Thursday 27 May 2010

Plants I liked, Chelsea 2010

In no significant order: Silene dioica 'Firefly' (Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants); Dahlia 'Etheral [sic] (Winchester Growers); Hyacinthus 'Blue Eyes' (Pennings); Hosta 'Snow Mouse' (Mickfield Hostas); Quercus leucotrichophora (Mallet Court); Primula pulverulenta 'Salmon' (unrecorded); Eriophorum russeolum (Waterside Nursery); Lilium 'Arabian Night' (Jacques Amand); Nepenthes truncata 'King of Hearts' (Borneo Exotics).


  1. Dahlia Ethereal (whatever their spelling) is a joy. I got it in 2006 and enjoy it's simplicity and elegance and height. It has a hint of lavender in our cooler summer and autumn.
    And why must the breeders mutilate narcissus? That one in your previous post should've been composted. I want my narcissus and my hemerocallis to have trumpets or deep flares. Let pansies have a flat face, though soon they'll be trumpeting instead. Novelty for novelty's sake is best left behind closed garden doors.
    Keep up the wonderful reporting and commentary.

  2. This is awesome. Wish I could have been there in person! OOooh, Jim. Spare a basal cutting of that Dahlia would you? hehe


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