Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:47

Lavatera - Perennial

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A popular shrub with masses of soft pink flowers with red centres grey green foliage, extremely long-flowering, this vigorous, semi-evergreen mallow is lovely in a mixed border

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Lysimachia

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a spreading herbaceous perennial with upright stems clothed in chocolate coloured leaves with the yellow flowers. It is vigorous and makes a large clump in most conditions. It enjoys a rich moist soil but will grow in drier conditions in shade.

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Lobelia (perennial)

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A perennial of nearly monumental stature with broad and pointed pale green felted foliage each soaring purple-tinged stem is crowned with a large tapering raceme of warm brick-red blossoms. From the swollen base of each flower a clawlike lower lip curls under and a tuft of stamens extends upward.
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Lantana

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Shrub verbena is another name for this strong smelling tropical perennial and the tight heads of flowers closely resemble verbena in appearance. It is not hardy in this region but can survive in a greenhouse
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Lily of the valley

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Fragrant flowers are always a joy in the garden and the scent of lily of the valley is especially strong. From late spring bell-shaped white flowers hang in arching racemes above dark green leaves. It spreads quickly in shady positions.
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Linaria repens

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The delicate flowers of pale toadflax are white or pale lilac striped with purple and shaped like small snapdragons. The linear grey-green leaves are arranged in whorls up the stem and the seeds have a rather wrinkled appearances.
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Leucanthemum

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Ox-eye daisy or marguerite is an erect somewhat weedy rhizomatous perennial that typically grows to 75 cm. Flowers are large single daisies with white rays and yellow center disks.
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Lupin

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An old cottage-garden favourite with flower spikes od single or dual colour. The flowers appear from early summer onwards and the plant makes a great addition to the middle or back of a garden border