- Usually Flowers : March, April, May
Vigorous climber with dark green leaves baring a small purple flower in spring. Flowers sometimes develop into a sausage like fruit. Ht. 7m (22ft) Spread. 365cm (12ft) Sun or Part Shade
Holboellia latifolia (Sausage Vine)
- Usually Flowers : March
Vigorous, evergreen twining climber with dark green leaves. Strongly scented, white with sometimes purple tint, bell-shaped, female flowers borne in clusters. March. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Edible, purple, sausage-shaped fruit in autumn. Male flowers greenish-white. Frost hardy. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, well-drained soil with shelter.
Muscari latifolium (Grape Hyacinth)
Bulbous perennial with solitary, semi-erect, inversely lance-shaped, mid-green leaves. Dense racemes of oblong or urn-shaped violet-black flowers and crowns of paler, sterile flowers. March. Ht.15cm.(6in.). Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Good for edge of borders, woodland areas or containers.
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.