Monday, 26 August 2013

Eriogonum grande rubescens

Eriogonum rubescens grande dark form
A charming curio from California. (Thanks again Dennis.) Dense clusters of rosy flowers on disproportionately long, wiry, branching, green stems.
Eriogonum grande rubescens
The leaves are a small rosette with a fine coat of white silk.
Eriogonum grande rubescens
Hard to describe but reminiscent, to me at least, of a very choice Limonium (Sea Lavender).
For hot dry conditions and easily replaced from seed if the winter sees them off.
1L pots ~ £6



Mertensia pterocarpa yezoensis

Mertensia pterocarpa yezoensis
A superb little mountain woodlander from Japan with foliage almost exactly like a tiny Hosta sieboldiana (very glaucous) and in good condition all summer. The sky blue flowers are mostly produced in spring but apparently occasionally later on too. Keep cool and moist but not wet in sun or semi shade.  Very rare.
1L pots ~ £7