Genus Comparisons

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Sweet Violets – A Comparison

We've collected together pictures of the violets we grow and ranked them by scent,  (it's a dirty job but someone has to do it)., so that you can compare them side by side. Viola odorata 'Rosea' This is the most fragrant of all with an intoxicating sweet aroma. It is fairly [...]

By |2017-03-09T16:37:09+00:00December 21st, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|Tags: , |0 Comments

Veronica – lots of different speedwells

The speedwells come in many different forms from ditch loving wild flowers to sub-shrubby candidates for the herbaceous border. Here's the lot of them collected together for you to take your pick. I've tagged along the Veronicastrum and Parahebe as well as they seem to fit well. The list orders from short to tall [...]

By |2017-02-19T14:50:20+00:00November 27th, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|0 Comments

Tradescantias Compared – Moses in the Bulrushes

Here's a page to allow you to see all the Tradescantias side by side. I've arranged them in a rough size order, shortest first. Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' Tradescantia 'Bilberry Ice' (Andersoniana Group). Boasts spreading mounds of neat grassy foliage amongst which nestle the cheery lilac and white [...]

By |2017-02-19T14:57:18+00:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|0 Comments

Tricyrtis – Toad Lilies

A Page of those curious beauties, the Toad Lilies Tricyrtis 'Empress' Tricyrtis 'Empress' This variety has larger, showier flowers than other varieties, white with very clean distinctive spotting. The leaves of this variety are broadly green with little spotting. 80cm. [...]

By |2017-02-19T14:50:04+00:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|0 Comments

Tiarella – The Foam Flowers

The Foam Flowers make lovely ground cover for shady positions. There has been a flurry of breeding and there are a great number of varieties that vary only by degree. Hopefully by putting them all together will help you make a little sense of it all. If I had to sum it up, my [...]

By |2017-02-19T14:50:36+00:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|0 Comments

Thalictrum in comparison

Thalictrum aquilegifolium 'Thundercloud' Thalictrum aquilegifolium 'Thundercloud'. Sturdy thalictrum with delicate double pinnate blue-green foliage and dusky pink-purple fluffy flowers crowded into a flattened pom-pom and carried on dark stained stems. The darkest form of this species. Altogether a plant that tends towards the twilight. 130cm. Best in moist shade [...]

By |2017-02-19T15:07:31+00:00October 26th, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|0 Comments

Salvia, Nepeta and some of their Allies

This is a page devoted to Salvia, Nepeta and a couple more Genera that I think sit well with them. What they all have in common is that they all belong to the Lamiaceae and are the sort of plant to grow in a position in full sun. I've grouped them in a way that [...]

By |2017-02-19T15:04:29+00:00October 12th, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Scabious – A comparison of Scabiosa and similar perennials

This is a collection of all the perennials with scabious like flowers, those with showy outer petals and those without. I have ranked them approximately shortest to tallest.   Succisia pratensis – Devil’s Bit Scabious Succisa pratensis - Devil's Bit Scabious, Blue Buttons. Succisa pratensis - Devil's Bit [...]

By |2017-02-19T14:55:52+00:00October 12th, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|0 Comments

Sedums – Ice Plants Compared

Below are all of  the Sedums we grow all in one place alongside their desriptions. I've arranged them approximately from small to large Botanical Style Pictures Sedum hidakanum Sedum hidakanum Sedun hidakanum is a small creeping species with little rounded dove grey leaves with a [...]

By |2017-02-19T14:56:43+00:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: Genus Comparisons|0 Comments