Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plants in prop that would be great additions to Collections.

Anaphalis  margaritacea (I think)
 There must be some Pearly Everlasting on the grounds, but I can't think of where. Prop grew a lot of tthese--check the Google images below to get an idea of their use. it is apt to be a fast spreader, so site accordingly. I don't think it's very xeric.


There's a little of this in the Rock Alpine Garden, but it should have wider utility--as it is moderately xeric. Much woolier and showier than other Cerastiums--it is NOT fast spreading and more manageable.
Great shots on Google images: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&authuser=0&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1322&bih=659&q=anaphalis+margaritacea&oq=Anaphalis+&gs_l=img.1.0.0l8j0i24l2.822.2491.0.6089.

Eriogonum allenii
 I sold most of these, but a flat remains at least: this should be in Plant Select garden at least: a really great xeriscape plant. This form is the same as 'Little Rascal' http://www.darcyeverest.co.uk/shop/eriogonum-allenii-little-rascal/

Helichrysum 'Tianshanicum'
 The plants above are apt to look like the plants below (a form of H. plicatum) and both are simlar to H. armenum--all of which have a rich Curry scent (great for Sensory Garden): we've had great platnings of these over the decades, but none at present. One of these SHOULD be Plant Select.

Ratibida mexicana
 This was probably grown from plants below--photograph taken at Jelitto four years ago. This really should be tested out around DBG--the pale yellow is fabulous, and of course it's a Ratibida.
Ratibida mexicana at Jelitto's

Sideritis syriaca
Propagation grew wonderful plants of this mint from the Mediterranean--which OUGHT to be in the Herb garden since it's probably the most popular herb from Morocco to Russia. It is very ornamental (check out the jillions of images on Google). And EVERGREEN...and xeric.