Hypericum patulum Hidcote (St. John's Wort)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Compact, semi-evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. Rose-like, waxy golden-yellow flowers, which are slightly fragrant, appear from July to September on reddish, twiggy stems. Ht.1.2mt.(4ft.). Grows on most soils but best in partial shade with some shelter from cold winds. Good ground-cover plant or as an informal hedge.
Loropetalum chinensis f. rubrum Fire Dance (Chinese Fringe Flower)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
- Suitable for cut flowers
Evergreen, bushy mound with purple foliage. Sweetly scented pink witch-hazel-like flowers from February to April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Frost hardy. Grow in part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained, humus rich soil. Best if given shelter from cold or winter protection. Good for cutting, containers or front of border.