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With full-color photos and starting to be details for greater than 1,000 tried-and-tested vegetation, AHS vegetation for locations is the best pocket-sized consultant for journeys to the backyard heart and nursery. Now absolutely revised and up-to-date!

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64). ALSO RECOMMENDED: E. himalaicus is shorter, with white f lowers in late spring. 2m) Eriophyllum lanatum The woolly sunf lower displays a profusion of bright yellow, daisylike f lowers throughout summer above clumps of white-woolly, silver-gray leaves. 190). 348). Position with care in a rock garden; it may overwhelm smaller plants. ad Z5–8 H8–5 e8–24in (20–60cm) or more Perennial 55 56 PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Eryngium x tripartitum This plant forms a mound of lobed, few-spined, glossy dark green leaves.

Longifolia has deep blue-purple f lowers from late winter. 472) form a foil for the plumes of tiny, pink or white, star-shaped f lowers that appear in midsummer. 238). 448). ALSO RECOMMENDED: R. 391); R. sambucifolia has white or pink f lowers in early to midsummer. abef Z5–8 H8–5 hto 6ft (2m) s3ft (1m) Perennial PLANTS FOR CLAY SOILS Sanguisorba canadensis The Canadian burnet produces f luffy, long-stemmed spikes of tiny white f lowers in midsummer and autumn above a clump of divided, dark green leaves.

Acetabulosa is slightly larger with purple-pink f lowers in mid- and late summer. adg Z7–9 H9–7 Evergreen shrub h18in (45cm) s24in (60cm) Calluna vulgaris ‘Kinlochruel’ A distinctive heather with double white f lowers in long clusters that are borne very freely from midsummer to late autumn. It forms a spreading mound of bright green foliage that turns to bronze during winter. 92, 304). 494). ALSO RECOMMENDED: ‘Wickwar Flame’ has gold leaves that turn red in winter. ad Z5–7 H7–5 Evergreen shrub h10in (25cm) s16in (40cm) PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Ceratostigma willmottianum Chinese plumbago is valued for its long-lasting display of pale to mid-blue f lowers from late summer; autumn f lowers appear at the same time as the diamond-shaped, mid-green leaves turn to blazing red.

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