Sunday, 25 March 2012

...and some more

Ellisiophyllum pinnatum
Ellisiophyllum pinnatum
A handy woodland creeper related to Mazus apparently. Pure white flowers appear in summer from a mat of lobed leaves. Easy in shady conditions, especially where a bit damp, and ideal for clothing rocks near water features for example. 
field grown ~ £5





Epimedium leptorrhizum
Epimedium leptorrhizum & Adoxa moschatellina
Forming a dense, slow- spreading clump close to the ground. This species produces relatively large soft pink flowers just above the foliage. The brownish new growth is a feature too. Totally hardy in a moist woodsy spot.
1L pots ~ £7




Epimedium platypetalum
Epimedium platypetalum

One of a small number of Chinese species lacking the usual spurs. (The only others that I am aware of are ecalcaratum and campanulatum) In this case the flowers are bright yellow bells and the new foliage is coppery. A neat species that spreads slowly to form a dense colony. For moist woodland conditions.
 1L pots ~ £7





Delphinium carolinianum
Delphinium carolinianum
A graceful and slender little perennial larkspur from the Mid-Western USA. Rarely offered in the UK, but should be easy to please in a sunny or semi-shaded spot without too much competition.
10cm pots ~ £5



Geum rivale islandicum
Geum rivale islandicum
The miniature Icelandic form of our rather lovely but understated Water Avens. The nodding pale peachy flowers are much the same but on shorter stems. An easy and adaptable 'alpine' on any soil that does not dry out. Ideal mini bog plant.
10cm pots ~ £5





Campanula


Campanula raddeana
Campanula raddeana
A Caucasian species with strongly serrated basal leaves and rich purple bells in reddish calyces on slender  reddish stems. An easy ‘alpine’ for any well drained soil in sun, but like many bell-flowers it is a bit of a runner.
10cm pots ~ £5



Campanula stevenii beauverdiana
Campanula stevenii beauverdiana
A lovely Caucasian species with violet bells over a very long period in summer. An easy alpine for sun and good drainage.
1L pots ~ £5