I don’t know why it comes as a bit of a shock each year, but by late July I suddenly go into a bit of a panic about collecting seed for the Hardy Plant Society seed distribution scheme. Each year I think I’ve run out of time and each year I have to remind myself of the date by which I need to send the seed to the designated collection person.
I suspect that most shady gardeners have been tempted to buy Pteridophyllum racemosum when it’s been offered as a flowering specimen at a plant fair or HPS event. I first saw this beautiful Japanese woodland endemic at the HPS annual general meeting in 2015. ...
It was decided that it is time to say goodbye to a few plants that have featured on the list for a number of years because they are shrubs, plants with a woody structure and conservation of this type of plant does not fulfil our constitutional objective to preserve the older and less well known hardy perennials.