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Category Archives: Herbaceous Perennial

Herbaceous Perennials favourites at Downside Nurseries

Alstromeria The ‘Inticancha’ series of Alstromeria has been around for a year or two now.  They are propagated by tissue culture and are very vigorous and dependable, with profuse flowering and non-invasive, compact habit.   Sometimes called ‘Peruvian Lily’ or the ‘Parrot Lily’, they have a wonderful colour range and are...
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Topiary at Downside

With the garden back to its ‘bare bones’, you can see its structure which means it’s a great time to consider where the addition of Topiary would be best.  We’re well stocked with Box, Yew and standard Bay.  Check out our Topiary page under our Plants Section  and visit us between 9-5...
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Amsonia tabernaemontana

An upright plant with narrow glossy leaves, the starry clusters of pale blue Amsonia flowers appear from spring to midsummer. This rarely seen perennial deserves better recognition in gardens for its long flowering period and reliable performance year after year. Amsonia tabernaemontana grows happily in sun or semi shade and copes...
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