New PDF release: AHS Plants for Places

By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756671922

ISBN-13: 9780756671921

With full-color images and becoming info for greater than 1,000 tried-and-tested vegetation, AHS crops for areas is the ideal pocket-sized advisor for journeys to the backyard heart and nursery. Now totally revised and up-to-date!

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Laciniatum, the compass plant, is taller with nodding heads of yellow f lowers. 494) or woodland garden. 524). 38, 166). ALSO RECOMMENDED: ‘Goldenmosa’ is more compact, with yellow f lowerheads; ‘Crown of Rays’ is shorter still with radiating golden yellow f lowerheads. ade Z5–9 H9–5 h6ft (2m) s36in (90cm) Perennial PLANTS FOR CLAY SOILS Thelypteris palustris The marsh fern is a spreading plant that forms substantial clumps of arching, finely divided, pale green fronds with deeply lobed segments.

Ad Z5–8 H8–3 h6in (15cm) s20in (50cm) Perennial PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Ornithogalum umbellatum The star of Bethlehem produces clumps of grasslike leaves that wither as the starry white f lowers open in early summer. Vigorous (it can become a serious weed) and suitable for naturalizing in short grass, it is especially effective in gravel plantings. 190). Plant bulbs in autumn. ALSO RECOMMENDED: O. nutans also has white f lowers. O. oligophyllum has white petals, green on the insides. Perennial bulb abd Z7–10 H12–7 h4–12in (10–30cm) s4in (10cm) Parahebe perfoliata Digger’s speedwell has a spreading habit and bears short spikes of saucer-shaped blue flowers in late summer.

Grow as a short-lived perennial to decorate an arch, pergola, or large shrub. Choose a sheltered, sunny site, and cut the stems back to within 12–24in (30–60cm) of the base in spring. Where not hardy, grow as a trailing annual. 190). ALSO RECOMMENDED: f. aureus has gold f lowers; f. carmineus has red f lowers. 280), pergola, or up into a tree. Its large clusters of carmine-red, single f lowers with white eyes are quite sensational when seen to full effect in late spring and early summer. The midgreen foliage is leathery and glossy.

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