Why is the sight of flowers from some of these permanent herbaceous perennial plants not available for viewing?

Although Strobilanthes is number 176 permanent herbaceous plant in the Mixed Border (photos of it in the Strobilanthes wallichii page), there are over 250 species of this genus, so its identity is not complete. Due to this lack of identity, I have not given this plant its own Plant Description Page.

I normally put names of plants that I intend to insert into a client's garden onto a planting plan as shown in Case Study 4b - Garden Uses Separated Planting Plans for the client to identify that plant if it's label gets lost. I wonder what the RHS planting plans of the Mixed Border states about this plant.

I also kept the planting plans of the vegetable garden that I created over 7 years for a client so that I could rotate the crops - I wonder if the RHS keeps records of the Bedding plant plans for these borders to stop the same plant genus occupying the same ground each year.

Of the other 175 permanent herbaceous plants in the Mixed Border of the RHS garden at Wisley, neither I nor H. Kavanagh managed to take photos of their flowers with mature form during 2013 for the following 48 plants; partly due to not seeing its plant label from the public viewing area of the paths alongside the lawn:-

and the section below may explain some of the other reasons why:-

When one views the photos below - taken on 17 November 2013 by Chris Garnons-Williams - we can identify the plant name at the back of the border when using a 50 times optical zoom on my camera.

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This plant label identifies the plants in the birch plant support structure at the back of the border which is behind another birch plant support structure:-

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and this is the view from the lawn:-

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and if one uses the full 50 times optical zoom then - from 20 feet away through a birch plant support structure that is too high - one can see blue flowers, which could be Aconitum carmichaelii 'Kelmscott' - see Plant of the Week from Davis Landscape Architecture whose flowers have the same colour.

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The plant support structure is too high and the plants in front are too high, so this plant's floral effect is lost.

It is possible that as these herbaceous perennials have grown and expanded, then the area that each occupies has also expanded with the result that replacement of the 4 stakes to support pea-netting or the annual replacement of the birch support structures have been placed further away rather than in the previous year's holes. This reduces the distance between these permanent plants.

The allowance of the plant within each plant support structure growing sideways out from that structure with sometimes the result of meeting the next door plant from its respective plant support structure means that the plant between these 2 or between and behind is lost to view or overgrown by these adjacent plants.

Having 2 plant support structures of the same size and one behind the other also means that only the plant growth of the one behind that is higher than the 1 in front can be seen - it would be better to have them of different lengths and maybe overlapping but not hiding all the plant behind by the plant in front.

It would also be usefull to have the height of the plant support structure at least 12 inches (30 cms) lower than the mature flowering height of the plant within it - if records are kept, then a mistake 1 year can be corrected the next.

Now of course as an unqualified member of the public - besides getting the NCH in Horticulture - who am I to try and persuade those more highly qualified members of the RHS staff to use my cranky ideas to improve the visitor experience and education

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The photos below are of Artemesia 'Rosenschleier' at the back of a 20 feet (600 cms) deep border.

The flowers are tiny and only visible through using a camera with a zoom function. The plant is in the wrong place if the idea is that you can view the flowers instead of viewing a pink area in the background. See image of flowers from Worlds End Garden Nursery.

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These 2 photos were taken by H. Kavanagh on 21 August 2013.

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If the plant label is broken, then it is difficult to identify the plant name.

This image was taken on 17 November 2013. The photo of the same broken label was taken on 4 March 2013 and 27 September 2013.

Perhaps if you supplied a new label and paid for the labour to install it, then the label might be replaced, so that the next 500,000 visitors may be able to identify that plant as well; between those time periods next year!!

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The "Stateless" plants in the "Walkabout" and "Stateless" Plants Page also explains why a plant with no label makes identifying it a little difficult for the normal visitor; and thus taking photos of it even more pointless.

A different solution is that each gardening member of the RHS staff at Wisley be provided with Large White Plastic Angled-Head Labels which are 20 inches (50 cms) in height with a 6 x 4 inch (16 x 10 cms) writing surface and a Marker pen with Black ink to provide a good temporary label for the above broken label or for missing labels.
Then, the black background permanent label could be ordered at the end of that working day to replace this temporary label, which has been inserted into the ground in front of the relevant plant section.

If you are concerned about these labels going on "Walkabout", then insert another white label behind the plant and make it invisible to the public.

This Kniphofia 'Samuel's Sensation' label is behind taller plants and I am using 50 times optical zoom on my camera to take this photo:-

 

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with its sword-shaped foliage at the base of the label support.

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with a view of its plant label in the middle at the back and

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the view from the lawn. A little difficult to see that Kniphofia behind all these taller plants and plant support structures!!!

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This is the wrong plant in the wrong place, unless the path without foundation behind these beds and before the hornbeam hedges is brought up to required safety standards - see Case 3 Drive Foundations for explaination of required depth of foundation below paths and drives, so that these missing plants can be viewed from the back instead of the front of the bed.

The path at the back is used by RHS staff to provide them only access to the hedge for cutting and to the beds for the wheelbarrows and maintenance equipment. If that path is replaced with at least a 4 inch (10 cms) depth of Type I Roadstone, I would suggest that it is put on top of the existing earth rather than its top being level with the existing ground level. The reason - the roots of the hornbeam hedge with the shrubs/trees in the adjoining bed are reasonablely close to the surface and would prefer not being cut through. If it was accessable to the public, then at least some of these lost plants may be viewed from the back of the bed.

The recent repair to the slabbed path alongside the lawn and each Mixed Border Bed was made using sharp sand - if those paths have foundations then those foundations have not been separated from the surrounding earth by a geotextile like Terram and so the material under the slabs has turned into earth. It is a shame that safety work involving 30 minutes of repair using only sand has taken from when I first notified RHS staff in April till November 2013. Invalids in pushed wheelchairs should still avoid the temptation of leaning over the side to sniff the flowers alongside - the combination of the weight of the invalid and the weight of the pushee pushing the wheelchair down on a bicycle-tyre width of wheel may cause the slab without foundations under it to tip and send the invalid into the bed, especially since it is only sharp sand under it to stop it pivoting and the pointing is also sharp sand.

Notification of a similar safety problem with broken slabs next to the Annualls Bed by a set of Toilets did lead to a safety fence of plastic mesh supported on 4 metal poles being erected for a short time before that was safety fence was removed in November without sorting out the unsafe path; thus allowing more people the opportunity to fall over. Weeding and forking in that bed causes the structure alongside the path to lose its strength, so that if someone or a wheel from a wheelchair stands near the edge, then the earth underneath the slab is likely to shift sideways into the bed thus precipitating the person with it.

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Photo above and 2 below taken by Chris Garnons-Williams on 23 November 2013. It also shows part of the stringed bulb allocation structure - perhaps for a Tulip Trial.

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The Annuals Bed and the trial bed for the Begonia Semperflorens in 2013 have been combined and marked out in probablely 36 inch (90 cms) squares with 6 inch (15 cms) maintenance gaps. There are 8 plant labels in the column facing the path. That means that the small label in plot 8 is over 25 feet (750 cms) away. Using the 50 times zoom on my camera, I can currently locate the label and read it in that section 8. Assuming that these tulips are only 1 cm high (0.4 inches), then I may be able to locate the name and enter my choice on the slips stating my favourite tulip before placing that slip into the post box for it during next year. Unfortunately, when I took photos of them on 16 April 2014 the display was marvellous, each section of tulips clearly defined, but from the 3rd row from the surrounding paths the cultivar name was still only 2 inches above ground and so was hidden by the 12 inch height of the tulips in front of it (even the Tulip Number became invisible from the 4th Row and there was no sign anywhere on the beds giving the cultivar name for its Tulip Number). Pity for the staff who had planted over 16,000 bulbs because the public could not identify at least 50% of the cultivars when they were in flower.

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It would appear that both the slabbed and Type I Roadstone paths in the Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden do have the necessary foundation either under the slabs or as the depth of the Roadstone on their Roadstone only paths.

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These Buddleja davidii 'Peacock' were blown out of the ground by the storm before 10 November 2013:-

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and were replanted by the RHS staff before 17 November 2013:-

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The roots having been damaged and the age of these plants, I would have replaced them with something else (roses put a poison in the ground which kills a replacement rose within a 7 year period to protect itself. It is likely that buddleja's do something similiar) and put these plants on the compost heap

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This is one of the buddleja's that was replanted:-

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When I was attending Hadlow College, The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown (ISBN 0 571 11084 3) was our recommended text book in the Higher National Certificate course. It states the following for pruning Buddleia:-

"Those which flower terminally on the current season's wood.

With these, the habit of growth and flowering is such that the late spring and early summer are devoted to the formation of shoots which are often 1 or 2 metres in length. These are eventually terminated by the inflorescence, which opens and sets seed all in the same season, as that in which the growth is made. Buddleia davidii Franch and the various cultivars of this species all have this habit. Left unpruned, they develop into large spreading bushes full of dead wood and small branches which blossom very poorly. Hard pruned annually in the spring, taking each shoot back to the lowest growths, the vigor is channelled into fewer shoots which as a result are strong with correspondingly large panicles of blossom. The pruning may either be carried down to ground level or to a main framework of a few branches about 90-120 cms (36-48 inches) in height according to vigour. The need for a larger framework is indicated when the growths are excessively vigorous, especially at the top of the bush, and in order to achieve it, selected, well-positioned growths should only be pruned to half their length for the first 2-3 years after planting.

The plant which has this framework is large and needs a suitable setting and position, while that which is hard pruned to ground level is more suitable for the front of the border. However, for the first few years the hard-pruned plant may be so vigourous that the growths may have to be stopped when 60-980 cms (24-36 inches) in height to encourage a shorter and bushier habit. This species comes into growth in the spring, but as pruning encourages more active growth, it should be delayed until there is no danger of really cold weather returning. It should, however, be carried out before the open growths extend otherwise some vigour will be lost."

The above and below plants have not been pruned in the above fashion. The plant below did not blow over or out of the ground during the November storm.

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This photo was taken of a standard rose from the Jubilee Rose Garden in the RHS garden at Wisley on 17 November 2013.

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and this is a close-up:-

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The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown (ISBN 0 571 11084 3) states:-

"A bud which grows in towards the centre of the bush, may result in crossing branches."

Too many shoots have been left to grow from the top of the stem resulting in crossing branches and congested foliage. Those new branches have then been topped as part of dead-heading. Then, thin weak growth from the extremeties of those topped stems has occurred.

There is further pruning details for roses in the above book.

 

 

Bindweed covering the plant or its support structure reduces visibility of the plant behind it:-

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Alstroemeria 'Tessa' with its Bindweed control sign. Photo above on 17 June 2013 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Atrosanguinea' with healthy bindweed growing through it - photos taken on 17 June 2013. The bindweed below does not appear to have been spot-treated.

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The bindweed does also grow on the plant support structures hiding the plant within each structure.

There is bindweed on some plants in the Mixed Border beds - perhaps it should be removed before it flowers and sets seed; therefore reinforcing its presence not only on the plants but also in the ground to reappear next year.

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MIXED BORDER HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

7 Flower Colours (Red, Pink and Purple on same page) per Month in Colour Wheel from the MIXED BORDER GARDEN DESIGN Gallery

has been copied to the bottom of this Plant Description in this page.

Then click on Black or White box in Colour of Month to compare flowers from the Mixed Border in the RHS Garden in Wisley.

HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS GALLERY PAGES
FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
(o)Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Red
(o)Pink
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
(o)Brown
(o)Bronze
(o)Green1
(o)Green2
(o)Green3
Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow
Autumn Colour
4 Season Colour

FORM
(o)Mat-forming
(o)Prostrate
(o)Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
(o)Clump-
forming

Stemless
(o)Upright
Climbing
Arching

SEED/FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Seed

FLOWER BED PICTURES
(o)Garden
(o)Rock Garden

 

7 Flower Colours (Red, Pink and Purple on same page) per Month in Colour Wheel below in the HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL Gallery.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month for all the other Herbaceous Perennials.

 

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To compare all the flowers of the Herbaceous Perennials,

click on BLOOM IN MONTH GALLERY and select from the same 7 colours per month.

 

 

 

 

 

Herbaceous Perennials Height from Text Border for this MIXED BORDER HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL Gallery

Blue =
0-24 inches
(0-60 cms)

Green =
24-72 inches
(60-180 cms)

Red =
72+ inches
(180+ cms)

 

Herbaceous Perennials Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Herbaceous Perennials named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Herbaceous Perennial Description Page details where that Herbaceous Perennial is available from.

 

MIXED BORDER HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL INDEX

with 'Walkabout' and 'Stateless' Plants Page
and Why the sight of flowers from 1 in 4 permanent herbaceous perennials in this border is not available

FLOWER COLOUR RANGE IN 71 PARTS OF MIXED BORDER DURING
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

Herbaceous Perennial Name.
 

Flower Colour

with link to Design of East Border or
Design of West Border Page where that plant is located

Flowering Months

with link to Mixed Borders Flower Colour per Month Pages

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Foliage Colour

with link to Mixed Borders Foliage Colour Page

Alpine Herbaceous Perennial if Text Background is Blue

A

Achillea
filipendulina
'Cloth of Gold
'
 

Mustard-
Yellow

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June, July,
August,
September
 

96 x 40
(250 x 100)

 

Finely-cut ferny
Light Green

 

Achillea filipendulina
'Gold Plate'

Bright
Golden
-
Yellow

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June, July,
August
 

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

 

Finely dissected
feathery soft Green
and fragrant
 

Achillea filipendulina 'Parker's Variety'

Golden-Yellow

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June, July,
August
 

40-60 x 20-40 (100-150 x 50-100)

Deeply-dissected, fern-like, aromatic, Grayish-Green to Green

Achillea grandifolia

Creamy-White
Photo taken on 24 July 2013 was of seed heads not flowers

June, July,
August

60 x 40
(150 x 100)

Broad Gray-Green ferny foliage

Achilliea
ptarmica
'Perry's
White
'
 

White
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July,
August, September

 

32-39 x 24 (80-100 x 60)

 

Linear-lance-shaped
finely toothed
Dark Green

 

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety'

Violet-Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

64 x 16
(160 x 40)

Mid Green

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Kelmscott'
 

Dark Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September

 

96 x 40
(250 x 100)

 

Deeply divided,
glossy Green

 

Aconitium napellus

Violet-Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August

40-60 x 4-20 (100-150 x 10-50)

Deeply divided, Dark Green

Aconitum
'Spark's
Variety
'

Violet-Blue
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July, August
 

24-48 x 18-24
(60-120 x
45-60)

Deeply divided into
5-7 lobes of
Dark Green

Actaea
simplex
'Brunette'

Creamy-
White

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July, August, September, October

48 x 36
(120 x 90)
 

Deep Purple
 

Actea simplex 'Pink Spike'

Pale Pink matures to Dark Pink
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September, October

70 x 40
(175 x 100)

Dark green with Purple tones matures greener

Actaea simplex 'Prichards Giant'

Creamy-White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September, October

80 x 24
(200 x 60)

Mid to Dark Green

Agapanthus 'Buckingham Palace'

Deep Blue
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July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

Agapanthus campanulatus var. albidus

Creamy-White
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June, July, August

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Narrow, strappy, dark Gray-Green

Agapanthus
'Loch Hope
'

Deep Blue
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August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Narrow strap-shaped Greyish-Green

Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue'

Dark Blue
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July, August

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Strap-shaped Dark Green

Agapanthus praecox Maximus Albus

White
Missed taking photo of flowers

July, August

36 x 20
(90 x 50)

Dark Green

Agapanthus
"Silver Mist
'

Very pale Silver/Blue
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August, September

32 x 24
(80 x 60)

Arching strap-shaped Dark Green

Agastache
'Black Adder
'

Violet-Blue
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July, August, September, October

36 x 16
(90 x 40)

Blue-Green

Agastache
'Blue Fortune
'

Lavender-Blue
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July, August, September, October

40 x 16
(100 x 40)

Dark Green

Ageratina altissima 'Braunlaub'

White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September, October

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Grey-Green

Alstroemeria brasiliensis

Maroon-Pink and Green
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June, July, August, September, October, November

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Dark Green

Alstroemeria 'Friendship'

Yellow, Pink and Brown
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June, July, August, September, October, November

20-40 x 4-20
(50-100 x 10-50)

Lance-shaped Dark Green

Alstroemeria
'Tessa'

Dark Red
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June, July, August, September, October, November

28 x 24
(70 x 60)

Dark Green

Althaea cannabina

Pinkish-Lavender
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

72 x 60
(180 x 150)

Dark Green

Amicia zygomeris

Purple and Yellow
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September, October, November

60-100 x 40-60
(150-250 x 100-150)

Mid Green, flushed Red, flushed Purple

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich'

Dark Pink
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July, August, September

20-40 x 20-40
(50-100 x 50-100)

Dark Green

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Splendens'

Pale Pink
Missed taking photo of flowers

August, September, October

24-40 x 24-40
(60-100 x 60-100)

Mid Green

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert

White
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August, September, October

40-60 x 20-40
(100-150 x 50-100)

Dark Green divided leaves

Anemone x hybrida 'Luise Uhink'

White
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August, September, October

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

Artemisia lactiflora 'Elfenbein'

Cream
Missed taking photo of flowers

July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

Yellowish-Brown
Missed taking photo of flowers

August, September

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Grey/Silver and White

Artemisia 'Rosenschleier'

Pink
Flowers too small and seen from too much distance

July, August, September

60 x 18-24
(150 x 45-60)

Jagged edge Dark Green

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black

White
Missed taking photo of flowers

September, October

12-36 x 12-36
(30-90 x 30-90)

Dark Purple

Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis

Red and White
Missed taking photos of flowers

July, August, September, October

4-20 x 4-20
(10-50 x 10-50)

Dark Green

Aster
novae-angliae
'Barrs Pink
'

Mauve-Pink
Missed taking photos of flowers

September, October

52 x 24
(130 x 60)

Dark Green

Aster
novae-angliae
'Mrs S T Wright
'

Lilac-Blue
missed taking photo of flowers

September, October

60 x 16-24
(150 x 40-60)

Mid Green

Aster
novae-angliae
'Roter Stern
'

Purple-Pink
missed taking photo of flowers

August, September

12-18 x 8-12
(30-45 x 20-30)

Dark Green

Aster
novae-angliae 'Rubinschatz'

Purple-Pink
astercflo1novaeangliaerubinschatzgarnonswilliams1

September, October

45 x 78
(113 x 200)

Dark Green

Aster
novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'

Purple-Red
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

September, October

48 x 36
(120 x 90)

Mid Green

Aster turbinellus

Pale Violet
Mistaken yellow flowers on top of this plant from climber alongside for this plant's violet flowers

August, September, October, November

48-60 x 24
(120-150 x 60)

Lance-shaped Mid Green

Astrantia 'Roma'

Soft Pink
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June, July, August, September

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Deeply lobed Mid Green

B

Baptisia australis

Violet-Blue
baptisiacflo1australisgarnonswilliams1

June

40-60 x 20-40
(100-150 x 50-100)

Grey-Green trifoliate

C

Campanula lactiflora
'Loddon Anna
'

Soft Lilac
campanulacflo1lactifloraloddonannagarnonswilliams1

July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Toothed Mid Green

Centaurea atropurpurea

Deep Red
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June, July, August

48 x 20
(120 x 50)

Grey-Green

Chelone glabra

White with Pink tinge
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August, September, October

24-36 x 18-30
(60-90 x 45-75)

Coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, Dark Green

Chelone obliqua

Pink or Purple
chelonecflo1obliquagarnonswilliams1

August, September

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Dark Green

Crambe cordifolia

White
Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its flowers after May 2013

June, July

60-100 x 40-60
(150-250 x 100-150)

Lobed Dark Green

Crambe maritima

Ivory-White
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June

20-40 x 4-20
(50-100 x 10-50)

Lobed, wavy-edged Blue-Green

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'

Golden-Yellow
crocosmiacflocrocosmiiflorageorgedavisongarnonswilliams1

July, August, September

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Narrow, sword-shaped Mid Green

Crocosmia
'Severn Sunrise'

Opening Orange fades to Pink
Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its flowers after May 2013

August, September, October

35 x 23
(88 x 48)

Erect, narrow, sword-shaped and Dark Green

Crocosmia x crocosmioides 'Vulcan'

Rich-Red
crocosmiacflo3vulcangarnonswilliams

June, July, August

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Upright, pleated, wide, lance-shaped, mid Green leaves

Cynara cardunculus

Purple
Unable to locate flowers after 21 Aug 2013

June, July, August, September

60 x 48
(150 x 120)

Dagger-shaped gray-green and arching

D

Datisca cannabina

Creamy-Yellow-Green
Unable to locate flowers after 13 May 2013

May, June, July, August

80 x 40
(200 x 100)

Mid Green

E

Echinacea purpurea
'Lustre Hybrids
'

Pink, Red and White
echinaceacflo1purpurealustrehybridsgarnonswilliams1

June, July, August, September

18-24 x 14
(45-60 x 35)

Dark Green

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Red-Pink
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July, August, September

40 x 18
(100 x 45)

Narrowly oval Dark Green

Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow'

Pinky-Red
echinaceacflo2purpurearubinglowgarnonswilliams1

June, July, August, September

28 x 16
(70 x 40)

Dark Green

Echinacea purpurea
'Ruby Giant

Red-Purple fades to Grey-Purple
echinaceacflopurpurearubygiantkavanagh1

June, July, August

39 x 39
(98 x 98)

Coarsely toothed Dark Green

Echinops bannaticus

Bright Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August

18-48 x 24
(45-120 x 60)

Prickly Grey-Green

Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'

Steel-Blue
echinopscflo1bannaticustaplowbluegarnonswilliams1

July, August

40-60 x 20-40
(100-150 x 50-100)

Prickly Grey-Green

Eupatorium lindleyanum

Rosy-Purple
eupatoriumcflo1lindleyanumgarnonswilliams1

September, October

12-60 x 24
(30-150 x 60)

Dark Green

Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum Group'

Purple-Pink
eupatoriumcflo1maculatumatropurpureumgroupgarnonswilliams1

July, August, September

88 x 40
(220 x 100)

Lance-shaped bright Green

Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'

Pink-Purple
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

80 x 80
(200 x 200)

Dark Green

Eupatorium purpureum

Purplish-Pink
Plant removed after 4 Mar 2013 - see walkabout and stateless plants

August, September, October

60-100 x 20-40
(150-250 x 50-100)

Lance-shaped, sometimes Purple-tinged, Dark Green

Euphorbia wallichii

Orange-Yellow
euphorbiacflo1wallichiigarnonswilliams

May, June, July, August

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

White-veined, Dark Green with Purple-tinted margins

F

Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'

Deep Pink
filipendulacflorubravenustakavanagh1

June, July

60-100 x 20-40
(150-250 x 50-100)

Mid Green

Foeniculum vulgare
'Giant Bronze'

Sulphur-Yellow
Plant removed after 4 Mar 2013 - see walkabout and stateless plants

July, August

72 x 18
(180 x 45)

Feathery, Bronze-Purple

Foeniculeum vulgare 'Purpureum'

Yellow
foeniculumcflo1vulgarepurpureumgarnonswilliams

July, August

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Bronze-Purple iin Spring, Green in Summer

G

Galega x hartlandii 'Alba'

White
Plants in front grew higher than 1 of 2 sections of planting, so could not photo flowers of this plant at that point

June, July, August, September

48 x 36
(120 x 90)

Dark Green

Galega officinalis

Lavender and White
galegacfloofficinaliskavanagh

June, July, August, September

48 x 32
(120 x 80)

Mid Green

Geranium psilostemon

Magenta-Crimson
geraniumcflo2psilostemongarnonswilliams

June, July, August

36 x 36
(90 x 90)

Dark Green

Geranium 'Rozanne' ('Gerwat')

Violet-Blue
geraniumcflo1rozannegarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Dark Green

Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'

Salmon-Pink
geraniumcflo1wargravepinkgarnonswilliams1

May, June, July, August, September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Mid Green leaves divided into 5 lobes

Geranium wlassovianum
'Blue Star
'

Lavender-Blue
geraniumcflowlassovianumbluestargarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

16 x 28
(40 x 70)

Pinkish-Bronze juvenile foliage becoming mid Green in the Summer and turning to a striking, lovely red in autumn

Geum 'Totally Tangerine'

Apricot-Orange
geumcflo1totallytangerinegarnonswilliams1

June, July, August

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Divided, toothed and scalloped Dark Green

H

Helenium 'Gartensonne'

Yellow
Flowers too far away to see unlesss you use zoom on your camera

July, August, September

72 x 24
(180 x 60)

Medium Green

Helenium 'Indianersommer'

Brick Orange Red
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Lance-shaped, Mid-Green

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

Dark Copper-Red
heleniumcflo1moerheimbeautygarnonswilliams

June, July, August

38-51 x 16
(95-128 x 40)

Mid Green

Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer'

Orange and Sunshine- Yellow
heleniumcflo1sahinsearlyflowerergarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September, October

20-40 x 4-20
(50-100 x 10-50)

Mid Green

Helenium 'Sonnenwunder'

Lemon-Yellow
heleniumcflo1sonnenwundergarnonswilliams

September, October

72 x 24
(180 x 60)

Mid Green

Helenium 'Waltraut'

Golden-Brown
heleniumcfloswaltrautkavanagh

June, July, August, September, October

20-40 x 4-20
(50-100 x 10-50)

Mid Green

Helianthus salicifolius

Yellow rays and dark Brown disc If it flowered in Sep-Oct, I missed taking their photos

September, October

96-120 x 12-36
(240-300 x 30-90)

Narrow, drooping, willow-like, pale Green

Helianthus x laetiflorus

Yellow
helianthuscflolaetiflorusgarnonswilliams

August, September, October

80 x 48
(200 x 120)

Narrowly-ovate, toothed, Dark Green

Helianthus
'Lemon Queen
'

Lemon-Yellow
helianthuscflo1lemonqueengarnonswilliams

July, August, September

80 x 18
(200 x 45)

Mid to Dark Green

Hemerocallis 'Chicago Royal Robe'

Plum-Purple
hemerocalliscflo1chicagoroyalrobegarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

23 x 30
(57 x 75)

Strap-like, Dark Green

Hemerocallis
'Green Flutter
'

Light Yellow

hemerocalliscflo1greenfluttergarnonswilliams

June, July, August

20 x 40
(50 x 100)

Narrow, upright Dark Green Evergreen Perennial

hemerocalliscfolsprgreenfluttergarnonswilliams

Hemerocallis
'Little Grapette
'

Grape-Purple

hemerocalliscflolittlegrapettekavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Narrow, strap-like, Dark Green

Evergreen Perennial

hemerocalliscfolsprlittlegrapettegarnonswilliams

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Lemon-Yellow
hemerocalliscflo1lilioasphodelusgarnonswilliams

June

32 x 40
(80 x 100)

Strap-like, bright Green
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Heuchera 'Obsidian'

Cream

Unable to get clear photos of flowers in 2013

June, July

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Glossy jet black-maroon leaves darkening as the season progresses

Evergreen Perennial

Heuchera
'Plum Pudding
'

Pale Pink

Unable to get clear photos of flowers in 2013

June, July, August

26 x 20
(65 x 50)

Marbled, Plum-Purple

Semi-Evergreen Perennial

I

Inula magnifica

Golden-Yellow
inulacflo1magnificagarnonswilliams

August, September

72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Mid Green

Inula racemosa

Yellow
inulacfloracemosakavanagh

August, September

72 x 60
(180 x 150)

Pale Green

Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata'

Lavender-Blue
iriscflopallidaargenteavariegatagarnonswilliams1

May, June

23 x 18
(57 x 45)

Sword-like leaves, with silvery-white and grey-green stripes running lengthwise

J

 

 

 

 

 

K

Kalimeris incisa 'Charlotte'

Mauve
kalimeriscflo1incisacharlottegarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

32 x 24
(80 x 60)

Toothed, Dark Green

Kniphofia 'Buttercup'

Yellow
kniphofiacflobuttercupgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Grass-like Mid Green

Kniphofia uvaria 'Nobilis'

Orange-red fades to yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September

120 x 48
(300 x 120)

Narrow, arching, Dark Green

Kniphofia
'Percy's Pride
'

Lemon-Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August, September

48 x 32
(120 x 80)

Toothed, angled grass-like mid-Green

Kniphofia 'Samuel's Sensation'

Light Scarlet fades to Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

40 x 30
(100 x 75)

Bluish-Green

Kniphofia
'Toffee Nosed
'

Orange top with Ivory-White bottom
If it flowered after 21 August, I missed taking their photos

June, July, August

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Narrow Bluish-Green

L

Leucanthemella serotina

White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September, October, November

60 x 40
(150 x 100)

Oblong, Dark Green

Ligularia 'Britt-Marie Crawford'

Orange-Yellow
ligulariacflobrittmariecrawfordgarnonswilliams

July, August

36 x 36
(90 x 90)

Dark, Chocolate colour with Burgundy undersides

Ligularia
'The Rocket
'

Lemon-Yellow
ligulariacflotherocketkavanagh1

June, July, August

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Light Green

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'

White
lychniscflo1coronariaalbakavanagh

June, July, August, September

30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Wooly, hairy, Grey

Lychnis coronaria 'Gardener's World' (Blych)

Red
lychniscflo1coronariagardenersworldgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

24 x 10-12
(61 x 25-30)

Silver

Lythrum salicaria 'Blush'

Light Pink
lythrumcflosalicariablushkavanagh

June, July, August, September

40 x 24
(100 x 60)

Mid Green

Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze'

Rose-Red
lythrumcflosalicariafeuerkerzegarnonswilliams

July, August, September

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Narrow, lance-shaped, Mid Green

Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple'

Purple-Red
lythrumcflo1virgatumdropmorepurplegarnonswilliams

June, July, August

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Dark Green

M

Macleaya x kewensis

Pink
macleayacflo1kewensisgarnonswilliams

July, August, September

100 x 60
(250 x 150)

Large-lobed Grey-Green

Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

Coral-Pink
macleayacflo1microcarpakelwayscoralplumegarnonswilliams1

June, July

88 x 40
(220 x 100)

Large, rounded and lobed Grey-Green

Macleaya microcarpa 'Spetchley Ruby'

Red
macleayaflosmicrocarpaspetchleyrubygarnonswilliams

June, July

80 x 48
(200 x 120)

Grey-Green

Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Bright Red
monardacflogardenviewscarletgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

55 x 55
(140 x 140)

Pale to Mid Green

Monarda 'Schneewittchen'

White
Plant removed after 4 Mar 2013 - see walkabout and stateless plants

June, July, August, September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Pointed Mid Green

Monarda 'Scorpion'

Reddish-Purple
monardacfloscorpiongarnonswilliams

July, August, September

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Dark Green

Monarda 'Violet Queen'

Lavender-Violet
monardacflo1violetqueengarnonswilliams

June, July, August

36 x 15
(90 x 38)

Purple-tinged Greyish-Green

N

Nepeta govaniana

Pale Yellow
nepetacflogovanianagarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Large, Ovate, Pale Green

Nepeta nuda

Lilac-Pink
Only flowers visible when photo taken in 24 July 2013

June, July, August

48 x 36
(120 x 90)

Small Grey-Green leaves ascend partway up the stems

Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'

Deep Violet to Lilac-Blue
nepetacflo1racemosawalkerslowgarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Mid Green

O

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Pink
origanumcfloslaevigatumherrenhausengarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

18 x 24
(45 x 60)

Oval, Green to Reddish-Purple

Origanum laevigatum 'Rosenkuppel'

Violet-Red
origanumcflorosenkuppelgarnonswilliams

July, August, September, October

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Small, Dark Green

P

Persicaria alpina

Creamy-White
pesicariacfloalpinagarnonswilliams

July, August, September

70 x 24
(175 x 60)

Large, pointed, Dark Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba'

White
persicariacfloamplexicaulisalbagarnonswilliams

July, August, September

48 x 40
(120 x 100)

Dark Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Atrosanguinea'

Red
persicariacfloamplexicaulisatrosanguineagarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

40 x 30
(100 x 75)

Large, dock-shaped, Mid Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'

Bright Red
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September, October

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Large, prominently veined, lance-shaped, Mid Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Inverleith'

Red
persicariacflo1amplexicaulisinverleithgarnonswilliams

July, August, September, October, November

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Heart-shaped, Mid Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'

Pink
persicariacfloamplexicaulisroseagarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

50 x 60
(125 x 150)

Lance-shaped, Mid Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis taurus (='blotau')

Rose-madder Red
persicariacfloamplexicaulistaurusgarnonswilliams

July, August, September, October

40 x 28
(100 x 70)

Ovate to lance-shaped, pointed, glossy, leathery, Mid Green

Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'

White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

20 x 40
(50 x 100)

Lance-shaped, purplish-green leaves with a bold central splash of Purple bordered by a Silver chevron marking

Peucedanum verticillare

Pale Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August

80 x 40
(200 x 100)

Bushy clump of blue-green basal triangular leaves, pink-flushed when emerging in the spring

Phlomis russeliana

Yellow
phlomiscflo1russelianagarnonswilliams

May, June, July, August, September

36 x 30
(90 x 75)

Softly wrinkled, ovate leaves, grey-green on the upper side, whitish and densely hairy beneath

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Violet-Blue
phloxcflopaniculatablueparadisekavanagh

July, August

40 x 24
(100 x 60)

Lance-shaped, toothed, Mid Green

Phlox paniculata 'Discovery'

Pale Pink
phloxcflopaniculatadiscoverykavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 20
(75 x 50)

Lance-shaped, Mid Green

Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'

Pink
phloxcflopaniculataevacullumkavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 30
(75 x 75)

Narrow, opposite, pointed, lance-shaped, Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Franz Schubert'

Lilac
Bindweed growing over it on 29 July 2013

July, August, September

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Light Pink Flame'

Pink
phloxcflo1paniculatalightpinkflamegarnonswilliams

July, August, September

18 x 14
(46 x 36)

Pointed, lance-shaped, Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Mia Ruys'

White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Mother of Pearl'

White
phloxcflo1paniculatamotherofpearlgarnonswilliams

July, August, September

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Lance-shaped, Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Nesperis'

Dear Mr C H Garnons-Williams,   
Thank you for your enquiry to the Royal Horticultural Society's Members' Advisory Service. 
On investigation, I have concluded that the phlox labelled as 'Nesperis' in the garden is in fact: Phlox x arendsii 'Hesperis' . 
A search on the internet will generate a great deal of information on this cultivar.
I hope this information is helpful.
Yours sincerely,   

Tony Dickerson
Horticultural Advisor

Above email sent by the RHS on 13 September 2013 - plant label in Mixed Border bed still not changed by 23 November 2013.

Phlox paniculata 'Otley Choice'

Rose Pink
phloxcflopaniculataotleychoicegarnonswilliams

July, August, September

30 x 16
(75 x 40)

Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Skylight'

Lilac-Blue
phloxcflopaniculataskylightkavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 30
(75 x 75)

Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Snow Hare'

White
phloxcflo1paniculatasnowharegarnonswilliams

July, August, September

40 x 32
(100 x 80)

Oval, Mid Green

Phlox paniculata 'Starfire'

Red
It has its flowers just showing behind Saponaria officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

July, August, September, October

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Foliage emerges with maroon tinting, but matures green

Phlox paniculata 'The King'

Blue-Purple
Its flowers showing behind 2 sets of plants with white flowers that almost meet in front

July, August, September

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Mid Green

Phlox paniculata 'Violetta Gloriosa'

Lilac-Purple
phloxcflopaniculataviolettagloriosagarnonswilliams

July, August, September

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Dark Green

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Pink
physostegiacflovirginianavividgarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Lance-shaped Dark Green

Potentilla
'Arc-en-Ciel'

Red
potentillacfloarcencielgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

16 x 12
(40 x 30)

Strawberry-like, Mid Green

Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Scarlet
potentillacflogibsonsscarletgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

16 x 24
(40 x 60)

Strawberry-like, Mid Green

Q

 

 

 

 

 

R

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii

Yellow
rudbeckiacflofulgidadeamiigarnonswilliams

August, September, October

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Oval, Dark Green, roughly hairy leaves

Rudbekia laciniata 'Herbstsonne'

Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August, September

80 x 36
(200 x 90)

Dark Green

S

Salvia transsylvanica
'Blue Spire'

Dark Blue
salviacflotranssylvanicabluespirekavanagh

June, July, August

30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Dark Green

Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

Reddish-Purple
salviacflo1verticillatapurpleraingarnonswilliams

May, June, July, August, September

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Dark Green hairy leaves

Saponaria officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

Pink
saponariacflo1officinalisrubraplena

July, August, September, October

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Oval, Dark Green

Sedum breweri
'X Glen Chantry'

Pink
sedumcflobrewerixglenchantrykavanagh

September, October

20 x 16
(50 x 40)

Light Green

Sedum 'Herbstfreude'

Progresses from Pale Pink to Deep Pink
sedumcfloherbstfreudegarnonswilliams

August, September

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Fleshy, oblong, glaucous green leaves

Sedum telephium 'Red Cauli'

Red
sedumcfloredcauligarnonswilliams

August, September, October

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Plum-Purple

Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant'

Pinkish-Mauve
sedumcflospectabilebrilliantgarnonswilliams

August, September, October, November

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Broadly elliptic, Grey-Green

Sedum telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Xenox'

Rose-Pink
sedumcflotelephiumxenoxgarnonswilliams

August, September

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Blue/Green leaves with Burgundy margins, which gradually darken to deep purple

Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Gooseberry Fool'

Creamy-Green
sedumcflotelephiumgooseberryfoolgarnonswilliams

September, October, November

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Mid Green

Sidalcea 'Wine Red'

Wine-Red
sidalceacflowineredkavanagh

June, July, August

32 x 24
(80 x 60)

Deeply lobed, Dark Green

Solidago
'Golden Wings'

Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September, October

60 x 32
(150 x 80)

Mid Green

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

Purple
stachyscflos2byzantinabigearskavanagh

June, July, August, September

18 x 24
(45 x 60)

Rosettes of large, greyish white, felted leaves

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

Lavender-Pink
stachyscflo1officinalishummelogarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

20 x 28
(50 x 70)

Rosettes of pointed Dark Green leaves

Strobilanthes wallichii

Violet-Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September, October

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Dark Green

Succisella inflexa 'Frosted Pearls'

Very light Pink, becoming White, tinged with Blue as they age
succisellacfloinflexafrostedpearlsgarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

32 x 18
(80 x 45)

Strap-like, Dark Green

T

Thalictrum 'Elin'

Lavender
Flowers too far away to see unlesss you use zoom on your camera

June, July, August

94 x 23
(240 x 58)

Small 3-4 lobed leaves which are two-toned Blue and Green

Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'

Purple-Pink
Plant removed after 4 Mar 2013 - see walkabout and stateless plants

June, July, August

59 x 23
(148 x 58)

Lacy Blue-Green

Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum

Sulphur-Yellow
Unable to locate flowers after its flower buds of 21 Aug 2013

June, July

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Compound leaves (2-3 pinnate) with 3-4 lobed leaflets are silvery blue green.

Thalictrum rochebrunianum

Purple-Pink or Lavender
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August

72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Maidenhair fern-like Dark Green

U

 

 

 

 

 

V

Verbena bonariensis

Lavender-Purple
verbenacflobonariensisgarnonswilliams

August, September, October

60 x 18
(150 x 45)

Ovate, toothed margin, Dark Green

Verbena rigida

Purple or Magenta
Maybe this plant was dead and replaced with some other plant

June, July, August, September, October

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Light Green

Veronicastrum sibiricum

Pale Purple/ Lavenderish Lilac
Either bindweed covered the Veronicastrum plant or the other plants in front grew higher than the Veronicastrum

June, July, August, September

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Grayish-Green, whorled around stem

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'

White
veronicastrumcflovirginicumalbumkavanagh

June, July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Whorls of pointed Dark Green leaves

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'

Pink Lavender/ Lilac
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

60 x 36
(150 x 90)

Lance-shaped dark green leaves in whorls

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'

Violet-Blue/ Mauve
veronicastrumcflo1virginicumfascinationgarnonswilliams

July, August

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Light Green

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm'

Pale Lavender
veronicastrumcflovirginicumlavenelturmkavanagh

July, August, September

60 x 18
(150 x 45)

Whorls of Dark Green leaves

Veronicastrum virginicum
'Pointed Finger'

Lilac/ Pale Blue
Missed taking photos of its flowers which were created between 13 May and 24 July 2013

June, July

42 x 20
(105 x 50)

Dark Green

Veronicastrum virginicum f. roseum 'Pink Glow'

Pale Pink
veronicastrumflovirginicumroseumpinkglowgarnonswilliams

July, August, September

60 x 26
(150 x 65)

Whorls of deep Green leaves

W

 

 

 

 

 

XYZ

x heucherella 'Kimono'

Pink
xheucherellacfloskimonokavanagh

May, June, July

18 x 14
(45 x 35)

Silvery-Green leaves, the main veins flushed with dark Bronze-Purple

From The Garden November 2013 Issue:-
"Proposed European Commission legislation could make it mandatory for all 'plant reproductive material' to be officially registered and described. According to John David, RHS Chief Scientist, the Commission initially thought that legislating to give all plants propagated for sale an 'Ordinary Recognised Description' (ORD) would only result in minor changes to existing rules. But of the 52,000 cultivars currently listed in the RHS Plant Finder, only 1500 have Plant Breeders Rights and therefore an ORD. Costs for producing each ORD are unknown, but £300 to £500 has been mooted. Plant Heritage says threatened plants could be lost, as many National Plant Collectio holders rely on sales to fund the propagation and sharing of plant material".
Makes you wonder who would pay for the ORDs on Wildflowers and which of the existing nurseries would pay for which of the ORDs for the plants that they grow - and thus spending £500 extra on their plant would insure that they would be selling them at a loss, since the other nurseries would not incurr that charge for that plant. Marvellous way of destroying the nursery business in the UK.

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I wonder if there is a mail-order nursery in China that grows and sells this plant in China with its information on its website in both Chinese and English? Then, I could copy the information from China into the Comments Row of that Plant Description page in this website with links to both its English and Chinese page from its Chinese Nursery website about that plant. The information in Chinese and it's English translation could be sent via email to The Embassy of China in Britain; and thence to me using this email address. Then, people from China visiting this country could inform their relatives where they also could get that plant.

I am attempting the same free link to mail-order nursery service for the people of Europe, Latvia, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

 

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