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Hardy Plant Society: HPS: Malvern Spring Festival 2016

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Plant Guide

 Ranunculaceae
Aconitum anglicum
British native monkshood. Blue flowers May-Jul, lovely soft winter foliage Feb onwards.60cm. Easy, tolerant of dry shade under trees.
Aconitum hemsleyanum
Vigorous twiner, deep blue flowers Jul-Oct.3m Easy and useful in shaded sites where it bends into the dark to find support. Not limy soils
Actaea japonica compact B&SWJ 8758A
Glossy green foliage, multiple spikes of unscented white flowers Aug-Sept.70cm Best in part-shade.
Anemone nemorosa ‘Bracteata Pleniflora’ (d)
Bracteose green-tipped white double flowers with a ruff of green bracts and navy-blue centres mid Apr-May.15cm Shade (even dry shade) or sun.
Anemone nemorosa ‘Frenzy’
Violet black centred green and white foliose flowers Apr-May.12cm Shade
Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana AGM
A wood anemone with large lilac flowers Apr-May.20cm Easy, even dry shade.
Anemone nemorosa ‘Vestal’ (d) AGM
Pretty white button-double flowers with an outer ring of ray petals Apr-May.18cm Shade (even dryish shade)
Anemone ranunculoides ‘Fuchsis Traum’
Double yellow flowers Mar-May, pretty foliage.12cm Part-shade
Anemonella thalictroides ‘Cameo’
Loose double pink flowers Mar-May.18cm Shade or part-shade
Anemonella thalictroides f. rosea ‘Oscar Schoaf’
Large pink, full double flowers over a long period Mar-May (Jun).15cm Part-shade
Anemonella thalictroides ‘Green Hurricane’ (d)
Amazing large white-centred green loose double long-lasting flowers Mar-Jul. Pretty foliage especially when it first comes up20cm Part-shade
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Clementine Blue’ (d)
Very good open up-facing clean violet-blue flowers Apr-Jun. 85cmSun or part-shade
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Perla Blue Barlow’
Double extraordinarily deep blue flowers Apr - Jun60cm. Long-lived
Beesia calthifolia
White figured glossy deep green leaves bronzed in spring, starry white flowers May-Jun.40cm Shade - where it literally shines.
Clematis alpina ‘Spring Velvet’
Early flowering. Rich deep purple flowers with a cream and purple centre throughout spring.Sun or part-shade
Clematis ‘Frances Rivis’ (A) AGM
Tapering clear light violet-blue sepals surrounding prominent cream stamens in early to latespring with occasional flowers later in summer. Sun or part-shade
Clematis ‘Lord Herschell’
Rich velvety purply-red, semi-nodding flowers mature to reddy-purple borne on numerousstems all summer. Herbaceous, clump-forming, semi-erect stems. Sun or part-shade
Delphinium ‘Alice Artindale’ (d)
Densely double clear blue flowers Jun-Jul1.7m. An old variety. Sun, but needs staking and protection from slugs
Delphinium Var. 2
Dark flushed foliage with large dark blue flowers.1m Sun
Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Winter Moonbeam’
Forms a low mound of leathery evergreen leaves, intricately veined in silvery-grey. Large outfacing single white flowers appear in early spring, gradually ageing to pink.30cm Shade or part-shade
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Madame Gaudichau’
Glorious broad red foliage for 6 weeks in spring, single strong purple-red flowers May-Jul,with good foliage again in the autumn, 1m Sun
Paeonia ‘Coral Sunset’
Large semi-double rich coral ruffled flowers fade lemonyMay-Jun. 80cm Sun
Ranunculus costantinopolitanus ‘Plenus’ (d)
Large tightly double green and yellow flowers May-Jun.30cm Sun
Ranunculus gramineus ‘Pardal’
Rare, large butter-yellow form. Buttercup flowers, grassy, greyish leaves.25cm Any soil, sun or half-shade
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum
Relatively large soft purple flowers Jul-Sep, the tepals persist for some time after the seed has set, very pretty spring foliage1m. Moist shade
Thalictrum flavum
Beautiful, lacy green foliage with large cloud-like sprays of tiny lemon-yellow flowers.150cm Sun or part-shade

 

 Other
Acanthus ‘Whitewater’ (v)
Bold, dark green foliage with white foaming particularly when growing strongly.Pink-kissed white flower heads on clean pale pink stems Jun-Aug. Foliage 60cm, flowers 1.5m Sun
Adiantum venustum AGM
Maidenhair fern with open airy evergreen fronds. 20cm Shaded site,not too damp
Carex elata ‘Aurea’ AGM
Narrow green edge to yellow leaf, native, deciduous. 60cm.Not hot dry places but lovely pot plant
Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’
Pink cow parsley May-Jun. 60cm Easy even in dry shade(looks good with Solomon’s seal)
Chloranthus sessiiflolius ‘Domino’
Scented white fluffy flowers April - May, black foliage (goes dark green in June75cm Leafy shade. China. Pollinated by thrips
Euphorbia characias ‘Glacier Blue’
Marginal cream variegated, bluish grey-green foliage.Cream flowers Mar-Jun. 50cm Part- shade (A sport from ‘Tasmanian Tiger’).
Geranium maccrorhizum ‘Variegatum’
Bright magenta flowers with red calyces May-Jul, scentedevergreen leaves with irregular creamy-white margins. 30cm any aspect
Geranium phaeum ‘Lisa’ (v)
Large-leaved yellow and white zoned variegated foliage goes greener in summer and looks good again in autumn, typical mourning widow greyed purpleflowers Apr-Jul. 50cm Part- shade
Geum ‘Starker’s Magnificum’
Large up-facing orange flowers May-Jul. Similar to but not so arm-flingy as 'Prinses Juliana’.40cm Sun
Heuchera ‘Binoche’
Silky slightly ruffled red-black foliage, 30cm, white flowers40cm Part-shade
Heuchera ‘Brownfinch’
Tall rusty red flowers which are good for picking and larger flowered than normal, Grey-green evergreen deckled foliage15cm - flowers 75cm. Sun or part-shade. A hybrid spotted by Maureen Iddon (HPS Conservation Plant)
Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’
Bright lime-green ruffled evergreen foliage.20cm Half shade.
Heuchera ‘Peppermint’
Neat deckled shiny silvered green leaves with reddish veins in winter, pale pink flowers May-Oct.20cm Part-shade
Heuchera ‘Venus’
Evergreen silvered green foliage initially pink-flushed with a deckled paler green edge. The young velvety foliage starts in Sep and grows through the winter and is EXTREMELY frost resistant,55cm Part-shade
Lathyrus vernus ‘Rosenelfe’
Bright pale pink flowers Mar - May on a small bushy plant.25cm Shade or part-shade
Lunaria rediviva AGM
Perennial honesty, smaller flowers and pods than the annual kind but asuperb, far- reaching scent. 50cm Easy in shade, even dry shade
Nepeta racemosa RCB AM-3
Bright violet-purple flowers start early May-Oct, grey foliage.45cm Sun
Podophyllum versipelle ‘Spotty Dotty’ (v)
Large mottled green foliage with clusters of sweetly-scented large, garnet-coloured flowers Apr-Jun. Rhizomatous habit, prefers moist shade. 50-75cm after 2-3 years
Polemonium yezoense var. hidakanum ‘Bressingham Purple’
Striking purple foliage topped with purplish blue flowers in early summer.60cm Best in light shade, full sun if not too dry.
Primula ‘Francisca’ (Pr/Poly)
Green flowers with pale yellow eyes in polyanthus-type heads Mar-Jul. The flower heads persist and look good for many months.18cm Part-shade
Primula ‘Garryarde Guinevere’ (Pr/Poly)
Soft pink flowers Mar-May and pinkish leaves, pretty and tough. Raised in Ireland 1930.15cm Shade and not too dry.
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Lye End’
Spikes of lavender-blue and violet flowers May-Aug.65cm Sun
Viola odorata ‘Wismar’ (vt)
Palest violet flushed white scented flowers with purple reverses (Oct)Jan-Apr.15cm Shade

 

 Pots
Acanthus mollis ‘Tasmanian Angel’ (v)
Flowers are stunningly pink and white, shapely dark green leaves with frosted white ends and margins turn dark green.60cm. Sun
Anemone nemorosa ‘Frenzy’
Violet black centred green and white foliose flowers Apr-May.12cm Shade or part-shade
Chloranthus sessiiflolius ‘Domino’
Scented white fluffy flowers April - May, black foliage (goes dark green in June75cm Leafy shade. China. Pollinated by thrips
Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’ (v) AGM
Spectacular mid-sized selection has white-centered leaves,with a wide streaky dark-green margin. Pale lavender flowers appear in mid summer. 50cm
Hosta ‘Frances Williams’ (sieboldiana)(v) AGM
Forms a clump of broadly heart-shaped, puckered andveined grey-green leaves to 30cm, with a wide, irregular yellow-green margins. Pale lilac flowers in compact racemes on stems to 75cm in early summer
Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’
Yellow-green foliage continues to look good all summer,pink flowers and, what makes it all possible, dark reddish stems, Apr-Jun. 55cm Easy, half shade.
Podophyllum versipelle ‘Spotty Dotty’
Large mottled green foliage with clusters of sweetly-scented large, garnet-coloured flowers Apr-Jun. Rhizomatous habit, prefers moist shade. 50-75cm after 2-3 years
Sesleria heufleriana
Tufts of grey-blue backed green grass foliage,brown-black flowers open to cream very early in the year Feb-May. Winter active. 35cm Sun or part-shade

 

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