15 cms. Lavender blue flowers late spring. Moist, sharply drained soil, part shade. Suits sharply drained soil. Alpine.
(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.
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.
Seldom seen in New Zealand. 30-60 cms in height. The 1-1.5 in flowers grow in whorls on an inflorescence about 30 cms long. The name castanea, which means 'chestnut coloured', refers to the purplish-maroon flowers. Summer flowering. Sun. Winter dormant.
Species Lily Bulb. Large size. Waxy, pure white flowers .Once these lilies are established, their 1-1.3 metre stems can have 20 to 30 fragrant unspotted 25mm blooms late spring/early summer.. Cover with 50-75mm of soil.. Does not always bloom the first year after planting, usually requires at least 12 months of "settling-in".Ideal for naturalising in wild flower borders in woodland settings. Content when their roots are in cool shade and their flowering stems are in sun but well suited to growing in dappled shade-good drainage. For best results, some grit and a generous quantity of leafmould or other organic material should be mixed through the soil until it is crumbly and open in texture. In areas where subsoil is heavy and dense, bulbs can be placed on top of a layer of grit or sand to give extra protection from wet conditions. Winter dormant - best collected november to january.