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Family: AsteraceaeMain Season: All YearFlower Colour: YellowLeaf Colour: Blue/grey/silverFoliage: EvergreenPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: 45cm to 60cm (18" to 2')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H4 minimum -5C to -10CPot Size: 1.4L
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A delightful bright silver foliage shrublet from Beth Chatto. Narrow leaves on upright stems topped with yellow flowers if you let it. Full sun and well drained soil. 60cm.
Without the flowers Helichrysum stoechas 'White Barn' could be confused for a particularly silvery leafed lavender with it's dense bushes of upright habit. Fortunately this plant is somewhat tougher than most lavenders but it does best with the similar occasional trim back to keep it bushy. Helichrysum will tolerate the occasional hard renovation prune in late spring if you need to.
'White Barn' looks great with other dry garden plants and is an excellent contrast with the shrubby Mexican Salvia hybrids. Also worth trying with soft grasses like Stipa tenuissima and Eragrostis curvula.
White Barn is the name of the house at Beth Chatto's in Essex. This plant has also been known as Helichrysum 'Elmstead'.
Anemone nemorosa 'Wilks' White'£4.50
Large white flowers slowly flush with a rosy pink. A showy form of Wood Anemone for shady places with average to good soil. 25cm.
Geranium x oxonianum 'White Stripes'£4.50
A pretty form with narrow petalled white flowers over a mound of light green foliage. May to September. Ordinary soil in sun or light shade. 45cm.
Hedera helix 'White Ripple'£4.50
Beautifully white margined version of Green Ripple with narrow fingered forward-facing divisions. Elegant and bright, climbs, scrambles and trails well.