Cyclamen hederifolium Ivy Ice
- Usually Flowers : October, November
Perennial with large, flattened tubers, and variable, triangular to heart-shaped, patterned, dark green leaves. Flowers, sometimes scented, in shades of pink, rose or white. Mid and late autumn. Ht.13cm.(5in.). Grow in part shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for underplanting trees or shrubs. Mulch in areas of prolonged frost.
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Rare plant as it bears small, green-purple, dioecious flowers, from purple-red buds, in the centre of leaves. April to May. Black fruits in autumn if both sexes grown. Grow in sun or shade in moist soil.
Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo)
Evergreen or semi-evergreen, upright shrub with narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaflets. Large panicles of small, star-shaped white flowers. July to August. Ht.2m.(6ft.). Leaves purplish-red when young and in autumn. Spherical, red fruits after flowers. grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil with some shelter. Good for specimen plant or in border.