Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Unusual black to dark green grass like leaves. In summer it bears pale purplish white flowers followed by glossy black fruit. Grow in full sun to part shade. Leaves 10-35cm long (4-14in). Grow in well drained to moist soil.
Ht 20cm (8in) Spread 30cm (12in)
Good for the front of the border or rock garden.
Stipa gigantea (Feather Grass)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
- Suitable for cut flowers
Tall, magnificent and very elegant clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. Arching stems bear ephemeral oat-like, yellow plumes. June to July. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Evergreen. Grow in sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Very good for adding height to mixed borders or as a specimen plant. Excellent for autumn/winter interest.
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.