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Re: Can anyone tell me what this plant is in my garden?

Message from Anita Sullivan

In forum: Identify a plant

Glad to help. Here are some suggestions for trailing plants. All are evergreen/ semi evergreen with some architectural personality:

-Carex 'Frosted Curls' (hairy grass with cascading, trailing awns. I mix this with purple trailing sedums and it looks lovely)
-Carex 'Silver Sceptre' (similar, thicker leaves)
-Carex 'Triffida' (even thicker leaves, like a Spider Plant)
-Cortaderia selloana 'Splendid Star' (dwarf golden pampas grass, plumes give height too)
-Prostrate rosemary (great smell, somewhere you might brush past)
-Any Vinca minor varieties (flowers range from blue/ purple/ white). You can try vinca major if you have space.
-Clematis 'Avalanche'... NZ evergreen clematis, usually trained upwards but often happier trailing (white flowers Spring)
-Fatshederas can be treated the same way, but need training to keep them going down not outwards/ upwards. They are very lush and jungly.
-You can also use herbacious clematis such as aromatica, if your planters are tall enough.
-And don't forget the humble nasturtium. Some of the older varieties (single scarlet flowers) have really enormous lush leaves

XAX

  • Posted: Tue. 21st February 2012 17:24