We’re growing:

We have been growing perennials, herbs and alpines for sale in Meifod since 1988. The nursery is 600 ft high and sheltered from all but the south west. We use peat-free Melcourt compost and encourage natural and introduced predators for pest and disease control. We grow in small quantities, the plants tend to be lovers of sun and reasonable drainage.

You can see a plant list of what we are growing in 2021 below. Growing conditions vary from year to year, so to check which plants are available now please email or phone. 01938 500370.

Genusspeciesother
AcaenainermisPurpureaProstrate purple leaves and white burrs.
Acaenamicrophylla
Prostrate; copper brown pinnate leaves, bright red burs.
AchilleamillifoliumCassisCherry-red
Achillea millefoliumSalmon BeautyFlat heads of salmon pink flowers becoming pale with age. Finely cut foliage.
Acorusgramineus OgonFans of narrow green and yellow striped leaves, marginal or aquarium plant.
AegopodiumpodagrariaVariegatumVariegated ground elder; pretty but determined.
Aeonium
ZwartkopAlmost black architectural foliage.
AjugareptansCatlin’s GiantA bugle on steroids.
AjugareptansEvening GlowA bugle with very dark crinkly leaves
Alliumfistulosumwelsh onionA native of Siberia (‘Walsch”= foreign) not Wales; an evergreen hollow leaved  perennial useful for winter salads if the snails haven’t been there first
AlliumhollandicumPurple SensationEarly summer spherical flower heads of deep violet held above the foliage. Good cut flower. 
AlliumschoenoprasumGrolauPurple flower heads are also edible.
AlliumstipitatumViolet Beauty
Alliumtuberosum
Garlic chives, flat garlicky leaf, ornamental white flowers late in the year.
Aloysiacitriodora
(Strongly) lemon scented verbena, over-winter under glass.
Androsacelanuginosa
Pale pink flowers, primula family, sun and good drainage.
Anemanthelelessoniana
Bronze foliage and pinkish red flowers look good swaying in the breeze.
AnemoneblandaWhite SplendourPure white, slow spreading.
Angelica archangelica 
Short lived impressively large perennial with globular flower heads in second year, or crystallise stems for cake decoration.
Anthemispunctatasubsp. cupanianaSilver green lacy foliage, large but compact white /yellow daisy flowers, dwarf and indispensable
AnthemistinctoriaLemon IceCreamy yellow daisy flowers, with glorious yellow eyes, attract numerous pollinators such as bees and hoverflies. The foliage is slightly aromatic as you would expect from the Chamomile family, green and finely dissected.
AnthriscuscerefoliumCurled
Arenariamontana
Vigorous spreading evergreen, grey leaved prostrate perennial, saucer shaped white flowers (quite large for an Arenaria) in generous numbers, early summer. Full sun and sharp drainage.
ArmeriajuniperifoliaBevan’s VarietyCompact thrift.
ArtemisiadracunculusFrench Tarragon
Artemisiaschmidtiana

Artemisia
Powis Castle
Aruncusaethusifolius
Finely divided astilbe like foliage, dwarf white flower spikes and good autumn colour
Aruncusdioicus
Also astilbe like but tall and robust to 1.2 m, white flowers.
Asterlateriflorusvar. horizontalisPurple tinged foliage and spreading branches of numerous white rayed pink flowers
Aster
Little CarlowSmall but plenteous lavender-blue daisies in September and October. Up to 1 metre
Blechnumpenna-marina
Pinnate bronze green fronds, prostrate habit.
Brachyelytrumjaponicum
Tall perennial grass with open panicles and ‘v’ shaped spikelets.
BrunneramacrophyllaAlexander’s GreatImpressively wide-spreading brunnera, strikingly patterned silvery leaves
Buxussempervirens SuffruticosaDwarf edging box, neat bright green foliage.
BuxussempervirensElegantissimaHandsome variegated box with small cream green leaves and dense habit.
BuxussempervirensRotundifoliaRobust drought tolerant evergreen with large dark green rounded foliage,
CampanulagarganicaMrs ResholtIntense violet (Plant of the year at Chelsea 2012?)
Campanulaportenschlagiana
Lilac thimble shaped flowers, lobed foliage, creeping habit. 
CampanulaposcharskyanaE H FrostRobust creeping perennial silver blue flowers, good for dry banks.
Campanulaposcharskyana
Lilac starry flowers, creeping and spreading, good for dry banks.
Caryopteris
Dark Knight
Caryopteris
Kew BlueErect, compact, dark flowers and fruit.
Ceanothusthrysiflorus  var. repensEvergreen, blue flowers wide spreading dense shrub.
Ceratostigmaplumbaginoides
Late blue flowered ground cover, autumn leaf tints.
Chamaemelumnobile

Chamaemelumnobile TreneagueThe best type for chamomile lawns – no flowers
ChamaenerionangustifoliumStahl RoseBeautiful soft pink flowers contrast with darker pink buds midsummer. This is a form of willowherb so place it with care!
Chionochloaconspicua
Robust clump forming grass, like pampas grass but more elegant open panicles of creamy flowers.
Clematiscirrhosa var. purperescensFrecklesEvergreen, early bowl shaped yellow flowers speckled maroon. Glossy divided foliage.
Clematisflammula
Late flowering, vigorous scrambler with scented white flowers.
Clematis
NiobeDark velvety red.
Clematis
PiiluEarly season, light pink with darker stripes and cream boss, semi double, second single flowering often 
Convolvuluscneorum

Cordylineaustralis

Cordyline australisPurpurea
Corydalischeilanthifolia
Yellow green fern like foliage turning bronze in autumn, yellow vetch like flowers.
Corydalisflexuosa
Dark foliage and bright blue flowers in spring and autumn.
CotoneastercongestusNanusEvergreen ground hugging habit, small leaves white flowers and red fruit.
Cynara
Artichoke Violette de PPurple globe artichoke. Good flavour, especially if eaten young.
Daphne tangutica
Rounded evergreen shrub to 1.2 m, glossy leaves, creamy purple flowers with strong scent followed by red berries.
Dianthus
Inshriach DazzlerBright pink with darker eye, prostrate and fragrant.
Dianthus
Sops in WineOld fashioned pink with white blotches on dark pink fragrant flowers.
DicentraformosaLangtreesLow divided, grey foliage sprouts from fleshy rhizomes, white tubular flowers tinted pink.
Dicentraformosa
Ground cover version of love lies vleeding
DryopterisaffinisCristataBold deciduous fern; dark green fronds crested at the tip. Tolerant of dry conditions once established.
Dryopteriserythrosora
Red croziers turn into glowing bronze foliage, irresistible.
Dryopteriserythrosora
Deciduous fern new foliage luminous bronze. 
EchinaceapurpureaMagnusIntense red, wide horizontal petals 100 cm. Long lasting cut flower
Eranthishyemalis
Winter aconite
Ericaarborea
Tree Heath. Tall spring flowered heather, long cylindrical flower heads.  
Erigeronkarvinskianus
Low white/pink/yellow tiny daisy flowers non stop.
EuonymusfortuneiEmerald Gaiety
EuonymusfortuneiKewensisWiry stems carry minute rounded dark green foliage with white veins
Eurybia (Aster)divaricata
Wiry black stems contrast with clouds of small pink tinged daisies. (Gertrude Jekyll ;The wire-stemmed aster)
FestucaglaucaElijah BlueFine silver blue form.
FicuscaricaBrown TurkeyReliable fig cultivar.
Foeniculumvulgare  PurpureumBronze fennel. Tall perennial with finely divided  aniseed flavoured bronze foliage an flat umbels of yellow flowers.
Foeniculumvulgare greenGreen fennel. finely divided leaves, delicate flower heads and a propensity for self seeding.
FragariavescaAlexandriaFragrant fruits, fairly long (for an alpine strawberry)
Galanthuselwesii
A larger snowdrop with good scent if you can reach down to it.
GeraniumclarkeiKashmir White
GeraniumclarkiiKashmir PurpleFinely divided leaves, narrow purple petals with contrasting veins.
Geraniumhimalayense

Geraniummacrorrhizum AlbumFleshy rhizomes and leaves- strongly aromatic. White flowers.
Geraniumsanguineum AlbumWhite and somewhat taller than the species.
GeraniumsanguineumCedric MorrisA bloody cranesbill bigger in all its parts.
Geraniumsanguineumvar. striatumA pale pink smart version of the bloody cranesbill discovered on the isle of Walney in the C18
GeraniumsylvaticumAlbum
GeraniumsylvaticumMayflower
GeraniumsylvaticumMayflower
Geraniumx magnificum
Purple rounded flowers
Geranium
Brooksidepratense x clarkei ‘Kashmir Purple’) Found in one the beds in the CBG in the 70s. Intense blue flowers with contrasting white centres
Geranium
Dilys
Geranium
Johnson’s BlueFinely divided leaves, violet, cup shaped open flowers.
Geranium
Philippe Vapelle
Geranium
RozanneVigorous and floriferous, Violet, white centred, purple veined saucer shaped flowers from Summer  to Autumn looks fabulous in a container.
Geranium macrorrhizum

Hacquetiaepipactis
Discrete dwarf perennial with round, lobed leaves and green tinted yellow flowers.
HebefranciscanaVariegataHardiness H5
Heberecurva
Grey pointed leaves, dark stems, neat black and white flower buds open white.
Hebe
Wiri CharmEvergreen, 0.75m x 1m Purple pink flowers. Hardiness H5
HederahelixCoeur d’or
Hemerocallislilioasphodelus
Sweetly scented yellow day lily. “The flowers are a beautiful lily shape, with recurving petals of clear and lovely yellow, and have an unforgettable fragrance” GST
HesperanthacoccineaMajorSilky cup-shaped blooms September, grassy foliage, happy in damp soils.
HesperanthacoccineaSunriseSilky cup-shaped blooms September, grassy foliage, happy in damp soils.
Heuchera
Black pearlJet black leaves with scalloped edges, foamy white flowers, irresistable!
JasminumhumileRevolutumSummer flowering evergreen jasmine, delicate (scented if in a warm position) yellow flowers on a 2 m high and wide plant.
Jasminumnudiflorum

Jovibarbahirta

JuniperuscommunisCompressaOne of the slowest, fine leaves narrow habit, good steely colour.
Lamium
White Nancy
Lathyrusvernus

Laurusnobilis
Sweet bay, aromatic, useful and ornamental, clip of grow freely, yellow flowers winter.
LavandulaangustifoliaHidcote Dwarf habit, silvery foliage,violet flowers.
Lavandulax intermediaGrey Hedge
Leucanthamellaserotina

LithodoradiffusaHeavenly BlueDark green foliage and bright blue flowers, prostrate, dislikes chalk.
LobeliacardinalisQueen VictoriaLate summer scarlet flowers for damp places
Lumaapiculata
A willowy myrtle, small dark rounded leaves contrasting will with the stems. Looks good in a terracotta pot. Impressive bark on older specimens.
Lunariarediviva 
Perennial honesty, elongated transparent seed cases follow purple flowers.
Matteucciastruthiopteris
Shuttlecock fern. rhizomatous habit give large regularly patterned groups which tolerate a variety of conditions except dry shade.
Meconopsiscambrica
Welsh poppy, flat yellow (occasionally orange) flowers  tolerant of shade and competition from grass.
MelissaofficinalisAll GoldBalm
Melissaofficinalis
Balm, cut regularly for brightest foliage.
MenthapiperataBlack Pepermint
Menthapulegium
Pennyroyal
Mentharequienii
Corsican Mint. Prostrate, tiny leaves and flowers. Pungent The most diminutive member of the mint family often mistaken for Mind Your Own Business. The tiny leaves are bright green and small blue flowers appear in midsummer. It certainly has a strong minty smell, whether you would want to have it with lamb is another matter. Moist-ish soil and partial shade are suitable but you need to be prepared for it to choose it’s own favourite location.
MenthaspicataBrundall mintA finely flavoured form of spearmint
Menthaspicatacrispa MoroccanGoof flavour, crinkly leaves, pink/purple flowers
Menthaspicataspear mintSpearmint
MenthaspicataTashkentGood flavour, attractive crinkly leaves white flowers
Menthaspicatavar. crispaWavy leaved spearmint.
Menthax gracilisVariegataGinger mint
Menthax villosavar. alopecuroides(Bowles’ mint)
MiliumeffusumAureumBowles’ Golden Grass. Wide yellow leaves  goes green in shade, pleasantly self seeding.
MusaacuminataDwarf Cavendish
Myrtuscommunisvar tarentinaSmaller narrow leaves. Creamy white flowers like miniature roses.
NarcissuscyclamineusTete a TeteCompact. double headed, reliable and tough, mid April
Narcissus
Thalia
Ocimum
sweet
OenotherastrictaSulphureaElegant evening primrose yellow /apricot flowers. red and green lanceolate leaves.
OphiopogonplaniscapusNigrescens
Origanummarjorana
An annual with wonderful pungent flavour.
Origanumonites
Pot marjoram, good flavour, white flower heads
OriganumvulgareAcorn BankYellow elongated leaved marjoram.
OriganumvulgareAureum  Golden marjoram, glowing leaf rosettes in winter in cut back.
OriganumvulgareCompactumCompact form 
OriganumvulgareGold Tip
Origanumvulgare
Oregano
Origanum
County cream
Pachysandraterminalis
Dwarf evergreen ground cover, whorls of bright green  leaves and white terminal flower heads.
Parthenocissusquinquefolia

Penstemon
Andenken an Friedrich HahnDark, narrow leaves, slim, garnet red flowers.
Penstemon
Hidcote PinkPink flowers with white striped throat.
Penstemon
Stapleford Gem
Penstemon
White BedderCompact habit, pure white flowers.
Perovskia
Taiga
Petroselinum
Plain leaved
Phlomisfruticosa

Phlomisrusseliana
Bold felted leaves , whorls of yellow hooded flowers , and long lasting seed heads.
PhloxpaniculataFlame White Eye
Phlox divaricata laphamiiChattahoocheeDark foliage, blue flowers with crimson centres, partial shade neutral to acid soil. Choice but choosy.
Phlox glaberrimaBill BakerSomewhat lax habit to 0.5m Lance shaped leaves and clustered, scented bright pink flowers early summer, good for fromt of borders.
Phormium
Yellow Wave
Phuopsisstylosa

Pieris 
Little Heath
Pileostegiaviburnoides

PolemoniumcaeruleumAlbumWhite form of Jacob’s Ladder
Primulaelatior
Oxlip, primrose sized  flowers  on cowslip like heads.
Primulavulgaris
Primrose, early native for damp shady banks/ 
Primula vulgaris

Pulmonariaangustifolia   Bright blue flowered lungwort.
Pulsatillavulgaris
Finely divided foliage, nodding bell shaped mauve flowers in spring. The Pasque flower of chalk downland.
Rorippanasturtium-aquaticumAquaWatercress
Rosmarimus  officinalisBlue Rain
Rosmarinusofficinalis Rosemary
RosmarinusofficinalisArp
RosmarinusofficinalisMiss Jessopp’s UprightThe usual pale blue flowers and dark leaves, with a tighter habit.
Rosmarinusofficinalis Boule
Rudbeckiafulgidavar. deamii
Salix  purpureaNancy SaundersAn elegant selection of purple osier, blue green leaves contrast well with stems.
SalviaofficinalisIcterinaVariegated gold and green, less vigorous than the purple cultivar.
SalviaofficinalisPurpurescensSage with purple red leaves. purple flowers.
Salviaofficinalis

SalviapatensCambridge Blue
Sarcococcaconfusa
Small glossy leaved shrub with heavily scented white flowers in winter, black berries.
Saxifragalongifolia

Saxifragapaniculataminutifolia/brevifolia?Creamy flowers, diminutive.
Saxifragapaniculata
Encrusted type with cream flowers. in flattened sprays.
Saxifraga
Esther
Saxifraga
Southside Seedling GroupBold silver foliage, white flowers spotted red.
Saxifraga
Winifred BevingtonCompact mats of red edged green leaves and white flowers flushed pink
Sedumdasyphyllum
Tiny foliage like clumps of miniature grey beads.
Sedumpachyclados

SedumspathulifoliumCape BlancoBlue green fleshy foliage, yellow flower heads.
Sedumspurium Ruby MantleDark red-green foliage and flowers
Sempervivum Mondstein
Sempervivumarachnoideum
Cobweb houseleek
SempervivumcalcareumGuillaumes
SempervivumcalcareumSir William Lawrence
Sempervivum
Blue Boy
Sempervivum
Reinhard
Sempervivum
Rotkop
Sempervivum
Woolcott’s VarietyLarge rosettes, olive flushed pink.
Stipalessingiana
Fine leaved deciduous grass with silvery panicles, delightful swaying in a soft breeze.
Symphytumgrandiflorum
Robust ground cover Comfrey with cream flowers.
TanacetumpartheniumAureumGolden feverfew, modestly cheerful.
TanacetumpartheniumRowallanedouble feverfew; aromatic woody perennial with double white button-like flowers; 35cm high. Not White Bonnet see Jackson email
Teucriumfruticans
Long white square stems, grey green opposite leaves, mauve flowers.
Teucriumscorodonia
Water Germander
Thymuscamphoratus
Camphor thyme, arrow shaped leaves.
Thymusherba-barona
Caraway thyme
ThymuspulegioidesBertram AndersonCompact habit, forms mats of reliably bright foliage.
ThymusserpyllumMinimusVery small dainty foliage
ThymusserpyllumSnow Carpet
ThymusvulgarisCompactusSomewhat more compact than the species.
ThymusvulgarisEnglish winterNeat form of common thyme.
Thymusvulgaris

Thymus
FragrantissimusFine grey foliage, pungent orange fragrance.
Thymus serpyllumMinimusProstrate, very small leaves, mauve flowers.
Thymus serpyllum GoldstreamGood ground cover, green splashed yellow, purple flowers.
Thymus vulgarisFredo
Thymus x citriodoraSilver Queen
Trachelospermumasiaticum

TrifoliumrepensDragon’s Blood
TulipaclusianaCynthiaLady Tulip’ 25cm height yellow striped red
TulipagreigiiRed Riding HoodScarlet flowers with a dark base. Attractive purple-striped foliage. Compact
Tulipapraestans FusileerGrey-green leaves and bright red multicoloured flowers c. 30cm.
ValerianaphuAureaUmbellifer with luminous yellow new leaves.
Verbenabonariensis
Tall, rigid habit, numerous purple flower heads.
VerbenahastataBlue SpiresLate flowering perennial with rocket shaped flower heads opening in tiers.
VeronicaprostrataSpode BlueSpode Blue’ is a prostrate perennial 10cm tall, forming a mat of narrow, semi-evergreen leaves and erect racemes of small blue flowers in early summer
VincaminorAzurea Flore PlenoSemi-double blue lesser periwinkle
Violacornuta
Low growing spreading perennial, mauve scented flowers have strap-like petals
Violaodorata

Viola
Irish MollyElectric gold yellow and brown flowers
Waldsteiniaternata Yellow flowered ground cover.
Yuccaflaccida
Multiple clumps of pointed leaves – not too sharp, large flowers spikes.