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.
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Small pincushion crimson flowers on slender tall stems. Grow in full sun. July to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Likes well drained soil. May need support.
Knautia Mars Midget
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
- Wildlife Friendly
Similar to it's parent Knautia Macedonica, but with it's disc shaped flowers carried on shorter stems. Rich plum crimson pincushion like flowers bloom freely on a round mound throughout Summer. Green oblong foliage and easy to grow.