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Flowers. Photo from R. V. Roger
See photo of flower with fern foliage behind it from Grows On You

Foliage
See photo of foliage from
Aspaker. Plants in My Garden has photos of other plants

Form.
See photo of form from
Crocus and in flower bed from Alpine Garden Society

Plant Name

Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'

Anemos is the Greek for 'wind' and 'mone' meaning place, habitation. Theophrastus was the first to use the name 'anemone'; however, some authorities believe the word comes from the Syrian nama'an, the cry for the dead Adonis whose blood is described in legend as returning to life in the scarlet anemones.

Common Name

Wood Anemone

Soil

Chalk or Sand enriched by leaf mould from established woodlands.

Sun Aspect

Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Deciduous Rhizome

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

5-6 x 20 (13-15 x 50)

Foliage

Deep Green tinged with Purple. The foliage tends to die down in the summer, ready to re-emerge the next spring.

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Wisteria Blue flowers up to 1.38 inches wide with greyish-Cream on their undersides in April-May

Comment

Anemone nemorosa is native to Europe including Britain. Found growing in woodlands. A good bee and bumblebee plant.

Clump-forming form.

"Has wisteria-blue flowers in late spring. The foliage is dark green tinged with purple. Height 10-12cm (5-6")." from R. V. Roger

Plant 2 inches deep and 6-8 inches (20 cms) apart in September-October. Further growing instructions from The Telegraph.

 

See Gardenia with their pages on
plant combinations of Anemones (Windflowers)
with other plants
.

 

" All Anemone nemerosa (our native Uk windflower) like shade and peaty soil." from Vol.V. Handbooks of Practical Gardening, edited by Harry Roberts - The Book of Bulbs by S. Arnott F.R.H.S. together with an introductory chapter on the botany of bulbs by the editor. Published by John Lane: The Bodley Head in MCMI (1901).

 

"Anemone nemerosa has 6 tepals or more rather than petals. A woodland plant, naturalizing and spreading freely once it happy, but generally not thriving in very dry situations. Rhizome horizontal, cylindrical and rather slender. Therefore, it should not be allowed to dry out on moving and clumps are best transplanted soon after flowering before the foliage has completely died down.The seed should be sown when still green." from Collins Guide to Bulbs by Patrick M. Synge V.M.H. Published by Collins with first edition 1961, Second Edition 1971, Reprinted 1973. ISBN 0 00 214016-0

 

"In the dry oak wood high up on the hills, sub-dominants are gorse, ling and bracken. In the dry oak wood of lower levels, the sub-dominants are holly, anemone and bluebell, with the foxglove well distributed. The damp oak wood is much more shaded and the herbaceous undergrowth is represented best by wood sorrel, wood geranium, violet and woodruff.

Towards the end of March, certainly in April, damp woodlands and copses may be carpeted by this beautiful plant - a green mass of leaves and foliar bracts forming a background to the timid, drooping flowers. The wood anemone plant blooms from early March until May. It forms an expansive carpet because it spreads vegetatively by means of underground stems." from The Foral Year by J.F. Brimble. Published by Macmillan & Co. in 1949.

 

Available from
R. V. Roger and
RHS in UK with Bulbmeister

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Single Flower. Photo from R. V. Roger

Flowers. Photo from Kevock Garden Plants

 

ANEMONES

"During their period of growth they like plenty of moisture, but once the bulbs have begun to ripen, damp injures them; hence, although many growers content themselves with providing winter protection, it is far safer to lift the tubers at the end of the flowering season and store them in a dry, frost-proof place during the winter months.
Planted in pots, or bowls in sandy soil, Anemones prove most attractive in the cold greenhouse or Alpine House.
If the seeds of single Anemones are sown in beds out of doors in January or February, they will quickly form small tubers, many of which will flower the same season. The seed may also be sown as soon as ripe in July.
The stock of Anemones may be quickly increased by the division of the tubers." from The Culture of Bulbs, Bulbous Plants and Tubers made Plain by Sir J.L. Cotter, Bart., F.R.H.S., F.N.C.S, N.R.S. Published by Hutchinson & Co.
My suggestion: Plant in 6 inch (15 cm) pot and plunge in outside bed after frost has passed, let them flower and then lift them and plunge them in sand up to their rims within a large tray in cold greenhouse during the winter without watering them. This will keep many of the bacterium alive and well within each pot, and not dehydrated or wrong temperature.

 

"Anemones thrive best in an open position in semi-shade and in a moist, light, rich medium loam, but generally succeed in any which is well drained, well dug and manured.
The dwarf-growing kinds are most excellent for carpeting under and amongst small shrubs, and for filling odd corners in the rock garden, while such species as Anemone blanda, Anemone hepatica and Anemone hortensis may also be grown with advantage in pans in the Alpine House.
The star-like, bell-shaped flowers, appearing through a clump of woolly Globe-flower-like leaves, are delicate and extremely lovely. A few anemones, at least, should be in every rock garden as shown in the table below.
Culture - Tuberous -
Plant from October to the end of March. Set the tubers about 3 inches deep (7.5 cm) and 5 inches apart (12.5 cm). The roots are best left undisturbed, but may be taken up as soon as the leaves have died down for removal or for drying-off and replanting in the autumn. A change of position is recommended at intervals of 2 or 3 years. These anemones may be propagated by means of division of dry rhizomes from September to March.
Culture - Fibrous-rooted Herbaceous Perennials -
Sow in April, in the reserve garden, thinly in drills a foot apart (1 foot = 12 inches = 30 cms) and 0.75 inches deep (18mm). Shade from the sun until the seed is up. Thin out the seedlings to 3 inches (7.5 cm) apart, and leave them in the reserve garden until the leaves have died down after flowering the following spring, then lift, store, and replant in their flowering positions 8 inches (20 cm) apart early in September.
Autumn-flowering, in types that should only flower in spring, may generally be prevented by excluding light and air by means of heavy top-dressings of well-rotted manure during the summer months.

 

ANEMONES FOR THE ROCK GARDEN

These are all tuberous, except those indicated with an *, which are fibrous.

Anemone alpina and Anemone pulsatilla like lime in their soil;
Anemone nemerosa and Anemone sulphurea dislike lime; and
Anemone pratensis and Anemone pulsatilla like a rather dry site.

Name

Colour of Flowers

Flowering Period

Height in Inches (cms)

Remarks

*
Anemone alpina

Creamy-white

May-Jul

12-18 (30-45)

Star-like blooms, fine ferny carrot-like foliage

Anemone apennina

Blue or White

Mar-May

9
(22.5)

Naturalize in Grass

Anemone blanda

Blue, Pink, or White

Mar-Apr

6
(15)

Plant in broad patches on sunny, sheltered slope

Anemone coronaria (Poppy Anemone
)

Various

May-Jun

12
(30)

Plant in drifts in sunny position

Anemone fulgens

Scarlet

May-Jun

12
(30)

Warm, sunny places in the rock garden

*
Anemone hepatica

Blue, Red, Pink, or White

Mar-May

6
(15)

Plant in drifts in damp, shady places

*
Anemone hortensis
(syn.
Anemone stellata)

Lilac

Early Summer

9
(22.5)

Warm, sunny places in the rock garden

Anemone narciss-iflora

Very pale Rose

May-Jun

18
(45)

Plant in drifts in a sunny position with a moist root run

Anemone nem-erosa
(Wood Anemone
)

Lavender-pink, Blue, or White

Apr

6
(15)

Plant in large drifts or naturalize in Grass

Anemone pratensis

Purple, Blue, Pink, or White

Apr-May

10
(25)

Plant in semi-shady position

Anemone puls-atilla (Pasque Flower)

Purple or White

Mar-May

9
(22.5)

Large-flowered and fern-like foliage

Anemone sulphurea

Pale Yellow

May-Jun

12-18
(30-45)

Plant in clumps in a sunny position with moist root-run

Anemone sylvestris

Cream

May

12
(30)

Of very spreading growth

 

" from Rock Gardens - How to plan and plant them - with sections on the wall, paved, marsh and water gardens by A. Edwards (Assistant Curator) in charge of the rock garden, at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published by Ward, Lock & Co in 1929.

 

"Anemones are especially plants to be grown in large masses and a small colony, if left undisturbed, will often spread to carpet with colour a large area - a dark blue form of Anemone blanda can spread to cover many square yards and even to spread out into the neighbouring grass walks to provide flower for 3 -4 weeks and requires the minimum of upkeep.
Another good combination is the planting of anemones under old fruit trees where the soil needs little disturbance and where they will flower before the trees open their leaves.
They combine well in rock gardens with many dwarf bulbs such as the species of Narcissus and the early tulips.
The Poppy anemones, hybrids and strains developed from Anemone coronaria, Anemone hortensis, Anemone pavonina and Anemone fulgens are very widely grown for the flower market.
Most anemones are easily grown from seed. The seedlings do not transplant easily when small and it is probably better to leave the box or pan until the green leaves have died down and then shake out the little tubers for replanting.
The flowers of all the tuberous varieties only open in the sun. The leaves are finely divided and provide a pleasant complement to the flowers." from Collins Guide to Bulbs by Patrick M. Synge V.M.H. Published by Collins with first edition 1961, Second Edition 1971, Reprinted 1973. ISBN 0 00 214016-

 


Contractile power of roots in connection with bulbs and corms helps them to pull to an appreciable distance from the parent.
"As in the case of the tulip, so the crocus, having flowered in the early days of the year, proceeds to make and store up fresh supplies of starch and other food in readiness for the following year. The base of the stem enlarges above the old and withering corm, from which it sucks the remaining nutriment. Fresh roots are formed, some of which, having penetrated the soil to a varying depth, contract in length, and so draw down the new corm to the level of the old.
This contractile power of roots has another office of great interest in connection with bulbs and corms. I have said that new bulbs form around the old exhausted ones by the development of buds in the axils of the leaf scales. It is obvious that in this way overcrowding must result, and that the young bulbs must often fare badly through being obliged to seek nourishment from soil already half exhausted of the elements necessary for the plant's health. But by the development of lateral roots which subsequently contract, such bulbs are often pulled to an appreciable distance from their parent, and thus gradually by yearly steps spread over a considerable area.
Kerner quotes an interesting illustration of this process. Some soil containing bulbs of Tulipa sylvestris was once put in a garden in Vienna in the middle of a grass plot shaded by maple trees. As the grass was mowed every year before the flowers opened there was no formation of seeds, and the tulips could only multiply by offshoots. After about 20 years, the lawn was covered with tulip leaves, which arose from subterranean bulbs occupying an area 10 paces in diameter. Thus, in the time mentioned, the bulbs had spread for about 5 paces in all directions in consequence of the pull of the contracting roots.
" from Vol.V. Handbooks of Practical Gardening, edited by Harry Roberts - The Book of Bulbs by S. Arnott F.R.H.S. together with an introductory chapter on the botany of bulbs by the editor. Published by John Lane: The Bodley Head in MCMI (1901).
My suggestion: After a bulb has flowered, please do not tie their foliage together or cut it off before it has naturally died and generally gone brown. If you do, then gradually over the years, you will find that the flowers will go and then the leaves will vanish as will the bulbs.

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12 inches = 1 foot,
36 inches = 3 feet = 1 yard,
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Comments

Alliums
All Alliums have the distinctive onion smell, both in the foliage and bulb. This smell can be used to reduce aphid infestations on flowers by planting 1 each side of the infected plant with a short length of bamboo to indicate that its foliage comes from an ornamental onion rather than a blade of grass.
See Gardenia with their pages on plant combinations of Alliums with other plants.

For best effect plant Medium Allium species with smaller heads en masse and use the larger headed species as accents (speciman plants).
As a general rule the foliage will emerge first and then die down as the flower stems emerge. It is often best to plant them with other plants that will mask the unsightly foliage as it dies back.

"Alliums last well and are decorative for flower arrangements as they make a very distinctive shape in a mixed group" from A Dictionary of Cut Flowers (Flower arrangements and sketches by the author. Photography by Kenneth Welfare) by Mary Bailey. Published by Arthur Barker Limited in 1969. SBN 213 76185 8

Allium aflatunense
'Purple Sensation'

(Flowering Onion)

Rosy-Purple

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May, June

Clump

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Chalk, Sand

Full Sun
Dry

Grey-Green 4 inch wide leaves.

It is deer resistant, attracts butterflies, bee friendly, squirrel resistant, fragrant, use for cut flowers and dried flowers

Probably one of the best known of the drumstick alliums.
Associates very well with silver under-planting.

Allium altissimum
'Goliath'

(Giant Onion)

Lilac-Purple

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June

72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Chalk, Sand
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moist to Dry

Fragrant sword-like leaves
 

It is an excellent cutflower and thrives in inner city environments. Attracts butterflies.

It will live for about 5 years.

Interplant with late-season bloomers to hide dying foliage.

Allium ampelo-prasum (Elephant Garlic)

Purple to Whitish

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May, June

36-72 x 6 (90-180 x 15)

Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Dark Green leaves emerge first and then die down as the flower stems emerge.

The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellant.

 

Allium amphibolum

Rose-Lilac

June, July

12-16 x 4 (30-40 x 10)
Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Narrow 8 inch long Dark Green

Fragrant Flowers. Attracts bees.
Cut flowers for drying.

It is a good idea to disguise the dying allium foliage in between with herbaceous perennials.

Allium amplectens (Narrowleaf Onion, Paper Onion)

White to Pinkish

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March, April, May, June

8-20 x 2
(20-50 x 5)

Clay
Full Sun
Dry

2-4 narrow dark green leaves

An unusual variety for the rock garden.
In woodland.

 

Allium angulosum (Mouse Garlic)

Lilac-Purple or White

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June, July, August
Clump. Upright Form
Cup-shaped fragrant umbels

8-18 x 12 (20-45 x 30)
Chalk, Sand. Damp meadows near rivers.
Full Sun and part shade from light woodland. Moist

12 inch long narrow deeply keeled dark green leaves

Plant with Echinops ritro, Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead', Myrtus communis and Allium tuberosum.

Native from Europe to Siberia and whole plant is edible. Pollinated by bees. Not affected by deer. Haven for butterflies. Cut flower. Suitable for container and edging

Allium azureum (Blue of the Heavens)

Deep Blue

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May, June, July

Clump

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Chalk, Sand
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moist

Very narrow dark green leaves 10-18 inches long, which die back before flowering commences

Site near front of borders and in containers with silver foliage plants to show off the blue flowers. Attracts butterflies.

Suitable for a slope, is hot dry site tolerant, good for cut flowers and ok for containers. Rodent and deer resistant. Adored by bees.

Allium 'Beau Regard'
(Beau Regard Ornamental Onion)

Silver-Mauve

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June, July, August

Upright Form

36 x 9-12
(90 x 23-30)

Well-drained Sand
Full Sun
Moist

12 inch long strappy dark green leaves

Flowers last for 3 weeks. Cutflower. Use in rock garden Plant among roses to deter aphids

Flowers in 8 inch diameter umbel in June-August. Mix with Siberian Iris, roses and meadow sage.

Allium caesium (Light Blue Garlic)

Sky-Blue

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June, July, August

20-24 x 4 (50-60 x 10)

Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Very narrow cylindrical dark green leaves

Good for group planting and as a cut flower.
Adored by bees, butterflies. Mass plant.

Native plants on saline soil in semi-desert. Tolerant of poor soil.

Allium carinatum
pulchellum 'Album'

(White-flowered keeled garlic)

White

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July, August,
September

Clump

Bell-shaped flowers

14 x 12
(
35 x 30)

Any well-drained soil
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moist

Very narrow medium green leaves

It is an excellent cut flower.

Mass plant.
Deer and rabbit resistant. Tolerates poor soil.

Looks good growing through Artemesia schmidtiana 'Nana'. Plant in containers or in drifts in the rock garden or border with Heuchera 'Dale's Strain', Sedum 'Oktoberfest' and Talinum calycinum.

Allium callimischon callimischon - autumn

White with Red stripes

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September, October,
November

Umbel

6-12 x 12 (15-30 x 30)

Sand, Chalk
Full Sun
Moist and stop watering when the foliage dies down

Green cylindrical and hollow leaves

These unusual autumn flowering species are ideal on a scree or rockery in full sun. They are hardy and also make nice pot specimens in a cold greenhouse.

Native of the Pelo-ponnese. Plant at soil level and 4 inches (10 cms) apart. All Alliums have the distinctive onion smell, both in the foliage and bulb. This smell can be used to reduce aphid infestations on flowers by planting 1 each side of the infected plant.

Allium cepa var viviparum (Egyptian Tree Onion)

Purple

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June

Drumstick

18-24 x 6-9 (45-60 x 15-23)

Acidic Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Very narrow medium green leaves

Suits the border, a herb garden or in vegetable garden.

Egyptian Tree Onion. Drumstick flowers are produced in June, and these are replaced by small bulbils that can be used as a mild salad onion.

Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion, Lady's Leek)

Light Pink

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June, July, August

Clump

Bell-shaped flower in cluster of Umbels

8-18 x 2
(20-45 x 5)

Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist and can tolerate drought

Several linear and flat; 6-10 inches long; Dark Green leaves

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Grows in dry lightly shaded woods, rock outcroppings and prairies.

It naturalises easily making attractive drifts without becoming a nuisance. Attracts butterflies.
Cut Flower.
Grows in Scree. Use in rock garden, edgings and cottage gardens.

Allium christophii
(Star of Persia)

Purple-Metallic Blue

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June, July

Erect

Star-shaped flower in umbels

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Chalk, Sand.
Morning Full Sun, Afternoon Shade.
Moist

3-7, strap-shaped, 1 inch wide, Grey-Green leaves 20 inches long

The faded flowerheads hold up well in the border and are useful for dried flower arrangements.

Dot amongst ornamental grasses. Use on bank, in containers. It attracts butterflies. It is Deer and Rabbit resistant.

Allium cowanii

White

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April, May, June

Clump.
Umbels in Sprays

24 x 4
(60 x 10)

Chalk, Sand.
Morning Full Sun, Afternoon Shade.
Moist

1 inch wide, pale green

It lasts for 3 weeks as a cut-flower. Grow in densely planted borders and rock gardens, forced pots and as edging.

Rabbit, rodent and deer resistant.
Use flowers as edible parts of a salad.

Allium crenulatum
(Olympic Onion, Scalloped Onion)

Rose-Purple

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May, June, July

Umbel of star-shaped flowers

3 x 4
(8 x 10)
Talus, Sand.
Full Sun
Moist

2 Grey-Green sickle shaped leaves

Grow in scree garden, rock garden, alpine trough

Plant at 2 inch (5 cms) depth with an inch (2.5cms) of fine grit under them for drainage and 4 inches (10 cms) apart.
Talus (broken rock at the base of a high place) slopes and clay soil, including serpentine (rock composed of serpentine minerals).

Allium cupanii Grows well with most plants, especially roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but it inhibits the growth of legumes.
 

Pink or nearly White

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May, June, July, August, September, October

Spheres

5-10 x 4
(13-25 x 10)

Sand, Chalk, Scree which is well-drained.
Full Sun, since cannot grow in shade.
Moist (Bulb has summer dormancy, so no water in late summer)

Thread-like mid green 4 inch long leaves

Its habitat is Pinus nigra forest, amongst Quercus pargana, alpine and grey steppe rocky places on limestone, serpentine and schist, to 2200 metres in Turkey.

Edible plant with medicinal use to reduce cholerestol levels. Pollinated by bees. Repels moles. Use in pots, alpine house or greenhouse.

This plant is a bad companion for alfalfa, each species negatively affecting the other.

Allium cyaneum

(Dark Blue Garlic)

Violet-Blue

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August, September,
October

Clump.
Bell-shaped flowers in Sprays

6-12 x 4
(15-30 x 10)

Sand, Chalk which is well-drained and humus-rich or woodland type. Peat.
Full Sun.
Moist

Sparse grass-like mid-Green leaves appear before and during the flowers.

Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.
Grow in rock garden as edging.
Deer proof.

Plant at 4 inches (10 cms) depth with an inch (2.5cms) of fine grit under them for drainage and 4 inches (10 cms) apart. Never plant at perfectly measured distances apart as this looks artificial - plant in clumps of 5, 7 or 9 in a staggered group so that they look more natural when they flower.

Allium cyatho-phorum
var farreri
(Flowering Onion)

Red-Purple

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May, June, July

Clump.
Umbels of Bell-shaped flowers in Clusters

12-15 x 9-12 (30-43 x 23-30)

Acidic Sand, Chalk, which is well-drained.
Full Sun and tolerates Part Shade.
Moist in summer

Grassy dark green 8 inch long leaves

Use on a scree, rock garden, containers, alpine trough or edging.
Cut flower. Attracts bees.
Plant combination with
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis',
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' or
Hyssopus officinalis 'Roseus'.

Grows on grassy slopes at high elevations in China.

Toxic to cats and dogs.
The plant goes well with
Convolvulus cneorum,
Pelargonum capitatum and
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' .

Allium
falcifolium

(Scytheleaf Onion,
Coast Flatstem Onion,
Falcate Onion,
Sickle-leaved Onion
Sickle-headed garlic)

Pinkish, Red-Purple, or White-streaked Purple

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May, June

Clump.
6 tepals instead of petals in Umbel of bell-shaped tepals.

2-3 x 6
(5-8 x 15)

Sand, Chalk, Scree.
Full Sun.
Moist - stop watering pot once leaves begin to turn brown

2 grey-green scythe-shaped leaves

It is often found on slopes with excellent drainage.
Use in pot in the alpine house or patio, or outside in scree. Edging. Attracts bees, butterflies and moths.

It is also never found too far away from oak trees, relying on the organic matter from decaying oak leaves. Use in cottage gardens, in coastal conditions, cut flower or rock garden

Allium flavum
(Small yellow Onion, Yellow-flowered allium)

Yellow

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June, July, August

Clump. Umbels of fragrant Bell-shaped flowers in Plumes

14 x 2
(35 x 5)
Chalk, Sand.
Full Sun
Dry.
 

Narrow blue-green

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Pollinated by Bees. Rock Garden. Use flower-heads for drying. Rodent and deer proof. Naturalizes easily. Grow as edging, in scree gardens, in cottage gardens.

Best planted in clusters or allowed to self-seed, it does of its best in an open, sunny position in well-drained soil. Attracts butterflies.

Allium flavum nanum
(Yellow-flowered Garlic)

Lemon-peel Yellow

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June, July, August

Clump. Fragrant Umbels of Bell-shaped flowers

4-6 x 2
(10-15 x 5)

Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Mid green cylindrical leaves

It is a good rock garden plant. Pollinated by bees. Dry flower-heads for flower arranging. Pot plant or in trough. Use as edging in Scree and Cottage Gardens

The 40 flowers on the densely clustered flower head open in succession to give a long-lasting display. Thrives in dry soil. Naturalizes. Attracts butterflies.

Allium geyeri
(Geyer Onion, Geyer's Onion, Bulbil Onion)

Pink

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April, May

Bell to Urn shaped flowers.

3-12 x 2
(8-30 x 5)

Chalk or Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Narrow dark green cylindrical leaves

Pollinated by bees. Grows by streams. Repels moles and deer. Grows well with Roses, beet and chaomile, but it inhibits the growth of legumes.

Easy to grow species from the meadows of the western USA, producing small bright pink flowers.

Allium giganteum
(Giant Onion)

Violet-Mauve

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June, July

Clump. Fragrant Spike of an Umbel

60 x 6
(150 x 15)

Chalk or Sand
Full Sun
Dry

Pale Green 2 inch wide and 30 inches long leaves.

Try it dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses. Pollinated by bees. Attracts butterflies. Squirrel resistant.

A huge tall spike some 1.5m (5ft) tall bearing a very dense umbel of bright purple flower to be dried and used in dry arrangements. Border background plant.

Allium 'Gladiator'
(Flowering Onion, Gladiator Ornamental Onion)

Rose-Purple

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May, June


Fragrant Globe-shaped Umbel.

68 x 12
(170 x 30)

Chalk or Sand (prefers acidic sand or sandy clay)
Full Sun
Moist

2 inch wide, Dark Green.

Use on a slope or bank.
Attracts Butterflies.
Good for Cut Flowers and as dried flowers.
Ok in Containers.
Rabbit resistant.
Speciman plant. Rock Garden

Great with Bearded or Siberian Iris.
The foliage dies off as the flowers open, so companion plant with Geranium sanguineum 'Album' to conceal the dying foliage and flower at the same time.

Allium 'Globemaster'

Metallic-Violet

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May, June, July

Clump. Globular Umbel of star-shaped florets

28-36 x 8 (70-90 x 20)

Chalk or prefers neutral pH Sand
Full Sun
Moist

2 inch wide, strap-shaped gray-green

It is deer and rodent resistant. Excellent cut flower - fresh or dried. Speciman plant. Attracts bees.

Well-matched with Camassia, Dutch Iris, Eremurus, Peonies (Festiva maxima, Eden's Perfume or Riches and Fame) and Ornithogalum magnum.

Allium 'Globus'
(Drumstick Onion)

Pale Mauve

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June

Star-shaped flowers in pompom on a Drumstick

24 x 9-12
(60 x 23-30)

Chalk or Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Large 2-inch wide, dark green

A good cut flower.

Pale mauve spheres on 20 inch stems in June.

Allium hirtifolium
'Album'

White

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May, June

Star-shaped flowers in Pompom on a Drumstick

48 x 12
(120 x 30)

Chalk or Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Large 2-inch wide, dark green

Speciman plant.

One of the taller species, so great for adding height to the border.

Allium 'His Excellency'

Bluish-Purple

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May, June

Star-shaped flowers in Umbel on a Drumstick

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Chalk or Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Large 2-inch wide, dark green

Long-lasting cut flower. Mass plant in drifts with ornamental grasses and other alliums

Foliage is glossy and persists until well after flowering. Attracts bees and Butterflies. Edging for beds

Allium x hollandicum (Allium aflatunense, Persian Onion)

Purple-Lilac

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May, June, July

Star-shaped flowers in Umbel on a Drumstick

30-36 x 12 (75-90 x 30)

Prefers alkaline Sand or Chalk
Full Sun
Moist

Light Green 4 inch wide, strap-like leaves, 20-24 inches in length.

Excellent cut flower - dried and fresh. Mass plant. Repels moles. Mix with Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum'.

Pale greens of Alchemilla, purples of hardy geraniums or blues in the late Camassia compliment their purple colours very well.

Allium jesdianum
'Akbulak'

Reddish-Purple

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June, July

Star-shaped flowers in loose Umbel on a Drumstick

31 x 12
(78 x 30)
Chalk or Sand
Full Sun
Moist - Drought tolerant once established

Green

An excellent cut flower. Bee friendly. Grow it between a group of the deciduous Ceratostigma willmottiana.

Grows in the dry mountainous meadows of Central Asia.

Allium jesdianum ssp
angustitepalum

(Allium ecomutum, Ornamental Onion )

Dark Purple

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May, June, July

Umbel on Drumstick

24 x 6-9
(60 x 15-23)

Chalk or Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Linear, lanceolate, up to 2 inches wide and 20 inches long Green foliage

Neither deer nor rabbits eat them.

It dries up and retreats into dormancy immediately after flowering.

Allium jesdianum
'Michael Hoog
'
(Drumstick Onion)

Bright Violet

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May, June

Star-shaped flowers in a loose Umbel on a Drumstick

48 x 12
(120 x 30)

Any well drained Soil
Full Sun
Moist

Linear, lanceolate, up to 2 inches wide and 20 inches long Green foliage

Good cut flower and ideal for mass planting.

The new foliage is attractive in that the leaves all have red tips when they first emerge.

Allium jesdianum
'Purple King
'
(Drumstick Onion)

Deep Purple

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May, June, July

Umbel on Drumstick

28 x 12
(70 x 30)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Mid-Green strap-shaped leaves. Foliage dies off soon after bloom.

Good cut flower. It will not grow if planted after December. Plant amongst summer flowering perennials and grasses. Will naturalize.

Requires plenty of moisture when growing; tolerates growing in very wet soil. Grow with roses to repel aphids.

Allium jesdianum
'Shing'

Dark Purple

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April, May

Clump-forming. Star-shaped flowers in Umbel on Drumstick

29 x 12
(73 x 30)

Any well-drained soil
Full Sun
Moist

5-6 Grey-Green strap-like leaves that persist during flowering.

Edging.

Flowers on 28 inch stems. Plant bulb at 6 inch depth with an inch (2.5cms) of fine grit under them for drainage and 8 inches (20 cms) apart.

Allium karataviense
(Ornamental Garlic, Kara Tau garlic)

White with a
hint of Rose

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May, June

Clump.
Star-shaped mild fragrant florets in Umbel on Drumstick

10 x 32
(25 x 80)

Any Soil
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist
Plant with Heuchera 'Caramel'.

Glaucous Blue, 4-6 inch wide leaves.

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A very useful allium, its large glaucous foliage makes for excellent, well behaved groundcover. Cut fresh and dried flowers. Naturalize.

Silvery-white flower spikes grow up some 20cm. (8"). Deserves to be used more often. Use in window boxes, bedding and patio planters.

Allium karataviense
'Ivory Queen
'
(Kara Tau garlic 'Ivory Queen')

White

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May, June

Clump.
Star-shaped flowers in Umbel on Drumstick

10 x 8
(25 x 20)

Any Soil
Full Sun
Moist

Use as edging

Blue-Green, 4-6 inch wide leaves.

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Makes ideal ground-cover and looks great in tubs. Looks wonderful in low glazed pots alongside pots of hostas and heucheras.

Attracts butterflies. Pollinated by Bees. Deer ignore it. Use in beds, gravel and rock gardens or cottage gardens. Mass plant.

Allium lenkoranicum
(Ornamental Onion)

Buff to Rose

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June, July, August

Bell-shaped flowers in Umbel on Drumstick

14-20 x 2 (35-50 x 5)

Any well-drained Soil
Full Sun
Moist

4-5 thread-thin long Green leaves

The allium lankoranicum is best planted en masse. Cut flowers - fresh or dried

Plant bulb at 3 inch depth with an inch (2.5cms) of fine grit under them for drainage and 1 inch apart.

Allium
'Lucy Ball
'
(Ornamental Onion)

Violet-Purple

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May, June, July

Erect.
Star-shaped scented florets in Umbel on Drumstick

40 x 12
(100 x 30)

Any well-drained Soil
Full Sun
Moist

Strap-shaped Grey-Green leaves

Great cut flower - either fresh or dried - and ideal for pots. Use in middle of border or rock garden. Deer, rabbit, squirrel resistant.

Mass plant with 10-15 per group. Plant bulb at 5 inch depth with an inch (2.5cms) of fine grit under them for drainage and 4-5 inch apart in October.

Allium macleanii
(Allium elatum, Ornamental Onion)

Pinkish-Purple

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May, June, July

Erect.
Star-shaped florets in Umbel on Drumstick

36-40 x 6 (90-100 x 15)

Sandy well-drained Soil
Full Sun on gentle slopes
Moist - Dislikes dry soils.

Broad, shiny, deep Green leaves

Great cut flower and ideal for pots.

Grows well with roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but inhibits the growth of legumes.

Allium macranthum

Mauve-Purple

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July, August

Clump.
Bell-shaped flowers in loose umbel on Drumstick

6 x 4
(15 x 10)

Sandy Soil
Full Sun
Moist - dislikes dry soils - do not put near pond edge

Narrow, flattened, Grayish-Green channeled leaves. Almost evergreen.

Interplant with ferns both to fill the space when its below ground. Grow in rock garden. Deer resistant.

Grows in high mountain meadows and stream banks in moist soil. Its root is fleshy and almost rhizomatous.

Allium 'Mars'
(Ornamental Onion)

Lilac-Purple

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May, June

Erect.
Umbel on Drumstick

48 x 4
(120 x 10)
Chalk or sand
Full Sun and Part Shade. Flowers last longer in partial shade.
Moist

Strap-shaped 2 inch wide Grey-Green

Excellent long-lasting cut-flower. Plant in Pots or drifts with ornamental grasses, as edging or in middle of bed.

Flower umbel on 36 inch stem in May-June. Seedheads look great covered in frost during the winter. Attracts bees and Butterflies

Allium maximowiczii
(Maximovich chive, Oriental Chive)

Rose-Pink and
Dark Pink

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May, June, July

Umbel on Drumstick.

6 x 4
(15 x 10)

Sand or Chalk
Full Sun
Moist

1 or 2 narrow green leaves

Grows in damp meadows, along riversides, forest margins, and wetlands.

The 10.3Mb PDF of the Phanerogram Flora of Mt. Yupari, Prov. Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan provides further details of its native habitat.

Allium moly
(Golden Garlic, Sunshine Allium, Yellow Moly, Gold Allium, Lily Leek, Yellow Onion)

Bright Yellow

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June, July

Erect.
Star-shaped florets in umbel on Cluster

8 x 4
(20 x 10)
Any Soil (Well-drained soil required). Best in rich, sandy loam.
Full Sun and Part Shade.
Moist

Strap-shaped 2 inch wide metallic Blue-Green

Excellent long-lasting cut-flower. Excellent for under planting roses. Rock garden, edging, cottage garden. Attracts butterflies

Increasing very rapidly and suitable for naturalising in open sunny places or light woodland.

Allium moly 'Jeannine'
(Golden Onion, Golden Garlic, Yellow Allium)

Golden-Yellow

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May, June

Erect and Clump-forming.
Star-shaped florets

12 x 12
(30 x 30)
Any well-drained Soil
Morning Sun and Afternoon Shade
Dry

Strap-shaped 2 inch wide metallic Blue-Green

Rock garden or middle of bed and suitable for naturalising in rough ground. Attracts bees and butterflies.

Easy to establish in grass or under deciduous shrubs. Use as edging or in pot and as a groundcover.

Allium 'Mont Blanc'

Creamy-White

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May, June, July

Fragrant Star-shaped flowers in Umbel on Dome

52 x 4
(130 x 10)

Well-drained Chalk or Sand
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moist

Strap-shaped 2 inch wide metallic Blue-Green

Excellent cut-flower. Speciman Plant. Houseplant. Deer, rabbit, squirrel resistant.

Mass plant. Naturalizes in well-drained soil. Rock Garden. Attracts butterflies. Combines well with perennials.

Allium multi-bulbosum
(Black Garlic, Broadleaf Garlic)

White with
Reddish veins

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May, June, July,
August
Faintly fragrant star-shaped florets in Umbel on Dome

12-24 x 6 (30-60 x 15)

Well-drained Chalk but prefers Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

Strap-like 2 inch wide Mid-Green leaves emerge in April

Excellent for naturalising and as cut flower. Deer and Rabbit resistant. Bee friendly. Grow in pots.

Goes with Allium atropurpureum, Astrantia major, Campanula Prichard's Variety, Peony Sarah Berhardt, Erysimum Bowles Mauve and Hosta El Nino

Allium neapolitanum
(Naples Garlic, Daffodil Garlic, False Garlic, Flowering Onion, Naples Onion, Guernsey Star-of-Bethlehem, Neapolitan Garlic, Star, White Garlic, Wood Garlic)

White

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March, April, May

Erect.
Sweetly-scented
Star-shaped flowers in loose umbel on Drumstick

12 x 4
(
30 x 10)

Any well-drained Soil
Full Sun
Moist

Strap-shaped Grey-Green leaves

An excellent variety to naturalise on the rock garden.
Deer resistant. Cut flowers. Attracts butterflies. Use Cottage gardens and as groundcover. Pot plant in greenhouse.

This edible, erect-habit, bulb is native to Northern Italy and frequently found growing in grassy areas.
It is classed as an invasive species in parts of the U.S.A. Combines with pink Geraniums or purple Irises.

Allium nevskianum

Reddish

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May, June

Star-shaped flowers in globe

12 x 15
(
30 x 38)

Any well-drained Soil
Full Sun
Dry

2 attractive blue-grey wide leaves are held at ground level and last through flowering.

Suitable under glass in an Alpine House in a pot. Bees love it. Rodents and deer resistant. Groundcover. Coastal conditions.

Partners are Allium Purple Sensation, Allium sphaerocephalon, Allium gladiator, Allium Silver Spring and Allium Mount Everest.

Allium nigrum
(Black Garlic, Broad-leaved Onion)

White with
Green midribs

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April, May, June
Upright and Clump.
6 petalled Star-shape flowers in umbel

20-40 x 16 (50-100 x 40)

Any well-drained Soil
Full Sun
Dry

Strap-shaped Grey-Green leaves which start to die back when the flowers emerge.

Allium companions are Allium 'Forelock', Allium ascherso-nianum and Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'.

Good Cut flower.

There is a pink form of Allium nigrum (Syn. Allium auctum).

Allium nutans
(Nodding Onion, Siberian Garlic Chive, Mangyr, Blue Chives)

Mid-Pink

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June, July

Upright Star-shaped flowers in umbel on drumstick

18-36 x 9-12 (45-90 x 23-30)

Any well-drained Soil
Full Sun
Moist

Extra wide flat mid-green

The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles. Liked by Bees and Butterflies. Grow in Pot.

Native habitat of stony slopes and meadows on the steppes of central asia. Meadows and damp places in Tibet.

Allium obliquum
(Twistedleaf Garlic, Lopsided Onion)

Pale Yellowish-Green

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March, April,
May, June, July
Clump. Star-shaped flowers in pompom on Drumstick

18-36 x 12 (45-90 x 30)
Acidic Sandy well-drained Soil and can grow in heavy Clay soil.
Full Sun
Moist

The flower stem is sheathed with 6-10 long, channelled green leaves

The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles. Cut flower - dried and fresh. Naturalise. Pair with a dark background.

All parts are edible - the bulb is used as a garlic substitute in Siberia. Grows in meadows and on wooded slopes.

Alium paradoxum
ssp normale

(Allium paradoxum,
Scilla paradoxa)

White

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March, April

Bell-shaped flowers in umbel

14 x 12
(35 x 30)

Clay
Part Shade
Moist

Shiny wide green foliage

Plant in pot. Grows in deciduous woodland and can smother native bluebells and snowdrops.

Self-sows in mild-winter climates and an INVASIVE, species in Europe. Destroy after use and put in rubbish, but not compost bin.

Allium plummerae
(Tanners Canyon Onion, Plummer's Onion)

Icing Pink or White

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June, July,
August, September

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Any fertile soil
Full Sun
Moist

Upright tufts of strongly keeled grayish-green 10-20 inch long leaves

Grows in marshes, alongside streams and rocky slopes.

Noxious weed in only 46 states of USA; one of the Federal and State Noxious weeds.

Allium oreophilum
(Alpine Rosy Bells, Pink Lily Leek, Allium ostrow-skianum,
Allium platystemon)

Carmine-Pink

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May, June

Upright, Clump. Sweetly-scented Star-shaped flowers in umbel on drumstick

4-6 x 8
(10-15 x 20)

Chalk or Sand
Full Sun (At least all afternoon, but best if full sun in the morning as well)
Moist

Strap-like 2 inch wide Mid-Green leaves.

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Use in borders, edgings, rock gardens and in ground covers. Use in patio pots. Deer resistant. Cut flower - dried or fresh.

Aggressive - spreads rapidly to form clumps.
Since Oreophilum is a shorter variety, it blends well with other perennials and makes an excellent addition to the border.

Allium pulchellum
(Keeled Garlic)

Reddish-Carmine

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July, August

Upright, Clump.
Bell-shaped flowers in loose Umbel on drumstick

24 x 4
(60 x 10)

Chalk or Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Very narrow dark green leaves

It is an excellent cut flower. Attracts bees and butterflies. Suitable for container. Use for edging and middle of border.

Native to the Mediterranean region. Forms a good clump quickly but is not invasive. Being self-sowing, let it colonise paving cracks and foot of dry walling.

Allium ramosum
(Chinese Chives, Branchy chive (onion), Fragrant-flowered Garlic, Flowering Leek)

White

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June, July

Upright, Clump.
Star-shaped flower in shuttlecock-shaped umbel on 36 inch stem of drumstick

10-20 x 6-12 (25-50 x 15-30)

Sand
Full Sun
Moist

3-7 Hot-tasting, hollow dark green leaves grow to 12 inches. They clasp the base of the flowering stem.

Attracts bees and butterflies. Suitable for containers. Grow in rock garden and edging.

'Chinese Chives'. The flower petals and foliage can be used as a garnish on salads.

Allium rosen-bachianum
(Rosenbach Onion, Showy Persian Onion)

Dark Violet

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May

Star-shaped flowers in Umbel on drumstick

36 x 4
(90 x 10)

Sand, Chalk
Full Sun
Moist

Linear, lanceolate Blue-Green leaves 2 inches wide and 20 inches long

Excellent for both cut and dried bouquets. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant.

Plant with white Mount Everest Alliums for lovely contrasting blooms. Mix with roses and perennials

Allium roseum
(Rosy Garlic)

Bright Pink

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April, May, June, July

Clump. Star-shaped flowers in cluster on long stem.

6-22 x 20 (15-55 x 50)

Sand, Chalk
Full Sun
Moist - Avoid excessive moisture from late summer when they become dormant.

Strap-shaped Green leaves

Alliums prefer to be dry during their dormancy after July.

Squirrel and browsing deer resistant. Pollinated by bees. Use in rock garden, hedgerows, pots, mass plantings, middle of borders and as cut flowers.

Habitat is grassland and gravelly places near the sea. Cannot grow in shade. Companion plants to tulips. Use in Coastal conditions.

Allium 'Round
and Purple
'
(Giant Allium, Drumstick Allium)

Lilac-Mauve

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April, May, June, July

Star-shaped flowers in Umbel on drumstick

36-48 x 10 (90-120 x 25)

Sand, Chalk
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

Green

Attracts bees and butterflies.

Good in containers and excellent cut flower. Back of border, cut flower - fresh and dried, edging and middle of border

Allium 'Giganteum, Allium 'Globemaster' and Eremus (foxtail lilies) together produce a magnificient flower display.

Allium saxatile (Stone Leek, Rock Onion)

Mid-Pink through
to White

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July, August,
September

Clump.
Umbel
 

4-14 x 2 (10-35 x 5)

Sand, Chalk, Scree
Full Sun
Dry

Very narrow channeled Green leaves as shown in Specimen from Caucasus.

Ideal for Alpine Gardens and in a Trough. Use in Rock garden and Scree garden.

Native habitat is rocks and stony slopes, 225-460 m.

Allium schoeno-prasum
(Chives)

Lilac or Pale Purple

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May, June, July, August

Clump.
Star-shaped flowers in umbel as cluster

4-18 x 12
(10-45 x 30)

Prefers acidic well-drained Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Blue-Green, 4-6 inch wide leaves spreading over ground. Foliage smell repels aphids.

Woodland garden, sunny edgings, hedgerows, rock garden. Pollinated by bees for its high production of nectar. Mass plant. Use in pot and windowbox.

In cold regions, chives die back to the underground bulbs in winter, with the new edible leaves appearing in early spring in cottage garden. Grows on the rocks (scree).

Allium schoeno-prasum
albiflorum

(White Chives)

White

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May, June, July, August

Clump.
Umbel

10 x 10
(25 x 25)
Any well-drained soil - prefers acidic.
Full Sun
Moist

Hollow and tubular, up to 24 inches long and 0.1 inches in diameter, Dark Green

Cut Flower, edging, cottage and vegetable gardens and patio pots. Adored by bees and butterflies.
Mix with roses and deciduous shrubs.

The best way to harvest and maintain a fresh supply of chive leaves is to cut them to about 1 inch (2.5 cms) above the ground 4 times a year.

Allium schoen-oprasum
'Forescate'

(Forescate Chives)

Purplish-Pink

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May, June, July

Clump.
Umbel

12 x 4
(30 x 10)

Any well-drained soil - prefers acidic.
Full Sun
Dry

Hollow and tubular, up to 24 inches long and 0.1 inches in diameter, Dark Green

Cut flower - fresh or dried. Grow in mixed containers and herb garden. Attreacts butterflies. Mass plant. Use as edging. Deer Resistant.

Chives are grown for their edible leaves in Woodland garden sunny edges, hedgerows and use these 3 chives mixed in an edging to a bed.

Allium schubertii
(Sparkler alliums)

Pink and Silver

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April, May, June, July

Fragrant Star-shaped flowers in loose Umbel on Drumstick

12-24 x 8 (30-60 x 20)

Chalk or Acidic Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Pale Green 2 inch wide and 30 inches long leaves.

This is perfect for front of borders or large pots and containers. Pollinated by bees, attracts butterflies. Cut flower - dried and fresh.

This bears the largest flowers of all of the allium family. Dot between grasses. Deer and squirrel resistant

Allium scoro-doprasum
(Sand Leek, Rocambole)

Lilac to Purplish

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May, June, July, August

6 sepal flowers in a globular cluster on a drumstick with onion-like aroma

16-36 x 4
(40-90 x 10)

Well-drained Chalk or Sand . Native habitat of grassland and scrub on dry soils.
Full Sun
Dry

Mid Green

Coastal conditions. Sandy river banks and in open damp broad-leaved woodland, forest margin, shores, hillside meadows and hedgerows.

A bulbous, perennial herb spreading mainly by bulbils in rough grassland and waste ground, on road verges and track sides and by railways.

Allium
sphaero-cephalum

(Allium sphaero-cephalon, Ball-Headed Onion, The Drumstick Allium, Drumsticks, Round-headed Leek)

Purple-Crimson

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May, June, July, August

Clump. Unfragrant, deep green changing to rose purple flowers on 2 inch diameter umbel on 36 inch high stems

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Well-drained Sand, Chalk
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist (appreciates summer moisture)

Cyclindrical, hollow, 24 inches long Mid-Green leaves form a foliage clump in spring.

Very effective when massed in tight clumps in a sunny border. Suitable for a gravel garden and is deerproof. Attracts butterflies. Rock garden, Cottage Garden, open woodland area and meadows.

Looks superb growing through Artemisia 'Powys Castle' or other silver foliage. Since it self-seeds, it will naturalize an area. Grows in containers including windowboxes. Cut flower - fresh or dried. Grow with yellow daylilies and contrasts well with red penstemons.

Allium
stipitatum

(Persian Onion, Persian Shallot)

Lilac-Purple

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May, June

Star-shape flowers of 6 tepals in an umbel on a drumstick -

These flowers can be left on the plant for many months.

48 x 10
(120 x 25)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

Strap-like 2 inch wide Mid-Green leaves.

Excellent cut-flower (cut flowers last as long as 3 weeks). Good as a dried flower. Plants grow on rocky slopes and in fields, so grow in gravel garden and pots including Alpine Trough.

Plant with Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing', Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow', Artemesia ludoviviciana 'Valerie Finnis' and Deschampsia cespitosa.

Allium
stipitatum
'Album'
(Ornamental Onion)

White

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May, June

Clump.
Star-shape flowers of 6 tepals in an umbel on a drumstick - These flowers can be left on the plant for many months.

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Well-drained Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

Strap-like 2 inch wide Mid-Green leaves.

Can be grown in pots. Excellent cut-flower. Grow in gravel garden, pots and Alpine Trough. Use for height in middle of border and as a speciman there.

Plant with blue-flowering geraniums and Alchemilla mollis.

The bulbs are eaten as shallots in Iran.

Allium
stipitatum
'Mount Everest
'
(Persian Onion)

White

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June

Clump.
Star-shape flowers of 6 tepals in an umbel on a These flowers can be left on the plant for many months.

48 x 4
(120 x 10)

Well-drained soil Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Strap-like 2 inch wide Mid-Green leaves.

Excellent cut-flower (cut flowers last as long as 3 weeks), use fresh or dried. Naturalizes easily. Attracts butterflies. Deer repellant.
Use in cottage gardens.
 

Drought tolerant. Spectacular in large sweeping drifts - plant in groups of at least 10-15 bulbs. Use in gravel garden to bridge the gap between the tulip season and early summer bloom of peonies and poppies.

Allium triquetrum
(Three Cornered Garlic, Stinking Onions, White flowered onion, in New Zealand it is known as onion weed)

White with
Green midvein

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April, May, June

Drooping one-sided umbel.

Never plant this without knowing how invasive it is.

18 x 8
(45 x 20)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

Basal, linear, 10-15 inches long and 1.5 inches wide Dark Green leaves.

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Excellent as ground cover in poor well-drained soil in sun or shade where it will keep weeds under check, but keep it away from mixed borders. Can be used along the bottom of hedgebanks.

Do not use in USA
Thrives well in shade - full shade of deep woodland and part shade of light woodland. All parts of the plant are edible.

Best to use in a pot in the UK because it will invade.

Allium unifolium
(One-leaf Allium, One leaf Onion, American Onion, Naples Garlic, Daffodil Garlic, Flowering Onion.)

Pink

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April, May, June

Clump.
Bell-shaped flowers in 2 inch hemisphere on 6 inch stem

8-24 x 12 (20-60 x 30)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand, but prefers Clay
Full Sun
Moist

Grey-Green leaves emerge first and then die down before the flowers open.

It's the perfect choice for growing in alpine beds or at the front of a sunny border.
Attracts bees and butterflies with its nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Grows in moist grasslands along forested and chaparral areas along the coastal ranges.
It also works well in pots.
Toxic to cats, dogs and horses.

Allium ursinum (Wild Garlic, Bear Garlic, ramsons, buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek, or bear's garlic)

White

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May, June

Strong garlic odour in 6 tepal, star-shaped flowers in umbel on drumstick

12 x 12
(30 x 30)
Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade (Thrives well in shade of woodland)
Moist - likes summer moisture

Basal, linear, 10-15 inches long and 1.5 inches wide Dark Green leaves emerge in the Spring before the flowers.

Grows in deciduous woodlands with, in the UK, bluebells. Groundcover only in woodland. Add sand to clay soils as needed to improve drainage.

Foliage dies down in June.
Naturalizes well even in quite dense shade. Grow with roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but it inhibits the growth of legumes. Edible leaves.

Allium vineale 'Hair'

Green hair-like petals

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June, July, August
Long Green hair-like petals and Purple in the middle of the flower umbel

30 x 4
(75 x 10)
Well-drained acidic soil, Clay, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

It produces its slender grass by October, and persists until after the late spring bloom before dying back for a while in summer.

Use as upper storey in a flower arrangement. It lasts for 2 weeks as a cut-flower.

Plant with more sedate alliums, lilies or irises.

Rabbit, rodent and deer resistant.

Naturalizes easily - this one grows hair-like new bulbil plants from the flowerhead (every bulbil that drops will turn into a new plant)
 

Allium wallichii
(Jimbu, Dzimbu)

Rose-Purple with
Green middle

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July, August,
September

Clump.
Star-shaped flowers in loose umbel

6-30 x 4
(15-75 x 10)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist - since it is fully open to the monsoon rains the flower stem is strongly built!

0.25-0.8 inches wide and 8-20 inches long, keeled, dark Green

Provides a welcome splash of colour in the autumn border and cut flowers. Use for edging and middle of border.

These plants can be allowed to self-seed to make impressive clumps. Edible flowers and cooked leaves. It's native habitat is forest margins, scrub, moist meadows and stream banks

Allium zebdanense

White

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April, May, June

Clump.
Umbel on Drumstick

8-24 x 12
(20-60 x 30)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun, Part Shade
Dry (Needs very dry soil in summer when plant is dormant)

Grows slowly into dense carex-like dark Green clumps. After flowering foliage becomes dormant.

Unparalled for the dry shady garden, although it will grow in Sun too. Suitable for Seaside gardens and gravel gardens.

Thrives in hot dry conditions where not much else will grow.

 

"Anemone coronaria or St Brigid are excellent for flower arrangements as they are colourful, long-lasting and cheap." from A Dictionary of Cut Flowers (Flower arrangements and sketches by the author. Photography by Kenneth Welfare) by Mary Bailey. Published by Arthur Barker Limited in 1969. SBN 213 76185 8.

Companion plants :-
Alyssum, Arabis, Aster alpinus, Centaurea dealbata, Coreopsis, Digitalis, Gypsophila paniculata, Hemerocallis (yellow cultivars), Iris (rhizomatous white and yellow cultivars), Kniphofia (yellow cultivars), Peonies (white and yellow cultivars), Verbascum, Rhododendron species (deciduous and evergreen), Cotoneaster, Berberis, Acer palmatum, Deutzia gracilis and Weigela.

Suitable Anemones for the Rock garden:-

  • Anemone alpina
  • Anemone apennina
  • Anemone blanda
  • Anemone coronaria
  • Anemone fulgens
  • Anemone hepatica
  • Anemone hortensis
  • Anemone narcissiflora
  • Anemone nemerosa
  • Anemone pratensis
  • Anemone pulsatilla
  • Anemone sulphurea
  • Anemone sylvestris

Anemone baldensis
(Monte Baldo windrose - Monte Baldo is an absolute haven for the Alpine Flora)

Creamy-White

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May

Erect.
Many petalled Star-shape flower on stem

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Chalk, Sand
Part Shade or Full Sun
Moist
 

Deeply divided Light Green

Sand and peat in part shade in Rock garden. Can be grown with green carpet rupturewort to provide a light green background for the flowers.

Should be grown in light shade where summers are hot; in full sun in cooler climates. Bold drifts.

Anemone
blanda

(Grecian Windflower, Fair Windflower, Greek Windflower)

Deep Blue

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April, May

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Clump. Many petalled Star-shape flower on stem

6 x 6
(15 x 15)
Chalk, Sand with Leaf-Mould
Part Shade,
Full Sun
Moist

Dark Green
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Woodlands, Mass plant. Deer, rabbit resistant. Cold greenhouse. Ground cover. Rock garden. Carpet under small deciduous shrubs

Companion plants from Department of Horticultural Science of NC State University for Anemone blanda and its cultivars

Anemone
blanda 'Blue Shades
'
(Winter windflower 'Blue Shades')

Mid to Dark Blue

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April, May

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Cushion Mound.

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Well-drained Chalk or Sand
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moist

Mid Green lobed leaves.
They open their many petalled star shape bloom on stem in the morning and shut them at night.

Ground cover. Cut flower. Mass plant. Naturalizes in turf on alkaline sandy soil. Woodland.

Use to create a blue carpet in your border between your deciduous shrubs and interplant with Narcissus 'Ice King' and Galanthus nivalis.

Anemone
blanda
'Charmer'

(Windflower)

Deep Pink

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April, May

Clump.
Many-petalled star shape bloom on stem

6 x 6
(
15 x 15)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade (Full Sun preferred)
Moist

Dark Green fern-like leaves

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Grow in pots and are ideal cut flowers. They are deer, rabbit and squirrel resistant. Naturalize in turf

They are ideal layered under white or soft yellow daffodils or peachy/pink cup of daffodil 'By George'.

Anemone
blanda
'Pink Star
'
(Winter Windflower)

Phlox Purple

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March, April

Cushion.

5 x 6
(13 x 15)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

Dark Green fern-like leaves

Grow in pots provided they are not given any heat. Use to underplant roses and deciduous shrubs/trees. Excellent cut flower. Naturalize in turf.

The richer in humus the soil is, the more flowers each corm will produce over a 4- 6 week period. Anemone blanda varieties open their blooms in the morning and shut them at night.

Anemone
blanda
'Radar'
(Winter Windflower 'Radar', Radar Grecian Windflower, Greek thimbleweed)

Deep Magenta with White centre

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April, May

Clump.
Many petalled star shape bloom on stem

4 x 4
(10 x 10)

Well drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist (Needs dry dormancy after flowering)

Dark Green leaves composed of 3 deeply lobed segments

Grow in pots, Woodland, Alpine House, Greenhouse, Rock Garden. Naturalize in turf on alkaline sand.

Plant in bold drifts. Between June and July, lift and divide tubers after foliage has died down. Anemones grow well on the chalk soils of the South coast of England.

Anemone
blanda rosea

(Pink Windflower)

Light and Mid-Pink

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April, May

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Mat-Forming.
Many petalled star shape bloom on stem

6 x 4-20
(15 x 10-50)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moist

Bronze-tinged Dark Green leaves composed of 3 deeply lobed segments

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Alpine House, Greenhouse, rock garden.
Naturalize in turf on alkaline sand.

Plant in bold drifts. Grow in pots provided they are not given any heat. Use to underplant roses and deciduous shrubs/trees.

Anemone
blanda
'Violet Star
'
(Winter Windflower)

Rich Violet with
White centre

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March, April, May

Cushion or
Mound-forming habit Many petalled star shape bloom on stem

6 x 4
(15 x 10)

Well drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

Dark Green fern-like leaves

Grow in pots provided they are not given any heat.
Alpine House, Greenhouse, Rock Garden. Naturalize in turf on alkaline sand.

Use to underplant roses and deciduous shrubs/trees.

Anemone
blanda
'White Splendour
'
(Winter Windflower)

White

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March, April, May

Excellent ground cover as large clumps are quickly formed. Many petalled star shape bloom on stem.

6 x 10
(15 x 25)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moist

Dark Green palmate basal and stem leaves

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Grow in pots provided they are not given any heat. Lasts well for up to 2 weeks in water as a cut flower.
Alpine House, Greenhouse, Rock Garden

Anemone blanda 'Ingramii', 'Radar' or 'White Splendour' will naturalise in turf on light alkaline soil (chalk or alkaline sand). Use to underplant roses and deciduous shrubs/trees.

Anemone coronaria
'de Caen
'
(Anemone bucharica, Florist Anemones, Poppy Anemone)

Red, Blue or White

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March, April,
May, June

Spreading.
Floret

12 x 6
(30 x 15)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun
Moist

Dark Green
Does not grow well in gardens in cooler climates, prefers warmth. Ok outside in South of England and Holland

Alpine House, Rock Garden.

Must be given protection of frames or greenhouses in colder areas.

Plant tubers 3 inches deep and spaced about 3 inches apart in bold drifts in Sep-Oct for spring-flowering; Mar/Apr for Jun-Jul flowering; May-Jun for Sep flowering.

Anemone coronaria
'St Brigid
'
(Anemone bucharica, The Ostrich Feather Anemone)

Red, Blue,
Orange, Pink,
Purple or White

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February, March,
April, May, June,
July, August,
September, October
Spreading.
Disc

14-16 x 6
(35-40 x 15)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade
Moist

Rounded to oval bright Green leaves. Does not grow well in gardens in cooler climates, prefers warmth.

Must be given protection of frames or greenhouses in colder areas.
Alpine House, Rock Garden, Woodland.

Ok to grow outside in South of England and Holland. Mulch with fallen autumn leaves to provide frost protection and moisture retension in the summer.

Anemone demissa

White, Blue, Red
or Purple

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May, June, July

6 petalled star shape bloom in a plate

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Chalk, Sand
Part Shade or Full Sun
Moist

Dark Green

Woodland, Streamsides,
Naturalize in grass

Native to forests, sparse forests, scrub, grassy slopes and streamsides from 3000-5000 metres in North India.

Anemone hupehensis
(Japanese Anemone, Hupeh Anemone, Japanese Thimbleweed,
Chinese Common Name is da po wan hua hua)

White, Pink or Purple

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August, September

Clump and
Spreader.
5 petalled star shape bloom

36-48 x 18 (90-120 x 45)

Well-drained Acidic Sand is preferred - will tolerate fertile chalky soil.
Part Shade
Moist or Wet

2-8 inch long, 2-6 inch wide basal Green leaves with lower surface pale Green

In China is native and naturalized on scrub, grassy slopes and streamsides in hill regions.

Good Companions - Japanese anemones mix well with many vibrant autumn flowers, including Aster 'Little Carlow' and Aster laevis 'Calliope'.

Anemone x
lipsiensis
'Pallida'

(Windflower)

Pale Yellow

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These can last for 2-3 weeks if weather conditions are cool.

March, April, May

5 petalled star shape bloom on stem

6 x 18
(15 x 45)

Well-drained Sand or Chalky, humus-rich soil.
Part Shade
Moist

Rounded, 2-3 inches long, three-palmate and have deep lobes, Dark Green leaf in March-June. Plant is dormant in the summer, autumn and early winter.

These plants are ideal for a woodland or rock garden, where they spread very slowly due to the fine network of roots that they create between the deciduous trees/shrubs.

Makes a pretty colour combination with red or plumy forms of Helleborus x hybridus.

Overall flowering period is around eight weeks long.

Anemone narcissiflora
(Anemone narcissifolia, Narcissus-flowered Anemone, Narcissus Wind-flower. In Italy - Anemone narcissino. In USA - Narcissus anemone)

White and White tinted Blue or Yellow

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May, June, July

Clump.
5 petalled star shape bloom in umbel on stems

3-24 x 20
(8-60 x 50)

Well-drained Chalk, Sand
Full Sun and Part Shade (part shade of light woodland)
Moist

Light Green.
Flowering stems emerge from the foliage in late spring, each stem being topped by a 2-8 flowered umbel of 1-1.5 inch diameter flowers.

Maritime gardens.
It is immune to predations by rabbits.
Grows in alpine grasslands and grassy meadows as well as open woods.

Edible leaves and roots.
They are greedy plants, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes.

Anemone nemorosa
(Windflower, Wood Anemone is in the Buttercup Wildflower Family)

White

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April, May

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Spreading.
6 tepalled star shape bloom

4 x 12
(9 x 30)

Chalk enriched by leaf mould from established woodlands
Part Shade
Moist

Dark Green feathery foliage
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Found growing as a carpet in woodlands where the wood has been coppiced, thereby admitting extra light. A good bee and bumblebee plant.

Anemone nemorosa is native to Europe including Britain. Clumps are best transplanted soon after flowering before the foliage has completely died down.

Anemone nemorosa
'Alba Plena
'
(Windflower, Wood Anemone)

White

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April, May, June

6 sepals on semi-double stellate of tiny petals on a stem

6 x 10
(15 x 25)
Chalk enriched by leaf mould from established woodlands, Peat
Part Shade
Moist

Dark Green

Alpine House, Greenhouse, Rock Garden. Naturalize in grass. Wood-land. Ground cover. A good bee and bumblebee plant.

In the dry oak wood of lower levels, the sub-dominants are holly, anemone and bluebell, with the foxglove well distributed.

Anemone nemorosa
'Allenii'

(Wood Anemone 'Allenii')

Lavender Blue

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April, May

Clump.
6 Petal star shape bloom on stem.

8 x 20
(20 x 50)

Chalk, Peat Sand enriched by leaf mould from established woodlands
Part Shade
Moist

Deeply cut, Mid Green.

Alpine House, Greenhouse, Rock Garden. Naturalize in grass. Woodland.
A good bee and bumblebee plant.
 

Combines beautifully with spring-flowering bulbs and wildflowers, particularly yellow narcissus. Divide large clumps in early fall.

Anemone nemorosa
'Bracteata Pleniflora
'
(Wood Anemone)

White and Green

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April, May, June

6 tepal star shape bloom on stem

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Chalk, Peat, Acidic Sand enriched by leaf mould from established woodlands
Part Shade
Moist

2 to 5 inch long, 3-palmately compound stem and basal leaves. Dark Green leaflets are narrow, toothed, and divided even further. Foliage dies back shortly after blooming.

Alpine House, Greenhouse, Rock Garden. Naturalize in grass. Woodland.

In the dry oak wood of lower levels, the sub-dominants are holly, anemone and bluebell, with the foxglove well distributed.

White woodland anemone which is unusual in that it has three different styles of flowers growing on the same plant- some are single, some double, and some double with a green ruffle.

A good bee and bumblebee plant.

Anemone nemorosa
'Lychette'

(Wood
Anemone, Anemone 'Lychette')

White

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April, May, June

Clump.
6 tepal star shape bloom on stem

6 x 6
(15 x 15)
Chalk, Peat Sand enriched by leaf mould from established woodlands
Part Shade
Moist

Dark Green

Alpine House, Greenhouse, rock garden. Naturalize in grass.
Groundcover in deciduous woodland

Good partner with rhododendrons.

Large open flat white flowers on maroon-tinted stems.

Anemone nemorosa
'Robin-soniana'

(Wood Anemone)

Wisteria Blue

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April, May

Clump..
6 tepal star shape bloom on stem

5-6 x 20
(13-15 x 50)
Chalk, Peat Sand enriched by leaf mould from established woodlands
Part Shade
Moist

Deep Green tinged with Purple. The foliage tends to die down in the summer, ready to re-emerge the next spring.

Alpine House, Greenhouse, Rock Garden. Naturalize in grass.

A good bee and bumblebee plant.

In the dry oak wood of lower levels, the sub-dominants are holly, anemone and bluebell, with the foxglove well distributed.

Anemone nemorosa
'Vestal'

(Wood Anemone)

White with
White Button

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March, April

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Mat.
6 tepal star shape bloom as a button on stem

5-6 x 6
(13-15 x 15)

Chalk, Peat Sand enriched by leaf mould from established woodlands
Part Shade
Moist

Deeply divided Green foliage.

Overall flowering period is around 8 weeks long.

Ideal ground cover in shady areas or wood-land gardens.
Alpine House, Greenhouse, Rock Garden. Naturalize in grass. A good bee and bumblebee plant.

White flower with tightly packed button in the middle of the flower, developing from the previously yellow centre. These flowers can last for 2-3 weeks if the weather is cool.

Anemone ranunculoides
(Anemonoides ranunculoides, Buttercup Anemone, Yellow Anemone, Yellow Wood Anemone, Wood Ginger)

Golden-Yellow

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February, March,
April, May

Spreading.
5-6 tepal star shape bloom

12 x 20
(30 x 50)
Acidic Sand enriched by leaf mould in the soil before planting and then mulch with fallen pine needles during the autumn to keep the moisture and acidity during the short spring and summer growing season.
Part Shade
Moist

The green foliage dies back to its rhizomes by July. The rhizomes spread just below the earth surface and multiply quickly, contributing to its rapid spread in woodland conditions.

Rock Garden, Alpine House, Ground cover, Pine Woodland

It is good to know that "if planted in optimal conditions, it can flourish for years past its gardener."

Caring for an Anemone Ranunculoides article provides the growing instructions to grow a healthy plant.

Anemone ranunculoides
'Pleniflora'

(Double-Flowered Yellow Wood Anemone, Buttercup Anemone)

Bright Yellow

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March-May

Spreading.
Semi-double flower with many tepals

6 x 18
(15 x 45)
Same Acidic Sand soil as above.
Part Shade
Moist

Bronzy-dark-green foliage. The rhizomes spread just below the soil and multiply quickly, thus its rapid spread in woodland conditions.

Buttercup Anemone grows in forests and in rock and alpine gardens. Grow in woodland or shaded part of border.

The foliage dies back to its rhizomes by July, so grow under Tricyrtis for example.

Anemone rupicola
(Anemone batangensis, Anemone rupestris)

White, Yellowish
or Purplish

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June, July,
August

5 tepal star shape bloom

4-10 x 6
(10-25 x 15)

Sandy loam with leaf soil and grit
Full Sun
Moist

Pale Green much divided 3-lobed leaves

Suitable in rock garden.

Its native habitat is woods, streamsides, stone cliffs and gravelly slopes from 2400-4200 metres.

Anemone trullifolia
(In China -
chi ye yin lian hua)

White fading to Blue.
Can be White,
Yellow, Pinkish,
Purplish or Blue in
China

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April,
May,
June,
July,
August

Clump.
5 tepal star-shape bloom on a stem

6 x 12-15
(15 x 30-38)
Sand and Peaty in cool moist spot
Part Shade
Moist. Avoid soil becoming completely dry during the summer and suspend watering in the winter.

Velvet/fuzzy textured Mid Green

Its native habitat is streamsides in forests and alpine meadows.

There are also 7 varieties of Anemone trullifolia.

St Andrews Botanic Garden May 2011 collaborated with colleagues in China.

 

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Alliums
The popularity of these ornamental onions shows no sign of waning - and with good reason, for they are a dramatic addition to any hot sunny border. As a general rule the foliage will emerge first and then die down as the flower stems emerge. It is often best to plant them with other plants that will mask the unsightly foliage as it dies back. After flowering R.V. Roger's staff find it important to dead head them by removing the flower head but leaving the flower stalk. This will allow the plant to put enough energy back into the bulb to ensure a good show the following year. If you want to preserve the seed heads on the plant to provide winter interest wait until the bulb is old enough to produce several flower heads and then remove half after flowering, providing you and the bulb with a good compromise.

 

In The Garden with Bill Cary:-
"Gardeners who really pay attention to the bloom sequence in their spring beds have probably noticed there’s a long lull, usually in mid- to late May, between the colorful riot of spring bulbs and the launch of the first summer bloomers.

  • The crocuses, tulips and daffodils have faded and the rest of your garden is greening up for summer, but bright colors seem to be missing. Why not try alliums to fill in this quiet time in the garden?
  • With their oversized flower heads — some are as big as your head — and dramatic height and architecture, alliums add a wonderful exclamation point to any bed or border. These showstoppers also bloom later than the other spring bulbs.
  • Alliums are related to other plants in the onion family, like chives, garlic and leeks. They want full sun and fairly fertile, well-drained soil — the softball-sized bulbs will rot if they sit in water in the winter.
  • Like all spring-blooming bulbs, alliums need to be planted in the autumn, well before the ground freezes for winter. October is perfect.
  • Don’t just plant one or two or three. Bulbs have the most bang when planted in large clusters.
  • Follow the planting instructions that come with the bulbs for spacing and depth. In general, dig a hole that’s three times deeper than the width of the bulb. Big alliums like ‘Globemaster’ should be planted about 6 inches (15 cms) apart.
  • Good companion plantings for ‘Globemaster’ include day lilies, nepeta, lavender, lamb’s ear, iris and hardy geraniums.
  • The vibrant ‘Globemaster’ flowers should last three to four weeks in the garden — or bring them indoors for a fun, whimsical arrangement in a vase.
  • Alliums are totally critter proof — no deer, no rabbits, no squirrels (though some people in our suburbs seem to have Viking-like squirrels that will go after anything).

I guess it never hurts to cover your bulb-heavy beds with chicken wire or some other screening to keep them safe until you begin to see green tips emerging in spring."

Functional combinations in the border from the International Flower Bulb Centre in Holland:-

"Here is a list of the perennials shown by research to be the best plants to accompany various flower bulbs. The flower bulbs were tested over a period of years in several perennial borders that had been established for at least three years.

In combination with hyacinths:

In combination with tulips:

In combination with narcissi:

For narcissi, the choice was difficult to make. The list contains only some of the perennials that are very suitable for combining with narcissi. In other words, narcissi can easily compete with perennials.

In combination with specialty bulbs:

 

There are other pages on Plants which bloom in each month of the year in this website:-

 

 

 

 

BULB FLOWER SHAPE GALLERY PAGES

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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 with Single Flowers

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 and Petal-less Cluster

 

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Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Cushion

Umbel

Buttons with Double Flowers

Pompoms

Stars with Semi-Double Flowers

 

 

 

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Natural Arrange-ments

Bunches, Posies and Sprays (Group)

Columns, Spikes and Spires

Whorls, Tiers and Cande-labra

Plumes and Tails

Chains and Tassels

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades

Sphere, Dome (Clusters), Drumstick and Plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BULB
FORM, BULB USE AND BULB IN SOIL GALLERY PAGES


Bulbs in Cultivation
including vital bulb soil preparation from

Bulbs for Small Garden by E.C.M. Haes. Published by Pan Books in 1967:-

Bulbs in the Small Garden with Garden Plan and its different bulb sections

A choice of Outdoor Bulbs

False Bulbs

Bulbs Indoors

Bulb Calendar

Planting Times and Depth

Composts

Bulb Form

Mat-Forming

Prostrate or Trailing

Cushion or Mound-forming

Spreading or Creeping

Clump-forming

Stemless. Sword-shaped Leaves

Erect or Upright

Bulb Use

Other than Only Green Foliage

Bedding or Mass Planting

Ground-Cover

Cut-Flower
1
, 2

Tolerant of Shade

In Woodland Areas

Under-plant

Tolerant of Poor Soil

Covering Banks

In Water

Beside Stream or Water Garden

Coastal Conditions

Edging Borders

Back of Border or Back-ground Plant

Fragrant Flowers

Not Fragrant Flowers

Indoor House-plant

Grow in a Patio Pot
1
, 2

Grow in an Alpine Trough

Grow in an Alpine House

Grow in Rock Garden

Speciman Plant

Into Native Plant Garden

Naturalize in Grass

Grow in Hanging Basket

Grow in Window-box

Grow in Green-house

Grow in Scree

 

 

Natural-ized Plant Area

Grow in Cottage Garden

Attracts Butter-flies

Attracts Bees

Resistant to Wildlife

Bulb in Soil

Chalk 1, 2

Clay

Sand 1, 2

Lime-Free (Acid)

Peat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulb Height from Text Border

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

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

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

Red = 36+ inches (90+ cms)

Bulb Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Flowering months range abreviates month to its first 3 letters (Apr-Jun is April, May and June).

Click on thumbnail to change this comparison page to the Plant Description Page of the Bulb named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Plant Description Page links to where you personally can purchase that bulb via mail-order.

Topic
Case Studies
...Drive Foundations with 8 problems caused by clay, ryegrass (kills plants) in Roadstone and CedarGravel creates stable drive surface.
Companion Planting
...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
...Pest Control
...using Plants

Garden
Construction

with ground drains
Garden Design
...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed
Borders

......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants
......Camera photos of Plant supports
Garden
Maintenance

Glossary with a tomato teaching cauliflowers
Home
Library of over 1000 books
Offbeat Glossary with DuLally Bird in its flower clock.
Plants
...in Chalk (Alkaline) Soil
......A-F1, A-F2,
......A-F3, G-L, M-R,
......M-R Roses, S-Z
...in Heavy Clay Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Lime-Free
(Acid) Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Light Sand Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...Poisonous Plants
...Extra Plant Pages

Soil
...
Interaction between 2 Quartz Sand Grains to make soil
...
How roots of plants are in control in the soil
...
Without replacing Soil Nutrients, the soil will break up to only clay, sand or silt
...
Subsidence caused by water in Clay
...Use water ring for trees/shrubs for first 2 years

Tool Shed with 3 kneeling pads
Useful Data with benefits of Seaweed

................

Topic - Plant Photo Galleries

Topic - Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens with
Camera Photo Galleries are in the last row


Bulb with its 7 Flower Colours per Month Comparison Pages
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus
......European A-E
......European F-M
......European N-Z
......Eur Non-classified
......American A
......American B
......American C
......American D
......American E
......American F
......American G
......American H
......American I
......American J
......American K
......American L
......American M
......American N
......American O
......American P
......American Q
......American R
......American S
......American T
......American U
......American V
......American W
......American XYZ
......Ame Non-classified
......Australia - empty
......India

......Lithuania
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
...Each of the above ...Bulb Galleries has its own set of Flower Colour Pages
...Flower Shape
...Bulb Form

...Bulb Use

...Bulb in Soil

Further details on bulbs from the Infill Galleries:-
Hardy Bulbs
...Aconitum
...Allium
...Alstroemeria
...Anemone

...Amaryllis
...Anthericum
...Antholyzas
...Apios
...Arisaema
...Arum
...Asphodeline

...Asphodelus
...Belamcanda
...Bloomeria
...Brodiaea
...Bulbocodium

...Calochorti
...Cyclobothrias
...Camassia
...Colchicum
...Convallaria 
...Forcing Lily of the Valley
...Corydalis
...Crinum
...Crosmia
...Montbretia
...Crocus

...Cyclamen
...Dicentra
...Dierama
...Eranthis
...Eremurus
...Erythrnium
...Eucomis

...Fritillaria
...Funkia
...Galanthus
...Galtonia
...Gladiolus
...Hemerocallis

...Hyacinth
...Hyacinths in Pots
...Scilla
...Puschkinia
...Chionodoxa
...Chionoscilla
...Muscari

...Iris
...Kniphofia
...Lapeyrousia
...Leucojum

...Lilium
...Lilium in Pots
...Malvastrum
...Merendera
...Milla
...Narcissus
...Narcissi in Pots

...Ornithogalum
...Oxalis
...Paeonia
...Ranunculus
...Romulea
...Sanguinaria
...Sternbergia
...Schizostylis
...Tecophilaea
...Trillium

...Tulip
...Zephyranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs
...Acidanthera
...Albuca
...Alstroemeri
...Andro-stephium
...Bassers
...Boussing-aultias
...Bravoas
...Cypellas
...Dahlias
...Galaxis,
...Geissorhizas
...Hesperanthas

...Gladioli
...Ixias
...Sparaxises
...Babianas
...Morphixias
...Tritonias

...Ixiolirions
...Moraeas
...Ornithogalums
...Oxalises
...Phaedra-nassas
...Pancratiums
...Tigridias
...Zephyranthes
...Cooperias


Uses of Bulbs:-
...for Bedding
...in Windowboxes
...in Border
...naturalized in Grass
...in Bulb Frame
...in Woodland Garden
...in Rock Garden
...in Bowls
...in Alpine House
...Bulbs in Greenhouse or Stove:-
...Achimenes
...Alocasias
...Amorpho-phalluses
...Arisaemas
...Arums
...Begonias
...Bomareas
...Caladiums

...Clivias
...Colocasias
...Crinums
...Cyclamens
...Cyrtanthuses
...Eucharises
...Urceocharis
...Eurycles

...Freesias
...Gloxinias
...Haemanthus
...Hippeastrums

...Lachenalias
...Nerines
...Lycorises
...Pencratiums
...Hymenocallises
...Richardias
...Sprekelias
...Tuberoses
...Vallotas
...Watsonias
...Zephyranthes

...Plant Bedding in
......Spring

......Summer
...Bulb houseplants flowering inside House during:-
......January
......February
......March
......April
......May
......June
......July
......August
......September
......October
......November
......December
...Bulbs and other types of plant flowering during:-
......Dec-Jan
......Feb-Mar
......Apr-May
......Jun-Aug
......Sep-Oct
......Nov-Dec
...Selection of the smaller and choicer plants for the Smallest of Gardens with plant flowering during the same 6 periods as in the previous selection


........

If the plant type below has flowers, then the first gallery will include the flower thumbnail in each month of 1 of 6 flower colour comparison pages of each plant in its subsidiary galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape

Climber in
3 Sector Vertical Plant System
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Heather Shrub
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evgr
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous
Perennial

...P -Herbaceous
...Peony
...Flower Shape
...RHS Wisley
......Mixed Border
......Other Borders
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use with 3 separate rose indices on each usage of rose page
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable

Wild Flower is below

The following is a complete hierarchical Plant Selection Process
dependent on the Garden Style chosen

Garden Style
...
Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...
12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...
All Plants Index
...
Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...
Shape, Form
Index

or
use the choices in the following Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

you could use these Flower Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12 - My Gas Service Engineer found Flow and Return pipes incorrectly positioned on gas boilers and customers had refused to have positioning corrected in 2020, followed by this Website
...User Guidelines
or
Bee instead of wind pollinated plants for hay-fever sufferers
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index
or
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos
or
A Foliage Colour Wheel using 212 web-safe colours instead of the best Colour Wheel of 2058 colours in the Pantone Goe System
All Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

Topic - Butterfly Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly
Usage of Plants
by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly usage of
Plant A-C
Plant C-M
Plant N-W
Butterfly usage of Plant

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour
NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
...Brown Note
...Cream Note
...Green Note
...Mauve Note
...Multi-Cols Note
...Orange Note
...Pink A-G Note
...Pink H-Z Note
...Purple Note
...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note

Poisonous
Wildflower Plants

You can find the wild flower in one of the 23 Wild Flower Galleries or the Colour Wheel
Gallery

If
you know its name, use
Wild Flower Plant Index a-h,
Wild Flower Plant Index i-p or
Wild Flower Plant Index q-z

you know which habitat it lives in,
use
Wild Flowers on
Acid Soil
Habitat Table,
on Calcareous
(Chalk) Soil
,
on Marine Soil,
on Neutral Soil,
is a Fern,
is a Grass,
is a Rush, or
is a Sedge

you know which family it belongs to, use
Wild Flower Family Pages menu above and right

you have seen its flower or seed, use
Comparison Pages
in Wild Flower
Gallery
to identify it or

you have seen its flower, use Comparison Pages containing Wild Flower Plants and Cultivated Plants in the Colour Wheel Gallery

followed by all the Wild Flower Family Pages:-

There are 180 families in the Wildflowers of the UK and they have been split up into 22 Galleries to allow space for up to 100 plants per gallery.

Each plant named in each of the Wildflower Family Pages may have a link to:-

its Plant Description Page in its Common Name in one of those Wildflower Plant Galleries and will have links

to external sites to purchase the plant or seed in its Botanical Name,

to see photos in its Flowering Months and

to read habitat details in its Habitat Column.

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 1
(o)Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
(o)Arrow-Grass
(o)Arum
(o)Balsam
Bamboo
(o)Barberry
(o)Bedstraw
(o)Beech
(o)Bellflower
(o)Bindweed
(o)Birch
(o)Birds-Nest
(o)Birthwort
(o)Bogbean
(o)Bog Myrtle
(o)Borage
(o)Box
(o)Broomrape
(o)Buckthorn
(o)Buddleia
(o)Bur-reed
(o)Buttercup
(o)Butterwort
(o)Cornel (Dogwood)
(o)Crowberry
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
(o)Daffodil
(o)Daisy
(o)Daisy Cudweeds
(o)Daisy Chamomiles
(o)Daisy Thistle
(o)Daisy Catsears (o)Daisy Hawkweeds
(o)Daisy Hawksbeards
(o)Daphne
(o)Diapensia
(o)Dock Bistorts
(o)Dock Sorrels

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 2
(o)Clubmoss
(o)Duckweed
(o)Eel-Grass
(o)Elm
(o)Filmy Fern
(o)Horsetail
(o)Polypody
Quillwort
(o)Royal Fern
(o)Figwort - Mulleins
(o)Figwort - Speedwells
(o)Flax
(o)Flowering-Rush
(o)Frog-bit
(o)Fumitory
(o)Gentian
(o)Geranium
(o)Glassworts
(o)Gooseberry
(o)Goosefoot
(o)Grass 1
(o)Grass 2
(o)Grass 3
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 1
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 2
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 3
(o)Hazel
(o)Heath
(o)Hemp
(o)Herb-Paris
(o)Holly
(o)Honeysuckle
(o)Horned-Pondweed
(o)Hornwort
(o)Iris
(o)Ivy
(o)Jacobs Ladder
(o)Lily
(o)Lily Garlic
(o)Lime
(o)Lobelia
(o)Loosestrife
(o)Mallow
(o)Maple
(o)Mares-tail
(o)Marsh Pennywort
(o)Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 3
(o)Mesem-bryanthemum
(o)Mignonette
(o)Milkwort
(o)Mistletoe
(o)Moschatel
Naiad
(o)Nettle
(o)Nightshade
(o)Oleaster
(o)Olive
(o)Orchid 1
(o)Orchid 2
(o)Orchid 3
(o)Orchid 4
(o)Parnassus-Grass
(o)Peaflower
(o)Peaflower Clover 1
(o)Peaflower Clover 2
(o)Peaflower Clover 3
(o)Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
(o)Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
Pipewort
(o)Pitcher-Plant
(o)Plantain
(o)Pondweed
(o)Poppy
(o)Primrose
(o)Purslane
Rannock Rush
(o)Reedmace
(o)Rockrose
(o)Rose 1
(o)Rose 2
(o)Rose 3
(o)Rose 4
(o)Rush
(o)Rush Woodrushes
(o)Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
(o)Sandalwood
(o)Saxifrage

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 4
Seaheath
(o)Sea Lavender
(o)Sedge Rush-like
(o)Sedges Carex 1
(o)Sedges Carex 2
(o)Sedges Carex 3
(o)Sedges Carex 4
(o)Spindle-Tree
(o)Spurge
(o)Stonecrop
(o)Sundew
(o)Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
(o)Teasel
(o)Thyme 1
(o)Thyme 2
(o)Umbellifer 1
(o)Umbellifer 2
(o)Valerian
(o)Verbena
(o)Violet
(o)Water Fern
(o)Waterlily
(o)Water Milfoil
(o)Water Plantain
(o)Water Starwort
Waterwort
(o)Willow
(o)Willow-Herb
(o)Wintergreen
(o)Wood-Sorrel
(o)Yam
(o)Yew

Topic - Camera Photo Galleries showing all 4000 x 3000 pixels of each photo on your screen that you can then click and drag to your desktop:-

RHS Garden at Wisley
Plant Supports -
When supporting plants in a bed, it is found that not only do those plants grow upwards, but also they expand their roots and footpad sideways each year. Pages
1
, 2, 3, 8, 11,
12, 13,
Plants 4, 7, 10,
Bedding Plants 5,
Plant Supports for Unknown Plants 5
,
Clematis Climbers 6,
the RHS does not appear to either follow it's own pruning advice or advice from The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown.
ISBN 0-571-11084-3 with the plants in Pages 1-7 of this folder. You can see from looking at both these resources as to whether the pruning carried out on the remainder of the plants in Pages 7-15 was correct.
Narcissus (Daffodil) 9,
Phlox Plant Supports 14, 15

Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32
,
Index

National Trust Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
Plant Supports -
Pages for Gallery 1
with Plant Supports
1
, 5, 10
Plants
2
, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
11, 12
Recommended Rose Pruning Methods 13
Pages for Gallery 2
with Plant Supports
2
,
Plants 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Dry Garden of
RHS Garden at
Hyde Hall
Plants - Pages
without Plant Supports
Plants 1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Nursery of
Peter Beales Roses
Display Garden
Roses Pages
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Nursery of
RV Roger
Roses - Pages
A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,
A6,A7,A8,A9,A10,
A11,A12,A13,A14,
B15,
B16,B17,B18,B19,
B20,
B21,B22,B23,B24,
B25,
B26,B27,B28,B29,
B30,
C31,C32,C33,C34,
C35,
C36,C37,C38,C39,
C40,
C41,CD2,D43,D44,
D45,
D46,D47,D48,D49,
E50,
E51,E52
,F53,F54,
F55,
F56,F57,G58,G59,
H60,
H61,I62,K63,L64,
M65,
M66,N67,P68,P69,
P70,

R71,R72,S73,S74,
T75,
V76,Z77, 78,

Damage by Plants in Chilham Village - Pages
1
, 2, 3, 4

Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees - Pages
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13
for trees 1-54
,
14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
for trees 55-95,
26
, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
36, 37,
for trees 95-133,
38
, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45,
for trees 133-166


Chris Garnons-Williams
Work Done - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Identity of Plants
Label Problems - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11

Ron and Christine Foord
Garden Flowers - Pages
A1, 2, 3, 4,
5,
6, 7, 8, 9,
10,
11, 12, 13,

The plant with photo in the above Camera Photo Galleries
join

the plants with photos in the other Plant Photo Galleries below in

Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens
A 1, Photos
B 1, Photos
C 1, Photos
D 1, Photos
E 1, Photos
F 1, Photos
G 1, Photos
H 1, Photos
I 1, Photos
J 1, Photos
K 1, Photos
L 1, Photos
M 1, Photos
N 1, Photos
O 1, Photos
P 1, Photos
Q 1, Photos
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Articles/Items in Ivydene Gardens

Flower Colour, Number of Petals, Shape and
Plant Use of:-

Rock Garden
...within linked page


Bedding

...Bedding Out
...Filling In
...Screen-ing
...Pots and Troughs
...Window Boxes
...Hanging Baskets
...Spring Bedding
...Summer Bedding
...Winter Bedding
...Foliage instead of Flower
...
Coleus Bedding Photos for use in Public Domain 1

Bulb
...Other than Only Green Foliage
...Bedding or Mass Planting
...Ground-Cover
...Cut-Flower
...Tolerant of Shade
...In Woodland Areas
...Under-plant
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Covering Banks
...In Water
...Beside Stream or Water Garden
...Coastal Conditions
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border or Back-ground Plant
...Fragrant Flowers
...Not Fragrant Flowers
...Indoor
House-plant

...Grow in a Patio Pot
...Grow in an Alpine Trough
...Grow in an Alpine House
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Speciman Plant
...Into Native Plant Garden
...Naturalize in Grass
...Grow in Hanging Basket
...Grow in Window-box
...Grow in Green-house
...Grow in Scree
...Naturalized Plant Area
...Grow in Cottage Garden
...Attracts Butterflies
...Attracts Bees
...Resistant to Wildlife
...Bulb in Soil:-
......Chalk
......Clay
......Sand
......Lime-Free (Acid)
......Peat

Rose
...
Bedding
...
Climber /Pillar
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Cut-Flower
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Exhibition, Speciman
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Ground-Cover

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Grow In A Container
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Hedge
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Climber in Tree
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Woodland
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Edging Borders
...
Tolerant of Poor Soil
...
Tolerant of Shade
...
Back of Border
...
Adjacent to Water
...
Page for rose use as ARCH ROSE, PERGOLA ROSE, COASTAL CONDITIONS ROSE, WALL ROSE, STANDARD ROSE, COVERING BANKS or THORNLESS ROSES.
...
FRAGRANT ROSES
...
NOT FRAGRANT ROSES

and

Plant Colour Wheel Uses
with
1. Perfect general use soil is composed of 8.3% lime, 16.6% humus, 25% clay and 50% sand, and
2. Why you are continually losing the SOIL STRUCTURE so your soil - will revert to clay, chalk, sand or silt.

Uses of Plant and Flower Shape:-
...Foliage Only
...Other than Green Foliage
...Trees in Lawn
...Trees in Small Gardens
...Wildflower Garden
...Attract Bi
rd
...Attract Butterfly
1
, 2
...Climber on House Wall

...
Climber not on House Wall
...Climber in Tree
...Rabbit-Resistant
...Woodland
...Pollution Barrier
...Part Shade
...Full Shade
...Single Flower provides Pollen for Bees
1
, 2, 3
...Ground-Cover
<60
cm
60-180cm
>
180cm
...Hedge
...Wind-swept
...Covering Banks
...Patio Pot
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border
...Poisonous

...Adjacent to Water
...Bog Garden
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Winter-Flowering
...Fragrant
...Not Fragrant
...Exhibition

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Standard Plant
is 'Ball on Stick'
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Upright Branches or Sword-shaped leaves
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Plant to Prevent Entry to Human or Animal
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Coastal Conditions
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Tolerant on North-facing Wall
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Cut Flower
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Potted Veg Outdoors
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Potted Veg Indoors
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Thornless
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Raised Bed Outdoors Veg
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Grow in Alkaline Soil A-F
, G-L, M-R,
S-Z
...
Grow in Acidic Soil
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Grow in Any Soil
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Grow in Rock Garden
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Grow Bulbs Indoors

Fragrant Plants:-
Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3
Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2
Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5
Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3
Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2
Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2

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