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

Plant Name

Allium christophii

(Allium christophii,
Allium albopilosum)

Common Name

Star of Persia

Soil

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Moist and Well-drained

Plant Type

Bulb

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 8 (60 x 20)

Plant 15cm (6 inches) deep, 30cm (12 inches) apart.

Foliage

Dark Green strap-shaped, slightly glaucous leaves withering by flowering time.

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

Huge globes of small, star-shaped, Pinkish-Purple flowers in May-July followed by a long-lasting seed-head

Comment

Erect Form.

"Huge globes of small, star-shaped, pinkish-purple flowers appear in summer above narrow, grey-green leaves. In bloom these fabulous globes - up to 20cm (8in) in diameter - have a metallic sheen. The faded flowerheads hold up well in the border and are useful for dried flower arrangements. Perfect for a sunny site, dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants, which help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear.
Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring." from Crocus.

"Allium are bulbous herbaceous perennials with a strong onion or garlic scent, linear, strap-shaped or cylindrical basal leaves and star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in an umbel on a leafless stem.
A. cristophii is a perennial to 50cm (20 inches), with strap-shaped, slightly glaucous leaves withering by flowering time. Star-shaped, rosy-violet flowers are borne in globose heads to 20cm (8 inches) in width in early summer are followed by attractive seed-heads
Easy to grow in fertile well-drained soil. Add grit when grown in clay soils to improve drainage" from RHS.

"Remember these are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage doesn't appear to affect the bulbs.
For the vase, add a drop of bleach to the water to minimise the oniony smell or change the water regularly. They will look good for up to 2 weeks without rearranging." from Sarah Raven.

"Magnificent, spherical heads composed of glossy amethystine violet stars each with a metallic sheen. Allium christophii is the most flamboyant member of this enormous family of plants.
Allium christophii has spherical flower-heads which contain up to 80 star shaped flowers with slightly flattened petals that emphasise the perfect ball shape. As these fade, they resemble brown stars, and the complete stem will last for many weeks as part of a dried flower arrangement.

Sometimes called the 'Star of Persia,' it is a native of Turkey and Iran, and loves a warm sunny site where it will tolerate competition from tree and hedge roots. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants, which help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear. 
Fully frost hardy, they are able to withstand temperature down to -15°C (5°F). The plants can be allowed to self-seed to make impressive clumps.
Alliums are also ideal for containers. They flower in May-June so are ideal to add colour after the tulips and daffodils have flowered and before many of the summer flowering bulbs are flowering.

Allium christophii has been awarded the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Sow at any time of year.
The seeds can be sown directly where they are to flower at any time of year, or can be sown indoors, the seedlings over wintered in the greenhouse and then planted out in the following spring.
Allium seeds need a period of moisture and cold after harvest before they will germinate, usually this is necessary to either allow the embryo to mature or to break dormancy.
If sown indoors in warmer weather, the period of dormancy can be artificially stimulated by placing the moistened seed in a refrigerator. It is best to sow them on moistened, well draining compost, seal the container in a polythene bag and leave everything in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 weeks at around 4 to 5°C (39 to 41°F). The seeds must be moist whilst being pre-chilled, but it doesn't usually benefit them to be actually in water or at temperatures below freezing. After prechilling bring out of the fridge to 13 to 16°F (55 to 60°F)
Light seems to be beneficial and so pre-chilled seeds should have only the lightest covering of compost over them, and the seed trays etc. should be in the light. Compost should be kept moist but not wet at all times. Germination should occur 18 to 21 days.
Prick out each seedling as it becomes large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays to grow on. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 days before planting out.

Plant out in spring into fertile, well drained soil. Add grit when grown in clay soils to improve drainage. Remember that the foliage dies back as flowering commences; you may wish to place this behind a smaller plant to disguise its foliage. When planting try to plant in groups of at least 3 or 5 as they do look much better in clumps.
Prepare the soil prior to planting by cultivating up to 30cm of soil, on heavier soils add a couple of handfuls of grit under each Allium before planting to improve drainage. Alliums grow well in most soil types but do prefer to be planted in well-drained sunny spots. The bulbs of Alliums vary tremendously in size so the best advice on planting depth is to plant Allium bulbs at a depth of three to four time their depth in the soil. On light soils, increase the planting depths to help anchor the taller varieties. The soil around Alliums should be kept moist during the flowering period.
Alliums can also be used for naturalising in grassland or similar areas, however please note that as they do not flower until late (May-June) you will not be able to cut the grass until they die back in July.

To plant in pots ensure you have a sturdy deep container (the height and weight of the taller alliums will cause smaller containers to topple over), put crocks in the bottom to allow for drainage and then add about 10cms of potting compost. Place the Allium bulbs on top of the compost so that they are not touching the outside pot or each other. Cover with at least 20cms of potting compost and firm down. During the winter months ensure the compost is kept moist but not too wet and protect from frost. When you see the first signs of growth in the spring (March-April) increasing the amount of water to ensure the compost does not dry out. " from Seedaholic.

Missouri Botanical Garden also has details on this plant.

"This bulb can also be used for miniature fireworks effects in Fairy Gardens" from About Miniatures.

Available from
R.V. Roger - "Our extensive range of over 16,000 plants, bulbs and seeds is here on the website for you to browse. We can take orders through the site or over the phone at the nursery. Advice sheets are also available.",
Crocus and
Sarah Raven in the UK with
Brent and Becky's Bulbs in America.

Seed available from Seedaholic in Ireland for delivery throughout the world .

Companions

Stipa tenuissima
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood'

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

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Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 15 May 2013.

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Early Spring Form of green foliage with Allium cristophii black label on left mixed in with
Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' whose black label is on the right from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.
Black label for Agastache 'Black Adder' is behind this Allium cristophii. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 4 March 2013.

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Late Spring Form mixed in with the Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 15 May 2013.

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

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Late Summer Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from H. Kavanagh on 21 August 2013.

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Flower Buds from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 15 May 2013.

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

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

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

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Seed Head from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from H. Kavanagh on 21 August 2013.

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Seed from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from H. Kavanagh on 21 August 2013.

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Plant Label from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from H. Kavanagh on 21 August 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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lathyrusflotvernus

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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

At the Commital for Marilyn Lewis 1954-April 2014 some of Marilyn's Recipes were published pre and post in the Order of Service provided for the attendees:

This is her Potato Goulash for serving to 4 Vegetarians:-

8 Ounces Onion, thinly sliced,
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil,
2 Ounces of Margarine,
32 Ounces Potatoes, peeled and cut into 0.5 inch (1.25 cm) thick slices,
1 level tablespoon Paprika,
0.25 pint water,
2 level teaspoons Salt,
1 tablespoon Flour,
2 teaspoons Caraway Seeds,
0.25 Pint Sour Cream,
Chives, chopped,
Hard Boiled Eggs, sliced.
 

1. Fry onions in oil and margarine in large pan.

2. Add potatoes with the paprika and stir. Add the water and salt. Cover and cook slowly for 20 minutes.

3. Stir in flour (blended with 3-4 tablespoons of water) and Caraway seeds. Cook 1-2 minutes.

4. Remove from heat. Stir in Sour Cream and put into casserole. Sprinkle with chopped chives and sliced eggs.

 

Unfortunately; we the generation who finished their education in Britain before AD 2000 still use ounces - International avoirdupois ounces - despite the following statement - "On January 1, 2000, it ceased to be a legal unit of measure within the United Kingdom for economic, health, safety or administrative purposes". Due to the British Government overspending for the last 4 years at a rate of £3805.18 a second, there are insufficient funds to educate our illiterate about that last statement concerning the legality of using the ounce.
 

 

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Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

MIXED BORDER DESIGN GALLERY PAGES


FOLIAGE COLOUR
.Black
.Blue
(o)Brown
.Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
.Other
(o)Purple
(o)Red
(o)
Variegated
(o)Variegated White
.Variegated Yellow
.White
.Yellow
.4 Season Colour


 

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.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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It is worth remembering that the links to external sites were valid on the day that I created that link, but may no longer be valid as Father Time moves on!

MIXED BORDER OTHER PLANTS GALLERY PAGES

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction -
which includes how not to prune and where not to position a plant in a bed

Other Permanent Plants Height from Text Border for the
BEDDING PLANT Gallery,
this MIXED BORDER OTHER 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 OTHER PLANT INDEX

Other Plant Name

with link to its Description Page
 

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

Flower Thumbnail

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Foliage Colour

with link to Mixed Borders Foliage Colour Page

Foliage Thumbnail

Comment

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulb

Agapanthus 'Buckingham Palace'

Deep Blue

July, August, September

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60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

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5 other Agapanthus in Herbaceous Perennial Gallery

Allium cristophii

Pinkish-Purple

May, June, July

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24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Dark Green

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74 other Allium in Allium and Anemone Gallery

Allium sphaerocephalon

Green, then Purple and ages Reddish-Purple

July, August

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24 x 3
(60 x 8)

Strap-like, Mid-Green

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Alstroemeria psittacina

Red and green petals spotted with black

Aug-Sep

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40 x 18
(100 x 45)

Light Green

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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

 

100 Crocosmia at Trecanna Nursery

Crocosmia x crocosmioides 'Vulcan'

Rich-Red

June, July, August

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36 x 18
(90 x 45)

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

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Galtonia candicans

should be named Ornithogalum candicans

White

July, August, September

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48 x 16
(120 x 40)

Strap-shaped and Mid-Green

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Other Southern African Orni-thogalum species that originate in southern Africa

Climber

Clematis
'Alba Luxurians'
(Viticella Group)

See Description Page also in Clematis Climber Gallery

White

July, August, September, October

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120 x 72
(300 x 180)

Grey-Green

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See 70 other Clematis climbers in Clematis Climber Gallery and further data on Clematis

Clematis
'Bill Mackenzie'
(Tangutica Group)

Yellow

July, August, September, October

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120-180 x 36
(450 x 90)

Dark Green

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321 Clematis at Haw-thornes Nursery

Clematis x bonstedtii (Heracleifolia Group)

Pale Blue

July, August, September

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60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Dark Green

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Clematis x diversifolia

Blue, Violet, Lilac, Lavender

June, July, August, September, October

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100 x 40
(250 x 100)

Lance-shaped Dark Green

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Clematis 'Elvan'

Lilac to Lilac-Blue

"All Clematis fall into one of 3 distinct pruning groups: No Prune (Group 1), Light Prune (Group 2), and Hard Prune (Group 3).

Group 1: Early Flowering. Typically blooming in winter and spring, these varieties flower on the previous year's growth only, so if you need to remove damaged stems or control the size of the plant, the best time would be as soon as they have finished flowering. Included in this group are Alpina, Macropetala, Montana, and Evergreen varieties.

Group 2: Large Flowers. Typically larger flowers grow out on new shoots from last year's growth in late spring and summer. Some of these will occasionally display a second bloom at the tips of the current year's growth in late summer and autumn. These varieties should be pruned in spring, right back to where there are strong and healthy buds, before they start their active growth period. New flowering stems will be produced from this architecture of previous growth.

Group 3: Late Flowering. Group 3 Clematis only flower on current year's growth. These blooms tend to display from summer through to late autumn. These varieties are arguably the easiest to prune, as you basically cut it right down to about 20cm (8ins) above ground level in spring before they begin their active growth period, removing all of the previous year's growth." from Primrose who have produced a new method of raising "Kids in our planters".

If this climber flowered after May 2013, then I could not identify it or see its Plant Label. See Clematis 'Elvan' Des-cription Page in Clematis Climbers Gallery

Clematis
'Etoile Violette'

Deep Purple

If this climber flowered after April 2013, then I could not identify it or see its Plant Label. See Clematis 'Etoile Violette' Des-cription Page in Clematis Climbers Gallery

Clematis 'Fukuzono'

Purple fades to Blue

June, July, August, September

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60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Dark Green

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Where is the American Clematis Society?

Rogerson Clematis Collection

Clematis 'Jackmanii'

See Description Page also in Clematis Climber Gallery

Violet-Purple

July, August, September

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168 x 36
(420 x 90)

Pale to Mid-Green

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Clem-atis.com focuses on Clematis varieties which are available and suitable for the North American garden including this variety

Clematis 'Kaiu'

White with Pink tinge

July, August, September

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72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Dark Green

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British Clematis Society awarded 'Com-mended Certificate' to this Clematis

Clematis 'Kermesina'

Crimson-Red

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 4 March 2013

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Estonian Clematis Society

Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon'

See Description Page also in Clematis Climber Gallery

Red

July, August, September

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

Dark Green

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Sag-amihara Green Association for Clematis in Japan

Clematis 'Pink Ice'

Deep Pink

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013

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Fact Sheet on Clematis from Gardening in Australia

Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Dusky-Purple

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 13 April 2013

Chelone glabra black plant label on left and Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' black plant label on right

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Clematis Nomen-clatural Standards List from the Inter-national Clematis Society

Clematis Rosemoor 'Evipo002'

Purplish-Red

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 13 April 2013

Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus black plant label on right and Clematis Rosemoor 'Evipo002' black plant label in middle

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Clematis
'Royal Velours
'

Red-Purple

July, August, September

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180 x 60
(450 x 150)

Mid-Green

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Clematis 'Ruutel'

Red

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 4 March 2013.

Since its Birch Branch Support structure has not been replaced, It may be that this climber position was not going to be there in 2013 summer season.

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Clematis 'Viola'

Violet Blue ages to Purple

June, July, August, September, October

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120 x 60
(300 x 150)

Dark Green

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Clematis x aromatica

Violet-Blue

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013

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Dactylicapnos macrocapnos

Yellow

June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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80 x 40
(200 x 100)

Pale Green

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Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle'

Purplish-Pink

June. July, August, September

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80 x 36
(200 x 90)

Grey-Green

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Conifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dediduous Shrub

Buddleja daviidii nanhoensis
'Nanho Blue
'

Pale Lilac-Blue

June, July, August, September

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60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Grey-Green

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Buddleja davidii nanhoensis
'Nanho Purple
'

Deep Purple

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013.

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The Trials Report of 2008-2010 on Buddleja davidii and its close hybrids of the RHS provides useful data including the require-ment for hard pruning. The Panel co-opted three genus special-ists, who are all national collection holders of Buddleja. They were; Peter Moore (Long-stock Gardens), Anita Allen (Shap-cott Barton Estate) and Andrew Bullock (The Lavender Garden).

Buddleja davidii 'Nanho White Monite'

White

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013.

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Buddleja davidii 'Peacock'
('Peakeep' is the Trade name)

Pink to Purple-Pink

June, July, August, September

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60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Medium Green

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Cornus alba 'Aurea'

Cream

May, June

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120 x 120
(300 x 300)

Large crisp Golden-Yellow leaves in spring.
If grown in a shady position the leaves tend to change to a beautiful Lime-green colour.

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In autumn; the new stems turn crimson and remain to brighten up the winter months.

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

Small, Creamy-White, in flat heads. Unable to see its flowers in May-June or even later in the year.

The 3 cornus at the back of the bed are starting to create their spring foliage on 15 May 2013

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Spring pruning at Beech-grove Garden helps you to create what you want to see from a plant.

 

The 3 cornus at the back of the bed are now over 6 feet high on 29 August 2013. The plants in front obstruct the view of the cornus behind and thus no photos of the flowers of this cornus were taken in 2013. As a backdrop of variegated green/yellow it may be fine, but in that case why not replace that section of hedge behind it instead.

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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Pink

July, August

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200 x 200
(500 x 500)

Dark Red-Purple oval leaves and, when the temperature drops, the leaves develop a bright-pink margin before becoming scarlet.

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Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

Scarlet Sepals and Purple Petals

June, July, August, September, October

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44 x 44
(110 x 110)

Slender deep Green

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Hardy Fuchsia List for the Showbench from the Fuchsia Societies in the UK

Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'

Scarlet Sepals and Purple Petals

June, July, August, September, October

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80 x 120
(200 x 300)

Bronze-tinted Dark Green Spring Foliage becomes Dark Green Foliage in the Summer

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There is the American Fuchsia Society , the Australian Fuchsia Society Inc the National Fuchsia Society of New Zealand and there was the Greater Victoria Geranium and Fuchsia Society in Canada

Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'

White with Red base

June, July, August

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96 x 60
(240 x 150)

Lobed Dark Green

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Inter-national Hibiscus Society list of registered and non-registered cultivars

Hydrangea arborescens
'Astrid Lindgren'

White

July, August, September

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52 x 60
(130 x 150)

Dark Green

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American Hyd-rangea Society with the story of the big Hydrangea that wouldn't bloom.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'

Creamy-White

August, September

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200 x 100
(500 x 250)

Toothed Mid to Dark Green

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The Best Books on Hydrangeas

Leycesteria formosa 'Purple Rain'

Burgundy, Pink and White

June, July, August, September

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100 x 80
(250 x 200)

Dark Green

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Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii

Golden-Yellow

Without the 50 x optical zoom on my current camera, I was unable to take photos of the flowers which were on this shrub on 15 May 2013. This shrub is too far back to enjoy its flowers with the naked eye.

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The Peony Society has further details on peonies.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'

White often tinged with Pink

May, June

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60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Golden Yellow

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Pinkish-White

June, July, August

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96 x 96
(240 x 240)

Dark Purple ages to Green

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple'

Pink and White

The Plant Label in the middle of this photo of January 2013 is unreadable.

The Plant Label has been expanded below.

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The photo taken on the bottom right on 15 May 2013 shows that the Sambucus plant label is facing the front.

The Yellowish-Green juvenile foliage on the bottom right belongs to Cornus alba 'Aurea' - you can see from its page that it grows quite high and hides the side view of this Sam-bucus Plant Label when that plant is in flower. Since the plant label is difficult to read from the front lawn, this indicates no identity of this plant took place when it was in flower.

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Gerda'

Pinkish-Purple

When you look at the panorama photos in East Border Part 19 you will note - by 19 September 2013 - that purple flowers could be seen on the Sambucus but its plant label could not, because of the yellow foliage of the Cornus in front of it.

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This photo taken on 15 May 2013 shows the plant label for this burgundy-leaved Sam-bucus in the middle and facing the lawn between the 2 Mixed Borders.

The orange juvenile foliage on the left is from Cornus alba 'Aurea'.

Deciduous Tree

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'

White

Since no flowers were seen, then no photos of its flowers could be taken in Wisley.

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This photo from Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden on 15 June shows no flower bud formation for flowering in July.

 

 

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This photo on 21 August 2013 from East Border Part 25 shows no indication of flowers during July or August. The panorama photos in that page do not indicate any evidence of flowers during 2013

Paulownia tomentosa

Lilac-Purple

Photo from 4 March 2013 followed by photo of 1 July 2013 with no flowers seen before or afterwards.

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Evergreen Perennial

Hemerocallis
'Green Flutter
'

Greenish-Yellow

June, July, August

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20 x 40
(50 x 100)

Narrow, upright Dark Green

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Hemerocallis
'Little Grapette
'

Grape-Purple with Golden-Yellow throat

July, August, September

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30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Narrow, strap-like, Dark Green Evergreen Perennial

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Heuchera 'Obsidian'

Cream

Unable to get clear photos of flowers in 2013

June, July

 

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Jet black-maroon 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

 

 

Evergreen Shrub

Abelia x grandiflora

White flushed mauve-pink

June, July, August, September, October

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120 x 300
(300 x 400)

Dark Green

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Semi-Evergreen Shrub

Artemesia
'Powis Castle'

See further details in East Border Part 14 about lack of record keeping leading to this plant being overgrown - linkstakes in front of the Pennisetum would have provided a temporary solution from May 2013 onwards.

Yellow
See flower photo from June 2012 from PbmGarden

Although these plants were in front of the bed next to the path and in front of Pennisetum orientale 'Shogun'; the Pennisetum overgrew them.

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Ligustrum quihoui

This image is part of the unreduced original photo taken on 24 July 2013. These plants were at the back of a 240 inch (600 cms) deep bed and the flowers were too small.

White

Without the 50 x optical zoom on my current camera, I was unable to take close-up photos of the flowers which were on these shrubs on 24 July 2013. These shrubs are too far back to enjoy their flowers with the naked eye.

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Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

White

April, May

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108 x 108
(270 x 270)

During the growing season all new flushes of growth are brilliant red, turning to bronze by late spring then to Dark Green

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Evergreen Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grass

Arundo donax

Purple

September

Very rarely flowers in Britain

240 x 160
(600 x 400)

Grey-Green

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See other
9 Bamboos and 4 Grasses in their Galleries with native to UK Bamboo , Grass ,
Soft Bromes, Parnassus-Grass , Rannock-Rush , Reedmace , Wood-rushes , Saltmarsh Grasses , Sedges-Rush-Like and
Sedges Carex Families in the Wild Flower Galleries.

Grass-Base - The Online World Grass Flora from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England.
This site presents good florastyle des-criptions for all grass species.

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Silvery-grey with Pinkish-Purple tints becomes Golden-Brown

June, July, August

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60 x 36
(150 x 90)

Grey-Green

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Cortaderia selloana

White

August, September

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120 x 60
(300 x 150)

Deep Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

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Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Silvery-Yellow

August

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60 x 48
(150 x 120)

Dark Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

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Eragrostis curvula

Grey-Green

August

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60 x 40
(150 x 100)

Dark Green

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Reddish-Copper

September

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52 x 48
(130 x 120)

Dark Green with White stripe down the leaf centre

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Grosse Fontane'

Pink ripens to Silver.
Missed taking photos of its Pink Inflore-scences

August, September, October, November, December

 

100 x 60
(250 x 150)

Dark Green

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kaskade'

Rosy-Pink
Missed taking photos of its Pink Inflore-scences and its foliage turning Bronze in the Autumn

July, August, September, October

Note that the Pink Spikelets were visible on the panorama of West Border Part 68 of 19 Sep-tember but its label was hidden by the plants in front

100 x 40
(250 x 100)

Dark Green with White Midribs

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Grey/ Silver and Pale Pink
Missed taking photos of its Pink Inflore-scences

September, October, November

 

40 x 36
(100 x 90)

Dark Green with White midribs and edges

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Roland'

Pink turning to pure White Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013

August, September

 

56 x 40
(140 x 100)

Dark green

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Pale Pink

Missed taking photos of its Pink Inflore-scences

August, September

 

48 x 18
(120 x 45)

Horizontal Cream bands on Dark Green arching foliage

 

Pennisetum orientale 'Shogun'

Pale Pink

June, July, August, September, October, November

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48 x 32
(120 x 80)

Flat, linear, Blue-Green leaves, turning Yellow-Brown in autumn

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Stipa calamagrostis

Pale Green ages to light buff

June, July, August, September

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30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Dark Green

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Stipa gigantea

Purple ripens to Gold

June, July

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100 x 48
(250 x 120)

Slender Grey-Green

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Stipa gigantea
'Gold Fontaene'

Plant removed after 20 January 2013

Straw Yellow

Photo taken on 20 January 2013 in West Border Part 63

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Hedge

Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

Green

as background hedge to all 71 Parts of Mixed Borders

May

 

480 x 320
(1200 x 800)

Mid-Green with Brown Autumn and Winter dead foliage

 

 

Herb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odds and Sods

Biennial - Onopordum acanthium

Purple

In the late 19th century, it was introduced to temperate regions of North America, South America, and Australia as an ornamental plant, and is now considered a major agricultural and wildland noxious weed. I would not recommend growing it in your garden, orchard or fields.

Sub-Shrub -
Artemesia abrotanum

Having such a small area of plant, I was unable to find its flowers from 29 August to 30 December 2013.
Is this because this plant rarely produces flowers in British gardens?

Yellow

September, October

Photo taken by H. Kavanagh on 21 August 2013 with the Artemesia being the wide area of green foliage next to the path.

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Rhododendron/ Azalea/ Camellia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose

Rosa Bonica 'Meidomonac'

Retail name in UK should be
Rosa 'Bonica'
(Meidomonac) as used by David Austin Roses

Pink

July, August, September

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36 x 44
(90 x 110)

Glossy, Mid-Green

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See WISLEY WISLEY Rose Classification System Page for details on this Rosa Retail Name 'Trade Name' RHS naming system.

Rosa glauca 'Carmenetta' and Page in RHS Wisley Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden Roses

Pink

May, June, July, August, September, October

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78 x 78
200 x 200)

Green with Grey reverse

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Soft Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scabiosashapecolumbaria1Pincushions - The pincushions of plants such as scabious (Scabiosa columbaria from BritishFlora) are in reality compound flowerheads, with a dome of central florets surrounded by larger florets.

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