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Latest Plants
Aster 'Little Carlow'

Aster 'Little Carlow'£3.50

AGM. Clumps of upright, branching stems with masses of lavender flowers in autumn. Dark stems and foliage contrast well. 1m Average soil in sun or part shade.

Linaria dalmatica

Linaria dalmatica£3.00

Graceful, willowy stems of narrow grey leaves topped with spikes of pretty, budgie-like, pale yellow flowers to 40cm in summer. Drained soil in sun. May self-seed gently.

Lactuca perennis

Lactuca perennis£3.50

An unusual herbaceous perennial which makes rosettes of toothed grey leaves flushed purple and stems of large lilac daisy-like flowers in early summer to 45cm. Average soil in sun.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'De Bilt'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'De Bilt'£4.00

Evergreen groundcover with deep pink flowers in late spring-early summer to 25cm. Ordinary soil in sun or shade, drought tolerant once established. An invalid name, but rarely seen so we offer it for sale anyway!

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Olympos'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Olympos'£4.00

New to us, this is a very dwarf, evergreen form with bright pink flowers in early summer. Low groundcover to 15cm for ordinary soil in sun or shade.

Aster radula

Aster radula£3.50

A compact plant with stocky stems topped with sprays of lavender purple flowers in mid-late summer. Makes a small patch and grows to about 35cm high. Drained soil in 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.  More recently a 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!

With this latest incarnation of our website you can easily securely shop online and use our fab new 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
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Pink Tanna'

Sanguisorba officinalis 'Pink Tanna'£4.00

One of the first offspring from 'Tanna', this is much taller at about 1.2m. Clumps of divided foliage and wiry stems topped wtih lots of nodding pink flowers in summer. Good soil in sun.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orange Field'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orange Field'£3.50

A new selection from the Belgian collection of Chris Ghyselen. Unusual orange-pink flowers in late summer and autumn. 1m. Ordinary to good soil in sun or light shade. PBR

Briza media 'Limouzi'

Briza media 'Limouzi'£3.50

A much improved selection of the Perennial Quaking Grass with rich blue-green leaves and larger purplish flowers to 45cm. Best in morning sun where the light catches the dew on it!