A trio for lawns and mead­ows

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

Anemone pavon­ina

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).

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