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 […]
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.
Plectranthus zuluensis (Zulu spurflower) Position: full or partial shade Hardiness: Tender, keep indoors in winter Moisture: Moist but well drained, water regularly in growing season but less in winter Maximum size: 0.5-1 metre high, 0.5-1 metre wide Any other information: Lime green leave with spikes of blue to pale mauve flowers. Promote flowering by deadheading […]
Asparagus Aethiopicus (Emerald Fern) Position: bright indirect light Hardiness: tender, indoors in winter Moisture: moist, water regularly in growing season but less in winter. Mist leaves occasionally. Maximum size: 1.5 metre h, 1.5 metre wide Any other information: Fruits with attractive red berries in winter, can easily grow new plants from saving the seeds which […]