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Corydalis 'Craigton Blue'

Corydalis 'Craigton Blue'£4.00

A new hybrid between C. elata and C. flexuosa with mid green leaves and brilliant electric blue flowers on red stems. Strongly sweet scented flowering in late spring and early summer. Good soil in shade. 30cm.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mytikas'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mytikas'£3.50

A recent introduction with very compact growth and masses of small deep pink flowers in late spring. Not really a groundcover but a spreading patch to 15cm high.

Miscanthus 'Taiwan'

Miscanthus 'Taiwan'£6.50   £5.20

A new and very unusual Miscanthus - totally evergreen for us! Early flowers of golden buff on dense bushy plants to 1m. Looks like M. flavidus. Good soil in sun.

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Geraniums for a mixed Border

Geraniums for a mixed Border£24.00   £21.00

Six Hardy Geraniums suitable for a typical mixed herbaceous border with average soil in sun. Please see the details page to see what is included.

Geraniums for dry sun

Geraniums for dry sun£23.50   £20.00

A collection of six hardy Geraniums from our large range that will all grow in full sun and a well drained soil. Please see the details page for more information.

Geraniums for the front of a border

Geraniums for the front of a border£22.50   £19.50

A collection of six hardy Geraniums from our large range that will be suitable for the front of a border. Please see the details page for more information.


Grasses for midsummer

Grasses for midsummer£10.50   £9.00

There are lots of ornamental grasses for late summer and autumn flower and foliage but those that look good in midsummer are less well known, but no less worth growing. We have a collection of grasses that start to flower from early summer and carry on through the height of summer.

Please see the details page for the varieties included.

Perennials for Bees, Butterflies, Hoverflies etc ...

Perennials for Bees, Butterflies, Hoverflies etc ...£24.50   £21.00

Following all the publicity for 'Plants for Pollinators', we've had a number of customers asking for our recommendations. Well, after a walk round the nursery we put together this collection of plants that seemed particularly smothered in insects at the moment...

Please look at the details page to see what is included.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'£8.00   £6.40

An excellent narrow leafed variety which will produce a tight clump of upright stems topped with golden pink flowers in late summer and autumn. Good winter effect. 1.4m. Average soil in full sun.

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, 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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