Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Actinidia tetramera maloides (previously sold as A.pilosula)

A gorgeous climber - similar to the familiar A.kolomikta but with narrower, more richly coloured foliage. The rosy white blotched leaves act as coloured bracts - drawing pollinators to the small pink (but very pretty) flowers hidden among them.
Adaptable and vigorous.
3L pots ~ £14

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana
A very classy bee-balm - just as easy and adaptable as the better known didyma types but with flowers of a soft rosy pink, framed by rich maroon tinged calyces and bracts. A very striking combo.
1L pots ~ £6