Thanks to 90 degree heat in April, the tulips are finished very early this year, so this is a particularly unexciting Bloom Day in Saratoga Springs, NY.
We’ve got our basic variegated Solomon’s seal, which is a complete trooper in dry demi-shade. I love the mathematical precision with which its bell-like flowers are hung on its arch.
And we have allium aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’, which steps in the second the tulips fade. It’s a great color, it’s nice and tall, and it is not nearly as expensive as the larger-flowered alliums like giganteum, so I have dozens in my front bed. My only complaint is that its foliage starts yellowing before it even blooms.