Wyevale Nurseries launches peat-free plants in 2024 catalogue


WYEVALE Nurseries is launching a range of peat-free plants for 2024 and those attending Four Oaks Trade Show this week will be able to chat to the team about them (September 5 and 6, 2023).

The collection includes Digitalis, Echinacea and Helenium.

Head of Business Support at Wyevale Nurseries, Carol Dickinson explains: “Our 2024 promotional catalogue features seven plants now completely ‘Grown in Peat Free Compost’ that are available to order now for delivery next year. We’re also working on expanding our range further in 2024 and beyond; this is just the start.

“Our team will be on Stand D87/86 at Four Oaks and we’ll be available to chat to anyone who comes along, customers old and new, about our completely peat-free options.

“We’ve also produced a leaflet that our commercial customers can download for free from our website, it’s in our ‘news & projects’ section. It’s designed to help them get to grips with going peat-free. It provides a guide to the changes in the law around peat usage.

“It’s also important for retail and amenity teams to know how they can best care for the plants grown in peat-free compost that they order from us. These products are proving to be very different from peat-based ones. It’s crucial our customers are offered support to ensure they understand how to look after plants in this new growing medium.

“Our flyer also gives some information about our peat-free plant production here at Wyevale Nurseries and features facts and figures around it, and what we have learnt through our trials.”

Wyevale Nurseries’ peat-free range includes:

Digitalis purpurea Pam’s Choice

Flowering throughout summer, this gorgeous foxglove has white trumpet shaped flowers with red blotches inside. Great clumping basal foliage in deep green. Ideal for beds and herbaceous borders. Supplied in the green.

Digitalis Lucas

A beautiful variety with long lasting mid pink flowers throughout summer. A tall and strong grower that makes the perfect bed end as well as being attractive to bees and butterflies.

Perovskia Blue Spire

A must have for any garden. Identified by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators with spikes of violet-blue flowers appearing on stems above delightful aromatic silvery foliage. Perovskia Blue Spire is fully hardy and easy to grow. It is perfect for any sunny garden and it makes an excellent summer companion plant for any array of colourful perennials. Excellent for cut flowers too.

Echinacea SunSeekers Pink

A vibrant perennial known for its stunning pink flowers. It features a compact growth habit with long-lasting blooms that attract pollinators. This Echinacea variety thrives in full sun and well-drained soil making it an excellent choice for garden beds, borders and pollinator gardens. Its cheerful pink blooms add a pop of colour and beauty to any landscape.

Echinacea Sunseekers Red

Upright and free flowering with a compact habit. A great flower count makes this a perfect container or border plant. The early blooming, large, red flowers rebloom all summer and make an amazing display.

Erigeron karvinskianus Sea of Blossom

Soft, cloud-like flowers make this daisy ideal for the nooks and crannies. It also self-sows and flowers for nine months of the year. It just keeps going! Evergreen foliage makes this ideal for pots, beds, and borders amongst walls and other small areas.

Helenium autumnale Short and Sassy

Helenium Short ‘n Sassy

A very neat and compact Helenium with rich brown cones surrounded by burnt orange and yellow petals. Ideal for small gardens and containers. Flowers are great for cutting.

The product selection available from Wyevale Nurseries is envied across the industry and the talented team regularly introduces new, award-winning plant varieties.

Its main business is to supply garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners with a comprehensive array of trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants.

For further details about Wyevale Nurseries, which will be on Stand D87/86 at Four Oaks Trade Show on September 5 and 6, please call 01432 845 200 or visit www.wyevalenurseries.co.uk.

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