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.
Itea virginica Henry's Garnet (Sweetspire)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Upright deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing lustrous dark green leaves. Slender, pendent racemes of fragrant, greenish-white flowers. July to September. Ht.1.5m.(5ft.). Leaves turn rich burgandy in autumn. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, slightly acidic soil. Good for borders, woodland settings or watersides.
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.