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Plant Inventory: Herbaceous Perennials

*THALICTRUM aquilegifolium ‘Small Thundercloud’. A corker of a plant, T. aquilegifolium in miniature. Creates considerably more than a storm in a tea cup with its generous clouds of purple flowers. 40cm.
T. delavayi. W. China. The small, nodding rosy lilac flowers with their prominent stamens provide an entrancing display on their tracery of wiry stems in summer. A refined plant in every respect. 1.5m
*T. delavayi ‘Album’. An exquisite beauty with small cupped, virgin white flowers held en masse on wiry stems in summer. A plant for your very best soil.
*T. flavum. Quite different from the more commonly seen glaucous leaved form, sharing only pale yellow flowers. At 75cm this is shorter, has deep green, glossy leaves and a mild running habit – only a problem if you’re a control freak.
*T. ‘Elin’. Vigorous and imposing hybrid ( T. flavum glaucum x T. rochebruneanum) 2.5 metres+.

*THERMOPSIS villosa. A first rate Pea, clump forming and long lived. The soft toned lemon yellow flowers are at their bonniest in May, held on dark, leafy stems. The plant retains its freshness the season long. 1m.

THYMUS. Indispensable for the kitchen and flower border alike.
THYMUS ‘Orange Scented’. Proof that a plant can smell of orange rind! Forms a grey leaved mound.
T. ‘Pinewood’. A low spreading thyme with a resinous pinewood aroma. 15cm.
T. pseudolanuginus. With a name like this, small wonder it cowers so close to the ground! As soft as Moleskin to the touch.
T. vulgaris. A highly aromatic clone which we’ve grown for years. Will add its magic to many a dish.

TRIFOLIUM ochroleucon. Masses of large creamy yellow heads all summer over clumps of trefoil leaves. The flowers age kindly. 45cm.
T. rubens. An unusual clover, the short spikes of soft red flowers make an excellent contribution to the mid-summer flower border. 40cm.

TROPAEOLUM polyphyllum. A bizarre Nasturtium with silver foliage and yellow flowers.

TULBAGHIA cominsii. One of the smallest Tulbaghias, the tiny white sweetly scented flowers carried in clusters over rushy foliage on 15cm stems for months from late winter. Disliked 2009’s winter cold so probably best in a pot.
T. v. ‘Alba’. I discovered this rogue white seedling in the Kirstenboch Botanic Garden Plant Centre. Hey Ho! Smaller and less strong than the following, it makes the perfect plant for garden or potwork alike. 45cm.
*T. violacea ‘Fine Form’. A very strong, prodigious flowering form of this South African Allium relative with larger umbels of lilac-mauve flowers than usually seen. Perfectly hardy. 60cm.

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