A wonderfully cheerful yellow mass of flowers in late May, over dark green foliage that really makes the flowers pop! Loves a sunny spot and completely drought-proof once established. Spreads slowly to make a large mat of foliage. 15″ high, great for the fronts of borders or for edging a bed. Paired here with an artemisia for foliage contrast.
Evening Primrose (Oenothera) May 12, 2010
Likes full to part sun. Drought-tolerant once established.
Completely drought-proof once established. Likes full to part sun.
Arum Italicum April 14, 2010
Dark, shiny, veiny leaves make a startling statement in the part sun or shade garden. 12″ high leaves are out fall through spring, evergreen in winter. They die back in the summer and the plant flowers, with a white jack-in-the-pulpit like flower. Then the flower stalk produces berries which turn bright red. In the fall the leaves return. A very unique plant!
This dainty plant flowers in April, with delicate yellow flowers 6″ high over lime-green leaves. Spreads agreeably to make a large clump. I started with one about five years ago, divided it many times, and now have about 10. I’ll dig a large clump for you to take home for $5. Limited quantities, alas.
Great for the fronts of borders. Prefers a shady moist spot. Mine get morning sun only.