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Graham Rice's New Plants Blog

Graham Rice Garden writer and plantsman Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania

Editor-in-Chief of the RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials; writer for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Garden and The Plantsman; member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee and Floral Trials Committee; author of many books on plants and gardens.

  • Date Joined: 18 Oct 2006

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  • Astilbe ‘Mighty Pip': New for 2011

    Graham Rice on 20 Jan 2011 at 08:01 PM

    In recent years, astilbes seem to have been getting smaller and smaller, but this brand new introduction takes things in a new direction: it’s not a neat little plant for the front of the border, instead it makes a tall and imposing plant for closer to the back. Astilbe chinensis ‘Mighty Pip’ (left,... Read More...

  • Two new astilbes – for foliage

    Graham Rice on 18 Jan 2009 at 02:15 AM

    We don’t normally think of astilbes as being foliage plants. We enjoy their fluffy plumes in reds, pinks and white and their value in damp soil – but foliage? I don’t think there are any variegated astilbes (although I’d be delighted to be corrected). So the arrival of two new astilbes with colourful... Read More...