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Pelargonium Rosais


Pelargonium can be perennials, sub-shrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent and mostly evergreen, with palmately lobed or pinnately divided leaves and clusters of slightly irregular, 5-petalled flowersDouble-flowered Ivy-leaved pelargoniums are evergreen perennials of trailing habit, with fleshy, palmately lobed leaves and clusters of showy double red, purple, pink or white flowers from early summer to autumn

Rosais is a bushy plant to 30cm with bold foliage and trailing stems to 50cm; semi-double rosy-pink flowers with purple markings on lower petals

Common Name: pelargonium Rosais
Family: Geraniaceae
Color flower: Pink in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: old H1+3 (required heated glass; may be grown outside in summer)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Vine weevil, leafhoppers, caterpillars, thrips, fungus gnats and aphids can be troublesome. aphids are generally more problematic on over-wintered plants
Pruning: Deadhead regularly
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1-2 years
Exposure: Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun. Remove spent flowers. To overwinter, grow small plants in late summer from cuttings
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


Cyclamen cilicium


Cyclamen are tuberous perennials with rounded, sometimes angular, leaves which are often attractively mottled. The nodding, characteristically shaped flowers have 5 reflexed and twisted petals, often with dark markings at the base

C. cilicium is a tuberous perennial with broad, heart-shaped leaves, mottled with silver above and purplish beneath, and pale or rosy-pink flowers 2-3cm in width, with reflexed, twisted petals marked with purple at the base, opening in autumn

Common Name: Cilician cyclamen
Family: Primulaceae
Color flower: Pink and Purple in Autumn
Hardiness: H3 (half hardy – unheated greenhouse/mild winter)
Color foliage: Grey/Silver , Purple and Dark Green in
Height: Up to 10 cm
Habit: Tufted
Habit: Mice and squirrels may be a problem; vine weevil can attack pot-grown plants
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: South-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Plant 5cm deep in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Avoid excessive summer moisture and mulch well when leaves wither
Garden characteristics: Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


Cyclamen is fantastic indoor flower for winter season.

Petunia Surfinia Purple ‘Shihi Brilliant’ (Surfinia 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

Surfinia Purple is a vigorous trailing plant to 30cm tall, with dark magenta-purple flowers 8cm across from mid summer to late autumn

Common Name: petunia ‘Shihi Brilliant’
Family: Solanaceae
Color flower: 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: 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

Helleborus lividus


Helleborus can be rhizomatous, herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials forming a clump of pedate basal leaves, or evergreen with erect, leafy stems. Large, bowl-shaped flowers are borne in loose clusters in late winter or spring

H. lividus is an evergreen perennial to 45cm with biennial stems bearing leaves composed of three bluish-green marbled leaflets. Nodding, pale pinkish-green flowers 3-5cm in width are borne in open clusters from mid winter

Common Name: blue-grey hellebore
Family: Ranunculaceae
Color flower: Pink and Pale Green in Winter
Hardiness: old H2-3 (intermediate between H2 and H3)
Color foliage: Blue and Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Hellebore aphid and snails may be a problem
Pruning: Remove faded or damaged foliage as the flowers appear
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in neutral to alkaline soil in dappled shade. In frost-prone areas, best grown in a cold greenhouse
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Low Maintenance, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs or Wildflower meadow

Petunia Charlie’s Angels Champagne ‘Caschamp’ (Charlie’s Angels 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 autumnCharlie’s Angels Champagne is a trailing annual to 45cm tall, compact in growth, with vivid red-purple flowers 7cm wide from early summer to late autumn
Common Name: petunia Charlie’s Angels Champagne
Family: Solanaceae
Color flower: 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: Can get aphids, slugs and snails
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: A sunny, sheltered site is essential for the best flowers, this variety works well as carpet ground cover if the soil is well-drained
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants

Fuchsia ‘Pink Marshmallow’


Fuchsia can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees, rarely perennials, with opposite or whorled leaves and usually pendent flowers with conspicuous tubular calyx, 4 spreading sepals and 4 erect petals

‘Pink Marshmallow’ is a lax deciduous shrub with large serrated leaves and very large double flowers, with long pale pink tube, reflexed, green-tipped pale pink sepals, and pink-veined white petals

Common Name: fuchsia ‘Pink Marshmallow’
Family: Onagraceae
Color flower: White, Pale Green and Pale Pink in Autumn and Summer
Hardiness: H4 (hardy – average winter)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Aphids, capsid bug and vine weevil may cause problems
Pruning: Pruning group 6
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Under glass can be grown in either a loam-based or loam-less potting compost in bright filtered light with moderate humidity and good ventilation. When in growth apply a liquid balanced fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist over winter. Overwinter indoors
Garden characteristics: Patio/Container Plants

Dianthus ‘Evening Star’ – bright pink flower for your garden


Dianthus can be annuals, evergreen perennials or subshrubs with narrow, often greyish leaves and showy flowers that are frequently fragrant

Pinks are hardy, evergreen perennials which make compact mounds or mats of usually greyish leaves, with up to six, usually fragrant, single or double, medium-sized flowers per stem in early and mid-summer

‘Evening Star’ is a very compact plant with grey-green foliage and short stems bearing fragrant, semi-double, bright rosy pink flowers with a bold, dark red centre in early summer

Common Name: pink ‘Evening Star’
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Color flower: Pink and Dark Red in Summer
Hardiness: H6 (hardy – very cold winter)
Color foliage: Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: Up to 10 cm
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Slugs and aphids may be a problem
Pruning: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering
Spreadid: South-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Prefers a soil enriched with well-rotted manure or garden compost and an application of a balanced fertiliser in spring
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Ground Cover, Gravel Garden, Rock Garden or Patio/Container Plants

Convolvulus cneorum


Convolvulus can be annuals, perennials or shrubs, erect or scrambling, with simple or palmately divided leaves and solitary or clustered, open funnel-shaped flowers

C. cneorum is a small spreading evergreen shrub to 60cm in height, with narrowly oblong, very silvery leaves and funnel-shaped white flowers tinged pink in bud, up to 4cm in width

Common Name: silverbush
Family: Convolvulaceae
Color flower: Pink and White in Spring and Summer
Hardiness: H4 (hardy – average winter)
Color foliage: Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Generally pest free
Pruning: Pruning group 8
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 5-10 years
Exposure: Grow in well drained soil or low to moderate fertility, in a sheltered spot with full sun. Good for containers, using a gritty loam based medium, watering well in the growing season, but keeping drier in winter
Garden characteristics: Drought Resistant, Patio/Container Plants, Mediterranean Climate Plants, City/Courtyard Gardens or Gravel Garden