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.
Physostegia v.Miss Manners
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
- Suitable for cut flowers
Tall, upright spikes of neatly arranged white tubular flowers and toothed lance shaped leaves. Of interest to florists as stems will remain in positions placed-hence common name of 'Obedient plant'. Likes a rich moist soil. Can tolerate sides of ponds and streams.