Fritillaria Pyrenaica

Written by  on October 27, 2008

Fritillaria Pyrenaica

An attractive and unusual hardy perennial which grows well in  full sun or semi shaded position, and is even more at home in a rockery or at the edge of a woodland setting. Read more…

Fritillaria Crown Imperial

Written by  on October 14, 2008

Crown Imperial, surely the most eye catching flowering plant of April, very majestic in appearance, and fully hardy in Aberdeen.

They come in shades of orange and yellow, flowering April/May. The orange flowering ones seem to become established more quickly than the yellows. Read more…

Epimedium Grandiflorum

Written by  on October 10, 2008

Choosing woodland plants can be great fun, although sometimes frustrating when the plant you are seeking is not to be found in your local garden centres. For example Epimediums a fascinating genus of plants from the Berberidaceae family, but not that easy to come by.

 

Epimedium Grandiflorum this species is deciduous and the new growth rises in early spring shortly after which, the yellow flowers emerge. Leaves are flushed reddish-bronze when young but colour up to a fresh green when mature.  Flowers are borne in short racemes and can vary a little in colour.

 

In early Spring cut back the old leaves to get the best out of the emerging fresh foliage.  (Grandiflorum also to be found with flowers in shades of purple)

 

Position – Dappled shade

 

Hardiness – Fully hardy

 

Height – 40cm

 

Flowering – April/May

 

Soil – Humus rich moist yet free draining