A trio for lawns and meadows
Shimmering with blooms in shades of red, purple, blue and pink, an area of long (but weak) grass dotted with Mediterranean peacock windflowers looks breathtaking in spring. Plant tubers 3in (8cm) deep in well-draining soil. HxS: 10x6in (25x15cm).
Ornithogalum nutans AGM
Native to Europe, this star of Bethlehem grows equally well in borders or grassy banks, where plants naturalise well. They’ll open stems of green and white flowers in May, even in partial shade. Plant bulbs 4in (10cm) deep. HxS: 1ftx4in (30x10cm).
Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii Caerulea Group
A North American quamash that will flower reliably every May or June, its stems of blue flowers poking through thick swards of vigorous long grass on heavier soils. Plant the large bulbs 4in (10m) deep. HxS: 2-4ftx9in (60cm-1.2mx23cm).