Anchusa azurea Loddon Royalist (Alkanet)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Rosettes of coarsely hairy basal leaves. Sturdy, branching stems carry intense blue flowers. May to July. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Can be cut back hard after flowering to give repeats. Good for borders. Attractive to bees.
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.
Tricyrtis hirta Taiwan Atrianne
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Spidery petals that have maroon spots and a deeper blotch at the tip of the petal. Humus rich soil. Part Shade. Ht. 1m (3ft)
Tricyrtis latifolia Hototogisu
The Toad Lily. Flowers of light mauve-purple that are spotted. Needs water retentive soil. Full or part shade. Ht. 1m (3ft)