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Vinca minor 'Sebastian'
Dwarf Periwinkle 'Sebastian'

A Polish cultivar of interesting variegated leaves, green with yellow splashes in the middle that turn green in summer. Moderate growth strength. Recommended for domestic gardens and urban green areas. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Leaves decorative, evergreen, ov..

Selected by Kazimierz Kulas, Poland.
Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
no 0.5 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5A - 8Zones 5A - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5A - 8Zones 5A - 8

Rosa FAIRY DANCE 'Harward'
Trailing rose FAIRY DANCE 'Harward'

A groundcover rose, long-blooming and highly resistant to disease. Well adapted to Polish winters. Ideally suited for urban green areas. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: A compact shrub of moderate height. Flowers double, deep red, gathered in large inflorescences; b..

ORIGIN: Harkness, Great Britain ,1979.
Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
flowers no 0.4-1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3-6 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3-6 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
Japanese pachysandra 'Green Carpet'

Great evergreen ground cover for a variety of shady locations in all types of gardens, parks, public spaces.  

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers no 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 5 6A - 8Zones 6A - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 5 6A - 8Zones 6A - 8

Rosa YELLOW FAIRY
Rose YELLOW FAIRY

A groundcover rose blooming generously over a long time with attractive yellow flowers. Tolerates semi-shaded sites. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers small, 2–3 cm across, semi-double in a range of yellows – from coppery gold to cream-coloured; appear in abun..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
flowers no sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5-7 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5-7 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8

Rosa 'Elfrid'
Trailing rose 'Elfrid'

A groundcover rose of long-lasting bloom and high disease resistance. Withstands Polish winters. Well-adjusted to urban conditions.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 5–6 cm across, double, colour range from red-pink to salmon-pink; start blooming in VI and bl..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
flowers no sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3-6 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3-6 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis'
Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis'

The most compact variety creating very low cover (5-10 cm height). Small evergreen leaves (1-1.5 cm) are dark with light green venation and turn red in autumn. It climbs over supports by means of rootlets. It thrives in every average, moderately moist but..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves no shadow, sun 10-15 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
shadow, sun 10-15 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Vinca major
Bigleaf Periwinkle

A vigorous low growing shrub covered with large (4-8 cm across) dark, evergreen leaves. Numerous violet-blue flowers growing from the axils sprinkle the plant from April till June and in smaller amounts for the rest of summer. Thrives in fertile, humifie..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers no 0.3-1 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 5-11 6B - 8Zones 6B - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 5-11 6B - 8Zones 6B - 8

Vinca major 'Maculata'
Bigleaf Periwinkle 'Maculata'

A vigorous dwarf shrub covered with large (4-8 cm across), dark evergreen leaves with irregular splashes of yellow in the middle. Numerous violet-blue flowers growing from the axils sprinkle the plant from April till June and in smaller amounts till the e..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers no 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 5-11 6B - 8Zones 6B - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 5-11 6B - 8Zones 6B - 8

Vinca major WOJO'S JEM 'Vinwoj'
Bigleaf Periwinkle WOJO'S JEM 'Vinwoj'

Shrub covered with large (4-8 cm across), dark evergreen leaves with irregular creamy-white splashes in the middle. Numerous violet-blue flowers growing from the axils sprinkle the plant from April till June and in smaller amounts till the end of summer. ..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers no 0.3-1 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 5-11 6B - 8Zones 6B - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 5-11 6B - 8Zones 6B - 8

Vinca minor 'Dart's Blue'
Dwarf Periwinkle 'Dart's Blue'

A valuable cultivar of regular growth with dark, glossy evergreen leaves and light violet-blue flowers blooming just above them. Both leaves and flowers are larger than the average in the species. Free-flowering in April, continues less abundantly through..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers no 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5 - 0Zones 5 - 0
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5 - 0Zones 5 - 0

Vinca minor ILLUMINATION 'Cahill'
Dwarf Periwinkle ILLUMINATION 'Cahill'

Attractive, evergreen variety of bright yellow, glossy, elliptic leaves with dark green margins, 2-3 cm long. Violet-blue flowers 2.5 cm in diameter. Free flowering from the end of April till May, continues until October. Yellow dioecious shoots, the ster..

Selected by Christy Hensler in 1995, U.S.A.
Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers (IV-IX) no 0.5-1 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5A - 9Zones 5A - 9
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5A - 9Zones 5A - 9

Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'
Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'

The most vigorous of all euonymus. Large, 6 cm across, evergreen glossy leaves turn deep scarlet in autumn and become green again in spring. This change of colours provides year round interest and enlivens the garden. A perfect groundcover plant for sunny..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves no 0.8 m 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 5 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/4 sun, shadow, sun 5 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Small, 3 cm across, deep green leaves with irregular white margins. Stems creep along the ground, creating an effect of a green-white wave. Plant between 7 and 10 plants per square meter. It can freeze during harsh winters.

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves no 0.5 m 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 7-11 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/4 sun, shadow, sun 7-11 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald'n'Gold'
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald'n'Gold'

Small, 3 cm across, green leaves with bright yellow margins. The variegation disappears when grown in deep shade. Stems are erect to semi-erect and will grow even up to 2 m high when planted near a support (a fence or a tree). If trimmed, they will spread..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves no 0.5 m 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 7-11 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/4 sun, shadow, sun 7-11 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9

Euonymus fortunei 'Interbolwi'
Euonymus fortunei 'Interbolwi'

Small, 3 cm across, deep green leaves with a bright yellow center. The form is spreading in habit and doesn't need pruning. It's suitable for growing over large areas, filling up space between taller shrubs, or creating edgings. It grows well both in sun ..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves no 0.5 m 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 8 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
1/4 sun, shadow, sun 8 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9

Hedera helix 'Thorndale'
Common Ivy 'Thorndale'

This vigorous and spreading climber is recognized as one of the hardiest ivy cultivars. Reaches a height of over 20m (1m of annual growth). Notable for its glossy dark green leathery leaves with white veins. It attaches itself to supports by aerial roots...

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves no 1 m shadow, sun, 3/4 sun 4 5A - 10Zones 5A - 10
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
shadow, sun, 3/4 sun 4 5A - 10Zones 5A - 10

Vinca minor 'Evelyn' PBR
Dwarf Periwinkle 'Evelyn' PBR

Recent, precious cultivar with white flowers in IV-IX. Evergreen leaves, dark green with cream-coloured margins. Shoots grow 30-80 cm a year, and by scrambling and taking new roots they cover the ground tightly. The cover is 10-15 cm deep and thrives in a..

Selected in Helix Pflanzen GmbH, Germany.
Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers (IV-IX) no 0.3-0.8 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Vinca minor
Dwarf Periwinkle

An evergreen dwarf shrub that spreads over the ground forming a dense mat. Small, 3 cm across, deep green leaves. Stems grow between 30 and 80 cm annually. It bears attractive flowers that vary in colour: blue in the species and blue, purple and white in ..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, blue flowers (IV-IX) no 0.5 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5 - 0Zones 5 - 0
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5 - 0Zones 5 - 0

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'
Dwarf Periwinkle 'Atropurpurea'

An evergreen dwarf shrub that spreads over the ground forming a dense mat. Small, 3 cm across, deep green leaves. Stems grow about 30-80 cm annually. Attractive violet-purple flowers. It’s best grown in partial shade or shade and in moderately moist soil...

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, red flowers VI-IX no 0.5 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5A - 8Zones 5A - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 10 5A - 8Zones 5A - 8

Schizophragma hydrangeoides
Japanese Hydrangea-vine

An ornamental climber, supporting itself by means of aerial roots. White flowers are borne in large, flattened cymes. Leaves heart-shaped, dark green, turning yellow in autumn. Though slow-growing (0,5m of annual growth), it eventually reaches 6m. Superb ..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers VII no 0.5 m shadow, sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 4 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
shadow, sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 4 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8