|[ Darwin Hybrid Tulip (Tulipa 'Hakuun') | Posted on January 18, 2020 ]
'Hakkun' is very easy to grow in my garden. It's tough and healthy and does not need to be lifted for summer.
|[ Giant Onion (Allium giganteum 'Globemaster') | Posted on January 4, 2020 ]
If I could only grow one Allium, this would be it. It usually blooms 3 weeks, which is 3 times longer than 'Purple Sensation' in my northern garden. The flowers are sterile and the flower head just keeps on expanding during bloom. For such a large flowering Allium, the foliage is rather small and tidy. To keep up the huge size of the flower heads (and the bulb) 'Globemaster' requires frequent division in my garden.
|[ Reticulated Iris (Iris 'Frank Elder') | Posted on April 15, 2018 ]
In comparison to the somewhat similar 'Katharine Hodgkin', 'Frank Elder' has paler flowers and an orange stripe on the falls. Katharine Hodgkin has a yellow stripe.