Garden Plants Listing starting
letters X - Y - Z
Garden Plants starting with the letters through X, Y
and Z. from our A-Z listing and links to popular Garden Plants
Plants starting with X
- Xanthocerus - Deciduous shrub or sub shrub habit
with upright stems of white flowers. Quite rare and not easy to buy.
Common name of Yellowhorn.
- Xanthorhiza - Good
groundcover shrub with bright
green foliage rapidly turning bronze and then into autumn with purple
foliage before leaf fall. (Decidiuous).
Plants starting with Y
Variegata - There are several popular varieties of Yucca - Y.
filamentosa probably the most common (Adam's Needle) but
the Spanish Dagger - Yucca gloriosa - is my favourite. It has a
stunning and dependable golden variegated form. Best grown in dry
areas with full sun.
The only problem with Yucca that I have
noted is leaf spot, and sometimes greenfly on the flowers.
Yushania - Bamboo similar to and often confused
with the Arundinaria types. Prefers a moist rather than dry soil and
habitat. It is a vigorous spreading type so will beed to be restricted
in confined places.
Plants starting with Z
Zantedeschia - The Arum Lily
which now it has been hybridized, is available in a multitude of
colours other than the pure white original. we distinguish between
the two basic types of hardy and tender. The hardy types are
normally referred to as Arum Lilies, whilst the tender varieties -
which can still be planted outdoors for the summer - are grouped as
aethiopica and varieties, together with Zantedeschia
pentlandii and cultivars are the hardiest.
- Zauschneria - Superb low growing
'Californian Fuchsia, for rock garden, bank or container. Prefers full
sun. Best described as semi-evergreen perennial rather than the shrub it
is sometimes referred to. Masses of orange scarlet tubular flowers
throughout summer months and into autumn.
Zea Mays- Sweet
corn of which there are several types with multi-coloured corn cobs
- also variegated foliage. This makes them an attractive addition to
the ornamental garden, but be aware that they are tender plants -
treat as annuals.
Zelkova ; Zenobia; Zinnia
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