Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark beauty' has almost black buds that open in September to reveal exquisite white maroon spotted flowers. Held on strong stems that don't need staking that are clothed in spotted leaves. It is best to plant with a little shelter, but formosana is probobly the easiest form to grow.Plants are supplied bare root in Winter and early spring and in 1.5ltr pots from May till December.
Astrantia major 'Buckland' is an easy , no fuss plant, disease and slug resistant, happy in sun or shade, it's pincushion white flowers are flushed with pink and held on strong stems. Astrantias make excellent cut flowers lasting at least a month in water. Buckland will form a good clump that can be divided in Autumn or spring.
Plants are supplied in a 9cm pot.
Schizostylis coccinea 'Major' brings a burst of colour late in the season when everything else is thinking of of going to bed for the Winter! It is happy in average growing conditions but doesn't like to dry out too much in the Summer, but neither does it like too much wet in the Winter, this makes it sound as if it's fussy but it's really a very easy plant that grows well here in Wales even with our somewhat soggy Winters. It will form a good sized clump eventually at least 60cms or more wide that can be divided preferably in Spring , although I have divided Schizostylis all through the seasons and it's never let me down.
Plants are supplied - bare root Oct - March . 1.5ltr pot - March onwards.