Epimedium acuminatum “Night Mistress” – Introduced by Darrell Probst in 2004. Originating from wild collecting in 2000 near Nanchuan in China’s Chongqing municipality. Long arching flower spikes in early spring with large dark purple flowers and white backing sepals. H&S to 50cm.
Deep pink semi-double snowflake with small pom-pom flowers. New to our collection in 2015 and quite slow to bulk up. This form is reliably double petalled, unlike many of our semi-double cultivars, which exhibit a variable trait on the extent of the double-petalling.
Interrupted Fern So named because the fertile segments of the fruiting fronds are carried in between lengths of barren frond rib. Deciduous fern with fronds growing to 150cm in mature plants. Neutral to acid rich soil in sheltered shade or semi-shade.
Cinnamon Fern – Large deciduous edible fern with a thick rhizome that occasionally can form a small trunk. Tall arching graceful fronds appear in spring. The emerging croziers are collected for food. Later in the season the spore bearing fronds appear, covered in cinnamon coloured spores. Fronds can reach 100cm.
Royal Fern – Forms a clump of tall, arching fronds of bright green divided leaves. New growth is purplish in colour and the stems remain red-shaded. Spores carried on separate fronds. Ideal for moist to wet soil and will tolerate full sun in cooler situations. Deciduous, the fronds can grow to 150cm.
Flat blooming, cherry blossom petalled thrum. Evenly coloured deep magenta pink flowers with white splash centres. The Pago Pago Group seedling strain was introduced by Barnhaven Primula Nursery. The form in our collection is a particularly good example of the strain and is propagated through division.