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Plant ID’s: Lessons learned from a 25-year-old garden

Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry
Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry
Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry
Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry
Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry
Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry

Two seasoned gardeners impart words of wisdom to help you avoid their mistakes and share in their successes. Here are Plant ID’s that accompany the story in Fine Gardening May/June Issue #157.

Lessons Learned

  1. ‘Provence’ lavender (Lavandula X intermedia ‘Provence’, USDA Hardiness Zones 5–8)
  2. Canary Island sage (Salvia canariensis, Zones 9–10)
  3. ‘Grace’ smoke bush (Cotinus ‘Grace’, Zones 5–9)
  4. ‘Frisia’ golden locust (Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’, Zones 4–9)
  5. ‘Sally Holmes’ rose (Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’, Zones 5–9)
  6. White-striped agave (Agave americana ‘Mediopicta Alba’, Zones 9–11)
  7. Variegated giant dogwood (Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’, Zones 6–9)
  8. Golden wych elm (Ulmus glabra ‘Lutescens’, Zones 5–9)
  9. ‘Climbing Lady Hillingdon’ rose (Rosa ‘Climbing Lady Hillingdon’, Zones 6–9)

Lessons Learned

  1. ‘Lucifer’ crocosmia (Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Zones 6–9)
  2. ‘Russell Prichard’ geranium (Geranium X riversleaianum ‘Russell Prichard’, Zones 6–8)
  3. ‘Sour Grapes’ and ‘Ruby’ penstemon (Penstemon ‘Sour Grapes’ and P. ‘Ruby’, Zones 7–9)
  4. ‘Imperial Gem’ lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Imperial Gem’, Zones 5–8)
  5. Siberian euphorbia (Euphorbia seguieriana ssp. niciciana, Zones 8–11)
  6. Evergreen dogwood (Cornus capitata, Zones 8–9)
  7. ‘Mme Alfred Carrière’ rose (Rosa ‘Mme Alfred Carrière’, Zones 5–9)
  8. ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ dogwood (Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’, Zones 5–8)
  9. Winecups (Callirhoe involucrata, Zones 4–9)

Lessons Learned

  1. Lavender cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus, Zones 6–9)
  2. ‘Hameln’ dwarf fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’, Zones 6–9)
  3. Honey bush (Melianthus major, Zones 8–11)
  4. ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass (Calamagrostis X acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’, Zones 5–9)
  5. ‘Cherokee Sunset’ dogwood (Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Sunset’, Zones 5–8)
  6. ‘Scarlet Curls’ willow (Salix ‘Scarlet Curls’, Zones 5–8)
  7. Red root (Wachendorfia thyrsiflora, Zones 9–10)
  8. Eucryphia (Eucryphia X nymansensis, Zones 8–9)
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