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Erythronium bulbs and new season Harvington Hellebores

Our Erythronium bulbs, Trillium rhizomes and new season Harvington Hellebores in 9cm pots are ready to order now for despatch from 17 August onwards.  Our website is updated regularly so do keep and eye on it for new plants – we don’t list all the plants we have on the nursery, just the plants that are available to buy now.  We aim to offer plants at the right time of year for you to plant them out in your garden for maximum success.

Trillium flexipes 'Harvington Selection'

Arisaema candidissimum (2 litre pot)

Arisaemacandidissimum

This is a superb architectural garden plant which grows from a corm.  It originates from China and is one of the finest and most vigorous Arisaemas.

The flowers or inflorescence’s are very striking with white hooded spathes striped pale pink. As the flowers mature the foliage grows into impressive large glossy leaves.  The plants in full leaf, reach between 30 and 50 cm and the flowers vary from 10 to 15 cm.

These plants emerge late in early June and die back after the first frost in autumn.  Because they remain dormant over the winter and through much of the spring it is worth marking where you plant them in the garden so you don’t forget where they are!

When planted in the garden they are hardy, but when in pots they do need to be protected from frost or lifted and stored frost free over the winter.

Planting position:  These suit dappled shade but will also thrive in sunnier conditions as long as they don’t dry out in the summer months.

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Happy Customers :-)

Meconopsis Slieve Donard

We LOVE receiving feedback from our customers – see the following comments received last week:

“I just wanted to say thank you for my hellebore plugs. They arrived much quicker than I expected, beautifully wrapped, all in perfect condition. They are now all happy growing in pots.” Katherine, Oxford

“Thank you so much for my order which arrived today.  I am delighted with the quality of the plants, the packaging and the speedy service – especially against the Covid background that we are all living with at the moment and I hope to place future orders with you  – that is if I can manage to squeeze any more plants into an already overcrowded garden.   I will most certainly recommend you to all of my gardening friends. ” Patrick from Belfast, he ordered Roscoea and Hellebore pot plants

“The plants are beautiful and in excellent condition for planting.”  Patricia from York, she ordered Meconopsis ‘Slieve Donard’ and Arisaema candidissimum

“I’m very impressed with the Hellebores…  Also the recyclable packing and your knowledgeable help with my order”  Trevor, Woking

It is such a boost to the Twelve Nunns team – Thank you!

Erythronium ‘Joanna’

Please note: We send these to you as dormant, freshly lifted, flowering size bulbs in July and August 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.  They must remain moist at all times.

They flower from late March through April. Their leaves die back in June and the bulbs become dormant over the summer. This is the best time to buy and plant Erythronium bulbs 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.

Our collection has taken many years to develop. It takes at least 5 years to grow a flowering sized bulb from seed and propagation by division is slow.

Erythronium ‘Elizabeth’ (hendersonii hybrid)

Please note: We send these to you as dormant, freshly lifted, flowering size bulbs in July and August 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.  They must remain moist at all times.

They flower from late March through April. Their leaves die back in June and the bulbs become dormant over the summer. This is the best time to buy and plant Erythronium bulbs 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.

Our collection has taken many years to develop. It takes at least 5 years to grow a flowering sized bulb from seed and propagation by division is slow.

Harvington Picotee Anemone Centre (Plug)

Our Harvington Hellebore Plug Plants are robust seedling plants with well-established root systems.  We despatch our plug plants from the second part of April through to early June.  We send them to you at the perfect time for potting into a 1 or 2 litre deep pot for the rest of the growing season and enclose a planting advice sheet with every order.

We offer plants selected for clarity of flower colour, attractive foliage and frost hardiness.  They are excellent garden plants that reliably come back year after year.

Harvington Hellebores® are easy to grow, winter flowering, frost hardy perennials.  They have beautiful large flowers  from December through to the end of March with dark green glossy evergreen foliage for year round interest.

They are supplied by specialist breeders of hellebores with over 20 years of experience in growing quality garden plants.  Hand pollinated, propagated and grown in England.

Harvington Red Anemone (Plug)

Our Harvington Hellebore Plug Plants are robust seedling plants with well-established root systems.  We despatch our plug plants from the second part of April through to early June.  We send them to you at the perfect time for potting into a 1 or 2 litre deep pot for the rest of the growing season and enclose a planting advice sheet with every order.

We offer plants selected for clarity of flower colour, attractive foliage and frost hardiness.  They are excellent garden plants that reliably come back year after year.

Harvington Hellebores® are easy to grow, winter flowering, frost hardy perennials.  They have beautiful large flowers  from December through to the end of March with dark green glossy evergreen foliage for year round interest.

They are supplied by specialist breeders of hellebores with over 20 years of experience in growing quality garden plants.  Hand pollinated, propagated and grown in England.

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Do order – we are still despatching!

We are still sending out our plants.  Our team is small and local… in fact very local.  It’s myself and two children (after they’ve done their homework each day) and three lovely ladies from the village who walk to work.  We are all keeping our distance and would be delighted to receive and despatch your orders or answer any queries.

Our packaging is all cardboard based and therefore very low risk in terms of spreading the dreaded virus! What better way to cheer yourself up than to buy one of our lovely plants today.

Anemonella thalictroides (1Litre Pot)

Anemonella is a perennial which grows from small tubers.

Height: Up to 10cm

Spread: Up to 30cm

Position: Lightly shaded with a well drained soil and keep regularly moist until established. In it’s natural habitat this plant grows under deciduous trees, flowering before the trees come into leaf so is a perfect low growing plant under trees and shrubs. It becomes dormant in Summer.

Anemone x lipsiensis (1 litre pot)

This is a perennial, overwintering as a slender rhizome.

Height: Up to 10cm

Spread: Up to 30cm

Position: Lightly shaded with a well drained soil and keep regularly moist until established. In it’s natural habitat this plant grows under deciduous trees, flowering before the trees come into leaf so is a perfect low growing plant under trees and shrubs. It becomes dormant in Summer.

Erythronium tolumnense ‘Spindlestone’ X 3 BULBS

Please note: We send these to you as dormant, freshly lifted, flowering size bulbs in July and August 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.  They must remain moist at all times.

They flower from late March through April. Their leaves die back in June and the bulbs become dormant over the summer. This is the best time to buy and plant Erythronium bulbs 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.

Our collection has taken many years to develop. It takes at least 5 years to grow a flowering sized bulb from seed and propagation by division is slow.