Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Some Small Perennials


Anemarrhena asphodeloides
Anemarrhena asphodeloides
A bit like an asphodel, making a grassy clump, with spikes of narrow violet flowers on slender stems in summer.
Anemarrhena asphodeloides
As far as I know it has no close relatives and is a bit of a botanical oddity. Nice though, in an understated way, and not at all difficult to grow in a well-drained spot in sun.
£7




Chlorophytum chinense
Chlorophytum chinense
A small hardy Chinese relative of the common spider plant with similar narrow grassy leaves (not variegated) and sprays of small white flowers. Pretty in a very understated way - rather like an Anthericum
£7



Anemone sylvestris
Anemone sylvestris
A common and widespread European alpine eventually making large clumps of deeply cut dark green foliage up to about 6ins high, with individual nodding white anemone flowers above. Easy and hardy in a sunny well-drained spot.
£7




Aphyllanthes monspeliensis
Aphyllanthes monspeliensis
Masquerading as a low grey rush or sheep's fescue, this mop-top suddenly bursts into life in late spring with bright blue flowers at the tips of its ‘leaves’. (The name means something like 'flowers without leaves')
£8



Lathyrus linifolius
Lathyrus linifolius
An attractive low species with narrow leaflets and short clusters of pale lavender flowers. Any well-drained soil in sun
£7



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