Sunday, April 06, 2014

Synful Duo

Always a delight these Synful duo, odd looking yet pretty woodland perennials every spring...

Syneleisis aconitifolia
Syneleisis aconitifolia
and

Syneleisis palmata
Syneleisis palmata
The former is more advanced in growth than the latter but the leaves of both will get bigger and bigger as the growing season progress. They thrive in a shady, moisture retentive soil and fully hardy in our location. 


Mark :-)

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  1. Never even heard of them, Mark. They remind me of stag antler ferns. Dave

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    1. They're still on the obscure side David but it is gradually becoming more available in nurseries and can imagine they will become popular eventually :) Keep an eye on them in plant fairs!

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  2. Hello Mark and Gaz,

    As David, above, we have never come across these! An omission from 'Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and Flowers' which we wrote in the 1990s!!

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    1. Hi Lance, we have a copy of that book as well as Gardening Year, both of which you wrote and was perusing the former again only a week or so ago :)

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  3. I like this plant soo much. I will love to see them when the leaves are full grown.

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    1. It could do well in your garden too Lisa!

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  4. These are both grand plants, so beautiful that it should be synful indeed!

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    1. In tandem with tour Podophyllums they'll make for a fab display in your garden Peter!

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  5. Seen here first! Bound to become popular...so beautiful.

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    1. It'll be at home in your Portland garden Ricki :)

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  6. I remember seeing these on another blog site (Hayefield, I think) - they're impressive foliage plants. Sadly, they'd fry in my garden.

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    1. Ahh but look at all those nice plants you can grow that we can't Kris :)

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  7. Love them! And I wish the syneilesis I've purchased came with better labeling. They always seem to have a question mark after the name.

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    1. I thought of you when I wrote this post Loree as I remember you have aconitifolia. Ours labelled as such look very similar if not identical to yours so the labelling you have could be right or both of ours are wrong...

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  8. Gorgeous - another Crug Farm find? Do they need acidic soil? I'll have a lovely area of moist soil to plant up once I am rid of the bindweed...

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    1. I think I got the first one from CGF and the other one at Beeches nursery, and have seen them for sale at plant fairs too so hopefully you'll get hold of one soon and easily too :) I don't think they are that fussy and would happily live in both acidic and alkaline soil.

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