Garden Plant Information - Alphabetical list

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Linum grandiflorum

Linum grandiflorum

 

The plants in the list I either grow in my own garden, or they are plants that I've come to know from other gardens and particularly like. For the plants I grow myself, almost all of them, with few exceptions, are dual-purpose - this means that they are attractive to humans while also providing food and/or shelter to wildlife.

 

Some plants in the list have 'W' next to the name. This means that they were photographed at Westshores Nurseries in Winterton (North Linconshire - www.westshores.co.uk). Westshores is well known for its wide range of ornamental grasses and also has a good selection of herbaceous perennials. They also do mail order.

 

 

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Alphabetical Garden Plant Listing

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

 

 

 

 

A

 

Abelia x grandiflora (W)

 

Abutilon megapotamicum

 

Achillea millefolium 'Walther Funcke'

 

Aeonium arborium

 

Akebia quinata

 

Allium schubertii

 

Allium senescens (W)

 

Allium sphaerocephalon

 

Anomatheca laxa

 

Anemone blanda

 

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

 

Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea)

 

Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana

 

Arbutus unedo

 

Arisaema candidissimum

 

Armeria juniperifolia

 

Arum italicum 'Pictum' (also called Lords and Ladies)

 

Aster amellus ‘Blue King’ (W)

 

Astrantia major

 

Astrantia major ‘Hadspen’s Blood’

 

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

 

B

 

Begonia 'Cleopatra'

 

Bergenia 'Wintermärchen'

 

C

 

Caltha palustris

 

Camassia leichtlinii

 

Carex buchananii

 

Carex elata 'Aurea' (W) (also called  Bowles' Golden Sedge)

 

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

 

Ceratostigma willmottianum

 

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

 

Chinodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant' (also called Glory of the snow)

 

Choisya ternata

 

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (also called Mexican orange blossom)

 

Clematis florida var. sieboldiana

 

Clematis tangutica

 

Clematis 'Warwickshire Rose'

 

Cleome hassleriana 'Colour Fountain Mixed'

 

Colchicum sibthorpii

 

Coreopsis verticillata

 

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

 

Cornus kousa 'Gold Star' (also called flowering dogwood)

 

Cornus mas

 

Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’

 

Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’

 

Cosmos bipinnatus Sensation

 

Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

 

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

 

Cotoneaster x suecicus 'Coral Beauty'

 

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

 

Crocus tommasinianus

 

Cyclamen coum

 

Cyclamen hederifolium

 

Cydonia oblonga

 

Cyperus 'Chira'

 

D

 

Dahlia ‘Arabian Night’

 

Deutzia 'Rosea Plena' (also known as ‘Pink Pompon’)

 

Dicentra spectabilis

 

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’

 

Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Light'

 

Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy Mixed'

 

Dryopteris erythrosora

 

E

 

Echium pininana

 

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'

 

Epimedium pinnatum (also called Barrenwort and Bishop's hat)

 

Eranthis hyemalis

 

Erigeron karvinskianus

 

Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost'

 

Euonymus alatus

 

Euonymus europaeus

 

Euphorbia characias ‘Portuguese Velvet' (W)

 

Euphorbia Redwing = 'Charam'

 

Euphorbia rigida

 

Exochorda giraldii var. wilsonii

 

F

 

Fritillaria meleagris

 

Fritillaria michailovskyi

 

G

 

Gaillardia 'Goblin'

 

Galanthus nivalis

 

Garrya elliptica (W)

 

Gazania 'Sunkiss'

 

Gentiana acaulis

 

Gentiana 'Blue Silk'

 

Geranium phaeum

 

Gladiolus murielae

 

Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata' (also called New Zealand broadleaf)

 

H

 

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

 

Hebe 'Autumn Glory'

 

Hebe 'Red Edge'

 

Helenium autumnale

 

Helleborus purpurascens

 

Helleborus x hybridus

 

Helleborus x hybridus Party Dress Group

 

Heuchera sanguinea ‘Geisha’s Fan’

 

Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'

 

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

 

I

 

Ilex aquifolium 'Bacciflava'

 

Ilex aquifolium 'Silver Queen'

 

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Golden King'

 

Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

 

Ipheion uniflorum

 

Ipheion uniflorum ‘Alberto Costillo’

 

Ipheion uniflorum 'Wisley Blue'

 

Iris reticulata 'Harmony'

 

Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterflies'

 

Iris unguicularis

 

J

 

Jasminum nudiflorum

 

Juncus effusus 'Spiralis' (W)

 

K

 

Kalmia latifolia 'Elf'

 

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

 

Kniphofia 'Tawny King'

 

Koelreuteria paniculata

 

L

 

Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata

 

Leonotis leonurus

 

Leycesteria formosa

 

Libertia peregrinans

 

Linaria purpurea

 

Linum grandiflorum

 

Liriope muscari

 

Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’

 

Lysichiton americanus

 

Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

 

M

 

Mahonia x media 'Charity' (W)

 

Malope trifida

 

Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet'

 

Malus x robusta 'Red Sentinel'

 

Malva moschata alba

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' (W)

 

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Variegata'

 

Myrtus communis

 

N

 

Narcissus cyclamineus

 

Nectaroscordum siculum

 

Nicotiana sylvestris

 

Nigella damascena

 

Nigella hispanica

 

O

 

Oenothera biennis

 

Osmanthus x burkwoodii

 

Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'

 

Oxalis tuberosa (Oca)

 

P

 

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

 

Penstemon ‘Garnet’

 

Penstemon 'Rubicundus'

 

Petasites fragrans

 

Petasites hybridus

 

Phlox paniculata

 

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

 

Pilea peperomioides

 

Polystichum polyblepharum

 

Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' (W)

 

Primula denticulata

 

Primula Silver laced group

 

Primula vulgaris

 

Pulmonaria officinalis

 

Pulsatilla vulgaris

 

Pyracantha 'Soleil d’Or'

 

Q

 

 

R

 

Ranunculus ficaria

 

Ranunculus ficaria var. aurantiacus

 

Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicle'

 

Rubus cockburnianus 'Goldenvale' (W)

 

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'

 

Rudbeckia hirta

 

Rudbeckia triloba

 

 

 

S

 

Salvia microphylla

 

Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'

 

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

 

Sarcococca confusa

 

Schizostylis coccinea

 

Schizostylis coccinea 'Major'

 

Scilla sibirica 'Spring Beauty'

 

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

 

Sedum 'Herbstfreude'

 

Sedum 'Ruby Glow'

 

Sedum spurium 'Green Mantle'

 

Sedum telephium ‘Matrona' (W)

 

Sisyrinchium 'California Skies'

 

Sisyrinchium striatum

 

Sorbus cashmiriana (W)

 

Sorbus sargentiana

 

Sorbus vilmorinii

 

Spiraea 'Arguta'

 

Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'

 

Stachys officinalis 'Alba'

 

Stipa arundinacea (syn. Anemanthele lessoniana) (W)

 

Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails'

 

Streptocarpus ‘Crystal Ice’

 

Syngonanthus chrysanthus 'Mikado'

 

T

 

Trachelospermum jasminoides

 

Tricyrtis hirta

 

Tricyrtis maculata

 

U

 

Uncinia rubra

 

V

 

Verbascum 'Helen Johnson'

 

Verbascum phoeniceum

 

Verbena bonariensis

 

Viburnum lantana

 

Viburnum opulus

 

Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price' (W)

 

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (W)

 

Viola odorata

 

W

 

 

X

 

 

Y

 

 

Z

Zaluzianskya capensis

 

 

 

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Published: 24-01-2005

Updated:  01-12-2009