Plants

From this page, you can find information about many of the plants that feature in the articles I’ve written for pumpkinbeth.com.  Click on each plant group to discover more information about a specific group of plants.

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

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Rosa ‘The Generous Gardener’ (Ausdrawn) is an English Climbing Rose that was bred by David Austin.  Plants produce beautiful large pale pink coloured flowers that are somewhat peony like in their character.  The rose petals become ever paler, as the blooms age.  David Austin Roses…

Rosa ‘The Lark Ascending’ (Ausursula) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin, and introduced in 2012 at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. Although this rose possesses only a light fragrance, the plant produces open centred flowers, with accessible pollen…

Rosa ‘The Mill on the Floss’ (Austulliver) was bred by David Austin Roses.  This rose was introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.  David Austin Roses named this new rose after the novel of the same name, which was written by the famous female author…

Rosa ‘The Pilgrim’ (Auswalker) is a climbing rose, an English Musk Hybrid, it’s one of many beautiful English Roses that were bred by David Austin Roses.  This rose was introduced in 1991, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. The yellow flowers produced by Rosa…

Rosa ‘Tottering-by-Gently’ (Auscartoon) was bred by David Austin Roses and christened to mark the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the weekly cartoon created by Annie Tempest.  The Tottering-by-Gently cartoon was first published in Country Life magazine in January 1994.  Rosa ‘Tottering-by-Gently’ was introduced at…

Rosa ‘Tranquility’ (Ausnoble) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin and introduced in 2012, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This is another beautiful rose that was bred by David Austin.  I always admire the appearance of this rose, but I…

Here’s another superb rose that was bred by David Austin Roses.  Rosa ‘Wild Edric’ is an English Shrub Rose.  This is a beautiful rose to grow as a hedge – if I was planting a rose hedge, ‘Wild Edric’ would be the rose I’d choose. …

Rosa ‘William and Catherine’ (Ausrapper) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin, from David Austin Roses.  This rose was named in honour of Prince William, and his wife, Catherine, as a tribute to celebrate their wedding day.  Rosa ‘William and Catherine’…

Rosa ‘William Lobb’ is an Old Rose that was bred by Laffay.  One of the Centifolia Group of Moss Roses; these plants produce stems that are coated with a great many spines, these spines start at their base and continue upwards, to the tip of…

Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’ is the white flowered form of Rosa rugosa. I adore roses.  I grow Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’ in my own garden.  My garden is very small, which limits the number of plants I can grow; accordingly, every plant in my garden really does…

Rosa SANDRINGHAM (‘Beamolly’) is a Modern Classic Rose that was bred by Peter Beales Roses, and introduced in 2016. Rosa SANDRINGHAM produces medium sized, double, china pink coloured, fragrant blooms from the end of May until the frosts and winter weather arrives in autumn to…

Rosa ‘Bathsheba’ (Auschimbley) is an English Leander Hybrid climbing rose, that was bred by David Austin Roses and launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.  Rosa ‘Bathsheba’ grows to about 3m (10ft) tall. Rosa ‘Bathsheba’ produces medium sized, glowing apricot coloured, scented flowers that…

Rosa ‘Dame Judi Dench’ (Ausquaker) is a vigorous rose, which is tough, reliable, and healthy.  Rosa ‘Dame Judi Dench’ produces red-orange buds, which open to reveal rather charming, warm apricot coloured rosettes which have a pretty, yet informal and relaxed air.  The blooms cope well…

Rosa ‘Imogen’ (Austritch) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced in 2016, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Rosa ‘Imogen’ produces soft, creamy pale lemon yellow blooms, which are produced in profusion from the end of May, until the…

Rosa ‘James L. Austin’ (Auspike) is a shrub rose, an English Old Rose Hybrid, which was bred and named in honour of David Austin Senior’s son, the brother of David Austin Junior. Rosa ‘James L. Austin’ produces rather charming, vivid pink, rosette formed, fragrant blooms…

Rosa ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ is a a very special rose, which was introduced in the 1880s.  This is a repeat flowering bourbon rose is a delight!  Its fuchsia-raspberry pink coloured blooms are large, sumptuous, and perfectly formed.  Each flower produces a powerful fragrance which really…

Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ (Ausowlish) is a shrub rose, an English Musk Hybrid, one of the English Roses that was bred by David Austin Roses. Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ flowers from late May, until the frosts and cold winter weather arrive in late autumn or early winter,…

Rosa ‘Sir Walter Scott’ (Ausfalcon) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin and introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015.  Plants produce mauve-pink coloured, double flowers, with a central button eye that seems to pin the petals down onto the…

Rosa ‘Susie’ (‘Harwhistle’) is a climbing rose, bred by Harkness Roses.  Rosa ‘Susie’ has been bred to have good disease resistance.  This climbing rose produces glossy, dark green leaves, and pretty, orange-red coloured rose buds, which open out as golden, apricot coloured, fragrant roses, which…

Rosa ‘The Ancient Mariner’ (Ausoutcry) is an English Shrub Rose that was bred by David Austin and first introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015.  This rose was named in honour of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, The Ancient Mariner.  Plants produce medium sized, rose…

Rosa ‘Vanessa Bell’ (Auseasel) is a shrub rose, an English Musk Hybrid Rose, one of the English Roses, which was bred by David Austin Roses, and named in honour of Vanessa Bell, an actress and artist, who was a founder member of the Bloomsbury Group.…

Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus (also known as veined sorrel) is grown for its attractive, ornamental, edible leaves, which have a tangy flavour and feature attractive red veining. For more articles about edible gardening, please click here. To see my plant pages and view pictures and…

Rumohra adiantiformis ‘Variegata’ is an evergreen fern that produces mid green coloured fronds, which are highlighted with a lime green coloured stripe down the centre of each frond.  This fern’s variegation is not overpowering, this fern isn’t going to glow in the dark!  It’s quite…

This miniature, evergreen Rumohra fern species originates from the Galapagos Islands and New Zealand. This species of Rumohra thrives when it’s grown in a very humid environment ideally from 70-90% RH.  I found this Rumohra fern flourished growing in temperatures from 18C (56F) to 25C (77F).  My plant…

Runner bean ‘Benchmaster’ is a runner bean with handsome red flowers and long runner beans.  This is a good variety to grow if you’re thinking of entering your runner beans into your local flower show. Runner bean ‘Benchmaster’ is a tall, climbing runner bean that…

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