Advanced Search
Main Season:
Flower Colour:
Leaf Colour:
Soil Type:
Peat Free?:
Hardiness Guide:
Pot Size:

Debit and Credit cards accepted securely.

PayPal Logo
Shopping Basket

The nursery is open to visitors on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9.30am to 5pm each day until the end of October.

Click & Collect & Mail order continue as normal and the majority of orders are being shipped within 7-14 days.

Featured Plants
Eragrostis curvula

Eragrostis curvula£7.20

African Love Grass. Fine, dark green drooping leaves and graceful, arching black flowers from May to October. Evergreen for a warm sunny, well drained position. 90cm.

Stipa pseudoichu

Stipa pseudoichu£5.00

Slow growing clumps of upright foliage to 80cm and tall arching stems topped with silvery plumes to 1.4m in summer. Average soil in sun.

Thalictrum lucidum

Thalictrum lucidum£5.00

Clumps of upright stems topped with attractive frothy heads of creamy yellow flowers in summer to 1.5m. Unusual olive green finely divided leaves. Good soil in sun.

Recently Added
Geranium tuberosum

Geranium tuberosum£5.00

A summer dormant species from the Mediterranean with deeply divided leaves and heads of blue windmill-like flowers in spring. 30cm. Drained soil in sun.

Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterflies'

Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterflies'£5.00

AGM A more natural look with clouds of small bright royal blue flowers, the falls more white with heavy blue veining. Good soil, sun. 1m.

Scutellaria tournefortii

Scutellaria tournefortii£5.00

Elegant upright spires of white flowers highlighted with a light blue-purple to 45cm. Ordinary soil in sun or light shade. Doesn't self-seed here.

Schoenoplectus lacustris 'Zebrinus'

Schoenoplectus lacustris 'Zebrinus'£5.00

Clumps of stiffly upright leaves with bright white horizontal bands, potentially to 1.8m if wet enough. For pond margins or bog garden.

Symphyotrichum laeve 'White Climax'

Symphyotrichum laeve 'White Climax'£5.50

A striking white flowered form of 'Climax', the flowers contrasting well with the dark green foliage. Best in good soil in full sun. Usually to 1.2m but potentially to 1.8m.

Kniphofia 'Incandesce'

Kniphofia 'Incandesce'£7.00

AGM Splendid flaming spikes of bright coral-orange buds that don't fade as they open until they are going over giving a small cream section at the base of the head. Sun, drained soil. 1m.

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!

Award Winning Plants
RHS Award of Garden Merit

RHS Award of Garden Merit

The Award of Garden Merit (AGM) issued by the Royal Hoticultural Society (RHS) helps gardeners find reliable, consistent plants that will provide particularly good value in the garden.

The award is granted after trials at the RHS garden at Wisley in Surrey and/or assessment at specialist collections or discussion at meetings. There is a set list of criteria that plants have to meet to be deemed worthy of the AGM. For more information on the AGM please visit the RHS Website.