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Flowers from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

Plant Name

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

(Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo')

Physocarpus comes from the Greek words physo (bladder) and karpon (fruit) in reference to the red bladder-shaped fruits that appear after flowering. Diabolo is Devil in Spanish.

Common Name

Purple-leaf Ninebark.

Plants in this genus exhibit exfoliating bark on mature branches. The bark peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark, hence the common name. This interesting bark provides good winter interest but is usually hidden by the foliage during the growing season.

Soil

Loam, Sand, Clay

Sun Aspect

Full Sun (Best foliage colour occurs in Full Sun), Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Dry to Moist and Well-drained

Plant Type

Deciduous Shrub

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)

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Foliage

Dark Purple - Purple foliage tends to green up in hot summer climates as the summer progresses.

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

Pinkish-White, 5 Petal flowers in June-August.

Flowers give way to drooping clusters of reddish fruit (inflated seed capsules) - see images below.

Comment

"Beyond its physical attractions, ‘Diabolo’ is also incredibly cold-hardy (to Zone 2-3), is not fussy about soil type or pH, is easily pruned to preferred height and shape, and, once established, is comfortable withstanding prolonged dry periods." fromPlant of the Month in Gardening in the Mud for Midwest and Northeast Gardeners - "I have a Master of Science degree in Plant Pathology; I was a Master Gardener for thirteen years; and I’ve worked as a horticultural consultant."

 

"Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun in the northern part or its growing range, but appreciates some afternoon shade in the St. Louis area. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Prune as needed immediately after bloom. Plants may be cut to the ground in winter to rejuvenate.

'Diabolo' is a purple-leaved ninebark cultivar. Like the species, it is an upright, spreading, somewhat coarse, deciduous shrub which is closely related to genus Spiraea. It typically grows 4-8' (less frequently to 10') tall. Small pinkish-white, five-petaled flowers in dense, flat, rounded, 1-2" diameter, spirea-like clusters (corymbs) appear in late spring. Flowers give way to drooping clusters of reddish fruit (inflated seed capsules). Ovate to rounded, usually 3-5 lobed leaves (to 4" long) are dark purple. Purple foliage tends to green up in hot summer climates as the summer progresses - see images below. The species is native to Missouri. Ninebark is named for its exfoliating bark (on mature branches) which peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark- see image below. Bark provides winter interest but is usually hidden by the foliage during the growing season.

Shrub borders, hedge, screen or for erosion control on banks. A vigorous shrub that seems to be able to grow well in harsh conditions." from Missouri Botanical Garden .

 

"This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds." from Gardening Express.

 

"But if you need a smaller specimen, cutting ‘Diablo’ to the ground in early spring will result in a flush of even darker foliage and, of course, a more compact shrub." from Fine Gardening.

 

"The bark of Ninebark is peeling & cracked, quite interesting at close observation. In fact this shrub gets its name from a belief that it has nine layers of bark. Even so, on younger specimens during their first two or three years at least, the overall effect in winter can at times prove to be mediocre & too twiggy, plus it re-leafs relatively late in spring, so that the thin twigginess will not be restored to its fluffy dense foliage for quite a long season.

For this reason some people cut theirs nearly to the ground for the winter, resulting in a compact & bright bush with rapid spring growth, fully fluffed out earlier than if the previous year's limbs were left intact.

But with patience & far less rigorous pruning, it's great to let specimens grow "wild" in order to obtain an impressive height. As the shrub & older stems mature, the exfoliating limbs will eventually gain in character, to become one of the most interesting species for ornamentality in winter.

Because only the previous years' limbs exfoliate, with too regular a pruning schedule, the bark never will get interesting. So I prefer to let it go unpruned or minimally pruned, which results in no lessoning of spring flowering.

Eventually it may seem time to provide the shrub with a freshening hard prune, but I don't feel this should be done even so often as every third year. Ours two shrubs in their fourth year of minimal pruning have remained in top form, & the winter look improves greatly when there are a larger percentage of thickening, aged-looking upright twigs, as can be seen on the Diablo Ninebark page along the Winter Bark Garden Walk." from Paghat the Ratgirl.

 

Other cultivars for your consideration of Physocarpus opulifolius are detailed in The Many Faces of Ninebark from Proven Winners.

Species and cultivars from Horticulture Week:-

  • "Physocarpus malvaceus is an elegant, medium-sized shrub that resembles Spiraea. It has dark-green leaves and dense umbels of white flowers in June.
  • Physocarpus monogynus is a small shrub with leaves with three to five lobes, resembling currant foliage. They are dull green above and paler below. It has white or pink-tinged flowers in the summer. Height: 1.2m. Spread: 2m.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius is a vigorous, medium-sized shrub. It has mid-green three-lobed leaves that turn yellow to bronze in autumn. Whitish-pink flowers in May and June. Height: 2-3m.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius 'Angel Gold' has lemon-yellow leaves, with a thin copper margin in the spring, which turns yellow later. White flowers are borne in the summer, followed by red fruit that turns purple.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow' has interesting leaves that have a lovely red colour and a bright yellow centre when young. The foliage matures to a deep wine colour. Light-pink buds open to clusters of white flowers in summer. Height: 3m. Spread: 2.4m.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold' AGM is a tall shrub with golden yellow foliage on arching branches. Small pink-tinged white flowers are borne in early summer, followed by clusters of bladder-like red fruit with green flushes. Height: 2m. Spread: 2.5m.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo D'Or' (PBR) has rich dark foliage, burnished gold when young, and pink flowers that appear in early summer. Height and spread: 2m.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' (PBR) AGM is a tall variety with white flowers and dark purple leaves, which start out bronze-green when young. Height: 2m. Spread: 2.5m.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius Lady in Red 'Tuilad' (PBR) has brilliant chestnut red to wine foliage on arching branches. Small pink-tinged white flowers are borne in early summer. Height and spread: 2.5m.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius 'Luteus' has yellow spring foliage that turns to green by early summer and develops bronze tones as the season progresses.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nugget' has yellow to lime-green foliage that stands out against the exfoliating, cinnamon-coloured bark. White flowers are borne in clusters along the stems in early summer, followed by dark brown seed capsules that look good in winter.
  • Physocarpus opulifolius Summer Wine 'Seward' (PBR) is the result of a cross between 'Nana' and 'Diabolo'. It has attractive burgundy foliage and a dense compact habit, remaining about half the size of 'Diabolo'. Recommended used against yellow and bright green plants, it produces white button-like blooms in spring."

 

Available from
Ashwood Nurseries
Buckingham Nurseries and
Gardening Express in the UK with
California Flora Nursery in America - Specializing in California native plants and habitat gardening since 1981" - and
Stephen Ryan in Australia - "He has published three books on rare plants that have received rave reviews and his manual contains over 2000 entries of rare plants available in temperate Australia. He also contributed to the two large tomes produced in Australia Botanica and more recently Flora.

Stephen’s garden and nursery hold three national collections for the Garden Conservation Association of Australia. They are Cornus, Sambucus and Acanthus.".

Companions

...

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Flowers from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

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Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Purple foliage tends to green up in hot summer climates as the summer progresses.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

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Bark from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Plants in this genus exhibit exfoliating bark on mature branches. The bark peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark, hence the common name. This interesting bark provides good winter interest but is usually hidden by the foliage during the growing season.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 5 March 2013.

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Early Spring Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Note the height of the Black plant Label with its position well in front of these shrubs.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 4 March 2013.

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Spring Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Shrubs with juvenile Spring Foliage.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 27 April 2013.

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Spring Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Shrubs with Spring Foliage.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 15 May 2013.

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Spring Foliage from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Purple foliage tends to green up in hot summer climates as the summer progresses.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 15 May 2013.

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Summer Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

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Summer Form from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Although visibility of these 2 shrubs is reduced to 1/3, at least the black label is not missing, but you might find it difficult to see the fruits as shown below; with the naked eye.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 24 July 2013.

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Summer Foliage with red fruits from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley.

Purple foliage tends to green up in hot summer climates as the summer progresses.

Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 24 July 2013.

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

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

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Flower Buds from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

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Plant Label from Mixed Borders at RHS Wisley. Photo from Chris Garnons-Williams on 17 June 2013.

 

 

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Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less

1

2

3

4

5

Above 5

 

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Flower Shape - Simple

Stars

Bowls

Cups and Saucers

Globes

Goblets and Chalices

Trumpets

Funnels

 

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Flower Shape - Simple

Bells

Thimbles

Urns

Salverform

 

 

 

 

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Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Tubes, Lips and Straps

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Hats, Hoods and Helmets

Stan-dards, Wings and Keels

Discs and Florets

Pin-Cushions

Tufts

 

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Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Cushion

Umbel

Buttons

Pompoms

 

 

 

 

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Natural Arrange-ments

Bunches, Posies and Sprays

Columns, Spikes and Spires

Whorls, Tiers and Cande-labra

Plumes and Tails

Chains and Tassels

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades

Spheres, Domes and Plates

 

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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
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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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