Monday, 2 April 2018

Kniphofia brachystachya

Kniphofia brachystachya
A small species – only about 50cm tall, producing dense spikes of honey yellow/orange flowers from dark buds and which turn black when spent. Very striking.
Kniphofia brachystachya
Came through the recent cold spells in their pots in the open without trouble
£8



Digitalis obscura

Digitalis obscura
A very distinct small, almost shrubby species from Spain with 8-10in spikes of brownish orange glossy flowers over narrow evergreen leaves.
Digitalis obscura
Quite charming and generally hardy in the southern portion of the UK, especially in drier areas but worthy of a special place in a sunny raised bed or container.
£6