Ceanothus thyrsiflorus repens (Californian Lilac)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Low growing, mound forming evergreen with dark green leaves. Masses of fluffy, powder-blue flowers. May to June. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, well-drained soil with some winter protection. Good for front of borders, rock garden or container.
Lychnis coronaria Atrosanguinea Group (Campion)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
- Suitable for cut flowers
Rosettes of silvery, woolly leaves with branched stems bearing vivid, velvety, magenta flowers. July to August. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for front of borders, coastal areas and as cut flower. Will readily self-seed.