If you have a meadow-style planting scheme, a border in dappled shade or a container space in a cool corner of the patio, Camassia leichtlinii ‘Semiplena’ is a beautiful and useful choice for providing height, structure and movement. Flowering in late spring with upright spires of starry double flowers, this incredibly elegant and simple variety is versatile, long-lasting and wonderfully rewarding, returning each year for a spectacular spring display!
This very special variety is a perfect example of how exquisite natural fritillaries can be. The subtle details of Fritillaria acmopetala include humbug-like markings in contrasting shades of pale green and maroon, elegant, slender arching stems and nodding bell-shaped flowers with elegant curled back pointed petals. In fact, this particular variety is commonly known as Pointed Petal Fritillary due to its unique flower form.
There’s something about Dutch Irises – both from a practical and aesthetic perspective that really get to us. In the practical sense, it’s super that the flower in the otherwise rather colourless interval when spring bulbs have given their last gasp and summer blooms aren’t yet in full swing! They’re also really easy to grow – and no matter how much of a master-gardener you may be, you’ll always be happy to find plants that thank you profusely for minimal attention.
Tall plants like Fritillaria persica ‘Ivory Bells’ are not only beautiful, but they’re also incredibly useful for bringing colour and interest at a height, bringing a real sense of fullness to any planting scheme. Even if space in your garden is limited, you can grow wonderfully impressive fritillaries like this. These upright plants make a fantastic impact when grown in big groups in borders, but taking up very little foot-room, they’re also handy for filling spaces in narrow borders or small gardens.
Just like Rembrandt’s famous painting, Tulip ‘Nachtwacht’ (Night Watch) is bold and breathtaking with an air of mystery, drama and darkness about it. The impressive blooms of this luxurious and unique peony-flowered tulip are formed of densely-packed layers of rich-coloured blooms, each petal patterned with brushstroke-like coppery highlights.