Garden Centre


Essential Plants 1774.jpg
1775.gif
Houseleeks are a fascinating group of plants. There are only about 40 species in the genus but there are very many cultivars. The degree of difference between individual species and cultivars is not very great and the vast majority are plants for the collector and specialist grower who become fascinated by the infinite variations within their general shape and structure. The average gardener (unless he or she gets caught by the bug to collect them) will be happy with just a few. House leeks grow in tightly packed rosettes of fleshy leaves, which are their main attraction. The leaves are wide and end in a point. They vary in colour from green to brown. Some are covered with hairs while others are covered in what looks like spiders cobwebs. Each plants spawns offsets and soon a large mat of plants is formed, all tightly packed together. The flowers appear on long stems that erupt from the centre of the rosettes, the rosette dying after flowering, but there are always plenty to replace it. House leeks like a well-drained soil and grow well on rock gardens, gravel gardens and in containers. Increase by separating the offsets.

Click to view  Garden Plants, Bulbs & Seeds for sale  in our online store

Bookmark and Share

Other Essential Plants Articles
   African Blue Lilies        Alliums
   Autumn Crocus        Begonias
   Bellflowers        Berberis
   Birch        Bottlebrush
   Brooms        Buddlejas
   Buttercups        Cacti
   Californian Lilacs        Camellias
   Catmint        Cherries & Plums
   Chrysanthemums        Clematis
   Columbines        Cotoneasters
   Cranesbills        Crocuses
   Cyclamen        Cypresses
   Daffodils        Dahlias
   Daisy Bushes        Daphnes
   Day Lilies        Delphiniums
   Deutzias        Dogwoods
   Elaeagnus        Elders
   Escallonias        Eucalyptus
   Evening Primrose        False Cypress
   Firethorn        Foxgloves
   Fritillaries        Fuchsias
   Gentian        Geraniums
   Heather        Heathers and Heaths
   Hebes        Hellebore
   Himalayan Poppy        Holly
   Honeysuckle        Horse Chestnut
   Hostas        House leeks
   Hydrangeas        Irises
   Ivies        Jasmines
   Juniper        Lilacs
   Lilies        Lungwort
   Magnolias        Mahonia
   Mallow        Malus
   Maples        Marguerites
   Michaelmas Daisies        Miscanthus
   Mock Orange        Pea flowers
   Peonies        Pines
   Pinks & Carnations        Poplars
   Poppies        Primroses
   Rhododendrons & Azaleas        Rock Roses
   Roses        Sages
   Snowdrops        Sorbus
   Spruces        Spurges
   Tulips        Viburnums
   Violets & Pansies        Wallflowers
   Willows        Wisteria
   Yews