Thursday, 29 October 2020
A gorgeous small species of non-climbing herbaceous and somewhat suckering habit - popping up here and there around the original plant, but without being in any way a nuisance. The foliage is narrow and fresh green. The quite large bell-shaped pale violet flowers are classic viorna type.
A very rare plant from the Georgia and Alabama but hardy and easy to grow
A couple of interesting species from the garden here - neither of them correctly named when I got them and both a bit obscure.
Arum sp. obtained as 'concinnum Mt.Ida' (Mount Ida is in Crete) It has large leaves with well defined pale markings and a scattering of black spots and huge spathes - up to nearly 1ft tall, are pale and marked with maroon lines.
A hardy and prolific plant.
Arum sp. Crete - possibly a new species according to Peter Boyce. This is a smaller, less prolific plant than the above, with plain green leaves, cream spadices, and pale spathes, touched lightly with brown. Seems to be easy and adaptable.