Monday, 17 June 2013

New things # 2


Dodecatheon dentatum
Dodecatheon dentatum
Quite distinct from the well-known pink flowered species – this is a lower growing, more spreading species with white flowers. Best in moist leafy woodland situations.
10cm square pots ~ £6




Salix nakamurana yezoalpina
Salix nakamurana yezoalpina
On the face of it a lovely small, low growing alpine willow with glossy deeply veined 2in round leaves and silky catkins – like a large hairless version of reticulata. However, be prepared. This is a vigorous ground-coverer. Not so good for your rockery but excellent for not-too-dry situations with more vigorous neighbours such as Narcissus or Camassia, Trollius or Caltha, Chrysosplenium or ericaceous plants, for example.
5L pots ~ £12



 
Salix repens subopposita
Salix repens subopposita
An almost herbaceous species making a steadily expanding colony of soft silky leafy stems to about 12ins high. The stems have a yellow silky catkin on almost every node before the leaves in early spring. A pleasant ground cover for wet soils but like moist willows – very adaptable.
sold out for now


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.
1L pots ~ £8




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.
2L pots ~ £8