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 : June, July
A semi- evergreen with silvery, woolly leaves and spires of blush white flowers. Grown for the beautiful and unusual foliage, this short lived perennial is a lovely addition to the front of a border. Must have good drainage.
Salvia Black and Bloom
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
- Wildlife Friendly
Large deep blue flowers above rich green foliage. Abundant flowers and excellent at the back of a border. Frost hardy.
Salvia x jamensis Hot Lips (Sage)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September, October
Shrubby-like plant with small, aromatic leaves. Masses of unique flowers open red then mature to two-toned scarlet-red and white. June to October. Ht.50cm.(20in.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Deciduous. Drought tolerant but needs shelter from extreme cold. Good for bees and butterflies. Useful in borders or containers.