Ivydene Gardens Autumn Bulb Gallery:
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Note - the Bulb Gallery names of

  • Spring Bulb (bulbs despatched between February and May),
  • Late Summer Bulb (bulbs despatched between July and September),
  • Autumn Bulb (bulbs despatched between September and November) and
  • Winter Bulb (bulbs despatched between January and March)

refer to when the bulbs are delivered to you perhaps by R.V. Roger Ltd, not when they flower.

You can select a bulb from their Autumn Bulbs Catalogue (that are despatched by R.V. Roger Ltd between September and November for planting by you in your garden in that time period) by clicking on the Thumbnail to see its Plant Description alongside from the:-

  • Bulb Colour
  • Foliage Colour
  • Form
  • Seed Colour or
  • Bulb Bed Pictures Comparison Pages from the menu on the right or
  • Flower Colour per Month Comparison Page

or clicking on the Botanical Name link from one of the:-

or you can select a bulb by clicking on the Bulb name in the:-

  • Bulb Description Page

from the 43 BULBS, CORMS, RHIZOMES and TUBERS in the list below:-

Site Map for Bulbs delivered in the Autumn
arisarum proboscideum
arum italicum marmoratum
aruncus dioicus
campanula glomerata
campanula persicifolia
ceratostigma plumbagoides
centaurea montana
corydalis lutea
cyclamen cilicium
cyclamen coum
cyclamen coum album
cyclamen hederifolium
fritillaria imperiallis
fritillaria imperiallis lutea
fritillaria imperiallis rubra maxima
galanthus elwesii
gladiolus butterfly
gladiolus communis byzantinus
hedysarum hedysaroides
helleborus foetidus
helleborus niger
helleborus orientalis
helleborus orientalis abchasicus
hyacinthoides hispanica
hyacinthoides non-scripta
impatiens tinctoria
iris foetidissima
iris laevigata
iris pseudacorus
mimulus primuloides
mitella breweri
omphalodes cappadocica
ophiopogon planiscapus
ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens
scilla siberica
scilla peruviana
symphytum ibericum
tricyrtis hirta
Autumn Bulb Gallery Introduction
Autumn Bulb Site Map

 

R. V. Roger Ltd, The Nurseries, Malton Road (A169), Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7JW - Tel:(01751)472226 - Fax:(01751)476749 is a traditional third-generation family-run nursery, with the emphasis on plant quality and first-class customer service. The range of field-grown fruit trees grown is one of the best in the country, including many traditional varieties, which are becoming quite rare. They also grow over 40,000 roses in nearly 300 varieties. The rose field is usually in flower from the middle of July until the autumn, when you are welcome to visit and walk through the field. Besides shrubs and ornamental trees, R. V. Roger also produce four bulb catalogues throughout the year, offering choice for a plant or plants by mail order direct from the 280 acre nursery.

 

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Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
Bicolour
(o)Blue
Green
(o)Orange
(o)Pink
Purple
(o)Red
(o)Unusual Colours
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Green 1
(o)Green 2
(o)Green 3
(o)Other Colour

FORM
(o)Mat-forming
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(o)Mound-forming
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Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

Autumn Bulb Gallery INDEX link to Bulb Description Page

Flower Colour

Flower Thumbnail

Flowering Months

Foliage Thumbnail

Height x Width in inches (cms) -
1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot,
36 inches = 3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms

Comments

A

Arisarum
proboscideum

Dark Brown-Purple

arisarumcfloproboscideum

April, May

arisarumfol1proboscideumfoord

6 x 10
(15 x 24)

Great Plant Combinations: Waldsteinia ternata, Asplenium scolopendrium, Cyclamen coum, Dryopteris crassirhizoma, Anenome nemorosa

Arum italicum
'Marmoratum'
 

Green-ish-White

 

June

 

 

Green arum spears look striking with the big round purple leaves of Bergenia purpurascens, or the burnished leaves of evergreen epimediums.

Aruncus dioicus

Creamy-White

aruncusdioicusflot9

June, July

aruncusdioicusfolt9

72 x 48 (180 x 120)

This plant demands space. Plant in a moist, peaty soil, or even at the waterside. An excellent companion to summer-blooming shrub roses. Good for cutting.

C

"Dwarf Campanulas" by Graham Nicholls - from The Alpine Garden Society Bookshop.

Corydalis - "Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and their Relatives" by Mark C Tebbitt, Magnus Liden & Henrick Zetterlund - from the Alpine Garden Society Bookshop.

See Rock Garden Plant Index C for details on more campanulas, corydalis and cyclamen and
"The Cyclamen Society exists to encourage cultivation and conservation, and to disseminate and extend knowledge of the genus Cyclamen and its species, forms and cultivars. It combines scientific study with all the activities of a society for enthusiasts who cultivate the plants."

Campanula
glomerata

Violet-Purple

campanulaglomerataflot9

June, July, August

campanulaglomeratafolt9

30 x 36 (75 x 90)

Clustered bellflower. Clump-forming form. Native UK plant.

Campanula
persicifolia

 

White to
Lilac-Blue
 

campanulapersicifoliaflot9

June, July
 

campanulapersicifoliafolt9

36 x 12 (90 x 30)

Peach-leaved bellflower

Centaurea montana

Blue

centaurea montana flower

June, July

centaurea montana foliage

18 x 24 (45 x 60)

Clump-forming form. Native UK plant. There are hundreds of species of Centaurea in Europe, so identification is often difficult - from Kevock Garden.

Ceratostigma
plumbagoides

Brilliant Blue
 

ceratostigmaplumbagoidesflot9

May, June, July
August, September,
October

ceratostigmaplumbagoidesfolt9

18 x 8 (45 x 21)

Bright Green foliage in Spring and Summer. Rich Red in Autumn.

Corydalis lutea

Golden Yellow
 

corydalisluteaflot9

May, June, July, August, September

corydalisluteafolt9

16 x 12 (39 x 30)

Mound-forming form. Native UK plant. Commonly cultivated and naturalized on old walls near gardens scattered throughout the UK.

Cyclamen
cilicium

White or
Pink

cyclamenciliciumflot9

cyclamencflociliciumroger1

October, November

cyclamenciliciumfolt9a

2 x 3
(6 x 8)

If not planted - corm should be just breaking surface and 2-3 inches apart - under trees, which provide fallen leaves in the autumn, then mulch with a little sifted leaf mould or peat moss in November. A little bonemeal added to the soil and used as a top dressing each spring will keep them happy.

Cyclamen
coum
 

White or
Red

cyclamencflocoumgarnonswilliams

March, April
 

cyclamenpfor2coumgarnonswilliams

2 x 4
(6 x 9)

Varying in colour from white through to red, cyclamen coum flower March-April, at the same time that the leaves are produced. The leaves may be plain green or sometimes marked with silver. These are fully hardy and are best planted under trees in good fertile, well drained soil.

Cyclamen coum
'Album'

White

cyclamencoumalbumcflotfoord

March, April
 

 

2 x 4
(6 x 9)

Each white cyclamen coum bloom has a dark red mouth and flowers from late winter through to early spring, at the same time that the leaves are produced. The leaves may be plain green or sometimes marked with silver. They are round in shape. These are fully hardy and are best planted under trees in good fertile, well drained soil.

Cyclamen hederifolium'

Pink

cyclamenpflo4hederifoliumgarnonswilliams

November, December

cyclamenpfol1hederifoliumgarnonswilliams

5 x 6
(12 x 15)

Spreading. Self-seeds freely. Rare native UK plant. Same cultivation techniques as for cyclamen cilicium

F

See Rock Garden Plant Index F Page for further details of Fritillaria. The bulbs of all fritillaria are very fragile and must be handled with care.

The Fritillaria Group is a special interest group within the Alpine Garden Society.

Fritillaria imperiallis
 

Orange,
Yellow or
Red

fritillariacfloimperiallis

July
 

fritillariaimperialisfolt9

60 x 12 (150 x 30)

Use in sunny border or rock garden. The bulbs have an unpleasant foxy odour. Prone to attack by lily beetles. Companion plants are Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea' and the Lily family - see Companion Planting.

Fritillaria imperiallis 'Lutea'
 

Bright Yellow

fritillariaimperialisluteaflot9

July
 

fritillariaimperialisluteafolt9

60 x 12 (150 x 30)

Use in sunny border or rock garden. The bulbs have an unpleasant foxy odour. Prone to attack by lily beetles. Companion plants are Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea' and the Lily family - see Companion Planting.

Fritillaria imperiallis
'Rubra Maxima'

Orange-Red
 

fritillariaimperialisrubramaximaflot9

July

fritillariafolimperialisrubramaximaroger

48 x 12 (120 x 30)

Mat-forming. Use in sunny border or rock garden.

G

Galanthus.co.uk contains information on all aspects of snowdrops, their care and their cultivation; based on their experience.

There are another 207 Gladiolii detailed in the Gladiolus Photo Gallery.

Galanthus elwesii

Honey scented White

galanthuselwesiicflotfoord

March

galanthuselwesiicfolt9

8 x 12
(21 x 30)

A giant-flowered snowdrop with honey-scented blooms, which have two delicate green marks on the petals. The leaves are grey-green in colour.

Gladiolus communis
subsp. byzantinus

Deep Magenta

gladioluscommunisbyzantinusflot9

June, July

 

36 x 12 (90 x 30)

Spreads freely from cormlets. This is a bright, showy plant with rich, purple, trumpet shaped flowers held on tall flower spikes during late spring and early summer. It is fully hardy but does not like wet winters.

Gladiolus papilio
'Butterfly'

Red and Yellow
 

gladiolusbutterflyflot9

July, August
 

 

24-36 x 6 (60-90 x 15)

Use in Cottage/Informal Garden style beds and borders. Useful Cut Flower.

H

Helleborus are often very tolerant of dry shade conditions and associate beautifully with snowdrops, Erythronium, Primula, Pulmonaria and Tiarella. Which hellebore should you grow where?

The sap of the English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) was used to glue feathers onto arrows in the Middle Ages and to stiffen ruffs in Tudor times.

Hedysarum
hedysaroides

 

Red-Violet

hedysarumhedysaoidesflot9

August, September
 

hedysarumhedysaoidesfolt9

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Attractive to Bees and suitable for a Rock Garden. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.

Helleborus
foetidus

Green

helleborusfoetidusflot9garnonswilliams

February, March,
April, May
 

helleborusfoetidusfolt9

30 x 18 (75 x 45)

Dark Grey foliage. Native UK plant in woods. Grow in groups in mixed or shrub border, or naturalized in woodland garden. Mulch annually in autumn. Prevent soil from being dry or waterlogged.

Helleborus
niger

White

helleborusflot1nigerfoord

February, March,
April, May
 

helleborusnigerfolt9

12 x 18 (30 x 45)

Clump-forming form. Grow in groups in mixed or shrub border, or naturalized in woodland garden. Mulch annually in autumn. Prevent soil from being dry or waterlogged.

Helleborus
orientalis

White or
Greenish Cream

helleborusflot1orientalisfoord

February, March,
April, May
 

helleborusorientalisfolt9

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Grow Lenten Rose in groups in mixed or shrub border, or naturalized in woodland garden. Mulch annually in autumn. Prevent soil from being dry or water-logged.

Helleborus orientalis
abchasicus
 

Pale Green tinted
Reddish-Purple

helleborusorientalisabchasicusflot9

February, March,
April, May
 

helleborusorientalisabchasicusfolt9

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Grow in groups in mixed or shrub border, or naturalized in woodland garden. Mulch annually in autumn. Prevent soil from being dry or waterlogged.

Hyacinthoides hispanica

Blue

hyacinthoidesflothispanica

April, May
 

hyacinthoidesfolthispanica

17 x 5
(42 x 12)

Clump-forming form. Grow in groups as underplanting in shrub border, or naturalized in grass or woodland garden. Self-seeds.

Hyacinthoides
non-scripta

Mid-Blue or
White

hyacinthoidesflotnonscripta

April, May
 

hyacinthoidesfoltnonscripta

12 x 3
(30 x 8)

Clump forming form. Native UK plant. Grow in groups as under-planting in shrub border, or naturalized in grass or woodland garden. Self-seeds.

I

The British Iris Society was founded in 1922 by iris enthusiasts whose interests were primarily to establish a forum for the exchange of views and knowledge of the genus.

Impatiens
tinctoria

Scented White

impatiensflottinctoria

July, August,
September, October

 

96 x 36 (240 x 90)

Impatiens tinctoria comes from higher elevations in central Africa, where the climate is relatively cool.  Ideally it prefers temperatures between about 50 and 80 degrees Centigrade.  It can tolerate temperatures in the 80s and even above, but it might decline in consistently hot temperatures, especially if nights are warm.  The plant can be brought indoors over the winter, where it may stay evergreen and continue flowering.  It will need a very large pot - at least 15 gallons.  If the pot is too small, the tubers may break it!  It can be grown outdoors in the ground in the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands if mulched heavily and given overhead protection.  It prefers filtered sunlight, or bright shade with some morning sun.  Like most Impatiens, it enjoys moist, well draining soil and regular feeding.  Some humidity is needed - over 40% is recommended.

Iris
foetidissima
 

Purple tinged
with Yellow

irisflotfoetidissima1

flower

irisfrufoetidissimaseed

seed capsules

June, July
 

irisfoltfoetidissima1

24 x 6
(60 x 15)

Partially expose the rhizome when planting in groups of three; 6-12 inches apart. Mulch with organic matter in the Spring. After 4 years, divide and replant in fresh soil. Self-seeds.

Iris laevigata
 

Purple-Blue
 

irisflotlaevigata

May, June
 

irisfoltlaevigata

30 x 6 (75 x 15)

The Japanese Water Iris much prefers to be grown in water. Broad sword-shaped leaves with tall mid-blue iris flowers which have a narrow cream splash on the falls. Can be used in small water features as well as a marginal in ponds.

Iris pseudacorus

Yellow

irisflotpseudacorus

August, September

irisfoltpseudacorus

36-48 x 12 (90-120 x 30)

Native UK plant. Partially expose the rhizome when planting in groups of three 6-12 inches apart. Mulch with organic matter in the Spring. After 4 years, divide and replant in fresh soil. Can be invasive when planted as a marginal in a pond.

M

Mitella breweri

Yellowish-Green

mitellaflobreweriformmay81

May, June, July

mitellabrewerifolt

6 x 8
(15 x 21)

Self-seeds freely. Use for groundcover in a woodland garden. Very pretty tiny pale green flowers on many short flower spikes.

Mimulus primuloides

Yellow with Red-spotted throats

mimulusprimuloidesflot

July, August

mimulusprimuloidesfolt

4 x 8
(9 x 21)

It grows in wet habitat in mountains and plateau areas, such as stream banks. Plant in damp section of rock garden.

O

Omphalodes
cappadocica

 

White-eyed,
azure Blue
 

omphalodesflotcappadocicaformapr71

April

omphalodesfoltcappadocicaformapr71

10 x 16 (24 x 39)

Use as groundcover in a border, rock garden or woodland garden.

Ophiopogon
planiscapus

 

Pale Purplish-White

ophiopogonplaniscapusflot

July, August

omphalodesfoltcappadocicaformapr71a

8 x 12
(21 x 30)

Clump-forming spreading form. Grow as grassy groundcover, for border edging, in a rock garden or peat bed. Top-dress annually with leaf mould in the autumn.

Ophiopogon
planiscapus
'Nigrescens'

Pale Purplish-White
 

ophiopogonplaniscapusnigrescensflot

flower

ophiopogonplaniscapusnigrescensfrut

seed capsules

July, August
 

ophiopogonplaniscapusnigrescensfolt

8 x 12 (21 x 30)

Almost Black foliage. Grow as grassy groundcover, for border edging, in a rock garden or peat bed. Top-dress annually with leaf mould in the autumn.

S

Scilla siberica is 1 of the 4 scilla detailed in the Rock Garden Plant Index S Page, which can be used as an alpine in a rock garden.

Scilla siberica
 

Bright Blue
 

scillapflo4sibericagarnonswilliams

April, May
June
 

scillapfol1sibericagarnonswilliams

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Erect Stemless Form. Keep dry during summer dormancy. One of the most popular choices for a spring garden. Has rich, bright blue, bell shaped flowers borne in loose clusters. Grow very well in the garden, thriving under trees or the open border.

Scilla peruviana
 

Purpl-ish-Blue or
White
 

scillaflotperuviana

June
 

scillafoltperuviana

12 x 12 (30 x 30)

Clump-forming. Grow in pots, under deciduous trees and shrubs, or in grass.

Symphytum
ibericum

Pale Yellow
 

symphytumflotibericum

May, June
 

symphytumfoltibericum

16 x 24 (39 x 60)

Erect Form becomes Decumbent (Growing close to the ground but usually with upward-growing tips). Excellent ground-cover plant for a shady border or woodland garden, but they can be rampant.

T

Tricyrtis hirta
 

Purple-spotted
White

tricyrtisflothirta

August, September,
October

tricyrtisfolthirta

30 x 24 (75 x 60)

Use Toad Lily in woodland garden, a shady border or a peat bank.

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Functional combinations in the border from the International Flower Bulb Centre in Holland:-

"Here is a list of the perennials shown by research to be the best plants to accompany various flower bulbs. The flower bulbs were tested over a period of years in several perennial borders that had been established for at least three years.

In combination with hyacinths:

In combination with tulips:

In combination with narcissi:

For narcissi, the choice was difficult to make. The list contains only some of the perennials that are very suitable for combining with narcissi. In other words, narcissi can easily compete with perennials.

In combination with specialty bulbs:

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