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Latin name Common name Type Description Cultivation Hedging
Geranium sanguineum Bloody Cranesbill perennial 12in (30cm). Forms clumps of deeply divided leaves. Open, deep pink flowers in summer. Fully hardy. Sun. Useful in rock gardens and for ground cover. No
Glaucium flavum Horned Poppy perennial 3ft (90cm). Oval, lobed, greyish-green leaves. Branched flower stems carry yellow, poppy-like flowers in summer, followed by long seed pods. Roots are poisonous. Fully hardy. Sun, fertile soil. No
ILEX genus Holly shrub, tree c. 5-70ft (1.5-20m). Evergreen. Dark, glossy leaves with wavey, usually spined edges. Red or yellow berries. Poisonous. Half-hardy, 0C, to fully hardy. Single-sexed, so both sexes required for berries. Sun or shade. No
IRIS genus bulb, rhizome c.3-4ft (8-1.2cm). Long, narrow, chanelled basal leaves. Flowers have 6 petals of which 3 are large and pendent. Colours include white, yellow, pink red and blue, sometimes in combination. Spring or early summer. Poisonous. Usually fully hardy. Sun or partial shade, some species like moist soil. No
Juniper communis "Compressa" shrub 32ins (80cm). Evergreen. Dwarf form. Aromatic, blue-green foliage. Berries ripen from green to blueish, then black. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade, well-drained soil. No
Juniper communis "Hibernica" Irish Juniper shrub 15ft (5m). Evergreen. Columnar. Greyish blue foliage. No
Juniperus communis Common Juniper shrub 25ft (8m). Glossy green or yellowish needles. Aromatic. Small, green berries turn blueish then black. Varieties include "Compressa", dwarf 30in (75cm) with glaucous leaves; "Hibernica", narrow column, 15ft (5m). Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade, well-drained soil. No
Lampranthus aurantiacus perennial 20in (50cm). Semi-cylindrical, greyish leaves. Vivid orange daisy-type flowers opening in sunshine, in summer. Frost tender, 7C. Likes sunshine and dry conditions. No
Laurus nobilis Bay Tree tree 40ft (12m). Evergreen. Oval, dark green, leathery leaves. Small yellow flowers in spring, round black fruits. Frost hardy, -5C. Sunshine, sheltered from cold winds. No
Leycesteria formosa Himalayan Honeysuckle shrub 6ft (2m). Deciduous. Oval, dark green leaves. Funnel-shaped, white flowers with red bracts from July to September. Purple-blackish fruits. Frost hardy, -5C.Sun or partial shade. No
LIMONIUM genus Sea Lavender annual, perennial, sub-shrub c.6ins-3ft(15cm-1m). Oval or narrow leaves, sometimes lobed or in basal rosette. Some are evergreen. Tubular flowers, generally blue, in summer or early autumn. Frost tender, 10C, or fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. No
LINARIA genus Toadflax annual, biennial, perennial 6ins-4ft (15cm-1.2m). Narrow or oval, greyish-green leaves. Flowers like snapdragons, in summer. Colours include yellow, pink or purple. Frost hardy, -5C, to fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. No
LINUM genus annual, biennial, perennial, sub-shrub, shrub c. 2-24ins (5-60cm). Some are evergreen.Leaves are generally oval, greyish-green. Flowers are funnel- or cup-shaped flowerse in summer and autumn. Colours include white, yellow, red, or blue. Half hardy, 0C, to fully hardy. Sun, and shelter in cold areas. No
Lonicera pileata shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen. Spreading shrub with narrow dark leaves. Pale yellow flowers in May, then purplish berries.Poisonous. Fully hardy. Useful for ground cover. No
Lychnis flos-jovis Flower of Jove perennial 2ft (60cm). Forms cushions of greyish foliage. Deep pink flowers in mid-summer. "Horts Variety" is small with bright pink flowers: "Nana" is even smaller. Fully hardy. Sun. Tolerates poor, sandy soil. Useful for ground cover. No
Lycium barbarum Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree, chinese Box Thorn shrub 8ft (2.5)m. Deciduous. Spiny. Narrow, greyish leaves. Funnel-shaped pink or purple flowers, then orange-red berries. Fully hardy. Sun. Thrives in poor, dry soil. Useful for hedging. Yes
Melia azedarach Bead Tree, Persian Lilac tree 50ft (15m). Deciduous. Dark green divided leaves. Scented lilac-pink flowers in spring, yellow fruits in autumn. Frost hardy. Full sun. Thrives in dry soil. Plant away from buiidings. No
MYOSOTIS genus Forget-me-not annual, biennial, perennial 4-8ins (10-20cm). Narrow, or oval, hairy leaves. Flowers are usually blue but can be white or yellow, in spring or summer. No
NERINE genus bulb c. 6ins-2ft (15-60cm). Rounded heads of flowers with wavy petals which sometimes curve back. Flowers in autumn before the strap-like, basal leaves appear. Poisonous. Half hardy, 0C, to fully hardy. Sun and sandy soil. No
Origanum laevigatum Dittany shrub, rock plant 12in (30cm). Deciduous. Forms carpet of small, aromatic leaves. Covered in tiny minute, bright pink flowers in summer. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun, and alkaline soil. No
Oxalis enneaphylla Scurvy Grass perennial, rock plant 3in (7cm). Bulbous roots. Folded, greyish leaves divided into oval leaflets. Funnel-shaped flowers, white or pink, in June and July. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun or partial shade. No
PAPAVER genus Poppy annual, biennial, perennial c. 4ins-3ft m-1m). Oval or narrow leaves, often hairy. Flowers are single or double, in summer. Colours include white, pink or red. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. No
PENSTEMON genus annual, biennial, perennial, sub-shrub, shrub c. 3ins-4ft (8cm-1.2m). Mostly semi-evegreen or evergreen. Narrow or oval leaves. Tubular or funnel-shaped flowers in summer. Colours include white, pink, red, purple or blue. Half hardy, 0C, to fully hardy. Sun and fertile soil.. No
PHACELIA genus annual, biennial, perennial c. 8-24ins (20-60cm). Oval or feathery leaves. Blue, bell-shaped flowers in summer or early autumn. An irritant. Frost hardy. Sun and fertile soil. No
Phlomis fruticosa Jerusalem Sage shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen. Greyish, woolly leaves. Whorls of rich yellow flowers in June and July. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun and well-drained soil. No

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