The Teddington Gardener

Springtime Blues at Wisley… and the rather excellent online RHS Plant Selector





Fields of Blue – Camassia leitchlini at RHS Wisley – with Rhododendrons in the woods there too (below)



Primula auricula Blue Velvet – in the Alpine House at RHS Wisley yesterday


Leucocoryne vittata

Leucocoryne vittata

Scilla hughii

Scilla hughii



Wisteria floribunda Yae kokuryu (above) at RHS Wisley – below, Clematis alpina Pamela Jackman (in my garden)


If you are planning a blue-themed garden or border- or looking for plants of any particular hue for that matter, the RHS plant selector is a perfect place to start. I’ve simply ticked the boxes for hardy plants with blue or glaucous characteristics that are interesting in Spring and a list of 388 plants is there at my fingertips… From Aconitum and Agapanthus through to Viola and Wisteria….

Your choices are almost infinitely variable and it is an excellent tool for the experienced gardener and beginner.


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