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Aster collection

Aster collection£11.50   £10.00

Autumn means Asters, and we have a lovely selection available now, including:
'Little Carlow' AGM (1.4ltr pot) A firm favourite; masses of lavender flowers to 1m.
'Kylie' (9cm pot) Aster ericoides hybrid with sprays of thousands of pink flowers.
'Les Moutiers' (9cm pot) A pink version of 'Little Carlow'. Black stems and clouds of pink flowers to 1m.

Buy one each of all three varieties for just £10.

Chrysanthemum collection

Chrysanthemum collection£11.50   £10.00

Good bushy plants ready for flowering in October. The collection includes:
'Purleigh White' (9cm pot) Masses of white pom-pom flowers with a hint of pink.
'Mei-Kyo' (9cm pot) An old reliable variety with lots of double pink flowers.
'Julia' (1.4ltr pot) Sprays of pretty pink pom-poms to 60cm.
Buy one each of all three varieties for just £10.

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.


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.

Don't forget to try and Visit the Nursery and see the plants in real life!

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.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Blütenwunder'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Blütenwunder'£8.00

A robust form with broad leaves and chunky flowers, reddish to start soon turning silvery buff to 2.1m.

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.