Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Vigorous, deciduous, thicket-forming shrub with dark green leaves. Pendant racemes of white flowers inside dark red bracts. June to September. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Fragrant, purple-red berries after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for borders and woodland settings.
Leycesteria formosa Purple Rain (Himalayan Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October, November
Large, arching, spreading, deciduous shrub. Purple and white flowers in large clusters are produced from summer to autumn. Ht.1.8mt.(6ft.). Shiny purplish-black berries after flowers. Grows in full sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. Drought resistant. Good for back of borders or as a screen.
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.