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Cytisus × boskoopii ‘Hollandia’


Cytisus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, ranging from prostrate to erect and almost tree-like, with small, simple or 3-parted leaves and pea-like flowers spring or summer’Hollandia’ is a small deciduous shrub with slender green shoots and small leaves. Flowers cream with wings and back of standard petal crimson
Common Name: broom ‘Hollandia’
Family: Papilionaceae
Color flower: Cream and Red in Spring and Summer
Hardiness: H5 (hardy – cold winter)
Color foliage: Green in Spring and Summer
Height: 1-1.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Broom gall mites may be a problem
Pruning: Pruning group 1 or pruning group 3 but do not cut into old wood
Spreadid: East-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Best grown in well-drained, poor acid soils in full sun. Tolerant of lime but may become chlorotic on shallow chalk soils. Brooms resent transplanting
Garden characteristics: Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden or Drought Resistant


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

Cyclamen repandum


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. repandum is a dwarf perennial with heart-shaped leaves speckled with grey, and fragrant rose-red flowers 2cm in length from mid-spring

Common Name: wavy cyclamen
Family: Primulaceae
Color flower: Red in Spring
Hardiness: old H3-4 (intermediate between H3 and H4)
Color foliage: Grey/Silver 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

Mimulus cupreus ‘Whitecroft Scarlet’ – red summer flower


Mimulus can be annuals, perennials or evergreen shrubs, with paired leaves and 2-lipped tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers in terminal racemes or in the leaf axils

‘Whitecroft Scarlet’ is a short-lived spreading herbaceous perennial to 20cm in height, with toothed, oval leaves and bright scarlet, trumpet-shaped flowers 4cm in length throughout summer months

Common Name: monkey flower ‘Whitecroft Scarlet’
Family: Phrymaceae
Color flower: Red in Summer
Hardiness: H5 (hardy – cold winter)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer
Height: Up to 10 cm
Habit: Spreading / Branched
Habit: Slugs and snails may be a problem
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Prefers very moist soils in sun or partial shade. Short-lived
Garden characteristics: Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Ground Cover or Rock Garden

Penstemon ‘Andenken an Friedrich Hahn’


Penstemon may be deciduous or evergreen perennials or subshrubs, with simple, narrow leaves and racemes or panicles of bell-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers in summer and early autumn

‘Andenken an Friedrich Hahn’ is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial to 90cm in height, with narrow, dark foliage and erect racemes of tubular bell-shaped, deep wine-red flowers 3cm in length, marked white in the throat

Common Name: penstemon ‘Andenken en Friedrich Hahn’
Family: Plantaginaceae
Color flower: White and Dark Red in Summer
Hardiness: H5 (hardy – cold winter)
Color foliage: Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Clump-forming
Habit: May be attacked by slugs, snails, glasshouse red spider mite, and leaf and bud eelworms
Pruning: Deadhead after flowering to maintain vigour. Then cut back to base in early spring
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Garden characteristics: Cottage/Informal Garden or Flower borders and beds

Eschscholzia californica ‘Rose Chiffon’ (Thai Silk Series)


Eschscholzia can be annuals or perennials, with finely divided leaves and solitary, long-stalked, poppy-like yellow, orange or red flowers, followed by conspicuous long seed-pods

‘Rose Chiffon’ is an annual to 25cm tall, with blue-green foliage and semi-double flowers to 6cm across, the fluted petals heavily flushed rose-pink on a cream ground, red on the reverse

Common Name: California poppy ‘Rose Chiffon’
Family: Papaveraceae
Color flower: Cream, Pink and Red in Summer
Hardiness: H3 (half hardy – unheated greenhouse/mild winter)
Color foliage: Blue and Green in Spring and Summer
Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: Generally pest free
Pruning: Cut back after flowering
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1 year
Exposure: Will thrive in poor, well-drained soil but they need full sun for the flowers to open. Can be grown as a drought-tolerant container plant. Good for exposed or coastal areas
Garden characteristics: Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants

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Crassula perfoliata var. falcata


Crassula can be succulent annuals, perennials, evergreen shrubs or sub-shrubs, with fleshy leaves and small, star-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers in a terminal cluster

C. perfoliata var. falcata is a succulent evergreen subshrub to 1m in height, with sickle-shaped, bright grey-green leaves to 10cm in length, the blades lying vertically. Small scarlet, fragrant flowers are borne in flat clusters in late summer

Common Name: airplane plant
Family: Crassulaceae
Color flower: Red in Summer
Hardiness: H2 (tender – cool or frost-free greenhouse)
Color foliage: Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Bushy
Habit: May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: West-facing
Time to ultimate height: 5-10 years
Exposure: Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light or full sun. When in growth feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Water moderately from spring to autumn, sparingly at other times
Garden characteristics: Patio/Container Plants