Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Use for Flower Arranging List

African transportation system for a flower arranger!

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DK pocket encyclopedia , flower arranging by Malcolm Hillier (ISBN 0-86318-434-0) is a complete practical guide with:-

  • Photographic flower guide. It has colour-by-colour and season-by-season, fully illustrated catalogues of the fresh and dried flowers, leaves, seed heads and fruits that can be used.
  • Tips and Techniques. There is step-by-step professional guidance on preparation of plant material for fresh flower arranging for every occasion, as well as for drying and preserving.
  • Principles of Design. A guide to composition, colour and texture in flower arranging that will help you develop your own style.

The following plants can be used for flower arranging:-

Buddleia
Ceanothus
Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom)
Clematis
Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-Valley)
Cyclamen
Daphne
Daphne mezereum
Delphinium
Eryngium (Sea Holly)
Geraniums (Cranesbill)
Helichrysum
Hypericum
Iris
Lonicera (Honeysuckle)
Lupinus (Lupin)
Narcissus (Daffodil/Narcissus)
Rhododendron
Ribes (Flowering Currant)
Rosmarinus
Solidago (Golden Rod)
Spiraea
 

The following plants have scented flowers:-

Buddleia
Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush)
Buddleia globosa
Ceanothus
Clematis
Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-Valley)
Cyclamen
Daphne
Daphne mezereum
Galanthus
Galanthus nivalis (Common Snowdrop)
Iris
Iris foetidissima (Stinking Iris)
Lonicera (Honeysuckle)
Lupinus (Lupin)
Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)
Narcissus (Daffodil/Narcissus)
Phlox (Alpine)
Polygonum (Knotweed)
Rhododendron
Ribes (Flowering Currant)
Syringa vulgaris (Lilac)
Verbena
 

The plants will be split into the following Soil Types:-

Any,
Acid or
Alkaline

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Any Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
300mm = 1 foot
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Plant Type

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Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Both
Both
Both
Both
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
FolFru
FolFru
Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
 

Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant'
Ajuga reptans 'Multicolor'
Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow'
Ajuga reptans 'Variegata'
Alchemilla alpina
Alchemilla conjuncta
Alchemilla erythropoda
Alchemilla mollis
Anemone apennina
Anemone blanda 'Atrocaerulea'
Anemone blanda 'Radar'
Anemone blanda 'Violet Star'
Anemone coronaria
Anemone nemorosa
Anemone ranunculoides
Anemone sylvestris
Aquilegia alpina
Aquilegia 'Crimson Star'
Arum creticum
Arum italicum 'Marmoratum'
Bergenia 'Abendglut'
Bergenia ciliata
Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea'
Bergenia 'Silberlicht'
 

6 x 36 (15 x 90)
6 x 36 (15 x 90)
6 x 24 (15 x 60)
6 x 24 (15 x 60)
6 x 24 (15 x 60)
6 x 24 (15 x 60)
4 x 20 (10 x 50)
16 x 12 (40 x 30)
10 x 8 (25 x 20)
20 x 20 (50 x 50)
8 x 12 (20 x 30)
6 x 6 (15 x 15)
6 x 6 (15 x 15)
6 x 6 (15 x 15)
6 x 6 (15 x 15)
4 x 12 (10 x 30)
2 x 18 (5 x 45)
18 x 18 (45 x 45)
18 x 18 (45 x 45)
18 x 18 (45 x 45)
12 x 6 (30 x 15)
12 x 6 (30 x 15)
9 x 12 (23 x 30)
12 x 18 (30 x 45)
20 x 20 (50 x 50)
12 x 20 (30 x 50)
 

Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Tuber
Deciduous Tuber
Deciduous Tuber
Deciduous Tuber
Herbaceous Perennial
Deciduous Rhizome
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Deciduous Tuber
Deciduous Tuber
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag = Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Any Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Plant Type

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Both
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Both
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Foliage
Foliage
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Fol/Buds
Fol/Buds
Fol/Buds
 

Acanthus mollis
Achillea clypeolata 'Coronation Gold'
Achillea clypeolata 'Moonshine'
Achillea ptmarmica 'The Pearl'
Aconitum anthora
Aconitum napellus 'Newry Blue'
Aconitum 'Bressingham Spire'
Agapanthus campanulatus
Agapanthus campanulatus 'Albus'
Agapanthus 'Dorothy Palmer'
Agapanthus dyeri
Althaea armeniaca
Anaphalis margaritacea
Anemone hupehensis
Anemone japonica 'Honorine Jobert'
Anemone rivularis
Antirrhinum majus
Aquilegia chrysantha
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'
Artemesia arborescens
Artemesia 'Powis Castle'
Aruncus dioicus 'Kneiffii'
Aster novae-angliae
Aster novi-belgii
Aster novi-belgii 'Ada Ballard'
Aster novi-belgii 'Royal Velvet'
Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
Astilbe 'Fanal'
Astilbe 'Professor van der Wielen'
Astilbe 'Staussenfeder'
Astrantia major
Berberis 'Chenaultii'
Berberis calliantha
Berberis wilsoniae
Berberis x bristolensis
Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen'
Berberis x frikartii 'Telstar'
Berberis x interposita 'Wallich's Purple'
Brachyglottis compacta
Brachyglottis 'Dunedin Hybrids'
Brachyglottis monroi
 

60 x 36 (150 x 90)
36 x 18 (90 x 45)
24 x 20 (60 x 50)
30 x 24 (75 x 60)
24 x 12 (60 x 30)
60 x 12 (150 x 30)
36 x 12 (90 x 30)
36 x 18 (90 x 45)
36 x 18 (90 x 45)
36 x 24 (90 x 60)
36 x 12 (90 x 30)
48 x 12 (120 x 30)
24 x 24 (60 x 60)
24 x 16 (60 x 40)
60 x 24 (150 x 60)
30 x 12 (75 x 30)
36 x 12 (90 x 30)
36 x 24 (90 x 60)
24 x 20 (60 x 50)
36 x 60 (90 x 150)
36 x 48 (90 x 120)
48 x 18 (120 x 45)
60 x 24 (150 x 60)
48 x 36 (120 x 90)
36 x 18 (90 x 45)
48 x 24 (120 x 60)
30 x 18 (75 x 45)
24 x 18 (60 x 45)
48 x 39 (120 x 98)
36 x 24 (90 x 60)
24 x 18 (60 x 45)
60 x 60 (150 x 150)
30 x 36 (75 x 90)
36 x 60 (90 x 150)
60 x 72 (150 x 180)
48 x 48 (120 x 120)
48 x 60 (120 x 150)
60 x 72 (150 x 180)
36 x 72 (90 x 180)
60 x 72 (150 x 180)
36 x 72 (90 x 180)
 

Herbaceous Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Perennial
Deciduous Rhizome
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Deciduous Rhizome
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Bedding Annual
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Sub-Shrub
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Rhizome
Herbaceous Perennial
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Rhizome
Herbaceous Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag = Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Any Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants above 72 inches (180 cms) in Height

Plant Type

Frag
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Flower
Foliage
Both
Both
Both
Both
 

Acacia dealbata
Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala
Berberis darwinii
Berberis julianae
Berberis x ottawensis 'Superba'
Berberis x stenophylla
 

600 x 240 (1500 x 600)
336 x 300 (840 x 750)
144 x 144 (360 x 360)
96 x 120 (240 x 300)
96 x 96 (240 x 240)
96 x 96 (240 x 240)
 

Evergreen Tree
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag = Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Acid Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Plant Type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag = Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Acid Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Plant Type

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Foliage
Foliage
 

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpueum'
Athyrium filix-femina
 

36 x 60 (90 x 150)
48 x 24 (120 x 60)
 

Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Fern
 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag = Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Acid Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants above 72 inches (180 cms) in Height

Plant Type

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Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
 

Acer capillipes
Acer cappadocium 'Aureum'
Acer griseum
Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'
Acer palmatum 'Senkaki'
 

360 x 300 (900 x 750)
600 x 360 (1500 x 900)
360 x 360 (900 x 900)
144 x 144 (360 x 360)
240 x 180 (600 x 450)
 

Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Tree
 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag = Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Alkaline Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Plant Type

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Flower
Both
Flower
 

Aster amellus 'King George'
Berberis thunbergeii 'Bagatelle'
Buphthalmum salicifolium
 

18 x 18 (45 x 45)
18 x 18 (45 x 45)
24 x 18 (60 x 45)
 

Herbaceous Perennial
Deciduous Shrub
Herbaceous Perennial
 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag = Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Alkaline Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Plant Type

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Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
Both
Both
Both
Foliage
Both
 

Aucuba japonica
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonofolia'
Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'
Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
Berberis thunbergeii 'Atropurpurea Nana'
Berberis thunbergeii 'Helmond Pillar'
Berberis thunbergeii 'Red Chief'
Betula nana
Bupleurum fruticosum
 

60 x 60 (150 x 150)
60 x 48 (150 x 120)
36 x 120 (90 x 300)
60 x 48 (150 x 120)
24 x 30 (60 x 75)
48 x 30 (120 x 75)
72 x 48 (180 x 120)
24 x 48 (60 x 120)
72 x 96 (180 x 240)
 

Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Frag = Frag-rant

Use as
Foliage or
Flower or
Both or
FolFru (Foliage and Fruit)

Plant Name for Alkaline Soil

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants above 72 inches (180 cms) in Height

Plant Type

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Frag
Frag
Frag
Frag
Frag
 

Foliage
FolFru
Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
Foliage
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
 

Acer campestre
Aesculus parviflora
Betula ermanii
Betula papyrifera
Betula pendula 'Tristis'
Betula pendula 'Youngii'
Betula utilis var jacquemontii
Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'
Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'
Buddleia globosa
Buddleia officinalis
 

180 x 120 (450 x 300)
132 x 168 (330 x 420)
720 x 240 (1800 x 600)
720 x 240 (1800 x 600)
720 x 240 (1800 x 600)
300 x 360 (750 x 900)
480 x 240 (1200 x 600)
180 x 180 (450 x 450)
180 x 180 (450 x 450)
180 x 180 (450 x 450)
216 x 216 (540 x 540)
96 x 96 (240 x 240)
 

Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Tree
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Evergreen Shrub
 

 

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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Following parts of Level 2a,
Level 2b,
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Flower Colour in their Columns,
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Native to UK WildFlower Plant in its Family Page in this website

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Blue Flowers
Photos - Bedding
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