Abutilon Kentish Belle (Chinese Lantern)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August, September
Tall, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub, with dark purple-brown, arching stems. Pendent, bell-shaped, red and yellow flowers along young shoots. May to September. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, well-drained soil with protection from frost. Good for walls, trellis, conservatories and containers.
Abutilon megapotamicum Variegata
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September, October, November
Semi-evergreen, arching shrub, with lobed, green leaves splashed with yellow. Bowl-shaped flowers consisting of a dark red calyx and yellow petals on slender, pendant stems during summer and autumn. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Frost hardy. Requires full sun on fertile, well-drained soil. Best against a warm wall or fence, fan trained. May need winter protection.
Salvia x jamensis Hot Lips (Sage)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September, October
Shrubby-like plant with small, aromatic leaves. Masses of unique flowers open red then mature to two-toned scarlet-red and white. June to October. Ht.50cm.(20in.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Deciduous. Drought tolerant but needs shelter from extreme cold. Good for bees and butterflies. Useful in borders or containers.
Weigela Darts Colourdream
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Spreading, deciduous shrub with bright green leaves. Bell-shaped flowers in small clusters change colour as they age and appear red, pink and white, from May to June. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed border.