Hi all, it's my parents 35th wedding anniversary coming up and I wante
to get them a plant for their garden. 35 years is traditionally Coral
and more recently Jade so I was hoping to find a plant incorporatin
that in to it.
I'd like to get something that they can plant now, and that flowers.
was thinking of a Coral Honeysuckle. I'm not a gardener myself so wa
just looking for some information and any other ideas people can com
I don't know what the soil type is I'm afraid; but they live in Surrey
The garden is big so it doesn't matter wether the plant needs shade o
not...all sorts available!
Thanks for your help and guidance
Have they a greenhouse? Jade vine, Strongylodon macrobotrys, might be an
Coral bark Japanese maple? (Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku')
I know there are some very good nurseries in Surrey; they should be able
to tell you what might grow well for your parents. I believe most of
Surrey has neutral to slightly basic soils.
Another possibility for an anniversary, though you might have to look
for it in the UK, is Euonymus americana. One of the common names is
"hearts busting with love", or hearts-a-bursting, though probably
better known as American strawberry bush.
There are also some very nice peonies with "Coral" in the cultivar
name. Peonies are quite hardy and long-lived, so that's another
possibility. e.g.: http://www.thirdbranch.com/pages/peonydivs.html
And there's Paeonia mascula, aka Paeonia corallina, coral peony:
ps: end of August is about when I'm used to planting peonies and
iris; later in the fall for shrubs or trees. There are also some
coral colors of bearded iris now, like Fire Bride:
and there's "coral iris", Iris foetidissima:
There is Jade Plant, (Crassula) many kinds-- a house plant in all but
Also Coral Bells. (Heuchera.) Many new kinds with beautiful foliage
lime green, orange, purple, and some with colorful variegated
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