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

Plant Name

Cortaderia selloana

"The specific epithet was given by Josef August Schultes and Julius Hermann Schultes in 1827, after the German botanist and naturalist Friedrich Sellow, who studied the flora of South America, especially that of Brazil." from Wikipedia.

Common Name

Silver Pampass Grass, Uruguayan Pampass

Soil

Chalk, Loam, Sand, Clay (Acidic Alkaline Neutral).

"In its native distribution a species of rocky gullies, riverbanks and roadsides. It can tolerate a range of environmental conditions but prefers sandy, low pH soils." from GB Non-Native Species Secretariat.

Sun Aspect

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Moisture retentive but Well-drained. Apply 4 inch (10 cms) depth of Organic Compost as a mulch in April to sandy soil.

Plant Type

Evergreen Grass

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)

120 x 60 (300 x 150)

Foliage

Its deep Green serrated leaves are only .5 inches to .75 inches wide but can be 10 feet long. It grows in large clumps called tussocks. Each tussock is about 12 feet tall with many plants in it. The leaves are razor sharp and could slice you open just by rubbing against them (Watch YouTube video) - if you rub the skin from the leaf start to its tip there is no problem, but if you rub from the tip to its start; each forward facing serrated part will dig into and cut your skin. Full protection of all skin including the face is required when maintaining this plant!

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

White panicle 20–40 cms (8–16 inches) long on a 200–300 cms (6 feet 7 inches–9 feet 10 in) tall stem in August-September

Comment

"Cortaderia selloana, commonly known as pampas grass, is a flowering plant native to southern South America, including the pampas after which it is named.

It is a tall grass, growing in dense tussocks that can reach a height of 3 m (10 ft). The leaves are long and slender, 1–2 m (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in) long and 1 cm broad, with very sharp edges. The leaves are usually bluish-green, but can be silvery grey. The flowers are produced in a dense white panicle 20–40 cm (8–16 in) long on a 2–3 m (6 ft 7 in–9 ft 10 in) tall stem.

The plant was introduced to Europe, North America and Australia as an ornamental grass, and, to a lesser extent, to provide food for grazing animals. The feathery flower head plumes, when dried, are widely used in flower arrangements and other ornamental displays.

There are several cultivars available, including:

Pampas grass is highly adaptable and can grow in a wide range of environments and climates. It also seeds prolifically, with each plant able to produce over one million seeds during its lifetime. As such, in some areas (for example California, Hawaii or Green Spain) it is regarded as an invasive weed, whilst in New Zealand and South Africa the plant is banned from sale and propagation for the same reasons. Burning pampas grass does not always kill it at the roots, but chemical weedkiller does." from Wikipedia.

 

"The habitat of Pampas Grass is mostly moist areas in the South American grassland biome. The climate of this biome is pretty hot with grassy plains. Pampas Grass grows the best in sun filled places with somewhat damp ground. It also grows well along a small stream bank or in a shallow moist ravines. An amazing feature about Pampas Grass is that it can live in almost any habitat. This amazing grass can grow in hard, rocky areas, flooded areas, dry and damp ground plus its normal habitat. The leaves die during frosts in northern climates, but grow back in the spring. The habitat it flourishes in is a damp, warm environment like that of the South American Pampas.

Pampas Grass can grow to an impressive size for grass, about 8-12 feet tall. Its leaves are only .5 inches to .75 inches wide but can be 10 feet long. It grows in large clumps called tussocks. Each tussock is about 12 feet tall with many plants in it. The leaves are razor sharp and could slice you open just by rubbing against them. The leaves are a deep green color. The Pampas Grass has large pink plume like flowers that give the grass an ornamental sort of look. It also has oval shaped seeds growing off of it, which are .25 inches long. Its seed has a tan crusty shell. The female plants are prettier and their flowers are fuller.

Pampas Grass can adapt to most places and can adapt fairly quickly. This quick adaptation is the product of a deep root system that digs down and finds water so it can survive in the driest areas.

Pampas Grass is used in many ways. A common use is as a hedge because of the razor sharp leaves and stiff stems. It is used mainly as a decoration. Pampas Grass makes a nice ornamental plant because of its large plume-like flowers. The only setback to having it as an ornament is the sharp leaves because just brushing against it can give you a cut that becomes inflamed. Many people put this plant in garden beds or on lawns. It is not farmed for any purpose because there is no value in it for farmers." from Blue Planet Biomes - "In our site you will discover facts about our planet, its complex patterns of biomes, plants, and animals, and how climates ultimately determine the biomes of our Earth.

This site was created to teach students the power of the Internet as a tool for both communication and learning, and how to use this tool while at the same time express their scientific/environmental knowledge in a fun way.

Students have individually researched different attributes of major climate regions (biomes). Topics covered include the various animals and plants of these regions, the climates, and other specific biome characteristics. Our hope is that this site will be up-dated, changed and improved by each succeeding 6th grade class for many years.

The West Tisbury School is a K-8 school located on Martha's Vineyard, an island approximately 6 miles off the south coast of Massachusetts. It is part of the Up-Island Regional School District that is presently composed of the towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark & West Tisbury.

This site was created and developed by Elisabeth Benders-Hyde. It evolved from a biome project created by Ann and Karl Nelson, two fabulous 6th grade math and science teachers."

 

"An incredibly fast growing showy ornamental grass that can grow to 12 feet or more tall. By its third year it produces an amazing amount of 2-3 foot white plumes that are excellent for cutting for fresh or dried arrangements. Easy to grow. Winter hardy to zone 7." from Swallowtail Garden Seeds .

 

"Individual plants have the ability to produce vast quantities of windborne seed – up to 100,000 per flower head – which can infest areas within a 25km radius. In many cases, garden plants are the seed source for infestations." from Pest and Weed Management of New South Wales Government of Australia.

 

Cortaderia selloana Mini Pampas - A dwarf form of the popular Pampas. It makes a neat plant, ideal for smaller gardens or grown in a pot on the patio where its elegant silvery plumes will create a focal point. Flowers from August to November. " - is available from
Bloms Bulbs in the UK.

 

Available from
Rocket Gardens in the UK - "A Rocket Garden is a box brimming full of baby organic vegetable and herb plants packed in golden straw and delivered direct to your door.

All you have to do is pop your baby plants into their new home to begin growing your own vegetables, herbs or fruit.

At Rocket Gardens, we take out all the risk and hard work that comes with growing your own organic plants from seed. We look after the plants when they are young and vulnerable, only letting you have them when they are the perfect size, ready to be transplanted straight into your garden.

Rocket Gardens saves you time, effort and eliminates the disappointment when seeds fail to germinate.

Who are we?
Rocket Gardens headquarters is based at our farm in West Cornwall and its here where we take your orders, grow your plants, pack them up and send them off, direct to wherever you want them sent.".

 

Seed available from
Swallowtail Garden Seeds in America, but seeds cannot be shipped to California or Hawaii - Their Tips on plant care :-"

Companions

...

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Inflorescences from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Gives a rustic olde worlde cottage garden atmosphere, when you see the lawn growing in the soil between the slabs on the path in the autumn and in late spring - see above and below!

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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

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

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Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Note the very small serrated edges and midrib of the green foliage.

Photo from H. Kavanagh on 21 August 2013.

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Winter Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 20 January 2013.

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Expanded Winter Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Its Black Plant label is on the right of this plant. It migrates to the left of the plant by the 15 May 2013 and back to the middle by the autumn on 16 September 2013.

The plant label is clearly visible to visitors; except when the plant is flowering in September. It is a shame that plants in Wisley appear to get shy when flowering!

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 20 January 2013.

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

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Late Spring Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 15 May 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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Autumn Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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Plant Label from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

This label has been overgrown by the Cortaderia selloana foliage.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 16 September 2013.

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Inflorescences from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 10 November 2013.

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Plant Label from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 15 May 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

 

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...Camera photos of Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial
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...P -Herbaceous
...RHS Wisley

...Flower Shape

Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
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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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