Monday, 22 March 2010

Arthropodium milleflorum

Arthropodium milleflorum
A very pretty and understated plant found growing among the grasses and other herbs under Eucalypts over large parts of south-eastern Australia, where it is very adaptable.
In the UK it will be less adaptable (shade in England is not like shade in New South Wales) but given a well drained soil and sun or light shade it is quite hardy and the delicate mauve flowers on tall, slender arching stems (to 3ft high) give a fresh, light effect in the border. These will have frozen in their pots in the poly tunnel this last winter and all have survived.
Arthropodium milleflorum
Update: these came through the very wet winter of 2013-14 on heavy Wealden clay, so look like being very tough indeed. Not tried them with wet and cold yet.
1L pot ~ £6





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