Exochorda macrantha The Bride (Pearl Bush)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Deciduous, arching, gorgeous, dense shrub with soft green leaves that turn delicate shades of yellow and orange in autumn. Large white flowers smother the branches in April and May. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in sun or light shade on moist, well-drained soil. Can be trained as a wall shrub.
Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan Blue Poppy)
Rosettes of glaucous green, hairy, toothed leaves. Tall stems carry single, fragile, sky-blue flowers with golden stamens. May. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and humus-rich, moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil. Good for woodland plantings.
Meconopsis Lingholm (Himalayan Blue Poppy)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Broadly lance-shaped, dark green leaves. New ones and stems have rusty-brown hairs. Beautiful, rich blue flowers from June to July. Ht.100cm.(3ft.). Fertile form producing long, narrow seed pods. Grow in part shade and moist, fertile soil. More perennial and tolerant of slightly drier conditions than others. Good for damp, shady, corners.