Lythrum virgatum Dropmore Purple (Purple Loosestrife)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Clumps of lance-shaped leaves. Tall, slender spikes of intense, purple-red flowers. July to August. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile soil. Good for moist borders, watersides and damp woodland areas.
Neillia thyrsiflora (Chinese Nine Bark)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Spreading, arching, deciduous shrub with reddish stems and lobed leaves. Racemes of tubular or bell-shaped white flowers. May and June. Ht. 1.8mt.(6ft.). Edible fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for shrub borders and woodland gardens.