Monday, 17 June 2013

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.
Despite the distinctive flower shape, Dodecatheon are now included in Primula
10cm square pots ~ £6




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