This month – there are three ‘plants’ for the month from David Hanslow which are flowering in his garden. I have information on 2 of them, and have now been informed by Caroline, our Dorset member, that the 3rd is most likely Primula ‘Snow Mound’.
Anemone x lipsiensis
The RHS website gives the synonyms as A. nemorosa × ranunculoides and A. seemanii. The AGS encyclopaedia mentions that it is sometimes found in the wild where the parent species grow in close proximity to one another.
|Armeria juniperifolia ‘Bevans Variety’||
A. juniperifolia originates from Central Spain in mountain pastures and rock crevices –
the AGS encyclopaedia states that ‘Bevans Variety’ is the choicest species for the rock garden, which has deep rose-pink flowers on 5cm stems.
|Primula ‘Snow Mound’||P. ‘Snow Mound’ – ‘(Schneekissen) a delightful small variety with the purest white flowers and a delicious scent. A delightful little plant and so easy to grow. Starting to flower from mid February, this is one of the gems of the woodland garden. Not weak like some of the|
Primulas it is a slow and low growing perennial but very tough and reliable. Large purest white flowers with a distinct yellow eye. Ideal to grow as ground cover under deciduous trees and shrubs in any soil as long as the soil is not too dry.’ (information from http://www.plantstoplant.com) – thanks to Caroline, our Dorset member.