Daily Flower Candies: Helleborus foetidus & Iris foetidissima

One might consider it wise to steer well clear of any plant with a latin name ending foetidus or foetidissima. After all the epithet means bad-smelling, or having a fetid odour; something most of us could live without in our gardens. Anyone with dry shade should think again, as this would exclude two terrific plants which […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Iris foetidissima var. citrina

Iris foetidissima is one of only two irises which are native to the UK.   A hardy perennial, it’s better known by a variety of common names based on the unpleasant smell of the bruised leaves – ‘Stinking Gladwyn’ is one of my favourites.  But fear not, there are no nasty niffs under normal circumstances.  Until […]

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