Leycesteria formosa Purple Rain (Himalayan Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October, November
Large, arching, spreading, deciduous shrub. Purple and white flowers in large clusters are produced from summer to autumn. Ht.1.8mt.(6ft.). Shiny purplish-black berries after flowers. Grows in full sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. Drought resistant. Good for back of borders or as a screen.
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.
- Usually Flowers : April, May, June
An evergreen perennial with bright variegated foliage- emerging with dark green edges, maturing to golden and softening to cream. Violet-blue flowers in spring. Full sun/ shade in a moist, well drained soil. Excellent for low maintenance ground cover to brighten up a dull area.
Vinca minor Bowles
- Usually Flowers : April, May, June, July, August, September
An evergreen mat of dark green glossy leaves and lovely large violet-blue flowers borne on trailing stems in Spring. Great for ground cover. Sun/part shade in a moist but well-drained soil.