Monday, 2 September 2013

Keiskea japonica Pink form

Keiskea japonica pink form
Keiskea are from Japan and make extremely pretty bushy herbaceous perennials to about 2ft tall. The pink is very pale so the flowers shine out against the dark tinted foliag.
Plants that flower late into autumn are always worth having and there are a number of late season Lamiaceae (mint family) from eastern Asia that are far too little grown in the UK. Colquhounia, Elscholzia and Rostrinucula are three that I grow, and this is another.
Keiskea japonica
Adaptable and completely hardy, but possibly at their best in coolish, moistish spots.
2L pots ~ £9




Boehmeria

Vigorous and lush herbaceous perennials of the nettle family

Boehmeria tricuspis
Boehmeria tricuspis
Suggest growing an ornamental nettle to most gardeners and I suspect they'd look at you funny and head off in another direction, but this really is a good one - not stinging, and not at all invasive - just good lush foliage and attractive catkins in late summer.
Boehmeria tricuspis
Thrives best in moistish woodsy conditions but happy anywhere that doesn't dry out too much.
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Boehmeria sieboldiana
Boehmeria sieboldiana
Very like a big lush nettle actually, but don't let that put you off - not at all invasive (or stinging) with pale creamy catkins.
Boehmeria sieboldiana
A good summer woodlander for rich moist soils.
3L pots ~ £8