Lonicera fragrantissima (Winter Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March
Large, open, deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub with deep green, flushed purple leaves. Creamy-white, fragrant flowers on leafless stems. January to March. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Better against a warm wall or fence.
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.