PERENNIALS FROM BIDE-A-WEE: DARMERA SAXIFRAGACEAE to DORONICUM ASTERACEAE

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DARMERA SAXIFRAGACEAE
peltata AGM (Peltiphyllum)
. For those who do not have space for Gunnera, Darmera is the plant for you; thick fleshy roots bind the earth. Prior to the foliage 3ft stems are topped by pink flower umbels. The foliage, reminiscent of small 12in inverted umbrellas, colours well in the autumn, achieving 3ft in height, requires moist conditions. £3.75
NORTH AMERICA S.W. OREGON TO MOUNTAINS OF N. CALIFORNIA

DIANTHUS CARYOPHYLLACEAE
gratianopolitanus AGM
. The Cheddar pink, cushions of evergreen silver blue foliage topped with pale pink flowers in June and July. Growing at most 6ins but trimming after flowering has finished will help retain a compact plant, tolerating impoverished conditions. £3.00
W. AND CENTRAL EUROPE, BRITAIN

DICENTRA PAPAVERACEAE
A most useful genus, with most of those listed below producing swathes of good foliage topped with bleeding heart flowers if given light woodsy conditions. All can respond well to being cut back after flowering if desired, by rewarding the plant after their hard work, with a supper of Vitax and organic mulch.
`Adrian Bloom`. NEW FOR 2004 Pink flowers that are on the red side of pink, late spring, and early summer with good green foliage, 12ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

`Bacchanal` AGM. NEW FOR 2004 . Dark red flowers with pale green foliage, in late spring, 8ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

`Pearl Drops`. White pendulous bleeding heart flowers are held over, slightly glaucaus, but finely divided foliage for light shade. 8ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

`Stuart Boothman` AGM. NEW FOR 2004 . Dark red flowers with attractive fine grey foliage, in late spring. For light shade, growing up to 8ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

spectabilis AGM. Succulent foliage emerges in early spring to be toped with pink and white weeping bleeding heart flowers in May, looks great with Bowles golden grass, for shade in deep humus rich soil, 18ins. Clump forming. £3.75
NORTHERN CHINA & KOREA

spectabilis `Alba` AGM. The crisp green foliage produces white weeping bleeding heart flowers in May. Deep humus rich soil ensures the plants success.18ins. Clump forming. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

DIERAMA IRIDACEAE
pulcherrimum
. From a stout evergreen stand of grass like foliage long needles erupt skywards in mid summer reaching up to 4ft before the deep cerise pink bell flowers start to open making the stems arch down. Thriving in moist but free draining humus rich soil in full sun. £3.75
SOUTH AFRICA

DIGITALIS (Caution toxic if eaten) SCROPHULARIACEAE
lutea
. A splendid little foxglove for full sun, small delicate pale yellow flowers from early summer onwards, on a narrow 30inch spire of fresh green foliage, tolerant of poor soil. £3.00
SOUTHERN EUROPE TO NORTH AFRICA

parviflora. Closely packed bronze flowers on bold columns over green foliage, for well-drained soil in sun or partial shade 2ft. £3.00
SOUTHERN EUROPE

DIPSACUS DIPSACACEAE
inermis
. A perennial Teasel, growing to 4ft, numerous mildly thorny flower stems are topped by pale yellow globes, the desiccated heads lasting well into winter. A fertile well-drained soil seems to suffice. £3.75
HIMALAYA

fullonum. The biennial Fullers teasel, in the first season a strong rosette of foliage with a taproot is established. Pale purple thistle flowers on 8ft candelabra stems, in the second season. Forming dried sculptural form in the winter garden, for full sun tolerant of poor soil. £2.50
EUROPE, BRITAIN

DISPOROPSIS CONVALLARIACEAE
perneyi
. Like an evergreen Solomons Seal, with glossy green foliage on stems up to 15ins greenish white flowers are produced in late spring, for humus rich acid soil in shade. £4.50
CHINA

DISPORUM CONVALLARIACEAE
flavens
. Pale cream pendant flowers within the leaf axil in early summer of broad pale green leaves, slowly rhizomatous, for moist humus rich soil in part or full shade, 2ft. £3.75
KOREA

sessile `Variegatum`. Zig zaging stems with banded variegated foliage, drooping pale yellow bells are produced in spring a stoloniferous plant for humus rich soil in light shade 12ins £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

DODECATHEON PRIMULACEAE
jeffreyi
. Loose umbels of deep purple flowers on 10in stems in late spring above rosettes of oval foliage, for humus rich moist soil in sun or partial shade. £2.50
NORTH AMERICA (ALASKA TO CALIFORNIA)

meadia AGM. Lilac pink flowers on 12in stems, in late spring, over rosettes of crisp green foliage, for humus rich moist soil in sun or partial shade. £2.50
EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

DORONICUM ASTERACEAE
austriacum
. Bright yellow large daisy flowers produced in profusion in early summer, for sun or light shade 36ins, responding well to cutting back after flowering. £3.00
MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AND S. EUROPE ASIA MINOR

orientale. Yellow daisy flowers in early spring, an easy useful plant for under deciduous shrubs, tolerant of poor soil and summer shade growing at most 12ins. £3.00
S.E EUROPE ASIA MINOR CAUCASUS

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Plant classification
Family, e.g. ROSACEAE in red bold capitals
Genus, e.g. FILIPENDULA in green bold capitals
Species, e.g. ulmaria in bold lower case
Culivar, e.g. `Aurea`, in single quotation marks

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