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Ficaria verna



The Lesser Celandine is a sweet little plant that grows in woodland and hedgerows throughout Europe. Tiny clusters of white tubers produce rosettes of bright shiny leaves ,often with silvery or brown markings,in December, and then bright yellow flowers in January. They appear at a time of the year when there is little else in flower.

It is not really surprising that over the last several centuries gardeners and botanists have been selecting out variations among wild seedlings. In the last twenty years the process has accelerated, and now there are quite a lot of them!

John Carter, who holds one of the National Collections at Rowden Gardens has published an invaluable and comprehensive guide to the cultivars that have been named. His timely recording of the history and identity of these plants has saved us all from a lot of chaos.

I grow a fair number, but honestly, I have only just scratched the surface.

  • Ficaria verna
  • Ficaria verna 'Aglow in the Dark'
  • Ficaria verna 'Albus' Farplants
  • Ficaria verna 'Albus' Alternatives
  • Ficaria verna 'Anaconda'
  • Ficaria verna 'Ashen Primrose'
  • Ficaria verna 'Aurantiacus'
  • Ficaria verna "Aurescent Seedling"
  • Ficaria verna 'Bantam Egg'
  • Ficaria verna 'Brambling'
  • Ficaria verna 'Brazen Child'
  • Ficaria verna 'Brazen Hussey'
  • Ficaria verna 'Bregover White'
  • Ficaria verna 'Budgerigar'
  • Ficaria verna 'Bunch'
  • Ficaria verna 'Carnon Downs Double'
  • Ficaria verna 'Chedglow'
  • Ficaria verna 'Chocolate Cream'
  • Ficaria verna chrysocephalus'Major'
  • Ficaria verna 'Coffee Cream'
  • Ficaria verna 'Coker Cream'
  • Ficaria verna 'Collarette'
  • Ficaria verna 'Copper and Cream'
  • Ficaria verna 'Coppernob'
  • Ficaria verna 'Corinne Tremaine'
  • Ficaria verna 'Coy Hussey'
  • Ficaria verna 'Crawshay Cream'
  • Ficaria verna 'Crawshay Cream Variegated'
  • Ficaria verna 'Cupreus'
  • Ficaria verna 'Damerham'
  • Ficaria verna 'Dappled Grey'
  • Ficaria verna 'Deborah Jope'
  • Ficaria verna 'Diane Rowe'
  • Ficaria verna 'Double Bronze'
  • Ficaria verna 'Double Cream'
  • Ficaria verna 'Double Mud'
  • Ficaria verna 'Double White'
  • Ficaria verna 'Dusky Maiden'
  • Ficaria verna 'E.A.Bowles'
  • Ficaria verna 'Elan'
  • Ficaria verna ssp. ficariiformis
  • Ficaria verna 'Flore-plena'
  • Ficaria verna 'Fried Egg'
  • Ficaria verna 'Graham Joseph'
  • Ficaria verna 'Green Eyed Flore Plena'
  • Ficaria verna 'Green Rim'
  • Ficaria verna 'Greenpetal'
  • Ficaria verna 'Holly Green'
  • Ficaria verna 'Hoskins Variegated'
  • Ficaria verna 'Hullavington'
  • Ficaria verna 'Hyde and Seek'
  • Ficaria verna 'Hyde Hall'
  • Ficaria verna 'Inky'
  • Ficaria verna 'Jake Perry'
  • Ficaria verna 'Jane's Dress'
  • Ficaria verna 'Ken Aslett'
  • Ficaria verna 'Lambrook Black'
  • Ficaria verna 'Leo'
  • Ficaria verna 'Limelight'
  • Ficaria verna 'Little Southey'
  • Ficaria verna 'Magnum'
  • Ficaria verna 'Martin Gibbs Progeny'
  • Ficaria verna 'Martin's Favourite'
  • Ficaria verna 'Melanie Jope'
  • Ficaria verna 'Mimsey'
  • Ficaria verna 'Mobled Jade'
  • Ficaria verna 'Montacute'
  • Ficaria verna 'Mr Brown'
  • Ficaria verna 'Nathalie'
  • Ficaria verna 'Newton Abbott'
  • Ficaria verna 'Oakenden Cream'
  • Ficaria verna 'Old Master'
  • Ficaria verna 'Orange Sorbet'
  • Ficaria verna 'Pencarn'
  • Ficaria verna 'Primrose'
  • Ficaria verna 'Primrose Brassy'
  • Ficaria verna 'Primrose Elf'
  • Ficaria verna 'Primrose Flame'
  • Ficaria verna 'Pulla Cross Primrose'
  • Ficaria verna 'Quillet'
  • Ficaria verna 'RUH'
  • Ficaria verna 'Ragamuffin'
  • Ficaria verna 'Randalls White'
  • Ficaria verna 'Red Cuckoo'
  • Ficaria verna 'Roz's Variegated'
  • Ficaria verna 'Salad Bowl'
  • Ficaria verna 'Salmons White'
  • Ficaria verna 'Sheldon Silver'
  • Ficaria verna 'Silver Collar'
  • Ficaria verna 'South Downs'
  • Ficaria verna 'Suffusion'
  • Ficaria verna 'Tamar Primrose'
  • Ficaria verna 'The Ghost'
  • Ficaria verna 'Torquay Elf'
  • Ficaria verna 'Tortoiseshell'
  • Ficaria verna 'Trenwheal'
  • Ficaria verna 'Tubby'
  • Ficaria verna 'Undercurrent'
  • Ficaria verna 'Wild Holly'
  • Ficaria verna 'Wild Red Back'
  • Ficaria verna 'Winkworth'
  • Ficaria verna 'Witchampton'
  • Ficaria verna 'Yaffle'