Ivydene Gardens Perennials and Alpines - Herbaceous Gallery:
Red Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHALK. Anemone hupehen-sis
SUN OR PART SHADE

CHALK. Sedum specta-bile

SUN

CHALK, SAND. Lychnis flos-jovis

SUN AND PART SHADE

 

 

 

 

 

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Sand, Chalk, Peaty. Paeonia veitchii wood-wardii Sun, Part Shade

SAND, CHALK, CLAY. Aster novi-belgii 'Dandy' Sun, Part Shade

SAND, CHALK. Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal' PART SHADE

CHALK.
Diascia cordata


SUN

 

 

 

 

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CHALK.
Anemone elegans



SUN AND PART SHADE

CLAY. Lobelia cardinalis

 

SUN AND PART SHADE

CHALK.
Anemone hupehen-sis japonica (Pink)
SUN AND PART SHADE

SAND OR CHALK, WITH PEATY. Papaver orientale SUN

 

 

 

 

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Sand, Chalk, Peaty. Paeonia officinal-is 'Rubra Plena' Sun, Part Shade

Sand, Chalk, Peaty. Paeonia 'Bowl of Beauty' Sun, Part Shade

CHALK, SAND. Achillea mille-folium 'Cerise Queen' SUN

CHALK, SAND. Achillea 'Summ-erwine' SUN

 

 

 

 

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CHALK, SAND. Achillea 'Terra-cotta' SUN

CHALK, SAND. Astilbe x arendsii 'Fire' PART SHADE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHALK, SAND. Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double' - scarlet
SUN

CHALK, SAND. Alcea rosea 'Nigra'
SUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less

1

2

3

4

5

Above 5

 

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Flower Shape - Simple

Stars

Bowls

Cups and Saucers

Globes

Goblets and Chalices

Trumpets

Funnels

 

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Flower Shape - Simple

Bells

Thimbles

Urns

Salverform

 

 

 

 

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Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Tubes, Lips and Straps

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Hats, Hoods and Helmets

Stan-dards, Wings and Keels

Discs and Florets

Pin-Cushions

Tufts

 

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Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Cushion

Umbel

Buttons

Pompoms

 

 

 

 

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Natural Arrange-ments

Bunches, Posies and Sprays

Columns, Spikes and Spires

Whorls, Tiers and Cande-labra

Plumes and Tails

Chains and Tassels

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades

Spheres, Domes and Plates

 

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Introduction



 

7 Flower Colours - Blue, White, Yellow, Green for Unusual Colour with Red, Pink and Purple on same page - per Month in Colour Wheel below in the HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL Gallery.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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PERENNIAL - HERBACEOUS GALLERY PAGES

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
(o)Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Red
(o)Pink
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
(o)Brown
(o)Bronze
(o)Green1
(o)Green2
(o)Green3
Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
(o)Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow
Autumn Colour
4 Season Colour

FORM
(o)Mat-forming
(o)Prostrate
(o)Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
(o)Clump-
forming

Stemless
(o)Upright
Climbing
Arching

SEED/FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Seed

FLOWER BED PICTURES
(o)Garden
(o)Rock Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Flower Colours - Blue, White, Yellow, Green for Unusual, Red, Orange and Pink per Month in Colour Wheel below in the MIXED BORDER DESIGN Topic.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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Herbaceous Perennials Height from Text Border for this HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS Gallery

 

Blue =
0-24 inches
(0-60 cms)

Green =
24-72 inches
(60-180 cms)

Red =
72+ inches
(180+ cms)

 

Herbaceous Perennials Height from Text Border for the HERBACEOUS FLOWER SHAPE Gallery with MIXED BORDER DESIGN Topic

Brown =
0-12 inches
(0-30 cms)

Blue =
12-24 inches
(30-60 cms)

Green =
24-36 inches
(60-90 cms)

Red =
36-72 inches
(90-180 cms)

Black =
72+ inches
(180+ cms)

Plant Soil Moisture from Text Background

 

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

The Plant Height Border in this Gallery has changed from :-
Blue = 0-2 feet, Green = 2-6 feet , Red = 6+ feet to

  • Brown = 0-1 feet (0-12 inches, 0-30cms)
  • Blue = 1-2 feet (12-24 inches, 30-60 cms)
  • Green = 2-3 feet, Green = 2-3 feet (24-36 inches, 60-90 cms)
  • Red = 3-6 feet (36-72 inches, 90-180 cms)
  • Black = 6+ feet (72+ inches, 180+ cms)

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Plant named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Plant Description Page details where that Plant is available from.

 

HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL INDEX.

Add the
Permanent Herbaceous Perennials and
Other Permanent Plants growing in the Mixed Borders in the RHS Wisley Garden, which are in the
PERMANENT HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL INDEX Page and the
FLOWER COLOURS PER MONTH Pages
respectably in the Mixed Borders Design Topic

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Herbaceous Perennial Name.
 

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

Foliage Colour

Alpine Herbaceous Perennial if Text Background is Blue

A

Acanthus spinosus
...

White flowers with Purple bracts

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May, June,
July
...

48-60 x 24
(120-150 x 60)

Arching shiny Dark Green leaves 24 inches (60 cms) long and 3-12 inches (8-30 cms) wide; they have jagged teeth which are tipped with fiercely sharp white spines that are painful to touch.

Achillea 'Apfelblute'
...
Achillea
'Credo'
Achillea
'Fanal'
...
Achillea filipendula
'Gold Plate'
Achillea millefolium
'Cerise
Queen'
Achillea
ptarmica
'Boule de
Neige'
Achillea 'Summer-
wine'
Achillea 'Terracotta'
...
 

Appleblossom Pink
...
Creamy-
Yellow
Brick Red with Bright Yellow Centres
Bright
Golden-
Yellow
Cerise
...
...
...
White
...
...
...
Deep Claret
...
...
Terracotta
that fades to Soft Yellow

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June, July, August,
September
June, July,
August
June, July,
August
...
June, July,
August
...
May, June,
July
...
...
June, July,
August
...
...
June, July, August,
September
June, July, August,
September

36 x 24
(90 x 60)
...
48 x 18
(120 x 45)
36 x 18
(90 x 45)
...
48 x 24
(120 x 60)
...
36 x 24
(90 x 60)
...
...
20 x 15
(50 x 38)
...
...
28 x 18
(70 x 45)
...
36 x 16
(90 x 40)
...

Dark Green fern-like
and deeply-cut.
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Feathery Dark Green
...
Finely dissected feathery
Dark Green
...
Finely dissected
feathery soft Green
and fragrant
Finely dissected
feathery Mid-Green
...
...
Slightly Grey, not
glossy, leathery
deep Green
...
Slightly Grey, not glossy,
leathery deep Green
...
Deeply-cut
Mid-Green foliage
...

Aconitum cammarum 'Stainless
Steel'
Aconitum lycoctonum
subsp.
vulparia
Aconitum napellus
'Bicolor'
Aconitum piepunense

Metallic Blue
...
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...
...
Violet-Blue
...
...
Dark
Purplish-Blue

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June, July, August,
September
...
June, July,
August
...
...
July, August,
September
...
July, August
...

36-42 x 12
(90-105 x 30)
...
...
16-48 x 12
(40-120 x 30)
...
...
42 x 36
(105 x 90)
...
40 x 80
(100 x 200)

Deeply-cut Dark Green
...
...
...
Dark Green, divided as
far as the middle, with
5- to 9-lobed leaves
...
Dark Green leaves are deeply lobed and divided like the fingers of a hand
Dark Green
...

Agapanthus africanus
...
Agapanthus
albus
Agapanthus
'Bress-
ingham Blue'
Agapanthus
campanulatus
var. albidus
Agapanthus 'Headbourne
Hybrids'

Fragrant Deep Blue
...
White
...
Deep Blue
...
...
Creamy-White
...
...
Shades of Blue

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December, January,
February
July, August,
September
June, July
...
...
July, August,
September
...
July, August,
September
...

18 x 30
(45 x 75)
...
30 x 18
(75 x 45)
20 x 18
(50 x 45)
...
24 x 24
(60 x 60)
...
30 x 24
(75 x 60)
...

Strap-shaped, wide,
Dark Green
...
Narrow, strap-shaped
Mid-Green
Narrow, strap-shaped
Dark Green
...
Narrow, strappy, basal dark Grey-Green leaves that are 16 inches long
Narrow, strappy, basal dark Grey-Green
...

Alcea rosea 'Chater's
Double' -
rose
Alcea rosea 'Chater's
Double' -
salmon
Alcea rosea 'Chater's
Double' -
scarlet
Alcea rosea 'Chater's
Double' -
white
Alcea rosea 'Chater's
Double' -
yellow
Alcea rosea 'Nigra'
...

Rose
...
...
...
Salmon
...
...
...
Scarlet
...
...
...
White
...
...
...
Yellow
...
...
...
Deep
Chocolate-Maroon

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June, July
...
...
...
June, July
...
...
...
June, July
...
...
...
June, July
...
...
...
June, July
...
...
...
June, July
...
...

72-96 x 24
(180-240 x 60)
...
...
72-96 x 24
(180-240 x 60)
...
...
72-96 x 24
(180-240 x 60)
...
...
72-96 x 24
(180-240 x 60)
...
...
72-96 x 24
(180-240 x 60)
...
...
72 x 24
(180 x 60)
...

Rounded, roughly hairy, Light Green, 1.5 inches long, cut into 3-7 shallow lobes
...
Rounded, roughly hairy, Light Green, 1.5 inches long, cut into 3-7 shallow lobes
...
Rounded, roughly hairy, Light Green, 1.5 inches long, cut into 3-7 shallow lobes
...
Rounded, roughly hairy, Light Green, 1.5 inches long, cut into 3-7 shallow lobes
...
Rounded, roughly hairy, Light Green, 1.5 inches long, cut into 3-7 shallow lobes
...
Rounded, roughly hairy, Light Green, 1.5 inches long, cut into 3-7 shallow lobes

Alchemilla
alpina
Alchemilla conjuncta
Alchemilla
mollis
...
...

Yellow-Green
...
Yellow-Green
...
Greenish-
Yellow

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June, July,
August
June, July,
August
July
...
...
...

4 x 20
(9 x 50)
16 x 12
(39 x 30)
24 x 230
(60 x 75)
...
...

Deep Green -
underneath is silver
Deep Green -
underneath is silver
Apple-Green, fan-shaped leaves, up to 3 inches in diameter, 9-11-lobed with short incisions, densely hairy

Anchusa
azurea
'Loddon Royalist'

Bright
Gentian-Blue

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June, July,
August
...
...

36 x 24
(90 x 60)
...
...

Long, coarse, narrowly elliptical dark Green leaves covered with stiff hairs

Anemone
elegans
...
Anemone hupehensis
Anemone hupehensis japonica
(pink flower)
Anemone hupehensis japonica -
white
Anemone narcissiflora
...
...
...
...
 

Pale Pink
...
...
Pink or
White
Pink
...
...
...
White
...
...
...
White, flushed with Pink
...
...
...
...
 

August, September,
October
July, August
July, August
July, August
...
...
...
July, August
...
...
...
May, June
...
...
...
...
...
 

36 x 24
(90 x 60)
...
24 x 16
(60 x 39)
36 x 18
(90 x 45)
...
...
25 x 16
(63 x 39)
...
...
16 x 18
(40 x 45)
...
...
...
...
 

Deep-Green
...
...
Dark Green
...
Dark Green
...
...
...
Dark Green
...
...
...
Mid-green leaves palmately
lobed to the middle,
long-stalked; stem leaves unstalked, less lobed and
in a whorl below the cluster of flowers
 

Anemone
rivularis

White, Blue on Reverse

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May, June
...

30 x 12
(75 x 30)

Dark Green
...

Antirrhinum majus
...
...
 

White,
Yellow,
Red,
Purple
 

June, July, August, September, October
 

36 x 12
(90 x 30)
...
...
 

Glossy deep Green
...
...
...
 

Aster frikartii
'Wunder Von Stafa'
Aster novi-
belgii
'Dandy'

Blue
...
...
Purple-Red

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July, August,
September
...
August, September,
October

28 x 16
(69 x 39)
...
12 x 12
(30 x 30)
...

Dark Green
...
...
Lance-shaped,
Mid-Green to
5 inches long

Astilbe
'Bridal Veil'
...
Astilbe
chinensis
pumila
Astilbe
'Deutsch-
land'
...
...
Astilbe 'Fanal'
...
...
Astilbe 'Fire'
...
Astilbe
'Purple Lance'
Astilbe 'Rheinland'
Astilbe rosea
'Peach
Blossom'
Astilbe
'Willie
Buchanan'

White to
Creamy-
Yellow
Rosy-Purple
...
...
Fragrant
White
...
...
...
Crimson-Red
...
...
Purplish-Red
...
Reddish-Purple
...
Pink
...
Pale Pink
...
...
Pale Pink

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July
...
...
August, September
...
June
...
...
...
...
July
...
...
July, August
...
August, September
June, July
...
July, August
...
...
July, August
...
...

30 x 18
(75 x 45)
...
8-12 x 10
(20-30 x 25)
...
20-24 x 12
(50-60 x 30)
...
...
...
24 x 18
(60 x 45)
...
39 x 24
(98 x 60)
48 x 24
(120 x 60)
18-24 x 18
(45-60 x 45)
24 x 18
(60 x 45)
...
8-18 x 12
(20-45 x 30)
...

Glossy, bright, dense, fernlike, Green leaves
...
Neat mound of often
Red-tinted, Light Green fernlike leaves
Glossy, Dark Green leaf
composed of about 9
sharply toothed,
diamond-shaped leaflets
to 2.75 inches long
Glossy, deeply toothed,
Dark Reddish-Brown aging to Green leaf
Glossy, wide, bright Green leaves about 14 inches long
Shiny, Dark Bronze and ferny foliage
Much-divided, dense, fernlike, Mid-Green
Glossy, deeply divided
and fernlike,
Light Green leaves
Neat mound of glossy, deeply toothed, dark Green tinged Red foliage

Astrantia
major
...

White with Pink streaks
in centre

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June, July
...
...

24 x 18
(60 x 45)
...

Palmately lobed,
coarsely toothed,
Mid-Green

B

Brunnera macrophylla
...
Brunnera macrophylla
'Jack Frost'

...

Bright Blue
...
...
Bright Blue

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April, May
...
...
April, May
...
...
...

12-18 x 24
(30-45 x 60)
...
12-18 x 18
(30-45 x 45)
...
...

Large, cordate, hairy,
Dark Green leaves up to 6 inches across
Large, cordate, hairy, Dark Green leaves up to 6 inches across entirely silvered with Green veins and border

Buph-
thalmum
salicifolium
 

Deep Yellow

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June, July, August,
September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)
...

Dark Green
...
...

C

Caltha
palustris
'Alba'
 

Milk-White
with Yellow stamens

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April
...
...

9 x 12
(23 x 30)
...

Glossy, kidney-shaped, toothed, Dark Green leaves, 1.5-4 inches (4-10 cms) long

Campanula garganica
 

Bright Blue to Lilac

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June, July,
August
 

2 x 12
(5 x 30)

Mid Green
...

Centaurea macrocephela
...
 

Golden-
Yellow

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June, July,
August
...
 

36-48 x 24
(90-120 x 60)
...
 

Lance-shaped,
Light Green
...
 

Centaurea montana
'Parham'

Lavender-
Blue

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June, July,
August
...

24 x 24
(60 x 60)
...

Narrow, Grayish-Green
...
...

Cichorium
intybus
album
...
...

Pure White

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July, August, September,
October
...
...

36 x 24
(90 x 60)
...
...
...

Rosette-forming, toothed, roughly lance-shaped mid-Green leaves up to 12 inches long. The stiff, erect, branched stems have only a few small leaves on them

D

Darmera
peltata
...
...
...
...

Pale Pink
ageing
to White

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May
...
...
...
...
...
 

24-48 x 48
(60-120 x 120)
...
...
...
...

Round, lobed and coarsely toothed dark Green, up to 24 inches across, leaves unfurl in June on leaf-stalks to 4 feet long. Foliage turns Copper-Red in the autumn before falling off

Delphinium from
Elatum Group
 

White, all
shades of Blue and Mauve

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July, August, September
...

60 x 18
(150 x 45)
...

Green
...
...

Diascia
cordata
of gardens

More Diascia below within the Diascia Photo Album
 

Deep Pink

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June, July, August,
September
 

6 x 20
(15 x 50)
...

Pale Green
...
...

Dicentra
formosa
var. alba
 

White

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May, June
...
...

18 x 30
(45 x 75)
...

Mid-Green
...
...

Digitalis x
mertonensis
...
 

Pale Pink spotted in Rose, Pink and White

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May, June
...
...

24-36 x 20
(60-90 x 50)
...

Velvety, hairy, oval to
lanceolate, Dark Green
...

E

Echinacea purpurea
'Magnus'

Purplish-Pink with Dark Orange Cone

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July, August, September
...

30-48 x 18
(75-120 x 45)
...

Lance-shaped Dark Green leaves to 6 inches (15 cms) long
 

F

Fragaria moschata
Duches

White
...
...

June
...
...

6 x 6
(15 x 15)
...

Bright Green
...
...

G

Gentiana asclepiadea

Blue
...

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August, September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Mid-Green
...

Geranium phaeum
...
Geranium
renardii
...
Geranium sanguineum 'Splendens'

Maroon or
White
...
White to Pale Lavender with dark veins
Pale Pink

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June, July
June, July
...
June, July
...
...
July, August,
September
...

32 x 18
(80 x 45)
...
12 x 12
(30 x 30)
...
4 x 12
(9 x 30)
...

Soft Green with
Purplish-Brown marks
...
Grey Green
...
...
Dark Green
...
...

Gunnera
tinctoria

Greenish-
Red

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July, August
...

60 x 72
(150 x 180)

Deep Green
...

H

Helenium autumnale
...

Yellow

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September, October,
November

60 x 18
(150 x 45)
...

Light Green
...
...

Hemerocallis citrina

Fragrant
Yellow

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August
...

48 x 30
(120 x 75)

Dark Green
...

Hosta
crispula
Hosta
sieboldiana

Deep Violet
or White
Lilac-Grey

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August
....
August
July

20 x 36
(50 x 90)
36 x 48
(90 x 120)

Mid to Deep Green
margined White
Grey-Green to Blue
...

I

 

 

 

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

 

K

Kniphofia
'Little Maid'
Kniphofia
'Royal
Standard'
Kniphofia triangularis

Pale
Yellow
Bright
Yellow
...
Reddish-
Orange

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September, October
July, August
...
...
September, October

24 x 18
(60 x 45)
36 x 24
(90 x 60)
...
30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Mid-Green
...
Mid-Green
...
...
Mid-Green
...

L

Lamium
orvala
 

Pinkish-
Purple

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May, June,
July
 

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Dark Green
...

Lathyrus
vernus
 

Purplish-
Blue

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April, May,
June
 

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Mid to Dark Green
...

Ligularia
dentata
...
 

Orange-
Yellow

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August, September,
October
 

48 x 36
(120 x 90)
...

Mid-Green
...
...

Linaria
alpina
 

Violet and Deep Yellow

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June, July,
August
 

3 x 6
(8 x 15)

Blue-Green
...

Linum
perenne
 

Clear Blue
...

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June, July
...
 

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Glaucous, Bluish-Green
...

Lobelia
cardinalis
...
 

Scarlet-Red

lobeliacardinalisflot1a1a1

June, July, August,
September
 

36 x 12
(90 x 30)
...

Bronze-tinged, bright
Green foliage on reddish-purple stems

Lupinus polyphyllus
...
 

Red, Pink, Yellow, White
and Blue

lupinuspolyphyllusflot1a1a1

April, May,
June
...
 

48 x 24
(120 x 60)
...

Light Green
...
...

Lychnis
flos-jovis
 

Purplish-
Pink

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May, June
...
 

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Mid Green foliage on White-hairy stems

Lysimachia punctata

Yellow
...

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July, August
...

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Softly hairy Dark Green
...

M

Mimulus
guttatus
...
Mimulus
luteus
...
 

Yellow with
Red Spots
...
Yellow with Dark Red or Purple-Red Spots

mimulusluteusflot1a1a1

May, June,
July, August
...
May, June,
July, August
...

12 x 36
(30 x 90)
...
12 x 24
(30 x 60)
...

Mid-Green
...
...
Mid-Green
...
...

N

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

P

Paeonia
'Bowl of
Beauty'
Paeonia
mlokose-
witschii
Paeonia
officinalis
'Rubra Plena'

Paeonia
veitchii var. woodwardii

Carmine-Red with Creamy-White Centre
Lemon-
Yellow
...
Vivid
Crimson
...
White or
Pink to Pale Magenta-Pink

paeoniaveitchiiwoodwardiiflot1a1a1

June, July
...
...
May, June
...
...
June, July
...
...
May, June
...
...

36 x 36
(90 x 90)
...
36 x 36
(90 x 90)
...
30 x 30
(75 x 75)
...
16 x 16
(39 x 39)
...

Mid-Green
...
...
Bluish-Green
...
...
Deep Green
...
...
Deep Green
...
...

Paeonia
lactiflora
cultivars
with Flower Colour from China
BLUE
...
MULTI-
COlOURED

PINK
...
PURPLE
...
RED
...
WHITE
...
YELLOW
...

 

...
...
...
...
...
...
Pinkish-Blue
...
Yellow, Purple, Red, Pink
Pink
...
Purple
...
Red
...
White
...
Yellow
...
 

...
...
...
...
...
...
May, June
...
May, June
...
May, June
...
May, June
...
May, June
...
May, June
...
May, June
...
 

...
...
...
...
...
...
6 x 4
(15 x 10)
...
...
6 x 5
(15 x 13)
6 x 3.5
(15 x 9)
6 x 3
(15 x 8)
6 x 5
(15 x 13)
6 x 2.5
(15 x 7)

...
...
...
...
...
...
Green
...
Green
...
Green
...
Green
...
Green
...
Green
...
Green
...

Papaver
croceum
...
Papaver
orientale

Yellow, Red, Orange
or White
Orange-
Scarlet

papaverorientaleflot1a1a1

June, July,
August
...
May, June,
July

12 x 6
(30 x 15)
...
36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Densely hairy Blue-Green
...
...
Mid-Green foliage on erect, White-bristly stems.

Pulsatilla
vulgaris
...

Purple, Red or White
...

May
...
...

4-8 x 8
(10-20 x 20)

Light green basal leaves in a rosette.
Hairy when juvenile.

Q

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

S

Sedum
spectabile

Pink

sedumflotspectabile1a1a1

September
...

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Grey-Green
...

TUVWXYZ

 

 

 

 

 

Diascia Photo Album

"I hope these pictures will help you identify the diascia you have.   They are sometimes close-ups, sometimes long shots and most are scanned from photos or slides.  They have been taken by my brother William or me unless otherwise credited.  I aim to give a botanical description based on the writings of Hilliard & Burtt and Dr Kim Steiner in time." from Christine Boulby.

To look at the picture from the Diascia Photo Album; click on Diascia. To look at the Description Page; click on the name following Diascia.

Diascia

Description

Diascia 'Acklington'

Bred by Christine Boulby. Dark red flowers. I thought I'd lost it but it survived here a winter so I gave it a name.

Diascia aliciae

 

Diascia anastrepta

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Diascia 'Alicecap'

Cultivar bred by Dr Kim Steiner.  Bushy habit, pale pink flowers over a very long period.  One of the most hardy hybrids in our collection.  Resistant to virus.

Diascia 'Andrew'

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Cultivar bred by Hector Harrison.  Upright habit, red open flowers in abundance.

Diascia 'Appleby Apricot'

Bred by Hector Harrison and one stand of it has lasted in tact for five winters here in Northumberland.  One of the hardiest apricots.

Diascia austromontana

 

Diascia barberae

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Diascia 'Bella'

Cultivar by Christine Boulby.  Mid-pink flowers and long trailing habit.

Diascia 'Belmore Beauty'

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Protected by Plant Breeders Rights.  Variegated version of Diascia 'Ruby Field'.  Foliage edged in yellow.  Trailing habit, good in baskets.

Diascia 'Christabel'

Bred by Hector Harrison.  Has huge pale pink flowers in profusion all summer long.

Diascia 'Coral Belle'
Photo by David Fenwick

Bred by Hector Harrison and Protected by Plant Breeders Rights.  The only coral coloured diascia in distribution.  Orangy-red flowers atop rich deep green foliage.  Looks good in hanging baskets.  

Diascia cordata

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Can be distinguished from other species by two distinct separate yellow windows in the throat of the flower.

Diascia 'Doreen'

Deep reddish purple flowers and a very prostrate habit.  Found in my garden two years ago and named for my mum.

Diascia 'Eclat'

Seen here juxaposed against a penstemon.  Lovely big red flowers.  Not as long flowering as some other species

Diascia fetcaniensis

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Flowers have a 'moustache' of dark glands in a straight line on the lower lobe directly under the stamens

Diascia fetcaniensis growing through a join in a retaining wall at Cragside, Rothbury

This picture included to show the determination of this species.  Its stolons will penetrate the tiniest cracks and roam up to three feet.

Diascia 'Harry'

Bred by Christine Boulby and named for my husband and best friend, Harry.  Lime green foliage and reddish flowers.  Bushy habit.

Diascia 'Hector's Hardy'

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This plant was one of Hector's first crosses and is named for him.  He had had it in his garden several years before we were shown it, so it has stood the test of time.  Bushy habit.

Diascia 'Helvellyn'

Pale pink flowers on nice shiny green foliage.  Found by William in a garden in Barmby Moor at a house called 'Helvellyn'.

Diascia 'Iceberg'

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Bred by Hector Harrison using D. integerrima 'Blush' and other plants.  Has a nice neat bushy habit and lovely white flowers.

Diascia integerrima

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Diascia integerrima 'Blush'

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White form of Diascia integerrima. Best grown in the garden where it will populate a large area over two to three years.  Flowers later in the season (July/August here). Will tolerate the driest of dry places and has survived temperatures as low as -10C here in Northumberland.

Diascia 'Jacqueline's Joy'
Photo  by David Fenwick

An early cultivar bred by Hector Harrison.  Has lovely racemes of mauve flowers. Bushy habit.  Very suitable for hanging baskets.

Diascia 'Jane'

Bred by Christine Boulby.  Pale mauve/pink flowers in abundance above mid-green foliage.  Prostrate habit.

Diascia 'Katherine Sharman'

We thought this plant had disappeared but it made a comeback in 2000.  It is thought to be a sport of D. 'Ruby Field' and has olive green foliage edged creamy white.  Not a very sturdy plant.

Diascia 'Lady Valerie'

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Bred by Hector Harrison.  Has lovely large pale orange flowers and grows very well in containers. 

Diascia 'Lilac Belle'

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Bred by Hector Harrison and introduced the same year as D. 'Lilac Belle'.  Small dark green leaves with loads of little lilac flowers all summer. Good in baskets.

Diascia 'Lilac Gem'

Bred by Hector Harrison.  Upright habit.  Palest lilac flowers from July onwards.  Hardier than most of the mauves and forms a neat clump up to 15 inches in circumference.

Diascia 'Little Dancer'

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Origin unknown.  Bright pink flowers on nice deep green foliage.  Good in baskets.

Diascia 'Louise'

Bred by Hector Harrison.  Very wide peach flowers on fresh green foliage.  Upright habit.  Does well as a spot plant at the front of a border.

Diascia 'Lucy'
Photo  by David Fenwick

Bred by Hector Harrison. Easily distinguished from other cultivars by a terminal flower on a raceme that is a buttercup-shaped flower - ie it does not have spurs or a 'throat'.Very jolly apricot flowers.Neat grower and good as spot plant in front of border.

Diascia 'Megelvar'
Photo  by David Fenwick

Bred by Hector Harrison. Nice apricot flowered diascia with neat habit and strong dark foliage.

Diascia mollis

 

Diascia patens

 

Diascia personata

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Diascia platbergensis

 

Diascia 'Pink Panther'

Origin unknown.  Pale baby pink flowers atop dark green foliage.  Neat habit.

Diascia 'Red Ace'

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Bred by Hector Harrison and protected by Plant Breeders Rights.  One of the reddest flowered diascias around, and on some of the deepest green foliage it is a stunner.  Survives a good deal of dryness, and ideal for baskets.

Diascia rigescens

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Distinguished from other species by a yellow 'median keel' of glands on the lower lobe of the flower.  This photo shows its with Cistus ladanifer.  A lovely combination.

Diascia rigescens 'Anne Rennie'
Photo by David Fenwick

Similar to above but flowers a slightly paler shade and carried in rather more loose racemes.

Diascia rigescens x lilacina

One of Hector's earliest crosses and given to Blooms of Bressingham.  Nice mauve flowers and good foliage.  Prostrate habit.  Good in baskets but its a bit of a thug

Diascia 'Ruby Field'

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Bred by John Kelly and introduced in 1971.  Although he gave details of the cross he made to create it, we are not sure of the species he actually had due to name problems.It has nice blousy flowers on prostrate foliage and has been used in alpine beds for many years in the UK.

Diascia 'Rupert Lambert'

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Bred by Rupert Lambert.  Plant has upright habit and reddish flowers. 

Diascia 'Salmon Supreme'

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Bred by Hector Harrison.  When i first saw it I was at Beth Chatto's gardens in Cambridgeshire.  One of the first apricot coloured diascias to appear on the market in the UK and has been popular ever since.

Diascia 'Selina's Choice'

Bred by Hector Harrison.  Plant has a very neat habit.  Apricot flowers in abundance and looks great as a hanging basket.

Diascia 'Tiny Tom'

Bred by Hector Harrison.Tiny foliage and interesting pinky mauve flowers, this is one of the smallest and neatest diascias I've seen.

Diascia trials at Appleby, North Lincs

Hector's hardiness trials take place every year in his search for good garden-worthy plants.

Diascia 'Twinkle'

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Bred by Hector Harrison and protected by Plant Breeders Rights. Although this diascia is one of his first successes, it remains a firm favourite of mine.  Has tight purple racemes of flowers on very lush dark green foliage.  Superb in hanging baskets.

Diascia vigilis

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Diascia vigilis 'Jack Elliott'

 

Diascia 'William'

Bred by Hector Harrison and named for my brother William.  Has mid-pink flowers on lush green foliage.  We have lost this one, if you have it we'd love to hear from you!

Latest update 13 March 2001 of above Diascia Photo Album

 Christine Boulby Copyright © 2001 All rights reserved

 

"Their common name is twinspur, in reference to the two (usually downward-pointing) spurs to be found on the back of the flower. These help to distinguish them from the similar (and closely related) genera Alonsoa and Nemesia. The spurs contain a special oil, which is collected in the wild by certain species of bees that appear to have coevolved with the plants, as they have unusually long forelegs for collecting the oil.‪
In gardens, Diascia cultivars (mostly hybrids) have become extremely popular as colourful, floriferous, easily grown bedding plants in recent years." from Wikipedia.

 

"Diascias are sun-loving plants, but enjoy fertile rather than dry, poor soil. The cushion-forming types can get straggly so cut them back in late April and late August to keep them compact.
Hardiness can be a problem, but many will survive winter in well-drained soil.
You can containerise Diascia personata, but it has to be a substantial pot to balance the height of the plant. The ruby-pink flowers are excellent with dark blue agapanthus, purple dahlias or fluffy pennisetums.
At Great Dixter they use D. personata with the green and cream vertically striped grass, Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cosmopolitan' to great effect. Graham Gough, of Marchants Plants, also uses it in his grass-led garden and he describes it as "remarkable and lofty"." from How to grow Diascia personata by Val Bourne in The Telegraph.

 

"Diascia is a natural for containers. You can fill an entire container with one variety or use a diascia plant as your spiller, in a mixed container. Diascia also makes a lovely edging plant and will elegantly flop over sidewalks and walls or throughout rock gardens.
Diascia perfers a slightly acidic soil pH. Something between 6.0 and 6.5 seems to be ideal.
It’s rare to find seed for Diascia, but there are some out there. Start seeds indoors, abou 6-8 weeks before your last expected frost. In warm climates, Diascia can be direct seeded. The hybrid Diascia won’t grow true from seed.
Diascia seed needs light to germinate, so just press the seed firmly on top of the soil, don’t cover it. It’s very important to keep the soil moist, since there’s nothing insulating the seed. Diascia seed should germinate within 2 weeks." from Gardening About in America.

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