By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756671922

ISBN-13: 9780756671921

With full-color photos and turning out to be details for greater than 1,000 tried-and-tested crops, AHS vegetation for areas is the fitting pocket-sized advisor for journeys to the backyard middle and nursery. Now absolutely revised and up-to-date!

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Its branching, airy spikes of tubular, violet-blue flowers are borne in profusion during late summer and early autumn above the aromatic, silvery gray, deeply cut leaves. Prune back hard each spring to a low framework for vigorous, bushy growth. 190). ALSO RECOMMENDED: ‘Hybrida’ has darker f lowers. 2m) s3ft (1m) Phlomis fruticosa Jerusalem sage is an aromatic, grayish leaved shrub that forms a fine foil for dark- or purple-leaved plants in a shrub or mixed border. From early to midsummer it bears whorls of deep golden yellow f lowers; it blooms later if pruned hard in spring to achieve the best foliage effects.

372). ALSO RECOMMENDED: var. aureomaculata has yellow-splashed leaves; those of H. ‘Aureomarginata’ are margined yellow. 326). Small white f lowers appear in spring. Protect roots of plants grown in wet soils with a winter mulch in cold areas. ALSO RECOMMENDED: ‘Chameleon’ (syn. ‘Tricolor’) spreads less vigorously and has variegated leaves in shades of pale yellow, green, and red. 238). 216) and are good for underplanting a shrub border. The spires of scented, soft violet-blue f lowers are borne in spring and look best in massed plantings.

Ad Z9–10 H10–9 Perennial h24–30in (60–75cm) s18in (45cm) 59 60 PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Petrorhagia saxifraga The creeping, wiry stems of the tunic f lower root to form mats of grasslike, rich green leaves that are spangled throughout summer with many tiny, white or pink f lowers. 304), or at the top of a wall or raised bed. Good for a rock garden. Grow in any poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil ALSO RECOMMENDED: ‘Rosette’ is more compact with double pink f lowers. 304). Mounds of grassy, dark green foliage are studded with a profusion of starry, fragrant, lavenderblue to white f lowers from spring to early summer.

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