Maurice Parkinson – A plant list

On October 26th 2022, we were treated to a wonderful and inciteful talk by RHSI member Maurice Parkinson.  Plantsman and lifelong gardener Maurice Parkinson, owner of Ballyrobert Gardens and Nursery, shared his extensive knowledge of plants and how to use them as he talked about Late Season Colour in the Garden.

The list of plants he used during the talk are as follow:-
Acer palmatum Senkaki
Agapanthus Navy Blue
Alstroemeria Indian Summer with Fuchsia Rufus
Aster Island Samoa
Aster Island Tonga
Aster Island Barbados
Aster Little Carlow with Rudbeckia Goldsturm
Aster Neron with Cotinus Golden Spirit
Centaurea nigra
Chrysanthemum Dixter Orange
Chrysanthemum Jessie Cooper
Cornus alba Sibirica
Cornus Midwinter Fire
Cortaderia Sunningdale Silver
Cyclamen hederifolium
Crocus speciosus
Eucryphia Rostrevor
Fuchsia Delta’s Sarah
Fuchsia Hawkshead
Helianthus Monarch with Anemone Andrea Atkinson and Hydrangea Annabelle
Hemerocallis Cherry Cheeks
Hemerocallis Cocktail Party
Hosta Gold Standard
Hosta Sum and Substance
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
Hydrangea paniculata Skyfall
Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Fraise
Kniphofia Wrexham Buttercup
Malus Lough Tree of Wexford
Malus Ross Nonpareil
Miscanthus Flamingo
Miscanthus Ghana
Miscanthus Malepartus
Molinia Transparent
Persicaria Indian Summer
Persicaria Orangefield with Crocosmia Zambesi
Rosa Flower Carpet Sunset
Rosa moyesii
Rosa Our Molly
Schizostylis Cindy Towe
Schizostylis Pink Princess
Sorbus randaiensis
Stachys Hummelo
Veronicastrum Pointed Finger with Helianthus Lemon Queen
Weigela Wings of Fire


Contact details for Ballyroberts Garden and Nursery

Ballyrobert Gardens, 154 Ballyrobert Road, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, BT39 9RT,  United Kingdom

028 93440101

Email – for plant enquiries, order enquiries etc – regarding group visits and events

Entrance fees
Entrance to the nursery is free however entrance to the garden is £5.99.
For groups larger than 15 people the entrance fee can include a free tour if booked in advance.

On site there is a self-service tea room that serves tea, coffee and fresh scones.
For groups larger than 15 people table service can be organized if booked in advance.

Opening Times – Garden & Nursery
1 March to 30 September:
Mon- Sat: 10-00am to 5-00pm (last entry 4-30pm, we like to go home!)
Sun: Appointment only.

Closed 12th and 13th July.

1 October to 28 February:
The Cottage Garden and Nursery is closed during this period. Visitors/customers wishing to visit during this period should contact us to arrange suitable date/time.

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