Loropetalum chinensis f. rubrum Fire Dance (Chinese Fringe Flower)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
- Suitable for cut flowers
Evergreen, bushy mound with purple foliage. Sweetly scented pink witch-hazel-like flowers from February to April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Frost hardy. Grow in part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained, humus rich soil. Best if given shelter from cold or winter protection. Good for cutting, containers or front of border.
Ribes laurifolium Amy Doncaster (Flowering Currant)
- Usually Flowers : February, March
Low growing, semi-evergreen shrub with leathery, dark green leaves. Pendant, fragrant, yellowish-green hop-like flowers. February to March. Ht.1.5mt.(5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for border infill and containers.