Friday, 21 May 2010

Saruma henryi

Saruma henryi
An unusual small spring-flowering herbaceous perennial (related to Asarum - Saruma being an anagram of course) but with crinkly three petalled yellow flowers.
Naturally a woodlander but easy-going in ordinary soils as long as not too dry.
1L pots ~ £7




Aquilegia rockii

Aquilegia rockii
A small Asiatic species, with flowers of a deep wine purple with a distinct buff interior, but, as usual with Aquilegias, variable. The foliage is strikingly edged black.
Easy in any soil that doesn't completely dry out but avoid overly aggressive neighbours.
4in pots ~ £5