Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Mounds of bright green, sculptured leaves that hold water droplets. Frothy haze of sulphur yellow flowers held above. June to September. Ht.45cm.(18in.). Grow in sun or shade and fertile soil. Great for ground cover or edging. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding. Drought tolerant.
Loropetalum chinensis f. rubrum Fire Dance (Chinese Fringe Flower)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
- Suitable for cut flowers
Evergreen, bushy mound with purple foliage. Sweetly scented pink witch-hazel-like flowers from February to April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Frost hardy. Grow in part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained, humus rich soil. Best if given shelter from cold or winter protection. Good for cutting, containers or front of border.
Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan Palm)
- Usually Flowers : June
Evergreen palm with stout trunk and deeply lobed, palmate leaves. Arching sprays of pale yellow flowers. June. Ht.3m.(10ft.). Globose fruit after flowers on female plants. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Hardy in most areas. Good for small gardens, specimen plant or container.