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Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival the plants!

Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival – the plants!

Full drought resistant plant list

If you came to see Beth’s Drought Resistant Garden at Hampton Court this year, thank you. It was wonderful to be a part of it all and pay tribute to Beth in such a public, special way.

We have had many request for plant lists. The garden was fairly large at the festival, and so the plant list is extensive. If you would like a ready designed drought resistant border, we have a Hampton Court Plant Collection available which includes planting plan.

Where the plant name is highlighted in green, you should be able to click on it to the actual plant available from Beth’s nursery here. 90% of the plants we sell are grown onsite.

If the plant is out of stock, please do click to get reminded when they are back in stock as it can change from day to day.

Smaller shrubs
Aloysia citrodora
Artemisia absinthium
Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Mist'
Artemisia arbrotanum
Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
Ballota acetabulosa
Ballota pseudodictamnus
Ballota pseudodictamnus ex Crete
Brachyglottis 'Walbertons Silver Doormouse'
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'
Convolulus cneorum
Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'
Euphorbia mellifera
Euphorbia pithyusa
x Halimiocistus sahucii
Helianthemum 'Firedragon'
Helianthemum 'Henfield Brilliant'
Helianthemum 'Rhodanthe Carneum'
Helianthemum 'The Bride'
Helichrysum 'Icicles'
Helichrysum italicum
Hyssopus officinalis
Hyssopus officinalis 'Rosea'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Grosso'
Lavandula 'Hidcote'
Marrubium bourgaei subsp. bourgaei 'All Hallow's Green'
Matthiola incana
Parahebe cattaractae
Parahebe perfoliata
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Phlomis 'Edward Bowles'
Phlomis italica
Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten'
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Queen'
Santolina magonica
Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana
Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana 'Edward Bowles'
Santolina rosmarinifolia 'Primrose Gem'
Santolina rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Elymus magellanicus
Eragrostis curvula
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Helictotricon sempervirens
Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'
Poa labillardierei
Stipa gigantea
Stipa gigantea 'Gold Fontaene'
Stipa tenuissima

Taller herbaceous perennials
Cynara cardunculus
Echinops ritro 'Veitches Blue'
Eremurus × isabellinus 'Pinokkio'
Eryngium eburneum
Eryngium pandanifolium 'Physic Purple'
Foeniculum vulgare 'Smokey'
Onopordum acanthium (1st year plants)
Romneya coulteri
Verbascum blattaria susp. Albiflorum
Verbascum bombyciferum
Verbascum 'Gainsborough'
Verbena bonariensis

Medium herbaceous perennials
Achillea x 'Schwellenberg'
Agapanthus 'Back in Black' 
Agapanthus campanulatus 'Navy Blue' (syn. 'Midnight Star')
Agapanthus 'Twister'
Artemesia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'
Asphodeline liburnica
Catanche caerulea
Crambe maritima
Dianthus carthusianorum
Eryngium agavifolium
Eryngium bourgatii
Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst'
Eryngium planum
Euphorbia seguieriana
Galactites tomentosa
Gaura lindheimeri
Gaura lindheimeri 'Jo Adela'
Helichrysum hypoleucum
Iris pallida subsp. pallida
Linaria purpurea 'Peachy'
Linaria purpurea 'Pink Kisses'
Linaria purpurea 'Poached Egg'
Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'
Lychnis coronaria 'Gardeners World'
Matthiola incana
Nepeta 'Chettle Blue'
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic'
Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'
Nepeta racemosa 'Amelia'
Nepeta tuberosa
Nepeta 'Walker's Low'
Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl' - available onsite
Phlomis russeliana
Salvia 'Caradonna'
Verbascum chaixii

Shorter herbaceous perennials
Acaena affinis
Acaena 'Blue Haze'
Achillea nobilis subsp. neilreichii
Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana
Artemesia pontica
Bergenia 'Abendglocken'
Bergenia 'Ballawley'
Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby'
Bergenia 'Morgenrote'
Cerastium tomentosum var. columnae
Erigeron karviskianus
Eriophyllum lanatum
Euphorbia 'Copton Ash'
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia rigida
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
Glandularia 'La France'
Glaucium corniculatum
Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude'
Hylotelephium 'Jose Aubergine'
Hylotelephium 'Karfunkelstein'
Hylotelephium 'Matrona'
Hylotelephium 'Purple Emperor'
Libertia perigrinans
Limonium latifolium 'Violetta'
Origanum vulgare
Origanum vulgare 'Thumbles Variety'
Osteospermum jucundum
Osteospermum 'Lady Leitrim'
Phuopsis stylosa 'Purpurea'
Salvia 'Bees Bliss'
Sedum spurium 'Dragons Blood'
Sedum spurium 'Green Mantle'
Sedum 'Weinstephner Gold'
Stachys byzantina 'Cotton Boll'
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Teucrium x lucidrys
Thymus citriodorus 'Aureus'
Thymus polytrichus subsp. britannicus
Thymus 'Red Carpet'
Thymus serphyllum 'Pink Chintz'
Thymus serphyllum var. albus
Thymus 'Silver Posie'
Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'
Verbena rigida

Allium amethystinum 'Red Mohican'
Allium cristophii
Allium sphaerocephalum
Allium 'Summer Drummer'
Triteleia laxa

Half-hardy succulents - we have a wide selection of succulents available in the nursery at the Gardens
Agave americana 'Variegata'
Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba'

Trees, larger shrubs and conifers 
Amelanchier lamarckii
Berberis x ottawensis 'Auricoma'
Buddleja 'Lochinch'
Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Blue'
Ceanothus 'Concha'
Cistis x hybridus
Cistus purpureus
Cistus purpureus 'Alan Fradd'
Cistus 'Silver Pink
Cotoneaster franchettii
Cytisus praecox
Eleagnus 'Quicksilver'
Eucalyptus dalrympleana
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald n' Gold'
Juniperis chinensis 'Stricta'
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow'
Koelrueteria paniculata
Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum'
Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
Lupinus arboreus f. luteus
Oleria x haastii
Phillyrea angustifolia
Pittosporum tenuifolium
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegatum'
Rosa glauca
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'
Teucrium fruticans

Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival  the plants!

Comments (1)

Unfortunately I could not attend the show but I have been several times to Beth Chatto's Gardens in Essex. I used the dry garden, and Beth Chatto's Book "The Gravel Garden", as my inspiration for designing my front garden in Faversham, Kent. It has just been short-listed for the Faversham in Bloom Awards - an indication of how perceptions are changing as it is SO not the kind of garden that has previously been considered. So Beth's wonderful understanding of plants and habitats is percolating even to "In Bloom" competitions. Hurrah!!
Mrs Margot Buchanan | 28/07/2019
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