What’s looking good now?
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.