Category Archives: Climber/Wall Shrub

Hedera helix ‘Duckfoot’ AGM


Hedera are evergreen climbing shrubs clinging by aerial roots. Clusters of small yellow-green flowers are followed by usually black berries. Foliage of flowering shoots is often less deeply lobed than that of the sterile, climbing shoots

‘Duckfoot’ is a compact plant with shallowly 3-lobed, light green leaves, wedge-shaped at the base, hardy, but most often grown as a house or container plant

Common Name: ivy ‘Duckfoot’
Family: Araliaceae
Hardiness: H5 (hardy – cold winter)
Color foliage: Pale Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Climbing
Habit: Aphids and glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem
Pruning: Pruning group 11 at any time
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. Shelter from cold drying winds
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wall-side Borders or Patio/Container Plants

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Oxford Blue’


Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species

‘Oxford Blue’ is a vigorous annual climber to 2.1m, with long stems bearing up to five fragrant flowers 5.5cm across, the standards deep purple, the wing petals deep violet-blue

Common Name: sweet pea ‘Oxford Blue’
Family: Papilionaceae
Color flower: Dark Blue and Dark Purple in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: old H4 (hardy)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn and Summer
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Climbing
Habit: May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails and thrips
Pruning: Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1-2 years
Exposure: Grow in humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth. Deadhead regularly
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Wall-side Borders

Lathyrus latifolius ‘White Pearl’


Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species

‘White Pearl’ is a vigorous climbing herbaceous perennial to 2m, with winged stems and paired grey-green leaflets bearing tendrils. Up to 11 pure white flowers 2-3cm in width are borne in racemes

Common Name: everlasting pea ‘White Pearl’
Family: Papilionaceae
Color flower: White in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: H7 (very hardy)
Color foliage: Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Climbing
Habit: May be attacked by aphids, slugs and snails
Pruning: Cut back to ground level in autumn
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1-2 years
Exposure: Can be grown as a climber or allowed to scramble over banks and slopes. It copes with sun or partial shade in fertile well-drained soil
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, Drought Resistant or Wall-side Borders


Lathyrus odoratus ‘Sicilian Pink’


Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species

‘Sicilian Pink’ is a climbing annual to 1.8m, with strongly fragrant flowers 2.5cm across, the standard petals vivid cerise, the wing petals white flushed with purple

Common Name: sweet pea ‘Sicilian Pink’
Family: Papilionaceae
Color flower: Purple and Red in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: H2 (tender – cool or frost-free greenhouse)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn and Summer
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Climbing
Habit: May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails and thrips
Pruning: Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1-2 years
Exposure: Grow in humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth. Deadhead regularly
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Wall-side Borders

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Harlow Carr’


Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species

‘Harlow Carr’ is an annual climber with greyish-green foliage and long-stalked racemes of fragrant, cream flowers, flushed with light pink

Common Name: sweet pea ‘Harlow Carr’
Family: Papilionaceae
Color flower: Cream and Pale Yellow in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: old H4 (hardy)
Color foliage: Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Climbing
Habit: May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails and thrips
Pruning: Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: Grow in humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cathy’ AGM


Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species

‘Cathy’ is a vigorous annual climber to 2m, with grey-green foliage and long-stalked racemes of up to four fragrant flowers 4.5cm wide, with ruffled creamy-white petals, opening from summer to early autumn

Common Name: sweet pea ‘Cathy’
Family: Papilionaceae
Color flower: Cream in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: H2 (tender – cool or frost-free greenhouse)
Color foliage: Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Climbing
Habit: May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails and thrips
Pruning: Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: Grow in humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth. Deadhead regularly
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cathy’ AGM


Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species

‘Cathy’ is a vigorous annual climber to 2m, with grey-green foliage and long-stalked racemes of up to four fragrant flowers 4.5cm wide, with ruffled creamy-white petals, opening from summer to early autumn

Common Name: sweet pea ‘Cathy’
Family: Papilionaceae
Color flower: Cream in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: H2 (tender – cool or frost-free greenhouse)
Color foliage: Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Climbing
Habit: May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails and thrips
Pruning: Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: Grow in humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth. Deadhead regularly
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Wisley’


Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species

‘Wisley’ is an annual climber to 2m, with fragrant, reddish-purple flowers in short racemes on long stalks in summer and early autumn

Common Name: sweet pea ‘Wisley’
Family: Papilionaceae
Color flower: Purple in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: old H4 (hardy)
Color foliage: Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Climbing
Habit: May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails and thrips
Pruning: Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: Grow in humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants