Helleborus x hybridus Harvington Shades of the Night (Hellebore)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Leathery, dark green leaves and stems of large, pendent, deep purple-black, saucer-shaped flowers with golden stamens. February to April. Ht.45cm.(1.5ft.). Grow in part shade and moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Good for front of borders, woodland gardens, containers and patio gardens.
Lathyrus vernus (Spring Pea)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Low growing, compact clump with dark green leaves. Short racemes of scented, blue-purple. pea-like flowers in clusters. April to May. Ht.40cm.(16in.). Foliage dies down after flowering. Grow in sun or light shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for front of boders and containers.