Tuesday Treats


It’s Tuesday Treats, and Nature Table time again.  If you had a go at least week’s selection, the post has now been edited to give their identities.  It’s here:


So, what do we have this week…


1  Edited to add:

This is Clematis ‘Étoile Violette’ AGM.  It was a French introduction, by Morel, in 1885, and its name means Violet Star.  It’s in the viticella group, small flowers in July, August and September, but many of them.  It’s definitely one that has stood the test of time.

Rob's Clematis Etoile Violette A

And here’s a closer look:

Rob's Clematis Etoile Violette 2 A


2  Edited to add:

We used to call this a Calla Lily, and it was an Arum.  Now, it’s the much harder to spell Zantedeschia.  Z. ‘Picasso’, to be exact, with that purple throat, and the spotted leaves.

Jo's Zantedeschia Picasso


3  Edited to add:

I think this plant will be flattered by some of the suggestions.  It’s toadflax, Linaria purpurea.  I’m pretty sure the seed for my plants came from wildlings growing in a car park.  But, the hot-stuff breeders are now turning their attention to Linaria, and there are some lovely new cultivars coming out.  This is a pretty pink version of the common purple toadflax, and if it could claim a name, it would be ‘Canon Went’.

Jo's Linaria purpurea Canon Went


4  Edited to add:

Hemerocallis don’t just come on big and chunky.  This is the diminutive ‘Stella de Oro’ – if you got this right, well done.  It gets to a foot tall, with comparatively large flowers.

Jo's Hemerocallis Stella d'Oro


5  Edited to add

Most of our gardeners have had one of these, because they take cuttings very easily.  It’s Diascia personata.  Unlike the smaller cousins that are happy with tubs and hanging baskets, this is much larger.  Everyone says it gets to 36 inches – mine is up to my chin, and I’m 5ft 2 ins.  It comes from South Africa, where it is pollinated by a specific species of long-tongued bumble bee which does not occur in the UK.  Therefore, it sets no seed.  And so, it just keeps on flowering, usually from June to December.

Jo's Diascia personata


6  The flowers are a pale lilac-pink

Edited to add:  This is a cultivar of the milky bellflower.  It’s Campanula lactiflora ‘Loddon Anna’ AGM

Jo's Campanula lactiflora Loddon Anna 2 A

And a closer look:


Jo's Campanula lactiflora Loddon Anna


7  Edited to add:

This is Aconitum napellus ssp vulgare ‘Albidum’, or white monkshood.  All parts are highly toxic if eaten so don’t chop this into your salad.  Come to think of it, I haven’t noticed any rabbit-nibbled edges….

Jo's Aconitum napellus ssp vulgare Albidum


8  Edited to add

This came as one of the pictures from Felley Priory (I wasn’t there), so… I do believe this to be Tweedia coerulea AGM, and very pretty, too.

Glynis's Felley Priory 18 A Tweedia coerulea


9  Edited to add:

Again another image sent to me from a trip to Felley Priory.  This is Rodgersia pinnata.  I don’t know whether it’s the species or a cultivar.  I have two cultivars, and they give me some nervous moments every year, because they are so late to appear – June, would you believe.

Glynis's Felley Priory 3 Rodgersia


Good luck!

Edited to add:  Virtual chocolate if you got any of them right.

2 thoughts on “Tuesday Treats”

  1. Oh goodness! I got three wrong last week! These are no easier.
    1. Clematis (to me, it looks like the classic Clematis X jackmanii that I learned in school.)
    2. zantedeschia (hybrid of aethiopica)
    3. dactylorhiza fuchsii ‘Alba’ (I am really uncertain about this one.
    4. Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’
    5. ?, although I have seen it before.
    6. ?, although it looks like it is related to Phlox.
    7. Delphinium
    8. ?
    9. ?, although the flowers resemble Astilbe.
    Goodness, I got about half this time.

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