PERENNIALS FROM BIDE-A-WEE: MACLEAYA to MYRRHIS APIACEAE

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MACLEAYA
microcarpa `Coral Plume`. Plume Poppy
. Grey green foliage topped with buff coloured branching plumes for well drained soil in full sun 7ft.
GARDEN ORIGIN

MAIANTHEMUM CONVALLARIACEAE
canadense
. Glossy green foliage that forms a wonderful groundcover and foil to the flowers, a woodland plant that performs well on light but humus rich soil, at the edge of shrub planting £3.75
NORTH AMERICA (New Foundland to the N.W.Territories south to Tennessee to S. Dakota)

MALVA MALVACEAE
alcea `Fastigiata`
. Large saucer shaped pink mallow flowers are produced on stiff upright stems from mid summer onwards, for sunny free fertile draining soil in full sun, growing up to 4ft. £3.75
ITALY

moschata `Alba` AGM. This the white Musk Mallow has arctic flowers of pure white veined slightly green reinforcing the coolness of the flower with dissected green foliage, for full sun and any reasonably fertile soil. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

MECONOPSIS PAPAVERACEAE
betonicifolia AGM
. Himalayan Blue Poppy, from basal foliage rise 24inch stems carrying large blue poppy flowers, requires shelter from cold winds and direct sun, remove flowers in the first year to help establish a robust plant for subsequent years. £3.75
CHINA TIBET

chelidoniifolia. Yellow flowers mid/late summer on erect 4ft stems sun or partial shade in humus rich soil. £3.75
CHINA

quintuplinervia AGM. Farrer`s Harebell Poppy, numerous delicate papery blue flowers, late spring onwards, growing at most to 10ins, for humus rich soil in sun or partial shade. £3.75
W. CHINA

MELISSA LAMIACEAE
officinalis `Aurea`
. The boldly variegated form of Lemon Balm strongly aromatic, plant at the edge of a path so as you brush past your catch the aroma. For any soil, both sun or light shade, growing up to 24ins, although cutting back during the growing season rejuvenate the foliage. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

officinalis `All Gold`. The name says it all the foliage being entirely suffused golden yellow from early spring, for any soil but requiring a little protection from full sun to avoid scorching, growing up to 24 ins however a severe coiffure in mid summer helps retain youthful appearance. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

MERTENSIA BORAGINACEAE
pulmonariodes AGM
. NEW FOR 2004 Virginian Bluebell. Arching stems of pastel blue flowers in spring over bold grey foliage for partial shade in moist humus rich soil, summer dormant after flowering, growing up to 2ft. £4.00
E. NORTH AMERICA( S. Ontario, to New Jersey, South to the Carolinas, and Kansas)

MEUM APIACEAE
athamanticum
. Compact clumps of fresh green lace like foliage with open umbels of white flowers in summer, growing no more than 18ins. £3.75
NORTH WEST, SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE, BRITAIN

MONARDA LAMIACEAE
`Cambridge Scarlet` AGM. `Oswego Tea`
, the scented foliage can be used to make a refreshing beverage, plum red flowers rayed around a central dark boss from which there is another tier of flowers, a valuable plant for late summer colour, in retentive fertile soil in full sun, 36ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

MYRRHIS APIACEAE
odorata
. Sweet Cicely, delicate fine lacy foliage with frothy white flower umbels in early summer the whole plant has the delightful aroma of aniseed, brutal cutting back after flowering will restore jaded foliage, and promote further flowers Growing up to 40ins tolerant of most soils. £2.50
NATIVE

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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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