Perennials are fantastic additions to any garden, have many benefits and many are endangered and rare

We have many exciting perennials available in the form of starter packs that are sent out as live plant material, not seeds, and are sent out at only one time of year according to their needs.

Some perennials are usually grown as annuals eg. potatoes, kumara, even shallots and garlic, however naturally they remain in the ground and grow as perennials. Others are clearly left in the ground eg. strawberries, welsh bunching onions etc. We do also have a range of perennial seeds available.

Please read the ordering information at the bottom of the page

All of these plants are sent out as live plant material, not seeds, and should be ordered via this website. When we are sure of stocking levels each year the relevant items will be made available to order. To be informed when items become available please make use of the ‘wait list’ function for each product – you will then be sent an e-mail to inform you that the item has become available to order.

Orders can be placed in advance once the item is listed as in stock but will only be sent out at the time indicated. Details of the send out time for each category can be found above and in the description. Please note if you order during the send out time you will not necessarily be sent the order immediately as existing orders are sent first. It is important that the plants reach their destination as quickly as possible so when ordering please ensure that you give your accurate New Zealand post address including RD number if applicable and we are only offering tracked postage for these plants.

Many of these plants are only available in New Zealand through Koanga Institute. We greatly appreciate the support given to us by members and give members priority access to our perennial collection. This means some items are only available to members. If you would like to order ‘member only’ items and are not a member then details on membership can be found here. Such items will be ‘members only’ until all members orders have been met and then may be available for general sale if there is surplus.