Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Anemopsis californica

Anemopsis californica
Not to be confused with Anemonopsis – this is a relative of Houttuynia with very striking flowers, somewhat reminiscent of a Magnolia (though actually made up of lots of small flowers, rather than one big one).
Anemopsis californica
A colonising plant for shallow water or wet mud and one of the few garden plants that should be happy in a salt marsh. Fully hardy, but grow as warm as possible in full sun for best results.
fresh lifted plants ~ £8




Akebia longeracemosa

Akebia longeracemosa
An unusual and little-known climber – and much less rampant than the more common species but with similar fresh green foliage.
Akebia longeracemosa
The dangling inflorescences are very odd, with a few larger maroon female flowers at the top and a string of small male flowers below.
All in all - very striking and easy to grow
1L pots ~ £9




More new plants


Adenophora sp.
Adenophora liliifolia?
Obtained as A.lilifolia, which I'm pretty sure it's not, and being offered by another as A.aurita (said to be from Roy Lancaster no less), the naming of Adenophora in the trade does seem unusually messy. Nevertheless a very pretty upright species of bellflower with conical violet blue bells in summer over a long period. The foliage is not at all coarse and it does not run underground (unlike some). Easy and adaptable.
1L pots ~ £5




Anemone multifida
Anemone multifida
A lovely small species with rounded creamy flowers (some with a purplish shading on the outside) through spring and summer. For a sunny or semi-shady site on any reasonably well-drained soil. This species is often offered as A.palmata, but that is a completely different species.
1L pots ~ £4