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Checklist of plants suitable for ground cover: H

Key.. A.. B.. C.. D-F.. G.. H.. I-L.. M-O.. P.. R-S.. T-X..

 

Botanical name Common name Habit Evergreen/ Deciduous Height (meters) Hardiness zone Soil Shade Moisture pH Growth rate Notes
Hebe 'Great Orme'   Sh E 1.00 6 LMH N M ANB M Can also be used as a hedge. Tolerates maritime exposure.
Hebe rakaiensis   Sh E 1.00 6 LMH N M ANB M Can also be grown as a hedge.
Hedera helix Ivy Cl E 15.00 5 LMH FSN MWe ANB M Dye, hair shampoo. An excellent plant for wildlife.
Herniaria glabra Rupture wort Bi/P   0.02 5 LM N DM ANB S Medicinal.
Heuchera americana Rock geranium P E 0.45 4 LM SN M ANB   Mordant.
Heuchera cylindrica Alum root P E 0.45 4 LM SN M ANB   Edible leaves. Mordant.
Heuchera diversifolia Alum root P E 0.45 5 LM SN M ANB   Edible leaves. Mordant.
Heuchera glabra   P E 0.60 4 LM SN M ANB   Edible leaves. Mordant.
Heuchera micrantha Alum root P E 0.60 5 LM SN M ANB   Edible leaves. Mordant.
Heuchera sanguinea Alum root P E 0.60 6 LM SN M ANB   Mordant.
Heuchera versicolor   P E 0.20 9 LM SN M ANB   Mordant.
Hosta crispula   P   0.30   LMH SN M ANB M Edible leaves and stems.
Hosta longipes   P   0.30   LMH FSN M ANB M Edible leaves and stems.
Hosta plantaginae   P   0.25   LMH FSN M ANB M Edible leaves and stems.
Hosta rectifolia   P   0.20   LMH FSN M ANB M Edible leaves and stems.
Hosta sieboldiana   P   0.60   LMH FSN M ANB M Edible leaves and stems.
Hosta undulata   P   0.30   LMH FSN M ANB M Edible leaves and stems.
Hosta ventricosa   P   0.25 5 LMH FSN M ANB M Edible leaves and stems.
Houttuynia cordata Tsi P   0.60 5 LMH S MWeWa ANB F Edible leaves.
Hydrangea anomala   Cl D 12.00 5 LMH FSN M ANB M Edible leaves. Sugar. Paper. Wind tolerant.
Hypericum androsaemum Tutsan Sh D 1.00 6 LMH SN DM ANB M Medicinal. Wind tolerant.
Hypericum bellum   Sh E 0.70 6 LMH SN M ANB  
Hypericum calycinum Rose of Sharon Sh E 0.30 6 LMH FSN DM ANB F Dye.

Edible Trees and Shrubs Hardy in temperate zones.
Checklist of plants suitable for hedging and windbreaks.
Checklist of Trees and Shrubs for Shelterbelts.

KEY.

Habit: A = Annual. B = Bamboo. Bi = Biennial. Cl - Climber. F = Fern. Sh = Shrub. T = Tree. P = Perennial.

Deciduous/Evergreen: D = Deciduous. E = Evergreen.

Hardiness zone: 1 = Succeeds in the Arctic zone. 10 = Does not tolerate frost. Most of Britain is in zone 7, the milder areas are zone 8 (though some zone 9 plants can be there), some upland and northern areas are 6 or lower.

Soil: L = Light. M = Medium. H = Heavy.

Shade: F = Succeeds in full shade. S = Succeeds in semi-shade. N = Succeeds in full sun (or no shade).

Moisture: D = Succeeds in dry soils. M = Succeeds in moist soils (the average soil moisture level). We = Succeeds in wet soils. Wa = Succeeds in water.

pH: A = Succeeds in acid soils. N = Succeeds in neutral soils. B = Succeeds in basic (alkaline soils).

Growth rate: S = Slow. M = Medium. F = Fast.

When using this list it is important to remember that it can only contain a small portion of the information we hold on each plant. You are strongly advised to seek more information on any plant before making use of it in the manner suggested. This is especially important with any of the comments on edibility.

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