Below is a copy of the 2019 seedlist. If you would like a copy please send your email address to wmattingley@btinternet.com 

CLUNY HOUSE GARDENS SEEDLIST 2019


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.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR ORDER BY THE 16th DECEMBER OR AS SOON AS POSS!

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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: 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

LEVEILLII: 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 & white or purple & 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 Tajikistan. H: 30–40cm.

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. Hardy.

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

JACQUEMONTII: Pale jade-green spathe, faintly striped white. H: 70cm. 

PROPINQUUM: Spathe 10-15cm, dark purple or green, with white or purple stripes.

TORTUOSUM: Green spathe with a long grey-green spadix. Deeply divided foliage. Shade loving. H: 1.5m S: 1m

CARDIOCRINUM

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

CLEMATIS TANGUTICA: Vigorous climber with 4 cm golden yellow lantern-shaped flowers in early summer. Attractive silky seed heads in autumn and winter.

CODONOPSIS 

TANGSHEN A: Herbaceous perennial climber with twining stems and fleshy, toothed, mid-green leaves. In summer it produces bell-shaped olive-green flowers, with purple veins inside the flower.  S: 2m.  

TANGSHEN B:  As above but with purple veining outside the flower. Please distinguish between A & B when ordering.

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. 

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.

TINGENS: Evergreen large shrub-small tree from 6 to 8m. The leaves are leathery and small flowers have purple veining. In the autumn red-brown capsules hold orange seeds.

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.

GENTIANA 

ASCLEPIADEA BLUE [Willow Gentian]: Clump forming herbaceous early autumn flowering perennial with beautiful blue trumpet shaped flowers on delicate spikes. H: 40cm 

ASCLEPIADAE WHITE: As above but in white. Please distinguish when ordering.

LUTEA: Erect, unbranched perennial. In summer has whorls of yellow flowers in axils of greenish bracts. H: 1 - 1.2m. S: 60cm

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.

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

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

MECONOPSIS.

ACULEATA: Monocarpic poppy similar to M. horridula but has dissected leaves. Flower from pinkish to purply blue. H:50 to 60cm.

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. 

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

PSEUDO-INTEGRIFOLIA: Beautiful sulphur yellow saucer shaped flowers usually 2 to 3 on a stalk up to 50cm.

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

STAINTONII: Monocarpic poppy in various colours on a 2 to 3m stem. Flowers later in the season. The long lasting flower may be pink, white or 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.

OENOTHERA BIENNIS: (Evening Primrose) Tall biennial great for bees, butterflies and moths. Produces 4 petalled large lemon-yellow flowers from June to September. Requires full sun. 

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

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. H: 2m. S: 1.2m 

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.

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

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 but in pink.

ALPICOLA (Cream): As above but in cream.

ALPICOLA var violacea: As above in a rich purple.

ANISIDORA: Beautiful candelabra closely related to P wilsonii. Whorls of deep maroon flowers with a yellow eye.

BULLEYANA: Deep orange flowers held on 60cm stalks. A candelabra primula.

CANDELABRA MIX: A mixture of different damp loving candelabras.

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

CORTUSA MATTHIOLI: Forms clumps of scallop-edged leaves with delicate stems of purple bell-like flowers in April/May. H: 23cm. S: 10cm. 

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

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

MUNROI: Umbels of delicate highly scented blue/purple flowers above rosettes of green leaves. H: to 30cm.

MUNROI WHITE: As above with white scented flowers.

MUNROI var YARGONGENSE: Umbels of delicate scented purple flowers above rosettes of light green leaves. 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.

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.

VERIS ssp MACROCALYX: (Tall Meadow Cowslip) Large deep yellow tubular flowers above a rosette of dark green leaves. Suitable for naturalising in grass. H: 25cm.

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 A: Pendent, dusky pink to wine red flowers with a cream-mealy face. H: 50cm.

WALTONI B: As above but in pale yellow. Please specify colour choice clearly.

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.

SCABIOUS COLUMBARIA: Native perennial with blue pincushion like flowers in summer. Will naturalise in gravel and poor soils in full sun. Great for bees and butterflies. H: 40cm. S:40cm.

SILENE NUTANS: (Nottingham Catchfly) White flowers on sticky hairy stems flowering in June –July in sun in gravel or poor soil. Scented flowers open fully at night to attract unsuspecting insects! H: 30cm.

SORBUS 

CASHMIRIANA: (Kashmir rowan). Generally grows into a large open shrub. Has large white berries ignored by the birds in the autumn. Good autumn colour. Suitable for the smaller garden.

FORRESTII: A small tree rowan with large white berries with a pink centre remaining into early winter. Good autumn colour. 

THALICTRUM 

AQUILEGIFOLIUM MIX: 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.

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.

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.