Hypericum patulum Hidcote (St. John's Wort)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Compact, semi-evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. Rose-like, waxy golden-yellow flowers, which are slightly fragrant, appear from July to September on reddish, twiggy stems. Ht.1.2mt.(4ft.). Grows on most soils but best in partial shade with some shelter from cold winds. Good ground-cover plant or as an informal hedge.
Hypericum x moserianum Tricolor (St. John's Wort)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
Low spreading, semi-evergreen shrub with striking green, cream and pink variegated leaves. Deep yellow, cup-shaped flowers from July to October, on red stems. Ht.0.3mt.(14'). Grows in sun or partial shade, on moist, well-drained soil. Best if protected from cold winds. Good ground cover plant.
Lonicera japonica Mint Crisp
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September, October
Vigorous, evergreen climber with cream and green speckled variegated leaves, which have a pink hue in cold weather. Scented, white flowers that age to rich creamy-gold from June to October. Ht.3.5mt.(12ft.). Grows in full sun or partial shade on moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Good for walls, arches; especially good near pathways.