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Flower from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

Plant Name

Dahlia 'Fascination'

Named for Dr Andreas Dahl, an 18th century Swedish botanist. The Dahlia was brought to Spain from its native Mexico in the late 1780s. Its first introduction to Britain was in 1798.

(NDS) is National Dahlia Society classified directory
and
(ADS) is American Dahlia Society current classification and handbook of dahlias

Common Name

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Soil

Well-drained Chalk, Sand or Sandy-Clay together with plenty of humus (Mulch with 2 inch (5 cms) depth of mown autumn leaves in the autumn after lifting out the tubers, to create this humus during the winter. The humus is used by the replanted in March-May Dahlia in the Summer-Autumn)

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Moist and Well-drained

Plant Type

Summer Bedding Plant - Herbaceous Tuber

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)

30 x 20 (75 x 50)

Space 30 inches (75 cms) apart

Foliage

Dark Bronze

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

Purplish-Pink floret flowers in May-October

See
Dalia Gallery for other Dahlias.

Bedding Plant Use

Filling In
Pots and Troughs
 

Comment

" 'Fascination' grows to 75cm in height, with bronze foliage and semi-double flowerheads to 16cm in width, with strong purplish-pink florets and a dark red-brown disk." from RHS.

Plant 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) deep and 30 inches (75 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees.
For best flowers, disbud by removing two of the three blooms at the end of each branch. Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks. Cutting flowers is best done early in the morning or late in the afternoon. As dahlia buds do not open in water, cut the flowers only when completely developed.
The Culture and Care page from Verwer Dalias BV of The Netherlands who breed and grow Dahlias provides more growing information.

 

"From its permanent home at Varfell Farm, in Cornwall, The Collection consists of over 1600 names species and cultivars and is the only collection of Dahlias registered with Plant Heritage and therefore able to call itself a National Collection.

We supply rooted cuttings of all the Dahlias in the late spring of each year. The order book is open from July until the following March. We start taking cuttings, to order, in January and send them out to customers during April and May. Even cuttings planted in June will flower that season and make tubers to overwinter to the following year.

In the UK The National Dahlia Society issues a Directory of Dahlias with classifications relating to flower and petal formation. Certain classifications are divided further according to flower sizes." from The National Dahlia Collection in the UK.

"Every autumn the Puget Sound Dahlia Association plants a dahlia display garden at Volunteer Park in Seattle, along the edge of an open grassy field. My friend, Lori DeMarre, the photographer, first took me there on one of our monthly photo expeditions. Now I return every year (this time with my writing group) to wander among the fantastic blooms....
Dahlias can be planted as seeds but then need at least a year of growth before they will flower. The most common way to plant dahlias is to plant the tubers, either purchased or acquired through dividing the roots of an existing plant. The tubers are planted in spring, about two weeks before the last frost, in trenches, about 4 inches (10 cms) deep, with the buds pointing up, then covered with about 2 inches (5 cms) of soil. They will need plenty of water and support (drive a post into the dirt beside the tuber) or else they will break under their own weight. As they grow, add more dirt to the trench until it is level with the ground. When the plant is about 12 inches (30 cms) high, pinch off the top to encourage lateral growth. The more you pick them, the more blooms they produce.
I love to bring my dahlias into the house where their vivid colors warm my days. The scientists at the University of Nebraska Extension advise cutting them in the early morning or late afternoon when the blossom are almost fully open. Remove the lower leaves and place the stems in 110 degree Fahrenheit water in a cool, dark location for 24 hours. The stems should be cut again every day, removing about 1/4 inch and placing them in fresh water, or use a floral preservative. 

Dahlias, used to a sunnier climate, are sensitive to frost. After the plants have been destroyed by frost, dig up the tubers on a sunny day, shake off the dirt and store them in a dry, cool place. I must admit that I have never dug up my dahlias (but then the Northwest has relatively mild winters) and they keep producing blooms year after year. This poem written by Edith Matilda Thomas, and printed by Bobby Ward in his book on flower lore, captures both the beauty and the melancholy of this season when the dahlias bloom:-

Frost To-Night

Apple-green west and an orange bar,
And the crystal eye of a lone, one star . . .
And, "Child, take the shears and cut what you will.
Frost to-night—so close and dead-still."

Then I sally forth, half sad, half proud,
And I come to the velvet, imperial crowd,
The wine-red, the gold, the crimson, the pied—
The dahlias that reign by the garden-side.

The dahlias I might not touch till to-night!
A gleam of the shears in the fading light,
And I gathered them all,--the splendid throng,
And in one great sheaf I bore them along.

In my garden of Life with its all-late flowers
I heed a Voice in the shrinking hours:
"Frost to-night—so clear and dead-still. . ."
Half sad, half proud, my arms I fill." from The Dahlia: Flower of the Month for August from School for All Seasons.

 

Available from Burncoose Nurseries , Rose Cottage Plants and Kernock Park Plants in the UK with Wooden Shoe Bulb Farm in America.

Companions

"Shorter but equally showy is the candy-pink, semi-double Dahlia 'Fascination'. Again with dark leaves, this is classed as a dwarf bedder even though it's 3ft tall. In our exotic garden we have combined this with the pink-flowered, grey-leaved Canna 'Erebus', with self-sown verbenas intertwined among flaming Ipomoea lobata." from Fergus Garrett, who is head gardener at Great Dixter, near Rye, East Sussex in an article in The Telegraph posted 13 September 2003.

"The bronze foliage is perfect for creating contrasting combinations in the large tub or raised bed. Try it with Artemisia Oriental Limelight." from Kernock Park Plants.

"If you are looking for 'companion plants' to go with your dahlias, why not try Burncoose Nurseries -

"Burncoose offers a huge choice of over 4,000 different ornamental trees, shrubs and other herbaceous plants.  This makes it the UK’s LARGEST MAIL ORDER PLANT SPECIALIST.
Burncoose Nurseries is one of several businesses forming part of the family run Caerhays Estate managed by Charles Williams. The Caerhays Estate is home to a National Magnolia Collection, the gardens at Caerhays are a spring-time wonderland for visitors.
The 120 acre woodland gardens are English Heritage Listed Grade II*. The origins of this historically important collection of Chinese plants can be traced back to the work of the great plant hunters Ernest Wilson (1876 - 1930) and George Forrest (1873 - 1932).
As Caerhays is a spectacular spring garden, public opening is normally from February to the beginning of June.)

" from The National Dahlia Collection.

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Flowers from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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Foliage with back of Flower Bud from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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Summer Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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Back of Flower from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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Opening Flower Bud from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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Location of this plant in front of Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley on East Border Part 30 from expanded image of Summer Form. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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Plant Label from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

 

BEDDING PLANT GALLERY PAGES

Introduction

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

SEED COLOUR
Seed

BEDS WITH PICTURES
Garden

 

 


Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

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

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

Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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

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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

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Argyranthemum frutescens
'Petite Pink
'

Light Pink

Apr-Oct

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20 x 20
(50 x 50)

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

Divided
Grey-Green

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B

Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Eye'

Yellow

Jul-First Frost

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7 x 18
(18 x 45)

 

Dark Green ferny foliage

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C

Canna 'Phasion'

Bright Orange

Jun-Sep

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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

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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

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza'

Ruby-Red

Jun-Sep

cosmoscflobipinnatusrubenzakavanagh

30 x 16
(75 x 40)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Ferny Light Green

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Cosmos x dahlia 'Mexican Black'

Velvety-Red

Jul-Nov

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36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Filling In,
Screening,
Pots and Troughs

Finely-cut Dark Green pinnate foliage

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Cosmos sulphureus (Dwarf Ladybird)

Scarlet-Red with Tangerine and Yellow

Jun-Oct

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

Bedding Out, Filling In,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

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Cuphea llavea

Purple with Red petals

May-First Frost

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30 x 36
(75 x 90)

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

Hairy, ovate, pointed Dark Green

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D

Dahlia 'Abacus Sol'

Yellow with Yellow collar

Jul-Oct

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36 x 20
(90 x 50)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

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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

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20 x 48
(50 x 120)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

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Dahlia 'Blue Wish'

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

Jun-Oct

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48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

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Dahlia
'Blyton Royal Velvet
'

Dark Purple

Jul-Oct

dahliacflo1blytonroyalvelvetgarnonswilliams

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Screening

Dark Green

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Dahlia
'David Howard
'

Bronze-Orange

Jul-Oct

dahliacflodavidhowardgarnonswilliams1

36 x 30 (90 x 75)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Bronze-tinged, slightly Purplish

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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

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30 x 20
(75 x 50)

Filling In, Pots and Troughs

Dark Bronze

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Dahlia 'Jessica'

Yellow base petals with tips that are Rose-Red

Jun-First Frost

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56 x 20
(140 x 50)

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

Dark Green

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Dahlia 'Josie Gott'

White with Lilac flush

Jul-Sep

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48 x 24
(120 x 60)

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

Dark Green

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Dahlia 'Knockout'

Cadmium Yellow single flower

Jul-Oct

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27 x 24 (73 x 60)

Bedding Out, Filling In,
Pots and Troughs

Toothed, pinnate, dark mahogany to purple-black leaves

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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

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Dahlia
'Teesbrooke Audrey
'

Pale Pink with White inner collars around Yellow centres

Jul-Oct

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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.

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Dahlia 'Tiptoe'

Red flowers tipped with White

Jul-Oct

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40 x 12
(100 x 30)

Filling In,
Screen-ing,
Pots and Troughs

Dark Green

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Dahlia
'Twyning's After Eight'

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

Jul-Sep

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30 x 18 (75 x 45)

Filling In,
Bedding Out,
Pots and Troughs

Purple-black stems and chocolate coloured foliage

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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

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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

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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

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H

Heliotropium arborescens 'Marine'

Violet-Blue

Jun-Aug

 

12 x 36
(30 x 90)

 

 

 

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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

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J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

Lepechinia hastata

Red-Lavender

Aug-Nov

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48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Bedding Out,
Filling In, Screening, Pots and Troughs

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

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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

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10 x 10
(25 x 25)

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

Toothed, obovate, Mid- to Dark Green

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P

Pelargonium 'Blandfordianum'

White Unable to locate its flowers from Apr-Nov 2013

Apr-Oct

Used flowers from an Exhib-ition

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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

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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

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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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