My gardens are made up of about 80% perennial plants and 20% annuals. The perennials are the scaffolding and the annuals are like the decoration that I change out each year.

Perennial seeds can be a little challenging sometimes but these hard to find plants are worth the effort and patience. Unlike annual plants which only grow for one season, perennials grow for at least two years and often for many many more. After the first year, your plants will not only be larger but you can divide them providing you countless more.

My talented friend Violet Faigan and I have put this collection together based on what we both love to grow and plants we really want to grow but have been unable to find here in New Zealand.

Violet has a deeply considered garden which has offered me much inspiration over the years.  Her style is unique with a refined palette and seamlessly blended plants with structural interest and layers of texture. I liken a visit to her garden to walking though a painting. 

Many of these plant varieties are also popular with naturalistic planting masters such as Piet Oudolf, Nigel Dunnett and Adam Woodruff.

Being not only a skilled plantswomen but an artist, Violet's exquisite botanical paintings feature on each seed packet.  You can see more about Violet on her Instagram page here