Plant Types

We have over 2,000 plants listed in our database:

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Drought Tolerant Plants - (797)
Drought tolerant plants can sustain significant periods of drought. However, even these plants will need watering after planting until their root systems become fully established.

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Ericaceous Plants - (147)
Ericaceous plants require acidic or ericaceous soil in which to thrive. Chalky or lime (alkaline) soil can turn their leaves yellow and may even kill them.

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Annuals & Biennials - (98)
Annual plants complete their entire life cycle in one year, whereas Biennial plants complete their life cycle over two growing season.

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Perennials - (665)
Evergreen or herbaceous plants that generally live longer than 2 years but don't develop woody stems.

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Non Hardy Perennials - (34)
Perennial garden plants that require some winter protection.

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Shrubs and Sub-shrubs - (420)
Multi-stemmed, woody shrubs and sub-shrubs with soft stems, whose branches grow from the base rather than from a single trunk.

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Climbers & Wall Shrubs - (221)
Climbing plants, creepers and shrubs suitable for growing against a wall, trellis, or other plants.

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Trees - (132)
Large, woody, perennial plants with a single main stem and crown of branches with foliage.

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Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants - (279)
Plants that have some kind of storage organ.

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Fruit & Vegetables - (332)
A selection of plants suitable for growing in the kitchen garden.

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Grasses & Bamboos - (71)
Ornamental grasses and Bamboos.

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Wildflowers - (22)
Weeds and Wild flowers.

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Ferns - (23)
Evergreen and deciduous ferns.

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Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants - (47)
Plants for ponds and pond margins that require their roots submerged in water.

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Groundcover Plants - (92)
Plants suitable for filling large areas of soil resulting in low maintenance.

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Houseplants - (25)
Ornamental and non-native plants that are only suitable for growing indoors in the UK.