Plant List

the philosophy

Less is NOT More

I love having lots of plants in the garden and don't subscribe to the "less is more" school of thought when it comes to types and varieties either. The First Garden has a particularly impressive plant list considering its tiny size.

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In the First Garden

These are the plants I grew in my First Garden. There is enough here to have something in flower almost every day of the year.

  1. Erica (Heather – unknown variety)
  2. Chamomile (unknown variety)
  3. Phyllostachys Nigra (Black Bamboo)
  4. Himalaya Hookerianus (Himalayan Blue Bamboo)
  5. Narcissi (daffodils, mixed variety, single, double, multi-head)
  6. Campanula (Bell-flower – a few types)
  7. Vinca Major (Periwinkle)
  8. Hedera Helix (Ivy – several types)
  9. Choisya Ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom)
  10. Hosta “Patriot”
  11. Hosta “Gold Standard”
  12. Hosta “Aureo marginata”
  13. Hosta (a few other types)
  14. Scabious Perfecta Alba
  15. Paeonia Lactiflora “Sarah Bernhardt”
  16. Polystichum Polyblepharum Affinis (Shield Fern)
  17. Drypoteris Erythrosora (Japanese Shield Fern)
  18. Dryopteris Felix-mas Affinis (Male King Fern)
  19. Dryopteris Affinis “Cristata Angustata” (Golden Male Fern)
  20. Dryopteris Carthusiana “Grandiceps”
  21. Athyrium Niponicum (Japanese Painted Fern)
  22. Athyrium Filix-Femina “Frizelliae” (Tatting Fern)
  23. Athyrium Filix-Femina “Axminster” (Golden Lady Fern)
  24. Athyrium Filix-Femina “Cruciatum Group” (Cruciate Lady Fern)
  25. Corepsis “Early Sunrise”
  26. Acanthus (Bear’s Breeches)
  27. Lupinus Gallery Mixed (Gallery Lupins – several colours)
  28. Zantedeschia Aethiopica (White Calla Lily)
  29. Trachelospermum Jasminoides (Confederate or Star Jasmine)
  30. Jasminum Officinale (Common Jasmine)
  31. Acer Palmatum (several types)
  32. Dianthus (Pinks – several types)
  33. Dianthus “Memories”
  34. Dianthus “Widecombe Fair”
  35. Dianthus “Letitia Wyatt”
  36. Dianthus “Gran’s Favourite”
  37. Fuchsia “Cotton Candy”
  38. Veronica Spicata “Royal Candles”
  39. Iris Sibirica (Iris – unknown variety)
  40. Iris Sibirica “Tropic Night”
  41. Iris Sibircia “Pink Haze'”
  42. Iris Sibirica “Emperor”
  43. Iris Sibirica “Butter and Sugar”
  44. Iris Sibirica “Mrs Rowe”
  45. Iris Sibirica “Caesar”
  46. Iris Sibirica “Roger Perry”
  47. Iris Sibirica “Southcombe White”
  48. Ribes Sanguineum (Ornamental Flowering Currant)
  49. Salvia (unknown variety)
  50. Pieris Japonica “Mountain Fire”
  51. Pieris Japonica “Silver Flame”
  52. Galanthus Nivalis (common, single snowdrop)
  53. Galanthus Nivalis “Flore Pleno” (double snowdrop)
  54. Caryopteris x Clandonensis (Blue Spirea)
  55. Aquilegia Caerulea (Blue Columbine or Granny’s Bonnet)
  56. Physalis Alkekengi (Chinese Lantern – or Bladder Cherry)
  57. Acidanthera Murielae (Peacock Orchid)
  58. Rosa “Teasing Georgia”
  59. Rosa “Graham Thomas”
  60. Rosa “Gertrude Jekyll”
  61. Rosa Banksiae Lutea (Lady Banksia Rose)
  62. Laurus Nobilis (Sweet Bay or just Bay)
  63. Mint (two types)
  64. Satureja Montana (Winter Savoury)
  65. Thymus (Thyme – a few types)
  66. Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)
  67. Lilium Stargazer (Stargazer Lily)
  68. Lilium Regale (Regal Lily)
  69. Lilium “African Queen”
  70. Lilium (a few other types)
  71. Dwarf White Rose (unknown variety)
  72. Digitalis (Foxglove – several types)
  73. Delphinium (Larkspur – several types)
  74. Philadelphus “Belle Etoile”
  75. Clematis “Miss Bateman”
  76. Clematis Montana “Rubens”
  77. Clematis Montana Wilsonii
  78. Clematis “Star of India”
  79. Clematis (unknown variety)
  80. Ceanothus (California Lilac – unknown variety)
  81. Helianthus Annuus (annual sunflower – seasonal)
  82. Weigela (unknown variety)
  83. Prunus (ornamental flowering cherry)
  84. Oenothera Odorata (Evening Primrose)
  85. Anemone Blanda “White Splendour” (Grecian Windflower)
  86. Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus)
  87. Crocus Tommasinanus (Early Crocus)
  88. Crocus (a few types)
  89. Ilex (Holly – unknown variety)
  90. Taxus Baccata (English Yew)
  91. Alcea (Hollyhock)
  92. Phormium “Black Velvet”
  93. Caerulea Catananche (Cupid’s Dart)
  94. Allium Christophii (Star of Persia)
  95. Fatsia Japonica
  96. Eucalyptus Gunnii (Cider Gum Tree)
  97. Polygonatum Multiflorum (Solomon’s Seal)
  98. Spirea x Arguta (Bridal Wreath or Foam of May)
  99. Cineraria Senecio “Silverleaf”
  100. Echinacea Purpurea
  101. Lavender Angustifolia “Hidcote”
  102. Lavender (a few types)
  103. Ligularia Przewalskii
  104. Antirrhinum (Snapdragon – seasonal, mixed colours)
  105. Osteospermum “Stardust” (Hardy Cape Daisy)
  106. Osteospermum (yellow, tender, unknown variety)
  107. Wisteria (unknown variety )
  108. Skimmia Japonica (white flowering type, unknown variety)
  109. Bergenia (Elephant Ears – unknown variety )
  110. Arum Italicum “Marmoratum” (Lords and Ladies)
  111. Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts)
  112. Sarcococca Confusa (Chrismas Box or Sweet Box)
  113. Convolvulus (unknown variety)
  114. Epimedium (unknown variety)
  115. Hebe (unknown type)
  116. Chrysanthemum (unknown variety)
  117. Japanese Azalea (unknown variety)
  118. Spirea Japonica “Golden Flame”
  119. Buxus (Box – unknown variety)
  120. Escallonia (unknown variety)
  121. Lonicera Similis var Delavayi (evergreen Honeysuckle)
  122. Lonicera Nitida x Baggesen’s Gold (Box Honeysuckle)
  123. Strelitzia Reginae (Bird of Paradise – tender and comes in for the winter)
  124. Phoenix Canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm – comes in for the winter)
  125. Citrus x Limon (Lemmon – unknown variety, from Tesco)
  126. Cymbopogon [Citratus?] (Lemongrass – tender and comes in for the winter)

I think that is an incredibly long list considering the garden’s size. I’ve included plants that come in for the winter as they are tender but not the perennial houseplants. Of course, I’m always looking for more to add to the list.

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