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.
Stipa gigantea (Feather Grass)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
- Suitable for cut flowers
Tall, magnificent and very elegant clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. Arching stems bear ephemeral oat-like, yellow plumes. June to July. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Evergreen. Grow in sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Very good for adding height to mixed borders or as a specimen plant. Excellent for autumn/winter interest.