Phlox stolonifera ‘Violet Vere’ Phlox stolonifera is a native of wooded areas and stream banks in the Appalachian Mountains in the SE USA. It is a creeping Phlox, forming a spreading ‘mat’ about 3 inches in height with flowers appearing above the leaves from April to July. Not a favourite of rabbits or deer it is also tolerant of drought and air pollution. Phlox stolonifera ‘Violet Vere’ was named at Sissinghurst in the 1990s by the then head gardeners – Sibylle Kreutzberger …Continue reading →
Tulipa sprengeri is the free plant (for 800 visitors) at Helmingham Plant Fair in September 2021. Autumn 2021 we are giving away packets of seed from Tulipa sprengeri, a small scarlet tulip, that’s fast disappearing in its native habitat in Turkey. It’s one of the last tulips to flower and makes a wonderful sight in any garden. Best sown right away in a well marked spot in your garden or in a labelled pot as it appears like grass in …Continue reading →
Tulipa clusiana ‘Cynthia’ is the free plant (for 800 visitors, released in batches to correspond with booked entry times) at Helmingham Plant Fair September 2020. Tulipa clusiana, commonly known as lady tulip, is a species tulip that grows to 9-12” tall. ‘Cynthia’ is pale yellow with outer tepals of rose-red edged with pale yellow on the exterior. Flower interior is a solid pale yellow. It blooms April-May and is good for naturalising.
We thought it would be good to see how the free plants that have been given away at the Plant Heritage plant fairs at Helmingham Hall look today. If we can find some more pictures, we’ll make a special page for them on the web site. If you’ve got a good photo of one of the free plants, however old, please send it to IT.Admin@SuffolkPlantHertitage.com . Here’s one to start us off:
We will be giving away a packet of five bulbs to the first 800 visitors to the Autumn Plant fair at Helmingham Hall on Sunday September 15th. Tulipa linifolia (Batalinii Group) ‘Bright Gem’ This is one of a series of reliable hybrid dwarf tulips that increase steadily. The flowers are buttercup yellow with a flash of apricot above neat grey foliage. It is very long lived and perfect for rock gardens and raised beds. Plant the bulbs at least 6″ …Continue reading →