Foliage

Ranunculus cortusifolius

$9.00

To 1 metre in height. Giant buttercup. Clump forming. Large shiny green leaves. From spring to summer, tall stems carry very large golden-yellow buttercup flowers. Ornamental variety. Moist soil, part shade. Winter dormant.

Haemanthus albiflos

$15.00

Known for its lovely leaves, long flowering season and red berries and is an excellent choice for shady spots in the garden or in pots. Dappled shade is best. Grows up to 25 cms when in flower. Leaves are usually smooth and shiny. Plant with the upper half of the bulb above the soil level. The compact flower heads are up to 5cm wide, consisting of numerous erect, narrow white flowers. The erect stamens protrude conspicuously beyond the tips of the flowers and the anthers turn yellow or orange when ripe. Protect from hard frost – not fully hardy.

Saxifraga crustata

$10.00

Alpine. 30 to 40 cms when in flower. Dense mat of grey green rosettes with silvery edging. Panicles of small starry flowers with long yellowish-white petals. Rockery. Sun or light shade.

Gentiana lutea

$10.00

(Rare). To 1.2 metres. Whorled clusters of yellow flowers in summer. Suits sun/light woodland area. Moist well-drained soil. Winter dormant.

Cyclamen

$10.00

Mixed varieties and hardy for outdoors. Light shade best. Under rhododendrons is ideal. Tolerate a drier soil.

Arisarum probosideum

$8.00

(Mouse plant). 20 cms. Very popular with children! Cute little low growing plant with deep green, glossy, arrowhead leaves and long-tailed, brown and white flowers that suggest mice doing handstands in the greenery. Forms a low patch under trees in spring, goes dormant in hot weather. Often autumn to winter dormant.