Position: full sun in a sheltered position. Ideal for planting en-masse in borders, window boxes, or rockeries. Hardiness: fully hardy, but may need some protection from winter frosts. Cultivation: best grown in a light, sandy soil in full sun. Maximum size: 25-50 cm high Any other information: a deciduous perennial bulb which produces brightly coloured […]
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Position: full sun or partial shade Hardiness: fully hardy Cultivation: perennial, ideal for window boxes and rockeries in well drained soil. After flowering apply fertiliser, dead head, and allow leaves to die back. Maximum size: 15-20cm high Any other information: Scented dwarf daffodils, flowers late Feb to April.
Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) Position: full sun or partial shade, good for window boxes or planting outdoors in a sheltered and sunny position Hardiness: fully hardy perennial, outdoor plant Cultivation: Fertile, well drained soil. Maximum size: 10-20 cm high. Any other information: Purple-blue or white flowers on cone shaped spikes which are mildly fragrant. Flowers January […]
Position: partial shade, great in window boxes or under deciduous trees Hardiness: fully hardy Moisture: likes well drained soil Maximum size: 10 cm high Any other information: Deep green rounded leaves with deep pink flowers January to March. Mulch annually with well rotted leaf mould.
Oxalis triangularis (False Shamrock) Position: partial shade Hardiness: tender, dormant in winter if placed outdoors. Moisture: well drained, moist soil. Water sparingly if dormant. Maximum size: 0.5 metres high, 0.5 metres wide Any other information: attractive deep purple leaves with delicate pale pink flowers which close at night. Likes bright positions.