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Latest Plants
Ajuga incisa

Ajuga incisa£3.50

Lush, tropical looking jagged leaves on this clump forming woodland plant. Spikes of good purplish blue flowers in spring/summer. Good soil in shade. 30cm.

Argemone grandiflora

Argemone grandiflora£3.00

Prickly Poppy from the USA, grey foliage and strong stems with spiky buds that open to reveal large white flowers with reddish middles. Architectural prickly seedheads follow. Hardy and perennial given very well drained soil in full sun. 45cm.

Aster 'Kylie'

Aster 'Kylie'£3.50

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.

Aster 'Les Moutiers'

Aster 'Les Moutiers'£4.50

A brilliant recent introduction from France with dark stems and clouds of good, pink flowers in autumn. Similar to 'Little Carlow' in habit and flower. Good soil in sun. 1m.

Aster novae-angliae 'Bishop Colenso'£4.50

Semi-double flowers of a rich purple on this form named for a former Norfolk resident. Average soil in sun. 75cm.

Bidens aurea 'Supernova'

Bidens aurea 'Supernova'£4.50

A new variety from John Tuite with larger flowers of a glistening yellow, the petals often wavy. Tall, willowy stems that shouldn't need support, grow it hard in full sun. 1.5m.


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

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland'£3.50

Evergreen clumps of long narrow leaves produce arching stems with bronzey-buff open panicles on early summer. Seed heads are held until winter. 90cm. Good soil in shade for best effect.

Argemone grandiflora

Argemone grandiflora£3.00

Prickly Poppy from the USA, grey foliage and strong stems with spiky buds that open to reveal large white flowers with reddish middles. Architectural prickly seedheads follow. Hardy and perennial given very well drained soil in full sun. 45cm.

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Calamagrostis brachytricha£4.50

Tufts of glossy, rich, green foliage and flowering stems to 1.2m. Upright plumes start pinkish in early autumn and fade to silvery buff. Good in winter.