A heartening recent trend is the move back to horticultural diversity. In drought, water restrictions took their toll on the range of plants people were growing in their gardens, and the variety of plant material available commercially. The recovery has been fantastic with the re-emergence of richly textured and colourful Perennial varieties that put gardening back on the agenda. Perennial plants help mark the seasons and assist the gardener in creating an ever-changing visual tapestry. Many perennials are easy to propagate which means that a small initial investment will return many-fold over the years as plants are divided or grown from cutting. An individual plant can be nurtured and over time established into a sizeable massed planting.

Featured Species: Penstemon Species