PERENNIALS FROM BIDE-A-WEE: PAPAVER PAPAVERACEAE to PULSATILLA RANUNCULACEAE

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PAPAVER PAPAVERACEAE
orientale ‘Turkish Delight’ AGM
. Blowsy salmon pink flowers in early summer, for full sun and tolerant of dry soil. Cut to the ground after flowering to remove decaying foliage, 2ft. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

PERSICARIA POLYGONACEAE
affinis 'Darjeeling Red' AGM
. Prostrate fresh green foliage, the horizontal stems rooting as they go, 8in poker like flower stems in late Summer emerging pale pink maturing to dark pink then russet brown in Autumn, for rich soil sun or light shade. £3.00
HIMALAYA

Persicaria amplexicaulis `Firetail` AGM. Bright red flowers spikes in later summer elevated over a mass of heart shaped foliage, for sun or partial shade in a moisture retentive soil, 36ins. £4.50

bistorta `Superba` AGM. Bold dock like foliage gives a lush background to the pale pink poker flowers in early summer. Growing up to 30ins for moist soil in sun or light shade, mildly spreading, judicious removal of tired foliage and flowers helps retain a fresh plant. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

campanulata. A tight cluster of basal foliage erupts into a branching framework through the summer terminating in clusters of pale pink flowers in late summer on wards, growing in sun partial shade, however it is resentful of dry soil. £3.00
HIMALAYA, W. CHINA

runcinata. Clusters of bright pink flowers in late summer, over bold foliage growing up to 12ins, for moist soil, with mildly spreading but not a problem. £3.75
HIMALAYA

runcinata `Needlams Form`. Prostrate crisp green foliage with bright pink flowers, for moist humus rich soil in sun or partial shade, 4ins. £3.30

virginiana `Painters Palette`. Bright pink stems support large felted leaves irregularly marked with cream variegation over which is a prominent red chevron, needs protection from cold wind and direct sunlight, for moist humus rich soil 24ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

vacciniifolia AGM. Such an appropriate name with its foliage so resembling Vaccinium (Blaeberry). Tiny fresh green leaves that keep the earth in fond embrace, which from late summer will be smothered in pale pink candles in all no more than 2 ins high. For sun or partial shade, Wet and cold is the death of this plant, I have managed to keep it going many years over a shelter rock face. £3.00
HIMALAYA

PEUCEDANUM APIACEAE
verticillare
. Luscious waxy green bipalmate foliage for three or four seasons after which the plant will have sufficient strength to produce a stout 8ft stem topped with lime green flower head. An ideal partner to blue Delphiniums. After which the plant may well be monocarpic and die, for moist fertile soil in full sun, associating well will delphiniums. £3.75
S.E. EUROPE CENTRAL ITALY

PHLOMIS LAMIACEAE
russeliana AGM
. Brawny evergreen felted leaves from which rise 3ft stems carrying whorls of pale yellow flowers arranged on tiers, dried seed heads look good in winter frosts. Native of conifer and deciduous woodlands, for sun or light shade, and tolerant of dry soil. £3.75
NORTH AFRICA ASIA MINOR (TURKEY)

1914 tuberosa `Amazone`. NEW FOR 2004 Coarse arrow shaped green foliage with conspicuous purple stems that hold purplish pink flowers with up to ten flower whorls on each stem. A large tuberous rootstock tolerant of well drained soil in full sun. Flowering in July/August and growing 3/5ft high. £5.50
GARDEN ORIGIN, Ernst Pagels, N. Germany.

PHLOX POLEMONIACEAE
carolina `Bill Baker` AGM
. Bright pink flowers with light centres are produced in mid summer, for fertile soil in full sun 20ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

carolina `Miss Linguard ` AGM. NEW FOR 2004 . Large white flower heads in mid summer, for fertile soil in full sun 20ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

divartica `Blue Perfume`. NEW FOR 2004 A woodlander with fragrant blue flowers in early summer, growing no more than 12ins, creeping stems root at the nodes, for moist woodsy soil in partial shade. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

Phlox maculata `Alpha` AGM. Domed corymbs of shocking candy floss pink flowers in summer, for full sun in fertile soil. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

maculata `Omega` AGM. Flowering during summer, white with a pink eye in tight domed corymb, for full sun in fertile soil, growing up to 24ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

paniculata. The parent of the more brassy hybrids, soft mauve panicles are produced in August on 4 feet stems, an altogether more subtle plant, for fertile soil in full sun. £3.75
E. NORTH AMERICA

paniculata `David`. Fragrant pure white flowers are held on 30in stems in July to August, for fertile soil in full sun. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

paniculata `Norah Leigh`. Broad cream margins to dark green foliage, pale pink flowers with a darker eye, growing 30ins and requiring a fertile soil in full sun. £4.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

paniculata `Harlequin`. A robust variegated phlox with leaves margined cream, providing summer long foliage interest and a good foil to the bright cerise flowers. Growing 30ins and requiring a fertile soil in full sun. £4.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

paniculata `Prospero` AGM. Pale lilac flowers darker to the centre, a strong plant for fertile soil in full sun, growing up to 30ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

paniculata `Rowie`. NEW FOR 2004 Soft pink flowers centred deep pink, in July/August a good compact plant at 24ins, for full sun in fertile soil. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

paniculata `White Form`. Ice white flowers in large corymbs over pale green foliage, growing up to 30 inches tolerant of light shade, an indestructible anchor plant. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

PHUOPSIS CAMPANULACEAE
stylosa
. Loose mats of fine whorled foliage similar to that of woodruff carpet the ground, spherical cerise flower heads early Summer, growing no more than 8ins tolerating dry soil for full sun. £2.50
CAUCASUS

PHYTEUMA CAMPANULACEAE
nigrum
. Deep purple flower spikes on 12inch stems in early Summer above a rosette of basal foliage, for well drained but not arid soil, in sun or shade. If it likes you will mildly self seed! £3.00
BELGIUM TO E. AUSTRIA

PHYTOLACCA (Caution toxic if eaten) PHYTOLACCACEAE
polyandra. `Poke Root`
, lush bold foliage, cloth numerous 5ft stems that terminate in pink candle flowers, followed by a spike of succulent shinny black fruit, to be instantly devoured by birds to leave the pink sepals, for sun or light shade. £3.75
YUNNAN

PILOSELLA ASTERACEAE
aurantiaca
. Fox and Hounds, a rapid colonizing plant forming a mat of foliage from which rise 14inch stems carrying flowers the orange of glowing embers that open fully in the full sun of mid day. It provides an exotic colour combination with yellow buttercups in the meadow, where it has been planted to naturalize. £2.00
EUROPE, ALPS

PLANTAGO PLANTAGINACEAE
major ‘Rosularis’
. A viviparous freak, the rat-tail flower heads develop to form clusters of plantlets, growing up to 8ins requiring full sun and a fertile soil. £2.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

Plantago major (Rubrifolia). A tremendous foliage plant, rivaling Hosta in a fertile soil, the leaves deeply corrugated along the veins are flushed purple, cutting the rat tail flower heads off enhances the foliage, growing up to 8 ins and requiring full sun. £2.00
EUROPE

PODOPHYLLUM BERBERIDACEAE
hexandrum
. Exotic marbled leaves, with understated white or pink flowers in early summer followed by red fruits the size of bantam’s egg. An established plant achieving 18ins in height, for moist humus rich soil in partial shade. £3.75
HIMALAYA W. CHINA

POLEMONIUM POLEMONIACEAE
paucifolium
. A bushy Jacob's ladder growing up to 15 inches, with long tubular yellow flowers orange on the outside, for fertile soil in sun or partial shade. £3.00
MEXICO

POLYGONATUM (Harmful if eaten) CONVALLARIACEAE
x hybridum `Striatum`
. NEW FOR 2004 The arching foliage is streaked along the leaf veins with pale green and white streaks. The foliage is a perfect complement to the ivory white flowers that are tipped green and borne in May, growing at most 18ins, for light shade in humus rich soil.

odoratum. Solomon’s Seal, arching stems with fresh green foliage, with drooping white flowers in spring followed by small black berries, for light shade in humus rich soil. £3.75
CHINA KOREA JAPAN

odoratum `Silver Wings`. NEW FOR 2004 Short angled stems with leaves arranged wing like to display the white, green edged flowers, 18ins for light shade in humus rich soil. £3.75

verticillatum `Rubrum` Slender 3ft stems with whorls of narrow leaves and clusters of small purple pink flowers in spring, for light shade or sun in humus rich soil. £4.50

POTENTILLA ROSACEAE
nepalensis (Miss Wilmott) AGM
. Intense cherry red flowers, from mid summer onwards on 30ins stems, although of a lazy disposition flopping to the ground so it is best grown with the support of other plants. Tolerant of poor dry soil, for full sun, and coming true from seed. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

PRIMULA PRIMULACEAE
Vine weevil
the devil incarnate to primula growers, is a major pest to many plant species not just Primula, but the corpulent little grubs like to dine with decadence on the succulent roots of Primula. All our Primula our grown in compost specially formulated to resist infection by vine weevil and all stock plants are drenched with nematodes, which aid the biological control.

alpicola. Pendulous fragrant flower bells, of pale yellow in mid summer for moist soil in partial shade, growing to 10ins. £3.00
EASTERN TIBET

alpicola. `Alba`. Strongly Fragrant bells of cremy white flowers in mid summer for moist soil in partial shade, growing at most 10ins £3.00
EASTERN TIBET

alpicola. `Violacea` Pendulous fragrant flower bells, of lilac in mid summer for moist soil in partial shade, growing to 10ins. £3.00
EASTERN TIBET

auricula 'Dusty Miller’. Dusty white succulent foliage, with stems of lemon yellow flowers with white centres, growing up to 6ins, a robust plant for full sun in a well-drained soil. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

elatior `Hose in Hose`. False Oxlip, pale yellow flowers one growing out another giving a vivid clump of pale yellow, flowering in spring, although naturally occurring in moist meadows, here it will grow in dry soil in full sun. £3.00 GARDEN ORIGIN

Primula `Garryard Guinievere` AGM. Combining good foliage with attractive flowers, deep mahogany leaves foil the pale pink blossoms of early spring, growing to 4ins for rich soil in light shade. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

denticulata AGM. Drum stick Primula, commonly grown and rightly so, large spherical lilac flower heads in Spring above lush cabbage like foliage, for moist or heavy soil, sun or shade. 12ins £2.50
HIMALAYA, W.CHINA

denticulata `Alba`. Snow-white drumstick flowers in spring, growing to 12inches for moist soil in sun or partial shade. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

`Easter Bonnet` Double Primrose, flowers of pale lavender forming small posies in early spring, for humus rich soil in light shade. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

florindae AGM. Himalayan Cowslip, a name that understates the immensity of this plant. Flower heads of dropping bells are held aloft on 3ft stems, over large lush heart shaped foliage, a profusion of pale yellow or copper coloured flowers are borne in late summer, which give a heady scent especially in the evening, or moist soil or pond margin in sun or shade. £2.50
S.E. TIBET

florindae (Red Form). Dropping bells the colour of hot coals, highly scented, growing up to 3ft, held over bold lush foliage, for moist soil in sun or shade, flowering in late summer. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

japonica. From a rosette of bold corrugated basal foliage rise 2ft stems carrying tiers of deep salmon red flowers in early summer, for moist fertile soil in sun or partial shade. £2.50
JAPAN

japonica `Miller`s Crimson` Bold corrugated basal foliage rise 2ft stems carrying tiers of red flowers in early summer, for moist fertile soil in sun or partial shade. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

rosea. Shocking pink flowers appear before the foliage, in very early spring, growing no more than 3inches, requiring a moist or boggy soil, in full sun. £2.50
HIMALAYA

sieboldii `Bide-a-wee Blue`. NEW FOR 2004. A good selection from one of our many sieboldii seedlings, delicate baby blue flowers on 6in corymbs over crispy green foliage, that retires for the summer below ground. For sun or shade in humus rich soil. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

sieboldii `Winter Dreams`. One of our best sellers when seen in flower, and yet still relatively unknown. Crisp green foliage emerges in early spring closely followed by whorls of frosty white flowers on 6inch stems, once flowering is over the plant retires until next springs performance, slowly spreading for sun or shade, in humus rich well drained soil. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

veris. Cowslip, grown from wild collected seed here in the Font Valley, as if explanation were necessary, pale yellow flowers are produced in spring, for dry soil in the sun, but preferring the shade of larger perennials in summer. £2.40
EUROPE, ASIA

veris `Red`. A cowslip with flowers the colour of hot coals, the red colour, it is suggested, comes from an earlier cross with a primrose as this colouration is not found in native populations. Flowering in early spring here, growing on dry soil in full sun, however taller perennials over shadowed it by mid summer. £3.00
GARDEN ORIGIN

vulgaris. The true wild primrose, grown from divisions of wild stock in the garden, the pale yellow flowers at dusk have a luminosity of all their own, growing in fertile soil in sun or light shade. £2.50
EUROPE, BRITAIN

wanda. An extremely robust primrose, seemingly thriving on neglect and slowly spreading too. Deep purple flowers with a yellow eye, emerging in early spring. For sun or partial shade, but flowering best in full sun, and tolerant of quite dry conditions. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

PRUNELLA LAMIACEAE
grandiflora `Alba`
. Tight ground hugging basal foliage creating an emerald carpet, above which pure white self heal flowers are produced in summer, growing to 6ins for sun or light shade. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

PULMONARIA BORAGINACEAE
`Blue Ensign` AGM
. A plain leaved Lungwort, large compact heads of violet blue flowers in early spring, growing up to 12ins for shade, regarded by those in the know, as one of the best blue Lungworts, and I have to agree. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN (Wisley 1990s)

`Lewis Palmer` AGM. A Lungwort with clusters of royal blue flowers in early spring, over large elongated mildly spotted foliage, growing up to 12ins for shade, previously known as `Highdown`. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

`Majeste`. NEW FOR 2004 Outstanding silver foliage with a fine green margin to the leaves. Pink flowers but turning blue best in shade, unless moist soil can be provided in a sunny aspect. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN (Le Ferme Flurie Nursery France 1986)

`Sissinghurst White`AGM. A justifiably popular plant with clusters of ice white flowers in early spring, held well spotted mildly hairy foliage, for light shade and growing up to 6ins. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

rubra AGM. Coral red flowers in early spring over pale green foliage, growing up to 8ins, tolerating an open aspect given shade of taller perennials, we have a large colony of P. rubra growing in the summer shade of Aralia cachemirica. £3.75
MIDDLE EAST

rubra ‘David Ward’. An outstanding foliage plant pale green leaves margined creamy white giving an excellent foil to the clusters of coral flowers in spring, growing up to 8ins for moist fertile soil in light shade, to avoid scorching the delicate leaves. £3.75
GARDEN ORIGIN

PULSATILLA RANUNCULACEAE
vulgaris AGM
. Pasque Flower. A native of the chalk downs of Southern England, large purple trumpets centred with a cluster of bright yellow stamens followed by fluffy seed clocks growing 8ins high, for full sun and sharp drainage, prefers lime soil. £2.50
EUROPE

vulgaris var. rubra. A ruby red form of the Pasque flower, trumpet flowers followed by fluffy seed heads, growing 8ins high, for full sun with sharp drainage, in a lime soil. £2.50
GARDEN ORIGIN

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