puschkinia libanotica

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Plant of the Day

Tuesday 5 April 2016

A wonderful display of Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica (Russian snowdrops) (according to the label) form a sea of blue in the garden at Sissinghurst, Kent, U.K. The flower spikes carry up to 10 pale blue to white flowers, which frequently have a faint blue stripe down the length of each petal. Here they have naturalised under trees and shrubs and associate well with the larger leaved herbaceous plants such as Helleborus and Paeonia.

Jill Raggett  

I’m happiest on a cool autumn day when I’m sowing hundreds of bulbs - including little bulbs of a plant that I’ve never even heard of or remember seeing.
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Clark Lawrence

Yesterday a journalist asked me what are my favourite moments of castle life. I went blank - or should I say blurred - remembering so many happy moments simultaneously that I didn’t know what to say.  Thank you, Zoe Maxwell, for your gift of bulbs - especially the Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica!