Plants

From this page, you can find information about many of the plants that feature in the articles I have written for pumpkinbeth.com.  Click on each plant page to find more information about a specific plant, alongside links to every article I have written for PumpkinBeth.com where I have mentioned that particular plant.

You’ll find specific groups of plants on the following pages that I’ve highlighted for you below.  Alternatively if you prefer, you can scroll down through the full index below to see all of the plants I have listed on PumpkinBeth.com.  Click on an individual plant page to find information about that particular plant, along with links to every article where that particular plant is mentioned on PumpkinBeth.com

If you’re interested, you can also find plants listed by their country of origin, or you can scroll through the complete index of all of the plants listed on PumpkinBeth.com by scrolling through this list below:

 

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Trollius x cultorum ‘Cheddar’ is a hardy perennial plant that really stands out in the garden, due to its large buttercup-like flowers, which are coloured in the softest shade of warm, almost glowing, buttery cream.  This pretty flower is related to the buttercup.  The similarities…

Turnip ‘Sweet Marble’ is an F1 hybrid turnip that produces round, white roots.  This is a fast growing vegetable that produces a harvest within a couple of months of sowing.  I enjoy harvesting my turnips when they’re about the size of a golf ball. This…

Valeriana officinalis is a herb, known for its relaxing properties, which is more commonly known as Valerian.  Looking rather like a pale pink flowered Verbena bonariensis, Valeriana officinalis produces branching stems that hold panicles of tiny star shaped flowers, in the palest shade of dusky pink. …

Verbascum ‘Merlin’ is a super plant!  This hardy perennial is drought resistant, these plants simply flourish in light, sandy soils.  If you have moist, fertile soil, you will probably need to provide some support to your plants, (ideally early on in the growing season) but…

Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’ is a hardy, evergreen perennial, that thrives in poor, free draining, sandy soils and alkaline soils.  Plant Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’ where your plants can enjoy uninterrupted sunshine, or partial shade. Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’ flowers from May to August.  Quite a compact Verbascum, Verbascum…

Verbena bonariensis, is an utterly fabulous plant!  However little room I have to garden, I always make room for Verbena bonariensis.  This plant is so accommodating; it’s tall, yet light and airy, and never claustrophobic.  Verbena bonariensis is happy to grow by itself or up…

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’ is a deciduous shrub with an upright habit.  Plants can be lightly trimmed to create a pyramid shape with horizontal tiered layers; rather similar in appearance to a traditional wedding cake. In April, Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’ produces rather glamorous lacecap…

Viola ‘Frilly Dilly’ is a hardy, perennial Viola, with sturdy erect stems, which bears beautifully scented flowers, with frilled petals.  The flowers start life as a gentle white, they become flushed with soft purple and mauve tones as they age. Viola ‘Frilly Dilly’ will flower continuously…

Wisteria is a genus of tall, climbing plants, that originate from China, Eastern America, and Japan. Wisteria plants produce beautiful racemes of flowers from April to August.  The flowering time and flower colour vary somewhat for each Wisteria species or cultivar grown.  Some Wisterias produce…

This is Zamioculcas zamiifolia.  The plant’s botanical name is a bit of a mouthful, so Zamioculcas zamiifolia is more commonly known as the ZZ plant.  Zamioculcas zamiifolia is a tuberous, evergreen perennial plant with glossy green leaflets, which originates from Africa and other warm countries, where…

Zantedeschia ‘Dubai Nights’ produces very rich, dark purple coloured flowers which are outlined with a cream margin.  This new Zantedeschia produces large, olive-green coloured leaves, which are very thoroughly speckled with white.  Zantedeschia ‘Dubai Nights’ was introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

Zantedeschia ‘Eyeliner’ is a new Zantedeschia cultivar, launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, which produces long-stemmed blooms in the darkest purple and orange-red, which make dramatic cut flowers.

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