Humble Umbels - the Architectural Collection
Our Plantsman's 6 plant collection includes, Eryngium eburnium, Eryngium pandanifolium 'Physic Purple', Ferula communis, Molopospermum peloponnesiacum, Ligusticum lucidum, and Seseli gummifera. Plants supplied in 9cm pots. Contents may vary according to season and availability. Some plants may be dormant on arrival.
Umbels or Umbellifers is the word horticulturalists use to describe plants that are mainly in the umbelliferae family (now Apiaceae ) with flowers that are composed of hundreds of individual florets held in flattened cloud-like discs. Their intricate structures always reward closer inspection. Insects like them too and they are some of the best flowers for attracting hoverflies, bees and other insect allies in the summer and late summer and autumn garden.
Apiaceae, the carrot family, is a huge family of annual, biennial and perennial plants with a global distribution, Apiaceae is characterised by its distinctive inflorescence - the umbel, which gave the family its former name of Umbelliferae. From familiar foods, such as carrot and parsnip, to the striking architecture of the ornamental Eryngium and Bupleurum, to toxic and invasive weeds like Giant Hogweed, the family is rich in variety and uses.
Our Plantsman's collection of Architectural Umbels includes some of the most unusual and yet easy to grow varieties for that exotic or architectural look.
PLEASE NOTE: Molopospermum and Ferula plants are dormant from August until late winter. This is normal and a mechanism by which the plant copes with excessive drought during the summer.