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Corydalis 'Craigton Blue'£4.00

A new hybrid between C. eleata 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.

Corydalis 'Spinners'

Corydalis 'Spinners'£3.50

(C. elata x C. flexuosa) The first of these hybrids this is a good tough plant. More or less evergreen, fresh green foliage produces upright stems topped with big heads of bright blue, scented flowers in mid-late spring. 50cm. Good soil in shade.

Corydalis 'Tory MP'£3.50

Another C. elata x C. flexuosa hybrid, this one no doubt claiming to be true blue! Fresh green foliage and heads of bright blue flowers in spring. 50cm. Good soil in shade.

Corydalis flexuosa 'Père David'£3.50

Brilliant blue flowers for weeks in spring. Pretty water repellent foliage, stays where you put it. Summer dormant - sometimes! 45cm. Easy in humusy soil in light shade.

Corydalis flexuosa Norman's Seedling£3.50

Bright blue flowers with a smoky flush for weeks in spring. Not quite so vigorous as ‘Pere David’ but a more subtle colour. 30cm.

Aster 'Orchidee'£3.50

Clumps of fressh green foliage with sprays of pure white flowers in autumn to 60cm. A very fresh, clean looking plant. Mildew free in good soil in sun. Very popular!


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!

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Featured Plants

Silene 'Confetti'£3.00

Neat clumps with upright stems of cream flowers on whorls to 45cm. Probably a species yet to be identified. Very pretty and dainty looking! Average soil in sun.

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland' x 3

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland' x 3£13.50   £10.00

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.

Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Poul Petersen'

Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Poul Petersen'£3.50

A recent introduction this makes good clumps of rich green foliage and tallish stems of flowers, purplish to start then tawny buff through the winter. 1m.