Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Mounds of bright green, sculptured leaves that hold water droplets. Frothy haze of sulphur yellow flowers held above. June to September. Ht.45cm.(18in.). Grow in sun or shade and fertile soil. Great for ground cover or edging. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding. Drought tolerant.
Sarcococca confusa (Sweet Box)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, December
- Suitable for cut flowers
Dense, evergreen shrub with lustrous, dark green leaves. Very fragrant, small, white flowers are produced from December to March. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Glossy black berries after flowers. Grows in partial or deep shade on moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Place where scent can be most enjoyed.
Sarcococca Winter Gem (Christmas Box)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Rounded evergreen with glossy, dark green leaves. Highly fragrant, white flowers from deep red buds, smother the stems from February to April. Ht.60cm.(2ft.). Grow in sun or shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for mixed borders, containers or as low hedge.