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Latest Plants

Leonurus cardiaca 'Grobbebol'£4.50

Clump forming perennial with stems clad with the most amazing frilled and ruffled sage green leaves and topped with spikes of soft pink flowers in summer. Ordinary soil, part shade or sun. 80cm.

Erysimum 'Bowles' Mauve'£3.00

The classic purple-mauve flowered shrubby wallflower. Trim back after flowering to keep it compact and longer lived. Not wet soil, sun or part shade. 90cm.

Festuca brachyphylla£3.00

Neat clumps of fine foliage and tawny flowers to 20cm. Drained soil in sun.

Festuca elegans£3.50

Upright tufts of sea-green leaves to 20cm and slender stems topped with golden flowers in early summer to 75cm. As the name suggests - elegant! Drained soil in sun.

Geranium 'Devon Pride'£4.50

G. x oxonianum x G. psilostemon. An excellent recent introduction with masses of light magenta flowers with black centres. Pale green foliage. 60cm. Ordinary soil in sun.

Geranium dalmaticum 'Bressingham Pink'£3.00

Alan Bloom's selection with larger pink flowers. Small, shiny, creeping leaves daintily topped by large light pink flowers. 10cm, sun, well drained.


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
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.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orange Field'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Orange Field'£4.00

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

Cynodon aethiopicus

Cynodon aethiopicus£3.50

Neat clumps of powdery grey foliage to just 20cm send up masses of wiry stems topped with fingered spikes of grey flowers all summer. For a well drained soil in full sun. 80cm in flower. Only hardy in warmer areas but easy to raise from seed and it will flower the first year.