Plants: 131

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Latin name Common name Type Description Cultivation Hedging
Acacia verticillata Prickly Moses shrub, tree 38ft (9m). Evergreen. Dark green needle-like leaf stalks. Bright yellow `bottlebrushes' in spring. Half hardy, 7C. No
Aethionema grandiflorum Persian Stone Cress lax shrub, rock plant 12in (30cm). Narrow, glaucous-green leaves. Sprays of minute pink flowers in spring and summer. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Agapanthus "Blue Giant" bulb 4ft (1.2m). Clumps of long, narrow basal leaves. Erect stems carry rounded, violet-blue flowerheads in July and August. "Bressingham White" has white flowers. Fully hardy. Sun, moist soil. No
Agonis flexuosa Willow Myrtle shrub, tree 30ft (10m). Evergreen. Weeping tree with narrow, scented leaves. Immature leaves are bronze-coloured. White flowers in June, July, August. Tender, min 10C. Sunshine and moist soil.. No
Alchemilla alpina Alpine Lady's Mantle perennial 5in (12cm). Forms carpet of lobed green leaves, silvery beneath. Yellow-green flowers in summer. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. Good ground cover or rock plant. No
Alchemilla conjuncta Lady's Mantle perennial, rock plant 12in (30cm). Leaves are round with crinkly leaves, silvery beneath. Minute, yellow-green flowers, in July. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade, not wet ground. Good ground cover. Tolerates chalk. Useful rock garden plant. No
Alchemilla mollis perennial 12in (30cm). Lobed, fresh green leaves. Minute, yellow-green flowers in summer. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. Tolerates chalk. Good ground cover. Flowers good for drying. No
Anaphalis margaritacea Pearl Everlasting perennial 30in (75cm). Narrow, greyish leaves, edged white. Clusters of small white flowers in August. Useful in dried flower arrangements. Fully hardy. Sun or partial-shade, damp soil. Good for ground cover or for dried flowers. No
ANEMOME genus Wind Flower perennial c. 2in to 5ft (5cm-1.5m). Some have tubers or rhizomes. Oval leaves divided into leaflets. Cup-shaped flowers, colours include white, pink, blue. Poisonous. Frost hardy to fully hardy. Light or partial shade, humus. No
ANTHEMIS genus Dog's Fennel perennial c. 12ins to 3ft (30cm-1m). Fern-like leaves. Daisy-type flowers in white, yellow or orange, in summer. Fully hardy to frost hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Anthurium andraeanum Tail Flower perennial 30in (75cm). Evergreen. Heart-shaped leaves on long-stalks. Bright red spathes. Poisonous. Frost tender, 15C. Needs light position in winter, partial shade in summer, damp soil. No
Antigonon leptopus Coral Vine climber 20ft (6m). Evergreen. Tendrils. Crinkled, pale leaves. Pink, red or white flowers in summer. Frost tender, 15C. Sun and fertile soil. No
ARCTOTIS genus annuals, perennials c. 16in to 18in (40cm-45cm). Narrow, lobed leaves, grey undersides. Daisy-like flowers. Colours include yellow, orange, pink and red, in summer. Frost tender, 5C to fully hardy. Sun and sandy soil. No
Argyranthemum "Mary Wootton" perennial 3ft (1m). Evergreen. Pale, divided leaves. Pink, daisy-type flowers in summer. Frost tender, 0C. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Artemisia absinthium Wormwood perennial 32in (80cm). Evergreen. Divided, silver-grey leaves. Aromatic. Insignificant flowers in summer. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun, well-drained position. No
Bassia scoparia Burning Bush, Summer Cypress annual 3ft (1m). Makes a feathery bush. Narrow, bright green leaves, turning red in autumn. Half hardy, 0C. Sun and fertile soil. No
Billardiera longiflora Climbing Blueberry climber 10ft (3m). Twining. Narrow leaves. Pendent cream flowers in summer, followed by purplish blue, edible berries. Half hardy, 0C. Partial shade in sheltered position. No
Calendula officinalis Marigold annual 12ins - 24ins (30cm to 60cm) according to variety. Narrow, pale leaves. Large daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow and orange, spring to autumn. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. No
Carpobrotus edulis Hottentot Fig, Kaffir Fig perennial 6in (15cm). Succulent. Thick, fleshy leaves. Daisy-type flowers, yellow, pink or purple, from spring to summer, followed by fig-like, edible fruits. Frost tender, 5C. Useful for a binding ground cover. No
Centaurea hypoleuca perennial 2ft (60cm). Deeply cut leaves with greyish undersides. Rich pink, thistle-like flowers from May to August. Fully hardy. Sun, tolerates most soils. No
Centranthus ruber Red Valerian perennial 3ft (90cm). Spreading clumps of oval, glaucous leaves. Erect heads of small, deep red or white flowers from May to September. Fully hardy. Tolerates exposed position, needs alkaline soil. No
CHAMAECYPARIS genus False Cypress tree c. 3 - 70ft (1-20m). Evergreen. Generally leaves are in flattened, dark or grey-green sprays, aromatic, sometimes irritant. Small round cones. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. No
Chamaerops humilis Dwarf Palm, European Fan Palm shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen palm. Large, fan-shaped leaves with small yellow flowers in summer. Half hardy, 0C. Sun or partial shade. In cold areas can be grown in tubs and overwintered under cover. No
CHIONODOXA genus Glory of the Snow bulb 2-10ins (5-10cm). Long, narrow basal leaves. Flowers carried on leafless stems, shades of white, pink or blue, some with white centres, in spring. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. Likes humus-rich soil. No
Cichorium intybus Chicory perennial 4ft (1.2m). Forms cushions of narrow, light green leaves. Bright blue, daisy-like flowers in summer. Leaves are edible but plant can be irritant. Attractive to bees.The form album has white flowers, "Roseum" has pink flowers. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. Tolerates chalk. No

Plants: 131

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