Crinodendron hookerianum (Lantern Tree)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Stunning, evergreen with toothed, elliptic, dark green leaves. Pendant, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, mostly as lantern-shaped buds, along stems. May to August. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Good for woodland gardens. Protect in cool greenhouse or conservatory in cold areas.
Feijoa sellowiana; syn. Acca sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Evergreen, bushy, shrub or tree bearing dark green leaves with white undersides. Dark red flowers with white-edged petals mid-summer. Ht.3mt(10ft). Flowers followed by edible, red-tinged, green fruits. Best in full sun and well drained soil with shelter. Frost hardy.
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.