The Acanthus

Perennials

Abutilon vitifolium
Acanthus (Bear’s Breeches)
Aconitum (Monkshood)
Acorus (Sweet Flag)
Actaea (Black Cohosh)
Agapanthus
Ajuga (Bugle)
Alcea (hollyhock)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)
Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow)
Amsonia
Anaphalis (Pearl Everlasting)
Anchusa (Alkanet)
Anemone blanda
Anemone coronaria
Aquilegia (Granny’s Bonnet)
Arabis (Rock Cress)
Artemisia (Mugwort)
Aruncus sylvester (Goat’s Beard)
Arundinaria and other bamboos
Asclepias (Milkweed)
Aster (Michaelmas daisy)
Astilbe
Athyrium (Lady Fern)
Ballota (False Dittany)
Bergenia (Elephant’s ears)
Bocconia (Macleaya) (Plume Poppy)
Borago (Borage)
Brunnera microphylla
Calamagrostis (Feather Reed Grass)
Campanula lactiflora
Centaurea hypoleuca John Coutts
Cephalaria (Giant Scabious)
Chaerophyllum (Chervil)
Chelidonium (Greater Celandine)
Chionodoxia (Glory of the Snow)
Clarkia (Godetia)
Codonopsis clematidea
Colchicum (Autumn Crocus)
Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)

Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass)
Corydalis (Fumitory)
Crinum (Spider Lily)
Crocosmia (Montbretia)
Cyclamen
Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke)
Cynoglossum (Hound’s Tongue)
Dahlia
Deschampsia (Hair grass)
Dianthus barbatus (Sweet Wiliam)
Diascia
Digitalis (Foxglove)
Delphinium
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Doronicum (Leopard’s Bane)
Echinops (Globe Thistle)
Echium (Viper’s Bugloss)
Eomecon (Snow Poppy)
Epilobium (Willow Herb
Epimedium (Barrenwort)
Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite)
Eremurus (Foxtail Lily)
Erodium pelargoniiflorum
Eryngium (Sea Holly)
Erythronium (Dog’s Tooth Violet)
Eschscholtzia (California Poppy)
Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)
Euphorbia (Spurge)
Filipendula (Meadowsweet)
Fragaria (Strawberry)
Fritillaria (Fritillary)
Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
Galtonia (Summer Hyacinth)
Gentiana
Geranium (Cranesbill)
Geum (Avens)
Glaucium (Horned Poppy)
Helenium
Helianthemum (Rock Rose)
Helianthus (Sunflower)
Helichrysum
Helictotrichon (Blue Oat Grass)
Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
except H. niger (Christmas Rose)
Hemerocallis (Day Lily)
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Hosta
Houttuynia (Chameleon plant)
Hyacinthus
Impatiens (Bizzie Lizzy)
Iris foetidissima (Stinking Gladwyn)
Iris sibirica
Kitaibela vitifolia
Kniphofia (Red-hot Poker)
Lamium (Dead Nettle)
Lavandula
Leucanthemum (Marguerite)
Leucojum (Snowflake)
Leymus
Ligularia
Limonium (Statice)
Linum perenne (Flax)
Liriope muscari
Loasa vulcanica
Lunaria (Honesty)
Lupin
Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese Cross)
Lysimachia (Loosestrife)
Malva moschata (Musk Mallow)
Malvastrum lateritium
Melianthus major (Honey Bush)
Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)
Mentha x piperata (Eau-de-Cologne Mint)
Miscanthus (Zebra Grass)
Myosotis (Forget-me-not)
Narcissus
Nepeta (Catmint)
Nicotiana (Tobacco Plant)
Omphalodes (Navelwort)
Onopordum (Scotch Thistle)
Orchis (hardy)
Origanum (Marjoram)
Osteospermum
Paeonia
Papaver (Poppy)
Penstemon
Persicaria (Bistort)
Petasites fragrans (Winter Heliotrope)
Phlomis (Jerusalem Sage)
Phormium (New Zealand Flax)
Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed)
Polemonium (Jacob’s ladder)
Polygonatum (Solomon’s Seal)
Potentilla (Cinquefoil)
Primula (Primrose)
Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Rehmannia (Chinese Foxglove)
Rheum (Rhubarb)
Rodgersia
Rudbeckia (black-eyed Susan)
Salvia (Clary Sage)
Salvia x superba
Sanguisorba (Salad Burnet)
Saxifraga umbrosa (London Pride)
Schizostylis (Kaffir Lily)
Sedum (Ice Plant)
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)
Sisyrinchium (Blue-eyed Grass)
Snowdrops
Sphaeralcea (False Mallow)
Stachys lanata (Betony)
Stokesia
Symphytum (Comfrey)
Tellima (Fringe Cups)
Thalictrum (Meadow Rue)
Tiarella (Foam Flower)
Tradescantia (Moses in the Bullrushes)
Tricyrtis (Toad Lily)
Trillium (Wake Robin)
Tritonia crocata
Trollius (Globe Flower)
Uncinia (Blood Grass)
Verbena (Vervain)
Verbascum (mullein)
Veronica
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet)
Waldsteinia (Barren Strawberry)
Zinnia elegans

Trees

Araucaria (Monkey Puzzle)
Arbutus menziesii
Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
Betula (Birch)
Laburnum
Pinus nigra (Black Pine)

Shrubs

Aucuba japonica (Laurel)
Berberis (Barberry)
Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush)
Buxus (Box)
Ceanothus (California Lilac)
Choisya (Mexican Orangeblossom)
Cotinus (Smoke Bush)
Cornus (Dogwood)
Cotoneaster
Daphne mezereum
Eleagnus (Oleaster)
Euonymus (Spindle Tree)
Fuchsia
Gaultheria (Wintergreen)
Hippophae (Sea Buckthorn)
Hydrangea
Hypericum (St.John’s Wort)
Ilex (Holly)
Kalmia latifolius (Mountain Laurel)
Laurus nobilis (Bay)
Olearia (Daisy Bush)
Ornamental and edible currants
Philadelphus
Prunus (Blackthorn, Sloe)
Rhododendron
Rosa (Spiny species)
Rosmarinus
Ruscus (Butcher’s Broom)
Syringa (Lilac
Sambucus (Elder)
Skimmia
Spirea
Symphoricarpus (Snowberry)
Tree Paeony
Viburnum opulus and tinus