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August Conservation Feature

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 ephemerum in the background.




Jan Vaughan Posted by Jan Vaughan

2 Comments To "August Conservation Feature"

Jan Vaughan On 14.08.2019
The nepeta is a good plant, although has a tendency to flop. I generally cut it back to the ground about now and soon have a nice mound of foliage and it usually flowers again. Not one for the Conservation Scheme as it is widely available. Reply to this comment
Catherine Doran On 12.08.2019
Is Nepeta Walkers Low in the Conservation Scheme ? It grows very vigorously in my garden and I have given it away to various friends. Reply to this comment
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