Mahonia aquifolium Apollo (Oregon Grape)
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Compact, suckering, spreading evergreen shrub with spiny-edged, glossy, dark green leaves. conical heads of bright yellow flowers. March to April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Leaves take on red-purple tints in autumn/winter. Blue-black berries follow flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for borders, ground cover and security.
Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October
Compact evergreen with slender, spine free, mid-green leaves. Clusters of fragrant, bright yellow flowers. August to October. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Blue, spherical berries after flowers. grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed borders and containers.
Phlox paniculata Blue Paradise
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
- Wildlife Friendly
Very fragrant blue flowers, paler towards the centre; beautiful for late Summer colour. Foliage flushed with a blackcurrant purple. Stake to avoid flopping. Easy to grow in full sun in a moist, well drained soil.