Planting Perennials Trees & Shrubs

Speaker: Kevin Hobbs
Date: 24th February
Year: 2016

Pens Millennium Garden

Pensthorpe Millennium Garden with its swathes of herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses


Kevin is the Wholesale Nursery Director at Hillier Nurseries, a professional grower and plantsman with over 30 years experience in gardening and plants, dedicated to every aspect of ornamental horticulture.

His illustrated talk was about naturalistic planting with perennials, trees and shrubs inspired by the renowned garden design genius Piet Oudolf. Kevin was kind enough to supply a plants list of some of their favourite plants, examples of which appear in the Piet Oudolf garden in the picture above.

Kevin also brought along plants from Hillier Nurseries for us to buy and be inspired!
We enjoyed Kevin’s talk and his wealth of experience which he was happy to share.

Naturalistic Planting with Perennials, Grasses and Scrubs

Helleborus hybridus ‘Anja Oudolf’
Sanguisorba Officinalis
Miscanthus Nepalentis
Glycyrrhiza Uralensis
Pennisetum Alopecuroides F. Viridescens
Sorghastrum Nutans ‘Sioux Blue’
Molinia caerulea – Dark Form
Sanguisorba ‘Bury Court’
Althaea ‘Park Rondell’
Aster ‘Twilight’
Selinium Wallichianum
Vernonia Noveboracensis
Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowering’ and Datisca Cannabina
Rudbekia Subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’
Filipendula Rubra ‘Venusta Magnifica’
Lythrum ‘Swirl’
Perthenium Integrifolium
Clematis Heracleifolia ‘Cassandra’
Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’
Thalictrum Delavalyi Album
Hakonechloa Macra
Rudbekia Maxima
Rudbekia Fulgida
Phlomis Russeliana
Agastache ‘Black Adder’
Actea (Cimicifuga) Simple ‘Queen of Sheba’
Sanguisorba Tenuifolia Alba
Sporabolus Heterolepsis and Acaena Inermis Purpurea
Calamagrostis Brachytrichna
Clerodendron Bungei
Hypericum Lancasteri
Persicaria Amplexicaulis ‘Golden Arrow’ and Geranium ‘Rozaanne’
Salvia ‘Hot Lips’
Anenanthele Lessioniana (Stipa Arundinacea)
Indegofera Himalayensis ‘Silk Road’
Sophora ‘Sun King’
Syringa ‘Red Pixie’
Choisya ‘Aztec Gold’
Cotinus ‘Candy Floss’

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