Gelsemium sempervirens (Yellow Jessamine)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Evergreen, twining vine with glossy, lanceolate leaves. Very fragrant, yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. February to April. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Brown fruit after flowers. Fairly vigorous. Best grown in sun and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Needs shelter from cold winds and severe cold. Good for walls, fences, pergolas etc. Very good for butterflies.
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.