Lavatera Magenta Magic
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Bushy, semi-evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves and dark stems. Large magenta flowers produced from black buds. June to August. Ht.1.2mt.(5ft.). Grow in sun and well-drained soil preferably with some shelter. Good for borders.
Weigela florida Minor Black
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Compact, rounded semi-evergreen with dark purple leaves. Rose-pink, funnel-shaped flowers. May to June. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Leaves mature to bronze. Flowres sometimes in autumn. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for front of border. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
Small, deciduous shrub bearing green leaves edged cream that have pink tinges in spring and autumn. Tubular, pink-purple flowers appear profusely in April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). May get a few flowers again in late summer. Prefers full sun or part shade in fertile, well-drained soil.