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.
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Unusual black to dark green grass like leaves. In summer it bears pale purplish white flowers followed by glossy black fruit. Grow in full sun to part shade. Leaves 10-35cm long (4-14in). Grow in well drained to moist soil.
Ht 20cm (8in) Spread 30cm (12in)
Good for the front of the border or rock garden.
Tricyrtis hirta Taiwan Atrianne
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Spidery petals that have maroon spots and a deeper blotch at the tip of the petal. Humus rich soil. Part Shade. Ht. 1m (3ft)
Tricyrtis latifolia Hototogisu
The Toad Lily. Flowers of light mauve-purple that are spotted. Needs water retentive soil. Full or part shade. Ht. 1m (3ft)