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Symphytum ibericum -   Iberian Comfrey

Iberian Compfrey

 

  • Height in meters: Iberian Comfrey typically grows to a height of 0.6 to 1 meter.
  • Flowering Season: This plant blooms from late spring to early summer.
  • Care Tips: Iberian Comfrey thrives in partial shade and well-drained soil. It requires regular watering to keep the soil moist.
  • Pruning: Prune Iberian Comfrey in early spring to remove any dead or damaged foliage.
  • Soil: It prefers rich, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • Watering: Water the plant deeply once a week, ensuring the soil remains evenly moist.
  • Benefits: Iberian Comfrey is known for its medicinal properties and is often used in herbal remedies. It also attracts pollinators to your garden.

 

 

Pulmonaria "Opal"  - Lungwort

 

  • Height in meters: Lungwort typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 0.6 meters.
  • Flowering Season: This plant blooms from late winter to early spring.
  • Care Tips: Lungwort prefers partial shade and well-drained soil. It requires regular watering, especially during dry periods.
  • Pruning: Prune Lungwort after flowering to maintain its shape and remove any dead or diseased leaves.
  • Soil: It thrives in moist, humus-rich soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 7.0.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering.
  • Benefits: Lungwort is valued for its attractive foliage and early spring flowers. It is also known for its medicinal properties and is used in herbal remedies.

Pulmonaria officinalis  - Lungwort

  • Height in meters: Lungwort typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 0.6 meters.
  • Flowering Season: This plant blooms from late winter to early spring.
  • Care Tips: Lungwort prefers partial shade and well-drained soil. It requires regular watering, especially during dry periods.
  • Pruning: Prune Lungwort after flowering to maintain its shape and remove any dead or diseased leaves.
  • Soil: It thrives in moist, humus-rich soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 7.0.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering.
  • Benefits: Lungwort is valued for its attractive foliage and early spring flowers. It is also known for its medicinal properties and is used in herbal remedies.

Ophiopogon planiscapus "Nigrescens" - Black Grass

 

  • Height in meters: Black Grass typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 1 meter.
  • Flowering Season: This plant blooms from late spring to early summer.
  • Care Tips: Black Grass thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established.
  • Pruning: Prune Black Grass in early spring to remove any dead or damaged foliage.
  • Soil: It prefers fertile, loamy soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • Watering: Water the plant deeply once a week, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
  • Benefits: Black Grass adds a unique texture to your garden with its dark foliage. It is also a great choice for erosion control.

Primula vulgaris - Primrose

  • Height in meters: Primrose typically grows to a height of 0.1 to 0.3 meters.
  • Flowering Season: This plant blooms from late winter to early spring.
  • Care Tips: Primrose prefers partial shade and well-drained soil. It requires regular watering to keep the soil moist.
  • Pruning: Deadhead faded flowers to encourage continuous blooming and remove any yellowing leaves.
  • Soil: It thrives in moist, humus-rich soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 7.0.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering.
  • Benefits: Primrose is cherished for its vibrant flowers and early spring color. It attracts pollinators and adds a cheerful touch to any garden.

Ribes sanguineum  - Flowering Currant

 

  • Height: Flowering Currant typically grows to a height of 1.5-2 meters.
  • Flowering Season: The plant blooms in early spring, producing clusters of vibrant pink or red flowers.
  • Care Tips: Flowering Currant thrives in full sun or partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil and regular watering.
  • Pruning: Prune Flowering Currant after flowering to maintain its shape and promote new growth.
  • Soil: Flowering Currant prefers fertile, moist soil.
  • Watering: Water regularly, especially during dry periods.
  • Benefits: Flowering Currant attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it a great addition to any garden.

 Ulex europaeus - Common Gorse

 

  • Height: Common Gorse can reach a height of 1-3 meters.
  • Flowering Season: The plant blooms from late winter to early summer, producing bright yellow flowers.
  • Care Tips: Common Gorse is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
  • Pruning: Prune Common Gorse after flowering to maintain its shape and prevent it from becoming too woody.
  • Soil: Common Gorse can grow in poor, sandy soil.
  • Watering: Common Gorse is drought-tolerant and does not require much watering once established.
  • Benefits: Common Gorse provides shelter and food for wildlife, making it a valuable addition to any garden or natural area.
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    Brunnera macrophylla "Jack Frost" - Siberian buglos "Jack Frost"

     

    • Height: Siberian Buglos "Jack Frost" typically grows to a height of 30-45 centimeters.
    • Flowering Season: The plant blooms in late spring to early summer, producing delicate blue flowers.
    • Care Tips: Siberian Buglos "Jack Frost" thrives in partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.
    • Pruning: Remove faded flowers to promote new growth.
    • Soil: Siberian Buglos "Jack Frost" prefers fertile, humus-rich soil.
    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering.
    • Benefits: Siberian Buglos "Jack Frost" adds a touch of elegance to any garden with its silver-green foliage and delicate blue flowers.

    Primula denticulata - Drumstick primula

     

    • Height: Drumstick Primula typically grows to a height of 30-60 centimeters.
    • Flowering Season: The plant blooms in late spring to early summer, producing spherical clusters of small flowers in various colors.
    • Care Tips: Drumstick Primula prefers partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.
    • Pruning: Remove faded flowers to encourage new blooms.
    • Soil: Drumstick Primula prefers rich, humusy soil.
    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering.
    • Benefits: Drumstick Primula adds a pop of color to shady areas and is a favorite of pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
    • Siberian Buglos "Jack Frost"

    Ficaria verna "Brazen Hussy" - Brazen Hussy

      

    • Height: Brazen Hussy typically grows to a height of 0.5 - 1 meter.
    • Flowering Season: This plant blooms from late spring to early summer.
    • Care Tips: Brazen Hussy thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun or partial shade. It is relatively low-maintenance and does not require frequent pruning.
    • Soil: It grows best in moist, fertile soil.
    • Watering: Water regularly, especially during dry periods.
    • Benefits: Brazen Hussy attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, making it a great addition to any garden.

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