Plants: 141

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Latin name Common name Type Description Cultivation Hedging
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
Cupressus macrocarpa Monterey Cypress tree 70ft (20m). Evergreen. Scale-like, dark green leaves. Rounded, glossy cones. Fully hardy. Sun. 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
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
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
Epilobium glabellum Willow Herb perennial, rock plant 8in (20cm). Semi-evergreen. Clumps of oval leaves.Cup-shaped white flowers in summer. Variety "Sulphureum" has pale flowers. Fully hardy. Useful for ground cover. No
Erigeron "Charity" Fleabane perennial 2ft (60cm). Narrow-leaved clumps of pink, daisy-type flowers throughout the summer. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained site. Sun and well-drained site.Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained site. Fully hardy. Sun an No
Erigeron "Dunkelste Aller" Fleabane perennial 32in (60cm). Narrow, oval, grey-green leaves. Abundant daisy-like flowers, dark violet with yellow centres, in summer. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained site.Likes to be damp in summer, dry in winter. No

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