Ducks and geese frequent it in the spring and fall, the white-bellied swallows (Hirundo bicolor
) skim over it, and the peetweets (Totanus macularius) "teeter" along its stony shores all summer.
Two of the eleven are filled with Marie van Houtte roses, two with Viscountess Folkestone, two with Laurette Messimy, one with Souvenir de la Malmaison, one with Adam and Devoniensis, two with Persian Yellow and Bicolor
, and one big bed behind the sun-dial with three sorts of red roses (seventy-two in all), Duke of Teck, Cheshunt Scarlet, and Prefet de Limburg.
First, their spires of flowers, in shades of blue, purple, pink, white and bicolors
, resemble small snapdragons.
Most produce warm and hot-coloured open, trumpet-like flowers in solid colours or bicolors
. They combine well with many other border plants such as grasses, shrubs and other perennials.
The petite (12- to 15-inch-tall) plant produces dahlia-like blooms in a range of bicolors
, including burgundy, chestnut, cream, gold, and orange.
The accessions used in the studies included 37 caudatums, 21 bicolors
, 16 guineas, and 20 durras (Table 1).
Colors include coral, pink, red, salmon, white, yellow, and striped and feathered bicolors
. Look for them at your local nursery or order from John Scheepers (www.johnscheepers.com or 860/567-0838) or Wayside Gardens (www.waysidegardens.com or 800/845-1124).
x jamensis), with flowers that range from hot pink, orange, and wine red to bicolors
Richly colored flowers come in red, pink, yellow, cream, white, blue, purple, and bicolors
on plants 8 to 27 inches tall.
Colors vary from bright jewel tones to soft pastels, including some bicolors
. Plants from 7 to 18 inches.
Here we describe two fine yellows and a pair of bicolors
. Most kinds naturalize well throughout the West, especially in cooler climates.
The miniatures come in a full range of African violet colors: pink, rose, white, lavender, purple, and bicolors
. More leaf shapes are available now: from smoothedged oval to wavy and scalloped.