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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

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

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

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

Vinca minor 'Alba'
Dwarf Periwinkle 'Alba'

White flowers from April to September. Evergreen, deep green foliage. Stems grow between 30 and 80 cm annually and spread covering the ground with a dense mat. It’s best grown in partial shade or shade and in moderately moist soil. Plant 10 plants per squ..

Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
leaves, white flowers IV-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

Vinca minor 'La Grave'
Dwarf Periwinkle 'La Grave'

Blue flowers from April to September. Evergreen, deep green foliage. It's one of the best ground covering forms. Stems grow between 30 and 80 cm annually and spread as a dense mat. It’s best grown in partial shade or shade and in moderately moist soil. Pl..

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 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

Vinca minor 'Plena'
Dwarf Periwinkle 'Plena'

Double, blue flowers from April to September. Evergreen, deep green foliage. Stems grow between 30 and 80 cm annually and spread forming a dense mat. It’s best grown in partial shade or shade and in moderately moist soil. Plant 10 plants per square meter...

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 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

Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert'
Dwarf Periwinkle 'Ralph Shugert'

A very attractive form bearing blue flowers from April to September. Evergreen, deep green leaves edged with white. Stems grow between 30 and 80 cm annually and spread as a dense mat. It’s one of the best ground covering forms. It’s best grown in partial ..

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 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

Clematis 'Arabella' (1994)
Clematis 'Arabella' (1994)

From June to October mid-blue flowers with conspicuous cream anthers are abundantly scattered over the whole plant. Very free flowering over a long period. A charming climber with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provid..

Raised by B. Fretwell, United Kingdom 1990.
Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
flowers no 2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 5-6 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 5-6 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Alionushka'
Clematis 'Alionushka'

Bell-shaped, nodding, rose-pink flowers with pale yellow anthers. A beautiful herbaceous clematis with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provided, it scrambles over the ground. Looks lovely when intermingled with another..

Raised by A. N. Volosenko-Valenis, Ukraine (former USSR).Named in 1969.
Decoration form Evergreen plant Annual growth Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
flowers no 1-1.5 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 4-5 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Density on 1 m2 Frost hardiness
sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 4-5 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9