CLUNY HOUSE GARDENS SEEDLIST 2018

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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. Please note that MANY plants are poisonous and we would advise that all plant parts resulting from the seed on this list are treated with caution.

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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 

HEMSLEYANUM: Pink form of above.

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 

ALBA: Woodland plant preferring a moist humus soil. Lovely delicate foliage with white flowers followed by white berries with a dark eye on red stalks (Doll’s eyes).

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. Berries are loved by bullfinches. 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.

ANEMONOPSIS MACROPHYLLA: A beautiful delicate Japanese woodland perennial with waxy white-centred flowers of a rich lavender blue. Enjoys shade and well-drained soil. H: to 90cm.

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.   

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 SMALL:  Purple and white.

FLABELLATA LARGE: As above but taller and larger flowers.

KUHISTANICA: Origin of seed from BG Gotenburg. Tall yellow Aquilegia from Tajikistan. H: 25–30cm.

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.

AMURENSE: Emerald green spathe, very hardy. H: 30-40cm

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.

CARDAMINE [Toothwort]

ENNEAPHYLLA: Pretty early spring flowering hardy spreading perennial with loose clusters of creamy yellow flowers. Enjoys partial shade. H: up to 40cm.

PENTAPHYLLA: As above but in purple and generally flowers later. H: to 50cm. Will form large clumps which can be split after a few years. 

CARDIOCRINUM GIGANTEUM var. YUNNANENSE: Giant Himalayan lily with yellow-white flowers and reddish brown stems. H: up to 3.5m 

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.

DECAISNEA FARGESII: [Blue sausage fruit or Dead Man’s Fingers!] 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

FERRUGINEA: Attractive foxglove southern European with tubular bell-shaped honey coloured flowers. Long flowering season and can be grown in a pot. H: 90cm.

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.

ERANTHIS HYEMALIS [Winter Aconite]: One of the earliest dazzling spring flowers, native to Europe with yellow cup shaped flowers and a favourite for the first emerging bees. H:15cm.

ERYNGIUM BOURGATTI: Long-lasting steel blue flowers with a silvery foliage make this a showy plant suitable for many sunny positions from gravel gardens to pots. Can tolerate poor soil and is rabbit resistant! Great for bees and butterflies. H: 45+cm.

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

SACHALINENSIS: Very attractive deciduous shrub up to 4m. Green leaves turn very pale in autumn in complete contrast to the shiny red fruits which open to reveal bright orange berries. Similar to E. planipes.

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

MACROPHYLLA: White form of this large leaved Gentian. Flowers in a cluster in the centre of the leaves in late summer. Prefers moist well-drained soil in semi-shade to full sun. H: up to 0.6m

GLAUCIDIUM PALMATUM: Spring-flowering perennial with large, lobed leaves, bears large, delicate lilac, cup-shaped flowers. Excellent in woodland garden or sheltered, semi shade with humus-rich soil. H & S: 50cm.

HYPERICUM ANDROSAEMUM [Tutsan]: Bushy deciduous shrub with aromatic leaves and bright yellow cupped flowers followed by long-lasting berry-like fruits which mature from red to black. H:75cm

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

INCARVILLEA 

GRANDIFLORA: Compact, clump-forming perennial with multiple leaflets. Short stems bear several trumpet-shaped, purplish-pink flowers in early summer. Protect crowns with winter mulch. Hardy. H & S: 30cm.

ZHONGDIENSIS: Chinese species with magenta to crimson yellow throated trumpet flowers and attractive deep green foliage. Flowers in June and can be grown in partial shade or full sun. Seed may need to be stratified. H: 30cm.

LILIUM

MACKLINIAE: Dainty, nodding, wide-bell-shaped flowers, pinky white inside and stained rose-purple outside. H: 20 - 40cm.

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.

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 ALBA: White form of the above.

BAILEYI x GRANDIS : Very fertile, good blue form.

GRANDIS: Erect, herbaceous perennial has rosette of toothed, hairy, mid-green leaves at base of stout stem and bears slightly nodding, cup-shaped, deep blue flowers in early summer. H: 1 – 1.5m. S: 30cm. 

PUNICEA (Stone Mountain): Perennial form of this beautiful red Meconopsis with single flowers of 4 petals held on long 40cm+ stalks.

STAINTONII: Monocarpic poppy in various colours on a 2 to 3m stem. Flowers later in the season. Here is a choice of various colours. Please specify colour choice clearly.

STAINTONII WHITE [Tall]

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

ORCHIS SP: A selection of common self-seeding native purple orchids found at Cluny.

OURISIA MACROPHYLLA: Mat-forming, evergreen rhizomatous perennial. In summer, upright stems produce whorled racemes of many yellow-throated white flowers, to 2cm across. Suitable for shady rock garden, shaded wall or alpine house.  H: 30cm+. S: 40cm+.

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 with deeply 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.

POLEMONIUM PAUCIFLORUM var HINKLEYI: As above but leaves have a musky scent.

POTENTILLA ATROSANGUINEA [Himalayan Cinquefoil]: From a base of green divided leaves come stems of intensive red, velvety textured flowers. A clump forming, long flowered plant enjoying full sun.

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 (Pink): As above. Please specify choice of colours.

ALPICOLA (Yellow): As above. Please specify choice of colours.

BEESIANA: Purple bog loving candelabra primula on 60cm stalks

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.

COCKBURNIANA: Coppery-red flowers in late spring. H: 45cm

CONCHOBOLA: Small, hairy-leafed; sky blue flowers in a tight head. H: 20cm

CHUNGENSIS: Vigorous candelabra. Fragrant, pale yellow/orange flowers, H: to 80cm.

ELATIOR[Oxlip]  Umbels of small, fragrant, tubular yellow flowers in spring. H: 30cm.

FLORINDAE: Late summer bog primula with large heads of bell-shaped orange/red or yellow flowers. H: 80cm.

IOESSA: Small red umbels of fragrant, pendant flowers. H: 15cm.

JAPONICA: Pinky white flowered form of candelabra suitable for damp patch. H: 30-60cm. S: 30cm. 

KISOANA: Rosette forming primula with rounded slightly lobed leaves and pinky-purple flowers H:20cm.

MACROPHYLLA: Slender, mealy stems hold a single whorl of pendulous blue flowers. The leaves are lanceolate and mealy. H: 5cm.

MUNROI var YARGONGENSE: 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. 

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

SONCHIFOLIA: Rare petiolarid species flowering in early spring in a lovely ice-blue. Has large egg-shaped resting buds and lanceolate leaves grow to 7cm.

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.

WILSONII: Candelabra similar to Poissonii but with aromatic leaves and red flowers. 

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

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: Shrub rose Orange and red hips.

OMEIENSIS: As above but with very dark hips.

SALVIA HIANS: Hardy Himalayan mound-forming perennial up to 1m tall by 0.5m wide, Long lasting sky-blue flowers on long stems of soft grey-green leaves.

SMILACINA P.COX: Hardy perennial. Arching stems with oval, light green leaves produce terminal sprays of feathery, white flowers from spring to mid-summer, followed by fleshy, red fruits. Semi-shade and moist, humus-rich, soil. H: 75 - 100cm S: 45cm

SMYRNIUM PERFOLIATUM: Euphorbia like perennial which self-seeds easily. Lime-green flowers during May. Germinates then dies down to a baby tuber. Sun or part shade. H: 30cm.

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. H: 60cm

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. 


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.

KURABAYASHII: Upright maroon flowers and beautifully marked leaves 

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.

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.

TULIPA SPRENGERI: Species Turkish tulip now thought to be extinct in the wild. Lovely red 5 to 6cm goblet shaped flowers appearing in May. Requires sun or partial shade. H:40cm 

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.