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A beautiful little plant for the winter garden, Cyclamen coum is a small, deciduous, summer-dormant tuberous perennial, originally from the Caucasus. The kidney-shaped leaves are deep green, marbled with silver on the upper surface and veined crimson beneath; the leaf stalks are also crimson. The exquisite little ‘windmill’ flow...
Allium christophii - Star of Persia
Large globe shaped heads of star-like pinkish-purple flowers make a spectacular show in summer. As the grey-green strap-shaped foliage dies down, huge star-shaped, silvery-rose-violet flowers appear. These perennial bulbs are best planted in a sunny position, preferably between medium-sized herbaceous plants t...
This is the largest flowered of the giant alliums, with densely packed heads of starry violet-purple flowers on sturdy long stems above a cluster of strappy green leaves. Belonging to the onion family, all parts of Allium Globemaster smell of garlic and they are unattractive to deer. The bulbs are fully hardy, do best in full ...
Allium sphaerocephalon - Roundheaded Garlic
Better known as the drumstick allium, as the flowerheads are egg-shaped, not round, Allium sphaerocephalon is a medium-sized, bulbous perennial with an upright, rather architectural habit, ideal for the middle of a border. The grassy, mid-green leaves wither before the plant flowers, so plant behind a ...
Allium ursinum - Wild Garlic
A wild relative of chives and native to Europe and Asia, known commonly as Wild Garlic or Ramsons. Allium ursinum carpets damp woodland in April and May with a display of round white, star-shaped flowers and broad long leaves. All parts are edible, the leaves can be eaten in salads or lightly cooked but be sure that...
Anemone blanda Blue Shades - Grecian windflower
The sapphire blue and purple, daisy-like flowers of Anemone blanda Blue Shades are held on compact stems, up to 10 cms high over low-growing, grey-green, fern-like foliage. These perennial rhizomes naturalise easily between roses and deciduous shrubs. Anemone b. Blue Shades will form large drifts o...
St Brigid Anemones
Bridging the gap between spring bulbs and summer perennials, Anemone coronaria St Brigid Mixed bears saucer-shaped, fully double flowers in white with green centres, and deep reds, violet-blues and pinks with black centres in May and June. Bright green, ferny foliage forms a low mound, over which the gorgeous flowers are carri...
Hyacinthoides non-scripta - Bluebell (Coinnle corra)
For many people in Ireland, the emergence of the native Bluebell is the sign that Spring has sprung. Indeed from April through to May, Hyacinthoides non-scripta shows off its stunning tubular, purplish-blue flowers, curving backwards at the tips, four to fifteen on a smooth green raceme archin...
Camassia leichtinii Caerulea
Tall spikes of large violet-blue flowers appear in April & May. Camassia l. Caerulea will form clumps and gradually spread so plant them somewhere they can naturalise happily and be left to die down naturally after they flower. As Camassia is a tall growing bulb, they will tolerate been planted in wild and grassy...
Camassia leichtinii Alba
Creamy white star-shaped flowers form a loose pyramid, at the top of a tall stem in April & May. Camassia l. Alba will form clumps and gradually spread so plant them somewhere they can naturalise happily and be left to die down naturally after they flower. Camassia leichtinii can be found in the mountain meadows of n...
Chiondoxa (Scilla) luciliae - Glory of the Snow
This lovely bulb produces an abundance of bright blue, star shaped flowers with a white centre, with three blooms on each stem. It is a large flowering species that dates back to around 1880 from Turkey. Also known as Glory of the Snow and is great for naturalising in rock gardens and sunny woodl...
Convallaria majalis - Lily of the Valley
Grown for its wonderful scent, Convallaria majus is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial which spreads to form extensive colonies in woodland areas where the soil suits it. In May, upright racemes of heavily fragrant, bell-like white flowers appear, along with pairs of long, narrow, rather fleshy leaves. R...
A beautiful form of a species crocus which will naturalise well, Crocus chrysanthus Fuscotinctus is golden-yellow, with pretty brown streaks on the outside of the petals and golden-orange stamens. The flowers have a sweet scent, and appear early – Crocus chrysanthus is sometimes called the ‘snow crocus’. The grassy leaves set...
Crocus Large Flowering - Mixed
A mixture of large flowering crocus in purple, yellow and white. This mix will offer a colourful display to brighten your garden in early Spring and is great for naturalising and attracting bees and other pollinators early in the year.
Site: Tolerates exposure Position: Full sunSoils: Moderately fertile well-draine...
Crocus Large Flowering - Yellow
Position: Full sunSoils: Moderately fertile well-drained
Flowering Period: February to March
Planting: Depth 2” (5 cm), Spacing 2” (5 cm)Height: 4” (10 cms)
Crocus sieberi Tricolor
A gorgeous small flowered crocus unusual in its colouring of purple going to white with a vibrant yellow centre a cheerful addition to any garden a great performer that will naturalise in your garden over time. Ideal planted in low bowls to enjoy up close. Good for bees and other early pollinators.
Site: Tolerates exposur...
Crocus Flower Record
A very deep purple flower with bright orange stamens and stigma this large flowered crocus gives a great contrast in mixed plantings or a bright splash of colour on its own. Bees and other pollinators will love this early flower.
Site: Tolerates exposure
Position: Full sunSoils: Well-drainedPlanting Period: September to Dece...
Position: All aspects in full sun or partial shade
Planting Period: September to December
Flowering Period: February to March
Planting: Depth 5” (12 cm), Spacing 3” (8 cm)Height: 5” (12 cms)
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