Monday, 9 May 2016

Phyteuma nigrum

Phyteuma nigrum
The Phyteumas are a funny-looking group in the Campanulaceae, with dense heads or spikes of small glossy curly tubular flowers instead of the usual open bell flowers more typical of the family.
Phyteuma nigrum
In this case the flowers are deep blackcurrant black in dense spikes on a 4-8 inch stem over a simple rosette of leaves. An easy and unusual European alpine suitable for any sunny well-drained spot.
3in pots ~ £5



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