Cyclamen hederifolium Ivy Ice
- Usually Flowers : October, November
Perennial with large, flattened tubers, and variable, triangular to heart-shaped, patterned, dark green leaves. Flowers, sometimes scented, in shades of pink, rose or white. Mid and late autumn. Ht.13cm.(5in.). Grow in part shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for underplanting trees or shrubs. Mulch in areas of prolonged frost.
Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Evergreen shrub or small tree with large, almost leathery, dark green leaves. Fragrant, self-pollinating, yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.4m.(13ft.). Golden-orange fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Can withstand salty aspects. May need some frost protection. Good for mediterranean type gardens.
Synthyris missurica stellata
- Usually Flowers : March, April, May
Evergreen, rhizomatous perennial forming mounds of rounded, kidney-shaped, deep green leaves. Abundant spikes of bell-shaped, dark violet-blue flowers. March to May. Ht.25cm.(10in.). Grow in part to full shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for woodland plantings, front of shady borders, rock gardens and peat beds.