Monday, 17 June 2013

New things #1

Incarvillea zhongdianensis
Incarvillea zhongdianensis
A very choice and distinct species, somewhat smaller than delavayi, with flowers of an intense purple pink colour – almost magenta, with noticeable white lines around the throat. A stunning small herbaceous perennial for a sunny alpine bed, well-drained but not too dry. Fully hardy.
10cm pots ~ £6

Arum nigrum
Arum nigrum
A Russian species very like our native Cuckoo Pint but with a magnificent tar-black spathe. Very robust and very hardy, and as far as I can tell, just as easy to grow. Only a few as yet.
1L pots ~ £7

Cicerbita plumieri
Salvia omeiana Crug Thundercloud & Cicerbita plumieri
A rather fine relative of the chicory for damp woodsy conditions. Loose sprays of soft violet flowers appear in late summer/autumn and combine well with Salvia omeiana. Late flowers for shady conditions are always worth looking out for. Perennial and not at all invasive.
1L pots ~ £6

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