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Flower. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

Foliage. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

Form. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

Plant Name

Crambe maritima

Common Name

Sea Kale, Sea Cabbage, Seakale, Sea Colewort.

Soil

Chalk, Sand or Loam (Alkaline to Neutral). Natural habitat of gravelly and sandy sea-shores.

Sun Aspect

Full Sun or tolerates Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist and Well-drained

Plant Type

Herbaceous Perennial

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)

20-40 x 4-20 (50-100 x 10-50)

Foliage

Lobed, wavy-edged blue-green leaves

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

Dome of Ivory-White flowers in June

Comment

Erect Form. Pruning Group 14.

"Fields of juicy sea kale’s juicy rosettes can cover large areas and with their white flowers they are an impressive sight on open sea-shore shingle. It is classed as a coastal pioneer plant in Finland and is among the first plants to colonise plantless sandbanks. The coast might seem like barren territory, but buried seaweed, plant shoots and sea shells create a fertile environment. Salty seawater is a difficult problem for many plants but sea kale only grows in areas where the water has at least six promilles of salt. In Finland it is thus limited to the Åland Islands and the south-western archipelago, while on the mainland it only grows around the sandy beaches of the Hanko peninsula. The Denmark Sound occasionally pushes the saltier water of the Atlantic into the Baltic Sea, which raises the salinity of the brackish water. After this influx of salt water sea kale spreads and can be found growing as far away as the northern archipelago. The plant’s fruits are able to float for months and remain viable in the slightly salty water of the Baltic, so it spreads far on the currents. Sea kale has spread to Finland’s shores – and probably will again sometimes – from Estonia. Sheep are very fond of the plant too and have wiped it out on large areas of the Finnish archipelago." from NatureGate.

"Crambe are robust annuals and perennials with large, simple or divided leaves and racemes or large panicles of small, fragrant white flowers

Crambe maritima is a robust herbaceous perennial to 75cm, forming a clump of large, lobed, wavy-edged blue-green leaves, with dense racemes of small white flowers in early summer.

Ideally grow in a deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun although it will tolerate poor soil and partial shade. Provide shelter from strong winds. Cut down to ground level in autum" from Royal Horticultural Society.

"Along the coast of England, where it is commonly found above high tide mark on shingle beaches, local people heaped loose shingle around the naturally occurring root crowns in springtime, thus blanching the emerging shoots. By the early 18th century it had become established as a garden vegetable, but its height of popularity was the early 19th century when sea kale appeared in Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book of 1809, and it was served at the Prince Regent's Royal Pavilion in Brighton. The shoots are served like asparagus: steamed, with either a béchamel sauce or melted butter, salt and pepper. It is apt to get bruised or damaged in transport and should be eaten very soon after cutting, this may explain its subsequent decline in popularity. However, given a rich, deep and sandy soil, it is easy to propagate and grow on from root cuttings available from specialist nurseries. Blanching may be achieved by covering it with opaque material or using a deep, loose and dry mulch." from Wikipedia.

"Remove outer seed casing to speed up germination, sow in pots, trays, direct sow or into a nursery bed. Use well drained soil and sow seeds 12mm (½in) deep. Germination usually takes place in 3 to 5 weeks at 15°C (59°F) but can be slow and irregular and can take a few months. If sown indoors, prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle 
Plant out into their permanent positions when about 10cm (4in) tall. Plant 75cm (30in) apart in rows 75cm (30in) apart. Provide a rich, deep and sandy soil and position in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. Seakale is a close relative to Brassicas so avoid planting in soil infected with clubroot. Clear any dead or damaged foliage as required. Young plants are attractive to slugs so some protection may be needed. Plants can be cropped once they are more than 12 months old.

Forcing Seakale:
Seakale is a perennial and can be forced and blanched where it has grown (meaning the same plants can be used for several years) or, in order to produce an early crop of shoots, the roots can be lifted in the winter, brought into a greenhouse and grown on there (resulting in the plants being discarded after forcing); forcing in situ is therefore the most practical way.

Forcing In Situ:
Any time after the leaves have died right back, from autumn until January. Clear away the old leaf debris and cover the crowns with about 7.5cm (3in) of dry leaves which will help to insulate the crown. Cover the individual crowns with buckets or similar (traditional clay seakale forcing pots are perfect but virtually impossible to find). They should be around 30cm (12in) in diameter and at least 38cm (15in) tall and must completely exclude the light. Ensure they are firmly held down so they do not blow away.
Shoots are usually ready for cutting within 3 months and ideally should be 15 to 23cm (6 to 9in) long when cut. Use a sharp knife to cut them low down with a little piece of root attached. Stop cutting in May and uncover plants allowing them to re-grow. They can then be forced again the following season.

Forcing Indoors:
Dig up the crowns after the first frost. Pot up into gritty compost or pack into boxes or crates and place in a greenhouse or cool room. Exclude all light with buckets, up-turned pots or similar. Cut shoots as they appear, ideally at about 10 to 20cm (4 to 8 in). At the end of the season you will more than likely need to dispose of the plants.

Cultivation: 
Plants can be divided in spring or autumn. Dig up the root clump and cut off as many sections as you require, making sure they all have at least one growing point. The larger of these divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions, though small ones are best potted up and grown on in a cold frame until they are established.
A long lived plant, they will deteriorate and need replacing after 5 to 7 years of cropping (i.e. approximately ten years from when first started).
The pods do not open to let the single seeds fall out, but drop off, and the seeds germinate around the parent plant. Any seedlings that appear may be moved while they are still small." from Seedaholic.

"I did at first find this plant a great addition to the Summer garden, however by the third season it was way past its best and not worthy of its place in the border. However, if you accept Maritima as a short lived perennial then there is no reason why it should not be used. Sea-kale dislikes acid conditions." from Aberdeen Gardening.

Available from Beth Chatto Gardens in the UK. Available as seed from Seedaholic and Plant World Seeds.

Companions

...

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Seed Pods. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 24 July 2013.

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Winter Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 4 March 2013.

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Spring Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 25 April 2013.

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Spring Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 13 May 2013.

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Summer Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 7 June 2013.

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Winter Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.
Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 4 March 2013.

Spring Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 25 April 2013.

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Spring Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.
Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 13 May 2013.

Summer Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.
Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 24 July 2013.

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Autumn Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.
Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Group from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.
Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 7 June 2013.

Flower Bud from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.
Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 7 June 2013.

 

 

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Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less

1

2

3

4

5

Above 5

 

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Flower Shape - Simple

Stars

Bowls

Cups and Saucers

Globes

Goblets and Chalices

Trumpets

Funnels

 

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Flower Shape - Simple

Bells

Thimbles

Urns

Salverform

 

 

 

 

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Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Tubes, Lips and Straps

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Hats, Hoods and Helmets

Stan-dards, Wings and Keels

Discs and Florets

Pin-Cushions

Tufts

 

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Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Cushion

Umbel

Buttons

Pompoms

 

 

 

 

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Natural Arrange-ments

Bunches, Posies and Sprays

Columns, Spikes and Spires

Whorls, Tiers and Cande-labra

Plumes and Tails

Chains and Tassels

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades

Spheres, Domes and Plates

 

The Herbaceous Perennials in this gallery are not compared with other Herbaceous Perennials in the HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL GALLERY, but they are compared with each other in the Mixed Border Garden Design Gallery using this 7 Flower Colours per month Wheel:-

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MIXED BORDER HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

7 Flower Colours (Red, Pink and Purple on same page) per Month in Colour Wheel from the MIXED BORDER GARDEN DESIGN Gallery

has been copied to the bottom of this Plant Description in this page.

Then click on Black or White box in Colour of Month to compare flowers from the Mixed Border in the RHS Garden in Wisley.

HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS GALLERY PAGES
FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
(o)Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Red
(o)Pink
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
(o)Brown
(o)Bronze
(o)Green1
(o)Green2
(o)Green3
Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow
Autumn Colour
4 Season Colour

FORM
(o)Mat-forming
(o)Prostrate
(o)Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
(o)Clump-
forming

Stemless
(o)Upright
Climbing
Arching

SEED/FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Seed

FLOWER BED PICTURES
(o)Garden
(o)Rock Garden

 

7 Flower Colours (Red, Pink and Purple on same page) per Month in Colour Wheel below in the HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL Gallery.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month for all the other Herbaceous Perennials.

 

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To compare all the flowers of the Herbaceous Perennials,

click on BLOOM IN MONTH GALLERY and select from the same 7 colours per month.

 

 

 

 

 

Herbaceous Perennials Height from Text Border for this MIXED BORDER HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL Gallery

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

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

Red =
72+ inches
(180+ cms)

 

Herbaceous Perennials Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

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

 

MIXED BORDER HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL INDEX

with 'Walkabout' and 'Stateless' Plants Page
and Why the sight of flowers from 1 in 4 permanent herbaceous perennials in this border is not available

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

Herbaceous Perennial Name.
 

Flower Colour

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

Flowering Months

with link to Mixed Borders Flower Colour per Month Pages

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Foliage Colour

with link to Mixed Borders Foliage Colour Page

Alpine Herbaceous Perennial if Text Background is Blue

A

Achillea
filipendulina
'Cloth of Gold
'
 

Mustard-
Yellow

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June, July,
August,
September
 

96 x 40
(250 x 100)

 

Finely-cut ferny
Light Green

 

Achillea filipendulina
'Gold Plate'

Bright
Golden
-
Yellow

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June, July,
August
 

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

 

Finely dissected
feathery soft Green
and fragrant
 

Achillea filipendulina 'Parker's Variety'

Golden-Yellow

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June, July,
August
 

40-60 x 20-40 (100-150 x 50-100)

Deeply-dissected, fern-like, aromatic, Grayish-Green to Green

Achillea grandifolia

Creamy-White
Photo taken on 24 July 2013 was of seed heads not flowers

June, July,
August

60 x 40
(150 x 100)

Broad Gray-Green ferny foliage

Achilliea
ptarmica
'Perry's
White
'
 

White
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July,
August, September

 

32-39 x 24 (80-100 x 60)

 

Linear-lance-shaped
finely toothed
Dark Green

 

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety'

Violet-Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

64 x 16
(160 x 40)

Mid Green

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Kelmscott'
 

Dark Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September

 

96 x 40
(250 x 100)

 

Deeply divided,
glossy Green

 

Aconitium napellus

Violet-Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August

40-60 x 4-20 (100-150 x 10-50)

Deeply divided, Dark Green

Aconitum
'Spark's
Variety
'

Violet-Blue
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July, August
 

24-48 x 18-24
(60-120 x
45-60)

Deeply divided into
5-7 lobes of
Dark Green

Actaea
simplex
'Brunette'

Creamy-
White

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July, August, September, October

48 x 36
(120 x 90)
 

Deep Purple
 

Actea simplex 'Pink Spike'

Pale Pink matures to Dark Pink
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September, October

70 x 40
(175 x 100)

Dark green with Purple tones matures greener

Actaea simplex 'Prichards Giant'

Creamy-White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September, October

80 x 24
(200 x 60)

Mid to Dark Green

Agapanthus 'Buckingham Palace'

Deep Blue
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July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

Agapanthus campanulatus var. albidus

Creamy-White
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June, July, August

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Narrow, strappy, dark Gray-Green

Agapanthus
'Loch Hope
'

Deep Blue
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August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Narrow strap-shaped Greyish-Green

Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue'

Dark Blue
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July, August

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Strap-shaped Dark Green

Agapanthus praecox Maximus Albus

White
Missed taking photo of flowers

July, August

36 x 20
(90 x 50)

Dark Green

Agapanthus
"Silver Mist
'

Very pale Silver/Blue
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August, September

32 x 24
(80 x 60)

Arching strap-shaped Dark Green

Agastache
'Black Adder
'

Violet-Blue
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July, August, September, October

36 x 16
(90 x 40)

Blue-Green

Agastache
'Blue Fortune
'

Lavender-Blue
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July, August, September, October

40 x 16
(100 x 40)

Dark Green

Ageratina altissima 'Braunlaub'

White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September, October

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Grey-Green

Alstroemeria brasiliensis

Maroon-Pink and Green
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June, July, August, September, October, November

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Dark Green

Alstroemeria 'Friendship'

Yellow, Pink and Brown
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June, July, August, September, October, November

20-40 x 4-20
(50-100 x 10-50)

Lance-shaped Dark Green

Alstroemeria
'Tessa'

Dark Red
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June, July, August, September, October, November

28 x 24
(70 x 60)

Dark Green

Althaea cannabina

Pinkish-Lavender
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

72 x 60
(180 x 150)

Dark Green

Amicia zygomeris

Purple and Yellow
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September, October, November

60-100 x 40-60
(150-250 x 100-150)

Mid Green, flushed Red, flushed Purple

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich'

Dark Pink
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July, August, September

20-40 x 20-40
(50-100 x 50-100)

Dark Green

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Splendens'

Pale Pink
Missed taking photo of flowers

August, September, October

24-40 x 24-40
(60-100 x 60-100)

Mid Green

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert

White
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August, September, October

40-60 x 20-40
(100-150 x 50-100)

Dark Green divided leaves

Anemone x hybrida 'Luise Uhink'

White
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August, September, October

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

Artemisia lactiflora 'Elfenbein'

Cream
Missed taking photo of flowers

July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

Yellowish-Brown
Missed taking photo of flowers

August, September

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Grey/Silver and White

Artemisia 'Rosenschleier'

Pink
Flowers too small and seen from too much distance

July, August, September

60 x 18-24
(150 x 45-60)

Jagged edge Dark Green

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black

White
Missed taking photo of flowers

September, October

12-36 x 12-36
(30-90 x 30-90)

Dark Purple

Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis

Red and White
Missed taking photos of flowers

July, August, September, October

4-20 x 4-20
(10-50 x 10-50)

Dark Green

Aster
novae-angliae
'Barrs Pink
'

Mauve-Pink
Missed taking photos of flowers

September, October

52 x 24
(130 x 60)

Dark Green

Aster
novae-angliae
'Mrs S T Wright
'

Lilac-Blue
missed taking photo of flowers

September, October

60 x 16-24
(150 x 40-60)

Mid Green

Aster
novae-angliae
'Roter Stern
'

Purple-Pink
missed taking photo of flowers

August, September

12-18 x 8-12
(30-45 x 20-30)

Dark Green

Aster
novae-angliae 'Rubinschatz'

Purple-Pink
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September, October

45 x 78
(113 x 200)

Dark Green

Aster
novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'

Purple-Red
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

September, October

48 x 36
(120 x 90)

Mid Green

Aster turbinellus

Pale Violet
Mistaken yellow flowers on top of this plant from climber alongside for this plant's violet flowers

August, September, October, November

48-60 x 24
(120-150 x 60)

Lance-shaped Mid Green

Astrantia 'Roma'

Soft Pink
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June, July, August, September

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Deeply lobed Mid Green

B

Baptisia australis

Violet-Blue
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June

40-60 x 20-40
(100-150 x 50-100)

Grey-Green trifoliate

C

Campanula lactiflora
'Loddon Anna
'

Soft Lilac
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July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Toothed Mid Green

Centaurea atropurpurea

Deep Red
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June, July, August

48 x 20
(120 x 50)

Grey-Green

Chelone glabra

White with Pink tinge
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August, September, October

24-36 x 18-30
(60-90 x 45-75)

Coarsely-toothed, lance-shaped, Dark Green

Chelone obliqua

Pink or Purple
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August, September

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Dark Green

Crambe cordifolia

White
Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its flowers after May 2013

June, July

60-100 x 40-60
(150-250 x 100-150)

Lobed Dark Green

Crambe maritima

Ivory-White
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June

20-40 x 4-20
(50-100 x 10-50)

Lobed, wavy-edged Blue-Green

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'

Golden-Yellow
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July, August, September

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Narrow, sword-shaped Mid Green

Crocosmia
'Severn Sunrise'

Opening Orange fades to Pink
Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its flowers after May 2013

August, September, October

35 x 23
(88 x 48)

Erect, narrow, sword-shaped and Dark Green

Crocosmia x crocosmioides 'Vulcan'

Rich-Red
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June, July, August

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Upright, pleated, wide, lance-shaped, mid Green leaves

Cynara cardunculus

Purple
Unable to locate flowers after 21 Aug 2013

June, July, August, September

60 x 48
(150 x 120)

Dagger-shaped gray-green and arching

D

Datisca cannabina

Creamy-Yellow-Green
Unable to locate flowers after 13 May 2013

May, June, July, August

80 x 40
(200 x 100)

Mid Green

E

Echinacea purpurea
'Lustre Hybrids
'

Pink, Red and White
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June, July, August, September

18-24 x 14
(45-60 x 35)

Dark Green

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Red-Pink
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July, August, September

40 x 18
(100 x 45)

Narrowly oval Dark Green

Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow'

Pinky-Red
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June, July, August, September

28 x 16
(70 x 40)

Dark Green

Echinacea purpurea
'Ruby Giant

Red-Purple fades to Grey-Purple
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June, July, August

39 x 39
(98 x 98)

Coarsely toothed Dark Green

Echinops bannaticus

Bright Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August

18-48 x 24
(45-120 x 60)

Prickly Grey-Green

Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'

Steel-Blue
echinopscflo1bannaticustaplowbluegarnonswilliams1

July, August

40-60 x 20-40
(100-150 x 50-100)

Prickly Grey-Green

Eupatorium lindleyanum

Rosy-Purple
eupatoriumcflo1lindleyanumgarnonswilliams1

September, October

12-60 x 24
(30-150 x 60)

Dark Green

Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum Group'

Purple-Pink
eupatoriumcflo1maculatumatropurpureumgroupgarnonswilliams1

July, August, September

88 x 40
(220 x 100)

Lance-shaped bright Green

Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'

Pink-Purple
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

80 x 80
(200 x 200)

Dark Green

Eupatorium purpureum

Purplish-Pink
Plant removed after 4 Mar 2013 - see walkabout and stateless plants

August, September, October

60-100 x 20-40
(150-250 x 50-100)

Lance-shaped, sometimes Purple-tinged, Dark Green

Euphorbia wallichii

Orange-Yellow
euphorbiacflo1wallichiigarnonswilliams

May, June, July, August

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

White-veined, Dark Green with Purple-tinted margins

F

Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'

Deep Pink
filipendulacflorubravenustakavanagh1

June, July

60-100 x 20-40
(150-250 x 50-100)

Mid Green

Foeniculum vulgare
'Giant Bronze'

Sulphur-Yellow
Plant removed after 4 Mar 2013 - see walkabout and stateless plants

July, August

72 x 18
(180 x 45)

Feathery, Bronze-Purple

Foeniculeum vulgare 'Purpureum'

Yellow
foeniculumcflo1vulgarepurpureumgarnonswilliams

July, August

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Bronze-Purple iin Spring, Green in Summer

G

Galega x hartlandii 'Alba'

White
Plants in front grew higher than 1 of 2 sections of planting, so could not photo flowers of this plant at that point

June, July, August, September

48 x 36
(120 x 90)

Dark Green

Galega officinalis

Lavender and White
galegacfloofficinaliskavanagh

June, July, August, September

48 x 32
(120 x 80)

Mid Green

Geranium psilostemon

Magenta-Crimson
geraniumcflo2psilostemongarnonswilliams

June, July, August

36 x 36
(90 x 90)

Dark Green

Geranium 'Rozanne' ('Gerwat')

Violet-Blue
geraniumcflo1rozannegarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Dark Green

Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'

Salmon-Pink
geraniumcflo1wargravepinkgarnonswilliams1

May, June, July, August, September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Mid Green leaves divided into 5 lobes

Geranium wlassovianum
'Blue Star
'

Lavender-Blue
geraniumcflowlassovianumbluestargarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

16 x 28
(40 x 70)

Pinkish-Bronze juvenile foliage becoming mid Green in the Summer and turning to a striking, lovely red in autumn

Geum 'Totally Tangerine'

Apricot-Orange
geumcflo1totallytangerinegarnonswilliams1

June, July, August

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Divided, toothed and scalloped Dark Green

H

Helenium 'Gartensonne'

Yellow
Flowers too far away to see unlesss you use zoom on your camera

July, August, September

72 x 24
(180 x 60)

Medium Green

Helenium 'Indianersommer'

Brick Orange Red
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Lance-shaped, Mid-Green

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

Dark Copper-Red
heleniumcflo1moerheimbeautygarnonswilliams

June, July, August

38-51 x 16
(95-128 x 40)

Mid Green

Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer'

Orange and Sunshine- Yellow
heleniumcflo1sahinsearlyflowerergarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September, October

20-40 x 4-20
(50-100 x 10-50)

Mid Green

Helenium 'Sonnenwunder'

Lemon-Yellow
heleniumcflo1sonnenwundergarnonswilliams

September, October

72 x 24
(180 x 60)

Mid Green

Helenium 'Waltraut'

Golden-Brown
heleniumcfloswaltrautkavanagh

June, July, August, September, October

20-40 x 4-20
(50-100 x 10-50)

Mid Green

Helianthus salicifolius

Yellow rays and dark Brown disc If it flowered in Sep-Oct, I missed taking their photos

September, October

96-120 x 12-36
(240-300 x 30-90)

Narrow, drooping, willow-like, pale Green

Helianthus x laetiflorus

Yellow
helianthuscflolaetiflorusgarnonswilliams

August, September, October

80 x 48
(200 x 120)

Narrowly-ovate, toothed, Dark Green

Helianthus
'Lemon Queen
'

Lemon-Yellow
helianthuscflo1lemonqueengarnonswilliams

July, August, September

80 x 18
(200 x 45)

Mid to Dark Green

Hemerocallis 'Chicago Royal Robe'

Plum-Purple
hemerocalliscflo1chicagoroyalrobegarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

23 x 30
(57 x 75)

Strap-like, Dark Green

Hemerocallis
'Green Flutter
'

Light Yellow

hemerocalliscflo1greenfluttergarnonswilliams

June, July, August

20 x 40
(50 x 100)

Narrow, upright Dark Green Evergreen Perennial

hemerocalliscfolsprgreenfluttergarnonswilliams

Hemerocallis
'Little Grapette
'

Grape-Purple

hemerocalliscflolittlegrapettekavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Narrow, strap-like, Dark Green

Evergreen Perennial

hemerocalliscfolsprlittlegrapettegarnonswilliams

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Lemon-Yellow
hemerocalliscflo1lilioasphodelusgarnonswilliams

June

32 x 40
(80 x 100)

Strap-like, bright Green
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Heuchera 'Obsidian'

Cream

Unable to get clear photos of flowers in 2013

June, July

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Glossy jet black-maroon leaves darkening as the season progresses

Evergreen Perennial

Heuchera
'Plum Pudding
'

Pale Pink

Unable to get clear photos of flowers in 2013

June, July, August

26 x 20
(65 x 50)

Marbled, Plum-Purple

Semi-Evergreen Perennial

I

Inula magnifica

Golden-Yellow
inulacflo1magnificagarnonswilliams

August, September

72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Mid Green

Inula racemosa

Yellow
inulacfloracemosakavanagh

August, September

72 x 60
(180 x 150)

Pale Green

Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata'

Lavender-Blue
iriscflopallidaargenteavariegatagarnonswilliams1

May, June

23 x 18
(57 x 45)

Sword-like leaves, with silvery-white and grey-green stripes running lengthwise

J

 

 

 

 

 

K

Kalimeris incisa 'Charlotte'

Mauve
kalimeriscflo1incisacharlottegarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

32 x 24
(80 x 60)

Toothed, Dark Green

Kniphofia 'Buttercup'

Yellow
kniphofiacflobuttercupgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Grass-like Mid Green

Kniphofia uvaria 'Nobilis'

Orange-red fades to yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September

120 x 48
(300 x 120)

Narrow, arching, Dark Green

Kniphofia
'Percy's Pride
'

Lemon-Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August, September

48 x 32
(120 x 80)

Toothed, angled grass-like mid-Green

Kniphofia 'Samuel's Sensation'

Light Scarlet fades to Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

40 x 30
(100 x 75)

Bluish-Green

Kniphofia
'Toffee Nosed
'

Orange top with Ivory-White bottom
If it flowered after 21 August, I missed taking their photos

June, July, August

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Narrow Bluish-Green

L

Leucanthemella serotina

White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September, October, November

60 x 40
(150 x 100)

Oblong, Dark Green

Ligularia 'Britt-Marie Crawford'

Orange-Yellow
ligulariacflobrittmariecrawfordgarnonswilliams

July, August

36 x 36
(90 x 90)

Dark, Chocolate colour with Burgundy undersides

Ligularia
'The Rocket
'

Lemon-Yellow
ligulariacflotherocketkavanagh1

June, July, August

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Light Green

Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'

White
lychniscflo1coronariaalbakavanagh

June, July, August, September

30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Wooly, hairy, Grey

Lychnis coronaria 'Gardener's World' (Blych)

Red
lychniscflo1coronariagardenersworldgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

24 x 10-12
(61 x 25-30)

Silver

Lythrum salicaria 'Blush'

Light Pink
lythrumcflosalicariablushkavanagh

June, July, August, September

40 x 24
(100 x 60)

Mid Green

Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze'

Rose-Red
lythrumcflosalicariafeuerkerzegarnonswilliams

July, August, September

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Narrow, lance-shaped, Mid Green

Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple'

Purple-Red
lythrumcflo1virgatumdropmorepurplegarnonswilliams

June, July, August

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Dark Green

M

Macleaya x kewensis

Pink
macleayacflo1kewensisgarnonswilliams

July, August, September

100 x 60
(250 x 150)

Large-lobed Grey-Green

Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

Coral-Pink
macleayacflo1microcarpakelwayscoralplumegarnonswilliams1

June, July

88 x 40
(220 x 100)

Large, rounded and lobed Grey-Green

Macleaya microcarpa 'Spetchley Ruby'

Red
macleayaflosmicrocarpaspetchleyrubygarnonswilliams

June, July

80 x 48
(200 x 120)

Grey-Green

Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Bright Red
monardacflogardenviewscarletgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

55 x 55
(140 x 140)

Pale to Mid Green

Monarda 'Schneewittchen'

White
Plant removed after 4 Mar 2013 - see walkabout and stateless plants

June, July, August, September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Pointed Mid Green

Monarda 'Scorpion'

Reddish-Purple
monardacfloscorpiongarnonswilliams

July, August, September

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Dark Green

Monarda 'Violet Queen'

Lavender-Violet
monardacflo1violetqueengarnonswilliams

June, July, August

36 x 15
(90 x 38)

Purple-tinged Greyish-Green

N

Nepeta govaniana

Pale Yellow
nepetacflogovanianagarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Large, Ovate, Pale Green

Nepeta nuda

Lilac-Pink
Only flowers visible when photo taken in 24 July 2013

June, July, August

48 x 36
(120 x 90)

Small Grey-Green leaves ascend partway up the stems

Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'

Deep Violet to Lilac-Blue
nepetacflo1racemosawalkerslowgarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Mid Green

O

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Pink
origanumcfloslaevigatumherrenhausengarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

18 x 24
(45 x 60)

Oval, Green to Reddish-Purple

Origanum laevigatum 'Rosenkuppel'

Violet-Red
origanumcflorosenkuppelgarnonswilliams

July, August, September, October

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Small, Dark Green

P

Persicaria alpina

Creamy-White
pesicariacfloalpinagarnonswilliams

July, August, September

70 x 24
(175 x 60)

Large, pointed, Dark Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba'

White
persicariacfloamplexicaulisalbagarnonswilliams

July, August, September

48 x 40
(120 x 100)

Dark Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Atrosanguinea'

Red
persicariacfloamplexicaulisatrosanguineagarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

40 x 30
(100 x 75)

Large, dock-shaped, Mid Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'

Bright Red
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September, October

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Large, prominently veined, lance-shaped, Mid Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Inverleith'

Red
persicariacflo1amplexicaulisinverleithgarnonswilliams

July, August, September, October, November

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Heart-shaped, Mid Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'

Pink
persicariacfloamplexicaulisroseagarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

50 x 60
(125 x 150)

Lance-shaped, Mid Green

Persicaria amplexicaulis taurus (='blotau')

Rose-madder Red
persicariacfloamplexicaulistaurusgarnonswilliams

July, August, September, October

40 x 28
(100 x 70)

Ovate to lance-shaped, pointed, glossy, leathery, Mid Green

Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'

White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

20 x 40
(50 x 100)

Lance-shaped, purplish-green leaves with a bold central splash of Purple bordered by a Silver chevron marking

Peucedanum verticillare

Pale Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August

80 x 40
(200 x 100)

Bushy clump of blue-green basal triangular leaves, pink-flushed when emerging in the spring

Phlomis russeliana

Yellow
phlomiscflo1russelianagarnonswilliams

May, June, July, August, September

36 x 30
(90 x 75)

Softly wrinkled, ovate leaves, grey-green on the upper side, whitish and densely hairy beneath

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Violet-Blue
phloxcflopaniculatablueparadisekavanagh

July, August

40 x 24
(100 x 60)

Lance-shaped, toothed, Mid Green

Phlox paniculata 'Discovery'

Pale Pink
phloxcflopaniculatadiscoverykavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 20
(75 x 50)

Lance-shaped, Mid Green

Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'

Pink
phloxcflopaniculataevacullumkavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 30
(75 x 75)

Narrow, opposite, pointed, lance-shaped, Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Franz Schubert'

Lilac
Bindweed growing over it on 29 July 2013

July, August, September

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Light Pink Flame'

Pink
phloxcflo1paniculatalightpinkflamegarnonswilliams

July, August, September

18 x 14
(46 x 36)

Pointed, lance-shaped, Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Mia Ruys'

White
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Mother of Pearl'

White
phloxcflo1paniculatamotherofpearlgarnonswilliams

July, August, September

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Lance-shaped, Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Nesperis'

Dear Mr C H Garnons-Williams,   
Thank you for your enquiry to the Royal Horticultural Society's Members' Advisory Service. 
On investigation, I have concluded that the phlox labelled as 'Nesperis' in the garden is in fact: Phlox x arendsii 'Hesperis' . 
A search on the internet will generate a great deal of information on this cultivar.
I hope this information is helpful.
Yours sincerely,   

Tony Dickerson
Horticultural Advisor

Above email sent by the RHS on 13 September 2013 - plant label in Mixed Border bed still not changed by 23 November 2013.

Phlox paniculata 'Otley Choice'

Rose Pink
phloxcflopaniculataotleychoicegarnonswilliams

July, August, September

30 x 16
(75 x 40)

Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Skylight'

Lilac-Blue
phloxcflopaniculataskylightkavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 30
(75 x 75)

Dark Green

Phlox paniculata 'Snow Hare'

White
phloxcflo1paniculatasnowharegarnonswilliams

July, August, September

40 x 32
(100 x 80)

Oval, Mid Green

Phlox paniculata 'Starfire'

Red
It has its flowers just showing behind Saponaria officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

July, August, September, October

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Foliage emerges with maroon tinting, but matures green

Phlox paniculata 'The King'

Blue-Purple
Its flowers showing behind 2 sets of plants with white flowers that almost meet in front

July, August, September

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Mid Green

Phlox paniculata 'Violetta Gloriosa'

Lilac-Purple
phloxcflopaniculataviolettagloriosagarnonswilliams

July, August, September

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Dark Green

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Pink
physostegiacflovirginianavividgarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Lance-shaped Dark Green

Potentilla
'Arc-en-Ciel'

Red
potentillacfloarcencielgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

16 x 12
(40 x 30)

Strawberry-like, Mid Green

Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet'

Scarlet
potentillacflogibsonsscarletgarnonswilliams

June, July, August

16 x 24
(40 x 60)

Strawberry-like, Mid Green

Q

 

 

 

 

 

R

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii

Yellow
rudbeckiacflofulgidadeamiigarnonswilliams

August, September, October

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Oval, Dark Green, roughly hairy leaves

Rudbekia laciniata 'Herbstsonne'

Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August, September

80 x 36
(200 x 90)

Dark Green

S

Salvia transsylvanica
'Blue Spire'

Dark Blue
salviacflotranssylvanicabluespirekavanagh

June, July, August

30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Dark Green

Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'

Reddish-Purple
salviacflo1verticillatapurpleraingarnonswilliams

May, June, July, August, September

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Dark Green hairy leaves

Saponaria officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

Pink
saponariacflo1officinalisrubraplena

July, August, September, October

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Oval, Dark Green

Sedum breweri
'X Glen Chantry'

Pink
sedumcflobrewerixglenchantrykavanagh

September, October

20 x 16
(50 x 40)

Light Green

Sedum 'Herbstfreude'

Progresses from Pale Pink to Deep Pink
sedumcfloherbstfreudegarnonswilliams

August, September

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Fleshy, oblong, glaucous green leaves

Sedum telephium 'Red Cauli'

Red
sedumcfloredcauligarnonswilliams

August, September, October

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Plum-Purple

Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant'

Pinkish-Mauve
sedumcflospectabilebrilliantgarnonswilliams

August, September, October, November

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Broadly elliptic, Grey-Green

Sedum telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Xenox'

Rose-Pink
sedumcflotelephiumxenoxgarnonswilliams

August, September

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Blue/Green leaves with Burgundy margins, which gradually darken to deep purple

Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Gooseberry Fool'

Creamy-Green
sedumcflotelephiumgooseberryfoolgarnonswilliams

September, October, November

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Mid Green

Sidalcea 'Wine Red'

Wine-Red
sidalceacflowineredkavanagh

June, July, August

32 x 24
(80 x 60)

Deeply lobed, Dark Green

Solidago
'Golden Wings'

Yellow
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September, October

60 x 32
(150 x 80)

Mid Green

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

Purple
stachyscflos2byzantinabigearskavanagh

June, July, August, September

18 x 24
(45 x 60)

Rosettes of large, greyish white, felted leaves

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

Lavender-Pink
stachyscflo1officinalishummelogarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

20 x 28
(50 x 70)

Rosettes of pointed Dark Green leaves

Strobilanthes wallichii

Violet-Blue
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

August, September, October

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Dark Green

Succisella inflexa 'Frosted Pearls'

Very light Pink, becoming White, tinged with Blue as they age
succisellacfloinflexafrostedpearlsgarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

32 x 18
(80 x 45)

Strap-like, Dark Green

T

Thalictrum 'Elin'

Lavender
Flowers too far away to see unlesss you use zoom on your camera

June, July, August

94 x 23
(240 x 58)

Small 3-4 lobed leaves which are two-toned Blue and Green

Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double'

Purple-Pink
Plant removed after 4 Mar 2013 - see walkabout and stateless plants

June, July, August

59 x 23
(148 x 58)

Lacy Blue-Green

Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum

Sulphur-Yellow
Unable to locate flowers after its flower buds of 21 Aug 2013

June, July

48 x 48
(120 x 120)

Compound leaves (2-3 pinnate) with 3-4 lobed leaflets are silvery blue green.

Thalictrum rochebrunianum

Purple-Pink or Lavender
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

June, July, August

72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Maidenhair fern-like Dark Green

U

 

 

 

 

 

V

Verbena bonariensis

Lavender-Purple
verbenacflobonariensisgarnonswilliams

August, September, October

60 x 18
(150 x 45)

Ovate, toothed margin, Dark Green

Verbena rigida

Purple or Magenta
Maybe this plant was dead and replaced with some other plant

June, July, August, September, October

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Light Green

Veronicastrum sibiricum

Pale Purple/ Lavenderish Lilac
Either bindweed covered the Veronicastrum plant or the other plants in front grew higher than the Veronicastrum

June, July, August, September

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Grayish-Green, whorled around stem

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'

White
veronicastrumcflovirginicumalbumkavanagh

June, July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Whorls of pointed Dark Green leaves

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'

Pink Lavender/ Lilac
Plants in front grew higher than this plant, so could not photo flowers of this plant

July, August, September

60 x 36
(150 x 90)

Lance-shaped dark green leaves in whorls

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'

Violet-Blue/ Mauve
veronicastrumcflo1virginicumfascinationgarnonswilliams

July, August

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Light Green

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm'

Pale Lavender
veronicastrumcflovirginicumlavenelturmkavanagh

July, August, September

60 x 18
(150 x 45)

Whorls of Dark Green leaves

Veronicastrum virginicum
'Pointed Finger'

Lilac/ Pale Blue
Missed taking photos of its flowers which were created between 13 May and 24 July 2013

June, July

42 x 20
(105 x 50)

Dark Green

Veronicastrum virginicum f. roseum 'Pink Glow'

Pale Pink
veronicastrumflovirginicumroseumpinkglowgarnonswilliams

July, August, September

60 x 26
(150 x 65)

Whorls of deep Green leaves

W

 

 

 

 

 

XYZ

x heucherella 'Kimono'

Pink
xheucherellacfloskimonokavanagh

May, June, July

18 x 14
(45 x 35)

Silvery-Green leaves, the main veins flushed with dark Bronze-Purple

From The Garden November 2013 Issue:-
"Proposed European Commission legislation could make it mandatory for all 'plant reproductive material' to be officially registered and described. According to John David, RHS Chief Scientist, the Commission initially thought that legislating to give all plants propagated for sale an 'Ordinary Recognised Description' (ORD) would only result in minor changes to existing rules. But of the 52,000 cultivars currently listed in the RHS Plant Finder, only 1500 have Plant Breeders Rights and therefore an ORD. Costs for producing each ORD are unknown, but £300 to £500 has been mooted. Plant Heritage says threatened plants could be lost, as many National Plant Collectio holders rely on sales to fund the propagation and sharing of plant material".
Makes you wonder who would pay for the ORDs on Wildflowers and which of the existing nurseries would pay for which of the ORDs for the plants that they grow - and thus spending £500 extra on their plant would insure that they would be selling them at a loss, since the other nurseries would not incurr that charge for that plant. Marvellous way of destroying the nursery business in the UK.

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I wonder if there is a mail-order nursery in China that grows and sells this plant in China with its information on its website in both Chinese and English? Then, I could copy the information from China into the Comments Row of that Plant Description page in this website with links to both its English and Chinese page from its Chinese Nursery website about that plant. The information in Chinese and it's English translation could be sent via email to The Embassy of China in Britain; and thence to me using this email address. Then, people from China visiting this country could inform their relatives where they also could get that plant.

I am attempting the same free link to mail-order nursery service for the people of Europe, Latvia, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

 

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