Plants: 140

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Latin name Common name Type Description Cultivation Hedging
CHAMAECYPARIS genus False Cypress tree c. 3 - 70ft (1-20m). Evergreen. Generally leaves are in flattened, dark or grey-green sprays, aromatic, sometimes irritant. Small round cones. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. No
Chamaerops humilis Dwarf Palm, European Fan Palm shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen palm. Large, fan-shaped leaves with small yellow flowers in summer. Half hardy, 0C. Sun or partial shade. In cold areas can be grown in tubs and overwintered under cover. No
CHIONODOXA genus Glory of the Snow bulb 2-10ins (5-10cm). Long, narrow basal leaves. Flowers carried on leafless stems, shades of white, pink or blue, some with white centres, in spring. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. Likes humus-rich soil. No
Cichorium intybus Chicory perennial 4ft (1.2m). Forms cushions of narrow, light green leaves. Bright blue, daisy-like flowers in summer. Leaves are edible but plant can be irritant. Attractive to bees.The form album has white flowers, "Roseum" has pink flowers. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. Tolerates chalk. No
Clarkia amoena annual 12ins (30cm). Narrow leaves. Single or double flowers, according to variety, in spikes. Various colours including shades of pink or red. Fully hardy. Sun and light soil. No
Cordyline australis Cornish Palm, Cabbage Palm tree 50ft (15m). Evergreen. Long, strap-like leaves on top of each stem. Small, fragrant, creamy white flowers in summer. Round white fruits. Frost hardy. Sun or partial shade. No
Coreopsis tinctoria Tick-Seed annual 3ft (1m). Narrow leaves. Large, daisy-type flowers, bright yellow with red centres from June to September. Fully hardy. Sun and fertile soil. No
Cortaderia selloana Pampas Grass grass 7ft (2.1m). Evergreen. Clump-forming. Long, sharp-edged leaves. Silver-white flower plumes in August, September. Frost hardy, 5C. Tolerates most conditions, even grows on the seafront. No
Crambe cordifolia perennial 6ft (2m). Cushions of crumpled, dark green leaves. Abundant small white flowers, scented, in summer. Fully hardy.Likes sun and sandy soil. No
Crambe maritima Sea Kale perennial 2ft (60cm). Silver-green leaves, clusters of small, white, scented flowers in summer. Leaf shoots are grown for food use. Fully hardy.Likes sun and sandy soil. No
CRINUM genus bulb Around 2ft(60cm). Strap-like leaves. Funnel-shaped flowers. Colours include white, cream or pinkish-red, in summer. Poisonous. Fully hardy to frost hardy. Sun, shelter and rich soil. No
Crocosmia "Lucifer" corm 3ft (1m). Bright green, sword-like leaves. Brilliant red flowers on spikes in July, Other varieties include "Emily McKenzie" (orange) and "Lady Hamilton" (yellow). Frost hardy, -5C. Sun. Needs shelter in cold areas, or lift corms in October. No
Crocosmia x crocosmiflora "Star of the East" corm 30in (70cm). Sword-like basal leaves. Deep orange, funnel-shaped flowers in August to September. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun and well-drained soil. Useful for cutting. No
CYCLAMEN genus tuberous perennial c. 4-12ins (10-30cm). Some are evergreen.Tuberous. Heart-shaped, serrated leaves. Flowers have reflexed petals, and colours include white, pink, red or lilac, in spring, summer or autumn. Poisonous. Frost tender, -5C, to fully hardy. No
Cynoglossum amabile Hound's Tongue annual 18in (45cm). Narrow, downy, greyish leaves. Tubular, bright blue flowers in summer. Fully hardy. Sun. No
Dahlia "Coltness Gem" annual 18in (45cm). Deeply lobed leaves. Daisy-type flowers in several colours during summer and autumn. Half hardy, 0C. Store tubers if frosts are likely. No
Dianthus chinensis Indian Pink annual 12in (30cm). Narrow, pale leaves.Tubular flowers, single or double according to variety, in white, pink or red with notched edges. Fully hardy. Sun and alkaline soil preferred. No
Dianthus deltoides Maiden Pink perennial, rock plant 6in (15cm). Evergreen. Forms carpets of small, narrow leaves. Flowers are in various shades from white to red. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis Livingstone Daisy, Ice Plant annual 6in (15cm). Mat-forming, succulent leaves. Daisy-type flowers open in sunshine: vivid shades of white, pink, red or yellow. Half hardy, 0C. Likes hot, dry, sunny position. No
Draba mollissima perennial 3in (8cm). Evergreen. Rounded cushions of greyish green, bristly leaves. Masses of tiny hellow flowers. Fully hardy. Sun and very well-drained soil, e.g. gravel or shingle. No
Duranta erecta Pigeon Berry, Skyflower shrub 10ft (3m). Evergreen. Narrow leaves. Llilac-blue flowers in summer, then yellow fruit. Frost tender, 13C. Sun and fertile soil. No
Eccremocarpus scaber Chilean Glory flower, Glory Vine climber 10ft (3m). Evergreen. Tendrils. Clusters of small, orange-red flowers, then pods of winged fruit. Half hardy, 0C. Sometimes grown as annual. No
Echinacea purpurea Coneflower perennial 4ft (2m). Narrow leaves. Large, daisy-type flowers with purplish red petals and yellow centre cones, from July to September. Fully hardy. Likes sun and fertile soil. No
Echium vulgare biennial 12ins (30cm). Narrow, dark green leaves. Tubular flowers in spikes, shades of white, pink or blue in summer. Poisonous. Fully hardy. Sun and fertile soil. No
Echium wildpretii biennial 8ft (2.5m). Narrow, greyish, hairy leaves. Dense spires of red flowers in spring and summer. Poisonous. Half hardy, 0C. Sun and fertile soil. No

Plants: 140

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