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Fantastic rhododendrons in your garden

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Artemisia absinthium ‘Lambrook Mist’


Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually grey, aromatic, often divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads

‘Lambrook Mist’ is an erect, woody-based perennial to 1m tall, with aromatic silvery-grey leaves to 15cm long, finely divided into very slender lobes, and slender sprays of small, dull yellow flower heads in late summer

Common Name: wormwood ‘Lambrook Mist’
Family: Asteraceae
Color flower: Yellow in Summer
Hardiness: old H4 (hardy)
Color foliage: Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Prone to aphids and a gall midge
Pruning: Pruning group 6 after the danger of severe frost has past
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in well-drained fertile soil in full sun
Garden characteristics: Coastal, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Gravel Garden

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Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’


Chamaecyparis are evergreen trees, usually of narrowly ovoid or columnar outline, with much-branched sprays of small scale-like leaves, and small, globose cones; tiny red male cones are conspicuous in a few cultivars

‘Golden Mop’ is an evergreen dwarf conifer making a small, rounded shrub. Foliage golden-yellow, cord-like in short sprays

Common Name: sawara cypress ‘Golden Mop’
Family: Cupressaceae
Hardiness: H7 (very hardy)
Color foliage: Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Aphids may be a problem
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 10-20 years
Exposure: Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil. Can scorch
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden, Low Maintenance, Patio/Container Plants or Rock Garden

Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’


Abies are evergreen conifers, often very tall, with whorled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves, often whitish beneath, and on the upper branches, large cones which break up whilst attached to the tree’Silberlocke’ is an evergreen conifer making a small tree of bushy habit. Leaves dark green, but curled upwards to show the silvery white undersides. Purple cones borne on young plants
Common Name: Korean fir ‘Silberlocke’
Family: Pinaceae
Hardiness: H7 (very hardy)
Color foliage: White and Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 2.5-4 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Can get aphids and adelgids
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: East-facing
Time to ultimate height: 10-20 years
Exposure: Grow in moist but well-drained slightly acidic soil
Garden characteristics: Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Low Maintenance, Rock Garden, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants

Argyranthemum ‘Levada Cream’


Argyranthemum are evergreen woody-based perennials or sub-shrubs, with simple or pinnately dissected leaves and white, yellow or pink, daisy-like flower-heads from late spring to autumn

‘Levada Cream’ is a rather spreading subshrub to 60cm tall, with divided and sharply toothed green leaves and single daisies with darker-centred light yellow flowers fading to cream

Common Name: marguerite ‘Levada Cream’
Family: Asteraceae
Color flower: Cream and Yellow in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Hardiness: H2 (tender – cool or frost-free greenhouse)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Leaf miners may be a problem
Pruning: Deadhead regularly, pruning group 10
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1-2 years
Exposure: Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and pinch growing tips to keep compact. Mulching may protect rootstock from frost, and helps to conserve water. Water in prolonged dry spells
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Flower borders and beds, Patio/Container Plants, Mediterranean Climate Plants or Wall-side Borders

Sedum sieboldii ‘Mediovariegatum’


Sedum may be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials with succulent stems and leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in summer or autumn<p>’Mediovariegatum’ is an herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial with red stems carrying whorls of rounded grey-green leaves with a conspicuous central zone of cream. Flowers rose pink, star-shaped, in flat terminal clusters</p>
Common Name: October daphne ‘Mediovariegatum’
Family: Crassulaceae
Color flower: Pale Pink in Summer
Hardiness: H3 (half hardy – unheated greenhouse/mild winter)
Color foliage: Cream, Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: Up to 10 cm
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Aphids, scale insects, mealybugs and vine weevils may be a problem
Pruning: May be pruned to shape after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow as a houseplant or in an alpine house in a loam based potting compost with added grit. Water moderately in growth and apply a half-strength liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter
Garden characteristics: Patio/Container Plants

Crocosmia ‘Emberglow’ – bright and nice flower


Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer’Emberglow’ is a cormous perennial to 75cm tall, with narrow leaves and branched spikes of curved, funnel-shaped deep red flowers to 8cm long in summer
Common Name: montbretia ‘Emberglow’
Family: Iridaceae
Color flower: Dark Red in Summer
Hardiness: old H4 (hardy)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Prone to glasshouse red spider mite
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: South-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in a moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained. Thrives in sun or partial shade.
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants

Abutilon ‘Savitzii’


Abutilon can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs, trees, perennials or annuals, with simple or palmately lobed leaves and bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers often with conspicuous stamens’Savitzii’ is an evergreen shrub with maple-like leaves broadly margined with creamy-white; bell-shaped, pale orange-brown flowers are produced rather sparsely
Common Name: abutilon ‘Savitzii’
Family: Malvaceae
Color flower: Dark Orange in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Hardiness: H1b (heated greenhouse – subtropical)
Color foliage: Cream, Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 1-1.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and scale insects
Pruning: Pruning group 9 or pruning group 13 for wall-trained specimens
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 5-10 years
Exposure: Grow under glass or indoors in a loam-based potting compost in full light. When in growth water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter, keeping barely moist. Can be grown outdoors in warmer climates
Garden characteristics: Patio/Container Plants or Wall-side Borders