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Latin name Common name Type Description Cultivation Hedging
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore tree 100ft (30m). Deciduous. Leaves are 5-lobed, turning yellow in autumn. Varieties include "Sion-Louis Frres" , Brilliantissimum, "Leopoldii". Fully hardy. Tolerates most conditions. Makes a good windbreak. Yes
Achillea clavennae perennial, rock plant 6in (15cm). Semi-evergreen. Narrow, oval leaves, lobed and covered in white hairs. Clusters of white flowers with gold centres, from June to October. Irritant. Fully hardy. Sun, well-drained 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
Alnus incana Grey Alder tree 100ft (3m). Deciduous. Oval, dark green leaves. Yellow catkins in February and March. Fully hardy. Tolerates wet areas. 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
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
Armeria maritima "Vindictive" Thrift, Sea Pink perennial, rock plant 4in (10cm). Evergreen. Cushions of glaucous, grass-like leaves. Round flower heads of dark crimsonnflowers, in summer. Attracts bees and butterflies. Other varieties include "Alba" (white flowers) and "Bloodstone" (dark blood-red). Frost hardy, -5C.Sun. 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
Atriplex halimus Tree Purslane shrub 6ft (2m). Evergreen. Oval, greyish leaves. Frost hardy. Yes
Aubretia deltoides "Variegata" perennial, rock plant 2in (4cms). Evergreen. Trailing leaves, edged with white. Spikes of pinkish-purple flowers in spring.. Frost hardy. Sun. 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
Castanea sativa Sweet Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut tree 100ft (30m). Deciduous. Oblong, toothed, glossy leaves turning yellow in autumn. Pale yellow flowers in summer. Edible nuts in prickly cases. Fully Hardy. Sun or partial shade. 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
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
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
Cistus ladanifer shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen. Aromatic, narrow leaves. Large white flowers, blotched with maroon in the centre, in June. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun. Needs sheltered position in cold regions. No
COLCHICUM genus corm c. 4-8ins (10-20cm). Long, narrow basal leaves. Flowers (generally appearing before leaves) are goblet-shaped. Single or double, colours include white, pink, red and purple. Poisonous. Frost hardy, -5 to fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Colutea arborescens Bladder Senna, Black Senna shrub 10ft (3m). Deciduous. Pale leaves divided into leaflets. Yellow, pea-like flowers in summer. Poisonous. Fully hardy. Sunny, well-drained soil. No
Colutea orientalis shrub 6ft (2m). Deciduous. Bluish-grey leaves divided into leaflets. Copper flowers with yellow markings in summer. Green seed pods turning to brown. Poisonous. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Colutea x media shrub 10ft (3m). Deciduous. Greyish-green leaves divided into leaflets. Clusterse of copper and yellow flowers in summer. Bladder-shaped, reddish seed pods. Poisonous. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Cortaderia selloana Pampas Grass grass 7ft (2.1m). Evergreen. Clump-forming. Long, sharp-edged leaves. Silver-white flower plumes in August, September. Frost hardy, 5C. Tolerates most conditions, even grows on the seafront. No

Plants: 107

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