Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' (Golden leaved Himalayan Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Deciduous shrub with arching stems bearing soft, golden leaves. Drooping claret and white flowers produced from June to September. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Dark purplish-black berries after flowers in autumn. Grows in full sun or partial shade on fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for woodland plantings.
Leycesteria formosa 'Purple Rain' (Himalayan Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October, November
Large, arching, spreading, deciduous shrub. Purple and white flowers in large clusters are produced from summer to autumn. Ht.1.8mt.(6ft.). Shiny purplish-black berries after flowers. Grows in full sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. Drought resistant. Good for back of borders or as a screen.