Each year I introduce myself to a few new species, and fall more fully and inexorably in lust with several more. It doesn't matter if they're hardy or not. In fact, it seems I'm gravitating more toward the non-hardy, or the marginally hardy. I think of it as my own personal adventure. Below, I've included three of probably half a dozen or so orders. I already have seeds from three different sources that I'll mention in another post.
From Digging Dog Nursery, I have on order one each of:
- Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’
- Eucomis pole-evansii
- Eucomis ‘Toffee’
- Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jonas’
- Lupinus ‘Chandelier’
- Lychnis viscaria ‘Schnee’
- Primula bulleyana
- Rodgersia podophyllum ‘Rotlaub’
Comanche Acres Iris Gardens:
Four Spuria irises, a species I've never grown before, but how intriguing they sounded in their descriptions. There is even a society devoted to the Spuria Iris.
Spuria irises grow up to five feet tall, and are known for their beauty in cut flower arrangements. I won't get my new irises until fall, and they likely won't bloom in 2015, but I look forward to many years of gorgeous flowers. Along with Siberian, Japanese and Louisiana irises, Spuria iris are considered beardless, and bloom later in the season than the bearded types. The American Iris Society offers cultural information on the beardless iris.
From Grassy Knoll Exotic Plants:
- Passiflora subrotunda
- Passiflora 'Thuraia'
- Passiflora 'Preciosa'
- Passiflora 'Blue Velvet'
I'm not sure what possessed me to order four tropical passion flower vines. But if I'd seen the Passiflora Society International website before I placed my order, I probably would have wanted more.
While this post was written for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, a day when bloggers from all over the world write about what's blooming in their own gardens, I hope readers will find my obsession and subsequent orders a nice distraction. Please head over to May Dreams Gardens for a peek into Carol's wonderful posts and photos along with links to lots more colorful gardens!