ROCK GARDEN PLANTS IN COLOUR WHEEL GALLERY PAGES

Site Map for Direct Link to Plant Description Page from their Petal Colour being nearest Colour to Colour in a Colour Wheel Page

Introduction

Small size plant in Flower Colours

Miniature size plant in Flower Colours

Small Size plant flower in Month

Miniature Size plant flower in Month

FLOWERING IN MONTH
including those from the Camera Photo Galleries as detailed in row 3 of the Topic Table on the left.
Click on the centre of each thumbnail in the following flower colour month pages to transfer to the description of that plant in a Camera Photo Gallery Page:-
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Dark Tone or Shades
(Colours mixed with Black)
Mid-Tone
(Colours mixed with Grey)
Pure Hue
(the Primary, Secondary or Tertiary Colour named)
Pastel
(Colours mixed with White)

ROCK GARDEN PLANT INDEX
(o)Rock Plant: A
(o)Rock Plant: B
(o)Rock Plant: C
(o)Rock Plant: D
(o)Rock Plant: E
(o)Rock Plant: F
(o)Rock Plant: G
(o)Rock Plant: H
(o)Rock Plant: I
(o)Rock Plant: J
(o)Rock Plant: K
(o)Rock Plant: L
(o)Rock Plant: M
(o)Rock Plant: NO
(o)Rock Plant: PQ
(o)Rock Plant: R
(o)Rock Plant: S
(o)Rock Plant: T
(o)Rock Plant: UVWXYZ

 

LISTS OF PLANTS SUITABLE FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PURPOSES:-

THE ROCK GARDEN -

Rock plants for Sunny Sites.

Rock plants for Shady Sites.

Early Bloom in the Rock Garden.

Summer Bloom in the Rock Garden.

Late Bloom in the Rock Garden.

Rock plants of Creeping and Trailing Habit.

Rock plants with Evergreen Foliage.

Rock Plants with Silvery or Variegated Foliage.

Rock plants needing the protection of Sheet of Glass in Winter.

Rock plants which hate Lime.

Lime Lovers.

Peat Lovers.

THE WALL GARDEN -

Plants for sunny sites in the Wall Garden.

Plants for Shady Sites in the Wall Garden.

Plants for a Dry Site on a Wall.

Plants for a Moderately Dry Site on a Wall.

Plants for a Moist Site on a Wall.

Plants for Positions on Top of Walls.

Plants to Hang Down from the Upper Parts of a Wall.
 


Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

 

DETAILS OF PLANTS IN LISTS FOR THE ROCK, WALL, PAVED, WATER AND BOG GARDENS

Some Good Rock Plants
with Some Plants that Thrive on the Moraine
and
Saxifraga

Plants for the Alpine House

Plants for the Miniature Rock Garden
with Some Bulbs and Tubers for the Rock Garden,
Some Bulbs for the Alpine House and
Bulbs and Tubers suitable for Naturalizing in Grass

Shrubs for the Rock Garden
with Rounded, Pyramidal, and Erect Growth. Then, Heath-like Lime Haters and last is Trailers and Prostrate Shrubs. Next Table has Gentiana for the Rock Garden followed by Pinks (Dianthus) for the Rock Garden

Moisture-loving Trees and Shrubs for Bog or Water Garden
with Conifers (Dwarf) and Ornamental Grasses for the Rock or Marsh Garden

Ferns

Plants for Wall Garden
with Plants for the Paved Garden

Plants for the Water Garden

Plants for the Bog Garden
with Alpine Primulas for the Rock Garden,
Alpine Primulas for the Bog Garden and
Campanulas for the Rock Garden

 

The Moraine or Scree Garden - Many of the alpines will not prosper in the ordinary rock garden. They require that the natural conditions under which they live in the wild state shall be copied as nearly as possible in the rock garden. The plants to which we refer grow on mountain slopes covered with loose stones, where the melting of the snow during summer provides them with plenty of ice-cold water and where a blanket of snow protects them during the winter. The conditions we must endeavour to reproduce are, therefore: adequate moisture for the roots in summer while the plants are growing, but at the same time good drainage:
and secondly, protection from damp in the winter. The moraine is intended to provide these requirements, and can be made quite cheaply anywhere in the rock garden. Plants requiring very diverse kinds of soil may thus, with great effect, be grown in close proximity.

Making the Moraine
An ideal and natural position for the moraine would be in the sun at the lower end of a miniature valley between 2 rocky spurs, the gorge gradually expanding into a flat bed of scree with occasional boulders strewn over it. The extent of the moraine will vary in proportion to the size of the whole rock garden. If the latter is large, the moraine may cover an area of many square yards (square metres); on the other hand, it may be nothing more than a small, well-drained pocket or crevice filled with moraine mixture in which a single specimen is grown.
To construct the moraine, dig out about 30 inches (75cms) of the soil and make the bottom of the basin or trench slope slightly towards the front: the slope must not be too steep or the moraine will become over-dry in summer. The lower 10 inches (25cms) must be made water-tight by means of puddling with clay or by means of cement. Make an outlet in front, which when closed keeps about 10 inches (25 cms) of water, but not more, in the lowest parts of the basin, while when the outlet is open no water can remain in the basin. Now cover the bottom of the trench with about 10 inches (25 cms) of rubble, stones, or any material that will afford good drainage. Above this place another 6 inches (15 cms) or so of smaller stones roughly 2 inches (5 cms) in diameter; these will fill the gaps between the larger stones and prevent the small grit above from sinking through and blocking the drainage. The hollow is then filled up with a mixture of stone chips and gravel. Over this again is thrown a covering, an inch or so (2.5 cm) in thickness, formed of a mixture of equal parts of ordinary garden soil, leaf mould, and small stone chips similar to those used in frosty weather for sprinkling on wood-paved roads. Limestone or sandstone chips are excellent and easily obtained; flint chips should not be used, as they do not conserve moisture. Place a few boulders in the moraine to break up the surface and to give the plants some protection. A natural trickle of water may be led into the top of the moraine, or each day sufficient moisture may be given from a watering-can to cause an overflow from the outlet at the bottom. From November to May, when no additional moisture is needed in the moraine, the outlet should be left open.
The overflow from the moraine may be led into a small pool, which will add great charm to the rock garden, and is easy to construct while the garden is being made. In it may be grown rushes and small water plants, while the overflow from it will provide an excellent situation for bog plants or for any alpines loving plenty of moisture. When planting, the gardener should remember the conditions under which each plant lives in its native state, and should set it in the rock garden accordingly. Many plants that have proved failures in the rock garden proper will, on transplantation to the moraine, flourish.
The inhabitants of the moraine are not so rampant as many alpines grown in the rock garden proper, but for all that, the more vigorous should be kept in check. A light top-dressing of equal parts of loam, leaf-mould, and stone chips will be required in spring and again in early autumn.

Protection of Plants in Winter
Plants whose leaves are covered with fluff or down are, when in their natural haunts, usually protected from damp during the winter by a coat of snow. When they are grown out of doors in England, they must, therefore, be given a covering of glass during the winter months: that is, from the middle of October to the beginning of March. When the plant is a small one nestling in a crevice between the rocks, it is often possible to cover it with a sheet of glass resting on the surrounding rocks; but when this cannot be done, 4 pieces of stiff galvanized wire should be inserted firmly in the ground and bent over at the top to hold the glass plate securely in position over the plant. If the weather is especially severe or the plant very delicate, 4 additional pieces of glass may be set in the soil and supported by the wires so as to form 4 walls protecting the plant. Sufficient space between the glass roof and the tops of the 4 walls should be left for adequate ventilation (but not enough to admit the rain or snow) or the plants will be liable to damp-off. Hand-lights and bell-glasses may also be used, but in all cases adequate ventilation should be provided. The frost will often raise the plants from the soil, especially those planted the previous autumn. In spring, therefore, each plant should be carefully scrutinized, and, if necessary, gently pressed down into the soil. Dead leaves must be removed from around the plants, and a top-dressing of fine, sandy loam and leaf-mould should be sifted round and close up to the crowns.

Ivydene Gardens Rock Garden Plants Suitable for Small Gardens in Colour Wheel Gallery:
Rock Garden Plant Lists of Plants Suitable for Rock, Wall and Water Gardens - How to plan and plant them including wall, paved and water gardens by A. Edwards in charge of the rock garden Kew. Published by Ward, Lock & Co. in 1929.

 

Some Good Rock Plants
The following is a representative list for furnishing a rock garden of moderate size. The plants marked with an * form an ideal selection for a smaller rock garden.

Note - In addition to the flowers named in this list there are many dwarf varieties of annuals, which, though not rock plants in the true sense, deserve a position in the rock garden. They are invaluable for filling empty corners and for hiding the unavoidable bareness in a newly-planted rock garden.
It should not be forgotten that bulbs are a great addition to the rock garden. Almost all the more hardy species are suitable, but those specially adapted are shown in the
list of Some Bulbs and Tubers for the Rock Garden page.
Many ferns are also suitable, see Ferns page.
For dwarf shrubs for the rock garden, see Shrubs for the Rock Garden page.

Botanical plant Name (Common Name)

When in Bloom

Colour

Height in inches (cms)

Special Utility

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Acaena glauca, Acaena Novae Zealandiae,
Acaena buchananii

Summer

Grey, Green and Bronze Foliage

2-6 (5-15)

Carpet or Paving

 

Acantholimon venustum

Jul-Aug

Rosy-pink

4-6 (10-15)

Dry Ledges

 

Achllea argentea (Milfoil)

Jun-Jul

White

6 (15)

Moraine or Rock Ledges

 

Achillea tomentosa

Jun-Aug

Yellow

6-9 (15-22.5)

Rock Ledges

 

Adonis vernalis

Mar-Apr

Yellow

10 (25)

Rock Ledges

 

Aethionema (Various)

May-Jul

Purple, Pink or White

6-12 (15-30)

Moraine

 

Alyssum montanum (Rock Madwort)

May and June

Yellow and Lemon

3 (7.5)

Carpet or Paving

 

*Alyssum saxatile compactum

Apr-May

Golden-yellow

6-10 (15-25)

Crevices, Rock Ledges, Edging

 

Anchusa myosotidiflora

Jul-Aug

Blue

12 (30)

Useful for Cutting

 

Androsace lanuginosa

Summer

Pink

4 (10)

Crevices, Moraine

 

*Androsace carnea (Rock Jasmine)

May-Jun

Rose and Rose-pink

3 (7.5)

Crevices or under Rock Ledges

 

Anemone apennina (Windflower),
*Anemone blanda,
Anemone nemerosa,
Anemone pulsatilla and
Anemone sylvestris

April, and May

White, Purple and Sky-Blue

6-12 (15-30)

Edging, Carpeting under small Shrubs, Moraine

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Anemone blanda
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Anemone nemerosa 'Allenii'

Anthyllis montana

Jun-Jul

Purple

10 (25)

Rock Ledges

 

*Aquilegia glandulosa (Columbine)

May-Jul

Blue and White

12-18 (30-45)

Useful for Cutting

 

Arabis (Various) (Rock Cress)

May-Jul

White, Pale Pink

3-9 (7.5-22.5)

Edging, Rock Ledges

 

Arenaria (Various) (Sandwort)

Summer

White and Purple

2-6 (5-15)

Carpet

 

*Armeria caespitosa (Thrift)

Jun

Lilac-pink

4 (10)

Edging or Moraine

 

Asarum europaeum

Spring

Brown

2 (5)

Shade under Shrubs

 

Asperula odorata

May-Jun

White

3-4 (7.5-10)

Slopes or Moraine

 

*Aster alpinus

June and July

White, Blue, Purple, Pink

6 (15)

Moraine, Rock Ledges

 

Aubretia (Various)

Apr-Jun

Purple, Crimson, Rose, and Lilac

4-6 (10-15)

Moraine, Carpet, Edging, Paving, and Walls

 

Calandrinia umbellata

Jul-Sep

Violet-rose

9 (22.5)

Rock Ledges

 

*Campanula (Various) (Bellflower)

May-Sep

Violet-purple, Blue, White, etc.

3-6 (7.5-15)

Crevices, Paving (some varieties), Edging, Moraine

 

Cerastium tomentosum

Summer

White

6 (15)

Paving or Crevices

 

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Jul-Sep

Cobalt-blue

9 (22.5)

Crevices, Ledges, and Walls

 

Cheiranthus (Various)

Apr-Jun

Yellow, Purple, and Bronze

6-12 (15-30)

Crevices, walls, Edging

 

Cornus canadensis

Jun

White

6 (15)

Carpeting under Small Shrubs

 

Coronilla cappadocica

Jl-Aug

Yellow

4-6 (10-15)

Crevices, Ledges, and Walls

 

*Cyclamen (Hardy Varieties)

Aug, and
Mar-Apr

Various

3-6 (7.5-15)

Crevices, Ledges

 

*Cytisus kewensis

May-Jun

Creamy-white

6 (15)

Rock Ledges

 

Cytisus Beani

May and June

Yellow

6 (15)

Rock Ledges

 

*dianthus (Various) (Pinks)

Summer

Rose, White, Purple, and Carmine

2-9 (5-22.5)

Crevices, Edging, and Moraine (some varieties)

 

Dicentra formosa

May

Red

9 (22.5)

Ledges

 

*Dodecatheon (American Cow-slip)

May and Jun

Rose, Purple, and Lilac

6-12 (15-30)

Moist Beds and Slopes

 

Draba (various)

Mar-May

Yellow, Pink, or White

3 (7.5)

Crevices, Walls, Paving, Moraine

 

*Dryas octopetala

Jun and Jul

White

3-6 (7.5-15)

Carpet and Ledges

 

*Dryas Sundermannii

Jul and Aug

Creamy-white

3-6 (7.5-15)

Carpet and Ledges

 

Epimdeium alpinum

Apr-Jul

Yellow and Crimson

9 (22.5)

Ledges and Rough Places

 

*Erica carnea (Heath)

Nov-Apr

Pink and Whte

6-12 (15-30)

Edging and Slopes

 

Erinus alpinus (Varieties)

May-Jul

Purple, White, and Rose

4 (10)

Moraine, Paving, and Walls

 

Erodium (Various) (Crane's Bill)

May-Sep

White and Violet, White and Maroon, Blue and Purple, etc.

5-20 (12.5-50)

Moraine, Ledges, and Walls

 

Erysimum rupestre

Spring and Early Summer

Yellow

9 (22.5)

Ledges. Useful for Cutting.

 

Euphorbia myrsinites

Summer

Yellow

6 (15)

Ledges

 

Ferns (Various)

See Ferns list.

 

 

 

 

 

Gaultheria nummul-arioides

Sep

White and Pink

Creeping

Peaty Ledges

 

Gaultheria procumbens

Jul

White and Pink

Creeping

Peat Bed

 

Genista pilosa

May

Yellow

12-24 (30-60)

Edging and Rock Ledges

 

*Genista sagittalis

May-Jun

Yellow

3-5 (7.5-12.5)

Creeping, Dry Ledges

 

*Gentiana (various) (Gentian)

Spring, Jul and Aug

Deep Blue, Light Blue, White

2-12 (5-30)

Moraine, Edging, and Ledges

 

Geranium (Various)

Summer

Pink, White, Flesh, Rose, and Blue

4-9 (10-22.5)

Moraine, Dry Walls, and Rock Ledges

 

Geum coccineum

Summer

Scarlet

14 (35)

Rock Ledges

 

Geum Heldreichii

Summer

Orange-red

12-15 (30-37.5)

Moraine, Dry Walls, and Rock Ledges

 

Geum montanum

Summer

Yellow

6 (15)

Carpet or Edging

 

Globularia trichosantha

Summer

Blue

8 (20)

Edgings or Ledges

 

*Gypsophila repens

May-Sep

White and Pink

4-6 (10-15)

Edging or Rock Ledges

 

*Haberlea rhodopensis

May-Jul

Lilac

6 (15)

Crevices

 

Helianthemum (Sun Rose)

Spring and Early Summer

Rose-pink, Orange and Rose, Crimson, Yellow

2-12 (5-30)

Edging and Rock Ledges

 

Helichrysum bellidioides

Jul-Oct

White, with Silvery Foliage

5 (12.5)

Ledges with northern exposure, Moraine

 

Hepatica = Anemone hepatica

Feb-May

Blue, White, Rose, Red

3-8 (7.5-20)

Useful for Cutting

 

Heuchera sanguinea (Varieties)

Summer

Red-Pink

12-18 (30-45)

Useful for Cutting

 

Houstonia coerulea

May and Jun

Pale Blue

2-4 (5-10)

Shady Ledge

 

Hypericum (Various) (St. John's Wort)

Jun-Sep

Yellow

3-18 (7.5-45)

Carpet, Edging, Crevices, and Moraine. Shade

 

Iberis (Candytuft)

Early Summer

Various

6-12 (15-30)

Edging, Crevices, and Moraine

 

*Iris, Dwarf Bearded Hybrid Crimean

Apr andMay

Blue and Orange, Violet-Purple and Sky-Blue

4-9 (10-22.5)

Rock Ledges

 

Iris, bulbous

Early Spring

Blue and Orange, Violet-Purple and Sky-Blue

4-12 (10-30)

Rock Ledges

 

*Jankaea heldreichi (Syn. Ramondia heldreichi)

Jun-Jul

Pale blue, Grey Foliage

3-4 (7.5-10)

Sheltered Ledge

 

Leontopodium alpinum (Edelweiss)

Jun-Sep

Creamy-White

6 (15)

Moraine or Crevice

 

*Lewisia (various)

Jun-Jul

Pink

4-6 (10-15)

Moraine

 

Linaria alpina (Toadflax

Summer

Violet

3 (7.5)

Moraine or Carpet

 

Linum (Various) (Flax)

Summer

Blue-Yellow, Sky-Blue, or White

4-12 (10-30)

Edging and Rock Ledges

 

Litho-spermum prostratum (Gromwell)

Jun-Sep

Gentian-Blue

6 (15)

Crevices, Carpet, and Edging

 

*Lotus corniculatus

Aug

Yellow

6 (15)

Rock Ledges

 

*Lychnis alpina (Campion)

Apr-Jun

Rose

6 (15)

Crevices

 

Lysimachia nummularia aurea

Late Summer

Golden-leaved

Creeping

Carpet

 

Macrotomia echiodes (SYn. Arnebia)

Summer

Yellow, with Black Dots

9 (22.5)

Rock Ledges and Walls

 

Maianthemum bifolium

Jun

White

5 (12.5)

Carpet

 

Mazus pumilio

Jun-Jul

Purple

3 (7.5)

Carpet

 

*Meconopsis (various)

Summer

Yellow, Red, White, Blue

9-60 (22.5-150)

Moist, Shady Ledges

 

*Mertensia primuloides

Jun-Jul

Blue, Yellow centre

6 (15)

Moraine or Crevice

 

Morisia hypogoea

Apr-May

Golden-Yellow

2-3 (5-7.5)

Moraine or Rock Ledges

 

Myosotis (Forget-me-not)

Spring and Summer

Blue

3-9 (7.5-22.5)

Moraine (some varieties)

 

Nierembergia rivularis (White Cup)

Jun-Aug

Creamy-white, streaked with Purple

3 (7.5)

Carpet or Moist Ledge

 

Omphalodes verna (Creeping Forget-me-not)

Spring

Deep Blue

4 (10)

Carpet and Moraine

 

Ononis rotundifolia

Summer

Pink

18 (45)

Ledges

 

Onosma taurica

Jun-Jul

Yellow

6 (15)

Ledges and Crevices

 

*Origanum pulchrum

Summer

Pinky-purple

9 (22.5)

Crevices and Ledges

 

Origanum hybridum

Summer

Rosy-pink

9 (22.5)

Sunny Crevices and Ledges

 

*Ourisia coccinea

May-Sep

Scarlet

9 (22.5)

Moist Beds or Ledges

 

*Oxalis enneaphylla

May-Sep

White, with Grey Foliage

6 (15)

Ledges

 

*Oxalis lobata

Sep

Golden

3-4 (7.5 -10)

Sunny Crevice

 

*Papaver alpinum

Summer

various

4-6 (10-15)

Moraine and Rock Ledges

 

Phlox (Dwarf Alpine)

Spring

Rose, Lavender-blue, White, and Lilac-blue

3-12 (7.5-30)

Ledges, Carpet, and Edging. Useful for Cutting.

 

Platycodon mariesii

Summer

Blue

10 (25)

Ledges

 

Polemonium reptans (Jacob's Ladder)

Mar-Jun

Blue

12 (30)

Ledges

 

Polygala chamaebuxus

Jun-Jul

Lemon-yellow and Purple

3 (7.5)

Ledges

 

*Polygonum affine (Syn. Brunonis)

Late Summer

Rose-pink

8 (20)

Ledges

 

*Polygonum vaccini-folium

Late Summer and Autumn

Rose

3 (7.5)

Carpet and Ledges

 

Potentilla (various)

Summer

White, Yellow, Orange, and Pink

4-6 (10-15)

Crevices, Carpet, and Moraine

 

*Primula (various)

Spring

Various

2-12 (5-30)

Crevices, Edgings, and Moraine

 

Pulmonaria (various)

Apr-May

Blue

6 (15)

Ledges and Crevices

 

*Pyrola rotundifolia

Jun-Jul

White

6-8 (15-20)

Shady Ledges

 

*Ramondia (Pyrenean Primrose)

May-Aug

Lilac-blue, and white

2-6 (5-15)

Crevices

 

Ranunculus alpestris (BUttercup)

May-Aug

White

4 (100

Moraine

 

Saponaria ocymoides (Soapwort)

Spring and Early Summer

Rosy-Pink

6 (15)

Crevices and Ledges

 

*Saxifraga (various) (Saxifrage)

Jan-Jul

various

2-18 (5-45)

See Saxifraga in the Table on the right.

 

Scabiosa pterocephala (Syn. Pterocephalus)

Jun-Sep

Pale Violet

4-6

Carpet and Sunny Ledges

 

*Sedum (various) (Stonecrop)

Jul-Oct

Purple, Pink, Rose, and Yellow

4-15 (10-37.5)

Carpet, Crevices, Dry Site

 

*Sempervivum (various) (Houseleek)

Jun, Jul-Sep

Yellow, White, Pink, and Red

5-10 (12.5-25)

Sunny, Dry Crevices

 

Silene (various) (Catchfly)

Jun-Sep

Pink, White, and Reddish

2-18 (5-45)

Carpet, Crevices, and Moraine

 

*Soldanella alpina (and others)

Apr-May

Blue

4 (10)

Crevices and Moraine

 

Symphyandra (various)

Jul-Aug

White, Blue, Pale Yellow

6-24 (15-60)

Crevices and Ledges

 

Thalictrum adiantifolium

Jun-Sep

Coloured Foliage

12 (30)

Rocky Ledges

 

Thalictrum alpinum

May-Jun

Greenish-yellow

4-6 (10-15)

Crevices and Moraine

 

*thymus serpyllum var. lanuginosus (Thyme)

Jun-Jul

Purple Flowers. Lovely Grey Foliage

3 (7.5)

Carpet, Paving

 

*Thymus var. coccineus

Jun-Jul

Red

3 (7.5)

Carpet, Paving

 

Veronica (various) (speedwell)

Jun-Jul

Pink, Blue, and Whiteq

1-9 (2.5-22.5)

Carpet or Edging

 

*Viola (various) (Alpine Pansies)

Apr-Aug

Lavender-blue, White, Rose, and Yellow

4-6 (10-15)

Edging and Moraine (some varieties)

 

Vittadenia triloba

Apr-Sep

White and Pink

3 (7.5)

Edging and Ledges

 

*Wahlen-bergia serpyllifolia

May-Jun

Violet-blue

3 (7.5)

Moraine

 

Waldsteinia trifolia

Mar-Jun

Yellow

6 (15)

Ledges and Moraine

 

Wulfenia carinthiaca

Jul-Aug

Blue

9 (22.5)

Ledges

 

*Zauschneria californ-ica splendens

Jul-Sep

Vermilion

12-18 (30-45)

Hot, Sunny Ledges or Crevices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rock Plant Colour Wheel - Flowers Link Map

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Rock Garden Plant Lists of Plants Suitable for Rock, Wall and Water Gardens - How to plan and plant them including wall, paved and water gardens by A. Edwards in charge of the rock garden Kew. Published by Ward, Lock & Co. in 1929.

 

Some Plants that Thrive on the Moraine

Botanical plant Name (Common Name)

Common Name

Colour

Flowering Period

Height in inches (cms)

 

Acantholimon venustum

Prickly Thrift

Pink

Jul-Aug

6 (15)

 

Aethionema grandiflora

Burnt Candytuft

Rose and White

May-Jul

6-12 (15-30)

 

Alyssum montanum

Rock Madwort

Yellow

Apr-Jun

3-10 (7.5-25)

 

Alyssum saxatile compactum

Rock Madwort

Yellow

Apr-Jun

3-10 (7.5-25)

 

Androsace lanuginosa

Rock Jasmine

Pink

Summer

4 (10)

 

Androsace sarmentosa

Rock Jasmine

Rose, White Eye

May-Jun

4 (10)

 

Armeria caespitosa

Thrift

Pinky-lilac

Jun

4 (10)

 

Asperula azurea setosa

Woodruff

Light Blue

Jun-Sep

4 (10)

 

Asperula Gussonii

Woodruff

Rose

May-Aug

4 (10)

 

Asperula odorata

Woodruff

White

May-Jun

3-4 (7.5-10)

 

Asperula suberosa

Woodruff

Pink

Jun/Jul

3 (7.5)

 

Aster alpinus

Starwort

Purple, Pink, White, or Blue

Jun-Jul

6 (15)

 

Aubretia (Various)

Rock Cress)

Purple, Crimson, Rose and Lilac

Apr-Jun

4-6 (10-15)

 

Campanula alpina

Bellflower

Violet

Jun-Sep

4 (10)

 

Campanula excisa

Bellflower

Blue

Jun-Sep

4 (10)

 

Campanula pulla, etc.

Bellflower

Violet-purple

Jun-Sep

3 (7.5)

 

Campanula Raineri

Bellflower

Deep Blue

Jun-Jul

2-3 (5-7.5)

 

Campanula Zoysii

Bellflower

Blue

Jun-Sep

2-3 (5-7.5)

 

Chrysanth-emum alpinum

Ox-eye Daisy

White

Jun-Jul

5 (12.5)

 

Cyanthus lobatus, etc.

 

Blue

Jul-Sep

2-5 (5-12.5)

 

Dianthus (see Pinks below)

 

 

 

 

 

Douglasii vitaliana

 

Yellow

Jun

3 (7.5)

 

Draba pyrenaica

Whitlow Grass

Mauve-pink

Mar-May

3 (7.5)

 

Dryas octopetala var. lanata

Mountain Avens

White

Jun-Jul

3-5 (7.5-12.5)

 

Edelweiss (Leonto-podium alpinum)

 

Creamy-white

Jun-Sep

6 915)

 

Erinus alpinus

Starwort

Purple, White, and Rose

May-Jul

4 (10)

 

Eritrichium nanuum

 

Pale Blue with Yellow Centre

May

2 (5)

 

Erodium (various)

Hero's Bill

White and Pink

May-Oct

3-6 (7.5-15)

 

Myosotis palustris semper-florens

Forget-me-Not

Purple, Blue

May

3-9 (7.5-22.5)

 

Gentiana bavarica

Gentian

Blue

June

3-4 (7.5-10)

 

Gentiana verna

Gentian

Deep Blue

Apr-May

3 (7.5)

 

Gentiana verna var alba

Gentian

White

Apr-May

3 (7.5)

 

Geranium (various)

Crane's Bill

White, Pink, Red, etc.

Jun-Sep

4-9 (10-22.5)

 

Geum montanum

Avens

Yellow

Apr-Oct

6 (15)

 

Helichrysum bellidioides

Everlasting flowers

White

Jul-Oct

5 (22.5)

 

Hypericum coris

St. John's Wort

Yellow

Jun-Sep

3 (7.5)

 

Iberis saxatilis

Candytuft

White, tinged Red

May

3 (7.5)

 

Lewisia (various)

Bitter-root

Rosy-pink and White

Jun

6-8 (15-20)

 

Linaria alpina

Toad Flax

Violet, blotched Orange

Jun-Sep

3-4 (7.5-10)

 

Lithospermum gastonii

Gromwell

Blue

Jun-Jul

3 (7.5)

 

Lychnis alpina

Campion (alpine)

Rose-pink

May-Jun

4-5 (10-12.5)

 

Lychnis lagascae

 

Rose and White

Jun-Jul

4 (10)

 

Mertensia primuloides

Lungwort

Blue, Yellow centre

Jun-Jul

6 (15)

 

Morisia hypogoea

Mediterranean Cress

Golden Yellow

Apr-May

2-3 (5-7.5)

 

Omphalodes luciliae

Rock Forget-me-not

Lilac-blue

Jun-Sep

6 (15)

 

Oxalis enneaphylla

Wood Sorrel

White

May-Sep

6 (15)

 

Papaver alpinum

Poppy

Yellow, Salmon, White, and Orange

May-Sep

4-6 (10-15)

 

Papaver trinae-folium

...

Silver Foliage

...

4-5 (10-12.5)

 

Dianthus alpinus

Pink

Pink or White

Jun

5 (12.5)

 

Dianthus freynii

Pink

Pink

Jun

3 (7.5)

 

Dianthus neglectus, etc.

Pink

Reddish-pink

Jun

3 (7.5)

 

Potentilla nitida

Cinquefoil

Pale Pink

May-Sep

4 (10)

 

Potentilla nitida alba

Cinquefoil

White

May-Sep

4 (10)

 

Primulas (various) see Alpine Primulas for the Rock Garden page

 

 

 

 

 

Ranunculus alpestris, etc.

...

White

May-Aug

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga - The Kabschia Group See further down this table

"Cushion" or Tufted Saxifrages

White, Yellow, Rose

Mar-May

2-5 (5-12.5)

 

Saxifraga - The Porphyrion Group
See further down this table

...

White, Rose, Purple

Mar-May

2-10 (5-25)

 

Silene acaulis

Cushion Pink

Pink

Jun-Aug

2 (5)

 

Soldanella pyrolaefolia

Moonwort

Lilac

Mar

6 (15)

 

Tunica saxifraga

...

Rose or White

Jun-Aug

Trailer

 

Viola (some varieties)

Alpine Pansies

various

Apr-Aug

4-6 (10-15)

 

Wahlen-bergia pumilio

Tufted Harebell

Lilac

Jun-Aug

3 (7.5)

 

Wahlenbergia serpyllifolia

...

Violet-blue

Jun-Aug

3 (7.5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga

Saxifraga (Saxifrage, Rockfoil) - Of the species in cultvation the majority are perennials, which are very hardy and easy to grow. They vary in height from 2 inches (5 cms) to 36 inches (90 cms), according to species, and furnish bloom from January to July, though the majority flower in May and June. There are kinds that will suit any position in the rock garden. Some love the shade; others require a rocky crevice in the sun; a few thrive in the moraine, in the paved garden, or in the Alpine House; and yet others do best at the side of a pond or stream. The species are grouped into a number of sections; all the plants on one section are of more or less the same habit and have approximately similar wants. The cultural requirements of each section is given and a list of a few of the chief species in each group.
By far the most important sections are

  • firstly, the Encrusted or Silvery Saxifrages (Euaizoonias), and,
  • secondly, the Mossy Saxifrages (Dactyloides).

 

 

Section 1. Encrusted or Silvery Saxifrages (Euaizoonias) -
The broad leaves of the species in this section, which includes Saxifraga Aizoon and varieties, Saxifraga cotledon and varieties, and Saxifraga lingulata and varieties, are glaucous green or silvery in colour and are edged with encrustations of silvery wax. They form silvery-grey rosettes, large or small, according to species, which go to make up rounded heaps that gradually envelop the rocks, or which form wide greyish carpets from which in spring and early summer rise tall panicles of white or pale pink blossom. These encrusted saxifrages are the easiest to grow of all the great family, and are happiest in the crevices of limestone rocks, on a wall, or in the moraine, but will do quite well almost anywhere when given a rather gritty and very stony soil, and a warm, sunny site; they hate a damp, over-shady place. Seed can be sown when ripe on a bed of damp moss, or the roots can be divided at any time in summer.
 

Section 1. Encrusted or Silvery Saxifrages (Euaizoonias) species

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga aizoon and varieties

...

Creamy-white, Yellow, or Rose

May-Jul

6-10 (15-25)

 

Saxifraga cotyledon and varieties

...

White

May-Jul

18 (45)

 

Saxifraga cochlearis

...

White

May-Jul

3 (7.5)

 

Saxifraga florulenta

...

Rose-purple

May-Jul

10 (25)

 

Saxifraga hostii (Syn Saxifraga elatior)

...

White, spotted Pink

May-Jul

15 (37.5)

 

Saxifraga lingulata

...

White

May-Jul

15 (37.5)

 

Saxifraga longifolia

...

White

May-Jul

25 (62.5)

 

Saxifraga mutata

...

Orange

May-Jul

18 (45)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2. Dactyloides (Mossy Saxifrages) -
The moss-like foliage of these charming little species and varieties, which include Saxifraga decipiens and varieties, Saxifraga Miss Willmott, and Saxifraga Wallacei (syn. Saxifraga Camposii), forms low, dense, bright green masses, which in May and June are profusely decked with large white, rose, or red flowers. These plants must have shade from scorching sun, and love ample leaf-mould in their soil. They will grow in almost any well-drained soil, but prefer a compost of gritty loam, leaf-mould, and sand, and should be given a cool position in semi-shade. IF placed in a sunny spot, they will clamber vigorously over the rocks to the detriment of other dwellers in the rock garden, and will bear but few flowers. They will die off, if they get too much damp in winter, and should, therefore, be given a well-drained slope. Icrease by division of roots in late summer, or sow seed in spring in gentle heat.

Section 2. Dactyloides (Mossy Saxifrages) species and varieties

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga clybranii

...

Crimson

May-Jun

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga decipiens (syn. Saxifraga caespitosa)

...

Red to White

May-Jun

6 (15)

 

Saxifraga hypnoides

...

White

May-Jun

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga Miss Willmott

...

Crram, blotched Chocolate

May-Jun

6-9 (15-22.5)

 

Saxifraga muscoides

...

White, Yellow or Red

May-Jun

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga muscoides Rheii

...

Rose-pink

May-Jun

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga sanguinea superba

...

Deep Scarlet

May-Jun

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga trifurcata ceratophylla

...

White

May-Jun

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga Wallacei (syn. Saxifraga Camposii)

...

White

May-Jun

4 (10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3. Kabschias ("Cushion" or Tufted Saxifrages) -
This is another most useful section, including Saxifraga Burseriana and varieties, Saxifraga Elizabethae, Saxifraga Kestonensis, and Saxifraga Rocheliana and varieties, in which the close, hard, and horny scale-like foliage makes little domes of silver, grey, or green, covered from March to June with brilliant flowers of white or golden yellow on wiry stems from 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cms) in height. These plants need an open and cool, but fairly sunny site, facing preferably east or west, in the rock garden. The most suitable compost consists of two-thirds limestone chippings and one-third gritty loam, leaf-mould, and sand. Above all, the soil must well-drained and ample moisture should be available in summer; indeed, no place suits the Kabschias better than the moraine. The species in this section are not so easily grown as those in the first 2 sections. Plants in the open must, in winter, be given the protection of a frame-light, or a sheet of glass, and in spring should be mulched with a little of the above-mentioned compost. Increase by division of roots after flowering, by cuttings in the spring or autumn, or raise from seed in gentle heat as soon as the seeds are ripe or in spring.

Section 3. Kabschias ("Cushion" or Tufted Saxifrages) Species and varieties

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga apiculata

...

Pale Yellow

Mar-May

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga Boydii

...

Yellow

Mar-May

3 (7.5)

 

Saxifraga burseriana and varieties

...

White or Yellow

Feb-Apr

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga caesia

...

White

May-Jul

2 (5)

 

Saxifraga diapensioides

...

White

Apr-May

3 (7.5)

 

Saxifraga Elizabethae (Syn. Cherry Tree)

...

Citron-yellow

Mar-May

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga Faldonside

...

Yellow

Apr

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga Grisebachii

...

Purple-crimson

Apr

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga Kestoniensis

...

White

Apr-May

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga lilacina

...

Lavender-rose

Apr-May

2 (5)

 

Saxifraga luteo-viridis

...

Pale Yellow

Apr

6 (15)

 

Saxifraga media

...

Purple

Apr

6 (15)

 

Saxifraga Rocheliana and varieties

...

White or Yellow

Mar-May

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga Salomonii

...

White

Apr

3 (7.5)

 

Saxifraga sancta

...

Yellow

Apr

4 (10)

 

Saxifraga scardica

...

White

May

3 (7.5)

 

Saxifraga p. thessalica

...

Red and Yellow

May

6 (15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 4 - Porphyrions -
This is not a large section, but a very delightful one, and includes such favourites as Saxifraga oppositifolia and varieties and Saxifraga pyrenaica. The plants are mostly from 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) in height - some less - and in spring bear their large and brilliant blooms on very short, stumpy, creeping stems; they are, unfortunately, rather shy in flowering. The leaves are deep green, small, and form a dense prostrate mat. Give these plants a cool position in partial shade and a well-drained compost of moist, gritty loam and leaf-mould. Mulch annually in spring with a little of the above compost, and water liberally in spring and early summer. Increase by division of roots.

Section 4 - Porphyrions Species and varieties

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga hirculus major

...

Golden

Jul-Sep

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga oppositifolia and varieties

...

Crimson-purple

Mar-May

2 (5)

 

Saxifraga pyrenaica

...

Deep Purple

Mar-May

2 (5)

 

Saxifraga retusa

...

Rose

May-Jul

2 (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 5 - Englerias -
Some species and varieties in this section, which includes Saxifraga bertolonii and Saxifraga calyciflora (syn media), have dense, horny foliage; in others the leaves form thik, pendant flowers, usually purple, red, or yellow, rise on stems 5 inches (12.5 cms) or so high. They love warm, fairly sunny crevices between the rocks, and will do best in a light, calcareous loam that is always just on the moist side. Propagate by seed sown in gentle heat as soon as ripe or in spring, or divide the roots after flowering in summer.

Section 5 - Englerias Species

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga bertoloniii

...

Pink and Yellow

Apr-May

5-6 (12.5-15)

 

Saxifraga calyciflora (syn media)

...

Purple

Apr-May

5-6 (12.5-15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 6 - Megasea (Giant or Large-Leaved Rockfoils) -
These may be known by their large size and the expanse of evergreen foliage. They carry large heads of flowers and are excellent border plants. They thrive in sun or semi-shade and in ordinary garden loam, and may be propagated by seed sown in gentle heat in the spring, or by division of roots in the autumn.

Section 6 - Megasea (Giant or Large-Leaved Rockfoils)
Species and varieties

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga crassifolia

...

Pale Pink

Apr-May

15 (37.5)

 

Saxifraga cordifolia

...

Rose-red

Apr-May

12-18 (30-45)

 

Saxifraga ligulata speciosa (syn megasea)

...

Purple-rose

Apr-May

12-24 (30-60)

 

Saxifraga stracheyi

...

Pink and White

Apr-May

10 (25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 7 - Diptera -
This section likes a sunny position in theAlpine House, and needs a light, gritty loam. Propagate by means of seed, by division of roots, or by layering.

Section 7 - Diptera
Species

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga cuscutae-formis

...

White

Jun

Trailing

 

Saxifraga sarmentosa

Mother of Thousands

Yellow or White

Jun-Sep

10 (25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 8 - Robertsonia -
These are evergreen, and like a shady position and a light, gritty loam. Propagate by means of seed (gentle heat) as soon as ripe or in the spring, or by division of the roots in the summer.

Section 8 - Robertsonia Species and varieties

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga cuneifolia

...

White

May-Jun

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga fortunei

...

White

Oct-Dec

10 (25)

 

Saxifraga guthriana

...

White, spotted Red

May-Jun

8 (20)

 

Saxifraga umbrosa var primuloides

...

Rose

May-Jun

5 (12.5)

 

Saxifraga umbrosa and varieties

London Pride

Rose and White

May-Jun

10 (25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 9 - Trachyphyllum -
These thrive in semi-shade and in moist, gritty loam. Propagate by means of seed (gentle heat) sown as soon as ripe or in spring, or by division of roots in summer

Section 9 - Trachyphyllum Species

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga aizides

...

Yellow

May-Jun

3-5 (7.5-12.5)

 

Saxifraga aspera

...

Yellow

May-Jun

3-5 (7.5-12.5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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...A, B, C, D, E,
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with ground drains
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
......Camera photos of Plant supports
Garden
Maintenance

Glossary with a tomato teaching cauliflowers
Home
Library of over 1000 books
Offbeat Glossary with DuLally Bird in its flower clock.

Plants
...in Chalk
(Alkaline) Soil
......A-F1, A-F2,
......A-F3, G-L, M-R,
......M-R Roses, S-Z
...in Heavy
Clay Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Lime-Free
(Acid) Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Light
Sand Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z.
...Poisonous Plants.
...Extra Plant Pages
with its 6 Plant Selection Levels

Soil
...
Interaction between 2 Quartz Sand Grains to make soil
...
How roots of plants are in control in the soil
...
Without replacing Soil Nutrients, the soil will break up to only clay, sand or silt
...
Subsidence caused by water in Clay
...
Use water ring for trees/shrubs for first 2 years.

Tool Shed with 3 kneeling pads
Useful Data with benefits of Seaweed

 

Topic -
Plant Photo Galleries

If the plant type below has flowers, then the first gallery will include the flower thumbnail in each month of 1 of 6 or 7 flower colour comparison pages of each plant in its subsidiary galleries, as a low-level Plant Selection Process
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape



Bulb with its 7 Flower Colours per Month Comparison Pages
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus with its 40 Flower Colours
......European A-E
......European F-M
......European N-Z
......Eur Non-classified
......American A
......American B
......American C
......American D
......American E
......American F
......American G
......American H
......American I
......American J
......American K
......American L
......American M
......American N
......American O
......American P
......American Q
......American R
......American S
......American T
......American U
......American V
......American W
......American XYZ
......Ame Non-classified
......Australia - empty
......India
......Lithuania
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
...Each of the above ...Bulb Galleries has its own set of Flower Colour Pages
...Flower Shape
...Bulb Form

...Bulb Use

...Bulb in Soil


Further details on bulbs from the Infill Galleries:-
Hardy Bulbs
...Aconitum
...Allium
...Alstroemeria
...Anemone

...Amaryllis
...Anthericum
...Antholyzas
...Apios
...Arisaema
...Arum
...Asphodeline

...Asphodelus
...Belamcanda
...Bloomeria
...Brodiaea
...Bulbocodium

...Calochorti
...Cyclobothrias
...Camassia
...Colchicum
...Convallaria 
...Forcing Lily of the Valley
...Corydalis
...Crinum
...Crosmia
...Montbretia
...Crocus

...Cyclamen
...Dicentra
...Dierama
...Eranthis
...Eremurus
...Erythrnium
...Eucomis

...Fritillaria
...Funkia
...Galanthus
...Galtonia
...Gladiolus
...Hemerocallis

...Hyacinth
...Hyacinths in Pots
...Scilla
...Puschkinia
...Chionodoxa
...Chionoscilla
...Muscari

...Iris
...Kniphofia
...Lapeyrousia
...Leucojum

...Lilium
...Lilium in Pots
...Malvastrum
...Merendera
...Milla
...Narcissus
...Narcissi in Pots

...Ornithogalum
...Oxalis
...Paeonia
...Ranunculus
...Romulea
...Sanguinaria
...Sternbergia
...Schizostylis
...Tecophilaea
...Trillium

...Tulip
...Zephyranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs
...Acidanthera
...Albuca
...Alstroemeri
...Andro-stephium
...Bassers
...Boussing-aultias
...Bravoas
...Cypellas
...Dahlias
...Galaxis,
...Geissorhizas
...Hesperanthas

...Gladioli
...Ixias
...Sparaxises
...Babianas
...Morphixias
...Tritonias

...Ixiolirions
...Moraeas
...Ornithogalums
...Oxalises
...Phaedra-nassas
...Pancratiums
...Tigridias
...Zephyranthes
...Cooperias

Uses of Bulbs:-
...for Bedding
...in Windowboxes
...in Border
...naturalized in Grass
...in Bulb Frame
...in Woodland Garden
...in Rock Garden
...in Bowls
...in Alpine House
...Bulbs in Greenhouse or Stove:-
...Achimenes
...Alocasias
...Amorpho-phalluses
...Arisaemas
...Arums
...Begonias
...Bomareas
...Caladiums

...Clivias
...Colocasias
...Crinums
...Cyclamens
...Cyrtanthuses
...Eucharises
...Urceocharis
...Eurycles

...Freesias
...Gloxinias
...Haemanthus
...Hippeastrums

...Lachenalias
...Nerines
...Lycorises
...Pencratiums
...Hymenocallises
...Richardias
...Sprekelias
...Tuberoses
...Vallotas
...Watsonias
...Zephyranthes

...Plant Bedding in
......Spring

......Summer
...Bulb houseplants flowering inside House during:-
......January
......February
......March
......April
......May
......June
......July
......August
......September
......October
......November
......December
...Bulbs and other types of plant flowering during:-
......Dec-Jan
......Feb-Mar
......Apr-May
......Jun-Aug
......Sep-Oct
......Nov-Dec
...Selection of the smaller and choicer plants for the Smallest of Gardens with plant flowering during the same 6 periods as in the previous selection


Climber in
3 Sector Vertical Plant System
...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 - page links in row 6. Rose, RHS Wisley and Other Roses rose indices on each Rose Use page
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Pruning Methods
Photo Index
R 1, 2, 3
Peter Beales Roses
RV Roger
Roses

Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable
Wild Flower and
Butterfly page links are in next row


Topic -
Butterflies in the UK mostly use native UK wildflowers.

Butterfly Species.

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly Usage
of Plants.

Plant Usage by
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly.

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
...Brown Botanical Names
...Cream Common Names
...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.


You know its name, use
Wild Flower Plant Index a-h, i-p, q-z.
You know which habitat it lives in, use
on
Acid Soil,
on
Calcareous
(Chalk) Soil
,
on
Marine Soil,
on
Neutral Soil,
is a
Fern,
is a
Grass,
is a
Rush, or
is a
Sedge.
You have seen its flower, use Comparison Pages containing Wild Flower Plants and Cultivated Plants in the
Colour Wheel Gallery.

Each plant named in each of the 180 Wildflower Family Pages within their 23 Galleries may have a link to:-
1) its Plant Description Page in its Common Name column in one of those Wildflower Plant Galleries and will have links,
2) to external sites to purchase the plant or seed in its Botanical Name column,
3) to see photos in its Flowering Months column and
4) to read habitat details in its Habitat Column.

WILD FLOWER FAMILY PAGE MENU
(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
(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)
(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
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


Topic -
The following is a complete hierarchical Plant Selection Process

dependent on the Garden Style chosen
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


Topic -
Plant Selection Process comparing relevant plants of all types within each of the number of colours for each Flower or Foliage Colour Gallery.

All Flowers 53 with
...Use of Plant and
Flower Shape
- page links in next row

All Foliage 53
instead of redundant
...(All Foliage 212)


All Flowers
per Month 12


Bee instead of wind pollinated plants for hay-fever sufferers
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers
per Month
12
...Index

Rock Garden and Alpine Flowers
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

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

...All Plants Index


Topic -
Use of Plant in your Plant Selection Process

Plant Colour Wheel Uses
with
1. Perfect general use soil is composed of 8.3% lime, 16.6% humus, 25% clay and 50% sand, and
2. Why you are continually losing the SOIL STRUCTURE so your soil - will revert to clay, chalk, sand or silt.
Uses of Plant and Flower Shape:-
...Foliage Only
...Other than Green Foliage
...Trees in Lawn
...Trees in Small Gardens
...Wildflower Garden
...Attract Bird
...Attract Butterfly
1
, 2
...Climber on House Wall
...Climber not on House Wall
...Climber in Tree
...Rabbit-Resistant
...Woodland
...Pollution Barrier
...Part Shade
...Full Shade
...Single Flower provides Pollen for Bees
1
, 2, 3
...Ground-Cover
<60
cm
60-180cm
>180cm
...Hedge
...Wind-swept
...Covering Banks
...Patio Pot
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border
...Poisonous
...Adjacent to Water
...Bog Garden
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Winter-Flowering
...Fragrant
...Not Fragrant
...Exhibition
...Standard Plant is 'Ball on Stick'
...Upright Branches or Sword-shaped leaves
...Plant to Prevent Entry to Human or Animal
...Coastal Conditions
...Tolerant on North-facing Wall
...Cut Flower
...Potted Veg Outdoors
...Potted Veg Indoors
...Thornless
...Raised Bed Outdoors Veg
...Grow in Alkaline Soil A-F, G-L, M-R,
S-Z
...Grow in Acidic Soil
...Grow in Any Soil
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Grow Bulbs Indoors

Uses of Bedding
...Bedding Out
...Filling In
...Screen-ing
...Pots and Troughs
...Window Boxes
...Hanging Baskets
...Spring Bedding
...Summer Bedding
...Winter Bedding
...Foliage instead of Flower
...Coleus Bedding Photos for use in Public Domain 1

Uses of Bulb
...Other than Only Green Foliage
...Bedding or Mass Planting
...Ground-Cover
...Cut-Flower
...Tolerant of Shade
...In Woodland Areas
...Under-plant
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Covering Banks
...In Water
...Beside Stream or Water Garden
...Coastal Conditions
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border or Back-ground Plant
...Fragrant Flowers
...Not Fragrant Flowers
...Indoor
House-plant

...Grow in a Patio Pot
...Grow in an Alpine Trough
...Grow in an Alpine House
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Speciman Plant
...Into Native Plant Garden
...Naturalize in Grass
...Grow in Hanging Basket
...Grow in Window-box
...Grow in Green-house
...Grow in Scree
...Naturalized Plant Area
...Grow in Cottage Garden
...Attracts Butterflies
...Attracts Bees
...Resistant to Wildlife
...Bulb in Soil:-
......Chalk
......Clay
......Sand
......Lime-Free (Acid)
......Peat

Uses of Rose
...Bedding
...Climber /Pillar
...Cut-Flower
...Exhibition, Speciman
...Ground-Cover
...Grow In A Container
...Hedge
...Climber in Tree
...Woodland
...Edging Borders
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Tolerant of Shade
...Back of Border
...Adjacent to Water
...Page for rose use as ARCH ROSE, PERGOLA ROSE, COASTAL CONDITIONS ROSE, WALL ROSE, STANDARD ROSE, COVERING BANKS or THORNLESS ROSES.
...FRAGRANT ROSES
...NOT FRAGRANT ROSES


Topic -
Camera Photo Galleries showing all 4000 x 3000 pixels of each photo on your screen that you can then click and drag it to your desktop as part of a Plant Selection Process:-

RHS Garden at Wisley

Plant Supports -
When supporting plants in a bed, it is found that not only do those plants grow upwards, but also they expand their roots and footpad sideways each year. Pages
1
, 2, 3, 8, 11,
12, 13,
Plants 4, 7, 10,
Bedding Plants 5,
Plant Supports for Unknown Plants 5
,
Clematis Climbers 6,
the RHS does not appear to either follow it's own pruning advice or advice from The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown.
ISBN 0-571-11084-3 with the plants in Pages 1-7 of this folder. You can see from looking at both these resources as to whether the pruning carried out on the remainder of the plants in Pages 7-15 was correct.

Narcissus (Daffodil) 9,
Phlox Plant Supports 14, 15

Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, Index

National Trust Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
Plant Supports -
Pages for Gallery 1

with Plant Supports
1, 5, 10
Plants
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
11, 12
Recommended Rose Pruning Methods 13
Pages for Gallery 2
with Plant Supports
2
,
Plants 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Dry Garden of
RHS Garden at
Hyde Hall

Plants - Pages
without Plant Supports
Plants 1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Nursery of
Peter Beales Roses
Display Garden

Roses Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Nursery of
RV Roger

Roses - Pages
A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,
A6,A7,A8,A9,A10,
A11,A12,A13,A14,
B15,
B16,B17,B18,B19,
B20,
B21,B22,B23,B24,
B25,
B26,B27,B28,B29,
B30,
C31,C32,C33,C34,
C35,
C36,C37,C38,C39,
C40,
C41,CD2,D43,D44,
D45,
D46,D47,D48,D49,
E50,
E51,E52,F53,F54,
F55,
F56,F57,G58,G59,
H60,
H61,I62,K63,L64,
M65,
M66,N67,P68,P69,
P70,
R71,R72,S73,S74,
T75,
V76,Z77, 78,

Damage by Plants in Chilham Village - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4

Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13
for trees 1-54,
14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
for trees 55-95,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
36, 37,
for trees 95-133,
38, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45,
for trees 133-166

Chris Garnons-Williams
Work Done - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Identity of Plants
Label Problems - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11

Ron and Christine Foord - 1036 photos only inserted so far - Garden Flowers - Start Page of each Gallery
AB1 ,AN14,BA27,
CH40,CR52,DR63,
FR74,GE85,HE96,

Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens - 1187
A 1, 2, Photos - 43
B 1, Photos - 13
C 1, Photos - 35
D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Photos - 411
with Plants causing damage to buildings in Chilham Village and Damage to Trees in Pavements of Funchal
E 1, Photos - 21
F 1, Photos - 1
G 1, Photos - 5
H 1, Photos - 21
I 1, Photos - 8
J 1, Photos - 1
K 1, Photos - 1
L 1, Photos - 85
with Label Problems
M 1, Photos - 9
N 1, Photos - 12
O 1, Photos - 5
P 1, Photos - 54
Q 1, Photos -
R 1, 2, 3,
Photos - 229
S 1, Photos - 111
T 1, Photos - 13
U 1, Photos - 5
V 1, Photos - 4
W 1, Photos - 100
with Work Done by Chris Garnons-Williams
X 1 Photos -
Y 1, Photos -
Z 1 Photos -
Articles/Items in Ivydene Gardens - 88
Flower Colour, Num of Petals, Shape and
Plant Use of:-
Rock Garden
within linked page

 

Topic -
Fragrant Plants as a Plant Selection Process for your sense of smell:-

Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3
Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2
Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5
Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3
Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2
Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2


Topic -
Website User Guidelines


My Gas Service Engineer found Flow and Return pipes incorrectly positioned on gas boilers and customers had refused to have positioning corrected in 2020.
 

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