Erythronium ‘Harvington Imogen’

£ 27.50

 

Erythronium ‘Harvington Imogen’ is one of three new Erythronium released in 2023 by Twelve Nunns Nursery.  With a distinctive mottled foliage, the reflexed flowers are creamy white, with pink and gold hues and pinkish-brown marking on the inside. Growing to a height of 25-30 cm, the flowers emerge mid April.

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Erythronium ‘Harvington Imogen’ is one of three new Erythronium released in 2023 by Twelve Nunns Nursery. It is named after Imogen Dawson, the granddaughter of Hugh Nunn. It is Hugh’s lifetime passion for Erythronium that has led to the creation of these new varieties. Erythronium ‘Harvington Imogen’ has distinctive mottled foliage and elegantly reflexed flowers that are creamy white. The inside of the flower is pink and gold with pinkish-brown marking. Growing to a height of 25-30 cm, the flowers emerge mid April.

The new Harvington Erythronium have taken more than 20 years to develop. Named after family members, selection has been based on the strength of pencil marking in the flowers, along with the anther and stem colour, and the foliage form with its striking mottling.

Gardens Illustrated Magazine April 2023

Gardens Illustrated Magazine introduced all three in its April 2023 edition, with an article entitled ‘Natural Selection‘.

‘the breeding programme at Twelve Nunns Nursery spans two generations and has taken more than 20 years of careful, meticulous selection to create a new trio of Harvington Erythronium.’ (Alys Fowler APRIL 2023 www.gardensillustrated.com)

Erythronium ‘Harvington Imogen’ leaves die back in June and the bulbs become dormant over the summer. The best time to buy and plant Erythronium bulbs is in July/August/September, because they will root down in the autumn while the soil is still warm.  The attractive glossy leaves start to emerge towards the end of February. 

Please note:  We send these to you as dormant, freshly lifted, flowering size bulbs from July through to September ready for potting up or planting directly into the garden. 

The species and cultivars of  Erythronium  that we offer are all selected because they are good garden plants. They grow well in dappled shade and the bulbs should be kept damp and not dried out. For  planting advice see our Erythronium Planting Advice page.