Monthly Archives: December 2015

Achillea filipendulina ‘Cloth of Gold’


Achillea can be mat-forming or upright perennials, mostly herbaceous, with sometimes aromatic, pinnately divided or simple and toothed leaves and flattened clusters of small, daisy-like flower-heads

‘Cloth of Gold’ is a tall, robust perennial to 1.8m, with divided foliage, and large, flattened heads of bright yellow flowers. Good for drying

Common Name: yarrow ‘Cloth of Gold’
Family: Asteraceae
Color flower: Yellow in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: H7 (very hardy)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 1.5-2.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Can get aphids
Pruning: Cut back untidy foliage in spring
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: An open sunny position in a moist but well-drained soil is best, but it will tolerate most situations apart from heavy, wet clay in winter
Garden characteristics: Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Prairie Planting


Petunia Surfinia Purple Vein ‘Sunpurve’


Petunia can be annuals or perennials, with simple leaves and large, solitary, trumpet-shaped flowers in the upper leaf axils from late spring to autumn

Surfinia Purple Veil is a vigorous but compact trailing plant 15cm tall, with lilac-purple flowers 7cm wide, veined with deep violet, opening from mid summer to late autumn

Common Name: petunia Surfinia Purple Vein
Family: Solanaceae
Color flower: Pale Purple and Dark Purple in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: old H3 (may need winter protection)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Trailing
Habit: aphids and slugs may be a problem
Pruning: Deadhead regularly
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun, with shelter from drying winds. Plant out after frosts have passed
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants

 



 

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Ferocactus glaucescens


Ferocactus are spherical to columnar cacti with prominent ribs bearing spiny areoles, the spines sometimes hooked, and funnel-shaped flowers in summer

F. glaucescens is a cactus with a globose to cylindric, grey-green stem to 60cm in height, sometimes clustered; with yellow spines to 2.5cm in length, and funnel-shaped yellow flowers 3-4cm across

Common Name: glaucous barrel cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Color flower: Yellow in Summer
Hardiness: H2 (tender – cool or frost-free greenhouse)
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Clump-forming
Habit: May be attacked by mealybugs
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 10-20 years
Exposure: Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light, with low humidity. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter
Garden characteristics: Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


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Achillea filipendulina ‘Gold Plate’


Achillea can be mat-forming or upright perennials, mostly herbaceous, with sometimes aromatic, pinnately divided or simple and toothed leaves and flattened clusters of small, daisy-like flower-heads’Gold Plate’ is an herbaceous perennial to 1.2m tall, with feathery green leaves and large flat heads of small, deep golden-yellow flowers on erect leafy stems
Common Name: yarrow ‘Gold Plate’
Family: Asteraceae
Color flower: Yellow in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: H7 (very hardy)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 1-1.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Can get aphids
Pruning: Cut back untidy foliage in spring
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: An open sunny position in a moist but well-drained soil is best, but it will tolerate most situations apart from heavy, wet clay in winter
Garden characteristics: Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Prairie Planting

Petunia ‘Petitunia Happy Dream’ (Petitunia Series)


Petunia can be annuals or perennials, with simple leaves and large, solitary, trumpet-shaped flowers in the upper leaf axils from late spring to autumn’Petitunia Happy Dream’ is a compact trailing plant to 30cm tall, with light purple flowers veined and flushed with deeper reddish-purple towards the throat, opening from late spring to late autumn
Common Name: petunia ‘Petitunia Happy Dream’
Family: Solanaceae
Color flower: Pale Purple and Dark Purple in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Hardiness: old H3 (may need winter protection)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Trailing
Habit: aphids and slugs may be a problem
Pruning: Deadhead regularly
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun, with shelter from drying winds. Plant out after frosts have passed
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants

It is time to think about petunia seeds


 

Growing petunia from seeds is very enthralling. We have posted a video guide how to plant petunia from seeds.

Today we have some new guides for you:


 

Growing petunias

Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’


Phlox may be evergreen or herbaceous, mat-forming or erect perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and salver-shaped flowers in terminal clusters

‘Chattachoochee’ is a low-growing semi-evergreen perennial to 15cm in height, with purplish stems, lance-shaped leaves and terminal clusters of slightly fragrant, purple-eyed lavender-blue flowers 2.5cm across

Common Name: wild sweet william ‘Chattahoochee’
Family: Polemoniaceae
Color flower: Purple and Pale Blue in Summer
Hardiness: H4 (hardy – average winter)
Height: Up to 10 cm
Habit: Mat forming
Habit: May be attacked by phlox eelworm
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade
Garden characteristics: Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs or Flower borders and beds