Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Vigorous, deciduous, thicket-forming shrub with dark green leaves. Pendant racemes of white flowers inside dark red bracts. June to September. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Fragrant, purple-red berries after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for borders and woodland settings.
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.
Ligularia Britt Marie Crawford
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
- Suitable for cut flowers
Good clumps of large, rounded, glossy, dark mahogany leaves. Tall stems with clusters of star-like, dark orange flowers with dark centres. June to August. Ht.100cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or shade and moist, fertile soil. Good for back of border or waterside, large containers and cutting.