June remove flowering stems right down to the base to encourage new shoots to form.
Euphorbia Despina is a compact growing variety with glaucous blue - green evergreen foliage which forms a dense mound. In spring sprays of greenish yellow flowers are produced with a yellow eye.
Euphorbia Efanthia is a compact Evergreen Perennial. This delightful variety has deep green upper surfaces to the leaf and red undersides, in spring the whole tips turn deep red as the flowers start to develop.
Euphorbia myrsinites is an evergreen perennial with a low trailing habit. The powdery blue angular foliage forms dense whorls along the stems, the leaves are fleshy giving the appearance of a succulent plant. In late Spring and Summer dense heads of yellow flowers up to 10cm across are produced at the ends of the shoots.
Euphorbia polychroma is a deciduous, compact, rounded perennial with attractive mid-green leaves. In late Spring and Early Summer clusters of bright greenish yellow flowers are produced at the end of the shoots turning the plant into a glowing mound of yellow.
Euphorbia polychroma Purpurea is a stunning burgundy-purple foliage which contrast with the bright greenish-yellow flowers that appear in mid to late spring.
Euphorbia Redwing is a stunning compact hybrid with deep green foliage and bronzed tips to the foliage in the winter months and a mass of yellow flowers from late spring to summer.
Euphorbia Robbiae, commonly known as Wood Spurge / Mrs Robbs Bonnett. A compact, spreading, variety which makes an excellent groundcover. It grown short stems with rosettes of deep green leaves and long lasting lime - green flowers from late spring.
Euphorbia Shorty is a compact-growing variety which, unlike many other euphorbias, is small enough to grow in a container. It boasts excellent blue-green foliage in summer, which turns to bright shades of red and purple in winter. Then in spring, as the new leaves emerge yellow and chartreuse, the plants are topped with vibrant, sulphur-yellow blooms. Flowers from March till May
Euphorbia Tasmanian Tiger has stunning greyish evergreen foliage around the upright stems of creamy bracts with a green eye. Remove spent flowers to encourage further flowering in the summer.
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow is a stunning new variegated variety selected as a sport from E. x martinii in Australia. Has beautiful foliage which is blue green with golden margins and reddish hues in the winter as the tips start to form flower buds. From February through till May large heads of creamy lime, green and yellow flowers are produced.
Euryops Pectinatus is a South African native shrub will not fail to amaze. Vibrant, large yellow daisy flowers sit on domes of glaucus, silvery green toothed or combed foliage for spring and into summer. Ht 120 x 100cm. Flowers from April through to October.
Exochorda macrantha The Bride, also known as Pearl Bush. Mound forming deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing obovate mid green leaves. Abundant racemes of white flowers in late spring.
Fabiana imbricata violacea is a dense mound forming shrub which originated in South America with plume like branches which are densely covered in tiny, needle like, deep green leaves. In early Summer large numbers of solitary, tubular lavender mauve flowers 1.5cm long cover the plant creating a haze of mauve..
Fatsia japonica, commonly known as Japanese Aralia. Evergreen shrub with large, deeply lobed, glossy dark green leaves which look truly exotic. In Autumn large branching heads of small creamy white flowers are produced.
Fatsia japonica Spiders Web, commonly known as Japanese Aralia. Spiders web is a striking new addition to this genus of architectural evergreen shrubs. The large leathery green leaves are overlaid with white variegation which ranges from fine speckles to large white blotches.
Festuca Elijah Blue - Ornamental grass. Forms an evergreen hummock of bright soft powdery blue foliage and blue wheat like flowers in summer. Works well mixed with a wide range of other flowering plants as a colourful contrast.
Ficus Brown Turkey – Edible Fig. A large deciduous spreading shrub with large ornamental glossy green leaves and in late summer producing figs. Restrict root run to encourage fruiting, remove small figs in early winter to encourage large enough fruits to develop in spring to ripen.
Fuchsia Army Nurse is hardy with a vigorous, erect habit and mid-green leaves. It bears semi-double flowers with a crimson tube and sepals and blue-violet petals flushed pink near base.
Fuchsia Delta Sarah is a beautiful hardy variety with unusual coloured semi double blue flowers, up to 6cm in diameter.
Fuchsia Display is a hardy fuchsia with deep green foliage and beautiful pink flowers with unusual open flowers carried in profusion all summer long, seeming to drip from the plant.
Fuchsia Genii is a hardy deciduous shrub with an upright habit, the foliage is golden-yellow, contrasting against the red stems. This variety is very free flowering with masses of red and purple flowers from summer to autumn.
Fuchsia hatschbachii is a rarely seen evergreen variety which originates in Brazil with thick leathery leaves and long arching stems which are semi-climbing, the prolific pendulous red flowers have fused corolla and are produced late in the year .
Fuchsia Hawkshead is a hardy Fuchsia. A deciduous shrub with an upright bushy habit, the plant is clothed in small deep green leaves which provide the perfect foliage for the unusual hanging flowers which are pure white with the tepals tinged green at the ends. A beautiful addition to your garden!
Fuchsia Aurea originates in Chile, a hardy deciduous shrub with elegant arching stems and narrow orangey golden foliage, masses of slender pendulous red flowers are carried in summer through to autumn, later oblong red purple fruits are produced.
Fuchsia Versicolour is a hardy deciduous shrub with elegant gently arching stems bearing narrow pinkish red variegated foliage, from early Summer through into Autumn large numbers of pendulous slender purple and crimson flowers are produced along the stems in small clusters.
Fuchsia Mrs Popple is a hardy deciduous shrub. A compact and very free flowering form with luscious deep green leaves and pendulous red and purple flowers which are produced from summer into autumn.
Fuchsia Riccartonii is a hardy Fuchsia, with an upright habit and with dark green leaves with a bronze tint and deep red stems. The flowers are red which hang elegantly from the stems in summer.
Fuchsia Sparkling Silver - a new hardy selection made by Lowaters Nursery. Striking sage green and white variegated foliage. Large semi double flowers with scarlet sepals and purple petals throughout the summer.
Fuchsia Sunray is an ornamental Fuchsia with decorative foliage contrasting well against the flowers. Deep pink and cream variegated foliage and single carmine-purple flowers are produced all summer long. Needs some frost protection.
Fuchsia Thalia is a vigorous upright fuchsia which belongs to the Triphylla group of fuchsias. It bears abundant blooms with long tubes of bright orange-red. Its leaves are olive green with a purple tinge beneath.
Fuchsia Tom Thumb is a hardy deciduous shrub. Tom Thumb has a compact habit and deep green leaves, it is extremely free flowering producing masses of red and purple flowers from early summer to autumn.
Gaillardia Arizona Sun is a striking compact perennial for the garden with mahogany red petals tipped with golden yellow which are produced from early summer into late autumn.
Gaillardia Arizona Red is a compact free flowering perennial. Deep green foliage forms a tight mound and from mid Summer through till Autumn masses of large red flowers with yellow tips and a deeper red eye are produced, these are yellow as the buds start to open.
Galega Coconut Ice, commonly known as Goats Rue - perhaps not the most attractive common name! However, this is a beautiful garden plant with a clump of deciduous foliage which is mid green with a broad, irregular margin of creamy white. The upright spikes of soft lilac pink flowers are produced in June and July.
Galtonia viridiflora is a wonderful bulbous perennial which produces broad waxy green leaves and in Summer tall spikes bearing masses of well spaced greenish white flowers up its entire length.
The Gaura Freefolk Rosy is a rosy-pink edged white flowers hung along a long arching stem.Beautiful blooms open from red buds throughout Autumn, Spring and Summer.
Gaura Karalee White is chosen for its early and prolific flowering qualities. This variety has long stems with white flowers which flower throughout summer.
Gaura Passionate Rainbow is a deciduous perennial which is a compact selection with dense variegated foliage and burgundy colouring in the new growth. Showy pink flowers on short but elegant stems. Flowers from June until first frosts.
Gaura Rosy Jane is a stunning easy to grow perennial which was raised at Hardys Cottage Garden Plants in Hampshire, with an upright habit and from June until autumn masses of white flowers are produced with a delicate pink margin.
Gaura Passionate Blush is a bushy clump forming perennial with deep crimson foliage and an upright habit. Pink flowers are produced on stems above the foliage all summer long.
Geranium Buxton Blue is a low growing deciduous perennial, easy to grow and spreads readily creating a ground cover of opal blue flowers with white centres and dark veins, which are produced from spring right through until autumn.
Geranium Dragon Heart is a stunning perennial, clump forming foliage with large leaves which produce large magenta flowers with dark heart centres. Best grown in a border where instant colour is required.
Geranium Dreamland is a low growing deciduous perennial, easy to grow and spreads readily creating a ground cover of pale pink flowers with white centres and dark veins, which are produced from spring right through until autumn.
Geranium Hocus Pocus – Cranesbill. A stunning perennial, clump forming dark purple foliage which produce lavender-blue flowers with dark pink veins. Best grown in a border where it will spread which will help to reduce weeds, perfect for a low maintenance garden.
Geranium Orkney Cherry is a stunning perennial, clump forming dark green-bronze foliage which produce bright pink flowers with white centres. Best grown in a border where it will spread which will help to reduce weeds, perfect for a low maintenance garden.
Geranium Pink Penny is a low growing deciduous perennial, easy to grow and spreads readily creating a ground cover of magenta purple flowers with dark veins, which are produced from spring right through until autumn.
Geranium Black Beauty is a stunning deciduous perennial with very dark purple foliage, black in full sun and masses of deep blue flowers in summer.
Geranium Renardii – Cranesbill, A stunning perennial, clump forming green foliage which produce brilliant white flowers with Purple-violet veins.
Geranium Rozanne is a stunning hybrid which was awarded Plant of the Century! This deciduous perennial can\'t be beaten for ease of growing or flower power. Creates a low mound of ground cover with marbled green leaves and large blue flowers with a white centre which are produced from Spring right through into Autumn.
Geranium Sweet Heidi is a low growing deciduous perennial, easy to grow and spreads readily creating a ground cover of blue-purple flowers with a pink ring encapsulating a white centre with deep purple veins, which are produced from spring right through until autumn.
Geum Cosmopolitan, commonly known as Avens. A clump forming perennial which is repeat flowering and bears a Summer long display of small, rounded double flowers which have creamy petals edged with a rosy pink, borne on nodding stems above the clump of dark green leaves.
Geum Eos, commonly known as Avens. Clump forming perennial whose vivid sunshine yellow foliage creates the perfect backdrop for the radiant orange flowers which are produced freely from Spring and right through the Summer.
Geum Flames of Passion, commonly known as Avens. A clump forming perennial which is repeat flowering and bears a Summer long display of small, rounded semi - double scarlet flowers, borne on black stems above the clump of dark green leaves.
Geum Mai Tai, commonly known as Avens. A clump forming perennial which is repeat flowering and bears a Summer long display of small, rounded semi - double apricot flowers with rose shades, borne on purple stems above the clump of dark green leaves.
Geum Totally Tangerine, commonly known as Avens. A clump forming perennial which is repeat flowering and bears a summer long display of tall elegant apricot to tangerine coloured flowers that fade in colour with age.
Grevillea Canberra Gem is an unusual evergreen shrub with a vigorous habit which forms a dense mound, needle shaped rosemary-like foliage and from late winter through till late summer short dense racemes of long red flowers are produced type bright red flowers from late winter to late summer.
Grevillea Clearview David is an exotic looking evergreen flowering shrub which originates in Australia. The needle shaped foliage is glossy above and silky / hairy below, throughout the year unusual rose red waxy flowers are produced in short dense racemes, the early spring display is the most striking.
Grevillea mt Tamboritha is a hardy evergreen shrub which originates in Australia. It has a low growing habit and soft linear greyish green leaves from autumn till summer produces terminal flower heads of cream and pink flowers.
Griselinia littoralis, commonly known as a New Zealand Privet. A dense evergreen shrub with soft, glossy leaves on green stems. The plant can easily be trimmed to shape, making it ideal for use as an evergreen hedge, a shaped shrub or grown as a small tree.
Griselinia littoralis variegata, commonly known as New Zealand Privet. A dense evergreen shrub with soft, glossy green leaves with irregular creamy white margins on green stems. The plant can easily be trimmed to shape, making it ideal for use as an evergreen hedge, a shaped shrub or grown as a small tree. AGM
Gunnera manicata, also known as a Chilean rhubarb. A robust herbaceous perennial which forms a spreading clump of lobed, rounded, rough textured leaves with spiny stems 1 to 2m across. Tiny red brown flowers are borne in erect panicles to 1m in height. Requires a wet soil to support the lush growth and whilst hardy, the large crowns need protection from frost overwinter. AGM
Hakonechloa macra Aureola is a beautiful deciduous Japanese grass which forms a compact tuft of arching stems bearing long, striated golden leaves and in late summer arching flower heads. It is a plant which adds movement to the garden as it will sway gently in even the softest of breezes. In the autumn the leaves turn shades of orange before dropping.
Hakonechloa Macra, commonly known as a Japanese Forest Grass. This grass that will grow in full sun in a patio pot or border. It is deciduous and in Spring the new green shoots emerge from the ground developing arching stems bearing several bright green leaves and forming a dense mound.
Halimiocistus Sahucii is a dwarf dense evergreen shrub. The plant forms a mound of small mat deep green leaves from which abundant saucer shaped pure white flowers with contrasting yellow stamens are produced in late spring through early summer.
Halimium commutatum is a small evergreen shrub with pale green leaves and masses of small saucer shaped golden yellow flowers freely produced May-June at the tips of the shoots,
Halimium ocymoides has small grey leaves, bright yellow flowers with chocolate basal blotches in summer. Excellent in the front of a border in a free draining soil - will tolerate very poor soils best in full sun for best flowering results.
Hebe Albicans is a compact bushy variety forming a dense mound of bright glaucous silver-grey foliage, in June and July masses of flowers appear which are pink in bud opening to pure white and carried in broad racemes up to 5cm long. This is one of the naturally occurring New Zealand species from the South Island.
Hebe Autumn Glory is a well known variety which has been in cultivation for a long time, believed to have originated as a seedling in Ireland at the turn of the last century. In Summer the rounded leaves are dark green with a purple margin which spreads in the colder Winter months to produce a red-purple effect to the plant. From July to October prolific racemes are produced, these are stubby and rounded - the flowers are violet / purple in colour with contrasting white pollen.
Hebe Baby Marie is a very dense compact shrub with tiny deep green leaves arranged in pairs up the stems, it is one of the earliest varieties to flower in April through May, producing many upright racemes of flowers 2-3cm long which are pink in bud opening lilac pink and fading to white. A trouble free variety which is particularly striking as a flowering plant.
Hebe Blue Elegance is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in 2009. This collection was selected to give a series of Summer flowering varieties which were hardy, disease resistant and with clear and contrasting flower colours with inflorescences in excess of 10cm. Blue Elegance forms a rounded bush with glossy mid-green leaves and from July until the first frosts masses of clear blue flowers are carried in dense terminal racemes 10-15cm long.
Hebe Blue Gem is a medium sized shrub with large, rounded glossy green leaves often seen growing in coastal areas. The variety is vigorous and produces a striking display of purple / blue flowers in June and July which continue in smaller numbers until Autumn. The lush green foliage makes it a useful backdrop for other plants and its long flowering period really stands out.
Hebe Blue Haze is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in Autumn 2013, Blue Haze was selected for its attractive blue foliage which forms a compact, dense, evergreen mound. In Early Summer masses of silvery blue flowers are produced all over the plant. This variety originated as an open pollinated seedling with H. Caledonia as it\'s mother.
Hebe Blue Ice is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in 2013, Blue Ice was selected for its lush green foliage foliage which forms a compact, dense, evergreen mound. In Summer masses of upright spikes bearing pale blue flowers are produced all over the plant, putting on a stunning display for 4 - 6 weeks.
Hebe Blush Elegance is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in 2009. This variety was chosen for it\'s glossy green foliage and masses of blush pink flowers in long, dense, tapered racemes which are 10cm long.
Hebe Boughton Silver is a selection of H. recurva with a more dense habit and intensely silver-blue foliage and narrow leaves. In May and June prolific flowers are borne on slender racemes which are pure white. A very attractive variety which attracts butterflies and bees.
Hebe brevifolia is a native form from New Zealand. Very different to the species this variety makes a low spreading shrub with leathery deep green glossy leaves 7cm long. From July until the first frosts large numbers of rich reddish-pink flowers are produced in open pointed racemes up to 7cm in length. May need some protection in colder areas.
Hebe Bronze Glow is raised by Lowaters nursery, 2010 was the first launch for this new variety. The plant has a compact freely branching habit and in Winter the small rounded leaves turn a striking bronze colour with tips that almost glow in the Winter sunshine. In May and again in Autumn racemes 6cm long of pale blue flowers are produced at the tips.
Hebe buxifolia Nana is an upright freely branching variety with a spreading habit, the leaves are small (1cm long), elliptical, glossy and green. In early Summer white or pale lavender flowers are produced in large numbers at the tips.
Hebe Caledonia is a very popular garden variety which forms an attractive open shrub. Caledonia has a very long period of interest with striking burgundy foliage and stems through the colder months (November to May), the leaves then turn green against a red stem and in July and August stubby racemes 3cm long of purple flowers are produced, a second flush and sporadic flowers may then develop through into early Winter.
Hebe Carl Teschner also called H. Youngii. A prostrate variety which forms a dense spreading mound. The leaves are small and deep green and in June and July almost disappear under a mass of violet blue flowers with white throats which fade to white. This is one of the toughest varieties, very hardy and trouble free, requiring no trimming.
Brand New Variety for October 2018
Hebe Dark Star is a selection raised at Lowaters and first sold in 2013. We chose this variety for it\'s strong upright growth which carries the foliage which remains dark for most of the year and stays dark purple from December right through till June, from mid Summer onwards rich purple flowers are produced in densely packed upright panicles.
Hebe diosmifolia Wairua Beauty is a compact multi-branched shrub which forms a tidy mound of pale lime green leaves which are small and narrow. In June and July (for 4 weeks) a mass of heliotrope mauve flowers are produced in corymbs at the ends of shoots, these are larger than the species. The plant was discovered as a sport of the species in Wairua in New Zealand hence the name.
Raised by Lowaters Nursery and first introduced in 2017. A compact evergreen small rounded glossy green leafed foliage. In May and June masses of pink flowers are produced. An excellent border plant that is trouble free.
Hebe Garden Beauty White is raised as a seedling at Lowaters Nursery and first sold in Spring 2016. A healthy disease resistant variety which produces a dense mound of evergreen foliage. In May and June masses of white flowers which are tinged with a hint of pale blue, these are carried on upright panicles up to 5cm in length.
Hebe Garden Beauty Blue is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first introduced for sale in 2005. A very dense multi-branched shrub which produces a tidy mound. The leaves are deep glossy green with short internodes, in May and June prolific branched racemes of clear blue flowers are produced - during the peak of flowering the foliage is almost totally covered by flower and the flowers hold their strong colour for a long time without fading.
Hebe Garden Beauty Purple is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first introduced for sale in 2005. A compact variety with small very rounded leaves which are a deep green with a red margin, short internodes and pale brown stems. In late May and June terminal racemes of clear purple flowers are carried in profusion - these hold their colour well before fading to a paler shade. A superb landscape or garden plant which is trouble free and low maintenance.
Hebe Heartbreaker is a sport of H. Dazzler discovered in the Netherlands. A mound forming variety which is grown for its white variegated foliage with a green centre which turns vivid pink from November until May, occasional purple flowers are produced but the plant is primarily grown for its unique foliage.
Hebe Lady Ardilaun is an old variety named after Lady Amy Ardilaun and often sold as H. Amy. An upright growing plant with highly glossy deep green leaves which turn deep reddish-purple in the Winter, from July until the first frosts racemes of rich violet flowers are produced.
Hebe Leopard is a striking sport from H. x fran. Var. found at Lowaters by Andrew Donaghy which has a distinctive spotting pattern on the foliage and a more compact habit with shorter internodes and more sturdy stems, in Summer purple blue flowers are produced in pairs as rounded racemes from mid Summer into Autumn.
Hebe Leopard Spot is selected and raised at Lowaters Nursery and first launched in 2017. This beautiful sport has a compact habit and makes a dense plant with white centres to the green leaves, it has an upright habit and strong stems. In mid to late Summer rounded pairs of pale purple flowering heads are produced at the tops of the shoots.
Hebe Lilac Fantasy was introduced by Lowaters nursery and first sold in 2014. This variety was selected for its lustrous green foliage, robust habit and massive amount of flowers which are produced in late may and June, these are a pale lilac blue and smother the plant.
Hebe macrocarpa is a distinctive variety with an architectural upright habit. This is a naturally occurring species which is native to the North Island of New Zealand. The leaves are thick and leathery, mid green in colour and contrast with the brown stems. The flowers are produced in racemes up to 15cm in length with pure white flowers, these are produced in November and in milder areas or Winters will continue through the Winter.
Hebe Margret was raised in North Yorkshire at Rocklands Nursery in the 1980’s. A compact mound forming shrub with deep green glossy leaves and from May until July masses of light blue flowers which fade to white are produced.
Hebe Midnight Sky was raised at Lowaters Nursery as a seedling of unknown parentage and first sold in 2007. Midnight Sky has deep green leaves which are 5cm in length and in the Winter months turn a stunning deep purple almost black colour with a bright glossy sheen. The flowers are an purple-mauve colour and are produced freely as the plant matures.
Hebe Mrs Winder is a compact evergreen shrub - one of the older Hebe varieties available. The leaves are lanceolate up to 5cm in length often with a distinctive tooth and deep green, turning rich purple in Winter to early Spring. Mauve flowers occasionally in late Summer, though the plant is primarily grown for its Winter foliage colours.
Hebe Pascal was raised by Graham Hutchins at County Park Nursery in Essex and first launched in the UK by Lowaters Nursery. Compact evergreen shrub with an upright habit. The leaves are deep green and in the Winter months and Spring turn a striking deep burgundy colour. In June and July masses of pale purple / blue flowers are produced on short racemes.
Hebe Quicksilver was raised by Graham Hutchins at County Park Nursery in Essex in the 1960’s. This variety is a seedling which is an improvement on the species having much brighter silver foliage. A spreading shrub with an open habit and dark brown / black stems which contrast well with the small silver-blue leaves which are 5mm in length. In July and August spikes of purple flowers are produced.
Hebe pinguifolia Pagei is a popular variety which was named after Edward Page from Dunedin Botanical Gardens in New Zealand. A low spreading shrub with glaucous blue-silver foliage which is rounded and 7mm in length. In June and July rounded, branched spikes of flowers are produced which cover the plant and are pure white in colour.
Hebe Pink Elephant is a sport of H. Red Edge that was found at Ashwood Nurseries by Mark Walberton. A compact mound forming variety with glaucous rounded leaves with a red edge. In the Winter months the new growth develops buttery yellow irregular margins and the tips and young leaves have a pinkish-red colouration. In Summer white flowers are produced, but the plant is primarily grown for its foliage.
Hebe Purple Shamrock is a compact variegated Hebe discovered by Doug Thomson in Ireland as a sport on H. Mrs Winder. The narrow lime green leaves are edged yellow and contrast well against the purple stems of young growth, during the Winter and early Spring foliage turns to a stunning deep purple colour. Occasional purple blue flowers produced late into Summer.
Hebe Red Edge was raised by Graham Hutchins at County Park Nursery in Essex in the 1960’s as a seedling from H. albicans. A rounded shrub with a dense, tidy habit - the leaves are glaucous with a distinct red edge to them, in the Winter months the tips develop a red hue as well. In June and July mauve flowers are produced in short rounded spikes.
Hebe Rose Elegance was raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in 2009. Glossy green foliage and from July until the first frosts masses of large dense inflorescences with deep pink flowers with a darker throat carried in very dense racemes with a rounded end.
Hebe Silver Anniversary was selected at Lowaters nursery. This variety has narrow silvery, variegated leaves which turn delicate hues of purple through the colder months, occasional purple flowers may be seen in the Summer but the plant is primarily grown for its foliage.
Hebe Silver Dollar is a compact variety which is a sport of H. Red Edge, it has rounded glaucous leaves which develop irregular creamy margins and red edges in the Winter months, these red markings are most prominent in their new growth at the tips. Occasional white flowers may be seen in the Summer.
Hebe Sparkling Sapphire is a stunning variety found at Lowaters nursery by Maryse Beckhurst in 2012 as a sport of H. Sapphire. Has stunning creamy white margins which turn buttery yellow as the plant starts to flower in May and June, the flowers are mid blue and carried in slender racemes at the tips.
Hebe Super Red was selected by Wyevale Nursery in Herefordshire from a batch of H. Red Edge. This variety is identical to Red Edge except that in Winter it has much improved colours turning deep red across the plant - the colour also develops earlier than in Red Edge. The plant is primarily grown for its foliage and flowers only sporadically.
Hebe Sweet Kim is a sport of H. albicans discovered at Marchants Nursery in Dorset and first marketed in the UK by Lowaters Nursery in 2002. A compact plant with small glaucous leaves, in winter months the tips have a glaucous stripe in the centre with creamy margins and pink tips and edges, in early Summer some white flower may be seen.
Hebe x franciscana Variegata is a bushy rounded shrub which is widely grown for both garden and container use. The plant has thick rounded leaves with irregular creamy margins and from July to August a full display of violet purple rounded racemes which are densely packed with flowers are produced and then appear sporadically through the rest of the season.
Helenium Tip Top, commonly known as Helens Flower. This herbaceous perennial which originates in California and was selected for it\'s compact habit, forming a mound of deep green foliage. From June through till Early Autumn prolific deep yellow flowers with a lovely black brown centre are produced on branched stems above the foliage, useful as a cut flower.
Helleborus Winter Moonbeam is a hew Hybrid produced by crossing 2 species, H. niger and H. corsicus. Has clean foliage with a tidy habit which carries creamy white flowers in late winter through till early summer. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Winter Sunshine is a striking new introduction bred at Harveys Nursery. Clean fresh foliage and cream flowers fading to a delicious pink-red over dark green evergreen foliage. Flowers prolifically from February to April. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Ori Double Ellen Pink produces masses of large red flowers from late winter through to April.
Helleborus Ori Double Ellen Pink produces masses of large pink flowers from late winter through to April.
Helleborus Pink Beauty is a beautiful hybrid variety produced by crossing 2 species, H. niger and H. sternii which has striking trouble free healthy deep green foliage and from January through till April prolific pink-tinged flowers are produced on strong stems that hold the flowers above the foliage. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Pirouette is a very strong, vigorous hybrid which has glossy deep green foliage carried on deep wine red stems, Starts to flower early and may be in flower for Christmas. Deep red stems emerge bearing clear white flowers carried above the foliage, these turn soft pink after a few weeks. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Silver Dollar is a wonderful hybrid of this species with glorious serrated silvery blue leaves which provide year round interest from this tough evergreen perennial. The flowers appear in Late Winter and continue on into the Spring. These are carried in clusters and are saucer shaped, creamy green with a mauve outside to the petals. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus White Beauty is a striking hybrid produced by crossing 2 species, H. niger and H. corsicus with healthy pale green leaves and from January through till April prolific white flowers up to 10cm across which fade to pale green, are carried on strong stems above the foliage. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Tutu is a beautiful form of hellebore. Leaden green leaves and from January till April unique semi double flowers which are mottled white and pink are produced on strong deep red upright stems above the foliage. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
(Syn Hesperantha) Stiff, upright stems of deep pink flowers in August to October above narrow, mid-green leaves. These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close.
(Syn Hesperantha) Stiff, upright stems of large, deep red flowers in August and September above narrow, mid-green leaves. These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close.
(Syn Hesperantha) Stiff, upright stems of large, light pink flowers in August and September above narrow, mid-green leaves. These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close.
Heuchera Blackberry Jam is a wonderful richly coloured Heuchera with bold tones of maroon and blackberry with ebony veins. Flowers are dark in colour and shaped like coral bells which are carried high above the foliage.
Heuchera Delta Dawn throughout spring and autumn has large rounded leaves which are brick red, with a golden yellow edging and pale veining. Throughout summer the leaves take on fresher shades of gold and lime green.
Heuchera Fire Chief has glowing wine red foliage which turns a little tanned in the winter. Bicoloured pink and white flowers on dark red stems continue through spring, summer, and Autumn like Heuchera Paris.
Heuchera Ginger Ale is a ginger coloured variety which exhibits hues of lime and cream. A silvery metallic veil covers the leaf surface. Ginger flowers with a hint of pink emerge in spring and summer.
Heuchera Lime Marmalade is a vigorous sport from the well known Heuchera Marmalade, with deeply-lobed and ruffled leaves which are a glowing lime to chartreuse green all season long.
Heuchera Marmalade is a great garden performing amber coloured Heuchera. Spring foliage is more purple and in summer it becomes more red. Use this in a container, either on its own, or mixed with other Heucheras, Tiarellas and foliage plants. When finished using in a container it can be planted into a bed or border outside.
Heuchera Midnight Rose is a fantastic sport from Obsidian - with dark foliage flecked irregularly with rose-pink tints. The flecks brighten as the season progresses until they become almost cream in colour.
Heuchera Obsidian is a strong, rich, dark chocolate coloured Heuchera with shiny, well rounded leaves. It has to be one of, if not the darkest Heuchera\'s available to date.
Heuchera Paris is a compact variety with green leaves veiled in white. This variety produces lots of rosy-red coral bells on sturdy flower stems.
Houttuynia Chameleon is a heart leaved houttuynia. A low growing, spreading perennial which lives up to its name with a stunning array of ever changing foliage colours from greens and yellows to orange and reds, ending in a final blaze of Autumn colour. In Summer white flowers are produced, these are attractive but its predominantly grown for the foliage.