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The last of the cypripediums in bloom

Cypripedium 'Phillipe'

The Cypripediums put on a spectacular show here at the nursery over the past few weeks, and Cypripedium ‘Philipp’ is the last to bloom. This orchid is a C. macranthos x C. kentuckiense hybrid imported from Germany, and  it has sensationally large blooms. It’s heat tolerant and easy to grow in the garden, where it’s happiest in […]

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Baptisia and Trilliums: Beautiful and hard-to-find natives and native cultivars at Lost Horizons

Double Trillium

Thrilling new selections of Baptisia, our majestic native, just keep on coming. Baptisia ‘Pink Truffles’ is a more compact introduction that is suitable for smaller gardens. The soft pink blooms with a yellow keel appear in late spring and are a new colour for the genus. Baptisia ‘Vanilla Creme’ forms a relatively compact clump of blue green […]

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Dictamnus albus Rosea

Dictamnus albus Rosea

This is wonderful old garden standard that is seldom available. It is commonly known as gas plant for the fact that a match near the bloom results in a quick flame. The statuesque spikes boast large white flowers that are heavily striped with dark crimson, and the whole plants have an intriguing citrus like scent. […]

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Arisaema candidissima

Arisaema candidissima

This oriental Jack in the Pulpit is probably the most beautiful and least beastly of this curious lot. The exquisite pink pitchers are dramatically striped with translucent white veins creating an ethereal glow in the woodland. The large three lobed leaves make quite an architectural statement by themselves. People stop and say ‘What is that […]

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