Saturday, 12 August 2017

Lobelia siphilitica good blue

Lobelia siphilitica ex Kevin Hughes Blue
Despite the unfortunate name (some old medicinal use I assume?) this is a very worthy perennial from the USA - fully hardy and easily grown in any soil as long as not too dry, and the slugs don't seem interested in it.
Lobelia siphilitica ex Kevin Hughes Blue
These are seedlings from a good blue from Kevin Hughes.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Paederia foetida

Paederia scandens
An unusual subtropical/warm temperate, deciduous, twining climber from eastern Asia. The flowers are very distinctive – they come in clusters in early summer, are more or less tubular, to about half an inch long, pale on the outside and plum purple inside. They may be followed by orange berries.
Paederia scandens
Untried here but worth a go in a sheltered position outside.
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