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!



9 thoughts on “Tuesday Treats”

  1. 1 kniphofia 2 weigela Bristol ruby. 3 oriental poppy. 4 allium purple sensation. 5 iris confusa. 6 arum italicum. 7camassia leichtlinii. 8 nectaroscordum sicilum


  2. 1 Kniphofia
    2 Rhododendron
    3 Oriental poppies
    4 Alliums
    6 Siberian Iris
    6 Arum italic marmelatum Spathe
    7 Camassia
    8 Nectarscordum


  3. kniphofia uvaria
    Weigela florida
    Papaver orientale
    Allium hollandicum
    Iris xiphium
    Arum italicum – spathe (and spadix)
    camassia leichtlinii
    nectaroscordum siculum


        1. You pretty much nailed it! :~)) Dutch iris are originally from crosses between the Spanish iris, Iris xiphium, and the Morocco iris, Iris tingitana. I think it’s hard to distinguish between Spanish irises, English irises and Dutch irises, except for colour range. And especially hard in just a photograph!

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