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Iconic plants

With so many plants to admire at Wakehurst, don't miss the iconic collections with their unique characteristics and fascinating background stories.

Purple orchid flowers
Flowering plants are divided into two types. Monocotyledons have a single seed leaf (cotyledon) and dicotyledons have two such embryonic leaves.
Yellow flower of St John's Wort
With their array of yellow flowers, Wakehurst's hypericums dominate the Specimen Beds, south of the Mansion, at the height of summer.