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.
Drimys aromatica (Mountain Pepper)
- Usually Flowers : April
Dense, upright, evergreen with dark red shoots and aromatic, leathery, dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant, cream or pale yellow flowers. April. Ht.4m.(14ft.). Spherical black fruit in autumn after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained, acid to neutral soil with some shelter. Good for woodland areas or specimen.
Luma (Myrtus) apiculata Glanleam Gold (Variegated Myrtle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with peeling, reddish-brown and creamy-white bark, bearing aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves with creamy-yellow margins that are pink-tinged when young. Ht.4mt.(12ft.). Small white flowers produced from July to September giving rise to round, purple-black fruit autumn and winter. Frost tender. Best in full sun or partial shade on well-drained soil, with shelter from cold winds. Good in containers.