(Japanese Iris). To 1 metre. Really huge flattened pale pink flowers in summer. Grow in moist to wet, deep humus rich acid soil. Thrives on the margins of streams and ponds. Winter dormant.
COLLECT LATE SEPT TO SUMMER. Large 5 to 6 year old bulbs in large round pots. Whorls of shiny green leaves. Up to 4 semi pendant flowers in dark purply/black shades. Similar interior colour but lacquered. Slight shade, humus rich soil. Keep moist even after flowering. Autumn/Winter dormant.
To 45 cms. Evergreen, resembling a Solomon’s Seal, but with snakes-skin patterns on the stem. Dark green foliage. Pendulous lemon-scented, pale greenish-yellow flowers early summer. Ground cover. Semi-shade, moist and well drained soil.
White blooms speckled with violet in spring. Tolerates sun in the south, suitable for part/full shade. Self seeds. Leaves and flowers edible. Winter dormant.
Perennial cornflower. To about 40 cms in height. Deep blue, spidery flowers from spring. Long flowering. Sun or part shade. Ground cover. Winter dormant.