Ivydene Gardens Colour Wheel - Blooms in Month Gallery:
Site Map

 

Click on a Page Number in a cell below containing your required Flower Petal Colour of a Month to
compare thumbnails of different flowers with that same flower colour in that month.

Click on capital letter of the Alphabet in a cell below to compare extra plants of that colour in that month.

 

Unusual Flower Petals are either
Multi-coloured, Bicolours,
Variegated,
Blends or a different colour to the others.

 

Month

Blue Flower Petals

Brown Flower Petals

Cream Flower Petals

Green Flower Petals

Mauve Flower Petals

Orange Flower Petals

Pink Flower Petals

Purple Flower Petals

Red Flower Petals

Unu-sual Flower Petals

White Flower Petals

Yellow Flower Petals

January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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1 2 3

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Bulb and Perennial Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-24 inches (30-60 cms)

Green = 24-36 inches (60-90 cms)

Red = 36-72 inches (90-180 cms)

Black = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

Shrub Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-36 inches (30-90 cms)

Green = 36-60 inches (90-150 cms)

Red = 60-120 inches (150-300 cms)

Black = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

Tree Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-240 inches (0-600 cms)

Blue = 240 - 480 inches (600- 1200 cms)

Green = 480+ inches (1200+ cms)

Red = Potted

Black = Use in Small Garden

Climber Height from Text Border

 

Blue = 0-36 inches (0-90 cms)

Green = 36-120 inches (90-300 cms)

Red = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

 

Bamboo, Bedding, Conifer, Fern, Grass, Herb, Rhododendron, Rose, Soft Fruit, Top Fruit, Vegetable and Wildflower Height from Text Border

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

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

Red = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

 

Plant Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

 

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Plant named in the Text box below that photo -
or
for non-users of pop-up windows such as IPHONE users
either click the WILDFLOWER FAMILY name at the top of that text box for a wildflower
or click the Plant Type like Bulb to link to the Index pages for that Plant Type or the Site Map with its Plant Description Page list for that Plant Type.


The Comments Row of that Plant Description Page details where that Plant is available for mailorder direct to you from a nursery / retailer.

COLOUR WHEEL - BLOOMS IN MONTH GALLERY PAGE MENU
Site Map of pages with content (o)
Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines


Site design and content copyright ©February 2011 Chris Garnons-Williams. Page structure amended September 2012. Tabular plant data added December 2012. Menus amended July 2015.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

Extra Instructions for Pages in this Gallery, where additional plants which are not detailed in the remainder of this website are placed into 1 of the 12 colours in each of the months that they flower. The name of the colour used as background colour and named in the Flower Colour and Foliage Colour cells corresponds to the name of 1 of the 212 colours created for the foliage in the Foliage Colour Wheel Gallery

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Plant Type is:-

  • A for Aquatic
  • Ba for Bamboo
  • Bu for Bulb
  • Cl for Climber
  • Co for Conifer
  • F for Fern
  • G for Grass
  • H for Herb
  • P for Perrenial
  • Rh for Rhododendron, Azalea, Camellia
  • Ro for Rose
  • Sh for Shrub
  • So for Soft Fruit
  • To for Top Fruit
  • Tr for Tree
  • V for Vegetable
  • W for Wildflower

followed by:-

  • E for Evergreen or
  • D for Deciduous or
  • H for Herbaceous

"Soils vary enormously in characteristics, but the size of the particles that make up a soil defines its gardening characteristics:

  • Clay: less than 0.002mm
  • Silt: 0.002-0.05mm
  • Sand: 0.05-2mm
  • Stones: bigger than 2mm in size
  • Chalky soils also contain calcium carbonate or lime

The dominating particle size gives soil its characteristics and because the tiny clay particles have a huge surface area for a given volume of clay they dominate the other particles:

Clay soils have over 25 percent clay. Also known as heavy soils, these are potentially fertile as they hold nutrients bound to the clay minerals in the soil. But they also hold a high proportion of water due to the capillary attraction of the tiny spaces between the numerous clay particles. They drain slowly and take longer to warm up in spring than sandy soils. Clay soils are easily compacted when trodden on while wet and they bake hard in summer, often cracking noticeably.

Sandy soils have high proportion of sand and little clay. Also known as light soils, these soils drain quickly after rain or watering, are easy to cultivate and work. They warm up more quickly in spring than clay soils. But on the downside, they dry out quickly and are low in plant nutrients, which are quickly washed out by rain. Sandy soils are often very acidic.

Silt soils, comprised mainly of intermediate sized particles, are fertile, fairly well drained and hold more moisture than sandy soils, but are easily compacted

Loams are comprised of a mixture of clay, sand and silt that avoid the extremes of clay or sandy soils and are fertile, well-drained and easily worked. They can be clay-loam or sandy-loam depending on their predominant composition and cultivation characteristics.

Peat soils are mainly organic matter and are usually very fertile and hold much moisture. They are seldom found in gardens.

Chalky or lime-rich soils may be light or heavy but are largely made up of calcium carbonate and are very alkaline." from Royal Horticultural Society.


The Soil Topic provides further details about:-

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Plant Name

Flower Colour. Background Colour nearest to main petal colour from 212 foliage colours

with link to photo from external website
or
if photo available and inserted below, then links to following pages in Bedding Plant Gallery:-

  • Flower Colour
  • Number of Petals
  • Flower Simple Shape or
    Flower Elaborated Shape
  • Bedding Plant Use

so this plant can be compared to others.

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
1 inch = 2.5 cms

Plant Type / Soil

Foliage Colour. Background Colour nearest to main foliage colour from 212 colours

with link to photo

followed by link to that Foliage Colour Wheel Page to view others which have the same foliage colour with their details in other parts of this website

Chimonanthus praecox (Chimonanthus fragrans)

Canary-yellow

Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Sh D /
Well-drained Sand

Green Pasture

Available from Plant Lust in America

Photo from The Telegraph with Canary Yellow being nearest flower petal colour - this is one of the 212 colours from the Foliage Colour Wheel Pages

Flower Photo from The Tele-graph

Height from Kew

Plant Type and Soil from The Telegraph

Foliage Photo from Wikipedia and link to Green Pasture Foliage Colour Wheel Page. Green Pasture is nearest colour to foliage colour from the photo


EXTRA Plant INDEX
of Extra Plants in Extra Pages of Bloom and Blooms Calendar Galleries.
 

 

Compare the flower colour of the Plants with ALL the other Plants - which have the same petal colour - by clicking on the relevant Flower per month Colour in its Colour Wheel --->

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In addition to the method detailed below of choosing plants is the following:-

  • The Flower Colour Wheel Gallery has collections of different types of plant with the same colour from 1 of the 53 colours of flower petal on the same page, so that could be added to the top of the above diagram like the Bee-Pollinated or Rabbit-resistant criteria to get the same, complementary or contrasting flower colour. There is a link to its Description Page by clicking:-
    • Botanical Plant Name,
    • or clicking Flowering Months to compare the same flower colour in each month of all in that same type of plant, then clicking the thumbnail to add the Description Page. Each Text Description below each of the Thumbnails in those Comparison Pages gives you the:-
      • soil type it prefers,
      • plant name,
      • sun aspect,
      • soil moisture in the background colour and
      • height of the plant in the border colour of that plant.
  • The All Flowers per Month in this Gallery complements the Flower Colour Wheel gallery by having the flower photo in each month of one of the following petal colours that that plant flowers; then a link to its Description Page by clicking on that Thumbnail:-
    • Blue
    • Brown
    • Cream
    • Green
    • Mauve
    • Orange
    • Pink
    • Purple
    • Red
    • Unusual and Multi-Coloured - multi-coloured in each flower and/or different flower colours
    • White
    • Yellow.
    • Each Text Description below each of the Thumbnails in those Comparison Pages gives you the:-
      • soil type it prefers,
      • plant name,
      • sun aspect,
      • soil moisture in the background colour,
      • plant type,
      • months of flowering and
      • height of the plant in the border colour of that plant.
  • The All Foliage Gallery has collections of different types of plant with the same colour from the 212 colours of mature foliage on the same page to produce the same, complementary or contrasting mature foliage colour lists. Each Text Description below each of the Thumbnails in those Comparison Pages gives you the:-
    • soil type it prefers,
    • plant name,
    • sun aspect,
    • soil moisture in the background colour,
    • plant type,
    • months of flowering and
    • height of the plant in the border colour of that plant.
  • The All Spring Foliage, All Summer Foliage, All Autumn Foliage and All Winter Foliage has collections of different types of plant with the same colour in that season from the 212 colours of foliage on the same page where that foliage is a different colour in more than 1 season. The same colours as in the All Foliage Gallery are used in these Galleries. This can produce the same, complementary or contrasting foliage colour in each season lists or juvenile growth season followed by mature season followed by dying to dead annual foliage season lists. Each Text Description below each of the Thumbnails in those Comparison Pages gives you the:-
    • soil type it prefers,
    • plant name,
    • sun aspect,
    • soil moisture in the background colour,
    • plant type,
    • months of flowering and
    • height of the plant in the border colour of that plant.
  • The Rock Plant Flowers has plants suitable for a small rock garden with the same colour from 1 of the 53 colours of flower petal on the same page. The same colours as in the Flower Colour Wheel are used here. Each of the hundreds of Text Descriptions in the Index Pages gives you the:-
    • soil mixture it prefers,
    • plant name,
    • sun aspect position and protection,
    • soil moisture,
    • plant type,
    • flower colour and months of flowering,
    • height and width of the plant and
    • propagation details.

Note that EVERY page in this website is a Table, which can be copied to a Word-processing package and its rows or columns re-ordered or sorted to your personal requirements on your computer

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You can select 1 of the plant description pages by clicking on its:-

  • Thumbnail in one of the 12 Flower Colours per 12 Months Comparison Pages from the Colour Wheel above.
    Empty pages of Brown, Cream, Green, Orange, Mauve, Pink and Purple from this Gallery are listed below.
     

Empty Pages

 

The Introduction Page of the Plants Topic provides a system of how to choose your plants for your garden with the following diagram to create a suitable list of plants:-

plantselectionprocedure2

 

 

 

 

Click inside yellow box to link to to that Page in Plants Topic for that list of plants

 

Click inside green box to link to that Photo Gallery Site Map Page,
then
view its Index Pages for lists of plants
or
view flower colour per month comparison pages using its links on their flower colour per month Colour Wheel, followed by clicking on thumbnail to review its added Plant Description Page.

The above Galleries contain the Index Pages listing all the plants in their respective Sub-Galleries. The Sub-Galleries - besides containing the relevant Plant Description Pages (links to them in the Site Map) - also compare the flower colour, foliage colour, habit/shape, fruit/seeds and in flowerbeds/landscape.

 

 

 


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

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