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Dahlias III

Dahlia x hybrida ‘Mystic Fantasy’ (syn. ‘Hawaiian Dreams’) (Bronze-Leaf Type) – A Dr. Keith Hammett variety with single blossoms of peachy-pink with a yellow halo and a raspberry eye, all set around a dark center. These are beautifully accented by … Continue reading

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Unusual Bulbous Plants

Allium vineale ‘Hair’ – This type of Crow Garlic features bizarre green flower heads made up of aerial bulbils with a purple base. They are borne from June to July and truly resemble a head of tufted curly hair, growing … Continue reading

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Summer-Flowering Bulbs

Gladiolus murielae (syn. Acidanthera bicolor var murieliae, Gladiolus callianthus) – Peacock Lily is a corm that produces fragrant star-like blooms (starting in late summer) with a contrasting deep purple blotch. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and … Continue reading

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Botanical Tulips / Tulipa

Tulipa hageri ‘Little Beauty’ (syn. Tulipa humilis ‘Little Beauty’) – This scented botanical tulip is almost a little too surreal with its short starry blooms of hot pink with an indigo center surrounded by a white halo or eye zone. … Continue reading

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Daffodils IV / Narcissus

Narcissus ‘Cool Flame’ (Division 2 / Long-Cupped Daffodils) – A beautiful bicolor daffodil bred by Grant Mitsch – it bears pure white petals that surround a coral-orange cup that deepens to near red as it ages. ‘Cool Flame’ blooms from … Continue reading

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Daffodils III / Narcissus

Narcissus ‘Mint Julep’ (Division 3 / Short-Cupped Narcissus) – A daffodil for the Irish with pale yellow petals (with some green highlights) and a short deep yellow cup with a green eye. It is a 2005 RHS Award of Garden … Continue reading

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An Anemone Sampler

Anemone nemorosa ‘Virescens’ – An RHS Award of Garden Merit winner with mop-headed flowers made entirely of green leafy bracts, with occasional white highlights and purple tinting. These appear from April to May over green foliage and it makes a … Continue reading

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