Breeches (Acanthus molli). Family Acanthaceae. They can be very beautiful. It loves a sunny place.
You can propagate acanthus by seed, but it’s also possible by dividing.
Bloom time: Vll, Vlll.
Native to southern Europe.
Thousand-leaf,Yarrow (Achillea millefolium). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Bloom time: Vl - X. Sunny. It grows in all types
of soil and is drought tolerant It’s the wild species.
Yarrow is a common roadside herb but also nice in my garden. There are many
cultivars, but I like this species. Yarrow can spread both by seed and by means of
creeping stems. Achillearefer to Achilles, the Greek hero, he used Yarrowto heal his solders' bleeding wounds.Millefolium means thousand
leaf(The leaves are deeply divided)
(Achillea desert eve deep rose and Achillea desert eve yellow). Family Asteraceae or Compositae.
Bloom time: VI - IX. Height 49 - 70 cm. Sun.
Well drained soil. Photos 6-8-2012.
Thousand-leaf,Yarrow(Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of gold'). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Bloom time: VlI -
90 - 150 cm. Normal or dry soil. Sunny. Wintergreen. It has flat, plate-like heads of yellow flowers.
Propagate by division in spring.
Aconite, Monkshood, or Wolfsbane (Aconitum). Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Bloom time Vll - lX. It is a highly
to Partial Shade.
Rich humusy soil and persistent moistness.
mints (Labiatae, Lamiaceae). It is known for its anise scented foliage.Native to North America. For insects an attractive plant. You can see many bees on the flowers.
Anise hyssop can be sown in spring. Bloom time VI - VIII. Sun, light shade.
The soil has to be well-drained. Frost-tolerant to -7. c.
family (Rosaceae). Bloom time: V -
light, moist soil. Full
sun, Partial shade. Native
to Europe. It will reseed itself. The entire plant is covered in very fine hairs that cause dew or soft
rain to gather in it's leaves. This liquid was known as "celestial
water" and used in alchemy to make gold. It is used formenstruation problems. It has also been used externally for wounds and
anemone (Anemone canadensis). Buttercup, crowfoot family (Ranunculaceae). Bloom
time V, Vl. This anemone will flower at the beginning of the
summer. Sunny. The plant prefers light well-drained soil. You can get large
beds of plants. Meadow anemone grows up from rhizomes (underground runners that
lie parallel to the surface and sprout new plants).
Windflower (Anemone Honorine Jobert ).
Buttercup, crowfoot family (Ranunculaceae).Bloom
time Vll - X. Windflowers can be divided in the spring.
Propagation can also be done by root cuttings.
Humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Buttercup, crowfoot family (Ranunculaceae). I have had columbines with purple-blue and white flowers in the garden for
years. They reseed everywhere. Now I have also sown other colours.
They are less strong. They are flowering later. Bloom time: lV - Vll. They
love moist, rich, well drained soil. In the wildthe columbine have a bushy growth habit.
(Arenaria montana). Pink family, carnation family (Caryophyllaceae). Bloom
time IV -
VII. Height about 15 cm. It is a rock garden plant, well drained soil. It grows in our front of the border. Sunny.
It's a cushion-forming plant with white flowers, ground cover, hardy.
Propagate by divison. Native to mountainous regions of southwestern Europe. Photo 19-4-2014.
Rose family (Rosaceae). Goatsbeard does well in almost any soil, in sun, or shade. Height: 2 m . Bloom time: Vl.VllBut the flowers are at their peak for about 10 days. The plants are
dioecious (separate male and female plants) To get new plants, divide clumps in springIn wintertime the plant has disappeared.
Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis
subsp. oficinalis). Family Asparagaceae. Bloom time: V - VI (small
greenish flowers) After flowering there are berries.
Asparagus ofcourse we know as a plant, which
we can eat the young shoots. But you can have a beautiful plant in the
garden. It is a perennial. Height: Up to 2 m. The plant has many
much-branched feathery foliage. Photos 24-9-2009.
Saxifragaceae. At the edge of the pond I have several Astilbes.
Bloom time Vl - Vll.Native to Asia and North America. Moist, rich, organic, well-drained soils.You can
multiplyby dividing. Semi shade - shade.
Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia). Bellflower family (Campanulaceae).
Lilac-blue flowers. The white specie is called Alba. Bloom time: Vl - Vlll. Prefers a well-drained, fertile soil in sun or partial shade.
Native to Europe.
Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana). Bellflower family (Campanulaceae).
Native in the Balkans. Groundcover, spreading by rhizomes andsometimes it self-seeds. Full or part sun. It likes good drainage, fairly drought tolerant. Bloom time: VI - X. The flowers arestar-shaped. (Most of the campanula species are bell-shaped)
trachelium). Bellflower family (Campanulaceae). Bloom time: Vl - lX..Full sun, partialshade. Well-drained soil, not too dry.
It’s a native wood plant. In the Netherlands, it has
become rare. But not in our garden, forthey
dart, blue cupidone,
(Catananche caerulea). Family Compositae or
flowers on thin, wiry stems. They prefer full sun, and a rich, well drained soil.
They are a drought tolerant plants. It is a short-lived perennial , but it will reseed
itself. Bloom time Vl – lX. Native
to southwest Europe.Cupid’s dart was used by both the Greeks and the Romans as a key
ingredient in love potions.
knapweed(Centaurea macrocephala). Family Compositae or
Asteraceae. Bloom time:
V - VIII. Full sun.
A robust cornflower with narrow, oval and dissected leaves. During the
blooming large flowerheads appear first. Almost like an yellow artichoke.
When the soil is fertile, there are more flowers. Suitable as cut flower.
Height: 125 cm.
Red / White (albus)
valerian or Jupiter's beard(Centranthus ruber 'Çoccineus' en 'Albus'). Honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Bloom time: Vll – lX.Sun to partial shade. It does well in poor,
plant grows in my very little swamp. Plants spread by underground runners.
Bloom time VI - VII. It has leaves broadly edged in yellow and flecked with red. Especially in August the colours are beautiful.
Plantain family (Plantaginaceae). Moist, fertile soil that is well-drained. Clump
first years they didn’t grow well. Perhaps too dry and too much shade. Now
they get more light. Half shade. Bloom time: Vll - X. They are found in the wild in North America.
Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum
maximum). Family Compositae or
Asteraceae. This plant isstanding for years in the garden. Clump forming perennial and it also reseeds itself. Blooming time: Vll - lX.
Full or partial sun and well-drained soil. Couples exchanging
bands typically use the flowers in their wedding flower centerpieces and bouquets.
Feverfew,Manzanilla, Featherfew, Featherfoil, Wild Chamomile (Chrysanthemum parthenium).
Family Compositae or Asteraceae.Full
will thrive in the poorest soils.(
well-drained ) Formely Fewerfew already was usedto
relieve some types of menstrual problems (pathenos is Greek for virgin) Feverfew has been used for reducing fever, for treating headache. The plant doesn't live long, butit reseeds itself. Bloom time: Vll - Vlll.
Thread-leaf coreopsis, Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata). Family Compositae or
Asteraceae. I also came across
the name "lice flower", due to its sensitivity for aphids.
Thank goodness I haven't noticed anything of it. Flowers: VII - X. A
very beautiful fine leaf.
spread in the garden by rhizomes and self-seeding. The plant has
been grown over by others behind the house. In the front garden, where
shorter plants are present, it is taking over others. Sunny: rather dry
soil. Imported from the East and Central of North-America.
"Flashing light"). Pink family or carnation family (Caryophyllaceae). Bloomtime: VI - VIII. Full sun. Height 10 - 20 cm. A nice plant for
a rock garden. It looks a lot like the wild species. They do well in
sandy soil. They are not very old, but they will self-sow themselves.
Foxglove, Purple Foxglove or Lady's Glove (digitalis).
Plantain family (Plantaginaceae).It is a
herbaceous biennial plant. The leaves, flowers and seeds of this plant are all
poisonous. Family Plantaginaceae. The plants are native in Europe, North-America and West Africa. Digit means finger. Partial
shade.Tolerant of a wide range of soils, except very wet or very dry. It
White coneflower (Echinacea).Family Compositae or
Asteraceae. Bloom time: Vll - lX. Full sun or light shade. Well
drained, fertile soil. Generally
you see the purple coneflower. Coneflower
is also an important medicinal plant. Native to the United States.
hirsutum).Willowherb family or Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae). Sun, partial shade, wildflower. Native to Europe. Bloom time: VI - IX. The soil should be constantly moist. It spreads by seeds and by rhizomes.
The plant has thick underground rhizomes.
Daisy, Santa Barbara Daisy,Fleabane
(Erigeron karvinskianus 'profusion') Family Compositae or Asteraceae.
Bloom time VI – IX. Full or part sun.Prefers a moist,
well drained soil.
The beautiful white flowers change to pink as they age. The plant develops
widely. I ‘ve bought the plants this year (2007). It is also used for
The beautiful white flowers change to pink as they age. The plant develops widely. I ‘ve bought the plants this year (2007).Lying
flat along the ground to upright growth.
"Bowles" perennial wallflower ("Erysimum "bowles mauve").
Family: Cruciferae. Bloom time: V - X.
Height: 60 cm. It is a beautiful, woody-stemmed shrub. Perennial but
short-lived. The plant has beautiful blue-gray leaves. Full sun and well
Propagate: take cuttings in May to July; sew in May.
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium
maculatum 'Riesenschirm'). Aster family, daisy family (Asteraceae). Bloom
time VII -
IX. Heigth about 170 cm. (depending on how moist the soil is). Moist soil. Sunny, partial shade. Spherical red-purple flowers. The species, which you can buy in the Netherlands are native to the Americas. The only Dutch Eupatorium species is Eupatorium cannabinum. Deciduous but hardy.
Propagate by divison in spring or autumn. Photo 3-8-2014.
magellanica 'Ricartonii'). Willowherb family, Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae). In contrast to other fuchsias this fuchsia is winter hardy. It is
flowering up to the winter. Native in Chile and Patagonia. Plants are pollinated by humming birds in the wild’here by moths. Sunny,
half shade. Humus-rich, well-drained soils, but
also clay soils. Cuttings usually succeed at any time during the growing
Sweetscented bedstraw (Galium odoratum).
Bedstraw family (Rubiaceae). Perennial. This plant has been in the garden for years. A creeping rhizome and sows itself and therefore forms a green carpet. Plants grow easily through it. High 10-30 cm. Flowering time: V - Vl. Shadow, partial shade. In the shade the leaves are darker.
Well-drained, moist, humus rich soil. Europe, Asia and now also in parts of Canada and the United States. Photos 8-11-2018.
Daylily (Hemerocallis ' Sammy Russell ') There are many
species. This is one of most known species. Sun to
well-drained soil. Full sun promotes flower initiation. Each flower only opens for one day.(Hemerocallismeans in Greek ''beautiful for a day') Bloom time: VI –
Lindheimer's Beeblossom, White
Gaura, Lindheimer's Clockweed, Indian Feather
(Gaura lindheimeri). Willowherb family, evening primrose family (Onagraceae).
Bloom time: VI - X. Sunny. Height 75-100 cm. Well-drained, sandy soil. Perennial, but very hardy. Therefore it is important. that in
September it is pruned to 20 cm, making it don't waste more energy to create flowers.
So it has a better chance to survive the winter. White or pink flowers on elegant thin stems, which need some support. Propagation by seed. Native to Louisiana and Texas.
11-7- 2014, 27-7-2014.
Family Geraniaceae. It is
a large family with wild species. They love sun. But half shade is no problem. Geranium
endressii is a quick spreader. Also in the lawn. Bloom time: Vl - Vll. Cut
back hard in mid-summer to encourage fresh new foliage and another flush of
hope the name is correct. The geranium grows already more than thirty
years at the same place. So it isn’t a invasive species. Beautiful flowers, but for a short time.Bloom time: Vl. Light
shade to full sun.
reseed themselves. But it is not difficult to
get rid offand the flowers are beautiful . Shade is no problem.They grow everywhere. Bloom time V - Vll.
Scarlet Avens (Geum coccineum "borisii").
Rose family (Rosaceae). Bloom time:
V- lX. Zon, part shade. Heigth about 40 cm.
Moderately moist soil. But not too moist in winter. Evergreen. The plant forms clumps that can be torn to multiply. Dark orange flowers.
Native to the Balkans
beard, Rose of
Sharon, Great St-John's wort, Jerusalem star. (Hypericum calycinum). Family Hypericaceae. Height: 40 cm. high. It 's a low, creeping, woody shrub. It
spreads vigorously by branching underground stems and can cover quite a
large area. Full
sun (more flowers) to partial shade. The soil has to be well-drained. Bloom
time: Vl – lX. Native from
Turkey to Bulgaria.
Field Scabious (Knautia Arvensis). Teasel family (Dipsacaceae).
Bloom time: Vl - lX. Sun. Height approximately 80 cm.
They resemble the Pin Cushion Flowers. There are many insects on the flowers. In the wild this plant is quite rare in the Netherlands. The
species with the wine-red flowers is the Knautia macedonica.
Pea 'White Pearl' (Lathyrus Latifolius 'White Pearl').
Legume, pea, or bean family (Leguminosae, Fabaceae).This is a cultivated
time: Vll - VIII. Full sun, partial shade. It ‘s a perennial relative of the sweet pea. A
climber with winged stems.
Height 2 m.Fertile moist
soil. Native to Middle and Southern Europe.
Blazing-star, Gay-feather, Button snakeroot
(Liatris spicata). Family Asteraceae or Compositae. Bloom time: VII -
IX. Sun. Height 80 cm. Purple flowers. The plants bloom at the top of the
spike first, opening later below. Propagation by deviding and seed. It likes moist, but well-drained soil.
Native to North America. Photos 12-9-2012.
groundsel, Leopard plant (Ligularia Dentata). Family Compositae or
Asteraceae). Bloom time Vll - lX. Sun, partial shade. At my place it is a little to dry for it needs moist soil.
It is in fact a water edge plant. Slugs and snails like the plants too. There are
a lot of
Lily (lilium). Family Liliaceae. I have boughtsome species, but they are always eaten by
the scarlet lily beetles (Lilioceris lilii) Information: beetles.
After some years I have to buy new plants. Bloom time Vl - Vlll.
Purple toadflax (Linaria purpurea). Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae).
Bloom time: VI- X. Sun. Heigth 700 - 120 cm.
Dry, common soil. Deciduous. After flowering the plant can be pruned so that new flowers appear. Purple flowers, narrow gray-green leaves.
Native to Italy. Photo 15-6-2011
loosestrife, circle flower (Lysimachia punctata). Family primrose (Primulaceae). Bloom time: Vl - Vlll.A handsome plant. It is related to the native wildflower (Lysimachia
vulgaris). Partial shade is not a problem.This
plant prefers moist conditions but tolerates dryness fairly well. It can be
aggressive. To get new plants, divide clumps in spring or autumn.
Lysimachia ciliata "Firecracker". Family
primrose (Primulaceae). Bloom time: Vl - Vlll. Height 70 - 100 cm. Family
primrose (Primulaceae) Bloom time: Vl - Vlll. Height: 70 to 100 cm. Normal, moist soil.
In our garden it grows among the bushes. Sunny, semi-shade. It has yellow
hanging flowers . The leaves are beautiful
dark purple, especially when they get enough sun.
spread in the garden by rhizomes, but less than Yellow
loosestrife, circle flower (Lysimachia punctata). Native to North America.
Moneywort, Creeping jenny (Lysimachia
primrose (Primulaceae). Bloom time: V - Vll. It has creeping root-forming
stems and is a ground cover. Full sun or partial shade. It belongs to the medicinal herbs
Wet to damp soil. Native to Europe, but now you
can find Moneywort all over the world. It
also used as an aquarium plant. In our garden it grows near the pond.
Purple-loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Family Lythraceae. Bloom time Vl - lX. At my place
‘s growing at the pond. It’s native in Holland. Wet soil. Height in our
garden 1.20 m. In America it’s an invasive species.
Malva (malva). Mallow family (Malvaceae). It
spreads by self-seeding, but
does not become
Sunny. The soil has to be well-drained.
Bloomtime: Vll - lX Some species
are native in theNetherlands. Common
mallow (Malva neglecta),High
Mallow (Malva sylvestris) en
Musk-mallow (Malva moschata)
(Mentha aquatica). Family mints (Labiatae of Lamiaceae). Bloom time VII - IX. Full or part sun.Strongly
mint-scented perennial of damp ground, also growing in water of my pond.
Water Mint will
self-seed andwill spread by underground rhizomes. Native throughout Europe, also
northwest Africa and southwest Asia.
Wood forget-me-not, woodland forget-me-not
(Myosotis sylvatica). Borage or Forget-me-not family (Boraginaceae). Bloom time: IV - VI. Blue flowers 4-8 mm.
Humus-rich soil. Sun, partial shade. Biennial. Sows well. It is a surprise, where they are next year in the garden. Height
15-40 cm. Photos 26-4-2018.
Shoo-Fly Plant, Apple
(Nicandra physalodes) Nightshade
family (Solanaceae). Yearly. Bloom time: VI - IX. Full sun to partial
shade, with a well-drained soil. The seeds are small but the plants will
reach 1 to 2 m in height. It lives one year. Sometimes the seeds will just
reseed themselves but I always sow some anyway. Bell-shaped
flowers followed by ornamental papery Chinese lanterns.
All parts of the plant are poisonous. Native to South America (especially
Common Evening primrose, Evening
(Oenothera biennis). Willowherb family or Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae).Bloomtime VI – X. The
fragrant yellow blooms open in the evening and each individual flower
lasts just one nightThis
plant forms a stubby rosette during the first year, the second year it
flowers, sets seed, and dies. The seeds are small enough to be dispersed
by the wind. It prefers full sun,somewhat
sandy soil, but other growing conditions are acceptable.The seeds are used to produce evening primrose oil. It was introduced
from North America in the seventeenth century.
Opuntia. I have two winter-hardy species in the garden. Dry, sandy or gravely, well-drained soils in full sun. The opuntia with red flower is an opuntia.
macrorhiza. In winter I put them near the house at the south site.
ground orchid (Bletilla).
(Orchidaceae).It is native to China and Japan.
Chinese ground orchids prefer a moist, well-composted soil. In my
garden they are growing near the pond.It grows via short rhizomes. Bloom time: Vll - lX.
Leopard Marsh orchidor
Flecked Marsh orchid(Dactylorhiza pardalina). Orchid family
(Orchidaceae). For some years, it appeared
spontaneously near the pond. It s a wild plant. Bloom time: Vl – lX Although it avoids
truly acid conditions, it tolerates a wide range of soils, growing in fens,
Sweet Marjoram (Origanum). Family Mints (Labiatae of Lamiaceae).
Bloom time: VII - IX. An undershrub. Well
drained to dry soil, and full sun.Native
to the Mediterranean region.It
is used for culinary purposes.Relatated specie: Wild marjoram. (Origanum vulgare) For me it is difficult to find
Oxalis (Oxalis). Wood-sorrel family (Oxalidaceae). I don’t know the species. Bloom time Vll
- lX. Sunny. The leaves look like the leaves of some clovers.
Oriental poppy (papaver orientale).
Poppy family (Papaveraceae). Bloom time: Vl - Vlll. It ‘s a perennial ( The red poppy isn’t )For me the oriental poppy isn’t very beautiful, but it may stay
in the garden. It usually thrives in light calcarous soil and in full sun or part shade.
Now there are many different colours. It doesn't reseed itself in our
Alkanet, Evergreen Bugloss (Pentaglottis sempervirens). Borage or Forget-me-not family
(Boraginaceae). Bloom time: IV - VIII. The stems can reach up to 75 cm. Than you can cut
them off. The plant will start flowering again. It
is not a true native - in fact its at home in Southern Europe. There are also cultivars.
Sticky Jerusalem sage (Phlomis
russeliana). Mint family (Lamiaceae). Bloom time: VI - VIII.
It has yellow, hooded flowers in
whorls around stems into ball-shaped clusters.
After flowering the stem and flower head dry and
stay throughout the winter. It gives a nice effect. Especially because the
gray-green leaves, which forms a big clump, stay green. Height 80 to 100
cm. The plant is native to Turkey and Syria.
Garden phlox(Phlox 'Bright Eyes'). Phlox family (Polemoniaceae).
time: Vll - lX. Phlox is a perennial native to North America. Well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox(Phlox subulata). Phlox family (Polemoniaceae). A sunny spot with well-drained soil and prune after flowering for a
healthier plant. Bloom time IV – VI
Rembrandt. Phlox family (Polemoniaceae). Bloom
time: Vll - lX.
Cold hardy cape fuchsia
(phygelius capensis). Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae).Their
common name is misleading: Theblossoms
are similar to those of hardy fuchsias, but they're unrelated.It’s an
evergreen, somewhat shrubby plant, one meter tall. It
is quite hardy in a sheltered spot. Bloom time: VI - VIII. Full
or part sun.Prefers well
drained soil. In spring you can prune it. Native to South Africa.
(Physostegia). Family mints (Labiatae of Lamiaceae). Sun
to partial shade.Bloom time: VII - IX. Thename "obedient plant" results from the fact that the flowers will
remain in place after being moved.. Plants spread by way of rhizomes forming large spreading colonies and can be
a problem. Prefers rich, moist but well
soilNative to most of the United States
Balloon flower, Chinese bellflower (Platycodon grandiflorus
"Astra Blue") Bellflower family (Campanulaceae). Bloom time: VIl-lX.
Sun. Height to 30 cm.
The name Balloon flower is because they have balloon-like buds.
Native: China, Japan, Korea.
Knotweed, knotgrass (Polygonum affine). Knotweed family (Polygonaceae). Bloom time: Vl - lX. A
mat-forming, spreading plant. Moist, well-drained, average soil. Sunny. You can
see its large brother (Polygonum amplexicaule)on the photo of the garden inautumn. There are a lot of species. You can
multiply by dividing
Pickerel weed (Pontederia lanceolata).Family
Pontederiaceae.Very pretty aquatic plant. Bloom time: Vlll - X. Full sun and in partial sun. Preferred Habitat:
water of ponds. Pickerel
weed can be invasive under certain circumstances, as its name suggests. After some years it is grown out of its container. Native to Middle and
family (Portulacaceae). Sun, partial shade
Family Saxifragaceae. Bloom time VI, VII.
They are beautiful plants about one meters high. They like humus rich,
moist soil. Half shade.
Native to China.
Common Rue, Herb-of-grace(Ruta
graveolens). Rue or citrus family (Rutaceae). Bloom time: Vl - Vlll. Well
drained soil in sun or partial shaded positions. It’s a hardy,
evergreen, somewhat shrubby plant. Native to the Mediterranean region. Old Shrubs you
can prune in spring up to 10 or 20 cm
to encourage fresh new foliage. It was
used in many ancient Roman recipes but because it is very bitter, it is usually
not suitable for most modern tastes. However, it cannot be consumed in large volume, or it can become toxic.
Tail, water dragon (Saurus cernuus). Lizard's Tail family (Saururaceae). The preference is light shade to partial sun and wet mucky soil to
shallow water. (10 -
20 cm water) Bloom time Vll – Vlll. Lizard's
tail is native to much of the eastern United States. It grows of course in our pound.
Pin Cushion Flower (Scabiosa). Teasel family (Dipsacaceae).
Bloom time: Vl - X. Sufficiently moist soil. Furthermore, it does not matter.
A perennial, already in the Middle Ages to find in the garden. Now there are many varieties. Propagation
by dividing older clumps. Mostly you don't get the smae varieties from seed. On the pictures you see a few examples. Height: about 60 cm.
Native to the Caucasus.
Woolly betony (Stachys byzantina). Family mints (Labiatae of
Lamiaceae). Bloom time: Vl - IX. Height 20 - 40 cm. Dry soil. Sunny. It has has small pink violet blue flowers. The thick hairy leaves are silvery gray.
Wintergreen. Ground Cover.
Wool carder bees visit the woolly betony not only for the honey, they use the hairs
on the leaves to coat their nest. More information on the page 'wasps, bees'.
aloides). Family Hydrocharitaceae. Bloom time: V - VIII. There are male and female plants. The leaves accumulate calcium carbonate and by autumn this makes them
heavy enough to sink to the bottom of the pond.The new
leaves in spring do not have this calcium carbonate and so rise to the surface. Plants are dioecious. (male and female plants)The rosette sends out buds of leaves at the end of long
runners, which rise to the surface in the spring, and become separate plants.Native to the Netherlands,
Succisella inflexa "frosted pearls". Teasel family
(Dipsacaceae) or Honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae).
A Cultivar. Related to the Devilsbit Scabious (Succisa pratensis) Bloom time: Vll - X.
Beautiful ball-shaped flowers, white with a hint of light blue. It tolerates a wide range of soils, but not too moist. Sun to
partial shade. It is attractive to insects.
Height: 40-70 cm.
aquilegifolium). Buttercup or crowfoot family (Ranunculaceae). Bloom time: V - Vl.
The soil has to stay moist. Full sun or part shade. You also see the pink flowers of meadow bistort.In the pond the watersoldier and Buckbean are
growing too much. ( There are too many watersoldiers and Buckbean in the pond )
I have to remove a part of it.
Fringecups, Bigflower Tellima (Tellima
Bloom time: V -
VII. Part shade, full shade. Height 40 cm. The small, bell-shaped flowers on a wiry stem
difficult to photograph. Moist, but also dry soil. Native to North America.
Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia "Oakleaf").
IV - VI. Late spring to early summer. Part shade, full shade.
Height 20 cm. Well-drained, moist, rich soil. Cultivar of the North American species.
Spiderwort(Tradescantia). Family dayflower family, spiderwort family
(Commelinaceae).The flowers have a very short life like daylilies
(only one day) but each
plant will produce 20 or more flowers per stem. Bloom time: Vl - lX.Well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. To multiply:
By cracks. On the end of their flowering period they are eaten by slugs
and snails. Tradescantia is the name of a Flemish gardener Johan
Tradescant, who has introduced the species in Europe in the 17th century
from North - America.