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Erythronium 'Pagoda'

at Wisley

Erythronium ‘Pagoda’

Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ has sulphur-yellow nodding flowers that carpet the ground in the Wild Garden and especially on Battleston Hill in May. The woodland area of the Rock Bank has thousands of new plantings of this dainty plant.

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Fritillaria meleagris

at Rosemoor

Fritillaria meleagris

The snake’s head fritillary is one of the most exquisite jewels in the treasure house of British wild flowers. Its linear grey-green leaves are followed in spring by nodding heads sometimes of pure white, or more frequently marked with a delicate chequerboard pattern in shades of purple. 

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Iris reticulata

at Harlow Carr

Iris reticulata

Iris reticulata are superb for providing splashes of early spring colour.  We have used them here at Harlow Carr to decorate the conservatory and in the Gardens Through Time. They're sure to brighten anyone’s day!

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Malus 'Evereste'

at Harlow Carr

Malus ‘Evereste’

This beautiful small tree is a great garden all-rounder.  The pinkish tinge to the blossom makes a lovely contrast to the green leaves that are visited by a plethora of pollinating insects. In the autumn there are clusters of red crab apples which are loved by blackbirds.

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Narcissus bulbocodium

at Rosemoor

Narcissus bulbocodium

Planted in drifts in banks and meadows, this pretty, low-growing daffodil announces spring at Rosemoor. The flower resembles a hoop petticoat as it sways in the breeze, hence its nickname.

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Narcissus obvallaris

at Hyde Hall

Narcissus obvallaris

The Tenby daffodil is a great species for naturalizing in grassland and has neat, perfectly proportioned flowers. It produces a dazzling display in March when its buttery yellow blooms emerge en masse.

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Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'

at Wisley

Prunus incisa

These are excellent specimen trees and particularly suitable for a small garden. In spring they bear masses of pale red flowers that shimmer in the breeze.

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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Lanarth'

at Hyde Hall

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Lanarth' stands out for its shape and form.

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Lanarth' has tiered, horizontal branches covered in heads of large white flowers. This particular species can be admired at Hyde Hall in the Hilltop Garden, in a mixed border alongside the Shrub Rose Border where its form can be fully appreciated.

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New plants

Well-respected plantsman, Graham Rice, uncovers all the latest new plants in his blog.

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