Saturday, 14 March 2015

Olsynium douglasii

Olsynium douglasii & Corydalis integra
An exquisitely pretty little relative of the Sisyrinchiums but actually more like a tiny Dierama with bell shaped flowers dangling on thread-like pedicels above the thin grassy foliage.

Coming up and flowering in early spring and then disappearing again, it deserves a special place in a raised bed where it won’t get lost. That said it does as well in light shade among woodlanders as it does in a sunnier, drier spot with bulbs and alpines so fairly easy going.
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The white form is equally lovely.
Olsynium douglasii album
10cm pots ~ £6

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