CLUNY HOUSE GARDENS SEEDLIST 2017

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Cluny House is a wooded garden that faces north-east, gets very little mid-day sun and tends to keep the moisture in the soil for a longer time than normal. None of our plants are protected during the winter and no herbicides or insecticides are used. Have fun choosing which seeds you want and remember that it is always worth trying something new. H = height, S = spread.



ACONITUM 
HEMSLEYANUM: Herbaceous climber; good for scrambling and twining through shrubs, making more stems each year. Light purple flowers, of typical monkshood shape, are borne in hanging clusters in summer to early autumn. Good foliage all season. Sun/partial shade; well-drained soil. H: 3m S: 50cm 
VULPARIA [wolf’s bane]: Upright perennial with spires of creamy-yellow, hooded flowers on branching stems in summer. Leaves are dark green and deeply divided. May need staking. H: 1m.

ACTAEA 
RUBRA: From mid spring to early summer, bears oval racemes of small white flowers, 3 - 5cm long, followed by spikes of shiny red, spherical berries, on slender green stalks.  H: up to 45cm S: 30cm.          
RUBRA f. NEGLECTA: The white berried form of the above.

ANEMONE LEVELLI: Perennial woodland plant with white flowers with deep green and serrated foliage H: 50-60cm.

AQUILEGIA Graceful, clump-forming perennials, grown for their mainly bell-shaped, spurred flowers in spring/summer. Great for bees! Most prefer well-drained soil in open, sunny site.    
BEUGERIANA: Medium sized variety with dainty flowers in May and June. The petals are purple and the corolla soft yellow. 
CLUNY MIX: A selection of Cluny Aquilegias.
FLABELLATA SMALL: In spring bears bell-shaped, blue and white flowers. Low growing requiring semi-shade and a moist soil. H: 15cm. S: 10cm.
FLABELLATA LARGE: As above but taller and larger flowers.
KUHISTANICA: Origin of seed from BG Gotenburg. Tall yellow Aquilegia from Tajikistan. H: 25–30cm. 
LARGE BLUE & WHITE our “SCOTLAND THE BRAVE”: Tall with large blue and white flowers. 
OXYSEPALA var KANSUENSIS: Rare delicate Aquilegia with pale purple and white flowers. H: 40cm.  
WHITE: Pure white lovely tall Aquilegia H: 45cm. 

ARISAEMA  Spring or summer-flowering, rhizomatous or tuberous perennials, cultivated for their attractive, sometimes unusually shaped spathes, the simple, lobed/palmate leaves and slender, sometimes striking spadices. Dense clusters of spherical to oblong red berries in autumn, before plant dies down. They are best grown outdoors in partial shade.  
JACQUEMONTII: Pale jade-green spathe, faintly striped white. H: 70cm. 
PROPINQUUM A: Spathe 10-15cm, dark purple or green, with white or purple stripes.
PROPINQUUM B: As A above but with green and white stripes and a longer spadix. Flowers later (Please specify choice clearly on list).
TRIPHYLLUM: Green or purple spathes, hooded at tips.  H: 15-60cm.

CAMPANULA BARBATA [The Bearded Bellflower]: A typical scree plant; non-invasive. Lavender-blue, hairy bell flowers on stalks up to 30cm.
PUNCTATA: (Spotted Bellflower) Creeping rhizome with showy bell-shaped spotted pinky-white and hairy flowers. Sun or partial shade in summer up to 30cm
CARDIOCRINUM
GIGANTEUM var. YUNNANENSE: Giant Himalayan lily with yellow-white flowers and reddish brown stems. H: up to 3.5m 

CLEMATIS 
MONTANA UNNAMED: Long lasting late summer/autumn white flowering Montana type clematis. Vigorous growth.
TANGUTICA: Late flowering sulphur yellow lantern like flowers with thick petals. Large fluffy seed heads suitable for drying. Hardy.

CODONOPSIS 
TANGSHEN: Herbaceous perennial climber with twining stems and fleshy, 
toothed, mid-green leaves. In summer it produces bell-shaped olive-green flowers, with
purple veins and maybe spotted inside.  S: 2m.  
CONVOLVULACEA ALBA:  A 1 to 2m climber with beautiful pure white 5 to 7cm flowers. Best given some support or grown through a low growing shrub.

DAPHNE MEZEREUM: Deciduous, upright shrub with narrowly-oval, dull grey-green leaves. Very fragrant, purple pink flowers are produced in late winter/ early spring on bare stems, followed by red fruits (seeds are poisonous).  Height: to 1.5m  

DECASNIA FARGESSI: [Blue sausage fruit] Deciduous, upright, semi-arching shrub with attractive blue-green leaves. Bears drooping panicles of yellow-green flowers in early summer, followed by striking blue fruits in autumn. Its open, airy habit allows under planting. Sheltered position, full sun to part shade in moist, fertile soil. H: to 4.5m

DIGITALIS
GRANDIFLORA [Yellow Foxglove]: Evergreen perennial. Creamy-yellow, trumpet flowers in summer, on open, upright spikes above a rosette of soft, broad leaves. Sun or part shade. Will grow in gravel or open woodland. Hardy. H: 75cm. 
LUTEA: Clump-forming perennial. Pale yellow flowers in early and midsummer. H: 60cm.
 
DISPORUM SMITHII [Fairy Bells]: Liliacea, closely related to Tricyrtis. A small 20cm stalk with white flowers in spring and orange fruit in early autumn. A woodland plant.

ERYTHRONIUM
CALIFORNICUM: (White): Clump-forming, spring-flowering tuber produces semi-erect, mottled basal leaves.  Slender stalks bear up to three creamy-white flowers with reflexed petals and yellow eyes. Needs moist, well-drained soil. Will slowly multiply if left alone in light woodland, semi shade or deciduous-shade type bed. H: 15-35cm.    
REVOLUTUM: Bulbous perennial with wavy-margined, deep green leaves (15-20cm), strongly mottled dark brown. In spring, slender upright stems produce pendent, purple-pink flowers (4-7cm). H: 20-30cm. Ideal for shady position.

FRITALLARIA MELEAGRIS: (Snake’s head Fritillary) European bulbous perennial to 30cm in height, with lance-shaped, greyish-green leaves and bell-shaped purple or white flowers.
CIRRHOSA: Elegant and beautiful Himalayan perennial bulb up to 60cm in height with yellowish-green bell-shaped flowers.

GENTIANA 
ASCLEPIADEA [Willow Gentian]; Clump forming herbaceous early autumn flowering perennial with beautiful blue or white trumpet shaped flowers on delicate spikes. H: 40cm 
LUTEA: Erect, unbranched perennial. In summer has whorls of yellow flowers in axils of greenish bracts. H: 1 - 1.2m. S: 60cm

HELLEBOROUS FOETIDUS: The “Stinking Hellebore” with pendant yellow-green flowers in late winter/early spring and long lasting dark green deeply cut foliage. Great winter colour.

HYACINTHOIDES NON-SCRIPTA: Native true bluebell. Try sowing straight onto undisturbed woodland area.

IMPATIENS SP: Himalayan annual. Pale yellow flowers, with curved spur borne on erect stems from mid-summer to first frost. Good for ground cover. H: to 1m

IRIS CHRYSOGRAPHES: Wet loving perennial iris with almost black flowers and narrow green leaves. Flowers in June. Clump forming.

KIRENGESHOMA PALMATA: (Yellow waxbells) Hardy clump forming perennial with 
palmate pale green leaves and nodding butter yellow flowers on 1 to 2m stems in late 
August-September. Especially good for a woodland garden.

LILIUM
MARTAGON: A purplish red or white Turk’s cap lily, 1m tall.  Good for naturalising.
PYRENIACUM: Yellow Turk’s cap lily up to 1.2m tall.
SZOVITSIANUM: Scented, nodding, sulphur yellow large Turk’s cap. H: to 1.2m

MECONOPSIS.
BAILEYI [Himalayan blue poppy]: Deciduous perennial.  In early summer, saucer-shaped, sky blue to rose-lavender flowers, 8 – 10cm across, with yellow stamens, are borne singly on bristly stalks, sometimes clustered towards the tops of the stems.  H: up to 1.2m. S: 45cm.
BAILEYI  A: As Baileyi but a form with spikey leaves.
BAILEYI ALBA: White form of the above.
BAILEYI x GRANDIS A: Very fertile, good blue form.
BAILEYI x GRANDIS B: Long leaves and long seed pods. Blue flowers.
(Please specify choice clearly)
STAINTONII: Monocarpic poppy in various colours on a 2 to 3m stem. Flowers later in the season. Here is a choice of various colours. Again please specify choice clearly.
STAINTONII YELLOW
STAINTONII WHITE
STAINTONII WHITE WITH A PINK THUMBRINT
STAINTONII PINK
STAINTONII LEMON YELLOW
STAINTONII RED
VILLOSA: Delicate yellow and beautiful perennial poppy. Grow in shade in humus-rich soil. H: 0.5 – 0.75m.

NOTHOLIRION BULBULIFERUM:  Bulbous perennial. A member of the lily family
that, in summer, bears 10 – 30 funnel-shaped, pale lilac flowers, to 4cm long, with green tips. H: to 1.5m. S: 15cm.

PAEONIA
VEITCHII: Herbaceous perennial 45cm tall with pink to pale magenta flowers.
WOODWARDII: Herbaceous perennial 45cm tall with single deep-rose pink flowers in spring. 
DELAVAYI: Upright, sparsely branched, deciduous shrub (tree peony) with dark green leaves, blue-green beneath; bears horizontal to nodding, single, cup-shaped, rich dark maroon flowers, 10cm across.  Height: 2m. Spread: 1.2m 

PELTABOYKINIA WATANABEI: Hardy, interesting Japanese woodland perennial withdeeply cut green leaves tinted red when emerging. Flowers creamy yellow in summer. H: 60-70cm. Semi-shade and moist soil.

PODOPHYLLUM HEXANDRUM syn. EMODII [Himalayan May Apple]: Perennial with pairs of lobed, brown-mottled leaves bears white or pink flowers in spring, followed by fleshy, red fruits in summer. Prefers semi-shade and moist, humus-rich soil.
H: 30– 45 cm. S: 30 cm.

POLEMONIUM PAUCIFLORUM: Short lived perennial with delicate pale yellow trumpets in early summer. Suitable for a pot or gravel garden. H: 30 to 45cm. 
 
PRIMULA
ALPICOLA (White): Compact, deciduous perennial. Produces two or three whorls of scented, pendent, funnel-shaped flowers on slender stems in early summer. Shade or part shade in humus-rich soil. Hardy. H: 15 - 50cm. S: 15 - 30cm.
ALPICOLA (Creamy white): As above but creamy white in colour.
ALPICOLA (Mix): As above but in pink, white, yellow or purple.
BELLIDIFOLIA: Tight globose head of 7-15 bluish-purple bell-shaped flowers. In Himalayas grows in rocky, mossy damp spots. H: 10-20cm 
BULLEYANA: Deep orange flowers held on 60cm stalks. A candelabra primula.
CALDERIANA: Umbels of dark purple flowers with a darker centre borne on farinose stems 5 to 20cm high. Requires good humus and damp semi-shade.
CANDELABRA MIX: A mixture of different damp loving candelabras.
CHIONANTHA: Violet-purple or white flowers in early May. Prefers deep humus-rich soil. H: up to 40 cm.
CHUNGENSIS: Vigorous candelabra. Fragrant, pale yellow/orange flowers, H: to 80cm.
CONCHOLOBA: Small, hairy-leafed; sky blue flowers in a tight head. H: 15cm.
COCKBURNIANA: Coppery-red flowers in late spring. H: 45cm
ELATIOR[Oxlip]  Umbels of small, fragrant, tubular yellow flowers in spring. H: 30cm. 
FLACCIDA: Conical umbels of pendent, funnel-shaped flowers in lavender-blue to violet. Height: up to 50cm.   
FLORINDAE: Late summer bog primula with large heads of bell-shaped orange/red or yellow flowers. H: 80cm.
IOESSA: Umbels of fragrant, pendent mauve-pink or white flowers. H: 15cm.
JAPONICA: Red-flowered candelabra suitable for damp patch. H: 30-60cm. S: 30cm. 
JAPONICA ‘Alba’: White flowered candelabra as above.
MUNROI: Umbels of delicate scented purple flowers. H: to 30cm.
NANA: Very early flowering Petiolarid primula with pale blue/lilac flowers and a yellow eye. Farinose leaves. Protect in winter with cloche. 
POISSONII: Chinese candelabra with deep magenta yellow-eyed flowers. H: 30cm.
PSEUDODENTICULATA: A many flowered umbel of lavender blue flowers with a yellow eye. Good for naturalising. H: up to 30cm.
PULVERULENTA: Deep red-purple strong growing candelabra. H: 60 cm-1m. 
SECUNDIFLORA: Rosette forming damp loving perennial. 50+cm white mealy stems bear a cluster of lovely bell shaped reddish purple flowers
SIKKIMENSIS: Pendent clusters of funnel-shaped flowers in summer. Mixed forms can be white, pale yellow or bright yellow and up to 80cm tall.
VIALII: In summer, bears several upright spikes of bright red buds, opening to pale violet. Needs cool position in part shade; humus-rich soil, moist, but well drained. H: 35cm, S: 15cm 
WALTONII: Pendent, dusky pink to wine red flowers with a cream-mealy face. H: 50cm.

PRUNUS SERRULA TIBETICA [Tibetan Cherry]: Tree with white flowers and red berries and striking bright red/copper peeling bark.

PULSITILLA ALPINA SUBSP. APIIFOLIA: Parsley-leaved pasque flower. Clump forming herbaceous perennial with finely dissected soft hairy leaves up to 35cm. Flowers pale yellow followed by silky seed heads.

ROSA
DAVIDII: Later flowering shrub rose with pink flowers and bright orange/red flagon shaped hips. Grows up to 5m.
MOYESII: Vigorous, arching rose bears faintly scented, single, dusky-scarlet flowers, 5cm across, with yellow stamens in summer. Long, red hips in autumn. H: 4m. Spread: 3m.

SALVIA HIANS: Hardy Himalayan mound-forming perennial up to 1m tall by 0.5m wide, Long lasting pale blue flowers on long stems.

SAXIFRAGA PARNASSIFOLIA:  Vibrant yellow saxifrage with leaves like a Parnassus grow in full sun in a pot or in the gravel garden.

SWERTIA PETIOLATA: Late flowering herbaceous perennial closely related to gentians. Long stalked with bright green lanceolate leaves. Our form has green flowers and are long lasting. H60cm

THALICTRUM 
AQUILEGIFOLIUM: Erect clump forming perennial. In summer strong stems bear terminal sprays of delicate, fluffy flowers of shades between white and mauve. Cool, moist soil in light shade or sun. Fully hardy. H: 1-1.2m. S: 45cm. 
DELAVAYI: Elegant perennial bears large panicles of nodding, blue flowers with obvious petals from mid to late summer. H: 1.5m. S: 60cm. 

TRICYRTIS LATIFOLIA: Beautiful yellow toad-lily with star shaped flowers spotted purple. Will grow in semi-shade and can become good ground cover. H: 50 to 70cm

TRILLIUM Excellent spring-flowering woodland plants-well worth waiting for! As their name implies, they have three of everything: three large leaflets, often beautifully mottled, three sepals and, at the centre of the leaves, the flower with three petals, sometimes long and narrow and sometimes broad and showy. Once established each thick rhizome gradually multiplies, eventually giving fine clumps. Good plants for shade, to part-shade, in leafy soil. This seed has been stored in the ice-box of a fridge since cleaning to help germination. PLEASE SPECIFY CLEARLY WHEN ORDERING.
CHLOROPETALUM var. GIGANTEUM: Flowers purplish-pink to white above grey-marbled foliage. H: 30-45cm.
ERECTUM A: Small delicate maroon flowers hang on short stems above the leaves.
ERECTUM B: As above but with large maroon flowers.
ERECTUM C: Large flowered with red sepals.
ERECTUM D: Large flowered with green sepals.
GRANDIFLORUM A: Later flowering white Trillium, very showy. H: 40cm.
GRANDIFLORUM B: As above but pink in colour and less common.
OVATUM: Solitary, pure white flowers fade to a deep purplish-rose. H: 25-40cm
RUGELLI A: Large Trillium which hides its white flowers.
RUGELLI B: As above but shows its white flowers.
SULCATUM: Burgundy or rich red with recurved petals. H: to 40cm
VASEYI: Rich velvety maroon, scented flowers with long, recurved petals. H: 40cm  

TRIOSETUM HIMALAYANUM: 
Herbaceous perennial for woodland or semi-shade. Flower yellow-green but grown for hairy rounded foliage topped during the summer with red fruit in tight clumps. H: 40-60cm.

VERBASCUM MIX
A mix of NIGRUM and CHAIXII ALBUM. Long flowering perennials (June –October) with spires of purple-eyed white flowers or yellow flowers. H: up to 90cm. Excellent plants for bumble-bees and seed eating birds.












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