Brunnera macrophylla Betty Bowring (Perennial Forget-me-Not)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Clumps of large, green, heart-shaped leaves. Tall, wiry stems bearing elegant, pure white forget-me-not type flowers. April to May. Ht.45cm.(1.5ft.). Best in light shade and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. May get second flush late summer. Good for borders and ground cover.
Neillia thyrsiflora (Chinese Nine Bark)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Spreading, arching, deciduous shrub with reddish stems and lobed leaves. Racemes of tubular or bell-shaped white flowers. May and June. Ht. 1.8mt.(6ft.). Edible fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for shrub borders and woodland gardens.
Phormium cookianum Tricolor (New Zealand Flax)
- Usually Flowers : July
Clumps of evergreen, sword-shaped, creamy yellow and green striped leaves with very thin red edge. Yellow-green flowers. July. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter. Good for warm sites, seaside gardens or containers.