Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' is a stunning yellow and green variegated plant, with long grass like blades. The leaves are also attractively arranged in fans. The plant is evergreen…
Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus' is a stunning cream and white variegated plant with tufts of sword shaped leaves. The plant is semi evergreen depending on the severity of the winter. It prefers wet…
From the 10th century on, Angelica officinalis was cultivated as a vegetable and medicinal plant, nowadays it is much more likely to be grown as an ornamental in the perennial border or wildlife garden or meadow. Now known as Angelica archangelica, and commonly known as garden angelica, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica, is a biennial plant from the Apiaceae or Umbellifer family, a subspecies of which is cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stems and root......
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Borinda papyrifera, sometimes referred to as the‘Blue Dragon Bamboo’is the bluest bamboo and of the Borindas generally, which were formerly mostly described under the genus Fargesia. It first came to the world’s attention in1995 when Chris Stapleton who was with Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, collected it from mount Zi Ben Shan where it was found growing in mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland.
Filipendula rubra, is closely related to our aspirin-producing wildflower Meadowsweet, or Filipendula ulmaria that foams in ditches and water meadows. They do things bigger in America and their form of Meadowsweet, known as the 'Queen of the Prairies', is a whopper. The pink version, Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' is a noble plant that looks exotic in a midsummer border and carries on looking good throughout July.
Gunnera manicata is an amazing Brazilian Jurassic giant of a plant with leaves up to 6ft (180cm) across. Giant rhubarb describes it well but is unrelated. Pictures do the best talking.With a near tropical origin it is strange that this brute grows so well in Britain. Even though the frost gets the leaves in early winter, they start showing signs of life as early as February and grow from nothing to up to 6ftacross by June.