Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Citrina (Scorpion Vetch)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Small, rounded, compact, evergreen shrub with pinnate, blue-grey leaves. Fragrant, small, pea-like pale yellow flowers from February to April. Ht.1.5mt.(4ft.). Frost hardy. Best in full sun on light, well-drained soils, preferably against a wall. Requires shelter.
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Variegata
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with blue-green and cream variegated leaves. Fragrant, pea-like yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for coastal areas, borders, courtyards and containers.
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.
Polygonum baldschuanicum (Mile-a-minute plant)
Polygonum (syn. Fallopia)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Very vigorous, deciduous woody-stemmed twining climber with rounded triangular leaves. Drooping panicles of tubular, pink-tinged white flowers produced from summer to early autumn. Ht.15mt.(50ft.). Grow in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Very tough.