PERENNIALS FROM BIDE-A-WEE: CAMPANULA CAMPANULACEAE to CYNARA ASTERACEAE

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CAMPANULA CAMPANULACEAE
glomerata
. Clusters of blue long bellflowers from mid summer onwards 12ins mildly running rootstock, sun or partial shade. £2.50
EUROPE ASIA, BRITAIN

latifolia `Blue Form`. An easy plant, 30ins stems topped with deep purple blue bells, in mid summer sun or partial shade. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

latifolia. Giant Bellflower. Grown from local wild stock 36ins stems very pale pink bells, mid summer moist soil partial shade. £3.75
EUROPE TO KASHMIR, BRITAIN

latiloba `Hidcote Amethyst`. Amethyst blue flowers in mid summer produced from foliage of basal rosettes gathered in a robust mat, growing to 18ins and tolerant of dry soil. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

persicifolia. An easy plant, a mat of foliage produces 18ins stems and slate blue bells from mid summer onwards, sun or partial shade. £3.75
EUROPE NORTH AFRICA ASIA

persicifolia `Alba`. Luxuriant prostrate foliage produces 18ins stems of white bells from mid summer onwards, sun or partial shade. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

poscharskyana. Blue flowers with white centres smother the foliage of this diminutive plant from June to September growing to 8ins, for full sun in any but the heaviest soils. £2.50
YUGOSLAVIA

punctata. This short campanula produces elongated flower bells of pale grey pink on 8inch stems in early summer. Spreading under ground by runners this little gem can some produce an effective groundcover. It is reputed to require a moist leafy soil however it manages on a poor mineral soil at Bide-a-wee. £3.75 Spring availability
SIBERIA, CHINA, JAPAN

rotundifolia. Harebell, wild here at Bide-a-wee before the garden was started flourishing on dry grassy slopes and in cracks on the rock face. Growing as much as 12ins, with pale blue flowers mid summer. £2.50
EXTENSIVE DISTRIBUTION WITHIN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

sarmatica. Grey blue bellflowers in mid summer for fertile soil in full sun 16ins, benefits from some support, as it is apt to flop. £3.75
CAUCASUS

takesimana. A mildly running campanula growing up to 18ins producing long pale ivory white bells, full sun or partial shade in fertile soil. £3.75
KOREA

CARDAMINE BRASSICACEAE
rhaphanifolia
. Cuckooflower, spikes of lilac flowers over fresh green foliage, for moist soil in sun or partial shade 12ins £3.00
NW. SPAIN PYRENEES & ALPS TO GREECE & CAUCASUS

CARDIOCRINUM LILIACEAE
giganteum var. yunnanense
. Himalayan Lily, a giant in lily Family, taking up to five or more years to develop sufficient strength to flower. Sending up a mighty green column of engineered cellulose topped with a dozen or so buds each developing into immense white, flushed green lily flowers, highly scented. By autumn the main bulb will have withered all energies being spent on flowering. Offsets should be replanted. For a sheltered partially shaded location in rich woodsy soil, heavily enriched to a depth of 18ins with compost. Protect the purple flushed foliage from late frosts. 8ft. Four-year-old bulbs. £6.50
W.CHINA, HIMALAYA

CATANANCHE ASTERACEAE
caerulea `Alba`. Cupids Dart`
This white form thriving on dry sandy soil, producing a neat clump of narrow leaves from which long 20inch stems topped with star like paper white flowers. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

CENTAUREA ASTERACEAE
Knapweed
, a common name that misrepresents an attractive and dependable genus, provided they are given good drainage and full sun. All generally have thistle like flower heads, but vary greatly in stature and flower colour. Within the garden we have a large collection, which will in the fullness of time come to the catalogue.
dealbata 'Steenbergii'. Reddish purple flowers in mid summer growing up to 24ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

jacea. Pale purple flower heads from mid summer to autumn over green foliage 30ins. £3.75
EUROPE

kotschyana. Similar in form to the montana, perhaps less robust, the foliage is lush green, with deep purple flowers in mid summer and occasionally through late summer. £3.75
CARPATHIAN MTS TO MACEDONIA

macrocephala. Large thistle like flower heads are crowned with butter yellow petals in early summer, on 3ft stems that emerge from strong basal foliage, for full sun. £3.75
CAUCASUS

mollis. Mauve flowers on stems no more than 6ins,in early summer over grey foliage, running below ground level but not invasive. Always sells on sight, and more delicate plant than some of its cousins in this genus. £3.75
POLAND -CARPATHIANS

montana `Alba`. White Mountain Knapweed An early flowering plant, once flowered it is a off with its head, within a few weeks the foliage has flushed, flowering until autumn, 24ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

montana `Gold Bullion` Golden foliage set the deep blue flowers off to wonderful effect flowering in early summer, we can never propagate enough of this plant, for full sun responding well to cutting back after flowering. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

nigra subsp. Rivularis. Masses of pale purple flowers in mid summer, growing up to 36ins high a plant attractive to our now depleted bee population£3.75
N. & CENTRAL PORTUGAL.

nigra `Alba`. A chance find of the native purple Knapweed, creamy white flowers July to October, for full sun in well drained to heavy soil, growing to 30ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN (this form from Ruan High Lanes, Truro, Cornwall)

pannonica subsp pannonica HHK259. Dusty grey foliage topped with pink flowers in late summer, for full sun in well-drained soil, tolerant of drought conditions. £3.75
BULGARIA (Roadside north of Stara Planina)

Centaurea phyrygia subsp. pseudophygia. Deep pink flowers on robust 24ins stems in mid summer, looking good with Anthemis tinctoria `Kelwayii`. £3.75
CARINTIAN ALPS ITALY

phyrygia. Wig Knapweed. Deep purple flower heads mid to late summer, sun or light shade 24ins. £3.75
ALPS & APENNINES

scabiosa. Greater Knapweed growing on dry calcareous soils 24ins for full sun flowering in late summer, some support is required as it is prone to flounce onto its neighbours. £3.75
EUROPE, CAUCASUS, BRITAIN

uniflora subsp. Nervosa. Pale purple flowers, from mid summer to autumn, over mildly hairy foliage, 12ins. £3.75
S. & S.E EUROPE

CENTRANTHUS VALERIANACEAE
ruber `Albus`
. A striking white form of the Wall Valerian, growing up to 36ins, long panicles of white flowers are produced in mid summer. £3.30
MEDITERRIANEAN

CEPHALARIA DIPSACACEAE
gigantea
. A robust plant with flower stems growing up to 7ft topped with large pale yellow flowers, in mid summer, growing in the wild by streams and moist meadows, I find it tolerates quite dry conditions, but not attaining its full stature. £3.00
CAUCASUS, SIBERIA(introduced 1759)

CHAMERION ONAGRACEAE
angustifolium `Album`
. This white form of the Fireweed is not as invasive as the type, although a useful for the back of the border with pure white flowers fresh green foliage in mid summer 5ft. Annually dice the soil in autumn in which the plant grows to curtail its questing roots and ensure more flowers. £3.75
NORTHERN HEMISHERE

CHAEROPHYLLUM APIACEAE
hirsutum `Roseum`
. A Cow Parsley that produces numerous pale pink flower umbels in early summer on 30in stems, rising from soft green finely cut foliage, for fertile soil in sun or light shade. £3.75
EUROPE

CHELIDONIUM PAPAVERACEAE
majus ‘Flore Pleno’
. The double Greater Celandine, with bluish green foliage with double yellow flowers from mid summer till first frosts. Growing up to 18ins, for sun or partial shade. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

CHELONE SCROPHULARIACEAE
glabra
. Fresh green foliage is terminated with stout white flower heads in late summer, for rich moist soil in full sun, 24ins. £3.75
NORTH AMERICA (Newfoundland to Ontario Minnesota south to Georgia & Alabama)

obliqua. Turtlehead. Strong pink flowers in late summer growing to up 24ins for moist soil in sun or partial shade good foliage. £3.75
E. NORTH AMERICA(Introduced 1752)

CHIASTOPHYLLUM CRASSULACEAE
oppositifolium
. Massed rosettes of prostrate succulent green foliage, each rosette give rise to racemes of nodding yellow flowers. Flowering in late spring, thriving in woodland conditions. £2.50
W. CAUCASUS

CICERBITA ASTERACEAE
alpina
. Fresh green basal foliage with clusters of small pale blue flowers in mid summer, for moist soil in sun or semi shade growing up to 30ins. £3.75
ARCTIC AND ALPINE EUROPE

CIRCAEA ONAGRACEAE
lutetiana `Caveat Emptor`
. Variegated foliage of pink and cream, with spikes of pale pink flowers, growing to 12ins but spreading rapidly so best keep restricted in a pot. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

CIRSIUM ASTERACEAE
rivulare atropurpureum
. Mildly hairy basal foliage from which erupt 5ft stems terminating in maroon thistle flowers in early summer, for good soil in full sun. £4.50
C. EUROPE, E. RUSSIA

oleraceum. Mildly thistle like foliage with stout stems topped with cream thistle flowers in mid summer full sun growing to 28ins. £3.75
CEVENNES ALPS

CLAYTONIA PORTULACACEAE
sibirica
. One of the great values of this plant is its ability to seed into all those bare patches, but still never troublesome since it can be easily pulled. Succulent foliage provides a foil to the pink flowers late spring, up to 8ins, for woodland conditions but tolerates full sun here. £2.50
NORTH AMERICA ALASKA TO CALIFORNIA EAST TO MONTANA

sibirica `Alba`. Succulent green foliage produces cool white flowers in spring and early summer up to 8ins, for sun or partial shade. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

CODONOPSIS CAMPANULACEAE
clematidea
. Low trailing foliage produces the palest blue flowers in mid to late summer, for fertile humus rich soil in sun or part shade, 18ins. £3.75
ASIA

COLCHICUM COLCHICACEAE
speciosum
. Lush spring growth dies back for the summer, when all about is tired in late summer the naked pink flowers burst forth from the ground, No garden should be without them they quickly clump up and are ideal to naturalize in long grass. Sun or part shade. £2.50
CAUCASUS, NORTHERN TURKEY & IRAN

CORNUS CORNACEAE
canadensis
. A charming woodlander with whorls of fresh green foliage, centre of each is a large white flower, which are infact bracts that surround at tiny tight cluster of true flowers. Flowering in mid summer, and followed by bright scarlet fruits in August. Spreading by underground rhizomes, requiring humus rich soil in light shade, growing to 8ins. £3.75
NORTH AMERICA, JAPAN, KAMCHATKA, KOREA, W. CHINA

CORYDALIS PAPAVERACEAE
flexuosa `Nightshade`
. Delicate foliage with a hint of purple, deep blue flowers in spring, best in humus rich soil in light shade. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

`Tory MP`. Dainty foliage,with intense blue flowers in spring, humus rich soil in partial shade,16ins

CRAMBE BRASSICEAE
cordifolia AGM
. Crisp foliage emerges from fat pink buds to produce a fine clump of large leaves from which sprout branching 8 ft stems bearing masses of tiny gypsophila like flowers. The dried flower stems last into the winter. For full sun and tolerant of dry soil. £3.75 Spring availability
CAUCASUS

CREPIS ASTERACEAE
incana AGM
. Pale pink dandelion flowers in late summer, for well-drained soil in full sun, growing no more than 10ins. £3.00
GREECE

CROCOSMIA IRIDACEAE
As each summer passes I grow fonder of the Crocosmia`s, once the easy gardening of mid summer has passed, you creative talent is challenged to keep the garden fresh, as it becomes tired and drawn in the bright heat of late summer. This is where these plants come into their own, with flashes of bright colour that can compete with the bight cloudless skies of August. All listed have proved hardy with us, and respond well to division after three or four seasons, apart from poor Emily who is a little slow, to increase.

X crocosmiiflora `Constance`. Orange flowers with a yellow centre in mid to late summer, for fertile well-drained soil in full sun 2ft. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

X crocosmiiflora `Emberglow`. A Crocosmia mosoniorum and paniculata hybrid raised by Alan Bloom, with volcanic burnt orange flowers on 3ft stems. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

X crocosmiiflora `Emily McKenzie` Large open orange flowers with a russet splash, flowering autumn until the first frost, sadly not as vigorous as others, raised I believe in Wylam Northumberland but where I have yet to find out? For fertile well drained soil in full sun 16ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN (1954)

X crocosmiiflora `Golden Glory`. A vigorous plant with soft yellow flowers in late summer. For fertile well drained soil in full sun, 24ins. previously known as George Davison. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN (raised by George Davison Westwick Hall Norwich)

`Lucifer` AGM. Stiff upright corrugated and sword like foliage topped with bright red flowers in July for fertile well-drained soil in full sun. 4ft. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

paniculata. Bold upright foliage producing bright red flowers in late summer, requires support before flowering, for full sun in any reasonable soil, growing to 36ins. £3.75
SOUTH AFRICA

CYNARA ASTERACEAE
cardunculus
. The Cardoon. A stately perennial, of large arching, pointed, silver grey leaves from which rise large, thistle-like, purple- blue flower heads borne on stout 6ft grey stems in summer. Requiring full sun and well-drained soil fertile soil. £4.50
EUROPE

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