The Carpathians. Flowers are white tipped yellow. Flowering in Aprile - May. For the first time in my catalogue.
A lily of Martagon section, grown in wild in Korea. Like L. martagon has numerous flowers in inflorescence and thick petals of the flowers. Flowering in June.
Lilium lanceflorum FLORE PLENO
Now there is many Lily varieties with double flowers but no one has flowers with more then 30 petals like this variety.
Lilium martagon EARLY BIRD
A nice and floriferous hybrid of L. martagon. Lilium martagon flowers first among lilies, but this hybrid is earlier then species and you can a possibility to see flowering lilies in your garden in the beginning of June in Lithuania and even earlier in countries with more warm climate.
I collected this species in many places of Caucasus region and see that now I have a lot of varieties differing with shades of yellow, a form of leaves, spotting of petals. I can divide all my plants into two general groups: with yellow and with orange pollen.
A lovely lily from North China. As member of Martagon sec. the plants have fat petals of fiery orange red flowers looking up and characteristic whorls of leaves.
Widespread in Caucasus region with great variability of the leaves and the form of the spike . My plants are descendants of bulbs collected on slopes of mount Hustup, Zangezur, Armenia. New introduction.
Gagry, W. Caucasus. Flowers are blue with greenish or brownish shades in the beginning of the flowering when buds is closed. Developed well leaves in autumn pass winter well without any signs of damages. Good increaser. New introduction.
M. leucostomum has a great area from Transcaucasus to Central Asia. Offered plants are collected near border of Nakhichevan region. Although in "The international checklist" it is trated as synonym of M. neglectum, I see the plants look absolutely distinct from M. neglectum with many things: the look of green and underground part of the plant, type of vegetative propagation, annual biological circle. They produce a great number of small bulbills every year, but the most of them do not germinate after winter time, so it can not be named as too quick increaser like many other muscaries. Very beautiful and my favourite! New introduction.
From Crimean population. Flowers are blue with lilac tint and light blue bunch of sterile flowers above.
Muscari pallens GEM OF LARS
Third seed generation of plants found by me in Alania long time ago in Lars ravine. One of the latest muscari in the flowering. This variety has cold blue flowers and a very contrast dark purple stem. Before these plants I sold as species, but now looking other forms of this species I have to give for this variety a personal name.
From Kislovodsk, N.W Caucasus. The plants differ from the forms grown in the central part of The Main Caucasus range. They have blue flowers with contrasted white ring and more narrow and looking up leaves. New introduction.
European plant very rare in the wild now. There are known some small natural habitats. Propagation with seeds mainly.
Long time ago I had an idea about naturalizing N. bulbocodium in Lithuania and got from different sources N. bulbocodium seeds and plants. Since that time I have opinion that our climate is not good for this Mediterranean plants with winter leaves. Almost all ones died in the end except a single clone exclusively hardy in outdoors which has passed easily our strong winters and grows without any problems here. Sorry I have not kept the label with information about the origin.
An endemic of Armenia. Was collected on the high meadows of Aragats mt. The plants are propagated well with stolones the most astonished I have ever seen. Every one looks like a thread passed freely under first scale of the bulb with two young bulbs on the ends. Spring flowering. my nursery only offer this species.
From Turkey, Altin yaila. A beautiful and large ornithogalum with short stem (or more correctly - with absents of visible stem). The flowers sit among rosette of wide leaves. The leaves appear in autumn but come to spring days without problem rarely damaged with frosts. Spring flowering.
Collected in S. Armenia. In first stage of flowering has flowers disposed in the center of rosette of wide leaves. So it resembles O. lanceolatum, but then flower stem goes increasing and can reach 20 cm tall. It's the beautifulness ornithogalum with wide leaves and glistening white large flowers. Sometimes leaves start flowering before winter, but it does not give any problem for successful growing. Flowers in the beginning of the summer.
Ornithogalum ponticum SOCHI
W.N. Caucasus. Janis Ruksans's selection. Dense spike 60 cm high. Flowering in midsummer.
Karachaevo Cherkesia, Russia. A nice leaves with wery wide ovoid lobes of leaves purple in the beginning and always saved purple color in the past. New introduction.
Paeonia hybrida var.tipica
From Eastern Kazakhstan steppe near Semipalatinsk town. It's a dwarf peony. In my garden height of the flowering plants are 30 cm only.
A Crimean endemic. Like others wild pionia it has two tops of beauty: flowering time and time when seed buds are open showing red sterile and ebony black fertile seeds. It has beautiful leaves with wide oval lobes. Firtst time offered.
Always plants of different polygonatums have small and very small flowers and sometime this dissonance between sizes of the plant and of the flowers is too big. P. buschianum is a lucky exclusion. Relatively small stem 30 cm only has some white flowers 3 cm long. They grow in wild in Crimea on the border of deciduous forests. So they are not fully woodland plants and need more sun.
Eastern Asia (N. China, Mongolia, Russian Far East). A woodland plants, one of the smallest among Polygonatums. Vertical stems reaches 25 cm. only. Flowers are white, relatively large. New introduction.
Sanguinaria canadensis MULTIPLEX
Is ideal for damp ground and shady places in gardens. The tubers do not like dry keeping and must be planted at once after receiving.
A variety with numerous narrow petals of flowers. For the first time in my catalogue.
Armenia. In contradistinction with S. sibirica ssp. caucasica grown in the same region in forests S. armena is a plant of highland meadows and rarely you can meet it below then 2000 m. The flowers (always single on every stem) have incredible striking blue coloring like blue gentiana flowers. When I saw first time a group of flowering S. armena near snow patch it looked like a spot of a blue painting spilled on snow. My favorite among scillas!
Southern Ukraine, Crimea. Autumn flowering. Leaves appear above ground in autumn and come to spring alive. Propagate with seeds.
A nice S. bifolia from Crimean population. In garden they have bulbs of big size and conical exclusively multiflower spikes.
This scilla with many flower on stems and exclusively rich flowering I sold under different names:S. ingridae, S. sibirica VACLAV, because the names was changed in Ruksans's nursery which is a primary source of my stock. Now I have well-founded proofs from a source I confide that really it is Scilla melaina.
This plants I saw in shady and wet places grown along river valley in many countries of Central Asia. So there are not any problems of adaptation in our wet and not rich of sun territory. New introduction.
This stock is from Georgia. Flowers are large up to 3 cm across with reflected petals. One flower stem have always 1-2 flowers but quantity of the stems can be numerous.
Scilla rosenii form
These plants I got with an information that it's S. rosenii of Turkey origin. I have not come to conclusion if is it S. rosenii or no, but really it is the most impressive plant of my scilla collection. Plants have the same flowers like S. rosenii from Georgia with long and reflexed petals. Difference from S. rosenii of Georgian origin is that quantity of flowers on one stem can reach 3 (4).
Scilla siberica ssp. caucasica
Collected by me near Crymsk town, N.W. Caucasus. Flowers have intensive blue color more striking then flowers well known S. siberica siberica.
A habitant of boggy places of Far East. The spathe of curious exterior appears in early spring without stem and leaves. In general it resemble of a huge calla spathe. The Latin name is done because of strong smell of the roots. Plants need a constantly wet ground. Propagation is possible with seeds only. The seeds have size of a large pea and germinate in second year after sawing. You will be able to see its strange flowers after 5-6 year.
Trillium chloropetalum var. giganteum
A small population of this species is near Pacific coast of USA. It's really a large trillium reached 60 cm high with strongly spotted leaves and a long flower disposed in the center of leaves.
My expedition to Southern Armenia in 2011 year was dedicated to this tulip mainly. They were collected in locus classicus on dry Southern slope near Kharchvan village on relatively low place about 1000 m of sea level. So it were easy to suppose that this tulip likes many sun, needs ideal drainage and possible will not be hardy in Lithuania. Surprisingly its adaptation has passed without problem.
Tulipa GREEN MIRACLE
I have made a crossing T. acuminata x T. sp. sold in Europe under incorrect name T. sprengeri. Elegant plant like T. acuminata with flower of a specific beautiful form, green in the beginning of flowering.
Departament Savoe, France. A form of T. gessneriana with dark red flowers. New introduction.
Departament Savoe, France. A form of T. gessneriana with rose lilac flowers. New introduction.
Savoye, France. In English information sources is named T. planifolia, in France it is T. rubidusa. I took part of French colleagues, because it is their native tulip. Now wild tulips of France are treated as the forms of T. gessneriana, but I save old names because these forms are very original.
A tulip collected by Dmitrij Zubov in Zaporozje region of Ukraine on granite formations of an ancient volcano. It can give up to 4-5 flowers. This multy flowering form is known in Ukraine since 1936 year when it was discribed under the name Tulipa ophiophylla ssp. bestashica Klokov & Zoz forma ramosa. The variety name given by Zubov is English transcription of Russian name - FIREBIRD. New introduction.
Tulipa TINY TIMO
T. hageri x T. aucheri. It was my great impression of last years among new miscellaneous hybrids.
I offer a complete set of wild tulip of province Savoye, France: T. planifolia, T. platystigma, T. rubidosa. 1 bulb of every species.
6 for 3 bulbs
ARIE DESIGN (3 kl.)
Variegata tulips with colorful leaves give a new impulse in green design of gardens, because they are beautiful all time of vegetation, but not in short time when they are flowering. This variety has leaves with wide yellow border.
A historical variety introduced in 1895 year. So it is existed for 120 years and even now I can say that it is one of the best among lily tulip. Periodically I can offer limited quantity of bulbs of this lovely variety.
This my T. kaufmanniana variety was sold out so quickly, so I had to take a time out to restore number of bulbs. Now in catalogue again. Grow well in Lithuania forming large bulbs able to bear semi double flowers.
SWEET TOY (3 kl.)
Raised by me. A Triumph tulip with tall strong stem and oval large flower.