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  1. 1. Calamagrostisx acuti ora“Karl Foerster”Feather Reed GrassThis is one of the fastest growing perennial grasses, oweringbefore other ornamentals. Planted en masse, it creates asoothing e ect when moving in the wind. Its neutural tone helpsharmonize colour schemes, while bringing height, structure andde nition to border planting. Its owers last from May until the rst snowfall. Its form and structure provides presence and Height & Spreadinterest in the garden during winter, while the faded brown owers compliment the evening twilight. This grass is also 60cmdrought and salt tolerant. It works well with other grasses and owering perennials with structural seedheads.-Plant Type: Ornamental Grass-Aspect/Location: Full Sun or Partial Shade 1.8m-Flowers: May - November-Hardiness: Full Hardy-Maintenance: Cut back in Spring-Foliage Colour: Lush green turning to straw bu-Flower Colour: Green, fading to brown-Use In: Contemporary, Prairie, Wildlife & Winter gardens-Use As: Mass planting drifts, screening, colour harmonization,sensory and architectural foliage-Plant With: Echinacea purpurea, Yucca lamentosa,Stipa gigantea, Stipa tenuisima “Ponytails”, Pennisetumalopecuroides “Hameln”, Miscanthus sinensis “Morning Light”,Verbena bonariensis E-mail:
  2. 2. Stipa tenuissima“Ponytails”Mexican Feather GrassA fast growing ornamental grass that brings movement into any plantingscheme as the silver wisps of its owers sway in the wind. It can be intermingled with other perennials, mass planted in a mono speci c schemeor used to great success in containers. As the season progresses, itsyellow green foliage turn golden brown and its owers a blonde bu ,making it eye catching in the Autumn twilight.“Ponytails” requires nutrient poor, free draining soil, otherwise it strugglesto maintain its desired form. It performs well with a gravel mulch whichprotects it from the winter frost. One of its widest used applications isbeing planted around the base of standard, clear stem trees, softeningthe vertical line of the trunk. Use in the sensory gardens for movement Height & Spreadand in wildlife gardens to provide cover for birds.-Plant Type: Ornamental Grass-Aspect/Location: Full Sun on free draining soil-Flowers: June - September-Hardiness: Full Hardy 30cm-Maintenance: Cut back in Spring-Foliage Colour: Lush green turning to straw bu 60cm-Flower Colour: Silver maturing to golden brown bu-Use In: Contemporary, Prairie, Wildlife & Winter gardens-Use As: Mass planting drifts, screening, sensory and architectural foliage-Plant With: Echinacea purpurea, Yucca lamentosa, Stipa gigantea, Pennisetum alopecuroides “Hameln”, Miscanthus sinensis “Morning Light”,Verbena bonariensis, Sedum spectabile, Crocosmia “Lucifer”, Rudbeckiafulgida “Goldstrum”, Yucca lamentosa E-mail:
  3. 3. Stachys byzantina“Big Ears”Lamb’s EarAn evergreen, owering, weed suppressinggroundcover. From June till September this plantproduces vertical spikes of purple owers. While the owers are an added bonus, this plant’s main sellingpoint is its large, rosette arranged, u y leaves.The silver foliage of this plant harmonizes coloursschemes, while the felted leaves give a smooth, soft texture to the plant, making it a must for sensorygardens and kid’s play areas. Height & SpreadUse blues, purples and yellows with this plant tocreate truly striking displays.-Plant Type: Flowering Evergreen Groundcover-Aspect/Location: Full Sun on free draining soil-Flowers: June - September-Hardiness: Full Hardy 60cm-Maintenance: Divide in Spring-Foliage Colour: Silver 45cm-Flower Colour: Purple-Use In: Alpine, Mediterranean, Xeric & Cottagegardens-Use As: Border edge, weed suppressor, colourharmonizer-Plant With: Echinacea purpurea, Yucca lamentosa,Stipa gigantea, Verbena bonariensis, Sedum spectabile,Rudbeckia fulgida “Goldstrum”, Yucca lamento E-mail:
  4. 4. Sedum spectabile “Brilliant”IceplantThis succulent leaved perennial holds at owerheads that bring colour into the garden duringWinter. The ower pods provide a food source forbees and butter ies during Autumn when there islittle else left. The colour change in the owerheadsshows the progression of the seasons. When the owers rst appear, they are grey green, turning pinkas the season advances. At the end of the oweringperiod, the owers turn a reddish brown. Whilesome people remove the owers, it is advisable toleave them, as they add to Winterinterest in the garden.This plant can tend to become somewhat sloppy,exposing the center of the plant. To avoid this, cutback one in every three stems back to the base of the Height & Spreadplant at the start of Summer. Sedum spectabile“Brilliant” is a must have for the wildlife garden-Plant Type: Flowering Perennial-Aspect/Location: Full Sun/partial shade on freedraining soil 45cm-Flowers: August - November-Hardiness: Full Hardy 45cm-Maintenance: Cut back once a year-Foliage Colour: Silver green-Flower Colour: Pink-Use In: Alpine, Mediterranean, Xeric, Cottage &Wildlife gardens-Use As: Border edge, rockery outcrop-Plant With: Echinacea purpurea, Yucca lamentosa,Verbena bonariensis, Rudbeckia fulgida “Goldstrum” E-mail:
  5. 5. Bergenia cordifolia Elephant’s EarsThis perennial groundcover plant has large, oval, leathery leaves.Bergenia is evergreen, helping to suppress weeds. It is a tough plantthat can resist being damaged by tra c on pathway edges. Alongwith being low maintenance, these properties make Bergenia auseful plant in garden and landscape design.As the temperature drops in Winter, the underside of the leaf turnsreddish brown, creating seasonal interest. They make the perfectcompanion for Spring, Summer and Winter owering bulbs, as they Height & Spreadsmother weeds, but allow new shoot growth from bulb underplanting to emerge. The vertical ower stalks contrast thehorizontal foliage.-Plant Type: Flowering Evergreen Perennial-Aspect/Location: Full Sun/partial shade 75cm-Flowers: March - April-Hardiness: Full Hardy 60cm-Maintenance: Divide in Spring & remove faded owerheads-Foliage Colour: Lush green, reddish underneath-Flower Colour: Pink-Use In: Cottage, woodland, bog & Wildlife gardens-Use As: Border edge, path edges-Plant With: Echinacea purpurea, Verbena bonariensis, Rudbeckiafulgida “Goldstrum”, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Narcissus species, Alium“Gladiator” E-mail:
  6. 6. Nepeta x faassenii “Six Hills Giant” CatmintAn evergreen, mound forming, owering perennial species. Thisplant is attractive to bees and butter ies, making it a candidate forthe wildlife garden. The leaves have a strong, fragrant smell and havea range of uses, from potpourri to health remedies. The aromaticleaves make it a favorite along sensory paths. Nepeta works bestplanted in large numbers with silver leaved plants and bright owers.Mulch with gravel to compliment the lavender blue owers and to protect from frost. It is a fast growing plant that isdrought tolerant when established. The ower spikes increase theheight of the plant by 50%. While it owers from June to July,deadheading at the start of August will bring on a second bloom inSeptember. Height & SpreadCats tend to atten the plant, so employ a sonic repeller or simplyplace some thorned stick branches in and around the plant.-Plant Type: Flowering Evergreen Perennial 60cm-Aspect/Location: Full Sun/partial shade-Flowers: March - April 90cm-Hardiness: Full Hardy-Maintenance: Cut back after owering-Foliage Colour: Silver green-Flower Colour: Lavender blue-Use In: Mediterraneanm, Cottage & Wildlife gardens-Use As: Border edge, path edges, mass planting-Plant With: Echinacea purpurea, Verbena bonariensis, Rudbeckiafulgida “Goldstrum”, Stachys byzantina “Big Ears”, Hosta fortunei“Francee”, Thymus vulgaris “Silver Posie” E-mail: