Francoa sonchifolia Pink Giant (Bridal Wreath)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
- Suitable for cut flowers
Rosettes of deeply lobed, evergreen leaves. Long spikes of long lasting, large, pink bi-coloured flowers. July to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for borders, woodland plantings or as cut flower.
Garrya elliptica (Silk Tassel Bush)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, December
Evergreen, bushy, dense shrub with dark, wavy-edged glossy green leaves. Flowers as grey-green catkins, much longer on male than female plants from December to February. Ht. 4mt.(14ft.). Frost hardy. Best grown in full sun or partial shade, in fertile, well-drained soil. Good at back of shrub border or against a wall. Can be used as a windbreak in coastal regions.