Monday, 6 May 2013

Viola pinnata

Viola pinnata
Viola pinnata
Pretty purple violet flowers produced in profusion among a clump of most un-violet-like fingered foliage. This is a European alpine species, almost never seen in cultivation to my knowledge, but which seems very happy indeed here in our sunny raised bed.
10cm pots ~ £5





Thursday, 2 May 2013

Thalictrum rochebrunianum

Thalictrum rochebrunianum
A fabulous tall species, related to delavayi but larger in all parts, and very fine. For moist cool sites, sheltered from drying winds. Grows beautifully here on the Wealden clay, among Acers, Hostas, Trollius and Dicentra.
5L pots ~ £12



The new growth and seed heads are good too.
Thalictrum rochebrunianum