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Plants In Season Now
Carex testacea

Carex testacea£5.00

A colourful sedge from New Zealand making neat clumps to 30cm. Olive green strongly tinted with bright orange especially overwinter. Evergreen. Best in good (even damp) soil in sun.

Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'

Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'£4.00

AGM Glorious shining white flowers over clumps of grey foliage from midwinter throughout spring. Well drained soil in full sun. Even better in a porch or cold greenhouse. 15cm.

Rubus ulmifolius 'Bellidiflorus'

Rubus ulmifolius 'Bellidiflorus'£5.00

Amazing fully double soft pink bramble with pointed and almost frilly petals. Bronze tinted foliage. Thorny! Prune to size.

Latest Plants
Artemisia lactiflora 'Elfenbein'

Artemisia lactiflora 'Elfenbein'£4.50

A beautiful and elegant German selection with fresh green foliage and sprays of creamy white flowers on strong upright stems to 1.8m. Good soil in sun or part shade.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'England'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'England'£4.50

A beautiful new yellow variegated form with golden stems and flowers with purple spikelets giving a great contrast. Average soil in sun, 1.5m.

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'£4.50

AGM A stunning and well behaved Golden Rod with purple flushed foliage, best in full sun. Open, elegant heads of long narrow branches covered in yellow flowers in late summer. 1.2m. Average to good soil.

Teucrium hircanicum

Teucrium hircanicum£4.00

Clumps of upright stems that will produce masses of dusky reddish-purple flowers in summer and autumn. Drained soil in full sun. Self-seeds usefully, ie a little! 45cm.

Begonia cucullata var. arenosicola

Begonia cucullata var. arenosicola£4.50

A new fairly hardy species with glossy green foliage and bright pinkish white flowers in late summer and autumn to 45cm. Collected in Argentina.

Symphyotrichum 'Diamond Jubilee'

Symphyotrichum 'Diamond Jubilee'£4.50

New to us this hybrid aster has dark flushed leaves and near black stems topped with spires of near white flowers in autumn. Airy and elegant, to 1.2m. Good 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.  We probably have the largest collection of Hardy Geraniums for sale in the UK, with at least 200 different varieties over the course of a year.  We also grow a small, choice, selection of shrubby plants, 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!

Here on our website you can easily securely shop online and use our fab 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!