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Le Jardin Bleu

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Le Jardin Bleu

These plants were recommended by Pierre Bianchi (MGF member, President of the Société française d’acclimatation) in a lecture, ‘The use of blue with contrasting white and yellow in a Mediterranean garden’, given to MGF and Hortus members in January 2020.

Ces plantes ont été recommandées par Pierre Bianchi (membre MGF, président de la Société française d’acclimatation) dans une conférence, ‘Le bleu et ses contrastes au jardin méditerranéen : bleu-blanc-jaune’, pour les membres de la MGF et Hortus en janvier 2020.

Seeds for many of these plants are available from the MGF Seed Collection / Beaucoup de graines de ces plantes sont disponibles dans la Collection de graines de MGF
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Brunfelsia uniflora
Frost resistant to-7°C. Semi-shade. / Tolère -7°C, mi-ombre.
Iochroma australe
Subject to attack by red spider mite / Sensible aux araignées rouges
Abutilon vitifolium
Should be grafted on an abutilon species / Il doit être greffé sur un autre abutilon
Acacia covenyi
Resistant to alkaline soils and frost / Supporte le calcaire et le gel
Alyogyne huegelii
Frost resistant to -7 to -12°C. Drought resistant when established. / Tolère -7 à -12°C, une fois installée, tolère parfaitement la sécheresse
Ceanothus ‘Concha‘
Echium fastuosum
Can be grown in Mediterranean France. / Pourrait être acclimaté chez nous.
Echium gentianoides
Endemic to the Canary Islands at 2300 m. Blue foliage. / Endémique des Canaries à 2300 m, feuillage bleuté.
Lechenaultia biloba
An Australian plant which thrives on well-drained acid soils. Resistant to -3°C / Australie : sol acide, drainant (sable grossier), tolère -3°C
Leucophyllum langmaniae
Lithodora diffusa
Not happy in alkaline soils / N’aime pas le calcaire
Salvia caerulea
Plant in a sheltered position / Sensible au vent
Delphinium grandiflorum
Photo: Delphinium sp.
Echium plantagineum

Does not grow well in alkaline soils. / N’aime pas le calcaire.

Lupinus pilosus

Does not grow well in alkaline soils. / N’aime pas le calcaire.

Phacelia campanularia

Sow straight into the ground in spring or summer / A semer en place au printemps ou en été

Thunbergia battiscombei

Climber to grow as an annual. Colour can vary / Bleu indigo à bleu violet, résistance -1°C, cultivée en annuelle

Agapanthus ‘Blue Ocean‘
Good in pots / Pour potées
Agapanthus ‘Purple Cloud‘
Likes semi-shade. Large blue/violet flowers / A mi-ombre, fleurs géantes bleu violet
Agapanthus ‘Tornado‘
Dark blue. May flower twice in one season / Bleu foncé, peut refleurir une 2ème fois dans la saison
Dianella caerulea
An Australian plant with metallic blue berries. To -7°C / Australienne, fruits bleu métallique, tolère -7°C
Echium candicans
Globularia alypum
Limonium bourgeaui
Endemic to the Canary Islands / Plante endémique des Canaries
Mertensia virginica
Suitable for acidic soil in woodland / Vivace pour sous-bois acide
Neomarica caerulea
Frost resistant to -5°C / Supporterait -5°C
Nierembergia gracilis
Oxypetalum caeruleum
Pycnostachys urticifolia
Dark blue flowers in late autumn / Fleur bleue foncé en fin d’automne
Salvia lamiifolia
Endemic to the Antilles Islands / Endémique des Antilles
Salvia leucantha ‘Purple Velvet‘
Purple flowers without white markings / Floraison pourpre sans aucune pointe de blanc
Photo: Salvia leucantha
Salvia patens ‘Guanajuato‘
Grows to 90cm tall. Blue flowers from June to first frosts. Frost resistant to -7°C / 90 cm de haut, bleu parfait de juin aux premières gelées, tolère -7°C
Photo: Salvia patens
Tillandsia aeronthos
Hardy to -7°C. Beautiful deep violet flowers / Compromis entre la résistance au gel (-7°C) et la beauté des fleurs violet foncé
Tradescantia virginiana
Ipheion ‘Rolf Fiedler‘
Iris louisiana
Thrives in southern France only if well-watered / Adapté au midi sur sol très arrosé
Scilla peruviana
Divide in summer / A diviser en été
Passiflora caerulea ‘Purple Haze‘
Less invasive than than the species passiflora. Frost resistant to -9°C / Moins envahissante que l’espèce type, tolère -9°C
Plumbago capensis
Plumbago ‘Royal Cape‘
Superior frost-resistant, long-flowering variety. Grows to 1,5 m to 2,5 m height and width. / Recherché pour sa plus grande rusticité et sa longue floraison. 1,5 m à 2,5 m en tous sens
Sollya heterophylla
Grow in semi-shade or in a pot. Excellent drought resistance / A mi-ombre, peut se cultiver en pot, excellente résistance à la sécheresse

MGi Seed Collection / Collection de graines MGi

MGi Seed Collection / Collection de graines MGi
(updated / mise à jour: July / juillet 2022)

Country names in brackets indicate the origin of the seeds offered / Le nom de pays entre parenthèses indique l’origine des graines offertes

Plants marked ‘AGM’ have the RHS Award of Garden Merit / Les plantes marquées par ‘AGM’ ont reçu l’Award of Garden Merit de la RHS

In addition to the seeds listed below, Château Pérouse has generously made available to MGF members its Index Seminum, containing around 1600 taxa. Seeds from this list should be ordered as usual through Chantal, as part of the quota per member of 10 packets per year.

En plus de la liste de graines ci-dessous, le Château Pérouse permet généreusement à tous les membres de la MGF d’accéder à son Index Seminum contenant plus de 1600 taxons. Les graines de celui-ci sont à commander comme d’habitude à Chantal, et sont à inclure dans le quota de 10 paquets par an et par membre.

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Attracts bees / Attire les abeilles
Argemone ochroleuca (Belgium)
Borago officinalis ‘Alba‘ (Spain)
Calendula officinalis (France)
Campanula pyramidalis (France)
Cerinthe major subsp. purpurascens (Cyprus)
Cerinthe retorta (France)
 
Clarkia biloba (USA)
 
Cosmos bipinnatus (Turkey)
Cosmos sulphureus (Cyprus)
Crupina crupinastrum (Greece)
 
Deinandra corymbosa (USA)
Delphinium staphisagria (France)
Digitalis lanata (Greece)
Digitalis purpurea (France)
Eryngium giganteum ‘Miss Willmott‘s Ghost‘ (USA)
Erysimum x cheiri (France)
Eschscholzia californica (France) AGM
 
Eschscholzia lobbii (Greece)
 
Gilia capitata
Isatis tinctoria (France)
Lathyrus odoratus ‘Matucana‘ (France) AGM
Hot water treatment / traitement eau chaude
 
Lathyrus odoratus x belinensis ‘Erewhon‘ (USA)
Lavatera punctata (Malta)
Linum grandiflorum (Spain) AGM
Photo: Linum grandiflorum var. rubrum
Lunaria annua (France)
 
Lunaria annua ‘Alba Variegata‘ (Greece) AGM
Matthiola incana (France)
Nicandra physalodes (Greece)
Nicotiana langsdorffii (France) AGM
Nicotiana sylvestris (France) AGM
Nigella ciliaris (Cyprus)
Nigella damascena (Spain)
White flowers
Recommended Easy seeds/ Graines faciles
Nigella damascena (France)
Blue flowers
Recommended Easy seeds/ Graines faciles
Ocimum basilicum (France)
 
Oenothera biennis (Italy)
Omphalodes linifolia (Belgium) AGM
 
Onosma graeca (Greece)
Orlaya grandiflora (France) AGM
Papaver dubium (Spain)
 
Papaver glaucum (Greece)
Papaver rhoeas (France)
Mother of Pearl Group
Papaver rhoeas (France)
 
Papaver rhoeas ‘American Legion‘ (USA)
Papaver somniferum (South Africa)
Dark purple flowers
Papaver somniferum (France)
Paeoniiflorum Group
Pink flowers
Papaver somniferum (Norway)
Mixed colours
Papaver somniferum (France)
Paeoniiflorum Group
Red flowers
Papaver somniferum (Greece)
Pink flowers
Perilla frutescens (Greece)
Perilla frutescens var. crispa (France) AGM
Salvia sclarea (France)
Salvia viridis ‘Pink Sundae‘ (Cyprus)
 
Scaligeria napiformis (Greece)
Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Red Torch‘ (France)
Tragopogon porrifolius (Spain)
Salsify
 
Trifolium incarnatum (Italy)
Verbascum blattaria f. albiflora (Belgium)
 
Zinnia haageana ‘Old Mexico‘ (USA) AGM
Ampelopsis glandulosa f. elegans (France)
Aristolochia gigantea (Portugal) AGM
syn. Aristolochia grandiflora
Bauhinia yunnanensis (France)
Billardiera longiflora (USA)
Camptosema rubicundum (France)
Cardiospermum halicacabum (France)
Clematis ladakhiana (Australia)
Clematis mandschurica (France)
Cyclanthera pedata (France)
Dolichandra unguis-cati (France) AGM
syn. Macfadyena unguis-cati
Gloriosa superba (Spain) AGM
 
Heteropterys glabra (Australia)
 
Ipomoea ‘Royal Ensign‘ (Italy)
Annual
 
Ipomoea ‘Star of Yalta‘ (Italy)
Annual
 
Ipomoea ‘Sunrise Serenade‘ (Tanzania)
Annual
Ipomoea alba (Portugal)
 
Ipomoea purpurea ‘Knolia‘s Black‘ (Tanzania)
Annual
Lophospermum scandens (France) AGM
Lophospermum scandens ‘Snowwhite‘ (France)
Mandevilla laxa (Greece) AGM
Maurandya barclayana (France)
syn. Asarina barclaiana
Passiflora capsularis ‘Vanilla Cream‘ (France)
Trachelospermum asiaticum (France) AGM
Trachelospermum jasminoides (France) AGM
 
Vigna caracalla (Spain)
Albuca namaquensis (France)
Albuca nelsonii (France)
Allium cristophii (France) AGM
Allium fistulosum (France)
Allium geyeri (Belgium)
Allium neapolitanum (Greece)
Allium senescens (Belgium) AGM
Allium triquetrum (France)
Allium tuberosum (France)
Amaryllis belladonna (Australia) AGM
syn. Hippeastrum puniceum
Asphodeline liburnica (France)
Asphodeline lutea (Spain)
Asphodelus ramosus (France)
Photo: Asphodelus ramosus subsp. ramosus
Babiana framesii (France)
Babiana nervosa (France)
Bellevalia paradoxa (Belgium)
Brodiaea californica (France)
Camassia leichtlinii (Belgium)
Pale pink flowers
 
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer‘ (USA) AGM
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (Greece)
Crocus goulimyi (Greece) AGM
Cyclamen coum (Great Britain) AGM
Cyclamen hederifolium (France) AGM
Cyclamen libanoticum (France)
Cyclamen persicum (Greece)
Cyrtanthus obliquus (France)
Dierama pulcherrimum (USA)
Dietes grandiflora (France)
Drimia pancration (Malta)
Photo: Drimia maritima
Eremurus robustus (PBS) AGM
Freesia alba (France)
 
Freesia laxa (USA) AGM
Salmon with red spots
Freesia laxa (red form) (Italy) AGM
Freesia laxa (white form) (Greece) AGM
Freesia leichtlinii (Greece)
Fritillaria hermonis (Belgium)
 
Gladiolus carneus (Australia)
Gladiolus cunonius (Australia)
Gladiolus tristis (Greece)
Ipheion ‘Alberto Castillo‘ (Portugal) AGM
Iris domestica (France)
syn. Belamcanda chinensis
Iris foetidissima (France) AGM
Iris foetidissima var. citrina (Belgium)
Iris graminea (France) AGM
Ixiolirion tataricum (Belgium)
Lachenalia mathewsii (Australia)
Lachenalia quadricolor (Portugal) AGM
Lapeirousia arenicola (USA)
Ledebouria socialis (France)
Leopoldia comosa (Spain)
Lilium candidum (France)
Lilium henryi (France) AGM
 
Lilium pumilum (Australia)
Lilium regale (USA) AGM
 
Moraea bipartita (France)
Muscari armeniacum (France) AGM
Muscari botryoides (Belgium)
Narcissus bulbocodium (Portugal) AGM
Photo: Narcissus bulbocodium ‘Golden Bells‘
Ornithogalum candicans (USA) AGM
Ornithogalum dubium (South Africa) AGM
Ornithogalum nutans (Belgium) AGM
Pancratium maritimum (France)
Scilla peruviana (France)
Triteleia laxa ‘Queen Fabiola‘ (USA)
Photo: Triteleia laxa
Tritonia crocata (France) AGM
Tritonia deusta (France)
Tulipa saxatilis (France)
Veltheimia bracteata (Australia) AGM
Ampelodesmos mauritanicus (France) AGM
Calamagrostis arundinacea (France)
Chasmanthium latifolium (France)
Hakonechloa macra (France) AGM
Melica ciliata (Belgium)
Pennisetum alopecuroides var. viridescens (Turkey)
Pennisetum massaicum ‘Red Buttons‘ (Spain)
Acanthus mollis (Spain)
 
Achillea ageratum ‘Moonwalker‘ (Greece)
Achillea coarctata (France)
Achillea filipendulina (France)
Achillea sp. (Greece)
Photo: Achillea millefolium
Achillea umbellata (Spain)
Agapanthus sp. (France)
Photo: Agapanthus ‘Purple Cloud‘
Alcea rosea (France)
Pink flowers
 
Alcea rosea (France)
White flowers with a violet centre
Alcea rugosa (France)
Alstroemeria ligtu (Chile)
syn. Alstroemeria caryophyllaea
Photo: Alstroemeria ligtu subsp. simsii
Alstroemeria pulchra (Chile)
Althaea cannabina (France)
Amsonia tabernaemontana (France)
Anthericum liliago (Belgium)
Antirrhinum majus (Portugal)
Antirrhinum siculum (Italy)
Aquilegia vulgaris (Turkey)
 
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet‘ (USA)
Asparagus aethiopicus (Turkey)
syn. Asparagus sprengeri
Asperula taurina (Belgium)
Asteriscus sericeus (Spain)
Ballota pseudodictamnus (Spain ) AGM
Baptisia australis (USA) AGM
Begonia dregei (France) AGM
Begonia grandis (France) AGM
Beschorneria yuccoides (France) AGM
Bulbine frutescens (Spain)
Calceolaria integrifolia (USA) AGM
 
Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia (USA)
Canna indica (Norway)
Canna iridiflora (USA)
Canna patens (Norway)
Catananche caerulea (Great Britain)
Catananche caerulea ‘Tizi n‘Test‘ (France)
Cenolophium denudatum (USA) AGM
 
Cheirolophus canariensis subsp. subexpinnata (Italy)
Cheirolophus intybaceus (Germany)
Chelone lyonii (Belgium)
Clematis integrifolia (France)
Convolvulus tricolor (Portugal)
Coreopsis gigantea (Spain)
Cotula lineariloba (France)
Crithmum maritimum (France)
Cynara cardunculus (France) AGM
Dianthus anatolicus (Greece)
 
Dianthus broteroi (Spain)
Dianthus carthusianorum (France)
Dianthus giganteus (Italy)
Dianthus rupicola (Spain)
Digitalis obscura (Germany)
Dorycnium hirsutum (USA)
Dryopteris filix-mas (France) AGM
Echinops spinosissimus (France)
Echium candicans (Portugal) AGM
Echium fastuosum (Spain)
Epilobium canum (USA)
Erigeron karvinskianus (France) AGM
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens (USA)
 
Eriogonum latifolium (USA)
Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost‘ (Great Britain) AGM
 
Eryngium pandanifolium (Germany) AGM
 
Erysimum menziesii (USA)
Euphorbia myrsinites (Belgium) AGM
Francoa appendiculata (France)
Francoa sonchifolia (USA)
Gaillardia aristata (Turkey)
Gaura lindheimeri (France) AGM
Recommended Easy seeds/ Graines faciles
Geranium maderense (France) AGM
Geranium pyrenaicum (Belgium)
Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis‘ (Belgium)
 
Geum magellanicum ‘Lady Stratheden‘ (Great Britain) AGM
Glaucium flavum (Greece)
Haloragis erecta (France)
Helichrysum orientale (France)
Hibiscus coccineus (France)
White form
 
Hibiscus sabdariffa (France)
Iberis sempervirens (France)
Inula helenium (France)
Iris orientalis (France) AGM
Jacobaea maritima (France)
Kirengeshoma palmata (USA) AGM
Kitaibelia vitifolia (Germany)
Klasea bulgarica (Belgium)
 
Kniphofia sarmentosa (France)
Lathyrus latifolius (France)
Lathyrus vernus ‘Alboroseus‘ (Great Britain) AGM
Libertia chilensis (France)
Limonium perezii (France)
Limonium ramosissimum (France)
Linum perenne (Germany)
Liriope muscari (France) AGM
Lomelosia minoana (France)
Lupinus pubescens (Ecuador)
Malvastrum lateritium (France)
Mandragora officinarum (France)
Marrubium supinum (France)
Massonia pustulata (USA) AGM
Green Form
Massonia pustulata (Greece) AGM
 
Matthiola fruticulosa (Greece)
Matthiola sinuata (Greece)
Melianthus major (Spain) AGM
Mirabilis jalapa (Spain)
 
Oenothera elata (USA)
Oenothera odorata (France)
Oenothera tetragona (Portugal)
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens‘ (France) AGM
Origanum dictamnus (France)
Paeonia obovata (Belgium)
Paeonia officinalis (France)
Papaver atlanticum (France)
Papaver orientale (France)
Pavonia missionum (France)
 
Pavonia spinifex (Italy)
 
Penstemon ‘Red Rocks‘ (USA)
Penstemon digitalis ‘Mystica‘ (France)
 
Penstemon eatonii (Greece)
 
Penstemon hirsutus (France)
Pericallis hybrida (Spain)
Can be grown as an annual
Peucedanum verticillare (Belgium)
Phacelia bolanderi (Belgium)
Phlomis lychnitis (Spain)
Phlomis samia (France)
Phormium tenax (France)
Physostegia virginiana (France)
Platycodon grandiflorus (France) AGM
Psephellus bellus (France) AGM
syn. Centaurea bella
Ranunculus creticus (France)
Ranunculus gramineus (Spain)
Rehmannia elata (France) AGM
Ricinus communis ‘Carmencita‘ (France) AGM
Can be grown as an annual
Roldana petasitis (Cyprus)
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm‘ (USA) AGM
Ruellia makoyana (USA) AGM
Ruellia nudiflora (France)
Salvia apiana (Germany)
Salvia bulleyana (USA)
Salvia candelabrum (France) AGM
Recommended Easy seeds/ Graines faciles
 
Salvia eigii (Cyprus)
Salvia forsskaolei (France)
Salvia hierosolymitana (Cyprus)
Salvia indica (Israël)
Salvia interrupta (France)
Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Knockout‘ (Italy)
 
Salvia merjamie (France)
 
Salvia namaensis (Italy)
 
Salvia nubicola (USA)
Salvia palaestina (Israël)
Salvia pinnata (Italy)
Salvia pomifera (Spain)
Salvia tingitana (France)
Salvia viscosa (France)
Sarcopoterium spinosum (France)
Scabiosa japonica (Belgium)
Scutellaria indica var. parvifolia (Belgium)
Senecio linifolius (France)
Sideritis cypria (Spain)
Silene coronaria (France)
Silene coronaria ‘Alba‘ (France)
Sisyrinchium angustifolium (Belgium)
Sisyrinchium californicum (USA)
Sisyrinchium striatum (France)
 
Sonchus acaulis (Italy)
Strelitzia nicolai (Spain)
Talinum paniculatum (France)
Tanacetum cinerariifolium (France)
Tanacetum haradjanii (Spain)
 
Tellima grandiflora (Italy)
Teucrium hircanicum (France)
Teucrium kotschyanum (Cyprus)
Trachelium caeruleum (France) AGM
Trifolium rubens (Turkey)
Tulbaghia violacea (France) AGM
Verbena rigida (France) AGM
Acacia boormanii (France)
Acacia cultriformis (France)
Acacia dealbata (Spain) AGM
Acacia farnesiana (France)
Acacia fimbriata (France)
Acacia imbricata (France)
Acacia iteaphylla (France)
Acacia semilunata (France)
 
Acacia spectabilis (USA)
Acacia uncinata (France)
syn. Acacia calamifolia
Acacia verticillata (France)
Acacia vestita (France)
Photo: Acacia vestita ‘Ker Gawi‘
Acacia vestita ‘Sainte Hélène‘ (France)
Alyogyne huegelii (Greece)
Anisodontea capensis (France) AGM
Anisodontea malvastroides (France)
Azara dentata (Belgium)
Bartlettina sordida (France)
Bauhinia variegata (Spain)
Caesalpinia gilliesii (Malta) AGM
Calicotome villosa (France)
Callicarpa acuminata (France)
Callistemon citrinus (Portugal)
 
Callistemon macropunctatus
Callistemon viminalis (Portugal)
Calotropis procera (Jordan)
Cantua buxifolia (France) AGM
Capparis spinosa (France)
Caragana arborescens (France)
Carissa bispinosa (Spain)
 
Caryopteris incana (Italy)
Ceanothus arboreus (France)
Ceratostigma willmottianum (France) AGM
Chamaerops humilis (Spain) AGM
Chimonanthus praecox (France)
Cistus creticus (Greece)
Cistus salviifolius (Germany)
Cneorum tricoccon (France)
 
Colutea paulsenii (France)
Coriaria myrtifolia (France)
Corynabutilon x suntense (Belgium)
syn. Abutilon x suntense
 
Dais cotinifolia (USA)
Dodonaea viscosa (France)
Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea‘ (France)
Duranta erecta (France)
 
Encelia farinosa (France)
 
Eriogonum parvifolium (USA)
Euonymus europaeus (Greece)
Euphorbia bivonae (Spain)
Euphorbia mellifera (France) AGM
Euryops pectinatus (France) AGM
 
Felicia fruticosa (Italy)
Freylinia lanceolata (France)
Fuchsia boliviana (USA)
Fuchsia paniculata (USA) AGM
Gambelia speciosa (Italy)
 
Halimium voldii (Greece)
Hibiscus mutabilis (France) AGM
Hyssopus officinalis (Germany)
Photo: Hyssopus officinalis subsp. aristatus
Indigofera heterantha (France) AGM
Juniperus oxycedrus (Spain)
Lavandula dentata (France)
 
Lavatera x clementii ‘Bredon Springs‘ (USA) AGM
Lomelosia cretica (Spain)
 
Lupinus chamissonis (USA)
Mackaya bella (France) AGM
Magnolia wilsonii (Belgium) AGM
Mahonia japonica (Spain) AGM
Malva arborea (France)
Manihot grahamii (France)
 
Marcetella maderensis (France)
Melaleuca diosmifolia (Italy)
Melaleuca elliptica (France)
Nandina domestica (Greece)
Nerium oleander (Greece) AGM
Pale peach flowers
Photo: Nerium oleander ‘Angiolo Pucci‘
Olearia ‘Roscoff‘ (France)
Pachystegia insignis (France)
Paeonia ostii (Australia)
Paliurus spina-christi (Australia)
Pavonia hastata (France)
Phlomis fruticosa (France) AGM
Phlomis leucophracta (Spain)
 
Phlomis purpurea ‘Alba‘ (Spain)
Pittosporum tobira (France) AGM
Ptilostemon chamaepeuce (France)
Punica granatum ‘Nana‘ (France) AGM
Photo: Punica granatum ‘Nana Gracillissima‘
Retama monosperma (Spain)
 
Retama sphaerocarpa (Portugal)
Rhaphiolepis umbellata (Spain)
Rhodotypos scandens (France)
Rhus integrifolia (USA)
Ruta graveolens (Germany)
Ruta odorata (USA)
Sabal minor (Turkey)
Salvia africana-caerulea (Greece)
Salvia africana-lutea (Australia)
Salvia multicaulis (Italy) AGM
Salvia munzii (France)
Santolina x lindavica (France)
Scabiosa cretica (France)
Scabiosa hymettia (France)
Senna candolleana (Chile)
Senna occidentalis (Turkey)
Sesbania punicea (France)
Sonchus congestus (France)
Sophora davidii (France)
Sophora macrocarpa (Chile)
Spartium junceum (Portugal) AGM
Hot water treatment / traitement eau chaude
Staehelina dubia (Portugal)
Styrax officinalis (France)
Tagetes lemmonii (France)
Tecoma fulva subsp. garrocha (France)
Tecoma stans (Ecuador) AGM
Teucrium flavum (Spain)
Thymus mastichina (Spain)
Vitex agnus-castus (Spain)
Xanthoceras sorbifolium (France) AGM
Agave ovatifolia (France)
Aichryson laxum (USA)
Eriosyce subgibbosa (Chile)
Gasteria baylissiana (France) AGM
 
Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana (USA) AGM
 
Gasteria obliqua (USA) AGM
Hesperaloe parviflora (Spain)
Puya mirabilis (France)
 
Senecio sempervivus (France)
Acacia adunca (France)
Acacia covenyi (France)
Acacia saligna (Spain)
syn. Acacia cupularis
Araucaria columnaris (Spain )
syn. Araucaria excelsa
Brachychiton acerifolius (France)
Brachychiton discolor (France)
Brachychiton populneus (France)
Brachychiton x roseus (France)
B. populneus x B. acerifolius
Brahea armata (Spain) AGM
Cedrela odorata (Ecuador)
Spanish cedar
Cedrus libani (Spain) AGM
Cryptocarya alba (Chile)
Eucalyptus albopurpurea (France)
Eucalyptus caleyi subsp. caleyi (France)
Eucalyptus lehmannii subsp. parallela (Australia)
Eucalyptus leucoxylon (France)
Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa (France)
Eucalyptus petiolaris (France)
Eucalyptus torquata (Morocco)
Ginkgo biloba (France)
Hymenosporum flavum (Portugal)
Koelreuteria paniculata (Italy)
 
Melaleuca ericifolia (Spain)
 
Melaleuca lanceolata (Australia)
Melia azedarach (Spain)
 
Metrosideros excelsa (New Zealand)
Parkinsonia aculeata (France)
Paulownia tomentosa (Portugal) AGM
Photo: Paulownia sp.
Robinia pseudoacacia (France)
Sabal palmetto (Turkey)
Styphnolobium japonicum (Great Britain)
Styrax hemsleyanus (USA) AGM
Tabebuia rosea (France)
Taxodium distichum (France)

Late Summer Colour

Plant lists / Listes de plantes

Late Summer Colour
Couleur pour la fin de l’été

Seeds for many of these plants are available from the MGF Seed Collection / Beaucoup de graines de ces plantes sont disponibles dans la Collection de graines de MGF
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Bougainvillea spectabilis
Pink or purple flowers. May not survive long periods below -5˚C.
Campsis radicans
Cultivars with red, orange or yellow flowers.
Photo: Campsis radicans ‘Indian Summer‘.
Dolichandra cynanchoides
Pink or yellow flowers.
Ipomoea indica
syn. I. learii
Blue flowers. May not survive long periods below -5˚C.
Plumbago auriculata
syn. P. capensis
Blue flowers. May not survive long periods below -5˚C.
Solanum crispum
Violet blue flowers.
Photo: Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin‘.
Solanum laxum
syn. S. jasminoides
White flowers.
Photo: Solanum laxum ‘Album‘.
Abelia chinensis
White flowers
Abelia x grandiflora
Soft pink flowers. Evergreen in mild winters.
Abutilon megapotamicum
Yellow petals and a deep red calyx.
Abutilon pictum
Cultivars with orange or yellow flowers.
Anisodontea malvastroides
Pink flowers.
Bupleurum fruticosum
Buplèvre. Lime green flowers. Evergreen.
Caesalpinia gillesii
Showy, yellow flowers with long red stamens.
Caryopteris x clandonensis
Cultivars with pale or deep blue flowers.
Photo: Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Heavenly Blue‘.
Chilopsis linearis
The desert willow. Pink flowers.
Hibiscus syriacus
Cultivars with white, red, pink or blue flowers. Photo: Hibiscus syriacus ‘Bluebird’.
Lagerstroemia indica
Small tree. Pink, red, purple or white flowers.
Leucophyllum frutescens
Silver-grey foliage. Pale pink flowers.
Leucophyllum langmaniae
Dark pink flowers.
Mandevilla laxa
White flowers. May not survive long periods below -5˚C.
Nerium oleander
Laurier rose. Cultivars with white, pink, yellow or red flowers.
Photo: Nerium oleander ‘Marie Gambetta‘
Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis‘
Flowers change colour from apricot to pink or crimson.
Senna floribunda
syn. Cassia floribunda
Yellow flowers.
Solanum rantonnetii
Blue flowers. Needs some winter protection.
Allium tuberosum
White flowers. Bulbous perennial.
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica
Pink flowers. Many named cultivars.
Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert‘
White flowers.
Aster spp.
Cultivars with pink, blue, violet or white flowers.
Photo: Aster pilosus var. pringlei ‘Monte Cassino‘.
Catanache caerulea
Blue flowers.
Photo: Catanache caerulea ‘Tizi n‘ Test‘
Centranthus ruber
Dark pink flowers. Cultivars with white or mauve flowers.
Delosperma cooperi
Bright pink flowers. Good ground cover.
Dicliptera sericea
syn. D. suberecta
Reddish orange flowers. Syn:Justicia suberecta
Echinops ritro
Globe thistle. Blue flowers.
Epilobium spp.
Cultivars with red, orange or white flowers.
Photo: Epilobium canum ‘Western Hills‘
Eriogonum fasciculatum
White/pink flowers.
Eryngium amethystinum
Blue flowers.
Gaillardia spp.
Cultivars with red, orange or yellow flowers.
Photo: Gaillardia aristata.
Gaura lindheimeri
Cultivars with white, pink or dark pink flowers and deep red foliage.
Lavandula dentata
Violet flowers. May not survive long periods below -5˚C.
Lepechinia hastata
Pink flowers.
Origanum dictamnus
Pink flowers. Good ground cover.
Origanum laevigatum
Pink/violet flowers.
Origanum rotundifolium ‘Kent Beauty‘
Flowers change from pale green to shades of pink as summer progresses.
Pavonia hastata
White flowers.
 
Pavonia missionum
Orange flowers. May not survive long periods below -5˚C.
Penstemon cultivars
Red, blue, violet or pink flowers. Deadhead to encourage late summer flowers.
Perovskia ‘Blue Spire‘
Long-lasting blue flowers.
Phygelius spp.
Cape fuchsia. Dark pink tubular flowers.
Photo: Phygelius aequalis.
Poliomintha longiflora
Mexican oregano. Violet flowers.
Ratibida columnifera
Mexican hat. Yellow or orange flowers.
Rudbeckia fulgida
Yellow flowers.
Photo: Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm‘
 
Ruellia nudiflora
Violet flowers.
Ruellia simplex
syn. R. brittoniana
Mexican petunia. Purple or blue flowers.
Salvia azurea
Bright blue flowers.
Salvia chamaedryoides
Blue flowers.
Photo: Salvia chamaedryoides ‘Argentea‘
Salvia darcyi
Red flowers.
Salvia greggii
Cultivars with pink, orange or white flowers.
Salvia microphylla
Cultivars with red or pink flowers.
Satureja montana
Winter savory. White flowers.
Sedum ‘Matrona‘
Dark pink flowers and purple stems.
Sedum spectabile
Pink flowers.
Sphaeralcea spp.
Cultivars with orange and coral flowers.
Photo: Sphaeralcea miniata.
Teucrium ackermanii
Violet flowers.
Trachelium caeruleum
Violet blue flowers.
Tulbaghia violacea
Violet pink flowers.
Verbena bonariensis
Violet flowers. Self seeds easily
Verbena peruviana
Red or pink flowers.
Verbena rigida
syn. V. venosa
Violet flowers.
 
Viola hederacea
Purple/white flowers. May not survive long periods below -5˚C.
Miscanthus sinensis
Cultivars with pale silver, buff or purplish-red flowers.
Photo: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus‘
Panicum virgatum
Switch grass. Cultivars with blue grey or reddish foliage.
Photo: Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal‘.
Pennisetum orientale
Fountain grass. Cultivars with silver and pale rose flowers.
Photo: Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose‘

Shrubs and woody plants suitable for hedges

Plant lists / Listes de plantes

Shrubs and woody plants suitable for hedges
Arbustes et plantes ligneuses adaptées aux haies

How to create and manage a good hedge
Plants should be pruned hard to create a good hedge. Why? Apical buds (those at the tip of the shoot) produce an auxin, indol acetic acid (IAA), which causes lateral buds to remain dormant. This is called apical dominance. Removing these tips by pruning or pinching will stop the production of IAA and encourage side shoots to grow. This allows the plant to thicken-up to produce a hedge.

Comment créer et gérer une belle haie
Les plantes doivent être taillées fortement pour créer une bonne haie. Pourquoi ? Les bourgeons apicaux (ceux situés à l’extrémité de la pousse) produisent une auxine, l’acide indol-acétique (AIA), qui fait que les bourgeons latéraux restent dormants. C’est ce qu’on appelle la dominance apicale. En supprimant ces extrémités par la taille ou le pincement, on arrête la production d’AIA et on encourage la croissance des pousses latérales. Cela permet à la plante de s’épaissir pour produire une haie.

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Abelia x grandiflora
Semi-evergreen. Rose/white flowers July – Oct. Can support heat and drought.

Semi-persistant. Fleurs roses/blanches de juillet à octobre. Peut supporter chaleur et sécheresse.

Acacia baileyana ‘Marechal Joffre‘
Abundant yellow flowers in Dec/Jan. Drooping habit, attractive to bees. Lime tolerant. 

Fleurs jaunes abondantes en décembre/janv. Port retombant, attire les abeilles. Tolère le calcaire. 

Acacia covenyi
Blue wattle, flowers Feb – April. Attractive year-round silver/blue foliage. Lime tolerant. Hardy to -6°C.

Acacia bleu, fleurs de février à avril. Feuillage argenté/bleu attrayant toute l’année. Tolère le calcaire. Résistant jusqu’à -6°C.

Acacia pravissima
Drooping habit, red flower buds and abundant yellow flowers. Evergreen blue green phyllodes (modified leaf-like stalks). Lime tolerant.

Port retombant, boutons floraux rouges et fleurs jaunes abondantes. Phyllodes bleu-vert persistants (tiges modifiées en forme de feuilles). Tolère le calcaire.

Acacia x hanburyana
Evergreen. Yellow flowers Jan/Feb. Not lime tolerant. Use grafted plants.

Persistant. Fleurs jaunes en janvier/février. Ne tolère pas le calcaire. Utiliser des plates greffées.

Arbutus andrachne
Evergreen. White bell-shaped flowers in spring. Attractive, multi-coloured, peeling bark. Lime tolerant.

Persistant. Fleurs blanches en forme de cloche au printemps. Écorce attrayante, multicolore et écaillée. Tolère le calcaire.

Arbutus unedo
Evergreen. White flowers followed by strawberry-like fruits. Lime tolerant.

Persistant. Fleurs blanches suivies de fruits ressemblant à des fraises. Tolère le calcaire.

Buddleja ‘Lochinch‘
Deciduous, grey/green leaves, fragrant violet flowers June/July. Attracts bees. Tolerates alkaline soil.

Caduc, feuilles gris/vert, fleurs violettes parfumées en juin/juillet. Attire les abeilles. Tolère les sols alcalins.

Bupleurum fruticosum
Evergreen. Abundant yellow flowers June – September. Attracts bees. Lime tolerant.

Persistant. Fleurs jaunes abondantes de juin à septembre. Attire les abeilles. Tolère le calcaire.

Buxus sempervirens
A popular shrub for edging and topiary but susceptible to box blight and attack by box tree caterpillar. See MGF recommendations for alternatives.

Un arbuste très utilisé pour les bordures et les topiaires mais sensible à la pyrale du buis et aux attaques de la chenille du buis. Voir les recommandations MGF pour des alternatives.

Ceanothus ‘Concha‘
Evergreen. Deep blue flowers. Attracts bees. Lime tolerant.

Persistant. Fleurs bleu foncé. Attire les abeilles. Tolère le calcaire.

Choisya ternata ‘Aztec Pearl‘
Evergreen, aromatic leaves. White flowers in April/May and again in autumn. Attracts bees.

Feuilles persistantes aromatiques. Fleurs blanches en avril/mai et en automne. Attire les abeilles.

Cneorum tricoccon
Slow growing compact shrub which can be used as an alternative to box. Withstands drought.

Arbuste compact à croissance lente qui peut être utilisé comme alternative au buis. Supporte la sécheresse.

Cornus sanguinea
Deciduous, with good autumn colour and reddish young shoots. Attracts wildlife.

Caduc. Belle couleur automnale et jeunes pousses rougeâtres. Attire la faune.

Corokia spp.
Of New Zealand origin, where they make superb hedges. Some drought-tolerant species are being trialled by MGF members. Contact David Bracey if you are interested in taking part in the trial.

Originaire de Nouvelle-Zélande où ils font de superbes haies. Certaines espèces tolérantes à la sécheresse sont actuellement testées par les membres de MGF. Contactez David Bracey si vous souhaitez participer à cet essai.
Photo: Corokia x virgata ‘Sunsplash‘

Cotoneaster lacteus
In the news as a plant capable of absorbing car fumes in urban areas. Evergreen oval leaves, white flowers and red berries.

Dans l’actualité comme plante capable d’absorber les fumées des voitures dans les zones urbaines. Feuilles ovales persistantes, fleurs blanches et baies rouges.

Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea‘
Evergreen, copper-coloured foliage in autumn. Withstands windy conditions.

Feuillage persistant et cuivré à l’automne. Résiste au vent.

Elaeagnus x submacrophylla
syn. Elaeagnus x ebbingei
Evergreen, glossy grey-green leaves. Fragrant bell-shaped white flowers in autumn.

Feuillage persistant, gris-vert brillant. Fleurs blanches parfumées en forme de cloche en automne.

Euonymus japonicus
Evergreen, wind and drought tolerant shrub. Many variegated varieties.

Persistant, tolérant au vent et à la sécheresse. Nombreuses variétés panachées.
Photo: Euonymus japonicus ‘Bekko‘

Laurus nobilis
Evergreen, aromatic leaves. Small yellow flowers followed by black berries. Suitable for cloud topiary. Thrives in most conditions.

Feuilles persistantes et aromatiques. Petites fleurs jaunes suivies de baies noires. Convient pour la taille en nuage. Se développe dans la plupart des conditions.

Lavandula angustifolia
Can be clipped after flowering to make a low hedge. ‘Hidcote’ varieties recommended.

Peut être taillé après la floraison pour faire une haie basse. Les variétés ‘Hidcote’ sont recommandées.
Photo: Lavandula angustifolia ‘Folgate‘

Leucophyllum frutescens
Semi-evergreen grey-green leaves. Violet flowers in August/September. Needs cutting to shape and size in autumn.

Feuilles semi-persistantes gris-vert. Fleurs violettes en août/septembre. A besoin d’être taillé en automne pour conserver sa forme et sa taille.

Lonicera nitida
Evergreen. Responds well to regular clipping. May need some water. ‘Maigrun’ is a recommended cultivar.

Persistant. Réagit bien à une taille régulière. Peut avoir besoin d’un peu d’eau. Le cultivar ‘Maigrun’ est recommandé.

Medicago arborea
Evergreen with yellow flowers. Bushy habit, so worth experimenting with as a hedge. Attracts bees. Tolerates alkaline soils.

Persistant avec des fleurs jaunes. Port buissonnant, mérite d’être essayé en tant que haie. Attire les abeilles. Tolère les sols alcalins.

Myrsine africana
Evergreen, glossy leaves. Dense foliage when clipped. Small fragrant cream flowers. Tolerates heat, drought and alkaline soils.

Feuilles persistantes et brillantes. Feuillage dense lorsqu’il est taillé. Petites fleurs parfumées de couleur crème. Tolère la chaleur, la sécheresse et les sols alcalins.

Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina
Evergreen, small dark green leaves. Abundant fragrant white flowers.

Persistant, petites feuilles vert foncé. Fleurs blanches abondantes et parfumées.

Nerium oleander
Evergreen. Many colours and varieties. A good screening plant but needs regular pruning as it grows quickly.

Persistant. Nombreuses couleurs et variétés. Une bonne plante d’écran mais nécessite une taille régulière car elle pousse rapidement.

Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie‘
Dwarf, none-fruiting olive tree. Clip as a formal hedge or specimen shrub. Popular in California.

Olivier nain, non fructifiant. À couper en haie formelle ou en arbuste. Très répandu en Californie.

Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Evergreen with dark green leaves. Perfumed flowers in spring. Slow growing.

Feuilles persistantes vert foncé. Fleurs parfumées au printemps. Croissance lente.

Phillyrea angustifolia
Slow growing evergreen with narrow dark green leaves. Fragrant white flowers in spring. Tolerates alkaline soils.

Persistant à croissance lente, avec des feuilles étroites vert foncé. Fleurs blanches parfumées au printemps. Tolère les sols alcalins.

Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin‘
Evergreen. Attractive bronze-red young foliage.

Persistant. Attrayant feuillage jeune rouge bronze.

Pistacia lentiscus
Evergreen, aromatic leaves, turning red in autumn/winter. Red berries. Tolerates heat and drought.

Feuilles persistantes, aromatiques, devenant rouges en automne/hiver. Baies rouges. Tolère la chaleur et la sécheresse.

Pittosporum tenuifolium
Evergreen. Many varieties to choose from with different coloured leaves. Perfumed flowers May-June. Attracts bees. Tolerates drought and alkaline soils.

Feuilles persistantes. Nombreuses variétés à choisir avec des feuilles de couleurs différentes. Fleurs parfumées en mai-juin. Attire les abeilles. Tolère la sécheresse et les sols alcalins.
Photo: Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Wrinkled Blue‘

Pittosporum tobira
Evergreen, oval, glossy leaves. Perfumed cream/white flowers. Long flowering season, May -June. Attracts bees. P. tobira ‘Nanum’ is a compact cultivar.

Feuilles persistantes, ovales et brillantes. Fleurs parfumées crème/blanc. Longue saison de floraison, mai-juin. Attire les abeilles. P. tobira ‘Nanum’ est un cultivar compact.

Polygala myrtifolia
Evergreen. Attractive magenta flowers. May need some water.

Persistant. Fleurs magenta attrayantes. Peut avoir besoin d’un peu d’eau.

Poncirus trifoliata
Japanese bitter orange. Use as an evergreen, spiny, barrier hedge. Fragrant white flowers in spring followed by small yellow fruit.

Orange amère japonaise. A utiliser comme haie de protection épineuse à feuilles persistantes. Fleurs blanches parfumées au printemps, suivies de petits fruits jaunes.

Punica granatum
Deciduous. Red/orange/panaché flowers and edible orange/red/yellow fruits. Many cultivars.

Caduc. Fleurs rouge/orange/panaché et fruits comestibles orange/rouge/jaune. Nombreux cultivars.

Rhamnus alaternus
Evergreen grey-green leaves. Small yellow/green flowers followed by red fruits. Tolerates alkaline conditions.

Feuilles persistantes gris-vert. Petites fleurs jaunes/vertes suivies de fruits rouges. Tolère les conditions alcalines.

Rosa ‘Aimée Vibert‘
Strong bushy growth. May be grown as a climber or as a shrub so works as a hedge. Small double flowers, pure white with yellow stamens. Long flowering season. Disease resistant.

Croissance forte et buissonnante. Peut être cultivé comme une plante grimpante ou comme un arbuste et peut donc servir de haie. Petites fleurs doubles, blanc pur avec des étamines jaunes. Longue saison de floraison. Résistant aux maladies.

Rosa ‘Queen of Sweden‘
Forms a bushy, upright shrub. Soft pink flowers, fragrant, repeat flowering. Disease resistant. Grows in poor soils.

Forme un arbuste touffu et érigé. Fleurs rose tendre, parfumées, à floraison répétée. Résistant aux maladies. Pousse dans les sols pauvres.

Rosa ‘Roseraie de l‘Haÿ‘
A vigorous shrub rose. Strongly scented, magenta flowers. Disease resistant. Grows in poor soils.

Un rosier arbuste vigoureux. Fleurs magenta très parfumées. Résistant aux maladies. Pousse dans les sols pauvres.

Salvia rosmarinus
syn. Rosmarinus officinalis
All year-round interest, fragrant. Choose an upright variety eg ‘Miss Jessopp’s Upright’ or ‘Tuscan Blue’.

Intérêt tout au long de l’année, parfumé. Choisissez une variété érigée, par exemple ‘Miss Jessopp’s Upright’ ou ‘Tuscan Blue’.
Photo: Salvia rosmarinus ‘Santa Barbara Blue‘

Teucrium chamaedrys
Suitable for a low hedge, up to 30cm high. Withstands drought and shade and easy to clip.

Convient pour une haie basse, jusqu’à 30 cm de haut. Résiste à la sécheresse et à l’ombre et est facile à tailler.

Teucrium fruticans ‘Ouarzazate‘
Grey-green aromatic leaves. Deep blue flowers, long flowering season. Fast growing, needs frequent trimming.

Feuilles aromatiques gris-vert. Fleurs bleu foncé, longue saison de floraison. Croissance rapide, doit être taillé fréquemment.

Teucrium x lucidrys
Similar to T. chamaedrys but with darker foliage and a tighter habit.

Semblable à T. chamaedrys mais avec un feuillage plus foncé et un port plus serré.

Viburnum tinus
Large evergreen shrub. Small white flowers and metallic blue berries. Tolerates heat and drought.

Grand arbuste persistant. Petites fleurs blanches et baies bleu métallique. Tolère la chaleur et la sécheresse.

John Fielding’s Geophyte List

Plant lists / Listes de plantes

John Fielding’s Geophyte List
La liste de géophytes de John Fielding

John Fielding, co-author of Flowers of Crete and a member of the RHS Photographic Advisory Committee, suggests these plants as suitable for the climate in Mediterranean France.

John Fielding, co-auteur de « Flowers of Crete » et membre du Conseil consultatif pour la photographie de la RHS, nous propose ces plantes comme adaptées à notre climat méditerranéen français.

Seeds for many of these plants are available from the MGF Seed Collection / Beaucoup de graines de ces plantes sont disponibles dans la Collection de graines de MGF
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Acis autumnalis
syn. Leucojum autumnalis
Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
Charybdis maritima
syn. Drimia maritima
Keep the top of the bulb exposed or just below the surface.
Cobaea pringlei
A vigorous climber with large white flowers.
Pollinated by bats.
Colchicum bivonae
Plant in fertile soil, can be divided when dormant.
Very poisonous.
Colchicum macrophyllum
Colchicum macrophyllum ‘Cretan White‘
Large flowers and leaves.
Colchicum pusillum
Tiny. Easy to grow.
Colchicum speciosum ‘Album‘
Best planted deeply.
Colchicum troodii
Native to Cyprus.
Crocus boryi
Crocus cartwrightianus
Crocus goulymii
Crocus niveus
Crocus sativus
The saffron crocus.
Cyclamen cilicium
Plant in shade or woodland.
Cyclamen confusum
Vigorous, scented.
Cyclamen cyprium ‘Galaxy Series‘
This strain has heavily spotted leaves.
Cyclamen graecum subsp. graecum
One of the few cyclamen species that likes full sun.
Cyclamen hederifolium subsp. crassifolium
Vigorous and very scented.
Galanthus reginae-olgae
Plant in cool woodland conditions.
Iris unguicularis subsp. cretensis
Scented.
Iris unguicularis subsp. Unguicularis ‘Walter Butt‘
Plant in an open situation.
Divide and transplant in autumn.
Lycoris aurea
From the Far East but related to the African genus, Nerine.
Plant against a warm wall.
Nerine bowdenii ‘Alba‘
From South Africa, N. bowdenii is the hardiest nerine species.
Nerine bowdenii ‘E.B. Anderson‘
Very hardy
Nerine bowdenii ‘Linda Vista‘
Nerine undulata
Sternbergia lutea
Flowers in the same colony vary in shape.
Sternbergia sicula var. sicula
Zephyranthes candida
Allium basalticum
Often sold as Allium ‘Silver Spring’.
Allium sp.
Can be invasive, especially clones that produce bulbils in the flower heads.
Allium sphaerocephalon
Native to southern France and good for naturalising.
Anemone coronaria
Wild forms naturalise well.
Cultivated strains, such as the De Caen series, have larger flowers, perfect for cutting.
Anemone hortensis subsp. pavonina
Similar in appearance to A.coronaria.
Wide range of colours.
Arum creticum
The form from Crete has yellow spathes.
Forms from SW Turkey are ivory white in colour.
Arum italicum
Distinctive foliage, good for winter arrangements.
Grows well in shady situations.
Asphodeline lutea
An easy perennial with tuberous roots.
Calochortus luteus ‘Golden Orb‘
Carlina gummifera
A none-bulbous Mediterranean geophyte with a swollen tap root.
Cyclamen repandum
A spring-flowering cyclamen which grows well in woodland.
Danae racemosa
Needs to be in shade.
Foliage good for winter arrangements.
Fritillaria persica
Hardy, easy to grow and with many colour variants.
Geranium charlesii var. punctatum
A tuberous species, dormant during the summer.
Good for naturalising.
Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus
Good for naturalising in a meadow.
Iris purpureobracteata
A bearded species iris from Turkey
Plant with the rhizome exposed.
Iris tuberosa
Good for naturalising in a meadow or under olive trees.
Soon to be available from Avon Bulbs.
Leontis leontopetalum
Plant deeply in a hot, dry exposed site.
Cold tolerant as native to high altitudes.
Leucojum aestivum
Plant in cool shady conditions.
Early flowering. Good for naturalising.
Lilium candidum
Plant with the bulb at soil level.
Feed to encourage flowering.
Moraea reticulata
A South African species needing some winter protection.
Water occasionally.
Muscari armeniacum
Suitable for naturalising in a meadow.
Muscari macrocarpum
This species is not likely to be invasive.
Strongly scented.
Muscari moschatus
Muscari sp.
Orchis mascula
Early purple orchid, widespread in Europe.
Orchis simia
The monkey orchid.
Ornithogalum arabicum
Pure white flowers and a black ovary.
Needs winter protection.
Ornithogalum nutans
Distinctive drooping flowers.
Ornithogalum ponticum ‘Sochi‘
Long flowering period.
Paeonia broteroi
Plant in deciduous woodland or in half shade.
Paeonia clusii
Pelargonium endlicherianum var. album
Plant in full sun.
The swollen rhizome-like stem should be at soil level.
Ranunculus asiaticus
The wild species is not very cold tolerant.
Ranunculus hybrids
New hybrids are hardy and tolerant of summer drought.
Rhodophiala bifida
Plant in free-draining soil.
Hardy to -10ºC.
Salvia patens
A tuberous species with intense blue flowers.
Plant in free-draining soil.
Scilla litardieri
Hardy and easy to grow.
Native to the former Yugoslavian countries.
Scilla peruviana
Plant at or near soil level in deciduous shade.
Native to Iberia and NW Africa.
Scilla peruviana ‘Algerian Cream‘
White flowers with a brownish blush and a touch of mauve.
Thalictrum tuberosum ‘Rosy Hardy‘
Plant in woodland.
The species is native to the French Pyrenees
Triteleia laxa ‘Lilac Charm‘
Plant deeply in free draining soil in full sun.
Good for cutting.
Triteleia laxa ‘Rudy‘
Tulipa ‘National Velvet‘
A recent cultivar with very dark red flowers.
Plant deeply to support the stem.
Tulipa agenensis
A short stemmed tulip native to the eastern Mediterranean.
Can reproduce by means of stolons, so naturalises easily.
Tulipa aucheriana
Tulipa clusiana ‘Peppermint Stick‘
Tulipa saxatilis
Tulipa sylvestris
Good for naturalising.
Tulipa vvedenskyi
A species from central Asia.