PERENNIALS FROM BIDE-A-WEE: ECHINACEA ASTERACEAE to EUPHORBIA EUPHORBIACEAE

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ECHINACEA ASTERACEAE
purpurea `Magnus`
. Coneflower. Petals of lilac radiate a large central boss of scarlet in July to August, growing to 30ins, for fertile but well-drained soil in full sun. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

ECHINOPS ASTERACEAE
sphaerocephalus
. Great Globe Thistle, White globe flower heads in mid summer over grey green foliage, for well-drained fertile soil in full sun 36ins. £3.75
S. CENTRAL AND E. EUROPE SIBERIA CAUCASUS

bannaticus. Large blue spherical flower heads in mid summer are held aloft at 8ft on thick stems over coarse green foliage, tolerant of dry soil in full sun. £3.75
S. E. EUROPE

EPIMEDIUM BERBERIDACEAE
grandiflorum `Lilafee`
. Lavender violet flowers above glossy new foliage, compact growing at 10ins, for partial shade and well drained fertile soil, deciduous.
GARDEN ORIGIN (Ernst Pagels selection)

X youngianum `Niveum` AGM. White flowers in April compact 8in ht 10in spread for partial shade and well drained fertile soil.

EPILOBIUM ONAGRACEAE
hirsutum `Well Creek`
. Great Hairy Willow Herb` Grey foliage edged with a cream variegation, pink flowers summer, for fertile soil in sun. 24ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

ERIGERON ASTERACEAE
karvinskianus AGM
. A delicate plant for masonry or gravel, masses of small pink daisy flowers on wiry stems for most of the summer growing only 6ins, requires sharp drainage to avoid winter loss. £3.00
SOUTH AMERICA MEXICO TO VENEZUELA

ERIOPHYLLUM ASTERACEAE
lanatum
. Fine silver grey foliage is smothered with yellow daisy flowers for weeks in mid summer for full sun tolerant of dry soil growing up to 12ins. £2.50
NORTH AMERICA

ERYNGIUM APIACEAE
agavifolium
. Succulent evergreen agave like foliage, with green nobly flowers held aloft on 30in candelabras, for moist fertile soil in full sun. £3.75
ARGENTINA

giganteum (Silver Ghost). The improved Miss Willmott`s Ghost ! Being more silvery, silver flower cones with silver bracts, biennial, full sun in well drained soil, growing up to 18ins.£3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

planum `Fluela`. NEW FOR 2004 Branching stems with numerous bracted metallic blue flower heads, for full sun in well drained soil growing to 30ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

variifolium. Strongly veined basal foliage with numerous small steel blue flower bracts in mid summer for fertile soil in full sun, growing up to 2ft £3.75
MOROCCO

EUPATORIUM ASTERACEAE
album
. Robust 4 feet stems of fresh green foliage, topped with white flowers in late summer, for moist soil in full sun. £3.75
E. NORTH AMERICA

EUPHORBIA (Harmful if eaten, can be skin or eye irritant) EUPHORBIACEAE
amydaloides robbiae AGM
. Stout evergreen foliage held in rosettes that in spring each produce lime green flower heads, which are actually bracts. Growing up to 24ins and Tolerant of a dry root run and shade. £3.75
TURKEY

cornigera AGM. Lime green bracts from mid summer form a bold statement growing to 30ins for ordinary soil in full sun. £3.75
N.W ASIA MINOR

cyparissias 'Fens Ruby'. Emerging foliage flushed purple with lime green flower heads in early summer growing at most to 12ins, spreading, but tolerant of poor soil. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

dulcis `Chameleon`. A deservedly popular plant, the promise of the red buds emerging in early February is fulfilled with dark mahogany foliage topped with lime green flowers in summer. Compact habit growing up to 16ins, but cutting back after flowering rejuvenates the foliage for the rest of the season. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

griffithii `Dixter`. New foliage emerges in spring as exotic scaly red candles. Foliage matures to green flushed brick red, 24ins stems are topped with orange flowers Actually they are bracts you see, has mildly adventurous roots, for moist humus rich soil, in sun or partial shade. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

lathyris. Caper Spurge, a biennial but it will mildly self sow, it warrants inclusion because of its good glaucous green foliage, the mid rib of the leaves is conspicuously lime green as are the large bracts and flowers, growing up to 24ins for open conditions. £2.50 Spring availability
MEDITERRANEAN, S. FRANCE, TURKEY TO CAUCASUS

polychroma AGM. Bright acid yellow flowers in Spring emerge as the foliage expands, fading to green as Spring turns to summer, tolerant of dry soil, growing up to only 12ins. £3.75
E.EUROPE TO ITALY AND S. GERMANY

palustris. Lime green bracts in early summer above stout fresh green foliage, for full sun or partial shade, in any reasonable soil, growing up to 30ins. £3.75
EUROPE &.WESTERN ASIA

sikkimensis AGM. Bold red finger like buds push through the earth in early spring developing into a 4ft high open stand toped with lime green bracts in August. Too well behaved for a euphorbia! £3.75
HIMALAYAS

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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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