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Images Wanted

The HPS Image Library provides images for lecturers and other speakers, websites, magazines and other media outlets to use - completely free of charge. It also provides images for use within the HPS by, for example, the Seed Distribution Scheme, the Conservation Scheme and the HPS Newsletter. These images have been donated by keen gardeners and photographers. In other words, by people like you. We allow free use of images in the library, provided users quote the HPS as their source, so if you wish to retain copyright on your images, we regret we cannot accept them.

But we always need more images.

The image library welcomes almost all good quality images of plants, plant materials and gardens.

At the moment, we are particularly looking for images of the following plants:

List updated 15th November 2017

Adenophora pereskiifolia
Adenophora potaninii
Anemone demissa
Anemone x lesseri
Aronia arbutifolia
Arthropodium candidum ‘Maculatum’
Azorina vidalii
Barbarea vulgaris ‘Variegata’
Campanula medium
Campanula rigidipila
Campanula sarmatica
Celmisia traversii
Celtis australis
Centaurea dealbata ‘Steenbergii’
Cephalaria alpina
Cerinthe major ‘Kiwi Blue’
Clematis orientalis
Clethra arborea
Clethra delavayi
Codonopsis mollis
Consolida ajacis
Cotoneaster moupinensis
Cytisus ‘Killiney Salmon’
Dactylicapnos scandens syn. Dicentra scandens
Delphinium Pacific Hybrids
Delphinium staphisagria
Dianthus armeria
Dierama ‘Blackberry Bells’
Dierama ‘Snowbells’
Dierama mossii
Digitalis stewartii
Digitalis viridiflora
Dodecatheon hendersonii
Doronicum austriacum
Dracocephalum rupestre
Echinops tjanschanicus
Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost’
Erysimum helveticum
Francoa sonchifolia ‘Pink Giant’
Geranium ruprechtii
Hebe hulkeana
Hedysarum coronarium
Heimia salicifolia
Helleborus argutifolius ‘Pacific Frost’
Hesperantha baurii
Heuchera cylindrica ‘Greenfinch’
Hieracium bombycinum
Hypericum androsaemum ‘Albury Purple’
Hystrix patula
Inula racemosa
Iris forrestii
Iris hookeri
Ligusticum lucidum
Lilium nanum
Lychnis alpina
Lychnis flos-cuculi var. albiflora
Matthiola incana
Melasphaerula ramosa
Melica altissima ‘Atropurpurea’
Muscari aucheri ‘Ocean Magic’
Muscari comosum
Nicotiana alata
Nigella hispanica
Notholirion bulbiferum
Oenothera ‘Apricot Delight’
Onopordum carduchorum
Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
Panax quinquefolius
Papaver atlanticum
Petteria ramentacea
Philadelphus purpurascens BWJ 7540
Phormium cookianum syn. colensoi
Physaria didymocarpa
Physostegia virginiana ‘Alba’
Polemonium brandegeei
Potentilla recta ‘Alba’
Pterocephalus perennis
Rheum australe
Roscoea alpina CC3667
Salvia ‘Silas Dyson’
Salvia patens ‘Blue Angel’
Scutellaria tournefortii
Scutellaria zhongdianensis
Senecio cannabifolius
Silene dioica ‘Ray's Golden Campion’
Silphium perfoliatum
Sisyrinchium graminoides
Sorbus rehderiana
Stachys macrantha ‘Superba’
Stipa barbata
Triosteum himalayanum
Veronicastrum sibiricum var. yezoense syn. V. sakhalinense
Viburnum koreanum
Zephyranthes atamasca

If you have photographs of these plants (or are in a position to take them) you can email your images to Brian Hackett, the HPS Photo Librarian,  or contact the Photo Librarian for help on getting your pictures to him.

Please remember that you can also email other horticultural images, for inclusion in the image library, to Brian as well.

You don’t need a fancy camera or lots of equipment to take plant photos these days. Many smartphones have very good cameras built into them. Just make sure that it focuses on the plant that you want to photograph and that you tell us the name of the plant. Photographs of general garden views are also welcome.

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