20 May 2013

Centranthus Ruber 'Red valerian' Plants

The strong organic vegetation and red blossoms of centranthus merge to excellence. Vegetation look best expanded en load on financial institutions or when permitted to self-seed in surfaces and providing, where they make a wonderful unique, organic impact. A qualifications of rock gives them an perfect establishing, or they can be joined with other bungalow lawn blossoms in a edge, such as lime-loving gypsophila, pink and scabious. The vegetation is also very eye-catching to bees, several different types of butterfly, and other pollinating bugs.

Family: Valerianaceae
Genus: Centranthus
Species: ruber
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Rose
Foliage colour: Blue-green
Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist, Sandy
Hardiness: Hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Height: 300cm
Spread: 300cm
Time to plant seeds: March to April
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: July to October

8 May 2013

Centaurea montana 'Mountain Cornflower' Plants

This is a very varying but always eye-catching flower found in mdw and timber on the hills of European countries. The common form grown in landscapes has off white, lance-shaped results in and large, dark red or blue-violet blossoms, up to 3 in (7.5cm) across in early summer. It does best in a wetness sharp ground and is similarly at home in sun or partially colour.

Family: Compositae
Genus: Centaurea
Species: montana
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Blue
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Hardiness: Hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Height: 45cm
Spread: 60cm
Time to divide plants: March to April