Tuesday, 3 July 2012

More new plants


Nepeta nervosa
Nepeta nervosa
An unusually choice and delicate Nepeta with finely textured narrow foliage and heads of violet blue flowers all summer. Deserves careful siting away from rougher neighbours. Probably best treated as an alpine.
1L pots ~ £5









Adenophora sp.
Adenophora liliifolia?
Obtained as A.lilifolia, which I'm pretty sure it's not, and being offered by another as A.aurita (said to be from Roy Lancaster no less), the naming of Adenophora in the trade does seem unusually messy. Nevertheless a very pretty upright species of bellflower with conical violet blue bells in summer over a long period. The foliage is not at all coarse and it does not run underground (unlike some). Easy and adaptable.
1L pots ~ £5




Anemone multifida
Anemone multifida
A lovely small species with rounded creamy flowers (some with a purplish shading on the outside) through spring and summer. For a sunny or semi-shady site on any reasonably well-drained soil. This species is often offered as A.palmata, but that is a completely different species.
1L pots ~ £4




Viola elatior
Viola elatior

The Tall Violet - so called because of its upright branching habit. Large rounded white flowers are tinged purple.
Viola elatior
A solid perennial for any decent garden soil in sun or semi shade.
1L pots ~ £5




Salvia jurisicii
Salvia jurisicii
A miniature species of the European Meadow-Clary kind with deeply cut leaves and spikes of violet flowers. Ideal for gravel gardens with other small dry-land herbs.
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