- Usually Flowers : July, August
- Wildlife Friendly
A magnificent plant for the back of a border. It has large fleshy leaves and in late Summer bears enormous panicles of honey scented white flowers. Full sun/ part shade.
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus Variegatus
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Deciduous, arching shrub with slender, spiny stems bearing bright green leaflets margined creamy-white. Solitary umbels of star-shaped, greenish-white flowers, May to June. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Spherical, black fruit after flowers. Grow in full sun or part shade and well-drained, dry, poorish soil. Good for awkward corners or in border.
Kniphofia Percy Pride
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October
This plant was bred for Alan Bloom by Percy Piper. Strong growing form of Red Hot Poker with statuesque large, yellow pokers. Grow in full sun at the back of the border. Height 120cm Spread 90cm. Can be used for cut flowers. Flowering August to October.
Kniphofia Shining Sceptre (Red Hot Poker)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
Clumps of evergreen, spiky, upright, bluish-green leaves. Glowing, amber-cream pokers. July to October. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun and moist, well-drained soil. Very free flowering. Good for mixed borders.
Luma (Myrtus) apiculata Glanleam Gold (Variegated Myrtle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with peeling, reddish-brown and creamy-white bark, bearing aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves with creamy-yellow margins that are pink-tinged when young. Ht.4mt.(12ft.). Small white flowers produced from July to September giving rise to round, purple-black fruit autumn and winter. Frost tender. Best in full sun or partial shade on well-drained soil, with shelter from cold winds. Good in containers.
Stipa gigantea (Feather Grass)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
- Suitable for cut flowers
Tall, magnificent and very elegant clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. Arching stems bear ephemeral oat-like, yellow plumes. June to July. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Evergreen. Grow in sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Very good for adding height to mixed borders or as a specimen plant. Excellent for autumn/winter interest.