Aronia melanocarpa Viking (Chokeberry)
- Usually Flowers : May
Vigorous, large, deciduous shrub with glossy, toothed, dark green leaves. Masses of fragrant, white flowers. May. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Leaves turn purple-red in autumn. Edible black berries after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed borders and containers. Fruit very good for jam, jellies and wine.
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.