Monday, 22 June 2015

Spiraea densiflora splendens

Spiraea splendens
The Spiraeas are a another group that is unfairly ignored due to a few nondescript but all too common representatives but S.splendens is a neat little shrub with small rounded pale sea green leaves and vivid pink flowers.
Spiraea splendens
Very pretty indeed, and easy too, given sun and free drainage. Thanks to Dennis Carvalho once again, for the seed.
1L pots ~ £9




Armeria welwitschii

Armeria welwitschii
An unusually big, almost shrubby thrift from Portugal - exactly like the common native seaside plant but scaled up in every part, with tough sea-green 3in leaves and bright pink flower heads on wiry stems (please note - the flower colour in this photo is not pale, it's over-exposed. This is one of those plants whose flower colour is so saturated that it tends to wash out when photographed.) Easy in any sunny well-drained situation.
1L pots ~ £5