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What’s looking good now?

Posted on April 09, 2015 by Potter & Rest

We had a quick look around our virtual plantaria benches and came across the below beauties, which are all looking great at the moment:

Ribes sanguineum ‘Elkington’s White’

Pot size: 3 litre.

A flowering currant that grows to 2m x 2m and is a Royal Horticultural Society perfect pollinator.

It prefers full sun and a moderately fertile, well-drained soil.

This fast-growing, fully hardy shrub has white flowers in April. It is a recently introduced and still quite rare variety.

After it flowers, blue-black fruits form, creating further interest. It has thornless stems and can be used as an informal, flowering hedge.

Scented viola ‘Columbine’

A British-grown, wonderful variety of viola with deep mauve flowers with light-cream, blotchy streaks.

It’s eventual height and spread is 15 x 25cm and it flowers from April to October.

Great for edging borders, including rockeries, and for tubs.

Lithodora ‘Heavenly Blue’

Pot size: 1.5 litre.

A Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit plant, Lithodora ‘Heavenly Blue’ deep blue gentian-like flowers.

It is full hardy and when mature has an overall height of 15cm and spread of 60cm.

It is an alpine or rock plant that prefers well-drained soil in full sun and is dwarf in habit.

It is an acid lover that produces a profusion of flowers from April to June. An evergreen with oblong, dark green leaves of around 1-3cm long. British-grown.

Magnolia x Soul ‘Susan’

Pot size: 30 litre.

Size: Trunk circumference 4-6cm.

This is the best-known variety of magnolia around.

A half standard, April-May flowering, hardy, deciduous Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner that prefers sun/partial shade.

Spirea Arguta (also known as Bridal Wreath)

Pot size: 3 litre.

This fully hardy, deciduous shrub has an abundance of small white flowers in April/May and bright green leaves often described as being ‘toothed’.

It prefers a sunny position with fertile, moist and well-drained soil. It’s eventual height and spread is around 1.8 metres by 2.5 metres.

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