PLANTS FOR A WHITE GARDEN - SIX ON SATURDAY
I've been inspired by a comment on my last Six on Saturday about white achillea to choose a selection of white plants in flower for this weeks post. To join in Six on Saturday visit The Propagator who kindly hosts it.
|Perennial White Sweet Pea|
3. White Sweet Pea
I didn't grow this one from seed, but had to buy this plant from the garden centre. This is a perennial sweet pea, which lacks the scent of the annual varieties, but has the advantage of coming back year after year without needing any attention other than coaxing it onto its support.
5. White Phlox
These aren't a special variety, they were just purchased as White Phlox. Behind them are Veronica longifolia Blue Shades. I bought the Phlox because I had heard them described as having a lovely perfume, but sadly it doesn't do anything for me.
This Penstemon was grown from a packet of mixed colour seeds four years ago. It has a pale pink edge to it which I think is very sweet. The Penstemons have come through the winter outside without any losses, though I'm going to try taking cuttings of my favourites. They didn't flower very well in the dry summer last year, but are doing much better this year.
On a recent episode of Gardeners World from Hampton Court Garden Festival, they discussed how 'white is very in now' . I'm not sure white has ever been out of favour, just think of the famous White Garden at Sissinghurst, but it is true that many recent show gardens have had a naturalistic woodland theme, where white and green have been the key colour themes. Is white one of your favourites, and would you consider making a white garden?