Tuesday Treats

There was a little drama getting onto WordPress for Tuesday Treats, but hopefully I’ll get this finished!

The answers to last week’s Tuesday Treats have been added in – they’re here, if you want to check:



It’s time for this week’s mystery plants.  See what you make of these.


Edited to add:  A red hot poker, of course, almost certainly Kniphofia ‘Atlanta’, named for the hotel in Cornwall where it was first found.  A very reliable May-flowerer.

Rob's Kniphofia A


2  The pink-flowered shrub

Edited to add:  Weigela, believed to bee ‘Bristol Ruby’

Rob's Weigela A


3  The orange flowers

Edited to add: Papaver orientale ‘Brilliant’.  And it is!

Rob's poppies A


4  The purple flowers

Edited to add:  the lovely Allium ‘Purple Sensation’.

Rob's Allium Purple Sensation A



Edited to add: A Dutch Iris, probably ‘White Magic’

Rob's dutch iris A


6  Yes, this plant.  Also, name the type of inflorescence, for Brownie points.

Edited to add: Arum italicum ssp italicum ‘Marmoratum’.  It used to be called Arum italicum ‘Pictum’, which means ‘painted’, like the Picts.  ‘Marmoratum’ means ‘marbled’.

The inflorescence – it has a hooded spathe which contains the flowers on a club-like spadix.  If you got that, have a nice cup of tea and a good sit down.

Rob's Arum italicum pictum A


7  The white flowers in the centre foreground.

Edited to add: Camassia leichtlinii ‘Alba’.  Named for Max Leichtlin who founded a botanical garden in Baden-Baden, and specialized in the cultivation and propagation of bulbous plants.

Meg's white camassia A



Edited to add: Nectaroscordum siculum, the Sicilian honey garlic.  ‘Siculum’, unsurprisingly, means ‘of Sicily’, although it ranges across Southern Europe.

Hugh's Nectaroscordum


Best of luck!



The Blooming Garden

Ideas from a Suffolk garden

Rambling in the Garden

.....and nurturing my soul

Cornwall in Colours

inspired by the colours of the land, sea and sky of Cornwall

Eat The Roses

Highly Opinionated Thoughts About Food, The Universe and Everything

DINA Rooftop Garden

Rebooting Eden


a London garden

garden ruminations

ruminate vb. to chew (the cud)

Tony Tomeo

Horticulturist, Arborist and Garden Columnist

The Anxious Gardener

A Gardening Blog. Mostly

Old house in the Shires

Family life and adventures in an old house and garden in the English countryside..

Does This Font Make Me Look Fat?

Mala Burt, who writes with Laura Ambler, blogs about inspiration in writing, gardening, food, and life in St. Michaels - the prettiest town on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Gardens at Coppertop

learning, growing, and learning more -- life on the Olympic Peninsula

The Propagator

My plant obsession

Discover WordPress

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.


Longreads : The best longform stories on the web

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.