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Flowers.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

See photos from Heaths & Heathers Nursery.
Click on photos from Plantago.

Plant Name

Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote' - H14

"Erica x darleyensis includes many hybrids of Erica carnea and  Erica erigena and is one of the easiest of all heathers to grow.  It is suitable for almost any soil, needs very little pruning and is useful for smothering weeds.  E. x darleyensis are the ironclads of the heaths.  These plants are generally more bushy and are quite a bit taller than the carpeting  Erica carnea, so keep this in mind when ordering.  Some people want flat carpeters, and others want the bushier taller type.  Most varieties have pink or cream tips of new growth in spring and bronze foliage in the winter.  Buds form in late summer or very early fall, and some cultivars begin blooming as early as late September, often lasting until May.  The flowers open pale and deepen as the season progresses.  Prune when young when finished blooming in May to create a bushier plant.  Zones 5 (-20 degrees) and warmer." from Heaths & Heathers Nursery

Common Name

Darley Dale heath. Its name darleyensis refers to Darley Dale, a place in Derbyshire, England, where Winter Heath was first grown at the end of the Victorian era in the James Smith Nursery where the first hybrid seedlings appeared.

Soil

Well-drained Acidic Sand.

Sun Aspect

Full Sun and Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Evergreen Shrub

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

15 x 24 (37.5 x 60)

Spring Foliage

Dark Bronze/Green

Summer Foliage

Dark Bronze/Green

Autumn Foliage

Dark Bronze/Green

Winter Foliage

Dark Bronze/Green

Flower Colour in Month(s).

Magenta - H14 in January-April.
 

Comment

"Excellent cultivar with dark bronze-green foliage and deep reddish-pink flowers in late winter. Well drained, preferably acid, soil in an open sunny situation. Quite lime tolerant and will grow in light shade." from Deeproot Plant Base .

"Magenta  flowers, January-April, with  dark bronze/green foliage.  This cultivar created by a deliberate cross by Kurt Kramer between Erica carnea 'Myretoun Ruby' and Erica erigena Brightness', has the flower  of 'Myretoun Ruby' with foliage similar to Erica carnea 'Vivellii'.  The most outstanding plant of recent times.  Bushy  habit 15" tall x 24" wide."

from Heaths & Heathers Nursery.

Planting and maintenance details.

The Heather Society provides data for choosing and growing heather together with heather garden design details.

Heathers, Conifers and the Winter Garden by Frank Knight, John Bond, Lyn Randall and Robert Pearson ISBN 0 304 32073 0 shows how to use these plants to create an attractive garden on acid soil, with full descriptive lists of heathers and planting ideas.

 

Available from
Shoot in England with
Heaths & Heathers Nursery and
Monrovia in America, and
others in Holland.

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Flowers.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Stalk.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Spring Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Summer Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Autumn Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in October 2014 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Winter Foliage.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Buds.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Flower Bud Stalk.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Seedhead.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Plant Label.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Spring Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Summer Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Autumn Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Winter Form.
Photo from Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley, England in January 2015 by Chris Garnons-Williams.

 

If the links above fail or you cannot find this heather in those nurseries, the following suppliers may be of use (current in March 2015):-
 

  • Belgium
    Boomkwekerij De Bock LV Retail Sales
    Boomkwekerij De Bruyn bvba Mail Order and Retail Sales
     
  • Canada
    The Heather Farm Mail order within Canada. Display Garden. No on-site retail sales.They have one of the largest collections of both miniature roses and heathers in Canada.
    Mason House Gardens Display garden and retail sales.Our interest is in xeriscaping (water efficient gardening).
    Pepiniere Villeneuve Mail order within Canada. Display garden and retail sales.
    Bunchberry Nurseries Display garden and Retail sales
     
  • France
    Pepinieres Dauget Retail sales. Les Pépinières DAUGUET cultivent plus de 3000 variétés d'Arbres, arbustes, conifères, bambous, rosiers. Vous trouverez sur nos 85 hectares de cultures des sujets de grande dimension pour donner aux jardins de l'ancienneté, des sujets taillés pour les jardins architecturés ainsi que de nombreux autres végétaux de toutes tailles, formes et couleurs pour agrémenter parcs et jardins.
     
  • Germany
    Baumschule H. Hachmann Mail order, display garden and retail sales.
    Heidbohl-Baumschule Jurgen Krebs Mail order and retail sales.
    Husmann Heide-Jungpflanzen Mail Order of rooted cuttings for 100 heather cultivars.
     
  • Netherlands
    Heather's Heide Mail order and retail sales.
    Planten Tuin Esveld Mail order and retail sales. We can ship in principle to any address in any country.
     
  • Switzerland
    Haunstein AG Baumschulen & Garten-Center Mail order, display garden and retail sales
     
  • United Kingdom
    Galloway Heathers Mail order for 140 heather varieties and garden centre (retail sales).
    Goscote Nurseries Ltd Nursery Gardens and Retail sales. Our Tea Garden Café is run by Norths of Rothley, serving their delicious cakes and sandwiches for you to enjoy within the Nursery’s gardens.
    Highland Heathers Display garden and retail sales of 100 different heather varieties. Browse through the Heather Garden and walk around the working nursery.
    Hillway Nursery Retail sales.
    Holden Clough Nursery Mail order and retail sales.
    Join John for informative and informal courses which include:1 Hour Talk, 2 Course Meal and Full nursery tour.
    The new tea room is open 7 days a week serving home cooked traditional food using locally sourced ingredients.
    Jackson's Nurseries (UK) Ltd Mail order to United Kingdom only. Retail sales.
    Jacksons Nurseries specialise in Amenity Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance, specialising in the resolution of soft landscape problems whether technical or simply by providing engineered cost solutions.
    Tea Room serves quality homemade dishes 7 days a week.
    John Hall Plants We have access to over 1,000 varieties, so will be able to meet your requirements. We can draw up your plans for you, just let us know the dimensions of the plot, soil type and any requirements, and leave the rest to us. Plants can be collected from the Nursery (by appointment), or sent by post, courier etc. at cost. Large orders will be delivered using our own transport. Contact nursery for stocklist by email or Tel: 01428 715505.
    Spring Park Nursery Mail Order. Retail sales by appointment only. We also have sole UK access to over 1000+ cultivars which are imported from Holland.
    Triscombe Nurseries Mail order to United Kingdom mainland only. Retail sales.
    Ashwood Nurseries Mail order. ‘John’s Garden’ at Ashwood Nurseries is a wonderful three acre private garden created by nursery owner John Massey VMH. This is a private garden which is open on selected dates from 10am-4pm throughout the year.
     
  • United States of America
    Dayton Nurseries Inc. Mail order, display garden and retail sales.
    Heaths and Heathers Mail order. Display garden and retail sales. We have more varieties available than anyone in the United States and one of the largest collections in the world. Our display garden has over 2,000 plants in the ground.
    Highland Heather Mail order, Retail sales by appointment only.
    Quackin'Grass Nursery Display garden and on-site sales. Closes for winter.
    Sylvan Nursery Mail order and retail sales. For the past five years the primary soil mix used in the containers has been superhumus, which is a by-product produced by the lumber industry as part of their conservation program.  Use of superhumus improved the water holding capacity of our container stock while maintaining excellent drainage.
     

 

The following Companion plant sections on

  • Trees
  • Shrubs and Vines
  • Grasses and Grasslike Plants
  • Herbaceous Perennials
  • Spring-flowering "Bulbous" Plants
  • Heathers in the Mixed Border
  • Annuals
  • Heathers as Companions or Foils for Other Plants
  • Winning combinations

are written in
Gardening with Hardy Heathers by David Small and Ella May T. Wulff (ISBN-13:978-0-88192-782-5).

SHRUB EVERGREEN GALLERY PAGES

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)
Blue
(o)Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Pink
(o)Red
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
(o)Variegated Yellow
White
(o)Yellow
(o)4 Season Colour

7 Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below IN EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY. Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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HEATHER ERICA: OTHER HARDY HEATHS EVERGREEN SHRUB GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction


(o) in front of Page Name or Index Page No in this Main Menu Table indicates that all pages linked to from that cell have content.

1 (o)January
1 is Flowering Season January in Shrub Heathers Gallery
(o)January is Flowering Season January in Shrub Heather Gallery


Click on Colour below to link to its Heather Flower Colour Page in Shrub Heather gallery.

Click on H number to link to its Heather Flower Colour Page in the Shrub Heathers Gallery. Heathers in that Gallery are inserted in the relevant page according to their given H number, not according to what their actual flower colour looks like.

Photos from Chris Garnons-Williams are added to that respective flower colour or foliage colour page in the Shrub Heather Gallery and the relevant index page in Shrub Heather Index Gallery IRRESPECTIVE OF THE ACTUAL FLOWER COLOUR OR FOLIAGE COLOUR (stated in the Handy Guide) IN THE IMAGE THAT WAS TAKEN BY CHRIS GARNONS-WILLIAMS.


FLOWERING SEASON
1 (o)January
1 (o)February
1 (o)March
1 (o)April
1 (o)May
1 (o)June
1 (o)July
1 (o)August
1 (o)September
1 (o)October
1 (o)November
1 (o)December


SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
1 (o)Spri-Bronze
1 (o)Spri-Green
1
(o)Spri-Grey
1
(o)Spri-Orange
1
(o)Spri-Red
1
(o)Spri-Yellow
1
(o)Spri-Other

SUMMER FOLIAGE COLOUR
1 (o)Sum-Bronze
1 (o)Sum-Green
1
(o)Sum-Grey
1
Sum-Orange
1
(o)Sum-Red
1
(o)Sum-Yellow
1
(o)Sum-Other

AUTUMN FOLIAGE COLOUR
1 (o)Aut-Bronze
1 (o)Aut-Green
1
(o)Aut-Grey
1
Aut-Orange
1
(o)Aut-Red
1
(o)Aut-Yellow
1
(o)Aut-Other

WINTER FOLIAGE COLOUR
1 (o)Win-Bronze
1 (o)Win-Green
1
(o)Win-Grey
1
(o)Win-Orange
1
(o)Win-Red
1
(o)Win-Yellow
1
(o)Win-Other
 


CULTIVAR GROUP
1...Andromeda
.....Bruckenthalia
.....Bruckenthalia
.....spiculifolia
.....changed to
1...
Erica spiculifolia

1,2.(o)Calluna and
.....Calluna Gallery
1...(o)Daboecia and
.....Daboecia Gallery

.....Erica
.....Others Gallery

.....and

.....Erica
.....Hardy Heaths:-
1...Erica
.....afroeuropea

1...Erica
.....andevalensis

.....now treated as
.....Erica mackayana
.....ssp andevalensis

1...(o)Erica arborea
1...Erica arendsiana
1...Erica australis
1...Erica azorica
.....(Syn.
.....Erica scoparia
.....subsp. azorica)
1...(o)Erica carnea
.....and
.....
Carnea Gallery

1...Erica cillaris
1...(o)Erica cinerea
.....and
.....Cinerea Gallery
1...(o)Erica
.....darleyensis

1...Erica erigena
1...Erica
.....garforthensis

1...Erica gaudificans
1...Erica griffithsii
1...Erica krameri
1...(o)Erica lusitanica
1...(o)Erica
.....mackayana

1...Erica maderensis
1...Erica
.....manipuliflora

1...Erica multiflora
1...Erica
.....oldenburgensis

1...Erica platycodon
1...Erica scoparia
1...Erica sicula
1...Erica spiculifolia
1...Erica stuartii
1...
Erica terminalis
1...(o)Erica tetralix
1...Erica umbellata
1...(o)Erica vagans
1...Erica veitchii
1...Erica watsonii
1...
Erica williamsii

SEED COLOUR
.....
Seed

BED PICTURES
.....
Garden

H1 Amethyst
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H2
Mauve

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H3
Lavender

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H4
Lilac

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H0
White

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H5
Ruby

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H6
Cerise

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H7
Rose Pink

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H8
Pink

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Heather label moved from valid to invalid Heather

H9
Beetroot

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H10
Purple

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H11
Lilac Pink

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H12 Heliotrope
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H13 Crimson
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H14 Magenta
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H15
Salmon

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H16
Shell Pink

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H17 Multi-Coloured
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Some heathers besides having flowers have foliage colours that change from 1 season to the next season in the UK -

  • Spring (March, April, May),
  • Summer (June, July, August),
  • Autumn (September, October, November) and
  • Winter (December, January, February).


The Shrub Heathers Comparison Gallery provides comparison pages of the:-

  • 18 flower colours with flower and flower stalk as shown in the menu table above,
  • 18 flower colours with flower and flower stalk in each of the months that heather flowers,
  • 7 foliage colours with foliage stalk and form per season as shown in the menu table above, and
  • Each of the Heather Cultivar Groups with flowers


THIS COMBINATION OF FOLIAGE COLOUR CHANGE CAN BE USED IN YOUR GARDEN DESIGN TO AID DIFFERENT GROUNDCOVER FOLIAGE COLOURS IN DIFFERENT SEASONS, together with the months of flower buds before flowering and the post months of seedheads.
 

 

"Handy Guide to Heathers - Descriptions & Suppliers of over 1000 varieties" by David & Anne Small. Published in 1992 by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries in the UK. ISBN 0-9519160-0-9. It provides a handy reference to descriptions of heathers in the genera Andromeda, Bruckenthalia, Calluna, Daboecia and Erica which are commercially cultivated in Britain, Europe and North America. The information has very largely come from the work of the Heather Society on producing an International Register of all heather names irrespective of whether they are in commercial use or not.

Heather Evergreen Shrub Name

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

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

Foliage Colour

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Erica x darleyensis
with link to its photos and text in
Heather Description Page in this Gallery or
Erica darleyensis Cultivars Index Page in Shrub Heather Index Gallery

"One of the easiest heathers to grow. It is suitable for all soils and particularly good at smothering weeds. These cultivars are hybrids between Erica carnea and Erica erigena and, like all sterile hardy hybrids, have coloured young foliage and a long flowering period. Hardy"

'Ada S. Collings'
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Archie Graham'
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'Arthur Johnson' - H8
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Pink - H8 , which deepen with age to heliotrope

December, January, February, March, April

18 x 30
(45 x 75)

Mid Green tipped Cream

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green

aureifolia 'Eva Gold'
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aureifolia 'Moonshine'
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'Aurelie Bregeon'
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'Bert'
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'Darley Dale' - H16
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Open
Shell Pink - H16 and darken to Pink

November, December, January, February, March, April

15-18 x 36 (37.5-45 x 90)

Mid Green with Cream tips

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green

'Dunreggan' - H0
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White - H0

January, February, March, April, May

18 x 20
(45 x 50)

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green
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'Epe' - H11
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Lilac Pink - H11

January, February, March, April, May

12 x 24
(30 x 60)

Medium Green
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Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green

f. albiflora 'Bing'
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f. albiflora
'White Perfection'
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'George Rendall' - H8 and
Heather Index Gallery
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Open
Pink - H8 darkening to heliotrope

November, December, January, February, March, April, May

15 x 26 (37.5 x 65)

Mid Green tipped red initially, fading to pink and cream

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green
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'Ghost Hills' - H8
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Mauve - H2 deepen on aging to heliotrope

November, December, January, February, March, April, May

18 x 36
(45 x 90)

Light Green with Cream tips

Light Green

Light Green

Light Green

'Golden Perfect'
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'Jack H. Brummage' - H10
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Reddish Purple - H10

January, February, March, April, May

12 x 24
(30 x 60)

Golden Orange-Yellow

Golden Orange-Yellow

Golden Orange-Yellow

Golden Orange-Yellow becoming Bronze-tinted

'James Smith' - H10
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Deep Pink to reddish Purple - H10

December, January, February, March, April

14 x 22
(35 x 55)

Medium Green tipped Pink and Cream

Medium Green

Medium Green

Medium Green

'Jenny Porter'
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'Katia'
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'Kramer's Rote' - H14
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Magenta - H14

January, February, March, April

15 x 24 (37.5 x 60)

Dark Bronze/Green

Dark Bronze/Green

Dark Bronze/Green

Dark Bronze/Green
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'Lena'
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'Lucie'
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'Margaret Porter' - H4
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Lilac - H4

December, January, February, March, April, May

8-10 x 18 (20-25 x 45)

Mid Green with Cream tips

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green

'Mary Helen' - H8
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Pink - H8

February, March, April

10 x 18
(25 x 45)

Yellow/Gold
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Yellow/Gold

Yellow/Gold

Yellow/Gold foliage bronzing
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'Mrs Parris' Red'
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'Rubina'
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'Silberschmelze' - H0
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Ashen White - H0

December, January, February, March, April, May

14 x 32
(35 x 80)

Mid Green with Cream tips

Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green tinged Red
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'Snow Surprise'
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'Spring Surprise'
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'White Glow' - H0
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White - H0

December, January, February, March, April, May

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Mid Green
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Mid Green

Mid Green

Mid Green
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'W.G. Pine' - H12
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Pink to Heliotrope - H12

December, January, February, March, April

8 x 20
(20 x 50)

Dark Green tipped Red

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green
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'White
Spring Surprise'
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'Winter Surprise'
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Topic
Case Studies
Companion Planting

...A, B, C, D, E,
...F, G, H, I, J, K,
...L, M, N, O, P, Q,
...R, S, T, U, V, W,
...X, Y, Z
...Pest Control
...using Plants

Garden Construction
Garden Design

...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed Borders
......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants
Garden Maintenance
Glossary
Home
Library
Offbeat Glossary
 

 

Plants
...Plant Selection of 6 levels with lists by:

1 - Plant Use including Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers, Groundcover and
Poisonous Plants

2 - Plants for Soil
Any, Chalk, Clay, Lime-free, Sandy, Peaty
2a Plant Requirements
2b Form - Tree Growth Shape
Columnar

2b Shrub/ Perennial Growth Habit
Mat

2c - Garden Use
Bedding

2d - Plant Type
Bulb


Refining Selection
3a - Flower Colour
Blue Flowers
Photos -
Bedding

Bulb
Climber
Evergr Per
Evergr Shrub
Wild Flower
3b - Flower Shape
Photos -
Bedding

Evergr Per
Herbac Per
3c - Foliage Colour
Large Leaves

Other

Non-Green Foliage 1
Non-Green Foliage 2
Sword-shaped Leaves

4 - Pruning Requirements
Pruning Plants

5 - 1000 Groundcover Plants
Plant Name - A

6 - Then, finally use
COMPANION PLANTING to

aid your plant selected or to
deter Pests



Soil
...Soil Nutrients
Tool Shed
Useful Data

Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
Bulb
Climber

 

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12

All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index

All Foliage 212
All Spring Foliage 212

All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212
Rock Plant Flowers 53

 

Your chosen Garden Style then changes your Plant Selection Process

Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...Infill2 Plants
...Infill3 Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...
12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...All2 Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position,
Use Index

...Shape, Form
Index

 

Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
...Trees -
Deciduous

Evergreen Perennial
 

Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Shrub Heathers
......Gallery,
......Species Index Page with
......Pages describing each Heather of that Species Index Page

......Andromeda *
.........Andromeda In
......
Bruckenthalia
......Calluna
.........Index AC
.........AB-AP,
.........AP-BU,
.........BU-CW,
.........
Index D-G
.........DB-FA,
.........FA-GO,
.........GO-GU,
.........
Index H-L
.........HA-IN,
.........IN-LO,
.........LO-LY,
.........
Index M-R
.........MA-PA,
.........PA-RO,
.........RO-RU,
.........
Index S-Z
.........SA-SO,
.........SP-WH,
.........WI-YV

......Daboecia
.........Daboecia In
.........Index
.........cantabrica
.........x scotica

......Erica: Carnea
.........Carnea Index
.........AD-JO
.........JO-RO
.........RU-WI
......Erica: Cinerea
.........Index
.........AM-HE,
.........HO-RO,
.........RO-WI

......Erica: Others *
.........Others Index
.........Others 1
.........Others 2
.........Others 3
.........Others 4
.........
Darleyensis In
.........darleyensis 1
.........darleyensis 2
.........
Tetralix Index
.........tetralix
.........
Vagans Index
.........vagans
...Heather Shrub
...Heather Index

 

Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable

Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

 

STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY

 

Cultivation Requirements of Plant

Outdoor / Garden Cultivation

1

Indoor / House Cultivation

1

Cool Greenhouse (and Alpine House) Cultivation with artificial heating in the Winter

1

Conservatory Cultivation with heating throughout the year

1

Stovehouse Cultivation with heating throughout the year for Tropical Plants

1

 

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

1

Part Shade

1

Full Shade

1

 

Soil Type

Any Soil

1

Chalky Soil

1

Clay Soil

1

Lime-Free Soil

1

Peaty Soil

1

Sandy Soil

1

Acid Soil

1

Alkaline Soil

1

Badly-drained Soil

1

 

Soil Moisture

Dry

1

Moist

1

Wet

1

 

Position for Plant

Back of Shady Border

1

Back of Shrub Border

1

Bedding

1

Bog Garden

1

Coastal Conditions / Seaside

1

Container in Garden

1

Front of Border

1

Ground Cover 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

1

Ground Cover 24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

1

Ground Cover Over 72 inches (180 cms)

1

Hanging Basket

1

Hedge

1

Hedge - Thorny

1

Pollution Barrier

1

Pond

1

Pot in House, Greenhouse, Conservatory or Stovehouse

1

Raised Bed

1

Rest of Border

1

Rock Garden

1

Scree Bed

1

Speciman on Lawn

1

Sunny Border

1

Tree for Lawn

1

Tree/Shrub for Small Garden

1, 2,
3, 4,
5, 6,
7, 8,
9, 10,
11,12,
13,14,
15,16,
uses of tree/ shrub

Wildflower

1

Windbreak

1

Woodland

1

 

Use of Plant

Pollen or nectar for Bees

1

Hosts to Butterflies

1

Encouraging birds / wildlife, providing food and shelter

1

Bee-Pollinated plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

1

Berries / Fruit

1

Dry Site in Full Sun

1

Dry Shade

1

Filtering noise

1

Flower Arrange-ments

1

Fragrant Flower

1

Language of Flowers

1

Low maintenance

1

Moist Shade

1

Moist and swampy Sites

1

Nitrogen fixing plants

1

Not Fragrant Flower

1

Rabbit-Resistant

1

Speciman Plant

1

Thornless

1

Tolerant of Poor Soil

1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Plant Foliage

Aromatic Foliage

1

Autumn Foliage

1

Finely Cut Leaves

1

Large Leaves

1

Yellow Variegated Foliage

1

White Variegated Foliage

1

Red / Purple Variegated Foliage

1

Silver, Grey and Glaucous Foliage

1

Sword-shaped Leaves

1

 

 

Flower Shape

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less
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1

1 Petal

1

2 Petals

1

3 Petals
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1

4 Petals
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1

5 Petals
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1

Above 5
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1

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars
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1

Bowls
 

1

Cups and Saucers
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1

Globes
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1

Goblets and Chalices
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1

Trumpets
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1

Funnels
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1

Bells
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1

Thimbles
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1

Urns
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1

Salverform

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1

 

Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps
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1

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets
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1

Hats, Hoods and Helmets
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1

Standards, Wings and Keels
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1

Discs and Florets
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1

Pin-Cushions
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1

Tufts
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1

Cushion
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1

Umbel
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1

Buttons
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1

Pompoms
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1

 

Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies, Sprays
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1

Columns, Spikes and Spires
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1

Whorls, Tiers and Candelabra
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1

Plumes and Tails
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1

Chains and Tassels
 

1

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades
 

1

Spheres, Domes (Clusters), Plates and Drumsticks
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1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Shrub, Tree Shape

Columnar
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1

Oval
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1

Rounded or Spherical
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1

Flattened Spherical
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1

Narrow Conical / Narrow Pyramidal
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1

Broad Conical / Broad Pyramidal
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1

Ovoid /
Egg-Shaped

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1

Broad Ovoid
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1

Narrow Vase-shaped / Inverted Ovoid
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1

Fan-Shaped /Vase-Shaped
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1

Broad Fan-Shaped / Broad Vase-Shaped
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1

Narrow Weeping
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1

Broad Weeping
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1

Palm

1

 

Conifer Cone

1

 

Form

Arching

1

Climbing

1

Clump-Forming

1

Mat-Forming

1

Mound-Forming

1

Prostrate

1

Spreading

1

Stemless

1

Upright

1

 

Poisonous Plant

1

 

STAGE 1
GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY

 

Fragrant Plants adds the use of another of your 5 senses in your garden:-
Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark
1
, 2, 3

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an
Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4

Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves
1
, 2, 3

Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2

Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5

Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3

Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2

Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2

Scented Aquatic Plants
1


Plants with Scented Fruits
1


Plants with Scented Roots
1
, 2

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood
1


Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums
1


Scented Cacti and Succulents
1


Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell
1
, 2
 

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERY 3

Fan-trained Shape
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From Rhododendrons, boxwood, azaleas, clematis, novelties, bay trees, hardy plants, evergreens : novelties bulbs, cannas novelties, palms, araucarias, ferns, vines, orchids, flowering shrubs, ornamental grasses and trees book, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Ramblers Scramblers & Twiners by Michael Jefferson-Brown (ISBN 0 - 7153 - 0942 - 0) describes how to choose, plant and nurture over 500 high-performance climbing plants and wall shrubs, so that more can be made of your garden if you think not just laterally on the ground but use the vertical support structures including the house as well.

The Gardener's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Climbers & Wall Shrubs - A Guide to more than 2000 varieties including Roses, Clematis and Fruit Trees by Brian Davis. (ISBN 0-670-82929-3) provides the lists for 'Choosing the right Shrub or Climber' together with Average Height and Spread after 5 years, 10 years and 20 years.

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3


Gardening with Alpines by Stanley B. Whitehead. Garden Book Club.
Published in 1962. It provides most of the data about the Alpines.

Plant Solutions 1000+ suggestions for every garden situation by Nigel Colborn ISBN
13:978
0 00 719312 7, provides many of the plants for the pages in these Galleries.

Essential Annuals The 100 Best for Design and Cultivation. Text by Elizabeth Murray. Photography by Derek Fell. ISBN 0-517-66177-2, provides data about annuals.

Indoor Bulb
Growing by
Edward Pearson
. Published by Purnell & Sons, Ltd in 1953. It provides the data about Indoor Bulbs and Bulbs in
Window-boxes.

Colour All The
Year In My Garden
: A selection of choice varieties - annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, climbers and trees and shrubs - that will give a continuity of colour
in the garden throughout the year. Edited by C.H. Middleton. Gardening Book
from Ward, Lock & Co published in 1938, provides plant data for a calendar of plants in bloom throughout the year and for those in the smallest garden.
The Book of Bulbs by S. Arnott, F.R.H.S. Printed by
Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh in 1901. This provides data about Hardy Bulbs, Half-Hardy Bulbs, Greenhouse and Stove Bulbs.

Collins Guide to
Bulbs by Patrick
M. Synge
. ISBN
0 00 214016-0
First Edition 1961, Second Edition 1971, Reprinted 1973. This provides data on bulbs for bedding, bulbs in the border, bulbs naturalised in grass, bulbs in the woodland garden, bulbs in the rock garden, bulbs in pans in the alpine house, bulbs in the greenhouse, bulbs in bowls and the bulb frame.

Annuals & Biennials, the best annual and biennial plants and their uses in the garden by Gertrude Jekyll published in 1916 and
republished by Forgotten Books in 2012
(Forgotten Books
is a London-based book publisher specializing in the restoration of old books, both fiction and non-fiction. Today we have
372,702 books available to read online, download as ebooks, or
purchase in print.).

Cut Flowers All The Year from The New Illustrated
Gardening Encyclopedia
by Richard Sudell, printed before May 1935 for the plant names in each month, followed by details for culture and propagation.

Mr. Middleton's Garden Book by
Daily Express Publication,
reprinted 1941
for the individual
cultivar names with evergreen/
deciduous, flower colour, flower month and height.

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Tree and Shrubs in Garden Design -

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Clay Soils (neutral to slightly acid)

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Dry Acid Soils

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Shallow Soil over Chalk

Trees and Shrubs tolerant of both extreme Acidity and Alkalinity

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Damp Sites

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Industrial Areas

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Cold Exposed Areas

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Seaside Areas

Shrubs suitable for Heavy Shade

Shrubs and Climbers suitable for NORTH- and EAST-facing Walls

Shrubs suitable for Ground Cover

Trees of Pendulous Habit

Trees and Shrubs of Upright or Fastigiate Habit

Trees and Shrubs with Ornamental Bark or Twigs

Trees and Shrubs with Bold Foliage

Trees and Shrubs for Autumn Colour

Trees and Shrubs with Red or Purple Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Golden or Yellow Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Grey or Silver Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Variegated Foliage

Trees and Shrubs bearing Ornamental Fruit

Trees and Shrubs with Fragrant or Scented Flowers

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Foliage

Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Every Month:-
Jan
, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

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