AHS Plants for Places by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

With full-color images and starting to be details for greater than 1,000 tried-and-tested vegetation, AHS vegetation for locations is definitely the right pocket-sized consultant for journeys to the backyard middle and nursery. Now totally revised and up to date!

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190, 280, 412). It may perish during cold winters if not sheltered from excessive rain. Pruning is rarely needed. ALSO RECOMMENDED: x H. sahucii is more compact with pink f lowers in summer. ad Z7–9 H9–7 Evergreen shrub h24in (60cm) s36in (90cm) 45 46 PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Hebe cupressoides ‘Boughton Dome’ This dwarf shrub is grown for its neat shape and dense, cypresslike foliage that forms a pale green dome. Flowers are infrequent. An excellent addition to a rock garden, giving a topiary effect without any clipping.

Art’s Pride’ is a novel variety with reddish-orange petals and dark brown cones. Conef lowers tolerate most soils. ALSO RECOMMENDED: E. purpurea ‘Rubinstern’ k has brilliant purple-red petals and orange cones – one of the best. adE Z3–9 H12-1 E24in (60cm ) Perennial PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Eremurus robustus This foxtail lily bears imposing spires of pale pink f lowers that appear in early and midsummer. They make this f leshy rooted perennial an ideal focal plant in a sunny border. Its narrow, grasslike leaves wither by f lowering time.

As a rule, if you can walk on the bare soil without it sticking to your boots, it is safe to dig. All a sandy soil will need is the lightest of cultivation before it is planted. Sandy soils also warm Many plants suited to sandy soils bear colorful, fragrant flowers in profusion to attract pollinating insects. quickly in spring, giving plants a head start into growth. There is a price to pay for such a plethora of advantages, however. Sandy soils are generally very hungry and thirsty, as a result of being open and free-draining.

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