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                          Takeaway plan from The DHL Sun Chariot Garden
                          by Andrew Marson

                          This planting plan is for a late-spring/early-summer border in full sun backed by a hedge. It’s
                          packed with sun-loving, drought-tolerant perennials and grasses in shades of blue, yellow and
                          cream.




Plants used
• Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'      • Gladiolus tristis x 12:                   • Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp.        • Nectaroscordum siculum subsp.
x 5:                                        Elegant, trumpet-shaped flowers on          Niphophila x 1:                       Bulgaricum x 9:
Create a hedge-like backdrop with           delicate stems.                             Used as a multi-stemmed shrub, the    Bell-shaped flowers hanging down
this bushy, aromatic shrub.                                                             bark adds interest with the flaky     from drooping stalks at the top of
                                            • Helictotrichon sempervirens x 3:          patches of cream, grey and green.     stout stems.
• Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'          Mounds of blue green grass with
x 2:                                        straw-coloured flowers.                     • Santolina rosmarinifolia subsp.
Electric blue summer flowers.                                                           Rosmarinifolia 'Primrose Gem' x 4:
                                            • Sisyrinchium striatum x 12:               Button, acid-yellow flowers.
• Iris 'Jane Phillips' x 3:                 Tall spires formed of many small,
Spectacular, ruffled petals above fans      creamy-yellow flowers up a stiff            • Stipa tenuissima x 10:
of sword-shaped, grey-green leaves.         stem.                                       Pale feathery seed heads, close-
                                                                                        packed, stiff, thread-like stems.
• Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht', two       • Iris 'Deep Black' x 3:
groups x 5:                                 Velvety flowers.                            • Buglossoides purpurocaerulea x 2:
Large spikes of flowers.                                                                Dainty flowers.
                                            • Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
• Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye',          x 2:                                        • Allium christophii x 9:
two groups x 6:                             Clumps of red-tinted, light green           The flowers form a perfect ball
Violet-blue, saucer-shaped flower.          leaves.                                     shape.



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