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15/02/2014 at 18:56

Ecky thump saw it too late.  Nut got the first prize again   Uncinia unciniata rubra.  Love this in the winter.  For me it produces seedlings and they do vary quite a bit from almost bright red to dark maroon. 

15/02/2014 at 19:48

Verdun, I thought there were three words in that plant name but everywhere I looked it was just the two. 

15/02/2014 at 20:05

I guess I remember it cos it trips off the tongue so nicely.  And it makes me sound clever 

15/02/2014 at 20:13

It does have a nice flow to it

But surely when you're as clever as you are you don't need to prove it

15/02/2014 at 20:35

.I can't make my mind up whether I like it or not... it's not what I would call a bright plant.... it doesn't startle me... I think I'll divide it and mix in containers for the summer... for now, I think it will make a good foil for Spring bulbs.. yellow ones and other brightlings...that I have in the Greenhouse.... sorry..I'm thinking aloud here.... seeded in the driest part of my garden and was growing well there... with the barest of soil... mostly rubble...that would not be out of place in Fred Flintstone's 'Bedrock'....

15/02/2014 at 20:55

It died out for me. Seeded about a bit but all gone now

15/02/2014 at 23:26

I have one uncinia in front of a white hellebore....looks good I think.   It is though more impressive in winter and early spring but loses out a bit in summer to brighter things

16/02/2014 at 11:15

I have them mixed with some white Nigella, which looks very nice and, the picture changes every year as I am not sure where the nigella will pop up.

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