Piptanthus nepalensis (Evergreen Laburnum)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Semi-evergreen or deciduous, open, upright and tender shrub with leaves of three dark blue-green leaflets. Upright, terminal racemes of pea-like, vanilla-scented, bright yellow flowers emerge from hairy buds May and June. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Pendant green seed pods form after flowers August to September. Best grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow against a warm wall and protect from cold winds.
- Usually Flowers : April, May, June
An evergreen perennial with bright variegated foliage- emerging with dark green edges, maturing to golden and softening to cream. Violet-blue flowers in spring. Full sun/ shade in a moist, well drained soil. Excellent for low maintenance ground cover to brighten up a dull area.
Vinca minor Bowles
- Usually Flowers : April, May, June, July, August, September
An evergreen mat of dark green glossy leaves and lovely large violet-blue flowers borne on trailing stems in Spring. Great for ground cover. Sun/part shade in a moist but well-drained soil.