Go green in winter

Bourne, Val
November 2013
Garden;Nov2013, Vol. 138 Issue 11, p36
The article focuses on several perennials that can survive during winter and provides valuable colour to a garden. It states that Euphorbia amygdaloides has beetroot-red rosettes thar can be used by gardeners to light up their gardens with its blue spring flowers. It mentions that Europhobia characias bears roundels of foliage with acid-yellow flowers during late spring. It adds that grassy foliage such as Carex oshimensis, Sarcococca confusa, and Luzula syluatica shine during winter.


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