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Iris 'Napoleone' - bearded iris Plants / Bulbs

Iris 'Napoleone' - bearded iris

Napoleone is an outstanding bearded iris variety with extraordinary large flowers. They are velvet-like, deep purple red, with golden brown shades towards the throat. The beard is yellow at the top and burgundy red at the bottom. Sword-like leaves are deciduous, pale green. Flowering stalks are sturdy, …

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Brim Cup' - plantain lily

Plantain lilies are reliable perennials from East Russia, Korea, China, and Japan. In the wild they grow in various locations – along rocky stream-banks, in alpine meadows, as well as in not too shaded woodland. They are cultivated for their bold foliage, often variegated, and bell-shaped flowers in …

Tulipa (Darwin hybrid) 'Blushing apeldoorn' - tulip Plants / Bulbs

Tulipa 'Blushing apeldoorn' - tulip

Darwin hybrids were created by crossing formerly wild species of tulip from Central Asia (tulipa fosteriana). The result being huge flowers with almost regular pyramid shape before they open, brilliant colours, and tall, sturdy stems – excellent for cutting. Moreover, they can stand a little neglect …

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge Plants / Perennials

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Mediterranean spurge is an excellent architectural plant. It has linear grey-green leaves formed along the entire length of stem which is upto 1m tall. Flowers are yellow-green cyathias borne in dense cylindrical to spherical, terminal cymes from early spring to early summer. Cut out flowered stems to …

Drought-Resistant Planting Other / Books

Drought-Resistant Planting

Drought-Resistant Planting: Lessons From Beth Chattos Gravel Garden Product Description: The story of how Beth Chatto created her gravel garden on possibly the driest, and the most windswept, piece of soil in England has a message of hope for gardeners everywhere. At the outset she promised herself: …

Environmental Horticulture Other / Books

Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture: Science and Management of Green Landscapes (Modular Texts Series) Environmental horticulture - also referred to as landscape horticulture and amenity horticulture - is the umbrella term for the horticulture that we encounter in our daily lives. This includes parks, botanic …

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans viridis' - Japanese cedar Plants / Conifers

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans viridis' - Japanese cedar

Japanese cedars proved to grow happily in our garden where winter temperature dropped to -27°C a couple of times. They showed no damage whatsoever and thrive. This variety has one more plus as opposed to other cryptomerias – it does not change its colour to coppery brown in winter and remains green …

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum

Dawn viburnum is a garden hybrid between viburnum farreri and viburnum grandiflorum. It is one of winter flowering plants because its flowers come out from end December (in mild winters) until March. If it snows while it blooms it does not matter, snow will do no damage to the flowers. …

Magnolia 'Athene' - magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Athene' - magnolia

Athene is a large-flowered magnolia hybrid, a cross between magnolia „Mark Jury“ and magnolia x soulangeana „Lennei Alba“. The flowers have almost white petals with deep red or purple red shades at the bottom. They are very fragrant and reach 25-30 cm across when fully opened. It is an early …

Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue Plants / Perennials

Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue

PIÑACOLADA™ is a fantastic, low and compact growing series of perennial beard-tongue. Violet is a variety with indigo blue and dark violet flowers. The common name refers to the small, tubular-shaped flowers which open from June until August and may resemble a beard’s tongue if you dare to examine …

Festuca gautieri - bearskin fescue Plants / Grass, Grasses

Festuca gautieri - bearskin fescue

Bearskin fescue or spiky fescue is a lovely perennial with bright green, narrowly linear, inward inrolled leaves that look spiky but are very soft and nice to touch indeed. The plant naturally forms small mounds and spreads very slowly. Its name bearskin fescue may sound just right if you imagine a bear …

Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill' - downy serviceberry Plants / Deciduous Trees

Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill' - downy serviceberry

Juneberry and downy serviceberry species are popular shrubs and trees that are celebrating their renaissance at the beginning of the new millennium. They belong to both ornamental plants as well as fruit trees which is why they are regaining interest. They are very easy to grow and can cope even with …