Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Evergreen shrub or small tree with large, almost leathery, dark green leaves. Fragrant, self-pollinating, yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.4m.(13ft.). Golden-orange fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Can withstand salty aspects. May need some frost protection. Good for mediterranean type gardens.
Verbascum Helen Johnson (Mullien)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Rosettes of grey-green leaves. Tall spikes of saucer-shaped, bold, coppery-orange flowers. June to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Sourced from the original clone. Best in full sun and well-drained, poorish, alkaline soil. Good for rose borders.