Veratrum aff. schindleri
We are smitten with Veratrum and this is an exciting addition to the mix. This one has pale petals and darker eye pattern to the center, and narrow pleated leaves in an open and airy arrangement on the 3' flowering stem. A rich moist soil in part shade will be just the ticket. Our thanks to Aaron Floden for sharing this plant with us.
Veratrum formosanum BSWJ 1575 ex Taiwan
An uncommon little jewel from the mountains of Taiwan, these are 2nd generation plants from the wild collection. Unlike our native steroidal colossal Veratrums, this is relatively demure with neat tussocks of low grassy foliage but kicks the compost out of them with its maroon flowers.