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Category Archives: Herbaceous Perennial

Downside News 09 March 2019

The British weather never ceases to astonish us. Last year’s spring was cold and late; this year we had that wonderful burst of warm weather and now back to rain and hail. We are still getting cold nights, though, which is a good thing because it stops plants getting too...
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Herbaceous Perennials for July colour

It is time to take a good look at your herbaceous borders. By now, many plants will have flowered and need cutting back. If this leaves gaps, the nursery is full of colour –Rudbeckias, Crocosmia, Penstemon, Summerina, Heleniums and Kniphofia.  Professionals plan borders so there is a succession, always something...
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New: Narcissus Snow Baby & Daphne odora Rebecca

Narcissus Snow Baby:  new this year this gorgeous “Snow Baby” is a creamy white version of the old favourite “Tête à Tête”. Compact, clump-forming bulbous perennial to 15cm with dark grey-green leaves. Daphne odora Rebecca Daphnes are hard to come by nowadays and not always the best quality. We have some...
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Herbaceous Perennials favourites at Downside Nurseries

Alstromeria The ‘Inticancha’ series of Alstromeria has been around for a year or two now.  They are propagated by tissue culture and are very vigorous and dependable, with profuse flowering and non-invasive, compact habit.   Sometimes called ‘Peruvian Lily’ or the ‘Parrot Lily’, they have a wonderful colour range and are...
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