(May Apple). To 30 cms. Trillium like mottled leaves that are deeply lobed. White/pink flowers followed by a large red tomato-like fruit. Moist peaty soil and part to full shade. Part shade. Winter dormant.
Impressive Thalictrum growing to 1.4 metres in height. Fragrant flower stems topped with airy puffs of soft cream flowers each with bright yellow stamens. Long lasting flowers - good for floral arrangements. Luscious deep green fern-like foliage which turns golden yellow in autumn. Winter dormant.
To 20 cms. Flowers July to early August at about the same time as snowdrops. Ideal for lightly wooded or shrubby area, not under evergreens. Humous rich soil that is moist from winter to early spring. Take care when planting as its hard to tell top from bottom. Dormant autumn to early winter.
Rare, beautiful plant. Height To 1.2 metres. Upright clump forming and somewhat bushy. Masses of slender 5-petalled star-like white flowers held in loose corymbs on wiry, branching, distinctively red stems in late spring to early summer. Moist, humus rich soil - quite drought tolerant once established. Lovely as a background plant for part shade. Foliage is an attractive red colour in autumn. A lovey rare, specimen plant. Winter dormant.
(Jewels of Spring). To 10 cms. Very pretty open bowl shaped lavender blue flowers to 2.5 cms across, each with 6-7 sepals are borne in spring, mainly before the leaves. May have a second flowering late summer/autumn. Slow growing hardy perennial. Grow in humus rich, moist but well drained soil in partial shade. Suits a rockery. alpine or woodland garden. Winter dormant.