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2 2 3 2 G Cyclamen hederifolium 2 1 1 + subsp.
Here are a few shady plant suggestions, which I think go well together: Dry Shade - Epimedium, Bergenia, Japanese Acers, Acanthus mollis
That, however, is not necessarily the case in practice although propagators have identified some with the capacity to be increased from root cuttings, mainly those with thick, fleshy roots, such as Primula denticulata, the Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale), Acanthus mollis
and Anchusa azurea.
And try the spiky Acanthus mollis
or Vitis vinifera purpurea with its plum purple flowers, against an open trellis.
Cardoons are better suited to the back of the border, creating a massively impressive backdrop for those smaller spikys such as Acanthus mollis
(Bear's Breeches) and Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax).
STEVAN SZEWCZYK VIA EMAIL HI STEVAN This is Acanthus mollis
, sometimes known as Bear's Breeches.
NEXT YEAR - Cornus, a thistle, salix repens, acanthus mollis
, recommened by, right, Andrew Duff.
1 Acanthus mollis
- architecturally, one of the most stunning plants, retaining its foliage in winter in sheltered positions.
Clipped hedges, often box, but sometimes planted with woody herbs like rosemary that thrived in Mediterranean environments were common, and other important ornamental plants included bear's breeches (Acanthus mollis
), lilies, and even roses.