Pittosporum tenuifolium Tom Thumb
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Compact evergreen with small, wavy, dark purple leaves and dark grey stems. Honey-scented, dark purple flowers sometimes produced. May to June. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with winter protection. Good for small gardens, tubs or balconies.
Teuchrium fruticans (Germander)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Evergreen, bushy shrub with grey-green leaves. Spikes of dark, azure-blue salvia-like flowers from June to August. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Best grown in full sun and well-drained slightly alkaline soil. Needs shelter from cold winds and benefits from winter protection. Good for borders and informal hedging.