Daphne odora Marianni
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March
Striking evergreen, rounded shrub with leathery, sage green leaves broadly margined creamy-yellow. Terminal clusters of very fragrant, pink flowers. January to March. Ht.1.5m.(5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, humus rich, well-drained soil. May need some winter protection. Good for mixed borders, woodland areas or containers.
Weigela florida Minor Black
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Compact, rounded semi-evergreen with dark purple leaves. Rose-pink, funnel-shaped flowers. May to June. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Leaves mature to bronze. Flowres sometimes in autumn. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for front of border. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
Small, deciduous shrub bearing green leaves edged cream that have pink tinges in spring and autumn. Tubular, pink-purple flowers appear profusely in April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). May get a few flowers again in late summer. Prefers full sun or part shade in fertile, well-drained soil.