cosmosflosulphureusgarnonswilliams

Yellow Flower and Tangerine-Orange Flower from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley with Orange-Red Flower and Scarlet-Red Flower in images further down this page. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 29 August 2013.

Plant Name

Cosmos sulphureus (Dwarf Ladybird)

Genus name comes from the Greek word kosmos which means decoration or ornament.

Common Name

Yellow Cosmos, Orange Cosmos

Soil

Chalk, Loam, Sand ( Acid, Alkaline or Neutral). Avoid rich fertile soils, because plants may grow too tall and flop over.

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Moist and Well-drained. Tolerates dry soil and drought.

Plant Type

Summer Bedding Plant - Annual

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

24 x 20 (60 x 50)

Space 18 inches (45 cms) apart.

Foliage

Dark Green

Flower Shape, Natural Arrangement, Number of Petals and Flower Colour in Month(s). Seed

Semi-double to double flowers and with flower colors ranging from tangerine-orange to yellow to scarlet red in June-October

Bedding Plant Use

Bedding Out
Filling In
Pots and Troughs
 

Comment

Upright Form.

"Cosmos sulphureus is an annual that is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates dryish soils. Also tolerates poor soils. Avoid rich fertile soils because plants may grow too tall and flop over. Plant seed in the garden just before last spring frost date. Seed may also be started indoors about 4-6 weeks prior to the last spring frost date. Deadhead spent flowers to prolong bloom. Taller plants may be cut back. Plants will sometimes self-seed, particularly if seed drops on bare ground. Self-seeding may rise to the level of being aggressive in some climates and conditions. Seed may be harvested in fall for planting the following spring.

Native to Mexico, this cosmos is an upright, hairy-stemmed, warm-weather annual that typically grows to 1-3’ tall, but can grow to as much as 6’ tall. It produces daisy-like flowers (to 2.5” diameter) with yellow discs and yellow rays. Leaves (to 12” long) are 2-3 pinnate with lanceolate leaflets. Popular cultivars of this species are in many cases compact to dwarf plants with semi-double to double flowers and with flower colors ranging from orange to yellow to scarlet red.

Attracts butterflies." from Missouri Botanical Garden.

"Cosmos sulphureus 'Dwarf Ladybird Scarlet' are dwarf plants with arresting scarlet to orange-scarlet flowers. Under dry and sunny conditions, most flowers are scarlet, whilst in opposite conditions they change to orange-red shades.

Sow Cosmos seed from March to May at a depth of 3mm (⅛") in a good quality seed compost, and cover the seeds with a very fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 7-15 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7cm (3") pots and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When Cosmos plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in full sun in any moist, well drained soil at a distance of 45cm (18") apart. Pinch out the growing tip of each stem when transplanting to encourage stems to branch and produce more Cosmos flowers." from Thompson & Morgan.

 

"Cosmos sulphureus is also known as Sulfur Cosmos and Yellow Cosmos. Its native habitat is Central America.

This species of Cosmos is considered a half-hardy annual, although plants may re-appear via self-sowing for several years. Its foliage is opposite and pinnately divided. The plant height varies from one to seven feet. The original and its cultivars appear in shades of yellow, orange, and red. It is especially popular in Korea and Japan, where it is often seen in mass plantings along roadsides, following an initiative pursued by the Korean-Japanese botanist Woo Jang-choon.

This plant was declared invasive by the United States Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council in 1996.

Some of the varieties of Cosmos sulphureus in cultivation today include:

  • 'Klondyke Mix' consists of a variety of colors in shades from yellow to orange and scarlet
  • 'Ladybird Dwarf Red',
  • 'Ladybird Dwarf Gold',
  • 'Ladybird Dwarf Orange', and
  • 'Ladybird Dwarf Lemon' are shorter than the species.
  • Another cultivar is named "Bright Eyes".

Growth characteristics of this plant include:

  • Germination takes between 7 and 21 days at the optimal temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit; flowering begins between 50 and 60 days after germination
  • It prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 8.5, reflecting its native habitat in the alkaline regions of Central America
  • Flowering is best in full sun, although partial shade is tolerated
  • The plant is tolerant to drought after germination, and is seldom subject to insect or disease damage; this vigor is attested by its status as a pest in some areas of the United States.

The flowers of all Cosmos attract birds and butterflies, including the Monarch butterfly. Cosmos sulphureus is featured in the 1997 Japanese film 'Remembering the Cosmos Flower' ." from Wikipedia.

 

Seed available from Thompson & Morgan in the UK, Canada and other countries and seed for Cosmos sulphureus 'Ladybird Lemon'.

Companions

...

cosmosflossulphureusgarnonswilliams

Flowers from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 29 August 2013.

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Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 29 August 2013.

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Orange-Red Flower from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 29 August 2013.

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Scarlet-Red Flower from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 29 August 2013.

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Plant Label from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 29 August 2013.

 

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BEDDING PLANT GALLERY PAGES

Introduction

FOLIAGE COLOUR
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Black
Blue
(o)Brown
(o)Bronze
(o)Green
Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
(o)Variegated
White
Yellow

SEED COLOUR
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BEDS WITH PICTURES
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BEDDING PLANT GALLERY PAGES which shows the flowers from the plants in the:-

  • Bedding Galery and
  • Mixed Border Bedding Gallery

Flower Colour

Bicolour

Blue

Green

Orange

Other Colours

Pink

Purple

 

Red

White

White / Bicolour

Yellow

 

 

 

 

Flower Simple Shape

3 Petals

4 Petals

5 Petals

6 Petals

Stars

Bowls, Cups and Saucers

Globes, Goblets and Chalices

Trumpets and Funnels

Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

Single Flower provides pollen for bees

 

2 Petals

 

 

Flower Elabor-ated Shape

Tubes, Lips and Lobes

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Hats, Hoods and Helmets

Standards, Wings and Keels

Discs and Florets

Pin-cushions and Tufts

Rosettes, Buttons and Pompons

 

Bedding Plant Use

Bedding Out

Filling In

Screen-ing

Pots and Troughs

Window Boxes

Hanging Baskets

Spring Bedding

 

Summer Bedding

Winter Bedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIXED BORDER DESIGN GALLERY PAGES
 

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

7 Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below in the MIXED BORDERS DESIGN Gallery, which shows the flowers from:-

  • Permanent Herbaceous Perennials in the Mixed Border
  • Bedding in the Mixed Border and
  • Other Permanent Plants in the Mixed Border

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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MIXED BORDER BEDDING PLANTS GALLERY PAGES

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

Bedding Plants Height from Text Border for the
BEDDING PLANT Gallery,
this MIXED BORDER BEDDING PLANTS Gallery and
MIXED BORDERS DESIGN Gallery

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

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

Red = 72+ inches
(180+ cms)

Bedding Plants Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

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

 

MIXED BORDER BEDDING PLANT INDEX

Bedding Plant Name.
 

Flower Colour

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

Flowering Months

See Mixed Borders Flower Colour per Month Pages

Flower Thumbnail

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Bedding Plant Use:-
Bedding Out. Filling In,
Screening,
Pots and Troughs,
Window Boxes,
Hanging Baskets

Foliage Colour

with link to Mixed Borders Foliage Colour Page

Foliage Thumbnail

A

Agapanthus
'Ben Hope
'

Blue

Jul-Aug

Its black label was below the top of the foliage. Flowers not seen before or after 21-08-2013

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs

 

 

Agastache aurantiaca
'Apricot Sprite
'

Apricot Orange

Jul-Oct

Its white label not replaced with black label. Name on label difficult to read. Flowers not seen before or after 17-06-2013

20 x 4
(50 x 10)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

 

 

Agastache 'Bolero'

Rose-Purple

Jul-Sep

Agastachecflobolerogarnonswilliams1a

14 x 14
(35 x 35)

Bedding Out, Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Bronze and aromatic

Agastachecfolbolerogarnonswilliams1a1

Agastache
'Rose Mint
'

Lavender-Rose

Jul-Oct

Agastachecflorosemintgarnonswilliams

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Bedding Out, Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Grey-Green and fragrant

Agastachecfolrosemintgarnonswilliams1

Antirrhinum 'Lavender Ribbon'

Lavender-Red

Jun-Oct

antirrhinumcflolavenderribbonkavanagh

18 x 15
(45 x 38)

Bedding Out, Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

antirrhinumcfollavenderribbongarnonswilliams1

Antirrhinum majus 'Bronze Dragon'

Purple and White

Jun-Sep

antirrhinumcflobronzedragongarnonswilliams

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Darkest Bronze- almost Black

antirrhinumcfolbronzedragongarnonswilliams1

Antirrhinum nanum 'Peaches and Cream'

Cream and Peach

Jun-Sep

White label may not have been replaced. Identity of this plant after 17-06-2013 lost by its foliage growing over it. Perhaps its seed was sown on 7 February 2013

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

 

 

Argyranthemum gracile
'Chelsea Girl
'

Yellow-centered White

Apr-Oct

argyranthemumcflogracilechelseagirlkavanagh

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Grey-Green leaves dissected into thread-like lobes

argyranthemumcfolgracilechelseagirlkavanagh1

Argyranthemum frutescens
'Petite Pink
'

Light Pink

Apr-Oct

argyranthemumcflopetitepinkgirlgarnonswilliams

20 x 20
(50 x 50)

Bedding Out, Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes

Divided
Grey-Green

argyranthemumcfolpetitepinkgarnonswilliams1

B

Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Eye'

Yellow

Jul-First Frost

bidenscfloferulifoliagoldeneyegarnonswilliams

7 x 18
(18 x 45)

 

Dark Green ferny foliage

bidenscfolferulifoliagoldeneyegarnonswilliams1

C

Canna 'Phasion'

Bright Orange

Jun-Sep

cannacflophasiongarnonswilliams

64 x 20
(160 x 50)

Bedding Out, Screen-ing, Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Large, Bronze-tinted, bright Green, which is variously striped in green, purple, orange and pink

cannacfolphasiongarnonswilliams1

Canna 'Ra'

Bright Yellow

Jul-Oct

Flowers not seen before or after 10-11-2013

Height 80 inches (200 cms)
Water Depth 2-12 inches (5-30 cms)

Filling In, Screening

Blue-Green

 

Canna warscewiczii

Bright Scarlet

July-First Frost

Flowers not seen before or after 3-08-2013

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Coarse and oval Green leaves with Purple margins and stems

 

Centaurea ruthenica

Pale Lemon-Yellow

Jul-Sep

Flowers not seen before or after 17-06-2013

48 x 24
120 x 60)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Finely divided Dark Green

 

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity'

White

Jun-Nov

cosmoscflobipinnatuspuritygarnonswilliams

36 x 16
(90 x 40)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Ferny Mid-Green

cosmoscfolbipinnatuspuritygarnonswilliams1

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza'

Ruby-Red

Jun-Sep

cosmoscflobipinnatusrubenzakavanagh

30 x 16
(75 x 40)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Ferny Light Green

cosmoscfolbipinnatusrubenzakavanagh1

Cosmos x dahlia 'Mexican Black'

Velvety-Red

Jul-Nov

cosmoscfloxdahliamexicanblackgarnonswilliams

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Filling In,
Screening,
Pots and Troughs

Finely-cut Dark Green pinnate foliage

cosmoscfolxdahliamexicanblackgarnonswilliams1

Cosmos sulphureus (Dwarf Ladybird)

Scarlet-Red with Tangerine and Yellow

Jun-Oct

cosmoscflosulphureusgarnonswilliams

24-72 x 12 -36
(60-180 x 30-90)

Bedding Out, Filling In,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

cosmoscfolsulphureusgarnonswilliams

Cuphea llavea

Purple with Red petals

May-First Frost

cupheacflollaveakavanagh1

30 x 36
(75 x 90)

Bedding Out, Filling In,
Pots and Troughs, Hanging Baskets

Hairy, ovate, pointed Dark Green

cupheacfolllaveagarnonswilliams

D

Dahlia 'Abacus Sol'

Yellow with Yellow collar

Jul-Oct

dahliacfloabacussolgarnonswilliams1

36 x 20
(90 x 50)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

dahliacfolabacussolgarnonswilliams

Dahlia
'Arabian Night
'

There are photos and text description on this Dahlia and more than 44 other Dahlias in the Dahlia Gallery of this website.

Dark Wine-Red

Jul-Nov

dahliacflo1aarabiannightgarnonswilliams1

20 x 48
(50 x 120)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

dahliacfol1arabiannightgarnonswilliams

Dahlia 'Blue Wish'

As the flowers open, the Purple tipped, White petals turn a more uniform shade of Lilac.

Jun-Oct

dahliacflobluewishgarnonswilliams

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

dahliacfolbluewishgarnonswilliams

Dahlia
'Blyton Royal Velvet
'

Dark Purple

Jul-Oct

dahliacflo1blytonroyalvelvetgarnonswilliams

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Screening

Dark Green

dahliacfolblytonroyalvelvetgarnonswilliams

Dahlia
'David Howard
'

Bronze-Orange

Jul-Oct

dahliacflodavidhowardgarnonswilliams1

36 x 30 (90 x 75)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Bronze-tinged, slightly Purplish

dahliacfoldavidhowardgarnonswilliams

Dahlia pinnata 'Dawn Sky'

Unable to locate flower colour or mail-order supplier

Jul-Sep

 

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

 

 

 

Dahlia 'Fascination'

Purplish-Pink peony flower

May-Oct

dahliacflofascinationgarnonswilliams

30 x 20
(75 x 50)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Dark Bronze

dahliacfolfascinationgarnonswilliams

Dahlia 'Jessica'

Yellow base petals with tips that are Rose-Red

Jun-First Frost

dahliacflojessicagarnonswilliams

56 x 20
(140 x 50)

Bedding Out, Filling In, Screen-ing, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

dahliacfoljessicagarnonswilliams

Dahlia 'Josie Gott'

White with Lilac flush

Jul-Sep

dahliacflojosiegottgarnonswilliams

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Bedding Out, Filling In, Screen-ing,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

dahliacfoljosiegottgarnonswilliams

Dahlia 'Knockout'

Cadmium Yellow single flower

Jul-Oct

dahliacfloknockoutgarnonswilliams

27 x 24 (73 x 60)

Bedding Out, Filling In,
Pots and Troughs

Toothed, pinnate, dark mahogany to purple-black leaves

dahliacfolknockoutgarnonswilliams

Dahlia 'Moonfire'

Straw-Yellow flowers, the broad rays orange-red at the base, and the disk deep purple

Jun-Oct

dahliacflo1moonfiregarnonswilliams

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes

Bronze

dahliacfolmoonfiregarnonswilliams

Dahlia
'Teesbrooke Audrey
'

Pale Pink with White inner collars around Yellow centres

Jul-Oct

dahliacfloteesbrookeaudreygarnonswilliams

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Filling In,
Screen-ing,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

Swan Island Dahlias has been family owned since 1927 and is the largest dahlia grower in the USA with 40 acres of Dahlias growing 350 varieties, that are open to the public during blooming season.

dahliacfolteesbrookeaudreygarnonswilliams

Dahlia 'Tiptoe'

Red flowers tipped with White

Jul-Oct

dahliacflotiptoegarnonswilliams

40 x 12
(100 x 30)

Filling In,
Screen-ing,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

dahliacfoltiptoegarnonswilliams

Dahlia
'Twyning's After Eight'

White with soft Pink flush flower
See flower photo from The National Dahlia Collection.

Jul-Sep

dahliacflotwiningsaftereightgarnonswilliams

30 x 18 (75 x 45)

Filling In,
Bedding Out,
Pots and Troughs

Purple-black stems and chocolate coloured foliage

dahliacfol1twiningsaftereightgarnonswilliams

Dianthus barbatus 'Kaleidoscope'

It is likely that this plant's name is Dianthus barbatus 'Kaleidoscope Mixed'

Pink that gradually mature to White

May-Sep

dianthuscflo1barbatuskaleidoscopekavanagh

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Dark Green

dianthuscfolbarbatuskaleidoscopekavanagh

Diascia personata

Dusky Pink

May-Nov

diasciacflopersonatakavanagh

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Linear to lance-shaped Mid Green

diasciacfolpersonatakavanagh

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

Gypsophila elegans
'Covent Garden
'

White

Jun-Aug

gypsophyllacflocoventgardengarnonswilliams

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Light Green

gypsophyllacfolcoventgardengarnonswilliams

H

Heliotropium arborescens 'Marine'

Violet-Blue

Jun-Aug

 

12 x 36
(30 x 90)

 

 

 

heliotropiumincorrectlabels1peruvianumdwarfmarinegarnonswilliams

Heliotropium arborescens is synonymous with Heliotropium peruvianum, but whether cultivar 'Marine' is the same as 'Dwarf Marine' I would not know since their descriptions are different.

The Black Plant Label inserted after the White Plant Label appears to provide the name for a different plant from that named in the White Plant Label, so no Bedding Plant Description Page produced.

Heliotropium peruvianum
'Dwarf Marine'

Royal Purple

Jun-Sep

 

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

 

 

 

I

Iresine herbstii 'Brilliantissima'

n/a

n/a

 

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Hanging Basket

Semi-succulent cerise-colored stems and red oblanceolate leaves that are marked with lighter veins

iresinecfolherbstiibrilliantissimagarnonswilliams

J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

Lepechinia hastata

Red-Lavender

Aug-Nov

lepechiniacflohastatagarnonswilliams

48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Deliciously-scented, spade-like, thick, felted, grey-green leaves

lepechiniacfolhastatagarnonswilliams

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

Osteospermum 'Sunny Cecil'
(Sunny Series)

See other varieties from the Sunny Series

White daisy-like flower heads with dark Purple centres

May-Aug

osteopspermumcflo1sunnycecilgarnonswilliams

10 x 10
(25 x 25)

Filling In,
Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Toothed, obovate, Mid- to Dark Green

osteospermumcfolsunnycecilgarnonswilliams

P

Pelargonium 'Blandfordianum'

White Unable to locate its flowers from Apr-Nov 2013

Apr-Oct

Used flowers from an Exhib-ition

pelargoniumfloblandfordianumgarnonswilliams

14 x 12
(35 x 30)

Filling In,
Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Rose scented, deeply incised, Grey-Green

pelargoniumcfolblandfordianumgarnonswilliams

Pelargonium 'Mystery'

Wine-Red blotched Black

Jun-Nov

pelargoniumcflo1mysterygarnonswilliams

16 x 12 (40 x 30)

Bedding Out,
Filling In,Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets, House-plant

Brilliant Green

pelargoniumcfolmysterygarnonswilliams

Penstemon 'Countess of Dalkeith'

also called Penstemon
'Purple and White'

Plum-Purple and White-throated funnel-shaped

Jun-Nov

penstemoncflocountessofdalkeithgarnonswilliams

30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Narrow oval Dark Green

penstemoncfolcountessofdalkeithgarnonswilliams

Penstemon Fujiyama 'Yayama'

(Plant Breeders Rights apply = 'Yayama')

Shell-Pink flowers with broad satiny White throats

May-Oct

penstemoncflofukiyamayayamakavanagh

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Narrow Mid-Green

penstemoncfolfukiyamayayamakavanagh

Penstemon
'George Home'

Funnel-shaped Magenta to Cerise flowers with a White throat

May-Oct

penstemoncflogeorgehomegarnonswilliams

30 x 18 (75 x 45)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Fleshy Mid-Green leaves with thick stems.

penstemoncfolgeorgehomegarnonswilliams

Penstemon 'Pennington Gem'

White-throated, Pink flowers

May-Oct

penstemoncflopenningtongemgarnonswilliams

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Screen-ing,
Pots and Troughs

Mid to Grey-Green

penstemoncfolpenningtongemgarnonswilliams

Penstemon
'Port Wine'

Wine-Red coloured flowers and throat streaked with purple

May-Oct

penstemoncfloportwinegarnonswilliams

28 x 20 (70 x 50)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes

Lance shaped Dark Green leaves with tinged red stems

penstemoncfolportwinegarnonswilliams

Penstemon
'Sour Grapes
'

Bell-shaped purple/blue flowers with White throat

May-Oct

penstemoncflosourgrapesgarnonswilliams

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Mid to Dark Green

penstemonfolsourgrapesgarnonswilliams

Penstemon 'Vesuvius Yasius' (Volcano Series)

Purple funnel-shaped flowers with White throats

May-Oct

penstemoncflovesuviusyasiusgarnonswilliams

24 x 14
(60 x 35)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Narrow, oval and Mid Green

penstemoncfolvesuviusyasiusgarnonswilliams

Penstemon
'White Bedder'

White

Jul-Oct

penstemoncflowhitebedderkavanagh

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes

Dark Green

penstemoncfolwhitebedderkavanagh

Pyrethrum roseum 'Duro'

Purple-Red

Jul-Aug

pyrethrumcflo1roseumdurogarnonswilliams

30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Bedding Out,
Filling In,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

pyrethrumcfolsumroseumdurogarnonswilliams

Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Ricinus communis 'Impala'

Creamy-White

August

The black label for this plant was seen in a photo of Canna 'Ra', but no photo of its foliage or flowers was taken before or after 10 November 2013

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

 

Copper-Red palmate leaves

 

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Cherry-Red

Jul-Oct

rudbeckiacflohirtacherrybrandygarnonswilliams

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Bedding Out,
Filling In,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

rudbeckiacfolhirtacherrybrandygarnonswilliams

S

Salvia atrocyanea

Blue-tinged bracts with large green calyces

See photo of flower from National Trust Hinton Ampner Garden

Jul-Oct

salviacfloatrocyaneagarnonswilliams

80 x 80 (200 x 200)

Bedding Out, Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

salviacfolatrocyaneagarnonswilliams

Salvia blepharophylla 'Diablo'

Scarlet-Red

Jun-Oct

salviacflo1blepharophylladiablogarnonswilliams

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Bedding Out,
Filling In,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

salviacfolblepharophylladiablogarnonswilliams

Salvia coccinea 'Forest Fire'

Fire Engine Red flowers framed by reddish-black bracts

Jul-Oct

salviacflococcineaforestfiregarnonswilliams

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Filling In,
Pots and Troughs, Hanging Baskets

Triangular, toothed and Mid-Green

salviacfolcoccineaforestfiregarnonswilliams

Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Pink'

White overlaid with Pink

Jun-Oct

salviacfloscoccineasummerjewelpinkgarnonswilliams

18 x 16 (45 x 40)

Bedding Out,
Filling In,
Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Dark Green

salviacfolcoccineasummerjewelpinkgarnonswilliams

Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red'

Scarlet

Jun-Oct

salviacflosummerjewelredgarnonswilliams

18 x 12 (45 x 30)

Bedding Out,
Filling In,
Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Dark Green

salviacfolsummerjewelredgarnonswilliams

Salvia elegans 'Honey Melon'

Scarlet

Jul-Oct

salviacfloeleganshoneymelongarnonswilliams

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Mid Green

salviacfoleleganshoneymelongarnonswilliams

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

Blue flowers with black calyces

Jul-Oct

salviacfloguaranticablackandbluegarnonswilliams

100 x 36
(250 x 90)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Ovate, wrinkled, pointed, lightly-toothed, Dark Green

salviacfolguaranticablackandbluegarnonswilliams

Salvia involucrata 'Boutin'

Deep Pink tubular flowers

Jul-Nov

salviacfloinvolucrataboutingarnonswilliams

60 x 40
(150 x 40)

Filling In, Screening

Dark Green

salviacfolinvolucrataboutingarnonswilliams

Salvia involucrata 'Joan'

Purplish-Pink

Jun-Oct

salviacfloinvolucratajoankavanagh

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Filling In, Screening

Dark Green

salviacfolinvolucratajoankavanagh

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

(Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips')

White flowers with broad lower lips dipped in brilliant Red

Jul-Oct

salviacflo1xjamensishotlipsgarnonswilliams

30 x 36
(75 x 90)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Mid-Green

salviacfolxjamensishotlipsgarnonswilliams

Salvia microphylla var. microphylla 'Newby Hall'

Scarlet-Red tubular flowers

Jun-Dec

salviacflo1microphyllanewbyhallgarnonswilliams

56 x 24 (140 x 60)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Screening

Oval and Light Green

salviacfolmicrophyllanewbyhallgarnonswilliams

Salvia patens

Very long, open-mouther, deep Blue

Jul-Sep

salviacflo1patenskavanagh

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Dark Green

salviacfolpatenskavanagh

Salvia
'Phyllis Fancy'

Soft Lavender-White blossoms with Purplish bracts

Sep-Nov

salviacflophyllisfancygarnonswilliams

84 x 84
(210 x 210)

Filling In, Screening

Dark Green

salviacfolphyllisfancygarnonswilliams

Salvia greggii
'Purple Queen'

Purple

Jun-Oct

salviacflopurplequeengarnonswilliams

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Filling In,
Pots and Troughs

Mid Green

salviacfolpurplequeengarnonswilliams

Salvia jamensis
'Sierra San Antonio'

Creamy yellow flowers, suffused with shades of pink and orange

Jun-Oct

salviacflosierrasanantoniogarnonswilliams

30 x 36 (75 x 90)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes

Mid Green

salviacfolsierrasanantoniogarnonswilliams

Salvia
'Silke's Dream'

Orange-Red

Jul-Nov

salviacflosilkesdreamgarnonswilliams

36 x 36
(90 x 90)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Mid Green

salviacfolsilkesdreamgarnonswilliams

Salvia splendens 'Salsa Purple'

Purple

May-Sep

salviacflosplendenssalsapurplegarnonswilliams

14 x 12
(35 x 30)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Serrated Dark Green

salviacfolsplendenssalsapurplegarnonswilliams

Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'

Purple calyces with extended purple petals

May-Nov

salviacflos1leucanthamidnightgarnonswilliams

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

White-woolly when young, narrow, lance-shaped, grey-green leaves, white beneath

salviacfolleucanthamidnightgarnonswilliams

Salvia microphylla 'Trelissick'

Creamy-White

Jun-Nov

salviacflotrelissickgarnonswilliams

20 x 18
(50 x 45)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Black-currant-scented and Dark Green

salviacfoltrelissickgarnonswilliams

T

Tanacetum coccineum 'Duro'

Carmine-Purple

Jun-Sep

tanacetumcflo1coccineumdurogarnonswilliams

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes

Ferny and Dark Green

tanacetumcfol1coccineumdurogarnonswilliams

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V

Verbena 'Claret'

Claret-Red

Jun-Sep

verbenacflo1claretgarnonswilliams

12 x 16
(30 x 40)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Feathery and Mid-Green

verbenacfolclaretgarnonswilliams

Verbena 'Homestead Purple'

Purple

Jun-Oct

verbenacflohomesteadpurplegarnonswilliams

12 x 16
(30 x 40)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Dark Green

verbenafolhomesteadpurplegarnonswilliams

Verbena
'La France'

Light Violet-Blue

Jun-Sep

verbenacflos1lafrancekavanagh

18 x 24
(45 x 60)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Deeply serrated and Mid-Green

verbenacfol1lafrancekavanagh

Verbena x hybrida
'St George'

Red with White Throat

Jun-Sep

verbenacflosxhybridasaintgeorgegarnonswilliams

10 x 16
(25 x 40)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Dark Green

verbenacfolxhybridasaintgeorgegarnonswilliams

Verbena Seabrook's Lavender ('Sealav')

Lavender

May-Sep

verbenacflos1seabrookslavendersealavgarnonswilliams

18 x 20
(45 x 50)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Ovate and Mid-Green

verbenacfolseabrookslavendersealavgarnonswilliams

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XYZ

Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Starlight Rose'

White flowers with pinky-rose centre

Jul-Oct

zinniacflozaharastarlightrosegarnonswilliams

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Pots and Troughs, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets

Dark Green

zinniacfolzaharastarlightrosegarnonswilliams

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