Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Groundcover Plant
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The plants normally selected by most landscapers and designers are by nature low-growing, rampant, spreading, creep-crawly things and yet the concept of ground cover demands no such thing. The ideal description of a groundcover plant includes:-

  • a bold dense mass of leaves completely covering the ground most of the year; evergreens gain gold stars.
  • They should require little or no maintenance - if you have to give the plant more than its share of attention, you might as well save your money and spend the time weeding.
  • use the plant on ground areas that are difficult to maintain, such as steep banks or boggy patches.
  • use the plant to cover areas where not much will grow, such as deep shade or sandy soils.

Ground Cover a thousand beautiful plants for difficult places by John Cushnie (ISBN 1 85626 326 6) provides details of plants that fulfill the above requirements.

Using these groundcover plants in your planting scheme (either between your trees/shrubs in the border or for the whole border) will - with mulching your beds to a 4 inch depth and an irrigation system - provide you with a planted garden with far less time required for border maintainance.

Plant Name

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Type

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Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Foliage

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Flower Colour in Month(s)

Comments

Pachyphragma macrophyllum

Semi-Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 24 (30 x 60)

Glossy Dark Green

Scented White in
April

Slow-growing ground cover.

Pachysandra terminalis

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x indefinite (20 x indefinite)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
July

Good ground cover

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

6 x 24 (15 x 60)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
July

Good ground cover

Pachysandra terminalis "Variegata'

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 24 (25 x 60)

Glossy Dark Green margined-White

White in
July

Good ground cover

Paeonia 'Dresden'

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

32 x 32 (80 x 80)

Deep Green, turn Red in Autumn

Ivory-White in
July

"Peony".

The Peony Group is a specialist group of the Hardy Plant Society formed in 1987, and exists to stimulate greater and more specialist interest in growing all types of peonies; bringing together amateur and professional enthusiasts worldwide. It also provides members with information about less well-known species, and aims to make peonies in general available to a wider audience.

Paeonia emodi

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 30 (75 x 75)

Dark Green

Pure White in
June

"Himalayan Peony".

Paeonia lactiflora
'Jan Van Leeuwen'

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Dark Green

White in
May-June

"Peony".

Paeonia lactiflora
'Pink Delight'

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Dark Green

Pink in
June-July

"Peony".

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Bright Green

Yellow in
May-June

"Tree Peony".

Paeonia mascula

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 30 (75 x 75)

Bluish-Green above, paler Green below

Deep Purplish-Red in
July

"Peony".

Paeonia mlokosewitschii

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 30 (75 x 75)

Bluish-Green

Lemon-Yellow in
June-July

"Caucasian Peony".

Paeonia officinalis
'Rubra Plena
'

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 30 (75 x 75)

Deep Green

Crimson in July

"Common Peony".

Paeonia suffruticosa

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

84 x 84 (210 x 210)

Dark Green above, Blue-Green beneath

Scented White, Pink, Red or Purple in
June-July

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"Moutan".

Paeonia x lemoinei

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Dark Green

White to Yellow in
July

"Tree Peony".

Papaver orientale

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 30 (60 x 75)

Mid-Green

Orange-Scarlet in
June-August

"Oriental Poppy".
Self seeds

Papaver croceum

Herbaceous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 6 (30 x 15)

Blue-Green

White-and-Yellow in July-September

"Icelandic Poppy". Needs partial shade

Parahebe catarractae

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 12 (30 x 30)

Dark Green tinged Purple when young

White in
July-September

 

Parahebe hookeriana

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

6 x 20 (15 x 50)

Mid-Green

White to Lavender-Blue in
July-September

 

Parahebe lyallii

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 20 (25 x 50)

Dark Green

White to Pink in
July

 

Parahebe perfoliata

Evergreen Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 18 (75 x 45)

Blue or Grey-Green

Blue in
July-September

"Diggers Speedwell".

Parahebe x bidwillii 'Kea'

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 6 (10 x 15)

Dark Green

White in
July-September

 

Paris polyphilla

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 12 (75 x 30)

Mid-Green

Green and Yellowish-Green in
July-September

 

Paronychia capitata

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 12 (5 x 30)

Silvery Grey-Green

Green in
July-September

"Whitlow-wort".

Paronychia kapela subsp. serpyllifolia

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 10 (5 x 25)

Silvery Bluish-Green

Greenish-White in
July-September

"Whitlow-wort".

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii'

Deciduous Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

840 x 240 (2100 x 600)

Bright Green then Red-Purple in Autumn

...

"Boston Ivy".

Passiflora caerulea

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 x indefinite (900 x indefinite)

Rich Green

White in
July-October

"Blue Passion Flower".

Passiflora mollissima

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

160 x indefinite (150 x indefinite)

Mid-Green

Coral-Pink in
August-December

"Banana Passion Flower".

Paxistima canbyi

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

16 x 36 (40 x 90)

Glossy Dark Green

Greenish-White in
July-September

 

Pelargonium zonal horticultural group

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 12 (30 x 30)

Dark Green

Scarlet, Purple, Pink, White, Orange, Yellow in
May-September

The Zonal Pelargoniums are normally used for Spring/Summer bedding

Penstemon cardwellii

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Mid-Green

Deep Purple in
July

 

Penstemon davidsonii

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 16 (20 x 40)

Mid-Green

Deep Pink to Purple in
June-July

 

Penstemon digitalis

Semi-Evergreen Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 18 (90 x 45)

Mid-Green

White in
July-September

 

Penstemon fruticosus

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

16 x 16 (40 x 40)

Glossy
Mid-Green

Purplish-Blue in
June-July

"Shrubby Penstemon".

Penstemon rupicola

Evergreen Alpine below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 18 (10 x 45)

Blue-Green

Deep reddish-Pink in
June-July

"Rock Penstemon". Evergreen sub-shrub.

Perovskia
'Blue Spire'

Deciduous Sub-Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Silver-Grey

Violet-Blue in
August-October

 

Persicaria affinis

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 24 (25 x 60)

Dark Green turning Red-Bronze in Autumn

Bright Rose-Red in
August-November

 

Persicaria amplexicaulis

Semi-Evergreen Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 48 (120 x 120)

Mid-Green

Bright Red to Purple or White in
August-October

"Bistort".

Persicaria capitata

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

3 x 20 (7 x 50)

Dark Green; each with a Purple V-shaped band

Pink in
July-September

Good ground cover

Persicaria vaccinifolia

Semi-Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 20 (20 x 50)

Glossy Mid-Green turning Red in Autumn

Deep Pink in
September-November

 

Petasites fragrans

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 60 (30 x 150)

Light Green

Scented Pale Lilac in
February

"Winter Heliotrope".

Petasites japonicus

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

42 x 60 (105 x 150)

Light Green

Yellowish-White in
March-April

 

Petrophytum caespitosum

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 12 (5 x 30)

Bluish-Green

Creamy-White in
July-September

 

Petrophytum hendersonii

Evergreen Sub-Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 8 (10 x 20)

Blue-Green

White to Creamy-White in
July-September

 

Phalaris arundinacea 'Feesey'

Evergreen Grass 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x indefinite (150 x indefinite)

Light Green with broad White stripes

Pale Green Spikelets in
July-August

"Reed Canary Grass".

Phalaris arundinacea var. picta

Evergreen Grass 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 12 (90 x 30)

Green with White Stripes

Brown spikelets in
June-July

"Gardeners' Garters".

Philadelphus
'Belle Etoile"

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 96 (120 x 240)

Mid-Green

Very Fragrant White in
May-June

"Mock Orange".

Philadelphus
'Manteau d'Hermine'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 60 (75 x 150)

Pale to Mid-Green

Very Fragrant Creamy-White in
July-August

"Mock Orange".

Philadelphus
'Aureus'

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 60 (240 x 150)

Golden-Yellow in Spring, Yellow-Green in Summer, Greenish-Yellow in Autumn

Creamy-White in
May-June

"Mock Orange".

Phlomis fruticosa

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Grey-Green

Golden-Yellow in
June-July

"Jerusalem Sage".

Phlomis italica

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

12 x 24 (30 x 60)

Grey-Green

Lilac-Pink in
August

 

Phlomis purpurea

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Grey-Green

Purple to Pink in
July-September

 

Phlox paniculata 'Sandringham'

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Dark Green

Pale Pink in
July-October

 

Phlox bifida

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 6 (20 x 15)

Dark Green

Fragrant Lavender-Blue to White in
May-July

"Sand Phlox".

Phlox carolina

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 18 (120 x 45)

Dark Green

Purple to Pink in
July-September

"Thick-leaf Phlox".

Phlox divaricata

Semi-Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

14 x 20 (35 x 50)

Dark Green

Lavender-Blue to Pale Violet and White in
July

"Blue Phlox, Wild Sweet William".

Phlox douglasii

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 12 (20 x 30)

Dark Green

White, Lavender-Blue or Pink in
June-July

 

Phlox nana

Herbaceous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 12 (20 x 30)

Grey-Green

Pink, Purple or White in
July-November

"Santa Fe Phlox".

Phlox paniculata
'Brigadier'

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 24 (120 x 60)

Deep Green

Orange-Red in
July-November

 

Phlox stolonifera

Herbaceous Alpine Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Dark Green

Pale to deep Purple in
July

"Creeping Phlox".

Phlox subulata

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 20 (10 x 50)

Bright Green

Purple or Red in
June-July

"Moss Phlox".

Phormium cookianum 'Sundowner'

Evergreen Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Green with Red margin

Yellow-Green in
July-September

 

Phormium tenax
'Bronze Baby'

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

30 x 30 (75 x 75)

Wine-Red in Spring and Summer, Bronze in Autumn and Winter

Red in
June-July

"New Zealand Flax".

Phormium tenax
'Purpureum'

Evergreen Perennial above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

84 x 36 (210 x 90)

Reddish-Purple in Spring, Dark Copper in Summer, Reddish-Purple in Autumn, Bronze-Purple in Winter

Red in
June-July

"New Zealand Flax".

Phormium tenax
'Yellow Wave'

Evergreen Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

144 x 72 (360 x 180)

Yellow-Green with Mid-Green Stripe

Red in
July-September

"New Zealand Flax".

Phygelius capensis

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 60 (120 x 150)

Dark Green

Dusty Pink in
July-September

"Cape Figwort".

Phygelius x rectus

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Dark Green

Pale Red in
July-September

 

Phygelius x rectus
'Moonraker'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Dark Green

Pale Creamy-Yellow in
July-September

 

Phyllodoce aleutica

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 10 (20 x 25)

Bright Dark Green

Pale Yellow-Green inJune-July

 

Phyllodoce caerulea

Evergreen Alpine below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

9 x 12 (23 x 30)

Glossy Dark Green

Purplish Pink in
June-September

Upright Shrub.

Phyllodoce empetriformis

Evergreen Alpine below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 16 (30 x 40)

Glossy Bright Green

Purple-Pink
in
June-July

"Pink mountain heather".

Physalis alkekengi

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Mid-Green

Cream in
August

"Chinese Lantern, Japanese Lantern". Bright Orange-Scarlet berries fully ripe is edible. Invasive

Physocarpus opulifolius
'Dart's Gold'

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

84 x 96 (210 x 240)

Bright Yellow juvenile becoming Mid-Green

White/Pink in
July

"Ninebark".

Picea abies
'Nidiformis'

Evergreen Groundcover Conifer 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 144 (150 x 360)

Dark Green

...

"Christmas Tree, Norway Spruce".

Picea pungens glauca
'Globosa'

Evergreen Bushy Conifer 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

600 x 180 (1500 x 450)

Grey-Blue

...

"Colorado Spruce".

Picea pungens glauca
'Koster'

Evergreen Columnar Conifer above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

600 x 180 (1500 x 450)

Silvery-Blue

...

"Colorado Spruce".

Pieris japonica 'Firecrest'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

144 x 72 (360 x 180)

Brilliant Red in Spring, Dark Green in Summer, Autumn and Winter

White in
April-May

 

Pieris floribunda

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 120 (180 x 300)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
April-May

 

Pieris japonica
'Little Heath'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Pink-flushed juvenile, Green with silvery-White margins later

White in
May-June

 

Pileostegia viburnoides

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

216 x 36 (540 x 90)

Dark Green

White in
August-October

 

Pimelea prostrata

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 20 (20 x 50)

Grey-Green with Red margins

Fragrant White in
July-September

White or Red Fruit

Pimpinella major

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 24 (120 x 60)

Mid-Green

White, Greenish-White or Pink in
May-June

 

Pinus mugo 'Mops'

Evergreen Groundcover Conifer above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

132 x 132 (330 x 330)

Green

Dark Brown cones.

"Dwarf Mountain Pine".
 

Pinus nigra

Evergreen Columnar Conifer above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

1200 x 300 (3000 x 750)

Dark Green

Yellow-Brown female cones.

"European Black Pine".
 

Pittosporum ralphii
'Wheeler's Dwarf'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 24 (90 x 60)

Deep Green above, White to Buff felted beneath

Dark Red in
June-July

 

Pittosporum tenuifolium

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

120 x 60 (300 x 150)

Glossy
Mid-Green

Black-Red in
June-July

"Kohuhu"

Pittosporum tenuifolium
'Silver Queen'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 72 (210 x 180)

Green with White margins in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Silvery-Grey Green in Winter

Purple in
June-July

 

Pittosporum tenuifolium
'Tom Thumb'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 24 (90 x 60)

Pale Green in Spring, Deep reddish-Brown in Summer, Autumn and Winter

Purple in
June-July

 

Podocarpus alpinus

Groundcover Conifer 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Dull Green

Yellow Male Flowers,Green Female cone-like flowers in
 

"Tasmanian Podocarp".
Both male and female plants required to produce the Bright Red Fruit.

Polemonium
'Lambrook Mauve'

Herbaceous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Dark Green

Lilac-Blue in
June-July

"Jacob's Ladder".

Polygala calcarea

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 8 (5 x 20)

Mid-Green

Deep Blue in
June-July

"Milkwort".

Polygala calcarea
'Lillet'

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 8 (5 x 20)

Mid-Green

Blue in
June-August

 

Polygonatum hirtum

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 24 (120 x 60)

Mid-Green

Green-tipped Whiote in
June-August

"Solomon's Seal". Black fruit.

Polygonatum multiflorum

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 10 (90 x 25)

Mid-Green

Green-tipped White in
June

Black fruit.

Polygonatum multiflorum
'Striatum'

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 10 (90 x 25)

Mid-Green striped Creamy-White

Green-tipped White in
June

Black fruit

Polygonatum x hybridum

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Mid-Green

Green-tipped Creamy-White in
June

"Common Solomon's Seal".
Blue-Black fruit

Polypodium vulgare

Evergreen Fern below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x indefinite (30 x indefinite)

Dark Green

...

"Common Polypody".

Polypodium vulgare
'Cornubiense'

Evergreen Fern below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

14 x indefinite (35 x indefinite)

Dark Green

...

"Common Polypody". Excellent ground cover

Polystichum aculeatum

Evergreen Fern 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Dark Green

...

"Hard Shield Fern".

Polystichum munitum

Evergreen Fern 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 48 (90 x 120)

Dark Green

...

"Sword Fern".

Polystichum setiferum

Evergreen Fern 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Dark Green

...

"Soft Shield Fern".

Potentilla
'William Rollison'

Herbaceous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 24 (45 x 60)

Mid-Green

Yellow or Red-Orange in
June-September

 

Potentilla alba

Herbaceous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

3 x 12 (7 x 30)

Light Green above, Silver-Hairy beneath

White in June-July

 

Potentilla atrosanguinea
 

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Dark Green

Yellow, Orange or Red in
July-November

"Himalayan cinquefoil".

Potentilla fruticosa
'Abbotswood'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 48 (75 x 120)

Dark Blue-Green

White in
June-November

 

Potentilla eriocarpa

Herbaceous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

3 x 12 (7 x 30)

Bright Green

Deep Yellow in
July

 

Potentilla fruticosa
'Beesii'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 48 (60 x 120)

Silver-Hairy

Golden Yellow in
June-November

 

Potentilla fruticosa
'Elizabeth'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Dark Green

Bright Yellow in
May-October

 

Potentilla fruticosa
'Longacre'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Dark Green

Sulphur-Yellow in
May-October

 

Potentilla fruticosa
'Manchu'

Deciduous Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 30 (30 x 75)

Silvery-Grey

White in
May-October

 

Potentilla fruticosa
'Princess'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Dark Green

Pale Pink in
May-October

 

Potentilla fruticosa
'Red Ace'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Mid-Green

Vermilion-Red in
May-October

 

Potentilla fruticosa
'Sunset'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Mid-Green

Deep Orange in
June-October

 

Potentilla fruticosa
'Tilford Cream'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Dark Green

Creamy-White in
May-October

 

Primula auricula

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 10 (20 x 25)

Pale Green to Grey Green

Deep Yellow in
April-June

 

Primula bulleyana

Semi-Evergreen Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Mid-Green

Crimson fading to Orange in
July-September

 

Primula florindae

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 36 (120 x 90)

Mid-Green

Fragrant Sulphur-Yellow in
July-September

"Giant Cowslip".

Primula hirsutae

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 10 (10 x 25)

Mid-Green

Mauve-Pink in
June-July

 

Primula luteola

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

14 x 18 (35 x 45)

Mid-Green

Yellow in
April-June

 

Primula veris

Semi-Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

7 x 7 (17 x 17)

Mid Green

Yellow in Spring

"Cowslip".

Primula vulgaris

Semi-Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 14 (20 x 35)

Bright Green

Fragrant Yellow in
April-June

"Primrose".

Prostanthera cuneata

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Glossy Mid to dark Green. Strongly Aromatic when crushed

White in
July-September

"Alpine Mint Bush".

Prunella grandiflora

Semi-Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

6 x 36 (15 x 90)

Deep Green

Purple in
July-September

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"Large Self-Heal".

Prunella grandiflora
'White Loveliness'

Semi-Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

6 x 36 (15 x 90)

Deep Green

Pure White in
July-September

 

Prunus 'Accolade'

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

300 x 300 (750 x 750)

Mid-Green in Spring and Summer, Orange-Red in Autumn

Deep Pink in
March

 

Prunus blireana

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Purple

Rose-Pink in
April

 

Prunus cerasifera
'Pissardii'

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 x 360 (900 x 900)

Red in Spring, Deeper Red in Summer, Purple in Autumn

Fragrant White in
April

"Cherry Plum, Myrobalan".

Prunus laurocerasus
'Otto Luyken'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Dark Green

White in
May

"Cherry Laurel, Laurel".

Prunus spinosa

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

180 x 144 (450 x 360)

Mid to Dark Green

White in
April-May

"Blackthorn, Sloe". Edible Black fruit.

Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

300 x 300 (750 x 750)

Dark Green in Spring and Summer, Yellow in Autumn

White in
December-February

"Higan Cherry, Rosebud Cherry".

Prunus tenella
'Fire Hill'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Dark Green

Rose-Red in
April-May

"Dwarf Russian Almond".

Prunus x cistena

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Red in Spring, Reddish-Purple in Summer and Autumn

Pinkish-White in
April-May

 

Prunus 'Spire'

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 x 180 (900 x 450)

Bronze in Spring, Dark Green in Summer, Brilliant Orange-Red in Autumn

Soft Pink in
March-April

 

Pseudowintera colorata

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Yellow-Green marked Pink and margined dark Red-Purple above, glaucous beneath

Greenish-Yellow in
May

 

Pterocephalus perennis

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

3 x 8 (7 x 20)

Grey-Green

Pale Pinkish-Purple in
July-September

Parery seed heads.

Pulmonaria angustifolia

Deciduous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 18 (30 x 45)

Mid to Dark Green

Rich Blue in
April-June

"Blue Cowslip".

The Pulmonaria Hardy Plant Society Group was formed in 1992.

Pulmonaria longifolia

Deciduous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 18 (30 x 45)

Dark Green spotted Silvery-White

Blue in
March-June

 

Pulmonaria officinalis

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 18 (25 x 45)

White-spotted, Bright Mid-Green

Blue in
April-June

"Jerusalem Cowslip, Soldiers and Sailors, Spotted Dog".

Pulmonaria officinalis
'Sissinghurst White'

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 18 (30 x 45)

White Spotted, Bright Mid-Green

Pure White in
April-June

 

Pulmonaria saccharata

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 24 (30 x 60)

White-Spotted, Mid-Green

Violet or White in
March-June

"Jerusalem Sage".

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Herbaceous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

6 x 8 (15 x 20)

Light Green

Deep to Pale Purple, sometimes White in
April-June

"Pasque Flower".

Putoria calabrica

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

3 x 12 (7 x 30)

Mid-Green

Pink in
July-September

"Stinking Madder".

Pyracantha
'Golden Dome'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 120 (180 x 300)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
July

"Firethorn".
Golden-Yellow Berries.

Pyracantha
'Orange Glow'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

180 x 120 (450 x 300)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
June

"Firethorn".
Orange-Red to Dark Orange berries.

Pyracantha
'Red Column'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 72 (210 x 180)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
July

"Firethorn".
Red berries.

Pyracantha
'Santa Cruz'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 72 (90 x 180)

Dark Green

White in
July

"Firethorn".
Red berries.

Pyracantha
'Teton'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Glossy Bright Green

White in
July

"Firethorn".
Yellow-Orange berries.

Pyracantha rogersiana
'Flava'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Glossy Bright Green

White in
April-June

"Firethorn".
Yellow berries.

Pyrola rotundifolia

Evergreen Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 6 (20 x 15)

Mid to Dark Green

Pure White in
July-September

"Round-leaved Winter-Green, Wild Lily-Of-The-Valley".

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

480 x 240 (1200 x 600)

Glossy Dark Green in Spring and Summer, Red in Autumn

White in
April-May

"Pear".

 

Height in inches (cms):-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
25mm = 1 inch
300mm = 30 cms = 12 inches =1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet = 1 yard and
1000mm = 100 cms = 1 metre = 40 inches

Site design and content copyright ©December 2006. Page structure changed September 2012. Height x Spread in feet changed to Height x Spread in inches (cms) June 2015. Chris Garnons-Williams.

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