Five flowers to enjoy in late spring
Rated People's 5 favourite late spring flowers.
Saxifraga 'Southside Seedling'
Saxifraga or saxifrage literally means 'stone-breaker' as it's found in temperate and alpine areas and settles in cracks in rocks, eventually breaking down the rock it inhabits with its root system. 'Southside Seedling' bears densely packed rosettes of pale green, spoon-shaped leaves and flowers freely with red-centred white blooms. Plant this perennial in a very well-drained, slightly alkaline soil preferably with grit added to it and in a sunny spot.
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Anemone coronarias originate from the Mediterranean region and are particularly popular in Israel where they are called Kalanit; during the British Mandate of Palestine, British soldiers were nicknamed 'Kalaniyot' because of their red berets. Plant the anemone's tubers in autumn in a position that enjoys full sun, in a light sandy soil.
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Geranium Cinereum 'Ballerina'
This hardy geranium or cranesbill is one of the first to bloom in late spring. Plant it in your rockery in full sun and a well-drained soil.
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Commonly known as the pheasant's eye daffodil on account of its red-ringed centre, this charming bloom flowers later than its cousins and likes either dappled shade or full sun with a well-drained soil.
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Paeonia suffructicosa 'Godaishu'
This tree peony has beautifully delicate blooms and waxy dark green leaves. It grows best in well-drained soil either in full sun or partial shade.
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