The bulk of the species that we offer are dwarf, creeping or tuberous species for garden growth with flowering in March and April.
They like moist leafy soils in dappled or light shade; a fruit tree or small shrub is enough. They will tolerate some sun and seasonal dryness, and grow in chalk or acid soils.
A. apennina and A. blanda grow from a tuber like a small nut but most grow from a small twig-like rhizome, which may not always look much when you get it - that is just how the plants are. These should be planted at once on receipt.
Spring planted rhizomes may sulk for an entire season, making no above ground growth, or dying back quickly, while they establish a root system. They usually come up full of vigour the following year as long as they have not be damaged by an exploratory finger checking their welfare!
Available for ordering from Spring and Autumn lists.