CLUNY HOUSE GARDENS SEEDLIST 2016

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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.

ANTHYLLIS VULNERARIA: A native bright yellow creeper flowering from June to September. Prefers chalk or limestone soils.

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. CANADENSIS: In early summer, slender stems bear several semi-pendant flowers, with yellow sepals and red spurs, above lobed and divided foliage.                                                                 CLUNY MIX: A selection of Cluny Aquilegias.               FLABELLATA: In spring bears bell-shaped, blue and white flowers. Low growing requiring semi-shade and a moist soil. H: 15cm. S: 10cm.                                                                           KUHISTANICA: Origin of seed from BG Gotenburg. Tall yellow Aquilegia from Tadschikstan. H: 25–30cm.                            WHITE: Pure white lovely tall Aquilegia H: 30cm. 

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 spadex. Flowers later (Please specify choice clearly on list).

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 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.

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. 

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.

EUONYMUS QUINQUECORNUTUS: Open, deciduous shrub with lanceolate leaves. In autumn has spherical 5-winged pink fruit, to 1.5cm across, split to reveal seeds with bright orange coatings. H: 1 to 2m.

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.

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

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

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.

MAGNOLIA WILSONII: Superb deciduous tree or shrub. Fragrant, nodding, cup-shaped, white flowers (10cm) with crimson stamens in late spring/early summer. Hardy.    

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 with pinky-blue fluffy flowers.                  

BAILEYI  B: As Baileyi but a form with spikey leaves.

BAILEYI ALBA: White form of the above.

(Please specify choice)

HORRIDULA: The prickly poppy! Monocarpic poppy with tissue paper cobalt blue flowers with prickly stems. Suitable for the rock garden. H: 20 to 30cm

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 PINKY-RED

STAINTONII LEMON YELLOW

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

Which, in summer, bears 10 – 30 funnel-shaped, pale lilac flowers, to 4cm long, with green tips. H: to 1.5m. S: 15cm.

PAEONIA

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 

DELAVAYI LUTEA: As above but with lovely yellow flowers. Height: 2m.              

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.  

POTENTILLA ATROSANGUINEUM: Striking plant with silvery-green foliage and deep red flowers. Suitable for a sunny border. H: 0.5m

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 (Mix): As above but in pink, white, yellow or purple. 

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.

CORTUSOIDES: Small hairy, round leafed with umbels of bright pink flowers. Will grow in shade. H: 20cm

DEFLEXA: Beautiful dark purple funnel-shaped flowers with 20cm, long hairy leaves. Height: 40cm

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 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.

MATTHIOLI: (Alpine Bells) Clump forming perennial with nodding umbels of deep pink flowers in late spring/early summer above a basal rosette of long-stalked heart shaped indented leaves. H: to 25cm

MATTHIOLI subsp BROTHERI: As above but more robust and leaves less toothed.

MOLLIS: Loose heads of rose-pink flowers with yellow centres. H: 15cm 

MUNROI: Umbels of delicate scented purple flowers. H: to 30cm.

MUNROI WHITE: As above with white scented flowers.

PINNATIFIDA: Light blue funnel shaped flowers with obvious pinnatifid leaves.  H: 15cm

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.   

SIKKIMENSIS: Pendent clusters of funnel-shaped flowers in summer. Mixed forms can be white, pale yellow or bright yellow and up to 80cm tall.

VERIS subsp MACROCALYX: Subspecies of the Cowslip and will naturalise. Has 20cm stems with deep yellow flowers in April/May,

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.

WATSONII: Dark maroon grape hyacinth type flowers in dense umbels on top of farinose stems. H: 15cm

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

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.

OMEIENSIS: Chinese large shrub rose with creamy white 4 petalled flowers in May. Hips pear shaped and can be yellow or scarlet.

ROSCOEA ALPINA: Tuberous plant with very attractive purple flower up to 20cm. Has an orchid looking appearance. Does not enjoy hot sun or dry conditions!

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

SILENE

NUTANS: (Nottingham Catchfly) An interesting native perennial with sticky stems and leaves. White flowers droop in open clusters and usually all pointing one way. Fragrant at night. H: 80cm. 

SWERTIA PETIOLATA: Late flowering herbaceous perennial closely related to gentians. Long stalked withbright 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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