Cyclamen hederifolium Ivy Ice
- Usually Flowers : October, November
Perennial with large, flattened tubers, and variable, triangular to heart-shaped, patterned, dark green leaves. Flowers, sometimes scented, in shades of pink, rose or white. Mid and late autumn. Ht.13cm.(5in.). Grow in part shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for underplanting trees or shrubs. Mulch in areas of prolonged frost.
Lathyrus vernus (Spring Pea)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Low growing, compact clump with dark green leaves. Short racemes of scented, blue-purple. pea-like flowers in clusters. April to May. Ht.40cm.(16in.). Foliage dies down after flowering. Grow in sun or light shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for front of boders and containers.
Sisyrinchium striatum Aunt May
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Fan-shaped clumps of striped cream and greenish-yellow sword-like leaves. Upright spikes of pale yellow flowers. June to July. Ht.45cm.(1.5ft.). Semi-evergreen. Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Good for borders and gravel gardens.
Thalictrum aquilegifolium (Meadow Rue)
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October
- Suitable for cut flowers
Rosettes of glaucous-green, pinnate leaves. Upright stems bearing large panicles of fluffy, pink-purple flowers. May to July. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Showy plant for mixed borders. Interesting seedheads in autumn.
Thalictrum delavayi Album
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Charming sprays of loose delicate snow white flowers on fine upright stems and graceful pale green foliage.