Tuesday Treats

It’s Tuesday Treats time again, and we’ve got another virtual Nature Table.  Here goes, and good luck.


Edited to add: This image was simply titled ‘Acer’, so if you said ‘Acer’, you’d be right.  I’m as sure as I can be that it’s Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum’, but which cultivar is a step too far for me from a photo.  What we really need is a label…

Glynis's Acer A


2  The white flowered tree

Edited to add: This is Amelanchier lamarckii, the Snowy Mespilus.

Glynis's Amelanchier lamarckii A


3  Both of the white-flowered plants

Edited to add:  This was a tricky one.  The one at the back used to be Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’, but that isn’t its name anymore, so you only got a ‘half right’ if that’s what you said.  I mean, I’ve moaned and whined enough about how such an elegant plant should be lumbered with its new, very inelegant name – Lamprocapnos.  So, it’s Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Alba’, and there’s nothing I can do about it.

The plant in the front is Narcissus ‘Thalia’, a multi-headed triandrus daffodil with a sweet fragrance.  In Greek myth, Thalia was the name of one of the nine Muses, one of the three Graces, or a nymph.  Whichever Thalia this is named for, the name means ‘flourishing’ or ‘abundance’.

Glynis's Lamprocapnos spectabilis album and Narcissus Thalia A



Edited to add:  This came titled ‘Dicentra’, so I cannot say exactly which cultivar.  It’s of the ‘formosa’ type, although apparently these are so hybridized we don’t use that any more.  I’m guessing it could be either ‘Luxuriant’ or ‘Stuart Boothman’

Hugh's Dicentra



Edited to add:  A lovely double camellia.  I don’t know which one, but I wish I did!

Hugh's Double camellia A


6  The blue-flowered plant (unconnected with the arum leaves in the background)

Edited to add: Don’t overcomplicate things.  It’s a common or garden forget-me-not.  Myosotis sylvatica.

Hugh's Myosotis A


7  The orange-flowered shrub

Edited to add: This picture came to me for identification.  It’s a Berberis.  If you said berberis, give yourself a tick.  I think it’s Berberis darwinii, although there are other orange Berberis.

Lesley's Berberis wish list A



Edited to add.  I couldn’t read the label, but others could!  It’s Saxifrage ‘Pixie Pan Red’

Rob g A


I’ll edit this post to identify our mystery plants after Friday.

Have fun!

Edited to add:  So, how did you get on?

8 thoughts on “Tuesday Treats”

  1. Acer palmatum Dissectum Atropupureum
    Magnolia stellata
    Camillia ‘Innovation’ (A mit the very least a peony form of?)
    Dicentra spectabilis f. alba / Narcissus ‘Thalia’
    Dicentra formosa
    Myosotis alpestris
    Berberis darwinii
    Saxifrage ‘Pixi Pan Red’

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  2. Acer palmatum dissectum (‘Crimson Queen’?)
    Amelanchier X grandiflora (‘Autumn Brilliance’)
    Dicentra spectabilis (‘Alba’) & Narcissus (‘Thalia’ of unknown species)
    Dicentra formosa (‘Luxuriant’)
    Camellia japonica (unknown cultivar)
    Myosotis sylvatica
    Berberis (vulgaris?)
    Saxifraga ‘Pixie Pan Red’ (according to the label)

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