Berberis thunbergii Rosy Rocket
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Deciduous, upright, columnar shrub bearing young soft pink and burgandy variegated foliage deepening to deep purple. Colour deepens with age. Small, red tinged, yellow flowers from March to April. Ht.1.2mt.(4ft.). Glossy red fruit after flowers. Requires full sun or shade on well-drained, moist soil. Good for hedging.
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Rare plant as it bears small, green-purple, dioecious flowers, from purple-red buds, in the centre of leaves. April to May. Black fruits in autumn if both sexes grown. Grow in sun or shade in moist soil.
Lythrum virgatum Dropmore Purple (Purple Loosestrife)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Clumps of lance-shaped leaves. Tall, slender spikes of intense, purple-red flowers. July to August. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile soil. Good for moist borders, watersides and damp woodland areas.
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
- Wildlife Friendly
- Suitable for cut flowers
A bushy evergreen shrub which has pea-like reddish-purple flowers amongst dark leaves. Can reach a height of 1.5m.