Anchusa azurea Loddon Royalist (Alkanet)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Rosettes of coarsely hairy basal leaves. Sturdy, branching stems carry intense blue flowers. May to July. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Can be cut back hard after flowering to give repeats. Good for borders. Attractive to bees.
Francoa sonchifolia Pink Giant (Bridal Wreath)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
- Suitable for cut flowers
Rosettes of deeply lobed, evergreen leaves. Long spikes of long lasting, large, pink bi-coloured flowers. July to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for borders, woodland plantings or as cut flower.
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Rare plant as it bears small, green-purple, dioecious flowers, from purple-red buds, in the centre of leaves. April to May. Black fruits in autumn if both sexes grown. Grow in sun or shade in moist soil.