1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Bargain Tricyrtis hirta (maybe) at Poundland

Discussion in 'Freebies, Offers & Bargains' started by longk, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. longk

    longk Total Gardener

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    10,121
    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Ratings:
    +18,668
    Popped into Poundland for stuff and looked in the garden section as I'm low on vermiculite. No vermiculite but I did spot Tricyrtis hirta at two roots for a quid. Not the biggest roots but they are in good condition and showing signs of growth. Worth a punt.
    For anyone unfamiliar here are a couple of forms that I had at my last house...............
    [​IMG]Tricyrtis Hirta by longk48, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Tricyrtis hirta by longk48, on Flickr

    Of course it is poundland so they may not be T.hirta at all.
     
    • Like Like x 7
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • BeeHappy

      BeeHappy Total Gardener

      Joined:
      Feb 19, 2016
      Messages:
      4,316
      Occupation:
      Mother Nature's Garden Apprentice
      Location:
      Happy in the Garden of W' Eden ;)
      Ratings:
      +6,115
      :wow: Just BEEutiful @longk :fingers crossed: the roots come to fruition :thumbsup:
       
      • Agree Agree x 2
      • Like Like x 1
      • longk

        longk Total Gardener

        Joined:
        Nov 24, 2011
        Messages:
        10,121
        Location:
        Oxfordshire
        Ratings:
        +18,668
        I don't doubt that the roots that I bought will grow. The only question mark is whether they truly are T.hirta. The worst that can happen is that they will be the more common T.formosana - still very good blooms (T.hirta is better in detail), equally hardy, equally as good in shade, just a different growth habit.
        A couple of T.formosana that I have.................
        [​IMG]Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' by longk48, on Flickr

        [​IMG]Tricyrtis formosana by longk48, on Flickr
         
        • Like Like x 4
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • Linz

          Linz Total Gardener

          Joined:
          Oct 7, 2015
          Messages:
          2,443
          Gender:
          Female
          Occupation:
          Prosperous Peasant
          Location:
          S.Wales
          Ratings:
          +6,012
          Nice one Longk :thumbsup: was after these last year but never got round to getting them.. worth a punt I reckon.
           
          • Agree Agree x 4
          • longk

            longk Total Gardener

            Joined:
            Nov 24, 2011
            Messages:
            10,121
            Location:
            Oxfordshire
            Ratings:
            +18,668
            I think so. Start them off in a free draining mix that is just moist in pots, ideally in a greenhouse. Plant out in May - ideal for quite shady spots.
            Be careful though as they can get addictive.................
            Album: Tricyrtis
             
            • Informative Informative x 2
            • Like Like x 1
            • Friendly Friendly x 1
            • Linz

              Linz Total Gardener

              Joined:
              Oct 7, 2015
              Messages:
              2,443
              Gender:
              Female
              Occupation:
              Prosperous Peasant
              Location:
              S.Wales
              Ratings:
              +6,012
              Cheers :) Just had a nose at that album the first 2 with the blue edges are gorgeous.

              Now for the million questions.. Noticed on one it didn't survive a winter, I take it not fully hardy? Do you think an unheated porch would suffice to start off? Also are they suitable for pots? I can't give them free draining soil in the ground or a bit of shade unless it's in a pot on the patio.
               
              • Informative Informative x 1
              • longk

                longk Total Gardener

                Joined:
                Nov 24, 2011
                Messages:
                10,121
                Location:
                Oxfordshire
                Ratings:
                +18,668
                Fully hardy if you don't plant them out too soon or in the wrong place!

                Yes. It's more about not flooding them with rainwater than heat.

                Good pot specimens.
                 
                • Informative Informative x 3
                • Linz

                  Linz Total Gardener

                  Joined:
                  Oct 7, 2015
                  Messages:
                  2,443
                  Gender:
                  Female
                  Occupation:
                  Prosperous Peasant
                  Location:
                  S.Wales
                  Ratings:
                  +6,012
                  Awesome, thank you! :dbgrtmb:
                   
                  • Friendly Friendly x 2
                  • Gail_68

                    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

                    Joined:
                    Nov 17, 2017
                    Messages:
                    2,820
                    Gender:
                    Female
                    Occupation:
                    Housewife
                    Location:
                    West Midlands_UK
                    Ratings:
                    +4,827
                    Yes @longk i have to agree with Bee :wub2:
                     
                    • Friendly Friendly x 1
                    • Cinnamon

                      Cinnamon Gardener

                      Joined:
                      Jun 7, 2014
                      Messages:
                      521
                      Gender:
                      Female
                      Occupation:
                      NHS
                      Location:
                      E. Midlands
                      Ratings:
                      +833
                      Haha, my mum just went and bought some toad lilies from a specialist grower. I haven't seem them in my local Poundland but will keep a look out for them.
                       
                      • Friendly Friendly x 1
                      • longk

                        longk Total Gardener

                        Joined:
                        Nov 24, 2011
                        Messages:
                        10,121
                        Location:
                        Oxfordshire
                        Ratings:
                        +18,668
                        Yes, but she will almost certainly have got what she paid for and will have almost certainly have stronger plants. But I reckon that with a little bit of nursing the Poundland ones will come good and may even actually be T.hirta.
                         
                        • Funny Funny x 1
                        • Friendly Friendly x 1
                        • "M"

                          "M" Total Gardener

                          Joined:
                          Aug 11, 2012
                          Messages:
                          18,608
                          Location:
                          The Garden of England
                          Ratings:
                          +31,814
                          I've bought some lovely plants from £land over the past few years.
                          Never the variety they claimed to be, but, lovely plants nonetheless :heehee:

                          Will have to check out the one near work and see what's in store. Thanks for the heads up :thumbsup:
                           
                          • Like Like x 1
                          • Funny Funny x 1
                          • "M"

                            "M" Total Gardener

                            Joined:
                            Aug 11, 2012
                            Messages:
                            18,608
                            Location:
                            The Garden of England
                            Ratings:
                            +31,814
                            My apologies: forgot to say - your plants are totally amazing lonk :thumbsup:
                             
                            • Agree Agree x 1
                            • Friendly Friendly x 1

                            Share This Page