Ivydene Gardens Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index Gallery:
Mauve Flowers in May

Botanical Plant Name

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UK or
European Union
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Flower Colour /
Sun Aspect of Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

with link to photo/data

Flowering Months

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USA or
Canada
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Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

1 inch = 2.5 cms
12 inches = 30 cms
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour /
Soil Moisture of
Dry,
Moist or
Wet

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Evergreen (Evg) or Deciduous (Dec or Her) Plant Type / Acidic (Acid), Alkaline (Alk) or
Any Soil

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Nectar / Pollen

* = very good bee plant

Camassia cusickii (Camassia)

Lavender /
Full Sun, Part Shade

April - May

48 x 8
(120 x 20)
4 inch (10cm) Spacing

Mid-Green /
Moist

Bulb /
Well-drained, humus-rich soil

Nectar

Cardamine pratensis
Lady's Smock, Cuckoo Flower)

Purple, Lilac or White /
Full Sun, Part Shade. Foodplant for the Orange Tip Butterfly.

April - June

Listed as one of the weeds in Canada

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Light Green /
Moist, Wet

Her Perennial /
Humus-rich wet meadows, woodland or at the edges of a pond

Nectar, Pollen

Glechoma hederacea
(Ground Ivy, Nepeta glechoma. N. hederacea. Calamintha hederacea. Chamaecissos hederaceus)

Violet /
Full Sun, Part Shade of Light Woodland.
Can be used in trailing over old walls and on dry banks or in hanging baskets

March - May.
Used by the Saxons in brewing beer as flavoring, clarification, and preservative, before the introduction of hops for these purposes

8 x 39
(20 x 98)

A good ground cover plant for shady places.

Mid-Green /
Moist

Evg Perennial Creeper /
It grows on well-drained soil in damp waste ground, hedgerows and woodland margins

Nectar, Pollen

Heliotropium arborescens
(Heliotrope)

Violet /
Full Sun, Part Shade.
Highly fragrant.

May - September

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Dark Green /
Moist

Evg Shrub which is used as a Summer Bedding Annual, in pots or as a houseplant /
Well-drained sandy soil with 2 inch (5 cms) depth of organic compost as a mulch at planting of seedling or seed

Nectar is collec-ted from all helio-tropes

Hesperis matronalis
(Dame’s rocket, damask violet, dame’s violet, dames-wort, dame’s gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen’s gilliflower, rogue’s gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gilliflower)

Pale Lilac /
Full Sun, Part Shade.

Flowering occurs during the second year, but warm weather greatly shortens the duration on each flower's blooming. Self-seeds. Use for permanent summer bedding.

May - July

Colorado, Connecticut and Massachusetts states in America consider this plant invasive.

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Her Biennial /
Well-drained soil

Pollen

Lamium purpureum
(Red Deadnettle)

Purple- Lavender /
Full Sun, Part Shade.

Juvenile foliage used in Salads all year round.

Grows well with potatoes.

March - October

Rabbits prefer not to eat it.

Native UK Wildflower

12 x 8
(30 x 20)

Dark Green often purple-tinged /
Moist

Weeds in Australia and New Zealand.

Annual /
Any soil including clay. If mulched it will create lush foliage, in poor soil it will be a smaller plant

Pollen

Lunaria annua (Honesty, Annual Honesty, Silver Dollars, Chinese Money, Chinese Coins, Monnaie du Pape, Judaspenge, judas-penning Lunaria biennis)

Violet or White /
Full Sun, Part Shade

Grow in cottage or informal gardens or in Wildflower meadow.

April - June

Flowers followed by moon-shaped translucent seedpods which are used in winter flower arrangements.

35 x 12
(88 x 30)

Dark Green /
Moist

Biennial, being sown in one year and flowering in the next /
Well-drained soil

Nectar, Pollen

Nepeta cataria (Catnip)

Purple, White /
Full Sun.
A useful Mosquito repellant.

May - November

36 x 36
(90 x 90)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained sandy soil

Nectar

Petrocallis pyrenaica
(Draba pyrenaica, Rock Beauty)

Pale Liac or Pink (Rarely White) /
Full Sun or in Alpine House

May

2 x 12
(5 x 30)

Greyish-Green /
Dry

Evg Perennial /
From as high as 11,000 ft. up in the Pyrenees and other mountains of western Europe, where it can be found on screes and among rocks

Nectar, Pollen

The spacings (the distance between the plants) recommended above should enable the plants of the same genera to cover the ground in 2-3 years.

Useful Booklet from New Zealand:-
"Get rid of a weed, plant me instead!

Many of the weedy species that are invading and damaging our natural areas are ornamental plants that have ‘jumped the fence’ from gardens and gone wild. It costs councils, government departments and private landowners millions of dollars, and volunteers and community groups thousands of unpaid hours, to control these weeds every year.

This Plant Me Instead booklet profiles the environmental weeds of greatest concern to those in your region who work and volunteer in local parks and reserves, national parks, bush remnants, wetlands and coastal areas. Suggestions are given for locally-sold non-weedy species, both native and non- native, that can be used to replace these weeds in your garden.

We hope that this booklet gives you some ideas on what you can do in your own backyard to help protect New Zealand’s precious environment."

A Rock Garden enthusiast in Holland with his detailed website including the Petrocallis pyrenaica:-
"My name is Harry Jans. During a vacation in Switzerland in 1981 I got totally fascinated by alpine plants. I then became completely infected by the alpine virus. In the early eighties only a handful of people were dabbling in rock garden plants. In order to gather more information about these plants, I became a member of the Alpine Garden Society.

In my garden I have one large alpine house, partly sunk into the ground, and one small aluminum frame house, which is being used as my workshop (propagating, sowing, potting up, storage of potting soil, gravel etc.) In the large house plants are located in a plunge and in tufa wall. In the backyard, in addition to the alpine houses, I built a cold frame for raising plants. This cold frame is covered by corrugated panels (16 mm or 5/8”) which run on rollers. The front and backside of the frame can be opened or closed by a kind of louvered ventilation system.  

The rock garden itself has been built out of tufa, both in the front as well as in the back yard. I selected these tufa stones myself in a quarry abroad and imported them. Especially in the front yard, which was redone in 2003, some very large chunks of tufa, weighing about 1.5 tons each, have been incorporated. Holes have been drilled into the tufa and many alpine plants, which normally grow at high elevations, have been given their homes here. A small stream, along which a variety of orchids grow, runs through the rock garden. There are also some walls made out of peat blocks, creating peat beds. In these blocks and beds it is possible to keep some totally different plants. These can often, however, be included as alpines.

To see plants in their natural habitat is a luxury not everyone can afford. Fortunately I have been able to see and photograph plants in their wild habitat – not only in Europe, but also in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America. I have been a member of 3 expeditions organized by AGS to China (2x) and Iran (1x).

Moreover, as a tour leader / organiser I have been to China many times. I also organize(d) and guide(d) plant/garden trips to the Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany and Italy."


Topic
Case Studies
...Drive
...Foundations

Companion Planting
...A, B, C, D, E,
...F, G, H, I, J, K,
...L, M, N, O, P, Q,
...R, S, T, U, V, W,
...X, Y, Z
...Pest Control
...using Plants

Garden Construction
Garden Design
...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed Borders
......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants Garden Maintenance
Glossary
Home
Library
Offbeat Glossary
Plants
...Poisonous Plants
Soil
...Soil Nutrients
Tool Shed
Useful Data

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Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape

Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
Climber
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Heather Shrub
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evgr
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous
Perennial

...P -Herbaceous
...Peony
...Flower Shape
...RHS Wisley
......Mixed Border
......Other Borders
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour
NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
...Brown Note
...Cream Note
...Green Note
...Mauve Note
...Multi-Cols Note
...Orange Note
...Pink A-G Note
...Pink H-Z Note
...Purple Note
...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note
Poisonous
Wildflower Plants

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Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

or
you could use these Flower Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12
with its
Explanation of
Structure of this Website with

...User Guidelines
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per
Month
12
...Index *
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

or
these Foliage Colour Wheels structures, which I have done but until I can take the photos and I am certain of the plant label's validity, these may not progress much further
All Foliage 212

All Spring Foliage 212
All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

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Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly
Usage of Plants
by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly usage of
Plant A-C
Plant C-M
Plant N-W
Butterfly usage of Plant

followed by all the Wild Flower Family Pages:-

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 1


(o)Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
(o)Arrow-Grass
(o)Arum
(o)Balsam
Bamboo
(o)Barberry
(o)Bedstraw
(o)Beech
(o)Bellflower
(o)Bindweed
(o)Birch
(o)Birds-Nest
(o)Birthwort
(o)Bogbean
(o)Bog Myrtle
(o)Borage
(o)Box
(o)Broomrape
(o)Buckthorn
(o)Buddleia
(o)Bur-reed
(o)Buttercup
(o)Butterwort
(o)Cornel (Dogwood)
(o)Crowberry
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
(o)Daffodil
(o)Daisy
(o)Daisy Cudweeds
(o)Daisy Chamomiles
(o)Daisy Thistle
(o)Daisy Catsears (o)Daisy Hawkweeds
(o)Daisy Hawksbeards
(o)Daphne
(o)Diapensia
(o)Dock Bistorts
(o)Dock Sorrels

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 2


(o)Clubmoss
(o)Duckweed
(o)Eel-Grass
(o)Elm
(o)Filmy Fern
(o)Horsetail
(o)Polypody
Quillwort
(o)Royal Fern
(o)Figwort - Mulleins
(o)Figwort - Speedwells
(o)Flax
(o)Flowering-Rush
(o)Frog-bit
(o)Fumitory
(o)Gentian
(o)Geranium
(o)Glassworts
(o)Gooseberry
(o)Goosefoot
(o)Grass 1
(o)Grass 2
(o)Grass 3
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 1
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 2
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 3
(o)Hazel
(o)Heath
(o)Hemp
(o)Herb-Paris
(o)Holly
(o)Honeysuckle
(o)Horned-Pondweed
(o)Hornwort
(o)Iris
(o)Ivy
(o)Jacobs Ladder
(o)Lily
(o)Lily Garlic
(o)Lime
(o)Lobelia
(o)Loosestrife
(o)Mallow
(o)Maple
(o)Mares-tail
(o)Marsh Pennywort
(o)Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 3


(o)Mesem-bryanthemum
(o)Mignonette
(o)Milkwort
(o)Mistletoe
(o)Moschatel
Naiad
(o)Nettle
(o)Nightshade
(o)Oleaster
(o)Olive
(o)Orchid 1
(o)Orchid 2
(o)Orchid 3
(o)Orchid 4
(o)Parnassus-Grass
(o)Peaflower
(o)Peaflower Clover 1
(o)Peaflower Clover 2
(o)Peaflower Clover 3
(o)Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
(o)Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
Pipewort
(o)Pitcher-Plant
(o)Plantain
(o)Pondweed
(o)Poppy
(o)Primrose
(o)Purslane
Rannock Rush
(o)Reedmace
(o)Rockrose
(o)Rose 1
(o)Rose 2
(o)Rose 3
(o)Rose 4
(o)Rush
(o)Rush Woodrushes
(o)Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
(o)Sandalwood
(o)Saxifrage
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 4


Seaheath
(o)Sea Lavender
(o)Sedge Rush-like
(o)Sedges Carex 1
(o)Sedges Carex 2
(o)Sedges Carex 3
(o)Sedges Carex 4
(o)Spindle-Tree
(o)Spurge
(o)Stonecrop
(o)Sundew
(o)Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
(o)Teasel
(o)Thyme 1
(o)Thyme 2
(o)Umbellifer 1
(o)Umbellifer 2
(o)Valerian
(o)Verbena
(o)Violet
(o)Water Fern
(o)Waterlily
(o)Water Milfoil
(o)Water Plantain
(o)Water Starwort
Waterwort
(o)Willow
(o)Willow-Herb
(o)Wintergreen
(o)Wood-Sorrel
(o)Yam
(o)Yew

 

It is worth remembering that especially with roses that the colour of the petals of the flower may change - The following photos are of Rosa 'Lincolnshire Poacher' which I took on the same day in R.V. Roger's Nursery Field:-

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Closed Bud

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Opening Bud

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Juvenile Flower

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Older Juvenile Flower

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Middle-aged Flower - Flower Colour in Season in its
Rose Description Page is
"Buff Yellow, with a very slight pink tint at the edges in May-October."

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Mature Flower

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Juvenile Flower and Dying Flower

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Form of Rose Bush

There are 720 roses in the Rose Galleries; many of which have the above series of pictures in their respective Rose Description Page.

So one might avoid the disappointment that the 2 elephants had when their trunks were entwined instead of them each carrying their trunk using their own trunk, and your disappointment of buying a rose to discover that the colour you bought it for is only the case when it has its juvenile flowers; if you look at all the photos of the roses in the respective Rose Description Page!!!!

 

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