Flower from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Plant Name

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

"The genus name, Miscanthus is derived from two Greek words, mischos ("stalk") and anthos ("flower"); but it's so widely recognized as to function virtually as a common name, in which case I don't capitalize it. The specific epithet, sinensis means "of China." " from About.com Landscaping.

Common Name

Zebra Grass

Soil

Loam, Sand

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Moist and Well-drained

Plant Type

Grass

Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1" = 2.5 cms.
12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms)

48 x 18 (120 x 45)

Foliage

Horizontal Cream bands on Dark Green arching foliage

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

Silky spikes of pale Pink, fan-shaped flower panicles in August-September and are followed by intricate, silvery seed-heads

Comment

Clump-forming Form.

"A graceful, fountainous grass that takes its name from the horizontal cream bands on the leaves. Striking, silky, finger-like flowers bloom in late summer, and stay for months, giving this plant dramatic winter presence. Use as a specimen, or in small groups at the back of a perennial border.

Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears." from Crocus.

 

"Perfect for using as a specimen plant or growing in groups in a herbaceous border, it produces silky spikes of pale pink, fan-shaped flower panicles. These appear between August and September and are followed by intricate, silvery seed-heads which help to maintain the plants ornamental value over the winter." from Jacksons Nurseries.

 

"The deciduous ornamental grass Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus (Zebra grass) has been in a prominent position in our back garden for about six years. Planted in the main border it looks rather striking.
I wasn’t familiar with it when we purchased this plant, and felt unsure regarding hardiness.  Well it hasn’t let us down, although the Aberdeen Summer is not warm enough for development of the silvery white plumes which should show in Autumn.
However the plant is very ornamental with dark green leaves and horizontal creamy bands which appear in late Summer.
Not quite the same this past Summer, where have the Zebra stripes gone.  Well they never appeared, I can only think that its because of the terribly cool cloudy weather which we had from early June right through till almost the end of September, occasionally being teased and tormented with a day here and there that hinted of things to change.
This deciduous clump forming perennial is one of those plants which will grow in most soils as long as it is free draining.  The architectural appearance of Zebrinus makes it most effective as a single specimen plant standing alone, or in the mixed border as we have it.
In late Winter cut the plant down to ground level and gradually she will return to her former glory.
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Position – Full sun/partial shade
Height – 120/150cm" from Aberdeen Gardening - "I am Alistair and along with my wife Myra have been gardening in Aberdeen for forty years. I started this website to profile the plants which we have grown in this part of the country. Living in what some see as the frozen north I take pleasure in showing what can be achieved. (Go to my A to Z of our plants) clicking on the plant picture of your choice will take you to where I describe how this plant performed in our garden.
Also if you click on the link (Our Garden) you will see a full size picture slideshow of our front and back garden. Thanks for stopping by and any comment you leave will be answered.
November 29th 2013 we moved to Cheshire to be near to family. I will continue with my blog but part of us will always remain in Aberdeen."

 

"Zebra grass is a clump-forming grass noted for its horizontally banded foliage which is reminiscent of both the popular M. s. 'Strictus' and M. s. 'Puenktchen'. However, 'Zebrinus' clumps are rounded, tend to flop and often need support, whereas 'Strictus' and 'Puenktchen' both feature spiky, upright leaf blades in narrower clumps which usually do not need staking. 'Zebrinus' typically forms a substantial foliage clump to 4-6' tall, however it sends up flower stalks to 2' above the foliage clump, thus bringing the total height of the grass to 6-8' tall when in flower. Features dark green leaves with zebra-striped, golden yellow bands extending horizontally across the leaves at irregular intervals. Foliage gradually fades to tan after frost. Tiny pink/copper-tinted flowers appear in tassel-like inflorescences above the foliage in late summer, gradually turning into silvery white plumes in fall. Flower plumes persist well into winter providing good winter interest.
'Zebrinus' clumps may need staking and are susceptible to collapsing in winter from heavy snows." from Missouri Botanical Garden.

 

"Gertrude Jekyll grew variegated miscanthus at Munstead Wood. She recognised their value in casting light and pattern in the border. The plant with horizontal banding that she describes was probably 'Zebrinus' (literally, zebra grass). A newer form called 'Strictus' has similar horizontal banding, but where 'Zebrinus' flows as the leaves arch away from the stem, 'Strictus' stands rigidly stiff. It may well make a good feature plant in gravel, but it lacks the grace of 'Zebrinus', which was eminently better in the trial ground.

There are two other stunning cultivars with vertical variegation (ie running down the leaf), both bred in Japan and less hardy than their German counterparts. 'Cosmopolitan' is a large robust grass with wide green and cream leaves and could light up a whole garden with its presence, reaching almost 10ft in height.

The ribbon-leaved 'Morning Light' has been grown in Japanese gardens since the 19th century. This very delicate miscanthus, barely 4ft in height, has the usual white stripe down the middle of each leaf, plus distinctive white edges on each narrow leaf - a subtle combination, softened by a touch of warm pink in leaf." from The Telegraph.

 

Available from
Crocus and
Jacksons Nurseries in the UK with
Heritage Perennials in America.

Companions

...

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Silvery Seed-Heads from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 November 2013.

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

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Late Autumn Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 November 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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Spring Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 27 April 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 Autumn Form in middle round its Black Plant Label from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Note the aluminium stake mostly hidden by the foliage of the plant on the right and that same stake 2 images below. It would appear that whatever was that plant that it was labelling, that it became invisible to visitors as the plants in front grew higher than it. Not having the expertise of the RHS staff, I think that maybe in maintaining the beds, records should be kept concerning what happens to each plant and its visibility for visitors, so that problems like this can be tackled either as they arise or during the winter in order to change the outcome for the following growing season.

Records are kept in the library concerning the position in the garden of its plants, which can be accessed by the library staff for visitors. I do not know what else is on these records.

On the path towards the collection of over 1000 heathers, there are plants labelled Rhododendron alongside. I wonder what happened when those plants were planted and the information concerning their cultivar names was available?

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 November 2013.

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Expanded image of Late Autumn Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

If the expanded image of 30 November 2013 below does show a climber on the metal climber support, I wonder who saw the climber's flowers? If there was no climber, then what was this support structure doing in 2013?

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 November 2013.

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Late Autumn Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Note the height of its Black Plant Label above ground and the foliage is partially concealing that label as seen below. The metal cone-shaped climber support behind it is mostly hidden.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 30 November 2013.

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Expanded image of Late Autumn Form above from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

It is possible that the green foliage at the base of the Black Metal cone-shaped climber support belongs to a climber. Pity that the plants round it hid from view during the Summer.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 30 November 2013.

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Plant Label from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 30 November 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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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