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.
Dipelta floribunda (Rosy Dipelta)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Strong, upright, deciduous shrub. Clusters of lightly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers, pale pink with a yellow throat, appear from May to June. Ht. 4mt.(12ft.). Attractive flaking bark on mature bushes. Grow in full sun or partial shade on fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Best if sheltered from cold winds.
- 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.