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  • Lavandula
  • Thymus
    • praecox subsp. britannicus   CAG03026

      syn. T. pseudolanuginosus (Woolly thyme)
      Height2cm
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterM - L
      LightSun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      The most robust of the creeping Thymes here, forming a bluish grey-green carpet of tiny silver haired leaves and studded with clusters of lilac pink flowers in spring. Lightly citrus scented but with little flavour.

      For trailing down walls, limestone preferably so as it can take root, between pavers and perhaps the most likely candidate for a Thyme lawn. Plusher and more dry loving than the glossy green T serpyllum and an excellent pot subject.

      Easily grown in any well drained sunny soil, happiest on the dry side but too mu\ch drought leads to bald spots as too will wet shade.

  • Erysimum

    (Wallflower)
    Brassicaceae

  • Glaucium
    • corniculatum   CAG02922

      (Horned poppy)
      Height30cm
      Width50cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      Glaucium corniculatum
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A biennial poppy of poor dry soils around the Mediterranean Sea eastwards into Iran. Producing 5cm, burnt orange, saucer shaped flowers throughout the baking summer on sprawling, branching stems from appealing rosettes of hairy, blue-grey, pinnate leaves. Valuable summer colour with sumptuous mediterranen foliaged shrubs Euphorbia, Cistus, Santolina etc.

      Exposure, excellent drainage and summer dryness are essential for best performance with alkaline coastal sands being ideal, though it's more tolerant of heavier soil and interior conditions than the yellow flowered G. flavum.
      Rich soil will inevitably yield a leafy vegetable that flowers poorly and lives but briefly. If it persists for more than two years and self seeds then congratulations at having far greater garden potential than copious irrigation and soil improvers can ever provide.

  • Lotus
    • berthelotii   CAG02935
      Height10cm
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightSun
      Lotus berthelotii
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A stunning perennial groundcover now extinct in its native home the Canary Islands. The soft, trailing mat of whorled, grey-green linear leaves smothers in fiery clusters of red and orange beak-like flowers throughout spring.

      A quick growing, nitrogen fixing legume, traditionally regarded as a potted annual. In our ideal climate it also a hardy groundcover for well drained, sunny sites and is at its best in alkaline sand. Simulate its natural habitat by draping it down a limestone retaining wall or cliff, or just mass it for unbridled colour.

      Somewhat deciduous over summer, when over watering usually proves fatal. Frost tender. Easily propagated by cuttings.

  • Rhodanthemum
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