PERENNIALS FROM BIDE-A-WEE: LATHYRUS PAPILONACEAE to LYTHRUM LYTHRACEAE

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LATHYRUS PAPILONACEAE
latifolius
. Perennial Sweet pea. A robust climber that produces bright pink flowers in late summer, growing up to 6ft if given support, for full sun or light shade. £3.00

LEONTODON ASTERACEAE
rigens
. A fleshy stout rootstock yields fresh succulent foliage in spring, which by late Summer erupts into posies of bright yellow flowers which continue right up to the first frosts, growing up to 16ins, for full sun in a fertile soil. £4.50 Spring availability

LEVISTICUM APIACEAE
officinale
. Lovage, the fresh green foliage being used in salads, however this 8ft umbelifer can create a dramatic effect in the garden proper. A dry sunny site will suffice however a more fertile site will increase the plants proportions. £3.00 Spring availability
IRAN

LIBERTIA IRIDACEAE
grandiflora
. Verdant evergreen foliage reminiscent of Iris foetidissima provides a foil for the sprays of ice white flowers in mid Summer, growing to 24ins, for free draining but moist soil in full sun, however cold icy draughts can be the death of this plant. £3.75
NEW ZEALAND

LIGULARIA ASTERACEAE
przewalskii. AGM
. NEW FOR 2004 Candles of golden yellow flowers on 5ft stems that rise above lush dark green foliage, for moist shady soil, but can be grown in full sun, prone to wilt in the midday sun unless in very moist soil such as the bog garden. £5.50
KANSU IN NORTHERN CHINA.

LINARIA SCROPHULARIACEAE
dalmatica
. A multitude of small pale yellow flowers on tall spires, each flower has a dark egg yolk coloured throat, from early summer onwards, full sun and growing to 30ins, spreading mildly. £3.75
S.E. EUROPE

purpurea `Canon Went`. Narrow spikes of soft pink flowers remain for many weeks from mid summer, thriving and seeding mildly, for full sun and growing to 30ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

purpurea 'Springside White'. Spikes of tiny pure white flowers growing up to 20ins and flowering throughout the summer, for full sun in fertile soil, self-seeding, but never a problem. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

LINDELOFIA BORAGINACEAE
anchusoides
. Amazing cool gentian blue flowers in the heat of mid summer on 30inch flower stems rising from a crown of oblong basal foliage, for free draining soil in full sun, if your lucky a second flowering can occur in the late summer. £3.75
W. HIMALAYA

LITHODORA BORAGINACEAE
diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' AGM
. Prostrate woody stems of narrow filiform foliage terminating with clusters of small gentian blue flowers, a most useful groundcover under the Sahara like conditions in the shade of our Scots pine, give a light trim after flowering to maintain a compact plant. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

LUNARIA BRASSICACEAE
rediviva. `Perennial Honesty`
One of the first tall perennials to flower, clusters of pale pink flowers in Spring held 36ins over crisp green foliage, elliptic seed pods turning silver in Winter. Any aspect or soil will suffice, but most at home in partial shade. £3.75
EUROPE

LYCHNIS CARYOPHYLLACEAE
chalcedonica AGM
. Maltese Cross, a tight cluster of basal foliage sending up 3ft stems topped by a bright scarlet flower umbel, for moist fertile soil, in full sun. £3.75
E. RUSSIA

chalcedonica var albiflora. This a white version of the Maltese Cross, has white flowers flushed pale pink in mid summer, growing up to 3ft for moist fertile soil in full sun. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

flos jovis `Nana`. Shocking pink flowers are produced over soft felted silver foliage in mid summer, growing no more than 12ins for well-drained soil in full sun. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

viscaria. Dark pink flowers in mid summer, held 16ins over soft felted foliage in for well-drained soil in full sun. £3.75
TRANSCAUCASUS CENTRAL EUROPE, W. SIBERIA

yunnanensis. Sprays of frothy pink or white flowers in early summer rise from a cushion of narrow fresh green foliage, for fertile well drained soil in full sun growing up to 8ins. £3.00
CHINA

LYSICHITON ARACEAE
americanus AGM
. A dramatic plant, in that primeval group of plants along with Gunnera and Equisetum. In early spring large yellow flower hood, emerges prior to the leaves, always a curiosity with our early bird visitors. The plant develops large proportions 36ins in diameter, and the same in high. A moist boggy soil is required to sustain the lush foliage, but it is tolerant of occasional flooding. £6.00
W NORTH AMERICA

LYSIMACHIA PRIMULACEAE
ciliata ‘Firecracker’ AGM
. Fine copper coloured foliage, with yellow flowers on 24in stems in late summer. Striking foliage contrasts well with lighter foliage such as Phalaris arundinacea `Picta`. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

clethroides AGM. Nodding spires that become erect as the numerous starry white flowers open, in mid to late summer, for moist woodland or the bog garden growing up to 3ft, slowly spreading. £3.75
JAPAN KOREA N.E. CHINA

nummularia `Aurea` AGM. Golden Creeping Jenny, golden prostrate foliage with yellow flowers that are however lost on similarly coloured prostrate foliage, for partial shade, where it is useful to contrast deep blue flowers such as Veronica `Crater Lake Blue` £2.50
EUROPE

punctata. Yellow Loosetrife, a most accommodating plant tolerating most soil conditions apart from a desert dry soil growing up to 30 ins, and useful for naturalizing, flowering in mid Summer. £3.75
ASIA MINOR

punctata ‘Alexander’. Pink flushed shoots emerge in spring developing into cream and green variegated stems with yellow flowers from mid to late summer, much more restrained than the above. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

LYTHRUM LYTHRACEAE
salicaria `Blush`
. Sumptuous candles of pale pink flowers in late summer, requiring moist fertile soil in full sun, and growing fastigiatley to 36ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

virgatum`Rosy Gem`. Pokers of rich pale purple flowers in late summer, for fertile moist fertile soil in full sun, growing up to 4 feet. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

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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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