Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Citrina (Scorpion Vetch)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Small, rounded, compact, evergreen shrub with pinnate, blue-grey leaves. Fragrant, small, pea-like pale yellow flowers from February to April. Ht.1.5mt.(4ft.). Frost hardy. Best in full sun on light, well-drained soils, preferably against a wall. Requires shelter.
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Variegata
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with blue-green and cream variegated leaves. Fragrant, pea-like yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for coastal areas, borders, courtyards and containers.
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.
Verbascum Helen Johnson (Mullien)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Rosettes of grey-green leaves. Tall spikes of saucer-shaped, bold, coppery-orange flowers. June to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Sourced from the original clone. Best in full sun and well-drained, poorish, alkaline soil. Good for rose borders.