Monday, 3 April 2017

Salvia deserta

A rather posh version of the meadow clary from China, with upright plumes of vivid violet blue flowers for months in summer over rosettes of crinkly grey green leaves. 

Very hardy and reliable. For well-drained soils in sun.
1L pots ~ £7

Viola douglasii

Viola douglasii
An extremely choice species from California with rich golden flowers, black at the centre, and with deep red reverses to the petals. The foliage is finely cut.

In the wild this is a species of open grasslands and needs sun and free drainage. Thus far on the nursery they've been easy to grow and have made slow but steady progress
10cm pots ~ £7