- Usually Flowers : May, June
Spreading, deciduous shrub with branches in whorls, bearing toothed leaves clustered towards twig ends. Pendulous racemes of bell-shaped, cream flowers with pink veins. May to June. Ht.4.5mt.(15ft.). Leaves turn fiery shades of red and orange in autumn. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained, acid to neutral soil. Good for woodland areas.
Lathyrus vernus (Spring Pea)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Low growing, compact clump with dark green leaves. Short racemes of scented, blue-purple. pea-like flowers in clusters. April to May. Ht.40cm.(16in.). Foliage dies down after flowering. Grow in sun or light shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for front of boders and containers.
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.