Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Identity parade #3: the answers!

There were only two you didn't get in the end, so congrats to VP, Alice and Anna for your stalwart efforts. Here are the ones that foxed you to the last:

No. 1 was the diminutive Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi' - it often seems to be named as 'Kelsey Dwarf' (as it was at this nursery), wrongly I believe. Anyway, it's a twiggy shrub about 60cm high and though not as colourful as its cousins in the dogwood family, it has an almost grass-like effect planted en masse and is quite lovely.

No. 5 many of you realised was a Phormium - but I needed the cultivar. It is in fact Phormium 'Sundowner' - a heady mix of purple, pink and slate-green but one of the nicer of the pinkish phormiums and not quite as garish as many of them seem to be.

That's it for now, and you get a holiday this week as it's half-term! Back next week with some more fiendish foliage for you to ponder over :D

1 comment:

VP said...

Was your Edgworthia picture the one used for Capel's show garden at the RHS Halls? I saw it yesterday and went 'that's it!' much to my companion's surprise.

I nearly fainted when I was told how much they cost.

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