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.
Perovskia Blue Spire (Russian Sage)
- Usually Flowers : August, September
Rosettes of deeply cut, greyish-white foliage with a sage aroma and large panicles of violet-blue flowers. August to september. Ht.1.2mt.(4ft.). Deciduous sub shrub. Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Cut back hard in spring. Good for mixed borders.