Creation of naturalistic herbaceous plant communities in practice

Naturalistic herbaceous communities can be created by either sowing seed in situ where the plants are to grow, planting nursery grown transplants, or through a combination of planting and sowing. Which is most appropriate depends on the

Table 6.8. Bulbous species that successfully establish and persist in seasonally mown turf/meadow grassland in Britain (adapted from Lloyd 1976a, 1976b; Phillips and Rix 1981; Garrett and Dusoir 2001; plus the observations of the author)

Winter/early

spring

Spring

Late spring/ early summer

Autumn

Crocus tomasinianus

Anemone blanda

Camassia spp.

Colchicum autumnale and cvs

Eranthus hyemalis

Anemone nemorosa

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

Colchicum

byzantinum

Galanthus nivalis and cv

Crocus chrysanthus

cvs

Hyacinthoides hispanica

Colchicum speciosum and cvs

Narcissus

Crocus vernus cvs

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Crocus nudiflorus

Подпись: pseudonarcissus Fritillaria meleagris Leucojum vernum Muscari armeniacum Narcissus (large flowered) Narcissus bulbocodium Narcissus cyclamineus cvs Narcissus triandrus Ranunculus ficaria Scilla sibirica Tulipa sylvestris Подпись: Iris latifolia Crocus speciosus Leucojum aestivum Lilium martagon Lilium pyrenaicium Moraea spathacea Narcissus poeticus and cvs Ornithogalum narbonense Tulipa sprengeri

characteristics of the site, the plant community and the needs of the client. Table 6.9 summarises the characteristics of these three options.