, ridden by allweather champion Chris Catlin, is owned by 86-year-old Claude Lilley, who has been a patron of the Newmarket trainer for more than 40 years.
For something special look for the variegated Convallaria
majalis albostriata to gently force in the warmth for Christmas flowers.
Readers can buy 25 plants of the white-flowered Lily of the Valley, Convallaria
majalis, for just pounds 9.
They include all ferns, Epimedium, Pulmonaria, Lamiums, Arum italicum, Convallaria
, hardy Geraniums, Hostas, Polygonatum, Symphytum grandiflorum, Cyclamen, Leucojum, Anemone nemorosa, Brunnera, Trachystemon, Cimicifuga, Hyacinthoides, Galium, Ruscus and of course Helleborus.
Wiegand (1900) described early development in three crassinucellate monocotyledons: Convallaria
majalis (Convallariaceae), Potamogeton foliosus (Potamogetonaceae), and Canna indica (Cannaceae).
Of the plant species reported from the study area, several occur only here, including the woody species, Cercis canadensis, Cornus amomum, Salix discolor, and Rosa palustris, and the herbaceous species, Antennaria plantaginifolia, Campanula rapunculoides, Convallaria
majalis, Desmodium paniculatum, Fragaria virginiana, Geum laciniatum, Ipomoea hederacea, Knautia arvensis, Melilotus alba, Melissa officinalis, Mirabilis nyctaginea, Trifolium hybridum, T.
SWEET MEMORIES: Lily of the valley, Convallaria
majalis, was my mother's favourite flower
MAJOR The lily-of-the-valley is a must if you're into perfumed plants.
She was associated with the Wraggs for 47 years and was the owner of Convallaria
, Geoff Wragg's last winner in November 2008.
Good varieties include convallaria
majalis Hardwick Hall, with its white fragrant bells, and albostriata, which has creamy white variegated leaves.
(Lily of the Valley) makes a wonderful ground cover perennial and are a must have for lover of cut flower displays, especially popular in wedding boquets.
But in a few taxa-for example, Gleditsia triacanthos (Tucker, 1991); species of Clethra, Juglans, Digitalis, Convallaria
, Campanula, and Pyrola (Eames, 1961 )--racemes usually have a terminal flower, whereas others in some of the same genera (G.