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Acer palmatum Japanese maple ’Garnet’- plant for planters
Acer palmatum Japanese maple 'Garnet'
Mound-forming deciduous tree with deeply and linely cut palmate leaves. These are dark purple-red in colour.
Height & Spread:  2x2m
A. palmatum var.dissectum This tree's green leaves turn red and then yellow in autumn.
A. palmatum 'Red Pygmy' Upright with linear leaves that are dark red in spring, green in summer and yellow in autumn.
Cultivation: Plant in spring or autumn in large planter of John Innes No.3. Site in partial shade with protection from cold winds and late frosts, which may damage foliage. Water freely while growing, applying a balanced liquid feed monthly from spring to midsummer. Prune out any weak or damaged branches in winter. Prone to aphids and mites, and leaf scorch in exposed positions.

Atriolex hortensis var. rubra Purple orache
       Fast-growing, erect annual with reddish stems and purple-green foliage.
Height & Spread: 90x30cm
Cultivation: Plant out after, the last frosts in a good quality potting mix. Site the planters in full sun in a sheltered position. Water freely and apply a balanced liquid feed every month. Seeds can be sown directly into their planter in late spring.
 
Atriolex hortensis var. rubra Purple orache- plant for planters

 
Chlorophytum comosum Spider plant ’vittatum’- plant for planters
Chlorophytum comosum Spider plant 'vittatum'
Popular evergreen perennial with arcing, linear leaves, striped white along the centre. May produce a series of plantlets on arching stems.
Height & Spread:  30x30cm
C. comosum 'Variegatum' Leaves have white margins.
Cultivation: Plant out in early summer. Site in sun or light
shade. Water freely and feed monthly in the growing season. Over-winter indoors on a sunny windowsill.

Helichrysum petiolare 'Variegatum'
Trailing perennial, usually grown as an annual, with oval, felted, silvery green leaves, each with a dark green central blotch marking.
Height & Spread:  30x60cm
H. petiolare 'Limelight' Yellowy green leaves.
Cultivation:  Plant out after the last frosts in a good quality
potting mix at the edge of a planter or basket, so that the trailing stems can hang down. Site in full sun but be careful not to allow the compost to dry out. Apply a balanced liquid feed every two or three weeks. Pinch out the tips of young plants to promote bushiness.
 
 
 
Helichrysum petiolare ’Variegatum’- plant for planters

 
 
 
 
Hosta Plantain lily ’Halcyon’ plant for planters
Hosta Plantain lily 'Halcyon'
Clump-forming perennial with glaucous, grey-blue, heart-shaped leaves. Deep yellow leaves are cupped and
puckered. Prefers shade.
Height & Spread:  40x50cm
H. 'Golden Prayers' Deep yellow leaves are cupped and
puckered. Prefers shade.
H. 'Golden Tiara' Leaves are mid green with irregular bright yellow margins.
Cultivation: Plant in spring or autumn in large pots of John Innes No.2 with added organic matter. Site in light shade. Yellow-leafed cultivars generally colour best with some exposure to sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Water freely while growing never allowing the compost to dry out, and feed in midspring and midsummer. Mulch annually in spring with leaf-mould. Hostas are particularly prone to attack from slugs and snails.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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