Colours for February
Simon, Planteria Manager from Lechlade Garden Centre, has some wonderful suggestions to brighten up your garden this February! Check out our products online or instore today!
Viburnum Bodnantense Dawn:- A stunning fast growing deciduous shrub with clusters of very fragrant pale pink flowers produced from red buds from late autumn to early spring. this viburnum has a very upright habit reaching 7-8 ft in height. will grow happily in any well drained fertile soil in sun or partial shade.
Ideal for beginners or low maintenance gardens.
Skimmia Japonica Rubella:- A small evergreen male variety of skimmia which has dark green leaves and pink flower buds which appear in autumn and hold right through winter until they open to very fragrant white flowers in spring. This viburnum is ideal for containers as it has a very compact habit and will grow to 2-3ft.Requires well drained acid soil in sun or partial shade.
Moderate care required but once provided low maintenance thereafter.
Cyclamen Coum:- A perennial with dark green rounded leaves which have silver markings. Produces masses of pink flowers from late winter to early spring. Low growing and ideal for woodland areas or under planting larger plants. Best grown in humus rich well drained soil in sun or shade. ideal for naturalizing large areas.
Ideal for beginners very low maintenance.
Helleborus Ashwood Garden Hybrids:- A large group of hellebores which are upright spreading, clump forming evergreen perennials with lovely leathery, glossy dark green leaves, from late winter to early spring fantastic saucer shaped flowers in shades of mainly PINK,white,purple,red,green and yellow some of which are spotted. prefers heavy but not waterlogged neutral to alkaline soil in partial shade but will tolerate full shade.
Ideal for beginners low maintenance but mulch annually in autumn.
Primula Veris (cowslip):- A low growing herbaceous perennial which produces deep yellow flowers on 6 inch stems in in spring above rosettes of mid green leaves. the flowers are fragrant and the leaves are semi evergreen. This primula is ideal for cottage gardens, wildflower gardens,beds,borders and containers. Best in moist but well drained neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade.
Ideal for beginners low maintainence but needs dead heading.
Mahonia x media ‘winter sun’ :- An evergreen shrub with evergreen dark green spiky foliage, the fragrant yellow flowers are produced in large, erect racemes from late winter to early spring. Height 5-6ft and spread 4-5ft.Plant in any moist but well drained soil in shade or semi-shade.
Ideal for beginners very low maintenance, drought and pollution tolerant.
Eranthis Hyemalis (Winter Aconite):- A small spreading tuberous perennial with masses of yellow, cup shaped flowers above green foliage produced in late winter-early spring. Ideal for woodland areas naturalizing in lawn and underplanting.Plant in moist but well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. We recommend planting plants in the green as this has a much higher success rate rather than planting tubers.
Low maintenance once established.
Corylopsis Pauciflora:- A slow growing spreading deciduous shrub of medium height with mid green ovate leaves, masses of pale yellow bell shaped flowers are produced in February on bare stems. prefers neutral-acid soil in moist well drained soil in partial shade. height and spread 6ft approx.
Low maintenance but requires acid soil.
Most of these plants will be available at our garden centres during February.
All the best,