Continuing the A to Z theme, trying to get away from the winter blues, and looking forward to next spring I have listed a few plants whose name begins with "A", that I grow currently or have grown in the past and which I haven't already covered in an dedicated generic post.
|Abutilon Large Flowered Hybrids|
|Acanthus mollis (Bear's britches)|
|Adenophora liliifolia - Neat little shade plant.|
|Adenophora tashiroi - I have grown this from seed and I am not sure if this is true to type, however it is still an easy to grow subject flowering in August/September.|
The dew or rain collects on the leaves which led to it being named after the alchemist or healer to whom the collected morning dew would be a constituent part of a remedy.
|Frothy greenish yellow flowers late summer. The seed heads can be removed to deter its rampant nature.|
|Allium neapolitanum from seed.|
|Allium 'Purple Splendour'|
|Tiny Allium sphaerocephalon from seed|
June Berry or Snowy Mespilus
Lovely creeping 'snapdragon' ideal for on a rockery, wall or tubs where it can trail over an edge. Soft velvety foliage whitish/yellow snapdragon flowers. Generally perennial but will perish in a very hard winter.
Climbing snapdragon, very useful for hanging baskets or tubs. Colours vary through pink, blue and white.
|Anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo'|
Anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo'|
This beautiful plant grows to only about 6" high and likes dappled shade in a well drained but moist spot.
Beautiful Japanese woodlander. Unfortunately the flowers are reluctant to show themselves as they hang downward.