Lift the Latch – Chard

One of the hottest days of the summer and a glorious cool evening to visit this garden. This is a garden, 31 years in the making, crammed with plants grown mainly for their foliage and to provide year round colour, including autumn colour. Get inspired!

  

Maroon / red foliage

a) Herbaceous -
Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’
Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’
Geranium pratense ‘Midnight Reiter’
Heuchera
Sedum telephium

b) Evergreen shrub -

Photinia ‘Red Robin’
Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’
Vitis vinifera

c) Deciduous shrub -

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Vitis vinifera ‘Purpurea’
Many Acers
Weigelia florida ‘Purpurea’
Physocarpus ‘Diabolo’
Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea’ / Berberis ottawensis ‘Superba’ and others

White variegated foliage

a) Herbaceous -

Euphorbia characias ‘White Swan’

b) Evergreen shrub -

Buxus sempervirens ‘Variegata’
Prunus lusitanica ‘Variegata’
Stransvaesia / Photinia variegata
Ilex aquifolium ‘Ferrox Argentea’
Pieris ‘Flaming Silver’
Trachelospernum jasminoides ‘Variegatum’
Euonymus ‘Silver Queen’, E. ‘Emerald Gaiety’, E. ‘Harlequin’…

c) Deciduous shrub -

Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’
Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’

Golden / yellow foliage

a) Herbaceous -

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Francis Williams’
Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon

b) Evergreen shrub -

Eleagnus ‘Maculata’
Ilex
‘Golden King’
Taxus baccata ‘Aurea’
Buxus sempervirens ‘Aureovariegata’
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Tricolor’
Variegated Rhododendron
Thuya aurea and others
Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’
Euonymus ‘Emerald n Gold’ and others

c) Deciduous shrub & tree-

Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’
Acer ‘Autumn Moon’ and other Acers
Cornus alba ‘Aurea’
Spirea ‘Gold Mound’ and others
Leycesteria formosa ‘Golden Lanterns’

Silver foliage

a) Herbaceous -
Stachys lanata
Euphorbia wulphenii
Cerastium
Phlomis russelliana
Phlox variegata

b) Evergreen shrub -

Lavender
Cytissus battandieri
Phlomis fruticosa

‘Pink’ foliage

a) Deciduous shrub and trees -
Salix ‘Hakuro Nishiki’
Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’
Fuchsia magalenica ‘Tricolor’

 

Notes by Angela Morley  www.wildgardens.co.uk