Itea virginica Henry's Garnet (Sweetspire)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Upright deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing lustrous dark green leaves. Slender, pendent racemes of fragrant, greenish-white flowers. July to September. Ht.1.5m.(5ft.). Leaves turn rich burgandy in autumn. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, slightly acidic soil. Good for borders, woodland settings or watersides.
Phormium cookianum Tricolor (New Zealand Flax)
- Usually Flowers : July
Clumps of evergreen, sword-shaped, creamy yellow and green striped leaves with very thin red edge. Yellow-green flowers. July. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter. Good for warm sites, seaside gardens or containers.