Monday, 8 July 2013

Ruellia humilis


Ruellia humilis
One of the hardy North American representatives of this mostly tropical group. An exotic looking herbaceous perennial with pale mauve trumpet-shaped flowers all summer. Easy here in the border.
sold out for now

Gladiolus flanaganii


Gladiolus flanaganii
An absolutely astonishing hardy species from near vertical cliffs in the Drakensberg. The plant is only 10ins high but the outsized vivid red flowers are rich red and grow out sideways. Hard to explain – has to be seen.
Gladiolus flanaganii
Closely related to the equally extraordinary G.cardinalis and should be just as hardy over much of the country in a well-drained sunny spot.
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Lotononis galpinii


Lotononis galpinii
Shown here with Hypericum aegypticum.
A very choice silvery alpine shrublet from South Africa with mauve pea flowers, yellow toward the centre. Very choice and could well prove quite hardy given a sunny, well drained site.
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