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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'£3.50

Largely white flowers with particularly heavy spotting and staining of rich wine-red inside. A form of the native biennial ideal for naturalising in shady places. 1.5m.

Geranium 'Azure Rush'£7.00

A lovely sport from Geranium Rozanne 'Gerwat', this has prettier flowers in a lighter sky blue that shows up well in the garden. Big white centre to the flower. Low mounds to 30cm. Most soils sun or light shade.

Oryzopsis paradoxa£4.00

An outstanding hardy grass for shade this makes neat clumps of fresh green leaves and tall stems topped with panicles of fine, bright green flowers. Good buff seedheads follow. 75cm. Reasonable, not too dry soil in part shade or shade.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'£6.00

Deep pink flowers on this form, good autumn colour. 30cm. Good evergreen groundcover. Easy to grow in ordinary soil in sun or shade. Useful in dry shady places with improved soil.

Welcome to The Plantsman's Preference website!

We have been selling an extensive range of Hardy Geraniums and Ornamental Grasses as well as many new, rare and unusual perennials (particularly those suitable for shade) since 1996, mail order since 1998 and online since 2000.  We probably have the largest collection of Hardy Geraniums for sale in the UK, with at least 200 different varieties over the course of a year.  We also grow a small, choice, selection of shrubby plants has been added, particularly those from the Caprifoliaceae

The most important factors in our choice of what plants we grow have always been; good garden value, growable, and possibly most important - we have to like it!  We are particularly keen that plants should get on with it without lots of fussing from the gardener so we generally do not grow anything that needs staking or deadheading!

Here on our website you can easily securely shop online and use our fab Plant Selector to help you find plants to suit your requirements or conditions.  Or you can just browse through the categories and A-Z pages.  If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us, quickest response will be from the nursery phone number at the top of every page, please leave a message if we're unable to answer.

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Featured Plants
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'£3.50

Often used in naturalistic gardens this is an excellent garden grass. Dense clumps of foliage and tall, upright stems topped with purple flushed green flowers in summer. 1.5m. Ordinary soil in sun or part shade. Good winter effect from the stems and seedheads.

Aster 'Kylie'

Aster 'Kylie'£4.50

An easy, reliable and tough hybrid (A. novae-angliae x A. ericoides) with arching stems carrying large sprays of thousands of small pink flowers in late summer and autumn. Best cascading down a slope or over a wall. 50cm. Sun.

Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'

Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'£3.50

Upright clumps of wiry stems clad with bright green leaves which turn blood red/purple in the autumn. Open sprays of fine flowers from late summer. Good winter effect. 1.2m. Average to good soil in sun.