Iris 'Sable' (Tall Bearded and Intermediate Bearded)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Scented flowers. Black-purple falls with purple standards. A lighter centre is highlighted by an orange-tipped blue-purple beard. June to July. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Best in a hot, sunny and well-drained position.
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.