Bulbs

Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic Lilies are one of the most popular of all lilies. We give a guide to bulb care, pictures, growing asiatic lilies and pests. Available in a huge range of flower colors including white through to orange and red, these…

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How to Grow Achimenes

Also known as ‘Hot Water Plant’, Achimenes are closely related to African Violets, and grow from a bulb or rhizome. Also known as Orchid Pansy, Hot Water Plant or Star of India These are long flowering plant and grow well…

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Arisaema amurense

Arisaema amurense is originally from Asia, China, and Korea and appears in a number of forms. Sometimes called the ‘Chinese Cobra Lily’, this is a species with a number of forms including a green form. Includes ssp. angustatum. Varied, the…

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Arisaema tortuosum

A tall growing species with a fascinating long whip like spadix, Arisaema tortuosum is sought after for its size as well as its flower and foliage. The long long spadix is a feature. The spathe is green often tinged with…

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Arisaema fargesii

Arisaema fargesii

With a lovely purple to brown and white curving spade Arisaema fargesii is another easy to grow species named after the Frenchman (missionary and botanist) Père Paul Guillaume Farges. Originally from Southern China and Flowering in late spring to early…

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Arisaema

Arisaema are a genus of woodland plants grown both for the unique flowers as well as interesting foliage. Native to areas of Asia, North America and Africa they are also referred to as ‘cobra lilies’ or ‘Jack in the pulpits’.…

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Flowering Bulbs

Flowering Bulbs

Not only a sign of spring flowering bulbs can provide color in the garden right through to fall. It’s all a matter of choosing the right bulbs to grow for each season. Planted en mass, grown in containers, naturalised into…

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Anemones

Anemones are often lumped together in gardening articles which is a shame as this diverse group of flowering plants and bulbs deserves more recognition. They range from those that are clump forming perennials which form a mass of fibrous roots…

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Amorphophallus bulbifer

Amorphophallus bulbifer is an unusual perennial plant originally from from N.E. India. It is grown for both its foliage and its striking and dramatic pink flower. The flower appears in spring followed by a single leaf shoot that will reach…

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Amorphophallus

If you are looking for exotic aroids them Amorphophallus could be the bulbs for you. Ranging from fairly common and easy to grow varieties to the weird and wonderful this group of tropical to sub tropical plants are best known…

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Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria flowers and plants, hybrids and species are readily available for sale both online and in garden centers. Alstroemeria are regarded as being hardy to zone 8 and come in a wide range of colors from white to red, they…

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Alliums

Ornamental Allium bulbs are a part of the diverse genus with include both flowering types for the garden and the well known edible species, both types are available for sale online. Although they sometime referred to as ‘ornamental onions’ it…

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Albuca nelsonii

Rarely seen growing in gardens, yet worthy of more attention, Albuca nelsonii is one of the larger Albuca species and is native to Natal in South Africa. It is the tall flower spikes that make this such an interesting plant,…

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Agapanthus

Although Agapanthus have been grown for many years especially in the warmer zones, they have fallen out of favor recently as they have tended to become a little, ‘to easy to grow’. The problem is that many of the older…

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Fritillaria sibthorpiana

One of the first of the Frits to flower for us, Fritillaria sibthorpiana is also one of the easier species to grow. The flowers are wonderful lemon yellow and although small are elegant and long lasting. A small growing species from Turkey.…

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Fritillaria imperialis

Fritillaria imperialis are the most spectacular of all of the species and are the largest growing of all of the frits growing to nearly 1m. Also known as the ‘Crown Imperialis’ and ‘Crown Fritillary’ it can be grown in the…

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Pacific Coast Iris

A wonderful small Iris for the dry garden are the ‘Pacific Coast Iris’. These are mainly Iris douglasiana hybrids, an easy care iris grown widely across the United States. However a number of other species are also include in the…

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Louisiana Iris

Louisiana Iris are often thought of as a water iris, and although in the natural environment they do grow in damp areas, they are actually very versatile and do not need to grow in water. The Scientific name is Iris…

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Japanese Iris

Iris ensata Japanese iris (water iris) are a large flowered ‘ iris that generally have been bred from the species ‘Iris ensata’. In Japan three strains are cultivated, Edo, Higo and Ise. In the US it is the Higo and…

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Dutch Iris

Dutch iris are a true bulb, generally though of as blue with strong yellow and white makings on the fall, although other colors are also available for sale. These easy care, low maintenance bulbs actually come in white, white and…

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Bearded Iris

Perhaps the most widely grown of all Iris are the Bearded Iris, you can find many cultivars for sale including tall, medium and dwarf varieties. We also have species, although it is the cultivars offered by specialist Nurseries that are…

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Fritillaria uva vulpis

With mahogany coloured bell like flowers, tipped with golden yellow, Fritillaria Uva Vulpis is very attractive free flowering species, easy to grow in the home garden. The best time to plant the bulb is in fall, and the choice of…

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Fritillaria thunbergii

Fritillaria thunbergii is a bulb that is originally said to be from China and Japan, although it has been used for medicinal purposes and therefore may well be grown well outside of its original habitat. This is another species that…

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Fritillaria pyrenaica

Fritillaria pyrenaica is another species that varies in color and form a great deal. From Spain and Western France Fritillaria pyrenaica will reach 18″ once bulbs are mature. Fritillaria pyrenaica has a maroon outer petals with yellow inners. Pretty bell…

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Fritillaria pontica

Fritillaria pontica is originally from Greece, Turkey, Albania and nearby countries. These are a bulb that do well in a partly sunny position in the garden. Try morning sun. Fritillaria pontica are a medium growing species that prefer a well…

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Fritillaria pluriflora

Fritillaria pluriflora known as the Adobe Lily native to California. Although it is the pink flowering form that is the most common, both white and pink forms are available. The flower are cup shaped flowers and often appear in group…

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Fritillaria pinardii

Fritillaria pinardii is variable species originally from Turkey and nearby countries. Hanging bells maroon with yellow lips is a common form. Yellow bells with maroon or brown tints on the petals in another. This is a low growing species and…

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Fritillaria persica

Fritillaria persica is a much sought after species. Originally from Southern Turkey through to Iran. With such a wide spread this is a species varies in color and form a great deal. Fritillaria persica ‘Ivory Bells’ is a near white…

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Fritillaria meleagris alba

With a similar growth habit to the species, Fritillaria meleagris alba (white snakes head fritillary) is a very attractive, but rarely offered white flowering form of F. meleagris. Fritillaria meleagris alba have simiar habits to Fritillaria meleagris. A medium growing…

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Fritillaria meleagris

Fritillaria meleagris

With its checkered flowers, Fritillaria meleagris is commonly called the ‘Snakes Head Fritillary’. It is a native of many countries in Europe including, France, Romania and Croatia. This is a medium growing species and with its distinctive checkered flower head…

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