(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.
Rare and unusual. To 30 cms. Moist well-drained soil and part/full shade. Yellowish-green flower in summer Resembles a dwarf Arisaema with large, extending green spathes and an elongated spadix that emerges from the spathe and extends 20 cms up into the air. Woodland garden, rock garden. 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.
(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.
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.