Conservation Feature August 2019

Conservation plants in the garden

Plants in the Conservation Scheme should be completely hardy and perform well in the garden, but we don’t grow plants in isolation and I’ve been looking out for some interesting planting combinations.

Erigeron ‘Sincerity’ has flowered well this summer; seen here with Heuchera ’David’ and Heuchera ’Burgundy Frost’ in front (both heucheras are also conservation plants) and a hylotelephium behind, and in the next image with Astrantia major.

Erigeron ‘Sincerity’ with
Heuchera ’David’ and Heuchera ’Burgundy Frost’

Erigeron ‘Sincerity’ with Astrantia major


Another lovely combination for full sun;
Geranium ’Pink Delight’ and
Ballota pseudodictamnus B&M8119 (above)

Here Hemerocallis ’Cherry Ripe’ bursts through
Nepeta racemosa ’Walker’s Low’ 



While in a partly-shaded area, Zantedeschia aethiopica ’Glencoe’ stands over a mophead hydrangea with Lysimachia ephemerumin the background.




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