Acidanthera murielae (Abyssinian gladiolus) is the free plant (for 800 visitors, released during each days) at the Helmingham Plant Fair, May 2023. A graceful summer flowering perennial with erect grass like leaves and flower stems up to a 3′ / 100cm, with several nodding funnel-shaped white flowers with purple throats. Attractive to a range of pollinators. Grow in pots or in the ground. Plant corms at 6″ / 15cm deep in moist, well-drained potting medium. Dead head after flowering. Lift when …Continue reading →
The last Suffolk Plant Heritage talk at Stowupland before the Autumn was on 22nd of April but there are two plant fairs, two open days and a 45th anniversary garden party during the Summer. Details are on the events page: Group Meetings .
Not long to go! Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair and Artisan Market Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May: 10 am – 4 pm, Helmingham Hall, IP14 6EF. Entrance: Adults £10 (£8.00 in advance) – Children: Free (includes admission into the Grade 1 Listed Gardens). • Free plant for 800 visitors distributed during the day • Hundreds of rare and unusual plants • Garden and lifestyle accessories • Specialist nurseries & National Plant Collections • Expert advice & demonstrations • Live music & …Continue reading →
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 →