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.
Sisyrinchium striatum 'Aunt May'
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Fan-shaped clumps of striped cream and greenish-yellow sword-like leaves. Upright spikes of pale yellow flowers. June to July. Ht.45cm.(1.5ft.). Semi-evergreen. Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Good for borders and gravel gardens.